Cain’s field

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Cain and Abel had the same parents so we can say that they had equal opportunities.

This verse explains the difference between the two: “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” (Genesis 4: 7)

Certainly, Abel did what was right. He lived in discipline and had faith to please God. In the verse above, God Himself – seeing that Cain was not well – tried to show him that his problem was within himself. Who knows, maybe Cain thought he was doing everything right, yet God was not pleased. It was useless for God to speak to Cain.

Likewise, there are many religious people who suffer with the same problem. They go to church in the belief that they are fulfilling their obligations, and strive to present themselves blameless.  Nevertheless, the problem is within, where only God can see.

People hear the word and acknowledge that God was using the Pastor to speak to them, yet they leave the Church and continue to do the same thing or even worse, just like what happened with Cain: “Now 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 killed him” (Genesis 4: 8).

Cain was the older brother and became angry because he considered himself wronged. Perhaps, this thought controlled his mind: “It’s not fair that God is treating Abel with favour! I’m the oldest. He’s being so inconsiderate. I deserve to be respected!”

Similarly, there are many older brothers in the Church, some of whom, instead of giving a good testimony and showing their younger brothers that they should live by faith, they are killing them with bad actions, words and decisions. In this way, they end up contaminating their younger brothers with the poison of religion.

Abel looked up to Cain because he was the older brother and, because of this, he was able to lure Abel to his field of envy, jealousy, disorder and death.

We have to be careful of whom we are dealing with, regardless of whether the person is the most experienced or the oldest. When their ideas are not according to the Word of God, be ignorant if necessary, but never leave the field of discipline, obedience and faith in the Word of God, because this can lead to death.

Bishop Edir Macedo
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    5th May 2016

    I have to push myself to live a life of faith and obedience before God.

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    8th May 2016

    Very powerful bishop, I have understood that even if I may have a long time in the church, I should stop being obedient, but the young one's must see through me the good example, I must never be the one that sends them out of the church simply because I am proud and disobedient but I must be contrary to these. GOD bless

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    Mandisa Cele

    13th May 2016

    Thank you very much Bishop, I will definitely strive to live a righteous life before God the rest of the days of my life. And allow anyone to separate me from my faith.

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    1st June 2016

    Cain's field I learned that i should never leave the field of discipline, obedience and faithfulness to the word of word of God because it can lead to death meaning spiritual death

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    Patricia Monyamane

    1st June 2016

    That is the reason why one should always be obedient to the word of God. because in doing so, will help us discern between those who are of God and those who are not.Obedience instructs us.

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    Immaculate Alyano

    3rd June 2016

    Bishop! I decide not to follow the crowds because have seen that when you follow someone not of your faith, you end up getting contaminated of the person's characters.So in order for the elders to show bad examples to me,with this faith I will make sure that I show a good example to the young ones.In other words, be blameless before God and also before the people around me.

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    Amanda Vayisi

    20th June 2016

    disobedience is something that should be keep far from our lives if do not obey we do not listen to God.

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    Granny Tshabalala

    21st June 2016

    it doesn't matter how long have I been in church or whether I am the oldest, if I am wrong then God won't be pleased with me and luring people to my lack of obedience field will bring nothing but destruction. therefore I should to in the field of discipline, to be obedient and lead others to life and God will honour me. Thank you

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    Franscina nyambose

    30th June 2016

    we leave the field of discipline obedient and faith in the words of God because this can lead to death .of the jealous one who don't want us to be connected to God .

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