Summary: I was created in His Image therefore I have attributes of My Father.
“MADE IN HIS IMAGE”
How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself in the manner that you should? Do you see yourself in the manner in which you were made?
The other day I woke up and the first thing out of my mouth was this, “I AM MADE IN YOUR IMAGE GOD! I WAS MADE TO BE LIKE YOU!” I said more than that but I’ll get to the rest in a moment!
It set the who day for me to make that statement and declaration to myself and to the enemy of my soul. Folk, I believe that when you speak something out loud you speak to all that is around you, yourself, the Holy Spirit, God, Jesus, friends and to the enemy! I don’t believe that the enemy can read your mind, albeit, he can put things into your mind, but, I don’t think he can read your mind!
The world says, “If you can see it you can be it!” Folk, even some of what the world says is true! How you see yourself is critical to your success in life and in the Kingdom! If you see yourself as a “WINNER” then you will act accordingly, but if you see yourself as less than a winner or more like a “LOSER” then you have spoken through your vision of yourself something in existence that God has not intended for yourself!
GOD DIDN’T MAKE YOU TO BE ANYTHING LESS THAN WHAT HE CREATED YOU TO BE!
Proverbs 18:21 has become one of the lynch pins in my life! There (IS)
“LIFE & DEATH” in the power of the tongue!
How do you see God? Do you see God as anything different than what He says He is? Do you see God as “Infinitely Wise” or “Completely Powerful?” Do you see Him as the “King of Kings” & the “Lord of Lords?” Do you see Him as the “Author & Finisher” of your faith, the “Lover of Your Soul” & your “Savior, Healer, Deliverer & One Closer than a Brother?”
Folk, don’t you think that if we were made in His image then we should have some of the attributes within us just as you children have some of your attributes in you? Because of the fall of man many of these attributes have become dormant till the “Rebirth”. Nicodemus in John 3:4 asked the question...
“How can someone be born when they are old? Surely one cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born?”
So then Jesus began to explain to him of what He was speaking of.
When I woke up the other day the Holy Spirit began to remind me of not only “Whose” I was but “WHO” I was! I am a “CHILD OF THE KING!” I have “ROYAL BLOOD” flowing within my veins!
I don’t have to be “CONQUERED” because I am a “CONQUEROR!” I’m not supposed to be the “BORROWER” but the “LENDER!” That is my one of my goals!
I want to share with you a little bit this morning about who “YOU” are! Nicodemus’ eyes were opened that evening as he spoke and questioned Jesus! I want to share with you and remind you what you have been born into today!
My whole day was full of the presence of God in my life as I spoke those words out loud to myself! Words that set my day, set my gate, set my walk, set my mind & set my Spirit!
Q: How do you see yourself? Answer: How you see yourself is how you experience the Wonders & Blessings of God! What I spoke to myself was how I was seeing myself that day and for the rest of that day as well!
I. I WAS MADE IN HIS IMAGE!
Folk, We were made in the “IMAGE OF GOD!”
Genesis 2:26-28 says
“Then God said, Let us make man in Our image...So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created Him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them...”
Folk, you were wonderfully and powerfully made! You are the crowning achievement of His creation! Scripture says that after He created man then He rested!
I said earlier that if we were made in “HIS IMAGE” then shouldn’t it make sense that we have some of the “ATTRIBUTES” of God as well! Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to be very surprised is God looks like me but I shouldn’t be surprised that I should look something like God!
Please do not misunderstand me! I know that we are born sinners and are made new in Christ by being “REBORN” in Him just as He explained to Nicodemus. It is when we are “REBORN” that those “ATTRIBUTES” of God start to come into play in our lives!