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Making Man into Our Own Image, by Greg Lancaster

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What is going on today!!! with all this out-of-control government, corporations, leaders, teachers, unions, generals, and others? Have they lost their minds?  Have you asked yourself, “Is the world going crazy?”  Have you felt a sense of despair and hopelessness when you look around and see evil like the world has not known before?  Are you confused not knowing why this is happening or what is happening?    Are you wondering who will rise to lead us out of this? Are you looking for a person, a strong leader, a political figure to rise and began to lead the world back into a place of sanity?  Are you dumfounded by some federal law enforcement not doing their job, or even who is oppressing the people? Have you lost your belief that justice is still a reality that no one who deserves justice will receive it? Are you shocked with unbelief that our children are being killed in the womb, or mutilated sexually by the adults in the room? Are you wondering why our own government supports other countries, but denies help to those who need it in our own country? Are you blown away by the sea of humanity pouring in the ship called the USS America as our borders are overrun by a reportedly five plus million law breakers, “illegal” aliens from all the nations of the earth?  Do you feel hopeless as the nations “leaders” shut down energy production for our nation that keeps us warm in the winter, cool in the summer, our transportation going, industries operating while purchasing energy from oppressive, dictatorial governments that hate America?  While at the same time draining the nations reserve oil we are supposed to have for national emergencies and war. Even selling our oil reserves to China who is systematically at war with America in every way except kinetically.  Need I go on?  I think you get the point.  I wanted to take a few moments and help give you a glance at what is really going on by looking back in history, to the present, and into the future.  I believe you will get an “aha moment” and find hope and light in such dark times and possibly may see how you can become a part of the solution to such evil. 

Since the beginning of time, after God created man in His image, in His likeness, satan and his captors, in his jealous rage against God and hatred toward those who are created in “God’s image and likeness” has not stopped.  When satan or one of his captors, which are held captive to do his will, as the Apostle Paul explains it in his letter to his spiritual son, Timothy, sees you, sees a human being, he sees God, or at least, God’s image and likeness. 

Over the many years of my life in ministry, law enforcement and life in general, I have seen marriages and families that started off so well end up on the dust bin of life, scattered across the earth in fragments of what they used to be, none wanting anything to do with the other.  Jesus told us these things would happen, but the pain and feeling of deep brokenness when it does happen is something no one can become used to.  Many just become cold and numb because of it.  Yet, though this husband or wife, who now lives miles away physically, or miles away mentally from the other, now looking at their children, they remember their divorce, and still get that same anger and rage in their hearts, even though their son or daughter did not do anything to them.  Why?  Because their son or daughter were created in the image and likeness of their ex-husband, their ex-wife.  When they see their son or when they see their daughter, it brings up all those negative emotions of anger, and pain.

When satan sees you, a human being, man, or woman, he sees the image and likeness of the Father, God, Who created You.  He remembers that once he had a great relationship with your Father and the other angels. Yes, satan is an angel, but a fallen angel.  You see, he was beautiful in how he was created. His name, as an angel in the presence of God in heaven, was Lucifer.  The Bible speaks of his beauty, but also his rebellion against God, and the consequences that causes rage to boil inside of him to this day.  “‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.  You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl.  Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared.  You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you.  You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones.  You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.  Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned.  So, I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones.  Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor.  So, I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.”  Ezekiel 28:12-17

“Lucifer became so impressed with his own beauty, intelligence, power, and position that he began to desire for himself the honor and glory that belonged to God alone. This pride represents the actual beginning of sin in the universe—preceding the fall of the human Adam by an indeterminate time.”  Ron Rhodes

Since satan (Lucifer) was able to organize one-third of God’s angels, as a mob,  to come up against God in the presence of God, why are we always so surprised that satan seduces the hearts of some of our family members, a spouse, members of our church, merchants of the earth, corporations, or nations and organizes them into a rebellion against God and God’s established authority all with a goal of utter destruction and “death of the system” as those who follow satan seek to do.  Romans 15:5; Jude 1:11

Imagine, since satan felt that way about himself in the presence of God, you can only imagine how he feels about himself now. Yet, he is constantly reminded of his past, and future, when he sees you.

Many adults in society still seek counseling and therapy trying to understand how one of their parents had such animosity towards them.  Since it was directed at them, they feel it must be something they did or did not do to cause such visceral lifelong response from one of their parents.  Maybe it was a father who had divorced their mother, or a mother who divorced their father.  They could leave their marriage, but they could not leave the image of their marriage, or the image and likeness of their ex-spouse.  They are constantly reminded of what they lost and as time goes by and it sinks in, that they will never have again when they look into the faces of their and their ex-spouses’ children. So, they act hateful to their children who did nothing wrong. 

Their ex-spouse decides, “Well, at some point I need to accept my new normal and start building a life.” On the contrary, satan, the epic center of evil, says to himself something like “Well, at this point” after being cast out of heaven, down to earth (heavens over the earth), “I have to accept my new normal and start destroying life.”  Since his fall he has not stopped deceiving, misleading, destroying and killing men, women, and children. 

Today we see his work  in a “professional building” with people in clothing that looks like the same clothing that helped your loved one when you went to the emergency room in the local hospital who ended up saving their life.  Yet, these are not into saving lives, they are in to destroying lives. They are into killing children.  Yes, it looks different than it did in the days of Molech and the people killing their children for him for personal gain, but it has the same outcome.  They walk out, leaving their murdered, dismembered, child behind. 

Realize, you are so fearfully and wonderfully made, that after they killed one knit together by God in their mother’s womb, they take the part of that child’s body and sell it to universities and research labs because of its high value.  You see, if the human being was truly worthless as they convince the mother it was before they killed and destroyed the child, they would never consider selling body parts of that child‘Satan is a liar, and the father of lies.  He has been a liar from the beginning.  When he lies, he speaks his native language.  He comes to kill, steal, and destroy.’

When Paul writes to Timothy, he speaks not only of satan, but satan’s captives, held captive by satan to “do his will.”  When someone has chosen to follow satan, he will take them captive, to do his will which is to deceive, seduce, destroy and kill, attempting in every way to destroy the image and likeness of God and to make mankind in his own image and likeness.

Now back to the question of why some of those in leadership of governments and corporations, large industries, unions, and the elites of the world are attempting to control the population of the earth, force people into places of servitude, own all the possessions of people [houses, cars, jobs, communication, labor, etc.] on the earth and yes, the land, or earth itself?  It is not because of something new that has come to life in our generation.  It is the very same works of Lucifer, satan, and his fallen angels, who fell with him, and his demonic hoards from hell, and his captors, which some are these leaders in government, corporations, and Chief Executive Officers, CEO’s, large industries, unions, and elites who are attempting to make man in their image, in their likeness.  They proclaim, “if you will become just like me, think just like me, act like me then I will accept you and make your life better.”  These lies of “make your life better” never works out as history shows us for the last hundred and seventy years, there has been over a hundred nations who have tried this and there is over one hundred million deaths that prove satan’s lies always end in stealing, killing, and destroying those created in the image and likeness of God.

When you see a political coup take place, with those who were not chosen by the people to lead, move into places of authority they begin to twist the laws and cause division.  They work towards destroying the very nation they are in by dividing the nation.  Kill more children through abortion, demanding it and protecting, not the child, but protecting the killing of children. When you see the laws turned on their head and used not to punish the wrongdoer, lawbreaker, but to punish the obedient, such as a parent being called a “domestic terrorist” by those in power because they exercise their first amendment rights at their child’s local school board meeting.  Parents doing what Normal Rockwell’s very painting showed us in his work of what Free Speech exercised under the first amendment looks like.  When you see Americans, homes being surrounded by armed federal law enforcement, with bullet proof vests and rifles to kick in the door to arrest a man in front of his children who stood outside of one of these abortion mills to encourage the women not to kill their child.   When you see grown folk, grownups, acting like children.  When you see those who were hired by the parents and the community to teach their children how to read, how to write/type, and how to add numbers, math, teaching their boys and girls that they are evil or maybe oppressed because of the color of their skin.  When you see teachers encouraging a boy or a girl who is five years old, or eight, or twelve to mutilate their body’s ability to reproduce.  Stopping their ability to allow God to use them to create more men and women in His image.  When you see a society driven by only their sexual desires and teachers, leaders and even government pouring gas on this perverse fire so that there is more and that it burns in the heart of many.  When you see men proudly lining up to be castrated to voluntarily to become eunuchs and a government paying for their castration, while boasting about it before all mankind, as was in the days of Queen Jezebel.  When you see political officials who are nothing but purchased Manchurian candidates, hearts owned through bribery, in the halls of government bent on doing satan’s will, the will of their owners.  You are seeing nothing, but the same that has always been since the beginning days of Lucifer who has sought to deceive, kill, and destroy everyone that is created in the image and likeness of God and God’s creation itself. 

“OK,” you say, now “I understand, this is the work of satan.  I see, just like he did in heaven in the presence of God, now he is organizing men, women, and children to rebel against God.  Rebel against authority established by God.  Rebel against how God created them.  Rebel against marriage between a man and a woman that God designed.  Rebel against family which God established.  Rebel against their own sexuality in how God created them to be.  Rebel against the purposes of sexuality for which God created it to be.  Satan (Lucifer) was an evil community organizer from the beginning, and he still organizes against God who he hates. Wrong being said it is right.  Right being said it is wrong.  Evil is being promoted as righteousness and righteousness is being promoted as evil.  Men are saying they are women and women saying they are men.  Calling good evil and evil good.  Realize, Satan, hates God so much, that when he sees a man or woman, or a child who God created, he is reminded of God, because we are created in the image and likeness of God.  So, in his fury, he perverts, twists, destroys and mutilates the image of God at every opportunity he gets.  He deceives many to turn in on themselves and join him in destroying their own marriage, their own families, yes, even their own bodies and many ultimately turning their backs on God who they once believed.

This might seem hopeless to you at this point now that you have an understanding of the realities of why things are happening the way they are, but do not run and hide and throw up your hands saying, “Looks like it is over, nothing we can do.  It is all going to get worse and worse.  You might as well face it.”

Realize, first of all, God sees all those who are organizing against Him, against His ways and against His people, the church; believers.  He is not surprised what evil lies in the heart of men to where he thinks he can do away with God, His plans and take over His creation.  God actually laughs as he sees men’s feeble attempts to do such things.

Here is the Good News.  God loves the ones He created in His image and likeness. He loves you and every person upon the earth.  He understands what is going on and that people are captives of satan and are doing satan’s will.  He knows that the minds of the people satan has taken captive are blind and they cannot see what is really going on or the outcome of what they are doing.  He knows they are deceived.  Deception is when you think what you are doing is right, but you are wrong, but do not know it.

God’s remedy for this evil, for this darkness, for this deception, for this captivity was to demonstrate His love for mankind, by sending His Son, Jesus, from the splendors of heaven.  To be born out of a womb (a uterus) just like all mankind, except Adam, the first man.  Think about it, the Savior of all mankind, the Son of God, God incarnate, was born of a woman, through a woman’s uterus (her womb) to live as a man, yet without sin.   That is why satan is after the uterus, the womb of woman, for that is the place where God knits people together in His image and likeness.  Jesus was all God and all man, yet He chose not to utilize any of His God qualities, as to be able to live a life just like you and me, experiencing all the ups and downs, all the temptations to sin, and do wrong, yet He never sinned.  He only did what His Father, God, told Him or showed Him what to do.  God sent Jesus to do His will which is to “destroy the works of satan” and to “seek and save those who are lost” to satan and save them. 

You see, God so loved the world, that He gave His Son, Jesus, to die in the place of every person, for not His sins, but our sins, the sins of the world.  This evil I shared with you is against God and God’s ways.  It is a rebellion against God.  The punishment for this evil is death.  We all, because of our sin, because of the evil, had a death sentence over our lives.  We were bound into an eternal, as eternal beings, created in the image and likeness of God, to where satan will eventually be forever, hell.  Jesus speaks of hell in scriptures way more than you hear preachers and teachers speak of it in our culture today.  Is it not interesting that the more absent the reality of hell is the more mankind emulate hell?  Jesus, Who is the image of God, the invisible God, made God known to us, mankind.  Yes, when you see Jesus, You see the Father

The only way out of this hell, this damnation for all mankind was for someone who is sinless, holy and righteous, to be sacrificed on behalf of, in the place of, in lieu of the ones who committed sin. God allowed Jesus His Son, to be a sin sacrifice, which was acceptable to God, for the sins of the world.  He allows anyone and everyone who calls upon Jesus, His Son, and accepts Him as the Lord of their life, their only way to be cleansed and to be forgiven from their sins do be saved.  When God sees us, those who are His through the blood sacrifice of Jesus, He sees Jesus, the image and likeness of His Son. He sees the holy, sinless blood of Jesus covering us which enabled us to be forgiven for our evil, rebellious, demonic sins and for our sins to be remembered no more.  That way, when someone who has accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, knowing that He is the Son of God, when they die, they will not go to hell where there is “weeping and gnashing of teeth” and eternal suffering, but will go to heaven in the presence of God

You see, once satan was in the presence of God, but his rebellion, his sin, got him cast out of heaven, but you, if you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, follow Him, will be taken to heaven upon our death, or upon Jesus’ return.  So, you see, satan hates you, He knows that not only are you created in the image and likeness of God, but also that if he can’t deceive you, blind you, and destroy you before you hear about God’s love for you, Jesus life, death, burial and resurrection for you, God’s pathway for you to be made right, sinless before Him, then you will end up going where he, satan, was cast out of; heaven.  Hence, satan wants to destroy every human he can, not just because of what they look like, or sound like, but because they could end up going where he used to be, Heaven, in the awesome presence and glory of God.

When you see a person who is taken over by darkness, deceived in thinking what they are doing is right when they are wrong.  When you see a man proudly lining up to be castrated and Manchurian leaders or teachers promoting and doing such evil begin to pray for them.  Go to them, by the power and authority Jesus has given you in His name, and because of His blood, and cast off satan and his demons off that person, the way satan and his fallen angels were cast out of heaven.  Lay hands on them asking God to heal them if they are sick.  Tell them about the Kingdom of God, that now through Jesus the Kingdom of God has come to destroy the kingdom of satan, the kingdom of darkness.  Let them know of the price Jesus paid on the cross for them and how it was the ultimate demonstration of the love God has for them.  Let them know there is forgiveness in Jesus that He will give them a new name and it can be as if they have never sinned in the eyes of God.  Let them know that you came to “seek them out and save them” by the power of Jesus Christ.  Let them know of the hope we all have in Jesus.  Let them know, though there is much happening in the world because of satan and his kingdom of darkness, that God’s Kingdom is Greater, and it rests in the heart of each and every one who has accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  There is hope for a lost and dying world and that hope is Jesus Christ.  Jesus came to destroy the works of satan, and Jesus has sent us, like the Father send Him, to do the same, which we do by setting satan’s captive free, healing the sick, preaching the Kingdom of God, telling of the Good News of Jesus birth, life, death, and resurrection. Those who believe, we baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and we teach them the ways of Jesus so that they can follow Jesus, now that they no longer follow satan.

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