AT SOME point in our distant past, angels descended to the summit of Mount Hermon and made a pact to corrupt the earth through interbreeding and sharing knowledge that humanity was not meant to know.
This week, we begin to decipher one of the strangest, but most important, sections of scripture in the Bible. We explain why Genesis 6 means what it says and compare it to the extrabiblical account in the Book of 1 Enoch.
Here’s a link to an article Derek wrote for the All Pro Pastors website, “Sons of Gods, Fathers of Giants,” to explain why the “sons of God” were, in fact, angels, and the Nephilim were, in fact, giants.
NOTE: This week’s episode is shorter than usual because it appears our audio mixer is beginning to fail. We’ll have that problem fixed for our next episode on August 11!
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Dear Derek and Sharon, Ever since you were scheduled to go to Scottland to hold revival services I’ve had the feeling that indeed you were to go to Scottland. And then recently the whole trip was canceled by the Coronavirus- 19. I still feel that you will be going. God’s going to pour out His spirit there and a revival will come forth, whether you stay there or not. Be expecting more visions and dreams to come along concerning this time ahead. You may have the dreams and visions and others may also. Please get ready to do whatever it takes to forward this episode coming in the near future.
I was shocked to see the topic of discussion from an old upload on SciFriday! It was dated March 17, 2018 and titled “Archaeology Exposes the Horned God”. I will explain myself…
Hailing from a lineage of priests with almost all the men in my family being priests, I was raised in a very religious background in Southern India. Yes! I’m a Hindu who has had the grace and knowledge of the Truth of God in my life. From the Highest caste in Hinduism as well, I knew much of the religion’ history and origins of my faith. I love your content and god has been leading me to know and love Him more through your resources. Thank you for pressing on with the good work as faithful stewards.
Ill try and make it short, I gave that introduction to provide credibility for what I’m about to suggest as a news tip. I have been raised with the practice of Yoga, which according to one holy book in Hinduism is a way for salvation. After I got saved into the kingdom of light, there was still some baggage i carried from the kingdom of darkness that God graciously help me deal with. Yoga and its evolution was interesting to understand and research, as its fruit was clearly shown to be evil. So, I was curious and wanted to know more of it’ origins, but to my surprise I could find no resource to show me where it came from, how it was transmitted, etc., even the experts historians of Hinduism are clear to acknowledge that it’ origins are unknown. But they all point the earliest historical evidence to be “the harappa seal”, it dint impress me much at the time but the Lord spoke in a gentle whisper and said that it was introduced by watchers in Genesis. I couldn’t prove it at the time but the harappa seal and cernunnos described on the show are the same deities. I can send you pictures and any other information that you like if interested.
More than anything I’d love for my brothers and sisters around the world falling into new age/same old deception from the watchers of Noah’ time, to know the truth and act on it. Do what you do best Skywatch, expose the darkness and set people free from demonic bondage.
Thank you for your time and cooperation, I hope to hear from you soon.
I was listening to an audiobook last week that talked about something very similar. I’d love to talk with you more about yoga and who may have introduced the practice to humanity. Could we email?
Thank you, Krishnan!
Thank you so much for your in depth studies of Gods word.
I have been reading the book s of Enoch & have a difficult time trying to understanding it.
Your (you & Sharon) are tying in the book of Enoch & Revelation is exactly what i’ve been wanting to learn about for a while.
Thanks to y’all (yes I’m in Texas) I’m getting a new “revelation “ on it ❣️
Keep up the good work & God Bless
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Hello there…..thank you both for a very interesting and weird (to me) bible study on Genesis. Respectfully, it’s weird to me because it’s just so unfamiliar. I am listening to the podcasts over and over again…and it’s still a lot of meat.
i love to study the bible..and look up Hebrew words and study the ancient cultures and seek to understand the times we live in; I stumbled across your teachings probably by a google search (I think) and found the podcast and remembered a sci-fi book I once read by Sharon Gilbert called Winds of Evil…about 10 years ago. I thought it was a very good read…and I wanted to read more…but didn’t see another book after that one.
Anyways…like I said…I ran across Gilbert House podcast and have been listening and also started watching Skywatch TV.
i attend a good church with wonderful Godly teachers; but I have NEVER heard your teachings in my church. NEVER. i’m sure there are others like me….we attend church and participate in bible studies..but we know…there’s more.
Interestingly….our women’s group recently finished a bible study on Genesis 1-11 by Jen Wilkin; the study was good and i certainly was blessed…but I was bored and had SO MANY QUESTIONS…and no one would answer them. I look forward to more of your Genesis teachings !
I heard that something broke..and didn’t finish listening to your podcast.
So how do I make a donation to your ministry?
P.S. — I’m thrilled to see you all are visiting my city !!! (San Antonio). I look forward to meeting you both.
Thank you! We appreciate you asking. The link to our PayPal account is in the right column at the website. Please say hello when we’re in San Antonio!
Hi Sharon and Derek,
Are any of your books on audible? I don’t know why, but reading is starting to bother me and I have found it very helpful to have audible books now. I turn 65 tomorrow, and I don’t feel like my eyes are going bad, but it aggravates me to read now ( my mom has macular degeneration, and I am hoping this isn’t the beginning of that for me!)
We’re afraid not. Producing audio books is time-consuming, but we seem to be getting more requests lately, so maybe it’s something we’ll have to commit to. Thanks!
Dear Sharon and Derek,
Just finished watching Unraveling Revelation on the fb page. So glad it is there so I can easily share it with friends.
Sharon, your hair looks great white. You are going through what I did. It seems like you are struggling with accepting it white. I finally did and it is so much easier I’m glad I did.
Derek, I wrote a book about my son’s suicide. The research turned up a place called Rapha and Raphah as a place and a name. I would love to share that with you and see what you think. I usually write under a different name.
Also, Derek, in another book I wrote, I hit on the 4 rivers flowing from one
head in Genesis as being a metaphor for differences of human consciousness.
With your approval, I will send you what I found.
With sincere love and appreciation for your work.
Lin: I would be honored. Thank you!
Derek, thank you for allowing me to share what I have found. This is a bit from Suicide Angels, Chapter 3. I will send something about the rivers in a different post. Let me repeat how much I appreciate your work – both of you. Bad Moon Rising, is wonderful. It is what you said at the top of page 17 about rapha that spurs this comment.
From Chapter 3
From desperation to restoration
WHERE DO THEY GO?
Imagine my joy when I learned my son was alive—is alive and resting in a place of grace and mercy, where healing and restoration into the Father’s will are ongoing! Our God is nothing if not merciful.
Where do our loved ones go when they end their lives on earth? Can we ask them? Is there a biblical precedent for such conversation? I am no scholar, but I believe so. The Bible is full of people talking from the other side. An old saying insists we can prove or disprove anything we want to by using scripture, so the following is not offered as proof, but rather as evidence of the possibility that not all of this is coming from a grieving mother’s subconscious mind. If you need indisputable scientific proof, there is no such thing.
I may not be a scholar, but I am a student. And while Deuteronomy 18:10 warns against all manner of consulting anyone by any means to gain knowledge of the other side, out of desperation Saul defied God and convinced a medium to call up Samuel, who had died.
It did not end well.
I love hearing from my son. What mother wouldn’t? Of course, I realize that no proof is enough for those who do not believe, and no proof is necessary for those who do believe. Therefore, I make no apologies for being open to communication from my son. As I read it, we are not to seek them out, but I see no place forbidding them to contact us. While I feel no need to seek him out through mediums, I find no fault with those who do. I understand pain so deep nothing else matters except finding relief.
Instead, I welcome dreams and messages from him. I study scripture using a concordance to examine the original languages, to develop my understanding of where and how he is. It is common knowledge our scriptures today leave room for interpretation by merely substituting one vowel for another. I like to consider the possibilities. This in no way diminishes my faith in scripture as the word of God. I certainly empathize with those who dismiss scripture as too hard to understand. Were it perfect in its human transcription, no faith would be required. God knew what he is doing, then and now.
Channeling God’s instructions was a way of life in biblical times, and it is no different today. No one fully understands the mysteries—even of life, much less the afterlife. We must walk in faith and study scripture, with ears keenly attuned to the Holy Spirit’s voice, Who reveals what we need to know, as we can take it in.
As Tony’s mother, I take enormous comfort in John 14:2, where Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions…,” but as a journalist, for my satisfaction, I need corroboration. I tend to research and document until I trip back over my notes; but the fact is, “mansions” in Greek is monay. It means places. Many places, not just two. More places than just Heaven and Hell. Other places. Resting places. Out on the edge of Paradise. A healing place named Râphâh.
Râphâh, the Place of Restoration
My studies led me to Râphâh. With an H.
I believe an angel carried Tony to Râphâh. (The angel’s name is Timoleus, and we will hear more about him later and his connection to Mark Twain.
Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, through which anyone can reinterpret or gain a deeper understanding of scripture by studying the original Greek or Hebrew words, reveals Tony awoke in Râphâh, a place of restoration. Tony’s description of the Beings lovingly tending to their needs sounded like a place where souls heal so they can go on and find a better way. The Bible says so. Keep reading.
Râphâh as a place and Râphâ as a name
Sometimes I think we Gentiles, in some Christian denominations, have been starved of the richness and depth found within scripture. Our names for God are limited, and we argue about which ones are correct. On the other hand, Jewish children learn to use different names for God. When they pray for healing, they use the title Jehovah-Rophe or Jehovah-Râphâ, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3 CJB) God wants to heal not only our sicknesses and physical health but also our emotional health or even our ‘land.’
Râphâh means restoring something to its normal state.
Another of the names of God taught to Jewish children is El Roi. They use this name if they are seeking God to open their eyes and reveal that even though men may not see good deeds, God sees it all. El Roi, or “the God of seeing,” means God sees the afflictions or suffering of His people and if we humble ourselves and call on Him, He will come to our aid.
Some sources say Jehovah-Râphâ refers to Jesus Christ, the Lord Who heals.
Rapha as a family line of giants
See 2 Samuel, 21-16 NIV
The Congregation of the Dead
The Congregation of the Dead is another level or another of the “many mansions.”
“The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.” (Proverbs 21:16 KJV)
Anyone who commits suicide most assuredly has wandered from the way of understanding. They are, in one form or another, mentally ill, and God does not condemn illness. However, according to Strong’s, the word “dead” in this verse came from the Hebrew râphâ (Strong’s 7496) which came from the root râphâh (Strong’s 7495) which means “to mend; cause to cure; cause to heal; physician; repair thoroughly, and make whole.”
(This is why I love Strong’s. When we get to the root of a particular word, sometimes we discover the meaning is very different than originally thought.)
There it is: The “congregation of the dead” is filled with souls being “healed, repaired, and thoroughly made whole” IF they died loving Jesus as Tony did.
Souls being healed and repaired.
Thank you, Father.
I am revising and republishing Suicide Angels as we speak.
I know you are busy, so I will be patient waiting for a response. Thank you both. I love you.
Hello Derek and Sharon.
I want you both to know that I love your series “Unraveling Revelation”. I watch on Roku. In the third installment , you touched on the story of Cain and Able. You were speculating on why Cain’s offering was not accepted by God. I have always believed, according to the wording of the scripture, that Able gave to God the “First Fruit” (firstling) of his flocks. Cain on the other hand gave God “some of his harvest”. It sounds like he just threw something together, with no thought of giving God the first and best of what he had. He probably kept the best for himself! I could be way off base, but it sure explains why God rejected his offering.
You may well be right!
Which bible do you use for bible study? Thank you.
Hi, Linda: We read from the English Standard Version, which is a good, modern word-for-word translation.
We also like the New English Translation (NET Bible) because the translators have made their notes available, which helps us understand why they chose to use certain English words over others in difficult to understand verses.
It looks like they may have taken down the page with your article, “Sons of God, Fathers of Giants.” Any chance I can get the article through email? I am trying to catch up from the beginning of the current study. Thanks
Hi, Holly: I just checked the link for the article and it’s good.