By Brian Williams
In Galatians 3:16, the Holy Spirit tells us, "And 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."
In this verse, the Holy Spirit places certain emphasis on the fact that the seed indicated here is singular, not plural. The promises that God made to Abraham were to him and his Seed; again, the reference here is to a singular seed, not in the plural sense. Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, is this singular seed.
Abraham and his Seed, Christ, are blessed beyond measure. In fact, in Romans 4:13, the Holy Spirit expounds the promises and says that Abraham and his Seed, Christ, are heirs of the world!
So, what does this have to do with you and me? Well, Galatians 3:27 tells us, “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”
Did you catch that? We’ve been baptized INTO Christ, the Seed. Not only that, we’ve put Christ ON also. And to drive home the point even more, verse 29 tells us, “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
Here, the Holy Spirit is making sure that we understand that in Christ we have BECOME one with the Seed of Abraham through faith in Christ; what’s true of the Seed, is true of us.
We are IN the Seed!
The Seed is IN us!
The Seed is UPON us!
WE’VE BECOME ONE WITH THE SEED!
Truly, this is a gospel that just gets better and better.
1 John 4:17 tells us, among other things “…as He [Jesus] is, so are we in this world.” This is precisely why we can, as Christ promised, “…lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mark 16:18).”
Absolutely nothing is impossible for Christ, and we are one with Him! All of His power is in us, and upon us.
In John 14:12, Jesus said, “Verily verily, I say unto you, ‘he that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto my Father’.”
Please don’t let misinformed people convince you that these words of Jesus were only applicable to the brothers and sisters that stood before Him that day when He made this glorious announcement. Jesus made it clear when He declared this proclamation that WHOEVER believes in Him would be empowered to do mighty things in His kingdom (also see Mark 16: 17, 18). It's all for His glory.
You and I are one with Him through faith. The most magnificent thing in the world that could ever happen, has actually happened. Praise God for loving us so much.
May He heal someone through your hands and mine today. Let’s agree together for healing miracles galore in Jesus name that lead the unsaved to Him and encourages those who are already in His kingdom to greater manifestations of faith. He is still a compassionate, healing Jesus.
“Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them, that thy profiting may appear to all.” – 1 Timothy 4:15
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Brian Williams is the author of The Inheritance: A Novel. His novel was a finalist in Creation House's 2013 fiction writing contest. You can read Brian's blog at www.GoodReads.com\BrianWilliams
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