We wonder at the ‘essence’ of God… Let’s examine this…

There is a ‘wonderment,” where to next?

• Exactly what happens after this life?

• Do we become like angels?

• Genesis says, “In His image we are made.”

What then?

The huge question that looms is that some of us are male and yet others are female, both His earthly creations, so which of us more closely mirror His image?

Further, why in The Bible don’t angels ever get married?

All these question are rather simple to answer.  “Man” was made in His image. The image is Heavenly beings. Woman, a match, was made in His image, but to bear fruit.
We might have come across the many situations in The Word that the “qualities” ascribed to God are both ‘male’ qualities and ‘female’ qualities. Let us take a quick look:

Does God have feminine attributes?  At first blush many of us in conservative Christian circles may squirm a bit at this suggestion, but should we?

To be sure, Jesus, in his human nature, was male.  It is also true that God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are each consistently referred to in the Bible with the male personal pronoun “he.”  As such, it is biblically faithful to refer to God as “he,” and He delights in revealing himself by way of a number of male metaphors, such as father or husband.

However, we must never make the mistake of claiming that God, in his divinity, is intrinsically male.  The Bible is clear that God is spirit (John 4:24) and as such, He is not gendered.  When we call him Father, we do not mean that he is male, like human fathers are.  Rather, we mean that he relates to us LIKE a human father does.  He provides for, protects, leads, and even disciplines us like the best human fathers do, only better (Matthew 6:25-30, 6:7-11, James Hebrews 12:7-10).   Likewise, when the Bible speaks of God as a husband, it does not claim that God is male, but that God jealously guards his relationship with his people like a good husband loves and protects his wife (Hosea 2:16, 19).

Consider this, it is only when BOTH man and woman are created in Genesis 1 that God is fully imaged:

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”-Genesis 1:27

In fact, the first time we see God declaring something to be “not good” is when Adam finds himself alone in the Garden:

“Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that a man should be alone: I will make him a helper fit for him.” – Genesis 2:18

Why did God need to create BOTH genders before mankind fully displayed the image of God?  One reason is that God is intrinsically one and yet three: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (three persons) and one divine being.  Especially when man and woman come together as “one flesh,” we see the trinity on display: unity and diversity (Genesis 2:24).  Through their diversity in maleness and femaleness, Adam and Eve displayed something of the diversity within the godhead.  Yet, in their oneness as human beings, created of the same stuff and coming together in mission and sexual union, they displayed the oneness within God.


We will be like Him, because we will see Him just as Jesus is.—1 John 3:2.

Reflect on this. I was listening to a podcast that suggested that we will all at the judgement be present as we are currently. A little discussion. We are who we are. Handicaps as shared have personalities, they are recognizable to those who know and Love them. It is silly (almost dumb) to say they will appear as they currently are. We are who and what we are. Think, we are known, not bodily, but who we truly are. Our characteristics define us to a “T.” Will we then be exactly as we are now? A knowledgeable “No!” respectfully answers this question.  Yes! We will all be who and how we are. There is no exception.  As to saying “what” we are, there is a BIG question.

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” -Philippians 2:10-11

Do you feel that you have more than average zeal in the ministry? Are you a keen student of God’s Word who loves to delve into “the deep things of God”? (1 Cor. 2:10)

Have you seen God’s special blessing on your ministry? Do you have a burning desire to do God’s will? Do you have a deep inner feeling of responsibility to help others spiritually?

We have touched on this before.  The Philippians gave earnestly and without cease for and at the epistle for Paul’s need, to which he prayed that their every need be supplied by or according to God’s endless riches in glory!

Come again?  There is NO end to His glory!!

Once again I humbly ask, “Are you giving?”
Have you seen proof that God has personally intervened in your life? If you answer these questions with a resounding YES! Does this mean that you have the heavenly calling? No, it does not. Why not? Because these are not unique feelings experienced only by those who have the heavenly calling. God’s spirit works with equal force in those who have the hope of living forever on earth. In fact, if you are wondering whether you have received the heavenly calling, that would in itself indicate that you have not received it. The calling is not a response.  A Spiritual renewal is the steadfast love of the Lord which never ceases.  His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning.  So we say, great is Your faithfulness Lord unto me.

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” —Lamentations 3:22-24

Where and on What, Whom is our hope, faith, justice and our peace?  It is in God!!! Amen

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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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