“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created them both male and female.” Gen 1:27.
This verse speaks to all of mankind, going to church on not, believer or atheist. It is an established statement of truth that cannot be affected by our response. This image dwells in us and has been made alive by our faith in God the Father. He calls us His children, have birthed us not of flesh, blood or will of menthe has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and sound mind, empowering us to overcome all the power of the enemy as we do business until He comes.
Our Father is the God of compassion and love. He demonstrated His love towards us while we were yet sinners by sending His only son to die in our place.
If we claim to know Him:
- we should carry His image from our homes straight into the market place(the earth is the Lord’s and its fullness,Ps24)
- we cannot turn a blind eye to poverty, injustice and lawlessness(Has anointed us to preach the good news to the poor, set captives free,Isa:61)
- we should treat each other with respect and honour,(love your neighbour as you love yourself,Mark12:31)
- we should not feel limited by colour, language, gender or creed in advancing His kingdom(there is now neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female….Gal3:28)
My friends it this image that the society is waiting for its manifestation, we cannot be corrupted because we are of the incorruptible seed, we are deployed for a limited time on this planet, I refuse to conform and compromise because this image that we are is the Light and the Salt of the world.
Zolile Tyrone Dayimani is a Pastor from Family Worship Centre in Walmer (firstname.lastname@example.org)