Who are you?
You are whose you are. Who you are, whose you are.
If you are a Christian, you belong to God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The first thing God tells you about yourself is in Genesis 1:26-27
1:26 - "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
1:27 - "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them"
image - statue - a reproduction - the same word used for idol.
The first thing God tells us about ourselves, is that we are little statues of Him, replicas of Him. Which is why we need to be very careful not to let our relationships & people have power over us because our God is a jealous God. Don't worship other people (make them #1 in our lives over Him).
Our physical bodies reflect the spiritual image of God. Psalm 94:9 says "Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?" There was sight & seeing before there were eyes & ears.
Our spiritual image reflects God's Spirit, because he gave us His Spirit. Genesis 2:7 - "the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (from His Spirit), and the man became a living being"
That breath of life is your spirit from God, of God, and for the worshipping of God.
God's eternal nature and essence is comprised of His infinite attributes or character qualities.
We need to be very clear that when he gave us His spirit, He also gave us qualities like His, and power like His.
Because I am like Him created in His image, I also have power like His through that same spirit with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 1:8 says "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
We also have the power to speak life and death as Gos has.
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Tuesday December 27, 2005 - 11:35am (EST)