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God’s Plan For Man Reinstated:
“15 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 KJV. After Satan had deceived Adam and Eve to disobey God, which ultimately led to what we know as the fall of the human race into sin, God was not left without a solution. When man fell, Satan became the new ruler of the earth realm. In blog 9 I had discussed that according to God’s law, spirit beings need a body to function legally here on earth. That is why Satan had to hijack the body of a serpent to be legally allowed to conduct his business here on earth. Jesus also had put on a human body in the womb of the Virgin Mary in order to be legally regarded as Son of Man.
So, what was on Satan’s agenda when he deceitfully assumed Adam’s position of the earth ruler-ship? Jesus described him as a thief, who “…cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” John 10:10. Jesus further referred to Satan as follows, “…He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44. In the book of Revelation chapter 12 verse 12, John, the writer of the book of Revelation, equates Satan’s agenda when he fell from from heaven with great wrath towards mankind; “12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” So, God glanced across the corridors of time and history and saw the unrestricted work of Satan on the human race, and crafted an immediate solution to curtail his work and influence on the human race, the Seed of a Woman (Jesus, the second Adam- man of dust- I Corinthians 15:45 ). In the Apostle Paul’s first letter to Timothy, he reavels that just as humanity fell into sin as a result of Eve being deceived, likewise humanity will be availed a way of salvation through the birth of the child by a woman, “13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve, 14 and it was not Adam who was deceived. It was the woman who was deceived and became disobedient, 15 even though she will be saved through the birth of the Child, if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, along with good judgment.” I Timothy 2:13-15. It is written of Christ when He was born, “11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11.
In the Old Testament, prototypes of the seed of the woman, temporarily relieved man of the immediate effects of sin. When Adam and Eve sinned, leaves from trees could not constitute a viable covering for their nakedness (Genesis 3:7). A lamb had to be killed in order for God to cover their nakedness with a garment made out of a skin (Genesis 3:21). When Abraham was about to sacrifice his only son Isaac, God provided a lamb which saved Isaac’s life and was sacrificed in lieu of Isaac (Genesis 22:13). According to God’s word, there is nothing else on earth, (thanks to the efforts of modern psychiatry and psychology) that has the ability to cleanse humanity of the inherent sin save the blood of the lamb, “22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” Hebrews 9:22. Prostitute Rehab was saved with her household when the city of Jericho was destroyed, by simply abiding by the angel’s instructions to her to put a scarlet (red) cord in her window (Joshua 2:21). The Children of Israel were passed over in Egypt, when the death angel went through Egypt killing all firstborns. Why did the death angel pass over the Israelite’s dwellings? Because they had heeded God’s instructions to kill a lamb and put its blood on the door posts of their dwellings (Exodus 12:3). When Jesus was arrested and put in prison with a death sentence on him, Barabbas who was a murderer had to be acquitted (Matthew 27:21-22). I hereby submit to you that, Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God has died so that any type of destruction will have to pass over those who believe in Him.
“15 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. The seed of a woman (Jesus) did crush the head of the serpent (Satan) and conversely, Satan did bruise the heel of the seed of the woman (Jesus). Originally I am from Africa where snakes are never pets. Skilled snake killers first look for the head and bruise it. Once the head is bruised the snake is practically dead although the snake’s body can maintain a sort of pinned motion for sometime after the head is bruised. Sorry to those of you who may regard a snake as a pet. I personally don’t and I don’t think that any born again Christian should based the biblical description and representation of the snake. The good news is that the first Adam brought spiritual death and degradation to all mankind, the second Adam (Jesus), came to reverse the effect of the first Adam’s fall. I Corinthians chapter 15, verse 49 states, “49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” You and I can now walk in the image of the second Adam (Jesus). With us bearing the image of the second Adam (Jesus), like Jesus we can also say “I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of the world (Satan) is coming. And he has no claim on Me [no power over Me nor anything that he can use against Me];”AMP
Whyt did Jesus (the second Adam) come? To be continued.
Model Prayer: Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord. I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. Dear Jesus, come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. I am sorry for my sins, and I ask you to forgive me, wash me with your blood, and give me your Holy Spirit to teach and guide me. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
If you believed and prayed the above prayer, you are now a born again child of God.
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Authored by: Pastor Godfrey Twahirwa
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