“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.”
Immediately after the sin and fall of Adam and Eve came God’s great announcement. He would save sinners through a descendant of the very person by whom sin had entered into the world. And as sin had entered through Eve – with Adam looking on – so salvation would enter through another woman – with her husband looking on.
With this prophecy God also made it clear that He had established a reciprocal enmity between Eve’s descendants and principalities and powers of evil. There can therefore never be any question of a compromise or acceptable relationship with evil. And although this feud would be relentless it would only last for a certain period. For the time would come when the prophesied Saviour would fully and finally crush the head of the ‘serpent’ and destroy him forever.
Now that God, through the death and resurrection and ascension of Christ has ‘placed all things under His feet’ (Ephesians 1:22) we can look forward with confidence to the final destruction of all that is evil.
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet” (Romans 16:20)
All the evil that we see and sense around us and even within us will not exist forever. There will come a time when it will be extinguished and its influence disappear. This would be established through the One who was to be born of a woman who was a descendant of the first woman herself.
Have I confidence in God’s plan –because I have confidence in God?
God’s word will achieve its purpose – His Word will achieve His purpose.
Lord God You have promised us a full and eternal deliverance from evil. Even now Father deliver us from evil – the evil around us and the evil which attacks us individually. In Jesus Name. Amen.