GIANTS

Sunday Morning - September 14, 1997

Text: Genesis 6:1-5 "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

SONS OF GOD

2. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

MAN WAS DEFILED

Genesis 6:3 "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."

COMING SEED

Genesis 3:15 "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."

Jude 1:6 "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."

NOAH WAS UNDEFILED

Genesis 6:9 "These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect [physically: without blemish, without spot, undefiled, whole. sacrifices Ex. 12:5] in his generations, and Noah walked with God."

GIANTS IN THE EARTH

Genesis 6:4 "There were giants [Nephilim] 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 [champion, chief, giant, strong, valiant] men which were of old, men of renown."

GIANTS

NEPHILIM: Giants - Only found in Genesis 6:4 and Numbers 13:33. From the word that means: to cast down, cease, die, (let) fail, cause to (fall away, down), fugitive, inferior.

SYMPTOMS OF THEIR INFLUENCE

Genesis 6:11 "The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence."

Genesis 6:5 "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."

Genesis 6:11 "The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence."

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"

ALSO AFTER THAT

Numbers 13:33 "And there we saw the giants [Nephilim], the sons of Anak [long-necked], which come of the giants [Nephilim]: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight."

ENEMIES OF ABRAHAM

Genesis 12:6 "And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land."

Genesis 14:5 "And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims [Ggiants] in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh [ruler, where Sodomites met Abraham] Kiriathaim [twin cities],"

ISRAEL'S INHERITANCE

Genesis 15:20 "And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,"

 Deuteronomy 2:20-21 "(That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims; 21. A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:"

TAKE NO PRISONERS

 Deuteronomy 2:10-11 "The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; 11. Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims."

 Deuteronomy 7:2 "And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them:"

SONS OF ANAK

Numbers 13:33 "And there we saw the giants [Nephilim], the sons of Anak [long-necked], which come of the giants [Nephilim]: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight."

Deuteronomy 1:28 "Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there."

Joshua 11:21-22 "And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities. 22. There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath [Goliath, 1 Sam 17:4], and in Ashdod, there remained."

CALEB'S INHERITANCE

Joshua 14:12 "Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said."

Joshua 14:15 "And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; [city of long-necks] which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war."

THORNS

Numbers 33:55 "But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, [Can't see afar off] and thorns in your sides [Canít run the race], and shall vex [adversary, afflict, besiege, bind (up), (bring) distress, oppress, shut up, be in a strait (trouble)] you in the land wherein ye dwell."

Ephesians 6:10-12 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

STRONG IN GRACE

2 Timothy 2:1 "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus."

2 Timothy 2:3-4 "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier."

Joshua 23:13 "Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you."

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