In fulfillment of his word to bring low the government of the enemy, God came into the world to reclaim his throne through his son Jesus Christ. He had made this promise to Adam after his fall when he declared with a promised that he would “Crush the head of the serpent.”
Most people when they read this verse view this to mean he will bruise the head of the serpent that is the spiritual power of the enemy. Although partly correct, to see the full picture it means to bring low the power and government of the enemy.
At the birth of Jesus Christ, this picture was starting to take shape as the scripture was starting to come alive, and as God was making his move against the world’s empires. Before Jesus’ arrival the world was under the rule of the enemy, but when Jesus came into the world that he may die for the sins of mankind, he came that he might reclaim his place on the throne of the world.
Matthew 1:18 (KJV) Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) 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.
Galatians 4:4 (KJV) But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
The real picture
Adam was God’s king on earth who fell from his throne when the enemy tempted him to turn away from God. The temptation was an agreement they had to overthrow God, Satan had made Adam and his wife an offer to make them gods, but it was a deception to cause the man to give up his throne. In that moment when they chose to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Satan took rule over the earth the empire that was handed over to Adam after the creation of the world, thus Satan was able to make an offer to Jesus to hand over the kingdom to him if he would bow down worship him. Genesis 1:27-29.
By obeying the devil, Adam turned away from God, in other words, Adam’s choice to disobey God was a clear message he had rejected God’s authority and rule as God, and in obeying Satan he praised him as a god. The action of Adam to disobey God the Creator was to worship Satan as his god, and thus committing the greatest sin for which God will destroy the world.
It was for this reason God gave Israel the command after they left Egypt not to worship any other gods before him, for he was a “Jealous God” visiting the iniquities of the father upon the children down to the fourth generation of them that hates him.
So what we have here before Jesus came into the world to redeem mankind was a world ruled by Satan who is called the prince of the air, but when Jesus came into the world he took away his right to reign on earth and over the people, and now those who will turn away from the enemy to obey Jesus Christ will find power and life in Jesus. Psalms 8:6.
Jesus coming into the world born of a virgin in fulfillment of his promise to Adam and his wife was the beginning of this overthrow of the enemy’s empire on earth. Clearly from Jesus’ temptation the current state of the earth is under the control of the enemy. But as time goes by we can see with clarity that God is in control and soon to come he will establish his empire on earth.
2 Samuel 7:12 (KJV) and when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. Source link.. Join us