Image is such a major part of our culture today that it has become interwoven within our own identity. We place values on our careers and position, fashions and cars we drive, use plastic surgery to “enhance” our natural beauty and do so many other things that we feel help us become who we think we are. But do you know whose image you were made in?
In reality, God created mankind in His own image and we had a chance to walk and talk with God in the Garden of Eden. When Adam eat of the fruit, then Satan was able to take us away from God and the peace and beauty found in the Garden of Eden. Consider God your Father whose YOU were separated (stolen) from Him and the enemy is trying to steal, kill and destroy you, the sons and daughters of the King. If you look in the mirror and see your self as the heir to the King or as the person that no one wants, can you see how Satan can rob you of your inheritance?
Because mankind fell from grace into a world of deceits and lies about who our true Father really is. You were made to be a son and daughter of the most high King of all Kingdoms. Because we were stolen from God by Lucifer/Devil/Satan, God decided to rescue us from our captor and He made a way home for us through Christ Jesus. This doorway allows us to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, through faith in God’s grace and cannot be accomplished by our own efforts (works). Therefore God made it so that we do not need to do anything but receive salvation (John 3:16). Because You belong to God the creator who made us in His image, it was God who restored our souls.
Genesis 1:27″So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” So Jesus came to show us how to come home to our creator. Matthew 22:19″Show Me the tax money.So they brought Him a denarius. 20 And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
However, it is your responsibility as a child Ambassador for the Kingdom, to not embarrass your Father and to obey His word. Grace does not give us a license to sin and do what ever we want. When you claim to be the heir to the Kingdom and do things unbecoming to God’s character, you create confusion about your Father’s reputation. Since it is your choice to obey by your trust, belief, hope and faith placed in God or you can be disobedient. If you disobey, you leave a loving Father no choice but to punish you because He wants you to stop. If you decline His offer to come home, then you choose your own destination of Heaven or Hell.
YOU WERE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD BY GOD, YOU BELONG TO HIM BUT WERE STOLEN IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. HE SENT A RESCUE PARTY WITH JESUS CHRIST TO SHOW YOU THE WAY HOME.
GIVE UNTO GOD THE THINGS THAT BELONG TO HIM!