The Messiah - Part 1

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Genesis 3:15

After Adam and Eve disobeyed God and allowed sin to enter the world, God gave a prophecy which foretold of the time when the seed of the woman would bruise the head of Satan. In doing so His heal would be bruised which happened at the crucifixion. Christ's victory over Satan is permanent while the afflictions on Jesus Christ was temporary.

Actually this is a double prophecy. There is a natural enmity between serpents and men. There are people who like working with animals and do not have this enmity but for the most part, natural men and women do not like snakes. Their first impulse is to kill a snake when they see one or to flee from the snake. This impulse is traced back to the very first time mankind came across the serpent that Satan used to communicate with our ancestors.

The main point of this passage though refers to something far greater. It refers to the time when God was going to come into the flesh by the spirit of God into the seed of the woman in order to reconcile  men and women back to fellowship with Him after being lost when sin entered into their hearts. As soon as the fall has taken place, God was planning a way to get us back to Him. That is why the Son of God had to come by way of the flesh. Man caused the fall and sin to enter the world so man had to be the one to bring everything back into God's control again.  Jesus Christ became a man, seed of the women to pay our penalty for our sins.  In doing so, all who repent of sin and believe in Him can be brought back into fellowship with God and inherit eternal life. 

Sin also brought death to mankind because the wages or payment of sin is death. So the way was made for Jesus Christ to come as a man and get victory over death and usher in the promise of eternal life. When Jesus rose from the dead, He defeated death and brought about the way for those who obey and believe in Him to inherit eternal life thereby reversing the curse which came at the fall at the garden of Eden.

Fulfillment of Genesis 3:15

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Galatians 4:4-5

Messiah Index



Son of Abraham

part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5

The Anointed One
part 1
part 2
part 3

The Messiah's Birth
part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5

The Forerunner
part 1
part 2
part 3

The Son of God
part 1

part 2

His Ministry
part 1
part 2
part 3

part 4

Prophet & Priest
part 1
part 2

Suffering Messiah
part 1

part 2
part 3
part 4

Death & Resurrection
part 1
part 2

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