Updated: Jul 11
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
Genesis 1:26 KJV
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
Genesis 1:28 KJV
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”
Galatians 5:22-26 KJV
According to stepbible.org, the word “likeness” in Hebrew means similitude.
The word “fruitful”: bear fruit, be fruitful, branch off.
The word “multiply”:
be or become great, be or become many, be or become much, be or become numerous.
The word “replenish”: to fill; to fulfill, accomplish, complete
The word “living” (every living thing): soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion; that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man.
This week, I invite you to read the Scriptures through the lens of being created in the image, after the likeness of the Trinity.
Examine the perspective that your spirit was created before your soul and body were formed in your mother’s womb. Your true identity was hidden within your mortal self to be unveiled by knowing the Trinity.
Now go back and read the Galatians verses with the revelation that your spirit is in union with the Holy Spirit.
Father, quicken our mind to know our potential is limitless as we WALK in the Spirit!