Forbidden fruit was consumed in the garden by Adam and Eve, and sin entered the world (Gen. 3). Amidst God’s judgment of sin, He told the serpent He would put enmity between it and the woman, and between their offspring” … he shall bruise [strike, crush] your head, and you shall bruise his heel” (Gen. 3:15). With those words, hope of redemption was birthed.
Much later, when the time had come, God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for sin. “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying …’My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ … And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit” (Matt. 27:46, 50).
If the brutality of the cross is what the “heel bruising” looked like, can you imagine what it will look like when Jesus finally crushes Satan’s head?
“From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords” (Rev. 19:15-16). Make no mistake. Jesus came first as suffering servant, but He will return as conquering King. Can you imagine?