Tuesday, February 26, 2008
THE PROMISED SEED
“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
Everything about Abraham and his life was, in God’s sovereign decree and purpose, forward looking to THE SEED (Christ) who should come - Genesis 12:7.
Those today who interpret the seed as being national Israel have missed Christ as clearly as the religious leaders did when our Lord came in the first century in fulfillment of God’s promise. ALL of the promises of God for SALVATION (election, redemption, justification, sanctification, regeneration, conversion, faith/repentance, and final glorification) are in HIM, ‘yea and amen!’ 2 Corinthians 1:20.
Abraham himself in believing THE PROMISE, did not look to his immediate natural seed, but to Christ, and rested in God’s promise to redeem and justify him, and hoped in that imputed righteousness alone, which God promised him upon completion of Christ’s work at the cross - John 8:56, Galatians 3:18 Those who are heirs according to the same promise are taught in time to look to the same Person and Work of Christ exclusively, Galatians 3:29.
By Ken Wimer