Sometime after the creation of man and woman, (how long we do not know) there would be an enemy encounter that would alter God’s creation.
Man and woman, Adam and Eve, were told to tend the garden.
They had one job. Just tend the garden.
But they were also told to NOT eat of the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Did they obey this? NO.
They disobeyed God. The two naked as a jaybird people realized they were naked so they made clothing out of fig leaves to cover themselves.
When God can looking for them later to walk in the Garden, they hid in the bushes trying to look like trees rather than the amazing people He had created in His image.
There would be consequence to their disobedience. God would give man, woman and the enemy, Satan, each their own punishments that would affect not only the three of them, but also future generations.
Adam and Eve would be cast out of the Garden of Eden, and their nakedness was covered by God.
The serpent would come “head to heel” with a different force.
The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
This section of Scripture will give us our beginning sequence to the Easter Bible verses. Without understanding this point in time, it’s hard to fully understand why Jesus would die on a cross for the world.
You see the enmity in that section of Bible verses means, “to be an enemy”. That enmity to the serpent, Satan, would be Jesus.
This is where the death of Jesus on the cross will come full circle with the serpent.