Rule over sinMay 23rd, 2021
When it was time to sacrifice to God, his heart was wrong. God accepted Abel’s sacrifice but not his own, so he became jealous. Jealousy led to anger and anger led to murder. Cain had ample opportunity to put a stop to this slippery process. He could have cried to God to deliver him from this ancestral sin but instead, his son also became a murderer (Genesis 4: 23-24). He could have done the right thing by offering appropriate sacrifice to God. After offering wrong sacrifice and it was obvious that his offering was not accepted, he could have repented and asked for forgiveness. Instead he became jealous which led to anger. God warned him “sin lies at the door” but he ignored the warning. God told him to rule over sin, but he ignored it.
The end result is death and his son becoming a murderer. To some of you in the church, you need to refrain from sin. Stop that thing you are doing that God is not happy with. Many children of God use the world standard to measure God, so they are dead to whatever the Holy Spirit is saying.
Many speak against ministers of God in a disparaging way. God is watching and He will judge. We have to make room for the Holy Spirit so that the Gospel of God will have a free inroad into our community.