Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The life and times of Ambassador Noah. Part 2. Pastor John Farley.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Differences of function depend on differences of spiritual gifts,
stages of spiritual growth, historical circumstances, and environment
at any given moment.
Your function as an Ambassador depends on:
Stage of spiritual growth
The function of the ambassador for Christ is to beg the people of the world to be reconciled to God.
How can you characterize your environment, and how does that influence how you function as a Royal Ambassador?
MAT 24:37 “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.”
Kerux = a herald or proclaimer of divine truth, especially of the gospel; God’s ambassador. (Thayer, Smith)
We will first examine Noah’s historical circumstances and environment.
After that, we will see how Noah lived and fulfilled his ambassadorship.
Finally, we will explore the impact that this man’s life and ambassadorship had in the plan of God.
If we are living in the days immediately preceding the return of Jesus Christ, then we shall find some similar conditions to the days of Noah.
A “Son of God” denotes a being brought into existence by a creative act of God.
PSA 148:2,5 Praise Him all His angels; praise Him, all His hosts! Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created.
2CO 5:17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature.
COL 3:10 Put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him [the new nature].
“Sons of God” in GEN 6:2,4 could not be the “sons of Seth” because “sons of Seth” were born from man, not created by God.
It was the sin of “fornication and going after strange flesh,” as JUD 1:7 teaches.
The “time” of the sin is given as just before the flood, 2PE 2:5.
The progeny of this union between the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men” was race of giants: “mighty men,” “men of renown.”
To say that the sons of God were godly people and they married the daughters of men who were carnal women, and then they had super-kids, is ridiculous!
The word Nephilim means “the Fallen Ones” or “giants.”
In this irruption of angelic beings into the world of men we have the source of Greek mythology.
This is where historians obtained their notions concerning the lives of the gods and demi-gods, and the legends of beings half-human and half-divine.
“First, an advance in fullness and clearness of revelation;
then gradual spiritual decline then conformity to the world,
ending with amalgamation with the world;
then a gigantic civilization, brilliant but godless;
then parallel development of evil and good;
then an apostasy, and finally a catastrophe.”
Gen 6 talks about the “sons of God” with the Hebrew phrase “beni ha elohim” who are fallen angels under Satan. It should be translated “sons of the gods.”
“beni” = “sons”
“ha” = “the”
“elohim” – in the plural = generally used for God when all three members of the Trinity are in view.
Olympia was a region in ancient Greece noted for the worship of many gods, especially Zeus.
These angels at the time of Gen 6 had sexual capabilities and cohabited with the women of that era, producing a mutated race called Nephilim.
This plan was an attack by Satan to try and destroy true humanity on earth so that Jesus Christ could not be truly human.
The glitch in Satanâ€™s plan was the divine preservation of eight people: Noah, his wife, and their 3 sons and their wives, who were the last remains of uncorrupted humanity.
The times were extremely violent, and Satan sought to kill any humans who refused his genetic engineering policy.
God is to be praised for His preservation of true humanity, for on the ark was Shem, whose seed would eventually produce our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son of God.
MAT 1:21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save His people from their sins.”
ACT 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
The fact of their invasion is documented by a phenomenal amount of literature, from Homer to the 4th century B.C.
ROM 5:19 For as through one man’s disobedience [Adam] the many were made sinners [human race], even so through the obedience of the One [TLJC] the many will be made righteous.
In an attempt to destroy true humanity, fallen angels invaded earth and copulated with females, producing half-angel, half-human beings (GEN 6:1-6).
Myths are stories of anonymous origin, prevalent among primitive people.
Myths concern supernatural beings and events, or natural beings and events influenced by supernatural agencies.
Gods, like Zeus and Pluto, had sex with human women, and produced demi-gods, such as Hercules, which were half-divine half human creatures in myths.
The males represented by “beni ha elohim,” translated the “sons of the gods,” actually refer to demons like Zeus.
The “beni ha elohim” included Zeus, Apollos, Neptune, and Pluto, which are actually demon names.
PSA 96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are demons.
We learn from Greek mythology as well as Gen 6 that Noah lived in an era filled with unmatched violence.
The Cyclops were one-eyed giants who were very intelligent and built many ancient cities.
Zeus had several notable sexual encounters with female members of the human race, which started the genetic problem.
He seduced a “daughter of men” named Semele, who had a son, half-angelic and half-human, named Bacchus (Latin) or Dionysus (Greek).
Dionysus was accompanied by demon possessed women called maenads.
Dionysus was known as a god of wine and ecstasy (not the drug)!
Dionysus was said to prophesy the future, perform healings, and in his religious rituals the phallus was prominent.
The Greek demi-gods (half-gods) like Hercules and Dionysus are the Nephilim.
The Nephilim included creatures of great power and intellect.
There were great musicians and great doctors, side by side with case histories of incredible violence and wickedness.
There was also sorts of ungodly sexual activity, seductions, adulteries, rapes, and so on.
The phallic cult was a very vital part of the worship of the “sons of the gods” because it was the basis for sexual activity leading to the perversion of true humanity.
The increase of the population also meant there were more sin natures on earth.
Sin natures without a system of establishment means that people are open to making any decisions they want.
Probably the greatest musical and writing culture of all time existed in the midst of a population with the greatest intelligence of all time.
The Cainite line was filled with disillusion from their study of science and culture, and had rejected the happiness God designed for man by rejecting Christ as Savior.
The times were marked by great apostasy, demonism, and the phallic cult.
Because of the influence of these creatures, the genetic destruction of true humanity was highly contagious, spreading throughout the entire world.
The half-angel, half-human creatures possessed super intellect and super strength so violence and arrogance went unrestrained.
Evil people produced the most fantastic music in history, yet also the greatest violence.
It was a period of great scientific achievement, yet at the same time a period of great lawlessness.
It was the greatest academic civilization in history.
Along with culture, art, and music, there was also great immorality.
Along with fantastic luxury, there was wanton cruelty.