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Giant Slayers

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Giant Slayers

Genesis 6:4 NIV
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
Genesis 6:5 NIV
5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.
Giants were born from perverseness
Giants in the Old Testament had various names the first being:
The Nephilim - the fallen ones
to miscarriage [ to live under the shadow of what could’ve been]
Names of other Giants;
The Emim - Terrors , The Zamzummim - Plotters,
The Rephaim- Shades or departed spirits, suffered anguish, separated from God
Matthew 4:16 NIV
16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
The Anakim - intimidators, The Philistines - invigorated, aggressive, Egypt fathered.
Deuteronomy 9:2 NIV
2 The people are strong and tall—Anakites! You know about them and have heard it said: “Who can stand up against the Anakites?”
2. Giants- taunt, intimidate, terrorize, cast a dark shade and plot against you.
3. Giants are memorialized .
Deuteronomy 3:11 NIV
11 (Og king of Bashan was the last of the Rephaites. His bed was decorated with iron and was more than nine cubits long and four cubits wide. It is still in Rabbah of the Ammonites.)
4. There’s more than one!
Ishbi-benob, Saph, Goliath the Gittite and Ol’ Twelve Toes.
2 Samuel 21:20 NIV
20 In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha.
5. Giants will prevent you from inhabiting the promised places of God.
6. Giants fashion weapons tailored for you
2 Samuel 21:16 NRSV
16 Ishbi-benob, one of the descendants of the giants, whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of bronze, and who was fitted out with new weapons, said he would kill David.
7. Giants are appointed by God to be destroyed.
Deuteronomy 9:3 NIV
3 But be assured today that the Lord your God is the one who goes across ahead of you like a devouring fire. He will destroy them; he will subdue them before you. And you will drive them out and annihilate them quickly, as the Lord has promised you.
8. We encounter intimidation but with a promised victory!
2 Samuel 21:22 NIV
22 These four were descendants of Rapha in Gath, and they fell at the hands of David and his men.
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