Christ the seed

Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ. Gal3:16

If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal3:29

This post is a response I gave in the comments on the Jacob and Esau post. A Black Hebrew Israelite was telling me his misguided, racist and false “non” gospel of salvation only for the supposed “physical descendants of Israel” (whoever they may be)……. and I answer him here:

My ethnic heritage is Angle, Saxon, Scot, Scandinavian/Viking, German, and maybe Norman (I do not know for sure concerning the last one). So, am I in or out? Am I acceptable to God or am I doomed, due to my ethnic heritage? Should I be proud like the liars who say my ethnic seed is true Israel, or should I despair because of the liars who say any number of other seedlines are true Israel? I do not despair, nor do i revel in pride. My hope is in CHRIST JESUS THE SEED, and I trust Him by faith. I do not put any stock at all in my seedline or yours. My hope is not in flesh; it is in the resurrected Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, the seed, who dwells in me and who has given me His eternal life, a place in true Israel, and a place in His kingdom. All by faith. I concern myself not with my ethnic heritage or yours.

True Israel is spiritual, it is of the Spirit of God, it is of Jesus’ kingdom, which is not of this world, it is not of the flesh of the seedlines of men.

God is not a racist, the seedline of God via Abraham and the promise to him, ends with CHRIST JESUS the Lord. He IS Israel, and all who are in Him by FAITH, in Christ, are in the seed, Christ, His seed is in them, they are now the children of Israel.

ALL who believe in Christ are transferred from the kingdoms of this world, which include the ethnic groups through which i was born, and the ethnic groups through which you were born.

I condemn no Anglo-Saxon, no Scot, no Turk, no Kurd, no Arab, no Egyptian, no Greek, no man from all the African people groups, no Pacific Islander, no East Asian, no one…… but rather instead i by the leading of His Spirit, do witness to them all, of the Truth of Jesus Christ and salvation that is offered ALL men regardless of one’s heritage. So my gospel is not one of condemnation— it is one of good news. The good news is ALL may come to HIM, by faith, and He will receive them in. These are the lost sheep of Israel, all who are Christ’s by faith. These have no guile (they do not lie about what the true gospel is!) and they are humble, gentle, like children with childlike faith. This faith pleases God.

Not who sired you and what your ancestry is and what tribe you trace back to.

This is love, that He laid His life down for His friends, the little children of His kingdom, the little sheep who follow Him with faith and humility and trust and joy and hope and love, doing what He said. Therefore now, who are His friends? : )

Who are the ones who truly love the peoples of the world, whether they be African, Mexican, Native American, West Indian, European, South American, etc.? The ones who truly love like God are those who bring the joyful news to them all, of the kingdom of God which is NOT of this world (not of lands, cities or flesh seedlines), which is by faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This is love: telling this truth to all, and making disciples of people of ALL the nations of the earth. These are the ones who so lay their lives down for the others, doing unto others, with mercy and compassion, as Jesus taught.

Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ! I rejoice with much joy.

Justification by Faith

We enjoyed learning some church history this year in our “Rome through the Renaissance” Middle Ages history unit. The most interesting topic was learning the basics of the Reformation of the 1500’s. As someone whom God saved -via the Scriptures- out of the Roman Catholic Church, I’m very thankful for the men God raised up in Europe to bring His Word to people who previously did not have access to the Truth of the Gospel, but were instead taught they could be saved by performing religious works and paying money to The Church, and that righteousness was bestowed upon them by The Church. The stories of the martyrs who helped get God’s Word into the hands of common people was most inspiring. Here is a hymn that illustrates some precious Bible Truth that people discovered as God’s Word shed Light on the spiritual darkness that is false teaching.

Justification by faith, not by works.
by Isaac Watts

Rom. 3:19-22.

Vain are the hopes the sons of men
On their own works have built;
Their hearts by nature all unclean,
And all their actions guilt.

Let Jew and Gentile stop their mouths
Without a murm’ring word,
And the whole race of Adam stand
Guilty before the Lord.

In vain we ask God’s righteous law
To justify us now;
Since to convince and to condemn
Is all the law can do.

Jesus, how glorious is thy grace!
When in thy name we trust,
Our faith receives a righteousness
That makes the sinner just.



The Two Christianities

The two Christianities are completely different things, and the visible church is falling on one side of the line, or the other.

The true church, which I’ll call “Biblical Christianity”, is about the objective truth of God’s Word, Jesus, walking the narrow path, repentance, faith, humility, obedience, redemption, the gospel, and evangelism. It has the Holy Spirit. It often involves suffering.

The other church, which I’ll call “Fake Christianity”, is about subjective personal revelation that is not really from God, entertainment, feelings, experiences, popularity, prosperity, success, pride, fake spiritual manifestations, false signs and wonders, spirits and ‘angels’, fake dreams and visions, New Age beliefs and practices, bringing the glory of God down, bringing the Kingdom now etc. It “fakes” the Holy Spirit. It is often about money.

I’m mainly referring here to the Kingdom Now/N.A.R. movement but I also believe included in “Fake Christianity” would be the Emergent movement and in my opinion, the Church Growth movement as well. Eventually everything that denies the truth of God’s Word joins Cultural Christianity, the Roman Catholic Church, the New Agers (New Spirituality), the world religions and the Globalists/Humanists for the “one world religion”. In Rev. 13:11, the false prophet looks like a lamb (like a Christian) but speaks as a dragon (like satan).

Oddly, this group thinks that Biblical Christianity is the “establishment church”: the Pharisees which must be opposed. But in fact, it is this huge group which is forming, which will be the world’s accepted church, established by the world. These will be the ones who will persecute the true church, just like the Pharisees persecuted Jesus. In Matt. 24:10 I believe that the “many” are people in the visible church. Persecution of the true church will come from the “one world religion”.

Meanwhile, we watch the dividing between the “Two Christianities”.

Blog: Bentley Revival-goers are angry when they hear Tony Miano preaching the gospel- they don’t want to hear it.

Let’s Remember Our Message

There are many messages being proclaimed by churches and people professing to represent Jesus, but they are not the message of the gospel. There is the ‘health and wealth’ message, the ‘best life now’ message, the ‘Kingdom now’ message, the ‘listen to the angels’ message, the ‘Psychology’ message, the ‘be successful & get results’ message, and the ‘join with other religions to work for world peace’ message. The false gospel situation is only going to escalate within Popular Christianity, therefore let us commit to faithfully proclaim the true gospel message, and leave the results of that, up to God.

For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.” Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. For indeed Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men…..1Cor.1:18-25.

Article: Let’s Remember Our Message, by Paul Lewis