Who are the Nephilim?
The Hebrew word נְפִילִים (nephilim) mean “fallen ones”. These are the fallen angels or “Watchers” mentioned in the Bible and the Book of Enoch.
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
The book of Enoch also relays the account of the fall of the Watchers
I Enoch 6:1-2
In those days, when the children of man had multiplied, it happened that there were born unto them handsome and beautiful daughters. And the angels, the children of heaven, saw them and desired them; and they said to one another, “Come, let us choose wives for ourselves from among the daughters of man and beget us children.”
From the book Breaking The Antichrist Code: The Blueprint of Deception
by Apostle Eric vonAnderseck and Teacher Maria vonAnderseck
The Watchers’ first habitation was one of glory and splendor, as we read in the book of Enoch, “Above all these are four great princes called Watchers and holy ones, high, honored, terrible, beloved, wonderful, noble, and greater than all the celestials, and among all the ministers there is none equal to them, for each of them singly is a match for all the others together.
“Their abode is opposite the throne of glory, and their station is facing the holy one, blessed be he, so that the splendor of their abode
resembles the splendor of the throne of glory, and the brilliance of their image is as the brilliance of the shekinah. They receive glory from the glory of the Almighty, and are praised with the praise of the shekinah.” (3 Enoch 28:1-3)
When the children of the fallen Watchers were born with this divine glow, the Watchers reasoned that although God initially objected to them stepping outside of the boundaries He had set for them, He had now sanctified the sovereignty of their choice to come down from glory and cohabit with the women on earth. They gave an interpretation to God’s lack of intervention based on their preconceptions and assumptions that sounded something like this: “God wants us to be true to ourselves, true to our desires, and true to our inclinations.”
People have a tendency to follow this same limited logic and to also rationalize their own acts of independence against God. Their thinking too is colored with many preconceptions, personal desires, and opinions that lead them into many irrational conclusions: God wants His creation to be “true to themselves” rather than be true to Him.
The Watchers Felt Right About What They Did
As long as the conscience is free from guilt, people pursue their aspirations according to the law of their own principles. This is why we hear people say, “I feel right about this,” and the Watchers, too, felt right about what they did. And when God did not “step in” immediately to rule over their choices, it appeared as if they were advancing with their principles.
The prophet Jeremiah wrote: “They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, of the fatherless, yet they prosper” (Jer.5:28). He also wrote: “Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? Wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?” ( Jer.12:1) The Psalmist wrote: “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way” (Ps.37:7).
God Sends a 4-Part Judgment Against the Watchers
When people seem to prosper from their choices to remain independent of God, others read into this and interpret God as indifferent. God, however, is far from indifferent. In the case of the Watchers’ transgression against Him, He initiated a six-step multiphase judgment to put a stop to their activity by (1) placing a curse upon the Watchers’ children—their beauty was removed and they appeared as monstrous, hideous giants; (2) turning the Watcher’s children against each other for self-destruction; (3) sending a flood to kill the children of the Watchers; (4) sentencing their spirits to inhabit the earth’s dimension to wander with no rest; (5) clipping the Watcher’s wings thus removing their ascendancy powers, resulting in their dying in the flood with their children as mortals; and (6) sentencing some of the Watchers to imprisonment inside the abyss for a future day of release.
The Watchers tried to find a blessing in their independence, but God sent a curse with it, much like man choosing to explore atomic energy. While trying to find the benefits in it, people also found that there was a curse that comes with that knowledge. We now face widespread proliferation of nuclear weapons and unsafe disposal of radioactive waste. The same dilemma is seen with the use of pharmaceutical products, which may relieve one symptom but may also cause insomnia, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, depression, dizziness, seizures, or constipation.
We laugh when they see the commercials that advertise these drugs because it seems ridiculous to promise to relieve one symptom while at the same time bring upon the sufferer a slew of complications. Pharmaceutical products are just one means by which mankind has attempted to take care of the problems that arise from separation from God. Medicine is not “antifaith.” The production of these products is in the natural course of the human race to solve the problems brought on by the fall of Adam from the grace of God.
7 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
8 So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.
Clearly, every culture has always demonstrated this mind-set—to find remedy for their plight—and when God frustrates their efforts to find remedy outside of Him, most still do not seek Him; they just seek for more remedies outside of Him. Every answer to a problem serves as a sign of advancement and gives people a glimmer of hope that we have the capabilities to redeem ourselves and that God is in approval of our gallant efforts.
The Watchers also thought that their advancement was an indication of God’s stamp of approval upon their endeavors. But, as stated earlier, the ability to advance does not prove God’s sanction. When God advanced Pharaoh, it was only to reveal His own power through Moses. Pharaoh, however, interpreted his advancement as a blessing from his gods (the Watchers) who had infused their knowledge into Egypt for the purpose of advancing themselves as a global power.
God turned the Red Sea upon the Egyptians and thus sent a message that He was in control and that ancient Egypt and its gods would proceed no further. Is.23:9 is an excellent reminder of this very thing: “The Lord of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.”
Transcription of Book of Enoch. Teaching about the Nephilim: Download the free pdf