FORETOLD and FULFILLED: the seed of the woman

FORETOLD through the prophet Moses in the book of Genesis …

The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life; And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”  Genesis 3:14-15 (NASB)

I find the above extremely insightful because:

  • One, this is one of the earliest prophecies found in the Bible
  • Two, these two verses reveal so much of the battle to come between the prince of the world and the King of kings
  • Three, unlike the majority of Scripture, the seed is attributed to the woman … not the man

In case you are curious as to how I arrived at the 1,400 years in the following FULFILLED statement, let me explain.  Moses is considered to be the author of Genesis (as well as Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus and Deuteronomy).  And while we can’t pinpoint exactly where during his lifetime he recorded Genesis, we do know that Moses dies approximated 1,400 years before the birth of Jesus.  Therefore …

FULFILLED IN Christ Jesus approximately 1,400 years later …

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.  Galatians 4:4-5 (NASB)

Oh heavenly Father, we praise and worship You that You gave your Son for our redemption, salvation and adoption!

Bernie

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About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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