As I grew in the Lord, and continued absorbing the Bible into my thinking and lifestyle, I began to see in greater detail, that Scripture was confirming what I had already come to know as true. “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands (Ps. 19:1).” Yes, I knew this in my inner being. God had already revealed it to me. The Bible taught me that heaven is God’s throne (Acts 7:49). Of course it is! God had already spoken this to me, out under the stars. What joy it became, to find one Scripture after another, confirming as fact what God had already revealed in experience. It has become the call of God to me, to always be looking beyond the stars for any glimpse of divine revelation my Creator may graciously share by the Holy Spirit’s power. [Thank You Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord, for saving my soul and making all of this possible!] I am convinced that God has indeed made the heavens sacred, meant only to declare His glory, to those who would go searching to find Him, by gazing heavenward. “The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, but the earth He has given to the sons of men (Ps. 115:16)."
I want to share with you some of my favorite Scriptures Jesus has blessed me with through the years, concerning this. Scripture is fact. It is true, and it behooves every Christian in this late hour in history, which is so full of deluding influences, doctrines of demons and demonic agendas, to know more about what God says, concerning the heavenlies. Though in my life experiences, I have intensely enjoyed the human emotions connected with my Spirit-lead star gazing, God knew it was important to base my beliefs on more than mere feelings. To build my house on the rock, so that it would not be destroyed, I needed to hear and understand what Christ was saying through Scripture, and act on fact, not science fiction.
“To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens (Ps. 123:1)!"
“The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all (Ps. 103:19)."
“It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in (Is. 40:22)."
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse (Rom. 1:20)."
God so fills the heavens above us, that Scripture tells us, in His omnipresence, He overflows all of His creation, seen and unseen, far beyond all its borders, infinitely out of reach of space and matter and time! God is transcendent, which means He is as infinitely above a caterpillar as He is an archangel, or even a universe. “Forever God stands apart, in light unapproachable!”, A.W. Tozer once wrote.
"God's splendor covers the heavens." (Hab. 3:3)
“Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You… (1 Kg. 8:27)."
“Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above earth and heaven (Ps. 148:13)."
“O Lord, our Lord, Your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens (Ps. 8:1)."
“Who is like the Lord our God, who is enthroned on high, who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth (Ps. 113:5,6)?"
“He [Christ] who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things (Eph. 4:10)."
“The high and lofty One who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this… (Is. 57:15)."
“Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God (Ps. 90:2)."
Now, having said all of this, and having set the stage for you to hopefully appreciate where I'm coming from, I wish to move on and share my concerns about a great deception that’s happening in our day. It has been several hundred years in the making, but of late, Satan’s efforts are getting better, and they seem to be accelerating, as God’s timetable rushes towards the Second Coming of Christ, the Rapture of the Church, and the Day of our Lord Jesus.
It is a venomous lie from the devil, which the great god Science Fiction has concocted, that would insinuate that the heavens are declaring the home of extraterrestrial beings called “aliens”. Christians beware! Satan is up to more than we think he is, with this demonic fabrication. He would have us believe that the heavenlies are where aliens also live, along with God, and that they are greater in intelligence and power than humans are, who were made in God’s image (Gen. 1:27; 9:6; Ja. 3:9). The devil would even have us believe that aliens actually are the ones who “seeded” the human race and will one day come to claim what is theirs! [So who created the so-called aliens!?] This is the message of the “Gospel of Science Fiction”, which movies like War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Close Encounters of a Third Kind, Independence Day, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and a host of others, are preaching. Why has Satan inspired this? God surely didn't, and neither did man. Science fiction movies, like the ones mentioned, are not just innocent bystanders in the end times battle going on between God and Satan, heaven and hell, for the souls of mankind. This demonic message that there are aliens in outer space, is a major part of the end times scenario, for Satan’s grand finale on earth, to make good on his arrogant claim, “I will make myself like the Most High (Is. 14:14).”
the Antichrist must be born in this manner, thus fulfilling the prophecy Jesus spoke to Eve, concerning the seed of the serpent (Gen. 3:15). It is likely that Satan will have sex with a human female, much like was portrayed in the movie “Rosemarie’s Baby”, so as to spawn the Antichrist, making this offspring half-demonic and half human. This may be hard for some Christians to believe, because of what Jesus said about marriage in heaven: “For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven (Mk. 12:25).” By saying this, Jesus wasn’t teaching that angels can’t have sex, nor was our Lord saying that they couldn’t marry. Obviously, holy angels DO NOT marry, but unholy angels seem to be doing a lot things they are not supposed to do, as they rebel against God. This rebellion would even include, fallen angels in human form, having intercourse with earth women. Dr. Missler points out, “The fact is that angels do manifest themselves in physical form throughout the Bible and the annals of history. How they do it is not explained. However, angels, including fallen ones, do have the power to manipulate matter and reshape it into a multitude of forms. Suffice it to say that if angels can appear physically, take men by the hand, fight with men, and form eyes, ears, skin, etc., then the manifestation of reproductive organs is also within their capabilities.”
Watchman Nee, in his book Ye Search the Scriptures, published by Christian Fellowship Publishers, states this: “In the time of Genesis 6 the evil spirit entered into a union with men. Angels ought not marry, nevertheless they married the daughters of men and begat the Nephilim. And when the Nephilim appeared on the earth, God decided to destroy them. God wants angels, He wants men, but He does not want the Nephilim; for He has not created such a species. All that He has made must be each after its kind. But out of the union of the devils and men came forth the Nephilim. God therefore severely judged them. Why, as a further example, did God decide to destroy the Anakim who appeared later on? Because they too were Nephilim. Originally the Nephilim were destroyed in the flood, but later in the land of Canaan the Nephilim appeared again in the form of the Anakim. They too must be destroyed. For God will not allow such a kind of creature to exist on the earth. Jude 6,7 records angels who left their own domain to indulge in gross sexual immorality with humans, perhaps women and men." John MacArthur also comments on this: "In the same way as Sodom and Gomorrah they indulged in gross immorality, and went after strange flesh. Went after heteros, went after different flesh. They went after creatures outside their realm. It’s an interesting twist. The men of Sodom lusted after the angels. The angels lusted after men [Jude7]. The men of Sodom wanted to commit sexual sin with angels that appeared in male form. And the angels committed horrendous acts of lust with human flesh [Jude 7]. So the case seems clear. Whatever these angels did, they fell from their lofty position and that could certainly refer to the original fall. They moved out of their normal spiritual domain. They came all the way down to engage in sexual immorality with beings of a different nature. [John MacArthur’s Collection of Sermons, “Apostates, Be Warned Pt. 2”]"
The account in Jude of angels who indulged in gross immorality, as Watchman Nee pointed out, is referring to Genesis 6:2,4: “The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose… The Nephilim (fallen ones) were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God [fallen angels] came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown [giants].” This term “sons of God” in Job 1:6 is translated in the Septuagint as “angels of God”, and it’s used in Job 38:7 to refer to angels. [This is supported, according to Christian Research Institute, as quoted in Alien Encounters, by such noted thinkers as Philo, Josephus, Justin, Ambrose, Apocrypha (Enoch), Delitzsch, Driver, Cassuto, H. Morris, von Rad, Speiser, CH McIntosh, Donald Barnhouse, and Chuck Smith.] Now, having said all of this, it helps us better understand what Jesus was referring to in Luke 17, when He tells us that the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah and Lot. There will be extreme violence and corruption on earth, and every thought of man will be on evil continually. But if our interpretation of Scripture is valid, that fallen angels have indeed, engaged in sexual activity with "daughters of men", throughout history, we can expect they will continue, as wickedness increases in the earth, bringing forth the hybrid race of the Nephilim again, in ever increasing numbers. there will also be a return of the Nephilim (as in Noah's day), giant offspring of unholy unions, probably including the Antichrist himself.
In closing, I'd like to mention that other generations have had their "aliens in the heavens". It's just they were called by other names. One example in Scripture is found in Acts 19:35: “Not only is there danger that this trade of ours fall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis (Diana) be regarded as worthless and that she whom all of
Undenial facts? Says who? Only people who have believed what is false, and now will kill to protect their false beliefs. Does this sound familiar? If the image falls down from heaven, well… it must mean, as some have purported, that Artemis is up there, like the aliens, and that God created her too, like He did them, He just didn’t tell us about it, in the Bible. After all, these are undeniable facts that Artemis is real, we just can’t see her. To make something up, and then call them undeniable facts is calling a lie, truth. This is what the father of all lies, the devil himself, is up to. It's called deception, believing what is false. If we follow the logic of those who say, “Prove what you can't see, doesn't exist (try that kind of reasoning in a court of law!),” then idols of Artemis or aliens stand on firm ground. Not so! God doesn’t tell us to prove our idols don’t exist. He says, "DON'T WORSHIP THEM!" When there is no proof (images that fall from heaven don’t count!) then we are to believe they don’t exist, until proven. Science Fiction doesn’t count either. It can make up idols and get worshipers at the drop of a hat, but that doesn’t make them real.
Idolatry is a sin, and as previously mentioned, it is sacrificing and worshiping demons. “The things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons.” (1 Cor. 10:20)
“The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons…” (Rev. 9:20)
Most of these people are probably not intentionally, worshiping and sacrificing to demons. But these worshipers believe in what the idol stands for. If it’s an image of Artemis or Zeus, her father, who is referred to as “god of sky”, then they believe they are worshiping Zeus and Artemis, up there in the heavens. The Apostle Paul really got into trouble when he was preaching in his day, against worshiping the gods who were in the heavens. In
Well, I know how the Apostle Paul felt. I have touched the great gods from outer space called “aliens” and have aroused such an angry outcry of malicious accusations against me, in times past, that I have been shocked. Even Christians have left the church I was pastoring, concerning this issue. It seems idol worshipers don’t like their idols touched, in any generation, even to the point, on occasion, of becoming violent about it. The Greeks and Romans and Canaanites, as well as other heathen civilizations, have had their evil spirits in the heavens, whom they worshiped (without knowing they were really fallen angels!), and we today, in our generation, are no different. The idols of Paul’s day couldn’t move or talk, but today, our idols do speak and look so real, right there in front of us, in the movie or TV program or magazine we have our gaze fixed on. And what about all the “alien paraphernalia”? You can even dress up like your favorite E.T., and be just like your idol. Deception is increasing. Whether it’s Zeus or Artemis or Thor or Superman or Transformers or "Your Favorite Martian", it’s still idolatry. Aliens are modern day idols. And like Paul said about evil spirits hiding behind the physical idols of yesterday, so they hide behind the “aliens from outer space” of today.
God said do not worship the hosts of heaven (Deut. 4:19). But even God’s people couldn’t help themselves (Jer. 8:2; Zeph. 1,5), during times when they were backslidden. The belief was, as the Greeks taught it, that the constellations were real entities, mostly god-favored (or cursed) heroes, and beasts who received a place in the heavens in memorial of their deeds. They were regarded as semi-divine spirits, living conscious entities who strode across the heavens. It’s just that they had other names. In our day, they are called “aliens from outer space", and Satan wants us to believe they are coming soon. But Jesus warns us from Scripture, our fight is "...against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor, so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil.” (Eph. 6:10) The number one way we resist our enemy, the devil, is to cast down his lies about aliens, not defend them.
Even as far back as New Testament times, it seems the devil was already at work, putting into the hearts of the unbelieving (2 Tim. 2:26; 1 Jn. 5:19) this desire to look to the skies for signs and wonders. “And the multitudes marveled. But some of them said, ‘He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons.’ And others, to test Him, were demanding a sign from heaven (Luke 11:15,16)." Our Lord replied to their demand for a “sign from heaven”, by calling them wicked. In these modern times, mankind is still demanding “a sign from heaven", as he points his radio telescopes upon the stars and waits for aliens from outer space to communicate with him. The Christians are waiting for the coming of Christ. The world is waiting for the coming of aliens! An international group of scientists, called SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) was formed, for the sole purpose of finding E.T.'s, out there...somewhere. Exopolitics and Galatic diplomacy, are international political movements supported by multitudes of ET believers, in order to establish NOW, citizen diplomacy with extraterrestrial civilizations. Unbelievable! And with the aid of computer technology and other technological advances in producing movies and such TV shows as "V" and "Falling Skies", SciFi enthusiasts get to the see the unreal and the unbelievable, the unnatural and the bizarre, come alive to their minds, and they love it so! With their faith growing in what they can't see in the real world yet, how easy it will be for Satan and his evil forces to come as aliens from outer space, and be received by them all. Fontenelle could never have guessed the demonic plot he helped to instigate, that has culminated into the present day craze to rush to the box office, every time another movie about aliens is released. For those believers in Christ who persist in enjoying these types of movies, God has given them fair warning. They must repent, or they will be deceived by Satan. Now is the time for Christians to come away from doctrines of demons, that are presenting a demonic gospel that there are aliens from other planets coming our way.
I say again, the heavens were made for declaring the glory of God, not the home of aliens. “’It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands, and I ordained all their host’…" "'To whom then will you liken Me that I should be his equal?’ says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power not one of them is missing (Is. 45:12; 40:25,26).”
At the present time, God’s throne is in heaven, unseen to human eyes. But a day is coming when all who rejected God’s offer of repentance and salvation through His Son Jesus Christ, will stand before this heavenly throne and be judged for their sinful behavior. "Because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. (2 Thes. 2:9-12) Fallen angels, who masquerade themselves as aliens, will be given everlasting damnation in hell, which was created for the devil and his angels. Only the sinner will stand at God’s Great White Throne Judgment: “And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds…And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire...And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever... This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire [eternal damnation—hell] (Rev. 20:10-15).”
Friend, if you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, I pray that you will humble yourself and accept God's free gift of eternal salvation. Confess your sins to God, and turn from idolatry. He will forgive you and deliver you from the darkness you're living in. If you have been trapped in this end-times delusion that aliens exist and are coming, you must repent. Even now Satan is fighting to keep your soul, and take you to hell with him, if he can. The decision is yours. In the last moments of time, the dragon (Rev. 12:9) will display supernatural powers, such as raising the Antichrist from the dead, making fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men, and giving breath to the image of the beast, that "...it might even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed (Rev. 13:3, 12, 13, 15)." Only the born again believer will be saved from all of Satan's last-days deception. Today is the day of salvation, tomorrow may be too late. Time is short. Turn to Jesus now, and invite Him into your heart, and He will indeed, save you from the wrath of God that is coming against all ungodliness. Amen. “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name (Jesus Christ) under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).”
Pastor Tim Daniel