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Walking in the Image of God

Do you know you are created in the image of God? In the beginning, God created You in His own image and likeness. Now you can ask yourself,

“is this a physical image of God?”

Does God have eyes, a nose, arms, and legs? Yeshua put on this flesh as He walked in the image of His Father. In Hebrew, everything is named by character and function. Just like God is fire and water, it cannot be a physical image. How can God be fire and water at the same time? It is rather the characteristic of those things; fire that consumes and water that washes. So, this image we are created in has to be the spiritual image of God. 

“So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

(Genesis 1:27 AMP)

When Adam was created, scripture says that he was naked and not ashamed (Genesis 2:25 AMP). Adam was not ashamed because he didn’t have this physical body of flesh. Just like God doesn’t have this body. This body, temple, or habitation of dwelling was given to Adam after the fall. The word naked used in Genesis 2, is the Hebrew word‛ârôm which speaks of being covered with something partially. 

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3 KJV)

To be righteous means that you have a right understanding of scripture. Isaiah is referring to people clothed in garments of praise, who are called trees of righteousness otherwise known as the tree of knowledge. If these trees are named out of their character, it means that they have the right understanding. When man ate out of this tree (the tree of knowledge), it meant Adam did not have the right understanding to begin with. So, what were the garments Adam was partially  covered in? Isaiah talks about garments of praise (Isaiah 61:3), garments of salvation, and a robe of righteousness (Isaiah 61:10). These have to be the same garments the bride is wearing in the book of Revelation. 

“And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.”

(Revelation 19:8 AMP)

The bride is clothed in high priestly garments which are symbolic of wisdom and right understanding. This is the correct garment Yeshua was referring to in the parable of the wedding. At the end of the age we need to have the right garments on (Matt 22:12 AMP). Now, if the garment Adam was partially covered in is the high priestly garments and the wedding garments, this means he was partially covered in right understanding up until the fall. Keep in mind, the Hebrew definition of the word naked is different after the fall. It is the word ‛êyrôm, which speaks of now being fully stripped; without anything, being completely bare. 

“Then the eyes of the two of them were opened [that is, their awareness increased], and they knew that they were naked; and they fastened fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.” (Genesis 3:7 AMP)

That is why they hid from God, keeping themselves from the presence of the Lord. They were ashamed because they were not wearing the right garments. Their eyes were opened, meaning they saw spiritually that they were not wearing wisdom. Our whole journey on this side of eternity is based on returning to Truth and relearning how to clothe ourselves in righteousness. The early church believes Truth is a person, and that person is Yeshua, who walked in the image of God. When we carry the right understanding of God and His Word, we become the illuminated image of the Father. In other words, we see the Light for who and what He is and as a result, decide to walk in that light, returning back to Him.

“The nations [the redeemed people from the earth] will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring into it their glory.” (Revelation 21:24 AMP)

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