The serpent was the agent of Satan and God’s redemptive plan for mankind to be restored to Him in grace, truth and mercy was boldly stated in verse 15: “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” Enmity means hostility and hatred. Ask Satan whom he hates more – man or woman? Your answer is in Genesis 3:15. Satan would be defeated by what he perceived to be the weaker vessel – the woman (after all, she didn’t even have a formal name when the conversation took place).
It would ultimately be a woman, a virgin named Mary (Matthew 1:18-25), who would bring forth the “Seed” conceived of the Holy Spirit in childbirth, the son of God, Jesus Christ. Satan would bruise His heel at the cross, but three days later Christ crushed Satan’s head by conquering death, hell and the grave. “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14).
The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem is the only attraction in the world where people will spend money to see nothing, for He has risen! Jesus said, “I have the keys of Hades and of Death” (Revelation 1:18). Satan’s curse was the woman, who would give birth to the Son of God.
Is there no wonder there is so much animosity toward women in the ministry? Every person should closely examine themselves (spiritual discernment) when it comes to such matters. “For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load” (Galatians 6:3-5). Suffice it to say women play a vital role in spreading the good news that Jesus Christ lives (Mark 16:9-11), becoming the firstfruits from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:20).
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NOTE: The preceding excerpt was taken from the book, “God on Climate Change: Worshipping creation instead of the Creator” by Jim Wear (the author of this blog)… available in paperback at Amazon.