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“Bruised & Beaten”

Categories: OLD TESTAMENT
Gen. 3:15, I have no understanding.  What is your interpretation?

Sincerely,
Looking For Clarity

Dear Looking For Clarity,

Gen. 3:15 is a prophecy regarding Jesus.  Satan, the old serpent (Rev. 12:9), would forever battle with Eve’s descendants, but one of Eve’s descendants would crush the head of Satan.  Satan bruises the heel, but Jesus bruised the head – He delivered a deathblow.  Heb 2:14 shows that Jesus’ death destroyed the power of Satan and crushed him under the power of Jesus’ selfless gift.  Rom 16:20 shows Satan is crushed under the feet of those that Jesus paid for with His blood (Acts 20:28).