"If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His seed." Isaiah 53:10
"The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, ĎAnd to seeds,í as referring to many, but rather to one, ĎAnd to your Seed,í that is, Christ.í" Galatians 3:16
If someone were to ask you what the Bible was really about, what would you say? Many teach that the Bible is a story about God and His ancient people, Israel. Others believe that the Christian Church replaced Israel as the people of God. Although the Church is clearly identified as the"Israel of God," and "Abrahamís offspring", there is no indication that spiritual Israel replaced natural Israel as the people of God.
The Bible certainly records the histories of both Israel and the Church, but since neither existed in the beginning, there must be a deeper meaning. Our first text reveals that Jesus gave Himself as an offering in order to see His seed, His offspring.
Jesus once referred to Himself as a grain of wheat which would produce much fruit if it were to fall to the earth and die. This kernel of wheat would grow and bear fruit, obviously Christians are that fruit and the seed that He gave His life to see.
Our second text shows us that Christ is the holy Seed which was promised in Abrahamís Covenant. All who would receive the Promised Seed would be born from above and become Children of God. Godís master plan is to expand His family. Jesus became a Son, because God wanted a family. Looking at the crowds Jesus once said, -"Behold, the harvest is ready but the workers are few." Without the Seed there can be no harvest -Jesus is that Seed who died and was raised. He is the Vine and we are the branches.
God told Eve and the Serpent that deceived her that He would put enmity between her seed and his seed. The Promised Seed is the only one who can deal the death blow to Satan. Satan has always tried to destroy those through whom the Promised would come. Cain killed righteous Abel, Esau sought to kill Jacob, Haman planned to kill all the Jews, Saul tried to kill David, Pharaoh tried to kill baby Moses and Herod tried to kill baby Jesus.
The Bible is the story of the two seeds and the enmity between them. Today the spiritual battle continues to rage. Satan hates the Seed of Jesus abiding in every Christian and has plans to destroy it. Do not be surprised when you suffer trials and persecution, for all you have to do to be an enemy of the devil is to abide in Christ.