“And I will put hatred in the midst of you and in the midst of the woman, and in the midst of your seed and in the midst of her seed” (Genesis 3:15).
If we follow the seedline of the women through scripture, we will see that it leads to Jesus Christ, man as he was meant to be. Although He was there in the Old Testament, He was not evident to God’s people who were blinded by their religious apostasy and unfaithfulness, the fruit of false prophets and false teachers. But He was there all the time, in the deep parts of the scriptures, hidden away in all the types and symbols, feasts and memorials, to be found only by those who followed hard after the Word, refusing to be drawn away into the doctrines of men and their religious traditions. He was found by those who, like David, could say; “As the deer yearns for the springs of water, thus my soul longs for you O God” (Psalm 42:1). He was concealed until the prophetic season of His manifestation was reached.
Then, this mystery of Godliness; “was manifested in flesh, was justified in Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed in nations, was believed in mankind, was taken up in glory” (1 Timothy 3:16).
This is Christ Jesus, the Word of God to man, the Word that became flesh and dwelt amongst us (John 1:14); the fulfillment of the prophesied seedline of the woman.
We can also follow the seedline of the serpent through the scripture; he is “the mystery of lawlessness” (2 Thessalonians 2:7), who is, and always has been, working in the midst of God’s people, to deceive them and to confuse them and to lead them astray. He too, is concealed in the scriptures, until the prophesied season of his manifestation in the flesh is reached. He too, can be found by those who are led by the Spirit to look deeply into the Word of God.
This “seed of the serpent” is referred to in the scriptures of the News Testament as the “son of the devil” (Acts 13:10; John 8:44), the “liar” (John 8:44), the “false prophet” (Revelation 16:13), the “mystery of lawlessness” (2 Thessalonians 2:7); the “man of lawlessness” (2 Thessalonians 2:3); “another Jesus” (2 Corinthians 11:4); “spirit of anti-Christ” (1 John 4:3); the “ruler of this world” (John 14:30). He is everywhere throughout the scriptures of both the New and Old Testaments.
In the meantime, Christianity is largely unaware of Him, caught up in following false teachers into religious apostasy and unfaithfulness, blinded by flattering words, covetousness and seeking glory from man (1 Thessalonians 2:5-6). It is not possible to have true faith when seeking glory from men.