Thursday, August 13th, 2009
"He will rule as king over the house of Jacob forever." (Luke 1:33)
About the year 2 B.C.E., the angel Gabriel was sent to Mary, a virgin girl in Nazareth, a city of Galilee in northern Palestine. He declared: “Look! you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you are to call his name Jesus. This one will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; and Jehovah God will give him the throne of David his father.” (Luke 1:31, 32) At last, the time for revealing “the sacred secret” had drawn near. The principal One of the promised “seed” was soon to appear. (Mark 4:11; Genesis 3:15; Galatians 4:4; 1 Timothy 3:16) He would be bruised in the heel by Satan. But that “seed,” in turn, will bruise Satan’s head, putting him and all his cohorts out of action. He would also bear witness that by means of the Kingdom of God, all the damage done by Satan will be undone and Jehovah’s sovereignty vindicated.—Hebrew 2:14; 1 John 3:8.
(Watchtower issue: 12/01/07, 1:18, 19)