The First Salvation Promise in the Bible (1 of 5) by Stan Coffey
This content is part of a series.The First Salvation Promise in the Bible (1 of 5)
Series: New Beginnings
I. A MIGHTY STRUGGLE IS PROMISED
II. A MIRACULOUS SAVIOUR IS PROMISED
III. A MISTERIOUS SUFFERIN IS PROMISED
Today we begin a brand new series entitled, NEW BEGINNINGS. These five messages will come from the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible. The book of Genesis is a book of firsts. The earth was first created, then man. The first marriage took place as God joined Adam and Eve together in Holy Matrimony. But sadly, in this Book of “firsts” the first sin occurred, the first murder was committed, and the first promise of a Savior is given. Someone has well said that God hung the keys to understanding the Bible at the front door. If we can by faith understand Genesis we can understand all The Bible. The verse we are considering today is difficult for some to understand, but it is of vital importance. In this one verse the mystery of sin, Satan and salvation are found.
Genesis 3:15 "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."
The word enmity means warfare. Who is he speaking to, the serpent, Satan. This is after the fall of man, after Adam and Eve have eaten of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. They have disobeyed God. And now God is pronouncing judgment. He is pronouncing judgment upon them and here he is pronouncing judgment on Satan. And he says to Satan I am going to put warfare between you Satan and the woman, that is Eve. Between your seed Satan, between thy seed Satan and her seed, that is the seed of Eve. It will bruise the head of Satan. This is very interesting prophecy.
The context is Adam and Eve had sinned against God and of course what had happened was when Satan came into the Garden, he first got Adam and Eve to doubt the Word of God. In Genesis 3 he said to them, "yea hath God said", he disputes the Word of God. In verse 1 of chapter 3 it says, "...And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" So here he puts doubt over God's Word. He is still doing the same thing today. Satan has no new tricks. He has no new tactics. He is still doing the same thing today. Trying to put doubt in people's minds about God's Word.
And then Satan moved from doubting God, from getting them to doubt God's Word to denial of God's Word. In verse 4 it says, "And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:" She said, yes, God said to us that we should not eat of this fruit of this tree and if we eat of it we will surely die. Satan then flatly denies God's Word and says, you will not surely die. He contradicts the Word of God. And so many people today buy in to this lie. They say there is no heaven, there is no hell, there is no God, and there is no judgment. When a man dies he d ...
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