Saturday, October 17, 2009
Genesis 3:14-15. The First Curse and The First Prophesy
"And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 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."
There is a point when G-d will turn completely away from you and refuse any reconciliation. Satan, the serpent, has now reached that point. First, Pride and disobedience rose up in Satan and then he lead a rebellion against G-d. I firmly believe that up to this point in time, that G-d would have forgiven his prodigal son. However, Satan had shown a propensity to continue to sin and drag as many others as he can with him, basically a total disregard of G-d and his ways. As a side note, the same can be said about our relationship with G-d.
Can we sin so much that it is beyond G-d to forgive us? No. Is there a point where we can show a total disregard of G-d and his ways and be shunned by G-d? Yes. The Scriptures clearly point this out. This is why I started this ministry, to break down the walls of ungodly traditional teaching and get back to the basic truth of G-d. Let me finish this thought by saying that you and I have no clear idea where G-d will draw that line. Therefore, it would benefit us greatly to continually and truthfully evaluate ourselves according to the Scriptures and turn our back on traditional paganistic thought.
Here in this verse, G-d has had enough and cursed Satan. From that point on, there was no redemption for Satan. He was cursed and G-d turned his back on him. At the risk of repeating myself, we cannot let ourselves get to that point. Turn away from Satan and his ways and turn to G-d and Salvation through his perfect sacrifice, Yeshua.
Amongst this curse, we find the first prophecy of G-ds Word. A prophesy of a battle between the seed of those who seek redemption and those who follow Satan. Even here we find a oddity. In Judaism, all seed is through the father of the family. However, here we find that the seed of our redemption will be through the woman. This is a dual prophesy. First the battle between the followers of Satan and of G-d second that our salvation will come through the woman. The only way the seed can be passed through the woman is by a virgin birth. This was reiterated in Isaiah 7:12.
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
This is a prophesy of the virgin birth of our Messiah, Yeshua.
Also, through the years, Adam has been the fall-guy, no pun intended. But as we have seen, it was through Eve and Satan that sin entered into this world. Adam, who represented what the future Messiah would do, entered freely into sin on the behalf of his bride. This can be seen in the following verses. The only verses within the Bible that references Adam and the first sin. I challenge you to prove otherwise.
"And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."
1 Timothy 2:14
"Nevertheless death reigned from the time of Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
Notice, "over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression". This is a reference to those seek salvation through the likeness of Adams (The Messiahs)transgression (entering freely into sin for the salvation of others). This verse says that death will reign over all people, even those who seek Adams (The Messiahs) method of salvation. This is physical death not spiritual death. We are appointed once to die a physical death. However, through the similitude of Adam, the Messiahs death on the altar of G-d, we have spiritual immortality. Hallelujah.
This is what the scriptures teach. However, and unfortunately, most traditional christian thought has taught otherwise. I wonder why.
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