Friday, May 6, 2022

What is the Mark of Cain?

By Maria Merola

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, February 2010

Some people may object to the idea that Cain was given a mark of protection, since he was the first murderer in the history of humanity. As a matter of fact, some have postulated that because Cain was a murderer, he must literally be a spawn of Satan himself. Now, there is no question that Cain murdering his brother, Abel was a wicked thing to do, and this was deserving of death. 

Cains heart was filled with evil, and this should give us pause, because, we have all inherited the same sinful nature as Cain. If not for the blood of Messiah, none of us are better than he was. Therefore we should pause before casting judgement against him too hastily. Even King David recognized that he was born with a sinful nature:

Tehilliym (Psalm) 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Lets take a look at a few Scriptures in the Briyth Chadashah (New Testament) concerning Cain:

Abriym (Hebrews) 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto Elohiym a more excellent sacrifice than Qayin (Cain), by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, Elohiym testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaks. 

Yahuwchanon Aleph (1st John) 3:12 Not as Qayin (Cain), who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous

Yahuwdah (Jude) 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Qayin (Cain), and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Korach.

Let’s consider for a moment that all of us as human beings are no better than Cain, because it was our sinful nature that was responsible for our Messiah’s death on the cross. Therefore, all of us are murders from the heart, just as Cain was. How many of us have harbored unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment in our hearts towards other fellow believers? Yahuwshuwa taught us that if we have anger or hatred in our hearts towards a fellow believer, we have already committed murder.

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 5:21 You have heard that it was said of them of old time, You shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Yahuwchanon Aleph (1st John) 3:15 Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

We are told that if we fall away from the faith of Yahuwshuwa, we are crucifying him all over again, and that all of us our guilty of sin before YaHuWaH.

Abriym (Hebrews) 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of Elohiym afresh, and put him to an open shame.

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and YHWH has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 

Romiym (Romans) 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of Elohiym; 

Romiym (Romans) 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned

Therefore, when we read about Cain murdering his brother, Abel in the Scriptures, we are meant to see a picture of ourselves, murdering our own Messiah, every time we sin! 

We can now begin to understand why YaHuWaH placed a mark of protection on Cain. Cain represents sinful humanity. And thankfully, YaHuWaH has not given up on us, but instead, he sent his own son to die in our place!

In Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:15 Qayin (Cain) was given a mark of protection by YaHuWaH. 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:15 And YHWH said unto him, Therefore whosoever slays Qayin (Cain), vengeance shall be taken on him SEVENFOLD. And YHWH set a MARK [OWTH] upon Qayin (Cain), lest any finding him should kill him. 

In the above passage, the Hebrew word for mark is as follows:

#H226 'owth oth probably from 225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.:--mark, miracle, (en-)sign, token.

The first thing I want to show you is a screenshot of Genesis 4:15 on my esword program with Paleo Pictograph fonts. As you can see, there are two Aleph & Taws in this passage, because in the future, YaHuWaH knew that both Houses of Yisrael were going to go astray. Cain is therefore a prophetic picture of sinful humanity, and especially both Houses of Yisrael. Next, you will see another screen shot where I illustrate where these letters appear in the Hebrew text.

Every time we see #853 in the Hebrew Concordance, it is the following word:

#H853 'eth ayth apparent contracted from 226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely):--(as such unrepresented in English). 

As you can see, this word “eth,” (pronounced like the number  “8”), is an object pointer in a sentence. However, it is also a prophetic picture of our Messiah, who is called “The Alpha & Omega,” in the Greek translation of Revelation 1:8 & 11; 21:16; 22:13. However, since the Book of Revelation was first written in the Hebrew tongue (Revelation 9:11; 16:16) by the Apostle John, we know that he would have written “The Aleph & Taw,” which is the first and last letter of the Hebrew Alphabet.

But why would Yahuwshuwa refer to himself the first and last letter of the Alphabet? It is because he wants us to know that he is the eternal one, the one who came first, the Father himself, YaHuWaH! But he also is the one who will come for his bride in the end of days! 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 41:4 Who has wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I YHWH, the first, and with [Aleph & Taw] the last; I am he. 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 44:6 Thus says YHWH the King of Yisra'el, and his redeemer YHWH of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no Elohiym. 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 48:12 Hearken unto me, O Yaaqob (Jacob) and Yisra'el, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last

Chazown (Revelation) 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, [Aleph & Taw] the first and the last: and, What you see, write in a book, and send it unto the seven assemblies which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. 

Chazown (Revelation) 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last

Chazown (Revelation) 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, [Aleph & Taw] the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

This mark given to Cain in Genesis 4:15 is a “covenant mark,” which proves that Qayin (Cain) was not a “Serpent Seed,” as many have purported. Contrary to what many are teaching these days, Eve did not have sexual relations with the serpent. To learn more, please see my other blog: The Serpent Seed Doctrine: True or False?

It wasn't until Genesis 6:4 that the Nephilim showed up in Scripture. That doctrine comes from Gnosticism/Kabbalah, and the Jesuits/Illuminati also teach it. This “Serpent Seed,” doctrine was taught by Hitler as an excuse to exterminate 6 million Yahuwdiym (Jews) in Nazi Germany. The Nazi's taught that “All Jews are the Serpent Seed,” and should be exterminated! 

Even though Cain murdered his brother, King David, also had Uriah killed, so that he could have his wife Bathsheba. But guess what? King David repented, as seen in Psalm 51. And even though Joseph's brothers meant evil towards him, he still forgave them in the end, (when they wept bitterly and repented). Our Messiah (like Joseph) will forgive all those who “pierced,” him when they weep bitterly and repent! (see Zechariah 12:10). 

The word “seven-fold” in Genesis 4:15 is as follows: 

#H7651 sheba` sheh'-bah or (masculine) shibrah {shib-aw'}; from 7650; a primitive cardinal number; SEVEN (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) SEVEN TIMES; by implication, a week; SEVEN-FOLD. 

#H7650 shaba` shaw-bah' a primitive root; propr. to be complete, but used only as a denominative from 7651; TO SEVEN ONESELF, i.e. TO SWEAR, as if by repeating a declaration SEVEN TIMES:--adjure, CHARGE BY AN OATH. 

The same one who has SWORN [SHABA] with an OATH [SHABA], is the same one who MARKED CAIN! 

Tehilliym (Psalm) 110:4 YHWH has SWORN [SHABA] and will not repent, You are a priest forever after the order of Malkiy-Tzedeq (Melchizedek). 

Hebrews 7:21 For those priests [The Sons of Aaron] were made WITHOUT AN OATH; but this [Melchizedek] WITH AN OATH by him that said unto him, YHWH SWORE [SHABA] and will not repent, You are a priest forever after the order of Malkiy-Tzedeq (Melchizedek). 

To learn more about Melchizedek, please see my other blog: Who is Melchizedek?

To learn more about how the Gospel of Messiah is foretold in the book of Genesis, see these two blogs: 

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