SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
In believing that God is the same yesterday as today and tomorrow, led me to this next scripture. But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” Numbers 13:31-33 NKJV
GIANTS – In those days, and even later, there were giants on the earth who were descendants of human women and the heavenly beings (fallen ones). They were the great heroes and famous men of long ago. Genesis 6:4 GNT
Hebrews 3:15-19 – The important truths are that the people who failed to enter Canaan, were the ones who had heard God’s promise concerning the land and that they refused to believe what God had promised – an action described as rebellion, sin and disobedience to whom this letter was addressed, were in danger of following in their ancestors’ footsteps when they rebelled against God. NIV
Legends – In my belief identifies itself as a symbolic picture of the power of a lie, by Satan (the “Lying Spirit”) or one of his agents (fallen ones). As the story goes, the Israelites brought out of Egypt constantly complained against Moses and Aaron, and said, “It would have been better to die in Egypt or even here in the wilderness…” The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “How much longer are these wicked people going to complain against me? I have heard enough of these complaints! Now give them this answer: ‘I swear that as surely as I live, I will do to you just what you have asked. I, the LORD has spoken.’ Were fittingly lured by God to their execution through a False Report, which caused the people to once again complain against the LORD. And so the LORD struck them with a disease, and they died.