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SATAN, CAIN, AND THE MARK OF THE HORN
Now let us consider another way in which this same problem is expressed - doing our own will and not the will of the Father. We suggest that you go to the following link and look at Yahweh's engraving of Satan on the continent of Africa - click here. You will notice on Satan's forehead a very distinct little horn. This same little horn is seen in the face revealed in the smoke of the burning twin towers of the WTC. Click here and scroll to the middle of the page. You will notice that the distinct horn is positioned above and clearly between his two eyes.
Why is it that Satan has a little horn on his forehead? Furthermore, why is it that men are infatuated with placing a horn on the forehead of a horse, which Yahweh never created - the unicorn? One can be most certain that these representations are performed for a definite reason.
From the Scriptures, we find that the horn often speaks of "power." A study of this word "horn" reveals this. So why is it that Satan has a horn on his forehead? We read in Isaiah 14:13-14 the following regarding Satan:
"But you said in your heart,
'I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.'"
Five times it is recorded here that Satan said - "I will." This is the source of his power - his will! It is for this reason that Satan is given a horn on his forehead - he expresses his own will and not the will of the Father. He wants to be like the Most High.
Science tells us that the power of man's will is in the frontal portion of his brain, or his forehead. Do you see then the great pictorial significance of Satan having a horn on his forehead? Satan's nature is to do his own will; thus, Yahweh has placed on his forehead a sign of that desire - the horn.
When Yahweh does something, you can be quite certain that it is foreshadowed in other ways as well. And as important as this matter is regarding Satan receiving on his forehead a mark of his rebellion - the little horn - this most certainly holds true. Where is it that we see this? Satan is specifically said to have the power of death - "that through death He might render powerless him who has the power of death, that is the devil" (Hebrews 2:14). Your Bible may read "had the power of death," but the tense there is actually "has."
Who was the first person to afflict death, even murder, upon man? It was Cain - Cain killed Abel. The outcome of that death was most revealing; for in fact, even as Cain had the power to afflict the first death among man, so he foreshadowed Satan who has the power to afflict death upon all men.
And what was the outcome of Cain's power of death over Abel? Cain was driven from Yahweh, from his land, and the ground which he cultivated was cursed. Furthermore, a sign or mark was placed upon Cain. This was done because Cain was afraid someone would avenge Abel's death. Yahweh declared - "'Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold.' And Yahweh set a sign (or, mark) on Cain, lest anyone finding him should slay him" (Genesis 4:15).
What was that sign or mark that was placed on Cain? We do not know; but more importantly is the implication that a sign or mark was likewise placed upon him who has the power of death, whom this man Cain represented. But that sign or mark that was placed upon Satan we do know. It is the sign of the little horn on his forehead that attests to the strength of his own will. Satan was marked with the sign of the little horn.
An entire writing on this matter regarding Satan and Cain could be written, but for the sake of keeping this within reason, we will only briefly look further at this. There was a town settled by the descendants of Cain. Its name was Kain. Actually, our spelling of this town is the only difference from the name "Cain," for it is the identical Hebrew word. The residents of Kain were called Kenites.
If you read the writing The Signs That Cause Belief, you know that Satan is pictured in the commander, Sisera, whose army Deborah and Barak defeated in battle - Judges 4. Even as recent as the 2000 elections, we saw the affirming testimony that Sisera's death was foretelling of Satan's own death. We find that Sisera was killed by the woman Jael, who invited him into her tent, covered him with a blanket, gave him milk to drink when he asked for water, and after he was sleeping, drove a tent peg into the temple of his head. Who was this woman, Jael, who killed this man representative of Satan? In verse 11 we see who she was - a Kenite, a very descendant of Cain!
But most interestingly, though a Kenite, she and her husband, Heber, had separated themselves from the Kenites (Judges 4:11). Is this sounding very familiar to you? Is it not former Christians, ones who have equally separated themselves from the family of those whose head has been Satan, who will in fact kill Satan? Even as Jael and her husband had come out of the Kenites, so the second Remnant have come out of Christianity, with the same net effect - to be the Bride who will kill Satan!
Furthermore, in like testimony, who killed Cain? Would you be surprised that one of his own family killed him? While the Bible does not tell us directly (though insinuated in the prophecy of Lamech), two other books do. The Book of Jasher, mentioned twice in the Bible, as well as the Book of Adam and Eve, both tell us that Lamech, Cain's offspring via the sixth generation, accidentally killed Cain. Thus both Cain as well as Sisera, both clear representatives of Satan, were killed by descendents of Cain.
There is so very much more here that cannot be covered, including such matters as the most unique and interesting prophecy of Lamech in Genesis 4:23. But the purpose of this portion is to evidence to you that Satan, like Cain, was marked with the little horn on his forehead to show the strength of the continual expression of his own will.
But, once again this writer is carried away with the seamless truth of everything we are learning, and cannot go on to look at more regarding this horn without first examining one other enlightening and affirming testimony regarding the Kenites. However, we must be brief.
In the writing, Two Trees In The Garden, we pointed out that the Rechabites were prophetic pictures of the Remnant. (Click here to review this.) Three miracle-born men - Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist - were placed under the vow of the Nazirite and failed, representing three-part Christianity. In contrast, miracle-born Yahshua took the vow of the Nazirite of His own will and through that vow was able to restore the kingdom of God and all men. But equally in contrast to the three men who failed in one regard or another, Yahweh provided a testimony of a company of people who were under that vow and were faithful - the Rechabites. This company is testimony of the Remnant who, like the Rechabites, will obey Yahweh's words and receive the promise to "not lack a man to stand before Me always" (Jeremiah 35:19). As we have seen, the Remnant will always be before Yahweh as His bride - He will not divorce us.
But what is most interesting about this in light of what we just learned regarding Jael, who is another Remnant testimony, is that the Rechabites were likewise descendants of Cain! 1 Chronicles 2:55 tells us - "Those are the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab."
Most interestingly, as Cain's descendants, we read in Jeremiah 35:7 and 9 that the Rechabites were thus a people who were wanderers - they lived in tents - and did not sow seed or plant a vineyard. Why? Because as Cain's descendants they were under the curse of Cain - "When you cultivate the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you; you shall be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth" (Genesis 4:12).
We have already seen one evidence that Cain was a testimony of Satan. Cain was physically marked, and Satan was marked with the little horn on his forehead. But there is more to this representation. The ground was cursed so as to not yield its strength to Cain. Likewise, we have the assurance that the grave will not yield its strength or fruit to Satan. Though he may plant men in the earth (the grave), they will not bring forth fruit unto him, but will in time be brought forth to learn righteousness. And most significantly as it relates to the Rechabites here, even as Cain was cursed to be a wanderer on the earth, so Satan was cursed to wander on the earth. In Job 1:7 and 2:2 we read Satan's response when Yahweh asked him where he had been - "From going to and fro in the earth and from walking up and down in it." Satan, like Cain, is a wanderer upon this earth, even one who "prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8).
As descendants of Cain, the Rechabites, even as Jael, were thus pictured as Satan's offspring. But there was something different about these two. Jael and Heber had separated themselves from the Kenites; and because of a fear of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, the Rechabites fled to Jerusalem. We have already seen how Jael represents the Remnant coming out of Christianity. We now see here with the Rechabites these same people fleeing from Babylon, even as we are told in Revelation 18:4-5 to come out of mystery Babylon and not receive of her plagues. Where do we flee? Even as the Rechabites put aside their wandering and fled to Jerusalem, so the Remnant must flee to Jerusalem above. And as the Rechabites were called by the prophet to enter into the house of the Lord, so the Remnant will enter into His house.
Why does Yahweh provide these testimonies of a people who are descendants of Cain, yet enjoy such great favor and success? Because we as the Remnant were indeed formerly in that work that is cursed by Satan. But as with Jael, we had to come out so that we could kill him who is the commander, that is even Satan. And as the Rechabites, we will enter into Jerusalem and be faithful, and equally "will not lack a man to stand before (Yahweh) always."
And very briefly, Moses' wife, who circumcised their son, thus keeping Yahweh from killing Moses (Exodus 4:24-26), was equally a Kenite - Judges 1:16. Moses' wife equally came out from the Kenites to be his bride. Yahshua will have a bride who comes out from the Kenites as well, one who is a water-bearer, as was Moses' wife (Exodus 2:16), and as was Rebekah, who is equally a clear bride picture.
This is very brief, but it is useful so that you can see that the matters considered here and in all these writings are indeed a seamless robe of truth, providing useful and affirming evidence to all that we say regarding the Remnant, Christianity, Satan, and the kingdom. Let us now get back to this matter of the mark of the little horn.
Have you ever wondered why man is so infatuated with unicorns? Following in the ways of Satan, man is drawn to this creature that is equally a testimony of the power of the will. It has already been pointed out that the only creations on the earth that have the blood covenant testimony of the hymen is mankind and sometime the horse. The horse can be prophetic of Yahshua, particularly in judgment - 2 Kings 9:33, Revelation 19:19 and 21. And as Yahshua, the horse can thus represent the body of Christ as well, evidenced by the horses of fire that separated Elijah and Elisha (2 Kings 2:11) - the two-part Remnant separated by Christianity. Thus when we see the alteration of a horse to possess a horn on its head, what is it that we see? Nothing less than the body of Christ that, like Satan, does its own will. Even as Satan is marked with a horn on his forehead as a sign of doing his own will, Christianity equally evidences this same telling mark of Satan - prophetically through the unicorn, but equally and more directly by the little horn, the steeple, on the forehead of its many churches! (Click here to see.)
So, whether it be Satan with the horn on his forehead, or the unicorn with the horn on its forehead, or Christianity with the horn on its forehead, the testimony is the same - the desire to do one's own will, the desire to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This is what Satan chose in his rebellion against God. This is what Adam and Eve chose in the garden. This is what mankind has chosen for 6,000 years. And this is what the church has chosen for 2,000 years.
We see then the exceedingly clear association of Satan, who has the power of death, who has the little horn on his forehead, with that of Christianity. Satan, who sought to do his own will, entered the church/the garden of God, and has deceived and tempted the church to do likewise, with the same results as those in the garden, with the same results as those per Cain - death! When you consider Satan, you see the way the church has been led for 2,000 years, overtly evidenced in many ways, including the little horn on their foreheads.
What is the solution for each of us? Even as small David took five smooth stones and directed one into the forehead of giant Goliath, killing him, so the truths of the small Remnant must strike Goliath Christianity right where Satan has influenced it the most - in their desire to do their own wills. This, for now, must be accomplished individually, but some day soon will be accomplished corporately.
What Yahweh must now do for man is to place His mark on the forehead of a Remnant people - not man's mark, not the mark of the beast of Satan, but Yahweh's mark, so that man might not do his own will but only the will of the Father. This He did for and through His Son, and He must perform this for man now. This marking of the Remnant's forehead (will) is seen in Ezekiel 9, where a man clothed in linen "at whose loins was a writing case," was told to "put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are committed." You are reading writings from a man with a writing case which can mark your forehead with the mark of the Remnant. This is also the protecting mark seen in Revelation 9:4 where the angel is told to not hurt "those who have the seal of God on their foreheads." Yahweh must mark the forehead of the Remnant with His new mark, replacing the little horn that has been the mark of Christians for 2,000 years.
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