2. Understand that the image of God is now visible all around the world.
God created Adam in His own image (see Genesis 1:26). If we want to know what God is like, all we need to do is look at Adam before the Fall.
Unfortunately, Adam sinned. That means the pure, real image of God was no longer available to be seen in the world. Man is now made in his own image.
But then, baby Jesus entered the world in the manger. Once again, the image of God was on display.
In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by side his son, . . . The Son is the exact representation of his being. (Hebrews 1:3)
To see God’s image, study Jesus during his three-year ministry:
Philip said to Jesus; “Just show us the Father and we will be satisfied.”
Jesus said, “Oh, Philip, have I been so long with you and you still don't understand. He that has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:8-9)
In the upper room, Jesus said something that caused great consternation among the disciples. He proclaimed, “It is good for you that I go away.” They couldn’t imagine anything worse!
But when He was limited by His earthly body, Jesus could only physically be in one place at one time. When He was healing people in Galilee, He couldn’t be talking to the Pharisees in Jerusalem.
But, when filled with the Holy Spirit, His followers could be in multiple places… they began to fulfill God’s purpose all over the world.
So, on the day of Pentecost, 120 followers of Jesus were together in one place. Suddenly, “a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from Heaven... All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:1-4).
If we want to know what God looks like, we can see the image of God in a Christian who is filled with the Holy Spirit. In other words, the image of God is the life of Jesus lived through the lives of His followers.
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