Yesterday, we introduced God’s incredible promise of Genesis 3:15:
“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.”
Today we take a closer look at it.
First, we must see how this refers to Jesus. God was speaking to the serpent, so the “thy” is the devil (see Revelation 12:9). The next key word is “it”. It’s vitally important to see that it is a singular and not a “they”. In other words, only one seed or descendant of the woman will bruise or crush the devil’s head.
That one person was Jesus.
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil”Hebrews 2:14
Jesus is the only antidote for the Fall.
Not only did he destroy the devil, he also reversed the Fall’s curses. His blood washed away the guilt of all sin. In addition, he gave God the perfect obedience we can’t.
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous”Romans 5:19
Jesus didn’t just help us. He didn’t just fill in what we lacked. He didn’t just add his efforts to our efforts. He did it all!
This is what God promised Adam and Eve. And notice that he did this immediately. He didn’t make them sweat, wondering how they could or would get back into God’s good graces. Neither did he say Jesus would do this only if they would first be worthy. Instead, he promised them full salvation quickly and unconditionally.
We have an incredibly loving and giving God. We have an awesome Savior who has done everything for us. God and his love for us is the source of all joy.
Because of Jesus, you don’t have to fear death or what comes after death.
Because of Jesus, you can be confident you will spend eternity in God’s presence. Because of Jesus, the day of your death can be the best day of your life.
Trust in Jesus! He is the source of all joy.
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