After the fall of Adam and Eve the Lord God spoke to Satan:
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.”
Genesis 3: 15
“The “offspring” of the woman was Cain, then all humanity at large, and then Christ and those collectively in Him. The “offspring” of the serpent includes demons and anyone serving his kingdom of darkness, those whose “father” is the devil. (John 8:44). Satan would cripple mankind (you will strike his heel) but the Seed, Christ, would deliver the fatal blow (He will crush your head).”_____Notes from “The Bible Knowledge Commentary” by John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck.
Because of the cross of Christ and His resurrection, the blackness and hopelessness of sin is gone and the promise of redemption in Genesis 3:15 has come.
“But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman,
born under the law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.”
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(This painting is #4 of the series, “Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days” Challenge)
‘Til He Shouts!
The “Promise of the Cross”! Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus!
Yes, Sheila, the Promise was fulfilled at the Cross and contains many, many more blessings and realities to come. Thanks for the comment.
I like to way Jesus put it in John 3:3, “Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again”
That is such a sobering and serious truth from God’s Word. Yet, the gift of eternal life is completely free.