CAIN AND NIMROD
Cain (the primary archetype of Darkness in the earth), and Nimrod (Cain's military and political persona).
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper os sheep, but Cain was A TILLER OF THE GROUND.
AND IN THE PROCESS OF TIME IT CAME TO PASS, THAT CAIN BROUGHT OF THE FRUIT OF THE GROUND AN OFFERING UNTO THE LORD...(Genesis 1:1-3).
And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?...(Mark 4:13).
Hear ye therefore the parable of the Sower...
He that receiveth seed among THE THORNS is he that heareth the word; AND THE CARES OF THE WORLD AND THE DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES, choke the word, and he become unfruitful...(Matthew 13:18-30; Mark 4:1-23...KJV).
What did Cain bring as an offering? What does it say...
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife (not the Female gender, the Church...Ephesians 5:30-33), and hast eaten of the Tree, of which I commanded thee, saying Thou shalt not eat of it: CURSED IS THE GROUND FOR THY SAKE; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life:
THORNS AND THISTLES SHALL IT BRING FORTH TO THEE; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field...(Genesis 3:17,18).
Cain brought the fruit of the ground, Thorns and Thistles--THE CARES OF THIS WORLD, AND THE DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES, and he is still offering them.
Open the Book of 1 John (KJV), here in America.
When the Most High divided the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel...(Deuteronomy 32:6; Genesis 10:32)
All the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were SEVENTY souls: for Joseph (the Word) was in Egypt already...(Exodus 1:5).
The number Seventy in the proto-Hebrew Phoenician script is a circle. It is the same circle that has transpired in the earth from the time of Genesis in the garden of Eden, to the opening of the books (the books of the Prophets) in our own time. Thus the words:
Have ye not know known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not heard from the Foundations of the earth?
It is He who sitteth upon THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH...that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
That bringeth princes to nothing; He maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth...(Isaiah 40:21-24).
THE TWO SPIRITS IN MAN
This is for the one who would bring others to the inner vision, so that they may understand and teach to all the children of Light the real nature of men, touching the different varieties of temperaments with the distinguishing traits thereof, touching their actions throughout their generations, and touching the reason why they are now visited with afflictions and now enjoy periods of well-being.
All that is and ever was comes from a God of knowledge. Before things came into existence He determined the plan of them; and when they fill their appointed roles, it is in accordance with His glorious design that they discharge their functions. Nothing can be changed. In His hand lies the government of all things. God it is that sustains them in their needs.
Now this God created man to rule the world, and appointed him two spirits after whose direction he was to walk until the final inquisition. They are the spirits of Truth and Perversity.
The origin of Truth lies in the Foundation of Light, and that of Perversity in the Wellspring of Darkness. All who practice righteousness are under the dominion of the Prince of Lights, and walk in the ways of light; whereas all who practice perversity are under the dominion of the Angel of Darkness, however, even those who practice righteousness are made liable to error. All their sins and iniquities, all their guilt and their deeds of transgression are the result of his dominion; And this, BY GOD'S INSCRUTABLE DESIGN, will continue until the time appointed by Him. Moreover, all men's afflictions and all their moments of tribulation are due to this being's malevolent sway. All the spirits that attend upon him are bent on causing the children of light to stumble. How be it, the God of Israel and the Angel of His Truth are always there to help the children of Light. It is God that created these spirits of Light and Darkness, and made them the basis of every act, the instigators of every deed and the directors of every thought. The one He loves to all eternity, and is ever pleased with its deeds; but any association with the other He abhors, and He hates all its ways until the end of time.
This is the way those spirits operate in the world. The enlightenment of man's heart, the making straight before him all the ways of righteousness and truth, the implanting in his heart of fear for the judgments of God, of a spirit of humility, of patience, of abundant compassion, of perpetual goodness, of insight, of perception, of that sense of the Divine Power that is based at once on an apprehension of God's work and a reliance on His plenteous mercy, of the spirit of knowledge informing every plan of action, of a zeal for righteous government, of a hallowed mind in a controlled nature, of abounding love for all who follow the truth, of a self-respecting purity which abhors all the taint of filth, of a modesty of behavior coupled with a general prudence and an ability to hide within oneself the secrets of what one knows--these are the things that come to those in the world through communion with the spirit of truth...
But to the spirit of perversity belong greed, remissness in right-doing, wickedness and falsehood, pride and presumption, ruthless deception and guile, abundant insolence, shortness of temper and profusion of folly, arrogant passion, and abominable acts...a blasphemous tongue, blindness of eyes, dullness of ears, stiffness of neck and hardness of heart, to the end that a man walks entirely in the ways of Darkness and evil cunning. The guerdon of all who walk in such ways is multitude of afflictions at the hands of the angels of destruction...
It is to these things that all men are born, and it is to these that all the host of them are heirs throughout their generations. It is in these ways that men needs must walk and it is in these two divisions, according as a man inherits something of each, that all human acts are divided throughout all the ages of eternity. For God has appointed these two things to obtain in equal measure until the final age...
Howbeit, God in His inscrutable wisdom has appointed a term for the existence of perversity, and when the time of Inquisition comes, He will destroy it forever. Then Truth will emerge triumphant in the world... The Manual of Discipline, The Dead Sea Scriptures, by T. Gaster, pp.50,51.
THE DESCENT OF THE SOUL INTO MATTER
CAIN...A symbol of the center of the personality--the "I am I" feeling in the lower mind, which cause the illusion of separateness, and represents the lower self...
Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
And as we have born the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood (the natural disposition) cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption...(1 Corinthians 15:46-50).
"Cain, who refers everything to himself, is the self-loving opinion. Abel, who refers everything to God, is the God-loving opinion." Philo Judaeus.
"Cain, whereby is understood in the language of nature, a source out of the center of the fiery desire (as is Esau), a self-ful will of the fiery might of the soul." J. Behman, Mysterium Magnum, p.166.
After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day...and said, LET THE DAY PERISH WHEREIN I WAS BORN, AND THE NIGHT IN WHICH IT WAS SAID, THERE IS A MANCHILD CONCEIVED...(Job 3:1-3/Genesis 4:1).
"Now Cain was first born to those two parents of man, and he belonged to the City of Man; the latter son, Abel, belonged to the City of God. It is our own experience that in the individual man, to use the words of the apostle, "It is not the spiritual that comes first, but the animal; and afterwards comes the spiritual." And so it is that everyone, since he takes his origin from a condemned stock, is inevitably evil and carnal to begin with, by derivation from Adam; but if he is reborn...he will afterwards be spiritual. The same holds true of the whole human race. When these Two Cities started in their course through the succession of birth and death, the first to be born was a citizen of the world, and later appeared one who was a stranger and a pilgrim in the world....He was predestined by grace, and chosen by grace; by grace a pilgrim below, and by a grace a citizen above...
Scripture tells us that Cain founded a city, whereas Abel, as a pilgrim, did not found one. For the City of the Saints is up above...City of God, Book XV.
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: AND IT CAME TO PASS, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the Lord said unto Cain, Whereas Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: AM I MY BROTHER'S KEEPER?
And He said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth: and from Thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that everyone that findeth me shall slay me.
And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him Sevenfold. AND THE LORD SET A MARK UPON CAIN, LEST ANY FINDING HIM SHOULD KILL HIM. (Revelation 13:16)
And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the East of Eden...(Genesis 4:8-16).
"And when he (Cain) traveled over many many countries he, with his wife, built a city named Nod, where he also had children...However, he did not accept of his punishment in order to amend, but to increase his wickedness...For he only aimed to procure everything that was for his own bodily pleasure, though it obliged him to be injurious to his neighbors. He augmented his household substance with much wealth, by rapine and violence. He excited his acquaintances to procure pleasure by spoils and robbery, and became a great leader of men in wicked courses.
He also introduced change in the way of simplicity wherein men lived before; and was the author of measures and weights; and whereas they lived innocently and generously before, while they knew nothing of such arts, he changed the world into cunning craftiness. He first of all set boundaries about lands, he built a City and fortified it with walls, and he compelled his family to come together to it, and called the city Enoch after the name of his eldest son Enoch." Antiquities of the Jews I.II.2
REVELATION 17; EZEKIEL 16
This is a great mystery (says Paul, but when I speak of Adam and Eve) I speak concerning Christ and the Church (Eve is not a figure of the Female gender, but of the Church--Religion--whose institutions are mostly in the hands of Males)...(Ephesians 5:30-33).
Thus when Paul commands the woman to be silent (1 Corinthians 14:34-40; 1 Timothy 2:11-15), he is not referring to females, but rather to all of the religious leaders, priests, rabbis, imams and all others, who can not understand this allegory, who persist on applying the term "Woman" to the female gender. It is also this woman (the Church), who has given birth to the spirit of Cain in the world...but also to the spirit of Abel:.
"There are two kinds of prophecy in the world, the one is male (understand the metaphor)...the other is found amongst those who are born of women (not the Female gender, but "religion"). Proclaiming what pertains to the present world, female prophecy desires to be considered male, envelops them within her own seed of the flesh and lets them--that is, her own words--come forth as her own creation.
She promises to give earthly riches gratuitously in the present world and wishes to exchange the slow for the swift, the small for the greater. She not only ventures to speak and hear of many gods, but also believes that she herself will be deified; and because she hopes to become something that contradicts her nature, she destroys what she has. Pretending to make sacrifices, she stains herself with blood at the time of her menses, and thus pollutes those who touch her. When she conceives she gives birth to temporary kings and brings about wars in which much blood is shed. Those who desire to know the truth from her, are led by many and opposing statements and hints to seek it perpetually without finding it, even unto death.
For from the beginning a cause of death is certain for blind men; for she prophecies errors, ambiguities and obscurities, and thus deceives those who believe her. Therefore she has given an ambiguous name to her first-born son, she named him Cain, which word has a two-fold meaning; for it is interpreted both "possession" and "envy" and indicates that later he was to envy his brother Abel a woman, or a possession, or the love of his parents. But if it was none of these, then it was well ordered that he should be called "Possession," for he was her first possession that was profitable for her...For he was a murderer and a liar and did not wish to cease from sin once he had begun to do so. Moreover his descendents were the first adulterers. They made harps and lyers and forged instruments of war. Therefore also is the prophecy of his decsendents full of adulterers and harps which secretly excite to war." The Kerygma Patrou, Apostalic Pseudepigrapha.
Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood (that is, after the wars of Noah's time)...
And he said unto me, the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues...(Revelation 17:15).
...And the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined...(Daniel 9:26).
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be...(Matthew 24:37-39).
By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families and their nations.
And the sons of Ham; CUSH and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
And the sons of Cush; Seba and Havilah, and Sab'tah, and Ra'amah, and Sab'te-cha: and the sons of Ra'amah; Sheba and Dedan.
AND CUSH BEGAT NIMROD: HE BEGAN TO BE A MIGHTY ONE IN THE EARTH.
He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: WHEREFORE IT IS SAID, EVEN AS NIIMROD THE MIGHTY HUNTER BEFORE THE LORD.
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Achad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar...(Genesis 10:1-11).
Behold the land of the Chaldeans (the hidden people of the West); this people were not, till the Assyrian (a name also originating in the West) founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and He brought it to ruin...(Isaiah 23:13). (Actually all of these names originate in the West...Please see chapters 2 and 4).
From Mesopotamia the Canaanites found their way southward. They came into the land we now call Palestine, crossed over into Africa (under the watchful eye of the early adepts of the Hebrew mysteries), and imposed themselves into the early Dynasties of Egypt. In so doing they were instrumental in giving political shape and religious form to the Mystery of Iniquity that would culminate some three thousand years later in the emergence of the Seventh world-empire (the Holy Roman empire), and ultimately the Eighth--the United States of America:
Egypt was the base upon which God built the structure of the post-Deluvian world.
And here is the mind that hath wisdom. The Seven heads are Seven mountains (Seven empires), on which the woman (World religion--Jerusalem...Ezekiel 16) sitteth...
(They are 1, Egypt, whose borders extend from the West as far as the East and back again; 2, Assyria, whose borders also extend from the Garden of Eden to the East and back again, as does each of the other succeeding empires; 3, The realm of the Chaldeans, Babylon; 4, the kingdom of Persia; 5; the realm of the Grecians; 6, the Roman Empire; and 7, the Holy Roman Empire, whose seat of Power was established right down on top of the City of David itself).
And there are Seven kings (Seven rulers, all springing from the one primary archetype, Nimrod): Five are fallen (Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Media-Persia, and Greece), one is (at the time these words in the Revelation were being written--Rome), and the other (the Seventh empire) is not yet come; and when he (Napoleon, who bestrode so majestically over the Seventh World-empire) cometh, he must contiinue a short space.
And the beast that was (the old king of Babylon...see Daniel 4:10-25), and is not (at that present time), EVEN HE IS AN EIGHTH, AND IS OF THE SEVEN, and goeth into perdition...(Revelation 17:8-11).
America is this Eighth world empire:
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man (out of the spirit of Cain) he walketh through dry places (with the children of Light), seeking rest, and findeth none.
Then saith he, I will return unto mine house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished (with all the possibilities for a new beginning).
Then goeth he, and taketh with himself Seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: AND THE LAST STATE OF THAT MAN IS WORSE THAN THE FIRST. Even so shall it be to this wicked generation...(Matthew 12:43-45).
"Now it was Nimrod who excited them against God...He persuaded men to ascribe their strength and happiness to their own courage...He also gradually changed the government into tyranny (as is the American government today a subtle spiritual-tyranny of both Liberalism and Conservatism, but nonetheless a police and military state)--seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into constant dependence upon his power. He also said he would be revenged on God, if He should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower (a national engine, and an economic structure) too high for the waters to reach (and, of course, an army too powerful for God to destroy)...The multitude followed." Antiquities of the Jews I.IV.2.
Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler...(Proverbs 6:5).
Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Our help is in the Name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth...(Psalm 124:6-8).
"Who are kings after all? asked Paine. If we could trace back through history, we should find the first of them nothing better than the principal ruffian of some restless gang, whose savage manners obtained him the title of chief among plunderers." John Ruth, T'was Seeding Time.
Remove Justice (please see Isaiah 59), and what are kingdoms but gangs of criminals on a large scale? What are criminal gangs but petty kingdoms? A gang is a group of men under the command of a leader, bound by a compact of association, in which the plunder is divided according to an agreed-upon convention. If this villainy wins so many recruits from the ranks of the demoralized that it acquires territory, establishes a base, captures (or builds) cities and subdues peoples, it then openly arrogates to itself the title of kingdom (or nation), which is conferred upon it in the eyes of the world--not by the renouncing of aggression but by the attainment of power.
For it was a witty and truthful rejoinder which was given by a captured pirate to Alexander. The king asked the fellow, "What is your idea, in infesting the sea?" And the pirate answered with uninhibited insolence: "The same as yours in infesting the earth. But because I do it in a tiny craft, I'm called a pirate: because you have a mighty navy you are called an emperor." The City of God, Book IV.4.
The gods first deprive of his reason that man unto whom they ultimately send disgrace and defeat. Sanjaya, the Mahabrattah.
"Like the Pleromas (the fulness of all things, all powers, and every other principality in the earth) are the things which came into being from the arrogant thought, which are their likenesses, copies, shadows...lacking reason and light...Therefore their end will be like their beginning...to return once again, to that which will not be....
They thought of themselves that they are beings existing by themselves and are without a source, since they do not see anything else existing before them. Therefore they lived in disobedience (and) acts of rebellion, without having humbled themselves before the One because of whom they came into being.
They wanted to command one another (contrary to the teachings of the Holy One...Matthew 20:25-28), overcoming one another in their vain ambitions, while the glory which they possess contains a cause of the system which was to be (which was fated to come in the last days).
They are likenesses of the things which are exalted. They were brought to a lust for power in each one of them, according to the greatness of the name of which each is a shadow, each one imagining that it is superior to his fellows...Therefore, it happened that many offspring came forth from them, as fighters, as warriors, as troublemakers, as apostates. They are disobedient beings, lovers of power. All the other beings of this sort were brought forth from these." The Tripartite Tractate, The Nag Hammadi Library, p.74.
"The rulers thought that it was by their own power and will that they were doing what they did, but the Holy Spirit in secret was accomplishing everything through them as it wished. Truth, which existed since the beginning, is sown everywhere. And many see it being sown, but few are they who see it being reaped." The Gospel of Philip, The Nag Hammadi Library, p.143.
Deliver me O Lord from the evil man, preserve me from the violent man,
Which imagine mischief in their hearts, continually they are gathered for war.
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips...(Psalm 140:1-3).
The Mighty Hunter
Principalities and Powers
The Number of the Beast