The Christ-Seed Within Us
Seeing that God, in Christ, now as “the Spirit of life” really lives within us as believers should trigger an explosion of related revelations, joy, appreciation, and thankfulness to God our Father.
“To whom God would make known [reveal] what is the riches of the glory of this MYSTERY [Grk, musterion, Secret Plan of God] among the Gentiles; which is Christ IN YOU, the hope of glory:” (Colossians 1:27)
The Apostle Paul had just such a “revelation” of “the mystery” of God’s secret concerning Christ’s life in him, of which he wrote; “… God… was pleased 16 to REVEAL His Son IN ME…” (Gal. 1:15-16a, Rom. 16:25). It is for certain the revelation “Christ IN YOU” will change every Christian’s life forever. It is then that one knows that they are first and foremost a loved LITERAL Born Child of God the Father (cf. Rom. 8:16).
Paul wrote of this new, living, in-born relationship wherein we as believers are “No More a Servant [of religious demands] but a SON” (Gal. 4:7) as God’s heirs in Christ. with this “revelation,” we don’t ‘work for the Lord as His servants’ to gain His favor because we have already “Been Blessed with ALL Spiritual Blessing In Christ Jesus” (Eph. 1:3). Now our good works proceed out of a heart that is pure in motive with thankfulness, out of a new found love and appreciation for the Lord’s unconditional, never-ending Love and Grace Toward Us.
The Bible reveals that we all are as ‘females bearing fruit’ unto the Lord; (cf. Rom. 7:1-5). We carry God’s “SEED which is Christ” (Gal. 3:16). In this way of new life via God the Father’s “SEED [Grk., sperma], which is Christ” in us, we can see that we are essentially pregnant with Christ now being “formed” (Gal. 4:19) in our soul’s ‘mind, emotion, and will.’
Jesus of Nazareth, our life-giving Savior, was born as the Eternal Christ-SEED who came humanly in the lineage of Adam via Mary giving Him a physical body that might be the Sacrifice for our sins. Jesus died and was resurrected to become the “Life-Giving Spirit” (1Cor. 15:45). When Jesus rose from the dead His eternal “Spirit of Life” (Rom. 8:2) became available to be Deposited Into the ‘human spirit’ of all men who will Believe. We’ve thereby received God’s life-giving “SEED” into the womb of our human “spirit of man.”
Jesus of Nazareth is the “ONE SEED” of God the Father, born humanly also of Abraham’s line via Mary, but Jesus was conceived of “the Holy Spirit” [Matt. 1:20] as God’s life-bearing SEED.
“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith NOT, And to seeds, as of many; but as of ONE [SEED], And to THY SEED [Greek, sperma], WHICH IS CHRIST.” (Gal. 3:16 (KJV)
Peter wrote to Israel referring to Jesus as “the Word” and as being the “incorruptible [never dying SEED].”
“Being born again, NOT of corruptible ‘seed’ [human ‘sperm’ that will die], but of INCORRUPTIBLE [the never dying Seed of life], by ‘the word’ [which is the Christ] of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” (1 Pet. 1:23)
We know that every human father’s seed [sperm] initiates physical life, while mothers bear that life unto birth. One day, at our Rapture to heaven, we will have come to the full expression of the Father’s glorious ‘Seeded Life of Christ Within Us.’ Paul wrote of his concern that the Galatians had left Paul’s message of Christ’s Cross, grace and life, not maturing, forsaking Grace and going back under “the Law” (Gal. 5:4). Lacking faith in Christ, they could NOT become matured and ‘reformed’ in the Life of the Christ-Seed.
“… I [Paul] travail in birth again until CHRIST BE FORMED In You,” (Gal. 4:19).
We as regenerated believers spiritually conceived of God the Father... via His “SEED, which is Christ” now literally have Christ’s life and nature IN US (Rom. 8:9-10). Just as a conceived child begins growing without self-effort in the confines of its mother’s womb, we also grow simply by our spirit-life union with His “Spirit of Life” WITHIN US. Just as a human fetus shares the riches [nutrients] of the mother’s blood [via umbilical transfer] we share in the riches of His life in us (cf. Eph. 1:15-18). Just as the mother’s blood likewise removes all the waste from the baby’s blood, we enjoy that Christ has taken away ‘the waste of our sins’ by His shed blood of the cross with … His forgiveness of ALL our sins.
Though our “Old Man” sin-nature, as “the sons of Adam” reigned in us via our sin-laden flesh, our ‘New Man’ Grows in the Grace and Knowledge of the Lord who Now INDWELLS Our Spirit. We thereby become Renewed In Our Soul as He is ‘being FORMED In Our Soul’s Mind, Emotion, and Will.’
“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man [body] perish, yet the inward man [of the soul] is Renewed Day By Day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16)