Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Seed

Exodus 1:16
“When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live".

The Bible says that there is nothing new under the Sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9 ). Watching the latest movie, Transformers, the same story told over and over, good versus evil dominates the screen.  The plot (you can skip this paragraph if you haven't seen the movie) revolves around capturing the seed; a seed that will permeate evil for eternity according to Megatron (he's the bad guy).

So much fighting, so much evil and violence for this seed.  This seed must be something incredible to cause such calamity; people dying, robots breaking, explosions, get the picture.  All this death for a seed?

The Bible speaks of a Seed too!  This Seed from the beginning of time has been a threat; an issue of contention and conflict for the evil that hates the children of God. The Enemy of our soul has been trying to annihilate the Seed forever.

“When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live".(Exodus 1:16)

Why kill the boys only or why choose the boys. The Word of God says, "And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”Genesis 3:15   

We know the kingdoms of those days were threaten; specifically the king of Egypt, the place where the Israelite people were being oppressed.  They somewhat understood prophesy; and whether they believed it or not, they did not want to endanger their kingdom, their rule. So, to create such a massacre in their eyes was acceptable.  Men influenced by evil.

This is more visible in the spiritual than in the natural.  The Seed, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by the resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 1:3-4) has always been a threat to Satan.  It was not about how many babies were born to the Hebrew women; the fear was that the "Seed" would overcome their kingdom. 

There has been a plan to rob the Lord of his Authority, Power, Honor, Glory and Dominion since Lucifer was kicked out of the presence of God.  A displaced, disgraced, diabolical created being is on a hunt to kill the Seed.  Sounds like a movie my friends, but this is as real as it gets!  When our enemy realizes that he has been defeated at the cross, disarmed of all power and authority;  made a public spectacle as Jesus rose from the dead (Colossians 2:15), he now comes after us--the children of God. There is enmity between his demonic army, true hatred and hostility with those that are associated with the Seed.  

Why do you think life is so difficult sometimes?  Everything is not the devil's fault but he sure is involved in promoting havoc in our lives.  Prior to Salvation we are not a threat to him; but acknowledge that we need a Savior and that we are lost without Jesus and it's like a missile activation button is initiated.

We as Christians will suffer in this life and sometimes it seems without cause.  Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.  If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. (1 Peter 4:12-14)

I enjoyed the movie, Transformers.  Hollywood can't just have a story line without blood and death, even when the movie is about metal robots :(

This Seed that the Bible speaks off, I know him as Jesus Christ, the Savior of my soul. In this story there is also death and blood; not mine, but His!  An atonement, compensation to pay for my sin.   

Interestingly, a seed though it seems dead, once planted in the ground will break forth into new life bearing even more seeds and more fruit. Praise the Living God!

Hmmm...will there be a Transformer 5?

God bless you!~Liz 


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