The Seed (Chapter 15)

Epilogue Several years ago, during one of our church conferences, my father and my mentor, Pastor Fred Saleh, shared a message about the Seed, in a brief two-hour session. I was so touched by the beauty and clarity of the message of the Bible regarding the Seed that I committed it to memory. It stayed with me and from time to time, I shared it with others. In a recent encounter with a new believer, I... read more

The Seed (Chapter 14)

The Destiny of the Seed Victory! The divine Seed promised to the woman in Genesis 3, preserved for four thousand years, birthed in Judea during the time of Caesar Augustus, revealed by John the Baptist to all Israel, buried into death and risen in victory, was propagated by the chosen vessel of God – the church. He was to reach out to millions of people throughout the centuries and be planted in their... read more

The Seed (Chapter 13)

The Propagation of the Seed The Church “But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces; some a hundred-fold, some sixty, some thirty” (Matthew 13:23). “Most assuredly I say to you, unless a grain [seed] of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies, it produces much grain” (John... read more

The Seed (Chapter 12)

The Message of the Seed “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God … The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand, Repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:1 & 15). “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand’” (Matthew 4:17). Now that we understand the character of the divine Seed as manifested in the... read more

The seed (Chapter 11)

Jesus Christ Our Lord The Seed of the woman, promised to the whole creation by God in Genesis 3:15, had journeyed more than four thousand years, experiencing amazing moments in human history, and had now become the revealed Seed. God had spoken loud and clear and His Son had taken human form and entered time and space. John 1:1 states, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the... read more

The Seed (Chapter 10)

Presentation of the Seed John the Baptist “…Gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead” (Romans 1:1-4). “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away... read more

The Seed (Chapter 9)

The Captivity and the Remnant Everything in the Bible, whether the Old or the New Testament, is about one subject: Christ. In God’s mind there is no other thought but His Son and matters related to His son. The Bible tells us that the Father’s pleasure is only in the Son. We must keep this truth in mind when we read the Bible. The Old Testament is a brief story of how God’s Son, who was promised to... read more

The Seed (Chapter 8)

David and His Successors Before we move on to the successors of David and the Davidic dynasty, I would like to take a few more moments to discuss the failures of David, and their impact on his life, and on the future of the Seed. David was not a perfect man by any stretch of the imagination. As a matter of fact, if we were to assess his character flaws and compare them to those of other kings of Judah, we... read more

The Seed (Chapter 7)

King David We have reached one of the most important sections of the Bible, namely the life and times of David, son of Jesse. David occupies a most prominent place in the Scriptures for many good reasons. For one, he was the first king of Israel from the tribe of Judah, the tribe designated to rule in Israel according to the prophecy of Jacob. Also, David was a valiant warrior who freed Israel from their... read more

The Seed (Chapter 6)

The Seed in Israel Chapters 39 to 50 of Genesis deal primarily with the ascent and eventual exaltation of Joseph as the ruler of Egypt and his dramatic encounter with and subsequent exposure to his brothers as their lost and presumed dead brother Joseph and final reunification with his father Jacob. Joseph goes through very difficult years which gave him an opportunity to learn about suffering and a rise... read more
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