Genesis 3:14 The LORD God said to theserpent, “Because you have donethis, cursed are you above alllivestock and above all beasts of thefield; on your belly you shall go, anddust you shall eat all the days of yourlife. 15 I will put enmity between youand the woman, and between youroffspring and her offspring; he shallbruise your head, and you shallbruise his heel.”
The Light of HopeBegan in the Shadows of JudgmentThe Deceptive SerpentThe Shame of SinThe Broken FellowshipThe Painful Curse
The Curse…cursed are you above all livestock andabove all beasts of the field; on yourbelly you shall go, and dust you shalleat all the days of your life.”1. The Animal is Cursed- Crawling was Humility- Crawling was an Physical Sign of Spiritual Defeat- Crawling was Eternal
Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lambshall graze together; the lion shall eatstraw like the ox, and dust shall bethe serpent’s food. They shall nothurt or destroy in all my holymountain,” says the LORD.
The Curse“I will put enmity between you andthe woman, and between youroffspring and her offspring…”2. The Evil One – is Cursed Enmity = hostility between woman and evil one. Word used about moral beings, not between man and animal kingdom. Battle motivates the evil one.
The Curse“I will put enmity between you andthe woman, and between youroffspring and her offspring…”2. The Evil One is Cursed Offspring = both plural and singular. Mankind, but specifically an individual in the future.
ProtevangeliumThe First Gospel of Hope15…he shall bruise your head, andyou shall bruise his heel.”A Battle with the Evil One- Offspring becomes singular- Offspring of woman attacks evil one not his followers
ProtevangeliumThe First Gospel of Hope15…he shall bruise your head, andyou shall bruise his heel.”The Battle is FatalBruise = Strike, Batter or Crush- The Battle is Fatal- The Evil One is Mortally Wounded- The Woman’s Offspring is Killed
Promised OffspringHebrews 2:14 Since therefore thechildren share in flesh and blood, hehimself likewise partook of the samethings, that through death he mightdestroy the one who has the powerof death, that is, the devil, 15 anddeliver all those who through fear ofdeath were subject to lifelongslavery.
Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD said toAbram, “Go from your country andyour kindred and your father’s houseto the land that I will show you. 2 AndI will make of you a great nation, and Iwill bless you and make your namegreat, so that you will be a blessing.3 I will bless those who bless you, andhim who dishonors you I will curse,and in you all the families of the earthshall be blessed.”
Genesis 17:6 I will make youexceedingly fruitful, and I will makeyou into nations, and kings shallcome from you. 7 And I will establishmy covenant between me and youand your offspring after youthroughout their generations for aneverlasting covenant, to be God toyou and to your offspring after you.
Genesis 22:17 I will surely bless you,and I will surely multiply youroffspring as the stars of heaven andas the sand that is on the seashore.And your offspring shall possess thegate of his enemies, 18 and in youroffspring shall all the nations of theearth be blessed, because you haveobeyed my voice.”
A King – A StarNumbers 24:17 I see him, but notnow; I behold him, but not near: astar shall come out of Jacob, and ascepter shall rise out of Israel; it shallcrush the forehead of Moab andbreak down all the sons of Sheth.
Genesis 49:10The scepter shall notdepart from Judah, nor the ruler’s stafffrom between his feet, until tributecomes to him; and to him shall be theobedience of the peoples.
House of David2 Samuel 7:12 When your days are fulfilled andyou lie down with your fathers, I will raise upyour offspring after you, who shall come fromyour body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 Heshall build a house for my name, and I willestablish the throne of his kingdom forever… 16And your house and your kingdom shall be madesure forever before me. Your throne shall beestablished forever.’ ”
Isaiah 7:13 And he said, “Hear then, Ohouse of David! Is it too little for youto weary men, that you weary myGod also? 14 Therefore the Lordhimself will give you a sign. Behold,the virgin shall conceive and bear ason, and shall call his nameImmanuel.
Matthew 1:20 b “Joseph, son of David, donot fear to take Mary as your wife, forthat which is conceived in her is from theHoly Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, andyou shall call his name Jesus, for He willsave his people from their sins.” 22 Allthis took place to fulfill what the Lordhad spoken by the prophet: 23 “Behold,the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,and they shall call his name Immanuel”(which means, God with us).
A VictoryRomans 16:20 The God of peace willsoon crush Satan under your feet.The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ bewith you.
Hebrews 2:14 Since therefore thechildren share in flesh and blood, HeHimself likewise partook of the samethings, that through death he mightdestroy the one who has the powerof death, that is, the devil, 15 anddeliver all those who through fear ofdeath were subject to lifelongslavery.
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was throwndown, that ancient serpent, who is called thedevil and Satan, the deceiver of the wholeworld—he was thrown down to the earth, andhis angels were thrown down with him. 10 And Iheard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now thesalvation and the power and the kingdom of ourGod and the authority of his Christ have come,for the accuser of our brothers has been throwndown, who accuses them day and night beforeour God.
Bright Morning StarRevelation 22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent myangel to testify to you about these thingsfor the churches. I am the root and thedescendant of David, the bright morningstar.”