The Seed That Cannot Die
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In Genesis God promised Eve a seed,
ďAnd I will put enmity between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heelĒ Gen:3:15 (KJV)
This verse was dealing with the birth of the promised Seed which is Jesus.
Matthew Henry Commentary says
15. thy seed--not only evil spirits, but wicked men.
seed of the woman--the Messiah, or His Church
I will put enmity between thee and the woman--God can only be said to do so by leaving "the serpent and his seed to the influence of their own corruption; and by those measures which, pursued for the salvation of men, fill Satan and his angels with envy and rage."
thou shalt bruise his heel--The serpent wounds the heel that crushes him; and so Satan would be permitted to afflict the humanity of Christ and bring suffering and persecution on His people.
it shall bruise thy head--The serpent's poison is lodged in its head; and a bruise on that part is fatal. Thus, fatal shall be the stroke which Satan shall receive from Christ, though it is probable he did not at first understand the nature and extent of his doom.
And Christ's sufferings are continued in the sufferings of the saints for his name. The devil tempts them, persecutes and slays them; and so bruises the heel of Christ, who is afflicted in their afflictions. But while the heel is bruised on earth, the Head is in heaven. 3. His victory over Satan thereby. Christ baffled Satan's temptations, rescued souls out of his hands. By his death he gave a fatal blow to the devil's kingdom, a wound to the head of this serpent that cannot be healed. As the gospel gains ground, Satan falls.
Eve conceived what she thought was going to be the seed which turned out to be Cain who was evil. Then she produced Able who ended up dead.
Cain killed Abel in a fit of jealousy. Can you imagine how she felt? The promise that she would have seed seemed impossible. She was supposed to be the mother of all living. But her seed was dead.
One son was on the Lam and the other was dead. I am sure she wondered, if the promise did not come because of her part in the Garden.
There are times in our lives when all hell breaks loose, and we donít see the promises of God being made manifest. And we question is the promise delayed because of my past?
I stopped by to tell you that no matter what you are going through:
Your children could be acting crazy. You could have lost a love one. Your health or the health of someone you know may be at risk. Your marriage may be over or is in serious trouble. Your job situation or business is not in the best shape. Your finances may be affected. Your friends might have left you. Your ministry is not advancing like you wanted it to or it is in trouble.
You could be in a situation and you donít know how you got there. But God who is Sovereign knows and sees all! He will bring to past what He has decreed!
ďAnd Adam knew His wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel whom Cain slewĒ Genesis 4:25 (KJV)
Godís plan was not aborted when Cain killed Abel. And His plan for your life has not been aborted either.
This doesnít stop the evil one from trying to delay the fulfillment of what God has said about your life.
However he canít stop it!!!!!!!
The name Seth means substituted.
It may not come like how you thought it would, or through the person you thought it would. Eve realized that if God made a promise to bless someone, He will find a way! Even if it means appointing a substitute.
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Candace, this is a very good article. Thanks for sharing.