Through the introduction of these personages and the narrative of their interactions God is showing us yet again the plan of salvation that He first began to share with us in Genesis 3. We are reminded of the serpent (Satan), that accuser and adversary who seeks to destroy and thwart the redemptive plan of God. In the woman we see God’s illustration of Israel, the nation that God created for Himself through Abraham; it was through this people that God promised He would provide the Messiah. Lastly, we see that Son (Jesus) given and the Devil’s warring hatred for it all. There has been, is, and will be spiritual warfare; God has promised that, but He has also disclosed to us that He is the victor. For which side do you fight and live? There’s no such thing as neutrality between the Lord’s kingdom and the kingdom of darkness. Jesus put it this way:
“He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”— Matthew 12:30
- Do you see that everything God has said He would do to this point has come to pass? He made a nation. He brought forth a Messiah from that nation. That Messiah was “caught up” when He was resurrected and ascended to be at the right hand of the Father.
- Are you fully expecting God to do everything that He says He will do in the end times?
- Is your life surrendered to the Lord for His kingdom and purpose or have you loved your own life too much to do so? (verse 11)
- We must choose a side.