In the likeness of God we are Created. But, we are physical; our essence is NOT. Yes, here on Earth there is Male/Female with assignments…
God Created “male and female” in His Image. There is a great deal of confusion regarding gender due to the growing transgender movement, but God’s Word brings needed clarity and simplicity to this issue. We do not have the authority to redefine and ignore what God has created and ordained.
Spirit comes from the Latin word for “breath,” and like breath, spirit is considered a fundamental part of being alive. … We also use spirit to mean “the general mood or intent,” like when you tell your former enemy, “I approach you in the spirit of kindness.”
A spirit is a force that influences the will of people. A spirit can be an anonymous force responsible for the atmosphere in a meeting of people, or for the mood within a person, it can also be as personal as the spirit of other people who shape our daily actions.
Jesus, a descendant of king David? So, what did king David look like?
Feelings, emotions, experiencing challenges…
Here, I am somewhat hesitant to place an illustration of The Inexplicable in this share…
Referring to Jesus, Paul wrote, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. Col 1:15 ESV
By faith (Moses) left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. Heb 11:27 ESV
Notice, it doesn’t say that Moses saw God, only that he acted as though he were seeing God.
Not only does the Bible not reveal anything about God’s physical appearance, for He doesn’t have one, neither does it tell us about Jesus’ appearance. And He was physical!
Here’s what Isaiah wrote about Him,
For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. Isa 53:2 ESV
The only clue we’ve got about His appearance in the NT, is what Paul wrote in Colossians – “He’s the image of the invisible God.”
Why there’s no description =
So, why weren’t we given some kind of description? Because if mankind had been given something they could see, they would be far less inclined to learn how to see the invisible. Here’s what Paul wrote about what was really important:
I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, Eph 1:17-18 ESV
As the many pictures and statues of Jesus and Mary, and Buddha demonstrate people are very inclined to seek what is spiritual, and therefore invisible, with their physical senses. But that’s sorta like being content with eating a picture of a pizza rather than the pizza itself. You’ll starve.
But the person who is willing to have faith in the invisible Jesus won’t starve.
“I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. “No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again. Joh 6:35 HCSB
Jesus told His listeners, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” Joh 6:51 HCSB
because My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink. Joh 6:55 HCSB
Possibly you’ve heard the comment that “Attitude is everything.” Well, the Biblical term for ‘attitude’ is spirit. And that is invisible. We can see the affects of attitude or spirit, but not the spirit itself. So, Jesus tells us,
God is a spirit, and they who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth. Joh 4:24 MKJV
Without a description of God’s appearance, those who are so inclined will dig deeper, and learn to see the invisible. And, there are many who do, scattered around the globe.
The archeologists and other diggers had looked at skulls from first-century Palestinian graves and came up with a composite of what Jesus could have looked like.
The face was a bit shocking to those of us used to an Anglo-looking or even Aryan-looking Jesus; the face looked quite swarthy and quite “Middle Eastern” — whatever that word means.
A ‘blue eyed’ Jesus?
There’s a growing movement among religious leaders and artists to portray Jesus’ image as less Eurocentric, with physical features more inclusive and acceptable to people from other parts of the world, than the white, blue-eyed person engrained in civilization in early Christian history.
The existence of emotions is undeniable, but it is also particularly hard to define with words. We respond to what we think, to what others think of us, to reality and fantasy, and to the things we experience throughout our lives, with feelings that we call emotions. These feelings are felt in the body, but also they seem to transcend the body and mind; they are something we experience with our soul, or spirit. God does not have a body like ours (1 John 1:5; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Revelation 1:14–15) or a mind like ours (Isaiah 55:8–9; Numbers 23:19). However, the Bible makes it clear that God is an emotional being, who feels and responds with emotions.
Some of the emotions that God feels include love (1 John 4:8; John 3:16; Jeremiah 31:3) and hate (Proverbs 6:16; Psalm 5:5; 11:5), jealousy (Exodus 20:5; Joshua 24:19) and joy (Zephaniah 3:17; Isaiah 62:5; Jeremiah 32:41). He feels grief (Genesis 6:6; Psalm 78:40) and He also laughs (Psalm 2:4; 37:13: Proverbs 1:26). His heart is moved by compassion (Psalm 135:14; Judges 2:18; Deuteronomy 32:36).
Do these emotions correspond exactly to human emotions? In other words, is God feeling exactly what we feel? It is more accurate to understand human emotions as a reflection of God’s emotions. In other words, what we feel is an “image” of what He feels, just as we are made “in His image” (Genesis 1:27). God, as Creator, made us according to what already existed within Himself. In order to create a being with sentience, who could feel pleasure, understand humor, cry, be jealous, or feel compassion, He had to make us emotional creatures—creatures who were a reflection of Himself, a God who has emotions.
Sometimes our emotions go wrong because of sin (Jeremiah 17:9), but God’s emotions are never wrong, because He is sinless. Jesus felt all the strength of temptation, just as we do, but He did not sin (Hebrews 4:15). Jesus is “the exact imprint of [God’s] nature” (Hebrews 1:3) and this is proof that God has emotions. Jesus lamented over Israel’s rejection (Matthew 23:37–39) and He wept because of the pain caused by death (John 11:33–35). He felt compassion for the spiritually lost (Mark 6:34) and for those who were simply tired and hungry (Matthew 15:32). In anticipation of the cross, Jesus’ sorrow became so great that He sweat drops of blood (Luke 22:44). Most fascinating of all, while He was on the cross, Jesus cried out “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46). Jesus was one with the Father (John 10:30; 14:9), so He knew exactly why God had to forsake Him. But Jesus still cried out the question. This shows that even the very human conflict between emotion and reason is something that God can and has experienced.
Emotions can cause men and women to change their minds, to make mistakes, and to break promises, but God’s emotions do not make Him volatile or capricious. He never changes, and He never lies (Numbers 23:19). God has emotions, and His emotions are always a reflection of who He is: just, true, and perfect (Deuteronomy 32:4; 2 Samuel 22:31; Revelation 16:7).