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In Elohim's Image

Reading: Genesis 1 & 2, John 3

1. Let Us Make Man in Our Own Image

The Bible tells us that the Creator of the mighty universe made man in His own image: that is, to be 'like Him in appearance and behavior.' Here is the sacred record of man's creation:

Genesis 1: 26: And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the 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.
27: So Elohim created man in His own image, in the image of Elohim created He him; male and female created He them.

2. Hath Elohim Said?

The only prohibition the Most High placed on Adam and Eve in Eden was that they were not to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It was a test of faith and obedience. Faith, to see if Adam and Eve believed their Creator; and obedience, to see if they would demonstrate their faith in not eating the forbidden fruit. We all know that in itself knowledge is not a bad thing: but to be of any use it must be totally under the control of the Holy Spirit; else, like a sharp knife, it could become a murder weapon. And what did Satan do? He cast doubt on the Word of Elohim. He lied to Eve, insinuating that YaHuWaH was not telling the whole truth. Yea, hath Elohim said?


Genesis 3: 1: Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which YaHuWaH Elohim had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath Elohim said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2: And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, Elohim hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4: And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5: For Elohim doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6: And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

3. Disobedience & Death

Alas! our first parents doubted YaHuWaH 's Word and finally disobeyed the Almighty. They didn't believe their Maker; instead they believed Satan's insinuation that YaHuWaH 's Word was not true. The same sad situation exists today. The Creator does not want His followers to doubt His Word and disobey Him. Nor does He want mankind to investigate evil to the 'nth degree; because knowledge without His Holy Spirit is the most dangerous thing on earth. It is deadly. The Tree of Knowledge represents Satan. He knows both good and evil: and he wants the whole universe to doubt YaHuWaH 's Word and investigate evil to its 'nth degree. But Satan, is void of the Holy Spirit, and he wants mankind to disbelieve YaHuWaH. All Satan's moves end in destruction. His insinuating challenge: Hath Elohim said? is the same today as it was in Eden. We can still hear Satan tempting people to doubt YaHuWaH 's Word, the HOLY BIBLE.

  • Hath Elohim said? Are you sure the Bible is the Word of Elohim? Or it a mixture of truth and error?
  • Has Elohim told you the whole truth? Or is He hiding some vital facts from you?
  • Elohim said that you would die: but I (Satan) can assure you that you will not die. In fact on the day you eat, you will have your eyes opened. You will see as you have never seen before! Why, you will be like Elohim Himself!
  • Come eat:, it'll do you good. After all, it's the tree of the knowledge of good isn't it? You'll learn about good: surely that cannot be a bad thing.

And so the temptation to doubt YaHuWaH 's Word invaded Eve's mind. She ate: and she gave her husband Adam to eat. And then the devastation began. The deadly virus of sin entered their minds and at that very moment they spiritually died. The death of their bodies would, as with all humanity, follow in due course; but to all intents and purposes Adam and Eve spiritually died the very day they sinned: and sin, like a deadly virus, took hold of their minds and bodies. The first shock came when they realized that they were naked and lost. In terror they hid themselves from Elohim. And that is how sin came to be handed down through the generations to everyone of us.

4. The First Born from the Dead

The Almighty, however, was not caught off-guard by Adam's sin. He had already devised a plan for just such an event. That plan introduces the Second Adam; the one who would overcome the Devil and lay bear all his falsehood. The Second Adam is none other than YAHUSHUA the Messiah. At this juncture I would like to list a few facts about YAHUSHUA which are either missing or considerably weakened in some modern translations of the Bible.

  • YAHUSHUA (Immanuel) was born of a virgin.
    Isaiah 7: 14: Therefore Adonai Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His Name Immanuel.
    The name Immanuel means 'Elohim with us.' (See Matthew 1:23)
  • Yes YAHUSHUA (Jesus, Immanuel) is Elohim!
    Isaiah 9: 6: For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, THE MIGHTY EL, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
    John 20: 28: And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Master and MY Elohim.
  • YAHUSHUA is the 'only begotten' Son of YaHuWaH. He was not just a 'unique,' or 'only son.' He was the ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of YaHuWaH. The word 'begotten' means that he was not created as the angels and Adam were. Oh no! YAHUSHUA was the 'only begotten Son of YaHuWaH.' He issued from the Father's very Being just as a 'begotten son' issues from the body of his father.
  • YAHUSHUA was from everlasting. Being part of His Father's very body, he existed from everlasting and is everlasting.
    Micah:5: 2: But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Yahudah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
  • YAHUSHUA is the express image of His Father. He perfectly reflects the Father's character.

These are mysteries our feeble minds cannot fully appreciate. I mention them simply because these truths are not being taught in many Christian churches. False ideas about YAHUSHUA are being pedaled: that he was just a very good person, born of a 'young unmarried woman,' a 'unique' son of Elohim: but not the only begotten Son of YaHuWaH. If you stop to think about it, every son born to a woman is 'unique.' Indeed, every fingerprint on every hand is 'unique.' Whereas the phrase 'only begotten son' means something infinitely more that 'a unique son.'

Another false teaching is that YaHuWaH the Elohim of the Old Testament was a cruel, unmerciful dictator: whereas His Son YAHUSHUA is loving, kind and forgiving. On top of all these heresies, we find that the very Word of YaHuWaH (the Torah) is also being doubted. The old accusation 'Hath Elohim said?' is still being used today and millions, like Eve, have begun to doubt the very Word of YaHuWaH !

5. Forgiveness / Salvation

Doubt is a very serious sin. It is rampant in the world and even in the churches. In fact the worst sin one can commit is to disbelieve YaHuWaH. When a person disbelieves YaHuWaH, he/she is in effect calling Him a liar! That is why when listing the sins of humanity, unbelief is up there at the top of the list.

Revelation 21: 8: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Because doubting YaHuWaH's Word is so serious a sin, in that it caused the fall of man; believing YaHuWaH 's Word is greatly appreciated by Him, so much so that He grants eternal life to all who believe in His Son.


John 3: 16: For YaHuWaH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 11:

25: YAHUSHUA said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.
Believest thou this?
27: She saith unto Him, Yea, Master: I believe that Thou art the Messiah, the Son of YaHuWaH, which should come into the world.

6. Sons & Daughters of YaHuWaH

On a personal level, all true believers are destined to be like YaHuWaH and His Son.


John 1: 12: But as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the sons of YaHuWaH, even to them that believe on His Name.
1 John 3: 1: Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of YaHuWaH : therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.
2: Beloved, now are we the sons of YaHuWaH, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.
3: And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.

7. The Image of YaHuWaH

The Savior, the only begotten Son of YaHuWaH, the express image of YaHuWaH, extends an open invitation to you - to follow Him. Here it is.


Matthew 16: 24: Then said YAHUSHUA unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
Mark 8: 34: And when He had called the people unto Him with His disciples also, He said unto them, Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

It would be the greatest mistake of your life to reject this invitation. Do not do so. Instead I will advise you to accept the Almighty's offer of salvation through His only begotten Son YAHUSHUA. If you have not already accepted, do not delay; because time is running out.