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Roshan Rai

Have you been offering the burnt offering in which God is well pleased?

Dear Brethrens 



Praise the Lord and I greet you all in the name of The Holy Trinity. Hallelujah.



It’s been sometimes that God reserved me and now bestowed me this moment to praise His Righteousness as the sweet aroma of burning incense of righteous in which God delights. Amen.



Today God granted me these moments to share the wonderful book review on title, “The Difference between Abel’s Faith & Cain Faith- Sermons on Genesis (V).” 



So here we go:



Gen 4:1  And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 

Gen 4:2  And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 

Gen 4:3  And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. 

Gen 4:4  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: 

Gen 4:5  But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 



In the above scripture we see the offerings of the 2 sons of Adam & Eve. 



Cain who was the first born of Adam offered to God the fruits and harvest of the grounds for which he toiled and put his efforts all year long while Abel simply offered a first born of his flock. And we find that God was pleased with the offering of Abel but turn down the offering of Cain. 



The main reason that we find the difference in faith is all because of the thoughts of individual. Adam & Eve, their parents were clothed in coats of skins and definitely Cain and Abel also were clothed in the coats of skin which their parents Adam & Eve made for them after sacrificing the lambs to God for both of them in order to hide their shame (sins). Adam & Eve very well explained their clothing to them as to why they are wearing such clothing and why they are killing lambs to take out the skins for clothing, telling them about the event that took place in Garden of Eden.  So both of the sons of Adam & Eve knew as to why they were clothed in coats of skins. And of course the generation of mankind from Adam till Lamech (Father of Noah) were vegetarians. We can clearly deduce the fact from the following scriptures:



Gen 3:17  And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 

Gen 3:18  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 

Gen 3:19  In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 



In Genesis 3:18  we see God granting Adam & Eve herbs of the field as their staple diet (Gen 3:18  ………….. and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;) besides the fruits/harvest of the ground was a curse to Adam where he had to put his own effort to fill his belly instead of God granting them their daily diet during their good days in Eden. 



So Adam & Eve didn’t kill the lambs unnecessarily as if they are to eat the meat of the animals but they had to all because of their sins (Shame). They needed clothing in order to hide their shame and the meat of the lambs (animals) was offered as brunt offering to God for their sins (to hide their shame), and at that time God had not granted that they should also eat meat of the lambs slain to hide their shame. Firstly lambs did lose life to hide their shame (sins). God granted Adam & Eve the grace through the lambs for instead of having them to die, God had to put one of His perfect creations to end in order to let Adam & Eve live. So God only granted Adam & Eve and his descendants till Lamech to take life of lambs for them to live but the meat they had to offer as burnt offering to God for their sins and use the skins of the lamb as their clothing.



Flesh as meat to mankind was given only after the Great Flood to Noah and his descendants and to us. 



Gen 9:3  Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. 

Gen 9:4  But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. 



So Cain and Abel both knew as to why they were wearing the coats of skins for they too were clothed in coats of skins which Adam & Eve made for them after sacrificing the lambs as the burnt offering to God, and using its skin for clothing these two sons. 



We see Cain with his own thoughts. Instead of accepting God grace through the slain lamb to hide his shame, he rejected and stubbornly tried to say that what God did for them is wrong and offered the offering accordingly to his pleasure instead of what God demanded i.e. burnt offering for their trespasses (sins).  Thus Cain with his own judgment through his wicked heart offered fruits and harvest of grounds which he toiled whole year round not realizing what he is offering is in fact the curse that God gave to his father Adam (Gen 3:17  …………………….. cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;). The harvests/fruits which the ground produced after the efforts of mankind in it lies a curse for herein lies the work of mankind instead of perfect creator God. That’s the main reasons that God became displeased with Cain offering for he offered the curse before God in which he has toiled all year round. 



But we see his brother Abel who was a shepherd (reminds of our Good Shepherd Lord Jesus Christ) and he offered what God demanded, i.e. the brunt offering for the sins (shame). And Abel offered the first born of his flock which reminds us of Lord Jesus Christ, who is the firstborn from the dead (flock of Righteous) (Col 1:18  And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence). So in the offering of Abel God foresaw the work done by His One & Only Begotten Son Lord Jesus Christ and salvation in the Gospel of Water & The Spirit fulfilled by His One & Only Begotten Son Lord Jesus Christ. Thus God was well pleased. Hallelujah. 



Besides that the firstborn of the flock which Abel offered was not curse, for God only cursed the produce of the grounds on which mankind puts his efforts and sweat instead of accepting God’s Perfect Work through the lamb slain for their sins i.e. Lord Jesus Christ (Rev 5:12  Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing). Therefore what Abel offered i.e. the firstborn of the flock (Lord Jesus Christ) was not a curse but became a curse in order to rescue us from the sins by The Gospel of Water & Spirit (Gal 3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:)



Thus God respected Abel’s offering and was well pleased just as when His One & Only Begotten Son received His Baptism to shoulder all the sins of the world from Adam to last man born on this earth (Mat 3:17  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.) 



But he didn’t respect the offering of Cain as he offered only his efforts and his standard of good and evil instead of accepting never changing standard of God. So whoever tries to offer one’s own efforts before God saying that Lord Jesus Christ left the salvation work half done and one now has to put one’s efforts of being holy by sweat and tears, instead of accepting the grace through Lord Jesus Christ who came by the Gospel of Water & Spirit testified by His Water (Baptism), His Blood (The Cross) and the Holy Spirit will be cursed like Cain.

 

Gen 4:5  But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 

Gen 4:6  And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 

Gen 4:7  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. 



We can deduce from the scriptures that the thought of Cain was evil. For if he was innocent not knowing what to offer to God to please Him, Cain’s countenance shouldn’t have fallen and he shouldn’t have become furious. But when God rejected his offering, his countenance fell and he became angry because he was evil and he thought to himself, “How could God not be please with me when I’ve put so much efforts, sweat and tears to offer the best of the produces?” And by the way how could Cain ever get angry before His Maker. This behavior in itself is very grave. But he did for his thoughts and ways were evil. Cain tried to change the never changing standard of God by his own thoughts from pea nut like brain, so his countenance fell. And besides that Cain didn’t worship and fear God as The One & Only God, but he worshipped his own efforts as his god, therefore he didn’t give heed to the warning that God gave him. 



Gen 4:6  And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 

Gen 4:7  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 God asked him why he was wroth and why his countenance fell? God told him to do well. What does it means by doing well? Is it to add more efforts to what Cain did? No it is not that case. 



To do well, means to do as per God’s bidding and requirements. If one doesn’t do as per God bidding and requirements sins lies just next step ahead. So to do well is to accept what God commands us, i.e. to have faith in His Righteousness which came by His One & Only Begotten Son Lord Jesus Christ. Hallelujah. 



Only when one does well (i.e. accept Lord Jesus Christ and His Righteousness and The Gospel of Water & The Spirit) that we can overcome sin and rule over sins instead of sins overtaking us when one don’t believe as per God’s command and requirements.   



We will never be able to win over sin by one’s own merit from corrupted flesh for there is no such thing as goodness in flesh but only sins (Mark 7: 21-23). 



So the one and only way we can overcome sins and rule over it is by faith in The Gospel of Water & Spirit which constitutes the Water (Baptism of Lord), Blood (The Cross) and The Testimony of The Holy Spirit. (1Jn 5:5-9) 



So if you want to do well in life better believe in The Righteousness of God which came by The Gospel of Water & Spirit and granted us New Life & Salvation in Lord Jesus Christ. Hallelujah & Amen. 



Gen 4:8  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. 



Despite God’s warning given to Cain, he didn’t heed at all to the words of God, who warned him that sins is about to over take him, better believe like his brother Able and his parents Adam & Eve and rule over sins. 



So Cain talked with Abel. What led Cain to slay his own flesh and blood? The main reason is none other than the disagreement between two brothers. Cain tried to bully his weak brother Abel and Cain must have threatened Abel to offer like him, for had Abel offered like Cain, the fruits of the ground, Cain wouldn’t have been rejected by God. But his brother offered something different than him and thus God scolded him and turn down his offer. 



But do you think Abel accepted his terms? Of course not. Abel refused to heed to wicked Cain and thus Cain put in action what he spoke. He slew his righteous brother. Although this scripture (Gen 4:8) is short but it has deep hidden spiritual meaning for the life of saints. Just like Abel the righteous will be persecuted and slain for righteous saints don’t heed to Cain like wicked people. But when such persecution arises, Abel like saints although weak in flesh shouldn’t surrender one’s righteous faith in God to wicked people like Cain. It is best to die righteous in flesh than to live wicked and perish spiritually in hell eternally.     



Gen 4:9  And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? 



And we see God coming to meet Adam’s family and enquired Abel to Cain. We see from the above verse how rudely Cain responds God His Maker and Our Maker and Saviour.  Until then he had not realized, fear, respected or worshipped God as The Only God. Cain’s own thoughts were god to him instead of God the Jehovah, that’s why he responds rudely to God’s enquiry of Abel. 



It is not that God didn’t know what had happened to Abel. For God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent. God was still graceful to Cain and tolerated his misdeed. God just wanted to see whether Cain has turned from his evil ways and repented. But as per his behavior he didn’t and was careless. 

  

Gen 4:10  And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. 

Gen 4:11  And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; 

Gen 4:12  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. 

Gen 4:13  And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. 

Gen 4:14  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 every one that findeth me shall slay me. 



Only when God pointed out his thought-to-be hidden misdeed that Cain realized the power of God and objected that his punishment is greater than he can bear. Already cursed through Adam, Cain became even more cursed before God for now the ground will not yield as per his efforts put in.  Still he was ungrateful to God rather than begging mercy and grace from God for his misdeeds.  He didn’t repent of his misdeed but complained of his punishment before God. Cain indeed was very arrogant, ignorant and stiff-necked man. But his behavior led him to his own destruction. Instead of begging mercy and grace before God for his misdeed (sin) he complained to God. 



Gen 4:15  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. 



But Jehovah God, being abounding in mercy and grace before Cain could or would beg and put his another effort from his cursed flesh, already bestowed mercy and grace to Cain and put a mark of perfect salvation saying, “Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.”



Gen 4:16  And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. 



But this man called Cain is indeed the most stiff-necked unrepentant man who ever existed in this world.  Instead of being grateful to God for mercy and grace that protected and secured his life by the mark of Salvation though Lord Jesus Christ the Saviour, became even more arrogant. Instead of being grateful to God and serving Him as a grateful servant went out from the presence of God and dwelt in the land of Nod (restless place) all his days. 



God didn’t drive Cain out from His presence like his parents Adam & Eve were driven from the Garden of Eden, for God knew that mankind because of the fruit of the knowledge of good & evil (Law) will be even more wretched and worse. Cain left God himself and became more cursed and all his descendants perished in the end in Great Flood of Noah’s time. 



God gave perfect salvation to wretched mankind like us. Therefore whether to be blessed or curse is one’s own choice. Blessed if you remain in The Grace & Righteousness of God, in Jesus Christ and cursed if you move out from the Grace and Salvation in Jesus Christ.     



Gen 4:17  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. 



This man called Cain was indeed the master piece of arrogant, stiff-necked and unrepentant man that ever existed on earth. Instead of trusting in the salvation which God bestowed upon him, he moved away from God and trusted his own strength and thoughts and built a city for protection and exalted his descendants’ name instead of exalting the name of God the Saviour. 



Gen 4:18  And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. 

Gen 4:19  And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 

Gen 4:20  And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. 



The descendant of Cain gives the clear picture of worldly people who don’t trust in God The Saviour but trust in their own strength. First this people try to resolve the basic problem of foodings and shelters



Gen 4:21  And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. 



And once the basic need of foodings and shelter is resolved they go for worldly entertainment 

 

Gen 4:22  And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah. 



Finally when the entertainment is done they go for self protection and war thus starts business of warfare and weaponry.

 

Gen 4:23  And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. 

Gen 4:24  If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold. 



And indeed we find another Lamech (not the righteous Lamech, the Son of Methuselah), most probably copied the name from righteous Lamech for the descendants of Cain outwardly tried and showed off to be righteous with copying and keeping similar name from God fearing and righteous descendants of Seth (In place of Abel).



This fake Lamech and descendant of Cain even exalted himself more than God, for his forefather Cain never feared, respected and worshipped God, for him his own strength and thoughts was his god, therefore the last degenerated descendants of Cain, unrighteous Lamech exalted himself so high that he tried to attain salvation by himself exalting his words more than the words of God saying, “….. Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.” 



Nowhere, we find in the scriptures that one person of Cain descendants offered burnt offering to God, but they all did as per their ways and thoughts. They raised cattle not for salvation but for food, thus even breaking the barrier of God’s grace. The life of the cattle was allowed to take only for salvation to hide mankind shame (sins) only and its meat and fat was supposed to be offered to God as burnt offering. But Cain’s descendants never ever once did they offer burnt offering to God although they killed the cattle (lambs) for their fleshy requirements for clothing and besides that, even started to consume the meat and fat for they never offered to God as burnt offering, of course they didn’t throw away the flesh and kept the skin. So this confirms that Cain descendants had fallen to such wickedness, that their interest for flesh was more important than God the Saviour.    



Such type of people existed before the era of great flood of Noah’s time who exalted oneself higher than God the Maker and Saviour. So we see God feeling sorry that He made mankind.



Gen 6:5  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. 

Gen 6:6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 

Gen 6:7  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. 



What could be more wicked than exalting oneself higher than God The Maker and Saviour. For Lucifer once tried and fell to this earth and hell fire reserved for him in Judgment Day by God The Saviour. Therefore God was grieved that He made man on the earth and planned to destroy man from the face of the earth, for first and the last time God repented that He made mankind on earth…………Therefore God obliterated the wicked generations in Great Flood. 



Gen 6:8  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. 

Gen 6:9  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. 

Gen 6:10  And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.



……….But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord for Noah walked with God, meaning Noah accepted the words of God like his ancestor of faith (Abel) and didn’t forget to offer burnt offering for his sins acknowledging that he is in need of grace and mercy of God through the offering of the Lamb of God, The Jesus Christ. Although it is not written in detail as whether Noah offered burnt offering or not before the Great Flood Event but we can confirm that Noah carried the Righteous faith intact from his ancestor of faith Abel to Seth to Lamech by the following scriptures. 



Gen 8:20  And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 

Gen 8:21  And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. 

Gen 8:22  While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. 



First thing our faithful father Noah ever did was to remember for the mercy and grace bestowed upon him by God, thus offered the brunt offering to God for sparing his and his family lives from the wrath of God. So these scriptures confirm that Noah had faith intact from his ancestor of faith Abel to Seth to Lamech his father. 



And very blessed fact to know that the very same faith of Noah had been passed to us the born again saints by Almighty God The Holy Trinity through the Gospel of Water & The Spirit. Hallelujah & Amen.



More to come ……………..



But for now I Sabbath by finger here and I am very blessed, thankful and grateful to God for helping me inscribe the Holy Message on The Difference Between Abel’s Faith & Cain Faith- Sermons on Genesis (V).  Amen.



God bless us all in the Gospel of Water & The Spirit. Hallelujah & Amen.



Yours faithful in Christ