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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LOVE

Love ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

July 22, 2014 at 4:13pm
"Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends..."
                                 ~1 Corinthians 13:4-8
                                           (HCSB)

1 Corinthians 13 is commonly referred to as the "Love" chapter of the Bible.  Love is described in it's fullness and by what it does. Love is more than a word describing feelings for someone special or for others, it is an action. It does something. I causes something. It is willing to sacrifice for others, die for others, care for others needs, and it carries with it a full range of emotions, both negative and positive.

Love is patient...willing to wait. Willing to endure whatever it takes. Remember the story of Jacob and Rachel in Genesis 29? Jacob fell in love with Rachel. In order to have her as his bride he made a deal with her father. He would work for him for seven years in exchange for Rachel to be his bride and when his hard work was completed, the wedding took place and Jacob, unable to see his bride's face behind her veil, married her and took her as his wife. The next morning he realized he'd been deceived. His father-in-law had given Jacob Leah, his oldest daughter, and not the promised Rachel. Jacob then struck another deal with Rachel's father, he would work ANOTHER seven years for her and when the work was completed, he was given Rachel as his wife. His love for her was so deep he worked for 14 hard years for her. His love included committment, sacrifice, hard labor and supreme patience. And he was rewarded with the love of his life. For her it was worth the price.

Love does not envy, or covet what others have. Some claim love when only greed is involved....claiming to love when it is really just seeking some gain, reward, or what the other person has. Such as marrying for money or befriending someone to reap benefits in the form of gifts. REAL love is content with what one has and does not seek to gain anything from someone else except their love and even then sometimes unrequited love is the outcome. We must love our enemies. That is real love. Loving someone or those who hate  you. Christ loves many who hate him. Such as the Apostle Paul, who persecuted those who followed Christ until he encountered Jesus for Himself, then his hatred turned to true genuine love for others because of the love Christ showed to him.

Love does not envy. You do not love just so you can obtain money, fame or anything else. That is covetousness and self-seeking. It is not what love is. We are to love and be like Jesus who laid down His life for His friends. There is no greater love than this.

"This is My command: Love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends."
                          ~John 15:12-13
                                (HCSB)

Love does not boast or brag. It does not vaunt itself. There is NO ROOM for pride in love. You can be proud of those you love, but self pride has no place in loving others or someone special like a spouse. The attitude that he/she is lucky to have you is NOT love. It is pride. The attitude that you are blessed to have somone's love is proper and implies thankfulness. That is love. Not being puffed up and full of oneself. Self-importance is selfishness and pride and love based on this is not love at all and will soon falter and die.

Love is courteous and never rude. Love does not point out another's faults in order to offend or hurt. Love will seek motives for its actions. Love will question itself to make sure its motives are pure. It examines the motives and the heart. It is the secret of service and not unseemly. It is forgiving and doesn't hold grudges. It does not take joy in another's failings, mistakes or sins. Even the sins of an enemy are not to be enjoyed by you. True love will completely forgive and not lord it over the other or others.

Love is unconditional. No condition should be made in exchange for love.

Love is not overbearing or cruel. It never seeks its own way that it will hurt another. It does not stay irritated or angered against an offense. It finds no pleasure in another's pain. It is devoted to truth in all things. It protects, believes, hopes, trusts, and endures.

Love brings joy. not suspicion. It hopes and remains strong in testing. It expresses itself in action through patience, kindness, forgiveness, without envy or pride. Love bears all things.  True, real love never ends.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Alien Creators? Thoughts to Ponder

Alien Creators? Thoughts to Ponder
By: Karen Slaughter (Formerly Russell)

Lately there's been a constant deluge of TV programs, books, YouTube videos and various websites telling us consistently that we were seeded here by an alien race, genetically altered from our original form to become the human race as we are today. We are told these "aliens" are our creators, our saviors, and they're coming back to teach us the true religion and help us achieve to ascend to our next level of evolution, but in order to do so, we are told we must all come together under one religious system, denounce the other gods, including our TRUE God and worship their "god" with them.

Why would they do this? Why would aliens come millions of light years across the galaxy and seed a race of beings so far away? Why is it so important for them to come so far and tell us to denounce Christ and deny Him as not only our Savior, but our Creator? Why would they care?

These "aliens" are not aliens at all. They are fallen angels. They are not from another planet, but from another dimension. They want us to denounce Christ because they want us to worship them. Satan wants us practicing his religion and worshiping him. He wants our reverence, our devotion, and he wants to take us away from God. He hopes to deceive us into believing the lie, the same lie told to us down through the ages, that with the help of our "creators", they will help us to evolve and ascend and become gods (Genesis 3:5) ourselves. Then we will, along with the fallen angels (posing as aliens) worship their god, Satan.

It is through this lie that they deceive you. They will pull you down, away from God Almighty (Who created them), and you will end up going straight to hell with them. Why do they do this? They hate us. We are made in the image of God and they hate us with a passion. They are defiant to God and want to destroy His creation by sealing our fate with them.

Wake up! Stop dreaming about alien saviors who are coming to make the world a better place. They are here to cause hell on earth and very soon, they will. The Great Tribulation is not far off. The pieces are falling into place right on schedule. Satan knows his time is short. He thinks he will win. He is wrong. Do not follow him, do not listen to him, do not believe the lie. Your eternal soul, your life, is at stake. If you choose to believe the lie, you will lose right along with him.

Instead, turn to Christ, believe on Him and be saved. He died for our sins. Did any of these so-called aliens die for you? Would they? The answer is no. Jesus will give you the strength, His strength, that will enable you to stand against the lies of the devil and his fallen angels. Jesus will keep your soul safe. He will cover you as you rest in Him and trust in Him so that even in the midst at battle, you will be at peace. Choose this day the one you will serve. I pray you choose wisely.

©2012-14 Karen Slaughter

Thursday, June 26, 2014

In the Land of Canaan Part 4

By: Karen Slaughter (formerly Russell)

In the land of Canaan, there came upon them war.

King Chedorlaomer of Elam was a descendant of Shem, the son of Noah. Noah had made a prophecy, a curse upon his grandson, Canaan, for Ham, the father or Canaan had done a detestable thing when he went into his father Noah's tent and found him naked in his drunkeness. He ran out of the tent to tell his brothers and because of this, Noah cursed his son Canaan. It is thought the reason had something to do with gossip and perversion upon Ham and Canaan's part to cause Noah to curse his grandson. The curse was that Canaan would serve his brother (cousins), descendants of Shem. (Genesis 9)

The descendants of Canaan were the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Zoar. They had violently seized the land that rightfully belonged to Shem's descendants. King Chedolaomer, a descendant of Shem and ruler of Elam was the rightful owner of the land and made the citites pay tributary to dwell there. For twelve years they did this but on the thirteenth, they rebelled and refused to pay it. King Chedolaomer, Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, and Tidal, king of Goiim (of nations) declared war upon the cities. They came to the valley of Siddim (the Salt Sea), and in the fourteenth year of Chedolaomer, he with his allies, defeated the Rephaim in Asteroth-karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shavey-kiriathaim, the Horites in Mount Seir, and as far as El-paran which was by the wilderness. (Remember the names of these peoples - it will be important later on in the series).

When these places were defeated, King Chedolaomer turned back and went to Kadesh and conquered all the country of the Amalekites and the Amorites, who dwelt in Hazezontamar. The kings of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Zoar, came against Chedolaomer and Amraphel, Arioch and Tidal. It was four kings against five.


The Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits and the soldiers of Sodom and Gomorrah and their allies fled, they fell into these tar pits and died, and the survivors all fled to the mountains. The war was over. Chedolaomer and the descendants of Shem were the victors. They took al the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and their allies, including their food suppliess. They also took captive Lot, nephew of Abram, all his possessions and left.

A fugitive who had escaped capture and death fled to Abram the Hebrew (Abraham, who was still called Abram at this time). Abram was living by the oaks of Mamre the AMorite, brother of Eschol and brother of Aner, and they were allies with Abram. Abram gathered all his servents who had been trained in war, those born in his house and they numbered 318 and led them in pursuit to rescue Lot. They went as far as Dan. Here he divided his forces against them during the night and defeated them. He rescued his nephew Lot and all his possessions, and also the women and the people. The reason Abram fought Chedolaomer was because they had broken the law of nations. Lot was a sojourner, not a citizen of Sodom, and therefore had no concern in the arguments between the kings. Abraham was justified in what he did to rescue Lot.

Afterward, the King of Sodom went to meet Abram at the valley of Shaveh, the King's Valley. He'd fled as his armies were defeated, into the mountains. Now he came out of hiding to meet Abram to congratulate him for his victory over Chedolaomer and the other kings.

©2012-14 Karen Slaughter

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In the Land of Canaan Part 3

By: Karen Slaughter (Formerly Russell)

In the once great city of Ur lived a man called Terah. Terah descended from the line of Shem, the son of Noah, who along with his wife, his three sons and their wives, survived the great worldwide flood on an ark God instructed Noah to build as the rest of mankind died because of their wickedness and involvement with the evil fallen angels and their offspring, the Nephilim. Only Noah's bloodline was free from the Nephilim bloodline, untainted with Nephilim DNA.

Terah was, according to Jewish tradition, a maker and seller of idols. He was steeped in idolatry, worshiping the very idols he'd made with his own hands, the idols he sold to other idolators of Ur of the Chaldeans. Terah believed, as did others, that the "gods" gave the idols power. Terah so believed in these idols he became of priest for them.

Terah was 70 years old when he had his first son. Together he had three sons, Nahor, Haran and Abram. While still in Ur, Haran died before his father (tradition says at the hands of Nimrod) leaving a young son named Lot. (Genesis Rabba).

Nahor took a wife, a woman named Milcah and Abram married his half-sister, Sarai. But Sarai was barren so she and Abram had no children. After his son's (Haran) death, it is said that Terah became a believer in the One True God, and when Abram was instructed by God to leave Ur and go to a land God would show him, Terah went along...taking control of the situation. He took his grandson Lot along with Abram and Sarai, and left Ur of the Chaldeans, and headed out, stopping at the city of Haran and dwelt there.

Abram never believed in his father's gods. He believed there was only One True God, and trusted in Him so that when God told him to leave Haran, his country, and to leave his father's house and his kindred, Abram took Sarai and left to journey where God would lead him. This time he followed God's command to leave his father, who had an idolatrous past, and by doing so, this absolved him from the Mitzvah of honoring parents. Abram left to not only follow God, but God would make a new lineage from him, unrelated to his ancestors who were idolators. This new line would be God's chosen people. A nation for Himself.

Abram did not obey, though, the command to leave his kindred behind when he decided to take Lot with him, and by doing so it would cause Abram trouble later on down the road. Tereh remained in Haran and at age 205 he died. (Abram was 75 when he left Haran.)

Abram's life changed. He became a nomad, no longer living in the city. He followed God and God blessed him and promised to make him a great name. God would make him a blessing and a curse, to those nations who blessed Abram (Hebrew nation) God would also bless them, to those who cursed Abram (Hebrew nation) God would also him. It is through Abram's son Isaac, that Joseph was born and from Joseph came the people of Israel, the Hebrew/Jewish nation. Only one thing remained to be needed....a son. Abram and Sarai, who was still barren, had no son and therefore no heir....yet.

So, Abram, along with his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and their servants and livestock Abram had acquired led them as he followed God to the land of Shechem, in the plain of Moreh. The Canaanite was there. The Canaanite would become a problem for the the children of Abram in about 400 years. Here God appeared to Abram and told him, "Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him." (Genesis 12:7)

"And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD." Genesis 12:8)

Abram grew wealthy in silver and gold and also in livestock as he journeyed back and forth throughout the land. Despite his wealth, Abram still longed for a son to pass this down to. He knew God was going to make a nation through him and his descendants, but he wasn't getting any younger and neither was Sarai, who was still barren.

His nephew Lot was presenting a problem too. He also had flocks and herds and the combination of both the herds of Lot and Abram, the land was unable to sustain them all. The herdsmen between them were always fighting over it and it soon became obvious that they couldn't continue to live together in the same area. In order to keep the peace and feed both their herds and flocks, Abram went to Lot, his nephew, and offered him his choice of the land to dwell in, separating their herds and families. Of course, Lot chose the best land, which he would soon regret doing, and Abram, being gracious agreed to it. Lot would go on to the city of Sodom, a city of wickedness, surrounded by more cities of wickedness. Yes, he would soon regret his choice.

Abram settled in the land of Canaan. The LORD told Abram, "(Gen 13:14) And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

"Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD." (Genesis 13:14-17)


©2012-14 Karen Slaughter

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

In The Land Of Canaan...Part 2

By: Karen Slaughter (formerly Russell)

'...Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. "' ~
Genesis 10:8-9

Nimrod, the great and mighty hunter before the LORD. He was the great-grandson of Noah, the son of Cush, grandson of Ham and nephew of Canaan. If you recall, Canaan was cursed by Noah. But this son of Cush was no prize either.

Nimrod was the very first world ruler, he was the first type of an anti-Christ. It is believed that the anti-Christ will be just like him. And some say Nimrod is the ancestor of the future anti-Christ.

Nimrod established great cities, including Babylon from which he ruled. In Babylon was to be built a mighty tower that reached into the heavens, it was to be his greatest accomplishment because through it he intended to kill God.

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Now, this is not a good thing here. It actually means he was not hunting animals, but instead, he hunted men's souls. And they weren't souls for the LORD GOD. No, he hunted them to destroy them. Nimrod began the very first organized rebellion against God Almighty. And by doing this, he won men's souls to be used against the LORD.

He was a giant. (See where this is going?) He was a gibborim and he was just like his cousins, the giants of Canaan. He was the first one to rule over a one world government. As previously stated, Nimrod was the first to be an anti-Christ.

The name Nimrod means "The Rebel" or "To Rebel." It certainly suits him. He was a rebel. One of the worst kind of rebel to ever have lived. He was a tyrant, a bully, a treacherous and dangerous individual who thought nothing of his cruel deeds. It may surprise you to know that Nimrod was more than likely a title rather than his name. This rebellious one is known by many names around the world.

Let's go over the above verse I've given and see what the Hebrew means in these words.

First we have that he "began to be a mighty one" the word "began" in Strong's: #H2490
חלל
châlal
khaw-lal'
A primitive root (compare H2470); properly to bore, that is, (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one’s word), to begin (as if by an opening-wedge); denominatively (from H2485) to play (the flute): - begin (X men began), defile, X break, defile, X eat (as common things), X first, X gather the grape thereof, X take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

We can see from the definitions that this is not a very nice person. Now let's look what Strong's says about the the word "mighty one":

#H1368
גּבּר גּבּור
gibbôr gibbôr
ghib-bore', ghib-bore'
Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant: - champion, chief, X excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.

Notice the words in bold. Where have we seen the word "Gibbor" before? In Genesis 6:4:

"There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."

Going to Strong's we see:

#H1368
גּבּר גּבּור
gibbôr gibbôr
ghib-bore', ghib-bore'
Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant: - champion, chief, X excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.

The same definition. Who were these "mighty men of old"? The Nephilim. From other sources we know that Nimrod was a giant. And his cousins were the Canaanites...the sons of Canaan that filled the future Promised Land that we will be going over later in this series. The fact is he was more than likely a Nephilim, or he became one through genetic tampering. Something the fallen angels are known for doing.

Why did Nimrod want to build the Tower?

Reason #1 - He wanted to defy God and build a tower so high that if God ever sent another flood like Noah's Flood, the tower would be too high for the waters to reach. Nimrod was arrogant. This reason is improbable because God promised never to send another global flood. The next time it will be by fire. Also, if God wanted the water to cover Nimrod's tower, it would cover Nimrod's tower. So this reason is not a very good one and since this is impossible for man to do, I don't see God destroying Nimrod's plans and causing the people to start speaking other languages.

Reason #2 - We read in the Book Of Jasher that there are three reasons Nimrod wanted to build the tower and I believe these are the correct reasons. Nimrod set up three teams and each team had a single goal. The first one was to strike God down with bows and arrows, and another team was to actually kill God and the third was to set up their false gods in heaven to worship.

Now, I don't believe that God can be killed. But there must have been a threat in this somehow, maybe to the heavenly angels. If it were just a tall building I don't think he'd destroy that and change everyone's language. Besides, we have tall buildings all over the world built by vain and arrogant men, and God doesn't stop them from building it.

The Tower was somehow a threat and God put a stop to it. It is now believed by scholars who study this subject that the tower was more than just an extremely tall building. It was to be a portal. A doorway between the dimensions. Sort of like the TV show "Stargate:SG1". Their gateway opened up and let them travel to other planets. This portal was a gateway to other dimensions. They were going to use it to access the Third Heaven where God dwells and kill Him...or so they thought. He could speak them out of existence for such a scheme, but instead He simply put a stop to construction and confused their languages, causing them to leave and team up with others of their language and go and settle throughout the earth. God was not going to allow them access to the Third Heaven. His reasons are His own and that's all we need to know. I don't think it was because they could actually do any harm to Him. It is not for us to know now, but maybe later, when we are in our new bodies and Home with Him.

Once the building was stopped and the languages confused, the people left speaking of what had just happened and about Nimrod. These stories were passed down from one generation to the next, each in their own languages and this is how Nimrod was called by many names.

Each culture's stories were all very similar, the same basic story with few changes. Nimrod was an evil guy who tried to find a way to kill God. Only the Bible has the truth about it all, it is the very Word of God.

All these stories are about a flood and how God used it to destroy the evil people. Nimrod's many names will be quite familiar to you. They are:

*Gilgamesh
*Tammuz
*Bacchus
*Mithra
*Ra
*Baal
*Adonis
*Dionysis
*Osiris
*Orion

There are others. We will cover these names in the near future. It will reveal a lot about Nimrod, what he did, why he was so dangerous, and is he the fore-bearer of the coming anti-Christ?

©2012-14 Karen Slaughter

Monday, June 23, 2014

In The Land Of Canaan...Part 1

In The Land Of Canaan...Part 1
By: Karen Slaughter (formerly Russell)

This is the first in a series about the subject of the land of Canaan, later to be known as Israel, its history and what took place there that God had Joshua and his army destroy every one in it, including the livestock of its inhabitants.

We get a clue from Genesis 6:4 - " 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." (NASB) [emphasis mine]

It's the "and also afterward" that we're going to focus on, but first let's discuss what happened before this.

Before the Flood of Noah, the earth was overrun with hybrid beings called Nephilim. They were the offspring of a union between fallen angels and human women. Fallen angels left their proper abode (Jude 6) and took on the form of human men and mated with human women. These Nephilim were vile, evil creatures.


This was a satanic attempt to corrupt the human bloodline so that the Messiah could not be born. If all humans were Nephilim, then Jesus could not be born of one.


"Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." Genesis 6:5 (NASB)

God sent the flood to destroy the Nephilim and all living things upon the earth (the animals were tainted as well). All were tainted by Nephilim blood and DNA. All except Noah. Noah was perfect in his generations (Genesis 6:9), meaning his bloodline and DNA were pure and free from Nephilim blood, as was his sons. God told Noah to build the ark and only Noah and his wife, their three sons and their wives were allowed to be on the ark to be saved from the coming destruction along with the animals which were to be spared. They were sent to the ark by God and were saved as well. It was from these 8 people that mankind began anew, being fruitful they multiplied and refilled the earth, as did the animals.

And now we come to the "and also afterward." What does that mean? It means it happened again.

The angels who sinned pre-Flood were chained and cast into hell's darkest pits until the time of judgment (2 Peter 2:4). The second incursion was a new set of fallen angels.

After the Flood, Noah and his family left the ark along with all the animals and started life all over again, albeit a little different than before. The Earth was cleansed and the LORD God promised to never destroy the earth by flood again. He gave the rainbow as a sign of His promise.

Earth now had seasons, cold and heat, seed time and harvest, rain and snow (Genesis 8:22). God blessed them all and He gave them a new diet of meat along with the plants (Genesis 9:3). The animals would be afraid of man now and God ordered that even though they could kill an animal for food, there were rules, they were not to eat its life's blood.

Noah became a farmer and planted a vineyard. His sons became fathers. The sons of Japheth were Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. Shem's sons were Arphaxad, who was born two years after the Flood; Eber (whose name is where the word "Hebrew" came from), Elam, Asshur, and Aram. The sons of Ham were Mizraim, Phut, Cush and Canaan.

One day Noah drank too much of the wine from his vineyard and became drunk. Yes, it was sinful. Because he was drunk he lay uncovered in his tent, he was naked. Ham was his father's nakedness and that he was lying in a drunken stupor. Instead of being respectful to his father, he ran out of his father's tent and told his brothers. Noah was drunk and naked, but he was in the privacy of his own home and Ham had no business going in there, much less running to his brothers to gossip. Ham was amused, his brothers were not. His brothers, wanting to preserve their father's dignity, they took a garment, walked in backwards in Noah's tent, not looking at him, they covered him up and left his tent.

When Noah awoke the next morning, he knew, without having been told by Shem and Japheth, what Ham had done. How he knew is not for us to know, but perhaps he heard the gossip that was started by Ham about it.

Now notice what God said through Noah, "And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant." Genesis 9: 25-27 (NASB)

The curse was not placed on Ham, but on his son Canaan. Why did God do this? There are two theories as to why and I don't agree with either one of them. One is that Ham, seeing his father unconscious, drunk and naked, took his mother and had sex with her and that Canaan was the result of their incest. This is not what happened nor is there any reference to it being in Scripture. The second theory is that either Ham or Canaan felt attraction to Noah in a homosexual way. This did not happen either.

These are just theories with no evidence of either being true. There is another belief that I don't agree with and that is that the curse on Canaan was to have black skin, both he and his descendants would be black slaves to the lighter skinned races of the world all down through history. This is nothing but prejudice and racism. A hateful lie! Being black is NOT a curse. It is just one way God designed His creation and His creation of all the races is beautiful.

We aren't told why Canaan was cursed but there is always conjecture. The most probable reason is that Canaan participated in Ham's actions and behavior, perhaps he gossiped and exaggerated and spread it throughout the tribes of Noah causing him shame. Whatever the reason, Canaan's line is cursed. The curse was prophetic, the Canaanites were a wicked and unnatural race of people. They were giants. They were Nephilim. Joshua enslaved them because of their wickedness (Joshua 9:23) as did Solomon (I Kings 9:20-21).

Canaan would become the land of promise to Abraham and we will get to that story soon enough, but next in the series is about Nimrod. Who was he and why was he so dangerous? What did he do that had to involve the Nephilim? Stay tuned...
 ©2012-14 Karen Slaughter

Flood Survivors?

I was reading for a video I am working on this morning and came across a site where they claim that the Nephilim (giants) survived the flood by hiding underground and living in the earth. Their reasoning? Because of Genesis 6:4:

"There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."
Genesis 6:4 (KJV)

Because it says "IN the earth" not on.

And also because of Genesis 7:23 I have also heard this theory too:

"And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark."
Genesis 7:23 (KJV)

Because it says "Upon the FACE of the ground" (surface in other translations).

NO.

There is NOWHERE you can hide from God. He set out to destroy these evil beings and THAT is exactly what He did. IF they were inside the earth hiding they are still dead because Genesis 7:11 tells of the fountains of the deep breaking up. These fountains were under the ground. So every living creature not on that ark died. If they were hiding underground they died just as those who were on the surface died. NO exceptions. God succeeded in what He set out to do. The statement in Genesis 6:4 "and also after that" simply means the fallen angels did the deed again, creating more giants (Nephilim), just not in such vast numbers, although there were many.

For those who accuse God of genocide when He told the Israelites to kill every living thing in Canaan, even down to the last infant, the cattle and all animals, everything, was not merely so the Israelites could have the land, but to also rid if of the giants. Canaan was full of them. Nephilim. God ordered their destruction through the hands of the Israelites but unfortunately some escaped and made it to other parts of the world and some even remained in Israel...see the story of David and Goliath for one example. Man, unlike God, failed because of disobedience to God by not killing them all. God however, did not fail. NOTHING living survived the flood that lived upon or inside (caves) the earth.

"Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark." Genesis 7:23 (KJV)

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