Abraham is called the Father of us all
Romans 4:16: Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end, the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,”
• Because of Abraham’s Faith, God blessed him to be the father of many nations
• and we, by our faith, become Abraham’s offspring,
• and heirs with him to the promises of God:
Abraham Receives Call of God
Genesis 12:1-3: Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Abraham was a man of faith in God even willing to sacrifice his only Son Issac
Hebrews 11:11, and Vs17 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed and was delivered of a child when she was past age because she judged him faithful who had promised. Vs. 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
God told Abraham that he would be the Father of many nations
Genesis 17:2-9: 2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee and will multiply thee exceedingly.3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee
SO, WHO IS THE SEED OF ABRAHAM?
PAUL PROVIDED AN ANSWER TO THIS IN GALATIANS
Galatians 3: 8-14 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
THE SEED IS NOT A PHYSICAL RACE OR ETHNIC GROUP OF PEOPLE
John 3:3: Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
• The seed OR the chosen of God
• must be born again in spirit and truth.
• Flesh and Blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 15:50)
1 Peter 1:23: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.
SO IT MATTERS NOT WHAT RACE OR NATIONALITY YOU AND I ARE TODAY
• Citizenship in God’s Kingdom is through faith in Jesus
• That is all that will get us there
• He is the only God that sits on the throne
LIKE ABRAHAM WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT PLACE WHOSE BUILDER AND MAKER IS GOD:
Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband
Revelation 22:5: And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign forever and ever.
John 14:1-3: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Give your heart to Jesus today by saying this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Please, help me to live for you the rest of this life. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray.