Why would they know they where naked if they had eaten an apple? Open your minds. And fig leaves? This is part of the parable of the fig tree that Christ said that we should learn. And here the word goes back all the way to the beginning of the flesh-age to “a stone worn smooth over a long period of time”.
Gen 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Gen 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? Gen 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Gen 3:11 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?
In other words God knew what had happened, that they had partaken of this tree causing their eyes to have been opened; their backbone so to speak.
Gen 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
And we see old Adam trying to pass this off to the woman, but be that as it may…
Gen 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
I would remind you again of 2 Corinthians 11:3 where the word “beguiled” is exapatao, stated by Paul, and means “wholly seduced”. Open your minds, spiritually or physically? You live with it how ever you choose.
Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
This state, and this moral state of degradation, the serpent being the root thereof.
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and… her seed;
That’s her children and Satan’s children.
…it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
The bruising of the heel has to do with Christ being nailed to the cross. The bruising of satan’s head has, in a sense if you would, satan’s final defeat and his being turned to ashes from within. Now be realistic, “her seed” and “his seed”, this speaks of a child if you would. And in Matt 13 God gives a Parable or the Sower involving a seed sown by the wicked one. We’ll be going there, perhaps in a moment, so bear that in mind. What are we talking about? Did he say she was eating an apple? I haven’t seen the word apple so far.
Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
We will find as this chapter continues, exactly what that sin was which brought forth this conception. As well, as this chapter continues on we have the tree of life which is brought into existence; The Tree of Life, as it is written in Rev.22:2, is none other than Christ Himself.
Rev 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
It was not yet time for that particular deliverance of the Savior. So we skip on to chapter 4 and let’s read there.
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.
“ish eth YHVH”. And she gave birth to Cain. It would seemingly be read by many that Adam was certainly Cain's father, but bear in mind and listen to verse 2:
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.
What is this word “again” in the Hebrew?
H3254 - yaÌ’saph yaw-saf’ A primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbially to continue to do a thing):
If a woman continues in labor what does that mean? So we see in this, that to continue means she continued in labor and there were twins; twins, both in the womb.
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:
It is important to note that Cain and Abel where twins in as much as they matured and brought their offerings at the same time. But they were paternal twins not identical twins. They were twins of two pregnancies. Many don’t realize that this happens. Talk to you doctor and he will make this clear.
Gen 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. Genesis 4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
And it continues on that he murders his brother.
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? 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;
So we see that first murderer.
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.
Now we come to this mark, and in counting it, we learn how to understand the mark of the beast.
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.
Here comes the mark…
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.
Now I want to say that this mark is still present today in a spiritual sense, and we will go no deeper than that on it, and you will see Cain’s genealogy. It is important that you understand that genealogy of Cain. Go on then if you would to Chapter 5:
Gen 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
Gen 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
Gen 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:
Here you will see and note that Adam’s first offspring, because of Abel’s death, was Seth. You do not find Cain listed in Adam’s genealogy. Now let’s go back to this garden again if we may. Let’s go to the book of Ezekiel:
Eze 31:1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Eze 31:2 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?
God is asking Pharaoh here, “who do you think you are like”? Let’s learn who God compares him to:
Eze 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon…
This word “Assyrian” is a “box cedar” in the Hebrew. “The Assyrian” has no article in the garden, meaning this is satan.
…with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
And we see from this that Ginsburg, and I agree with him, that this is “te ash-shoor” in the Hebrew, which is to say a box cedar. In other words satan claimed to be tall and splendid as the Cedars of Lebanon who are symbolic of our people, God’s people, but satan is only a plain old box cedar. Let’s see what God states concerning this box cedar in this third verse:
Eze 31:4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.
And we continue on then down to verse 7:
Eze 31:7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.
This is none other than… you figure it out for yourself.
Eze 31:8 The cedars in the garden of God
This is Eden.
…could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.
Again, this is that one that God made the full pattern, full of beauty.
Eze 31:9 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.
Eze 31:10 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height; Eze 31:11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one…
that is to say the nations
…of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.
It was at that time that Satan was demoted from the king of Tyre to the prince of Tyre. Let’s go to Genesis, chapter 6, and continue following the genealogy of Adam as it was given. We find that the Nephilim, which is a Hebrew word that means the fallen angels, came down to earth.
Gen 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, Gen 6:2 That the son of God
Those are the Nephilim.
…saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Now let there be no doubt as to why a man takes a wife.
Gen 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
In other words God had created the flesh body as he did Adam and placed the soul within it.
Gen 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Now know this, God’s plan was that Christ would come through Eve’s Seed. Therefore His heels will bruise the serpents head (destroy him). And some would ask, “How did Cain’s seed come through the flood and how did all these things come to pass?” Well, even in the wilderness God fed the children of Israel angel’s food (mana) as they wandered. Angel’s food sustained the body of man. Why? Because we are made in their image, exactly like them. From a different substance? Yes, but the body the same likeness. Now how did Cain live through the flood? We still have today, that offspring of that first murderer, that one that the mark was placed upon. God has already stated here very clearly that He had made man in flesh, and as Noah was found the only one that was perfect - that is to say in generations, as we find in the 9th verse of this 6th chapter. Then that generation being the prime root, his family and his son’s had not intermixed with these fallen angels to bring forth geber, therefore God telling Noah to take two of every flesh aboard the ark.
Gen 6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
So weather you believe that the flood was world wide or not, this gives us an account of the Kenite being taken aboard the ark. Now what is the word Kenite? The word Kenite being translated from the Hebrew rather than being transliterated means son’s of Cain.
H7014 qayin kah’-yin - The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe: - Cain, Kenite (-s).
Did they live through the flood? You bet they did, as we find in 1 Chron.2:55, where the generations of the tribes of Israel are given, tacked on to the tribe of Judea.
1 Ch 2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites.
These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab. Note that they are scribes. Not from Judah.
Let’s recap this, what have we discovered? The seed had arrived on earth; Cain being the first murderer as he was not listed in Adam’s genealogy. And we see that he still survived the flood. And this man of sin would appear again as we have already discovered from other places. We see some of the events that would happen from that old serpent, the devil, the dragon. What are you to do about that as a Christian? Christ does not leave us wanting, but he teaches us very adequately.
In Mark 13. Let us go there.
Mar 13:1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!
Mar 13:2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
When would that be? Naturally, at the events that would consummate the end of this age.
Mar 13:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
Mar 13:4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
In other words, tell us when the end of the world will be; the question many men have asked.
Mar 13:5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
Mar 13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Anyone that claims to be teaching Christ and does not teach His word is not of Christ.
Mar 13:7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
What is the opposite of wars? Peace. When they cry, Peace! Peace! Peace!
Mar 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
This famine is not for bread, but for hearing the words of the Lord. Amos 8:11.
Amo 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: Mar 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
Delivered up before the false messiah, because you would not receive him.
Mar 13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
When God’s elect are delivered up that is when the gospel will be published, those that are delivered up being given a trial at this great conversion in the synagogues.
Mar 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Spirit, this is Christ speaking through you beloved. This is on that day of Pentecost when the apostle’s spoke as an example of this that which would come; that God Himself, through the Spirit, will speak for you when you are delivered up.
Mar 13:12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
Now think about this beloved. A parent is not going to deliver a child to death nor vise-versa, but satan is death, that is his name in Hebrews 2:14.
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
And if one of your relatives believes that he is Jesus, they will go to him and say, “my son is a good son”, or “my daughter is a good daughter”, “my mother is a good Christian” or “my father is a good Christian”…. “Please be patient with them and convert them”. They will be thinking they were doing well, but by this method, God’s elect are delivered up for a witness for Jesus Christ.
Mar 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mar 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, let him that readeth understand, then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
In the book of Daniel you find that in Dan 9:27 that this word “it”, should be “he”, because it states there that the desolator comes in on the wings of abomination, that he will appear in Jerusalem claiming to be Christ.
Mar 13:15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:
The time for the destruction of this place Jerusalem which is the opening subject of Chapter 13, means you won’t need anything out of the house.
Mar 13:16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
You won't need a change of clothes.
Mar 13:17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
As Paul stated in 2 Cor. 11:2, he wants to present you as a chaste virgin when Satan and his angels are cast out on this earth as it is written in Rev. 12:7. We are not talking about a mother carrying a natural child, we are talking about someone who has been impregnated in their mind or their forehead with this mark and they believe that the false Christ is actually Jesus. In other words, Christ is returning for a wedding with us and He does not want to find you in bed with the devil; not only with child (the mark) but giving suck which means helping satan against God’s elect.
Mar 13:18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
Harvest time is in the summer. If you were harvested too early in the winter, you would have been taken by antichrist [instead of waiting for the true Messiah].
Mar 13:19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
This is the affliction and tribulation of the devil, claiming to be Jesus.
Mar 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. Mar 13:21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
When they come to you to tell you to go see Christ, don’t go along with it. Why? Because he is satan, and God tells you right here not to go. In doing so, you would be going against God’s instruction.
Mar 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
I personally feel that it is not possible beloved.
Mar 13:23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
Immediately following this we see the return of the true Christ.
Mar 13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
It will be shadowed at times, as it is written in Revelation 8, but here it is speaking of totally being blocked out by the brightness of the true Christ’s coming.
Mar 13:25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. Mar 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Mar 13:27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
How do we know beloved that this shall come to pass as far as seasons are concerned? He is going to tell you that also.
Mar 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
NOW LEARN! Not maybe learn.
Mar 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. Mar 13:30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Mar 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Know this beloved, that the generation of the parable of the fig tree, that fig tree was planted in the year of our Lord 1948, when both the good and the bad fig returned to Jerusalem. That has never happened since the time that Christ has walked the earth. Israel set up as a nation both good and bad figs as it is written in Jeremiah 24. See that you are not deceived of that time. Have you known since you where a child that there was more to God’s word than had been explained to you?
Now let’s sum this a moment. Christ has told you what it will be like and what you will do at that time so you will be perfectly well protected. Now when Jesus spoke of this abominable thing, He made the book of Daniel a part of the New Testament. That means it was yet to come to pass. He was speaking of course of Dan 9:27:
Dan 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,…
This is the false Christ that causes this. This is what we call today Holy Communion.
…and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate…
Now properly translated in the Hebrew it says on the wings of the desolator he shall come with abomination.
…even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
This should be translated desolator. There you have it, the desolator; he that will be poured upon that cup of God’s wrath.
…translated in Mark 13:14, when “he” stands where “he” ought not. Why? Because the Greek is determined by the word that is used for IT or HE or SHE and is determined by the subject. Knowing this, you can see very well that this 27th verse of Daniel is not talking about a condition, but an entity, the desolator.
Mar 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
And so that you might know, let’s turn to Dan 11:31. And lets read briefly here that we are not talking about a condition, but and individual.
Dan 11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
When Christ was crucified, this took away the daily sacrifice or oblation forever.
Dan 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
How about you? Do you really know your Father? Will you do exploits for Him as He has requested for you?
Dan 11:33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
This would still if you would run from the time that the daily sacrifice was taken, even to this generation.
Dan 11:34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
This is a fall like to stumble. But a little help from God beloved is all you need, because you become strong.
Dan 11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall,…
…to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end:
Because it is yet for a time appointed.
Dan 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
Dan 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women,
The desire a woman would have for her child, just like the true Christ has for His children.
…nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
Dan 11:38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
Now let’s go all the way to the last verse.
Dan 11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain;
That’s Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
…yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
Now what have we analyzed? We have found that he appears in Judea as stated in Mark 13. On Mount Zion, claiming to be Christ. We have found out approximately when the generation of the good and bad fig tree passes by. How long is a generation starting from 1948, a 40 year generation, a 70 year generation, a 120 year generation?… No one knows which one of these, but we do know the season because God has made it available for us to know and to understand.
Do you understand what happened in the Garden? We are going to turn to Matt 23 to see that Garden, what took place there, even the New Testament. In Matt 23 we find there that Christ Himself is giving the woes talking to the Kenites.
Mat 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers,
You offspring of the serpent!
…how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Mat 23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
Mat 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel
Who slew Abel? Of course it was Cain. That is who we are talking about, his offspring.
…unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
So you see, we find many places in the New Testament, after your eyes are open to the truth, how Christ himself speaks of this seed of Cain, planted upon this earth. Is it any wonder that God placed this mark, the mark of deception if you would, the mark called the mark of the beast? But understand, you are not to worship him. Rather, stay loyal and a virgin to the true Christ, a virgin in the spiritual sense, so that you might understand.
I want to go to the 13th chapter of Matthew concerning the Parable of the Tares. If you don’t understand this parable, Christ said that you would not understand any of His parables. Therefore it is imperative that you understand this 13th chapter of Matthew where He speaks of this parable. Christ explains the parable in verse 24.
Mat 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
G2215 Î zizanion dziz-an’-ee-on - Of uncertain origin; darnel or false grain: - tares.
Now tares are zizanion in the Greek it looks like wheat when it’s growing but it comes forth with a bitter seed.
Mat 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Once they came up you could tell the difference between the tares and the wheat. Now in the 36th and 37th verse, Jesus is explaining the parable where anyone can understand. The apostles came to Him privately and asked Him:
Mat 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. Mat 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The good seed are Christ’s children.
Mat 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Check out this word “seed” here so that you know that He is talking about offspring, NOT seeds that you plant.
G4690 - sperma sper’-mah - From G4687; something sown, that is, seed (including the male â€œspermâ€); by implication offspring; specifically a remnant (figuratively as if kept over for planting): - issue, seed.
Do you know who the wicked one is? Let Christ make it clearer then:
Mat 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
So here again we see that event which happened in the garden; that wicked seed that was planted that would bruise the heel of Messiah through His crucifixion. Messiah in turn would destroy that wicked one.
I want to go to another place to nail down this seed of Cain. St. John 8. I want to pick it up here where Christ is teaching and speaking concerning the children of Abraham, for there were those who claimed to be of our brother Judah and did lie and were the children of the devil, and Jesus knew this. They claimed to be children of Abraham, and Christ said I know you’re children of Abraham. Why? Abraham means father of many nations. Through Abraham would come Christ, and Christ would be a blessing to all nations. Christ declared that in verse 37. Knowing this, they continue on and get a little nervous. Then in verse 39 they state:
John 8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
John 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
John 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father.
Note the small “f”. Not our “F”ather, their father, Tyre.
Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
John 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
John 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning,...
Again who was the first murderer? You know, for we read it from our Father’s Word. It’s Cain!
...and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
John 8:46 Which of you convinceth me of sin?(Christ was perfect) And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
Listen, this is from the mouth of Christ:
John 8:47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
So there you have it beloved, the truth from the words of Christ. Do you have ears to hear? I want you to go with me where I told you in Mark 13 that Christ had shortened the time. In Rev 9 Christ tells us the length of time.
Rev 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
Rev 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
In other words this is the substitute of the sun and the moon disappearing, only darkened by satan’s deception.
Rev 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
A scorpion, it is important when Christ uses something of this natural that you understand His method of teaching. A scorpion has no stomach, therefore he holds his victim with his pinchers and regurgitates his digestive juices and the victim’s body becomes his stomach. In other words he turns the victim’s backbone to mush, and that’s the way Satan operates, spiritually, by turning the backbones of people to mush.
Rev 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
Now what is the seal of God in their forehead? It is the truth of God’s word rather than the lies or deception of Babel or Babylon.
Rev 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months:
Christ shortened this time from 3 and a half years.
…and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
Rev 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
When they see the true Christ coming they will be ashamed to face Him.
Rev 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
In other words we are not dealing with locust we are dealing with men. We’re dealing with those fallen angels; we’re dealing with the serpent; the antichrist.
Rev 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
Rev 9:9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
The number of them will be many.
Rev 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
Again that 5 month period…
Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
This is Satan his name in Hebrew the destroyer, and the Greek it is “to perish”.
Rev 9:12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
And of course that 6th angel sounds and we see, if you would, the deception for that 5 month period. Are you ready for that will you be deceived? You must remember that God is in control.
As we recap and think on these things, what kind of Father do we have? We have a father that loves His children. He wants them to know the truth. He is calling out a people that are willing to study His word which is the simple message that He put forth. There will be a millennial time coming when satan will be locked away for a thousand years. Those that have allowed themselves to be deceived by him in innocents, receive no sin. But that does not mean they are going to heaven, necessarily. But God will set aside a time that is called the millennium. We find that in the 20th chapter or Revelation. I want to complete this study by going there.
Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
That’s a millennium beloved.
Rev 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
What is "reigned"? It’s teaching.
Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
You will take part in that 1st resurrection if you have the truth. The others must wait until Satan is released as you will find in this chapter for a short season. Do you have a destiny?
-By Pastor Arnold Murray