By Sharon K. Gilbert and Derek P. Gilbert
Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming:Isaiah 14:9
It stirreth up the Rephaim for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth;
It hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
There were giants in the earth in those days. The same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
These were the heroes of legend; kings and warriors called Rephaim, whose deeds inspired worship long after they passed from the earth, a false, demonic religion that corrupted God’s chosen people even before they entered the Promised Land.
What’s more, the prophets of Israel foretell a day when these mighty men return from Sheol to fight alongside the Antichrist at the Battle of Armageddon.
In this groundbreaking book, husband and wife authors Derek P. Gilbert and Sharon K. Gilbert show how the giants of old shaped the worldview and religion of the Hebrews and the terrifying role they’ll play in the end times.
- The importance of ancestor worship among the Canaanites
- Concealed references to the Rephaim throughout the Bible
- Why God forbade necromancy and consulting mediums
- How veneration of the dead brought disaster on the Israelites
- Pagan gods of the underworld and the realms of the dead
- Hidden prophecies of the destruction of the Rephaim and the Watchers
- The dark purpose of royal gardens in the ancient world
- Why God stopped the building of the Tower of Babel
- The demonic origins of the heroes of Greek mythology
- Parallels between ancient cults of the dead and the modern UFO phenomenon
- The return of the Nephilim at Armageddon
Drawing on Mesopotamian texts, peer-reviewed academic research, and, most of all, the Holy Bible, the Gilberts explode the long-held belief that the Nephilim were simply a Hebrew myth. Veneration shows that the prophets, apostles, and early church clearly understood the profound historical, theological, and prophetic impact of the mighty men who were of old.
Praise for Veneration
Derek and Sharon Gilbert break new ground with Veneration. They show how the pagan neighbors of ancient Israel worshiped the demon spirits of the Nephilim, and connect the dots from that cult to Babylon, Olympus, Rome, and Armageddon.Dr. Thomas Horn, author of Petrus Romanus, Exo-Vaticana, and The Rabbis, Donald Trump, and the Top Secret Plan to Build the Third Temple
Derek and Sharon Gilbert are amazing authors who are gifted with encyclopedic minds, especially when it comes to in-depth Bible research. In Veneration, the Gilberts lay out one barnburner revelation after another. This is not a mere church Sunday School lesson. Far from it! It is a message that every church, and every Christian needs to hear. Read this book with a highlighter pen in hand. You are getting ready to be plunged into the very heart of spiritual warfare, and to a level of biblical understanding we were meant to have from the beginning.Pastor Carl Gallups, author of Gods and Thrones, Gods of the Final Kingdom and The Rabbi, the Secret Message, and the Identity of Messiah
The ritual communion with the dead is a perennial feature in world cultures. From the prehistoric Natufian and Anatolian cultures, the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome to myriad societies through history, the placation of revered dead by the living has found expression time and time again. Yet, what is the origin of such rites and by what mechanism do they achieve survival in modern observances such as Halloween and Day of the Dead? In Veneration, Derek and Sharon Gilbert offer a chilling and sobering look through the Biblical lens at the ancient worship of the dead and its foundations in the sin of the Watchers and the spirits of their dreaded progeny.Dr. Judd H. Burton, Director of the Institute of Biblical Anthropology, author of Interview With the Giant