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, KJV)
The Apostle Paul presents an excellent logical discourse on the spiritual implications of the seed or offspring of Abraham in Galatians 3. When God called Abraham, He made a promise to him that in and through his seed, all the nations of the world will be blessed. The big question was then “who is this offspring of Abraham?
Gal. 3:16 above gives us a surprising twist and clarification of God’s promise. Paul says the Lord made promises to the seed(singular) of Abraham, not to his seeds( plural). The Seed of Abraham the Lord was talking about is not the nation of Israel with all the biological descendants of Abraham. He was referring to one Man, Jesus. Christ is the Seed of Abraham unto Whom God made promises about the blessings of righteousness and the Holy Spirit.
First, you will realize that Abraham has two groups of children. The earthly, natural seeds, which are the Israelites to whom specific earthly promises not including the Gentiles have been made and the heavenly seed, this is the believer in Christ, Jews, and Gentiles alike without distinction.
Paul went further in verse 29 of the same chapter to unravel a mystery to us. He says “ if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise “(Galatians 3:29, KJV). Jesus is the Seed and therefore heir of the promise. When we believe in Him, He brings us into Himself and we become united with Him. We then share what He is. He is the Seed and heir of the promises, and because we are in Him, we become by default the seed of Abraham! God has multiplied the seed of Abraham like the stars in the sky( meaning heavenly seed) according to His promise to Abraham. You are the seed of Abraham in Christ and heirs therefore according to the promise!!
What is the implication of being a child of Abraham? Why is this an essential spiritual concept to grasp? ( Think about inheritance)
APPLY THE WORD
You are the spiritual seed of Abraham, the heavenly kind! As the seed, the promises are yours. Let this truth be immersed deep in your spirit. All things are yours, so stir up your faith!
Thank the Lord for His glorious wisdom demonstrated in our lives.