fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of
God created he him; male and female created he them (Genesis 1:26-27)
When God made the planets and stars, He did it according to the blueprint already formed within
Him. When He formed the sea creatures, the birds and the animals, He made each one according to
the pattern He’d designed before hand. When He created man, He did it the same way – with one
astounding difference. Instead of making man from an original design, God used Himself as the
pattern. When God created man, He actually copied Himself.
…were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received
by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and
without spot: who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in
these last times for you (1 Peter 1:18-20).
Long before God said, “let us make man in Our image,” He had already created in His heart and mind
every human being who would ever be born. He had already foreseen the fact that the devil would
tempt Adam and they would sin. Before the universe began, God had settled it in His own heart that
He would restore all that would be shattered through their rebellion. He and Jesus had already agreed
that Jesus would go to the cross and pay the price for the redemption of their family.
From before “the beginning” God has seen every born-again believer as made perfectly in His image…
and He still sees us that way today.
Kenneth Copeland, The BLESSING of The LORD