Oh now that is sooooooo cool. WE are made in the
image of God.
But, how are we made in the image of God? We know that there are different
genders, races, sizes, shapes, demeanors, etc. of humans so He must be referring to a
spiritual likeness of some sort.
Let us investigate this further shall we? Let's look at the statement again
CREATION BIBLE STUDY ON THE TRINITY
THE CREATION STORY MYSTERY
Who is God talking to? The answer is ... He is talking to Himself ... Sort of.
Now, I know this sounds a lil strange to us mortals, but it's true ... It's
gonna get a lil stranger but in the end you will say ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
There are THREE
that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost and
these THREE are
See, there are three entities that are really one. Let's take a closer look
at who these three are ... The Bible said they were:
Father ... Which is obviously God
The Word ... Which is Jesus (John
The Holy Ghost ... Which is the Holy Spirit
this the TRINITY.
So according to the Bible ... God has three parts of Himself which all make
ONE. We were created in like manner in that we also have three parts. The
soul, the flesh and the spirit also known as the spirit, the water and the
CREATED IN GOD'S IMAGE ...
And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water,
and the blood: and these three agree in one.
Let's talk about our three parts and see if we can prove it ... Let's look
at the spirit the water and the blood ...
Our bodies are made up of mostly what? WATER. Therefore the water is the FLESH.
Our blood which includes our DNA, distinguishes us, one from
the other so this is our SOUL. Perhaps that is why the Bible says that Abel's BLOOD
cried out to God, to identify it's owner to God (Genesis
4:10). The SPIRIT is given to us by God and departs from us when we die
and is why you will find it says that people gave up the ghost or spirit
when they died, in the Bible.
Taking this a lil further ... That means that our flesh (body) and our
spirit is subject to our soul (mind). God said "Let there be" and God's
Spirit said "gotcha" and brought it to pass. Jesus, being the Body or Flesh of
God, performed God's will. So what our Soul desires and believes, our spirit
will bring forth. It's so true. Let's say you hear that a loved one passed
away, your spirit reacts to YOU and is all of the sudden sad and your body
reacts to YOUR thoughts and changes. Sometimes fear and even Love causes
butterflies in the stomach which is the flesh. Same with all other thoughts
that cause emotion. Did ya know that the senses are what we use to obtain
thoughts? There are actually 6 senses ... What we see, hear, smell,
feel, taste and THINK. That's right, we get thoughts. Sometimes they are
from the depths of our minds. Sometimes they are from God and sometimes ...
They are not. The devil likes to use our senses to gain entry to our spirit.
If he can make you THINK something, then he knows your spirit will react and
God judges the spirit. Pretty clever huh? The devil likes to use our
thoughts and control our actions and feelings like some kind of puppet. Well
it sounds like we need to control our thoughts and as we ALL know ... THAT
is the hard part. You aren't alone. Even Paul said I do that which I would
not do. So what do we do? Pray for God to help you control your
thoughts in order for you to perform HIS will.
AWESOME STUFF ... Make sure you ponder on this my friend. As we were
created to do ... In HIS image.
This shows that the Holy Spirit IS God. Think of it this way.
If your name was Junior, you might say to yourself, "Okay, Junior, today
we're going to start a new Bible study program." You are talking
to your spirit, which IS you.
Soooooooooooooo, when God said (Genesis
1:26) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ...
God was talking to Himself ... Sort of.
Let's get back to the Creation, shall we?
After God created mankind in HIS image, God blessed mankind and told them to
be productive, fill the earth, and control it. He gave us power over all the other creatures that He made
and said that the plants He created would be for food.
Day 7: On the seventh day, God rested. Imagine if you
can, the greatness of God, and how precious His rest is. He blessed
the seventh day and set it apart because it was so dear to Him. We
call it the Sabbath. The fourth commandment says to keep the Sabbath
holy. Jesus told us that Sabbath was made for man and not man for the
Sabbath (Day of rest). Now the Sabbath is actually Friday night to Saturday
night in Israel and NOT Sunday as many practice in the United States. Sunday is
the Lord's Day which is the Day the Lord was resurrected. Even our calendars
reveal this truth. Sunday is at the start of the week. As it says in the
Bible ... Jesus was raised on the first day of the week. (Matthew
28:1) Just a lil tidbit for ya in case ya didn't know.
CREATION BIBLE STUDY SUMMARY
THE CREATION STORY CONCLUSION
And that, my friends, is the TRUE story of creation. There is nothing
about a big bang, or how a huge explosion can cause something as miraculous
as mankind with all of our creativity originating from an organism in the
ocean. It was all created by God, not some MONKEY business. Many refuse to give Him the glory for His own creation. Take care
and be sure to look for the next study of the Bible ... Adam and Eve ...
Right here at Daily Bread.
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