This article is alluded to in my upcoming book entitled, “The Millennium Prophecies and the New Jerusalem.” It is referenced in the book’s chapter entitled, “The Final Destinations of Satan, the Fallen Angels and Demons.” In that chapter I provided five reasons that Fallen Angels and demons are not likely the same species. The fifth reason was that “Angels come from God / Demons could come from fallen angels.”
I acknowledged that this is a DEBATABLE POINT and proceeded to give three reasons why I don’t believe that God created demons. The first two reasons are simple, but the third, due to its controversial nature, was not included within the book, but rather was published in this article.
First, there is no clear verse in the Bible that specifically identifies the origin of demons.
Second, God does not create unclean evil things. Some might argue this point by saying some laws provided in Leviticus 11 prohibit the eating of some animals, fish and birds because they are considered unclean, but those laws were put in place over two millennia after the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden. It’s doubtful that these species were created unclean, rather these Levitical laws may be intended for good practical dietary purposes.
Third, in ancient texts like the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Book of Enoch, demons are presented as the disembodied spirits of the dead Nephilim giants who perished at the time of the great flood. This is controversial subject matter, so I have put forward this article as a POSSIBLE explanation as to how these demons were manifested.
Jude 1:6 informs that the fallen angels that left their proper domain, are “reserved, (past tense), in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day.” 2 Peter 2:4 sheds more light on this scenario by informing that these angels sinned in the ancient world at the time of Noah. The sinful behavior of these angels is explained in Genesis 6.
For more information about this historical scenario, I recommend the reading of my related article online called, Did Fallen Angels Father the Nephilim?
Summarizing what happened, the fallen angels impregnated women with unnatural offspring called the Nephilim. This was a big deal and according to Genesis 6:4 these Nephilim were giants and “were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” This chain of events greatly grieved God.
“And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:6-7)
God decided to destroy, “both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air,” all of which were life-forms that God had created. Observe, that the Nephilim were not specifically mentioned in this list. This is likely because, they were not technically created by God, but by the fallen angels. These giants represented the sinful behavior for which the bad angels are presently reserved in darkness for judgment.
Ultimately this bad global condition led to the worldwide flood. Apart from Noah, his wife, their three sons and three daughters in-laws, God did destroy all the created things that He identified in Genesis 6:6-7. The flood judgment is also when the fallen angels were imprisoned into darkness and reserved for judgment.
However, there is no paper trail that specifically follows the footsteps of the Nephilim, which were the by-products of the sinful acts of the fallen angels. In other words, the Nephilim bodies were inhabited by evil spirits. Their giant bodies were likely destroyed alongside the other physical anatomies of the God created things, but their evil spirits seemingly became detached from their carcasses, leaving them without a place to go or a body to possess.
Below is an interesting quote that reinforces some of the points made in the previous paragraphs about the Nephilim possessing evil spirits. It is taken from the book entitled, Alien Encounters: The Secret Behind The UFO Phenomenon, by Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman. On pages 240-241 the topics of the Watchers (angels) and their relationships to the Nephilim during the days of Noah are explored.
The origin of demons is not commonly known in our time. However, in ancient times it was well understood that demons are the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim…The Nephilim were the offspring of the fallen angels and the ‘daughters of men.’ According to numerous ancient rabbinic and Early Church texts, when the Nephilim died their spirits became disembodied and roamed the earth, harassing mankind and seeking embodiment! This is most evident in the Book of Enoch…According to the Book of Enoch and other ancient rabbinic writings, the “Watchers” were a specific group of angels that God had placed to watch over the earth. According to the Book of Enoch, 200 of these Watchers lusted and fell into sin when they married the “daughters of men.” The result of this ungodly union was the birth of the unnatural offspring, the Nephilim. The destiny of the spirits of the Nephilim is described in chapter 15 of the Book of Enoch.
“Now the giants [Nephilim], who have been born of spirit and of flesh, shall be called upon earth evil spirits, and on earth shall be their habitation. Evil spirits shall proceed from their flesh, because they were created from above from the holy Watchers was their beginning and primary foundation. Evil spirits shall they be upon earth and the spirits of the wicked shall they be called. The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven, but upon earth shall be the habitation of terrestrial spirits, who were born on earth. The spirits of the giants [Nephilim], shall be like clouds, which oppress, corrupt, fall, contend and bruise those upon earth.”
In this remarkable text we learn that evil spirits (a common Biblical synonym for demons) appear to proceed from the flesh of the Nephilim.”
The Book of Enoch is an extra-biblical book, but it appears to be quoted in Jude 1:14 and also various fragments from this book are found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, which lends to its credibility as a potentially valid and accurate historical work. What Enoch appears to be informing above, is that:
• “The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven,” which means that prior to the flood, the fallen angel “Watchers” will reside in heaven where they originated from.
• “But upon earth shall be the habitation of terrestrial spirits, [Nephilim] who were born on earth.”
1. This implies that the Nephilim possess terrestrial, not human, spirits,
2. The Nephilim are not allowed to reside in heaven where their fallen angel fathers dwell,
3. The Nephilim will be confined to the earth.
• “The spirits of the giants [Nephilim], shall be like clouds, which oppress, corrupt, fall, contend and bruise those upon earth.” Before their giant bodies get destroyed in the flood, they will oppress, corrupt and bruise humans, which are smaller in size than them, throughout the earth.
When the flood came, the fallen angels were sent into darkness and the spirits of men were apparently sent to Hell, but the evil spirits of the Nephilim seem to have been stranded in a suspended state of limbo, and likely somewhere still within the earth’s hemisphere.
Interestingly, when Jesus Christ first came, demons seem to have swarmed around Him at the time. Jesus cast seven demons out of Mary Magdalene alone as per Mark 16:9. He went about casting out demons in the Capernaum synagogue (Mark 1:23-26), the tombs in the region of the Gerasenes (Matthew 8:28-32), in front of the Pharisees (Matthew 12:22-24), as the sun set on a Sabbath (Luke 4:40-41), in the presence of a multitude (Matthew 17:14-18), and in Lebanon (Matthew 15:21-28). These are just a few of the demons that flocked into the Middle East at the time of Christ’s first advent.
The good news that is explained within “The Millennium Prophecies” book, is that all demons will be strictly confined and unable to interact with or influence human life throughout the Millennium.