Second, an interesting point must be made here. Everyone knows that the Bible is broken into two parts: They are the Old and New Testaments. You can also call them the Old and New Promise or the Old and New Oath: but what ever you call them they are amazingly overlooked by the massed and passed over as insignificant. I wonder! Do you know what a testament is? A testament is a solemn and binding agreement (Solemn: meaning ritualistically done on a regular basis and very serious. Binding: meaning the fastening of two parties together by way of oath and reinforced by the acting strength of at least one party to insure or force the enjoinment of the two. In other words, the two parties force each other to stick to the oath; and if one decides to fall away the other by sheer strength forces the one to stay with the oath even if they don't want to.); in this case we are discussing a testament, oath or promise between God and the serpent. Another interesting thing that people often miss is the lineage involved concerning a testament. In other words, the offspring of those whom the promise was given is integrally involved in the covenant. Let's see how it works below.
The Solemn Curse On The Serpent That Brings The Promise
When we look at Genesis 3.14-15 we see the curse of the serpent. And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15. And I will put enmity (hatred do to hostilities) between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. In verse 15 (above) we see God announces the very first prediction (or prophecy) of three things:
1. Hostilities and between the serpent and the woman
2. And hostilities between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the
3. Interestingly, this promise of hostilities indirectly provides added
information about future events. Of course one of those events is
that the woman is going to have a child (a male child in particular,
as seen in Genesis 3.15 (see: his)) and there is going to be hatred do
to hostilities with the serpents posterity and the woman's child.
Also this child will be unique.
A Covenant Of Bruises; What Do They Mean?
In order to understand this major event we have to look at Genesis 3:15 more closely with a concordance (for those of you who may not know, a concordance is a big book with Hebrew to English translations of word definitions, I use the Strong Concordance). Let's look at the verse. 15. And I will put (place, apply, appoint) enmity (hatred do to hostilities) between (as a distinction between) thee (the serpent) and the woman, and between (as a distinction between) thy seed (posterity) and her seed (posterity); it shall bruise (gape (open wide), snap at) thy head (to shake the head), and thou shalt bruise (Gape (open wide), snap at) his heel (heel, protuberant (a bulge). As we see this verse becomes a bit more clear with the help of the concordance. We see the posterity of the serpent is going to hate do to hostility the posterity of the woman. Furthermore, the posterity of the woman is going to be a male child as defined by the word HIS above in the underlined red text. Finally the child of the second seed type is going to be unique; because all children born will be of the first seed type which is the seed of the serpent.