For thousands of years, people are looking for God in the form of a statue, wooden images, sun, moon, and all other identities, they can find and worship.
For no plausible reason and explanation, people find themselves in such a position to win and please the so-called unknown God or being.
For thousands of years, all they know there's a supreme being known as God. It could be Christ, Father, Allah, Yeshua or whatever name they know.
Yet, all have failed to check/look at each other and themselves. In this article, I would like to reveal and unveil the image of God everyone is dearly looking for, is just under their nose.
In Gen 1:26, God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and the birds of the heavens and the livestock and all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
This verse clarifies or reveals a few things.
(1) The image of God (the humans)
(2) The purpose of a man (in case you're still looking for it)
(3) He is not talking to a 2nd or 3rd person (which believed to be the Father and Holy Spirit).
(4) If God himself is talking to his co-equal (Father and Holy Spirit), can you show me the image of these two, just like what the verse told us? Besides, that was off to hear that God is talking to himself, right? LOL!
(5) If God is talking to angels, the same question I would ask? What's the image of an angel? Besides, when you say angel, it is just a messenger. Again, a human. Just read the book of Revelation.
Here is the other proof for my case.
(2) God always deals with humans. He didn't operate outside of a human. Even the body he prepared to atone for sin, is made of a human.
(3) God serves us, not the other way around. How? Look what happened to Christ. It is not a good point to call out. Yet, people believed they must serve God to win his approval. Just what kind of approval they're looking to win or favor to gain.
(4) God plans is to bring all to him. Why? Because he is the author of ALL. As simple as that. Death, life, circumstances, provisions, you name it all. He is the SOURCE of it all.
I can continue on and on, but to summarize my point, humanity is the personified image of God (see the verse above). The human was veiled for thousand of years. Just like what happened in the Garden of Eden.
Read Gen 3:24, "he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life).
It was unveiled when? When Christ was crucified. The cross served its purpose by two-fold. To win us back (fallen condition) and rip the veiled that was kept the mystery of God.
For short, Christ was the cherubim guarding the way to the tree of life. How come, well did Christ said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6).
Drawing from this point of view, the very first human (Adam) to the last person waiting for his/her time to manifest in this earth is God. Humanity is the alpha and omega so as Christ. Now, I might scare you but humanity is the epicenter of this universe. Not God, but human.
So, what about Christ? Sorry to say, but Christ will never return. He's done with his purpose. The good news, we don't miss the show. Just like what Christ said, he is the vine and we are the branches.
What does it mean? Well, let's take what John and Paul have to say.
In 1 John 4:1 says, "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world."
This is where many have run for fear, for their lives or thinking they are going to lose their salvation (not sure where they are going, LOL).
But if you'd look what Paul says, in 1 Corinthians 12:12–13, says, just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body — Jews or Greeks, slaves or free — and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
How many spirits are we talking here? Just one. It only means that there are no two bodies, no two creators. No two spirits. No two Gods. Just ONE.
There's no small and big in the Kingdom of US (God). We are all the same. Just be thankful when you dropped in the flesh, you have a very good plan back there (will tackle this on the next blog).
Here's the catch: People failed to see/realize that they are the very manifestation of God. It is understandable since the veil of human tradition, the differing views of different beliefs and of course, the way you think about who God was or is.
I believe everyone is hungry for experiential reality, not just doctrinal facts or historical facts, which are affirmed with the mind. As the wise proverb puts it, "What the mind can conceive (or perceive) the body can achieve"!
I like that saying a lot. It tells me that everything rests in man's perception. Keep in mind, when we move beyond time (mind/reasoning/
cunningness) and open eternity (body, logos, substance, understanding), then we all have become the personified image of Christ. We are all, to begin with.
Who is God? Is he:
The one who crucified on the cross? Yes
The one who returns on the day of Pentecost? Yes (This is the second coming of him, folks)
The one who promises life? Yes
The entire humanity? Yes
Is he in tradition? Yes
Does he know all about the killings back in the day of Jew and all accounts are written in the bible? Absolutely. Read Isaiah 45:7, "I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things."
Where is he? On earth. He never leaves at any point in time so, why should I look for him? For short, I'm not expecting him to come back. I'm living with him right now - with my friends, love ones, my bosses, my kids.
Remember when Christ said to his disciples, when you see me, you see the Father in me. I can say the same thing with a clear understanding of why he said that.