Demons

demons3This page is taken from a recent YFT Bible Study concerning Demons, Fallen Angels, Sons of God, Satan, and Giants/Nephilim. This is a widely ignored topic in modern day Christianity, where most Christians have little to no understanding of what a demon is. It is easy to fear something when you don’t know what it is, or what it is about. We hear of demons in the New Testament, how Jesus cast them out of people, but what are they? In this study, we will follow this outline to discover the origin of Fallen Angels, Giants, and Demons:

1. We’ll look at Genesis 6 and what it has to say
2. We’ll seek out clues in scripture that lead us to the mother-load of information on this subject- the ancient Book of Enoch
3. We’ll see how Jude, Peter, Paul, and even Jesus refer to the Book of Enoch in teaching
4. We’ll take a look at what Enoch actually said concerning the Giants, Demons, Fallen Angels, etc,
5. We’ll compare the testimony of Enoch, with the testimony of the Apostle Peter, and again Jude.
6. We’ll examine other examples of the spirit world in scripture

GENESIS 6

demons9“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 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. 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. 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. And it repented the LORD that he had made man (ha-adam) on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” ~ Genesis 6:1-7

In this text we have Son’s of God (also known as the “Bene-Ha-Elohim” in the Hebrew) appearing to mate with the “daughters of men” which in turn created a breed of giants that came upon the earth. These giants were “mighty men of old, men of renown.” This in turn led to rampant sin and wickedness in the earth, bringing God to the point where he wanted to destroy all of them. Doesn’t this sound like an “out of this world” example. It almost sounds like fiction, yet it exists in the Word of God. In looking at other ancient history, we find things like the ancient Sumerian record, or the ancient Greek record. In the ancient Sumerian record, we have stories such as the epic of Gilgamesh- an 18 foot tall war lord said to be 2 parts man, 1 part god. His father was called the “unseen one.” THIS IS PRE- NOAH. This today is called “myth” yet the biblical record mentions this was exactly the case with the giants of Genesis 6. The ancient Greeks believed that the “gods” entered earth from the top of Mount Olympus, they would swoop down, and mate with women to alter the state of mankind. Titans were created- part god part human, giants if you will. Again this is known as Greek “myth,” yet the biblical account speaks of something similar happening. Could it be that the Greek “gods” were no more than angels/sons of God/Bene-Ha-Elohim, who posed as if they were gods and mated with women to create giants/titans? According to the Bible, this wasn’t myth- rather this was a part of the reason for the flood in Noah’s time. Today we even have movies that glorify this sinful act of the angels- like the movie “City Of Angels” with Meg Ryan. In the movie, Nicholas Cage plays an angel who watched over Meg Ryan, a human woman and basically lusted after her. He then chooses to “fall”, take on flesh, in order to be with this human woman. The entire plot of this film is rooted in the story from Genesis 6 and we’ll later see it can also be found in the Book of Jubilees, and the Book of Enoch. Appropriately, Meg Ryan gets hit by a truck and dies, a fate all to familiar to man when examining the historic and biblical record on this subject. Let’s take a look further to see who these “Sons Of God/Bene-Ha-Elohim” are.

Book of Job

The book of Job gives us some additional insight into the workings between God, Satan, and these “Sons Of God.”:

demons10“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.” ~ Job 1:6-12

Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.” ~ Job 2:1-7

“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; (Reference to Jesus) When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” ~ Job 38:4-7

demons11We can conclude from these passages in Job, that the Sons of God are not mortal man as they were IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD. In John 18, Jesus tells us NO MAN has ever seen God. These were not mortals, rather spiritual beings. You could call them Angels or Sons Of God. We can see that Satan, also a spiritual being, was permitted to be among them in the PRESENCE OF GOD. In this particular story, the purpose was to afflict Job with all kinds of problems, but Satan received a restriction from God that he wasn’t allowed to kill him. You can see the sovereignty and power of our creator, who even commands Satan on what he can and cannot do. We can also see that the Sons of God were present at the creation- THEY ALREADY LIVED- THESE SPIRITUAL BEINGS WITNESSED IT! We can find in Proverbs, the account of Jesus speaking about his “presence” at creation:

”Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.download (15) Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures. The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.” ~ Proverbs 8:6-36

We can see that Jesus was present from the beginning, before the heaven was even formed. Remember from John 1, Jesus was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. So we know Jesus has been from the VERY beginning. We also know that the “Sons Of God” were present at the creation of the earth, as they rejoiced at creation. I can only guess, and say that these Sons of God were created at the creation of the heavens, Jesus of course being made first- before them. There is a spiritual world that exists today that the present day Christian is vaguely aware of! Where can we learn more about this spiritual world?

Book of Jubilees- The Ancient Jewish Writing

The ancient Book of Jubilees- dating to the 2nd Century BC, speaks of Enoch’s writings and even gives similar testimony to Genesis 6. This book is known to the Jews as the “second Genesis” where the writer breaks down all of the OT events by their sequence in Jubilee years. A copy of this book was also discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls completely in tact. Let’s take a look at it’s account concerning the fallen angels in Chapter 5:

demons12“And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the angels of God saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they bare unto them sons and they were giants. And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth –all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men (was) thus evil continually. And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had wrought all manner of evil before His eyes. And He said that He would destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth which He had created. But Noah found grace before the eyes of the Lord. And against the angels whom He had sent upon the earth, He was exceedingly wroth, and He gave commandment to root them out of all their dominion, and He bade us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and behold they are bound in the midst of them, and are (kept) separate. And against their sons went forth a command from before His face that they should be smitten with the sword, and be removed from under heaven. And He said ‘My spirit shall not always abide on man; for they also are flesh and their days shall be one hundred and twenty years’. And He sent His sword into their midst that each should slay his neighbour, and they began to slay each other till they all fell by the sword and were destroyed from the earth. And their fathers were witnesses (of their destruction), and after this they were bound in the depths of the earth for ever, until the day of the great condemnation, when judgment is executed on all those who have corrupted their ways and their works before the Lord. ~ Book of Jubilees Chapter 5

demons 13This is very interesting insight from the Book of Jubilees, and it gives us a bit more in terms of information as to what actually happened in this time of fallen angels, giants, etc. We can add to our understanding, that God sent down a judgment upon these fallen angels and upon their offspring. The offspring (giants) were sentenced to die, and their fathers (the Sons of God) witnessed their deaths. Then the fathers were bound in the depths of the earth until the great judgment day. They are now prisoners, no longer free. While this adds some information to our understanding- there is yet even more to be discovered. The Book of Enoch presents the deepest wealth of knowledge on this subject. What is this book you ask? This is an early Christian book that was available to the first Christians at the time of Christ up until the 4th century AD. We can find evidence that it was widely used in the Christian community, and that even the Bible points us to its testimony. That’s right- the Bible gives us clues pointing to the Book of Enoch. Let’s take a look at some:

Biblical Clues Leading To The Book of Enoch

  • CLUE #1- JUDE’S DIRECT QUOTE FROM ENOCH

demons14THE BOOK OF JUDE makes several comments concerning the words of the prophet Enoch. What is extremely interesting, is that the Bible really doesn’t tell us much about Enoch at all. Basically all that we learn of Enoch in the present day Bible comes from Genesis 5:

“And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” ~ Genesis 5:21-24

This is all that the Bible mentions concerning Enoch, with the exception of Paul mentioning that He pleased God in Hebrews 11:5. Remember, Enoch lived long before Jude. How did Jude quote a passage from Enoch, if Enoch had never written anything? The quote in question:

“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, SAYING, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.” ~ Jude 1:14-16

demons15Where in the Bible does Enoch prophesy this? Where in the Bible did Enoch “SAY” this? It cannot be found. This is not a text from present day scripture, rather it is a text from the long lost Book of Enoch. Looking to where Enoch actually DID say this in Enoch Chapter 1:9:

And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones to execute judgment upon all, and to destroy all the ungodly: and to convict all flesh of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” ~ Enoch 1:9

This is a DIRECT REFERENCE FROM THE BOOK OF ENOCH. You can look at the verse from Jude and see that he is directly quoting from the Book of Enoch. Jude continues that these were murmurers and complainers, speaking great swelling words. Enoch continues in Enoch Chapter 5:4- talking about how all of creation never deviates from its order, the moon, the stars, the seasons, all of them obey the command of God in chapters 2, 3, 4. Then he goes on to mention:

“But ye—ye have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of the Lord, but ye have turned away and spoken PROUD AND HARD WORDS, with your impure mouths against His greatness. Oh, ye hard-hearted, ye shall find no peace.”

It is evident to any thinking man, that Jude- at least Jude- considered the Book of Enoch to be inspired scripture.

  • CLUE #2- JESUS’ TEACHINGS

demons16Jesus also makes a reference to the Book of Enoch- a reference that someone who doesn’t study the Bible might miss. In Matthew 22, to paraphrase- some men were asking Jesus- “Let’s say a man has a wife and seven brothers, and he dies and his wife goes to the next brother to marry, and then he dies and the wife goes to the next brother to marry….and so on. They finally ask- who will be her husband in the resurrection?” Jesus answered:

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” ~ Matthew 22:29-30

My question for you, the reader is……where in the Bible is it taught that there is no marriage in the resurrection in our spiritual body? When I say Bible, I mean the Old Testament as this was all that was available at the time of this teaching. He says they “ERRED, NOT KNOWING THE SCRIPTURES” yet this isn’t found in the OT scriptures is it? Rather we can find a reference to this in the Book of Enoch:

“But you were ⌈formerly⌉ spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the world. And therefore I have not appointed wives for you; for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is their dwelling.” ~ Enoch 15:6-7

JESUS WAS MAKING A REFERENCE TO THE SCRIPTURE OF ENOCH AND WAS SCOLDING THESE MEN FOR NOT KNOWING IT. Don’t you see- this Book of Enoch was a part of their “canon” in the first church. Today it has been discarded. Some other references from Jesus found in the Book of Enoch:

demons17“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Mat 5:5) “The elect shall possess light, joy and peace, and they shall inherit the earth.” (Enoch 5:7 {6:9})

“the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the son” (John 5:22). “the principal part of the judgment was assigned to him, the Son of man.” (Enoch 69:27 {68:39})

“shall inherit everlasting life” (Mat. 19:29) “those who will inherit eternal life” (Enoch 40:9 {40:9})

“Wo unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.” (Luke 6:24) “Woe to you who are rich, for in your riches have you trusted; but from your riches you shall be removed.” (Enoch 94:8 {93:7}).

“Ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (Mat. 19:28) I will place each of them on a throne of glory” (Enoch 108:12 {105:26})

“Woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! It had been good for that man if he had not been born. (Mat. 26:24) Where will the habitation of sinners be . . . who have rejected the Lord of spirits. It would have been better for them, had they never been born.” (Enoch 38:2 {38:2})

“between us and you there is a great gulf fixed.” (Luke 16:26) “by a chasm . . . [are] their souls are separated” (Enoch 22: 9,11{22:10,12})

“In my Father’s house are many mansions” (John 14:2) “In that day shall the Elect One sit upon a throne of glory, and shall choose their conditions and countless habitations.” (Enoch 45:3 {45:3})

“that ye may be called the children of light” (John 12:36) “the good from the generation of light” (Enoch 108:11 {105: 25})

“the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14) “all the thirsty drank, and were filled with wisdom, having their habitation with the righteous, the elect, and the holy.” (Enoch 48:1 {48:1})

  • CLUE #3- PAUL’S REFERENCE FROM THE BOOK OF ENOCH

demons18Paul also teaches with wisdom from the Book of Enoch:

Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?” ~ 1 Corinthians 6:4

By reading the OT texts, no where does it allude to the fact that the saints will judge the world. We know that God will judge, we know that Jesus is a righteous judge, but no where do we find this concept that the saints will judge the world. Why? Because it is a Book of Enoch reference:

“Oh that mine eyes were [a cloud of] waters That I might weep over you, And pour down my tears as a cloud of waters: That so I might rest from my trouble of heart! who has permitted you to practice reproaches and wickedness ? And so judgement shall overtake you, sinners. Fear not the sinners, ye righteous; For again will the Lord deliver them into your hands, That ye may execute judgement upon them according to your desires. ~ Enoch 95:1-3

  • CLUE #4- ANCIENT JEWISH WRITINGS POINT TO ENOCH

Take a look at what Jubilees says about Enoch:

“he called his name Enoch. And he was the first among men that are born on earth who learnt writing and knowledge and wisdom and who wrote down the signs of heaven according to the order of their months in a book, that men might know the seasons of the years according to the order of their separate months. And he was the first to write a testimony and he testified to the sons of men among the generations of the earth, and recounted the weeks of the jubilees, and made knowndemons19 to them the days of the years, and set in order the months and recounted the Sabbaths of the years as we made (them), known to him. And what was and what will be he saw in a vision of his sleep, as it will happen to the children of men throughout their generations until the day of judgment; he saw and understood everything, and wrote his testimony, and placed the testimony on earth for all the children of men and for their generations. And in the twelfth jubilee, [582-88] in the seventh week thereof, he took to himself a wife, and her name was Edna, the daughter of Danel, the daughter of his father’s brother, and in the sixth year in this week [587 A.M.] she bare him a son and he called his name Methuselah. And he was moreover with the angels of God these six jubilees of years, and they showed him everything which is on earth and in the heavens, the rule of the sun, and he wrote down everything. And he testified to the Watchers, who had sinned with the daughters of men; for these had begun to unite themselves, so as to be defiled, with the daughters of men, and Enoch testified against (them) all. And he was taken from amongst the children of men, and we conducted him into the Garden of Eden in majesty and honour, and behold there he writes down the condemnation and judgment of the world, and all the wickedness of the children of men.” ~ Jubilees 4:17-24

Here we really get a full picture on what the role of Enoch was. He was shown things of heaven, things of creation and HE WAS THE FIRST to write a BOOK and a TESTIMONY. Not only that, it was a TESTIMONY ON EARTH FOR ALL GENERATIONS. He testified against the watchers. He writes down the judgment of the world in prophecy! This was an important book, and was very relevant to the ancient Jew and early Christian.

  • CLUE #5- TEACHINGS OF PETER

Peter and Jude gave additional texts that are in reference to Enoch, which we will include after the Book of Enoch portion of this study. So basically, we have Jude, Jesus, Paul, Ancient Jewish writings, and even Peter as you will see later, ALL POINTED to the testimony that can only be found in the Book of Enoch. I’d say it is worth a read.

The Book Of Enoch- Concerning Watchers, Demons, Angels

PREFACE POINTS

demons20– The Book of Enoch was widely available to the first Christians, as evidenced in the references by early Christian non-biblical writers. Jude and Jesus obviously had access to it and had read it as scripture.
– Scholars today are uncertain why the Book of Enoch did not get included in the Canon in the 4th Century, especially because it was so widely accepted by the first church
– Many of the early Christian writers of the 1st- 3rd Centuries all used this book- Epistle of Barnabas, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Origen and Clement of Alexandria…..Tertullian even called the Book of Enoch “Holy Scripture” (160-230AD)
– The Ethiopian Christian Church has always considered the Book of Enoch inspired, and never got rid of it.
– In the 4th Century it appears the Book of Enoch was systematically destroyed by the powers that be
– In the late 1400’s rumors began to emerge during the reformation that copies of the long lost Book of Enoch might still exist.
– In 1773, James Bruce- a famous explorer returned from 6 years in Abyssinia with 3 Ethiopic copies of the lost book.
– The recent find of the Book of Enoch in the Dead Sea Scrolls dates pre Jesus, contained 7 fragmented copies of the Book in Aramaic, and is identical to copies preserved in Ethiopia.
– I myself have read Enoch multiple times and can say, it is eye opening, exposing the workings of the spiritual realm, of heaven, of the Son’s of God, Satan, Demons, etc as witnessed by the Prophet Enoch. Enoch even prophesies of CHRIST. This knowledge is pivotal in understanding our past, present, and even our future as resurrected spiritual beings. In this study we’ll read a bit from Enoch on this topic of Giants, Demons, Fallen Angels, etc.
– Enoch fills in the gaps of understanding, that Genesis 6 and even the Book of Jubilees leaves to the imagination.
– I’m not telling you what to believe, rather I’m telling you that this book at least deserves a read, it deserves study using the Word of God, and it deserves your careful consideration.

ENOCH SPEAKING ON THE ACCOUNT OF GIANTS- CHAPTER VI:

demons21“And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: ‘Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.’ And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: ‘I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’ And they all answered him and said: ‘Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.’ Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended ⌈in the days⌉ of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Sêmîazâz, their leader, Arâkîba, Râmêêl, Kôkabîêl, Tâmîêl, Râmîêl, Dânêl, Êzêqêêl, Barâqîjâl, Asâêl, Armârôs, Batârêl, Anânêl, Zaqîêl, Samsâpêêl, Satarêl, Tûrêl, Jômjâêl, Sariêl. These are their chiefs of tens.” ~ Enoch Chapter 6

This echoes the story of Genesis 6 and Jubilees, just with greater detail. We see that these angels made an oath together to commit this sin. There were 200 of them, led by 20 lead angels whose names are listed. Continuing:

demons22“And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: (THE BOOK OF JUBILEES ALSO GIVES A HEIGHT MEASUREMENT THAT IS LESS CONTROVERSIAL- THEY SAY “giants whose height was ten, nine, eight down to seven cubits.” Cubits sizing varied depending on the ancient culture- generally the length between the elbow and tip of the finger (approx 20 inches), making the giants range from 12-17 Feet in height. Other records indicate as tall as 30 Feet. Later you’ll see that the early Christians still had the remains of some of the giants) Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.” ~ Enoch Chapter 7

This also echoes the account of Genesis 6 and Jubilees, again with greater detail. We learn that these fallen angels taught men charms/enchantments- also known as WITCHCRAFT. They mated with women, the women gave birth to giants, and the giants devoured mankind. Enoch gives an extremely descriptive account.

demons23“And Azâzêl taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals 〈of the earth〉 and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjâzâ taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, Armârôs the resolving of enchantments, Barâqîjâl, (taught) astrology, Kôkabêl the constellations, Ezêqêêl the knowledge of the clouds, 〈Araqiêl the signs of the earth, Shamsiêl the signs of the sun〉, and Sariêl the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .” ~ Enoch Chapter 8

Here we witness the corruption of man that took place by the “education” of the watcher angels. We can see that these Watchers had knowledge- but they didn’t fully grasp God’s way and plan. They taught witchcraft, astrology, war, beauty and they even taught them to value stones. These teachings led to rampant sin on the earth in this time. We know this because MEN WERE PERISHING, and they were CRYING OUT TO GOD. Next the four arch-angels bring the suit of men before God.

demons24“And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from heaven and saw much blood being shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth. And they said one to another: ‘The earth made †without inhabitant cries the voice of their crying† up to the gates of heaven. 3 ⌈⌈And now to you, the holy ones of heaven⌉⌉, the souls of men make their suit, saying, “Bring our cause before the Most High.”.‘ And they said to the Lord of the ages: ‘Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, 〈and God of the ages〉, the throne of Thy glory (standeth) unto all the generations of the ages, and Thy name holy and glorious and blessed unto all the ages! Thou hast made all things, and power over all things hast Thou: and all things are naked and open in Thy sight, and Thou seest all things, and nothing can hide itself from Thee. Thou seest what Azâzêl hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which men were striving to learn: And Semjâzâ, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates. And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins. And the women have borne giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness. And now, behold, the souls of those who have died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heaven, and their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are wrought on the earth. And Thou knowest all things before they come to pass, and Thou seest these things and Thou dost suffer them, and Thou dost not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.'” ~ Enoch Chapter 9

Here the arch-angels, the four, present the case of men before the Lord God Almighty. They list out the sins wrought by the Watchers on earth, their giant children, and men, and basically say- Lord God you know this already- “what are we supposed to do about it?” Then God gives them His judgment. Notice in his judgment, that he tasks each of the four arch-angels with a specific task:

“Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, and said to him: 2. ‘〈Go to Noah〉 and tell him in my name “Hide thyself!” and reveal to him the end that is approaching: that the whole earth will be destroyed, and a deluge is about to come upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it. 3. And now instruct him that he may escape and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.’ 4. And again the Lord said to Raphael: ‘Bind Azâzêl hand demons26and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dûdâêl, and cast him therein. 5. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. 6. And on the day of the great judgement he shall be cast into the fire. And heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons. 8. And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azâzêl: to him ascribe all sin.’ 9. And to Gabriel said the Lord: ‘Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication: and destroy [the children of fornication and] the children of the Watchers from amongst men [and cause them to go forth]: send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in battle: for length of days shall they not have. 10. And no request that they (i.e. their fathers) make of thee shall be granted unto their fathers on their behalf; for they hope to live an eternal life, and that each one of them will live five hundred years.’ 11. And the Lord said unto Michael: ‘Go, bind Semjâzâ and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves with them in all their uncleanness. 12. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is for ever and ever is consummated. 13. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire: 〈and〉 to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever. And whosoever shall be condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth be bound together with them to the end of all generations. 15. And destroy all the spirits of the reprobate and the children of the Watchers, because they have wronged mankind. Destroy all wrong from the face of the earth and let every evil work come to an end: and let the plant of righteousness and truth appear: ⌈and it shall prove a blessing; the works of righteousness and truth⌉ shall be planted in truth and joy for evermore.” ~ Enoch Chapter 10

So here we have the four arch-angels that are sent out by God, all with extremely large tasks. These angels seem to be the most powerful of all of the angels, as they appear in the throne room of God. I’d even argue, that these four may be the four 6-winged beasts in the throne room of God that are mentioned in Revelation- giving praise to God constantly:

“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” ~ Revelation 4:6-8

Continuing in Enoch, realize, these Watchers were scared and fearful for the judgment of God as word came down to them, and they asked this mortal man Enoch to bring their petition of repentance for all of the evil they committed before God. We can read about this in Chapters 11-14. Finally in Chapter 15, Enoch speaks to the angel and is told, the Watchers should be interceding for you, not you for the Watchers. That being said, the final judgment is pronounced. You will see, that this explains the beginning of “Demons/Evil Spirits”:

demons27“And He answered and said to me, and I heard His voice: ‘Fear not, Enoch, thou righteous man and scribe of righteousness: approach hither and hear my voice. And go, say to ⌈⌈the Watchers of heaven⌉⌉, who have sent thee to intercede ⌈⌈for them: “You should intercede”⌉⌉ for men, and not men for you: Wherefore have ye left the high, holy, and eternal heaven, and lain with women, and defiled yourselves with the daughters of men and taken to yourselves wives, and done like the children of earth, and begotten giants (as your) sons? And though ye were holy, spiritual, living the eternal life, you have defiled yourselves with the blood of women, and have begotten (children) with the blood of flesh, and, as the children of men, have lusted after flesh and blood as those ⌈also⌉ do who die and perish. Therefore have I given them wives also that they might impregnate them, and beget children by them, that thus nothing might be wanting to them on earth. But you were ⌈formerly⌉ spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the world. And therefore I have not appointed wives for you; for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is their dwelling. And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men, ⌈⌈and⌉⌉ from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; ⌈they shall be evil spirits on earth, and⌉ evil spirits shall they be called. [ As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.] And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, ⌈but nevertheless hunger⌉ and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded ⌈from them⌉.” ~ Enoch Chapter 15

Book of Enoch Conclusions

demons28In the Book of Enoch, lies the specific situation that beheld the earth so long ago. We see the crime, the sin of the Watcher angels. We see they mated with human women, creating GIANT offspring. We see that the giants were cruel and killed men. We see that the Watchers educated man in war, witchcraft, astrology, etc leading to all kinds of sins. And then we see the judgment- that Azazel (also known as Abaddon of Revelation) who was the head honcho in this disobedience was bound and imprisoned in darkness until the judgment day, when he will be thrown into the “Abyss of Fire.” We see that Semjaza and his 200 associates who mated with women were sentenced to witness the death of their offspring, the giants, and then were sentenced to be bound and imprisoned in darkness until the judgment day. We see that the spirits of the giants were sentenced to become “evil spirits” which now roam the earth because they were born of the earth. They were hybrid beings, part “angel” part “human.” These evil spirits/demons afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, work destruction and cause trouble in all the earth, and they will rise up against us, the children of men. These are all extremely interesting pieces of information, which also help to explain some verses we find in Jude, and 1 & 2 Peter. Remember, in the New Testament Jesus gave his followers power over all demons to cast them out. This is an authority that still exists among true believers of Christ today.

“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. ~ Mark 16:17-18

Jude Reference

judeIn light of the testimony of Enoch, we can receive understanding concerning the book of Jude that cannot be found in the present day Bible. The verse in question:

“I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. 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.” ~ Jude 1:5-6

This judgment of the angels cannot be found in modern day biblical scripture. Rather this is also a reference to the Book of Enoch. These angels that left their habitation (heaven) to mate with women have been sentenced to prison/chains in darkness until the judgment day, just as Enoch testified.

Peter Reference

PeterThere are also references from Peter that can only be understood by knowing the testimony of Enoch. Let’s take a look:

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” ~ 1 Peter 3:18-20

This particular verse has been misused by so many Christian churches. They teach that when Jesus died, he went to visit the dead. Notice that this verse is referencing a specific group of people- the “spirits in prison who were disobedient in the days of Noah.” If he visited the dead, why wasn’t he visiting those of the time of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, King Saul/David/Solomon, Ezra, Nehemiah….These had all died. Yet he specifically went to preach to the “spirits in prison who WERE DISOBEDIENT in the time OF NOAH.” Here is a reference explained with the understanding of Enoch, that Jesus visited these fallen watcher angels in their prison of darkness where they await the judgment day. These are the spirits that were in prison who were disobedient from the TIME OF NOAH. Please realize this, as many false doctrines have arisen from this verse. In addition:

“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.” ~ 2 Peter 2:4-8

Here again, Peter makes a reference to judgments of God that can only be found in the Book of Enoch. No where in the Bible OT will you find this judgment of the angels who are now bound in “chains of darkness” from Noah’s time. Open your eyes and see. There is a spirit world that many are vaguely aware of. I hope that this study will help you in understanding the events that transpired prior to the flood in the spirit realm, as well as on earth.

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