“The Punishment of All Three”
Gen 3:14-15 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go*1, and dust shalt thou eat*2 all the days of thy life:
Explanations from above verse: *1 upon thy belly shalt thou go = A Hebraism (figure of speech) for utter defeat as in Ps 72:9 & Isa 49:23. *2 dust shalt thou eat = A Hebraism (figure of speech) meaning an ultimate term of degradation, as in Ps 44:25.
Now the next verse is where “the rubber meets the road” as far as what really happened between the serpent and Eve. This verse will also show us the first mention of the promise of the Messiah Jesus Christ. This verse also contains the first prophecy in the Bible:
15 And I will put enmity*1 between thee and the woman*2, and between thy seed and her seed*3; it*4shall bruise thy head*5, and thou*6shalt bruise his heel*7.
Explanations from above verse: *1 enmity = Hebrew word #342 ‘eybah (ay-baw’); from 340; hostility: a primitive root; to hate (as one of an opposite tribe or party); hence to be hostile. *2 between thee and the woman = Not enmity between a garden snake and a woman, that doesn’t even make sense! But enmity between the offspring of the serpent (satan) and the offspring of the woman (Eve, through Adam, and thus of God). *3 between thy seed and her seed = seed: Hebrew word #2233 zera`- seed, sowing, offspring, a sowing, seed, semen virile, offspring, descendants, posterity, children. From #2232:to become pregnant, to be made pregnant. *4 it = Jesus Christ. *5 bruise thy head = Jesus destroying satan. *6 thou = Satan. *7 bruise his heel = Satan causing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Jesus’ heels were bruised when He was nailed to the cross. The offspring and descendants of the serpent (satan) are called Kenites (which means sons of Cain; whom was the first murderer). These Kenites multiplied, and in the process of time four-thousand years later, went on to infiltrate the Hebrew peoples and distort the Hebrew religion of the Old Testament founding the religion of Judaism. It must be pointed out that all Hebrew peoples are not Jews! The term “Jew” is a religious moniker not a national identity as supposed.
It was them that forced the hand of Pontius Pilate and the Roman Government into crucifying Jesus Christ. It was the Kenites who had slipped into the tribe of Judah (one of the twelve tribes of Israel) that were in the crowd yelling: “Crucify him, Crucify him” [Lk 23:21] thus fulfilling this prophecy. In other words, it was not all Jews that caused Christ to be crucified as commonly taught; but the evil seed (Kenites, the sons of Cain, the offspring of the serpent; satan) who had mixed in accomplishing it. Contrary to what is commonly taught in the sorry churches of today, Pontius Pilate did not want to crucify Christ, in fact he tried to talk them out of it more than once:
20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.
21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. (KJV)
Jesus Christ will indeed bruise the head of the serpent (satan). And thus fulfill the prophecy that is written of Him:
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. (KJV)
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (KJV)
In [Gen 3:15] above, you have in the statement: “Enmity Between thy seed and her seed” the first great prophecy of the Bible. Eve was the great great great. . . great ancestor of the Messiah Jesus Christ, by birth to birth . . . (We will document that at the end of this study with the genealogy chart of Jesus Christ, from God, through Adam, through Eve who was taken from Adam, . . . all the way to the virgin Mother Mary and then Jesus Christ through birth by virgin birth between Mary and God).
Jesus is the “her seed” referred to here. Satan and his offspring are the “thy seed” referred to. The serpent’s progeny, his offspring, will be cast into the lake of fire after judgment day. Satan, in the role of antichrist will also be destroyed at that time, as well as all the roles that satan has played since the beginning of time, just like the burying of a copyrighted actor, all his roles go with him.
In other words, from this first prophecy you have the entire plan of God. The battle between good and evil has already been won by God. All that remains is for each of us; each individual soul that has ever lived, or will ever live, must make their own choice as to whether they will follow God into the eternal Heaven, or follow satan into the eternal perishment of the lake of fire, the abyss (Hell).
Those are the only two choices, there is no special place set aside for those who call themselves: Agnostics, Atheists, Heathen, Non-believers, “Mr. Or Ms. I don’t have time for God,” or “Mr. Or Ms. I don’t give a care,”. . . These are all just fancy titles and descriptions for the same lot that will accompany satan into the pit, into the abyss, the lake of fire if they don’t repent and worship Almighty God and his only begotten Son Jesus Christ, before that great and final Day of Judgment. This is scripture, it is written, it is the second death, and it is the death of a soul [Rev 20:10-15]. OK, now back to our study in the book of Genesis:
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