Our Coming King

December 2nd

Before the Foundation of the World

“But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

Isaiah 53:5

Daily Devotional

December 2nd

God – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit existed from eternity past in perfect, harmonious fellowship.  As the angels all sang in unison, God laid the foundations of the earth and they watched as the Creator responded in His omniscience to the incipient sin that was hidden in the heart of the most powerful creature that He had ever made.  In jealousy, one from their midst went out to attack the one creature made in the image of God. What the adversary of God would not do to God’s face, he would do to God’s likeness.  Adam and Eve succumbed to the temptation of the adversary of God, to the same sin as the one in the heart of the adversary… idolatry. Satan said, “ye shall be as gods”  His temptation was not simple disobedience. It was idolatry. This is why the first commandment deals with idolatry, which is the original sin. All other sins flow out of it. The first promise of the Messiah came just after the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. When God addressed His adversary, He said “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; He shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” This is a prophecy of the coming King Messiah’s defeat of the adversary of God.

Who can step on the serpent’s head, crushing him, defeating him?   Jesus

(Job 38:4-7)  (Matthew 25:41)  (Gen 3:5)  (Isaiah 53:5)

Dr. K. Kilpatrick

The Kingdom of God in Focus (Copyright: EngraftedBranches Press, 2021)

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