Pastor Tim Romero
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Genesis 6:1–4 (ESV): "When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. 3 Then the Lord said, "My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years." 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown."
What do you get when you cross a cheetah with a hamburger? Fast food.
What do you get when you cross a human with a fallen angel? The Nephilim.
During the days of Noah the population of the earth skyrocketed. People lived to see 9-10 generations. That means one family with four kids could increase the population of the earth by 3000, in twenty generations the population would soar to 3.1 million. It's easy to see how the earth could become populated quickly. Based on the genealogy of Chapter 5, it is estimated that the population of earth could have been billions of people, perhaps even more so than the 7.7 billion that live on planet earth now.
There was one group that didn't quite fit in. When the Bible speaks of the "sons of God" it could be references the sons of Seth. However, when that same term is used in the rest of the Bible it is a reference to angels. Many believe that the Nephilim were a result of fallen angels leaving their own abode (Jude 6) and having relations with the daughters of man (the daughters of Cain). It makes sense considering God told Satan that the seed of the woman would one day crush him. No wonder Satan would turn the culture to aberrant sexual behavior. Because of this God was sorry that He made man and would bring judgment upon the entire world, except Noah, he found favor in God's eyes.
Jesus said "for as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the son of Man." (Matt 24:37). Our culture is one of aberrant sexual behavior. Many have strayed from Gods plan for sexuality and have left their own abode as it were. It's been said that if God doesn't judge our culture soon He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. Not true but the point is clear, our culture is much like the days of Noah. The signs are around us. The Spirit of God will not contend with man forever. There is coming a day when God will judge this world with His wrath because of the disobedience of man. Are you ready to see Jesus? If not you ought to get ready now for His return is eminent. Don't wait, the flood of God's fury is coming. He has sent an ark named Jesus to deliver you. You don't want to miss this boat. I promise you! Turn to Jesus and today be forgiven and restored. Amen?
Father we thank You for clear signs in Your Word that help us identify the days in which we live. Forgive us for straying as a nation. Wash the people of America and beyond with the cleansing power of the blood of Christ. Revive and awaken us to glory of Your kingdom. You alone are worthy God. Take the remnant of Your Church and use us in these last days we pray in Jesus name, amen.