Q. Concerning these days as being like the days of Noah, and as we speculate that once again, the Nephilim, or fallen angels, may be mating with some humans, the following scripture has been brought to my attention.
2 Peter 2:4 states “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 until judgment”.
If this refers to those same fallen angels, how can they be doing it now, today, if they are chained in hell?
A. The group of angels who rebelled before the flood are traditionally called “Watchers”, angels who were assigned to observe the workings of man. Some say there were 200 of them, but that’s not important. What is important is that this group was captured and imprisoned. To this day they remain so, awaiting the judgment at the end of the age. (Jude 6) But that wasn’t the end of the Nephilim.
After the Great flood there was another infestation of nephilim, from a source the Bible didn’t identify. In Gen 14:5-6 a coalition of 5 kings from around the southeastern shores of the Dead Sea fought and defeated three groups of warriors known as the Rephaites, the Zuzites, aka Zamzummites, and the Emites . The Rephaites were descendants of Rapha, which means giant in Hebrew. The name Zuzite means roving creatures, and Emite means terrible ones.
In Deut 1:26-28 & 2:10-11, we find references to the Anakites, (long necked giants) and Emites again, both identified as descendants of Rapha, the giant.
In Deut. 3:11 reference is made to Og, the King of Bashan, a descendant of Rapha whose bed was 13 feet long and 8 feet wide.
In Numbers 13:33, the account of the 12 spies includes sightings of Nephilim, saying that the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim. Fear of the Nephilim is what made 10 of the 12 spies give a bad report, persuading the Israelites not to go into the Promised Land. All this took place in the time of Moses.
In Joshua 14:15, at the end of the conquest of the land, Caleb is given Hebron, formerly known as Kiriath Arba because it was founded by Arba, called the greatest of the Anakites.
And of course in 1 Samuel 17 & 2 Samuel 21:15-22 there’s the defeat of Goliath and his four brothers, all descendants of Rapha, in the time of King David.
What this means is that Satan has launched several attempts to bring a race of supernatural hybrids to earth, and some believe that in the End Times man will experience this one more time.