Hey y’all, do you know what the first and greatest prophecy in the Bible is? Who gave this prophecy? And why? Could the dust of the earth be central to it all? Is the Bible all about the serpent in the Garden of Eden?
“Whaaaat in the world are you talking about, Della?” you ask. “Are you crazy?”
Maybe… But, in today’s world, the Bible is always under fire and criticism and doubt as to whether it is truly the word of God. Whether you like it or not, the Bible is the all time best selling book in the world. It is also the most read, most debated, most loved and the most hated too! But what is this book all about? What is at the core of it? Why do we have it here on earth?
Well, to answer that, we must start at the beginning, the Genesis of the Bible. And, of course, with man…mankind.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let him have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.
Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the DUST of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Okay, so most of us are familiar with these scriptures, which are much debated as really happening this way. But I think these scriptures are the main theme to what the Bible, as a whole, is all about. Let me tell you why!
The main theme of the Bible is all about God’s prophecy and promise to the SERPENT!
After he, the serpent, hoodwinked Eve and Adam, he was very pleased with himself. Now the man and woman, whom God loved, owed their allegiance to him, not God. They had taken themselves from under God’s complete authority and placed themselves beneath him, the serpent, aka Satan. He thought they would forever worship him now! Yay! He had bested God! But then…then… Drum roll, please!! God came into the garden and began to sort out each individual’s wrong doing. And He brought punishment and partial judgement to each one, including the serpent, who, by the way, got the worst of it. But he didn’t know it or understand it until much, much, even thousands of years later.
What punishment? Adam would have to work by the sweat of his brow for thousands of generations to come. The serpent snickered. He didn’t care. He was enjoying this. Eve would deliver her children through labor pains now. I see the serpent snickering again. But then, God turned his eyes and attention on the serpent. His punishment was that he would lose his legs and have to slither over the ground and EAT THE DUST OF THE GROUND wherever he went forever! And then God gave the serpent a prophecy and a promise that sent chills of fear into the serpent causing him to be afraid of man forever!
And the Lord God said unto the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and all the beasts of the earth; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Gen. 3:14-15
Then the serpents beautiful legs disappeared and he slithered away, afraid, eating dust now, what the man was created from. For every grain of dust he ate, he was reminded of man, the reason he lost his legs and ate dirt. And he hated mankind for it. As all the snakes slithered around on earth, eating dust, Satan, that old head serpent, tasted all the dust every serpent ate, what man was made from. He was reminded every second of his life that a man would come out of the dust-created woman he hated to crush his head, meaning authority, the authority he thought he had tricked Adam out of in the garden.
From that point, the rest of the Bible was all about God fulfilling that prophecy and promise He gave the serpent! The prophetic dust of that moment has been tormenting Satan ever since as he tastes all the dust every serpent eats and ate for thousands of years as they slither over the earth. It is the bitter dust of the same hatred and resentment he felt towards God for throwing him out of God’s Kingdom of Light. It’s in Satan’s mouth now causing him, Satan, to be tormented, terrified, and more bitter. For thousands of years Satan tried to find and kill that prophetic man, the seed of the woman, before he can crush Satan’s head, and God keep that promise.
So, if you ever wondered why Satan hates you so much; now you know. He has ate dust and dirt for thousands of years. And Satan values himself as too beautiful, important, and majestic to be so low as to have to eat dirt. In his hate and terror, he began looking for that man as men and women began to multiply on the earth. That is why he had Cain kill Able. Able was a righteous man.
“Ah! God considers Able a righteous man. I bet he’s the seed of that woman, Eve, that’s going to try and crush my head. I gotta get him killed.”
No, Able wasn’t the one. Satan peered at David when God had him anointed as the next king of Israel. He had Saul try for years to kill David, as he had Cain kill Able. Nope, King David wasn’t the one. God looked at Moses, he was a special baby. Now Satan was sure Moses was the one. He tried to kill him by trying to murder all the newborn Hebrew babies at that time. But no, Moses wasn’t the one. Enter in Virgin Mary!
The angel Gabriel came from God to Mary with God’s words in his mouth. He greeted her and said, “Hail, Mary, full of grace, fear not, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and will call his name Jesus.”
Mary did not fully understand, but she understood this was an angel from God. At his “words,” God’s words that He had put in Gabriel’s mouth; Mary accepted God’s request. When she did, that substanitive word of God that Gabriel spoke, went into Mary’s womb, and Jesus was conceived by and through that word of God. God, through His word, and Gabriel, reached into Mary’s womb and began to create Jesus, much as He did when He reached His hand down into the dust of the earth and personally created Adam. As the Apostle Paul wrote many times in the Bible that Jesus was the second Adam.
To understand this you have to think like this: A woman’s womb is like the fertile soil of the earth. A man’s sperm is his seed. A man plants his sperm, his seed in the fertile soil of a woman’s womb, to grow in seclusion, just as if you were to push a seed into the soil of the earth. You push it in, cover it up, water it, and in the seclusion of that soil, that seed will germinate and bring forth what the DNA and genetics created in that seed are. You will never plant a squash seed with the DNA and genetics of that squash and get a turnip in return.
God’s word, His seed, just as a regular seed in regular soil, was planted in the fertile soil of young Mary’s womb. It then brought forth the DNA and genetics of that word, which was a man, a son of God, whose name was Jesus. No man’s sperm created Jesus. He was created by the word of God, therefore, he was born the word of God, a storm busting, walking on water, food multiplying, demon busting, healing grace, dominion over the earth with all authority, the same authority Adam lost, “Word of God.” He could not be anything else. He was made in the likeness and image of God, his father, by his Father’s genetics and DNA.
Getting back to the prophecy and promise to the subtile, beautiful, evil serpent in the Garden of Eden; finally he picked the right man to try to kill. But no, Satan could not kill Jesus as a baby. But he would when Jesus was a grown man. Jesus was ready to do his Father’s will at 12 years old. But God knew he would need a stronger body, a grown man’s body, to withstand the punishment that Satan would dish out before and at the cross.
Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed and affected, yet he did not open his mouth. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And like a sheep is silent before his shearers, he did not open his mouth.
Why didn’t Jesus plead for his life? Why didn’t he use all his authority to squash them before they could hurt him and kill him?
Because he know the prophecy and promise God gave to the serpent. The serpent was about to strike Jesus’s, the prophetic seed of the woman, heel. And Jesus knew, with all the power and authority in him, that when Satan did this, he would then, and only then, be able to open his mouth and crush Satan’s head. BAM!!
Satan did not understand this. He believed, as all liars believe their own lies, especially him being the father of lies, that he was about to best God by killing his son, Jesus, before Jesus could crush his head. As always, Satan, filled with terror and bitterness, rushes ahead trying to abort disaster to himself. Satan is evil and cunning, but has no wisdom, and very little understanding. He even aborted his own life in God before God was finished with him. He was in love with himself and all the beautiful attributes that God had lavishly bestowed on him, so he stepped out of his place and purpose because he wasn’t willing to wait on God to finish creating him. Led, of course, by putting his own desires, due to pride, ahead of God’s will and plan for him. Much as many of us are today.
We allow Satan to cause us to abort our life in God, just as he did his, because we want to rush ahead of God thinking we know better than God what our lives should be. Satan is the beginning of our aborted lives. We can’t wait for God to finish us out and learn what he created us for, just as Satan did. And if it doesn’t turn out as we dreamed and anticipated, we turn angry and bitter towards God, blaming Him, just as Satan did and does. Satan points his finger and blames God. Satan will not, and has never, taken responsibility for his actions against God, and Gods plan and purpose for him.
But Jesus accomplished his first purpose here on earth, and did not allow Satan to cause him to abort his life and purpose when Satan tempted him in the wilderness as Jesus fasted and prayed for forty days and nights. It was the beginning of him crushing Satan’s head, his temporary authority over man. Satan did not understand this, if he had he would not have killed the King of Glory!
Jesus did not open his mouth when he was being crucified because he was waiting until he took our sins to hell so we would not have to go there. Then he opened his mouth and spoke in hell!!! You see, Jesus was innocent. Satan was never supposed to take a innocent person to hell. Only guilty people go to hell!
Psalm 24:7-10: Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Jesus, King of Glory, Lord of Hosts went through the gates of hell. And when the gates of hell recognized him and worshiped him, Satan trembled. He knew he had been had! Jesus, the word of God finally spoke in hell and defended himself crying out that he was innocent of trespassing against God. Therefore, Hell could not hold him. He took authority and the keys over death, hell, and the grave. BAM! in your face, Satan. Jesus just crushed your head!
God kept His promise to the serpent, that old devil Satan. That prophecy came true. The seed of the woman, the woman created from Adam’s rib, who was created from the dust, crushed Satan’s head, his authority over man, and all the dominion that God gave Adam and his generations. And Jesus is giving it back to us, his body, his church, all the believers who have confessed their sins and invited Jesus into their hearts. We may not look like much now! But wait until Jesus finishes with us! We WILL be LIKE him!
And in the resurrection, when our bodies and spirits come back together and unite, just as Jesus’s did, we will have an eternal body, like Christ. Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
We will be conformed–become similar in form and type–to what Jesus became when he arose from his borrowed tomb. Jesus himself said this: John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Even though Jesus has crushed Satan’s head, Satan still has to eat that dust, the same dust that every serpent on earth has to eat as they slither around on earth. Oh how he hates it, because now it reminds him of his crushing defeat when he had Jesus, who was innocent of all sins, delivered to the cross to die. He became the King of Glory! He is now king over heaven and the earth; over death, hell and the grave. He is king over Satan. Oh how Satan hates that!
So, wherever you are at right now, give King Jesus a loud clap-praise for dying for us, taking our sins to hell so we don’t ever have to go there, and crushing Satan’s head and giving us all a chance at eternal life, the kind of eternal life God envisioned us all having in the Garden of Eden when he walked and talked with Adam and Eve in love.
I could go on and on. But to GOD BE THE GLORY, FOR GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!!
This was a longer post that I usually write, but I felt it necessary to get in as many points of the Bible truly being the inspired word of God!
As always, if you do not know Jesus as your personal savior, I plead with you to right now confess your sins, repent and invite Jesus into your heart. Because the Bible is truly all about Jesus, the promise of God, and the redemption he brought to us here on earth.
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