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Cain and Adam, different genealogies!

We learned in the first two verses of this fourth chapter of Genesis that Eve had twins.

The word "again" in verse two, means she "continued" in labor
and gave birth to Cain's brother, Abel.

We also learned that these two fraternal twins had separate fathers:
Cain was of his father, that wicked one, and Abel was Adam's son.

Then, for religious reasons, Cain murdered his brother Abel.

History documents that "Religion" is, and ever has been the greatest cause of blood-shedding.

Our Father then ousted this murderer
and Cain wandered into the land of Nod and took a wife from among the people who already inhabited the region.

Where did they come from?

They were created on the sixth day, 2,000 years (2 days)
before 'eth ha adam,

the man Adam and his wife Eve, who were formed on the eighth day.

The Bible then devotes nearly two full chapters, in this Book of the Beginning,
to the specific genealogies of both Cain and Adam.
Different genealogies because Adam was not Cain's father!

This, you would think, should be enough to make the point that they are two totally different genealogies, those of the "tares", the children of Satan, and those of the "wheat", the children of God (Mat 13, Parable of the Tares).

(Jesus Christ told His disciples (which means you if you are one)
that unless they understood the Parable of the Sower
they would not be able to understand any of His parables.)
"The Parable of the Sower" and "The Parable of the Tares" combined into one pamphlet.
 Click this link to open Pamphlet #7000&7007

Either you have eyes to see and understand or you don't, but remember,
it is the Word of God.

And so we continue in Genesis 4 with the posterity of Cain.

Genesis 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.
Lamech was another in the long line of murderers from Cain, and he was boastful and proud of it.
[24] If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
There will be another Lamech mentioned in the last few verses of chapter five in Adam's genealogy.
no, Satan planned it that way!

The examination of their fathers will document that they are two different individuals.

This process of examination is called "rightly dividing" the Word of God.

And now 130 years from Adam's beginning:

Genesis 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
Seth means substituted.

God has raised up another "seed" to take the place of Abel in the genealogy
that would bring forth Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

[26] And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
Enos means frail, incurable.

Look up the word "call" in Strong's concordance.

It will help in understanding that the statement "men began to call upon the name of the LORD"
refers to the beginning of the "profanation" of the name of the LORD,
and not to divine worship.

Idolatry now begins to "infest" the earth which will be the reason
that Enoch is raised up, to prophesy against it.

This verse would be better read, "men began to call upon (their gods)
by the name of the LORD", i.e. they began to call their idols "God".

Genesis 5:1-32 This is the BOOK OF THE GENERATIONS OF ADAM. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
Do you believe the Bible is the Word of God?

Do you suppose our Father needed to fill some space in His Word and add some more volume to it?

It makes you wonder sometimes when people ask why we have the Book of Chronicles
and why we have these "boring", as they call it, genealogies listed in the Bible.

It is extremely important that we pay close attention to these genealogies.

They are here for a reason, otherwise God would not have had them included.

We have already seen in chapter four that Cain,
begotten of his father the Devil (John 8:44),
has his own genealogy, completely separate from Adam's, for he was not of Adam.

But it would be through Adam and Eve that the Messiah was to come.

Therefore God's Word is very careful in documenting that it did indeed happen, exactly as it is was ordained.

Also, when we examine closely the genealogies in Matthew (Joseph's genealogy)
and Luke (Mary's genealogy) in context with the events of His birth (particularly Elizabeth's cousinship to Mary),
we find that Christ was half of Judah (the kingship line)
and half of Levi (the priest line)
and so He fulfilled, right down to His bloodlines,
the position of King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

God's Word is perfect.

[2] Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

[3] And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

[4] And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

[5] And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

God told Adam in Gen 2:17, ".. for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die".

As we learned in a previous study, Adam lived 930 years,
which is 70 years short of one of God's days (2 Pet 3).

[6] And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: [7] And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters: [8] And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died. [9] And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: [10] And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters: [11] And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died. [12] And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel: [13] And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters: [14] And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died. [15] And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared: [16] And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters: [17] And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died. [18] And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: [19] And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: [20] And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died. [21] And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: 

[22] And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Methuselah = when he is dead it (the Deluge) shall be sent.

With all of the idolatry now taking place on the earth,
we come to this one, Enoch,
whose name means teaching, or initiation, who walked with God.

[23] And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
Much has been written about this very special man of God who lived 365 years,
the number which  corresponds to the number of days in a year.

Some even suppose he was the master builder of the great pyramid of Giza.

[24] And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
There were two men in the Bible, Enoch and Elijah,
who did not see death, but instead were translated, i.e.
transported to heaven.

Elijah was taken up in a "whirlwind", a highly polished, bronze looking, circular vehicle.

The same vehicles are described by Ezekiel in chapter one (see #8001) of the book titled after his name.

2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
There is no reason not to believe that Enoch was "taken" in the same manner.
(Of course the traditions of men show Elijah being sucked up by a tornado,
kind of ike Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Both are fairy tales.)
Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Our Father was obviously very pleased with the work of this man Enoch.

Have you ever read about the Phoenix bird?

Do you know the derivation of the word Phoenix?

Do you know who the Phoenicians were?

Their father was "Pa-hanok", father Enoch.

For those interested in learning more, the book "Tracing Our Ancestors", by Fredrick Haberman,
will give you some fascinating insight into the history of man.

[25] And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: [26] And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: [27] And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
Methuselah holds the honor as the oldest man recorded in the Bible.

Perhaps Lamech was first to use the phrase "my old man".

[28] And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
Lamech means powerful.

Remember, never let anyone tell you this is the same Lamech as in Genesis 4:18.

You can rightly divide.

[29] And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
The promise of One to come, a "comforter" if you will,
had been given back in Gen. 3:15.

Perhaps Lamech thought this one, Noah, would be Him.

In any event, Noah means rest, comfort, or consolation,
which he would provide concerning their works ("work" should be translated "works" in verse 29).

And so it is that they will "rest" a long time after the flood.

[30] And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: [31] And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

[32] And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

The chronology has now been brought up to Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

To this point we have seen two major attempts by Satan and his offspring
to thwart the plan of God and destroy the "woman" and her "seed".

In the next study we will see another massive attempt
to prevent the Messiah from ever being born of woman.

It is a story not taught in the majority of Christian churches,
and yet it can be documented with just a "little bit" of "rightly dividing" the Word.

This attempt was so evil and so against God's plan and His commands,
that it caused the Great Deluge, the Flood of Noah.

How exciting the Word of our Father!

To study the 1st. 11 chapters of Genesis word for word: (live link to) All 11 chapters in one complete study

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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