Who is the Seed of the Serpent?

Several years ago I was doing a Bible study on the Book of Genesis. Creation is a very interesting subject to teach. The Bible tells us that through the sin of one man, sin was brought into the world, and through the sacrifice of the Son of Man, sin was defeated. It’s interesting that when Adam sinned, he blamed the woman, but also blamed God because God gave her to him. When God asked the woman why she had done what she did, she blamed the serpent.

So in Genesis 3 we find where the Lord God spoke to the serpent. He said, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed” (Genesis 3:14-15).

You’ll notice that the reference to the Seed of the woman is capitalized. That’s because it is understood that Jesus is the Seed. After I taught that the Seed of the woman was Jesus, a young girl asked me a very interesting question. The question was, “If Jesus is called the Seed of the woman because He is her descendant, then who is the seed of the serpent? Who is his descendant?”

The answer to this question is one of the most important spiritual principles in the Kingdom of God. I could spend days explaining the answer. But briefly, let me say this. In Mark chapter 4, Jesus tells the parable of a man who sows seed. Then, in verse 13 Jesus said that in order to understand any parable or to understand the mystery of the Kingdom of God and the principles on which it operates, you must understand the parable of the sower. He said that to the world it would be a mystery, but to those who are on the inside it will be revealed. Then in verse 14 He begins to unveil the mystery of the Kingdom and how it operates. He said, “The sower sows the Word.”

If it is true that the Word is represented as seed, then we could say that the Seed of the woman is the Word of God. While it is also true that the Seed of the woman in Genesis 3:15 is referring to the person of Jesus, we find in John chapter 1 where it states clearly that Jesus is the Word.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:1-3).

Then in verse 14 we find that the Word became flesh and dwelt among mankind. Jesus is definitely the Word and He was in the beginning with God.

The word enmity means hostility and contention. God said there would be enmity between the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. There has been and there is a war taking place in the mind. That war is between the Word of God and the words of the serpent, between the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent.

The Bible tells us that when the seed (words) of the enemy is sown into our thought realm that we are to cast them down and reject them. But when the Seed (Word of God) is sown into our minds, we are to meditate on it and receive it into our heart.

Jesus said that out of the abundance of our hearts our mouths would speak. So if we meditate and receive the Word of God, we will speak the Word of God and that will activate the promises of God in our lives.

The war is everywhere – in the world, in the Church, and in your mind. The words of the world continually are warring against the Word of God. You must choose which seed you will keep and what seed you will reject. The seed you nurture will grow and become strong in your heart. Out of the abundance of your heart, your mouth will speak and you will harvest your words.

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