Thursday, July 29, 2010

2010 July 29 - Morning Manna

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 (Genesis 1:26).

Today's Morsel: Many people have tried to use Genesis 1:26 to support doctrinal beliefs, and many have turned bitter over the discussion. So what did God mean when He said, "Let us make man in our image?" What is the image of God? God is Holy. God is Just. God is Love. God is Pure. God is Righteous. God is Joy. God is Peace. God is Long-suffering. God is Merciful. The list could go on and on. Adam, was created in God's image. They (Adam and Eve) were pure and innocent in the garden. But when they (Adam and Eve) allowed the spirit of disobedience from Satan to enter their heart (thinking), they went against God's ways and command. Thus destroying the initial image and causing everyone born after them to be born with an Adamic nature. Therefore, in order for us to regain that initial image of God and to remove that Adamic nature, God robed Himself in flesh and came to the earth to redeem us (Galatians 4:4-6;1Timothy 3:16). Paul said that because we bore the image of the earthly (Adam), we must now bear the image of the heavenly (Jesus) which was what God desired in the initial creation of man; to be created in His image.(1Corinthians 15:44-49). The phrase, "You must be born again," means that you must start afresh and anew if you are to possess the image of God and become like God. Do you bear His image?

Sing: To be like Jesus, To be like Jesus, on earth I long to be like Him. All through life's journey, from earth to glory, I only ask, to be like Him.

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