Crushing the Serpent’s Head: The Meaning of Genesis 3:15
We see a similar picture in Judges 9: Notice that it did not name the woman in Judges 9: The story of Judith is again another victory won for Israel by a woman, another type of Mary. In the Gospel of John we see the fulfillment of these types in Mary. Jael, the certain woman of Judges 9: The Jews knowing the Scriptures would have remembered these women! Remember that Eve is not named until after the Fall Gen. Notice that the bride and groom are not mentioned at the wedding feast of Cana rather Jesus and Mary are mentioned by name. You are commenting using your WordPress.
The kings who followed David did not offer much assurance, for many of these kings were wicked men, who led the Israelites into idolatry and other sin. Things went well when good kings reigned, but they went badly when wicked kings ruled, and the wicked kings outnumbered the good ones. There were never again to be reunited in the history of Israel.
To help keep Israel and her kings walking as God commanded, God sent prophets to the nation and, after the division, to both kingdoms, Israel and Judah , to remind them of His law, and of what it meant.
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They also spoke of a future day of restoration, when God would first chasten His people and bring them to repentance and faith, and judge the nations and peoples of the earth. These prophets were not received with open hearts and open arms. They were persistently rejected, persecuted, and all to often put to death. Israel did not wish to hear what God had to say. The whole of the Old Testament can be summed up by saying that men were persistently messing up what God had provided. It became more and more forcefully clear that if salvation was going to come, if Satan were to be defeated and if sin were to be overcome and eradicated, it would not be by men, or by their efforts.
Things only got worse. When we look at all of the different epochs or stages in the history of man and in the history of Israel, there are several consistent features which appear in every age.
Let us conclude by focusing our attention on them:. The one thing which the Old Testament made absolutely clear was the sinfulness of men--all men--and thus the impossibility of overthrowing sin and Satan by an mere man. The law did not remedy the problem of sin, but merely restrained and removed sinners.
And sin was such that the Law sometimes was perverted to become an excuse, even a mandate, for sin. This becomes very clear when the teachings and practices of the scribes and Pharisees, which they thought were based on the law, became their excuse for sin, and even for the rejection and crucifixion of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed.
The sinfulness of men--consciously or unconsciously opposing or resisting the coming of the promised Savior. The promised seed came in a way which completely fulfilled all the promises, but in a way that we never expected. A merging--of the two comings. The first coming was never separated, in prophecy, in fulfillment, or in response to His birth.
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A contrast, between first and second comings. First coming, Jesus seems vulnerable, and He is gentle, approachable by sinners, not condemning. Second coming in splendour, power, and unapproachable. Comes to judge, to overtake enemies, and to reign. We tend to focus on the commencement the birth of Messiah , rather than on the consummation second coming.
Is this the way the Old and New Testament writers saw it?
Both the prophecies of the Bible, and the accounts of recognition and response to Jesus point to the emphasis on His ultimate destiny and work. How many biographies spend a great deal of time focusing in on the birth of great men? No, but they rather focus in on the great work of these men. And so with the New Testament.
How much do the apostles make of the birth of Jesus? Are we ever commanded to commemorate His birth? We focus on the first coming of the Christ because it is warm and fuzzy, reassuring and comforting. I have included some interesting notes at the bottom of each section PLUS some brief audio commentary by Shahar from Jerusalem, Israel. In the below section Shahar reads the prophecy in Hebrew and then elaborates on it according to the original language.
I highly recommend downloading each MP3 file and adding it to your phone or tablet, and then listening to each one carefully. Right click on MP3 and choose "save target as". The Seed of the Woman - Genesis 3: The Seed of Abraham - Genesis The Tribe of Judah - Genesis The Star of Jacob - Numbers A Prophet Like Moses - Deuteronomy The Son of God - Psalm 2: Resurrected from the Dead - Psalm
- Messiah will be the Seed of the Woman - Gen Messianic Prophecy (Bible History Online).
- Crushing the Serpent's Head: The Meaning of Genesis : Christian Courier.
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