September 20th, 2019
In Whose Image is Man Born?
Genesis 1:27 (KJB) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 5:3 (KJB) And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth.
Is every person born into this world born in God’s image or created in man’s likeness?
It cannot be both ways because these two types lie at opposite ends of the spiritual equation.
Corruption naturally runs in the blood, but grace and spiritual life are only possible in personally knowing God. In physical procreation, therefore, a sinner begets only a sinner. Though he or she is created as a trichotomy; having a body, soul, and spirit, just like God, he or she is born spiritually aligned with sin, with death, just like the second Adam, not having the spiritual presence of God alive and working in the heart.
Spiritual power and perfection and matching with the image of God are only possible when our body, soul, and spirit is supernaturally aligned with Him by having the presence of the supernatural Spirit of God at work in a softened heart. This spiritual state of the heart is not possible upon natural birth.
A natural man, though created as a trichotomy like God, is sinful, fallen, corrupt, and condemned to death. He has a sentence of death upon his life from birth. Upon his physical death without knowing God personally, he remains apart from God forever, sentenced by his own unbelief to reside in Hell forever.
A spiritual man is a perfected spiritual trichotomy (seen as perfect in the eyes of God), honest, pure and a soul who inherits eternal life, and who will meet God upon his physical death. He will be perfected upon his physical death and found in sweet fellowship with God in eternity.
It is true, no person is automatically born into the spiritual family of God. He or she must make a conscious choice to place faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ and to be supernaturally changed into the spiritual image of God, casting away the image of Adam marred by sin, to enjoy God’s invitation for a personal and perpetual relationship with Him, in perfection, and sweet fellowship forever.