“Made in the Image of God”

We know God by His Word, [the Bible]. We also know Him by personal revelation. Sometimes God will give an individual a message. That can take different avenues, an impression, a vision, or rare times a voice. When we are of the Body of Christ every person is given at least one spiritual gift by the Holy Spirit. Sometime like the gift of discernment having knowledge of truth.

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them”

Many times people interpret it to mean His physical body. But look again at what it says. Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness”. It’s important to remember God is Spirit. we must also worship in spirit, the Godhead is spirt, and even though heavenly angels have bodies, they are spiritual bodies. When Jesus came back after the resurrection He had the body everyone will have, the same eternal {flawless} body. John 4:24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Our image of God is of spiritual nature. Because God is spirit we must relate to Him on a spiritual level. Our being must seek Him on that level. God created us differently than anything else in the world. Since we are just below the angels more is expected of us than the animal kingdom for instance. This scriptural passage does not mean that God is in human form, but rather, that humans are in the image of God in their moral, and spiritual, and intellectual nature. Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.

The more we study, the more we pray, and the more we seek Him the more we learn about that image. If you have been given a spiritual gift, you can gain more of it {stronger} through studying His Word and Prayer.

If you have a spiritual gift, don’t boast about it, but in humility use it to serve and always to honor Jesus. Psalms 16:1 Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the Lord,
“You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”

When we really think about what it means to be one with God. We need to look at what Jesus has said. We must remember that God Himself became human and told us what was important, and showed us how much He loves us….

  Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10 * In essence meditate about who we are in relationship to Him. As God, He is sovereign, faithful, omnipotent and unfailing.

God bless, Dan Beliveau

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