December 2014           "A Journal of Biblical Understanding"           Volume 14           

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THE SEED OF SATAN

Many people believe Satan has engendered physical children here on earth by a sexual union with physical women. They believe that angels have also caused physical women to give birth to children.
Is this true? Is this scriptural? The following article examines this belief.

Some time ago a young man called me to ask a question. He said he had been talking to a man who had told him that Satan had actually engendered physical children here on earth. This man was very persuasive, he said, and had gotten him to wondering if perhaps this was really true.

He said he had read in the scriptures where the sons of God saw the daughters of men and had taken them to engender children, etc. This turned into a long counseling session that covered several subjects, most not related to the one being addressed here so I won't bore you with those unrelated things.

This conversation caused me to ponder the question off and on for a number of months. I knew the scriptures said that once resurrected, we would be AS the angels in heaven, not marrying nor giving in marriage.

Jesus had been asked a question by the Saducees about a woman who had been the wife of each of seven brothers and they were wondering whose wife she would be in the resurrection. Jesus gave them the answer -- but let me quote the scriptures to get it straight.

Mat 22:29-30:
"Jesus answered and said to 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." (This referring to being married and having children).

These Saducees had a problem because (according to Jesus who knew they didn't believe in the resurrection) they didn't know the scriptures or the power of God! They didn't believe God had the power to resurrect anyone from the dead.

As I pondered this I thought about how The Word had created Adam from the earth and then Eve from Adam's rib. Eve was made a help (suitable) for Adam and God then bound them as one. This was, evidently, the first ever marriage ceremony with God as the "Father of the bride" giving her to Adam and then as the "minister" binding them together for life as husband and wife.

The power of God (and His Authority) bound them as one. They were to be one in MIND (having the same goals and ideals) and BODY (sexually for the fulfillment of true love and to create children). Also this was a type of the church as mentioned in Eph. 5.

This was also a SPIRITUAL UNION. The physical union was for the purpose of binding the two in love and for the purpose of "creating" more humans for God, and the spiritual union was the MIND of Adam joining with the MIND of Eve to be able to live life with the same goals, ideals and aims, and to pass on that combined human spirit to create a completely new and different human spirit as their child. It was also a type of God's MIND (Holy Spirit) uniting with our MIND (human spirit) to bequeath to us eternal life, and to MAKE US ONE WITH HIM. See John 17:21.

This creative power was bequeathed by God to His children as a part of, and a start to the power they would enjoy when they were taken into the Kingdom (or family) of God. God started the process with Adam and Eve and they were to continue this creative process.

This spiritual and physical union of Adam and Eve was ordained of God and approved by Him.

In this same Garden was a bright, shining spirit being called Satan. He had originally been Lucifer the Archangel but he had rebelled against God and God had RE-NAMED him to show what he was --The Adversary (Satan). Lucifer had been placed in a throne (seat of authority) on the Earth to prepare it for habitation by mankind, and then when mankind had been created by God, Lucifer was to bring the truth (light) of God to all mankind. Lucifer's name means "light-bringer".Lucifer, however, didn't like this arrangement because he thought too highly of himself and tried to FORCE God to let him SIT IN A THRONE beside God and The Word.That throne is reserved for "the Bride of Christ".

Lucifer wanted to be a part of a "trinity" with God and The Word. That would be God--Jesus--Lucifer...closing out any others who were destined to be in God's ruling Family. Lucifer wanted to be LIKE GOD!

In Isa. 14:12-14 we see this scenario acted out. It is believed that Lucifer had talked one third of all the angels (those under his command) into trying to force God's hand in this. He didn't know God's power either for he was cast out of Heaven back to the earth where he still sits on his throne as the god of this earth. (2 Cor. 4:4)

When Eve met Satan in the Garden of Eden he appeared as a "Nachash". The root word in Hebrew means "a whisperer, to hiss, to enchant." So Satan is a hissing whisperer who can enchant, and of course, we see Eve mentally ENCHANTED by this ex-lightbringer who had been cast back to the earth by God.

In Gen. 3 Eve was mentally enchanted by this "whisperer" (makes one think of gossipers, doesn't it?) and LISTENED to him and AGREED with what he had said, COMMITTING SPIRITUAL ADULTERY with him in her mind!

In verse 13, the word "beguiled" in the Hebrew language means -- to lead astray, to mentally delude, TO SEDUCE!

This enchanting whisperer mentally seduced Eve into believing what he had said about God and the accusations he had made against God, lying to her that God hadn't told her the truth about the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

What was the result of this "seduction"? Eve went to Adam and he also ate, causing a curse to fall upon mankind and the earth. When God found out they had eaten the fruit He had forbidden them to eat, He condemned Satan and cursed him, but notice in verse 15 what it says:

"And I will put ENMITY between you and the woman; (isn't it interesting that He didn't say Eve?) and between THY SEED and HER SEED."

This enmity has existed between God's true church and Satan from this time on. Eve of course, was a type of God's church. This is brought out graphically, if not specifically, in Revelation 2 where it talks about Jezebel and her teaching the way of Satan to the church.

God cursed the ground because of what Adam did, so that mankind had to LABOR to get crops to grow.

So in verse 15 we see that Satan would have "seed" of this woman, yet NO PHYSICAL SEXUAL ACT OCCURRED! This was a SPIRITUAL SEED that Satan had engendered by causing Eve to think as Satan thought and then she taught her physical children that way of thinking!

God's True Sons !

As an insert here, perhaps we should show what God considers as a Son. In the Book of Job we read:

Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
Job 2:1 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.
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.

The angels here are called sons of God by the writers of the scriptures, but just exactly who does God consider a son?

Here we need to find a scripture that will answer that question. Let's try Hebrews.

Heb 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

God considers His son to be one who has been sired or begotten by Himself.

Created sons of God!

Angels are considered "sons" of God by the writers of the scriptures because God created them.

Begotten Sons of God!

God considersa son to be one who has been begotten by Him through the power of His Holy Spirit, implanted into their mind. This Spirit then causes them to begin thinking like God Himself.

This is why those who have been given God's Holy Spirit are called "the children of God" in many places in scripture

Now back to the seed of disobedience that Satan had implanted in the mind of Eve.

Eve continued to teach her children that God didn't really mean what He had said and that one could eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil and still live forever. This was a way of thinking that was rebellion against God!! This way of thinking still exists in the teachings we hear today of the IMMORTAL SOUL of mankind.

Once Eve's mind was IMPREGNATED with Satan's spirit (his way of thinking), the natural, human thing for her to do was pass on her way of thinking (which was Satan's way of thinking). Isn't that what we do with our children? We pass on, by teaching, our way of thinking, don't we?

One of her children became a very strong fulfillment of Satan's way of thinking. The way of thinking Cain held then was a result of the "spiritual union" (a meeting of the minds, if you will) between Satan and Eve. It was a way of thinking which Eve had been taught and was taught to Cain.

The wrong way of thinking caused Cain to dishonor God with a corrupt offering (perhaps God knew his attitude during the offering) and when Abel's offering was preferred over Cain's, Cain began to hate his brother Abel. This culminated in the MURDER of Abel at the hands of his brother Cain!

As I thought about the "seed" Satan had sown in the mind of Eve, I began to look at the genealogies listed in the scriptures in a brand new way for me. Before this I disliked having to wade through all the "begats" and "begottens" which sometimes takes up pages in the Bible.

Now I was seeing Genealogy in a new light! I began to read these listings with purpose to see where the "seed of Satan" line led.

Of course, Adam and Eve lived a very long time approaching a thousand years and had other sons and daughters. (Gen. 5:4) This occurred over hundreds of years so there were many children engendered by them. It is evident that Cain married much later, (probably one of his distant relatives) and engendered children who were taught his (and Satan's) way of thinking. These engendered children, of course, are the genealogical line of Cain.

Adam and Eve had another son whom they named Seth. Let's look at Gen. 4:25:

"And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son and called his name Seth: FOR GOD, said she, HATH APPOINTED me another seed INSTEAD OF ABEL, whom Cain slew."

Adam was a hundred and thirty years old at Seth's conception.

The name "Seth" means -- APPOINTED, or PUT. Here we see that God APPOINTED Seth, or PUT him in place of, or INSTEAD of Abel.

ABEL'S GENEALOGICAL LINE WAS TO BE CARRIED ON THROUGH SETH! As you remember, Abel was the one who was living and doing the things that were pleasing in God's sight. He was called "righteous Abel" in Mat. 23:35, and of course, righteousness is the KEEPING OF GOD'S COMMANDMENTS. (Ps. 119:172) All God's commandments ARE righteousness!

Gen. 5:3 tells me (perhaps you and others won't agree with me-but that's all right) that Adam had repented and began to teach Seth the righteous way of life that God had originally instructed Adam. Seth then passed on that RIGHTEOUS way of life to a son named Enos.

The last part of verse 26 in Chapter 4 shows that after this men began to call upon God. (or as the margin reads "to call themselves by the name of the Lord). We today call ourselves "by the name of the Lord, i.e. Christian, or we might say we are a child of God which, in effect, is calling ourselves by the name of God.

Many have changed this scripture to something which is more or less anti-God, but to me it means what it says and shows that a genealogical line of people upright in their generations existed and lived according to the teachings that God gave to Adam.

The genealogical line of Seth leads to Enoch. It is stated in

Gen. 5:22 "And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years."

Some might conclude, because of the terseness of the scriptures here, that Enoch had just begun walking with God (or walking God's way). The scriptures are almost like a summary sometimes in that they leave out a lot of little details which I think God expects us to understand through His Holy Spirit. Enoch's life was a walk with God, even as his Forefathers walked in that righteous line of Seth!

The descendents of Seth were teaching their children to obey God, to keep God's commandments and laws and statutes, and to observe all things God said to observe.

In the following verses we see that Methuselah had a son he named Lamech. This was NOT the same Lamech mentioned in chapter 4. That Lamech in chapter 4 came from one also named Enoch, but THAT Enoch was from the line of Cain, the unrighteous line!

So don't get confused here. The father of confusion has done everything he can to keep us from understanding God's Word. There are TWO GENETIC LINES of off-spring here in these scriptures. One line from Cain (the unrighteous line) and one line from Seth/Abel (the righteous line). However, the distinction between these two lines begins to blur as you will see as we continue.

Going back to the Lamech from the line of Seth in chapter 5 we see that he had a son named Noah (meaning REST or COMFORT). From Noah and Mrs. Noah came Shem, Ham and Japeth. (Oldest to youngest consecutively).

IN CONTEXT we move on to chapter 6 verse 1.

"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 (from the line of Seth) saw the daughters of men (from the line of Cain) that they were fair; and they took them wives of all WHICH THEY CHOSE."

God in His infinite wisdom and because He knew the genetic structure of the human body as He had created it, knew this genetic union of the two different lines would shorten mankind's life span to 120 years. It is also believed and taught by some that this was the point where God told Noah to build the ark, since it took 120 years to build and mankind ceased to exist at the time of the flood (except for Noah and his family of course).

What caused God to do this?

God saw that mankind's collective mind was only toward the flesh, or toward self. They certainly weren't toward God. Romans 8 tells us the result of being "in the flesh". It is that way of Cain, deciding what is right and wrong for ourselves without considering what God says is right or wrong.

Verse 4 says there were giants in the earth in those days...and after that.

So what's going on?

These daughters of men were from the unrighteous line of Cain and these sons of God were from the righteous line of Seth/Abel. They began to inter-marry and the teachings about God to their children became the corrupt teachings that Satan had started through Eve! Their mind was corrupted in their thinking about and toward God.

It is possible here in verse 4 that we can see what the mark of Cain really was. I personally think...note that again...I personally think the mark of Cain was a change that God made in Cain's genetic structure, which was perhaps such a change that it showed outwardly and could be easily recognized. (Perhaps giantism?) Just my opinion, and you know what those are worth, don't you?

However, that would explain how the giants were from the marriages of the daughters of men and the sons of God, wouldn't it?

But some will say, "But weren't the sons of God Angels?" The answer to that is NO of course, because of the reasons explained in the previous part of this article. These spirit beings weren't made to have intercourse or to marry. They were made as helpers and servants to God and The Word and were to be servants later to mankind.

All the things the people were doing and thinking were "only evil continually". (verse 5) They were thinking of the "flesh".

The whole imagination of mankind, the whole purpose and desire of all mankind became EVIL through and because of these marriages between the two genetic lines of people that God had NOT ORDAINED. These were the choices of men going the way of mother Eve and making their own choices as to what was good and what was evil!

All of this even made God SORRY HE HAD CREATED MAN! All of this corruption and cross-breeding caused God to DESTROY MANKIND in a flood!

"But Noah found Grace in the eyes of the Lord." (verse 8)

Why? Because in verse 9 it says Noah was a JUST man and PERFECT IN HIS GENERATIONS, and Noah WALKED WITH GOD as his forefathers had done before him.

Chapter 7 verse 1 says Noah was a RIGHTEOUS man. Remember what righteousness is? Psalms 119:172.

So Noah was perfect in his genealogical lineage from Seth/Abel. Noah was the ONLY UPRIGHT MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH (genealogically speaking). It also seems to say that Noah was the only righteous man spiritually. Verse 12 says that ALL FLESH had corrupted His way (God's way) upon the earth. ALL THE REST HAD CORRUPTED THE WAY THEY WERE LIVING (and teaching it to their children).

It seems that even Noah's wife had corrupted her thinking and therefore his sons after him (and their wives) were corrupt. We can tell from later verses that some of the corrupt teachings came down through the flood from Noah's family because of certain happenings after the flood.

But Noah FOUND GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD so God saved Noah and his complete family and their son's wives from the destruction of the earth. God later made a covenant with Noah and his sons that the earth would never again be destroyed with a flood.

Genesis 9:26 shows that the(spiritually) righteous line was passed down to Shem.Shem's God was The Lord God.

In Chapter 10 we find that one of Ham's sons was Cush and Cush had a son which he named Nimrod.

Verse 8:
"And Cush begat Nimrod: he (Nimrod) began to be a mighty one in the earth."

In the historian Josephus's "Antiquities of the Jews" Chapter 4 we can find that after the flood when the Ark landed on Mt. Ararat, Noah's sons descended to the plain which was later called Shinar.

God had instructed them to spread out and colonize the whole earth but Josephus says, "they were so ill instructed (there are those teachings again) that they did not obey God."

According to Josephus all the people imagined that their prosperity was of their own power and not from God, so that they did not obey Him.

They even began to believe that if they divided themselves over the earth, they might more easily be oppressed, and Nimrod played upon that belief.

In part 2 we come to this man Nimrod:

Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, - a bold man, of great strength of hand. (a giant?--editor) He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God as if it was through His means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. (Remember what we have discussed about the thinking that Eve passed on down from Satan? The thinking that they could decide what was good and what was evil?)

He also gradually changed the government into tyranny,-seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into constant dependence upon his power. He also said he would be revenged on God, if God should have a mind to drown the world again; for he would build a tower too high for the waters to be able to reach! and that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers! (Talking, of course, about the unrighteous line from Cain)."

In verse 10 it says the beginning of Nimrod's kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Babel means "confusion" in Hebrew; and in the Semitic language means "the Gate of the God".

Chapter 11 tells us the whole world was of one language and one speech. They ALL thought and lived the same CORRUPT way. Their rebellion against God became so great they decided to make a name for themselves by building a great tower!

The scriptures read, "whose top may reach unto heaven." In the Companion Bible it shows that the words "may reach" aren't in the original Hebrew and the translation should read, "and it's top with the heavens," i.e. with the Zodiac depicted upon it, as in the ancient temples of Denderah and Esneh in Egypt.

It is believed the original Zodiac was from God to preserve God's words until Moses would begin the writings necessary to continue them, preserving the hope God held out to mankind in Genesis 3. However, all this had been corrupted also into a worship of the heavens and stars, the signs of the Zodiac,rather than worshipping the One who created them. One can find more about this in The Companion Bible.

Although corrupted, the unity of all the people produced many great things until in chapter 11 verse 6 God says, "... and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do."

THAT'S QUITE A STATEMENT!

Today all of mankind is united in their corrupt thinking and have accomplished many things that seem almost to be miraculous. Mankind has gone to the moon, descended to the deepest part of the ocean, cloned animals. They will probably soon clone a  human being!

Mankind wants to do it's own thinking. They want to decide for themselves what is good and what is evil! They are continuing in the way of thinking passed from Satan through Eve to the rest of mankind through the teachings of the children who grow up teaching the same way of thinking to their children. It seems it doesn't matter what the scriptures say. Mankind will decide whether it's right or not for itself.

These children have grown up thumbing their nose at God (as it were), believing mankind 'evolved' and refusing to obey anything God says in His scriptures.They 'worship' on their own days, refusing to accept that God knows which day He wants them to worship on.

There are those, however, who have continued that SPIRITUAL and RIGHTEOUS line of Seth/Abel, living and doing as God commands. They keep God's commandments, statutes, laws and Holy Days as did Abraham, the father of the faithful. (And Abraham was from the line of Seth/Abel).

God is working a work with a few scattered people who have been made a part of the body of Christ through the power of God's Holy Spirit. They are preaching and teaching the Gospel of the SOON COMING Kingdom of God with His resurrected Son, Jesus Christ, as it's King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

That body of people are expecting to be resurrected with Christ as Co-heirs and children into the family of Almighty God.

You are reading some of those teachings now! Jesus Christ will come to finally put down ALL REBELLION and to set up The Kingdom Of God ON THIS EARTH. Check out Revelation 11 and see what happens when the kingdoms of this earth have become the Kingdoms of God and His Christ!

God's righteous wrath will finally be poured out upon this sin-sick Christian professing world and in the valley of Jesreel the blood will flow to the depths of the horses bridle! This is what is referred to in Revelation as "The Day of The Lord!" 

Many have MIS-NAMED this 'the battle of Armageddon' and the motion picture moguls have had a field day with this by depicting the violence they think will occur at that time. The book of Revelation says that blood will flow to the depths of the horses bridle in this valley when the returning Jesus Christ wars against all those who have come there to fight each other, but turn to fight against Christ at His coming!

Jesus Christ is coming! Every knee shall bow to Him, or He (in love) will break those knees, showing His power over sin. Those who have persevered and lived God's Way in this evil world will be resurrected into the family of God to reign with Christ and to begin again to teach everyone what is TRULY GOOD and what is TRULY EVIL. There will be NO MORE deciding for oneself what that might be!

And finally there will be PEACE ON EARTH among men of good will! True love will exist between people! Each will esteem others better than themselves and no one will think of himself more highly than he ought to think for that is Satan's way of thinking.

Are YOU one of the TRUE and SPIRITUALLY righteous worshippers of the Great God? Or do you profess with your mouth but your heart if far from Him? There is coming a time when Jesus will say, "Then will I profess to them, I never knew you: Depart from Me, ye that work iniquity." (Mat. 7:23)

Yes there are many who profess to be Christian, but live the way of Cain! They profess to know God but deny the power thereof!

Are you one of them? Do you want to SERVE GOD with your whole heart? Can you repent and turn from your worldly ways and begin to completely and totally KEEP God's commandments and His way of life? Can you quit making excuses and saying, "Yes I know the Bible says that, but this is the way I look at it"? That, my friends is the WAY OF CAIN! That is deciding what is good and what is evil for yourselves and not letting God show you what is TRULY GOOD AND WHAT IS TRULY EVIL!

I say unto you and I say unto all----REPENT!

GOD'S KINGDOM IS NEAR, EVEN AT THE DOOR!

Where will you spend eternity? In God's family or in the lake of fire that BURNS UP COMPLETELY?

You know .....the choice is yours

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