Resetting the Chess Board

We know from Adam and Eve came humanity at large so we want go through the part in history that humanity came to be. We pick up history at the time of Noah.

Noah was the tenth generation pre-flood Patriarch. Noah was born in 1056 BC. We mainly know about Noah from our biblical training and even in some public education of his building of a large Arc and moving a male and female species of all the animals, reptiles, and insects into the Arc for a great flood. Most of us have only been told that the flood was to kill all the wickedness that existed on the earth at that time. There is some truth to this statement but there are also some major untold truths to this as well. It is in these untold truths where the rubber meets the road.

Noah was 500 years old when God came to him and told him to build the Arc. We want go into the building process, the collection of all the Arc inhabitants, the flood or any other thing about that event. But we need to look at some history surrounding Noah. Noah’s father was Lamech. Lamech was the son of Methuselah. Methuselah was the son of Enoch.

What the scriptures tell us about Noah was that when Noah was four hundred and eighty years old all the righteous sons of men were dead, except Methuselah and Noah himself. At God's command they both announced that one hundred and twenty years would be given to men for repentance; if in that time they had not mended their evil ways, the earth would be destroyed.

What were the conditions of the world at this time?

Genesis 6:1-7 tells us “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 Hebrew Nephilim) 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 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.”

What is critical for our study here are a couple of things.

  1. Who are the sons of God? So where do we see in the scriptures the first mention of the sons of God? We find the scripture definition in Job 38:7 "On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" We find that angels (here described as "sons of God") existed before the earth was developed. Therefore, angels existed on the first day of creation in Genesis 1.

  2. In Genesis 6 the reference to the sons of God fallen angels? In 1 Peter 3:18–22, Peter refers to spirits in prison because they disobeyed in Noah’s day. “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. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.” Though disputed, the word “spirits” most likely refers to evil spirits as identified in Matthew 8:16 “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:” and Matthew 12:45 “Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.” And Luke 4:36 “And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.” and Luke 10:20 “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” And Acts 19:12-16 “So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.” The connection of these spirits with Noah’s day points strongly to Genesis 6. That these “spirits in prison” are fallen angels is further confirmed by similar passages in 2 Peter 2:4–10 “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