ANGELS, NEPHILIM, AND DEMONS

D E S C R I P T I O N S

“Angels” - God-created spiritual beings. They are messengers who have been given authority as rulers of regions of the earth. They are “watchers” (Da.4:17) of men. They at least protect children (Mt.18:10). “Demons” - The disembodied (as a result of the flood) evil spirits of the Nephilim. No longer having physical bodies, they inhabit or indwell humans so they can interact with mankind. They have the ability to rouse the spirits of the dead, and foretell the future to some extent. (See Le.17:7; De.32:17; 2Ch.11:15; Ps.106:37). Warnings: (Le.19:31; 20:6,27; De.18:10). Examples: (1Sa.28:7; Ac.16:16-18; Mk.7:25-30; Lk.9:38-42; Ac.19:11-16). Jesus gave believers authority over demons (Lk.9:1). It appears these disembodied spirits will ultimately be destroyed forever. Demons will be restricted to the uninhabited land of Babylon (Is.13:19-22; Je.51:37; Re.18:2). “Fallen Angels” - Those who follow Satan at his revolt against God. Some of these inhabited women which the Nephilim. Many were sent to the Abyss. The remainder were free. Today, we ask the question whether a fallen angel can repeat Ge.6 by inhabiting women and produce the Nephilim again. We believe so. “Nephilim” - (Ge.6:4; 14:5; De.2:11,20) - The offspring from the union of the fallen angels and women. These were half man and half angel. Therefore they were a hybrid race. After their physical bodies were destroyed i the flood, their spirits became what we call demons.

D E S C R I P T I O N S

MAN AND NEPHILIM

These went outside the allowed boundary and co-habited with women producing the Nephilim. This appears to corrupt the line of the coming Messiah Who is to bruise satan’s head (Ge.3:15)

FALLEN ANGELS

Flood destroys man and Nephilim. The flood destroys the physical bodies of the Nephilim, but their spiritual being lives on as what we call demons or evil spirits. (Ge. 3)
FLOOD

An angel visits Daniel to give a message but the angel was delayed 21 days because of a spiritual battle he has with the prince of Persia. As soon as this battle is over, another conflict with the prince of Greece will begin (Da.10:5-6, 12-13, 20). The spiritual beings probably do not die in battle. Our minds are the battlegrounds. What we think and believe is the desired stronghold.

ANGELIC CONFLICT

An itinerant Jewish exorcist tries to cast out a demon but is overtaken by the demon (Ac.19:11-16)

DEMONS

The 6th angel sounds and 4 angels, who were bound at the great river Euphrates are released. They kill 1/3 of mankind with fire that comes from their mouths. Mankind is worshiping demons (Re.9:13-20). God uses these to fulfil His plan.

FALLEN ANGELS

Satan falls into sin and some angels follow him. Many believe from Re.12:4 that it was 1/3 of the total angels that fell with him.

SATAN AND FALLEN ANGELS

God casts the fallen angels, that fathered the Nephilim, into the Abyss. This is a spiritual holding place for these particular fallen angels (2Pe.2:4; Jd 6)

FALLEN ANGELS

David plays music to refresh Saul, and the evil spirit departs (1Sa.16:14). Saul seeks a woman who has a divining spirit from En-dor (1Sa.28:7). [Misfits; halfbreeds]

DEMONS

See examples: Mt.17:14-21, Disciples...Not Mk.7:25-30, Gentile woman Lk.9:38-42, Disciples...Not! Lk.13:11, Evil spirit sickness Ac.16:16-18, Paul annoyed

Christ and demons converse. They begged Christ not to cast them into the Abyss (Lk.8: 26-33).

DEMONS

Ep.6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Based on this Paul goes right into the armor of God (v.13-20).

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

B O T T O P M I L T E S S

• 2Pe.2:4 “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment” • Jude 6 “And angels who did not keep their proper domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day”

• Lk.8:31 “and they were entreating Him not to command them to depart into the abyss.” • 1Pe.3:19 “in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison”

The spiritual holding place for the fallen angels who inhibited the daughters of men and some some demons. It is a place of darkness and chains. The angelic ruler of the Abyss is named Abaddon (Hebrew) and/or Apollyon (Greek) which means “destroyer.”

A B Y S S

The 5th angel’s trumpet has a star (an angel) fall from heaven having the key to the Bottomless Pit. When opened smoke and locusts come out to harm, for 5 months, those who do not have the seal of God (Re.9:1-10). Fallen angels and demons are used by God as instruments of His wrath

FALLEN ANGELS

Tom Elseroad 07-12-2001 http://www.elseroad.com Angels_Nephilim_Demons.cdr