The Cain mentality is the demonic agenda that seeks to bring the believer down and silence their voice. This is the prevailing spirit that exists today.
Before we delve deeper into who the Cain Mentality is, let's first talk about who Cain was to give us context for this demonic agenda.
First, the Cain mentality began before Cain was born. It was initiated as a result of the curse. We all know the story by now: Adam and Eve disobeyed the voice of God. As a result of their disobedience, they were evicted from the Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden today represents our own disobedience, which removes the favor of God from our lives. We don’t lose our lives per se, but we lose favor. Favor is a place of blessing, where things come with ease. As a result of the curse, mankind had to work hard and be subject to good, evil, and hostility.
Cain was the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, and Abel was their second born. Because they were not born in Eden, where things were only good, they were born after the curse. They now had to be raised to make decisions between good and evil. Talk about the family curse. Because of their parents’ disobedience, men then struggle with feelings that they didn’t have to struggle with before. This is the dichotomy between joy and pain, love and hurt, happiness versus envy, and love versus hate. Hostility versus peace, consequences versus rewards. Remember that our own disobedience always affects other people in the long run. Proverbs 26:2 tells us a curse without cause shall not come. Nonetheless, we have the choice to choose what we want to do. We can’t choose the curse, so expect the blessing.
Deuteronomy 30:19 New Living Translation
19 “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!
Notice the text in which God says that when you choose life, your descendants will live. God is not going to force His will on our lives; we must choose it.
The Cain mentality is truly a spirit that tries to assassinate and snuff out the people of God. Cain died many years ago, but that spirit lives today. I came to know that such a spirit existed after watching a YouTube video about an individual who claimed to be a Christian minister who came against another Christian. I heard the Lord say, “This is the Cain mentality.” If you are truly anointed by God and trying to fulfill His assignment for your life, you will not be able to avoid someone with this spirit. As I continued to research, I learned that the Cain mentality is not just one spirit but a dozen demonic strongholds that can dwell within one person. The spirit of Cain is not just the spirit of competition; rather, it is the spirit of competition, ungratefulness, jealousy, envy, and strife. Bitterness, anger, resentment, unforgiveness, and comparison
The Root and Fruit of Rejection, the Spirit of Rebellion, Covetousness, the Spirit of the Betrayer, and the Spirit of Pride. The Vagabond Spirit, and the Spirit of Murder.
Once a person operates in this spirit, they have the spirit of the strongman. It means a demonic agenda that dwells within a person. The Cain spirit can dwell in ministries, organizations, businesses, regions, individuals, and nations.