Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.Luke 24:27
Adam and Eve
As we continue to search for Christ Jesus within the “Christianity” of secular opinions and modern ecumenical ideas, we go back to the Truth in God’s Word. Today, we’ll look at the first prophecy that promised Christ’s arrival.
As we turn our attention to the the 3rd chapter of Genesis we find one of the most well known events of the Bible. It is the sin of Eve and Adam and the fallout from their sin. The account can be found in Genesis 3:6. Eve was seduced by Satan, in the form of a snake. Adam had no excuse for his sin.
Jesus Is The Seed
We’ve already learned that Eve, the first woman, is a foreshadow of the Church. Now, in Galatians 3:16, we learn that God’s promise to Abraham is for his seed, and that seed is Jesus. And in Isaiah 7:14, we learn that Immanuel, “God with us,” is prophesied to come from a virgin – no help from man, the dust of the earth (i.e., Adam). Here are the verses:
The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ. – Galatians 3:16
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. – Isaiah 7:14
Through a woman sin entered the world and by her Seed was salvation promised. Now let’s look at the Bible verses that confirm this statement.
“…I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel.” – Genesis 3:15
Your Offspring, Her Offspring
Notice “your offspring and her offspring.” The offspring of Satan are the “whitewashed tombs,” the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:27) that opposed Jesus and eventually crucified Him. The offspring of a woman is the promised Seed (Jesus) who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
“He shall bruise your head.” Jesus rose from the dead, defeating sin, the tool of Satan. “You shall bruise his heel.” The feet of Jesus walked in the dust of the roads. The “heel” of Christ was his humanity. And it was Christ’s humanity that Satan and his offspring attacked, bruised and crucified. But the sinless Christ overcame Satan’s attack when He rose from the grave.
What we’ve learned from this study is that Jesus is Immanuel, the Seed that God promised Abraham. We learned that the plan for Immanuel was deeply connected to women, from Eve all the way to the mother of Jesus. We also learned that Satan would attack Jesus but that Jesus would ultimately overcome and defeat Satan.
Whew! The Holy Spirit packed a lot into a very brief passage of Scripture.
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