Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” - GEN 1:26
Until recently it did not occur to me what being created in God's 'likeness' meant! I decided to make a study on who God was according to the Holy Bible. I found the following scriptures which spoke about God:
1 JN 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
REV 21:23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.
REV 22:5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
GEN 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
JN 1:2-4 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
Whilst i was studying on the topic, i heard a sermon by Pastor Luis who had come to Dubai to hold a Worship Concert. He was preaching a message on the 'Second Adam'. I found the following scripture which clearly spoke of Adam as being the 'son of God' too!
LK 3:38 ...the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
This got more interesting because if Adam was created in 'God's image' he should have been a light to all mankind too. But then it takes us to the following scripture:
ROM 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned.
1 JN 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
ROM 3:10 As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;
ROM 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
What jarred me the most was when i read the following scripture!
JN 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Now it made perfect sense why God had to perfect His plan for our salvation through a 'once and for all' sacrifice of the blemish-free saviour, JESUS!
1 COR 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
So what must we do now? We must let go of all our fleshly desires and embrace all things of the spirit!
JN 3:6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
We must learn to LOVE the AGAPE (Sacrificial) kind of love!
1 JN 4: 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 JN 4: 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
REPENT AND BELIEVE! BE A LIGHT AND DISPEL THE DARKNESS IN YOU AND AROUND YOU! LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS GOD (JESUS) HAS LOVED YOU!