There are Three Mountain Peaks of Prophecy in God’s Word of Messiah Jesus.
1 - The Seed of the woman
2 - The Seed of Abraham
3 - The Seed of David
The Seed, singular (not seeds).
The Seed of the Woman
Although sin had plunged mankind into darkness, without hope, yet God gave to our first parents (Adam and Eve), a word of hope, a deliverer. This prophecy is found in Genesis 3:15, God addressed the serpent, “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 promised Seed of the woman would deliverer them from the realm of darkness into light. How interesting that sin entered the world through the woman and by the grace of God, the promised Deliverer, Jesus, would be born of a woman. Galatians 4:4, “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman...”. Jesus was born of a woman (not the man), that Seed was planted in Mary of the Holy Ghost - Matthew 1:20-21. “the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
Jesus called Himself “the Son of Man” simply meaning, He identified Himself with man, becoming flesh and bone. Philippians 2:6-8, “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”
In Genesis 3:21, God made coats of skins and clothed Adam and Eve. An animal had to be slain. God was showing them, a sacrifice of blood had to be made to cover their sin and give them a right standing before God. As the seed of the woman, Christ came down taking the form of a man representing the human race. He was to bruise the serpent’s head and it (the Serpent) shall bruise His heal. The serpent is representative of all that Lucifer is, of all that’s evil when he yielded to Satan.
Christ became the yielded One to His Father. What is meant by Christ bruising the serpents head? He bruised the headship of Satan. Hebrews 2:14-15, “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; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Jesus defeated Satan with his own weapon, death. Through His death He destroyed the one who controlled death. Romans 6:23, “the wages of sin is death.” By faith in Jesus’ finished work of redemption we need not fear death any more.
This is a provisional fact of what God has done in supplying salvation for fallen, sinful man. It is steadfast and cannot be changed. It becomes practical and real unto us individually when we appropriate the provision of God by believing on Jesus unto salvation. Romans 3:22, “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe…”.
What does the statement mean “it shall bruise His (Christ’s) heal”? Jesus heal was bruised upon the Cross when He died. It would seem that Satan had his way, but he only bruised Christ’s heal. For Satan was really defeated there, his head was wounded. Jesus was made sin and died for our sin. II Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
This essential mountain peak of prophecy is the first stepping stone. For only in the seed of the woman is there any help for us at all. Romans 8:3-4, “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
Next issue: The Seed of Abraham