Part 6 – The “Seed” of God:
|This Article is part of a multi-part Study Series called Can A Christian Lose His Salvation?.|
Part 6 – The “Seed” of God:
Every regenerated Christian is forever saved by virtue of being endowed with the very life of the Lord Jesus Christ because, in the Bible, Christ is seen as God’s “seed (Gk. sperma)” sown into every believer’s human “spirit of man.” Thereby they are “one spirit” with Christ (1Cor 6:17).
In the New Testament “the kingdom of God” does not become visible until the end, after the 7-year Tribulation judgments. Jesus makes clear that the kingdom of God is in the presence the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Note how Jesus answered when He was questioned by the Pharisees about the kingdom; “He answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation… For behold, the kingdom of God is among you” (Luke 17:20-21). At that time the kingdom was among them because Jesus, “the King” was present.
The context tells us, wherever the King is, there is His realm (His kingdom). The reality of His kingdom does not come “with observation” because, foremost, His is a ‘spiritual kingdom.’
Several years later, Paul wrote of something better than having Christ among us, it is when He as “the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus” comes to live His life within us and through us as believers.
Now consider how John here identifies Christ as “the Word”;
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (Jn 1:1).
Peter, writing to the “scattered” of Israel for the time of “the end of the age,” expands upon the truth of Christ as being “the Word.” He tells his Jewish readers, Christ is also the “Seed (Greek, sperma),” by which Israel’s believers are to be individually “born again.”
“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed (not ‘sperma’ of a human father), but of incorruptible, by the word of God, (the eternal seed of God) which liveth and abideth forever.” (1Pet. 1:23, cf. Gal. 3:16)
Paul also wrote to “the body of Christ” confirming that Christ is the “seed (sperma).”
He (Abraham) saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of One, And to thy (God’s One) Seed, Which IS Christ.” (Gal. 3:16).
Abraham was of the lineage through which God’s “Seed” (Jesus) would come, and by whose cross and shed blood all believing mankind may be “reconciled” to God.
Today every member of “the body of Christ” has been “regenerated” (Titus 3:5) by God’s “One Spirit” (Eph 4:4), as the “Seed which is Christ.” Our faith at salvation brings the deposit of God’s eternal life-seed,” which is Christ, into the womb of our human spirit.
“But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” (1 Corinthians 6:17)
Christ’s seeded “Spirit of life” is our new and only real life (Gal 2:20).
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
This can be so for us only because… after Jesus was ‘processed’ through the cross… “now the Lord is the Spirit” (2Cor 3:17).
“… the last Adam (Christ) was made (became) a quickening (life-giving) spirit.” (1 Cor. 15:45).
Now in form of the resurrected “Spirit of life,” Jesus Christ is the Spirit-Seed of God the Father. His “Spirit of life” bears to us as believers the very life of the Godhead. God’s “seed” is sown into His all those who receive Him, making them also “the sons of God.” (Jn. 1:12). The very first recipients of the Christ’s resurrected Spirit as the “Seed” occurs here after His resurrection. “when he (Jesus) had said this, he breathed on them (His disciples), and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:” (John 20:22; cf. Gen. 2:7)
We receive God’s Spirit/Seed, “the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus” (Rom 8:2a), only by grace, through faith in Christ’s crosswork. The seeded “Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus” takes root in our hearts. Then, our spiritual growth is by the maturation of “the Seed” unto its full expression.
To be saved means we have become a literal partaker of the Seeded Divine life of the Godhead by Christ’s “Spirit of life” being planted into us.
So, in order for one to lose their salvation they would have to become unregenerated, which of course is not possible, just as no human can become unborn humanly.
Part 6 – The “Seed” of God: This Article is part of a multi-part Study Series called Can A Christian Lose His Salvation?. Part 6 – The “Seed” of God: Every regenerated
The Divine Seed of God in 2 Forms: God’s People and God’s Word
Matthew 13:24, 37-38 Jesus told them another parable: вЂњThe kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his fieldвЂ¦  The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom . The weeds are the people of the evil oneвЂ¦
вЂў Thankfully, Jesus interprets this parable for us. He tells us that вЂњthe good seed stands for the people of the kingdom.вЂќ ThatвЂ™s us! ChristвЂ™s born-again followers. The Lord sows us, His people, into this world (вЂњthe fieldвЂќ). вЂў We are sent by Jesus into the world. His intent is not to remove us from the world, but to be an influence for Him in the world. While on earth Jesus prayed for us to His Father in heaven, вЂњMy prayer is not that you take them out of the worldвЂ¦  As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the worldвЂќ (John 17:15, 18). During the time allotted by God to us on this earth, Jesus sows us as good seed for His harvest purposes. вЂў As His good seed, we are вЂњthe planting of the LordвЂќ (Isaiah 61:3). We are called not just to witness, but to be His witnesses as вЂњthe salt of the earth вЂ¦ [and] the light of the worldвЂќ (Matthew 5:13-14). вЂў We can fulfill this seed-ministry every day! As you awaken each morning, remind yourself that we Christians have the privilege of being вЂњChristвЂ™s ambassadorsвЂќ to a lost, dying world (2 Corinthians 5:20). We are His good seed that He scatters into the world-field, in order to bring forth a harvest of souls unto Him. Look forward to being among people each day, as the LordвЂ™s good seed, salt, and light to a world that desperately needs His gracious salvation.
Luke 8:4-5, 11 [Jesus] told this parable: вЂњA farmer went out to sow his seedвЂ¦  This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God .вЂќ
вЂў First we saw that Jesus sows us, His people, into the world as good seed. And now we see a second sense of seed. In this parable Jesus says the seed is the Word of God. вЂў Consider this parable of Jesus: вЂњHe also said, вЂThis is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know howвЂ™вЂќ (Mark 4:26-27). This parable encourages me greatly. There are times when we will sow the seed of our testimony or a Scripture or the biblical plan of salvation with someone, yet seemingly there is no response. However, be careful not to take too much upon yourself. We plant the seed of the word of God into menвЂ™s and womenвЂ™s hearts, but it is вЂњ[only] God who gives the growthвЂќ (1 Corinthians 3:7, ESV). You may вЂњnot know howвЂќ another personвЂ™s heart is turned to Jesus Christ in repentance and saving faith, but God does! вЂў So as the Lord gives opportunity, sow the seed of GodвЂ™s Word, the Bible, into your relatives, your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers. Then God can take that seed sown and cause it to blossom and grow into a fruitful planting. We plant and water the seed, but God gives the increase. вЂў The apostle Peter wrote, вЂњIn your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you haveвЂќ (1 Peter 3:15). Every day of your life you can be salt, light, and good seed to those around you. On some (not necessarily all) of those days people who have seen the hope that is evident in your life may ask you why. As Peter wrote, be prepared to give an answer. And of course the answer they need is the Word of God.
(1) We are the LordвЂ™s good seed, sown by Him into the world. That is what we are to those around us, every waking hour of every day. (2) We in turn sow the good seed of GodвЂ™s Word. So be the LordвЂ™s good seed every day, and sow His Word-seed as often as opportunities arise. God will give the harvest!
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The Divine Seed of God in 2 Forms: God’s People and God’s Word Matthew 13:24, 37-38 Jesus told them another parable: вЂњThe kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his fieldвЂ¦