GENEALOGY OF CAIN
As we have already said, The fact that Cain did not know what to bring for an offering to God, lets us know he was void of something a son of Adam would have had. To you who say Cain had to be a son of Adam, I will just say this, You are getting yourself into a bad predicament. We are going to read some of the genealogy of this man Cain; and then I will ask you this, If he was a son of Adam, he was a son of God also; so where did the attribute to commit murder and all such like, come from? The record does not indicate in any way, that any of Cain's descendants ever served God. Nor does it indicate that any of them ever did anything good, that God was pleased to speak of. I will ask you to open your Bible's to Gen.4:16; and we will read those verses that give Cain's genealogy; before I make any other comments. (Gen.4: 16-22) "And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. (That terminology simply means that Cain wanted to get away from his past; and away from the people God would still be dealing with. Outside of the Garden, none of them were enjoying God's anointing presence, like Adam and Eve had in days past. I can almost hear him say, I'm going to get away from here right now. This is no place for me. That is like a lot of people, when something happens and you try to correct them; Well bless God, I am going to leave this church. It is an age old spirit. It has been that way ever since the day Cain made that decision.) And Cain knew his wife; (which had to be a daughter of Adam and Eve, and his half sister) and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. (Notice the names of some of these offspring, as Cain's line begins to multiply. They carried the same names as some of Adam's line; after Seth was born.) And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: (Here is another name that is similar, Methusael, but not Methuselah. A similarity, but not exact.) and Methusael begat Lamech. (This is exactly the same name that was given in the line of Seth. Lamech was Noah's father.) And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. (Notice what is going on in the Cainite line, polygamy. This is the first time polygamy appeared on the scene; but I want you to pay attention to what took place amidst that polygamy situation, as we get to the offspring by this polygamy union. Sometimes we read these verses of scripture but we never see what is contained in the verse. We read the words, but we do not see the picture.) And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. (Jabal and Jubal were brothers born of the same woman. Why do you assume that, Bro. Jackson? When we do come to Zillah, she bare Tubalcain and his sister's name was Naamah. Think of it. You cannot make Jabal by one and Jubal by the other; then turn right around and have Tubalcain by the one and his sister Naamah by the other.) And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah." It is very strange; of all the genealogy of the whole account of Cain's line, and of Seth's line, that is the only female offspring whose name is mentioned in the account. Is this coincidental? I have my doubts; because we have to realize, that at the same time Cain's line, over in the land of Nod, was multiplying, Seth's line was also multiplying? In other words, the writer could not bring in both genealogies at the same time; so they are separated to bring the genealogy from Cain down to one point in time; before going back to pick up the genealogy of Seth. You will notice also, that Lamech was the 6th in line from Cain. That is the number of man. He had brought polygamy into the Cainite structure. Later you read where Lamech came home one evening very disturbed. He was probably crying. He said to his wives which were named Adah and Zillah, "Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt." That meant the man had injured him; and he had killed him in self defense. What was going on, over in the land of Nod? Were those attributes of Cain's line inherited from Adam? I would never believe that. We do not read of that kind of thing going on, in Seth's line; until we reach a certain point in time; and of course that time, is after chapter 6, where the two lines started to intermarry. Surely if Cain was an offspring of Adam, (This is just for the critics sake.) and he had just somehow failed to believe the right way, surely that would not limit him from fathering children or grandchildren, or great grandchildren somewhere along the line, in which at least some of them would have been found some of the attributes of Adam the son of God. However the whole account is void of any such evidence. That tells us that the first chapters of the book of Genesis is so compiled, to contain a mystery; and only in the last days, would the mystery be revealed to those who would open their mind to receive it. We are now witnessing conditions in this modern society, that are the very fruit and extreme effect of what started way back there. These descendants of Cain were men. They were not sons of God. They had certain qualities, in the physical sense, because Eve had been the mother of Cain; but Adam was not even in it. Therefore the recorded genealogy ends there; but we have to realize, it did continue on. We are given just enough history of the genetic flow of the offspring of Cain that we can catch the trend of things in that line. They were men, yes; but they were inventors and all such like, very talented from the standpoint of the natural. You read further on down, what follows Lamech. Tubalcain was a professional tradesman in the making of brass and such things like that. What does that tell us? He had earthly knowledge. He had earthly capabilities. Somehow or other it had been bred into his makeup to know to take this ore, and extract from it, and make something from that. All of this tells us, whether our modern Christian philosophers want to agree or not, that after playing around with these scriptures for 6,000 years, it is time to come up with an answer to the question, Why did none of Cain's line ever produce anything that glorified God? There has to be an answer. Yet you can study Hebrew and Greek all you want to; and you will never find it. Once you ask yourself, What is the devil's aim in doing this? You are in a position for God to reveal it to you.
ADAM AND EVE OUTSIDE OF THE GARDEN OF PARADISE
It was not enough, just to get Eve to do what she did, that caused the two of them to be driven from such a beautiful paradise; he had his mind set on destroying the whole plan of God. You might say, What was it like to be driven from that beautiful place of paradise? The best I can illustrate it is, it is like being in a beautiful dream, seeing heaven and all its bliss, and every soul without a care, and have something suddenly awaken you. I am not talking about fantasy. Heaven is a reality. I will never forget an experience my wife's aunt related to me shortly after we got married. She had a very serious illness; and was at the point of death, in the hospital. They called all the family in because they did not expect her to live. She was almost to the point where the doctors said she could pass at any moment. She was in a coma. I have forgotten how many hours she stayed like that. All of a sudden she rallied to consciousness; and in just a few days she had regained her strength; and her mental faculties were alert. She came out of the hospital with a testimony that still blesses me when I think about it. She said to me, Junior, I saw my mother. (Her mother died when she was a small girl; and since she was the oldest in the family, she had to help raise the other little children.) She said, I saw heaven; and oh how beautiful it was. I wouldn't want to miss it. Everyone is so happy; and everything is so beautiful. Her mother looked at her and said, Come on home; but she said she was able to look back and see her husband; so she answered, No, I must go back and be with him a little while longer. She said, When I told my mother that, this is when I came to consciousness. Yes saints: That spirit world is out there. It is not forty million light years away either. It is just beyond man's reach. It is just beyond the realm of our rain clouds. When she awakened, do you think she could have entered back into that realm at any time, by her own choice? No. That is what Adam and Eve experienced when they were driven from paradise that day. They would never be able to see it again, at their own will. Down through the centuries of time, those who have walked with God, ever now and then God would lift the spirit of such a person; and let him or her have a little preview of what it is like in that realm. Mortal man cannot live in it; but his eternal life comes from that realm; and one day we will live in it; but we will no longer be mortal. Well Cain's line was over there in the land of Nod; (The land of wandering) and all they had on their mind was doing something in their earthly role, and they were doing it. They were multiplying and filling the earth with their kind; just like Adam's line was; but everything they were doing was strictly earthly, without any God consciousness, or divine guidance. There was no purpose or motive on their part; to try to do anything to please God. They were multiplying; and they were men; but they were not sons of God. Did God have any sons other than Adam? Oh yes. Adam's line had been multiplying also; but it was all off of the tree of knowledge; (Sex for pleasure) so let us pick back up the genealogy of that line; and have a look at the other side. Verse 25, of chapter 4, is where we will pick up the record of Adam's descendants. This is not speaking of what Adam's line did after Cain's line reached a certain point; years and years after their separation; it is simply going back to fill in the details of Adam's descendants; which were being born right on through the same time factor Cain's genealogy covered. Adam and Eve were out of the garden. Cain was gone, Abel was dead; but God's plan was not completely defeated. No, verse 25 says, "And Adam knew his wife again; (this time out of the garden) and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, (not Adam) hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew." Without meaning to be critical, I must say, That ought to tell anyone with common sense, that Cain was not recognized in Adam's genealogy. Why did she not recognize Cain as such? Simply because she knew the whole story. She knew where Cain came from; and who his father was; and she knew he was not to be recognized in the sons of God line of mankind. He was over there in Nod doing what the devil wanted him to do, breeding up a line of daughters to seduce the sons of God, at a later date. If he had really been her seed, why would she name this next one what she did? His very name means, one appointed to take someone else's place. "And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord." Not men from the land of Nod; but men who were the sons of God. While that bunch in Nod were doing what they were doing, and my opinion, (I am merely dramatizing it, because we are not given all the details of what took place) if Lamech had to kill a man in self defense, there was a lot of carnal activity taking place in that society. No doubt there were arguments, disagreements of every sort, displeasing pleasures and such like. They did not have time; nor the urge to call on the name of the Lord; because they did not know how. If Cain did not know how to bring the right sacrifice, do you think his children and grandchildren knew any more about it? I hardly think so. What was the devil's aim in bringing such a creature into the picture? We know he (the devil) was already a judged, fallen angel. Yet for some reason God was giving the devil an opportunity to strike back at HIS own plan again. He had already done it once in the prehistoric world; and here he is again, with God allowing him to be used to test His creatures created in HIS own image and likeness. Since he has been permitted to do what he did, by bringing into the picture a creature like Cain, then we surely ought to realize, that over there in the land of Nod, Satan was paying much attention to bringing about the manifestation of characteristics and attributes that were strictly of a fleshly, carnal, earthly nature; which in no way could please God. Not that certain things were not to be done; but when preeminence is given to earthly activity, without a purpose for God, the ultimate end is destruction. That is why there will be millions in this day, perish in the wrath of God. Not because they were plowing too much ground; but simply because they are of the nature that they live for nothing else other than something to pacify their flesh. As the Seth line began to call upon the name of the Lord, that brings us to the genealogy of that line. "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made He him; Male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died." From this point on, watch the genealogical flow of the reproductive line of Seth; which is the direct offspring of Adam. After Seth, it says Adam still begat sons and daughters. Then the next son, which is the first born of that line, after his first born, he begat sons and daughters. Right on down the line it goes. When you study from the point of these firstborn's, keep in mind, all the first born before the flood. The genealogy of Christ comes right back from the New Testament; and as it comes through the Old Testament, it is true, as you are working backwards, many times the first born loses his position, just as Esau lost it; and it went to Jacob. It was the same way in other families. It would go to the second or so forth. Once we bridge the gap going beyond the flood, it is not the second nor the third. The genealogy goes right back to the first born; but when we get to Seth, we know he was Adam's second born. His first born, Abel, was dead; and was never allowed to pregenerate himself. All of these first born, as they come forth, it tells their life span. From Seth on down the line, it gives the genealogy in that way. Seth begat Enos and so forth. It tells how old each one of the first born was when he chose to take a wife. Where did Seth get his wife? He had to take a sister to wife; there were no other women he could have taken. That is certainly not hard for us to realize. When Noah was in the ark, he had three sons and their wives. There were no babies born in the flood or in the ark. However, after the flood, those three sons and their wives began to bring forth offspring; and today the whole earth is populated from those three couples. That is why you pick up their genealogies in the later chapters after the flood. Where do you think those sons got their wives? They took a sister to wife. I have also been asked, What happened to the serpent's wife? Was there not a female counterpart? Absolutely. When God cursed the serpent, where would you think she went? She went with him. Why do you say that, Bro. Jackson? Look at the children of Israel. When they were coming out of the wilderness and took Jericho, what happened when the man took the golden wedge? His wife did not steal it; but what did God do? He destroyed that man and his whole family. What about the men that contested Moses while in the wilderness? The earth opened up and swallowed the whole families. Some will say, What is God after? He must be mean! That is the way carnal minded people look at it. God did not want the spirit of that creature to be multiplied by his offspring, in their original state; therefore He had a remedy to eliminate the possibility of such a thing. Even though He let those things happen once, there was no reason to let the same things happen again. One such event is all we need, to get the mind of God on these things.
MAN'S NUMBER AND GOD'S NUMBER
We will now come back to the Sethite line for a look at something. We notice the first ones, up to the time of Enoch, which is the seventh from Adam; while on the other side, Lamech was sixth from Cain. Six is the number of man, over in the land of Nod; while Enoch from the sons of God line was the seventh from Adam; and that is the number of God in completion. But Bro. Jackson: I thought God's number was three. They both represent something of God. One is perfection; and the other speaks of completion. What we need to see here, is that this sets a perfect type. When that same moral condition is prevailing here in the end time, at the end of seven Church Ages, like it was in Enoch's day, there will be a translation of saints. We speak of it as "The rapture." Just as Enoch was translated, in that seventh generation from Adam, there will be a translation of the Church when that same spirit is going on in the seventh Church Age; calculated from the beginning of the advent of Jesus Christ. God sets types by these things. The religious world is completely ignorant of these things; but every event set a type of something; that the people of God will understand here at the end of the age. Over in the Epistle of Jude in the New Testament, Jude spoke of Enoch the seventh from Adam; how that he prophesied in his day concerning ungodly sinners. (Jude 14) "And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, (To do what? To execute judgment. Judgment upon what? The same social moral picture that was going on, because that is what caused Enoch to look up and realize, There is something going on, and there has got to be an answer to it. Well that prophecy that Enoch spoke then is hanging right over your and my head. We are not a hundred years away from it. We have but just a few short years, and it is all going to be over. That is the way we must look at this thing.) To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him." Enoch was only 65 years old; when he fathered his first born, Methuselah. Not Methusael, (he was of the Cain line) but Methuselah. Enoch even gave his first born son a name that spoke a prophecy; for the name Methuselah, meant, When he is gone, then it will come. What? The judgment of God upon all of that ungodliness. The scripture says Enoch walked with God. How in the world did he walk with God. When you walk with God, you put aside all traditional ideas of religion. You stop surmising what you think you should do; like, Well I think God will honor this, if I am sincere about it. Walking with God is not picking up a bunch of manmade ideas and being faithful to them. Walking with God is waiting on God. It is being able to be still, and first know that He is God; and then do and live according to what HIS WILL for your life is; which is to walk with Him in the light of the truth that is available to you in your hour of time. Enoch walked with God; therefore as he saw the general society about him getting worse every day, he knew it was caving in. Therefore at the birth of his first child he was made to realize, When he is gone, it will come. God never told Enoch he would be around to see Methuselah die; but that his name meant, When he is gone, then it will come. That caused Enoch to really walk close to God; because he no doubt believed in his heart, that one day he would see his son go by some means or other; and that would mean the end of it all had arrived. We do not have all of that written in the Bible; but we do know this, Enoch walked with God; and fellowshipping with God like he no doubt did, one day God just simply said to him, Enoch, it is time for you to come on home. The Bible says, that Enoch had a testimony that he pleased God. How would he know that, unless God himself had told him? One day Enoch was there; and a little later he was gone. They looked high and low for him; but they could not find him. Why? Because he walked with God; and God was so pleased about it, He just took him on out of all that mess. Yes, God took Enoch on to be with Him; but Methuselah, his son with that special name lived on; and moral conditions got worse and worse. Methuselah lived 969 years; so we know things got much, much worse. A lot can happen in 969 years; and his father was already grieved about moral conditions in the world, before he was born. That is why he was given that name. Therefore as we read of these first born's, coming right on down to Lamech who was the father of Noah, we can get on to something; if we will pay attention, and think. Lamech, like those before him, begat sons and daughters. Just hold that in your mind for a minute; while we go back to Enoch. Let us notice, Something happened after Enoch took a wife at age 65. That was very young in comparison to Seth, Enos, and some of those before him. At 65 years of age, Enoch took his wife; or really begat Methuselah. From there on, it is obvious that something was going on in the social structure; for even Enoch fathered other sons and daughters before he was finally translated. Yet as we study this thing out, his first born did not father any children until age 187. What does this tell us? To me, it says he looked for a pure seed wife all those years; and never did find one. Then when his son Lamech was finally born, look at the age of Lamech, when he fathered his first born son Noah. He too was an old man of 182 years of age before he finally fathered his first born. Then, when Lamech fathered Noah, (I want the critics, and everyone to take note of this.) Noah was the first of all the first born's, that did not have any daughters. He fathered three sons; but no daughters. Would someone please tell me why? What had happened? You have to read between the lines. Something in the genetic structure of the propagation of the races of mankind had taken place back up the line somewhere; and that is why we have to read Genesis 6; because it tells us what happened. Satan took another stab at the plan of God. That is why he waited until he got a certain type of characters over in the land of Nod; before making his move. Satan used the serpent in the garden of paradise; but in Genesis 6, we see that he had some creatures over in the land of Nod, prepared and just waiting to make a mess of the genetic structure of the Sethites. This picture recorded in Genesis 6, did not take place after Noah was already born. No. Genesis 6, is giving you the history of what began to develop after mankind began to produce himself upon the face of the earth. Also, just as the name Methuselah had a meaning, the name Noah, had a meaning also. You find it in verse 29, of chapter 5. "And he (Lamech) called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed." After the sons of God (Gen.6:2) began to take wives from that serpent seed line over there in Nod, there were no more pure sons of God seed born into the world. Not from those marriages. Remember what I said earlier, What is recorded in chapter 6, is something that took place way back up in the genealogy record we have just read. It just simply could not all be written into the record in chronological order of happenings; so the writer had to go back to what had happened to get the moral picture like it was; the something that caused Enoch to give his son that prophetic name. Those mixed marriages began to fill the earth with children that had attributes from both seed lines; and which way they went, as far as serving God, depended upon which attributes stood out, in each individual person. Lamech had other children born after Noah; but you read nothing about any of them serving God. Since the events of Genesis 6 led to a mixing of the two lines, serpent seed are now determined by the dominant attributes in the genes; because there are no longer any pure seed in the blood line of either line of humanity. That is why you have to realize that the flood could not do away with the serpent seed completely; because right there in that old ark, in the genes of the three couples that repopulated the earth, lay the possibility of every rotten, filthy practice that had put the stench in the nostrils of God (so to speak) and caused Him to destroy everyone except Noah's family. When you know what had been going on between those two lines of mankind for centuries, you can understand why God just wiped out the whole population, except for the family of Noah; and started the whole process of repopulating the earth all over again.
We will leave the genealogy now; as we read in chapter 6, what led up to Noah and the flood; because God had looked upon the wickedness throughout the whole population of the earth, and it repented Him that He had even made man; and Genesis 6, is what gives us a background history of what had been going on; that caused God to become so displeased with the whole picture. Therefore chapter 6, is not a continuation of the genealogy; it is going back within the flow of the genealogy descent and picking up conditions that began to mingle in; and ultimately led to the end. (6:1) "And it came to pass, when men (Notice it says men. It does not matter how the critics want to read that word men, we have got to realize, God caused Moses to make a difference in how the descriptions of the two lines were addressed, in this chapter.) began to multiply on the face of the earth, (That would be Cain's line.) and daughters were born unto them, (Unto who? Those men. Where? Over in the land of Nod.) That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose." One brother mentioned something to me that I do not want to miss bringing into the message. That is, Did not God have daughters also, through the Seth line? Would you call them daughters of men? No. You would have to say they are daughters of God. You do not just call the male child a son of God, without calling the female child a daughter of God. I hope you can see that. It was not a case where Cain's line was having a bunch of females; and Seth's line was all a bunch of males; because the record plainly tells us that the Seth line, (after the first born) all begat sons and daughters; except Noah. However the question is, How long was the balance ratio maintained, after they reached a certain point? That is why I said years ago, By the time you come to Noah's hour and look at Noah and his wife, and the three sons and their wives, there was not a one of them that was a pure Sethite, genetic seed. The critics can climb a wall if they want to; but my understanding of this, is as clear as a bell. I am looking at it from the genetic standpoint. The fact that Noah did not have a daughter, lets me know something that makes an important difference in this thing. God had already touched the genetic stream in the son of God line; back up there somewhere when someone took something; and this caused God to begin to slow up on how many females He would allow to be born in the sons of God line. Even though they bore sons and daughters, the question would be, How many daughters? Was there an equal balance? I hardly think so. Over in the land of Nod, they were having girl babies by the plurals. That is why it says, "And daughters were born unto them." They were having more baby girls there, than you could hardly keep track of. That is the picture I see; and I do not mean to belittle women. You just have to realize, This was Satan's ace up his sleeve; for he was not about to give up his plan to get back at the Creator. Therefore when verse 1, of chapter 6, tells us that daughters were born unto them, yes they were; and that takes us beyond the hour of Lamech; on Cain's side. He was the one that had married two women. That also brings you on down somewhere within the sixth generation of the flow of the sons of God line; when the sons of God (plural) saw the daughters of men. (Not the sons of God looking on their own sisters. I refuse to believe that was the picture being described here.) that they were fair; (beautiful, by worldly standards) and they took them wives of all which they chose. Common sense will tell you, if God let this be written as a biography, a history of our genetic origin, then right here in the flow of these scriptures, is a picture we would have to be completely ignorant not to see. However, I realize that a hundred years ago, it would have been hard to see that picture; because the overall society then, was not as it is now. Now, we have a multiple society that has chosen the debased way of life. All the homosexuality, all the perversion we read about, is like it is, because there is a spirit that makes them think like that. Look what the educators of our liberal, modern society are advocating. They are doing their best to rid our present twentieth century society of humanity, of even the thought that there is a God that created all things. The fact that such a belief cannot be scientifically proven, causes modern day, liberal educators, scientists, archaeologists, psychologists, and all such like, to try to strip the very thought from the mind's of our youth. They say God is just a myth. That kind of thought did not come from Adam. It had to come from an earthly minded creature, that could never know anything about God. Oh they can invent computers: and I want you to understand that I am not making fun of computers; but I also want you to know that they can never help you get in the rapture. Play with them all you want to; but they will never get you six inches off the ground, when the rapture comes. If you do not know God, what you have in this life, is all you will ever have. My point is, I have my doubts, when you find out who invented computers, that he had anything in mind about whether God would approve of them or not. An earthly minded creature, loves to play with these inventions that operate almost like a human mind. We are living in a day when men are earthly minded, earthly oriented, just outright scientifically minded. They have got to prove everything; or they will have nothing at all to do with it. In a letter this week, I received some Newspaper clippings from a man who had already sent me something the other day. A clipping from a California paper, told of a "religious professor" of an institution out there, who had made a speech comparing the four gospels with some other type of manuscripts. He said it is not even authentic, that in the early periods of the writers, Jesus was ever referred to as being the Christ; which means of course, that His deity is in question. When I see where leaders of our modern, 20th century world of religion are talking like that, I just have to say, That kind of mind did not come from Adam. It came from Cain, just as sure as the world. They are religious, but to what purpose? They are religious, but in what way are they religious? When you bring everything down to your human level; your religion is vain,as far as any spiritual benefit. We are living in the day of the humanistic theory. That is exactly where the devil wanted to bring man to. From being a creature that could live and walk on this earth in fellowship with God, he has brought man down to such a level that he is completely an earthly oriented creature. He is going to make this planet earth a better place for 20th century people to live in; but God is getting ready to blow the whistle; to bring the whole process to an end. It cannot be allowed to go on much longer. In this 6th chapter, we can say this, There had to be a separating distinction of the two lines of species of mankind that were being propagated upon the earth; so what better terminology could anyone expect? Being daughters of that other line, made those female creatures that much more energetic, to look for something that could satisfy; and give them the love, security, and the gentleness they were looking for. If they had been getting everything they desired, from those male creatures over there, they never would have come on the scene acting like they did. There would have been no reason or need for them to be looking somewhere else for companionship. When Satan created an unstable environment, that caused them to be restless; and they had to come looking, investigating. At the same time, the sons of God were confronted with how they portrayed themselves; in all their sexual display. To you who would say, Why do you read it like that? I say this, Is it not like that today, in our modern world? Just step into a grocery store; and look at all of that display of all kinds of magazines, telling of all kinds of ordeals, and showing all kinds of pictures of what modern, twentieth century women are willing to do to get their name's in the paper and collect a few thousand dollars. Is that something they learned from the Bible? You know where it comes from; it is a spirit motivating them. It is that same spirit that motivated the old serpent to seduce Eve. The entertainment world is literally alive, just like a bee hive; with female creatures jostling in the competitive role for some image of popularity. The modern 20th century male sees all of this; and that is why he looks upon all women in an immoral way. Actually you are witnessing again today, what happened way back there many, many centuries ago. As Satan brought those female creatures over, and put them on display, that presented a temptation and a test to the sons of God, which had been multiplying at the same time; over on the other side. They had been walking fairly straight until then. They did not have eternal life in them; but neither were they killing one another; nor were they always in fist fights with each other. Nowhere does it say the sons of Seth were the inventors of beautiful brass ornaments, and all that kind of things. I believe the sons of God (sons of Seth) had a certain knowledge of how certain things should progress on the planet. They had not lost all of that knowledge God had instilled in Adam, just because they were not in the garden of paradise environment. Up until that hour, you cannot say they were suffering from any kind of disease, or that there was any kind of split personality and bad behavior problems; nor any other of those attributes that are mean. They were just not there. All of that was going on, over on the other side of the mountains; but until these two lines were brought together, it was not that way among those sons of God. Satan's hour to again get at God's direct line of the descent, was set in motion when those sons of God began to admire the beauty of those women from the other side of the mountain. It tells us right here, "That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; (beautiful) and they took them wives (plural) of all which they chose." What an hour. They had forgotten all about one man and one woman. Pretty soon, it was everyone for himself; first come, first served. I just imagine it became a rat race. As the sons of God began to take these creatures unto themselves, what had happened to their conscience? We can say this, Somehow or other their convictions were put aside. Their feelings of wrong had been disregarded. Satan had really hit them with a blow; something the human race can never recover from. When this began to happen, it says this, "And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: (God saw the decay. He saw the moral and spiritual decay in the one line; as those fleshly traits began being built up. Therefore He set a law in motion.) yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years." That law did not immediately go into effect; but once it was spoken it would not be rescinded.
HOW GIANTS GOT IN THE PICTURE
Verse 4, in Genesis 6, brings out what came to be the effect of that mixture of the genes of the two lines of mankind. "There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, (This is not their own sisters.) and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, (before the flood) men of renown." Scientists, Einstein's, inventors of all sorts of things. Any kind of name that made their identity stand out as important, was coveted. Worldly people like that type of image. Even the church world has grabbed hold of it. There is just no limit to what Satan will do; to place temptation before the people of God. Before the two lines began to mix, there was no need of any kind of weapons, over in Seth's line of offspring. It was sure a different story over in the other line though; for their father was a murderer; and those attributes passed right on down. As for the giants, if you know nothing of the genetic qualities God has established in the law of genetics, you might wonder how that mixture produced giants. It would be impossible, for a preacher who knows nothing outside of what he can prove with his Hebrew and Greek, to understand how those giants got there. Therefore I will ask you, Go back (in your mind) to the middle ages, when knighthood was in full swing. We are talking about a period of time like, from around 1000 A.D. on up until gun powder was invented. Europe, in the Middle Ages, man knew the genetic laws of how to breed up a certain type of species. With male and female from two opposite extremes, they began to produce a large animal. The Clydesdale was never an original breed. The Persian was never an original breed. The Belgian was never an original breed. They were large horses bred strictly for the purpose of carrying the knights. Just as we in America have made the M1 and M2, and all sizes of tanks, so did the old time European livestock breeders do with their horses, for their knights. They spent years, breeding up that type of horses. They had to carry almost 300 pounds of armor; plus a man; so just any little old horse was out of the question. No, those horses were not meant to be used for plowing their fields; but when they no longer needed them to fight with, what were they going to do with them? That is when they drove the ox into the pasture; and taught those horses to pull a plow. What does that tell you? Genetics is the secret to growing giants. The devil knows genetics. Do not ever think he does not. He knew it in the garden of Eden; so when you get to Chapter 6, remember, he was still the same devil. He wanted to produce a bunch of giant bullies; and he knew exactly how to do it. Not a one of them ever served God. Not a one of them knew God. What about those men of renown, who were they? I would have to say, They are your scientists, philosophers, professors, all very shrewd. They know so much. They have their hour of recognition among natural mankind; but when they are gone, they are gone. God will not take them to glory, just because they were looked upon as being so great in this life. He will not give them special honor by putting their names in His book. As for those daughters of men, Satan had bred up that genetic line, bred up characteristics that he could use in his diabolical plot against the Creator. They were earthly, sensual, carnal attributes; designed to be just the opposite of the attributes in the sons of God. When he got enough of them, God permitted him to use those creatures to put His sons to the test; and we are all familiar with the outcome. When that genetic line began to mingle with this genetic line, down went the one; and up came the other. That is why all these critics try to condemn this serpent seed teaching, yet they are looking at it in its consummation; just before God judges the whole thing. Tell me why we have so many thousands of professors and educated wizards on earth today, that deny the existence of God. That idea did not come from Adam. It could not have come from Adam; he knew the truth. It has to come from an animal like instinct; that depends upon earthly wisdom. When you see some of these men, and women of today, doing such atrocious deeds, in such brutal, barbaric, ways, you know for sure, those attributes did not come from Adam; that son made in the very image of God. They came from the devil; through his line. This began to be the picture, starting somewhere around Enoch's hour; and by the time it goes through his son, to Lamech, then to Noah, Yes, you are dealing with almost a 1000 years of time; by the time you get to Noah's hour. That is why the whole human, genetic capability was so perverted God just called a halt to the whole thing. By the time of Noah's hour, there was no longer the pure genetic gene left. Therefore incorporated within the genes of the sons of Noah, (keep in mind, the fact that Noah had no daughters) was the attributal capabilities of every evil thing imaginable to mortal mankind. When all other male children from the Sethite line had begotten daughters, along comes Noah, a man who walked with God in the midst of all that ungodliness; that had no daughters born unto him. If he had, would they have been pure seed Sethites? No. Because it is obvious that Noah himself was not a pure seed Sethite, from the genetic standpoint. Therefore after the flood, when God gave the commission to the survivors, "Be fruitful, and multiply," the earth was again to be filled with humanity possessing the attributes of a fallen nature; and every male and female child that would be born unto them, would stand in need of redemption; and the necessary sacrifice for that redemption, God Himself would have to supply. It is a beautiful story we indulge ourselves in; when we study the history of mankind from beginning to end; because, if we have eyes to see, we see the great Creator working with, and for mankind every mile of the journey from his beginning to the end. Why did God allow the devil to interfere in His plan for man? It is a plan thought out from beginning to end, and set in motion in such a way, that the devil could be allowed to do what he did; and what he is still doing, and in the end, the Creator will have a family of sons and daughter that have been tested in every possible way; and have overcome those temptations by their own will to do so; and without any supernatural power except that which is available to every believer.
SEEING, THROUGH THE EYES OF GOD
After the flood waters had subsided, Noah and all that were in the ark with him, went out of the ark; and immediately Noah built an altar and offered sacrifice to God. Here is what the Bible says. (Genesis 8:20) "And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth." What brought the flood then, if God was going to allow the earth to again be populated with mankind that would do exactly what those others did? Was it because there were too many houses being built? Was it because there were too many others getting married? No. Man had perverted his way of reproducing himself. Why do you say that, Bro. Jackson? Jesus said it in His own words; in Matthew 24, and in Luke 17. In Matthew 24 Jesus said this, "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." That of course, was the social side of it; but the immoral side is what we read between the lines, when we read Genesis 6, coming down to the flood. God said, It repents me that I have made man, seeing that he has corrupted the earth with himself. In Luke 17, it tells us that it was the perversion of man, that brought the judgment of God; but you really have to go back to Genesis 19:4-25, to catch the true picture of what Jesus was referring to. Why did He destroy all of those others? Did that mean everyone was living in perversion? No, but everyone else was so involved in the material side of things, they had lost all concept of how to serve God in the midst of all of that. Therefore they all had to go together. (Luke 17:28) "Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." They were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, giving in marriage, building houses, and doing the same social and material things they were doing in the days of Noah; but what brought the judgment, was the kind of thing described in Genesis 19; where the whole city was given over to perversion. It was not a new house being built in Sodom; that God destroyed them all for. Neither was it because of the other social things mentioned. That just shows that their mind was continually on material things; with no thought at all about their Creator, and whether their ways were pleasing Him or not. When you read how the sins of Sodom had reached to heaven and God sent His angels down there to destroy those cities, two angels appeared as young men in the gates of Sodom; and they appeared in broad daylight, early in the day. When Lot saw them coming in, he went to meet them. He invited them to his house to stay over night; but that bunch of homosexual perverts were right there; and their unnatural cravings would have led them to violence; if the angels had not intervened; and smote them all blind. They were exactly like these debased creatures we have walking our streets here in America; and in every other part of the world in 1990. In Los Angeles, California, Chicago, Illinois, and in Louisville, Kentucky tonight; you would not be able to think of anything so filthy and ungodly, that somewhere in those cities it would not be going on. There is dope addiction, sex perversion, and all such ungodliness as the Bible speaks of in these two accounts; but if you say anything about it, they scream discrimination. Everyone has the right to choose his or her own lifestyle, they proclaim. That is America; after she ceased to be a democracy that is fit for animals to live in. That is a perverted bureaucracy of corruption. When the devil can sit in Washington, D.C., calling the shots, God is not going to be there. When the devil can walk the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, seducing young and old alike, you can rest assured; God's presence will not be there to keep the lawless in line. When God is not allowed to be respected in our schools and colleges, why should He protect the innocent that are born into such families? It is pitiful, the way little children are born into these homes, and grow up being beaten, stabbed, molested, and then thrown out, rejected and unwanted. Where is that parental love? It is not there. Why should God spare America? They used to sing, God bless America; and He did, at one time. He will still bless a few individuals; but the American society as a whole will never be blessed again, as they have in the past; when people had respect for God and for His people, whether they themselves professed to be Christians or not. You cannot serve the devil and God both. The two will not coexist. When perversion is a modern, 20th century life style, and America has embraced it, bred it, and publicized it to the world faster than any other nation on the face of the earth, you have to know, that judgment is knocking at the door. We have produced scientists and God denouncing atheists, that have spread their effect to the ends of the earth. We have produced more perverts in our colleges in the last few years, than any other nation I know of; and they have traveled around the world on airplanes, boats, and so forth, displaying their diabolical way of life to youth in foreign lands. Just go to India, Africa, and places like that, and you can spot them like a skunk. The way they walk, just about tells you how they live. The way they dress, tells you what they have in their mind's. The way they act, tells you what they are. They will have a short history, and no one to write it; because as it was, so shall it be. It is not the beautiful homes being built, that is bringing God's judgment upon the world. It is what people look upon as being a normal way of life in this hour; that is so abominable to God. What started in the garden, is what you are looking at today. God set two laws before Adam and Eve, one right and one wrong, and they chose to partake of the one that would lead to sure death; so how can anyone say, God is not fair? If He wiped out the whole rotten mess tonight, it would be deserved; but He will not do it like that again; because He gave His word that He would not. He will deal with the whole picture exactly like His written word declares that He will. That is why there has got to be a few people even today, that has a taste, and a yearning for the righteous ways of God. Simply because His word declares that there will be. He will take them to glory one day soon; and then He will deal with all the rest. I take no pleasure in knowing the fate of all who reject God. What I take delight in, is that He extended to me His hand of grace and mercy; when I deserved nothing. If it was not for His grace, I do not know where I would be today; for every last one of us have within our makeup, the nature to rebel against God. I am not condemning anyone myself; I am saying only what the word of God says; He will judge and destroy all ungodliness from the face of the earth; even though He has waited for centuries of time, giving every individual the same invitation, (Genesis 4:7) "If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?" (Rev.22:17) "And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." The only thing is, because of His foreknowledge He knows who will and who will not; but the invitation is still valid even today. Enoch prophesied about the way God would deal with the wickedness of mortal mankind; and Jesus prophesied likewise; as well as others; so we are living just a little short time before it comes; and anyone that cannot look at this modern, perverted world of humanity, and realize that this book is right, there is something wrong with such a person. Amen.