In the distant past, the dark angel Lucifer was kicked out of heaven when he tried to overthrow the government of God. “This great Dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down onto the Earth with all his army. ”(Rev.12:9) Lucifer’s failed attempt to take over the universe made him the eternal adversary of God. He was down but not out, if he couldn’t have the universe he would settle for the Earth. Satan’s most effective tool is deception. Since he is an angel he is able to manifest in both the spiritual and material worlds. God created the first man and woman and gave them authority over the affairs of Earth. “Then God said, “Let us make a man—someone like ourselves, to be the master of all life upon the Earth and in the skies and in the seas.”(Gen 1:26) Satan spoke through a serpent and lied to Eve. She had never been lied to before so she was easy to fool. Eve was one of only two humans on the Earth at the time Satan convinced her to disobey God’s instruction. After their insurrection, the man and woman were banished from the Garden of God. Satan took the opportunity and gained control of Adam’s earthly dominion. It was here, in the beginning, that God revealed His plan for the redemption of Adam’s race. God speaking to Satan said, “From now on you and the woman will be enemies, as will your children and hers. You will strike his heel, but he will crush your head.” (Gen.3:15) This verse describes the final defeat of Lucifer for the sake of mankind. It is the first of over 300 references attributed Jesus in the Old Testament, four thousand years before He was born.
Jesus’ birth is not disputed among honest historians. Not only is he mentioned in the writings of secular historians but many archaeological sites testify to his life on earth. How could Moses the author of Genesis know about the encounter between Satan and Eve unless it was supernaturally conveyed to him by God? The prophet Isaiah knew more about Jesus before he was born than most people know about him today. “For unto us a child is born; unto us, a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder. These will be his royal titles: “Wonderful,” “Counselor,” “The Mighty God,” “The Everlasting Father,” “The Prince of Peace.”(Isaiah 9:6) All of the titles Isaiah uses in this verse identify Jesus Christ as the son of God. And so it goes throughout the Old Testament references to Jesus before he was born. King David describes the crucifixion of Christ as though he was a participant, yet he lived a thousand years before Jesus was crucified.“ I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleave to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.”(Ps.22:14-18)
If you are looking for infallible evidence that mankind is not an accident. That Earth and her inhabitants were meticulously designed, that you were created in the image of God, then look no further than your Bible. The integrity of Bible continuity cannot be challenged by honest people willing to look at the evidence. There are no excuses provided for people who refuse to believe. “Because that which is known about God is evident within them, for God made it evident to them. Forever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense.(Ro. 1:19-20) For more about Gods plan for your life read “Beam me up Commander” its free!