The Heavenly Bloodline

“”Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, ‘If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers. You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:29-33‬ ‭NASB‬‬

A daughter of the Most High recently gave me a prophetic word saying that I have a strong bloodline. At first it didn’t necessarily ring any bells seeing as how my family lineage isn’t anything out of the ordinary as far as I know, but as I thought about the word it began to make sense. She was talking about a heavenly bloodline. This is something My Father has been showing me lately and there is so much depth to it. First of all, this has to do with identity. Do you identify in the natural or the spiritual? Do you identify in flesh and blood or Spirit and Life, the corruptible or the incorruptible? Look at the scripture above. What did Jesus rebuke them for? Because they said that they were sons of they that killed the prophets. It didn’t matter that they said they would not have done it themselves. They identified in the murderous seed of their fathers, and so were guilty of the same. Murder was in their blood(line), and so their words testified against them when they called them “our fathers.” A tree always produces after its own kind. The seed that you identify in will ultimately grow into a tree of corruption or a tree of life, and will determine the fruit that you produce. Now let’s look at the Lords words concerning His family.

“While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to Him. Someone said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside seeking to speak to You.” But Jesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother.””

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭12:46-50‬ NASB

So what is the will of the Father? Does not John say it is to believe in the Son, the One whom He has sent? So we have it that those whom the Lord calls His family are those that believe in Him. The Lord is the word. He is the underlying Divine reality that upholds all things in His being. To believe in him is to believe in all that he is, and in turn in all that he’s done, for the works that one does are an extension of their being. The cross and the resurrection are a very extension of the Lord Himself, the Word. So to believe in the Lord is to partake in His death and resurrection, and thus to partake in being children of God…

Let me put it another way. It could be said that we are made in a sense to be vessels, and we manifest what we behold. This can be seen in the story of Jacob tending to Laban’s sheep, and in the Lords words about the eye. Faith is true sight, or sight that beholds truth. (Go read my post the halls of Faith for a personal revelation on that.) To have faith in Him is to the believe in the Truth of who He is. It is from this very faith that we manifest the Lord himself, and so are called children of God. This is what is meant by us being in Him and He in us.

That being said, I am aware that there are many who adhere to the idea of being saved by the faith of God rather than faith in God. The truth of the matter is that the original Greek Word could be translated as either or. Faith in God is only possible through the faith of God. It is the Lord, God Himself, who is the author and perfecter of our faith. Since the Lord is Truth and faith is a perceiving of Truth, by extension it can be said that He is Faith as well. “None has known the Father except the Son.” Our knowing is an extension of His, and only through Him can we believe. So whether you read those passages as faith in or faith of, remember that the two are One (just as John says there is One faith) and we could have faith in because of the faith of. I am the vine, you are the branches. A tree bears fruit after its own kind.

Now let’s look at Abraham.

“Even so Abraham BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭3:6-7‬ NASB

Abraham was a prime example of someone who believed. He believed God and it was reckoned to him as righteousness (walking in The Way). It was through faith that he attained the promises (all of God’s promises are yes and amen in Christ). He beheld from afar the promises, a divine reality that supersedes the natural dimension, a reality known as the Word, and in so doing he attained those promises. This is why he is called the father of faith, and we are called children of Abraham (that is, those that believe). Not that we are his children according to a natural lineage but through the lineage of Faith which supersedes the natural. And remember, the Lord is the author and perfecter of Faith. By extension it can be said that He is faith seeing as how what comes from him is an extension of His being and thus is part of His being. Faith is part of the Life that flows from the vine into the branches.

There is natural Israel and there is Spiritual Israel. Which are you? Your natural bloodline, your ethnicity, your race, none of that makes you a descendent of Abraham. The descendants of Abraham are those that live by faith, who see the Promises as yes and Amen in Christ. The righteous shall live by faith, that is, by the divine Truth/reality rather than the natural realm. So I leave you with this question, who’s children do you say that you are of?

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