Sin of Approach

This was not a sin of Morality

  • Morality is important
  • But its not in this context

1 John 3:10-12
New King James Version (NKJV)

10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. 11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.

Genesis 3:17
New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:

Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.

Genesis 4:3-8
New King James Version (NKJV)

And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell (Self Righteousness fell).

So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

  • Jesus worn the crown of thorns to redeem us from the curse
  • First murder is over approach to God
  • Innocent Lamp for the guilty = Jesus for you and me

Sacrifice

  • You laid hand on the Lamp
  • You are the Lamp
  • Lamp is you

The Lamb of God

John 1:29
New King James Version (NKJV)

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Don’t need to go for course which says steps to hear God

Genesis 4:5-6
New King James Version (NKJV)

but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?

What is doing well? 

  • If you offer well, will you  not be accepted?

Genesis 4:6-7
New King James Version (NKJV)

So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

  • Cain didn’t do well. Cain didn’t believe on the righteousness by Faith
  • Righteousness by faith.
    • Doing well : you are practicing Righteousness.

Sin lies at the door

  • Personification of an animal lying at the door of the tabernacle where God’s presence is
    • I believe there was a tabernacle.
  • At the gate of Eden presence of God was there.
  • They brought the offering to the gate.

Hebrew 

  • Crouching : Male form
  • Animal : Female form
  • can also mean sin and also sin offering

What God did for Cain? 

  • God brought a lamp all the way to the door of Cain
  • “sin offering lying at the door”
  • “sin offering desire is for you”
  • “it’s wants to be sacrificed”
  • “you will rule over it, it won’t run away”

Genesis 4:7
Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

Is there not, if thou dost well, acceptance? and if thou dost not well, at the opening a sin-offering is crouching, and unto thee its desire, and thou rulest over it.’

“God make things really hard” – Is it true?

  • Is it hard to be saved?

Romans 10:8-9
New King James Version (NKJV)

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

End result of Self Righteousness

  • Bitter
  • Angry
  • Jealous

“Love of the Father” was in John

  • John was the only one who stood near the foot of the cross.
  • Told himself “Disciple whom Jesus loved” – Practiced God’s love for Him
    • 5 Time “Disciple whom Jesus loved” being used.
    • You find John loving Jesus
    • That is the time he was loving Jesus most.
    • But John wan’t conscious of Him loving Jesus the most.
  • John is full of “Beloved”
    • Reference : http://biblehub.com/greek/27.htm
    • Beloved in Greek : agapétos
    • agapétos means “you loved ones”, “as beloved by God, Christ, and one another”
    • Remind one another they they are loved.
      • Family
      • Friends

Be Patient

Love’s first Characteristic

  • Love suffers long

1 Corinthians 13:4-6
New King James Version (NKJV)

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

Ephesians 5:25
New King James Version (NKJV)

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

Published by Praison

I am Praison, author at Bible Revelation. I am doing a research on Bible. All my posts are my own expressions of my understandings about bible, talking to myself.

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