The 12 Verses of Christmas #1

For the two weeks leading up to Christmas, I decided to post some of my favorite “Christmas verses.”  I probably should have called it the “12 passages of Christmas”, but that just doesn’t have the same ring to it.  I hope they are an encouragement to you this Christmas season.  Merry Christmas!

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Genesis 3:15

In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve had sinned.  Man had fallen from his state of innocence.  Satan had struck a blow against God and had brought sin to God’s creation.  It was a grave blow to humanity.  With sin came death and a curse on all of nature.  The old Devil must have been elated at this “victory.”  But the battle was over.  On the contrary, the victory belongs to the Lord.  And, in this verse, we get our first Christmas announcement.  We get a glimpse of what will eventually come from the “woman’s seed.”

“…it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

When Jesus came to earth as a man, there was indeed enmity between Him and Satan.  The Devil tempted Him in the wilderness.  The Devil attacked Him at every turn.  The Devil’s final attempt at the woman’s Seed’s destruction was at the cross of Calvary.  There he thought he had finally won.  He had finally finished what he started in the Garden.  He destroyed the first Adam.

But he could not destroy the Second Adam!  Jesus Christ went to cross, died a terrible death and was put in a tomb.  But the tomb could not hold Him.  He arose from the grave, having conquered the death that entered the human race with Adam.  What a Christmas announcement.  Listen to the words of Revelation 1:18 this Christmas season and rejoice in the victory that Christmas represents:

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Oh I am loving this lead up to Christmas, Ben! Thank you and God bless!


  2. Thanks Ben,

    I have been looking to your ‘Christmas posts’ all year 🙂



  3. Thank you – I have been looking forward to Christmas all year! 🙂 It has to be by far my favorite time of the year.


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