Have you ever wondered why it is that Cain is not listed in Adam's genealogy in chapter five of Genesis?
The answer is real simple if you
have eyes to see the "hidden things" Christ revealed in the Parable of
Tares. You "see", it was the plan of God
for this flesh age that the promised "Seed", Jesus Christ, would come forth
through Adam and his wife Eve. Of
course Satan knew that was the plan and so he cunningly entered in and
tried to destroy the woman through whom Messiah would be brought forth
by planting his own seed (sperma), the result of which produced
the "tares" beginning with Kayin (Cain). Remember,
it is written that you must understand the Parable of the Sower in which
Christ reveals things hidden even from the "foundation of the world", else
you will not be able to understand any of His parables. And it is
through the Parable of the Tares that we know that Cain was not of Adam's
seed but rather of the seed of the wicked one which is precisely why Cain
has his own "seed line" listed in chapter four of Genesis
while Adam's "seed line" is listed in chapter five beginning
with Seth. In fact, the name "Seth" means appointed or substituted for
God raised him up in Abel's stead because
Cain murdered Abel, his half-brother who was Adam's first and unly son!
Furthermore, when you examine and compare the two separate genealogies
you will discover that the names are very similar just as the "tares" look
and appear like "wheat" to most Christians who do not have eyes to see
nor ears to hear the simplicity of the Parable of the Sower.
Then too, from the garden of Eden throughout the Old Testament and into the New we can read example after example where Satan tried to destroy the seedline through which Jesus Christ would be born.
Even as soon as Genesis chapter six we see Satan's evil ploy where he sent his fallen angels (Nephilim) to intermarry with the daughters of Adam to destroy the chances of the "Seed" being born. That union between the angelic "sons of God" and the flesh "daughters of Adam" produced giants and it came to the point where only eight descendants of Adam were left in the land to carry on the seedline through which Messiah would come. Those "eight" were Noah and his family who remained "pure blooded" because they had not intermixed with the fallen angels. (See appendixes 25 & 26 in the "Companion Bible", Kregel Publishing.)
To be perfect in his "generations" simply means that he and his family had pure pedigrees and were not mixed with the Nephilim, the fallen angels called the "sons of God" in Gen. 6:2.Genesis 6:9
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
However, Satan's plan to destroy the daughters of Adam also failed because God brought about the flood of Noah to rid the world of the giants and the wickedness brought upon the earth by the fallen angels. We could go on and on with other examples of Satan's attempts to prevent Messiah from being born, e.g. Abraham & Sarah, Judah, etc., right up to Mary and Joseph!generations, towledah, to-led-aw', Hebrew 8435; or toledah, to-led-aw'; from Hebrew 3205 (yalad); (plural only) descent, i.e. family; (figurative) history :- birth, generations.
Of course ultimately, Satan's murderous children who are "of" their father Cain (Kayin), called "Kayinites" or "Kenites" and who are NOT of our brother Judah, would bring about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ even while claiming to be of the good "seed of Abraham"! And you know what? To this very day Satan's children claim to be "God's chosen people" and "of Abraham's seed" and most Christians who are "blind" to Father's Word believe their lies to be true. They even believe the lie that our brother Judah was responsible for the crucifixion when it was actually the son's of Cain! Let's read the discourse in John 8:33-44 between some kenites, i.e. sons of the Cain, as they try to "pull the wool over the eyes" of Messiah to cause Him to believe that they are of Abraham's seed.
Notice that Jesus Christ doesn't buy into their pack of lies and so neither should you!
The "they" in this verse are the Pharisees (vs. 13).John 8:33
They answered Him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
Christ knew they were liars and murderers who "claimed" (see vs. 39) to be Abraham's seed, i.e. his offspring, and He thus exposed and confronted them about BOTH by saying "I know you say you are Abraham's seed", but you seek to kill me. I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
If you have learned the Parable of the Tares then you know there are two "fathers". I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
The "if" documents that Christ knew they were NOT children of Abraham, though they claimed to be.They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
The understanding of the simple explanation of the Parable of Tares does not allow this verse to be "spiritualized away" any more than it allows one to "spiritualize away" the fact that many today also claim to be of Abraham (through Judah, i.e. Jews) but they ARE NOT for they too are a bunch of liars. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent me.
 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
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.
You "see", it was Cain who was the first murderer, right? And these are the descendants of Cain to whom Christ is speaking! The question is, are you familiar with the "tares" today who claim to be of Judah (by heritage, i.e. by "seed") but ARE NOT? Only two out of the 7 churches in Rev. 2 & 3 know who they are in this final generation. They are the Church of Smyrna (Rev. 2:9) and the Church of Philadelphia (Rev. 3:9).
The blasphemous kenites make the same "claim" today that they are of Judah (Abraham's seed) and even call themselves "God's chosen people!"Rev. 2:9
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.
Don't you believe it?
By the way, these are the only two churches Christ found no fault with. The rest had some severe problems they needed to work on and overcome!Rev. 3:9
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Now let us return to Matthew 13 and learn "Again", "Again", and "Again" adding to our knowledge and understanding of what the kingdom of heaven is like unto (See structure below). To this point in the Parable of the Sower we have learned about the plan of the kingdom of heaven and how that plan works! We have learned about the sowing of the tares by enemy noting who they are, how they operate by roosting in the branches, and the fact that Christ told us to "leave them alone" and let them grow until the harvest. We also learned how God's elect are used in the three earth ages to bring about the filling up of the whole, i.e. the three measures of meal. So as we read these next few parables, keep in mind that there will ultimately be a division and a separation between the tares and the wheat, between that which is good and that which is wicked, between that which is clean and that which is unclean.
It is true that there is nothing more precious and valuable and joyous to our Father than His children and the love He has for them. You "see", His children are His most valued treasure which is why Jesus Christ came and paid the price on the cross with His shed blood to purchase the entire field, the tares included, and He will come and save His treasure out of the field! But the tares shall be gathered by the angels and cast into the furnace of fire at the end of the Millennium. We read of that casting into the fire in verse 42 in our last study and we shall read it once again for emphasis in verse 50 as these three "again" parables are linked together. The point is we are to know that it is the plan of God and therefore what the kingdom of heaven is like unto.Matthew 13:44
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Then too as the saying goes, like father like son! One who loves and serves our Father with both eyes to see and ears to hear knows in his or her heart that in this "field" wherein we "walk under the sun" there is simply NOTHING of more value than the treasures and riches to be found in the Word of God. For we know that ALL the treasures of knowledge and pearls of wisdom even from "the foundation of the world" are hidden in the parables, in the words of Jesus Christ, the Word of God, who is our joy. You "see", if you are part of the king's dominion, the kingdom of heaven, then you are like this!
How valuable to you are the hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge contained in the Word of God? It sure was worth a lot to the Queen of Sheba to come hear the treasures of wisdom God had given unto Solomon, remember?Col. 2:2-3
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
 In whom are hidall the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
This is like unto the previous parable giving us yet another view of what the kingdom of heaven is like in that we know that Christ gave all He had, His very life, for each one of His precious children. We know too that pearls are valuable because of their immense beauty and command their price because of the amount of seeking it takes to find good ones. And so it is that each one who possesses the treasured knowledge hidden in Him, in His Word, and each one who seeks and finds the beautiful wisdom found in Him, is priceless to Him indeed.Matthew 13:45
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
So be wise and prudent with the greatest treasure of knowledge and priceless pearls of wisdom that one can ever find in this world. And remember Christ's teaching in Matthew 7:6 to "give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." You see, swine will take your precious pearls and trample all over them in an attempt to rob you of your wealth and richness. Let have them their evil spirits and wallow in their filth for we know that which is unclean shall be completely separated from that which is clean, even as the next parable explains.
There are creatures of "every kind", both clean and unclean, to be found in the sea! The clean fish are good and edible but the unclean scavengers are toxic just like tares and are not fit to eat. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
Yes, there shall be a dividing of that which is clean from that which is unclean. To that end, a man or woman of God must possess the knowledge to know the difference between that which is holy and that which is profane along with the wisdom to "discern" between the unclean and the clean. That is exactly what God's elect, the kings and priests of the kingdom of God, teach now and that is exactly what they shall teach during the Millennium. Here is your documentation concerning the Zadok (just ones) during the Millennium: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
The hidden knowledge and pearls of wisdom allow one to know the difference between the holy and the profane and be able separate the clean from the unclean. A word to the wise is sufficient. Nevertheless, the point of the parable we just read is that the wicked shall first be severed from among the just even as the tares shall first be gathered and cast into the furnace of fire and the wheat then gathered into His barn.Ezekiel 44:23
And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
This was the plan from the "foundation of the world" which was the very reason that our Father sent Light into the world of darkness, a world that had become "tohu va bohu" at the overthrow of Satan. You "see", He sent that Light to divide the children of light from the children of darkness! Genesis 1:3-4 "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness." Jesus Christ was that Light! John 1:4-9 "In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.  He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world."Matthew 13:49
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
And so it is written that at the end of the Millennium the final separation shall take place and all that is wicked shall be consumed in the lake of fire. That will be when the second death takes place, the perishing of the wicked souls along with the wicked one himself (Rev. 20:10, 21:8).
That's the plan and the good news is that world shall be rid of wickedness forevermore! And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Have you understood ALL these things in the 7 parts of the Parable of the Sower to this point? Can you say, "Yea, I do"? Here is a brief outline of what we have "seen". Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
To the Multitudes
1. Parable of Broadcasting the SeedOut of the House
2. Another parable, the "Tares"In the House
3. Another parable, the "Mustard Seed"
4. Another parable, the "Hidden Leaven"
5. Again parable, the "Hidden Treasure"If you have understanding to this point, then there is one more parable to go for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. It is the "8th" part to the complete Parable of the Sower! Perhaps it is worth noting (and it is) that "8" in Biblical numerics signifies "resurrection" or "new beginning".
6. Again parable, the "Pearl of Great Price"
7. Again parable, "Net Cast in the Sea"
Are you "instructed" in the Parable of the Sower which explains what "The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto..."? If so then you are like unto "an householder" which means you are to bring forth out of your treasure, things (good things) new and old, a wealth of the knowledge and precious pearls of wisdom you have found in both the Old Testament and the New Testament!Matthew 13:52
Then said He unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
And once you have absorbed His Word and fully understand the Parable of the Sower, then you are off and running... the race set before you that is (Heb. 12:1)! Let us learn from the example set forth by Christ when He had finished these parables.Matthew 12:35
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
The word "finished" ties together all the individual parables of the sower into one complete parable, which simply means we must understand it all together as a whole! Now notice what Christ did when He departed thence.Matthew 13:53
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, He departed thence.
Once a person has sought and found the hidden treasure of knowledge and the priceless pearl of truth and wisdom... what happens? He or she goes forth to bring and share the good things out of the abundance of his treasure to his family and friends showing forth and doing the wonderful works of God! But alas, sometimes the reaction is less than positive from those who know you well, perhaps all too well in knowing you from your days of "partying", the former days of your life like Peter describes: 1 Peter 4:3 "For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries." Therefore, be aware and know that the closeness of your family and their familiarity with you might become a stumbling block to them whereby they are not able to take you seriously when you bring forth the good things. Sometimes that can be overcome after a period of time living a changed life. Other times you just have to move on. Here is what they said concerning Jesus Christ Himself. And when He was come into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
Hey, we know this fellow! Is He not Mary's son? Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
His brothers and sisters were part of the local community. How can it be therefore that Christ has all this knowledge and wisdom? You "see", it was merely the fact of their familiarity and not even His actions, for Christ had no sins and did not fall short as we often do. And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
They still stumbled because they looked upon Him as a common flesh man. Of course, many still do today and even say the precious Word of God cannot be true because it was written by flesh men. Unfortunately they shall remain in their unbelief and fall (stumble) in the great apostasy of these last days. And they were offended in Him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
offended, skandalizo, skan-dal-id'-zo, Greek 4624; ("scandalize"); from Greek 4625 (skandalon); to entrap, i.e. trip up (figurative stumble [transitive] or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure) :- (make to) offend.
Their unbelief was the fact that they could not open their eyes beyond the flesh to be able to "see" and discover the precious hidden truths and pearls of wisdom standing right before their eyes! Therefore they remain ignorant of His Word and know not the difference between the holy and the profane, between the true Christ and the false messiah who shall appear first and to whom they will fall down and worship. And so shall they remain unclean and subject to the "separation" lest they open their eyes and ears to hear the simplicity of the Word of God. And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
How about you?
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear! (Matthew 13:43)
... to be continued.
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