Good Morning Warrior!
HAPPY NÉW YEAR
Word for the Day:
(Genesis 1:1 - 2:3)
“Made in His Image and Likeness”
Text: Genesis 1:26-27
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
“Made in His Image and Likeness,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
In the Beginning of the Creation of Mankind God made mankind, both male and later female, In His Image!
What a thrilling and yet sobering fact this is.
Each one of us was made in God’s image and likeness.
God said this twice For emphasis!
My thought this morning was: How then should we live with each other?
Well, we should first see each other as a brother and sister of One Father, Yahweh, Almighty God.
Sadly, shortly after creation sin entered the perfect mankind, and the perfect world God created and corrupted both mankind and the world; and sin is still doing its destructive work today.
“Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”(1John 3:7-8).
Aaaaah, but God’s Plan of Love is also doing His Work of Destroying the Works of the devil in multitudes of lives TODAY!
That’s where you and I come in as God’s Warriors.
You and I are NOW being “transformed,” more and more into the image and likeness of God, (2Corin.3:18), Because His Plan of His Love is working right now in you and I as His sons and daughters.
God’s Love drew us to repentance (Rom.2:4), and His Mercy Forgave our sin, and Restored our relationship with Him; and now we’re on our way back to living and behaving like God’s son and His daughter.
Yes, it’s a long road back Home to the “image and likeness of God;” but He is with you and I as our Commander and King leading us - and our Helper Holy Spirit is constantly doing His work in you and I “both to Will and to Do His Good Pleasure.”
“for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”(Phil.2:13).
Sure, it’s tough work but you and I serve an “Unchangeable Commander and King Who will complete this work of perfection that He began at our Creation, by “bringing you and I back into His image and likeness.”
Every act of Loving obedience and Repentance brings you and I closer to His image and likeness. Yes, we are each “under construction,” but we do have a picture of what we will look like when we keep our eyes upon Jesus our Model!
We Will Be Like Him!
“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”(1John 3:1-3).
Let’s remember all humanity is “under construction.” Some have “self-destructed,” by practicing a lifestyle of sin. Yet God’s Love Working in you and I says: “there is always Hope for Repentance as long as there is a heartbeat!”
“Oh God, help us Love like You Love, and Serve like You Serve; with Your Relentless Love!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy