YOU ARE THE SEED OF ABRAHAM (Romans 2:29, Galatians 3:29),



I know, I know, I know. I keep saying, let’s get to it, let’s begin our journey back to ancient Biblical Africa. And we will, I promise. But God led me here. He wants us to begin this journey into our past by beginning at the end. So I apologize, but I’m learning to be an obedient Jesus-girl, so we shall go at His pace since He’s the author of this story anyway.

he praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 


I Peter 2:4-5, 9 –  Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Lessons Learned

Perhaps you’ve wondered like I’ve wondered, how can it be that we are God’s chosen people, the royal seed of Abraham? Me, a Black child of African descent? Me, whose ancestors were enslaved and who continue to suffer oppression daily? I could hardly believe it myself. But it’s true. Let me help you understand as I came to understand.

God’s original plan was thwarted in Heaven when lucifer waged war against Him and His Creation (Isaiah 14:12–15; Ezekiel 28:11 -17). From duping one-third of the heavenly angels to rebel, to successfully causing Adam and Eve to sin, Satan has been on a mission of destruction ever since (Revelation 12:4, Genesis 3:1-7). But God knew that with sin in the world and an enemy relentlessly pursuing us, we, on our own accord, could never be redeemed (Jeremiah 10:23, John 15:4-5). Left to our own devices, we would destroy ourselves (Romans 1:24, II Timothy 4:3-4). And because God is all-knowing and has seen and orchestrated our future (I John 3:20, Psalm 33:11), Satan’s debauchery simply enacted God’s plan for our salvation and restoration (Genesis 3:15). 

In the Garden of Eden, God made a promise that from the seed of the woman would come One who would bring about man’s deliverance and Satan’s destruction (Genesis 3:15). Even though Satan worked hard to thwart God’s plan (and we humans didn’t help much either), God pursued us relentlessly, and despite the numerous times humans deviated from the plan, God’s purposes prevailed!

Initially, the Messiah was believed to come through Abel (Genesis 4:25), Adam and Eve’s eldest son. But Satan planted jealousy and anger in the heart of Cain, Abel’s brother, causing Cain to murder Abel (Genesis 4:8). Adam and Eve were distraught, and the hope of the coming Messiah was dashed. But not for long. Adam and Eve’s hope was renewed with the birth of their son, Seth. Surely he would be the promised forefather of the coming Messiah (Genesis 4:25). Did I mention that Satan is unrelenting in his pursuit (I Peter 5:8) of us? The next time he stepped up his game, serving as the orchestrator of humankind’s utter and total wickedness and depravity, causing God to wipe out every living thing from upon the earth, save Noah, his family and select animals and fowl (Genesis 7:1-3) lest evil reign and there be no chance for a holy people to thrive (Genesis 6:1-8). 

Praise God for being all-powerful (Psalm 147:5)! Yes, Satan was working, but God’s plan for our salvation persisted. The earth was repopulated by Noah’s three sons and their descendants. God told humans again to spread out and fill the earth (Genesis9:1). But what is man’s response? Humans chose to stay together and build a great tower that would reach unto the heavens to make a name for themselves (Genesis 11:4). The disobedience and pride of man raised its ugly head again, causing God to intervene, resulting in confused languages and a forced scattering (Genesis 11:7). And while many turned away from God by worshipping false idols and choosing to live outside of God’s will, God had a faithful servant in mind to serve as the next promise of a saving Seed. 

This righteous servant Abraham (Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:16) journeyed with God for many years, during which time God outlined His promises and blessings to be bestowed upon Abraham and his descendants. Abraham’s descendants were to be the recipient of God’s blessings as well as an instrument by which others, including all the families upon the earth, would be blessed (Genesis 12:2-3). Abraham’s blessing was to become a great nation, have an excellent reputation, and possess a land God would give to him and his descendants (Genesis 12:1-3). As a part of the plan for our salvation, God’s desire was for The Children of Israel to be a light unto the world (Isaiah 42:6, 60:3), reflecting God’s glory, love, blessing and power (Deuteronomy 7:7-8, Isaiah 41:8). God desired that others would be drawn to this mighty nation and would long to follow and serve Him (Exodus 19:6, Deuteronomy 4:5-7, Isaiah 49:3). 

The Bible records how God’s promises were fulfilled and how the blessing of Abraham advanced. Abraham did indeed gain a great reputation, and his descendants multiplied, even though, at the time the promise was made, Abraham believed that there was no hope of ever having any children (Genesis 15:2-3). The descendants of Abraham, the Israelites, became a mighty people with their own land and law(Exodus 1:7), as recorded in Exodus through Joshua. The books of Judges and Samuel I and II address the kingship of the nation with the establishment of the dynasty of David. 

However, things soon began to unravel for the Children of Israel as they began to break God’s law and worship false gods (Exodus 32, Jeremiah 3:6-9, Ezekiel 16:38, Hosea 1:2, I Kings 18). Often, the kings and the priests did not reign or serve as a reflection of God’s glory or leadership. Instead, they followed their own heart’s pleasures and desires (Jeremiah 5:31, Ezekiel 22:26, I Kings 16:33). And the people became arrogant, taking God’s blessings for granted, rather than receiving them humbly and with gratitude (Hosea 5:5). They began to think of themselves as superior to the Gentiles (Jonah), exalting their name over the name of God. Despite the numerous prophecies of the resulting destruction that would occur (Leviticus 26:33, Deuteronomy 28:16-28, 32:26) or of the coming Messiah (Isaiah 42:1-4, 49:5-13, 52:13-15, Hosea 1:1), Israel continued to concern itself with their desires. They were not looking for the Messiah because they were steeped in sin and self-absorption. God’s prophets tried to warn the Nation that His judgment was coming (II Chronicles 36:15-16), but Satan was able to lure them away with the enticing practices of the world.  Israel’s waywardness (Psalm 78, Ezekiel 16) and continued disobedience led to their removal from the land and being scattered among the nations of the earth (Leviticus 26:33, Deuteronomy 4:23-27). 

Assyria conquered the ten tribes of the northern kingdom of Israel (II Kings 15:29, 17:6), and the southern kingdom of Judah was conquered and scattered by Babylon (II Kings 25:1, 7, 11). And as was the pattern of the Children of Israel when defeated or oppressed, they sought God, promising to turn back from their wicked ways. While in captivity, the Children of Israel wondered if this was to be their lot in life, and they prayed to God, asking for deliverance. And because of God’s love and grace, He gave them a final chance to turn back and obey Him. God promised to bring them back into Jerusalem, hoping that this would be the “epicenter” of His glory as intended. Through two of God’s faithful servants (Ezra and Nehemiah) and the faithfulness of three kings (Cyrus, Darius and Artaxerxes), the decrees went forth for God’s temple and city to be rebuilt (Ezra 1:1-11, 6:1-12, 7:7-26 and Nehemiah 2:1-8). And although the Children of Israel rebuilt the temple and the city of Jerusalem, their overzealousness for the law caused them to disregard the heart of the law (Matthew 23). 

Despite God’s faithfulness, The Children of Israel proved that the promised Seed had to be dependent upon His extraordinary and non-human ways (Zechariah 9:9, Isaiah 42:1-3, Psalm 2:9, 110:1-6). The blessing of Abraham ultimately found its fulfillment in Jesus Christ, the Seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:16, John 8:54-58), the Redeemer of the World (John 1:29, II Corinthians 5:19). Because of God’s immeasurable love for us, He sacrificed His only son (John 3:16), and it would be through the shed blood of His son, Jesus Christ (I John 4:9), that we would be saved. The Son of God took on the nature of a servant and humbled Himself to the point of death on a cross out of His great love for us.

Despite the prophecies, the miracles, and the testimony of Jesus, the Messiah Himself, the Israelites or Jews continued to reject Him (Romans 2, 11:1-10). So God gave His message to the Gentiles (Acts 2, Acts 13:46-49, Romans 11:11-36). He established a spiritual Jerusalem (Galatians 4:25-26). And now anyone who believes in Jesus and keeps His commandments are considered Children of The Promise, the seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:7, 4:28), not by the circumcision of the flesh, but of the heart (Romans 2:28)! 

Although Satan worked really hard to thwart God’s plan (and we humans didn’t help much either), God pursued us relentlessly, and despite the numerous times humans deviated from the plan, God’s purposes prevailed! The genealogical and biological Jewish nation is no longer God’s representative (Romans 9:1-8). We are spiritual Jews and spiritual Israel of the last days (Galatians 3:29, 4:5-7, I Peter 2:9). Therefore, all promises made for the fulfillment through Israel remain true for all who believe today (Ephesians 2:12-13, Romans 10:12, 11:23, 11:26).  Jesus did not die for nor is He returning for a nation, a kingdom, a tribe, a particular religion, or a denomination.     

Christ is returning for YOU (Romans 2:6-8, Hebrews 9:28). 

Lessons Lived

I hope you’re shouting right now! Despite your ancestry, your lineage, your skin color, your culture, your experiences, the lies you’ve believed, the sins you’ve committed, or the hurt that’s been heaped upon you, YOU ARE GOD’S CHOSEN ONE, A ROYAL PRIEST, A SEED OF ABRAHAM, if you believe, love, serve, and obey Christ today! 

I don’t know about you, but in 2019, I was enthralled by the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Princess Meghan. My husband just couldn’t understand the fascination. I was enchanted by the slammin’ engagement ring(maybe that’s the wrong description of a princess. I’ll begin again). That; elegant, timeless gown with its flowing train that created soft round ripples with each step; the dress that seamlessly framed her neckline and accentuated her narrow waist; and the 16.5-foot silk tulle veil, adorned with embroidered flowers. Oh, and let’s not forget the castle where the ceremony took place, and the horse-drawn carriage procession, the kiss, and the crown.  

I spent so much of my childhood (and apparently some of my adulthood) watching the lives of others (whether in reality or fairy tale), longing to be that princess, longing to live my life likes it was royal. But I’m so glad that we don’t have to dream of being a princess anymore. We don’t have to watch everyone else in all of their regalia with all of their royal privileges. Why? Because we are royalty! Our Father is King of all Kings (I Timothy 6:15) Who has adopted us as His royal heirs (Romans 8:17)!

So all of the lies we’ve been told – we are cursed, we are inferior, we don’t matter, we are destined for hardship, our suffering is sanctioned by God Himself, we are a threat, our dark skin is tainted, our kinky hair is an abomination, our praise and worship is unholy – are just that, LIES. I AM A PRINCESS. YOU ARE A PRINCESS. WE ARE ROYALTY. 

After you stop shouting, go on and lift that head high, stick that chest out, put a smile on your face, and let your eyes dance and sparkle because that’s how princesses carry themselves. Go ahead and

 Rock Your Royal Crown! 


  1. How does I Peter 2:4-5,9 speak to you?
  2. What’s been your journey to discovering and understanding your ancestry? 
  3. How might God’s revelations about your ancestry impact your understanding of your lineage and inheritance? 
  4. What might prevent you from “rocking your royal crown?”
  5. How might you walk, talk and live differently if you were to walk, talk and live as a princess of the most high King? 
  6. What are your personal LIFE Lessons?
    • Liberation: What new insights gained have freed you from past thoughts or practices?
    • Inspiration: In what ways have you been spiritually, emotionally or mentally motivated to live for Christ?
    • Fortification: What additional scriptural texts, passages or stories can reinforce and strengthen you against the attacks of the enemy?
    • Edification: How might you share your story to edify others and bring glory to God?


As you process, digest, and apply what’s been shared, here are a few songs from “My Black Life” Playlist. Listen and let the music infiltrate your soul. Read the lyrics and let the words encourage you. And I pray that you’ll be blessed as I was. 


Dear Heavenly Father, Words cannot describe my gratitude towards You. You looked down from on high, and despite the “rough around the edges,” unpolished, discombobulated, mess that I am, You saw fit to adopt me, to choose me, to live with You as part of the royal family. You cleaned me up, gave me a beautiful white robe and placed a crown upon my head. Help me live as one who is chosen and loved. In Your most holy name Jesus, I pray, Amen.