Messianic Prophecy Number 3: Gen 3.15 – The Seed of the Woman

Gen 3.15 – The Seed of the Woman

The Lord God said to the serpent after he deceived Eve, and persuaded her to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, from which God had said not to eat,

“And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
(Gen 3.15)

“The seed of” is always spoken of the male in Scripture. Yet, the first time that terminology was ever used, it did not refer to the male, but to the female, the woman, and what came from her would bruise, or give a death-blow to the seed of the serpent.

Therefore, early on the Bible indicated that only a woman would be involved in bringing the Messiah into the world, meaning that it would be a virgin birth, a clear sign that deity had entered the world, but not in the conventional, showing Him to be the Creator, for He can alter one’s entrance into the world, including His own, if He so desires.

Matthew showed the mother of Jesus of Nazareth as a virgin,

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit'” (Matt 1.18–20).

Luke wrote,

“Then Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I do not know a man?’ And the angel answered and said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God'” (Luke 1.34, 35).

Jesus is the Messiah!

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