This Day In History: 0000-12-02

December 2 – Genesis 3:14-15

Then the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all animals, domestic and wild. You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live. And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike His heel.”

I hope you’re excited to dig into the prophecies of the Bible concerning the Messiah! As I mentioned yesterday, His coming has been foretold since the very beginning.

The moment Adam and Eve sunk their teeth into that forbidden fruit, the whole of creation suffered. The consequence of their rebellion was a fall from perfect, never-ending unity with God to a state of separation and death.

Suddenly, the world was in need of a Savior. As God gathered His children to Himself to explain their new condition, He immediately promised to make a way. As He cursed the serpent, He foretold a day when the offspring of the woman would deal a blow to the forces of evil that would render them defeated.

Let’s take the next few days to look at the four components of this prophecy and their fulfillment in Jesus.

  1. The Messiah would be the male offspring of the woman
  2. There would be hostility between the offspring of the Devil and the offspring of the woman
  3. The Messiah would be wounded by Satan
  4. The Messiah would destroy Satan.

1. The Messiah would be the male offspring of the woman. 

Galatians 4:4 But when the right time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, subject to the law.  

Jesus Christ was born a human male. The literal offspring of His mother Mary, and therefore a descendant of Eve.

He did not appear, He was born.

The Lord God Almighty became a tiny, helpless fully human baby. Born naked out of the confines of his mother’s womb, and covered in blood and birth fluids. He submitted Himself to a life in which He would have to live as a subject to the law, and He did it with 100% perfection!

Why?

Because that is what was required to make a way for us. It was foretold at the fall, and Jesus was the perfect answer to the promise.

*Come back tomorrow to see how He fulfilled the rest of the prophecy!