Tuesday, October 3, 2017

THE NEXT WAR IN ISRAEL IS IMMINENT




By Pastor Mike Taylor


25 “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.” (Romans 11:25-27)


Have you ever stopped to consider in this fast paced world we live in, the miracle this is the nation of Israel? Of all people on earth, the Israelites, the Jewish people have been the whipping boy for the entire world. They have been persecuted wherever they went. The Gentiles around them abused and destroyed many of the members of this race, God called Israelites, or Hebrew in the Old Testament during the time of Abraham.


I see what the history of Israel has been since I've been alive, and all you can say, God has worked a miracle when it comes to Israel. Let us examine for a bit, the quick history of the establishment of Israel and the fight she has had to bring to her enemies who only wish to destroy her.
In 1948, the tiny nation of Israel declared her independence and was recognized by our president at the time, Harry S. Truman, which gave them immediate credibility on the world stage. But it also brought about the swift action of the surrounding Arab neighbors who wished to drive them into the sea.
Israel should not have won. Their military assets were grossly inferior to the blood thirty Arabs who wished only to destroy this fledging nation and remove her from the face of the earth once and for all...but that is not what happened. Anyone who wants to read about the unheard of “miracle” of the first war of survival that Israel was faced with can only come away with one impression., that is, God was on the side of Israel.
No one can explain how Israel won the 1948 War of Independence.  The US Army War College at West Point doesn’t even study Israel’s victory.  When asked why, they replied, “We don’t teach miracles here.”...Even our military realized that it was an impossibility for Israel to win against such odds, but she did.
She has been the recipient of God's blessings, and many of those who fought did not realize that they were a part of the Divine intervention of God Almighty. Fast forward to the war that developed in 1967, or the Six Day War.


ISRAEL RECLAIMS THE TEMPLE MOUNT


In May, 1967, Egyptian and Syrian troops began massing along Israel's borders. Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping.  Egyptian President Gamel Abdul Nasser filled the airwaves with calls to drive the Jews into the sea.
Facing five well-equipped, Soviet trained Arab armies, Israel's defeat was virtually a foregone conclusion.  But instead of defeat, Israel managed to achieve a stunning victory. 
In just six days, Israel doubled its territory, capturing the Sinai Peninsula, the Golan Heights, Gaza, the West Bank and the Old City and Temple Mount.
This lightning speed war that gave Israel the victory against all odds, was called a miraculous victory, but it wasn't Israel's first miracle on the battlefield and it would not be her last. Every single battle that Israel has fought with her Arab neighbors has resulted in their victory in every single one of them and they all were miraculous.
There was a man that I was reading about during this Six Day War, that has a miraculous story to tell. The man Gershon Salamon tells a story of battling Jordanians forces just outside of his home in Israel. The man is a tenth generation “Sabra” or “native born Jerusalemite” who fought in every war since the 1948 war of Independence. The man was reported to had to have use of a cane to walk, and from that he told his story. The man's back was bowed and you would think he had some type of genetic defect that he was born with, such as Spina Bifida, or some similar defect that left him in this condtion.
His wife reported that she stood on her balcony and saw the fighting in a field just behind their house. She pointed out that the Jordanians were “right there” as she pointed off into the near distance. She knew her husband was probably fighting in that field
Backing up, it was told in 1958, during a battle on the Golan hights, that her husband was wounded by an Israeli tank. Salamon told of how the tank accidentally rolled over him and ran him over. The tank caught his collar of his shirt and folded him over backwards, snapping his spine in two.
The Jordanians overran their position and were shooting wounded Israeli soldiers as they lay on the ground. As they were about to shoot Gershon Salamon, he told that they suddenly dropped their weapons and ran away.
Later, it was reported to UN officers these enemy soldiers had seen thousands of soldiers surrounding the cripple IDF officer and had, therefore, fled believing they were outnumbered..The event was corraborated by a UN document filed by a UN observer, as he went to see the injured Salamon because he witnessed the retreat and was mystified to its cause.



Gershon Salamon's story of angelic warriors is not the first I'd heard -- it was merely the first time I'd heard the story from an eyewitness. The bible speaks of another time, when Angelic host came to fight on the side of Israel.
In 2nd Kings, there is a recorded miracle of Divine intervention when the enemies of Israel surrounded the city and God provided a miracle that Elisha saw and told his servant “Fear not”. :
14 “Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.
15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.” (2nd Kings 6:14-18)
REPORTS FROM THE BATTLEFIELD
Soldiers have reported seeing angelic being on the the battlefield and this has happened in all of Israel's wars. There is an example of a Colonel Uri Ram that was welcomed into Shecham by enemy Jordanian troops during the Six Day War.
Somehow the Jordanians inadvertantly mistook the Israelis for Iraqis and by the time they realized their mistake they had no choice but to surrender.
Another instance recalls of a lone Israeli soldier stumblind into a Jordanian trench where he single handedly captured Ammunition Hill which led to the capture of the Old City of Jerusalem the following day.
And an Egyptian tank commander in the Sinai surrendered his entire column to less than a dozen Israeli tanks on the second day of the Six Days War.   He later said that he saw thousands of them. Remember the scripture that Elisha opened the eyes of his servant to the hills being filled with chariots of fire all about them?
17 “The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LordGod might dwell among them” (Psalms 68:17-18)
THE LIST GOES ON AND ON
Need a few more miracles that cannot be explained? I saw this on TV that was a depiction of this next miracle, when a group of Israel commandos were trapped in a minefield in the dark and they could not move, unless they trip a mine and kill them all. So they stayed where they were not knowing what to do. Suddenly, a strong wind came up and surrounded them and blew very hard for several minutes. When they finally opened their closed eyes from the blowing sand being expired, they could not believe their eyes. The wind had blown away all the sand around each land mine, and exposed them all to the soldiers and they were able to escape the mine field safely.



An Israeli documentary series entitled “Against All Odds - Israel Survives: The Complete First Season" details miracles a lot harder to explain, like strange beings with flaming swords defending a Jewish farming community from marauding Arabs. And the list just goes on and on.



I guess with any reported miracle, you could take it apart and try and explain it away as some natural cause rather than a supernatural cause. The Egyptian tank commander who lost his whole column could have been seeing only a “mirage” . Maybe the Jordanians had never seen an Iraqi tank and could not tell the difference between it and a Israeli tank.
Maybe the lone Israeli soldier was just “lucky” when he captured a whole host of Jordanian soldiers and the capturing of Ammunition Hill and the retaking their Holy City of Jerusalem.
I don't know what you could come up with to explain why the man Gershon Salamon survived and the enemy ran away seeing thousands of soldiers around him. I choose to believe that God has got Israel's back and will not let them be destroyed. Could it be coincidence? I don't believe God works in coincidence.



The Bible identifies the archangel Michael as Israel's guardian angel. (Daniel 10:13)
Daniel specifically notes that at the time of the end:
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” (Daniel 12:1-3)


The prophet Zechariah prophesied that in the last days, God would send His angels to fight alongside Israel.
6 “In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”(Zechariah 12:6-9)


The war of Independence that Israel fought in 1948 is no less a miracle than the preservation of the Israelites in the desert when they took flight from Egypt under the command of their mortal shepherd, Moses. Or the miracles that Joshua commanded Israel to reclaim the land of Canaan for their promised land.
God has been doing miracle after miracle when it comes to the land of Israel, as God said that they would never be uprooted again.
20  “and when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the Lord, and are gone forth out of his land.
21 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.
23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.” (Ezekiel 36:20-25)
Israel has had to fight for her very life, since she came back into her own land, that God gave to her descendents of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for a perpetual inheritance...meaning it will never end.
Remember in the recent past when Saddam Hussein fired thirty Scud missiles in to Israel during the first Gulf War, hoping to divide the UN coalition? Most of the missiles landed in the inhabited portions of Tel Aviv to name one, where in comparison, a single Scud missile fired at the US barracks in Saudi Arabia killed 28 National Guardsman from Pennsylvania. But not one missile killed one Jewish resident of these major cities of Israel. Only two causualites were reported..a Saudi security guard, and an Israeli-Arab.


During this war, Israel had nothing to do with the conflict between Kuwait and Iraq, but Israel is always the ultimate goal and target of those who wish to do her harm in any war in the Middle East.

IN RECENT NEWS CLIPS

I have been reading the developments in the nations surrounding Israel and from all reports, the Syrians and the Lebanese are trying to create a noose around Israel's neck. I have reported this in the recent past, but the enemies of Israel are growing more bold, since they have as their junkyard Dog, the nation of Russia to give them confidence of their ability to wage war in the area. I note that Hezbollah has upwards of 150,000 short, medium, and long range guided missiles that in the next war will cause much devastation for the Israeli-Arab citizens. To the east, the Golan Heights are being enforced with Iranian Revolutionary Guards and their troops that are building bases right at Israel's front door. The likelihood of another war involving Lebanon, or/and Syria is not if, but when will the fighting start.



It doesn't take much imagination to see that the next war is shaping up to be fought very soon. I have been watching and wondering when the prophesied war of Psalms 83 would be coming forth, and I feel we are on the cusp of its fulfillment. Never has this prophecy been completed, even though Isreael has fought many wars since her birth in 1948. God has promised Israel that they will possess all of the land promised to their forefather Abraham, and this war just might do it. When Israel is cornered and her existence is in doubt, the “Samson Option” will be put in place. I believe it might include a nuclear hit on the capital of Damascus, Syria.



FROM ONE WAR TO ANOTHER
As I have preached in the past, this coming Psalms 83 war sets the table for the next big war that will cause the earth to tremble when God will come down to defend Israel in all His fury and there will be no doubt who is doing the miracle here.
16 “And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 38:17-23)
Does it give you pause to know that each war is a domino, that when it falls, the next one is set up to be knocked over as well? What will the coming Ezekiel War produce? It will produce profound desolation of the invading armies that will destroy 85% or 5/6 of the invading army. The plague that will be produced will follow the survivors back to their home countries and the destruction continues in their own land, family, and countrymen. I believe Islam will be decimated, as the armies of this invading hoard are near total Islamic.
What is coming will be swift. It won't take many years before Gog-Magog will be brought down into Israel like a fish with a hook in his mouth and be destroyed on the mountains of Israel. When this happens, look for a charistmatic man to arise who will attempt to prevent such a total disaaster from happening again in this part of the world. The world has always been focusing on Israel as the problem with everything, including terrorism, the plight of the so called “Palestinians”, and every ill they can conceive to cast upon Israel. Anti-Semitism is and will grow to make Nazi Germany look like a school yard picnic compared to what is coming. As you know, this man will “confirm” a pre-existing covenant to fulfill the coming 70th week of Daniel's prophecy concerning the people of Israel.
I see the whole scenario coming very quickly in our end of days, which we live in. But not to worry, if you be found in Jesus Christ, for that man will not be revealed until one thing happens. Can you say it before I do?


The removal of the Church from this planet, as that covenant confirmed will not be ratified before that time, and God will reveal that “man of sin” which we only can wonder who he is at the present time. He will be revealed at God's timing, and only God knows when He will remove the church from out of the way to bring His Holy Wrath upon this earth, and it starts with the signing of this 7 year “peace treaty” by the Anti-Christ and the government of Israel.
Israel still has a long “row to hoe” as she will face untold persecution in the foreseeable future. But God will bring a remnant through much suffering, and will come and fight for them, as Zechariah prophesied, and it is just over the horizon, just out of sight for us, but grows closer with each passing day.
2 “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 “Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.” (Zechariah 14:3-5)
Israel will realize their Messiah through much death and persecution, where the Bible says 2/3 of the people will be slain, but a remnant will be saved.
8” And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.”(Zechariah 13:8-9)


Believe my reader, Israel's existence is a daily miracle, punctuated at times by a whole set of miracles, but you have not seen anything yet. Those who are still on this planet, will see much happening in the nation of Israel. They will see Divine Protection, but also Divine judgment to bring Israel to the realization of her Messiah.
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” (Zechariah 12:10)



 This Divine protection over Israel, even their refining as gold is refined in the fire, is not conditional. God will not remove His Hand from the protection of Israel, unlike what is happening in America. God cannot withdraw His hand from Israel, but it doesn't apply to the USA, as we do not have a covenant with God, as Israel does and ratified in the time of Abraham. American could collapse and go the way of the Roman Empire, but Israel cannot.
Israel is on the exact real estate that the Roman Empire evicted them from in 70 AD. Restoration began in 1948 and will never be annulled. God will not allow Israel to be destroyed and restored again. These are the final days of the end for this earth, and the fulfillment of Daniel's 70 weeks prophecy.



The restoration of Israel marks the  beginning of the countdown to the return of Christ within that generation.   Israel can only be restored for the first time once.
Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is His name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.” (Jeremiah 31:35-36)
Note that the word ‘ordinance’ means ‘law.’  God has decreed the existence of Israel forever as a matter of Divinely-settled law.  Israel’s miracles aren’t over.  Not by a long shot. 
If anything, they are just beginning.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Israel has all kinds of Divine promises to protect, and restore her. You and I cannot say the same thing. We are a Gentile nation that God has a plan for us as well. Israel are a special people in His eyes, but He has another special people that He desires to be in His family, just as Israel are His chosen people. God has been working with a “people who were not His people”

We the chosen of this age are called “His people” His bride...

7 “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
8 'And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” (1st Peter 2:7-10)
God has chosen a people, who will become part of His family..the Family of God YAHWEH. We who accepted Jesus as personal Savior will not see much of what I have spoken of near the end. It is designed for the future after the church is gone. I invite you to become part of this family...The Family of God. It only takes belief in two scripture passages, as there are many more, but this two passages seal the gift of eternal life for all who believe.

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18)


and the other passage I like to include in any message I write beside the above, is the following:
9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Roman 10:9-11)


Make that decision for Christ today, as Israel has a promise, you do not...
This is pastor Mike Taylor, praying for your salvation today. If you need prayer, counseling, or just a listening ear, email me at realteam1999@sbcglobal.net, or visit me online at www.pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com, God bless you all.
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

MEN OR ANGELS?


By Gilbert Lillo


Sometimes verses can be found in Holy writ which may admit 2 and even 3 interpretations, but only one is true. Knowing which one is the good one requires a spirit of revelation that we ought to ask to God before opening our Bibles. I have had for years this peculiar problem concerning one passage and that is Gn. VI: 1, 2 which says: “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose”.
The first time I came through this passage I conclude straight forward that these sons of God were angels because verse 4 points out that those women’s offspring were giants, mighty men; men of renown from ancient times. (In Hebrew they call them: Nephilim). As a matter of fact, the half gods of Greek and Roman mythology came to my mind at once, and I remembered all the fables about heroes like Hercules who were the seed of such strange love affairs between the gods and some women. Actually there is sometimes a little bit of truth in mythology; for instance, Vulcan was for the Romans the god of forge, and his name comes from Lamech’ son: Tubal-Cain who was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron (Gn. IV: 22) ... Therefore my first reaction was to consider that the sons of God in Gn. VI: 2 were angels as it may be interpreted in the light of Job I: 6 et II: 1. This interpretation was not something very original because it was a classical rabbinical interpretation in past times. Moreover it has become classical again in some Protestant fundamentalist circles. Nevertheless 20 years later I came to the knowledge of the other interpretation that can be also defended linguistically. Actually this the most common interpretation which holds that the sons of God in Gn. VI: 2 are men from the seed of Seth. Those men took women from the seed of Cain. Of course herein is the problem that nothing in the context points to Cainite women. Thus according to this interpretation, believers became unequally yoked together with unbelievers (2Co. VI: 14). I have even learnt recently a finer interpretation of this sort, proposed by rabbis of the second century, which says that the sons of God would be a royal seed from Lamech who gathered harems. This last interpretation best explains the phrase “of all which they chose”. Let us also point out that in that time kings were judges as well, and they were called gods and children of the Most High in Ps. 82: 6... Anyhow both interpretations agree that the sons of God were men, whether it be classical in traditional Protestantism, or rabbinical during the second century, whether it be the seed of Seth, or the seed of Lamech!
The fact is that I forsook my first interpretation, and henceforth I held that the sons of God in Gn. VI: 2 were mere human beings. Of course this interpretation is more acceptable, more reasonable than the other because our Lord told us that angels do not marry, they do not have sexual intercourse in heaven as Muslims and Mormons do believe… We are all aware that marriage between angels and women is something unnatural. Wherefore I held firmly for 20 years the belief that the sons of God were men, not angels. It is actually a comfortable stance which does not imply neither mystery nor going after strange flesh on the behalf of angels. Nevertheless I changed my mind 2 weeks ago, and came back to my first assumption! I was told once that only idiots never change their minds, and as a defence for my case I may point out that even a great Bible commentator: our brother A.W. Pink changed his mind twice on a more important issue; an eschatological issue. As a matter of fact, he started his ministry as a good Premillennialist teacher, then he became an Amillennialist, and few months before going to heaven in 1952, he was on the way back to Premillennialism. We can take it for granted that the rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948 was the turning point for such a surprising change of mind in so brilliant a Bible teacher…
As for me, the turning point was not neither an amazing event, nor the appearance of any angel, but a passage in Holy Writ that worked as a detonator for another passage which in continuance blew up my former assurance about men being sons of God in Gn. VI:2! “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation” (2 P. I: 20), we have to follow the Holy Spirit comparing spiritual things with spiritual (1 Co. II:13), i.e. Scripture with Scripture. The main passage confirming my first stance is Jud. 6 and 7. There we read:

And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, He has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day; just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which LIKEWISE indulged in sexual immorality and pursued UNNATURAL desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire”. (English Standard Version).

Now we must repeat what we have said already in order to drive the matter home: it seems obvious to all of us that it is utterly unnatural that angels would have sexual intercourse with women, for the simple fact that they do not have sex; they do not procreate in their original estate. Such a strange desire goes against their own nature which is spiritual, and moreover would require a physical, a flesh and blood body, to fulfil it. But actually this exactly what Jude said: they did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling! Bear in mind also that fallen angels are engaged in a relentless and furious rebellion against God. The only satisfaction that remains for them is to gainsay whatever God declared; the goal their commander (Satan) sets before them is to destroy the divine order in creation so as to establish his reign of darkness and confusion. Now someone will ask: Is it possible for an angel to take upon him a human nature? Does not Gn. I repeat 10 times that every living thing must bring forth “after his kind?” Of course we freely admit devilish possessions, that demons can enter into people, but this is not the case we are dealing with; we are talking about angels’ incarnations, not demons’ possessions.
The answer about this strange fact is in the Bible, and it is crystal clear; yea the angels can incarnate as human beings for a while. Take for instance Gn. XVIII: 2 where we see Abraham receiving 3 men. Yet these 3 men are not common men for one is Jehovah himself; theologians call this kind of divine incarnation a theophany… As for the 2 other men; these are angels, and there is no word in angelology for this phenomenon… We must point out that Abraham did not have a vision of 3 men but a real meeting with 3 men; men of flesh and bones who drank water, washed their feet, sat under the tree, and took a meal that Sarah cooked for them (v4 and 5). Afterward the 2 angels went to Sodom where they spent the whole night at Lot’s where “he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat” again (Gn. XIX: 3)! At dawn they grabbed Lot, his wife and their 2 daughters by the hands and compelled them to leave hurriedly that wicked city. Thus there is no doubt that these angels had taken upon them the nature of men because they ate, they drank, they grabbed, they walked, they sat and nobody saw them as angels but as common men. Yet we must press upon our reader that all angels are by nature “ministering spirits sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation” (Hb. I: 14) and that our Lord Jesus when he rose from the dead ate before the disciples in order to ascertain them that he was not a spirit, i.e. an angel: Lk. XXIV: 37 to 43. Moreover this is not the only passage in the Bible where we see incarnated angels. Jacob fought all night long with a man, and we are told after that he was the Angel of Jehovah (Gn. XXXII: 22 to 30). Joshua too met a man « when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand”, and this man was actually the Angel of Jehovah (Josh. VI: 2)! We could also quote Gideon, Manoah, but let us go to the NT, and herein are found 3 women who “entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted” (Mk. XVI: 5). But that young man turned out to be an angel according to Luke’s and John’s gospels!
Holy Writ does not give us much information about angels, but we know that they are spirits who can appear in divers manners such as celestial beings with wings, and even as men, but never as women. In the sight of Gn. XVIII and XIX we can assume that they can abide in a human body for 15 or 18 hours, because when the 2 angels appeared to Abraham it was about midday (XVIII: 1), and when they disappeared it was the next day at dawn (XIX: 15). When they take upon them the body of men, they can eat, drink, fight and do whatever a man can do, therefore it is not a great thing if they can also copulate, and thereby loose their own position of authority, and their proper dwelling as Jude tells us!
Man on the earth dwells in an earthy tabernacle; his soul and spirit abide in flesh and bones body. Angels in heaven have spiritual tabernacles, and their spirits dwell in bodies of light. Even the wicked scientists of the CERN in France have recently discovered with their collider that there is a kind of particle made of sheer light which could be the origin of matter… But we have a much better testimony which is infallible, so we read in 1 Co. XV: 40 : “There are celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one and the glory of the terrestrial is another”. Therefore it is obvious that when an angel takes upon him for few hours the body of a man and copulates with a woman, he becomes one flesh with her, and thereby loses his dignity of celestial creature.  He left his proper dwelling in an infamous way going after strange flesh. Those angels who committed such abomination (before the flood) received a swift condemnation, and henceforth were kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day, i.e. they were cast into hell. Mark well reader that it is written: “He has kept them” not “He will keep them”. (I have consulted various good translations in 4 different languages and they always use a past tense). Now we all know that Satan and his demons walk freely on the earth (Job II: 7) seeking someone to devour. As said John “we know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1Jn. V: 19, ESV). Thanks be to God that Satan has limits he cannot pass, but the fact is that he usually has his minions in all the keys positions in the earthy governments; he is the ruler of this world. Wherefore it is obvious that God has not kept him yet in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day. It shall happen during the Millennium, and not before (Rev. XX: 1, 2, 3)! Till now he is busy keeping his dominion upon earth and in the air wherefore he is also called the prince of the power of the air. So we can assume that Jude 6 deals with a peculiar sort of angels who are already kept in hell until judgment day. These fallen angels must needs be the sons of God of Gn. VI: 2. The evidence whereof is that today there is no offspring of theirs; we see no Nephilim around, neither do we hear about Hercules ‘heroic deeds on the front page of the newspapers! We just hear about some Hercules aircraft carriers on mission in certain countries… And we still use the adjective “herculean”, but that is all that remains from that era of the half gods. As a matter of fact, the whole human race pure and genetically transformed by angels perished at the days of the great flood. Only 8 persons, (Noah and his family) survived, and they were all 100% human offspring. Hence we are all the seed of those 8 persons. But someone will say: “Seeing that angels can take a real human form, why would demons not commit this abomination again? Why do they not take women today?” The answer is easy: they are afraid to do this again because they know that God certainly would cast them into hell at once, and they would be kept in eternal chains until Judgment day.
Now we can compare the incarnation of angels to scuba diving. Man since the 20th century can enjoy sea life like a fish. He can seek pearls, harpoon fishes, or just go for a dive to see the beauties of coral reefs. Nevertheless he must return to the surface as soon as his oxygen tanks are empty. Man is not made for living under water, and although he can spend one or 2 hours with the fishes of the sea, his dwelling place is on the earth because he is an earthy creature. Angels likewise can enjoy for a while the reality of earthy life in a human body, but their nature is celestial wherefore they must return to their dwelling place which is heaven, and at least the first heaven, i.e. the atmosphere, for the fallen angels… But let us now linger on verse 7 for it is the confirmation of all our explanation.
There the Spirit says: “… just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which LIKEWISE indulged in sexual immorality and pursued UNNATURAL desire…” Herein is the proof that the sin committed by the angels who are right now kept under gloomy darkness is perfectly similar to the sin of the Sodomites; it is a sin against nature, it is going after strange flesh! Homosexuality implies demonic possession as Ro. I points out clearly, repeating three times that the men who changed the glory of the incorruptible God were delivered unto uncleanness (v. 24), unto vile affections (v. 26), and unto a reprobate mind (v. 28). Actually all unnatural sins are wrought directly by demons like divination (Ac. XVI: 16) or homosexuality. Nobody is born as a Sodomite, but God has given over to homosexuality lots of people today because of their arrogance toward their Creator. It is not a matter of free will but of divine chastisement through demons. Bear in mind reader that Satan was the first creature to sin, not man, and his fallen angels were the first ones too “to go after strange flesh”! They started the sin against nature taking wives amidst the daughters of men. Afterward they induced men and women through possession to commit the sins of homosexuality and bestiality.
Angels and men have many things in common, therefore both are called the sons of God. Both have a sin which brings an instant and eternal condemnation. Angels who copulated with women were cast into hell before time, meanwhile men who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit have their eternal perdition sealed at once (Mk. III: 29). Hence it seems obvious that all the angels who sinned against nature having intercourse with women are right now “kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day”; they are in hell and they do not roam around in the light of the day, with Satan their chief, looking for someone to devour… The devil and all his legions are well aware of this swift and scathing indictment concerning that sin. They know that whoever among them commits this sin against nature will be sent into hell before time, and therefore they keep away from that sin, because hell is not pleasant neither for men nor for demons.
Many a believer thinks that demons are the ruler in hell, and that they just spend their time aching poor souls who fell in that abyss. Now this is pure tale: hell is a temporary prison for men as well as for angels. Did not Jesus say: “everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Mt. XXV: 41)? Satan knows well that the everlasting fire will not be a place of dominion for him but of humiliation and suffering, and maybe he knew beforehand that every angel who would take a woman would be cast at once in hell. But he is the father of all lies and he has love for nobody; he just rules over his legions, and as long as he can wreak havoc in humanity he does not care if some fall into the hands of the living God before time. Human race genetically modified by his fallen angels could have been a good deal for him in order to hinder the plan of salvation that God promised from Genesis… However this is over now, because all the demons know the swift consequence of so infamous a transgression, and they avoid it because they do not want to go to hell before time! Even Satan cannot convince them any longer; they know he is not trustworthy! This is actually the reason for the strange encounter between Jesus and a legion of demons in the country of the Gergesenes (Mt. VIII: 28).
As I said before; this passage in the country of the Gergesenes was the detonator which sparkled the truth hidden in Jude 6 and made explode the covering whereof. The legion of evil spirits knew Jesus as the Son of God and feared him because they were well aware that he is Jehovah the Son, and that 3000 years ago he cast their fellow angels who took wives among the daughters of men into hell for this unnatural sin. They knew also that one day they too will go to hell for a 1000 years before ending in the lake of fire. But the time for the Millennium was not come yet at that moment; Jesus was made in the likeness of earthy men, in form of a servant, and did not come to them as the King of kings in a glorified body on a white horse with all the holy angels. Therefore this legion is puzzled; they are afraid and cannot understand why Jesus came to this Gentile country, (remember Jews do not have herds of swine), as he said that he was sent to the house of Israel (Mt. X: 5). It is so strange a situation that contrariwise to all the encounters with demons; this time they go on ahead and as soon as Jesus was come out of the ship they immediately met him (Mk. V: 2). Take note that usually people brought them that were possessed with devils (Mk. I: 32, Mt. IV: 23); they never came to him willingly as we see in this case. Moreover they start to talk with him; now bear in mind that Jesus did not use to do that because it is written: “He suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him” (Mk. I: 34). And they say unto him: “What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us BEFORE TIME?” (Mt. VIII: 29). They even ask him not to send them away out of the country (Mk. V: 10), i.e. « they beg him not to command them to depart into the abyss » (Lk. VIII: 31, ESV) which means hell. They plead their cause earnestly and successfully because they know that they did not commit the unnatural sin, and that there is still time left before the kingdom of Christ come with the power of His might unhindered by a terrestrial human nature. Surely they knew Es. XXIV: 21 to 23 which says: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in prison, and after many days shall they be visited. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when Jehovah of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem. And before his ancients gloriously”. So they knew that none of those things had happened yet and therefore they plead their cause showing that it was not fair to send them already into hell. Their argument was solid and Jesus allowed them to stay in the country of the Gergesenes (or Gadarenes) and even to possess the herd of pigs that was nearby. Mark well reader that it is the only time that Jesus talks with demons and grant them their desire! Now I do not know all the reasons why our Lord went to that country, but one thing I know: it enables us to understand Jude 6. Scripture indeed is interpreted by Scripture, but we need more than a good concordance to divide rightly the Word of God! That is why Jesus said: “I thank Thee, 0 Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hid these things from the wise and the prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes” (Lk. X: 21).
I am well aware that for many a brother this interpretation will appear as fanciful, but we must press upon our reader that for us (radical Protestants), reason must be submitted to Scripture and not the opposite, as modern and liberal Protestants are wont to do. A God who can be explained by a finite mind is not the true God. How can the finite comprehend the Infinite? It would be like an illiterate Chinese giving a lecture on English literature at Oxford University… We worship a holy Trinity who says: “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways...For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Is. LV: 8, 9). Does it not sound erroneous to many a believer that the sun, the moon and the stars were created three days after the tiny earth? And what about light shining upon earth since the first without sun? Bear in mind reader that our earth is like a grain of sand on a beach if you compare the dimension of cosmos with it. Why is it so? Without Holy Writ we could not understand these things, but if we read Gn. I: 14 in the light of Ps XIX: 1, then we receive light as it is written: “In Thy light shall we see light”! There are even Unitarian heretics who aver that heliocentric theory is fake. The verse they use thereto is Josh. X: 12. But they use also scientific evidence like the way astronomers calculate the launching of rockets into the outer space, for they do it on a geocentric basis. Bear in mind that according to heliocentric theory the earth evolves around the sun thirty times faster than a bullet! Germans when they shot their shells with their Berta super field gun upon Paris during WW 1, based their calculations on a geocentric assumption! If the earth revolved then the shells would have fallen at 30 kilometers westward from Paris… Anyway I do not want to take my stance in this scientific issue since it does not raise any confusion in our understanding of the great truths which Holy Writ expounds before our eyes. Not so with the issue of the sons of God in Gn. VI: 2, because if you hold the wrong interpretation you will not be able to comprehend neither Jude 6, nor the passage of the encounter of the legion of the Gadarenes with our Lord Jesus! Returning to that old rabbinical interpretation that assumes that the sons of God were actually angels, is a must if you are ever to understand these 2 passages, in case you follow a historical and grammatical interpretation as we do…
Now few more words and I have finished. I want to warn my brothers about a fantasy unto which are driven some who hold our interpretation. Many a brother follows his imagination and forgets that during the flood in the days of Noah the whole offspring of angels and women perished with the rest of all the living, and that those angels since that day remain prisoners in the bottomless pit of hell. The rest of fallen angels dare not now commit the same unnatural sin, as James II: 19 states: “the devils also believe and tremble”. Nonetheless some brothers think that certain fallen angels have continued to have intercourse with women, and that there is still a hybrid human race on the earth! My, this is like a fairy tale, or rather like a Hollywood science fiction picture! There is no verse to sustain such a fantasy. The only fallen angels who try to alter genetically the human race are the wicked scientists who are earnestly endeavouring to create a hybrid human race using animal cells, or trying to connect our brains to computers by electronic implants. The US military has revealed $65 millions of funding for a program to develop a 'brain chip' allowing humans to simply plug into a computer. They say the system could give soldiers super senses and even help treat people with blindness, paralysis and speech disorders. The goal is 'developing an implantable system able to provide precision communication between the brain and the digital world,' DARPA officials said... Albeit they will never achieve their purpose since the time is running out and Christ will soon rule the nations with a rod of iron. The only thing they will be able to do is to improve the electronic implant under the skin of their followers ‘right hands and foreheads, because this is clearly prophesied in Rev. XIII: 16, 17 and XIV: 19!
Our Lord Jehovah-Jesus has total control of the present situation, wherefore bionic men, mutants and Hercules are nothing else than series on TV. God put a limit to human’s wickedness as well as fallen angels’. The worst thing devils can do is to possess whoever willingly opens the door of his inner man. This is precisely what the eschatological Antichrist will do since it is written: “whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders” (2 Ts. II: 9). He will not be the first to do that since Hitler who himself was his own type did it, and got from it a powerful charisma wrought by Satan who dwelt in his spirit. May our Lord keep us in his grace that we may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of God!

Maranatha.