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Good Morning. 

Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son – Enoch. (Genesis 4:16-17)

According to the punishment imposed upon him, Cain began to move away from Eden and from the Presence of God. He went into an area that became known as “Nod.” The word Nod literally means, wandering, isolation” indicating that he was kept away from others. In other words, Cain was sent into exile.

In effect, Cain’s actions and the subsequent exile set him apart in a different way than God’s people are to be set apart. We are to be “set apart” (holy) even as God is set apart. But with Cain, this state is in the other extreme. Cain is set apart as his father, the Adversary, is set apart — for wickedness.

Let’s put it this way: Yeshua counseled the Laodiceans to be either hot or cold — be righteous or unrighteous but don’t try to mix the two together. If God’s people are to  represent what is “hot,’ then Cain represents those on the other end of the spectrum — those who are “cold.” Consequently, the mark on Cain helps us to identify what “cold” (unrighteousness) looks like. However, being clearly identified does not suit the Adversary or his purposes, and so, perhaps this why Cain eventually built a city. Doing this would allow him to mix in with crowds of people and not be as recognizable as before.

This is where the Adversary likes to work — in a lukewarm scenario where good and evil are mingled together. In that scenario it is much more difficult for people to identify holy from profane or life from death. And that is precisely why Messiah said to those who are lukewarm — a mixture of hot and cold — “I will spew you from my mouth.”

And so the point today is that we are to be diligent not to allow clean to be mixed with unclean. We are not to be unequally yoked with things pertaining to death lest we be regarded as lukewarm. We must keep our eyes on the Messiah as He leads us in the one and only way that results in life. It’s a straight and narrow path but we must continue in it because it will lead us into the Presence of the Almighty.

Blessings and Shalom,  





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