The following was written by my dear sister, Emily.
A few evenings ago, my 26-year old son who has struggled in “coming to grips” with faith came into where I was sitting and said, “I think I am really understanding now, Mom, there is really only one person, God.” Well, my heart lept within because I knew he was on to discovering the outcome of our faith which is the promised seed – Christ – growing up in us. He had received he revelation of not I, but Christ, and Christ in me, the hope of glory. It is no longer I (independent self) that lives, but Christ lives in me as me – so yet I live (in Him) the one person – as son of God. This is, was, will be such an astounding revelation as Christ continues to come and ultimately will come to be glorified in all.
In Galatians, Paul identifies exactly who this one person is and who we are in Him through God’s promise to Abraham, given in Genesis 12:7: “Unto thy seed will I give this land,”. This is the Lord promises Abraham which was typified through Isaac – he promised seed/son. In Genesis 13:16, God expands this promise/revelation o Abraham when He says that Abraham’s seed will be such a multitude as if we could count the dust of the earth, and in 22:17,18, God promises Abraham’s seed will be as the stars in the sky in number, and in Abraham’s seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed. Paul brings out in Galatians chapter 3 that the “seed” God is talking about with Abraham is not plural, as in seeds, but singular in meaning.
Gal 3:16 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.
Abraham’s promised “seed” is Christ, THE CHRIST, in whom all the nations of the earth are blessed — but — it – the one seed- becomes plural in the sense that the one seed is as the dust of the ground and the stars in the sky in number, because that one “seed,” which is Christ in us, is the same seed in each of us, the same Christ, and therefore the same PERSON, who blesses all the nations of the earth, in each and every one of us, and AS each and every one of us – just as He – the one seed is the voice of many waters. Because we are Abraham’s SEED, we are also of the seed of Christ. Father has only ONE seed, Christ, and that seed, the most powerful seed in the universe, produces Christ. When you plant tomato seeds, you get tomatoes, etc…. as God established in the beginning that each seed shall produce AFTER ITS OWN KIND, thus, when the Christ seed is planted, it is CHRIST WHO GROWS UP, in us, as us – the Word alive in us.
Christ is bringing all back into Himself, the all, the one person who fills all and is in all.
Paul reinforces this same concept when he says that he labors and travails until Christ is formed in us. Christ — in our form (Gal 4:19). This is also our travail for those who yet without faith, hope and love.
This is the astounding, glorious, awesome work of Christ in the earth until we see no more a division but ONE PERSON – all in Christ – and is the basis of Jesus’ statement. “My meat is to do the will of the Father and finish His works.”
Rev 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
Rev 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Rev 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Rev 5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.