Transformed- Made in the Image and Likeness of God. by MARY DORIAN 8-7-22
Gen 1:26 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.
27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.
28 And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth. AMP
Gen 1:26 God spoke: "Let us make human beings in our image, make them
reflecting our nature. So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth."
27 God created human beings; he created them godlike, Reflecting God's nature.
He created them male and female.
28 God blessed them: "Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth."
Acts 20:32 And now [brethren], I commit you to God [I deposit you in His charge, entrusting you to His protection and care]. And I commend you to the Word of His grace [to the commands and counsels and promises of His unmerited favor]. It is able to build you up and to give you [your rightful] inheritance among all God's set-apart ones (those consecrated, purified, and transformed of soul). AMP
Acts 20:32 And so now, I entrust you into God's hands and the message of his grace, which is all that you need to become strong. All of God's blessings are imparted through the message of his grace, which he provides as the spiritual inheritance given to all of his holy ones. TPT
Rom 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
3 For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him. AMP
ROM 12:2 Do not allow current religious tradition to mold you into its pattern of reasoning. Like an inspired artist, give attention to the detail of Gods desire to find expression in you. Become acquainted with perfection. To accommodate yourself to the delight and good pleasure of him will transform your thoughts afresh from within.
3 His grace gift inspires me to say to you that your thinking must be consistent with everything that is within you according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned to every individual. Let the revelation of redemption shape your thoughts. MIRROR
John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Do not cling to Me [do not hold Me], for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brethren and tell them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God. AMP
Heb 9:11 But when the Messiah arrived, high priest of the superior things of this new covenant, he bypassed the old tent and its trappings in this created world and went straight into heaven's "tent" the true Holy Place once and for all.
12 He also bypassed the sacrifices consisting of goat and calf blood, instead using his own blood as the price to set us free once and for all. MSG
JOHN 20:26 The next Sunday evening, Jesus again just showed up in their midst even though all the doors were locked and greeted them with, Peace be unto you! This time Thomas was with them.
27 Jesus immediately turned to Thomas and said to him, Give me your finger and touch my hands so you that can see for yourself; and give me your hand and thrust it into my side! Replace your skepticism with persuasion!
28 Without hesitation Thomas responded to Jesus with, My Lord and my God! MIRROR
Acts 1:3 To them also He showed Himself alive after His passion (His suffering in the garden and on the cross) by [a series of] many convincing demonstrations [unquestionable evidences and infallible proofs], appearing to them during forty days and talking [to them] about the things of the kingdom of God.
4 And while being in their company and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father had promised, Of which [He said] you have heard Me speak. AMP
Acts 1:9 These were his last words. As they watched, he was taken up and disappeared in a cloud.
10 They stood there, staring into the empty sky. Suddenly two men appeared in white robes!
11 They said, "You Galileans! why do you just stand here looking up at an empty sky? This very Jesus who was taken up from among you to heaven will come as certainly and mysteriously as he left." MSG
Luke 24:36 While they were saying all this, Jesus appeared to them and said, "Peace be with you."
37 They thought they were seeing a ghost and were scared half to death.
38 He continued with them, "Don't be upset, and don't let all these doubting questions take over.
39 Look at my hands; look at my feet it's really me. Touch me. Look me over from head to toe. A ghost doesn't have muscle and bone like this." MSG ↕↕↕
Luke 24:39 See my pierced hands and feet. See for yourselves, it is I, standing here alive. Touch me and know that my wounds are real. A spirit does not have a body of flesh and bone as you see that I have.
40Then he showed them his pierced hands and feet and let them touch his wounds.
41The disciples were ecstatic, yet dumbfounded, unable to fully comprehend it.
Knowing that they were still wondering if he was real, Jesus said, Here, let me show you. Give me something to eat. TPT
JOHN 21:13 Jesus took the bead and handed it to them and also the fish.
14 This was the third time Jesus appeared to the disciples since he rose from the dead. MIRROR
Phil 3:10 I gave up all that inferior stuff so I could know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power, be a partner in his suffering, and go all the way with him to death itself.
11 If there was any way to get in on the resurrection from the dead, I wanted to do it.
12 I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me.
13 Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward to Jesus.
14 I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.
15 So let's keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision you'll see it yet!
16 Now that we're on the right track, let's stay on it.
17 Stick with me, friends. Keep track of those you see running this same course, headed for this same goal. MSG
PHIL 3:10 Oh to comprehend the dynamic of his resurrection! His resurrection is evidence of our righteousness! In the revelation of Gods economy of inclusion, I actually co-suffered with him and co-died together with Christ!
11 When confronted with death, I actually come 1face to face with my own resurrection
12 which the prophetic pointed. Christ is whom we were reaching for all along! Here he is in our face; within our immediate grasp There may be blurry edges to my comprehending the full scope of resurrection life beyond the grave; but I pursue the complete conclusion of co-comprehending and fully grasping exactly that which Jesus Christ knew all along about me when he died my death; and to see me in his faith where I am so perfectly included when he rescued and raised me out of the grasp of death! To know even as I have always been known!
13 I am not boasting about this new-found-righteousness as if I came up with the idea; on the contrary, I have distanced myself from everything the DIY-system of the law of works and willpower previously represented in my reference; now I am fully engaged with that to!
14 I have the prize of mankinds redeemed innocence in full view; just like a champion athlete in the public games I refuse to be distracted by anything else. God has 1invited us in Christ, to lift up our eyes and realize our identity in him.
15 We who have discovered our perfect righteousness have our thoughts anchored in Christ. If you still see yourself as imperfect, God will reveal to you that you are wasting your time to imagine that you can become more accepted and righteous than what you already are!
16 So then, let the message of grace set the pace.
17 You are free to mimic me as we together impact the lives of many others to follow in our footsteps. MIRROR
1 COR 15:51 Ponder this mystery, I want to show you something that you have never seen before: everyone will be awakened out of sleep; we will 3all experience exactly the same change.
52 This will happen in an instant, in a blink of the eye: the final trumpet will sound, then the dead shall be awoken out of their sleep and we, who are still alive, shall be instantly changed into a different kind of body. MIRROR
1 Cor 15:51 Take notice! I tell you a mystery (a secret truth, an event decreed by the hidden purpose or counsel of God). We shall not all fall asleep [in death], but we shall all be changed (transformed)
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the [sound of the] last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [in Christ] will be raised imperishable (free and immune from decay), and we shall be changed (transformed). AMP
Mark 9:1 Jesus said to them, I tell you the truth, there are some standing here now who won't experience death until they see God's kingdom realm manifest with power!
2After six days, Jesus took Peter and the two brothers, Jacob and John, and hiked up a high mountain to be alone. And Jesus appearance was dramatically altered, for he was transfigured before their very eyes!
3His clothing sparkled and became glistening whitewhiter than any bleach in the world could make them.
4Then suddenly, right in front of them, Moses and Elijah appeared, and they spoke with Jesus.
5Peter blurted out, Good Teacher, this is so amazing to see the three of you together! Why don't we stay here and set up three shelters: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah?
6(For all of the disciples were in total fear, and Peter didn't have a clue what to say.)
7Just then, a radiant cloud began to spread over them, enveloping them all. And God's voice suddenly spoke from the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son and you need to always listen to him!
8Then suddenly, as they looked around, they saw only Jesus with them, for Moses and Elijah had faded away. TPT
2 Corinthians 3:18 We can all draw close to him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into his very image as we move from one brighter level of glory to another. And this glorious transfiguration comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. MSG ↕↕↕
2 Cor 3:18 All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him. MSG
2 COR 3:18 Now, we all, with new understanding, see ourselves in him as in a mirror. The days of window-shopping are over! In him every face is unveiled. In gazing with wonder at the blueprint of God displayed in human form, we suddenly realize that we are looking into a mirror, where every feature of his image, articulated in Christ, is reflected within us! The Spirit of the Lord engineers this radical 4transformation; we are led from an inferior 5mind-set to the revealed 5endorsement of our authentic identity.