In the Beginning, Created in the Image of God, Part 1

October 31, 2018 R.H. Koide
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We are moved by the beauty of a white lily, the perfume of a crimson rose, the glow of a colorful sunset, a majestic thousand year old sequoia tree or the great expanse of the universe with millions of stars. These are all the creations of God.

Everything created in six days was to show the universe the amazing and awesome love of God!

We were created to glorify our heavenly Father through the power of the Holy Spirit. God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, and self-control. If we live in the Spirit, let us walk in the Spirit. Yes, God created the lily, rose, sunset, sequoia tree, and millions of stars. But only mankind, only you and I were created in His image, in His likeness, able to love God our father and all our sisters and our brothers. When we are living in the Spirit and walking in the Spirit, we declare to the universe, we are the children of God and thereby glorify our Father.

You and I were created in the image of God. We are to remain on the mark! We should not fall short of the glory of God! We should not practice to commit sin! How is this possible? God said, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh. It is through the Holy Spirit connecting us to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. When we love God, our Creator, and all of His children, we show the world and the universe the image of our Father, by the life we live.

While leading out in a Sabbath School lesson study, I stated, we all have the Spirit of God dwelling in each of us. Even a new born baby comes into this world with the Spirit of God. The Pastor of the church, listening on the class discussion, asked where I heard or learned about this teaching. He was adamant and insisted, I should not be teaching this to the members of the church. I was ordained as an Elder in December 1987 and held various positions as Head Elder, Sabbath School teacher, and member of the Church Board. As with the other Elders of the church, I also was scheduled to deliver the message or sermon usually once every 3-4 months. This was the first time, I had heard a pastor of this denomination state, “the church believes all men are created with a depraved mind and cannot do anything good, but evil. A baby comes into this world, already with sin.”

Led by the Spirit of God, in 2006, I started searching scripture, the word of God, for a deeper understanding of when and how the Holy Spirit entered into every human being coming into this world. The Holy Spirit, kept taking me time and time and many, many, more times, usually, early in the mornings, to Genesis, the study of Creation, to understand how the Earth and Adam were created.

Creation of the physical earth

Genesis 1:1-5; In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good:

and God divided the light from darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. Was the earth created alive with the Spirit of God?

Continue on to In the Beginning, Created in the Image of God, Part 2

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