Day 9 Devo - In His Image

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  (Genesis 1:27)

This is one of the great mysteries of our creation.  Exactly what it means to be made in the image of God is not yet seen by any mortal man.  Although we do know some of the ways that we bear the Father's image now, these are surely only a very small part of the wonderful likeness of God in us.  Not until we finally stand before Him will we clearly recognize the image of our Father in us.

There is on thing we know for sure - the image of God un us is not physical image.  We learned this week that the Father is not a physical being.  His image in us is a spiritual thing.  This image of God in us is what enables us to know our Father Creator and have the fellowship with Him.  No other animal possesses the ability to know the Father as we can.  We are His children.

When Adam and Eve sinned, they experienced spiritual death.  The image of the Father in them was obliterated.  They lost the ability to know God in conscious awareness.  Man is now unable to find God on his own.  All man's wisdom and reasoning abilities are of no use.  It is always God who must first reach out and reveal Himself to man.  It was God Himself who made the way for His fallen children to come back to Him through Jesus Christ.  We now can once again be renewed in the image of our Father, and know Him personally.

Point to Ponder:

Be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind - having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude; and put on the new nature created in God's image, in true righteousness and holiness.    (Ephesians 4:23-24 AMP)