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The First Biblical Prophecy About Christmas

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 (Genesis 3:15 KJV) 

God the Father declared Christmas was coming back in the Garden of Eden as soon as Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and opened the doors for sin and Satan to have free access to operate and torment human beings. 

Genesis 3:15 contains the first explicit prophetic word recorded in the scriptures. It should be no surprise that the first biblical prophecy points to the coming of the Savior—because the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy ( Revelation 19:10). The Lord, therefore, declared the birth of the Savior—the coming of the Son of God in the flesh—and the destruction of  Satan back in Genesis. God does not prophesy; humans do. While God declares His mind through His word,  humans prophesy His mind and words when He enables us to know and utter His words. 

Christmas is the fulfillment of the first prophecy recorded in Genesis 3:15. Though Christmas is a joyful celebration for us, it is a tragic reminder to Satan of his downfall. Therefore since Satan heard of the coming of the Son of a woman in Genesis 3:15, he has fought throughout history as the dragon with seven heads to prevent Christmas—the birth of the man child. And because he failed to prevent the first Christmas, he now tries to distort it by removing  Christ from Christmas. Remember, then, that Christmas is not merely a holiday. Instead, it is a prophetic celebration of the birth of the Man Child that will bruise the head of Satan.

In conclusion, the Lord first declared Christmas in Genesis 3:15. However,  this prophecy was re-echoed throughout the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New Testament. 

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Meditate

A clause above reads, “God does not prophesy.” Why is this so?

Apply the Word

Christmas is a celebration of prophecy fulfilled, the faithfulness of God, and a reminder that Christ has crushed Satan’s head, as God said in Genesis 3:15. Celebrate Jesus! Let your joy remind Satan his head has been smashed!

Pray

Thank the Father for His unchanging faithfulness to His Word. 

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