“10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.” Jude:10-11
In the way of Cain there are many wonderful works but they are works that the Lord does not recognize.
“21 Not every one that says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the Will of My Father which is in Heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in My Name? and in My Name have cast out devils? and in My Name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23
Sadly, in the way of Cain there are many workers of iniquity. Their sincerity and good intentions are in fact unbelief in the Cross of Christ. They go by way of the Sacrificial Lamb of God for Salvation and praise God for such but they are going in the way of Cain for daily living for God and are spiritually defeated…sincere yet defeated.
In the way of Cain the Believer is under the Government of Law and not the Government of Grace because their faith has been placed in their many wonderful works. These will be part of the great falling away who did not endure sound doctrine but after their own lusts they have heaped unto themselves false teachers and preachers (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the Truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4
Because they did not have a love for the Truth, they have been sent a strong delusion (2 Thess. 2:10-12).
“10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be Saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 These. 2:10-12
The way of Cain leads to death. The spiritual adultery occurs slowly. It does not come waiving a banner of deceit but seems good to the Believer. All the while it is ever so slyly leading the Believer away from the only Sacrifice God will accept, Jesus Christ and His finished work at Calvary, and to our many wonderful works. Boldly we declare the Name of Jesus. Boldly, we cast out devils in the Name of Jesus. But we are nothing more than workers of iniquity as we point people to the prayer they must pray and the work they must do.
When the Lord sends someone to point us back to Calvary, we either dismiss them or speak evil of them. To accept such doctrine, we would have to turn away from the many wonderful works we have done in the Name of Jesus.
The fact of the matter is, in the way of Cain, there is no victory. The lie lived is a heavy yoke. The bondage is blinding. The heart is deceitful. I speak here from experience. It is scary how “right” something seems to the carnal mind and on the other hand how wrong something good seems that is right. Cloak it all in Scripture and the Believer equates it with righteousness and runs greedily in the way of Cain; heaping unto themselves false teachers corrupting themselves one sermon at a time.
If we don’t believe these things to be true; if we don’t believe these things can happen to us, then we believe the Word of God is a lie. The majority of the Word of God is a warning to Believers not to be swept away…swept in the way of Cain.
God has furnished our Sacrifice; It is the only Sacrifice He will accept for Salvation AND for daily living for Him. The Sacrifice was and is Jesus Christ. His flesh paid the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and broke the power of sin for the believing Saint. The problem is, there are too few believing Saints; Saints who believe the Cross of Christ is foolishness and they are perishing. Jesus Christ stands at the door knocking. He’s not among the false teachers and preachers pointing down the way of Cain; He’s at the door knocking; seeking whosoever will believe to show Himself strong.
Do you hear? Can you see? The Endtime Apostate Church is among us…but still the harvest is great. There remains a lost and dying world who need to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified; my loved ones and yours. Come out from among the religious reigns and follow Jesus by way of His finished work and see the glory of the Lord as the signs and miracles FOLLOW those who have believed.
Jesus Christ and Him crucified…be determined to know nothing else.
-Donna Clark Warren