There are two pictures in the Old testament of the coming Messiah. One a conquering King…the other, mostly overlooked…a suffering servant ( Isaiah 53). Jesus came as the servant to suffer and die for the sin of the whole world. And He rose from the dead.
My husband asked me: “Do you know why Jesus rose from the dead?” Ok, I’ll play along… “No, why?” “Because the wages of sin is death and Jesus never sinned, so death couldn’t hold him”……wow….. just wow.
God Gives Adam a Glimpse of His Plan
God pronounced the curse on mankind for their disobedience. But before He pronounced the curse…He gave them hope. He gave us another significant picture of something to come in the future…speaking to satan, God said:
” I will put enmity between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will bruise his heel.”
It is significant that God spoke of satan’s seed…..and Eve’s seed. The first indication of a virgin birth. All other places in the Bible, offspring, are referred to as the seed of man. But THIS particular seed will be the seed of Woman. Eve’s seed, the seed of woman, will redeem the world of sin. And then God pronounced the curse and they were banished from the garden.
I heard a well known preacher say he didn’t think Adam and Eve were saved. Well, I respectfully disagree. I’ll tell you why next week.