BLACKHEARTS – HIDDEN EVIL
4 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
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:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
Why did God refuse Cain’s offering? Why did He accept Abel’s? Further, does this apply to all humanity and if so, WHY? It clearly states that Cain was furious that God did not accept his offering and was wroth with anger. It sounds like the MANY in Matthew 7 with their angry DID WE NOT DO THIS, AND THAT, AND THE OTHER THING? Did we not TEACH in the streets? Did we not perform many miracles? Did we not do many wonderful works? Did we not feed, clothe and find shelter for the poor? Did we not have the gifts of the Holy Spirit? Why, then are you REJECTING US?
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
How does it happen? What is behind all of this, what is the foundation of this rejection of apparently God-fearing humanity, no matter what religion they espouse?
Jesus actually tells them WHY they are rejected with a TERSE “I NEVER KNEW YOU”, which is fraught with danger to all of humanity who hold, in one way or another to the religion of Cain.
The simple answer is that they all had the RELIGION OF CAIN. What was the religion of Cain, and further, does this apply to all of humanity and all religions, philosophies and “isms”? If we go back into Genesis, we find that Cain and Abel were born AFTER Adam and Eve were seduced by Satan to eat the fruit of the Tree of KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL. Therefore Abel and Cain were both FALLEN. Now this “story” is either true or totally false.
In point of fact this “story” of the FALL, of Cain and Abel and their offerings to God lays the bedrock or foundation of all that comes “after” in the lives of all humanity. Yet most of this is rejected as mythology, unworthy of any serious study or consideration. We have evolved now and are way above such nonsense.
The religion of Cain is a recognition that there is a GOD, and this God (Creator) is the one who provides for humanity and they acknowledge and worship God in many and varied ways, understand that He is the One who gives then the bounty of the Earth. Most religions of the world fall under this concept. They therefore fully acknowledge the Creator and give thanks for all His blessings. They bring their tithes, they worship in song and praise, do many, many good works of charity, and are a blessing to the people of the world. Such we find in Masonic concepts, who acknowledge GOD, but deny He can be known. They cover the world with their “good works” and no one can DENY that truth.
While we focus on Christianity and Jesus Christ, Genesis makes it clear this applies to all of humanity, even those who deny Christ but worship other “Gods.” At the end of it all, ALL OF HUMANITY WILL FACE THEIR CREATOR and ALL face a JUDGMENT. It is at this time, that EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW and recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah and Redeemer of ALL OF HUMANITY.
What is this JUDGMENT that all of humanity since the Cross faces? In order to judge, a STANDARD must be used to judge against. This is where the danger is. The judgment STANDARD to be used is GOD’S LOVE TYPE, that is DIVINE AGAPE LOVE. Mankind lost it at the fall. We don’t have it within us, we have been CUT-OFF FROM IT. Therefore, when one dies that ALL FALL SHORT, they all ARE LOST.
The ONLY WAY OUT, the ESCAPE HATCH is JESUS CHRIST. He commanded us to enter in at a mysterious STRAIT GATE and we must WALK A NARROW WAY, that He said leads to eternal life because He and He ALONE, has the golden key to unlock your personal PRISON HOUSE (DEAD SPIRIT) AND REGENERATE YOU! He is the ONLY LINK FOR REBIRTH. Refuse it, you die lost, utterly lost.
It seems that only a very “FEW” actually come to a knowledge of what is really going on, bow the knee before the LIVING GOD, and are rescued by Jesus. Why?
We get a clue as to what happened and why Abel’s gift was accepted, and Cain’s was rejected in Luke, and while it is passed over greatly, it tells us something important to take note of:
42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
As we have said before, the LOVE OF GOD is not known to humanity at all, it was severed at the fall and we are cut off from it, bringing SPIRITUAL DEATH. Our minds cannot FATHOM this TYPE OF LOVE, it is beyond anything we know. The Lord is WARNING EVERYONE that the MANY “PASSOVER” Judgment and the Love of God. This is all STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY that they PASS OVER, for that is the ONLY WAY to STAND BEFORE GOD AND BE JUDGED, and to ACCEPT HIS PARDON and RECEIVE HIS LOVE TYPE for this is what TRUE SALVATION IS ALL ABOUT.
THE JUDGMENT of God is about humanities LACK OF TRUE DIVINE LOVE. We lost it at the fall. The people of CAIN ignore this and are going about their “good works” to make them acceptable before God. They refuse the BLOOD SACRIFICE of the NARROW WAY, THE SHADOW OF DEATH, a WAY that resembles THE CROSS. You have to walk it in order to EXPERIENCE IT. It is, in essence exposing you to your true position before God, that you are DEAD TO HIM. This is part of the JUDGMENT PHASE.
It matters not what type of religion mankind invents, they are worthless when it comes to the actual facts of true salvation, because works have nothing to do with salvation itself.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. All religions are based upon rituals, works, traditions etc. Christianity is no different, as the real truth of salvation lies in the streets to be stomped upon. The Children of Cain point to this verse (if Christians), and say ANYTHING other than faith and belief in Christ is an anathema for one can add nothing to GRACE and THE WORKS OF CHRIST. It is a distortion of what GRACE IS and what GRACE GIVES US
Modern Christianity is now based upon the TRADITION that we are saved by saying a “Sinner’s Prayer” or the “ABC’s of salvation”, and that tradition has nullified TRUE SALVATION as Jesus Christ presented it, because it omits ENTERING IN at the strait gate and walking the narrow way.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
There is a book written by G.H. Pember in 1876 which is called “EARTH EARLIEST AGES”, and it is so much to the point that I quote from it here as it pertains to the religion of Cain:
“As they grew to manhood the brothers adopted differing pursuits. Cain became a tiller of the ground, and therefore had reason to feel the curse in all of its bitterness: but Abel was a keeper of sheep. And, since men were not, at that time, allowed to touch animal food, these sheep must have been kept for sacrificial purposes and for the manufacture of garments. Hence Cain assisted in the production of food for the primeval family, while Abel’s duties were concerned with their religious services and clothing.
In the process of time the brothers brought each an offering unto the Lord, presented it, probably at the gate of paradise. And God has respect unto Abel and his offering; but unto Cain and to his offering He had no respect.
The reason of this difference is fraught with the deepest interest to us: for there are many in the latter days who according to the prophecy of Jude (Jude 11) have gone the way of Cain: the theology of the first murderer is that of a larger and perpetually increasing school of our times. He neither denied the existence of God nor refused to worship Him. Ney, he recognized Him as the Giver of all good things and brought his offering of fruits of the ground as an acknowledgment of his bounty. But he went no further than this; and therefore, though he may have passed among those with whom he dwelt as a good and religious man, he failed to satisfy God. For being YET IN HIS SINS he presumed to approach God the Holy One without the shedding of blood: he was willing to take the place of a dependent creature, but would not confess himself a sinner guilty of death who could be saved only by a sacrifice of a substitute.” (Page 118)
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
This reminds me of the rock group MEATLOAF and his song “I will do anything for LOVE, but I will NOT DO THAT”. What is it that the Children of Cane will NOT DO? Pick up their own personal CROSS, and “die the death”. In fact all of humanity falls basically under this banner. They refuse the WAY OF CHRIST. Actually, most of them refuse Christ as Messiah or Redeemer. Jesus, however, had this to say concerning His exclusivity as the KEYHOLDER TO TRUE SALVATION:
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Jesus also told us that He would TOTALLY PROVE His doctrine, that is was not just some made up fake religions we have all over the world now. No other religious leader ever said HE WOULD PROVE IT if you were OBEDIENT to His commands. All others simply tell you to believe them WITHOUT QUESTION. That fact alone should give everyone pause.
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
So what is the vital difference between the religions of the world including Christianity as it is today and the “religion” of Cain? There is none. Why?
Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins:
21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Life is in the blood!
11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
We in the Christian faith have been told over and over that Christ shed His Blood for all of us. Where did that happen? ON THE CROSS. What is the CROSS? It is an instrument of DEATH. Christ died for the SINS OF THE WORLD, to all who would come to Him, and they all would be pardoned FOR He said that He would not cast out ANYONE who came to Him for salvation.
This being the case then, why did Christ DEMAND that all who come to Him PICK UP THEIR OWN PERSONAL CROSS? We know the cross in an instrument of DEATH. It means a BLOOD SACRIFICE, and by the way, a LIVING SACRIFICE. That is a GIVING UP OF OUR LIFE for JESUS. That’s what it says, that is what is commanded.
12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The Children of Cain will not present themselves as a living sacrifice, but rather rely upon their works. They refuse the STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY of Christ, but they do anything for LOVE, but they will NOT DO THAT. Indeed, TRADITION had NULLIFIED THE WORD OF GOD.
How does one sacrifice themselves upon a CROSS? What does that mean? The answer is found in Psalm 23, a Psalm about the STRAIT GATE and the NARROW WAY.
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Notice three key things here, WALK, SHADOW and DEATH. You walk a PATHWAY, not instant. It is a WAY one travels upon – THE NARROW WAY.
גַּי גַּיְא – gay’ gay – gah’ee, gah’ee
Probably (by transmutation) from the same root as H1466 (abbreviated); a gorge (from its lofty sides; hence narrow, but not a gully or winter torrent): – valle
צַלְמָוֶת – tsalmâveth From H6738 and H4194; shade of death, that is, the grave (figuratively calamity): – shadow of death.
Total KJV occurrences: 18
צֵל tsêl -tsale
From H6751; shade, whether literally or figuratively: – defence, shade (-ow).
From H4191; death (natural or violent); concretely the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively pestilence, ruin: – (be) dead ([-ly]), death, die (-d).
DEATH (SAME AS SHADOW)
From H6738 and H4194; shade of death, that is, the grave (figuratively calamity): – shadow of death.
Total KJV occurrences: 18
Remember when Jesus said He would send the COMFORTER? The Holy Spirit? And what was He to do? He was to LEAD ONE TO THE TRUTH. How? He would CONVICT ONE of SIN, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUDGMENT. Notice how the word VALLEY means NARROW. Where have we heard that before? THE NARROW WAY of Jesus. Where does this valley lead? TO THE SHADOW OF DEATH.
What does all this mean? Jesus died upon the CROSS and SHED HIS BLOOD for the remission of SINS for humanity. He told us that we MUST PICK UP OUR OWN PERSONAL CROSS AND ENTER THE VALLEY OF THE “SHADOW OF DEATH” if we wanted to avail ourselves of His Work on the Cross. While he died a physical death, we walk through our valley that AS A SHADOW, IN THE SOUL, IN THE SPIRIT. This walk along the narrow way is a SHADOW of REAL DEATH, but we do this WHILE STILL ALIVE.
It is interesting that the Lord mentions the fake leaders who are “strangers” in the Lord’s house and lead their followers ASTRAY. Notice that they have no “valley” in their teachings:
5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice, even the Lord, the hope of their fathers.
There is NO VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH. It is an ALL POSITIVE GOSPEL of no pain, of no narrow way, no strait gate, no cross, a BROAD WAY THEOLOGY that leads to eternal ruin. This is the religion of the Children of Cain.
This walk along the narrow way is a SHADOW of REAL DEATH, but we do this WHILE STILL ALIVE, remember a LIVING sacrifice. So what does that mean? It means that we will be convicted unto DEATH and DAMNATION. It is a SOUL/SPIRIT WALK of CONVICTION, not of the mind, but of a much deeper conviction that only the Holy Spirit can do, but it is fully experiential!!
The Holy Spirit is sent to CONVICT of sin, righteousness and JUDGMENT as found in John 16:7-12:
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
THE WORD JUDGMENT:
Κρίσις – krisis – kree’-sis
(Subjectively or objectively, for or against); by extension a tribunal; by implication justice (specifically divine law): – accusation, condemnation, damnation, judgment.
Jesus commanded us to pick up our own personal cross, which is the way of judgment, and does so in many different ways:
Mat_10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not WORTHY of me.
Mat_16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mar_8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mar_10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Luk_9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Luk_14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God
Any Christians, no matter how educated they are with their PhD’s in theology, no matter how many followers, no matter how great their position in the Church that says we do not have to pick up our own personal cross and follow Christ is an apostate. a liar and a deceiver!! Anyone who tells you that you do not have to ENTER INTO the VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH is simply an apostate, a DENIER OF CHRIST, AND AN ENEMY OF CHRIST.
They have the religion of CAIN.
So what have we got with modern Christianity? With one accord they DENY that anyone must pick up their own personal cross, and say with one accord that Christ did it ALL FOR US, and we are saved by simple faith and belief. To say otherwise is an anathema and that anyone who brings such a gospel brings another Gospel and “another Christ.” So it comes down to this – do we believe Jesus Christ and His commands or do we belief in the fake preachers, teachers, evangelists of prophetic folks who preach a “sinner’s prayer or the ABC’s of instant salvation?” YOUR CHOICE!! Choose wisely!
But what does the word CROSS mean, and how do we pick up our own cross?
Σταυρός – stauros – stow-ros’
From the base of G2476; a stake or post (as set upright), that is, (specifically) a pole or cross (as an instrument of capital punishment); figuratively exposure to death, that is, self denial; by implication the atonement of Christ: – cross.
ἵστημι – histēmi – his’-tay-mee
A prolonged form of a primary word στάω staō (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses); to stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively): – abide, appoint, bring, continue, covenant, establish, hold up, lay, present, set (up), stanch, stand (by, forth, still, up). Compare G5087.
We now know that THE CROSS means we enter into a NARROW WAY. We know it is THE SHADOW OF DEATH, but not physical death, BUT IT IS THE SHADOW OF A PHYSICAL DEATH, that is a SOUL/SPIRIT WALK of some type that Jesus told us leads to a mysterious DEATH unknown to all except those that undertake this walk.
The word CROSS also means we are to STAND, ABIDE or CONTINUE in this PATHWAY that is narrow and obviously leads to the NEW COVENANT of Divine Love, who is Jesus Christ. Is it not interesting that Jesus told us to ASK, SEEK, KNOCK, STRIVE and CONTINUE or to ABIDE in HIS DOCTRINE? All of this is tied DIRECLY TO PICKING UP OUR CROSS.
This is also tied directly to these verses of Scripture and this mysterious SHADOW OF DEATH:
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
If we be alive IN THIS WORLD, then how do we lose THIS LIFE? Via the shadow of death!
Now we have brought together the shedding of BLOOD, that SHADOW OF DEATH (A SOUL/SPIRIT) mysterious WALK along a DEEP NARROW VALLEY, that leads to a REVELATION that we are DEAD before a LIVING GOD, and Jesus Christ is the ONLY ONE who has the keys to unlock our personal prison house/cell and to REVEAL the SECRET that has been HIDDEN since in ADAM and EVE.
We are to seek answers, knock on God’s door, ask questions, continue and abide and remain in the doctrines of Christ until the answer comes, the door is opened and the revelation of Christ, who is divine agape and life shines upon our puny, evil and ungrateful hearts; WHEN THE “DAY STAR” SHINES:
2 Peter 1:18-20
18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
As we do this, God slays us in a most mysterious death, known only to those who have walked it.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
ὁμοίωμα – homoiōma –hom-oy’-o-mah
From G3666; a form; abstractly resemblance: – made like to, likeness, shape, similitude.
Total KJV occurrences: 6
ὁμοιόω – homoioō – hom-oy-o’-o
From G3664; to assimilate, that is, compare; passively to become similar: – be (make) like, (in the) liken (-ess), resemble.
As we are crucified WITH CHRIST along the NARROW WAY, it is OUR SHADOW of DEATH, and this is our “shedding of blood” that leads to the remission of OUR PERSONAL SINS, which is our reasonable service. We are, via this narrow way, sacrificing ourselves to God, LEAVING this world behind! Do you see? Our walk is the resemblance of physical death, but a soul/spirit death and revelation of who we really are before the LIVING GOD.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
This can only occur when Jesus takes up residence within us at REBIRTH, the END OF THE NARROW WAY!!
In Part Two of BLACKHEARTS we will do a deep plunge into the HIDDEN and totally SECRET and totally wicked and depraved INNER HEART OF MAN. and why the STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY is the ONLY WAY TO UNMASKED IT, and why, if refused this INNER HEART condemns one to ETERNAL DEATH AND RUIN.