Man In God’s Likeness
Wherein consisted the likeness of the man to his Maker?
We see that it was not in that man was given to have “life in himself.” That was originally the quality of Jehovah, solely (John 5: 26), and was given by Him to the Son at His resurrection. It is also to be given — which shows it is not yet possessed by them — to the Church, the joint heirs with Jesus. (Rom. 2:7 ; 1 Cor. 15:49, 53.)
The original likeness to God, as manifested in the first pair, was in the moral attributes. They were able to appreciate and to exercise within their limitations the moral qualities which find full expression in the Almighty. After the transgression, the likeness began to grow dim, and the present condition of the race is far from being an expression of the divine likeness.
Provision is made in the New Covenant for the rewriting of the divine law on the heart of whosoever will submit to the process, and in the end God’s likeness will once more be perfectly manifest in His human sons, as well as in those who will attain to the divine nature. Any of the race not submitting himself to the New Covenant processes after full enlightenment on the subject will be east into the Second Death. — Gen. 1:20; Luke 3:38: Heb. 8:8-12; Jer. 12: 14-17.
“Furthermore God said, Let us make man in our image according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heaven, and over the beasts, and over all the earth, and over everything that creepeth and moveth on the earth.” (Ge 1:26 GenevaBible)
“Who so sheadeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God hath he made man.” (Ge 9:6 GenevaBible)
“For a man ought not to cover his head: for as much as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.” (1Co 11:7 GenevaBible)
“ And have put on the new, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him,” (Col 3:10 GenevaBible)
“ For as the Father hath life in himself, so likewise hath he given to the Son to have life in himself,” (Joh 5:26 GenevaBible)
“That is, to them which through patience in well doing, seek glory, and honor, and immortality, everlasting life:” (Ro 2:7 GenevaBible)
“ And as we have born the image of the earthly, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly.” (1Co 15:49 GenevaBible)
“ For this corruptible must put on incorruption: and this mortal must put on immortality.” (1Co 15:53 GenevaBible)
“Afterward God said, Let the waters bring forth in abundance every creeping thing that hath life: and let the fowl fly upon the earth in the open firmament of the heaven.” (Ge 1:20 GenevaBible)
“ The son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.” (Lu 3:38 GenevaBible)
“8 For in rebuking them he saith, Behold, the days will come, saith the Lord, when I shall make with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah a new Testament: 9 Not like the Testament that I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand, to lead them out of the land of Egypt: for they continued not in my Testament, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 10 For this is the Testament that I will make with the house of Israel, After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my Laws in their mind, and in their heart I will write them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people, 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbor and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and I will remember their sins and their iniquities no more.” (Heb 8:8-12 GenevaBible)
“14 ¶ Thus saith the Lord against all mine evil neighbors, that touch the inheritance, which I have caused my people Israel to inherit, Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah from among them. 15 And after that I have plucked them out, I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring again every man to his heritage, and every man to his land. 16 And if they will learn the ways of my people, to swear by my Name, (The Lord liveth, as they taught my people to swear by Baal) then shall they be built in the midst of my people. 17 But if they will not obey, then will I utterly pluck up, and destroy that nation, saith the Lord.” (Jer 12:14-17 GenevaBible)
The Dead — Where Are They? 9 The Resurrection of the Dead
- Bereshith 5: Adam’s Descendants to Noah #2 From Adam made in the likeness of God
- Mortal Soul and Mortal Psyche #1 Intro
- Broken, coming before God
- In his own image
- From the Image of God to the Likeness of God: from the Old Self to the New Self is a Matter of Choice
- Shadow and Tears
- Resembling God
- The children of God
- 2/22/21 – Uncovered Concealment
- Rebellion Speaks To The Heart
- We have obtained an Inheritance . . .
- Power To Become Sons Of God.
- Our Spiritual Position vs. Our Walk
- The Family Of God.