The “sons of God” are those who are led by the Spirit of God and are not living according to the spirit of the world that natural men are living after…. living after the earthly wisdom: envy, strife, hatred of one another, wrath, etc.
Romans 8:12-14 KJV (12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to
the flesh, to live after the flesh.
We that have His Spirit within us are to mortify….deaden…kill….the deeds of the body so that we may live the eternal life of Jesus in this earth. He gives us the power to slay the deeds of the body out of our lives through His Spirit….using the sword of the Spirit.
(13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through
the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
As many that are led by the Spirit of God…..they are the sons of God.
(14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons
He gives us the power (through the Spirit) to BECOME the sons of God as we must use His Spirit to deaden the deeds of the body so that we might live the eternal life of Jesus in this earth. Again, He gives us the power through His Spirit to BECOME the sons of God.
John 1:12-13 KJV (12) But as many as received him, to them gave he
power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his
name: (13) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the
flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Even though we may His Spirit within but continue to live after the flesh, we shall die….for His Spirit shall not always strive with man who continues to live after the flesh (“for that he also is flesh”). We are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh
Genesis 6: 3) And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive
with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred
and twenty years.
If we continue to live after the flesh, then His Spirit strives within man…as the Spirit and the flesh are contrary to one another. The flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh. The Spirit of God strives with those who continue to live after the flesh. The Spirit cannot then "rest" within those who continue to live after the flesh.
Galatians 5:16-17 KJV (16) This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and
ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (17) For the flesh lusteth
against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are
contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye
We grieve the Spirit of God that is within us if we continue to live after the flesh….living in bitterness, wrath, anger, evil speaking, etc.
Ephesians 4:30-32 KJV (30) And grieve not the holy Spirit of God,
whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (31) Let all
bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be
put away from you, with all malice: (32) And be ye kind one to
another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for
Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Sure enough, The LORD was grieved as His heart in that time because He saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. They grieved the Spirit of God...as men continue to do even today that continue to live after the flesh.
Genesis 6:5-8 KJV (5) And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was
great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his
heart was only evil continually. (6) And it repented the LORD that he
had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
And so the world that was then was destroyed by water....and today is destroyed by the fire of His wrath revealed from heaven as ungodly men are destroyed (death) from the face of this earth as we speak. This is a NOW thing as the current heaven and earth are stored with fire for the destruction of ungodly men.
(7) And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from
the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing,
and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
But “Noah”….meaning “rest”….found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Noah was led by the Spirit and the Spirit did not have to contend with the flesh within Noah for Noah gave His Spirit “rest”. There is no striving with the Spirit of God with those who are led by His Spirit.
(8) But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
The world that was then, being overflowed with water, perished.
2 Peter 3:3-7 KJV (3) Knowing this first, that there shall come in
the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, (4) And
saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell
asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the
creation. (5) For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the
word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the
water and in the water: (6) Whereby the world that then was, being
overflowed with water, perished:
But TODAY, the heavens and the earth which are NOW, by the same word (saying) are stored with fire against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
This is a NOW thing as the world and its lusts are perishing under the sun of God’s wrath as we speak. No flesh is being saved as ungodly men perish under the wrath of God that arises upon all men who continue to live after the flesh.
(7) But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word
are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and
perdition of ungodly men.
The wrath of God (who is a consuming fire) IS REVEALED NOW from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hold the down the truth in unrighteousness. Men who are living after the flesh are dying under His wrath as we speak.
They continue to perish from off the "face of the earth" by the same saying (word) of God just as they did in the flood. The same saying: my Spirit shall not always strive with man for he is also flesh...also living after the flesh.
Romans 1:18-19 KJV (18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth
in unrighteousness; (19) Because that which may be known of God is
manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
But the Lord is longsuffering towards us not willing that any should perish from the face of the earth under His wrath but that all should come to repentance. His patience with us is our salvation.
2 Peter 3:9 KJV (9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as
some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing
that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
The downfall of the sons of God came when they saw the fair “daughters” of men and took them as wives.
The “daughters” of men are the wisdom/words/teachings of earthly men... of fleshly men that were incorporated into their (the sons of God) teachings.
The sons of God had received the spirit of the world. They married the wisdom of men into their own teachings which caused them to live after the flesh as they fought with one another over them. The word for “daughter”…. “bath”…comes from the root word “banah” meaning “to build”.
Genesis 6:1-8 KJV (1) And it came to pass, when men began to multiply
on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, (2) That
the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they
took them wives of all which they chose.
Wisdom has built HER house….
Proverbs 9:1 KJV (1) Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out
her seven pillars:
Through wisdom is a house built….
Proverbs 24:3 KJV (3) Through wisdom is an house builded; and by
understanding it is established:
Rachel and Leah were “builders” of the house of Israel….
Ruth 4:11 KJV (11) And all the people that were in the gate, and the
elders, said, We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come
into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the
house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in
The LORD God took one of the ribs of Adam and BUILT ("made" = banah = to build) a woman with the rib. God built the builder.
Genesis 2:21-22 KJV (21) And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall
upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up
the flesh instead thereof; (22) And the rib, which the LORD God had
taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
The sons of God received the enticing words of man’s words of earthly wisdom (their “daughters”…their builders...the words of earthly men in their earthly wisdom). They build faulty structures so-to-speak.
1 Corinthians 2:4-16 KJV (4) And my speech and my preaching was not
with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the
Spirit and of power:
Their faith became established in the words of the wisdom of men (their “daughters”).
(5) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the
power of God.
They received the “daughters” of men of any that they chose….the wisdom of this world.
The “princes of this world”: There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
They come to nothing.
(6) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the
wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to
nought: (7) But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the
hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
The giants in the earth…..the princes of this world….do not know the hidden wisdom of God as they are built upon the wisdom of earthly men in their churches.
If they did, they would not crucify the Lord of glory out of the lives of many by their enticing words. They prevent the eternal life of Jesus from ever appearing in the mortal flesh of those that they deceive. They perish without His life ever appearing.
(8) Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known
it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (9) But as it is
written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into
the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that
love him. (10) But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for
the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. (11)
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which
is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of
The “sons of God” received the spirit of the world….they took “wives” from earthly men…which led them astray from being led by the Spirit.
(12) Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the
spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely
given to us of God. (13) Which things also we speak, not in the words
which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth;
comparing spiritual things with spiritual. (14) But the natural man
receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are
foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are
spiritually discerned. (15) But he that is spiritual judgeth all
things, yet he himself is judged of no man. (16) For who hath known
the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind