MAN IN GOD'S IMAGE: CHRIST &
I have hidden the truth like a well
hidden treasure. I have spoken in riddles too hard to explain. I
have shown you a mystery you won't understand, till the appointed
time comes when I give you a hand. It's always been there in
front of your eyes, but those who have led you have filled you
with lies. It's time for the truth oh don't you agree, Put on
your ears and listen to Me. Stop listening to men who are not
Spirit led, and open your hearts to Him whom you've wed. The
Savior of all whom the Father has loved, whom this world has
hated, has pushed and has shoved. I think you'll agree with God
and with me, it's only the truth which makes the blind see. So
gather ye 'round and see what I've found, my doctrine is pure and
holy and sound. You may not have heard, you may not have seen,
but trust what I say, it's on God that I lean. Why settle for
lies half truths with no couth, the time for lies has ended: it's
time for the truth.
Then God said, " Let Us make mankind in Our image, after Our
likeness: and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and the
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and
over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."
" So God created mankind in His
image, in the image of God created He him; MALE AND FEMALE
created He them."
These Scriptures give us three
things we are intended to find with God's help. The first, is the
origin of man. The second is the position or authority of man.
The third, not so easily found, is the reason for man's creation
as well as all creation. It is this third thing which shall be
addressed in this book.
Whether or not you agree with the
conclusions drawn in this book, will depend on two major factors;
the first, is your ability to understand spiritual matters, the
second, is your willingness to allow previous childish thinking
to give way to mature understanding in the things of God. By the
time you finish reading this book, your understanding will have
been increased to a new level of maturity if you allow yourself
to be taught. Let's take a fresh look at some very old Scriptures
The Word of God is both intricate
and simple, straight forward and mysterious. God uses puns, play
on word techniques, hidden codes based on numbers which are meant
to be understood as types and shadows of things to come. These
things are rolled up tightly and neatly within the Scroll of
Truth. If we accept that God did not make all mystery easy to
understand, we stand a better chance at unraveling certain
mysteries meant for the tenacious to understand. Of these
Scriptures Peter the Apostle wrote in 2nd Peter
3:15-16 speaking of the mysteries which Paul the Apostle had
written down in his letters to the Church. These Scriptures were
said to be hard to understand and many men would wrestle with
these Scriptures to their own destruction.
This is speaking not of the Church
which cannot be forsaken by God, but of those who would preach
things not said by God but rather would become confused and
thereby preach falsehood in God's name. While most attribute this
to what is called cults today, there is a large number of
professing Christians who have fallen into this category of
misinterpreting or rather misrepresenting the Word of God.
They preach many things contrary to
the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, even though they
recognize Him as the Son of God. I'll deal with this issue a
little later in this book.
It is for this cause that I will
attempt to give the outline for my conclusions in an orderly and
easy to understand fashion. At the very least, you will
understand how I have come to my conclusions even if you disagree
with them. Let's start at the beginning shall we? It's as good a
place as any and probably the best place to start.
My goal is to bring the reader to
full maturity in understanding many difficult passages within the
Scriptures. I will attempt to give you the reader the benefit of
many hours of study inside of a few hours of reading. This is my
goal, this is my wish. God bless you the reader, may He give you
Elohim is the first word used for
God in the Scriptures. It is a plural word. It would not be wrong
to interpret this word as meaning " the God's. '' Many cringe at
this interpretation fearing that it implies more than one God.
This is not the case. This is merely the first mention of the one
true God. This is the first hint at the trinity.
"In the beginning, the God's
created the heavens and the earth.'' Genesis 1:1.
This then begins our journey as we
seek to unravel the picture which God has laid out before us to
understand. Your understanding of who God is will be greatly
enhanced if we can get you over this first hurdle in the race to
find a relatively simple truth hidden in a rather complex
Let God explain God and you will be
quite surprised at what you will find.
God gives us another clue to
Himself in Genesis 1:26; " Let Us make mankind in Our image. ''
Once again we see plurality associated with our God. This concurs
with the opening Scripture and the use of the word Elohim. But
just what is God saying to us?
God the Father is speaking to
someone else other than Himself when He makes this statement
concerning creating mankind in their image. The real question is,
to whom is God the Father talking? If you ask this question to
the average leader of today's Church world, they tell you that
God was speaking to His Son Jesus. This however cannot be the
case for one very important reason. This statement about creating
mankind in God's image is not the end of God's statement.
God goes on to say that He intends
to give mankind rule over all the earth bound creatures. This
statement made by God is not a conditional statement. Therefore,
it cannot be speaking of natural man who is sinful. For God would
never give unconditional rule to a sinful creature. Therefore,
this unconditional rule which God the Father intended to give was
not to natural man, but rather was a prophecy concerning Christ
and the Church.
If therefore, this statement
concerning giving rule over the earth to mankind was the Father
speaking to Jesus, it really does not make sense. Since God is
telling this other person that they together give their image
dominion. This would mean Jesus was going to create His own image
and then give it dominion. This is absurd. The most logical
answer to the mystery of who God was talking to, is that God the
Father was talking to the Holy Spirit concerning making Christ
Jesus and His bride the Church in the image of God the Father and
God the Holy Spirit.
We can see this to be true by many
Scriptures which tell us that the dominion of the earth is to be
handed over to Christ and the saints. Daniel 7:22 " …and the
saints possessed the kingdom ( earth ). Matthew 25:34 " …inherit
the kingdom prepared for you by My Father from the foundation of
The Scriptures declare Jesus to be
the image of the invisible God ( the Father ). Hebrews 1:2. We
also see that the Church is called the bride of Christ. This is
the other half of mankind which God said would be made in His
image. Therefore, it would behoove us to try to understand the
Church makes up the second half of the image of God.
God gives us the answer in Genesis
1:27; " So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of
God created He him; MALE AND FEMALE created He them." This is not
as many believe a simple statement telling us that God created
both genders. This is an amazing declaration by God Himself
telling us that His image is both Male and Female. Any other
interpretation would be a blatant misrepresentation of what God
Himself has declared in His Devine Word.
God is telling us that Jesus is the
image of the Father while the Church is the other half of the
image of God which is the female gender. The Church is the image
of the Holy Spirit! Why would I say such a thing. Because it
needs to be said. The Scriptures prove this statement to be
Revelation 1:12 pictures the church
as seven golden candlesticks. Revelation 1:20 confirms this to be
true. But the question is why? Why is the Church sevenfold? The
answer is given to us in Revelation 4:5. …" and I saw seven lamps
of fire burning before the throne (of God the Father ) which are
the SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD ( the Holy Spirit ).
Do you see it? The Holy Spirit is
sevenfold just like the Church. This is the other half of God and
the image of this half of God is the Church! So what we see then,
is that in Genesis 1:26, God the Father was not talking to Jesus.
He was holding a conversation with His female gender who created
Her own image which we know now as the Church.
Jesus is the image of God the
Father, while the Church is the image of the sevenfold Holy
Spirit. More on this in the next chapter.
THE SEVENFOLD HOLY SPIRIT AND
Why you might ask would the Holy
Spirit or the Church be shown to be sevenfold? We must go back to
the original Hebrew language to find the answer to this question.
Bear with me as I explain this.
When God gave the law to Moses on
mount Sinai, there were only seven commandments. What? Yes. In
the original language, the commandments numbered only seven. They
can be subdivided into ten which is why we call them the ten
commandments instead of the seven commandments.
What does this have to do with the
reason why the Holy Spirit and the Church are pictured as
sevenfold? Much. The seven commandments or seven spirits of life
which are contained in the laws of God bring eternal life. Each
law would be compared to a spirit or an attitude of God's
righteousness. The church and the Holy Spirit have these seven
spirits of righteousness within them. In other words, the Holy
Spirit and the Church obey the sevenfold law of God. One other
Scripture which verifies that the Church is indeed the image of
the Holy Spirit, is Proverbs 9:1. " Wisdom ( the Holy Spirit ),
hath built Her ( female gender ) house. She ( female gender )
hath hewn ( carved ) out her ( female gender ) SEVEN PILLARS.
This is clearly saying that the Holy Spirit has hewn out Her
When we look at Proverbs 6:16 we
see seven things that God hates. These seven things that God
hates are the exact opposites of His Divine sevenfold law.
Therefore, since God's laws bring eternal life, the breaking of
these seven laws must by interpretation bring eternal death! This
is the reason why the Holy Spirit and the Church are pictured as
being sevenfold. They have the seven SPIRITS OF LIFE!
There are Old and New Testament
Scriptures showing different Scriptural pictures of the Church
Zechariah 3:9 …" upon one stone
(Jesus the rock ), seven eyes (the Church), shall look." why is
the Church shown as eyes? Well, what do you do with your eyes?
You witness things. We are Christ's witnesses!
Now, if you look at Zechariah 4:2
"…behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl on top of it and
seven lamps thereon, and the seven pipes to the seven lamps,
which are upon the top thereof:" This Scripture speaks not of the
Church, but of the Holy Spirit. This is made clear in Zachariah
4:6 " …not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit say's the Lord
of hosts." This once again shows God's Spirit is sevenfold.
Remember that God's laws in the original are sevenfold. The
Spirit and the Church carry this law of God within.
Looking to Joshua 6:4 " And seven
priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of ram's horns:
'' These seven trumpets and priests are meant to be symbolic of
the sevenfold Old Testament Church and the angels or leaders of
the Church. The leaders symbolically represent the seven Spirits
or laws which control the Church. We see this symbolism again in
Again in Revelation 1:16 which
speaks of the New Testament Church symbolically calling them
stars and angels; Revelation 1:20. Revelation 5:6 " … stood a
Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns ( kingdoms ) and
seven eyes which are the SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD sent into all the
earth ( it is the Church which has been sent into all the earth
). The sevenfold Spirit of Christ indwells the Church. They
follow God's law!
It took the death of Jesus to
accomplish placing the Spirit into the Church. Once He died, God
took the female portion of Christ and placed it into His female
gender the Church. This is not blasphemy, this is what the Word
of God declares. This completed the image of God the Father and
God the Holy Spirit. John 7:38-39 "… out of His
( Christ's ) belly, ( the literal
says womb just as the literal of where eve came out of Adam from
), shall flow rivers (seven) of living waters. This speaks of the
sevenfold Holy Spirit, ( but this He spoke of the of the Spirit
which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Spirit was
not yet given because Jesus had not yet been glorified ). In
other words, Jesus had not yet died!
Once the Spirit was given to
mankind based upon Jesus' death and resurrection, the Church
needed to be built up just as the woman who came out of the man
had to be built up. What this is saying, is that there had to be
a learning process in order to bring the woman who symbolized the
Church, to maturity. And so it is with the Church also. She must
learn just what pleases and displeases her husband. The Church is
to be a bride. Any bride who is to be worth her salt must know
how to please her husband.
Genesis 2:22 " And the rib ( the
literal says side implying a gender ) which the Lord God had
taken from the man, built He up into a woman. She became Adam's
wife just as the Church will become Christ's wife. Both came out
of their wombs. The Church will reign alongside Jesus. This will
fulfill the prophecy of Genesis 1:26 " …and let them ( speaking
not of Adam and Eve, but rather Christ and the Church, have
dominion over the fish of the sea ( gentiles ), and the fowl of
the air ( devils ), and over all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creeps upon the face of the earth.