THE IMAGE OF GOD IN US THROUGH FAITH
Many people today are seeking restoration and deliverance unto Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Man walked away from God because of “deliberate sin” of Adam and Eve. God created man in His image because He wanted to reproduce Himself. God’s image in humanity that He deposited in Adam, was an independent, free will, capability. God entrusted it with Adam. He put no strings on him. He gave him a free, moral will. God gave Adam the ability to act, to move and to think independently of God. The only relationship that God asked of Adam was that he be obedient and use this will to obey the words which God gave him. 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. Genesis 1:27-28.
God created man with five natural senses…taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell. Every one of us was created with these five senses. However, there is not inherent in the human nature of man the quality or the characteristic of faith? Why? Faith is a supernatural force; it is not a natural force. God gave them to Adam and Eve when He created them. One thing He did not give them at creation was faith. Why? Because Adam and Eve walked with God and communed with Him. Faith is not one of man’s natural senses. It is not the product of man. Through our natural forces by our will we have the inherent capability to believe. But there is a great difference to setting our wills to believe and in using the supernatural force of faith that “knows that you know that you know that you know. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthian 2:14.
We must take the Scripture before and the Scripture after that and not take this out of context. The Word of God teaches us how we are to present ourselves: 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2. Then Paul goes on to say: 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office. 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Romans 12:4-5. Because faith is a gift of God to those who surrender their wills to God, to let Him become the Lord of their lives.
1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
REMINDER: THE IMAGE OF GOD IN US THROUGH FAITH!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you
Dr. Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”