Topic: We’re The Generation Of Jesus Christ [Wednesday, June 14th]
And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins (Genesis 35:11).*_
The nations and kings that’ll come from Abraham as our opening verse declares, aren’t the nations in the Middle East as some people think; those are earthly nations. God is dealing here with something spiritual; His promise to Abraham was an eternal covenant, and the heir of that covenant is Jesus Christ, with whom we’re joint-heirs.
Galatians 3:16 says, “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.” Then, the twenty-ninth verse says, “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Having been born again, you’re born into Christ; you belong to the generation of Jesus Christ! Therefore, the promises that were made to Abraham belong to you.
When you look through the teaching of God’s Word about the generation of Jesus Christ, from Abraham to David, you’ll observe that there’re fourteen generations, even when you count into the carrying away to Babylon (Matthew 1:1-17). However, from the carrying away to Babylon unto Christ, when you count the generations listed, you’ll discover that they’re actually thirteen generations. Is there a contradiction? Not at all! Thirteen is listed instead of fourteen, because the Bible says a seed (a generation) shall serve Him, which is the Church.
Isaiah 53:10 says, “…He shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hands.” That’s referring to the Church; we’re the seed of Jesus Christ. We’re His generation. There’re two generations in Christ: Jesus Himself, and the Church. The Bible says to the Lord we’re counted for a generation. So, we’re the ones He was referring to in Genesis 35:11 when He said, “…a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins.”
I belong to Christ; therefore, I’m the seed of Abraham and an heir according to the promise. I’m Christ’s extension in the earth, His outstretched arm to a dying and hurting world. I unveil His blessings and dispense His goodness, wisdom and love; I’m His light in a dark world. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: || Romans 12:4-5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. ||
|| 1 Corinthians 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. ||
|| Psalm 145:10-13 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. 11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; 12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. 13 Thy kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion [endureth] throughout all generations. ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 4:32-5:1-11,
2 Chronicles 20-22
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 1:39-56,
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