Having been born again, not of corruptible seed (sperma) but incorruptible (amarantino = perpetual, non-ceasing, immortal) through the word (Logos) of God which lives and abides forever, 1 Peter 1.23
The Greek term used here for seed is sperma. Salvation is the miracle of regeneration, or re-gene-ration. This is the miracle of the new birth, as Paul declares, “So you are no longer a slave [to the law, to rules], but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir” We are his lineage, we are partakes of His divine nature, we have His DNA. When we are born again His Divine Nature activates our Sonship. His sperma determines our nature our lineage our characteristics, our abilities and even our looks. We receive His genes and we become a part of His genealogy. The living and abiding word of God is Jesus, The logos that was in the beginning, that became flesh and that dwelt amongst us.
You need a new nature. When we are born again, the presence of the Holy Spirit in us gives us a new nature. Children of the first Adam need to become children of the last Adam, and although the Bible also teaches that God makes us as his children, he does more than that.
When the scripture talks about our new BIRTH through our father’s seed, it is really speaking our true nature as sons. The new birth is something available to us that was not available under the Old Testament. We are partakers of a NEW and Better Covenant built on better promises. Hebrews states that the OLD Covenant ceases to exist.
We have been taught that we were adopted into God’s family; this is an erroneous interpretation of the scriptures. There are two ways you can become a member of a family one is by birth and the other is by adoption. The first come through an intimate relationship (conception) the second comes by choice (chosen).
According to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of NT words HUIOSTHESIA comes from Huios a son and Thesia a placing or relationship. According to Vine “believers are CONCEIVED as sons by the Holy Spirit trough faith.
In Ephesians 1.5 it reads that we were predestined as to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to himself. In Romans 8.15 it reads that we received the spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, Abba Father. Galatians 4.5 says that we might receive the adoption as sons. The Greek word for adoption is huiosthesia which means placing as sons. Sons by relationship. Huios direct relationship, Thesia placing. The New English Bible reads we receive the spirit that makes us His sons. The paradigms of the translators were influenced by Roman Catholic theology and as a result we have not understood our Paternity, Lineage, Inheritance or legacy.
Understanding this very critical point we can see that the Scriptures reveal that WE are the sons of God born again under a new and better covenant and that both Moses and Paul indicate that it is Israel that is a chosen people and sons of Jacob (not of God).
Paul writes concerning the Israelites that it is to them that pertains the adoption, the covenants, the giving and living under the law and in Galatians he refers to them as the sons of Hagar, Abraham’s choice and refers to us as the sons of Abraham referring to God’s choice. Moses refers to them as sons of Jacob’s seed and a chosen people, an adopted nation.
For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen[a] according to the flesh, 4 who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; 5 of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen. Romans 9:3-5 NKJV
For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. Deut. 7:6 and 14:2 NKJV
O seed of Israel His servant,
You children of Jacob, His chosen ones! 1 Chr. 16:13
How amazing it is to understand our lineage. By the washing into the blood of Jesus we have a new GENESIS. We are a new creation, we have new Genes, we have been REGENERATED, we have a new GENEOLOGY we become sons of God, Brothers of Jesus and Joint heirs, and we have a new LINEAGE, lineage of Abraham and sons of God.