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"The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown." Genesis 6:4, NAS

Of the giants mentioned in the scriptures, their origins can be traced to the time when the sons of God mated with with the daughters of men. It is commonly accepted that the sons of God refers to a band of angelic beings who voluntarily left their first abode. "And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode..." (Jude 6, NAS). Of these angels, we are told that they left by choice, not force. These then would differ from another group of angelic beings who were physically cast out of heaven, as outlined in Second Peter 2:4 and Revelations 12:3-4.

While that in itself is difficult to imagine, their history is outlined through the scriptures and should be taken as fact, provided that one accepts the authenticity of the Bible. The real question that comes to mind is that if these giants roamed the earth prior to the flood, then why were there still giants after the flood? It states specifically in Genesis 7:4 that with the exception of Noah and his family, all living things would perish in the flood.

It would stand to reason that the flood would have killed off the lineage of the giants. Yet the children of Israel faced giants when they entered the promised land. Where then did the giants come from after the flood?

There is an interesting story in the book of Genesis. "Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth" (Genesis 10:8). This account comes to us concerning the genealogy of the sons of Noah. Nimrod was the grandson of Ham, one of the three men who survived the deluge in the ark built by Noah.

Of this man, Nimrod, a greater history is recorded than some of the other descendants of Noah. He is the builder of cities, the one who brought civilization up to par in the years following the flood. He preferred hunting to serving God. He also went on to become the father of Canaan, which would later become a land filled with giants.

Nimrod is described as a 'mighty one' on the earth, a term that was used a few generations earlier to describe the race of giants, the offspring of angelic error. That term is used no where else in the genealogy, except to describe Nimrod.

His grandfather, Ham, came from a fine, God fearing family. Yet he himself was not God-fearing, as evidenced by his behavior toward his father when Noah sinned. He was cursed for his actions, yet we can tell by his offspring that he was already under a curse. Because Ham, or his wife, carried the gene of the giants in their bloodstream.

The flood did indeed wipe away the stain of angelic sin, yet that sin was carried over into the next generation by a person who rejected God. The giants came to earth first by angels; they appeared the second time because of the sin of man.

It could not be seen in Ham's children, but it was made evident further down the road. Because Nimrod, his grandson, would become a mighty man--a giant in the earth.

My name is Charles Wise, and I am a slave owned by Jesus Christ. I first had a God encounter as a vagrant on the streets of Arizona. When I allowed God to have ownership of my life, He took away the addictions of alcohol and drugs which were destroying my life--and replaced them with an undying hope of eternal peace. I have been a Christian for twenty years and the message I share today is the same I shared twenty years ago: anyone can, with enough will power, alter their life; but only Jesus can change it. My hope is that you can find God in the messages I share. If you are a new Christian, or an established Christian wanting to get back to foundational issues, I would invite you to my webpage where you will find weekly Bible studies that will take you on a walk with Jesus through the gospel of John. I also have a link to my new book,"The Last Four Signs", which I am hoping to publish soon. You can read it for free at this time. You can even download it to your Kindle, and if you take a few moments to register on authonomy, you can rate the book and even post comments. I also have a blog on my website in which you can interact with my ministry. Thanks for reading my work and I pray God's blessings on your life.

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