“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 (KJV)
In last week’s blog we initiated a discussion regarding the Provocateur's (Satan’s) methods used to provoke Adam and Eve to sin in the Garden of Eden. The closing statement turned our thoughts to the tempter’s tactics and that we must trust the truth in order to thwart all his tactics:
When the Provocateur purposes to park in your mind and heart make a power move and point him to truth of Gods word. Remember it is written, it is written and it is written!
Our Lord Jesus, who is the complete consummation of Truth, trounced that twisted trickster with the truth of His truth. In Him, we see the complete opposite of Eve’s approach to our Adversary! Our Adversary, the devil, assails us with accusations and lies about God and His Word in order to persuade us to trust our own opinions or cause us to be captured in conjecture. I respectfully submit to you that Eve was smitten by this sinister seduction as opposed to taking a stand for God and His word. Just as the idiomatic expression that has been echoed for a considerable degree of time says: If you don’t stand for anything you will fall for anything!
The Provocateur pushed mankind’s first couple into a series of formidable failures. First, the Provocateur provoked them to challenge the credibility of God’s Word. Second, he provoked them to challenge of the character of God by minimizing the majesty of God. Satan lured them with lies that led them to lean on their own understanding and forfeited favor for falsehood. But even as God pronounced the consequences of Adam and Eve’s sin, verse fifteen forwards the fact that provocation also points to a prophecy and promise!
In Genesis 3:15, it is revealed that the prophecy points to a Person (the seed of the women). He will be the Messiah, born of a virgin.
Jesus is the fulfillment of the prophecy and He will bruise (crush) the Serpent’s head! Considering this truth, I conclude with this thought: The event in Eden echoes that Jesus is the reason for the Season! Our Redeemer has come!
Not a Sermon But a Thought,