1 - God concludes a Covenant with Abraham
2 - The Covenant of Circumcision
3 - The Covenant of the Law between God and the people of Israel
- The New Covenant between God and the Israel of God
5 - The Covenant for a Kingdom concluded between Jehovah and Jesus Christ and between Jesus Christ
and the 144,000
What is the message of this prophetic enigma?
Jehovah God informs that his purpose to populate the earth with a righteous humanity will surely be fulfilled (Genesis 1:26-28). God will redeem the humanity through the "offspring of the woman" (Genesis 3:15). This prophecy has been a "sacred secret" for
centuries (Mark 4:11, Romans 11:25, 16:25, 1 Corinthians 2:1,7 "sacred secret"). Jehovah God revealed it gradually, over the centuries. Here is the meaning of this prophetic riddle:
The woman: she represents the heavenly people of God, composed of angels in heaven: "Then a great sign was seen in heaven: A woman was arrayed with the sun, and the moon was beneath her feet, and on her head was a crown of 12 stars" (Revelation 12: 1). This
woman is described as the "Jerusalem above": "But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother" (Galatians 4:26). She is described as the "heavenly Jerusalem": "But you have approached a Mount Zion and a city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem, and
myriads of angels" (Hebrews 12:22). For millennia, in the image of Sarah, Abraham's wife, this heavenly woman was sterile, childless (regarding the mentioned offspring of Genesis 3:15): "Shout joyfully, you barren woman who has not given birth! Become cheerful
and cry out for joy, you who never had birth pains, for the sons of the desolate one are more numerous than the sons of the woman with a husband,” says Jehovah" (Isaiah 54: 1). This prophecy announces that this sterile woman will give birth to many children
(King Jesus Christ and 144000 kings and priests).
(Jesus Christ is the heavenly king established by his Father, Jehovah God,
in 1914 (according to the biblical chronology of the prophecy of Daniel chapter 4))
(Only 144,000 human beings
(men or women), will have a heavenly resurrection and reign with the King Jesus Christ, in heaven, according to the prophecy of Revelation chapters 5,7 and 14)
- The offspring
of the woman: The book of the Apocalypse reveals who this son: "Then a great sign was seen in heaven: A woman was arrayed with the sun, and the moon was beneath her feet, and on her head was a crown of 12 stars, and she was pregnant. And she was crying out
in her pains and in her agony to give birth. (...) And she gave birth to a son, a male, who is to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod. And her child was snatched away to God and to his throne" (Revelation 12: 1,2,5). This son who will "shepherd all the
nations with an iron rod" was designated by the angel Gabriel as Jesus Christ: "This one will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and Jehovah God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule as King over the house of Jacob forever,
and there will be no end to his Kingdom" (Luke 1: 32,33). Nevertheless, the child whose heavenly wife gives birth refers to the Kingdom of God, whose Jehovah anointed his Son Jesus Christ as King (Psalms 2).
- The original serpent is Satan the devil: "So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were
hurled down with him" (Revelation 12:9).
(Satan the devil, was hurled from heaven shortly before
the enthronement of the heavenly King Jesus Christ in 1914)
- The offspring of the original serpent represents the heavenly (demons or angels of the devil) and earthly enemies
of the Kingdom of God, those who actively fight against the sovereignty of God and against King Jesus Christ and the holy ones on earth: "Serpents, offspring of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of Gehenna? For this reason, I am sending to you prophets
and wise men and public instructors. Some of them you will kill and execute on stakes, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, so that there may come upon you all the righteous blood spilled on earth, from the
blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar" (Matthew 23: 33-35).
(Many of the posterity of the devil will disappear during the great tribulation according to Revelation 14 and 19)
- The wound of the heel represents
the sacrificial death on earth, of the Son of God, Jesus Christ: "More than that, when he came as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, yes, death on a torture stake" (Philippians 2:8). Nevertheless, this wound on the heel has
been healed by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: "Whereas you killed the Chief Agent of life. But God raised him up from the dead, of which fact we are witnesses" (Acts 3:15).
(The sacrifice of Christ allows the salvation of an obedient humanity to God (John 3:16,36))
must commemorate the death of Jesus Christ every year)
- The crushing of the serpent's head means the eternal destruction of Satan the devil and demons and the earthly enemies
of the Kingdom of God, at the end of the thousand years of the reign of Jesus Christ: "For his part, the God who gives peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly" (Romans 16:20). "And the Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and
sulfur, where both the wild beast and the false prophet already were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever" (Revelation 20: 10 ).
1 - God concludes a Covenant with Abraham
"And by means of your offspring all nations of the earth will obtain a blessing for themselves because you have listened to my voice"