About Jesus - Steve (Stephen) Sweetman
Am My Father's Son
terms of human genetics, I am my father's son.
When my father was alive, we shared many of the same physical and
character traits. It's just a
matter of genetics. With
genetics in mind, read 1 Peter 1:23.
"For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God."
was writing to those who had been born again by means of an imperishable
seed, which he said is the word of God (1 Peter 1:25).
This imperishable seed birthed his readers into what the apostle
Paul called a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).
This imperishable seed is also the seed that Jesus spoke about in
His parable of the seed sown by the wayside (Luke 8).
1:3 states that Jesus is the exact representation of God's nature, who,
through this imperishable seed was conceived within Mary's womb.
That being true, anything Jesus has said, or says, is the word of
God, is that imperishable seed. John
1:1 goes a step farther to say that Jesus Himself is that word of God.
He was the mind of God incarnated into a human form, and right now
exists in some kind of superhuman, spiritual form.
When, therefore, Jesus via His Spirit inspires us to speak on His
behalf, we plant this imperishable seed, the very essence of Jesus, into
people's lives with the hope it will sprout into new birth.
terms of spiritual genetics, my heavenly Father's seed has been planted
within me. There is something
of Him within me that will never perish, but will grow and mature, until
the day when I, like Jesus, become an exact representation of God (Romans
8:29). Until then, inherent
within me are certain godly character traits that would naturally be
expected to be exhibited in my life. Yes,
I am my Father's son.