At Heritage Christian Life Center of Southaven, MS, we recognize that the most important thing that anyone can do is become planted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Just as a seed must be planted, so must the Christian be planted in the “death, burial, resurrection” pattern that Christ displayed here on Earth.
Jesus Christ is referenced several times throughout the Bible under many titles and descriptions. John 1:1 describes Him as the Word of God made flesh to walk amongst us. Isaiah 9:6 calls Him the “the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace”.
However, let’s take a moment to focus on the first time Jesus Christ is referenced in the Bible, in which it is reveal that Christ is the ultimate seed.
Genesis 3:15 says:
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
In this verse, God is speaking to the serpent about what is to come. Jesus Christ is the seed that is to going come unto man, restore the fallen, and bruise the serpent’s head.
Jesus as the Seed
In John 12:24, Jesus says, “Except a corn of wheat fall to the ground and die, it abideth alone. But if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit” (John 12:24). Jesus is the original seed from Heaven. He fell to the ground and died. He died for you and me.
However, as the original seed from Heaven, he also brought forth much fruit through His death. In Him, lies the blueprint for eternal life. Every man and woman that obeys this blueprint: the gospel of Jesus Christ, will in like manner be resurrected and have new life just as Christ did.
The Blueprint for Eternal Life
For those who do not know the gospel of Jesus Christ, let me explain:
Jesus Christ died on the cross, was then buried in a tomb, before rising again from the dead!
In this genetic blueprint of death, burial, and resurrection lies the pattern to eternal life! We must spiritually die, be buried, and then be reborn! This pattern sprouts in our lives when we repent, are baptized in Jesus Name, and filled with the Holy Ghost (Romans 6:3-5, Acts 2:38). This pattern is seen plainly in scripture numerous times and is even mirrored every day in nature.
Every seed testifies that there must be death, burial, and resurrection.