Sons of Cain
It is important to note that the posterity of Cain comes in the generations of the heavens and the earth; and not in the book of the generations of Adam. (Genesis 2:4). The posterity of Seth commences with the generations of Adam. (Genesis 5:1-8). Showing that the two accounts are distinct, and deal with different subjects.
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and
she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And
she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a
tiller of the ground. (Genesis 4:1-2). Cain and Abel were twins;
fraternal twins, not identical twins. Cain was of the seed of Satan; and Abel
was of the Lord. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one,
and slew his brother. And wherefore slew him? Because his own works were evil,
and his brother's righteous. (1 John 3:12). Cain became the first murderer .
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. (Genesis 4:25). Eve gave birth to Seth meaning "Granted," to replace Abel, who was killed by Cain. Seth, being of the generation of Adam to carry on the posterity up till Noah's time. (Genesis 5).
And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. 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. (Genesis 4:16-17). This is the area Cain settled in and built a city. His offspring being the Kenites, or Son's of Cain. Later, the kenites would settle in the land of Canaan. (Genesis 15:19-21). You can make the connection by taking the word kenite/kenites back to the Hebrew language in your Strong's Concordance #7017 and #7014 Hebrew and Chaldee dictionary. Many of their offspring mixing with the other tribes such as the Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Canaanites. The Book of Chronicles also speaks of the kenites being the families of the Scribes. 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. (1 Chronicles 2:55).
In the time of Christ, the Kenites worked their way among the Jews and dwelt in the land of Judah, just as they are among us today. I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, but thou art rich, and I know the blasphemy of them, which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. (Revelation 2:9, 3:9). This message was addressed to the church of Smyrna, who knew of the kenites and taught who they were. The church of Smyrna was one of the seven churches that Christ approved of, the other was the church of Philadelphia. Why? Because of the truth that they taught.
Christ spoke of the "Kenites" as "tares" in one of His parables that He taught to His disciples. The Kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. (Matthew 13:24-30).
The disciples did not understand the parable, and asked Jesus to explain it to them, and He did. This is how He answered them. He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one. (Matthew 13:38). The field represents the world, and the good seed are the children of God; but, the tares are the offspring of Satan. (John 8:44). In (John 8:37), Abraham is the Father of the "Ethnos" Father of all, whom Christ would come from. Christ is the Father of all! Again, Seed here is "Sperma" Strong's #4687 in the Greek, male sperm, offspring. The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. (Matthew 13:39). Satan the devil, is the father of the "Kenites," or son's of Cain. The harvest is the end of this world age, and the reapers will be the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Matthew 13:40-43).
Christ knew the phony's among the Scribes and Pharisees as they tried to trick Him with their questions. These were the kenites, not the true descendants of Abraham as they claimed. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, 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 8:44). Christ told them who they were and who their true father was.
So, we must understand that the "Kenites" do exist in our society today, just as in the past. Their main objective, to bring forth the works of Satan, in the form of deception. That is why Christ would say: Take heed that no man deceives you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:4-5). The only way not to be deceived is best explained by the Apostle Paul. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15). We need to read with understanding, rightly dividing the Word of God. For a deeper study of this subject refer to appendix #20 "The posterity of Cain" in the King James companion Bible.
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