Part 2, One of Satan’s revenge strategies
God has His Kingdom. He created angels and people to be part of His Kingdom.
As Satan wanted to be like God, he also needed a kingdom. When he rebelled against God, he got a following among the angels. They are the demons, his workers.
Then he also wanted a following among the people. His opportunity came in the Garden of Eden. He convinced Adam and Eve to disobey God. He trapped humanity. It suited Satan very well.
There was just one tiny problem for Satan and that was God’s promise,
‘…He [the seed of the woman], will crush your head.’ Genesis 3:15
As head of a new kingdom in rebellion against God, it did not go down well. He had to deal with it. It could not be that difficult to outsmart God!
The promised Redeemer would be born of a woman.
God said the ‘seed of a woman.’ Which woman would it be? The devil did not know, so he decided on a strategy to counter God’s promise. Satan knew people were different from angels. Yet, with his abilities he could send his angels to take the form of men and marry women. Then he could pollute the human bloodline.
He planned that his demons marry women and produce ‘mixed’ blood offspring. Satan did just that. His angels (demons), had to leave their assigned place in heaven and cohabit with humans,
‘When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.’ Genesis 6:1-2
As if God did not know about it. When the fallen angels, demons, intermarried with women, the generation became extremely wicked. God decided to destroy the whole generation. That was the only way to make sure no ‘mixed’ blood offspring would be left.
One family kept themselves separate.
They were Noah, his wife and three sons with their wives. God told Noah to build an ark. He did it and he and his family were saved. The rest all perished in the worldwide flood.
In case some people argue that God is very cruel, may we point out the following:
- It took Noah at least 70 years to build the ark.
- He was a preacher of righteousness.
- Nobody believed him, yet God could not have turned away anybody who wanted to join Noah on the ark.
- The responsibility for children who died in the flood rests securely on the shoulders of the fathers. They were supposed to lead their families in the ways of God. If Abel knew about God’s ways, surely the descendants also knew about it.
God did send the flood and the whole wicked generation perished. Only Noah and his family were saved through the ark.
God considered it a grievous sin that those angels transgressed their creation place.
- They were taken captive and are in gaol from that time till the end,
- ‘And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home – these He has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the Great Day.’ Jude 6
- ‘For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment….’ 2 Peter 2:4
- Satan did not drown in the flood. He is an angel. His other angels did not drown either. So evil did not stop with the flood. Noah and his family continued to fill the earth as God intended Adam and Eve to do. Regardless, the Noah family were again of original Adam bloodstock. They were pure humans as God intended.
- Scripture reveals that the devil’s first plan failed spectacularly. But he never forgot that defeat. In the next part of this series we want to touch on his efforts to convince the Church that the universal flood never happened. That is his ‘revenge’ for the defeat.
- Also, Satan knows that those who deny God’s miracles as described in the Bible will never see God’s face personally. They will never see God’s greatest miracle – the new heaven and earth, and the marriage of the Lamb. That explains the incessant war against the supernatural power of God.
Many of us were taught that the sons of God referred to the ‘godly’ line of Seth, and the daughters of man to the ‘ungodly’ line of Cain. Yet the ‘daughters of man’ would be both Sethites and Cainites. In many other places in the Bible angels are called ‘sons of God (always male).’ Reference: J D Sarfati, The Genesis Account,Creation Book Publishers, 2015, p 474-480