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At Prophecy Today Ministries, we believe that the one spoken of in Gen 3:15a is none other than ...
The Seed will have the ability to bruise the head of the serpent. We do not hold this to be poetry but a literal accomplishment. This Seed is the Messiah. The serpent is a powerful fallen angel. His destruction, as depicted in this verse, is speaking of a man-child Who will have the ability to remove satan from humanity's affairs permanently.
The birth place of Messiah Jesus is given in Bethlehem Ephrathah noted by the prophet hundreds of years before Jesus is birthed. Micah also tells us this ruler is from 'everlasting': In other words this One born in Bethlehem is eternal
This is the promise given by God in the first person to humanity and satan that satan will receive a death blow, a blow to the head, while Yeshua (Jesus) is injured but not mortally due to the Messiah's omnipotence and being fully God in the flesh yet fully man.
We cannot depend on our strength in obedience to enter Heaven and escape eternal destruction, but on the strength of God's Holy Spirit indwelling the believer1 to guide, comfort, and work miraculously through us as we follow Christ and speak of Him to others. Only through the Holy Spirit indwelling a person can they be counted worthy of entering Heaven
By His strength, we can call ourselves 'sons of God.' Man must be saved by the finished work of the Cross. Jesus has told us there is no other way to God but by Me. We must understand culture will not save us. Tradition will not save you. Man-made regulations will not save you. No personage other than the Messiah, as we find Him in the Bible and not by our creation, will humanity enter Heaven.
We are saved by a Holy God who cannot tempt us and assures us He is good. Regardless of our circumstances, we know that the God we serve is a just God and will not relent at the unjust acts of men if they do not repent of their ways. Man needs to be saved because the maker of Heaven and Earth is a just and Holy God who must judge sin. Each individual must make a choice. On the conclusion of our choice, we may enter into Heaven or be cast out into outer darkness for all eternity.
Christ, (Messiah) is sinless. He had to be the pure Lamb. The Old Testament speaks of lambs being offered as a sacrifice for sins. The Law points us to the Messiah. He is without sin. That is why we have the miraculous birth of the Messiah as we read in Isaiah. The spotless Lamb, pure in genealogy as required by Torah and noted by the Gospel of Matthew.
There is a redemption of the Body yet to be revealed. When we see Him, either at the rapture or when we leave this place and are found in Him, that is, believing in Him, we are given a body not prone to sin and decay. Physical death is due to sin. Death is not as natural as it seems in this time domain and state. But we are promised a body and a world that will also be renewed. Also, nature will be restored, and these creatures will no longer suffer.
We claim Christ (Messiah) is born upon the earth and now sits at the Father's right hand in Heaven.
God supplied humanity with the substitution of the Lamb, which was slain before the foundations of the world were laid.
Abraham pointed out to us on Mt. Moriah - thousands of years before the Crucifixion of the Messiah - that God would supply Himself a sacrifice. God takes the place of fallen man so that man can enter Heaven as Christ sacrificed Himself on Mt Moriah. Only God could make the restitution. Good acts and rituals cannot mend the separation between God and man.
We fail, we confess, and we continue relying on the goodness of God and His grace. For now we look through the glass darkly but then we shall see Him as He is and we shall be like Him. At this time not all things are subject to Him but they will be under His rule. We look to the Heavenly City whose builder and maker is God. Heb 11:10 Heb 13:14
We do not want to claim earthly wisdom over the Bible's authority. We proclaim Christ as the head of the church, and the body (congregation) is His Church. If there be any thanks given, let us give thanks to God, the giver of all good things.
And we believe that through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we have the ability to leave the things that would be cumbersome on the path Christ would have us follow. We are changed from Glory to Glory, His manifestation in our midst, and His Love and Comforter working within us as we hear His word preached in the congregation.
Yet we fail, being in the fallen form till the day of our redemption; we continue to cling onto what is good. We know it is God who governs us.
Yet here is help for everyone: Christ the Good Shepherd is standing by. If you will cry out to Him, though it be no louder than the pitiful bleating of the weakest lamb, He will hear and come to your rescue at once.
Look up before it is too late, and behold Christ sent by God to recover His throne and your liberty.
If you find a voice within your heart pleading for God and entering its protest against evil, you and your efforts are acceptable in His sight.3
2 Holy Bible, New Living Translation ©, copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.
3 The Christian in Complete Armor Volume 1, William Gurnall; Abridged by Ruthanne Garlock, Kay King, Karen Sloan and Candy Coan; pg 103-104; 168: The Banner of Truth Trust.
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