Genesis 3:15 Charles E. Whisnant Rivers of Joy Baptist Church Wednesday, December 02, 2009 INTRODUCTION REVIEW: Adam and Eve have been confronted and found guilty. The serpent has been cursed. THE CURSE ON SATAN – THE SUPERNATURAL SPIRIT. Genesis 3:15 is our text. 15And 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. KJV 15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” ESV 15And 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."
nasv This verse is an astounding statement that has some wonderful truths that I hope to open up to you tonight. While those in the Old Testament times didn’t understand completely what was meant in this verse, we who now have the full revelation of scripture understand the meaning of this verse. In Genesis 3:15 theologians have seen here the first glimmer of the gospel. Within the curse of Satan, God cannot restrain Himself from placing in that curse the essence of His grace. WHY DID SATAN THINK HE MIGHT BE SUCCESSFUL WITH ADAM AND EVE AS HE WAS WITH THE ANGELS?
Perhaps part of the explanation is that pride, the worst and most evil of all sins, has blinded Satan to reality. Two Old Testament passages (Isaiah 14:12-15) and Ezekiel 28:11-19) furnish a picture of Satan's original position and the reasons for his loss of that position. They tell of an exalted angelic being, one of God's creatures, who became too proud and ambitious. He determined to take the throne of God for himself. But God removed him from his position of great dignity and honor. As a result of his original status and authority, Satan had great power and dignity. So great is his strength that Michael the archangel viewed him as a foe too powerful to oppose (Jude 9)
THE CURSE IN GENESIS 3:15 PUT THE REVERSE IMMEDIATELY OF WHAT SATAN MUST HAVE ANTICIPATED.
I’m going to make you the enemy of the woman.
You are not going to have your way with that woman.