For Advent this year, I want to reflect on the Old Testament verses that prophesied the coming of Jesus.
Today, we’ll start in the beginning – Genesis 3:15. This is God’s proclamation to the serpent after Adam and Eve sinned. It’s the very first reference to Jesus.
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
I never really thought much about this verse before, but when since we learned it’s significance when we studied Genesis, I feel like it comes up all the time. Not only does it prophesy that Jesus will come as a man, but it addresses Jesus’ ultimate defeat of Satan. It also references the fact that Satan will get a good shot in and bruise Jesus (Jesus will suffer and die), but of course, Satan will be crushed.