Vital Words to the Body of Christ
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# 1 Abraham was called the "Friend of God."
"And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the friend of God." James 2:23
# 2 Abraham was called the "Father of Faith."
"By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went." Hebrews 11:8
Abraham was one of the first men in the Bible that was called on by God to operate in faith.
"By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son", Hebrews 11:7
In his letter to the Romans, Paul spoke of the faith of Abraham:
"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." Romans 4:16
Paul recorded that Abraham was the father of us all. Those of the household of faith are Abraham's seed. Also those under the law are Abraham's seed. Abraham is the father of all. Two promises were given to Abraham concerning his seed: one spoke of the starseed and the other of the sandseed.
THE STAR SEED
"And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;" Genesis 26:4
Abraham's first promise was of the starseed. In this seed all nations on the earth would be blessed.
THE SAND SEED
Abraham's second promise was:
"And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude." Genesis 32:12
This was the promise of the seed that would become the multitudes.
The starseed is the seed of promise. The starseed is brought forth by and through the Spirit. The sandseed is the seed of the flesh. Paul tells us in I Corinthians:
"Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual." I Corinthians 15:46
The word natural is PSUCHIKOS and means "pertaining to the soul." This is speaking of the sensual, soulish, carnal man. After the natural, or the flesh realm, there is the Spiritual.
The first son born to Abraham was the sandseed, Ishmael, who was brought forth after the flesh. God had promised Abraham a seed that would inherit, but Abraham at the urging of Sarah, took Hagar, Sarah's Egyptian maid and conceived Ishmael. Like so many today, Abraham could not wait on God to produce His promise in them. They try to work out God's promises in the flesh.
The name Hagar means "ensnarer of the sojourners." Hagar was an Egyptian. Egypt represents the world. Today many Hagars are ensnaring God's sojourners in the earth. They are bringing forth the Ishmael seed, the sandseed.
The name Ishmael means "God will hear." Even though Ishmael was not the promised seed, Abraham still loved him. Abraham never turned his back on Ishmael, even when the promised starseed came forth.
When Hagar fled from Sarah, being chastised because she had raised herself up against her mistress, God told Hagar the kind of man she was carrying in her womb.
"And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren." Genesis 16:12
The word wild means "to run wild, or a wild ass." A wild ass runs free with no controls in its life. The wild ass only serves self. He has no emotions, other then if it feels good, do it.
God told Hagar that every man's hand would be against her son Ishmael, and that he would dwell in the presence of his brethren. There would be no separation at this time between the starseed and the sandseed. When Jesus gave the parable of the wheat and the tares he said:
"Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn." Matthew 13:30
There would be no separation between the wheat (the starseed) and the tares (the sandseed) until the harvest.
Ishmael was not the only sandseed conceived by Abraham. After the death of Sarah, Abraham married Keturah. Keturah would bear Abraham six more sons, and her sons also became part of the sandseed.
"And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan,, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah." Genesis 25:2
Keturah bare Abraham six sons. This totaled seven sons which Abraham conceived in the flesh. These seven sons in turn produced the "multitude of sandseed" in the earth. Through these seven sons, the sandseed would be spread throughout the whole earth. These seven sons would become the wild men (brute beasts) in the earth. These seven sons represent those who never brought the old, wild ass nature under the hand of the creating God, but run free, serving the flesh, and the gods of this world, and being blown about by every wind of doctrine. Jude proclaims:
"But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves." Jude verse 10
Those who are clothed upon with the beast nature are as Adam and Eve in the garden, who had to be clothed upon with the fleshly, beastly coverings because the Spiritual covering had departed.
The sandseed is the multitude that was promised Abraham. But, God also promised Abraham a promised seed that would be as the stars of heaven. As soon as the promised seed was born, problems began between the sandseed and the starseed. Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian which she had born, mocking Isaac.
"Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son. And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called." Genesis 21:9-12
Through Isaac alone would come the promised starseed. Ishmael, the sandseed will not inherit with Isaac, the starseed. Abraham's seed is through Isaac alone. This enables us to understand what the Lord is revealing through the relationship between Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:
Abraham is a type of the Father
Isaac is a type of the Son
Jacob is a type of the Supplanter (one who takes the place of another)
In Abraham we see God, the Father
In Isaac we see Jesus, as the Son of God
In Jacob we see the Holy Spirit, the one who takes the place of another
Jesus foretold the coming of the Holy Spirit when He spoke to His disciples:
"But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me:" John 15:26
The Holy Spirit, the Comforter has come in Jesus' place. It is the Holy Spirit who testifies of Jesus in our lives. Without the Holy Spirit, we can only testify of our religious beliefs, not the words of life that come only from the Father.
God revealed unto Abraham that the promised starseed would be called through Isaac. This calling comes through Jesus, the Son. Jesus, the Son, spoke through the pen of John:
"No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." John 6:44
Our call comes from the Son, the preaching of Jesus. Our drawing comes through the Father. Our completion comes through the Holy Spirit. The starseed is the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham that his seed would be as the stars of heaven. Heaven is the Spiritual realm. Those brought forth through Jesus the Son and to the Holy Spirit for completeness will become as the stars of the Spiritual realm.
The promise made to Abraham has carried down through the ages. The sandseed promised to Abraham has multiplied as the sands of the seashore through Ishmael and the sons of Keturah. The starseed brought forth through Isaac fulfilled the promise of a blessing for the whole earth which came by Jesus through the Holy Spirit.
In Isaac we also see the sandseed and the starseed. Isaac had twin sons, Jacob and Esau. Even though Esau was the eldest and rightful heir to the birthright of the father, he gave it all away for a bowl of beans.
Natural Israel, being the firstborn, had the birthright of the Father. But because they rejected Jesus, the Son, they were rejected, and lost their birthright. They gave it all away to partake of vain religious traditions. Peter told them:
"But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses." Acts 3:14-15
Natural Israel rejected their birthright in God. Peter was first to offer the birthright to the Gentiles. Peter was directed by the Holy Spirit to go to Caesarea to Cornelius, a centurion, of the Italian band. Peter preached Jesus to them, and . . .
"While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost." Acts 10:44-45
The promise made to Abraham concerning the starseed had come to the Gentiles.
When it came time for Esau to receive the blessing of the Father, it was given to Jacob, the supplanter, the one who has taken the place of another. The writer of Hebrews tells what befell Esau:
"For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears." Hebrews 12:17
It was God who rejected Esau. Esau could not receive the blessing because he had no birthright. The only blessing Esau received from the father was:
"And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;" Genesis 27:38-39
Esau was blessed with the fatness of the earth. His would be an earthly existence, the sandseed. He would never dwell in the place of inheritance, the Spiritual starseed realm of God. Esau only received the dew from heaven. The dew only covers the earth. It has no further use.
Through Jacob came the starseed. Jacob's name was changed to Israel (those who reign with God). Again, we see the two seeds, the sandseed and the starseed brought forth in Jacob's two wives. Jacob labored for seven years to obtain Rachel, but he received Leah instead. Then he received Rachel on the promise he would labor for another seven years for Laban. The first wife, he worked for (law). The second, he received as promised (grace). It is recorded that:
"Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured." Genesis 29:17
Leah was weak-eyed. She represents those who have no vision in God. There is no vision under the law. God's Word records, "By the works of the law shall no flesh be justified," Galatians 2:16. Those who have no vision, and exist under the law - - - either the law of Moses or the law of man through their religious affiliations - - - are as the sand of the sea.
The starseed would come through Rachel. The name Rachel means "ewe lamb." Rachel represents the true church of God in the earth today. Rachel did not bare children until after Leah and the two concubines had brought forth ten sons for Jacob. Ten is the number of completion. The sandseed would be complete before the starseed would be brought forth.
Rachel brought forth two sons: Joseph, whose name means "another son is coming" and Benjamin, whose name means "the son of his right hand." Joseph is a type of Jesus. Jesus was the firstfruit of many sons. These sons of promise will be the sons of His right hand.
Jacob brought forth the sandseed and the starseed. We see characteristics of these two seeds very clearly in God's Word. The sandseed produces the works of the flesh. The starseed produce the fruit of the Spirit. Paul recorded the works of the sandseed:
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God." Galatians 5:19-21
Those who do the works of the flesh will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Only the starseed will inherit.
These works of the flesh are shown in the seven sons of Abraham. Abraham's first son was Ishmael. He was a wild man and his hand was against every man, and every man's hand was against him. He possessed none of the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, lowliness, patience, and righteousness. Ishmael can only produce the works of the flesh which produce wars and rumors of war. He is set against every man, and every man's hand is set against him. The Ishmaelites are opposed to all that God teaches and represents. The Ishmaelites are clothed upon with the beast nature. Their minds are carnal, as Paul wrote to the Romans:
"Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." Rom 8:7
The Ishmaelites are not subject to the law of God. They only do the things that please the flesh.
Abraham's first son by Keturah was Zimran. The name Zimran means "musician." In the beginning God created music to be a comfort and a joy to those who hear it. God provided the Psalms to be sung as a sweet savour. Paul wrote to the Ephesians:
"Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;" Ephesians 5:19
But satan has taken that which God made beautiful, and has perverted it to where there is no music to it. There is only a beat and indistinguishable words. This began in the 'sixties, as rock & roll. Not it is called punk rock, acid rock, heavy metal, and various other names. This has become the music of the sandseed. This music is sensual, devilish, and perverts the minds of the children. Many times those who believe they are the starseed allow their children to listen to this tool of satan which perverts, distorts, and divides the starseed.
Many churches have allowed this perversion to enter into their worship services. This is called christian rock. There is no such thing as christian rock. If it does not lift the spirit and soothe the soul, then it is ministering to the flesh; and the flesh is enmity against God, Romans 8:7.
Satan uses music to pervert. God uses music for praise and worship. The starseed can be a musician for the Lord, or be perverted by the music of the sandseed.
Abraham's second son by Keturah was Jokshan. The name Jokshan means "snarer." We have all heard the expression about the snares of the devil. We need to understand that satan's ways work to ensnare the starseed. In the garden, satan used the allurement of the world to entice Eve to do that which she knew God would judge. John wrote:
"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." I John 2:16
1 Eve was first tempted by the lust of the eye. "The woman saw the tree was
good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes," Genesis 3:6
2 Eve was then tempted by the lust of the flesh; "a tree to be desired", Genesis 3:6
3 Eve was then tempted by the pride of life to make one wise, Genesis 3:6.
Satan knew exactly how to deal with the human nature. His ways have never changed. When Eve partook of the fruit, she gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat, Genesis 3:6. Satan has used the opposite sex, both male and female, to tempt the flesh.
The oldest profession known to man is prostitution. This lures the head of the home into adultery which destroys the home, and it is still working today. Only man does not have to go to the house of ill-repute to be deceived. He can do this in his own home through the use of television. Paul warned:
"Lest satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices". II Corinthians 2:11
Those of the starseed are not ignorant of satan's devices, but many times the starseed is snared by the wiles of the devil because they have not put on the whole armour of God, Ephesians 6.
Abraham's third son by Keturah was Medan. The name Medan means "strife." Strife is one of the works of the flesh. As we study the word, we understand that strife has operated in man to cause separation from the beginning. It was strife that caused the herdsmen of Abraham and Lot to be separated, Genesis 13:7.
The word strife means "to dispute, quarrel, and debate." The wise man Solomon had much to say about strife:
"A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife." Proverbs 15:18
The wrathful Ishmaelites and Medans will always stir up strife. This is a characteristic of the sandseed. The starseed is slow to anger and appeaseth strife.
"A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends." Proverbs 16:28
The word froward means "perverse." The word perverse means "distorted from doing the right." Those who are distorted from the right way will always cause strife.
"He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat." Proverbs 28:25
He that is proud of heart, or those who have not forsaken the pride of life will stir up strife. Solomon was speaking of the sandseed. The starseed puts their trust in the Lord. Paul wrote to the church at Corinth:
"For ye are yet carnal: for where as there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?" I Corinthians 3:3
Paul reminded the Corinthians that because there was envying, strife, and division, they were yet carnal. Yet we see envying, strife, and division in the church today, and they think they are Spiritual. How deceived they are. They think themselves to be the starseed, when they have all the trappings of the sandseed. James wrote:
"For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work." James 3:16
All these evil works are not dealt with for fear it will cost membership. How carnal they have become.
Abraham's fourth son by Keturah was Midian. The name Midian means "contentious." Although strife and contention are similar, they are different in the fact that contention means "to provoke or to incite, to cause irritation." Contention comes when one desires to put self forward. Solomon wrote:
"Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom." Proverbs 13:10
Only by pride cometh contention. Again it is the pride of life, or the works of the flesh that cause contention. This is evident in the sandseed life. But with the starseed is wisdom. Paul wrote:
"But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God." I Corinthians 1:24
Those who are called of God and have received Christ, the Holy Spirit will obtain not only power, but the wisdom of God. Wisdom only comes through Christ the Holy Spirit.
"A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes." Proverbs 18:6
The fool's lips . . . Who are the fools? Fools are those who say no God, Psalm 14:1. The fool's lips enter into contention. Those who say no to God will be judged by the words of their mouths. Their mouths call for many stripes or much correction.
"Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease." Proverbs 22:10
We are commanded to cast out the scorner and contention will leave with him, or her. Certainly contention is no stranger in the church today. Contention was evident in the early church also. The church was very young when Paul and Barnabas had problems. What was their problem?
"And the contention was so sharp between them that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;" Acts 15:39
Contention rose up between brothers, which caused strife, which caused division. So many times contention is not dealt with, and the starseed acts more like the sandseed. This does not bring glory to the Father. Paul wrote to Timothy:
"But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain." Titus 3:9
We are to avoid those things in our lives that bring separation. The list includes foolish questions, genealogies, contentions, and striving about the law. Yet these are very evident in the church today. May God help us to cast out the Midian spirit and begin to serve the living God with our whole hearts.
Abraham's fifth son by Keturah was ISHBAK. The name Ishbak means "he will leave alone." Ishbak reveals the separation between the sandseed and the starseed when we come into the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who remain sandseed will separate themselves from the starseed. Jesus stated:
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." Matthew 10:34
Jesus came to bring a sword, and that sword is the sword of the Spirit. When the sword of the Spirit begins to do its work in our lives, it brings separation. The writer of Hebrews proclaimed:
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
When the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God begins to divide the soul and the spirit, and our thought processes begin to change, then our speech changes and our way of life changes. Because of this change, separation takes place. The sandseed begins to seek new relationships. They no longer come around, and when we see them, the visits get shorter and shorter. This will also happen in our own household. Jesus went on to say:
"For I am come to set at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household." ** Matthew 10:35-36
The early church was made up of those who had left the Jewish religion. They were totally ostrisized from any family activity. They were considered dead. Today when we begin to walk in the light, the sandseed of our own families will become our enemy. Luke recorded Jesus' words:
"For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three." Luke 12:52
When the sword of the Spirit begins to do its work in our lives, the sandseed will not only separate, it will become our enemy. Jesus knew this from the beginning. He stated:
"Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets." Luke 6:22-23
When separation comes, we are to consider ourselves blessed. We are to rejoice and leap for joy because we know when separation comes, the sword of the Spirit is doing its work in our lives. Unfortunately, there is much division in the church today. One denomination will not speak to another denomination - - - or many times, the same denomination will not speak to one another.
Paul asked the Corinthians, "Is Christ divided?" I Corinthians 1:13. If you are serving a divided Christ, then the kingdom you are involved in cannot stand. Jesus stated:
"And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand." Mark 3:24-25
If your house is divided, it cannot stand. This is speaking of the house where we live, and the house where we worship. All houses built on the sand (flesh) will fall, and great will be the fall thereof. Only the starseed who build their house on the rock will stand in the days ahead. If you are holding on to sand and sandseed relationships, it will come to naught. Only the undivided house of Christ will endure. We need to cast the Ishbaks out of our lives.
Abraham's sixth son by Keturah was Shua. The name Shua means "wealth and opulence." The word opulence means "having abundance and being affluent." Opulence serves self and is self-centered and self-motivated. Shua was the last of Abraham's sandseed sons. Wealth, opulence, and affluence are the marks of the sandseed mentality.
It is God who gives the power to get wealth. When Israel was about to enter Israel their promise land, God spoke to Moses that when the people said in their hearts . . .
"My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth." Deuteronomy 8:17
Moses reminded them:
"But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth," Deuteronomy 8:18
Why did God give power to get wealth?
"That He may establish His covenant which He sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day." Deuteronomy 8:18
The sandseed refuses to establish God's covenant in the earth. In fact their wealth is contributed to the works of their hands. It is the starseed who will re-establish God's covenant in the earth, with the wealth that God will supply through the sandseed. Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes:
"For God giveth to a man that is good in His sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner He giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God." Ecclesiastes 2:26
Travail is given to the sandseed that he may gather and heap up treasure to give to the starseed, so that the starseed may establish God's covenant in the earth. It is not wealth, riches, or money that are evil. It is when people make wealth their god, their security, and their assurance, that it becomes evil in their lives. Paul wrote to Timothy:
". . . or the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." I Timothy 6:10
The love of money is at the root of all evil. It is because of this love for money that man sells his birthright in God and settles to be sandseed, instead of lifting his eyes from the wealth of this world, and stay their eyes on the riches of God. Jesus told us:
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:" Matthew 6:19
Our treasures should be laid up in the Spiritual realm (heaven), not the earth realm (flesh). Jesus drove the money changers from the temple. We are the temple of the living God, and this money changer spirit must be driven from us if we are to be the starseed, the seed of promise - - - the offspring of Abraham, the Friend of God, and the Father of Faith. James wrote:
"Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth eaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days." James 5:1-3
Those who are laying up treasures for the last days are only laying up a witness against themselves. Their robes of righteousness are moth eaten and full of holes. Their gold and silver is cankered and rusted. Cankered and rust means that it will corrode away; or their value will diminish to nothing. The sandseed wealth will come to naught because of the works of their hands. The prophet Isaiah wrote:
"For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin." Isaisah 31:7
The works of their hands have become sin in their lives. They have missed the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, and remain the sandseed promise made to Abraham. Abraham was promised the starseed. The starseed are those who are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Ephesians 2:6. These are those who are seated in the heavenlies (Spiritual realm). They have chosen not to dwell in the dust of the earth (flesh realm).
The New Testament tells of this starseed that was promised to Abraham:
"Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, in Isaac shall thy seed be called." Romans 9:7
The sandseed are children of Abraham, but they are not counted as the promised seed. The promise seed will come only through Isaac. Paul went on to say:
"That is, they which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed." Romans 9:8
The children of the flesh (sandseed) are not the children of God.
Only through Isaac will the promise seed (starseed) be counted.
To see the picture that God has painted for us, we begin at Matthew 1:1:
"The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Matthew 1:1
Jesus was the son of Abraham. Jesus was the promised son in the old testament, Isaiah 9:6. Paul wrote that Abraham had one seed:
"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." Gal 3:16
The one seed that Abraham was to bring forth was Christ, the Holy Spirit, the anointing, and the anointed ones. It is in this seed, Christ, that draws us to the life of Jesus, our example. In Jesus own words:
"No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." John 6:44
The word draw means "to compel by supernatural force or power." It is by the Holy Spirit which is the Father, that we are chosen or compelled to become part of His eternal body that God will raise up the last day. The last day is the 1000 year day, or the millennium. Those who do not come by way of the Spirit, through Jesus, are not part of the starseed. Those who are trying to please God through fleshly activities are participating with the sandseed. They have not come by the way of Christ. In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul elaborates on the sandseed and the starseed:
"There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another." I Corinthians 15:40
Celestial bodies are heavenly (starseed) bodies.
Terrestrial bodies are earthly (sandseed) bodies. Paul went on to relate:
"And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." I Corinthians 15:49
We still have our terrestrial bodies, but the starseed is the promised change.
"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." I Corinthians 15:50
Flesh and blood will not inherit. There is no inheritance for the sandseed.
"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." I Corinthians 15:51-52
Jesus told of a generation that will not pass away (die):
"Verily, I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." Matthew 24:34
Paul spoke of the change that is coming in the starseed:
"For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory." I Corinthians 15:53-54
Corruption (that which will decay) must put on incorruption (that which will not decay): and this mortal (that which will die) must put on immortality (that which will not die). Then death will be swallowed up, and the eternal Christ life in us will have overcome, or replaced the mortality that we now have in this tabernacle. This fulfills the words of Isaiah:
"He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it." Isaisah 25:8
Many teachers use I Corinthians 15 to teach a so-called rapture. But it is easy to see this change comes in a people, not in their location. God is changing us, not our address.
"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" I Corinthians 15:55
The sandseed is seeking the wealth of this world and the things of this life. But God's promise through Moses says:
"Remember the Lord thy God; for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day." Deuteronomy 8:18
God has promised wealth to His people so that He may establish His covenant which He sware unto our fathers. That eternal covenant was that He would give us power to once again come into the image and likeness of the Father. God sent Jesus His Son to show us the way that we could be like Christ. Paul wrote:
"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:" Colossians 1:27
It is Christ in us that is our only hope of glory. In Christ are all the riches of God. We obtain true wealth only because we have a right relationship with Christ. Our promise is not in some far off physical place called heaven. Our promise is in the here and now, as we come into a right standing with Christ. We must allow Christ to put us through the cleansing fires of change. The Kingdom of God cometh without outward physical observation in our lives. It comes within. Then at the last trump a change will come in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, when we come into the image of the heavenly. The writer of Hebrews spoke of Jesus:
"For verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham." Hebrews 2:16
Jesus took on Him the seed of Abraham. That seed is Christ, Galatians 3:16. Jesus became the Christ to the Father. Paul wrote:
"If ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Galatians 3:19 (starseed)
And to the Romans, Paul wrote:
"Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His." Romans 8:9b (sandseed)
If we are to be Abraham's seed, then we, too, must be Christ's, or the anointed of the Son. Then we come into His promise, and we, too, will establish God's covenant in the earth, our earth. The starseed is looking for the true riches in Christ, not the earthly treasures. The starseed have laid up their treasures in the heavenlies. Paul wrote:
"That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;" Colossians 2:2
The starseed will be knit together in love. And the world will know the starseed because of their love for one another. The starseed will find true riches through the full assurance of understanding and the acknowledgment of the mystery of the Father. True riches are in Christ, our hope of glory. Paul wrote to the Ephesians:
"The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints." Ephesians 1:18
God gave us Jesus as our example that we may know what is the inheritance of the saints (starseed).
"And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to usward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places," Ephesians 1:19-20
Paul asked the question, "What is the greatness of His power to us who believe according to the working of His mighty power?" This great mystery is that He seated Jesus on His own right hand in power in heavenly places (the Spiritual realm). And we, by following Jesus' example, may also be seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!" Romans 11:33
The depths of his wisdom, knowledge, and judgments are past finding out. But they are revealed to those who are walking in the Spirit. The flesh can have no understanding or wisdom in the things of God. Their's is a carnal, fleshly wisdom and understanding.
God will establish His covenant that He made through Abraham in the promised starseed. God is not slack concerning His promises as some men count slackness, II Peter 3:9. The Psalmist writes:
"Praise ye Him, sun and moon: Praise Him, all ye stars of light." Psalm 148:3
We can be those stars of light. Jesus showed us the way to become the lights of the world. The night is coming, and the stars of light will shine in the darkened world. Begin today to establish your calling in the Father of lights. You can become that city set on a hill. In all that you do, bring glory to the Father. Allow your words to become that sweet savour unto Him. God has called His starseed:
"This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord." Psalm 102:18
We are that chosen generation that God revealed unto Peter:
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:" I Peter 2:9
God is going to make an holy nation of the starseed He promised to Abraham. They are His royal priesthood who have been called out of darkness (sandseed) into His marvellous light. And these have become the stars of light that will rule and reign with Him for 1000 years. Those who seek Him with their whole heart and lift up their head will walk as the saints of light in God's new day. Jesus is the way and there is no other way to be seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
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Children of Promise
Stars of Light
The Glory of the Celestial
God Preparing a People for Service
Mystery Israel Revealed
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Freely We Have Received, Freely We Give
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