The PromiseAfter Adam and Eve had believed the lies of satan, their future seemed hopelessly lost. They became wise, yes, to see that something had seriously changed in their relationship and in the creation around them. God stepped into their surroundings, just as He did every day since they were made, and He pledged to them the oath He made to Himself. He had a plan readymade and He promised Adam and Eve that this plan would be carried out in the smallest details.
He gave them that first and marvelous promise that carried them through centuries: Genesis 3:15 – “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.”
Mark that twice the singular is used here. If your Bible states plural, than you have a falsified translation, for there is only ONE who could bruise the head of satan and that one is Christ alone (Galatians 3:16). He says: I am the only way (John 14:6).
This is the Promise of the Ages. The very first declaration of the gospel in the Bible; it was good news for Adam and Eve, it’s good news for every human being. It tells us about the goal of the gospel, the announcement of truth form Genesis to Revelation. Jesus Christ!
He would take the place of man and take upon Himself the penalty for the transgression, that man may be acquitted. For the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23), unless that sin is forgiven. There is no forgiveness possible, unless somebody dies (Hebrew 9:22). But the substitutable death of bulls and goats was but a veiled shadow of the reality to come (Hebrew 10:4; Colossians 2:17) --- Jesus, the Desire of Ages, would come, did come and has won, and He will come again! Promise fulfilled!!