Day 23 - Jesus will crush Satan
Prophesied in Scripture: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 3:15
Fulfilled in Scripture: The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work. 1 John 3:8, and "he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil" Hebrews 2:14
The very first prophecy of Jesus came at the lowest point in human history - the fall of man. Satan had just succeeded in tempting Adam and Eve into sin, thus bringing death into the world. But immediately afterward, God made it very clear that Satan may have won a battle, but he would lose the war. Someone can survive a bruised heel (unless their name is Achilles), but one doesn't recover from a crushed head. Just as the devil thought he won by killing humanity, God let him know that Jesus would save humanity. And he did; on the cross and through his resurrection, Jesus gained the keys to death and hades. Thanks be to our Lord that Christ came and conquered Satan and separation from God!
Waves crashing on the beach in Santa Cruz, CA. I took this photo around sunset in May 2015.
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