Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Do The Days of Noah Speak About Fallen Angels or Salvation?

     The Internet's blogosphere (and much of television as well) is currently rife with the subject of fallen angels, UFO's, Crop Circles, Transgenic projects, the Nephilim, and other dark and paranormal topics. The literary world is also playing a big role with books written by devotees on this subject matter, which are flooding the Internet as well. All you have to do is mention the phrase "The Days of Noah" and the greater percentage will instantly recognize the subject matter.
     Many of these researcher and writers of these topics who primarily refer to the Days of Noah make reference to study of the Nephilim mentioned in Genesis 6:4 and Numbers13:33. In essence, they believe that the Days of Noah speaks about what many of these folks believe is describing fallen angels who had sex with human woman and subsequently gave birth to diabolical hybrid children, who, after they died, their spirits were doomed to remain on earth (as demons) and have been tormenting humanity ever since those early Old Testament times.
     Many astute researchers have provided strong theories that actually make a connection between these demonic spirits and the extraterrestrial phenomenon we instantly recognize as UFO (Unknown Flying Objects), many believing they are one and the same. Frankly, I'm one of those people who believes these theories could very well be true and they actually explain away much of the curiosities I had throughout my lifetime concerning ghost, vampires, pyramids, dinosaurs, centaurs and other unexplainable phenomenon.
     For that matter, my curiosity's attention was captured by this topic many years ago (before I accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and savior on January 5, 1975) when I first read Erich von Däniken great book, "Chariots of the Gods" back in the early 70's. Von Daniken's basic theory is that extraterrestrials from outer space (Mars, Venus, Pluto, et al) actually visited earth 100 millennia ago and transplanted a seed that we know as human beings, and that they visit earth often to see how their crop is growing. He and others believe they (ET) actually formulated the Bible as the manual to govern humanity's affairs. In essence, there is no God as we have been taught but rather there is an entity (or entities) that control the universe, thereby removing the need for Jesus Christ. I interviewed Erich von Däniken in 1976 while working as the Chief News Reporter for KPFK-FM Radio, the Los Angeles branch of syndicated Pacific Radio Network. While I don't recall the entire interview, I remember asking him about his theory about the supposed human transplantation, and he said that He does believe in God but the evidence he has uncovered does pose a dilemma for many religionists. After lo these many years, Von Daniken can still be seen promoting his theory to this day, as this topic has resurfaced with a bigger bang than it had back in the early 70's.
     Now mind you, I don't chide these theorists for their updating the initial premise. In fact, their newfound knowledge of the Nephilim actually negates Von Daniken's theory. Many of these gifted researchers and writers make a strong case for the demonic origins of the Nephilim, and they even go further than we can imagine. One of the amazing elements to these theories are those who make claim that an early group of people predating Abraham cut a deal with Satan to receive unbelievable knowledge concerning the secrets of the universe heretofore known only by God and the former one third of the angelic beings that defected His camp to join Lucifer on his quest to become greater than his creator. This wisdom was supposedly shared with an antichristian body who many of these theorists believe are the forefathers of elitist groups such as the Freemason, Illuminati, Bielderbergs, Rothschild's and all the other known cabbalists who have controlled (and still do) the major governments and powers of the world, who seek to establish the new One World Order.

     One can readily see that Satan and his angelic minions have great powers and have been boastfully trying to outshine God since their banishment from Heaven, while at the same time confusing mankind with his clever ploys that includes altering the DNA of God's original creation.
     Personally, I am grateful for these marvelous researchers and writers of this subject matter for shedding newer light to my old age curiosities. It is also comforting to know that many of these folks preach Christ and also claim they believe they have been called to this esoteric aspect of Christian ministry. Praise God!
     However, Von Daniken and still many others view this subject from a scientific perspective, which sometimes leads me to believe that he (and those who produce programs like the current "Ancient Aliens" and other similar series running on the History Channel) are actually apologist projects for that very cabal that rules the airwaves.

     Nevertheless, whereas these researchers and writers (be they Christian or secular) answer many questions I had about these anomalies, I have always believed (quite simply) that any and all unknown phenomenon existing today, if Jesus Christ isn't the focus of that subject, it is obviously demonic. The only arbiter I have to discern as to the importance of this subject matter is the Holy Spirit, which the scientific community does not appear to have at its disposal to confirm the data it presents to the public.

     More importantly, while this subject matter makes for great media copy, a small part of this revelation sparks my concern. I speak about the motivation behind the plethora of paranormal material we see emerging as never before. Is it done to sell television ads, books, life-saving equipment and other profit-generating ventures? If that be true, then this information is not really consistent with the message that Christ intended when He said that at His coming, people would be conducting business as usual as it was in the Days of Noah:
     As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; (Matthew 24:37-38 NIV).
     Was Jesus telling us that just as it was in the Days of Noah we are to be on the lookout for Nephilim-like characters in our midst? Was He telling us in that verse that our salvation is incumbent on us being on the alert for the signs of the new anomalous revelations we are witnessing today, such as crop circles, an increase of UFO sightings and the clandestine machinations between certain government leaders and their cabbalistic bosses who are conducting secret transhumant experiments?
     The greatest prophet ever was telling us that it's time to repent and pick up our crosses and serve Him, plain and simple. What he was actually telling us is that since the Days of Noah, people have been more concerned about meat and drink, the interactivities of life, love and the pursuit of happiness, paying no attention whatsoever to the reality that He is at the door, and that many will be caught off guard rather than caught up to heaven, because they don't really know Christ as well as they should nor understand His messages. Jesus was telling those apostles the grave importance of salvation, and how many will miss it due to their preoccupation with self indulgence and minutia not necessarily pertinent to God's mission for His Children of Promise . While the apostle Peter alludes to the fallen angels in 1 Peter 3:18-20, when he mentions the Days of Noah, his main message was about God's dwindling patience in hopes man will reach out to Him before it's too late:
     …to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water,(1 Peter 3:20). Isn't it interesting that in this verse Peter points out the fact that only a few people were saved!
     Throughout the Bible in both the Old and the New Testament, one point is made very clear. God used prophets like Noah (a man of righteousness) to preach the Gospel of salvation immediately before the ominous but yet cataclysmic chaos that looms in the horizon. He did this to the Israelites as we read in precise detail and great biblical abundance in both the two books of Kings and two books of Chronicles, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, et al. We see the clarion being sounded in almost every page of the Bible, but, like in the Days of Noah, we have not been paying attention to the more important message of salvation and serving Christ. Instead of seeing and hearing mighty men of God blaring the gospel of salvation from the mountain tops, we see many consumed more so with identifying the enemy and his attributes, as if this knowledge will bring anyone closer to Christ than they are today. If anything, those who claim to be close to Christ now are diverting their attention from either preaching the Gospel or going about God's business of tending to the poor, the infirm, the downtrodden, the hungry, homeless and those who are weak in both faith and hope.
     Yes, great tribulation is coming down the pipeline (much of it already exists everywhere in the world but not so in the U.S., yet!) and many are not prepared to deal with this phenomenon. If they can't even deal with the issues of doctrine and faith, how will they deal with the horrors of Nephilim on the loose?
     The answer is clearly obvious: Trust in Jesus Christ and He alone in everything! Mankind has not invented anything more secure than faith in Christ! No political administration or party nor scientific or medical invention nor philosophy or religion has ever solved the issue of salvation or His protection in all things.
     Think about it. Did Daniel, while being cast into the lion's den, pray for God to send him body armor, or even a Las Vegas lion tamer to protect him? No! Did he initiate a petition for reconsideration? No! Did Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego plead their case based on a conservative or liberal or Republican or Democrat principle to escape the fiery furnace? No! Did they kneel and pray and ask God to send them a man with an asbestos suit to pull them out of the blazing fire? No! First of all, they told the King that they know God is able to rescue them; but, even if He didn't, they would still not bow before him and his false Gods. Yet, in every case we see throughout the Bible, we see God rescuing and protecting His children from their enemies and danger, without pulling them out of any fiery furnace or lion-filled den. He was right there with them!

     Many scientists, especially, are telling us now that when God parted the Egyptian Red Sea for the escaping Israelites, it was actually caused by great winds from the north, based on weather data existent 10,000 years ago that they were able to reconfigure through their newly developed solar data revolutions' programs they designed with their computers. They are telling us that the walls of Jericho actually fell due to ancient sound projection machines that were used (and invented) by extraterrestrials who provided the ancients with such military arsenals, rather than believing what the word of God clearly states. Many are trying to explain away God's miracles by proffering these types of theories. But most assuredly, the incidents of Daniel and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego have no scientific foundations whatsoever. In the latter, we actually see the how this miracle was accomplished and its true purpose:
     Then Nebuchadnezzar said, "Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king's command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God, (Daniel 3:28). The purposes of God's miracles are solely to show humanity that it cannot steal the glory from God, who needs be praised for not only what He does as He protects His Children of Promise, but for who He is!
     Even more disconcerting, many good, some even brilliant and highly educated and even dedicated researchers and writers, pay little attention for the great need to proclaim first and foremost the inherent cry, that it is in God, and He alone, that we need to trust. Instead, they offer the sheep their own solutions as to how they can protect themselves from the impending horrors they cite. They provide great information about who and why these diabolical forces are upon us, which is great information to have. However, this information requires the ultimate disclaimer that their audience needs to trust solely on God through prayer and service.
     After providing us with all of this esoteric information of the underworld's machinations, what advice follows? What can mere, mortals do to protect themselves from the onslaught of such horrors?. What can Johnny Jones in Dubuque, Iowa do about all of this? What Can Juanita Ramirez in Tuscon, Arizona do about these clandestine cabals that are devising half-human, half-robotic androids never known to mankind before? Do they join a Tea Party? Do they petition their senator for help (one who could very well be under the direct control of these cabbalistic forces) himself? Many suggest they stock up with redeemable materials such as gold, seeds for growing food and life-saving equipment, which should provide them the safety they now need after being scared into seeking help, but they seldom (if ever) encourage them to turn to God in all things!
     Sadly, some of these folks who suggest we need this life-saving paraphernalia are the same ones who preach a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, an unbiblical doctrine they believe will protect them from the very same evils they preach! Which is it? Buy my life-saving equipment or kick back and wait for the Rapture? It can't be both, can it? Many actually preach these double standards of faith in order to justify their missions.
     On the other hand, some of these good folks use scripture to assure us that everything is going to be OK; that God would never let His children suffer wrath. True! We are not destined to suffer wrath but we are told that we must suffer much tribulation to enter the kingdom of God, (Acts14:22). There is a great difference between the tribulation we will experience; knowing that in the end God is able to save us from the wrath He himself will pour out on unbelievers (1Thessalonians1:10;1 Thessalonians 5:9; Psalm 91). Sadly, like many prophets of old, who preached the soothing gospel to the Israelites to their own disappointment, they witnessed a God who did not relent concerning His response to disobedience. Many prophets today do the same thing. They use certain OT promises to convince the sheep not to worry, but fail to point out the repercussions of disobedience. Isaiah 54 is one such promise, which also alludes to the Days of Noah.
     In the book of Isaiah 54 (please click and read the entire chapter), a special reference is made to all unrepentant peoples where God reiterates His commitment to save all of those who agree to serve Him. Isaiah mentions the Days of Noah as He informs the former followers of another covenant that God will fulfill His promises to those who do repent and serve Him rather than serve themselves and their world:
     To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again, (Isaiah 54:9).
Many folks cite and cling to this group of scripture as proof positive that their nation will be redeemed, regardless of their behavior, because they believe they are the chosen race and God never goes back on His promises. However, they (and their prophets) ignore the final verse in this group, which clearly states their vindication has a conditional requirement, which is not only to believe His promise and wait for its fulfillment, but that they need to serve Him:
     This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me," declares the LORD, (Isaiah 54:17)
      In conclusion. I take my hat off and marvel at the brilliant research that has been conducted and written about by these gifted authors. Their time, effort and devotion to this aspect of ministry is to be commended. Albeit that subject of fallen angels, Nephilim and other paranormal topics may be more fascinating and titillating to the theological palate of today's Christian rather than the Gospel (and media know well how to exploit this subject matter), the fact remains that the deeper message Jesus was providing us in that provocative phrase (The Days of Noah) was not about the diabolical origins and current activities of demonic forces that were prevalent right before the Great Flood, but that time is running out and people need to be about the business of serving the Lord today and up to the time when He returns to finish the rest of His conquering works, which includes the total eradication of all evil, in whatever form it presents itself.

     It is a good thing to learn, attain and disseminate knowledge of the demonic forces at play; however, I encourage this special group of ministers that they need to also convey to their audiences that we cannot fail to recognize and always remember that there is the greater principle of love and salvation that needs be considered and shared with a greater degree of importance in our respective ministries (1 Timothy 6:20, 1 Corinthians 8:1, 2 Timothy 3:7). We have been given that mandate in 2 Timothy 3:10-17:
    You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work, (2 Timothy 3:10-17).
     And what will you be doing during the Days of Noah?
     Waiting for the "Great Escape?"

     Wondering how to win the fight against the Nephilim?
     Or doing God's work?
For more information about the author's two books, The End Times Passover and Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation, please click on Joe Ortiz

1 comment:

  1. "Or doing God's work?" To me that question is far more important than the "Great Escape" (which at best is historically suspect and theologically bankrupt) or fighting the Nephilim. Thanks for giving us readers eternal truths in your inimitable way. If I were a guessing person, I would guess that many Christians still haven't obtained your excellent prophecy books (mentioned above); to me the sad oversight on the part of those believers is akin to eating lots of food after all of the minerals and vitamins have been removed - which is just the opposite of your nutritive and spiritually healthy writings! Lord bless you in all that you do.