Who Am I?


I am God’s Child

The Word of God says that I am God’s child, born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God that lives and abides forever (1 Peter 1:23).

            The Amplified Bible puts it this way (www.Bible Gateway.com):

1 Peter 1:23

23You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal [a]origin ([b]seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.


  1. 1 Peter 1:23 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.
  2. 1 Peter 1:23 G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.


            If you have trusted Christ . . . if you have crossed the line of faith . . . if you have encountered the living God in a personal way . . . then the Scripture above is true of you. It is true whether you feel it or not. The Lord’s words are the Lord’s facts. We can have confidence that when we read something in the Bible and it speaks to our heart, that the Lord wants us to apprehend it (make it our own) and appropriate it (apply it to our lives).

            Becoming a child of God means that our spiritual DNA has been changed. We have a heavenly Father now who has made us a new creature, one who has caused to come to life the seed of eternity that was planted into the hearts of all mankind from the beginning. That seed has always been there . . . but it was dead. It died at the fall of man in the garden.

            The eternal seed is incorruptible. That word for incorruptible in the Greek is aphthartos according to Strong’s Concordance, number 862, and means “un-decaying” or immortal. Because that seed has been made alive in us at the new birth, we become spiritually “un-decay-able.”

            The eternal seed lives. The word for lives in the Greek is zao, according to Strong’s Concordance number 2198, and means literally to live or have life. So what we have is the seed of eternity in us brought to life by God when we came to believe in Jesus as the Savior.

            The eternal seed abides. The word for abides in the Greek is meno, according to Strong’s Concordance number 3306, and means literally to stay in a given place or remain, stand,  or endure.

            The eternal seed is forever. The word for forever in the Greek is aion, according to Strong’s Concordance number 165, and means literally perpetuity, or living without an end.

            When we look closely at the main words used in this Scripture, we gain an understanding of what actually happened to us. These are facts that we can stand on when we don’t feel like we deserve to be called God’s child, or when we think that God doesn’t care about us anymore. Knowing that I am forever God’s child is an incredible foundation to have in order to go on and discover other things about myself. Let us stand on this fact and rejoice in it. It is the truth.