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  • THE FIRST KEYGOD'S CREATION

  • UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF HUMAN EXISTENCE  

  • 1. MAN HAS GOD'S IMAGE

  • Please read the following verse: “And God said, Let us make man in our image,

  • after our likeness....” Genesis 1:26a

  • God's creation of man is different from His creation of all other things. He created

  • man in His own image. A glove is created according to the likeness

  • of a hand with the purpose of containing the hand.

  • Likewise, man was created in the image of God with the purpose of containing God.

  •   2. MAN IS A VESSEL

  • Now read the next verse: Godshould make known the riches of His

  • glory upon vessels of mercy...even us.” Romans 9:23-24

  • We are vessels of God. God wants to be our content.

  • As bottles are made to contain water, we are made to contain God.

  • It is no wonder that knowledge, wealth, pleasure, and accomplishment can never satisfy you,

  • for you were created to contain God!  

  • 3. THE PARTS OF MAN

  • Please continue by reading the next verse: “May your spirit and soul and body be preserved

  • complete.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23

  •   Man is God's vessel. The Bible divides this

  • vessel into three partsthe spirit, the soul, and the body. See diagram below:

  • The BODY is simply the physical body, belonging to the physiological level, contacting the

  • things of the material realm, and is the most superficial part.

  • The SOUL is the mental faculty, belonging to the psychological level, contacting the

  • things of the mental realm, and is a deeper part.

  • The SPIRIT is the deepest part of man, belonging to the spiritual level, and contacts the things

  • of God. For problems of the body one may see a doctor.

  • For problems of the mind one may visit a psychiatrist. Yet only God can solve the problems of the

  • spirit.  

  • 4. GOD'S ECONOMY  

  • God wants to enter into man's spirit, to become his content and his satisfaction.

  • This is the purpose of human existence! You are not merely created to contain food in

  • your stomach or to contain knowledge in your mind, but you are created to contain God in

  • your spirit.

THE FIRST KEYGOD'S CREATION

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The Mystery of Human Life- The First Key

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    Beryle posted on 2021/06/05
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