Genesis 1:26a,27 NKJV ... God said, "Let Us make man in Our Image, according to Our Likeness." So God created man in His own Image; in the Image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 

Genesis 1:26,27 The Message Bible ... God spoke, "Let Us make human beings in Our Image; make them reflecting Our nature."  God created human beings.  He created them godlike, reflecting God's nature.

Image is exact likeness.  When you look in the mirror and see that person in the mirror, you say, "That's me."  But you aren't looking at the REAL you ... you're looking at the body you live in.

When He appears, we'll know Him, for we shall see Him as He really is.  And we'll be exactly like He is.

1 John 3:2a NKJV ... Beloved, now we are children of God.

1 John 3:2a The Message Bible ... We're called children of God!  That's who we really are!

We have been born again.  These Scriptures are talking to believers.  We are the sons and daughters of God.  We have a pure spirit ... we have a true spirit.

1 John 3:2b NKJV ... 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.

1 John 3:2b The Message Bible ...That's only the beginning.  Who knows how we'll end up!  What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we'll see Him --- and in seeing Him, we'll become like Him.

We don't know what the end is.  We do know, though, that He created us to be like Him.  HALLELUJAH! 

Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler


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