5 parts In The book of Genesis Pointing To Jesus That You Probably Didn’t Know About.
By: Cherisse Cannon
The Old testament in all its beauty and events was like a huge prophecy for the coming messiah Jesus. In just the first book we see many instances in which Jesus’ coming and what he would do for the world was prophesied. The bible may not be the easiest thing to read but once you begin to understand the reason why Jesus was sent to this earth and what he did for us these context clues will begin to jump off the page. Depending on how often you read the bible and how you read it, you may have missed many of the instances the work of Jesus and him as an individual was mentioned, Here are 5 of the times context clues pointed to Jesus within the book of Genesis.
Genesis 1:26 Man In OUR image-
Genesis 1:26 2And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (KJV)
-Who was God talking to? Who was the “us” and the “our.” This tells me that God was not alone in the creation of this world. We know of the trinity right? The father (God) The son (Jesus) and the holy ghost (God’s Spirit). This tells us that God had to be talking to Jesus in this scripture who aided in the creation of man!
Genesis 3:8 The Word of God
Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. (KJV)
-Read this scripture as well to help understand what I’m getting at with this part of the article, John 1:1-3 1In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning
with God. All things were made by him; and
without him was not any thing made that was made… (KJV)
This brings us back to the first scripture we just went over, when God was talking with someone else in the creation of the world. So the word must be Jesus. Before there was written language, one would only be able to use their voice to communicate words. If Jesus was the word of God then Jesus was also his voice. In Genesis 3:8 it tells us that the VOICE of God walked in the Garden. The bible gives human characteristics to the word voice. Who was the only part of God that became human and walked the earth? That’s right, you got it.. Jesus!
Genesis 3:15 Your Enemy Shall be her seed
Genesis 3:15 15And 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. (KJV)
-This scripture is about the curse that God gives over the serpent which is who we know to be the devil. He is saying that the seed that will come from the woman will crush the head of the serpent while he will only bruise the heel of the woman’s seed. The woman’s seed must be Jesus because know he was sent here to crush the enemy and also that he was nailed to the cross by his hands and feet with his heels to the cross more than likely extremely bruised.
Genesis 4:10 The blood of Able
Genesis 4:10 10And he said, What hast thou done?
the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. (KJV)
-This scripture pointed towards Jesus because it is because of the blood he shed that saved us. His innocent blood cries out for us still to this day to the father as he is the chief intercessor.
Genesis 22:18 The messiah would be a descendant of Abraham
Genesis 22:18 18And in thy seed shall all the
nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. (KJV)
- Jesus is in the blood line of Abraham and the only one to rule the whole entire world in his family tree was Jesus making this a sure fire prophecy!
Does it all make sense now? I encourage you to look for those context clue when reading in the old testament as it if jam packed with prophecies of the messiah that was to come in the new testament! Interesting right? God is the best author I know!
Peace and Love,