NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN CENTRE

 

BIBLE CHARACTERS

 

CAIN AND ABEL

 

LESSON 14

 

Teacher References:  Genesis 4:10-25; Psalm 69:22-25; 1 Corinthians 11:25-28; Genesis 37:8-27

 

THE BLOOD

 

Gen 4:10         “And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.”

1)    Abel’s innocent blood cried unto the Father from the ground, how much more the precious blood of Jesus, God’s only son, cries out.   (There is power in the blood)

2)    The whole world stands guilty in their sins (all have sinned and come short of the glory of God) as the blood of His Son cries what have you done?  (The supreme sacrifice – no other way).  Every man will stand before God and give an account for what they have done after they have heard about Jesus.

3)    This scripture is also a picture of the Jewish nation (at Calvary) who killed their brother (Passover) because their deeds were evil.  A beautiful shadow of Israel as the Lord gave Adam and Eve another seed, Seth so He turned to the Gentiles to create a new seed – Born again of the Spirit.

 

THE JUDGMENT OF CAIN

 

Gen 4:11-15    Read.  The picture of the judgment of the Jewish nation as it is today without their Brother, The Messiah.

                       

                        1)    The Jews scattered throughout the whole world

                        2)    Their land became a desolation (Jerusalem destroyed 70 AD)

                        3)    Cut off from the presence of the Lord and all the promises.  (In reference to judgment

                               on Israel, Psalm 69:22-25)

                        4)    The horrible atrocities in the gas chambers

                        5)    Hatred of all nations

                        6)    The Jews could surely cry out my punishment is greater than I can bear!

 

Gen 4:25         And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: (meaning appointed or put) For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.” (God wanting to have a righteous seed)

 

Comment        1)    As Cain killed Abel the righteous seed, God gave Eve another seed instead of Abel.

                        2)    As the Jews killed the righteous seed (our Lord Jesus), God appointed another seed

                        to be born again in Him, the Church which is His Body.   The shadows found here are rich in reference to our day.

 

Summary:       1)    Every sacrifice other than what God has required, will be rejected, Jesus is the Lamb

                               of God.

                        2)    We know we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren.  He that

                         loveth not his brother abideth in death.  Note: our hope of eternal life is hinged on our relationship to our brethren.

                        3)    Seth - type of resurrection life.  From death comes life.