Coachlight Bible Study – Genesis Lesson XI - Genesis 3:1 – 3:21

Coachlight Bible Study – Genesis Lesson XV - Genesis 3:20 – 5:1

The Curse – Part IX – The Battle Of The Seeds Continues

Adam & Eve sinned because they choose to believe a corruption of God’s Word above God’s pure holy Word. The result of this choice was a curse upon Satan, Eve, Adam, their offspring, as well as the earth. A provision of atonement (covering) by God after an acceptance of God’s Word also resulted.

 The result of the curse on Satan resulted in a prophetic revelation to mankind of a battle between two “seeds” that would continue for ages to come.  This prophetic message insured that the coming “Seed of the Woman” would, after many battles, eventually crush the head of the “seed of the serpent”.  God’s message to mankind continued with God’s provision of the “coats of skins”.  These “coats of skins” also gave a prophetic lesson, teaching that man’s way to atonement (or covering) for sin was useless, but God’s provision would lead man on a path back to paradise, and an end to the curse. (Revelation 22:3)

The result of the curse on Eve has played out in Eve’s life as pain and suffering in childbirth, but God’s merciful prophetic Word has actually made Eve a “type of Christ” (Isaiah 53:10), Who would be the final sacrifice for sin.

The result of the curse on Adam and the earth, played out in Adam’s life in the form of sorrow, pain & suffering, sweat & tears, and eventually death.  God’s “very good” creation now seems to be wearing down and under the “bondage of corruption”.  The entire “creation was made subject to vanity”, and the earth began to “wax old as doth a garment (Hebrews 1:10-12). In other words, everything will eventually wear out, run down, grow old, decay, and pass into dust. But God has a plan.

After Adam’s confession (Giving his assent to God’s Word) by naming his wife Eve, the mother of all living, The Second Triune Council then meet and removed Adam & Eve from the gardenplacing,  “cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way” at the east side of the garden so they could not re-enter.  This same type of picture is all through the Bible, and is associated with the Throne of God. God still spoke to man after the fall, but now at a distance.  Now when Adam and Eve or their descendants approached God, they must approach God by no other way than by His Word.

We will see Adam & Eve experience the reality of the age-long “Battle of the Seeds”, play out in the history of their offspring.  In the story of Cain & Able, we saw while being very much actual history is also a parable concerning the battle of the Seeds. Cain typifies the “Seed of the Serpent”; while Able is a type of Christ, representing those who by faith are “in Christ”, and therefore represent the “Seed of the Woman.”

Today also a person’s heart desire in approaching and knowing God actually determines his destiny in eternity.  If the person accepts God’s Word by approaching God in faith in God’s provision of the blood of Jesus Christ, he then becomes one of the heaven born “seed of the woman” and is restored into the presence and fellowship of God.  On the other hand, if that person continues to twist and reject God’s Word, relying on his own way, he is imposing his own will in place of God’s will.  He is actually presuming to be “as gods, knowing good and evil.”  This person then becomes the “seed of the serpent.” 

Has it ever seemed that you were far from the presence of God? In times like these, do you know how to approach God? The contrast in the Cainitic and Sethitic lines point out that there is only one way to be restored in the presence of God.  These early stories in Genesis teach us that a relationship with God, does not come by anything we can do, but by a direct revelation from God, that results from making God’s Word our heart desire.

I. Adam’s Confession After The Curse


Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. {Eve: Heb. Chavah: that is Living}


God had pronounced the great curse, with all its intricacies and implications, but He had also given an even greater promise – that of the coming Redeemer.  When Adam heard God’s Word this time, he believed God and His promise of salvation in spite of Adam’s sin and the resulting curse. 

This time Adam believed God’s Word instead of corrupting it or doubting and rejecting it.  God’s purpose in a trial is to change the heart not just modify behavior.


A. This time Adam believed God At His Word

B. Adam called his wife’s name Eve – chavvah meaning “life”

1. This indicates that Adam had faith in God’s promises

a. Adam believed that Adam & Eve would have children

b. Adam knew the Seed of the Woman would come from that offspring

2. Adam Had A Change Of Heart – Agreed With God’s Word


II. The Lord God’s Provision


Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.


A. In response to Adam’s Confession, God Provided A Covering For Nakedness

1. Their self-made fig leaves were completely inadequate to cover guilt & sin

2. This taught that the provision could only come from God, and God alone

3. God’s provision of Innocent blood was shown to be needed for the covering:


Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.


4. This taught that complete salvation was only to those who:

a. Worshiped God

1. Approached God with a proper offering

2. Worship literally means to: “Bow down to God’s will”

b. Forgot their own will, and accept God’s Word

1. Acknowledged their own guilt and helplessness

2. Trusted in God alone for complete salvation & provision

B. This Provision Was Completely Opposite To Satan’s Advise

1. No appeal to the physical or mental senses

2. It required putting down human pride & accepting God’s Word

C. The typical teaching was that the woman’s Seed would

1. Shed His own blood in the coming conflict

2. This would happen before the complete deliverance could occur

D. The Application Today: We also should heed to this typical teaching


1. By reckoning our own “fig leaves” as filthy rags:


Isaiah 64:6  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.


2. By allowing God to clothe us with the garments of salvation:


Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. {decketh: Heb. decketh as a priest}


III. The Second Triune Council


Genesis 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

Genesis 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.


A. Man Now Knew The Evil Of Rejecting God’s Word

1. The council recognized that “Man had become one of Us, to know good and evil”

2. This statement was made in sadness

a. Man had once known only the goodness of God

b. Now man has known the evil in rejecting God’s Word

c. Now man knew the suffering that results from rejecting God’s Word

d. Now man’s “goodness” as promised by the serpent was not what was hoped

e. Man had been created in God’s image – That image was now marred by evil

3. God had to drive out man from the garden

a. Adam & Eve Were Reluctant to leave their paradise for the unknown world

b. They were afraid of never seeing God again

4. To guard the garden’s entrance to the tree of life, God placed two cherubim east


B. Cherubim (And Seraphim) are always associated with the throne of God


Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth. {of: or, for}

Psalm 99:1 The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved. {be moved: Heb. stagger}



Cherubim Are Associated With The Throne Of God

Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Ezekiel’s Cherubim

Isaiah’s Cherubim

John’s Cherubim

Ezekiel 1:4-28; 10:1-22

Isaiah 6:1-6

Revelation 4:6-8


D. It Is Likely That God Continued to Converse with Adam

1.  From God’s Throne

2. As Adam & his offspring gav e their assent to God’s Word


IV. God’s Purpose Is To Change Hearts – Not behavior modification


I John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

I John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

I John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

I John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

I John 1:9 If we confess<3670> our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

I John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

I John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

I John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.


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1) to say the same thing as another, i.e. to agree with, assent - 2) to concede -2a) not to refuse, to promise -2b) not to deny - 2b1) to confess - 2b2) declare - 2b3) to confess, i.e. to admit or declare one’s self guilty of what one is accused - 3) to profess - 3a) to declare openly, speak out freely - 3b) to profess one’s self the worshipper of one - 4) to praise, celebrate

A. True Confession Is Much More Than The Telling Of Your Sins

B. True Confession Is Agreeing With God’s Word

C. True Confession Is Giving Your Assent To God’s Will Not Self

D. True Confession Is Giving Up Our “Fig Leaves” & Agreeing with God’s Word

E. True Confession Is A Change Of Heart


V. Eve’s Confession


Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. {Cain: that is, Gotten, or, Acquired}


A. Eve cried, “I have gotten a man from the Lord” – Literally “From the Lord

1. Eve believed the Lord

2. Eve believed God’s promise in Genesis 3:15

3. Even though Eve had experienced pain in childbirth

4. Eve had seen God’s faithfulness in giving her a son

B. The name Cain means “gotten” – Obviously from Eve’s exclamation

1. Eve was not only happy that she was given a child, but a man

2. Eve believed God’s promise of a Deliverer

3. Cain was not this deliverer, however, he was the first of the “serpents seed”


1 John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 3:12 Not as 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.


VI. The Shepherd And The Farmer


Genesis 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. {Abel: Heb. Hebel} {a keeper: Heb. a feeder}


A. Able - different from his brother – Called Righteous, A Prophet & Still Speaking


1. Abel is found in the “Hall of Faith”


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


2. He is called righteous


Matthew 23:35  That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.



3. He is called a prophet


Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

Luke 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.


4. These testimonies from Christ, can only mean that Abel believed God’s Word


B. The name “Abel” means vapor or vanity

1. The impact of the curse has had long enough to manifest on Eve

2. The creation was “subject to vanity” – Romans 8:20


C. The Boys Had Different Occupations

1. Cain became a farmer, Abel became a shepherd

2. Both occupations were honorable

a. The fruit from Cain’s labor provided food

b. Abel’s sheep provided clothes for the family

c. It is also probable that the sheep were used for sacrifice to God at the throne


VII. The Sacrifice And God’s Mercy


Genesis 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. {in process…: Heb. at the end of days}

Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Genesis 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.


A. It looks as though there was a regular time to sacrifice to God

1. This sacrifice was probably not the first sacrifice

2. The phrase “Process of time” suggests this literally meaning “the end of the days”

3. Adam and Eve were driven from the presence of God (Genesis 3:22-24)

4. By God’s grace it looks as though His people could approach Him – His way


B. This was the first time Cain received a Rebuke – His others had been acceptable

C. Why Was Abel’s Sacrifice Acceptable? – Abel Believed God’s Word

1. It was not a product of Abel’s own labor – God had blessed him with a fat lamb

2. It was by the death of an innocent substitution

3. It was by the shedding of blood


D. Why Was Cain’s Sacrifice Unacceptable? – Cain Tried To Do It His Own Way

1. It was a product of Cain’s own labor

2. It was not by the death of an innocent substitution

3. It was not by the shedding of blood

E. Undoubtedly Cain Began To Resent His Situation

1. His own labor would not please God

2. He probably had to purchase a lamb from Abel every time he approached God

3. Cain rebelled against God’s Word and brought his own labor approaching God


F. Cain’s Countenance Fell Because Of God’s Rejection – He Became Angry

1. Pawneem translated “Countenence”, has a root meaning of a “look” - glance

2. Where his glance was haughty and conceited at first, became angry looking


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


VIII. The Murder


Genesis 4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

Genesis 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. Genesis 4:8 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.


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1) to be good, be pleasing, be well, be glad - 1a) (Qal) -1a1) to be glad, be joyful -1a2) to be well placed -1a3) to be well for, be well with, go well with -1a4) to be pleasing, be pleasing to -1b) (Hiphil) -1b1) to make glad, rejoice -1b2) to do good to, deal well with -1b3) to do well, do thoroughly -1b4) to make a thing good or right or beautiful - 1b5) to do well, do right


A. God Promised Cain In Spite Of Cain’s Anger

1. Cain would be accepted “If he “doest well”

2. That obviously means “Adhere to God’s Word”

B. If Cain Continued In Rebellion, He Would Become the “seed of the serpent”

1. Sin “lieth at the door” – “Lieth”, Rabats literally means “couched”

2. The desires of sin would be Cain’s desire

3. Cain would become the “seed of the serpent”, using sin as his obedient servant

4. Notice the similarity to Genesis 3:16

C. Cain Talked With his Brother In The Field - D. Why Did Cain Kill Abel?


I John 3:12 Not as 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.



E. The “seed of the serpent” Very Quickly Struck At The Seed Of The Woman


1. He first corrupted her first son –

2. He then killed her second son.


F. The “seed of the serpent” Was Trying To Prevent The Fulfillment Of Genesis 3:15


VIII. The Judgment

Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?

Genesis 4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. {blood: Heb. bloods}

Genesis 4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;

Genesis 4:12 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.


A. This Time Cain Did Not Go To The Place Of Sacrifice

B. God Went To Where Cain Was

C. God asked Cain where his brother was

D. Cain’s Response

1. He outright lied to God

2. He questioned God’s right to ask the question

E, God Could No Longer Deal With Cain In Mercy, But Rather Judgment

F. Cain’s actions demonstrated Cain’s heart attitude – opposite God’s Word

G. Cain Had Been Abel To Stop The Voice Of His Prophesying Brother

H. But Cain Could Not Stop The Voice Of Abel’s Blood


Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. {yet…: or, is yet spoken of}


H. Abel Was A Type Of The “Seed of The Woman”

1. He was righteous before God

2. He died violently at the hand of the “seed of the serpent”

3. Abel’s blood crying is a type of all righteous suffering through the ages

4. The climax: The very people Christ had called of your father the devil cryed out:


Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.


b. Like Cain, they would rather shed innocent blood than obey God’s Word


K. God Took From Cain The Fruits That He Had Used To Approach God

1. The Earth would no longer yield its increase for him

2. Those who do not believe God’s Word can only produce thorns & thistles


IX. Cain’s Improper Confession To God’s Judgment


Genesis 4:13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment<05771> is greater than I can bear. {My…: or, Mine iniquity is greater than that it may be forgiven}

Genesis 4:14  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 every one that findeth me shall slay me.


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1) perversity, depravity, iniquity, guilt or punishment of iniquity - 1a) iniquity

1b) guilt of iniquity, guilt (as great), guilt (of condition) - 1c) consequence of or punishment for iniquity


A. Cain believed that his iniquity were too great to be forgiven

B. Cain believed that he would be driven from the face of the earth

C. Cain’s worst fear was to be driven from God’s presence


Principle - A Relationship With God Only Comes From Accepting God’s Revelation


D. Cain believed he would be a fugitive and a vagabond

E. Cain believed that when anyone saw him, they would try to kill him


X. God Deals With Cain’s Improper Confession


Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark,<0226> upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.


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Principle – A False Confession Seems To Drive One From The Presence Of The Lord


XI. The Ungodly Line Of Cain


Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Genesis 4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

Genesis 4:18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. {Lamech: Heb. Lemech}

Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Genesis 4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

Genesis 4:21 And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

Genesis 4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah. {instructer: Heb. whetter}


A. The Descendants Of Cain


The Descendants Of Cain


Meaning of the Name

1. Enoch

“Dedication or Commencement”

2. Irad


3. Mehujael

“God Gives Life”

4. Methusael

“God’s Man

5. Lamech



The Wives Of Lamech


Meaning of the Name

1. Adah


2. Zillah



The Sons Of Lamech


Meaning Of The Name


1. Jabal


Invented The Tent

Domesticated Cattle

2. Jubal


Invented Stringed & Wind Instruments

3. Tubalcain

“Etymology suggests that it is the progenitor of the Roman god Vulcan”

Invented Metalurgy

Made Bronze & Iron Weapons & Tools


The Cainites Attempts To Thwart The Effects Of The Curse


Meaning of the Name

1. Some Preferred Urban Life Rather Than Tilling The Ground

2. Some Preferred Nomadic Lifestyles Rather Than Agriculture

3. Metal Working And Tools To Make The Effects Of The Curse Less

4. Music To Try To Sooth The Soul Afflicted By The Curse

5. Polygamy Introduced Rather Than God’s Monogamous Marriage

6. Metal Weapons Introduced To Give The Tribe Using Them An Edge

7. Poetic Boasting To Assert Man’s Self Sufficiency And Pride

XII. Lamech’s Poetic Improper Confession

Genesis 4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

 Genesis 4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.


A. This Shows Lamech’s Defiance To God’s Word

B. This Shows Lamech’s Arrogance Toward’s God’s Word

C. This Shows Lamech’s Total Disregard For God’s Word

D. Lamech Was Not Going To Suffer Any Hurt Without A 70 Fold Response

E. This Shows Lamech’s Pride Manifesting

F. This Demonstrates Centuries Of Ungodly living

G. This Type Of Lifestyle spreads To Top Government Officials Until:


Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.


XIII. The Godly Line Of Seth

Genesis 4:25 And 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. {Seth: Heb. Sheth: that is Appointed, or, Put}

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD. {Enos: Heb. Enosh} {to call…: or, to call themselves by the name of the Lord}

Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Genesis 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

Genesis 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

Genesis 5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

Genesis 5:6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: {Enos: Heb. Enosh}

Genesis 5:7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

Genesis 5:9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: {Cainan: Heb. Kenan}

Genesis 5:10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.

Genesis 5:12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:

Genesis 5:13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

Genesis 5:15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared: {Jared: Heb. Jered}

Genesis 5:16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

Genesis 5:18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:

Genesis 5:19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

Genesis 5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: {Methuselah: Gr. Mathusala}

Genesis 5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:


The Descendants Of Seth


Meaning of the Name

1. Enos

“Mortal Frailty”

2. Cainan


3. Mahalaleel

“God Be Praised”

4. Jared


5. Enoch


6. Methuselah

“When He Dies, Jugement

7. Lamech


8. Noah



XIV. The Amazing Story Of Enoch


Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.


XV. The Contrast Of The Two Seventh In Line From Adam


A. Cain’s Line – Lamech – Full Of Arrogance, Disrespect, & Pride

B. Seth’s Line Enoch – Entered Into The Presence of God Without Dying


Principle – Pride Is The Exact Opposite To Being In The Presence Of God


XVI. Will God Reveal Himself Where Pride Exists?


Answer – Yes, If The Heart Desire Will Agree With God’s Word



A. The Example Of The Prideful Jacob


Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

Genesis 28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

Genesis 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. {spread…: Heb. break forth}

Genesis 28:15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.


Look At Jacob’s Confession:


Genesis 28:16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.


B. The Example Of Paul


II Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

II Corinthians 12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

II Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

II Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.


C. Both Jacob & The Apostle Made The Correct Confession –


They Both Agreed With The Word Of God