Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Enoch and the Nephilim Youth Bible Study on Genesis 5 and 6


Lesson 9: Enoch and the Giants


 

Needed: Left Behind movie (optional)

 

Bible Study Show Left Behind rapture clip

Read Genesis 5:18-24.  

What do you think it means that Enoch “was no more because God took him away”? Enoch went to Heaven without dying.

 

Why did Enoch get to go straight to Heaven without dying? What was so special about him? He walked with God. He had a good relationship with God. God showed him mercy by allowing him to skip the pain of death.

 

Read Hebrews 11:5.


 


We probably will not be taken from this life like Enoch was. We will probably experience death. But if we walk with God and try to have a good relationship with God and live our lives in such a way that we are trying to please God, we can have faith that we will end up where Enoch went, in Heaven.


 

(Discuss the Rapture based on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:10.)

 


Read Genesis 6:1-4.

 

Who are these “sons of God” who are marrying “daughters of men”? What is that talking about? And why is God not happy about the situation? He says He will limit man’s years. And who are the Nephilim?

 

Enoch, whom we were just talking about, might give us some clues. The Books of Enoch were never chosen to be included in the Bible as Scripture, but they were quoted by other books in the Bible and by early Christian teachers. Let’s read what the 1st Book of Enoch has to say.

 

1st Enoch 7 - It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days,that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful. 2And when the angels, the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamoured of them, saying to each other, Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children.3Then their leader Samyaza said to them; I fear that you may perhaps be indisposed to the performance of this enterprise; 4And that I alone shall suffer for so grievous a crime. 5But they answered him and said; We all swear; 6And bind ourselves by mutual execrations, that we will not change our intention, but execute our projected undertaking. 7Then they swore all together, and all bound themselves by mutual execrations. Their whole number was two hundred, who descended upon Ardis, which is the top of mount Hermon. 8That mountain therefore was called Hermon, because they had sworn upon it, and bound themselves by mutual execrations. 9These are the names of their chiefs: Samyaza, who was their leader, Urakabarameel, Akibeel, Tamiel, Ramuel, Danel, Azkeel, Saraknyal, Asael, Armers, Batraal, Anane, Zavebe, Samsaveel, Ertael, Turel, Yomyael, Arazyal. These were the prefects of the two hundred angels, and the remainder were all with them. 10Then they took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery, incantations, and the dividing of roots and trees. 11And the women conceiving brought forth giants. The giants brought forth the Naphelim, and the Naphelim brought forth the Elioud. And they existed, increasing in power according to their greatness." 12The giant’s stature was each three hundred cubits. These devoured all which the labor of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them; 13When they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them; 14And began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood. 15Then the earth reproved the unrighteous.

 

Who was having children with the daughters of men? Angels

 

And when the children of angels and women were born, what were they? Giants

 

When Moses sent the twelve spies to Canaan, this is what they said.

 

Read Numbers 13:31-33.  

 

9 - Then Michael and Gabriel, Raphael, Suryal, and Uriel, looked down from heaven, and saw the quantity of blood which was shed on earth, and all the iniquity which was done upon it, and said one to another, It is the voice of their cries; 2The earth deprived of her children has cried even to the gate of heaven. 3And now to you, O you holy one of heaven, the souls of men complain, saying, Obtain Justice for us with the Most High. Then they said to their Lord, the King, You are Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings. The throne of your glory is for ever and ever, and for ever and ever is your name sanctified and glorified. You are blessed and glorified. 4You have made all things; you possess power over all things; and all things are open and manifest before you. You behold all things, and nothing can be concealed from you. 5You have seen what Azazyel has done, how he has taught every species of iniquity upon earth, and has disclosed to the world all the secret things which are done in the heavens. 6Samyaza also has taught sorcery, to whom you have given authority over those who are associated with him. They have gone together to the daughters of men; have lain with them; have become polluted; 7And have discovered crimes to them. 8The women likewise have brought forth giants. 9Thus has the whole earth been filled with blood and with iniquity. 10And now behold the souls of those who are dead, cry out. 11And complain even to the gate of heaven. 12Their groaning ascends; nor can they escape from the unrighteousness which is committed on earth. You know all things, before they exist. 13You know these things, and what has been done by them; yet you do not speak to us. 14What on account of these things ought we to do to them?

 

10 - Then the Most High, the Great and Holy One spoke, 2And sent Arsayalalyur to the son of Lamech, 3Saying, Say to him in my name, Conceal yourself. 4Then explain to him the consummation which is about to take place; for all the earth shall perish; the waters of a deluge shall come over the whole earth, and all things which are in it shall be destroyed. 5And now teach him how he may escape, and how his seed may remain in all the earth. 6Again the Lord said to Raphael, Bind Azazyel hand and foot; cast him into darkness; and opening the desert which is in Dudael, cast him in there. 7Throw upon him hurled and pointed stones, covering him with darkness; 8There shall he remain forever; cover his face, that he may not see the light. 9And in the great day of judgment let him be cast into the fire. 10Restore the earth, which the angels have corrupted; and announce life to it, that I may revive it. 11All the sons of men shall not perish in consequence of every secret, by which the angels have destroyed, and which they have taught, their offspring. 12All the earth has been corrupted by the effects of the teaching of Azazyel. To him therefore ascribe the whole crime. 13To Gabriel also the Lord said, Go to the biters, to the reprobates, to the children of fornication; and destroy the children of fornication, the offspring of the angels, from among men; bring them forth, and excite them one against another. Let them perish by mutual slaughter; for length of days shall not be theirs. 14They shall all entreat you, but their fathers shall not obtain their wishes respecting them; for they shall hope for eternal life, and that they may live, each of them, five hundred years. 15To Michael likewise the Lord said, Go and announce his crime to Samyaza, and to the others who are with him, who have been associated with women, that they might be polluted with all their impurity. And when all their sons shall be slain, when they shall see the perdition of their beloved, bind them for seventy generations underneath the earth, even to the day of judgment, and of consummation, until the judgment, the effect of which will last forever, be completed. 16Then shall they be taken away into the lowest depths of the fire in torments; and in confinement shall they be shut up forever. 17Immediately after this shall he, together with them, burn and perish; they shall be bound until the consummation of many generations. 18Destroy all the souls addicted to lust, and the offspring of the angels, for they have tyrannized over mankind. 19Let every oppressor perish from the face of the earth; 20Let every evil work be destroyed;

 

What is going to happen to the angels who married the human women? (verses 15-17) They’re going to be sent to Hell until the Judgment Day.

 

What’s going to happen to the Giants? (verse 13) They’re going to fight each other and kill each other off.

15:8-10 - Now the giants, who have been born of spirit and of flesh, shall be called upon earth evil spirits, and on earth shall be their habitation. Evil spirits shall proceed from their flesh, because they were created from above; from the holy angels was their beginning and primary foundation. Evil spirits shall they be upon earth, and the spirits of the wicked shall they be called. The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven; but upon earth shall be the habitation of terrestrial spirits, who are born on earth. 9The spirits of the giants shall be like clouds, which shall oppress, corrupt, fall, content, and bruise upon earth. 10They shall cause lamentation. No food shall they eat; and they shall be thirsty; they shall be concealed, and shall rise up against the sons of men, and against women; for they come forth during the days of slaughter and destruction.

 

When the giants die, what do they become? Evil spirits.

 

What do we call those evil spirits today?

 

Read Matthew 8:28-29.  

 

The spirits of the giants are evil spirits, demons.

 

Most people think that fallen angels and demons are the same thing. They’re not. Demons are the spirits of the giants, half-angel/half-human. They roam the earth, causing trouble for people.

 

Fallen angels are locked in Hell like we read about the angels who married the women.

Read Jude 6.

 

Read 2 Peter 2:4.


 

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Lesson 9: Enoch and the Giants

 

Bible Study Read Genesis 5:18-24.

 

 

What do you think it means that Enoch “was no more because God took him away”?

 

 

Why did Enoch get to go straight to Heaven without dying? What was so special about him?

 

 

Read Hebrews 11:5.


 


 


Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:10.

 

 

What will happen to us when Christ returns?

 

 

Read Genesis 6:1-4.

 

 

Who are these “sons of God” who are marrying “daughters of men”? What is that talking about? And why is God not happy about the situation? He says He will limit man’s years. And who are the Nephilim?

 

 

1st Enoch 7 - It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful. 2And when the angels, the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamoured of them, saying to each other, Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children.3Then their leader Samyaza said to them; I fear that you may perhaps be indisposed to the performance of this enterprise; 4And that I alone shall suffer for so grievous a crime. 5But they answered him and said; We all swear; 6And bind ourselves by mutual execrations, that we will not change our intention, but execute our projected undertaking. 7Then they swore all together, and all bound themselves by mutual execrations. Their whole number was two hundred, who descended upon Ardis, which is the top of mount Hermon. 8That mountain therefore was called Hermon, because they had sworn upon it, and bound themselves by mutual execrations. 9These are the names of their chiefs: Samyaza, who was their leader, Urakabarameel, Akibeel, Tamiel, Ramuel, Danel, Azkeel, Saraknyal, Asael, Armers, Batraal, Anane, Zavebe, Samsaveel, Ertael, Turel, Yomyael, Arazyal. These were the prefects of the two hundred angels, and the remainder were all with them. 10Then they took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery, incantations, and the dividing of roots and trees. 11And the women conceiving brought forth giants. The giants brought forth the Naphelim, and the Naphelim brought forth the Elioud. And they existed, increasing in power according to their greatness." 12The giant’s stature was each three hundred cubits. These devoured all which the labor of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them; 13When they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them; 14And began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood. 15Then the earth reproved the unrighteous.

 

 

Who was having children with the daughters of men?

 

 

And when the children of angels and women were born, what were they?

 

 

Read Numbers 13:31-33. 

 

 

9 - Then Michael and Gabriel, Raphael, Suryal, and Uriel, looked down from heaven, and saw the quantity of blood which was shed on earth, and all the iniquity which was done upon it, and said one to another, It is the voice of their cries; 2The earth deprived of her children has cried even to the gate of heaven. 3And now to you, O you holy one of heaven, the souls of men complain, saying, Obtain Justice for us with the Most High. Then they said to their Lord, the King, You are Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings. The throne of your glory is for ever and ever, and for ever and ever is your name sanctified and glorified. You are blessed and glorified. 4You have made all things; you possess power over all things; and all things are open and manifest before you. You behold all things, and nothing can be concealed from you. 5You have seen what Azazyel has done, how he has taught every species of iniquity upon earth, and has disclosed to the world all the secret things which are done in the heavens. 6Samyaza also has taught sorcery, to whom you have given authority over those who are associated with him. They have gone together to the daughters of men; have lain with them; have become polluted; 7And have discovered crimes to them. 8The women likewise have brought forth giants. 9Thus has the whole earth been filled with blood and with iniquity. 10And now behold the souls of those who are dead, cry out. 11And complain even to the gate of heaven. 12Their groaning ascends; nor can they escape from the unrighteousness which is committed on earth. You know all things, before they exist. 13You know these things, and what has been done by them; yet you do not speak to us. 14What on account of these things ought we to do to them?

 

10 - Then the Most High, the Great and Holy One spoke, 2And sent Arsayalalyur to the son of Lamech, 3Saying, Say to him in my name, Conceal yourself. 4Then explain to him the consummation which is about to take place; for all the earth shall perish; the waters of a deluge shall come over the whole earth, and all things which are in it shall be destroyed. 5And now teach him how he may escape, and how his seed may remain in all the earth. 6Again the Lord said to Raphael, Bind Azazyel hand and foot; cast him into darkness; and opening the desert which is in Dudael, cast him in there. 7Throw upon him hurled and pointed stones, covering him with darkness; 8There shall he remain forever; cover his face, that he may not see the light. 9And in the great day of judgment let him be cast into the fire. 10Restore the earth, which the angels have corrupted; and announce life to it, that I may revive it. 11All the sons of men shall not perish in consequence of every secret, by which the angels have destroyed, and which they have taught, their offspring. 12All the earth has been corrupted by the effects of the teaching of Azazyel. To him therefore ascribe the whole crime. 13To Gabriel also the Lord said, Go to the biters, to the reprobates, to the children of fornication; and destroy the children of fornication, the offspring of the angels, from among men; bring them forth, and excite them one against another. Let them perish by mutual slaughter; for length of days shall not be theirs. 14They shall all entreat you, but their fathers shall not obtain their wishes respecting them; for they shall hope for eternal life, and that they may live, each of them, five hundred years. 15To Michael likewise the Lord said, Go and announce his crime to Samyaza, and to the others who are with him, who have been associated with women, that they might be polluted with all their impurity. And when all their sons shall be slain, when they shall see the perdition of their beloved, bind them for seventy generations underneath the earth, even to the day of judgment, and of consummation, until the judgment, the effect of which will last forever, be completed. 16Then shall they be taken away into the lowest depths of the fire in torments; and in confinement shall they be shut up forever. 17Immediately after this shall he, together with them, burn and perish; they shall be bound until the consummation of many generations. 18Destroy all the souls addicted to lust, and the offspring of the angels, for they have tyrannized over mankind. 19Let every oppressor perish from the face of the earth; 20Let every evil work be destroyed;

 

 

What is going to happen to the angels who married the human women? (verses 15-17)

 

 

What’s going to happen to the Giants? (verse 13)

 

15:8-10 - Now the giants, who have been born of spirit and of flesh, shall be called upon earth evil spirits, and on earth shall be their habitation. Evil spirits shall proceed from their flesh, because they were created from above; from the holy angels was their beginning and primary foundation. Evil spirits shall they be upon earth, and the spirits of the wicked shall they be called. The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven; but upon earth shall be the habitation of terrestrial spirits, who are born on earth. 9The spirits of the giants shall be like clouds, which shall oppress, corrupt, fall, content, and bruise upon earth. 10They shall cause lamentation. No food shall they eat; and they shall be thirsty; they shall be concealed, and shall rise up against the sons of men, and against women; for they come forth during the days of slaughter and destruction.

 

 

When the giants die, what do they become?

 

 

What do we call those evil spirits today?

 

 

Read Matthew 8:28-29. 

 

 

Most people think that fallen angels and demons are the same thing. They’re not. Demons are the spirits of the giants, _________________________________________________________. They roam the earth, causing trouble for people.

 

 

Fallen angels are locked in ___________ like we read about the angels who married the women.

Read Jude 6.

 

 

Read 2 Peter 2:4.

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