Hisses & Whispers

Adam and Eve, Satan, God, the fall of man
When Adam and Eve sinned, they basically "spit in God's face," doubting His commands, damaging the perfect world He'd created for them, and rejecting His generous, perfect love. 

We'd have destroyed mankind if we were God, but He immediately set a plan of redemption in place.

The Old Testament is the story of God preparing mankind for that redemption. In every book, God whispers clues of His plan, giving an unfolding revelation of Jesus, the coming Deliverer. 

And the very first clue comes when God addresses the serpent after the Fall in Genesis 3:15: "And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel." (NLT)

Whispered within this verse is the promise that Satan and his demon offspring would be at odds with Eve and her offspring. But the most important offspring of woman, Jesus Christ, would crush Satan's head with a fatal wound.

While the taste of the forbidden fruit was still on Adam and Eve's lips, God was already whispering about His gracious way to save them.

Have you ever wondered why we are blamed for Adam and Eve's sin? Check out this week's Bite Size Bible study to examine the Scriptures that help us understand.

4 comments:

  1. This was a great piece except for one part that did not ring true to my heart, Where it states

    "We'd have destroyed mankind if we were God, but He immediately set a plan of redemption in place."
    I am not sure if it just worded incorrectly or not yet I believe

    God's plan of redemption/salvation was set into place before the foundation of the world.. God knew that Adam and Eve would fall.. Thus God knew that a plan of salvation would be need before the foundation of the World and prearranged salvation through Jesus.. For His Word states

    Ephesians 1
    just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

    1 Peter 1
    He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

    I hope this makes sense for it hard for me to write what is upon my heart..

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    1. Hi Sherri-Anne,
      I agree with what you've written.
      Perhaps I could have written "He immediately set a foreordained plan of redemption in place."
      The point of my statement was the fact that most human beings would not have had the patience of God. God could have foreordained our destruction, but He didn't.
      I hope this clarifies what I wrote.
      Gail

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  2. Hi Gail,
    I understand what your purpose of this post was and found it to wonderfully express God's mercy and grace towards us.. And I am sorry if I offended you with what I wrote it was not my intention..

    As humans we easily can miss word something especially when it hard to express what is upon your heart yet as Brothers and Sisters in Christ we must address these errors in love even though they were not intentional. We never know when one new in Christ or one seeking the Truth can be confused by our miss wording.. Even the evil one himself will use our errors to corrupt those who are weak in the faith.. I am always grateful when someone points out my miss wording for I would never want to lead one astray unintentionally..

    There is a belief held by several Christian groups that God's perfect plan was changed/destroyed after Adam and Eve's sin/fall. Thus why I addressed your post as being miss worded and not intended as being misleading for I was not sure of your belief. I continued with what the bible had stated for we never know who is reading our blogs/post and the Truth must be seen as post quickly circulates the social medias.. I hope this makes sense for it is hard for me to write what is upon my heart..

    Again I am sorry if I offended you in anyway and May the Spirit of the Lord continue fill you with His wisdom and Understanding.. God bless you..

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  3. Hi Sherri-Anne,
    I wasn't offended at all by your comments/questions.
    Have a blessed day,
    Gail

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