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Abraham's Seed
John 8:33-37
They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in
bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever
committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not
in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son
therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I know
that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my
word hath no place in you.  (KJV)
We be Abraham’s seed

The Israelites took great pride in being Hebrews, descendants of Abraham.

(Matthew 3:7-9) But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism,
he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to
come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: And think not to say within
yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these
stones to raise up children unto Abraham.  (KJV)

We were never in bondage

Really? Did they never read the Moses and the Prophets?

What do you mean?

They were so carnal minded that they could not perceive the idea of spiritual freedom, or freedom
from sin – the forgiveness of sin.

Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin

All men are sinners (with the exception of Jesus). Serving sin is committing sin.

(Romans 6:1-23) What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?  Know ye not, that so
many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are
buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the
glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been
planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his
resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be
destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.  Now
if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ
being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that
he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also
yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let
not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither
yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto
God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of
righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the
law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under
grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his
servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto
righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed
from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin,
ye became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of men because of the
infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to
iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto
holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit
had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto
holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  (KJV)

You shall be free indeed

It is only in the Son that freedom can be granted to a slave. It is only in the Son that freedom from
sin can truly be found.

(Galatians 4:1-9) Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a
servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of
the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the
world: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman,
made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the
adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your
hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son,
then an heir of God through Christ. Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto
them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are
known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire
again to be in bondage?  (KJV)

(Romans 8:1-10) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus
hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was
weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin,
condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk
not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the
flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is
death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against
God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the
flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of
God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ
be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  

My word has no place in you

Those Jews who did not believe in Jesus sought to kill Him, because they would not, and could
not accept what Jesus taught.

(Matthew 13:17-23) For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have
desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things
which ye hear, and have not heard them. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When
any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked
one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by
the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the
word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for
when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also
that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world,
and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that
received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which
also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.  (KJV)