Angelic Conflict part 95: Human history – Gen 3:14-15; 1Jo 2:18-22; 4:1-3; 2Co 11:1-15; Heb 2:14-18; Rom 16:20; Rev 20:10.

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Title: Angelic Conflict part 95: Human history - GEN 3:14-15; 1JO 2:18-22; 4:1-3; 2CO 11:1-15; HEB 2:14-18; ROM 16:20; REV 20:10.



Results of sin - spiritual death, physical death, lack of confidence, shame, self-consciousness before people. Guilt, fear, hiding from God, stupidity, blame, and failure to take responsibility for ones actions.


Next we have the Adamic Covenant with its various provisions.


Provisions of the Adamic Covenant are in 4 categories: the serpent, satan, the woman, and the man.


GEN 3:14 And the Lord God said to the serpent,

"Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly shall you go, And dust shall you eat All the days of your life;


Verse 14 is the curse of the literal serpent. The serpent was used by satan to hurt mankind and so it was once the king of God’s animal creation [craftier than all beasts] and now it will be the most cursed.


In the Mosaic Law an animal that hurts man is cursed:


EXO 21:28  "And if an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall surely be stoned and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall go unpunished.


At the fall of man the whole creation is cursed, but the serpent is curse above them all.


ROM 8:20-22 For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.


In rabbinic tradition, the curse of the serpent is reflected in the cracks in the skin and the shedding of the skin as it is like leprosy, which was connected with divine judgment. When the skin is shed from the snake it is extremely vulnerable.


In addition, the serpent is destined to crawl on its belly. This shows that before the fall the serpent moved in an upright position. Debating whether it had legs or not is fruitless since we’re not told.


Dust you shall eat - a figure of speech for an ultimate curse. Everything it does will taste like dust.


Some have used this to show that the Bible was in error. This would mean that Moses thought snakes lived on dust. One of the results of the fall was stupidity. These miss the point of Hebrew idiom and phraseology.


Even in the Millennium this curse is not lifted:


ISA 65:25 "The wolf and the lamb shall graze together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain," says the Lord.


And dust shall you eat All the days of your life;


MIC 7:17 They [nations at Second Coming of Christ] will lick the dust like a serpent,


PSA 72:9 Let the nomads of the desert bow before him; And his [king of Israel] enemies lick the dust.


ISA 49:23 And kings will be your guardians, And their princesses your nurses.

They will bow down to you with their faces to the earth, And lick the dust of your feet; And you will know that I am the Lord; Those who hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame.


To Israel during the Millennium…


Therefore, God used the eating of dust in a figurative sense of being cursed and being defeated.


Verse 15 is the Adamic Covenant in regard to satan. Its provisions are fourfold.


GEN 3:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel."


First: I will put enmity between you and the woman.


First provision: There will be a special animosity between satan and womanhood and womankind, put by God. The reason - the woman’s redemptive role as Seed bearer.


When God says “I will put,” it means that animosity will be put there by God.


Some have interpreted this to mean that satan desired the woman, using the angelic infiltration of women in Gen 6 as a reference to the fact that angels can see women as beautiful and Eve is the most beautiful of all. His desire for her has been changed by God to animosity since she would bear the Seed that would ultimately defeat satan. However, like all conjectured interpretations there is no weight to this.


The second provision states that the animosity will persist: between her seed and satan’s seed.


Second provision: The animosity will persist in human history through her seed (independent mankind) and Seed (TLJC) and his seed (religion and the antichrist).


The religion of the antichrist is embodied in the false teachers who attempt to proselytize others, 1JO 2:18-22; 4:1-3.


1JO 2:18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen; from this we know that it is the last hour.


1JO 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, in order that it might be shown that they all are not of us.


1JO 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.


This is a tongue in cheek phrase because the false teachers, Gnostics in this case, claimed to have a special anointing, unction, or illumination and John is showing the believers that they are illumed of the truth through God the Holy Spirit. He uses the name Holy One because the Gnostics believed in holy spirits that had nothing to do with God. Holy One - there is only one God. Satan has successfully demonized this verse in those who believe in a special anointing that is very emotional, gives prophecy, heals sickness, speaks in tongues, etc.


1JO 2:21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it [repetition], and because no lie is of the truth [needs to be repeated for inculcation].


1JO 2:22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ [Gnosticism]? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.


1JO 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.


1JO 4:2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God [Gnostics taught that the Christ was a spirit and that Jesus was flesh and that the two were separate beings];


Jesus Christ has come in the flesh - the Jesus born of Mary is the Anointed One, the Messiah, the promised One of Israel, the Messiah.


1JO 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus [the humanity of Christ] is not from God; and this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.


Gnosticism was a system of religion and false doctrines aimed at deceiving people, especially believers. And so it serves as a representative for all false doctrines of religion which purpose is always aimed at accomplishing the same goal.


2CO 11:1 I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness [sarcasm]; but indeed you are bearing with me.


2CO 11:2 For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.


2CO 11:3 But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.


So we gain great insight here as from what satan desires to lead the believer astray.


satan desires to lead the believer astray from singleness of purpose and from being set apart unto God in life.


 “simplicity” - a`plotej[haplotes] = the quality of sincerity as an expression of singleness of purpose or motivation, purity of motive, a heart which seeks only one purpose and is not double minded, COL 3:22.


COL 3:22 Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity [haplotes - single purpose] of heart, fearing the Lord.


Singleness of purpose has virtue when that purpose is God’s purpose.


 “purity of devotion” - a`gnoj[hagnos] = pure from defilement, not contaminated. Same root as hagios = set apart from God’s opposition.


This word is akin to walking in the light as opposed to walking in darkness.


The danger from satan: place doubt by questioning God’s word (Indeed, has God said), attack God’s word (you shall not die), attack God’s character (you will be like God).


Place the doubt, attack the word or deny the word, and then substitute his own which pretends to be something greater with the implication that God is holding something back.


Paul now shows which CA doctrines are attacked in this manner. First is the person of Christ, second, the Spirit of Christ, and third, the gospel or good news concerning Christ.


Basically, Satan is an imitator he copies what God does and then tries to convince us that his offer is better than God's. How does he do this? By using counterfeit ministers who pretend to serve God, but who are really the servants of satan.


Positive believers are not ignorant of his schemes.


2CO 11:4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached [not Savior], or you receive a different spirit which you have not received [ecstatics, emotionalism], or a different gospel which you have not accepted [faith plus the Law, circumcision, works, repentance, etc.], you bear this beautifully.


“you bear this beautifully” - As Eve entertained the words of the serpent so the Corinthians entertained and in fact even financially supported these false teachers.


2CO 11:5 For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles.


2CO 11:6 But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.


2CO 11:7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God [good news] to you without charge?


2CO 11:8 I robbed other churches, taking wages from them to serve you;


2CO 11:9 and when I was present with you and was in need [they were not supporting Paul but were supporting the false teachers], I was not a burden to anyone; for when the brethren came from Macedonia [Philippi], they fully supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will continue to do so.


2CO 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia [Greece].


2CO 11:11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!


2CO 11:12 But what I am doing, I will continue to do, that I may cut off [circumcision] opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting [that they have the truth and Paul doesn’t].


2CO 11:13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.


2CO 11:14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.


He didn’t approach Eve in angelic form, but possessed God’s greatest creature from the animal kingdom.


2CO 11:15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.


His servants are false teachers of religion, satan’s seed, and are labeled as “many antichrists” by John.



The animosity will persist in human history through her seed (independent mankind) and Seed (TLJC) and his seed (religion and the antichrist).


GEN 3:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel."


GEN 3:15 is the first messianic prophecy in the Bible and refers to the First Advent of our Lord, specifically His crucifixion and resurrection.


It is not normal to refer to the Messiah as the seed of the woman since in the scripture the seed is always traced through the male line. The genealogies throughout the Bible, including those in Genesis, always give the male line. However, with the Messiah alone this is going to be different. It won’t be until many centuries later that Israel will know why. It is unknown whether Moses knew of this virgin birth by means of this statement alone. For to say that He is the Seed of the woman definitely implies a supernatural conception.


The Seed of the woman, unique title, refers to the virgin birth, unique incarnation. The Messiah will have no human father:


ISA 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.