The Key to Peace eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 39 pages of information about The Key to Peace.

You, of course, know what the Bible tells us about Adam and Eve in the beginning and how they obeyed the devil who talked to them through the serpent.  He got Eve to disobey the only commandment that God had given them.  She ate of the fruit, which was forbidden, and gave to Adam and he did eat. (Gen. 3rd chapter).  They no longer could talk to God as before, but hid themselves.  Sin separates us from God.  God called to them and said, “Where art thou?” They said, “We hid ourselves because we were naked.”  God said, “Who told you that you were naked?  Did you eat of the tree whereof I commanded you not to eat?” Of course, we realize that because of sin, they knew they were naked.  Before they had sinned, they didn’t think anything about their nakedness.  But after they sinned they made themselves clothes of fig leaves.  No doubt they thought quickly of something or they would have chosen something more substantial than leaves.  The leaves would soon dry and crack, but they were so ashamed of their nakedness because of their sin.  Not only did they need a covering for their bodies but they also needed a covering for their souls.  God can’t look upon sin with any pleasure.  Sin will cause us to be cast out of His presence.  But oh, the Lord is so very merciful and He told Adam and Eve that He had a plan for them, so their sins could be covered as well as their bodies.

In Genesis 3:15 we read that God promised a Saviour.  God spoke to the devil, who had spoken through the serpent, and said, “I will put enmity [or warfare] between thee [the devil] and the woman, and between thy seed [Satan and his servants] and her seed [Christ and His followers]; it [Christ] shall bruise thy head [Jesus broke or crushed Satan’s power], and thou [Satan] shalt bruise his heel.”  In other words we find a promise in this Scripture of Jesus being born.  Jesus was the seed of the woman.  In Luke 1:31-35 we read how the angel told Mary that she would have a child even though she was a virgin.  God would be the father of this child.  The angel said, “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and ... that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”  Through Christ, sin could be conquered because He was the Son of God, and not from the seed of man, yet He was called the Son of man because He took upon Him flesh or the nature of man.

The seed of Satan are those who have yielded themselves to him and are his servants.  Jesus said to some who opposed Him, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.”  John 8:44.  So we note that the warfare would be between the seed of Satan and his servants and the seed of the woman, or Jesus Christ and His followers.  Now who will conquer?  God said that “her seed, it shall bruise thy head.”  Jesus Christ would crush or break the power of Satan over mankind and men would be able to become sons of God.  Isa. 53:5 tells us that Jesus “was bruised for our iniquities [or sins].”  Praise God for Jesus who conquered the enemy of our soul!

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