February 1st 2016
Are You in the Land of Nod?
And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. (Genesis 4:16 KJV)
Cain was “kicked out of “the nest” so to speak, after choosing to commit murder against his own brother.
Cain was the first murderer to live on this earth.
Cain was removed from all which he was familiar with on this earth.
Cain was sent out in this cold dark world to survive on his own.
The Bible also notates Cain was removed from the day to day spiritual presence of God. However, after complaining and whining to God about his new found “renegade” circumstances, Cain was “marked” in the forehead in some way by the hand of God. This mark is not fully understood, but was known to provide a hedge of protection of some nature to preserve the life of Cain. This mark was to protect him from others who might desire to murder him, making any who might seek vengeance to face even greater harm by the hand of God.
Cain was removed both from the presence of God and his earthly family.
Today the Holy Spirit resides or dwells inside the spiritually quickened alive man who is saved and spiritually sealed forever. However, spiritual men and women can fall out of close fellowship with God due to their choice to sin by serving the flesh and be unrepentant towards the righteousness of God.