Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Called the Seed of Abraham through Christ

"Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:" (Hebrews 11: 18)

We are all children of God through Christ Jesus, and through Christ we receive the blessings of Abraham, because in Isaac, God's Promised child, we are all called:

"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ." (Galatians 3: 16)

Through Jesus' death, He made us all sons of God:

"For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings." (Hebrews 2: 10)

How do we receive this sonship specifically? By faith in Jesus!

"For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father." (Romans 8:15)

and then

"26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." (Galatians 3:26-29)

We spend too much time focusing on ourselves. God is very clear in His Word: let us grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord (2 Peter 3: 18), for "As He is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4:1 7)

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