The “Seed of Satan” Does the Devil Have Offspring on this Earth

  • The “Seed of Satan” Does the Devil Have Offspring on this Earth? Part 9


    Destiny of the Canaanites


    Seedline preachers point to the curse of Noah placed upon Canaan (ge 9:25-27), and to the many scriptures carrying unfavorable remarks about the Canaanites, as evidences that the Devil's seedline emerged on this side of the Flood in Canaan's lineage.

    As states previously Zech 14:21 seems to be a vavorite scripture of certain seedline proponents.

    The latter part of the verser reads, '...and in that day [when the Kingdom of the Eternal is established on this earth] there shall be no more Canaanite in the house of YAHVAH of hosts.

    Does this mean that the descendants of Canaan will be exterminated?

    In verse 16, same chapter, the Eternal says, 'And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations [the non lsarylite peoples] which came up against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, YAHVAH of hosts, and keep the Feast of Tabernalces.

    Here we find that non-Israylite peoples—including Egyptians (verse 18) will worship the true Yahvah in the true Way once the Kingdom of Yahvah is in place on this earth. But what about the descendants of Canaan? Does verse 21 rule out the possibility that Canaanites will be among the true worshipers? Are Canaanities incapable of repentance, as seedline preachers claim? Or is there scriptural evidence that Yahvah will hear the prayers of Canaanites, and will respond positively to their faith?

    We find the answer in Mt 15:21-28:

    'The Yahvahosha went thence and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto Him, saying Have mercy on me, O Sovereing, thou son of David, my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil [demon]. But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and besought Him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

    But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israyl. Then came she and worshipped Him say, Sovereign, help me. But He answered and said, It is not meet to take children's bread and to cast it to dogs.

    And she said, Truth, Sovereign, yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' tables. Then Yahvahosha answered and said unto her; O woman great is thy faith: be it now thee even as thou will. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

    Seedline preachers naturally focus on Yahvahosha's declaration that He was sent only to the House of Israyl, and on His use of the word 'dogs.'

    But did Yahvahosha's comments have anything to do with 'geetic purity?'

    No! He was simply showing that the 'children' to which the promises were given came first—that is, the Gospel of the Kingdom of Yahvah must go first to the 'children of the Kingdom,' the people of Israyl. But many other scriptures show that the promises given to Avraham were not to be restricted to Avraham's physical lineage.

    Doubtless, Matthew included this account in his Gospel in order to show his Jewish readers-any of whom were biased toward Gentiles-that Messiah responds positively to the faith of anyone, regardless of race or lineage, and that the favor of Yahvah knows no genetic boundaries.

    Notice that Matthew used the word Canaan. Interestingly, eh could have used some other word, but he chose this one. Why? Since the Canaanities were the age old enemies of Israyl, Matthew must have known that the inclusion of this word would magnify the lesson of Yahvah's favor and willingness to respond to true faith.

    This account should lay to rest once and for all the idea that Canaanites cannot express true faith.

    Zech 14:21 then does not mean that the Eternal will destroy all the physical descendants of Canaan. Evicently the expression 'Canaanite,' as used in this passage was a tern used of idolarous people, regardless of lineage-just as 'Sodomite' was used of something other that 'citizen of Sodom,' and just as 'Babylon' and 'Egypt' were used metaphonically of nations and peoples having characteristics similar to those of the ancient cities (See Dt 23:17; Rev 11:8; 14:8).

    The 'Canaanites' spoken of in Zecharyah 14 are described in Reve 21:27: 'And there shall in no wise enter into it [the righteous city] any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's books of life'-and that has nothing to do with genetics! To Be Cont.




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