I had a small revelation some time back but I forgot to share it. Here it is.
This imagery from the Gen 3:15 in the bible is well known…
And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.” – Gen 3:15
The revelation that I had was this… when the enemy bit Jesus Christ on His heel (metaphorically speaking) then he placed himself in the perfect position for Jesus Christ to simply stamp His foot down.
That’s it. It’s so easy to miss.
The enemy thought his rebellion had finally won
BECAUSE the enemy tried to kill… and he thought he had succeeded in killing Jesus Christ… although in actual fact Jesus Christ laid down His own life willingly… but from the enemy’s perspective he was about to achieve his ambition… to kill God Himself… and when Jesus Christ gave up His spirit, the enemy was sure he had won… he thought God Himself would be held captive in Sheol forever!
Can you see that? You need to look from the enemy’s perspective. His rebellion appeared to have won.
But in reality, Jesus Christ was without sin and God released Him from death and He rose up, totally justified by God.
But he had positioned himself underneath
You see… BECAUSE the enemy tried to bite Jesus Christ on the heel, HE placed HIMSELF in the perfect position to be crushed. When the enemy bit Jesus Christ on the heel, HE was placing HIS OWN head UNDER THE FEET of Jesus Christ. All Jesus had to do was stamp down. Job done.
When the enemy thought he had killed Jesus Christ, he had in fact taken his final payment for sin. All sin was upon Jesus Christ. No more payment was necessary. By making that payment Jesus Christ had destroyed the one who has the power of death… that is the devil…
… so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil– – Heb 2:14
The enemy has a predictable nature. He will bite… but when he bites, he puts himself in the perfect position from God to crush him. Over and over.
But now, it’s under YOUR FEET…
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. – Rom 16:20
It’s still God doing the crushing and it’s still by the grace of Jesus Christ… but it’s under YOUR feet.
Why YOUR feet?
Because you are a part of His body here on Earth…
the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way – Eph 18:22-23
the church – for we are members of his body – Eph 5:30
he is the head of the body, the church – Col 1:18
It’s still Jesus Christ doing the crushing… but through your feet… which are His feet.
Think about it. 🙂