Emanna for 07/19/2019
Human Life Being the Most Wonderful
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.... Acts 7:56 And he said, Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.
Words of Ministry
Among the various forms of created life, the most wonderful is the human life. Contrary to the opinion of many, the angelic life is not more wonderful than the human life. God did not ordain the angelic life to contain the divine life. Rather, He created the human life to be the vessel for the divine life. The Bible does not speak of God's love for angels, but it reveals His love for man. Angels are simply God's servants. In His eyes, the most wonderful life among all His creatures is the human life. Do you realize that you were made in the image of God and according to God's likeness? We are not descendants of apes, but are descendants of the man created in the image of God. Simply by having the image of God and by bearing the likeness of God, we look like God. One day, through the incarnation of Christ, God Himself became a man. In this way God identified Himself with man. Jesus, God incarnate, was both God and man. The incarnation of Christ not only brought God down to man's level, but it also uplifted man to God's level. By creation man had both the image of God and the likeness of God, but he did not have in him the reality of God. The incarnation brought the reality of God into man. The Lord Jesus had not only God's image and likeness; He also embodied the reality of God, for God was in Him.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 655-656. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/13/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.