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Between Your Seed and Her Seed

December 13, 2014

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Post 2012 12 22 Nativity

Between Your Seed  and Her Seed

In His word,  God wants us  to pay careful attention  to seemingly  small details.     Why?     So that we can be  most assured  that all  of God’s word,  the Bible,  is truth  and we can trust it  to the uttermost.     One detail  we should pay attention to  this Christmas,  and every time  we think  of the Savior,  is that God  specifically prophesied  that the Savior  would be born  from the woman’s  (Eve’s) seed  —  not the man’s  (Adam’s) seed.     This prophecy  is found  in Genesis 3:15,  when God cursed  the serpent  for tempting Eve  to disobey.     God said,

And I will  put enmity
Between you  and the woman,
And between your seed  and her seed;
He shall crush you  on the head,
And you shall bruise him  on the heel.

To be crushed  on the head  is a death-blow,  so the Savior  will destroy Satan  and all those  who do evil  as Satan did  —  tempting people  to not trust  in the LORD.     Satan bruised Jesus insignificantly  by having Him suffer  and die  on the cross.     But,  Jesus rose  from the dead,  and is King  over all  forever,  so Satan’s attempts  to hurt  the Lord  had no lasting effect,  just as this prophecy  indicates.

When we read  about the birth  of Jesus  in Matthew 1:18-25  and Luke 1:26-2:20,  we see  how the writers  of the gospels  pointed out  that Jesus  was a result  of the Holy Spirit  overshadowing  the virgin Mary.     Joseph  was descended  from the line  of David,  but he did not father  the Lord Jesus.     Because Jesus was  the incarnation  by the Holy Spirit,  He was true God  and true man  —  from the woman’s seed only.     What a mystery  —  and it was prophesied  from the very beginning,  in the Garden  of Eden.

Mary  was also descended  from the line  of David,  which fulfilled other prophecies  of the Savior.     Because  of that,  she was descended  from royalty.      Nevertheless,  she lived  in humble poverty,  while fulfilling prophecy.

Another detail  God presents  to us  is the prophecy  in Isaiah 7:14,  saying,

Behold,  a virgin  will be  with child  and bear a son,  and she will call His name  Immanuel.

Mary  and Joseph knew  that Jesus truly was  Immanuel  —  God with us.     It’s seeing detail  upon detail  in prophecy  —  all being fulfilled  in Jesus Christ  —  that is supposed  to serve  to strengthen us  in God’s truth.     If we don’t bother  to look  at these detailed signs,  our faith  will be weak  during the times  we need  to be trusting our Lord,  as we face  all sorts  of troubles  in this world.     We can be most assured  of facing troubles throughout  our lives,  so it’s only sensible  to check  into God’s details,  so we can have  the confidence  we will surely  be needing.

As we discover  all sorts  of treasures  in the details  of God’s word,  we will be able  to honestly rejoice  in our Lord  this Christmas,  and all our lives,  saying,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  Your power  to save  in Christ Jesus  is eternal,  just as You promised.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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