Friday, 19 December 2014

MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, December 15
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim

MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

Genesis 1:26-27 NKJV "Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

This is a bit of the revelation I shared yesterday at the GloryLand 2014, an annual event that began yesterday. I hope to share more of that message with you this week.

Many teachers of the word have tried to explain what it means to be created in the image of God. Brothers and sisters, the image of God refers to His glory and it is revealed in the word! Hebrews 1:1-3 says, "God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person..."

It is clearer in II Corinthians 3:18. It says, "But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord." You see, the Scripture says that as we look at the glory of God we are being changed into the same image! Hallelujah! Adam lost that image, I will teach you that tomorrow, but Jesus came to restore the image of God in us! Jesus was the express image of God as we say in Hebrews 1:3. Talking about Jesus, John 1:14 says, "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." Hallelujah!