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Fallen Angels In The Land Of Canaan…Part 1

Written By: CK Quarterman - Feb• 29•12

By: Karen Russell


This is the first in a series about the subject of the land of Canaan, later to be known as Israel, its history and what took place there that God had Joshua and his army destroy every one in it, including the livestock of its inhabitants.


We get a clue from Genesis 6:4 – ” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” (NASB) [emphasis mine]


It’s the “and also afterward” that we’re going to focus on, but first let’s discuss what happened before this.


flood and fall


Before the Flood of Noah, the earth was overrun with hybrid beings called Nephilim. They were the offspring of a union between fallen angels and human women. Fallen angels left their proper abode (Jude 6) and took on the form of human men and mated with human women. These Nephilim were vile, evil creatures.


This was a satanic attempt to corrupt the human bloodline so that the Messiah could not be born. If all humans were Nephilim, then Jesus could not be born of one.


“Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Genesis 6:5 (NASB)


God sent the flood to destroy the Nephilim and all living things upon the earth (the animals were tainted as well). All were tainted by Nephilim blood and DNA. All except Noah. Noah was perfect in his generations (Genesis 6:9), meaning his bloodline and DNA were pure and free from Nephilim blood, as was his sons. God told Noah to build the ark and only Noah and his wife, their three sons and their wives were allowed to be on the ark to be saved from the coming destruction along with the animals which were to be spared. They were sent to the ark by God and were saved as well. It was from these 8 people that mankind began anew, being fruitful they multiplied and refilled the earth, as did the animals.


And now we come to the “and also afterward.” What does that mean? It means it happened again.


The angels who sinned Pre-Flood were chained and cast into hell’s darkest pits until the time of judgment (2 Peter 2:4). The second incursion was a new set of fallen angels.


After the Flood, Noah and his family left the ark along with all the animals and started life all over again, albeit a little different than before. The Earth was cleansed and the LORD God promised to never destroy the earth by flood again. He gave the rainbow as a sign of His promise.


Earth now had seasons, cold and heat, seed time and harvest, rain and snow (Genesis 8:22). God blessed them all and He gave them a new diet of meat along with the plants (Genesis 9:3). The animals would be afraid of man now and God ordered that even though they could kill an animal for food, there were rules, they were not to eat its life’s blood.


Noah became a farmer and planted a vineyard. His sons became fathers. The sons of Japheth were Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. Shem‘s sons were Arphaxad, who was born two years after the Flood; Eber (whose name is where the word “Hebrew” came from), Elam, Asshur, and Aram. The sons of Ham were Mizraim, Phut, Cush and Canaan.


One day Noah drank too much of the wine from his vineyard and became drunk. Yes, it was sinful. Because he was drunk he lay uncovered in his tent, he was naked. Ham was his father’s nakedness and that he was lying in a drunken stupor. Instead of being respectful to his father, he ran out of his father’s tent and told his brothers. Noah was drunk and naked, but he was in the privacy of his own home and Ham had no business going in there, much less running to his brothers to gossip. Ham was amused, his brothers were not. His brothers, wanting to preserve their father’s dignity, they took a garment, walked in backwards in Noah’s tent, not looking at him, they covered him up and left his tent.


When Noah awoke the next morning, he knew, without having been told by Shem and Japheth, what Ham had done. How he knew is not for us to know, but perhaps he heard the gossip that was started by Ham about it.


Now notice what God said through Noah, “And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.” Genesis 9: 25-27 (NASB)


The curse was not placed on Ham, but on his son Canaan. Why did God do this? There are two theories as to why and I don’t agree with either one of them. One is that Ham, seeing his father unconscious, drunk and naked, took his mother and had sex with her and that Canaan was the result of their incest. This is not what happened nor is there any reference to it being in Scripture. The second theory is that either Ham or Canaan felt attraction to Noah in a homosexual way. This did not happen either.


These are just theories with no evidence of either being true. There is another belief that I don’t agree with and that is that the curse on Canaan was to have black skin, both he and his descendants would be black slaves to the lighter skinned races of the world all down through history. This is nothing but prejudice and racism. A hateful lie! Being black is NOT a curse. It is just one way God designed His creation and His creation of all the races is beautiful.


We aren’t told why Canaan was cursed but there is always conjecture. The most probable reason is that Canaan participated in Ham’s actions and behavior, perhaps he gossiped and exaggerated and spread it throughout the tribes of Noah causing him shame. Whatever the reason, Canaan’s line is cursed. The curse was prophetic, the Canaanites were a wicked and unnatural race of people. They were giants. They were Nephilim. Joshua enslaved them because of their wickedness (Joshua 9:23) as did Solomon (I Kings 9:20-21).


Canaan would become the land of promise to Abraham and we will get to that story soon enough, but next in the series is about Nimrod. Who was he and why was he so dangerous? What did he do that had to involve the Nephilim? Stay tuned…








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