“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear. 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 every one that findeth me shall slay me. And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.” (Genesis 4:1-19)
NEVER give God something that cost you nothing. That is what Cain did when he “brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.” “The ground” is the key words there. He did not even care enough to pick the fruit from a tree. That is why “his offering he had not respect.”
Then Cain had the nerve, “arrogance” is another word for nerve to get angry at Abel. What did he do to him? If Cain would have done right like Able did “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?”
Then Cain lied to God “And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not.” He showed his arrogance even further when he said, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
When God ask His Children a question He already knows the answer. He just wants to see what people are going to say. Our answer is what determines our judgment. God already knew what Cain, Adam and Eve had done:
“And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” (Genesis 3:9-11)
God loves His Children so much even after all Cain did God still covered him, “Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain.” God has never stopped covering His Children. That is why He sent Jesus to this Earth.
The thing I love about the Bible is no matter how many times I read it I always see something I didn’t see or missed before. I did not realize “Enoch” was Cain’s son. That should tell parents what they have done does not affect their children unless they let it. Jesus, Enoch and David are my Examples for my relationship with God:
“And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” (Genesis 5:23-24)
People today are still giving God things from the ground. Things from the ground is what people want to do. Then they get angry with God when He does not endorse what they want to do. The first thing people do is what Cain did. “Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him” is more than just about killing someone dead. People can kill people with their words and actions. There is so many dead people walking around today. People doing what they want to do is why “and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.” “And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him” is how people get “Pact With The Devil” Posted 12-6-2014 and in “The Trilogy.”
Not that anyone can hide from God, but He cannot cover His Children that are hiding from Him. God is a Gentleman so He is not going to force Himself on us. God already knows so asking is just to see if we will be honest about it. We cannot address a problem until we first admit it is there. Most of the times what God thinks is a problem people do not.
That is why we need the Holy Spirit to convict us. He does not convict us to condemn us, but to help make us better. The Word of God does the same thing:
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
God already knows where His Children are so He is not looking for them, which means people must come to Him. That is why God is still asking His Children today, “Where art thou?” “God’s Process” (Posted at this Website) is our “brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering.” That is why our bodies are a living sacrifice:
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)
God’s Process conforms us to the image of Jesus. The Word of God gives us the Mind of Christ. The two is how people get to “that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” “And the Lord set a mark upon” is another thing God does with God’s Process.
People are still killing people today for no reason. The biggest excuse people have for doing that is what someone did to them. Through Christ we all are brothers and sisters. That is why “thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.”
We are our brother’s keeper. We are here is watch out for each other. Watching out for each other does not mean people are doormats. It means because of Christ I can love people and I can walk away from people too. It means because of Christ I will walk away from people before I will mistreat them. Never take a caring person to the point of not caring. Caring people never stop caring, but they will stop caring about you.
My brother’s keeper means people treat people like they want to be treated. It means people do not walk by another person without acknowledging them. God wants His Children “WHOLE.” Once we get up then we must help someone else up. The helping someone else up is where our blessings come from. It is also how we Honor God.
Arrogance and jealousy has taken over the church today. More mess goes on in the church than in the world. Preachers are so busy promoting themselves they have lost being their sheep cover and keeper. Preachers love to preach, but that is where it begins and ends.
God will hold Pastors responsible for their sheep’s soul. That means the mega church Pastor is responsible for a lot of souls. “Christianity” (Posted at this Website) needs to start showing the world not just in words, but by deed that the church is his brother’s keeper.
I said in my “This Just Got Real!” Blog “The Word of God is what helps us “surface” what is inside of us.” I also said in that Blog “Now that Phase Three of “The Re-Birth Of Christianity” is fulfilled God has His Three.” My daily Bible reading today surfaced that The Flood, Jesus’ Resurrection and “The Re-Birth Of Christianity” (Posted at this Website) were “Clean Up.”
I found people think The Flood was because God was mad at people. The Flood was not God being mad at people. The Flood was the “clean up” for “sons of God,” which are angels. They were having sex with humans and The Flood was God putting a stop to that mess.
Jesus’ Resurrection was to “clean up” what Adam and Eve had done. Everyone blames Adam, but God said “What hast thou done?” to Eve. What Adam and Eve did separated people from God. Jesus’ Resurrection reconciled people back to God. The Re-Birth Of Christianity was to “clean up” what man has done to God’s Church, which is “Christianity:”
“This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.” (Genesis 5:1-5)
God only made one man. All of us came from one man, which was Adam. That means there should not be any racism because we all came from one man, which means we all are the same. Hating another person is the same as hating yourself.
“Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years” says he learned from his mistake. People are dying young because they are not recognizing and learning from their mistakes and changing. People might as well be real about where they are because God already knows. All He wants to do is cover, help and keep us.
The Kingdom of Heaven is a decision we must make. That decision is what determines our Eternity. If people go to Hell it was a decision they made. “And now art thou cursed from the earth” means God will judge all of us like He did Cain.
HAVE YOU MADE YOUR DECISION?