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Luke 17:20-21, "And when He was demanded of the pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, 'the kingdom of God comes not with observation; neither shall they say, 'lo here!' or, 'lo there!' for, behold the kingdom of God is within you'."
God made man in His own image. Man was the crown of God's creation. He did not make man like He spoke all the rest of creation into existence. The Godhead of the Trinity consulted together and said "let Us make man", and They fashioned him from the dust of the earth (Gen 1:26-27).

He made man marvellously, but it was still a dead body. Then God came to man and breathed into him the breath of life (Gen 2:7).

The fact that man was created after the image of God is repeated three time, because it is very important for us to take note of that fact.

No wonder that at times the Lord Jesus said "verily verily I say to you". He didn't need to repeat it but because it's especially important, He said it.

Satan inspired Darwin with the theory of evolution to hide this fact that we were created in God's image. Maybe it's understandable that the evolutionists believe that since they take after their forefathers, the apes.

Whether you like it or not, "God has placed the Kingdom of God within you". Agree with it and live accordingly and it will go well with you. Reject it and it will go ill with you.

Whether you like it or not, you were made in God's image.

A lady that used to booze a lot came to me and gave her life to Christ. The next day she came to me again and asked, "is it so that when you're a Christian you should no longer booze?" I asked her why? So she said that she went past some who were brewing the Zulu beer and she joined them, but after she drank it she became terribly sick. So her own body told her that she was created for God and not beer.

Jesus said that if you come to the altar and there remember that your brother has aught against you, leave your gift at the altar and first be reconciled to your brother and then come and bring your gift.
Note that He spoke about your brother, not the pharisees, otherwise He would've had to go to them and ask for forgiveness.

The Bible says, "honour your father and mother, that it may go well with you". Nothing will go well with you if you don't honour them.





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