~~ The Land of Nod ~~
is December 13, 2003. Until yesterday, I had no idea what the Land of
Nod is. I thought, as does everyone else, that it was just some place
on this earth to which Cain went and built his city. But yesterday as I
was reading my message on Women in Christ, God spoke to me and told me
different. Here is what He was revealed to me on the Land of Nod.
order to understand what the land of Nod is, you must go back to the
punishment God placed upon Cain after he rose up and killed his
brother, Abel. Remember that Cain and Abel had brought two different
types of sacrifice to God. Abel’s had been accepted and Cain’s had not.
For this reason Cain was angry and killed Abel. Now you need to
understand what these two men offered to God. It has never been taught
by revelation, only in carnal lies.
said Cain was a ‘tiller’ of the ‘ground’. Now what do these words mean
spiritually? This is what you need to find out. Go to the Strong’s
Hebrew # 5647. This shows that to till means to serve or enslave, keep
in bondage, compel [= bring under laws of commandments, labour,
transgress. So this proves what I have said before, that the Law is the
Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil. This was Adam’s sin, he ate of
the wrong way of serving God, he went to law. Now Cain also went to the
works of the law instead of serving God by pure faith, or grace. The
entire working of God with man is a battle between law and grace. Law
is of Satan, or Adam, but Grace is of God, or Jesus. I have said this
before I could prove it, just as I saw that Adam was Satan before I
could prove it. But here is the solid proof. Tilling the ground meant
Cain came to God under the works of the law, or self-worship. God
rejected this form of worship and service. He has always rejected law
and he always will. Tilling the ground means the works of the flesh;
Now this proves that
Cain had placed himself under the law. But see that he broke the law by
killing his brother. This was his damnation. Tilling the ground also
meant to enslave, so Cain was bringing others in under the bondage of
law. When people try to place you under the law, they are enslaving
you, or tilling your ground. Cain never did repent. He refused to
acknowledge his sin when God brought him to judgment = when God
confronted him about what he had done.
when God talked with Cain about this he said to him, Gen. 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.
This ‘door’ here represents
the entrance into the land of darkness one enters into at death if they
leave this world as a sinner. Sin was lying at this door for Cain if he
did not repent and do well or right. His desire represents an
‘overflowing’. ‘Thou shalt rule over him’? This shows having dominion
or being as a governor.
So this is
showing that Cain would be the ruler over some place where sin is
overflowing or running rampant. The ‘door’ or opening into this land
would be Cain’s death. See God gave Cain a time to repent in as He does
to everyone. He had said to Cain, If you do well I will accept you; but
if you do not then sin lieth at the door. So God was telling Cain that
unless he repents and lives right before he goes through that door of
death, then he will be ruling in a land of darkness and sin.
up Nod in the Hebrews # 5112 & 5110. It means to wander or exile;
to flee, disappear, and vagabond. So see that this is the proof. God
told Cain you will be a fugitive and a vagabond. But it does not mean
in his life-time. It is showing that in death, he was made to flee into
exile, darkness, terror and continue there forever = walking to and fro
without any rest. Remember that the raven Noah sent out to test the
waters after the flood went to and fro without any rest for her feet?
This showed the Cain spirit having to wander or flee from the ‘ark’ of
safety. The Dove refused to do this. She returned to Noah until the
waters were dried up off the earth. She represents the true Christians
who stay with Jesus, the ark of grace.
this is a little off this message, but I wish to show it here. What was
Abel’s offering? The false teachers all claim that Abel killed a lamb
and brought it’s blood to God. But this is just not the answer.
Remember that all Scripture is a symbolic language. Abel was accepted
by God. Now there is only one way to be accepted by God and that is by
pure faith or Grace. Killing lambs is of the law. This is the way God
rejected, so Abel did not do this.
have always been only these two ways of serving God = law and grace.
Everything in the Whole Word is of either law or grace. So then we find
that Abel came to God in pure faith, the NT way = grace. He offered his
body a living sacrifice, holy and ACCEPTABLE to God. This is the only
acceptable way to serve God. God never at any time REQUIRED any animals
blood for a sacrifice for sins. Men have brought up this false teaching
because of a lack of true revelation or understanding of the Word.
look up ‘firstlings’ in Hebrew # 1062; 1060 & 1069. All of these
meanings of the Hebrew word ‘firstlings’ means the firstborn or to
bring forth the first born of children or beast. Now it was a command
of God to bring the firstborn child to God and sanctify that first
child to God. Now it can mean the firstborn of his children or beast.
So if Abel did not have children, he was bringing his firstborn and
finest cattle to God.
The ‘fat’ is from
Hebrew # 2459 and means the finest or choice part. So Abel was bringing
his best to God as a living sacrifice. He was not killing his lamb.
This is not God’s way. This was the NT way of grace. God said his
acceptable sacrifice is present your body a LIVING Sacrifice, holy and
acceptable to God. God accepted Abel’s sacrifice, so this has to be
what he did. Abel did as the NT Christians did = he gave his all to
God, or esteemed that everything he had was already God’s. He would
thus do with all of himself and his possessions anything God told him
to do. This was Abel’s sacrifice.
the one who tried to come in by the works of the law, so he probably
did kill a lamb and offer its blood to God, thus denying the future
blood sacrifice of Jesus.
Rev. 2: 20.
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou
sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to
teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat
things sacrificed unto idols.
21. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with
her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall
know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give
unto every one of you according to your works.
we see from this Scripture that the whore, the people who turned away
from Serving the true God to committing fornication against God, that
He gives them all space, or time to repent in. This space or time is
their life-time here in this life. When they refuse to use this time
for repentance then he kills her ‘children’ with death. This means they
entered into this land of darkness on the other side of this life.
So how does one enter into this land of darkness? Let the Word of God tell us, for He is the only source of that knowledge.
~ Entrance into the Land of Nod~
27: 13. This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage
of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
14. If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
15. Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.
16. Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
17. He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
18. He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.
19. The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
20. Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
21. The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
22. For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
23. Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
is, as all the people spoken of in the Word of God = the things written
of him in the Word are to be taken and read as of Jesus. The only
reason anything is told in the Word is that it represents what is true
of Jesus. Job, knowing the revelation of where the wicked go at death
spoke in this chapter that he will not ...I can explain this better by
showing you the full chapter; so here is the beginning of this chapter:
Job 27: 1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
2. As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
3. All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
4. My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
5. God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
6. My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
7. Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
8. For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
9. Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
10. Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
11. I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
12. Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?`
Job says that as long as he LIVES he will hold to his intergrity and
not speak wickedness or deceit. Verse six, I will hold fast my
righteousness and not let it go, so long as I LIVE. Job, being a
prophet knew the revelation I am going to show in this message. So He
would do anything to keep from going through that door Cain went
Verse eight-- He shows that no
matter what the hypocrite gains here, he has no hope when God takes
away his soul. So this proves we are speaking of when one dies. When he
said let mine enemies be as the wicked, this is Jesus. If you are an
enemy of Jesus, this will be your portion at death. Will God hear his
cry at the time of death? (9)
leads us up to the time of the death of the wicked. Go back to verse
13. It speaks of the portion of a wicked man and the oppressors which
they shall receive of God.
will be given to the sword, or God’s destruction. All that remain of
him shall be buried in DEATH. Go back to the Scripture in Rev. 2. He
said I will kill her children with death. So then this death spoken of
here is not what we call death. It is not the breath leaving ones body.
It is the place they go to after that happens. See that it said kill
them with death. It said buried in death. So it means that after they
die the natural death, they go to a land of Death. This is Cain’s land.
He is the governor there. So DEATH is the Land of Nod.
Verses 16 & 17 show that all his riches he has gained in life will be given to the righteous and not his descendants.
19 is important. Remember that the Word says of the righteous that when
they die they are GATHERED? Abraham died and was gathered to his
19- The rich man dies but is not gathered. He OPENS his eyes, and HE IS NOT.
Is NOT means he is not here in this earth, alive. Proof?
Gen. 5:24. And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
See after God took Enoch, he was not. This means he was no longer here in the land of the living.
Opens his eyes after death? Yes. Proof? Yes.
16:22. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by
the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham
afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Lazarus died and was carried or
gathered to Abraham. Isaac died and was gathered to his people = to
Abraham. This is a land of Paradise one goes to at death if they have
been a righteous person. Nod is a land of torment one goes to after
death if they are wicked.
The rich man
died and in lift up his eyes, being in torments and sees that land afar
off = where Abraham and Lazarus are. So this proves that after one dies
and enters into the Land of Nod or torment, the open their eyes and
still have their conscious facilities.
Now back to one’s entrance into this Land of Nod.
19 has shown that this person died but was not gathered. He did not go
to Paradise. He opens his eyes and he is not proves this person has
died and entered into the land of horrors beyond our veil.
20- terrors take hold on him as ‘waters’; this is that overflowing I
showed you in Gen. about Cain. which ‘desire’ meant. A tempest steals
this person away in the night. The night here represents his darkness
as death catches him.
Verse 21- a storm
HURLETH him out of his place, or his body or house he lived in while in
this life. He is violently jerked out of his body and hurled somewhere
else. The east wind carried him away, he departs. This is his death. He
departed this life.[This is an explanation of the ‘east’ wind. It means
going away from, or death. As one goes toward the ‘west’ they are dying
or going away. So to go to the east of a place means leaving it].
Verse 22- He wishes he could flee out of his hand, for God cast upon him, and did not spare.
Verse 23- Men clap their hands at him, and shall HISS him out of his place.
shows evil men who have already departed this life standing there
clapping their hands as he is hurled into this horrible place of terror
and they hiss him out of his body.
Job 24 we have more on how wicked live and verse 17 shows the same
thing, that at the shadow of death they are in terrors of the shadow of
death. So this confirms it. This chapter tells in detail the nature of
this fake ministry in our land today and shows their end to be the same
as any wicked person. I intend to take this chapter as a separate
message and show this.
Now one more confirmation:
Job 18: 5. Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine. [This is his death.]
6. The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.[This is also showing his death].
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel
shall cast him down. [His own counsel cast him down means his own mind
in his lifetime led him to rebel against God, for he lifted himself up
8. For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.[This net is the land of Nod].
The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail
against him.[The ‘robber’ is those who tried to get to Heaven some way
other than through Jesus; so this causes him to go to hell, the Land of
10. The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
11. Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.
12. His strength shall be hunger bitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.
It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death
shall devour his strength.[Devouring the strength of his skin means his
14. His confidence shall
be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of
terrors.[His confidence was his idea that he was self-sufficient and
did not need God; that he would be here forever, but now it takes him
into the jaws of hell, the land of terrors where Cain is the king].
It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone
shall be scattered upon his habitation.[This brimstone bears out that
this is hell fire].[Remember that God said hell was created for the
devil and his angels? This devil is Cain.]
16. His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name
in the street.[This shows his entire family line being cut off out of
the earth shortly after his natural death. This happened to Cain and to
18. He shall be driven from light
into darkness, and chased out of the world.[Now it is easy to see from
this verse that this is speaking of leaving this life and being chased
into another world or horror].
19. He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.
20. They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.
21. Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.
5-9- this shows death.
10- This speaks of the same terror or horror which chapter 27 spoke of. This trap laid in the ground is the Land of Nod.
Terror shall make him afraid on ever side. This is as he is dying. It
drives him to his feet on the other side, in the Land of Nod, or
terrors and torments.
12 & 13 speak of his death.
is powerful. It shows that all this person’s confidence he has in this
life is now gone from his body and it brings him to the KING OF
TERRORS. This King of Terrors is the King of Babylon, Satan or Adam and
Cain. They are the rulers here. God told Cain, sin lieth at the door
(his death) and you shall rule over him. This is the Land of Nod where
Cain and Adam are king. [Now being king does not signify ruling as in
earth; it shows the power of their way of life leading one into
Jude 10. But these speak evil
of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as
brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain. This is how he ‘rules’
dwells in his tabernacle (where he now lives); BRIMSTONE shall be
scattered upon his habitation. This is the habitation he is now in
after departing the tabernacle of this life, his human body.
shows the total destruction of Adam and Cain’s kingdom on earth. It
also shows that Cain was as Judas in that his posterity was cut off
shortly after his death.
Now I know a
false teaching went forth in our day saying that the Serpent was an
animal creature which Eve committed adultery with and bore Cain from
this. It says that Cain’s descendents are even down to our day and are
descendents of that serpent and therefore can never be saved. But I
will prove to you that Cain’s descendents were cut off shortly after
his death. This prophesy in Job here goes all the way back to Cain and
down to Judas showing that men of these two families died out shortly
after their decease. So this is proof that the decedents of Cain did
not even exist at the time of the flood of Noah. We were taught by the
false prophet of our day that Cain’s line crossed the flood and exist
today, and cannot be saved. See this is another proof that this prophet
taught lies. The prophet that teacheth lies is the tail, or end of
things. So we are at the end.
Now read what God did to Cain: Gen. 4:13. 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 every one that
findeth me shall slay me.
Thou hast driven
me out from the face of the earth. This shows that Cain would not be on
the entire face of this earth; he was driven out to wander or be a
fugitive. But this is in the spirit world; not here in this earth on
its face. I do not think just having to move from one place to another
here would have been unbearable to Cain. Besides that it said that he
went and DWELT in the Land of Nod. It did not show him moving from one
town to another here in this life. It also shows that when he went to
this land of Nod, he had gone away from the presence of the Lord. On
the ‘east’ of Eden shows he went away from it.
may say well then it says Cain knew his wife; yes people have always
thought it was saying that Cain first went to Nod, then there he knew
his wife. But this is not how it is to be taken. It only shows the
complete thing of what happened to Cain after God brought him to
judgment and pronounced upon him his punishment. But then it goes back
and picks up with another part of Cain’s life when he did know his
Cain’s lineage ends in this
chapter four of Genesis. He is shown to have seven generations of
children and no more are ever given. The prophecy that they would be
cut off without even a nephew was fulfilled and no more of Cain’s line
is in the earth.
Noah descended from Seth’s line and none of Cain’s line was on that ark. So we have none of Cain’s descendents in the earth.
and Cain’s race were at first in an immortal state. (Eze. 28). They
were driven from that immortal state to a mortal, corruptible state.
This was their first ‘punishment’ which was more than they could bear.
They could never again be in that glorious Spirit realm. Now they were
in the prison of human flesh. In this state, they were ‘dead’ in
trespasses and sins. They were made to run to and fro in this state.
The four spirits of the heaven strove upon the great sea of mankind.
Out of this came the four kingdoms who ruled this earth. Their spirits
now roam to and fro in the invisible spirit world. They cause all the
blood shed and evil on this earth. They have caused their terror in the
land of the living.
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch
then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself
likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him
that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
shows that Jesus came here as human flesh and blood. He died to redeem
us from that evil spirit of the devil, Cain and Adam. He will rule over
the kingdom eternally and not the spirit of Cain and Adam. Thus he
turned it to mankind and out of their spirit hands. This verse shows
that the devil, which is Adam and Cain had the power of death. That is
what it meant that he would rule over him. But now we who follow Jesus
and are filled with the Holy Ghost are delivered from that death and
given new life. We walk in Grace and not law. Law is what imprisons. It
is the land of death. It is bondage. Grace is life and freedom. Jesus
is life and grace.
Those who choose to
follow law are in the land of death. They refuse life. The law demands
death for every disobedience. Grace forgives the sin. There is no faith
in law. So Cain tried to serve God without any faith. He came by works
and was rejected. He is the Satan who is accusing the brethern before
the Lord. As long as Job clung to his self-righteousness, he did not
know God. But when God revealed himself to Job, he said I repent in
sackcloth and ashes. He said I now loath myself. This is the one who
repents and finds life. This is the ‘breath’ coming into the dead bones
and joining us together as one. Jesus took the divided kingdom and
brought it together as one. We became one again in the hands of Jesus.
The division of law and grace has no part with those who are filled
with the Holy Ghost. It is all grace or life. This started on the Day
By: Jo Smith ~ finished this on Jan. 3, 2004.