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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.

This is the prophetic promise to Adam and his descendants that God would provide one born of a woman who would undo the consequences of the serpent’s deception of Eve.

The serpent becomes the representation of the proclivity to sin within mankind. Descendants of Adam are unable to overcome sin in themselves and sin brings death.

Here is the promise that God would father a son of the woman who would overcome sin in himself.

In the process the son would be ‘bruised in the heel,’ — a temporary wounding — in the event, sinful men put him to death, but death was temporary because he had not sinned. God raised him from the dead to eternal life.

Sin would receive a wound in the head — a permanent, fatal wounding, firstly in the son himself and then, by his sacrifice, remission of sin would be granted as a free gift to all who believed God’s promise and lived faithful lives.

This promise gave Adam’s descendants a reason to live faithful lives in hope. The promised son was manifested in Jesus Christ, conceived in the virgin Mary by the power of God.

Those who live after Christ was manifested can see how the promise in Genesis 3:15 was fulfilled.

By believing and obeying the gospel preached by Jesus and his apostles we can receive eternal benefit of the victory over the consequences of the serpent’s deception won by the offspring of the woman.

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God bless,