Thursday, September 11, 2008

Introduction

'Eternity' by Ramone Romero "So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them." Gen 1:27 (NLT)

What a mystery! What can it mean? God is a trinity - whatever that really means. There is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The only one of those who seems anything like us is God the Son. So which part of God are we like? What if it is all three? Here's a puzzling statement: "How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!" Heb 12:9 (NIV) I have done CPR on people many times. When they have come to consciousness, I certainly didn't consider myself to be the mother of their spirits. To be the Father of our spirits, God would have to be speaking of something other than breath.

Take this one: "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." Matt 26:41 (NIV) A willing spirit is also something other than breath or animating life spark. The mother of Jesus said, "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." Luke 1:46-47 (NIV) Hmm. Her spirit rejoiced. Could it be that we are actually created in the image of all three persons of the Trinity in that we have spirits akin to His? Is it true that the great I AM is the Father of our spirits? If so, then we, too, are spirit.

The discovery of human spirit has far-reaching implications. It brings to life nearly incomprehensible possibilities of relationship with our God. It also opens up scriptures (such as the following) that have seemed obscure and difficult before. "Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. ...We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it." 2 Cor 5:6, 8-9 (NIV) Have you ever even noticed this scripture before? Have you wondered what it could mean?

Jesus, stir up a hunger from you to discover your creation in us.


The Next Chapter: A Mystery
This is a very personal story that started a quest in my life to discover the essence of the human spirit. I've shared it because it may answer some questions you didn't know to ask.

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