(11/27/2015) Cain and Genealogy?

Posted: November 27, 2015 in Adam, Adoption of the Spirit, Family, Inheritance, Law, Priesthood, Scriptures, The Patriarchs
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Points are shared, today, on inheritance, spiritual adoption, and the absence of Cain from genealogies of the Bible.  Nji Franclin Azong who participates with me in THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP (a Public Group on Facebook presently having 21,347 members), invited discussion by sharing a presentation that included the following on September 30, 2015:


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.  But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;  Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;  That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.  This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.  But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.  A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;  Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.  (Titus 3:  3-11, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Blessing and Inheritance from Abraham? (06/05/2014); On Christians Executing Judgment (06/06/2014); A Curse Removed (12/26/2013); Intercession (12/27/2013); The Bible and Genealogy (09/10/2013); Why GOD Does Not Tell All (09/11/2013)

Nji Franclin Azong, as I understand it, the different genealogies that appear in the Bible do not name all the members of any family, and center upon naming those in the line of heirs having sacred inheritance (we say, anointing, covenant, priesthood).  The Bible provides a divine perspective by showing thousands of events using thousands of lives over the course of thousands of years.  The proclamations and promises of GOD are continued through intimate, structured, uninterrupted relationship (e.g., the Patriarchs, Noah who found grace, Abraham the Friend of GOD) as are the outworking of prophecy.   The entire Bible may be regarded as a record of divine deeds to reveal and make divinity known to created beings and living creatures.  Divine operations must go forth whereby the living apprehend Deity through the sacred matter they contain that was imparted at Creation, or received as a fresh endowment through baptism/rebirth.  Included are aspects from the character and nature of Divine Person such as faith, holiness, longsuffering, love, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  In the same way Jacob adopted the sons of Joseph and established a new basis for reckoning inheritance, adoption through the Holy Spirit is now available by the ministries of Jesus Christ, and the offspring of GOD are no longer identified by birth order, blood lines, records for ownership of property, or the tracing of carnal and material kinship.  Here are a few points from the Scriptures that have been helpful when viewing the genealogies:

(1.)  1st Chronicles 5:  1-3, King James Version (KJV):  1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel:  and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.  2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s:)  3 The sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were, Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

(2.)  John 1:  11-13, KJV:  11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

(3.)  Romans 8:  13-15, KJV:  13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:  but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

There are many other verses that should be carefully considered, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  1st John 3:  1-3, KJV:  1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:  therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.  2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:  but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.  3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.


Washington, DC


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