CLEARING UP THE CONFUSION AND IGNORANCE ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WORDS 'NEPHILIM-FALLEN ANGELS’, 'REPHAIM THE GIANTS' AND DEMONS THE 'DISEMBODIED SPIRITS'
GENESIS 6 GIANTS-COPYRIGHT STEPHEN QUAYLE
Much confusion has arisen over the terms “fallen angels,” “giants” and “demons” in the books of the Old and New Testaments (God's Holy Word). The Bible, however, draws a clear distinction between fallen angels and giants.
Fallen angels came to earth in their rebellion against God. Jude chapter 1, verse 6 states:
“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”[KJV]
In other words, these fallen angels left their own habitation. They didn’t stay in the heavenly realm or plane of existence, created for them by God. Instead, they came to earth and had sex with human women. From those sexual unions the giants were born, subsequently to become the basis of all worldwide myths and legends about the "mighty men of renown" of both historic and legendary figures.
It is significant to note that the word ‘Nephilim’ is used only two times in the Bible, once in Genesis, chapter 6 and in the Book of Numbers, chapter 13, verses 30-33. This word in the original Hebrew is related to the verb napahl, meaning “to fall” or “the fallen ones.” It was the fallen ones, or the Nephilim, that genetically corrupted hereditary line human beings, and did so both before and after the Great Flood of Noah’s day.
While the word Nephilim is only used twice within the Old Testament, giants are referred to as the Rephaim over 20 times in the Old Testament. They even have a specific valley named after them known as the Valley of the Rephaim as described in the Book of Joshua. It’s clear that the word Rephaim is a very specific reference to the giants born of the union between fallen angels and the daughters of Adam and Eve. This hybrid progeny always possesses supernatural strength and size, and often exhibited cannibalism!
One key point: The word Rephaim never refers to fallen angels—never.
It should be obvious that those who issued from, or were the children of rebellious angels would be different in the words that were used to describe them, just as the father is not the son but the son is the offspring of the father. While it is correct to say the giants were the “issue” or the “offspring” of the Nephilim (fallen angel fathers), the mixing of terms is not. This brings us to a second key point:
Nephilim are not giants. They never were, nor will they ever will be.
Therefore, it is clear that the Nephilim and the Rephaim are two distinct and separate terms for two distinctly different entities.
The confusion in the church world stems from the misunderstanding of the words of Jesus Christ when he stated that in heaven there is no marriage as known on earth. Jesus states in Matthew 22:30:
“For in the resurrection they [human beings who are resurrected] neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” [KJV]
The main point of confusion here is that Jesus was talking about angels in heaven — not fallen angels. He didn’t say all angels didn’t marry or were given in marriage, but rather that heavenly angels are like this. The angels in heaven don’t marry, but that doesn’t mean the same is true of fallen angels.
Fallen angels can and have transformed themselves (and likely will continue to do this) into physical forms with all the appropriate sexual functions and reproductive capabilities that God created for mankind. This doesn’t happen in heaven, but it does on Earth with fallen angels.
To further exacerbate matters, there is also significant confusion regarding the descriptive term “demon” and the entities the term represents. The terms Nephilim or Rephaim are often mistakenly used to describe demons, or are called demons. This is incorrect and the usage of each term must be made universally clear.
A demon is a disembodied spirit (daimon). It arises when a Rephaim, or giant, dies. As I’ll detail later in this book, the giants are only partially human in nature; when their spirits are loosed through death, they often remain on Earth. These spiritual beings still have all the evil appetites and cravings of giants. They still want sexual contact and crave human flesh. To satisfy these passions, demons seek to possess a living creature, using them as vessels to partake of their previous embodied existence. Thus, demons are truly evil spirits, and are behind what is commonly described or known as “demonic possession” (or daimonizomai in the Greek).
It is my prayer that by clearing up these sometimes confusing terms, a greater revelation will be granted by the Living God to those reading this book. As in the days of Noah, each of us faces a historic evil. Today, it is being held back in part by the grace of God. But today, the gates of hell are truly opening.
The good news is that by reading this book, you will gain an understanding of the past that will arm you for the future. This knowledge will enable you to overcome the coming evil through the power of the Living God.
I believe that in the coming days, we face an onslaught of unparallelled evil. But we must remember that as the Lord Jesus prepares to return to our planet, He has promised to each one who becomes a part of His true Church, that the gates of hell will not prevail against us (Matthew 16:18
Dec 16, 2014