I don’t need to read far! There it is already, in the third chapter of the Bible! There, right at the beginning, right in the curse on mankind for our sin against God, I see Christ presented as its remedy! Condemning the Serpent who has deceived Eve into turning from her Lord and Creator to seek knowledge and self-elevation elsewhere, God declares the deceiver’s doom. And in His pronouncement lies the promise of hope for humanity:
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel” (Gen 3:15). The “Seed” (Offspring) of the woman will bruise this serpent Satan’s head (Revelation 12:9 & 20:2) —and in the process His own heel will be bruised.
Then I read again these other references I find for the word “bruise” in the KJV: Isaiah 53:5,10, and Romans 16:20 (KJV). And I consider the “bruising” Christ’s heel took when that great iron spike drove through it, as this article on crucifixion explains. And I marvel once again at this age-spanning plan!
What a merciful God! What a loving Christ, to pay the price for unworthy man! And what an “Easter” message lies in Isaiah 53:10, where it says, “When you make His soul an offering for sin, He will see His seed.” (His seed = His offspring = me, you, any who become His own through acceptance of this His offering on our behalf.) What promise of not only deliverance, but also adoption as sons and daughters! Hallelujah, what a Savior!