Created in His Image, Part 1
God wants us to understand what it means to be created in His image. Believers who are born again are being created in His image by His Word and His Spirit.
When we look at humans today, we see every hue imaginable. So in what way do humans resemble God? In John 4:24, Jesus says, “God is a spirit. And they that worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” In John 6:68, Jesus says, “The Words that I speak to you are spirit and life.” Luke 24:39 say, “A spirit has not flesh and bones.” God is a spirit. When God said, “Let us make man in our image and our likeness,” the spirit of man resembled the spirit of God. The spirit of man was connected to the spirit of God. When Adam disobeyed the command of God, the spirit of man died.
God is a Spirit. Man was created spirit. The spirit of man died. That’s why we need to be born again. Once we are born again, our spirit is connected again to God Almighty. Then we learn to be pleasing to God and spend time with God in His Word, reading the Bible. Next week we’ll go more in-depth to know that we in the twenty-first century can be created in the image of God! For additional insights, listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on September 20, 2020. And join us next week for more!
Genesis 1:26 NKJV
26 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.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Special Scriptures: The service has been separated into three parts. We encourage you to feast on this three course meal!
Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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