Cain – The Mystery Revealed in the Pictures (Part III)

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Is there a Messianic Mystery

Hidden in name of Cain?


50        10      100

In our previous lesson, we learned that the number 100 or Qoof identified the Son of Promise and the direct line of descendants that God had chosen through which to reveal His only begotten son.

The next letter in Cain’s name after Qoof is Yood.

Yood 10

Yood is one of 4 Sacred numbers and it means Ordinal Perfection. 

What does Ordinal Perfection mean and what does it have to do with Qoof, the number 100?

Ordinal Perfection simply means that the LORD God has ordained things in heaven to take place on earth. These ordained events will happen sequentially over a period of time resulting in the accomplishment of a divine purpose.

The Hebrew name translated LORD in our English Bibles is actually the name YHVH. This is a revelation of the name of God that discloses that He is the God who is our Redeemer and Savior. Notice that His name begins with a Yood. 

The message is simple. The LORD our Savior has a Plan.  A plan that will result in a divinely ordained purpose according to a pre-ordained sequence of events that will result in the accomplishment of a heavenly and eternal plan.


The next and final letter in the name of the first child born to Adam is Noon.

Noon is pictured as a fish and it means activity and life so it is no surprise that it is also the number 50, the number of Jubilee. How do we get 50? The answer is that 50 is 10-5’s.

It is Ordinal Perfection multiplied by Grace.

What is the numeric translation of the pictures and numbers in the name of Cain?

Cain is not the Messiah. Man has broken God's laws and is separated from eternal life.  God has a plan to heal the breach and reverse the curse. It is a plan that will unfold over time through a specific line that starts with Adam and includes all the patriarchs mentioned in the 5th chapter of Genesis ending with Noah before the flood. The genealogy that ends with Messiah does not come from Cain but from Seth, the son that replaced Abel.

 After the flood, the line continues through Shem, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob becomes Israel and through his son, Judah, the Messiah will be born into the world through the seed of Eve. 

In other words, Yeshua Ha-Mashiach is born of a human woman and conceived by the Holy Spirit. This is the mystery of the incarnation. Yeshua is perfect God and perfect man. Yeshua does not have Adam’s DNA.

Cain was not executed for his crime of murder, although God would require capital punishment for future murderers at a future time in the dispensations of mankind. Cain was shown grace and given a mark on his forehead. 

Many Bible scholars speculate that the sign was the mark of the TAV, a cross. 

Is that true?

We do not know.

We do know that God placed a sign on Cain that was a testimony to the sad event that now permanently marked Cain’s life. Was it also a testimony as to the gracious and forgiving nature of God? 

Cain was finally given rest from his life of wandering and settled down and had a family of his own. He built the first city and named it after his son Enoch.  Enoch means teaching. Not to be confused with the Enoch that we find in Genesis 5, the 7th from Adam, the Enoch that walked with God and was no more because God took him.

Did God finally reject Cain in the end? 

Some argue that the Scriptures are not entirely clear on the matter leaving room for the possibility that even this “worst” of sinners came to put his faith and trust in God and found redemption and rest under the sign of the cross. 

For those that think they may see Cain in heaven, I would leave you with the two final mentions of Cain in the Scriptures. 

If Cain was, in fact, a trophy of God’s Grace, would you be reading the following epitaph?

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.

Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

Cain is mentioned 19 times in the Old and New Testament.

18 is the number that means BONDAGE followed by the number 19. The meaning of nineteen is easy to calculate. Ten is Ordinal Perfection PLUS 9 which means Judgment. In other words, there is a warning of coming Judgment for sinners in the number of Cain’s name.

The Messianic Pictures in the name of Cain tell a much more hopeful story.

Man has been separated from God and Life by his sin. We are not moving toward the LORD, we are moving away from Him as fast as we can.

This is the sad story of Cain. But wait, there is an epilog in his name that reminds us that while Cain is not the promised Messiah, his life does not negate the promise. 

The promise is made despite the sad and tragic history of mankind. God is going to keep his promise to send His Anointed One through the promised seed of Abraham, Isaac and finally Jacob. A deliverer will come, not in Adam's lifetime as Eve had hoped, but nevertheless, Messiah would come and when He came he would do a mighty deed that would restore life and relationship with God. 

The Curse brought upon the earth would not be reversed by Cain, but it would be reversed by the Second Adam, Yeshua Ha-Mashiach.

Thank you for your interest in this article.

Until next time, keep looking up!

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  1. Rena Diamond says:

    I am a Messianic Jew. I am learning so much from the the name Caun and all it’s meaning. I look forward to the next episode.

  2. Kathy Buck says:

    These articles are so fascinating. I am intrigued by the truth that is mentioned in these articles.

  3. Howard Hawkins says:

    Salvation is something God does for man! No man has ever kept the law! Righteousness is imputed to us because of Christ sudsitutional death! Grace is either for all men or for none! The righteousness God provides is based on His performance and not man’s! We believers rest in the FINISHED work of messiah! When Jesus sat down, we sat with Him!

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