- The LORD asks the woman second, to confess,because she was
deceived, and Adam was not
- The woman gets it right, but takes no blame for being
(2 Timothy 3:13)
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
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, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
- No questioning necessary, because the enemy is already
a fallen creature, sinful, evil
- Asking any questions would have brought a lie
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
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.
- The enemy will hate Israel (enmity between thee and the
- The enemy will hate Jesus Christ (enmity between thy seed
and her seed)
- The enemy will suffer a fatal blow at the Cross (it shall
bruise thy head)
- The enemy will attempt to deal a fatal blow to the
Messiah, and fail (thou shalt bruise his heel)
- While it is possible that the serpent thought that he
would win man over to his side and gain his allegiance, it turns out the
opposite result came out of the fall
THE ENEMY WILL HATE ISRAEL (ENMITY BETWEEN THEE AND THE WOMAN)
All throughout Jewish history, in the Bible and after it, the enemy has tried desperately to destroy her:
And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai. In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month,
to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.
If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed:
and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have
the charge of the business, to bring it
into the king's treasuries.
And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it unto Haman the
son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the Jews' enemy.
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the
sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as
soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
As for the Jews, well, I can tell you quite frankly that one way or another we have to put an end to them. The Fuhrer once put it this way: if the combined forces of Judaism should again succeed in unleashing a world war, that would mean the end of the Jews in Europe. ...I urge you: Stand together with me ... on this idea at least: Save your sympathy for the German people alone. Don't waste it on anyone else in the world, ... I would therefore be guided by the basic expectation that they are going to disappear. They have to be gotten rid of. At present I am involved in discussions aimed at having them moved away to the east. In January there is going to be an important meeting in Berlin to discuss this question. I am going to send State Secretary Dr. Buhler to this meeting. It is scheduled to take
place in the offices of the RSHA in the presence of Obergruppenführer
Heydrich. Whatever its outcome, a great Jewish emigration will commence. But what is going to happen
to these Jews? Do you imagine there will be settlement villages for them in the Ostland? In Berlin we were told: Why are you making all this trouble for us? There is nothing we can do with them here in the Ostland or in the Reich Commissariat. Liquidate them yourselves! ... Here are 3.5 million Jews that we can't shoot, we can't poison. But there are some things we can do, and one way or another these measures will successfully lead to a liquidation. They are related to the measures under discussion with the Reich.... Where and how this will all take place will be a matter for offices that we will have to establish and operate here. I will report to you on their operation at the appropriate time.
THE ENEMY WILL HATE JESUS CHRIST (ENMITY BETWEEN THY SEED AND HER SEED)HIS PHYSICAL BODY MUST BE DESTROYED
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. 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. And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
HIS SPIRITUAL BODY MUST BE DESTROYED
And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
THE BRUISING OF THE HEAD OF THE ENEMY
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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.
THOU SHALT BRUISE HIS HEEL
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark,
unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then
she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus
loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre,
and we know not where they have laid him.
Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
(1 Corinthians 15:55)
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
- Pain in childbirth? Here is the reason. Women's physical
issues? It starts here.
- Eternal battle of the spouses in marriage? It starts here.
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
- He hearkened unto his wife instead of God He brought on the
curse to the universe, the
Second Law of Thermodynamics
He was not deceived; Eve was, which is the greater sin-willful defiance not caused by deception
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
- The once lush greenery which was safe, easy to work with
was suddenly going to become modified to be tough, thorny, difficult,
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
- Work will be hard, man will sweat in the heat of the
- Man will henceforth die, with a 100% death rate
- Genesis 2:17 is fulfilled
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
- Mother of all living, meaning she was not born, but
created directly by God's Hand
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
- This was an animal sacrifice, before the command to eat
meats, before the Law was given on sacrifices
- For Adam and Eve to see this and have to wear this would
have been a stark reminder of sin and death and the fall, the curse, the
disobedience, the shame of nakedness, the punishment
And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
- Mankind without God does not on his own know good and
evil, he simply is unaware of it
- This is one of the most merciful thoughts a loving God
could have done, forgotten or not realized by so many