September 29, 2022
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From Cain to The Antichrist

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Kevin Simpson

Founder, author, and bible teacher

This entry is part [part not set] of 4 in the series Scroll

When we read the book of Isaiah, there is something revealing, and something we await as disciples of Jesus our king, and that is the kingdom of God that will be established by his son Jesus Christ. And the beauty of it all, the saints are called to take part in this building of the kingdom of God.  

Isaiah wrote, Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” And when we read this first verse, what we hear, and know, was that the Messiah was coming into the world. 

However, for most of us, when he came into the world, he was coming to lay down his life for us, “For unto us a child is born.” He came to be our sacrifice. But I have a question, did Jesus came only to be a sacrifice, or did the world took him by force, persecuted him, and nailed him to the cross, because in some circles they say, Jesus had committed suicide.  

This could pass as a good argument, because if Jesus knew he was going to die by doing the things he did, did he do it so that he might be killed? Here is what we know from a human perspective, Jesus did not only come to be our sacrifice, and a matter-of-fact, Jesus did also not simply give over his life, he was taken by force, it was just the outcome of what was prophesied. Because what we are to know, he was and is the promised Messiah spoken of after the fall of humanity.  

Isaiah told us, “The government shall be upon his shoulder” and from this, we should know because Jesus is the true and rightful king, the world saw an opportunity to lay claim to the throne of God by destroying Jesus. So, in many ways, Jesus did not come into the world to give up his life, his life was taken from him, and because he was innocent, he did not put up a fight, but obeyed his Father who sent him to proclaim the kingdom. 

Jesus gave up his life to save the world, his act and refusal to defend himself was him giving up his life, Jesus wanted to live just like you and me. Do, we remember what he said to Peter who drew his sword and cut the ear of the priest’s servant off? Jesus said, Matthew 26:53-54 “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? 

Jesus was aware the governments of this world would be against him, and because he is standing in opposition to their rule, and because they knew he was the true king of kings, and that the throne belonged to him according to Adam, Abraham, and David the king, politically, they wanted him dead, but although they wanted him dead, Jesus had a claim he would and will not let go, he was the king’s son.  

Just listen to what they said about Jesus and what their intentions were after knowing Jesus was indeed the Messiah and savior of the world. John 11:48-51 “If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spoke he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation” 

Now, this all happened after Jesus performed a great miracle proving his legitimate right to reign as the expected Messiah. And you would think, after performing this great miracle, they would have turned to him instead of fearing the Roman army and kings? But this was to be, Jesus was to be rejected by the nations, “the government shall be upon his shoulder.” And so, it was for reasons both political and for the sake of fulfilling the scriptures, Jesus was nailed to the cross. 

But was the story over after Jesus was nailed to his cross, and was laid in a grave to rot? Isaiah had also prophesied in the same breath when he, spoke of Christ’s suffering, he prophesied, Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” Jesus had a claim he would and will not let go, he was the king’s son. 

And what we see, is the enmity at play prophesied by Adam after his fall regarding God’s promise to put down the kingdom of the seed of the serpent who have been fighting to hold on to the throne of God, an illegitimate king now sitting on the throne. After deceiving man in an attempt to sit on God’s throne, God spoke these word of cursing against the seed of the serpent and his coming kingdom. 

Genesis 3:14-15 “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” 

And when Cain was rejected for standing with Satan who again tried to gain access to the throne of God through man because the kingdom was given to man, at his creation. Cain killed his brother whom God blessed as king on his throne until the time of the savior, just as they did Jesus when he came to lay claim to his throne. But, unlike Abel whom Cain killed, Jesus came up from the grave after three days and three nights. 

Matthew 11:12 “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.” How can this be, how can the kingdom of heaven suffer violence, and how can violent men take it by force when it is not present, or is it?  

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid from them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 

Matthew 4:8-9 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 

John 12:31-32 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 

As children in waiting, we are to know, from the days of Cain until our present time, the serpent has been fighting over the kingdom and throne of God, and as prophesied, he will be allowed to sit on the throne for a short time as a tool to punish the nations, and when his time has expired, Jesus the true king will remove him from the throne and the kingdoms of the world will become the kingdom of God and his Messiah appointed. 

Revelation 19:19-21 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” And all the fowls air were filled with their flesh.

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