Hidden Secret in Genesis 4:4

In this post, we are going to uncover the truth that sin is more than just what we did. It is a supernatural ruler that is eager to control us. Thank God! We now have Jesus who had conquered sin and we have the Holy Spirit living in us. But why are many chrisitans still living in bondages? How can christians live a victorious life, led by the Holy Spirit? The answer and treasure lies in Matthew 26:26-28.  Read on..

Secret meaning in Genesis 4:3-4

Cain and Abel are the sons of Adam and Eve. In Genesis 4:3-4, we read that  Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. The scriptures stated that the LORD respected Abel and his offering,

Wrong understanding

Many people understand this scripture wrongly. They thought that Cain did not give the first fruits of his crops, unlike Abel who brought the firstborn of his flock. They thought that for that reason, the LORD did not accept Cain’s offering. Oh, what a harsh God who did not appreciate Cain! This is very discouraging, sounds like what many human parents did!

No, my child, you have misunderstood God.

Why the LORD did not accept Cain’s offering

When Adam and Eve sinned, the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Genesis 3:21 stated that the LORD God made garments of animal skins to clothe Adam and Eve. This implies that an animal has been killed. Why was an animal killed? It is not only to clothe Adam and Eve, but it was a sin offering (Leviticus 4:1-35) to purify Adam and Eve from their sin, making them right with the Lord, and be forgiven.

The LORD accepted Abel’s offering because Abel offered a firstborn lamb that has no blemish. The innocent lamb is a sin offering. Cain’s offering is the produce of his hands, there is no sin offering to cleanse his sin.

Genesis 4:7 -the person of Sin

In Genesis 4:7, the LORD told Cain that if he did not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door, eager to control him. 

There are many things in this world that is invisible but real. Sin is one of it. We often think that sin is something we did wrong. No, sin is more than that. Sin is something that we do not see but it is eager to control us. In Romans 7:20, apostle Paul wrote that if he do what he does not want to do, he is not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in him that does it. Sin is able to control someone when his sins are not forgiven and he is not made right with God.

There are many things in this world that is invisible but real. Sin is one of them. We often think that sin is something we did wrong. No, sin is more than that.  Sin is something that we do not see but it is eager to control us. (Read Genesis 4:7, Romans 7:20-25). Sin is able to control someone when his sins are not forgiven and he is not made right with God.

For this reason, Jesus came.

Ever since Adam and Eve sinned, human beings have suffered under the bondage and power of sin. It is for this reason that God sent His one and only beloved Son, LORD Jesus, to come and take our place, to die on our behalf and become our sin offering. So that once, and for all, we are forever forgiven, forever made right with God and sin has no more power over us. (Romans 7:25).

Jesus canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.  In this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities with His victory over them on the cross. Jesus is risen and He has conquerred death and holds the keys to death and hades (Revelation 1:18).

As believers, you belong to Jesus. The power of the life-giving Spirit lives in you and  has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.  He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us. (Read Romans 8:1-4 )

Why are believers living defeated life?  

You may ask, why are there still many Christians living in bondages? The reason lies in that they are not leveraging on supernatural food and weapon to fight supernatural warfares.

We must recognise that we are battling against supernatural powers and rulers of darkness (Ephesians 6:12) and pressed on every sides by troubles (2 Corinthians 4:8).

God’s promises to believers

However as believers we are never abandoned by God.  In 2 Corinthians 4:10-11, it is written that we live under constant danger of death because we serve Jesus, so that the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies.  This means that our standing in this world is identical with Christ’s. (1 John 4:17).

The Holy Communion

Ephesians 6:14-18 tells us to put on the full armour of God which is truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, Word of God and prayer. However, most of us have difficulties putting on this armour when we are so weak and broken. So let’s go back to the most basic thing that Jesus taught:

In John 6, Jesus repeated many times (about 11 times) that He is the bread of life. Anyone who eats His flesh (represented by bread) and drinks His blood (represented by wine) abides in Him. (John 6:53-58).

Many Christians avoid taking the Holy Communion when they sinned.  In fact, if you have done something not right, even more so you need to take the Holy Communion and declare that you are forgiven because Christ was your sin offering.

Do not avoid taking the Holy Communion because you have done something wrong. In fact, if you have done something not right, even more so you need to take the Holy Communion and declare that you are already forgiven, forever forgiven because Christ has paid for your sins and break free from the stronghold of sin.

Hidden Treasure in Matthew 26:26-28

Before Jesus was crucified, He taught His disciples to take the holy communion (Matthew 26:26-28).

When Jesus appeared to His disciples after His resurrection, He broke bread and gave to them. This tells us the power of the holy communion and everyone should take it, often.

If you find yourself in bondage, not able to break free from a bad habit, or perhaps overwhelmed and tortured by past hurts, whatever that you cannot break free from, take the holy communion everyday. Then rest in the love of Jesus. You will find yourself  enjoy the time with Jesus, feeding on His words naturally and praising Him. set free from what is holding you. Then one day you will discover you have been set free but you do not know when and how it happened.

If you find yourself in bondage, not able to break free from a bad habit, or perhaps overwhelmed and tortured by past hurts, whatever that you cannot break free from, take the holy communion everyday. Then rest in the love of Jesus. You will find yourself  enjoy the time with Jesus, feeding on His words naturally and praising Him. set free from what is holding you. Then one day you will discover you have been set free but you do not know when and how it happened.

If you are not yet a believer, you can become a believer right now by praying this prayer to receive Jesus as your LORD and Saviour:

“Dear LORD Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for my sins so that I can be set free and live a life of freedom, a satisfying and fulfilled life that God has designed for me. Right now, I ask that You come into my life and be my LORD and Saviour. From this time forth, I am a new creation, all my sins are forgiven and I no longer live under the power of sin. I pray that You fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I can live a victorious life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

If you have prayed the above prayer, you have been saved. You are now a child of God. Look for a church near your place and start walking with Jesus.