Made in His image
Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
We are made in God’s image as you can see in the above scripture but what exactly does that mean? It’s similar to human beings. Children reflect their parents. They look and act like their parents. It’s the same with animals. Their off-spring looks like them. Everything produces after its kind. It’s true with fruit, vegetables, and even flowers. Therefore, if we’re made in the image of God, we need to know just what that image is.
Let me give a short synopsis regarding spirit, soul, and body which I mentioned in an earlier blog.
What kind of being is God? He’s a triune God. He is one God but three personalities or manifestations. God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Since we’re made in His image, we too have three parts: our real self is our spirit, we have a soul, which is our mind, will, and emotions, and we live in a body, which is our earth suit through which we function on planet earth.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 (KJV) 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 4:24 (KJV) 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Since God is a Spirit, our counterpart is our spirit through which we contact God – spirit to Spirit.
We have a soul which is our mind, will, and emotions and that relates to the Holy Spirit, Who is our teacher and guide.
And lastly, we live in a body – which relates to the Lord Jesus as He was manifested here on earth.
It’s getting good – stay tuned — Pamela