The first prophecy regarding Christ is found in Genesis 3:15. “And I will put enmity between you (serpent) and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heal.” Isaiah 07: 14 recorded, “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Matthew 01: 23 regarded Isaiah 07:14 as having been fulfilled in Mary giving birth to Jesus. In Revelation 12 it is Satan the great dragon or ancient serpent that persecutes the woman and her child.
What does this mean? From the beginning of human existence the male has blamed the female for his failures (Gen.3: 12, II Cor.11: 3). It was the woman that initiated sin and separation from God and it is a woman, rather a virgin that gave birth to the Savior that brings man back to God. Man added to the guilt of separation but nothing to restoring humans to God. God could do without a man but not without a woman. The role of a male is minor to the role of the female in crashing the head of Satan or sin. In Eve’ seed, life turned to death and in Mary’s seed death turned back into life. It is unfortunate that many Christians do not render the proper respect to Mary for her willingness to serve as the handmaid of the Lord (Lk.1: 38).
The woman has an enormous power over life and death. It is up to her whether her seed lives or dies. It is up to her whether her offspring crashes the head of sin or is crashed by it. It all depends on who influences her. Eve disobeyed God, was influenced by the serpent or Satan, and it led to death. Mary obeyed the Spirit of God and it leads to life. The difference between the two women was and still is the respect for life. What is puzzling is that women in our enlightened world allow the dragon to destroy their seed by abortion and same-sex marriage. God did not pardon Adam, Eve or the serpent. What makes us presume that he will not ask us what we have done with our seed (Gen.4: 10)?