Going back to Genesis to look at Cain and Abel and Seth in relation to Christ and the Church:
Cain = the first born
Abel = the second born
Seth = “another seed” appointed by God “instead of Abel”
That which was “first“: Gen 4:2 Cain was a tiller of the ground.
That which is “second“: Gen 4:2 Abel was a keeper of sheep
Cain (that which was first) slew his brother, Abel (that which was second), which can be seen as a figure pertaining to the crucifixion of Christ.
We can see a similar pattern in Ishmael (the first, born according to the flesh) and Isaac (the second, born according to the promise).
Gal 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that
was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
1Cr 15:46 Howbeit that was **not first** which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and **afterward** that which is spiritual.
1Cr 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord
Cain slew Abel and God asked Cain:
Gen 4:10 What hast THOU DONE? The ~VOICE OF~ your brothers blood ~CRIETH~ UNTO ME “”””from the ground.””””
Abel’s words (the “voice” of his blood) are not recorded in the book, but later (in the NT) we hear Christ CRY OUT from the cross:
Mat 27:46 JESUS CRIED with A ~LOUD VOICE~, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, ~My GOD~ MY GOD~ Why hast thou forsaken ME?
I’m seeing this as Jesus fulfilling the words of Abel yet at the same time…
Heb 12:24 And to JESUS **the mediator of** the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that SPEAKETH BETTER THINGS than that of Abel.
How does Jesus speak better things than that of Abel?
Jesus seems to “intercede” ((being THE MEDIATOR between MAN and GOD)) on Cain’s behalf:
When God says TO CAIN
Gen 4:10 WHAT hast **THOU** DONE?
Jesus seems to ‘answer’:
Luke 23:24 Then said Jesus, Father, FORGIVE THEM; for THEY (the natural man) **KNOW NOT WHAT** THEY DO.
So while the words of Abel were never recorded in the book they appear to be recorded in the Life of the Lamb, as the FULFILLER of that which was written and as the MEDIATOR of a BETTER COVENANT.
Turning back to Genesis we see that God APPOINTS SETH in the place of ABEL:
Gen 4:25 Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me *another seed* instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
A similar “appointment” can be seen at the cross, as well:
John 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
Those given to stand “in Christ’s stead” = Those God “hath set” in THE CHURCH.
The SEED appointed to preach “IN HIS NAME”.
And we see that AFTER the blood of Abel was shed and “another seed” was appointed IN HIS STEAD that men BEGAN to call upon THE NAME of THE LORD.
Here Gen 4:26… **then** began men **to call upon** the name of the LORD.
No other name is given save the name of Jesus Christ by which men can be saved. It’s AFTER the blood of Abel (a pattern for Christ) that men BEGAN to call upon THE NAME OF THE LORD. Seth is appointed as even the Apostles are appointed. Since the flesh is “NOT COUNTED” AS SEED … Seth is ANOTHER SEED “in the place” (or in the STEAD) of Abel (since Cain slew Him).
It makes sense to me to regard Seth as “the second child” standing up in HIS (Abel/ Christ’s) STEAD, which can also be seen in Christ’s Apostles.
Ecc 4:13 I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the **second child** that **shall stand up** in his stead.
2Cr 5:20 Now then **we** are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you **by us**: **we** pray you **in Christ’s stead** be ye reconciled to God.
If we look back at the generations of Adam “in the day that God CREATED man, IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD” we can see that neither Cain nor Abel are counted, only “the seed” that was “appointed” by God “instead of Abel” (ONLY SETH) is counted.
We also see what appears to be a “recounting” of the sixth day – speaking of what God CREATED as it pertains TO THEM.
Gen 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called **THEIR NAME** ADAM, “””” IN THE DAY “”” when THEY were CREATED.
Paul appears to see this here but as it pertains to Jesus Christ (as WE are CHILDREN OF **THE DAY** The Lord hath made).
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is NEITHER “”” MALE NOR FEMALE “”””: for ye are ALL ONE “”” IN CHRIST “””
Although this recount appears to reflect the sixth day, God does three things, “formed“, “made“, “created“.
He (first) FORMED Adam from the dust of the ground = FIRST MAN of THE EARTH = LIVING SOUL.
He MADE the woman (a figure of the church) from Adam’s (a figure of Christ) SIDE.
He also CREATED THEM and called THEIR NAME ADAM **IN** what’s called **THE DAY** He CREATED THEM.
God shows something first and then gives a “recount” showing FIRST – that which He does LAST.
So “how” are THEY CREATED?
Psalm 104:30 Thou SENDEST ~forth~ THY SPIRIT ,THEY ARE CREATED: and thou renewest the ~FACE OF~ the earth.
Wasn’t this speaking forward to those CREATED IN CHRIST?
Psalm 10:18 This shall be written for the generation TO COME: and ~THE PEOPLE~ which ~SHALL BE~ CREATED shall ~praise the LORD~.
HE is ~THE IMAGE~ of the invisible God. If you have ~SEEN ME~ you have ~SEEN~ the Father. He is the Fathers ~COUNTENANCE~.
God RENEWEST the face of ~THE EARTH~ or RENEWEST ~US~ (our MINDS), transforming US into HIS IMAGE = NEW MAN = INWARD MAN being RENEWED day by day.
Mark 10:6 But FROM the Beginning of **THE CREATION** God made them male and female.
Rev 3:14 “””These things“”” ~SAITH~ “””THE AMEN“”” the faithful and true witness, The Beginning of **THE CREATION** of God;
Keep following the verse in Mark 10:6 to
Mark 10:7 FOR THIS ~CAUSE~ shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife.
Mark 10:8 And They TWAIN shall be ONE FLESH: so then they are NO MORE TWAIN, BUT ONE FLESH.
Mark 10:9 What therefore God hath joined together, “””let not man put asunder“””
1Cr 6:17 But he that is joined unto The Lord is ONE SPIRIT.
The MYSTERY Paul said he spoke was of Christ and the Church = That man and that Woman in the similitude of Adam who is a figure even as Abel and Seth are after the same figure according to His work of salvation God hid in Christ.
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is NEITHER “”” MALE NOR FEMALE “”””: for YE ARE ALL ONE “””IN CHRIST“””
Gen 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called THEIR NAME ADAM, “””” IN THE DAY “”” WHEN THEY WERE CREATED.
These things were NOT the VERY IMAGE OF THINGS but the law HAVING **A
SHADOW OF** THE GOOD THINGS TO COME **CHRIST** WHO IS *THE LIGHT
These were always speaking FORWARD TO CHRIST. Its NOT about ~EARTHLY~ THINGS but ~THE~ HEAVENLY THING Prov 25:2 To WHICH THING GOD DID CONCEAL in the patterns Speaking of WHICH THING Luke 1:35 IS TO and OF THE HOLY THING = Christ IN YOU. 1Cr 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we “””shall“” also bear the image of the heavenly.
This is beautiful, these thing were all written for the CHOSEN GENERATION = CHOSEN IN HIM as it was preordained IN CHRIST= Which SHALL BE **CREATED** IN CHRIST= LIFE QUICKENING SPIRIT= LAST ADAM as the law itself is HAVING A SHADOW of which HE IS **THE LIGHT** = IN THAT DAY our eyes will SEE out of obscurity as God commanded THE LIGHT to shine and this in the FACE OF CHRIST of Whom the scriptures TESTIFY.
It was speaking of this…
Psalm 10:18 This shall be written for **the generation** TO COME: and ~THE PEOPLE~ which ~SHALL BE~ CREATED shall ~praise the LORD~.
1Peter 2:9 But YE ARE **a chosen generation** a royal priesthood, an holy nation, A PEULIAR PEOPLE; that ye should shew forth **the praises** of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
THEY are only CREATED when (HE SENDS HIS SPIRIT) follow this…
John 7:39 But this spake He of THE SPIRIT , which they that believe on him should receive: for THE HOLY GHOST was NOT GIVEN; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.
This follows the same pattern set in Genesis, when He sends His Spirit
Psalm 104:30 THOU **sendest forth** THY SPIRIT , THEY are CREATED: and thou ~renewest~ the ~face of~ the earth. (ALL THINGS NEW) inward man RENEWED
John 20:22 when he had said this, HE BREATHED on THEM, and saith unto them, ~Receive ye~ THE HOLY GHOST:
Gen 5:2 Male and female CREATED HE ~THEM~; and **BLESSED** THEM, and called ~THEIR NAME~ ADAM, ~IN THE DAY~ (( WHEN )) THEY WERE CREATED. (No difference between male and female). Here’s where Paul saw the Last Adam
(Christ) and us CREATED IN HIM (Being….Children ~OF~ THE DAY).
Ephes 4:24 And that ye PUT ON the NEW MAN, which AFTER GOD “”IS CREATED “””in righteousness and true holiness””””
Col 3:30 And have put on THE NEW MAN, which is renewed in knowledge AFTER the IMAGE OF HIM that CREATED HIM:
1Cr 15:46 Howbeit that was NOT FIRST which is spiritual, but that which is NATURAL; and AFTERWARD that which IS SPIRITUAL.
Romans 4:17 God, who quickeneth the dead, and **calleth those things** which be not as though they were.
God calls things that are NOT as though they were. So HE BEGINS with THE CREATED (as shown in the days) but SHOWS that part LAST *again* in Genesis 5. If you back up and look, only what is FORMED (the first man who is “a figure” of Him who was to come) is shown. Not that alone but what is MADE (as it pertains to the woman “made from” his side). Yet God does THREE things, He FORMED (the man) MADE (the woman) and CREATED THEM… THOU sendeth forth THY SPIRIT= THEY ARE CREATED = A PEOPLE to be CREATED (as in a future generation) A CHOSEN Generation.
Psalms 104:30 **When** He sends His Spirit and they are created and He renews the face of the earth.
This is kool, hard to show (going back and forth) but if you look on the SEVENTH DAY when God FINISHED THE WORK = IT IS FINISHED.
Look at that day and what’s accounted for.
ONLY what is MADE and CREATED is present and what is FORMED is NOT THERE (as if made VOID). BUT it shows A MIST (masculine noun) WENT UP and watered the whole surface of the ground.
That’s even a picture of Christ who YEILDED UP His Spirit.
It’s like this continuing circuit with a circular pattern that keeps repeating itself all pointing to Him, the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Lo I COME in the volume of the book it is written OF ME, Christ says, The scriptures testify OF ME.
All Blessings in Christ.