And 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. Genesis 3:15
As we enter into the Christmas season, its important to understand why the Incarnation of Christ is crucial to our salvation. God becoming human to die for the sins of the world, to rise again defeating sin, death, and Satan forever. Without the Incarnation of Christ, the atonement for our sins would not be possible. But Jesus Christ took it upon himself, to die for the sins of the world, to reconcile us back to our Heavenly Father
Now as sin entered into the world by Adam and Eve, God already had a redemption plan. Satan was already defeated before he even got started. We see this in the book of Genesis, the prophecy already of the Incarnation of Christ. The word enmity also means hostility. A war was declared between God and Satan, a war for everyone’s soul, as Satan looks to deceive and destroy every human that walks this Earth, while God through Christ is looking to restore and save every soul
Who is “Her Seed”? This is a reference to the Incarnation of Christ. The Apostle Paul says this “Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.” (Galatians 3:16) The prophecy references One Seed, who is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only one who can defeat Satan and save your from your sins
Christ will bruise or crush your head and Satan will bruise or strike Christ heel. The head of Satan is his temporary Kingdom, as Paul says “The god (Satan) of this world”(2 Corinthians 4:4) Satan has a temporary Kingdom on this world, which he deceives and destroys many souls. However Christ will crush and destroy this Kingdom, which he has already accomplished on the cross
Satan will bruise the heel, Satan will persecute and sometimes even kill Born Again believers of Christ, however Satan will never be able to take their souls, as Jesus said “You will not be hurt by the second death” (Revelation 2:11) Jesus also said “Don’t fear the One who can kill the body, fear The One who can destroy both the body and soul in Hell” (Matthew 10:28)
And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. Romans 16:20 (NKJV)
Paul is obviously referencing the prophecy of Genesis 3:15, Satan’s Kingdom and time is coming to an end, Christ has already overcome the world (John 16:33) Let’s rejoice as the angels did when Jesus Christ came to Earth, because Christ is our victory! Amen!