And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I am absolutely thrilled by the revealed word of God to us, and especially in the discovery of who we really are. Who we are makes it possible for us to be In Christ, and Christ to be in us, and “us” in God (John 17:21). This is a profound truth. But just how does this happen? I will attempt to take you step by step to whom we really are. However, before we do this, we want to know how God looks like. God does not look like the “pictures of Jesus” we see on the streets and some homes; A white man with blue eyes, straight hair, and looking pathetic. No, not even close.
God is a Spirit. John 4:24 Says: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
We are created in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:26). So, in terms of resemblance, we are like God, a spirit. I know this is quite foreign to some people because of their up-bringing, and religious persuasion. They have been taught that we cannot be like God. This is in direct opposition to the scripture. The Word says: whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit”, John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Please notice that the “s” in the first word spirit is capitalized indicating the Spirit of God, (the Holy Spirit). The lowercase “s” refers to the spirit of man. You and l are born of (originate from) the Spirit. We are exactly like God. The exact image and likeness were lost however when man (Adam) sinned. We regained that image and likeness of God when Christ came in us. We became new creations.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Keep this thought in mind, we are out of space… check out your SPREADING THE LIGHT BULLETIN next week…… it’s awesome. Remain blessed, we love you.
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