This Article was inspired from a teaching learned from Randy Skeete, but then we already know the individual parts and pieces, but here for us, Randy has skillfully placed all the pieces together in a logical order, to raise up the fullness of God, knit together, in Christ Jesus our Lord, a complete building, fitted and perfectly jointed together.  Quote; “It is only as the law of God is restored to its rightful position that there can be a revival of primitive faith and godliness among His professed people. {GC 478}  It is only as the law of God is restored to its rightful position, for this is the reason why we have so many problems in the world today, it is because God’s Law has been trampled upon, and so we want to reestablish the Law of God, not as an instrument of salvation, but as a standard of righteousness, as a standard of holy living, the standard required of angels, the standard required of Christ, when he was on this earth, and it is the standard required of us today.  Quote; “The reason there are so many spurious conversions in these days is that there is such a low of an appreciation of the law of God. Instead of God’s standard of righteousness, men have erected a standard of their own by which to measure character. They see through a glass darkly and present false ideas of sanctification to the people, thus encouraging egotism, pride and self-righteousness. The doctrine of sanctification advocated by many is full of deception, because it is flattering to the natural heart; but the kindest thing that can be preached to the sinner is the truth of the binding claims of the law of God. Faith and works must go hand in hand; for faith without works is dead, being alone. {FW 96} Remember; “Planning without Execution, is Fantasy.” [Henry Ford], “A vision without a plan is fantasy. A plan without a vision is mediocrity. Believing that ‘God will do it all for you,’ is just magical thinking.” [Derek Rydall]

The subject for this message is “In His Image.” Here is a list of some of the qualities of God’s Character, God has many qualities, we will just list a few; God is Love, God is Holy, God is Just, God is Good, God is Spiritual, God is Righteous, God is Right, God is Perfect, God is Eternal, God is Truth, and so much more. Now contemplate this short List; ‘Love’ (1 John 4:8) ‘Holy’ (1 Peter 1:15) ‘Just’ (Deut 32:4) ‘Good’ (Psalm 100:5) ‘Spiritual’ (John 4:24) ‘Righteous’ (Psalm 11:7) ‘Right’ (Deut 32:4) ‘Perfect’ (Matt 5:48) ‘Eternal’ (Deut 33:27) ‘True’ (Deut 32:4).  Now keeping your eye upon this list, I want you to listen to a very familiar passage from scripture, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” {Genesis 1:26}  Let us make man in our image, how long has God had this image, for Forever, God has always been God, this is not an improvement over time, God does not improve over time like wine, this is the way God has always been, now God said, let us make man in our image, so that mankind would be Love, would be Holy, Just, Good, Spiritual, Righteous, Right, Perfect, Eternal, True. All this is true because God planned for us to live, for ‘Forever.’ That is why he still offers us ‘Eternal Life,’ and God said, let us make man in our own image.  Now God has no other desire for you and for me than that we live like that, I want you to grasp the tremendous privilege that it is to have God set such a high standard for you and for me. Those of you who are parents, you have sent your children to school, you pay exorbitant fees for their education, you have high standards for them, you want them to bring back home at the end of every term, a sparking, a spectacular, grade report, all ‘A’s’, so you can boast to the neighbour’s, that your children are at the top of the class, and you can put a sticker upon the bumper of your car, “I have a child in the Honors Class.” Why should God be any different, God’s desire for us, his standard for us, is so high, it is based on his character himself, not upon the character of Gabriel, the highest Angel. Are you listening to me, the character of God himself is the standard for Humanity, now there may appear on the surface erroneously a difficulty with what I have just said, how can a God expect Human Beings to be like him, God does not require that you and I be God, he requires us to be ‘godly,’ Quote; “Higher than the highest human thought can reach is God’s ideal for His children. Godliness–godlikeness–is the goal to be reached. Before the student there is opened a path of continual progress. He has an object to achieve, a standard to attain, that includes everything good, and pure, and noble. He will advance as fast and as far as possible in every branch of true knowledge. But his efforts will be directed to objects as much higher than mere selfish and temporal interests as the heavens are higher than the earth. {Ed 18}   This is your goal, and it should precede every other ambition, Husband, Wife, Children, Home, Career, this goal should come before every other human ambition.  Because it is upon the basis of this that anyone and everyone can be admitted into God’s Kingdom, ‘God-likeness.’ 

And so God said, let us make man in our own image {Gen 1:26}. So, this is what we are looking at, the ‘Image of God;’ love, holy, just, good, spiritual, righteous, right, perfect, eternal, true, this is the ‘Image of God.’  Anyone who is in God’s Image, will look just like that.  Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”  The purpose of ‘Conversion,’ is to bring us back into being just like that. It does not happen overnight, but we must have the decision in us, in our hearts, a decision that is 100%, then this is how I want to live, and since the Bible teaches that everything comes from out of our heart, if this decision is inside, within your heart, 100%, it will definitely come out in your life.  There is a scientific law that says that is; if A=B, and B=C, then A=C.  So if I look like him, and He looks them, then I also look like them.  Now we have looked at a list of the ‘Image of God,’ and this is the image of God, but let us look at this list.  Now here are the same qualities, so now we are now looking at “The Law of God;” ‘Love’ (Rom 13:10) ‘Holy’ (Rom 7:12) ‘Just’ (Rom 7:12) ‘Good’ (Rom 7:12) ‘Spiritual’ (Rom 7:14) ‘Righteous’ (Psalm 119:172) ‘Right’ (Psalm 19:8) ‘Perfect’ (Psalm 19:7) ‘Eternal’ (Psalm 111:7,8) ‘True’ (Psalm 119:151.)  

What we are seeing is that this image, ‘The Image of God,’ is identical to ‘God’s Law,’ now follow me closely, as I put back ‘The Law of God,’ when God said ‘Let us make man in our own image,’ anyone in the image of God is in the image of the Law, Quote; “The law of God is as holy as He is holy, as perfect as He is perfect. It presents to men the righteousness of God. It is impossible for man, of himself, to keep this law; for the nature of man is depraved, deformed, and wholly unlike the character of God. The works of the selfish heart are “as an unclean thing;” and “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.” Isaiah 64:6. {MB 54} The Law presents to man the righteousness of God; the image of God, which is no different from the Law of God.  That is why those who claim to follow Christ, as God’s ‘Professed People,’ then the correctness or legitimacy of their claim will always be clearly tested by the ‘Law of God.’ It is the only standard by which God measures our character, Quote; “The written word, the law of God, will measure the character of every man, and condemn all whom this unerring test shall declare wanting.” {GC 268} Anyone falling short of the Glory of God, falling short of ‘The Law,’ by not measuring up to his perfect standard, for ‘The Law’ is a precise and identical reflection of the Character of God, the Righteousness, the Holiness, and the Perfection of God.  Now we are focusing on “In His Image,” and this Satan knows better than anyone else, Quote; “God made him (Satan) good and beautiful, as near as possible like Himself.” {FLB 66} When Lucifer was made, he was as close to being God as any created being ever was, God made him good and beautiful, as near as possible, like himself.  So Lucifer understood the relationship between God and God’s Law, how the Law is a perfect reflection of the very character of God, therefore it is no wonder that Lucifer’s priority was to overthrow God’s Law.  Quote; “From the very beginning of the great controversy in heaven it has been Satan’s purpose to overthrow the law of God. It was to accomplish this that he entered upon his rebellion against the Creator, and though he was cast out of heaven he has continued the same warfare upon the earth. To deceive men, and thus lead them to transgress God’s law, which is the object that he has steadfastly pursued.” {GC 582} Because by blinding our eyes to ‘The Law,’ he blinds our eyes to the ‘Character of God.’  ‘And God said, let us make man in our own image,’ but the ‘Image of God,’ is no different from the ‘Image of The Law.’  The Image of God reflects the Law, and the Law reflects the image of God, for it is the very same thing.  Anyone who is reflecting the image of God is also reflecting God’s Law.  Let us introduce ‘Consciousness,’ Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Let us look at what ‘The Glory of God,’ really is; Exodus 33:18-20 “And he (Moses) said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory.  And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.  And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.”  Exodus 34: 5-7 “And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.  And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth [generation].”   

Now God was telling Moses, that I am merciful, I am abundant in mercy and truth, this has nothing to do with light, this is what we often think of when we think of ‘Glory,’ God is showing Moses his ‘Character.’  Now sometimes ‘Glory’ is referring to ‘Light,’ but first and foremost God’s Glory is his ‘Character,’ and the light comes from the fact that he is what he is, when Adam and Eve were sinless, they also had a garment of light, so the ‘Character’ comes first, and on the basis of ‘Character’ we have light, the moment we ‘Sin’ the light vanishes.  So glory is not firstly light, glory is character. Quote; “The glory of God is His character.” {AG 322} 2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.”  Now let us look at that verse carefully again, there are two words that are used interchangeably, ‘Image’ and ‘Glory.’ “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image,” now for the writer to say ‘the same image,’ he must have said something before that means ‘Image,’ to say ‘the same image,’ but what he said as ‘image’ is also ‘glory.’  Quote; “The glory of God is His character.” {AG 314} So glory to glory, is the same as character to character.  John 17:22-23 “And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; (meaning that Jesus in his teaching and ministry was developing in the disciples his character, that I have given them) that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”  2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Through the Gospel we obtain the ‘Glory,’ not light, but ‘Character;’ for ‘Character’ is ‘Glory.’  And when Moses said show me your Glory, he probably meant ‘Righteousness,’ God instead showed Moses his ‘Character.’ Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Now how could we say that differently, Romans 3:23 [Adapted] “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory ‘Character’ of God;” because ‘Glory’ is ‘Character.’  Now ‘The Law’ is actually ‘The Character of God.’  So ‘Sin’ is to come short of ‘Gods Glory’ which is also to come short of ‘God’s Character,’ which means you do not measure up to ‘The law,’ ones coming short, lacking in ‘Glory’ and ‘lacking in ‘Character,’ not clearly representing God, is to break one of the 10 Commandments, James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all.” 

The only way to live up to the ‘Glory of God,’ which is the character of God, is by keeping the Law, through Christ.  This law that Satan has tried with great success to annihilate, because nobody can actually destroy the Law of God, but Satan is succeeding in blinding our eyes, or the eyes of many, to the rule of God’s Law in the whole plan of Salvation, Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Not the glory of the law, because the glory of the law is God’s Law, the only way to offend God is to break the ‘Law.’  The only way to please God, is to live by his Law, because the law is the duty of man, every duty, every requirement is somehow expressed in God’s Law, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil.”  Everything God expects of us all, is somehow expressed in his Law, whether we see it or not, Psalm 119:96 “I have seen an end of all perfection: [but] thy commandment [is] exceeding broad.” When Christ was speaking for his Father, Christ was standing on Mount Sinai, in Exodus 20, and said, thou shalt not kill, the Israelites also understood that he also included ‘anger’ as a form of murder, as declared some 2000yrs later in ‘The Sermon on the Mount,’ Matthew 5:22a “But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment:” The commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ has always included unreasonable anger.  Also Gossip and tale bearing, will always be included with ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness.’  Fornication and adultery have always included corrupted thinking, which includes ‘Lusting,’ ‘The Law’ is deep, ‘The Law’ is Broad, and the more we look into ‘The law,’ the more we see how ‘The Law’ is all encompassing.  Quote; “God’s law reaches the feelings and motives, as well as the outward acts. It reveals the secrets of the heart, flashing light upon things before buried in darkness. God knows every thought, every purpose, every plan, every motive. The books of heaven record the sins that would have been committed had there been opportunity. God will bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing. By His law He measures the character of every man.” {ST 31/7/1901} The only way to offend God is to break his Law, the only way to please God is to live by his ‘Law.’  He has no other standard, for you, or for Angels, God has only one standard in the Universe, and that’s his Character, and that character is clearly expressed in his ‘Law.’ 

So that through ‘The Law,’ God is providing a way for us to understand, and to move more and more in the direction of his character.  Satan has come up with a master stroke, he has gotten into preachers, even into your church, to disregard, devalue, undermine, discredit, denigrate, the Law of God.  These preachers say that God’s Law has been done away with, then you might as well do away with God, as to do away with his Law, and there are those who say that God’s Law should not be expressed, for to express God’s Law is to promote ‘Legalism.’ But when ‘The Rich Young Ruler’ came to Christ in Luke 18, and said, ‘What shall I do to inherit eternal life, Jesus told him, thou knowest the commandments, do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, honour thy father and thy mother, he did not need to quote all ‘10’ he was clearly referring to his commandments.  But that kind of standard is not possible for an unconverted person, we are born the very opposite of this, it makes no difference how many degrees you have in any University, only the process and power of conversion can make this possible.  That is why you cannot keep the Law to be saved, you have to be saved first, to keep the Law, Romans 7:14 “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.”  That is why conversion is the process through which God, through our faith in his Son’s Atonement, brings us into harmony with God’s Law and His Character.  Then God provides us the power to keep us living it. The power that brings us into harmony is the same power that keeps us with this Universal Standard.  All have sinned and come short of God’s Character, the only way to offend God is to offend his Law, and the only way to please God, is to keep his Law, remember the Bible is a book of opposites, we just need to flip that, if offending God is offending his Law, (flip), then pleasing God must be in living his Law.

“In His Image” is what we are contemplating, I want you to contemplate God’s Word, and God said, let us make man in our own image, in the image that is found in the Law of God, in the Character of God, the very image of God himself, anyone who is reflecting God’s image is doing so because they are reflecting what is in the Law.  Matthew 5:17 “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil (to expound, to clarify, to make more understandable).”  Quote; “Christ came to our world to represent the character of God as it is represented in His holy law, for His law is a transcript of His very character. Christ was both the law and the gospel” {CTr 339}  Christ was the Law, and the Gospel, let us put it this way, Someone built your home, using what, Architectural Plans, Drawings, Blue Prints, everything had to be on there for the drawing to be approved by the Authorities, a Draftsman or an Architect can look at an Architectural Plan on a flat piece of paper and see walls, see where every electrical outlet goes, plumbing and ventilation, heating system, he looks and he sees a building, we just see a flat piece of paper covered with lines, ‘The Law of God,’ is that Architectural Plan with all the details, Jesus Christ is the Building.  There is absolutely no difference between the Architectural Plan, and what is built.  Now through Christ we become buildings, based upon the same Architectural Plan.  God’s Law has been trampled upon, and one of the reasons why the church was raised up is to lift up God’s Law to a world that has turned its back on ‘God’s Holy Law,’ and the world is suffering the consequences, because for with disobedience, the Bible has promised curses, but with obedience, God has promised blessings, thus we live in a cursed world because ‘God’s Law’ has been disregarded. (See Deuteronomy Chapter 28 for the Blessings and Cursing’s).  There must be a voice, and the people charged to lift up that voice, are all born again Christians, to let the world know that God has a Law, not serving as an instrument of salvation, but as a standard of righteousness that he has for this world, for this Universe, for unfallen worlds, where people have never sinned, the standard is still the same, so then, are you in God’s Village? 

Here is another ‘Image,’ from Galatians 5:19-31 we have the works of the flesh; Adultery, Fornication, Uncleanness, Lasciviousness, Idolatry, Witchcraft, Hatred, Variance, Emulations, Wrath, Strife, Seditions, Heresies, Envyings, Murders, Drunkenness, Revellings, and such like, meaning that the list is endless.  This is the image of ‘Sin,’ But this is the Image of God unto Righteousness; ‘Love’ (1 John 4:8) ‘Holy’ (1 Peter 1:15) ‘Just’ (Deut 32:4) ‘Good’ (Psalm 100:5) ‘Spiritual’ (John 4:24) ‘Righteous’ (Psalm 11:7) ‘Right’ (Deut 32:4) ‘Perfect’ (Matt 5:48) ‘Eternal’ (Deut 33:27) ‘True’ (Deut 32:4).  The only way to obtain the ‘Image of Sin’ is to offend the ‘Image of God.’ Are you understanding what we are trying to say, that the ‘Image of Sin’ is only obtained by offend the ‘Image of God.’  Now Lucifers Ploy is to remove ‘The Image of God,’ which instantly removes the ‘Image of Sin,’ because then there is absolutely no way to measure sin, except by the Law, but if you remove ‘The Law,’ you instantly remove ‘The Image of God.’ You see how simple the Law is, it is by the Law that we know sin, and Sin takes us to Hell, it is by the Law that we understand righteousness, and Righteousness takes us to the Kingdom, whether it is Heaven or Hell, it is ‘The Law,’ not as an instrument of Salvation, but as a standard by which God determines who goes up and who goes down.  Back to the ugly list, Galatians 5:19-31 we have the works of the flesh; Adultery, Fornication, Uncleanness, Lasciviousness, Idolatry, Witchcraft, Hatred, Variance, Emulations, Wrath, Strife, Seditions, Heresies, Envyings, Murders, Drunkenness, Revellings, and such like.  This can only happen if the Law is disregarded, because by ‘The Law’ is the knowledge of Sin {Rom 3:20}.

The Bible says of Jesus Christ, in Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”  Now the Bible is a book of opposites, if Christ is going to save you from something, then he has to be saving you to something, he saves us from the ‘Image of Sin,’ to ‘The Law of God.’  And so right now, I pray that Gods Holy Spirit is actively working on hearts and minds, very often people take a casual approach to Church and religion, turn up for a few hours, socialize, thus having a form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof, and then home again, and this can become a habit, not a conscious expressions of a living, vibrant, bubbling, bustling, relationship with God, they become just habits, auto pilot, and we fail to realize that to live in God’s Image, means constantly moving upwards, in Godliness, and that cannot be put on Auto Pilot, it has to be a deliberate purposeful, intentional way of life, every day by the abiding power of Jesus Christ, I want to be more and more compatible with the Image of God, in his image, 2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] glory [Godly Character] both now and forever. Amen.”   In God’s Image, with the Law in its completeness, has to be expressed in our lives, what we mean by that, is that there is no such thing as ‘Statistical Salvation,’ that I kept 9, or 90%, it does not work, God is a God for whom it is All or Nothing, when it comes to Salvation, so Jesus said, Matthew 12:30 “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.”  This does not mean ‘thinking about God’ you are either in the ‘Image of God,’ or else you are in the “Image of Sin,’ for there is no middle ground, you are either wholly saved, or else wholly lost, which one are you?  It does not matter how many offices you hold in church, how senior and prestigious they may be, how long you have been a believer, or how many generations back you can quote, how many pastors or preachers there are, you are only saved as an individual, not by groups or families or church congregations, the only measure is, are you in ‘The Image of God,’ or are you in the ‘Image of Sin?’ Quote; “In the day of final reckoning, position, wealth or rank will not alter by a hair’s breadth the case of anyone.  By the all-seeing God, men will be judged by what they are in purity, nobility, in love for Christ. {ST 12/03/1902} Thus you are either one, or the other, there are only wheat and tares, sheep and goats, saved and lost, what is my relationship with ‘God’s Law,’ ‘God’s Image,’ ‘God’s Character,’ for my relationship to ‘God’s Law,’ is also my relationship with God.  Quote; “In the new birth the heart is brought into harmony with God, as it is brought into accord with His law. When this mighty change has taken place in the sinner, he has passed from death unto life, from sin unto holiness, from transgression and rebellion to obedience and loyalty . . .  The followers of Christ are to become like Him–by the grace of God to form characters in harmony with the principles of His holy law. This is Bible sanctification.” {AG 20} Matthew 15:8 “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with [their] lips; but their heart is very far from me.”  John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments,” does not say ‘Tell Me,’ ‘Turn up to Church,’ which is how most of us vainly try to serve God, ‘We Tell Him,’ God is sick to death of being ‘Told,’ he wants to be ‘Shown,’ John 14:15 [Adapted] “If ye love me, then demonstrate it by keeping my commandments,” through the power of Christ.  Romans 13:10 “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.”  We must keep the Commandments ‘By Faith,’ in Jesus Christ, whether rich or poor, Pastor or Pauper, nothing gives you credit before God but a Godly character, which is an impress of God’s Law.  Falling short is based upon self not being crucified in them.  Quote; “Within our limited powers, we are to be as holy in our sphere as God is Holy in his sphere.”  {Sons and Daughters of God 155}

On this earth, this was the life of Christ, [‘The Law of God’]; ‘Love’ (Romans 13:10) ‘Holy’ (Romans 7:12) ‘Just’ (Romans 7:12) ‘Good’ (Romans 7:12) ‘Spiritual’ (Romans 7:14) ‘Righteous’ (Psalm 119:172) ‘Right’ (Psalm 19:8) ‘Perfect’ (Psalm 19:7) ‘Eternal’ (Psalm 111:7,8) ‘True’ (Psalm 119:151).  Jesus came to save us from this, [‘The Image of Sin’]; Adultery, Fornication, Uncleanness, Lasciviousness, Idolatry, Witchcraft, Hatred, Variance, Emulations, Wrath, Strife, Seditions, Heresies, Envyings, Murders, Drunkenness, Revellings, and such like.  In Conclusion; by what Image are you living, there are only two choices, you either choose God and serve him, or else you are serving sin unto your destruction, either the ‘Image of God’ or else the ‘Image of Satan.’  Sin did not originate with Adam, when Adam sinned and inherited a sinful nature, that nature already exited in Satan, John 8:44-45 “Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.  And because I tell [you] the truth, ye believe me not.”  1 John 3:8 “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”  Sin goes way back before the sin of Adam, for a sinner is the child of Satan. Thus the mind of a sinner is the mind of Satan, the only difference is that it is more intense in Satan, but it is still just the same.  It is your choice and mine, it is either the ‘Image of God,’ which is this, [‘The Law of God’]; ‘Love’ (Romans 13:10) ‘Holy’ (Romans 7:12) ‘Just’ (Romans 7:12) ‘Good’ (Romans 7:12) ‘Spiritual’ (Romans 7:14) ‘Righteous’ (Psalm 119:172) ‘Right’ (Psalm 19:8) ‘Perfect’ (Psalm 19:7) ‘Eternal’ (Psalm 111:7,8) ‘True’ (Psalm 119:151),  or it is the ‘Image of Satan,’ which is, [‘The Image of Sin’]; Adultery, Fornication, Uncleanness, Lasciviousness, Idolatry, Witchcraft, Hatred, Variance, Emulations, Wrath, Strife, Seditions, Heresies, Envyings, Murders, Drunkenness, Revellings, and such like.      

Only you and God can decide which it is, by this I mean, God has already decided and planned for your Salvation, and you just need to agree. It is an individual choice, God did not make Adam and Eve at the same time, when he made Adam, Eve was not in existence, and when he made Eve, he had placed Adam in a deep sleep (akin to Death), so when God made Eve, Adam was no where around, and when he made Adam, Eve was no where around, God dealt with them individually, You make a decision, for yourself, to stand for God as an individual, Joshua 24:15 “but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”  Joshua stood for himself firstly, if my house serves God or not, I will still serve the living God.  Which Image do you desire, [‘The Image of Sin’]; Adultery, Fornication, Uncleanness, Lasciviousness, Idolatry, Witchcraft, Hatred, Variance, Emulations, Wrath, Strife, Seditions, Heresies, Envyings, Murders, Drunkenness, Revellings, and such like. Or, [‘The Image of God’]; ‘Love’ (1 John 4:8) ‘Holy’ (1 Peter 1:15) ‘Just’ (Deut 32:4) ‘Good’ (Psalm 100:5) ‘Spiritual’ (John 4:24) ‘Righteous’ (Psalm 11:7) ‘Right’ (Deut 32:4) ‘Perfect’ (Matt 5:48) ‘Eternal’ (Deut 33:27) ‘True’ (Deut 32:4).

Come to God and plead with him, request and plead with God like Jacob, “I want ‘The Image of God,’” We also vote for ‘The Image of God,’ be in you, we want you to be clearly reflecting God’s Image, and the proof evidence will always mean that you are living in harmony with ‘God’s Law,’ and proudly displaying ‘God’s Character.’ 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”  With God pleading for us, offering us ‘His Image,’ to perfectly reflect him, to be living in harmony with ‘God’s Law,’ then why would we choose all other paths, paths that reflect Satan and Sin and Death, let us choose God and Life, real life now, and an eternity of life greater than amazing. Oh sinner man, where ya gunna run to, on that great day, God is pleading, why will you perish, ‘God’s Law,’ ‘Gods Character,’ ‘Gods Image’ is abundantly available through Jesus Christ our Lord, let us be willing and repentant, and obedient, and let God have his way, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” {Genesis 1:26} Luke 10:27 “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.” This is ‘God’s Image.’  Quote; “It is a solemn thing to die, but a far more solemn thing to live. Every thought and word and deed of our lives will meet us again. What we make of ourselves in probationary time, that we must remain to all eternity. Death brings dissolution to the body, but makes no change in the character. The coming of Christ does not change our characters; it only fixes them forever beyond all change. {5T 466} Let us be transformed ‘Into God’s Image’ by our daily growth, by the renewing of our mind, growing in Grace, and to forever live ‘In God’s Image.’

There is a wonderful short YouTube clip showing ‘The Law,’ called “Law and Grace for Dummies.” (scriptures added) where Seven Children help us to understand “Law and Grace for Dummies,” and it runs for 2 minutes and 35 seconds, it is self-explanatory, so do enjoy.

In Summary; Quote; “Everyone who believes on Christ, everyone who relies on the keeping power of a risen Saviour that has suffered the penalty pronounced upon the transgressor, everyone who resists temptation and in the midst of evil copies the pattern given in the Christ life, will through faith in the atoning sacrifice of Christ become a partaker of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. Everyone who by faith obeys God’s commandments will reach the condition of sinlessness in which Adam lived before his transgression.” {HP 146} Living, “In His Image,” in the image of God.  “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” {Genesis 1:26}