The Mystery of the End Times Resides in Cain vs Able
As came to me while actually on a treadmill this morning by a certain thought trigger that led to an inspirational understanding… The secret mystery of what’s to happen in the end times saga with the rise of the AntiChrist resides in story of Cain versus Abel .
So we wonder why that story was in there. Just seems like an interesting story although quite tragic. Story actually didn’t make a lot of sense to me for years.
Ultimately what happened is that God likes a certain type of sacrifice more than the other. Abel provided that sacrifice from what he had. Cain provided a sacrifice from what he had. Abel have livestock. Cain had produce: fruits, vegetables and grains.
From the story it seems like both Cain and Abel knew beforehand what type of sacrifice God preferred. Seat passage below:
Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. 4 And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”Genesis 4 NIV
So it seems that Cain knew better but did it his own way. God didn’t particularly like the offering gift of Cain. And hey, if someone gives you a gift that you say you don’t like, but they give it to you anyways how did you react? Remember that we are not only made in God’s image but also in His likeness. This means that we have likes and dislikes, as an individual person, as God does.
In a similar way, Israel represents the line of promise. They were given the advantage of the relationship and the Word of God. They were given advantages as Abel had the advantage of already having the livestock. All right relationship with God comes through Israel. But the brother, representing the Gentiles had to come to his brother Abel to purchase live stock to provide an appropriate sacrifice offering to God. The brother, Cain, didn’t like that so he made up his own way, he made up his own religious rules, he made up his own religion, he wanted to redefine God and ultimately, when carried further, make up his own god.
Do you see where this is going? How many religions have made up their own version of God since they didn’t like what He said, since they don’t like His Person and Personality, (since they are looking out for their own selves first versus putting God first (and isn’t that even common manners?! Think about that! If you put yourself first before another human it’s considered rude isn’t it.)
The world is in big trouble. People think everything is alright. People think everything is a ok, with their “happy maker gods” that they made up to fancy their flesh nature. It’s a very subtle but dangerous shift to ignore the Living God, your Maker and rejoice in the fleshy sin nature of your heart. The heart tends to want instant gratification, non stop gratification, ever increasing gratification when they are lied to and told to push away God personally, not trust God. Does not just about every formal, organized religion on the planet push God away personally, while trying to systematize “religion” to make it “easier”? Does not just about every organized religion tend to draw towards itself, draw its congregants towards its self, to trust in the religion its self instead of the person of God? Look out for this concept. Be aware of it. For it is highly dangerous to the eternity of your soul.
The planet is in grave danger because they didn’t get to know or care for their Maker. They didn’t pursue of the Person of God. Since God is the Word made flesh, the whole planet has a direct chance to get to know God personally through his Word. KNOW meaning, as you would get to know, understand, “get it”, feel comfortable with someone, bond with someone…
And once you get to know Him you’ll find out He is a great, awesome, rich, deep, good, deeply loving Person (to mention just a few of His genuinely amazing attributes). I know from my own experience with God since 1996.
Knowing God personally is the most important thing you can do with your life. Why? IT’S ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN! See this:
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
The world has gone off chasing foolishness trying to balance good deeds to offset bad. They don’t get it. They don’t get it because they never perceived God and got to know his Word. If you’re reading this you can definitely read a Bible. You can go here to start https://www.biblegateway.com There are Bible apps for your phone and ipads https://www.youversion.com/ is one.
So how do you get to know God and know the Bible? Do what i did ! Read the Bible over and over. DO NOT try and figure out the Bible with your own mind or even research. What you do is pray to God your questions and He, Your Teacher, will give you the answers. This will be an awesome powerful experience and then you start the relationship with Him. He’ll take care of you and reveal Salvation to you if you haven’t found it but just be open, stay open! Don’t be scared or distracted. He’ll take care of you.
To be continued… We are just scratching the surface of the Cain vs. Abel concept as you’ll see it manifest in the final end times tribulation as the epic battle revolves around 2 half brothers: one handed the information and tools needed to please God (like Abel), the other in jealous rage who made up his own way so he didn’t have to come to and through his 1/2 brother (like Cain).
Oh yes, there is a lot more to come on this topic. And it’s all shaping up so fast! You better get in your Bibles! Read at least 1/2 book every single day. Remember ask God, your Maker, for answers – ask down inside through your soul and He’ll hear you.