The amazing news is that we were created in God’s image. We were with Him before time began. He wouldn’t have been complete without us, and He’s never been incomplete. He said “Let us make them in our image….” and He did! In the garden Adam and Eve forgot their true identity. They never lost their value but deception crept into their line of vision. Jesus came to remind us who and Who’s we are. We are the pearl of great price..that He sold everything to redeem.
The Lord doesn’t consider any of His creation disposable. He is love and He is everywhere. Before He created us in the womb He knew us. He dances over us with joy! There’s nothing we can do to change His view of us (as his beloved creation). We only have one nature. Sin is off the table for all of humanity. We are righteous, holy and blameless. The reason we continue to sin (miss the mark of perfection) is because we forget our glorious selves. When they said “Those who are spiritual, go and restore…” they meant Those who know their true identity as sons and daughters of the Living God. Sons and daughters aren’t slaves or beggars. They’re owners and they claim ownership and live in acceptance. You weren’t born in sin. You were born 2,000 years after sin was eradicated from God’s eyes. In fact, He never even counted it against Abraham. We were deceived about our true value and eternal worth. Our eyes have been focused on the wrong issue. Only seeing our amazing worth will cause us to live like sons.
The Lord is not into flesh management. The flesh only reveals what the heart believes. Fan the flame of belonging and the flesh will follow suit.
It’s good news from beginning to end.