We bring this salutation yet command, to the weary world, so oppressed by the forces of evil, to bring the message of hope, salvation and victory. The ‘sons of God’ (Gn 6:2) are about to inflict the final defeat now and for ever the wickedness of the sons of the devil, also known as the ‘sons of men’ (Gn 6:5).
“For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope, because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that every creature groans and travails in pain, even till now. And not only it, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption of our body.” (Rm 8:20 23).
How did this being ‘made subject to vanity’ come about?
The first of the seven deadly sins ‘pride’ was invented by the Archangel Lucifer and he followed this with disobedience to the Creator, Almighty God. This fallen angel is now known as Satan and devil. He used his invented sin of pride on Eve and Adam, and in turn got them to disobey God. After God confronted the first parents and the ‘blame game’ was completed, they were cast out of Paradise. Two sons were born to them, Cain and Able. Pride entered into Cain and he murdered his younger brother Able. The Lord God said to the murderer Cain: “Now therefore cursed shall you be upon the earth, which has opened her mouth and received the blood of your brother at your hand…a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be upon the earth…And Cain went out from the face of the Lord, and dwelt as a fugitive on the earth at the east side of Eden. (Gn 4:11,12,16).
The sin of pride was always present in the sons of the devil as “Cain knew his wife, and she conceived, and brought forth Henoch and he built a city, and in his pride he called the name thereof by the name of his son Henoch” (Gn 4:17), as it is written: “…their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever, their dwelling places to all generations, they have called their lands by their names” (Ps 48:12).
The lineage of Cain is contained in the same chapter, and includes the names of the two wives of Lamech who was the last of the ‘sons’ of Cain.’ This Lamech murdered Cain, and so the ‘sons of men’ began and ended before the Flood with murder. There are 11 names mentioned in the generation of Cain, and 11 is the number for sin. The last woman’s name mentioned of the ‘sons of men’ is ‘Noema’ which means ‘pleasure.’
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.