Genesis 25:22-26 says, But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her:
“Two nations are in your womb, Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger.”
So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb. And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau. Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
Out of this experience comes an understanding that gives hope to all. Within man, there are two lives that are struggling within. The old man (Esau) and the new man (Jacob). The old man represents the first Adam or flesh nature. One of the definitions of Adam is “red” just as the nature of Esau. The representation of the new man (Christ) is Jacob, meaning, “heel catcher.” There is a curse that was released long ago in the Garden of Eden where God tells Eve that her seed shall bruise the serpent’s head (His mentality) and he would bruise man’s heel (walk). We can see this happening prophetically through this experience of the birth of Esau and Jacob. The curse was not about who bruises who. Nevertheless, if a man’s heel is bruised, it will affect his mentality on how to walk. If a man’s head is bruised it will also affect the way He walks. In either situation, damage to the body of any man will affect his walk. The foundation of the curse was that man would have to struggle between two powers. Adam and Eve had never struggled or battled this way before. They lived in rest. In the struggle between Jacob and Esau, Jacob (Christ) stops the struggle by grabbing a hold of the heel that was bringing damage to the body. This is what Jesus put an end too for man kind. That man would know longer have to struggle within himself or with the enemy. Even our enemies would be at peace (submission) with us. The struggle (curse) was taken upon the cross. Man then was given the opportunity to enter back into rest with God again. Christ halted the bruising of man’s life. Man can take courage that no matter what kind of inner struggle he is in; God has risen up a seed (Christ) that can put to rest the two powers that struggle within. God gave Rebekah a promise that the older will have to serve the younger. The old man has to serve the new man – Christ. God wins the battle within us when we put our trust in Him! Today, rest with God and let the old nature serve the new nature! God’s seed is the answer. Jesus has reversed the curse!