STAND ON IT 3
PUT YOUR FOOT ON IT'S NECK
The Temptation and Fall of Man
Genesis 3:1-15 – Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?’”
The serpent: symbol of a divine or spiritual being.
The serpent was a symbol of evil power and chaos from the underworld as well as a symbol of Nāḥāš (נחש), Hebrew for “snake.” It is also associated with divination, including the verb form meaning “to practice divination or fortune-telling.
Cunning, crafty, subtle
The formation of a paradigm, worldview and narrative that would literally cause them to commit treason against God.
2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” 4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
A different way of thinking.
A different form of consciences a different lens.
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. 8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” 11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” 12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” 13 And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” 14 So the Lord God said to the serpent: “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. 15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”
Genesis 3:15 (AMP) – “And I will put enmity (open hostility)
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed (offspring) and her Seed;
He shall [fatally] bruise your head,
And you shall [only] bruise His heel.”
Jesus fulfilled more than 324 individual prophecies that related to the Messiah and this is the very first messianic promise of the messiah.
The very first messianic promise: Genesis 3:15 “The Seed War”
Trans-sexualism. Trans-humanism. Transgression against God. Transformation to become as God
77 generations from Adam to Jesus in Matthew 1
42 generations from Abraham to Jesus in Luke chapter 1
THE WIPING OUT OF THE CANAANITES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
One of the difficult problems posed by events recorded in the Book of Joshua in the Old Testament concerns the destruction of the Canaanites. When the children of Israel entered the Promised Land, they destroyed the Canaanites as ordered by the Lord. The Bible tells what happened when the Israelites conquered Jericho:
In 1 Samuel 15:2-3, God commanded Saul and the Israelites, “This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.'” God ordered similar things when the Israelites were invading the promised land (Deuteronomy 2:34; 3:6; 20:16-18). Why would God have the Israelites exterminate an entire group of people, women and children included?
The seed war. The corruption and influence of the half-angelic, half-human Nephilim gene to thwart the promise of the seed of the Messiah from Adam.
Instances of God wiping everyone out
Genesis flood – 6 flood
The Wickedness and Judgment of Man
Genesis 6:1-12 – Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. 3 And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. 5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent[ of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. 9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth
Sodom and Gomorrah – lusting after Angels
Battle of Armageddon
Conquest of Canaan.
Here at the conquest of Canaan, there are certain groups God says, “Wipe them out!”
Joshua chapter 10
Joshua’s Conquest of Canaan’s Land
Conquest is happening. At long last the people of Israel are coming into their Promised land and Joshua is serious
He’s been leveling cities and taking names by chapter 10 of his story. But then there are the five kings of the Amorites who join together in opposition to Israel.
We first read about the Amorites in Genesis 10. The Hebrew form of “Amorite” is a transliteration of Amurru (Babylonian). They were the prevailing peoples in their area, which the Babylonians called “the land of the Amorites.” Their name means “highlanders” or “hillmen.”
They gather their armies to fight against Gibeon, Israel’s shrewd ally, who sends word to Joshua: We’re surrounded by armies. Please help!
The Lᴏʀᴅ tells Joshua not to fear once again. These enemies will be toast. So he and his men march all night to meet them. And they panic. After a sword scuffle and some chasing, while the enemies are fleeing, God hurls huge stones from the sky to crush them. It was so remarkable that we’re given the little side comment:
Joshua 10:11 – “There were more who died of hailstones than the sons of Israel killed with the sword.”
Make no mistake about it, as in all of Israel’s conquest, this victory is the Lord’s. And to top it off, he stills the sun until the fighting is finished. He makes a point.
But what about those five kings? During the skirmish they had hid themselves in a cave. Joshua had found out and ordered large stones to be rolled over its opening to trap them inside while the battle went on. Once the kings’ armies were wiped out, Joshua returns to the cave, and makes it a spectacle. He has the stones removed and the five kings brought out. He wants to make an unforgettable point.
He gathers together all the men of Israel — and to this day, when we read this story, he gathers us as well. The soldiers stand there shoulder to shoulder, and we stand with them as part of the audience. Joshua has something he wants us all to see.
Calling the military chiefs from the crowd, he orders them to step forward and face these Amorite kings, presumably bound and lying on the ground. Joshua tells these leaders of Israel to put their feet on the necks of these kings, and then he proclaims,
Joshua 10:24-25 – So it was, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the captains of the men of war who went with him, “Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings.” And they drew near and put their feet on their necks. 25 Then Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.”
And he means it. All Israel’s enemies — God’s enemies — will ultimately be defeated. Even in the darkest days, when it seems evil is prevailing, it’s not. It can’t. Why? Because long before the chiefs of Israel put their feet on the necks of these foes, God promised us One who would put his foot on the neck of our greatest foe.
This is where Joshua 10 is pointing.
IN ROMANS 16, Paul has been talking about people who are causing “dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching” in the church (v. 17). These men are troublemakers. Paul praises the church because the “report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you.” Then Paul adds the verse above (v. 20). Paul has been attempting to encourage the Roman Christians by letting them know that God is going to end this problem by crushing Satan.
Romans 16:20 – And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
1 Corinthians 15:25 – For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.
Psalm 110:1 – The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand
Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”
1 Kings 5:3 – “You know that David my father was unable to build a house for the name of the Lord his God because of the wars which surrounded him, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.”
Hebrews 10:12-13 – but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time onward until His enemies be made a footstool for His feet.
Ephesians 1:22 – And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church
Hebrews 2:8 – “You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.