The Enmity

The Enmity: “And the Lord God said to the Serpent…And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed;” Genesis 3:15 KJVER

The enmity put between the seed of the serpent and the Seed of the woman is supernatural. While the promise foretold war between man and Satan caused by the enmity (the gradual unfolding revelation of God’s character of others-centered love revealed by the Holy Spirit), God’s Word declares that the power of the great adversary will finally be broken.

As a result of their wrong choice, Adam and Eve died the first death, returning to the dust from which they were made. Nevertheless the words of their Creator give them encouragement and assurance. They looked forward to the coming Seed of the woman and His victory over sin.

In every person, Satan and his angels feel the hostility generated by the Holy Spirit. And never was the enmity developed to such a marked degree as when Christ became a human being on this sin-racked planet.

Never before had there been a being who hated sin with such perfect hatred while loving the sinner as did our Savior!

He saw sin’s deceiving, infatuating power and He enlisted all the powers of heaven were against it. Christ fully revealed God’s love for His creation on the cross where He took sin’s shame and guilt upon Himself for you and me, revealing to the entire universe God’s others-centered love!

Is God’s enmity embedded in your mind against evil? Is His Holy Spirit so implanted in your heart that you can discern sin in all of its deceptive forms? Do you hate sinners but love sin? Or, do you love sinners and hate sin especially when it is revealed in your own life?

Praise God for His ultimate enmity Jesus Christ placed between the woman (humanity) and Satan (His enemy)!

Written By Juananas Odell