The Seed of the Woman

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on December 24, 2006
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Genesis 3:15 The great promise declared after the fall which would restore that which was lost is the restoration to God's Kingdom on earth and in heaven. A child born of a woman would destroy the serpent and his influence. "He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel." The head is the most vital, and the heel, the least. The seed of the woman would eventually be Jesus the Messiah. The bruise to the heel relates to the crucifixion, and the bruise to the head refers to the devil, demons, and all evil being thrown into the lake of fire.

Genesis 4:1 Cain is the first seed of the woman; hence, begins the continuous theme of the Bible the war between the seed and the serpent. The devil, time and again, endeavors to destroy anyone he perceives to be the seed of the woman.

Genesis 15:1-5; 17:1-6 Abraham, who is God's covenant man, is not able to have the promised son until he is 100 and Sarah is 90.

Genesis 25:21 "Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren;" and Rebekah had twins Esau and Jacob. The boys contended over the birthright.

Genesis 38:1-ff Jacob had 12 sons. Judah is the one related to the seed of the woman. The children of the Canaanite were evil, probably because they believed in their mother's god. They are skipped in the genealogy of Christ. Without the understanding of the seed of the woman and the struggle with the serpent, this story is very strange.

The record of Ruth is another odd record that is understood when we follow the line of the seed. She is the grandmother of David, who is the great king of Israel and the example of the Messiah. The serpent understood that David was the one, so throughout his life, he is constantly attacked. David's son is Solomon.

Solomon had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned his heart away. With all of these women, he apparently had only one son, Rehoboam.

Matthew 1:1-17 Compare Luke 3:23. Levi is the Father of Joseph. In Matthew "husband" should be translated father. Count the generations (which, as they are listed, add up to 14, 14, and 13 unless Joseph is counted as the father of Mary). Her father and husband both had the same name.

Luke 1:26-38 The angel and Mary

Matthew 1:18-25 The angel and Joseph

Luke 2:1-20 The Savior, Christ our Lord was born

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