This post will focus on the origin and history of the Nephilim in order to demonstrate the strategy that Satan likely used in his attempt to gain dominion over the world. God gave this dominion to mankind, but as we have wandered from Him, it has defaulted more and more to Satan. And as we continue to rebel against God, we will eventually reach a point where Satan will be given full reign over the earth, just as he has always desired. Although this reign will not end well for him or his seed, he is nevertheless proud enough to believe that he can defeat the prophecies of God and gain his victory.
So what would Satan need to do in order to gain this full dominion? Well, he would have to completely break God’s chain of prophecy by eliminating the beneficiary of God promises. After all, if the seed or offspring of “the woman” (Gen 3:15) no longer existed on the earth, then there would be no reason for Jesus to return to save her, and no seed remaining to crush his head. The world would therefore remain in Satan’s hands as the “god of this age” (2Co 4:4), and he and his offspring would reign unfettered over the earth.
"The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth." (Revelation 9:1-3)
There is so much symbolism in this trumpet that it’s impossible to track it all down with one post. So our examination of this trumpet will be spread out over the next several posts in order to cover it as thoroughly as it deserves.
As the first supernatural 'woe' of God’s wrath, this particular trumpet will re-introduce countless spirits to the earth that have been here before, resulting in a dark reunion for legions of fallen angels and evil spirits, who in many instances were father and son. This reunion will re-ignite age-old hatreds and mark a turning point for mankind, as these spirits become literal terrors on earth for all that do not carry the seal of God.