Congrats!! We’ve made it through the book of Genesis!! One down… sixty-five more books to go. We appreciate that you have continued your study with In Christ Alone Devotions!
The book of Genesis is filled with messianic prophecies pointing to Jesus.
We see Jesus in Genesis 49:10:
10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from his descendants, until the coming of the one to whom it belongs, the one whom all nations will honor. This is a prophecy of Jacob. He says that Judah will be the ruler over his brothers until “the coming of the one to whom it belongs.”
Later on in the Bible we see that Jerusalem is the capital of the nation of Israel until the one who is the true ruler, Jesus, comes to earth to announce His kingdom, the Kingdom of Heaven.
Another prophecy of Genesis is found in Genesis 3:15:
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.”
With this passage we see the promise of a savior. Even though it says that Satan will cause harm to the Promised One, the coming Messiah will ultimately defeat him. In Matthew 27:33 it tells us the place where Jesus would be crucified; Golgotha (which means “The Place of the Skull”). Jesus defeated Satan right at His crucifixion. Jesus crushed Satan’s skull with the cross.
Join us we study Jesus in the Gospel of John. May you be blessed as we explore the life of Jesus!
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.