Community

By Jeremiah Model-Community is such an important part of the Kingdom of Heaven. As human beings, we are never meant to be alone or independent of G-d, we were created in the image of G-d, to have a face to face relationship with him.

The Hebrew name for G-d Elohim, speaks wonders in itself and packs a big punch. G-d is speaking a story about his name right from the beginning. In the Hebrew language the im imputes plurality, therefore the name Elohim is the plural of El. The essence of this name says, I want relationships, I want plurality, communion, fellowship and much more I want you, I want you to pursue me with all your heart and best of you.

Genesis 1:26 ” And G-d said, ” Let us make man in Our own Image, after Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

The majesty and multiplicity of our G-d is observed in the creation of man. According to the fascinating verse above, man is part of creation by G-d, making us in his own image. However we see something catchy about this verse. Before the creation of mankind we observed a conversation involving G-d and a being that is unidentified “let us make man in Our image” Who is this being that G-d is having a conversation with? It could not be angels, because G-d did not make us in the image of angels, because we read in Psalm 8:5 that man was made “a little lower than the angels.”

I tend to believe that G-d was in communication with himself in different forms Father, Son and Spirit. In complete unison and accord with each other yet distinct in their qualities. Back again to the first chapters in Genesis we see G-d creating, but his spirit moving upon the face of the deep. The question is how could a majestic G-d be at all places and his spirit be in one particular area. According to the verse it appears that we have more then one divine helper in the creation process.

In John chapter 1 verses 1-3 it reads ” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with G-d, and the Word was G-d. The same was in the beginning with G-d. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” We see here that the Word had an instrumental part in our creation process. In verse 14 of John 1 we also conclude that the word became flesh and dwelt among us. Who is the Word? The Word is the Son of G-d, Jesus of Nazareth.

For the believer the invitation is for more intimacy, to know him deeper, to build the romance, to enhance the relationship. The believer must know we are not servants of G-d but sons and daughters of a royal king. For the none believer the invitation is open to join this beautiful family. G-d wants to enjoy lavish meals with his sons and daughters, he wants us to get together and enjoy his presence.

This verse is an example how G-d wants you, he want’s your heart so badly that your mind cannot fathom it. But Zion Said,” The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!”…declares the Lord. (Isa.49:14-15,18).

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