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  • Writer's pictureDeb Miller Robinson

The Firstborn

The ways of Cain and Abel

Cain = Qayin (Hebrew) Acquired, Spearer (lance - a spear that was quick to strike), Possession

Cain was the firstborn son of Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis 4. Eve said when he was born - Now I have gotten a man with the help of Yahweh.

He was the first murderer on the earth after killing his younger brother Abel. I often wander if this deceit from the enemy came from the generation (dna) from his parents as they were deceived and blaming came in. Satan is always bringing blaming. (Did God really say). Cain was the firstborn, satan has always gone after the firstborn of the land. Moses was sought after from satan because he was made in the image of Father, Son & Holy Spirit.

Cain was a keeper of the land (farmer). Abel was a shepherd. Genesis 4: Cain presented an offering to Yahweh from the produce off the land. Remember the land was cursed.

Abel also brought his offering from among the finest of the firstborn of his flocks. Are you bringing a sacrifice - giving God your best or are you bringing a sacrifice that brings religion verses relationship. Relationship brings you closer to God. Cain brought works without faith. He did not believe or honor God.

Yahweh was very pleased with Abel and accepted his offering, but with Cain and his offering, Yahweh was not pleased, making Cain very furious and resentful. So Yahweh said to Cain “Why are you so angry and bothered? If you offer what is right, won’t you be accepted.” But if you refuse to offer what is right, sin, the predator, is crouching in wait outside the door (portal) of your heart. It desires to have you, yet you must be its master.” Even though God explained to Cain why the sacrifice was not accepted, rejection had already set in. Satan already put it into motion along with jealousy, anger, bitterness for his brother Abel.

This was the chance for Cain to say I’m sorry, I repent, but he did not, his jealousy and anger overtook him. Be careful where your anger and jealousy takes you. He compared himself to his brother whose sacrifice was accepted by God. We are not to compare ourselves to others, or to other ministries. He was blinded by satan, when we walk in rejection, anger, bitterness, jealousy, rebellion we will devour our purpose for God.

God accepts when we bring a sacrifice to honor Him and not religion. Religion is performance, we want relationship to be drawn closer to Yahweh. When we bring a sacrifice of honoring to Creator a portal is opened. Be careful of what portals you open. Jealousy, anger, bitterness will always open the portal to the second heaven where the demonic is.

Cain talked Abel into coming to the field (his area). He then rose up attacked and killed Abel. This is what religion does, it attacks and kills those who have an intimate relationship with God. Have you ever been attacked because your relationship with God looked different than the religious relationship that many have?

Then Yahweh said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” He answered, “How do I know? Am I my brother’s keeper?” (What a mockery to God and his brother). Was Cain so caught up in his dead works and didn’t want to change his ways? Was Cain so jealous that he couldn’t see what was righteous in Abel? This is what religion does to us. We are caught up in dead works and don’t hear or listen to the voice of Yahweh.

Yahweh said, “Listen - to the voice of your brother’s bloods”, it is crying out to me from the ground! What have you done! Now you are banished from the land, from the ground (dirt) that drank your brother’s blood from your had! Not only did Cain kill the promises of Abel, he killed Abel’s next generation. The bloods of the next generation were crying out from the ground. When you (Cain) try to cultivate the ground it will no longer produce crops for you and you will be a fugitive, a homeless wanderer!.”

As a keeper of the land, did he speak to the land and to creation as his father did. He knew God, as God had conservations with him. But he chose not to honor God’s ways (chose his own way - rebellion). Abel had faith in God, chose to honor God with the right protocol to come closer to Him that brought him closer to God.

Cain never again will have the earth bless him. He could farm it but it would never produce for him again. God was done with his dead works. He lost his partnership with God and with the earth.

The punishment was too much for Cain to carry. Cain said to Yahweh, “My punishment is more than I can bear!” Look - You’ve thrown me off the land today, and now I must hide from Your Presence. As a fugitive and wanderer on the earth, anyone who meets me may choose to kill me!” I think now, Cain realized how his ways killed him. How his rebellion, jealousy, anger killed his relationship with Yahweh. Is this not what happens to us if we don’t wake up to what we’ve done. Repentance can reverse this. We can be forgiven.

Cain was marked by God that no one would kill him. This was a mark of mercy from God. Even though he greatly sinned, God still had mercy on him. It is sad that he did not repent, that would have changed his circumstances (same with Adam and Eve). Repentance is so powerful and can change us along with creation and the atmosphere, along with the dna in us for past and future generations. It only takes one in our family lineage to stop the curse, we have Jesus who forgave all.

We do not know what the mark looked like, but it was a mark that all creation could see. He had to take the punishment from God, for all the days of his life and his next generation. He wanted to do things his way (religion) and disregarded the Ways of God, in bringing a sacrifice that was not acceptable. God had modeled what a sacrifice should be (protocol) as God made a sacrifice from an animal’s blood for Adam and Eve. Not only did satan deceive Adam and Eve, he deceived Cain through the spirits of jealousy, rejection & rebellion as satan is jealous of mankind and rebelled against God. Satan attacks the first born - through jealousy, rebellion, & rejection. You see this in the firstborn of the land, in tribes throughout the earth. As satan seems to always attack the firstborn in someway. Jesus is the one that overcame this, to satan’s surprise. Jesus is the firstborn of death and took the keys away from satan and thus forth a new covenant was made for mankind and eternal life was given to us.

God has banished Cain to be a wanderer as a fugitive, He went to the land of Nod. Cain still in rebellion built a city, he named the village Enoch after his son.

Josephus wrote in Antiquities of the Jews (c. AD 93) that Cain continued his wickedness in Nod: resorting to violence and robbery; establishing weights and measures; transforming human culture from innocence into craftiness and deceit; establishing property lines; and building a fortified city.

Nod is said to be outside of the presence or face of God. Origen defined Nod as the land of trembling and wrote that it symbolized the condition of all who forsake God. Early commentators treated it as the opposite of Eden (worse still than the land of exile for the rest of humanity). Others interpreted Nod as dark or even underground—away from the face of God. Perhaps Nod was a portal to satan.

What do we learn from all of this? We must learn to Honor! Honor God’s ways. Honor your Father and Mother. Honor your siblings. Honor yourself. Honor the freedom you have in Creator. Honor His creation. Honor with your voice and actions.

Deb Miller Robinson - Eagle Warrior


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