Rebuilding Our Lives

In God man is again integrated. The image of God in man, has been distorted, corrupted and fragmented. In the words of John Calvin, was "terribly distorted." This image has not been completely extinguished, destroyed, but mutilated. As TB Maston says the man still "enough is left of the image of God to serve as" antenna of the soul ", as consciousness of a" lost paradise "… the potential for fellowship with God, still the man sinner retains conveniently explains the eternal human concern for the eternal (emphasis added). Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. may help you with your research. " The Bible says that God "has set eternity in the heart of man, that makes man instinctively eastern spiritual realities, to the transcendent, to God Himself. However, man yearns for God but do not know how to find, so it is necessary that God takes the initiative to go to meet him. That was what God did through the incarnation of himself in human nature, through Jesus Christ, only begotten son of God.

The image of God in man is restored only when man opens himself to God and be united to him through Christ, who "is the image of the invisible God, the exact image of God. Christ unites and integrates what has been separated. Surely Jesus Christ is the norm and the goal toward which God leads his children. He is the model God uses to rebuild his image in us. "Until we all reach unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Book of Ephesians, the Bible). yComo this reconstruction occurs? God in Christ Jesus is not only the standard or model used to remake God but God Himself in the person of the Holy Spirit is the power that makes possible the spiritual reconstruction. God himself is both the norm for the spiritual life such as provision to meet this standard. The Holy Spirit is God's provision to be recreated in the image of Jesus Christ.

God has given us the Holy Spirit to act as a source of power and life in the process of remaking the likeness of Christ. "So we all with open face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are changed from glory to glory in the same image, as by the Spirit of the Lord" (Book of Corinthians, The Bible). This process is personal and requires our participation and collaboration, being flexible to the action of the Holy Spirit and remain in communion with him. This is vital, because when God rebuilds us into His likeness, not kept at a distance and send us a construction manual for us to rebuild ourselves. The provision of God to transform us is very personal: he gives himself to us. The Holy Spirit comes and personally performs the miracle, but you need our cooperation and obedience. We must therefore invest time in developing a dynamic and intimate communion with the Holy Spirit, so that he can do his work.