WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2009                                                       READ: Genesis 3: 15                                                                                                        



MEMORIZE: ďAnd I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.Ē         Genesis 3: 15

The devil, Satan, deceived Eve into thinking that, by disobeying Godís command to not eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, both she and her husband would be better off. Having taken the fruit and eaten it, she then got her husband to eat willingly of that forbidden fruit. By his act of disobedience and rebellion, Adam, the representative head of the human family, plunged the human family into disobedience and rebellion. By his act, sin and death entered the human family. God held the devil, Satan, responsible and accountable for his action. According to our text, Genesis 3: 15, God promised to put enmity between, the serpent, the devil, using the body of the snake and the woman, Eve, the mother of all living. We saw how that was a reference to Satanís effort to go after the women who through whom the Messianic line would run. It was also a reference to the nation of Israel, and to the Church of Jesus Christ. Now, we see that God also promised to would put enmity ďÖ between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.Ē In human reproduction, it is the man who usually provides the seed and the woman provides the egg. Here, as a hint of the divine and supernatural nature of the operation, the One whom God will use in executing judgment on the serpent, the devil, will not simply be human, and will not come into the world as a result of the sexual exercise or encounter between a man and a woman (cf. Luke 1: 35). He would be the seed of the woman, not of the man. This was a reference to Jesus Christ, Son of God, coming into the human family, as a descendant of the woman, not of the man, Adam, against whom the sin was changed. He would not have a sinful nature, which each of Adamís descendants inherited from him. God would put enmity between the devilís seed and the womanís seed (cf. Genesis 4: 1-8; 1 John 3:12; Matthew 2: 13-15). The devilís seed is in those who refuse to believe in Jesus of Nazareth. The devilís seed are those who seek to destroy those who believe in Jesus and are seeking to serve God (cf. John 8: 44; 1 John 3: 8-10). The fiery trials, tribulations, persecutions and the onslaught of the enemy should not be considered incidental to any Christian believerís life (cf. 2 Timothy 2: 12; Ephesians 6: 10-17; 1 Peter 5: 8). Scriptures teach about Satanís hatred and passion to destroy both Jews and Christians, because of our common relationship to Jesus of Nazareth, the Seed of the woman (cf. 2 Timothy 2: 11-13; 1 John 4: 17). Jesus Christ, God, the Son, has always been the center of God plan of redemption (cf. John 14: 6; Acts 4: 12). He was in the Old Tes- tament. Those who were saved, saw Him by faith and believed on Him (cf. Genesis 15: 6). God has never been tolerant of sin (cf. Habakkuk 1: 13; Acts 17: 30, 31; Galatians 4: 4, 5). He had a plan in place, to redeem Adamís descendants, even before He laid the foundations of the earth (cf. Revelation 13: 8). He has made His will and pleasure known through the Gospel of Jesus Christ (cf. Romans 1: 16). The Gospel is not a contrivance of the Church. God proclaimed it to the devil. He later proclaimed it to Abraham (cf. Genesis 22: 18; Galatians 3: 8, 16). He has been proclaiming it through His servants throughout the ages. He is still proclaiming it today (cf. 2 Corinthians 5: 20). Have you heard and believed the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

PRAY: LORD, God, Almighty, I adore You and thank You for Your wonderful works that You have performed in providing salvation from sin for Adamís descendants. Thank You, for saving my soul and for making me whole. I believe in Jesus and I want Him to have the preeminence in my life, to be my LORD. Teach me Your ways, LORD. I ask this in Jesusí strong name. Amen.