God is Reproducing Himself

What is the purpose of human life? Just as animals reproduce after their animal kind, so also humans reproduce AFTER THE GOD KIND. God is reproducing Himself through humans. As Genesis 1:26 says, "Let us make man in our IMAGE, after our LIKENESS". As King David sang, "I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy LIKENESS" (Ps. 17:15). As Job said, "All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my CHANGE come" (Job 14:14). As John said, "now are we the SONS OF GOD, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that, when he shall appear (Second Coming), we shall be LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is" (1 John 3:2). We must grow "till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a PERFECT MAN " (Eph. 4:11-13). Then "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he CANNOT SIN, because he is born of God" (I John 3:9). "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of INCORRUPTIBLE, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever" (1 Pet. 1:23). "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is SPIRIT. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit" (John 3:3-8). He is INVISIBLE. "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also GLORIFIED together" (Rom. 8:17) in the future at "the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in INCORRUPTION: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in GLORY: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in POWER: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a SPIRITUAL body. There is a natural body, and there is a SPIRITUAL body" (1 Cor. 15:42-44).

Our Lord says humans will worship before our feet (Rev. 3:9). Therefore, He must be referring to when Christians are changed into immortal SONS OF GOD "in the twinkling of an eye" (1 Cor. 15:52). There is a spirit in man (Job 32:8) that is not in animal brains. This human spirit separates us from mere animal instinct (1 Cor. 2:11). In the same way, no man can understand spiritual knowledge except by the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 2:11). "The Spirit (of God) itself joins with our (human) spirit, in testifying that we are the CHILDREN OF GOD: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God" (Rom. 8:16-17; NEB & KJV). "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also QUICKEN (make immortal) your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you" (Rom. 8:11). We have been adopted into God's FAMILY (Rom. 8:15). Our Father has a very large FAMILY on earth (Eph. 3:14-15). But they are not born as spirit beings yet. At the present time, only two beings exist as God. They are God the Father (Gen. 14:19; Isa. 66:1; John 5:19) and the One who became Jesus Christ, our Creator (John 1:3,10; Eph. 3:9; 1 Cor. 10:4; Heb. 1:2). They are equals (John 5:18,26; Phil. 2:6). But since we are joint heirs with Christ, we will be glorified together with Him (Rom. 8:17). Whatever glory God the Father gave Christ, Christ will eventually give to us (John 17:11, 22). That includes the position of being Creator. We may generate eternal life ourselves (John 7:38; 4:14; 3:16; 6:47; etc.). God will "plant the heavens" (Isa. 51:16). "In thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand are there are pleasures for evermore" (Ps. 16:11).

What will we look like as sons in God's family? Since Christ's "countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength" (Rev. 1:16), we know that we may look like that if we overcome too, because He was the pioneer of our salvation (Rom. 8:29; Heb. 2:10; 5:9). "And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall (in the future resurrection) also bear the image of the HEAVENLY. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood (heirs) cannot INHERIT the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit INCORRUPTION. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (in a grave), but we shall all be CHANGED, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised INCORRUPTIBLE, and we (who are then living) shall be CHANGED. For this corruptible (flesh) must put on INCORRUPTION (spirit) and this mortal must put on IMMORTALITY" (1 Cor. 15:49-53).

"What is man, that thou art mindful of him? ... Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands (creation): Thou hast put all things (the universe -- Moffatt) in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto GLORY, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren" (Heb. 2:6-11). Our Lord Jesus Christ "shall change our vile body (flesh), that it may be fashioned like unto his GLORIOUS body" (Phil. 3:20-21). "And this is the record, that God hath given to us ETERNAL LIFE" (1 John 5:11-12) when we are "MADE PERFECT" (Heb. 11:39-40).


  OLD TESTAMENT NEW TESTAMENT
God is a family Genesis 1:26 Ephesians 3:14-15
John 17:11
1 John 3:1
Man now in God's physical image Genesis 1:26 Romans 1:20
Man must become perfect Genesis 17:1 Matthew 5:48
Colossians 1:28
Philippians 3:15
James 1:4
Man will be changed Job 14:14 1 Cor. 15:49-54
Man will have God's likeness and be a partaker of Divine nature Psalm 17:15

Philippians 3:21
1 John 3:2;
2 Peter 1:4

Man presently is a little lower than spirit beings -- but eventually will rule over all things Psalm 8:4-6 Hebrew 2:6-8
Rev. 21:7
Man can be God's own son Malachi 3:17 Romans 8:14-16
1 John 3:1
"Ye are gods" Psalm 82:6 John 10:34-35
No end of increase of God's government Isaiah 9:7 Rev. 11:15


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