Everything You Need to Know About Cain
In the first Epistle of John we read:
1st John 3:12, Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brothers righteous.
To every student of the Bible, the Book of Genesis should be the beginning, the seed planting, of whatever follows according to the “God breath” scriptures if we are to get the proper understanding of what is written, 2nd Timothy 3:16.
The Epistle of Jude, although it is only one chapter. has more to say concerning Cain than any other Book in the Bible.
Jude verse 5, “I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the People out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.”
Jude 11, Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the way of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core, (Korah)
The Greek word for gainsaying is #485 in the Greek dictionary and means, dispute, disobedience, strife. Where did this hostility and violence come from? We know that Eve said that she had gotten a man from the Lord, Genesis 4:1, but she, like so many other mothers, have no way of knowing the nature or the character of a person until they expose themselves as Cain or Korah did.
Jude 14,”And Enoch also the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these sayings, “Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints.
The order of generations as given to us in Genesis chapter 5 is as follows: Adam,Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, and Enoch. Count them. Notice as the scriptures say, Enoch is the seventh from Adam. If one would insert Cain between Adam and Seth, the number from Adam to Enoch would not be the seventh but the eighth. So then, the Book of Jude agrees with chapter 5 of Genesis, that Cain should not be included with the progeny of Adam because Cain is not Adam’s son. Cain has his own progeny as listed in Genesis chapter 4.
What Happened To Eve In The Garden
The Apostle Paul says that there is a simplicity in this occurrence in the Garden with Eve so it shouldn’t be too difficult for us to understand.
2nd Corinthians 11:2, “For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3, But I fear, lest. by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
Is the Apostle Paul saying that Eve lost her virginity in the Garden? The word beguiled in verse 3 is #1818, in Strongs dictionary and comes from the word exapatao which means, to seduce wholly, beguiled, deceive. Why would Eve be so impressed with Satan and taken in by his deception? The Apostle Paul gives us the answer in the 14th verse of this same chapter.
2nd Corinthians 11:14, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
The Companion Bible says in Appendix 19: “Have we not, in this, a clear intimation that this was not a snake, but a glorious shinning being, apparently an angel, to whom Eve paid such great difference ackowledging, and who was a being of a superior (not an inferior) order?”
Note: The Book of Hebrews says that although angels are spirit,Hebrews 1:7, that they can manifest themselves within the body of a man, so as to be seen by men, see Genesis 18:1; 32:24. The incident in the Garden was for the sole purpose for Satan, God’s adversary, to contaminate the womb that would bring forth the Christ Child.
Speaking to the woman in Genesis 3:16, God would not have brought up the subject of conception if it had not already occurred. Why did not the Lord not use the words stealing, murder or adultry rather than conception? Satan is our accuser, not the Lord, Revelation 12:10.
Before Adam ever knew his wife Eve in Genesis 4:1, God mentions Eve’s conception. One of the basic purposes of a husband and wife is to lawfully bring children into the world. Eve’s action was not lawful to her husband Adam. The scriptures say plainly that Eve was deceived,1st Timothy 2:14, not Adam. When expecting the word beguiled to mean something different in the New Testament as in the Old Testament, one would be in error. The first is the physical act, and in the New Testament is through the lust of the mind.
1st Corinthians 15:46, “Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.”
Eve committed physical adultery, but we as Christians, can commit spiritual adultery in our minds as Jesus taught:
Matthew 5:28, “But I say unto you, that whosoever looked on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
A Notable Difference Between Those Born of Cain and Those Born of Adam
In the first chapter of the Book of Hebrews, we read that God speaks to us at different times and in different ways. In Genesis 4 we find the progeny of Cain and in verses 17-18, where it is written of Cain, that none mentioned of those who were born of Cain ever died.The progeny of Cain are written differently in Chapter 4 than how Adam’s progeny is stated in chapter 5, where we read after one born of Adam, the progeny of Adam, then he died. This is the heavenly language and we need to be careful to observe the detail in the wording because it is of Divine authority.
Where Did Cain Get His Wife?
There is a article written and posted on this website entitled, Sixth Day or Eighth Day Creation. The reading of that article would help in understanding the life of Cain. Simply stated, Cain, who was of the eighth day creation, didn’t marry his sister as some suppose but took a wife from the sixth day creation as we read in Genesis Chapter 1.
Who Did Cain Think Would Kill Him?
Genesis 4:13, And Cain said unto the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14, Behold, Thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from Thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that everyone that findeth me will slay me.” 15, and the Lord said unto him, “Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken upon him sevenfold,” and the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
Who was on the earth who would kill him? His Father Adam, his Mother Eve? Tradition tells us that these were to make up the first family. You never hear of the male and female populations who were created on the sixth day, 1:26-28. These are the people, know to Cain, who he thought would kill him.
The Tribe of Judah Was Given The Sceptre
In the Old Testament, the tribe of Judah was one of the twelve sons of Jacob. Judah was in reality a physical descendent of Jacob and was one of twelve tribes which identified with the house of Israel. David was a King over the twelve tribes of Israel, 2nd Samuel 8:15. Those who have taken the name Israel as we hear today are guilty of identity thief. The name Israel was given to Jacob, who, as an overcomer, had his name changed from Jacob to Israel, because he had prevailed with God as well as with man, Genesis 32:28.
The Old Testament says plainly that the Sceptre was to be given to the son of Jacob, Judah
1st chronicles 5:2, For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph.
A prophesy was given to Judah by his father Jacob now called Israel, which reads:
Genesis 49:10, The Sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.
This prophesy given to Judah was only temporary until someone would qualify and be accepted by God as the true Prince of Peace. That title belongs only to Jesus Christ who was brought to the cross and underwent death and was raised in Resurrection to the Throne of God, Acts 2:30.
Jesus became a Stumbling Block to the Jews
The Sceptre that was given to the Judah was only until someone would qualify as a true Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6, and as the Messiah, God’s anointed.
The Jews rejected Jesus as the Son of God and tried to kill Him, John 5:18.
1st Corinthians 1:23, but we preach Jesus crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness.
Although the Jews want to hold on to the Sceptre and not give it back to it’s rightful owner, Jesus qualified and has become The King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The Entering of the Sons of Cain Into the House of Judah.
As we read in Genesis 49:10, the Sceptre shall not depart from Judah was a temporary position until one qualified and have permanent authority. That position was accepted and given by God to His Son, Jesus the Christ, because He earned it.
Because we are bringing to our attention Judah, sometimes called Jews, we need to include what is written through revelation by Jesus Christ.
Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9 read, breaking into both verses, Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie.
Speaking to the religious leaders of His day, Jesus says:
John 8:38, “I speak that which I have seen with My Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Notice the small f used by Jesus in addressing the religious leaders. According to what Jesus is saying, that there are two fathers. We find the word fathers, plural, used in the Book of Malachi.
Malachi 4:5, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: 5, And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”
1st Chronicles 2:55 says that the sons of Cain, the Kenites, were the family of the scribes. And Jeremiah 35:11, tells us that when Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, besieged Jerusalem, they feared for their lives and dwelt in Jerusalem. Thereby, mixed themselves among Judah. When Jesus came on the scene, we read:
Matthew 23:2, Saying, “The Scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.”
During Jesus ministry, the sons of Cain, called Kenites, worked themselves into the ruling body of Judah, the Sceptre, and even today, the House of Judah, has been given a bad rap because of the sons of Cain, the Kenites, who cried out, crucify Him, crucify Him as we read in Luke 23:21. It was also these people who wanted to kill Lazarus after Jesus raised him from the dead, John 12:10. Judah betrayed Jesus with a kiss but it wasn’t his purpose to kill Him. So he did repent, Matthew 27:3.
Which father will you align yourself to? Those who wanted to crucify Jesus, Luke 23:21, having the same nature as Cain, who killed his brother Abel. Or, the putting on of Jesus, who became God’s anointed, and was given a precious tittle, Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6.