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