1Jn 3:12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.
I recently shared some thoughts on the religion of Cain and its followers’ hatred of Abel’s brethren. Here are some more insights on the same subject.
Cain and all like him crave to be little gods. This is in keeping with who they are – children of the devil. Satan always works to “be like the Most High,” and his followers are of the same twisted DNA. Therefore, when they see the Lord’s blessing upon Christ’s true people, that murderous jealousy of Cain begins to simmer within them.
Over the years in pastoral ministry, and particularly in these past 13 years during which the Lord has opened my eyes to the nature and tactics of evil more clearly than I saw it before, I realize that every one of the attacks against this ministry have been fueled by Cain’s jealous, envious, hatred. When these creeps who creep in among us see the Lord blessing His work through Christ’s true servants, their greed for self-worship eventually boils over and they go to work trying to destroy.
I am sure that this same evil spirit is at work in RASNs when they abuse and oppress their godly spouse, or any other person who they deem to be interfering with their quest for glory. Why would any professing Christian work to criticize, hinder, and stop a ministry that the Lord obviously raised up and is blessing? I have seen these kind more than once over the years stand right up in a church meeting and call for the Lord’s ministry to be stopped. Of course they don’t word it that way – to do so would expose their evil motives. Never mind that many, many people are being blessed and helped by the Lord’s work – the only thing that matters is that it is a work which is not bringing glory and praise to them. So it must be stopped.
The wicked are so often fools. Anyone thinking rightly will rejoice when the Lord blesses His work. But Cain lacks that wisdom and works to saw off the very branch he or she is sitting on! He sets fire to that which he claims to be his house. This is also why domestic abusers so often do all they can to sabotage the successes of their victim. They don’t rejoice if their victim gets a job promotion and salary increase, for example. Nope. Can’t have it.
So Cain can’t tolerate the Lord’s blessing of Abel, even though he could have that same blessing if he repented and walked by faith. But of course, that he will never do. Even if it means being cast out as a wanderer and vagabond on the earth.