The seed of Christ in us is able to and should have enabled us from the inside, with the qualities of Christ. The seed of Christ is so rich that it has everything we need to grow in it. The only requirement from us is to allow the seed to grow inside the soil of our heart, which is our life. When the seed of God is planted into our heart, by the virtue of being born again, what really happened is that the life of Christ is born into our heart. Can you imagine it your life, which has been the epitome of sadness for God because of your sins and your wicked ways, has now become the ground for Christ’s life to grow? Can you phantom that?
If you are like me, it took many years of hearing before it all started to make sense but this year, God has been so merciful that I have started to really understand what it means to have the seed of Christ. It is out of my recent understanding of the seed of Christ that I began to realise its implications. When the seed of Christ is planted in ones life after becoming born again, It enables us to first repent of our sinful life and to have those things we used to do. That hatred for sin grows into a love for God and Godly things, which also means giving no time or room for sin. I will like to expand on this a little.
Sin is what keeps us away from God’s reach. While we were in the world, we lived a similar life to those who hate God, feel free to compare how you used to live with any unbelievers you know. You may even find that some unbelievers are even more moral in their way you yourself.
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.Isaiah 59:1-2
The impact of our sins results into a lives that repel God. Now that God has been so gracious to offer the provision of the blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse you and I so that you can become a carrier of His life; He planted the seed of Christ in you so that the same life of Jesus Christ will also grow in your newly purified life. You really have to think to yourself, “why is God doing this?” Why is He being so gracious to implant the same life of Christ into your heart? I hope to help you here, it is because the life of Christ is victorious over sin. Where there is no sin, there God.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.Matthew 1:21
To be victorious is to have doninion over the devil and his influences. This is only made possible by the life of Christ. This means no human have the ability to overcome sin except through Christ. Some religions think that by isolating themselves from the general public, they can stay away from sin. They fail to realised that sin is generated natural from the inner-life of anyone who has not encounter Christ and have not allowed the work of the cross to be activated in them. So sin has no physical boundaries, sin stops where Christ starts.
When we encounter Jesus, our life direction changes just as we see in Paul’s “Damascus Road experience” with Jesus, you can read more about it in Acts 9. He became blinded to every way of life that he has learnt to live and all he could see was jesus alone. It was at this point that paul asked Jesus, “what will you have me do?
Paul’s experience shows me that the life of Christ neutralises everything you have done and built through (and for) your old life; you cannot cling unto that old sin-loving life, you have to let go of it in order to have the life of Christ activated in you.
If you will allow me to ask you this question: Have you met with the Lord yet? If not or you can’t remember how or when, I will like to invite you to let God into your heart and to desire after Him. God has promised that He will make himself found by anyone who seeks Him. If you have met with the Lord, can you confirm that this encounter has been continuous? Can also you check that you are still walking in that new direction?
When we receive the life of Christ, we first encounter a change of direction, from our usual way of life, our passion, interest, philosophy etc. Anyone who has this life should be willing and able to put aside their knowledge (worldly wisdom) in order to learn Jesus’ ways. Paul was a leader of the pharisees, though a man highly regarded as Saul of Tarsus, he had no problem to become a home student under Ananias so that he can learn the way of Christ.
What are the characteristics of a person who have the new life of Christ?
- New destination: once that seed of Christ is planted withing you, your new direction is certain. You can liken this to if you were journeying from the North to a southern location and you met with the Lord halfway and realised that you neded to be heading west. Immediately you will get out of your old vehicle and join the vehicle that Jesus is in, which is heading West. Your new direction is set by where Christ is. All you need to Do is to be where Christ is and follow Him wherever He may go.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new2 Corinthians 5:17
- Humble and teachable – don’t be arrogant in your ways. “A student cannot be greater than his teacher”. Learn of God through this examples. We should not resist the making hand of the men/women that God will lead us to. This is a necessary discipleship process. We are suppose to learn from their experiences because they are mature in their Christians journey. Their Godly advise and experiences are meant to serve as a springboard under our feet as we start our own Christian journey. We don’t need to repeat thise costly mistakes others have made in times past. This is why God graciously chooses to help us grow by appointing other men/ women who have discovered the right way of Christ and have walked in it.
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.Luke 6: 40
- Willingness to FOLLOW and SUBMIT to teaching and instruction of Christ is essential. If you have an unwilling attitude towards Christ, you will find it hard to Love Him. Sometimes, you may find yourself willing but not able to commit, this is an issue ro be taken to God in prayer for help. God forces nobody to submit to Him. A brother once told me that this actual nature of God makes Him the biggest human rights observer. I believe that is true. God let’s us make up our minds whether to follow or not to follow Him. I also believe that He longs for a relationship with us. He wants us to be the embodiment of His spirit for the world around us to touch and feel God. To obedience to God and by accommodating those whose God has given oversight over us.
- Finally, it is Jesus you are following at the end of the day, not the people He has placed in your life. I have found out that it is important to be clear about this from the onset. Christ is the one who saved you from your sins and gave you a new spirit and the good of eternal life, it is not man. No man can offer such things. This is why we must keep our eyes fixed of Jesus throughout all of our days on this planet.
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honorJohn 12:26
Thank you for reading my blog. I hope it has blessed you, I pray that you will grow closer to God and find Him for yourselves instead of just reading about Jesus Christ, you can have Him living in you. He can reveal Himself to you if you so desire. You can pray to Him now, just say this prayer with an open heart, believing that God is real and exists and that He is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him: “Lord, I need you in my life, I want to know you in my heart. Please come and help me as you have helped many others and have transformed them from being enemies of God to lovers of God. Lord please save me from my sinful life and help me to experience the Cross, where you died for me in order to have eternal life. I want to live a fulfilling life for the honor of Christ. Amen”.
The purpose of praying is to receive what you have requested. Please keep your heart in the mode of prayer and remain expectant to receive the answers from God. God bless you!