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A New (or Old) Look at Isaiah Chapter 14

Posted in 04 : The Phoenix with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/31/2010 by timenolonger

In spite of a very prevalent belief that Lucifer and Satan were one being… this view does not precisely hold to what scripture says.

I will not be re-iterating all the points which support Lucifer being a different being than Satan here, though I hope to at a later point. Suffice it to say, the evidence overwhelmingly points to Lucifer being synonymous with the leader of the rebel Watchers.

What I have presented here is a version of Isaiah 14, the chapter which deals with Lucifer, rendered in the most literal way from the original words in the text.

What you will find is largely a chapter which seems completely unfamiliar in comparison to the KJV version we all know so well.

The KJV presents this chapter in such a way that the correlation to who it is remains ambiguous… the reasons for which this being is punished can only be vaguely understood as related to pride… but this more literal version tells a much more cohesive story.

I encourage use of an original language concordance to check these results, however some results are not taken from the direct word which it is referenced to in a Strong’s search, but from words with identical spellings which correlate to the context of the text more efficiently, or the root from which the given word derives.

You will perhaps find this an interesting read… which you can then consider in conjunction with other pieces of the grand puzzle.

Isaiah 14

(beginning with verse 4)

You shall take up this proverb against the king of confusion, and say, how has the taskmaster been removed! The extortionist has been removed!

YHWH has broken the tribe of the wicked and the rod of the rulers.

He who struck the people excessively, not withdrawing the blow, he that ruled the nations in anger is persecuted and no one hinders it.

The whole Earth is at rest and is quiet: they break forth in praise.

The cypresses rejoiced because of you, and the cedars of Lebanon. since you have lain in sexual union, a feller was raised.

The pit is disquieted to meet you at your coming: it awakens the rapha for you, all the prepared ones of the Earth; it has raised up from their concealment all the kings of the nations.

They speak and say to you, “have you become weakened as we have, have you become like us?”

Your arrogance has descended to the pit, and the noise of your foolishness: the worms are your bed and the worms are your covering.

How you have fallen from the heavens, one who is boastful in his glory, son of the wailing gloom. How you are cut down to the Earth, you who weakened the nations.

You have said in your heart, “I will ascend into the heavens, I will raise my authority higher than the stars of El. I will also abide upon the appointed mountain, in the hidden recesses.

I will ascend above the high places of thick darkness, I will be like the Most High.”

But you will descend to the pit, the recesses of the prison.

They that see you will look sharply on you, considering you. This is he that made the Earth tremble and the kingdoms shake,

Who made the world a desert, and pulled down the watchers; who did not let loose the prisoners of his house.

All the kings of the nations, all of them lie down in luxury, each having his own house.

But you are cast out of your sepulcher like an abominable branch, as the garment of those who are stuck and thrust through with the sword that go down to the stones of the prison; as a carcass trampled, you will not be with them in the sepulcher because you have ruined the Earth and slain the flock. The progeny of evil ones will not be called upon forever.

Prepare slaughter for his sons, for the perversity of their father; that they fail to rise and take over the Earth, and do not fill the face of the world with Watchers.

I will rise against them, says YHWH of hosts and destroy confusion, the Shem, and the remnant, and the progeny and the offspring. says YHWH.

I will make a possession of the night owl, and marshes of water: and I will sweep with the broom of desolation, says YHWH of hosts.

YHWH of hosts has sworn and said that which I have considered will be and that which i have resolved, the same will rise.

I will break the Cedar on the Earth and trample him on the mountains, then the yoke shall be taken off and the burden removed from the shoulders.

This is the counsel which is advised over all the Earth: and this is the power that is stretched out upon all nations.

YHWH of hosts has resolved,and who shall hinder it? and his hand is stretched out,who shall turn it back?

In the year that king Ahaz died was this uttered:

Do not be Joyous, all Palestine, because the tribe of he that struck you is broken, for out of a part of the root of the serpent will come forth a viper and his fruit is a Seraph, a winged Seraph.

The firstborn of the feeble will rule, and the destitute will lie down in safety: and I will kill the root with hunger and the remnant will be slain.

Howl in terror and announce, watcher that all of Palestine is melted away for there will come out of the hidden recesses a vapor and none of them will be divided from his troops.

What should one respond to the angels of the nation? YHWH has founded Tsiyown, and the sorrowful of His flock will flee to it.

Explanatory Notes

4. KJV – That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!

You shall take up this proverb against the king of (1)confusion, and say, how has the (2)taskmaster been (3)removed! The (4)extortionist has been removed!

1. confusion: babel – confusion by mixing together.
2. taskmaster: nagas – oppressor, taskmaster, exactor (of taxes)
3. remove/d: shabath – to cease, desist, be exterminated, removed or cause to fail
4. extortionist: madhebah – exactness of gold, exactor

5. KJV – The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, [and] the sceptre of the rulers.

(1)YHWH has broken the (2)tribe of the wicked and the (3)rod of the rulers.

1. YHWH: YHWH – the Self Existing
2. tribe: matteh – tribe, branch, rod
3. rod: shebet – rod, staff, branch, club,clan, tribe

6. KJV – He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, [and] none hindereth.

He who struck the people (1)excessively, (2)not withdrawing the (3)blow, he that ruled the nations in anger is persecuted and no one hinders it.

1. excessively: ebrah – overflowing, excessive, outpouring (in anger)
2. not withdrawing: biltiy – a failure, not, except, without [and] carah – away, turning aside, withdrawal, apostacy
3. blow: makkah – a wound, a blow, striking, stipes, a plague

7. KJV – The whole earth is at rest, [and] is quiet: they break forth into singing.

The whole Earth is at rest and is quiet: they break forth in (1)praise.

1. praise: rinnah – rejoicing, proclamation, a ringing cry, praise, singing

8. KJV – Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, [and] the cedars of Lebanon, [saying], Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.

The (1)cypresses rejoiced because of you, and the cedars of Lebanon. since you have (2)lain in sexual union, a feller (3)was raised. [amendment]: (4)over us.

1. cypresses: b’rowsh – cypress ,fir, juniper, pine
2. lain in sexual union: shakab – to lie down on or to sleep, lie in sexual union, relax, recline
3. was raised: alah: go up, arise, ascend
4. over: al – above, against, over

9. KJV – Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet [thee] at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, [even] all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

The (1)pit is (2)disquieted to meet you at your coming: it (3)awakens the (4)rapha for you, all the (5)prepared ones of the Earth; it has raised up from their (6)concealment all the kings of the nations.

1. pit: sheol – grave, pit, hades
2. disquieted: ragaz – awe, fear, disquiet, provoked, shaken
3. awakens: uwr – stir, awake, open eyes, raise,
4. rapha: rapha – the shades of the dead, [deriving from] raphah – to heal, repair, cure, or a giant. {correlating to} raphah: weakened, feeble. {all definitions stemming from one root: that the rephaim were the ghosts of disincarnate nephil who reincarnated continually to maintain a postion of authority over a gentile nation.}
5. prepared ones: attuwd – a he-goat, or “cheif” as being the lead animal of the herd [from]: athad – to make fit or ready, prepare. {he-goat refering to the readiness of the animal to defend itself or herd}
6. concealment: kicceh – seat of honor, royal dignity [from]: kacah – to cover, hide, conceal

10. KJV – All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?

They speak and say to you, “have you become weakened as we have, have you become like us?”

11. KJV – Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, [and] the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

Your (1)arrogance has (2)descended to the pit, and the noise of your (3)foolishness: the worms are your (4)bed and the worms are your (5)covering.

1. arrogance: gaown – pride, majesty, swelling, arrogance
2. descended: yarad – to descend, to go down,
3. foolishness: nebel – psaltries, vessels, skin bottles, viols [from]: nabel – to be senseless, foolish, wither, fade
4. bed: yatsa – to strew under, make a bed
5. covering – mekacceh – something which covers, clothing

* 12. KJV – How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

How you have fallen from the heavens, (1)one who is boastful in his glory, son of the (2)wailing (3)gloom. How you are cut down to the (4)Earth, you who weakened the nations.

1. one who is boastful in his glory: heylel – brightness, morning star [from]: halal – to shine, be boastful, to make a boast, glory, behave insanely.
2. wailing: yalal – to howl or wail
3. gloom: shachar – early light, morning [or identical word]: shachar – duskiness, dimness, darkness, black
4. Earth: eretz – Earth (as a planet), land, a firm surface

13 KJV – For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

You have said in your heart, “I will ascend into the heavens, I will raise my (1)authority (2)higher than the stars of (3)El. I will also (4)abide upon the (5)appointed (6)mountain, in the (7)hidden (8)recesses.

1. authority: kicceh – seat of honor, royal dignity, authority, power
2. higher: ma’al – higher part, upper extremity
3. El: El – mighty one, god, angel
4. abide: yashab – dwell, remain, sit, abide
5. appointed – mowed – appointed place, appointed time
6. har – mountain
(note: Chermown or Hermon was the mountain on which the Watchers descended, Chermown meaning: appointed to a curse or destruction, appointed to devotion.)
7. hidden: tsaphown – north [from]: tsaphan – to hide, to store up treasure
8. recesses: yarekah – flank, extremity, recesses, side

14. KJV – I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

I will ascend above the high places of (1)thick darkness, I will be like the Most High.”

1. thick darkness: ob – envelope in darkness and density as a cloud or thicket

15. KJV – Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

But you will descend to the pit, the recesses of the (1)prison.

1. prison: bowr – pit, cistern, dungeon, prison cell (as a dry well being used for a prison)

16. KJV – They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, [and] consider thee, [saying, Is] this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

They that see you will (1)look sharply on you, considering you. This is (2)he that made the Earth tremble and the kingdoms shake,

1. look sharply on: shagach – to peep, glance sharply at.
2. he: iysh – a male individual or man

17. KJV – [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?

Who made the world a (1)desert, and (2)pulled down the (3)watchers; who did not (4)let loose the prisoners of his house.

1. desert: midbar – uninhabited land, desert, wilderness
2. pulled down: harac – to tear down, pull down, beat down
3. watchers: iyr – guarded, watched, city [from]: iyr – a watcher, a guradian angel
4. let loose: pathach – to open, to let loose, to free

18. KJV – All the kings of the nations, [even] all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

All the kings of the nations, all of them (1)lie down in luxury, each having his own house.

1. lie down: shakab – to lie down on or to sleep, lie in sexual union, relax, recline.

19. KJV – But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, [and as] the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

But you are cast out of your (1)sepulcher like an abominable branch, as the garment of those who are (2)struck and thrust through with the sword that go down to the stones of the prison; as a carcass trampled.

1. sepulcher: qeber: grave, sepulcher, tomb

20. KJV – Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, [and] slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

You will not be with them in the (1)sepulcher because you have (2)ruined the Earth and slain the (3)flock. The (4)progeny of evil ones will (*6)not be (5)called upon (6)forever.

1. sepulcher: qebuwrah – grave, sepulcher, burial site
2. ruined: shachath – destroy, corrupt, riun, decay
3. flock – am – kinsman, people, flock, tribe
4. progeny – zera – seed, offspring, descendants, posterity
5. called upon: qara – to call, call out, call name of
6. not + forever – lo – no, not + owlam – long indefinite durration, time past the vanishing point, perpetual

21. KJV – Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.

Prepare slaughter for his (1)sons, for the (2)perversity of their father; that they (3)fail to rise and (4)take over the Earth, and do not fill the face of the world with (5)Watchers.

1. sons: ben – son
2. perversity: avown – perversity, depravity,guilt, punishment, iniquity
3. fail: bal – a failure, nothing, not, lest
4. take over: yarash – seize, dispossess, take possession of, overtake
5. watchers: iyr – guarded, watched, city [from]: iyr – a watcher, a guradian angel

22. KJV – For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.

I will rise against them, says YHWH of hosts and (1)destroy (2)confusion, the (3)Shem, and the remnant, and the (4)progeny and the (5)offspring. says YHWH.

1.destroy: karath – to cut off, destroy, consume
2. confusion: babel – confusion by mixing together.
3. Shem: shem – name, reputation, fame, memorial, consicuous position, authority, renown
4. progeny – niyn – progeny, son
5. offspring: neked – progeny, posterity, offspring

23. KJV – I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

I will make a possession of the (1)night owl, and (2)marshes of water: and I will sweep with the (3)broom of (4)desolation, says YHWH of hosts.

1. night owl: qippowd – porcupine, hedghog, bittern, unknown species of bird (note: this is a highly guessed at animal of unknown origin. guesses derive from the root: qaphad – to gather together, to roll up, contract. compare to “qippowz”: arrow snake or owl. terms for night birds often correlate to descriptive names for Ishtar or other sirens, a connection alluded to in “marshes of water”, sirens always being associated with bodies of water.)
2. marshes of water: agam – pool, muddy pond, swamp
3. broom: matate – a broom
4. desolation: shamad – to desolate, destroy, bring to nothing, consume

24. KJV – The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so] shall it stand:

YHWH of hosts has sworn and said that which I have considered will be and that which i have resolved, the same will rise. (note: a very difficult statement to put in English which needs amendment as well as i am able to: [amendment: YHWH of hosts has sworn and said: “if it does (1)not resemble (2)that which is true, shall it come to pass? that which i have (3)resolved, the (4)same will (5)rise.”])

1. not resemble: lo – no, not + damah – to be like, resemble
2. that which is true: ken – properly set, upright, just, rightly, so, true, veritable, correct
3. resolved: ya’ats – advise, consult, purpose, resolve
4. same: huw – he, she, it, that, self, same
5. rise: quwm – to rise, arise, stand up, become powerful

25. KJV – That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.

I will break the (1)Cedar on the Earth and trample him on the mountains, then the yoke shall be taken off and the burden removed from the shoulders.

1. Cedar: ashshur: a son of Shem, an Assyrian [compare to identical word: ashur – contraction for te’ashshuwr – a species of cedar tree, a box tree.]

26. KJV – This [is] the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this [is] the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.

This is the (1)counsel which is (2)advised over all the Earth: and this is the (3)power that is stretched out upon all nations.

1. counsel: etsah – council, advice, purpose
2. advised: ya’ats – – advise, consult, purpose, resolve
3. power: yad – hand, strength, power

27. KJV – For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

YHWH of hosts has (1)resolved, and who shall (2)hinder it? and his hand is stretched out,who shall turn it back?

1. resolved: ya’ats – advise, consult, purpose, resolve
2. hinder: parar – break, frustrate, cause to cease

28. KJV – In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.

In the year that king Ahaz died was this (1)uttered:

1. uttered: massa – burden, utterance, doom

29. KJV – Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit [shall be] a fiery flying serpent.

Do not be Joyous, all Palestine, because the (1)tribe of he that struck you is broken, for out of (2)a part of the root of the serpent will come forth a (3)viper and his fruit is a (4)Seraph, a (5)winged (6)Seraph.

1. tribe: shebet – rod, staff, branch, club,clan, tribe
2. a part: min – a part of, from, out of
3. viper: tsiphoniy – a poisonous serpent, a viper, an adder
4. Seraph: saraph – a fiery serpent, classification of heavenly being (angel)
5. winged: uwph – to fly or be covered in wings
6. Seraph: saraph – a fiery serpent, classification of heavenly being (angel)

30. KJV – And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.

The firstborn of the (1)feeble will (2)rule, and the (3)destitute will lie down in safety: and I will kill the root with hunger and the remnant will be slain.

1. feeble: dal – low, weak, poor
2. rule: ra’ah – to tend, pasture, rule
3. destitute: ebyown – destitute, needy, poor

31. KJV – Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, [art] dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none [shall be] alone in his appointed times.

Howl (1)in terror and (2)announce, (3)watcher that all of Palestine is (4)melted away for there will come out of the (5)hidden recesses a vapor and none of them will be (6)divided from his (7)troops.

1. in terror: sha’ar – gate or entance [compare to: sa’ar – tempest, terror]
2. announce: za’aq – to cry out, to call, make proclamation, announce
3. watcher: iyr – guarded, watched, city [from]: iyr – a watcher, a guradian angel
4. melted away – muwq – to melt, cause to melt
5. hidden recesses – north [from]: tsaphan – to hide, to store up treasure
6. divided from: badad – to be separated, divided, isolated
7. troops: mowad – an assembly, a troop, an appointed place in an army

32. KJV – What shall [one] then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

What should one respond to the (1)angels of the nation? YHWH has founded (2)Tsiyown, and the (3)sorrowful of His (4)flock will (5)flee to it.

1. angels: malak – angel, messenger
2. Tsiyown: Tsiyown – the mountain of YHWH
3. sorrowful: aniy – afflicted, humble,lowly,weak, wretched
4. flock: am – kinsman, people, flock, tribe
5. flee to: chacah – seek reguge, flee to for protection, trust in

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Angels and the Mysterious Sin of Sodom

Posted in 04 : The Phoenix with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 06/17/2010 by timenolonger

It is almost an automatic reference to homosexuality and homosexual activity in these days to refer to “Sodomy”. When most Christian clergy refer to “the sin of Sodom”, this is what is normally meant and it is thus usually taught that the wickedness which brought about the destruction of Sodom and the neighboring Gomorrah was sexual immorality of a homosexual nature.

The one, and the only real basis for the connection between homosexuality and the destruction of Sodom is the description of events given in Genesis which follow two angels taking up lodging in Lot’s home. These angels, referred to as simply “men” in certain instances throughout the account, are sought after by the residents of the city (male residents it would seem) for illicit sexual encounters. Obviously the angels were in such a form as to be obviously male… as to whether or not they were obviously not human, that is made less clear.

“Now the two messengers came to Sedom in the evening and Lowt was sitting in the gate of Sedom. When Lowt saw them, he rose to meet them and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground. And he said, “Here now, my masters, please turn in to your servant’s house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise early and go on your way.”

And they said, “No, but we will spend the night in the open square.” But he insisted strongly, so they turned in to him and entered his house. Then he made them a banquet and baked unleavened bread and they ate.

Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sedom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lowt and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.”

So Lowt went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, and said, “Please, my brothers, do not do so wickedly! See now! I have two daughters who have not known a man. I pray, let me bring them out to you and you may do to them as you wish. Only do nothing to these men since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.”

Men of Sodom Blinded : "Figures de la Bible"

And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one came in to stay here and he keeps acting as a judge. Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lowt and came near to break down the door.

But the men reached out their hands and pulled Lowt into the house with them and shut the door. And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door”
– Genesis 19:1-11

The difficulty with making a sure case for the sin of Sodom being one of a primarily homosexual nature comes in references to it outside of the initial account, particularly in Jude.

“And the angles who did not keep their proper domain but left their own abode He has reserved in eternal chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day, as Sedom and Amorah and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”
-Jude 6,7

There are two important points to notice in these verses in Jude. It would seem at first glance, and without using references outside of the New Testament that we have a very strange comparison being made.

Here is a comparison between fallen angels and the sin for which Sodom and Gomorrah were judged: “AS Sedom and Amorah (Sodom and Gomorrah) …IN SIMILAR MANNER TO THESE (“these” being angels which kept not their first estate), having given themselves over to sexual immorality.”

It would be odd, then, to imagine that the comparison being made had something to do with homosexuality. Did any angels fall into transgression because of homosexual relationships? Most ,i think, could agree that there is no basis anywhere to support a correlation between the fall of angels and a sin of homosexuality, but there is some manner of sexual sin alluded to here.

Cupid : Antoine-Denis Chaudet

The exact reference is to “going after strange flesh.” The exact connotation in Greek is: going after strange (heteros – other, different) flesh.

Ironically, the very word in Greek used here: “heteros” is a root used today in the term “heterosexual” to specifically refer to normal, opposite sex relationships, as meaning that the sexes involved are “different” from each other as opposed to “homosexual” where the connotation is that the sexes are the same: homo= same.

The very root words of the text of this verse are diametrically opposed to the correlation of homosexuality and the sin of Sodom.

What the sin is then, in actuality, is not that we have individuals going after same sex partners, but that they are going after a kind of flesh or body which is different than their own.

This would never make sense simply confined to humanity… outside of gender differences which are, of course, an absolute necessity for procreation, not an aberration… what great difference of physicality could there be to constitute a mortal sin should that boundary be crossed?

Furthermore… we still have the problem of the angels. What do they have to do with any of this?

The connection between fallen angels and the sin of Sodom is made again in 2 Peter…

“For if Yahuwah did not spare the angels who sinned, but put them into the deepest abyss of she’owl and delivered them into chains of darkness to be reserved for judgment, and did not spare the ancient world but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the irreverent and turning the cities of Sedom and Amorah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making an example to those who afterward would live impiously and delivered righteous Lowt, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked”
– 2 Peter 2: 4-7

One might just conclude that there is no connection of the two subject matters mentioned here (angels and the sin of Sodom) It is rarely the case in scripture, however, that multiple unrelated concepts are introduced in proximity to each other in this way, and of course coupling that with the Jude verses, which are unambiguous in their comparison of the subjects… the most logical answer is that the same comparison is being made here in 2 Peter.

It goes slightly further in demystifying the underlying reasoning for the comparison than Jude does, in fact. Here, we might not see just two subjects being compared, but three… the third being the world before the flood and the state of wickedness it was in which brought on that flood.

This seeming third subject matter is not, however, a separate reference, and here is where the puzzle pieces are merged to make a clear and obvious picture.

Cupid and Psyche : Antonio Canova

For those already sufficiently familiar with 1 Enoch, there should be no difficulty in coming to the logical answer as to what sin is being punished which applies to both angles and the city of Sodom.

For those believers who have been taught and rigidly accept the teaching that 1 Enoch is not canonical and therefor not true or acceptable as scripture, I challenge you to rigorously test that conviction against the simplest of logical conclusions one can come to on this matter.

I Enoch provides a concise, consistent and thorough background to the verses in Jude and 2 Peter which simply can’t be ignored for it’s blatant treatment of this exact subject matter and it leaves little room to doubt that Jude and Peter were very familiar with the story described in 1 Enoch, and referred back to it.

If it is not enough that the subject matter is exactly the same, one needs to also recall that Jude himself acknowledges Enoch as the original author of an exact 1 Enoch quote in his writings.

Here is the comparison of the subject of the sin of the angels in the New Testament and 1 Enoch…

The Sin:

It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful. And when the angels, the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamored of them, saying to each other, Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children.
– 1 Enoch 7:1-3

“Go, say to the Watchers (angels) of heaven, who have sent you to pray for them, You ought to pray for men, and not men for you. Wherefore have you forsaken the lofty and holy heaven, (Jude: “And the angels who did not keep their proper domain but left their own abode”…) which endures for ever, and have lain with women; have defile yourselves with the daughters of men; have taken to yourselves wives; have acted like the sons of the earth, and have begotten an impious offspring? (Jude: “having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh”)

Cupid and Psyche : Johan Tobias Sergel

You being spiritual, holy, and possessing a life which is eternal, have polluted yourselves with women; have begotten in carnal blood; have lusted in the blood of men; and have done as those who are flesh and blood do.These however die and perish.Therefore have I given to them wives, that they might cohabit with them; that sons might be born of them; and that this might be transacted upon earth.

But you from the beginning were made spiritual, possessing a life which is eternal, and not subject to death for ever.Therefore I made not wives for you, because, being spiritual, your dwelling is in heaven.
– 1 Enoch 15:1-7

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The Punishment of the Angels:

“Again the Lord said to Raphael, Bind Azazyel hand and foot; cast him into darkness; and opening the desert which is in Dudael, cast him in there.Throw upon him hurled and pointed stones, covering him with darkness;”
– 1Enoch 10:6,7

“the Lord said, Go and announce his crime to Samyaza, and to the others who are with him, who have been associated with women, that they might be polluted with all their impurity. And when all their sons shall be slain, when they shall see the perdition of their beloved, bind them for seventy generations underneath the earth even to the day of judgment, and of consummation, until the judgment…”
– 1 Enoch 10:15

“From this time forward, never shall you ascend into heaven; He has said, that on the earth He will bind you, as long as the world endures.”
– 1 Enoch 14:4

(2 Peter: “For if Yahuwah did not spare the messengers who sinned, but put them into the deepest abyss of she’owl and delivered them into chains of darkness to be reserved for judgment…”)

(Jude: “…He has reserved in eternal chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day”)

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The Deluge:

“Then the Most High, the Great and Holy One spoke, And sent Uriel to the son of Lamech (Noah), Saying, Say to him in my name, Conceal yourself. Then explain to him the consummation which is about to take place; for all the earth shall perish; the waters of a deluge shall come over the whole earth, and all things which are in it shall be destroyed.”
– 1 Enoch 10:1-4

“In those days shall punishment go forth from the Lord of spirits; and the receptacles of water which are above the heavens shall be opened, and the fountains likewise, which are under the heavens and under the earth.All the waters, which are in the heavens and above them, shall be mixed together.The water which is above heaven shall be the agent;And the water which is under the earth shall be the recipient: and all shall be destroyed who dwell upon earth, and who dwell under the extremities of heaven. By these means shall they understand the iniquity which they have committed on earth: and by these means shall they perish.”
– 1 Enoch 53:7-11

(2 Peter:”…and did not spare the ancient world but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the irreverent…”)

Here is where we may examine another interesting mention of the circumstances preceding the flood as compared to the sin of Sodom…

Luke 17:26-29: “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man. They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.

Psyche Crowning Cupid : Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Likewise as it was also in the days of Lowt. They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built, but on the day that Lowt went out of Sedom it rained fire and brimstone from the sky and destroyed them all.”

With these other similar and descriptive verses concerning the same theme of ideas, perhaps there is a clearer idea provided here as to who “they” are in this instance in Luke… a peculiar and pointed list of carnal pleasures which were indulged in by “them” up until the point of the flood (eating, drinking, marriage).

Now returning to the initial description of the angels coming to Sodom where they are put up in Lot’s house prior to Sodom’s destruction… it is easier to understand that the abomination which the residents are about to perpetrate upon the angelic visitors has less to do with gender than it does with an attempted inter-species union.

Though as I mentioned earlier, it is not made abundantly clear whether or not the angels were Obviously angels, the implication is, at least, that Lot knew it and if he was aware there is a fair chance that the residents of the city also knew what sort of creatures they were, and their response to it (unlike the righteous response of Lot) was an unthinkably wicked one… they intended to knowingly sexually molest holy angels.

This is logically followed by the reaction of the angels who, after blinding the perpetrators, make it clear to Lot that it was the last straw as far as YHWH was concerned and he and his family had to get out now… not later.

It is obvious that what had been going on in Sodom for some time which led to it’s destruction was an ongoing practice of species boundary crossing… the question being with whom or what?

Bestiality would fit the bill in some respects and no doubt occurred, yet they were immediately drawn toward angels when they arrived… they were a community very enamored with a “nostalgia” for the wicked, pre-flood world order.

Since nephilim did exist post-flood and thrived in the land which Israel eventually inherited, the objective was not simply to destroy a remnant nephil population, or the destruction would have included more than just a couple of cities.

It might be fair to say that Sodom was involved with an attempt to re-create the conditions prior to the flood socially as well as technologically, a theme which the whole world is set to attempt to achieve in these modern times.

Marriage of Cupid and Psyche : Pompeo Girolamo Batoni

“And I will give to my two witnesses and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the ‘Eloah of the earth.

And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. These have power to shut the sky so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy and they have power over waters to turn them to blood and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.

When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that spiritually is called Sedom (Sodom) and Mitsrayim (Egypt) where also our Master was impaled”
– Revelation 11:3-8

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The Cedar Who Fell

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There is an interesting section in Ezekiel, chapter 31 on which I have never heard much comment from pastors, or any other believers of His Word.

Though it is perhaps easy to read it as being addressed to a nation, there are certain themes within it which would never apply to any nation or ordinary ruler.

Here we see Egypt’s Pharaoh being warned in a comparison of himself to some manner of great and wicked leader, which is identified in KJV and other English translations as “the Assyrian”.

The word Assyrian in Old Testament scripture is translated from the word “Ashshur”, which is spelled : aleph, shiyn, reysh. This word can refer to the second son of Shem, or his descendants, or their country; but another word exists which is worth noticing for its similarity and possible confusion with the word Ashshur.

The word “ashur” which is also spelled : aleph, shiyn, reysh is used as a shortened form of a longer word – te’ ashshuwr – that is the name of a specific type of “box” cedar tree.

The difference in the words Ashshur and ashur is only noted in a vowel point, and it must be remembered that vowel points are not original to the language, and where they make the difference between a translation which makes sense and one which makes less, it is not always the better option to trust the given translation as the best choice.

A reason that it should be questioned that Ashshur should be the correct choice is in the next few words – and supported further by the rest of the text of the chapter.

“Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.” – Ezekiel 31:3

It is here plainly said that a Cedar is the object of reference. Might this not make sense if the translation were this instead:

“Behold, the Box Tree was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.”

The symbolism of the cedars of Lebanon is very prominent in scripture.

“And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.” – 2 Kings 14:9

“Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down. There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled. ” – Zechariah 11:1-3

“The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. ” – Psalm 29:5

“For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,” – Isaiah 2:12,13

The idea which follows the symbol of a cedar of Lebanon is pride, strength and rulership, and perhaps more that that. The first time tall, proud trees are mentioned in historical writings of non-canon scripture they appear in the book of giants, which exists now in fragments from the dead sea scrolls.

“In the Dead Sea text entitled the Book of Giants, the Nephilim sons of the fallen angel Shemyaza, named as ‘AhyÄ and ‘OhyÄ, experience dream-visions in which they visit a world-garden and see 200 trees being felled by heavenly angels. Not understanding the purpose of this allegory they put the subject to the Nephilim council who appoint one of their number, Mahawai, to go on their behalf to consult Enoch, who now resides in an earthly paradise. To this end Mahawai then:

[… rose up into the air] like the whirlwinds, and flew with the help of his hands like [winged] eagle [… over] the cultivated lands and crossed Solitude, the great desert, […]. And he caught sight of Enoch and he called to him…

Enoch explains that the 200 trees represent the 200 Watchers, while the felling of their trunks signifies their destruction in a coming conflagration and deluge.” piney.com

Mt Hermon, the place of descent of those 200 Watchers, sits on the border between Lebanon and Israel, so that it is evident why a cedar of Lebanon is a very likely symbol for a fallen Watcher.

The rest of this chapter begins to look less like a comparison of pharoah with another great human ruler, and more like a historic comparison to those who ruled the world before the deluge.

“The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.” – Ezekiel 31:4

In 1 Enoch it is described as the fate of the women who became wives of the Watchers that they should be, after their mortal deaths, “Sirens” roaming the earth, and their children became “demons”.

Sirens are understood in legends around the world to be female spirits connected always with water. Perhaps here we see a reference to these human women that were the fuel that fed the reign of these fallen angels on Earth.

“Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth. All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations. Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters. ” – Ezekiel 31:5-7

This describes a world government, much like one that will exist in the near future as it is foretold by Messiah that the last days should be just as the days of Noah were.

“The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty. I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height; ” – Ezekiel 31: 8-10

There becomes little doubt in this section that what is being referred to is not a human ruler or a nation, by reference to those in the “garden of Elohim (God)” and “Eden” – which obviously has had no human inhabitant since Adam and Eve.

“I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness. And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him. ” – Ezekiel 31:11,12

“the mighty one” is translated from “el” which is used to refer to deity, whether the True Creator or a falsely worshiped being. It should be remembered that the Watchers who rebelled did so much after Satan had led his own rebellion, and Satan was, and is still, the primary ruler over the dominion of sin.

These two factions of rebels have not always cooperated with one another, but in the end Satan is given dominion to rule over all who stand in transgression against the Creator.

When the Watchers were imprisoned just before the flood, the world under their rule became a legend and a myth until this day. People have left that history behind them in a past they do not recall.

“Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches: To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit. Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.” – Ezekiel 31:13-15

The fowls and beasts can be likened to those who have retained the occult knowledge which originated in those pre-flood days, and who strive toward a resurrection of that age, the ruling families and secret societies of the present world.

The ruin to which the rebel watchers came is a reminder before the heavenly host to beware of entertaining pride and transgression.

The rebels have had their bodies which existed in the physical world destroyed, and they have been thrown into subterranean prisons, dying as mankind does, a form of mortal death.

It is mentioned in 1 Enoch how some of the holy host mourned the downfall of their brethren.

“I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth. They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen. To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.” – Ezekiel 31:16-18

The whole world was changed with the end of the Watchers reign and the flood. It would begin over again, with a small remnant.

The phrase “shall be comforted” comes from the word “nacham”, which means to sigh or be sorry for, to pity or repent. These are the whole host of rebel Watchers, “they that were his arm” mourning the defeat of their leader.

Perhaps all should do their own research, and yet this is a chapter which i believe has relevance in this day, and which is worthy of taking notice.

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The Watchers, The NWO & The Phoenix

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Since I have entitled this category, which deals with the Watchers, “The Phoenix”… I realize that some explanation of that connection might be in order. To understand the way in which the phoenix is a key symbol in relation to Watchers… it’s necessary to first understand the role which the Watchers play in the end of this present age.

The pre-flood world society is looked back upon by pagan tradition and modern occult tradition as the “Golden Age of the Gods”. Perhaps distance (even chronological distance) can, indeed, make the heart grow fonder, as that era is regarded by those who look forward to it with nostalgia… A by-gone utopian time where life was easier and the wisdom of the “gods” was present in the Earth.

The presence of man-eating giants and chimera abominations aside, the proponents of a New World Order are working towards a resurrection of that very society which was drowned in the flood.

Not only is there an expectation of a return to that order… but there is an expectation of the return of “the gods” as well.

The Sumerians referenced this return in connection to what has been speculated to be a planet in a long elliptical orbit which makes its rounds at the close of each epoch… known as Nibiru.

Though I would argue that the nature of that object is not a “planet”, exactly… that is beyond the scope of this article.

The idea that these “gods”, known to the Sumerian as Anunnaki (meaning “they came from heaven to earth”) arrived in conjunction with the arrival of Nibiru, would predict that their return coincides with Nibiru’s next visitation.

1 Enoch gives the length of the subterranean imprisonment of the Watchers as “70 generations of men” . “And when all their sons shall be slain, when they shall see the perdition of their beloved, bind them for seventy generations underneath the earth,” 1 Enoch 10:15.

It is, then, in the time frame of the last days, that the Watchers would entirely fulfill the prophecy which speaks of the last days being just like the days of Noah.

The legendary bird called the phoenix can be found throughout multiple ancient religious beliefs, all of which incorporate several main theme points about what this bird is and does.

The most familiar tale about the phoenix is the idea of this creature immolating itself, or otherwise dying at a specific time and being resurrected or reincarnated from it’s own remains.

The symbolism present in this death and rebirth notion encapsulates three inter-related events which produce a destruction of one age and the birth of another one: a celestial event called precession wherein we depart one zodiacal house and enter a new one, the return of “deities” who have been absent for long millennia, and a dramatic shift of circumstances on Earth.

We are not unable to witness the attachment which the elite hold to the symbolism of the phoenix. The bird representative of the United States is supposedly an eagle, yet it’s recorded that the initial idea was that it should be a phoenix and without a doubt, that is the bird they are truly depicting in their own understanding.

It is a habit of the elite to convey their messages in the open through a language of symbolism, which for the most part goes unnoticed by the public, but is easily understood by those “Illuminated” controllers who are familiar with the ancient language of symbols.

It is a tip-off to anyone paying attention when certain themes become prevalent in society or trendy in fashion. The phoenix is one of those recent trendy symbols to make a come-back.

Multi-cultural legends of a god-bird

The phoenix, in most cultural beliefs, are described as being particularly colorful… combinations of red, gold, blue and purple plumage are common descriptions and often times they are described as being related to or appearing like a peacock.

The peacock itself (and birds in general) is not without ties to the Watchers, in fact a small, obscure and very ancient religion of Watcher worship is practiced by certain Iranians called the Yazidi, who’s pantheon of revered spirits in headed up by the entity they refer to as Melek Tawus, the Peacock Angel.

The Peacock Angel is a being who is comparable in description to “Lucifer” of the bible and is identified as the leader of the rebel Watchers, Shemyhaza.

If you happen to follow fashion trends… you may have noticed a strong presence of peacock decor and clothing in the past couple of years.

According to Greek legend, the Phoenix resided in Phoenicia, a people who’s name, obviously, is derived from the bird itself. To this day, the Lebanese, who are one group of descendants of the Phoenician people have a high regard for the bird in their art and culture.

The Phoenicians themselves claimed descent from the phoenix… which is a claim that should not be taken too lightly as they are a Canaanite people and certainly have descended from nephilim.

The Greeks also have been known to associate the phoenix with their deity Zeus… a deity who was the king of their pantheon and who resided on a mountain.

Though this group of deities are now believed to have been represented as living on what we think of as Mount Olympus, it can be no coincidence that the Watchers, as well, considered their home base on Earth a mountain top… Mount Hermon.

Though it might seem hard to connect a real (and humanoid) being to a strange, magical, mythical bird… it is not so in all cultures that the phoenix was thought to have an avian anatomy.

The Garuda, of Hindi mythology was their equivalent to the phoenix, and this creature was described as having a gold colored, humanoid body and a white face.

The story about him related a tale of the Garuda bringing the “nectar of heaven” to the earth… a Promethean-like legend of a deified being bringing that which belongs to heaven, to an earthly realm is a strong correlation to the forbidden knowledge with Watchers imparted to humanity.

In addition to this, another legend states that the Garuda had several sons from whom descended a “bird race” known for their viciousness and warlike behavior and who had a close relationship to a “serpent race”.

There is no doubt that a description of Watcher and of Serpent hybrids can be seen in this legend. The appearance of Garuda, himself, automatically leads one to think of modern depictions of “angels”.

Egyptian culture also had their stories of the phoenix, which they termed the Bennu, or “the ascending one”. The idea of rising, resurrection and renewal were closely tied with the tales of this bird.

Though the Bennu was depicted often as being a completely birdlike creature, at other times he was shown as a man with the head of a heron.

He was thought of as the soul of Osiris… a deity who died, but would rise again. The Egyptians connected all things related to time cycles with the bennu, and in fact the temple dedicated to the creature produced the ancient equivalent of clocks.

In Persian mythology, the phoenix was called the Simurgh, often shown as a giant peacock-like bird and sometimes as having the claws of a lion or a human face.

Interestingly, the Simurgh was known for its rivalry with serpents… just as rivalry actually exists between the two factions of rebel angel groups, Watchers and Serpents.

It is said that the Simurgh is incredibly ancient and has watched the turning of the ages, the destruction of the old and the renewal, several times.

Mythology about this creature ties to it the concepts of fertility and of representing the union between the heavenly and the earthly realms… an unmistakable likeness to the interbreeding of angels with humankind.

There’s no doubt that the elite Illuminates are in a state of ecstasy anticipating the arrival of their renewed age and the ruler ship of the rebels that they call “gods”.

In their minds… it means that their “superior” bloodline will be elevated to a status of minor deities above the decimated masses of human slaves that they call cattle.

What the “rising of the phoenix” will, in reality, be… is a short but intense trial which will forever draw the dividing lines between who will choose to follow the One True Creator and who will choose to follow the pseudo-christ.

And at the close of this era… we won’t be witnessing a revived “Golden Age” of the mount Hermon “gods”… we will be witnessing the final wrath of YHWH which will burn the phoenix to ashes… never to rise again.

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The Phoenix : The Watcher Rebellion

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Not many bible readers give a lot of thought to a man named Jared who lived in the sixth generation of mankind, descending from Seth. Indeed he was not notable, at least in scripture, for anything other than being the father of Enoch… it was what took place in his lifetime that would literally change the course of human history dramatically and forever.

Jared’s name itself is a memorial to the event, being translated from Yered… the name means “the descent”.. or “a descending”. Religious traditions of countless cultures all over the world testify to who or what descended… His Word of Truth answers that question also and does so with an accuracy that has been lost or purposely hidden in the various pagan cultures who echoed the historical event in their accounts.

YHWH created, not only a varied and interesting array of life on Earth, but also a varied and interesting array of spiritual life in heavenly realms. Amongst these beings which are collectively thought of as “angels” , is a certain type called the Iyrin. This word translates to “wakeful or watchful ones” or more commonly, “Watchers”.

These beings were stationed to be observers of creation to the end that they would be privileged to learn the mysteries of YHWH’s design and take a record of that which they observed for a testimony to all creatures of His perfection. A particular group of Watchers, 200 in all, were stationed to observe the Earth specifically under the leadership of one named Shemyhaza.

In the process of observing Earth, these 200 Watchers were witness to some amazing aspects of His creation which are commonplace for mankind, but to beings who had nothing comparable to them in their own existence, seemed incredibly fascinating.

The most fascinating aspect of all was the miracle of flesh creatures’ ability to procreate… and the most fascinating aspect in that detail was the human female. The human female was the nearest opposite sex creature to the Watchers themselves. No female or need for females existed in the world of angelic beings, but having seen such a creature as a woman, the leader of the 200 was captivated.

This interest might have remained an innocent, clinical fascination but for some influence which pushed this from a place of clinical interest to an obsession. There is fair evidence to suggest Azazel, a fallen angel who is interestingly implied to be the leader of these rebels in some instances in 1 Enoch, was that influence.

At the point where fascination became obsession, Shemyhaza led his 199 subordinates to descend to Earth at a precise geological point located at the summit of Mt Hermon. Here it was also, that the decision was made by him to cross the boundaries of his nature and propose that he and his subordinates take human wives and conceive children with them.

Shemyhaza being concerned that the others might change their minds and leave him with the burden of guilt, it was suggested to him that they all make a binding oath with one another that they would not turn back from the plan. This they did, and so the mountain, Hermon, is named to this day after that event… it’s name meaning “a curse”.

It is supposed sometimes that the Watchers had to take unwilling women and force them to comply with their demands to be a wife to them… but realistically, they had no difficulty finding willing participants. Just as the rich and famous and powerful men of this day have no difficulty finding partners.

Humanity was face to face with a collection of beings who had knowledge that had the power to make their lives easier… who had the means to give advantage to anyone who allied themselves with them… who were physically impressive and nearly indestructible, even in a flesh form.

Fathers were not as reluctant as they perhaps should have been to marry their daughters off to these Watchers in return for the prestige and advantage of being the “father in law” to an angel. Women were not as reluctant as they should have been to enter into marital union with a tall, blond, blue eyed creature that would elevate their lives to the equivalent of human “goddesses”.

The resulting offspring of these unions were huge… much larger than their own fathers’ physical forms, and so large, in fact that their appetites could not be satiated with all the food mankind had to offer them.

The giants then turned to eating animals… unheard of until that time… and then finally to eating humans. The giants themselves were not the only boundary crossed in hybrid life-forms.

The Watchers were also approached by their counterparts who had fallen in allegiance to Satan and who did not have the luxury of a physical presence in earth, and were requested by them to engineer body forms which they themselves could inhabit.

The creatures were the chimeras… made by genetic manipulation, they were variously part animal, part human, part animal, part angel, or a combination of different animal species, and all of the above. Not every chimera body was used as host for fallen angels.. but many were and hence comes the legends of “gods” having forms which were part animal and part humanoid.

Aside from the abominable breeding experiments, the Watchers also sinned in one other serious way… and that was teaching mankind the secrets of certain areas of knowledge which they had accumulated in their duty to observe and record the nature of His creation.

Often this is noted as being some kind of “magic” knowledge… what people do not readily understand by reading the descriptions of these secrets in the archaic way they are presented in 1 Enoch… is that these things are what we would find to be very ordinary, everyday fields of science and technology which are hailed as great accomplishments of mankind and seen as wonderful progress in this day and age.

The pre-flood world was no primitive scene… due to the Watchers intervention… it was a high tech and very advanced world utilizing technologies that would make some of those today look cumbersome and crude by comparison.

Man has not actually advanced… nor discovered great scientific finds… modern man has simply re-discovered or been re-introduced to very old knowledge in a rather incomplete fashion and instead of it being a virtue and a sign of progress… it is instead only causing mankind to become more lazy… less able to learn.. .less willing to rely on their Creator.

Human history might have ended here. Mankind as a pure species might have become entirely extinct and the world little by little descend into a state of irreconcilable ruin… but to prevent any of this, YHWH sent the flood.

Prior to the deluge, the nephilim were turned on one another in an incited civil war and the rebellious Watchers were detained and forced to witness the deaths of their children and then they, themselves were bound and imprisoned in subterranean cells to await the last days.

As believers we should not so lightly dismiss the warning that the last days would be like the days of Noah prior to the flood.

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