HOW ARE WE RELATED TO GOD?
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Shalom sons and daughters of God,
So far you can tell I have been dealing with you as mature children of God who are able to handle the “meat” of the word and no more milk which is for babies. Last week in your bulletin we said that we are in “God” class. To a religious mind this is blasphemous, but it should not be to a born again child of God.
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.
Notice the words, image, and likeness. These words are similar, the word image is the Hebrew word tselem, which means resemblance, a representative figure. Likeness on the other hand is the Hebrew word, dmuwth, which means resemblance, concretely, model, manner, similitude. These are the optical semblances before completion. To complete the work, God had to put what’s in Him (His breath) in us, to make us “living beings” just like He is living.
Another example of a similar process is found in,
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
We can say in this regard, as Seth was to Adam, so are we to God. This should not be so difficult to believe because we know, God created everything, and commanded what He created to produce after its own kind. It should not be any different with Him producing His own kind. Is it a wonder then that He gave dominion over everything He created to man?
If a cow produces a cow, a dog produces a dog, a cat produces a cat and so forth…..
I don’t see how God will produce a horse, or anything different from Himself.
We are God’s production, (sons and daughters). WOW!!! Do not miss next week’s SPREADING THE LIGHT BULLETIN, it’s gonna be powerful.
We love you.
BE A BLESSING……INVITE SOMEONE TO CHURCH THIS WEEK.
ONE A WEEK………for am not ashamed of the gospel……..