Manifesting As Abraham's Seed


Manifesting As Abraham's Seed by Falana Idowu Zion

In Galatians 3:16,  we read that many promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say 'and to seeds,' meaning many people, but 'and to your seed,' meaning one person, who is Christ. (NIV). In this text, Apostle Paul affirmed the fact that all the promises God made to Abraham were centered on one person - Jesus Christ. Yeah, Apostle Paul did not affirm that the promises are not for other people. All the promises God made to Abraham were entered on Christ and that through Christ the promises would translate to others too. That is, through faith in Christ, we have access/right to all the promises.

Since we've justified that these promises were centered on Jesus Christ, then, let us consider these subtopics.

God's Promises to Abraham

God promised Abraham (the father of faith) and gave him numerous blessings. These blessings are recorded through scriptures in Genesis 12: 1-3 and Deuteronomy 28: 7-13  among others. In Genesis 12:1-3, the Lord told Abram to leave his country and people, and your father's household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

  1. I’ll make of Thee a Great Nation: After the death of Abraham’s father, Terah, God said unto Abraham to leave his kindred, and get out of his Father’s house, unto a land that He’d show him and thereafter promised him that he’d not only be with him in the Land He’d take him to, but also make out of him a great nation and he shall be a blessing.  And we later saw the manifestation of these promises in the life of Abraham and his seed.
  2.  I'll Bless those who bless You  and Curse him that curses You 
  3. In Him Shall, all the Families of the Earth be Blessed 

This isn't a blessing that is time-bounded, it continues as far as the earth continues. Aside from the blessings God made to Abraham in the above text, there are many others in the old and even throughout the New Testament (in Christ), which cannot be highlighted or enlisted. These can be narrowed that to any Blessings you can think of, in and through Christ.

Relationship between Christ and the Promises

A clear explanation to this can be seen in the Bible text above, the promises are not just only related to Christ but are centered on Christ and fulfilled in Him and through Him. All the promises God made to Abraham are generally directed to Christ – so that all the promises could be fulfilled in/through Him and also translate to all the incoming generations – in that, all who believe in Christ would be direct heirs to these promises and blessings. 

How Do We Have Access to these Promises?

Paul speaking in Galatians 3:5-16 asks the people if God gave His Spirit and works miracles by the works of the law, or by believing His word. He explains that in the same way, Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. Going further, he also says that those who have faith are children of Abraham because Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham by saying "All nations will be blessed through you".  

9 So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. 10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law. 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith. 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them. 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole. 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

As seen above, we are all granted access to the promises and Blessings of Abraham through our faith in Christ. We often talk about Abraham’s blessings, Christ has promised us the blessings once we receive him as our LORD and savior. But then, what these promising of Abraham's blessings and how can they be mine. These blessings are automatically ours if only we can hearken to the commandments and the Divine instructions. Abraham's blessings are yours once you became a born-again child of God. You do not need to belong to any special tribe or native of any nation before you can enjoy the blessings of God but as long you're in Christ.

And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29).

How to Manifest as Abraham's Seeds

To manifest as Abraham's seed, you must first 
  • Know that you’re indeed Abraham’s seed through Christ. 
  • Understand the Blessings
  • Tap into these blessings by/through Faith in Christ
  • Submit to the Holy Spirit – Obedience
As long as you've received the life of Christ in you (born again), you have the right to the blessings of Abraham as Abraham's seed through Christ. Manifesting these blessings however depends on your understanding of who you are in Christ (as heir) and your ability to depend on the leading of the Holy Spirit. Abraham's blessings are numerous. Know yourself as an heir through Christ and continue manifesting as Abraham’s seed. 

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