This sermon will answer the FAQ who was God talking to when He said, let us make man in our image.
During the creation process in Genesis, aside from saying “let us make man in our own image” we hear God conversing several times with people(s).
Then God said, “let us make man in our own image, according to our likeness;(Genesis 1:26).
Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”-(Genesis 3:22).
And so we are compelled to ask who these people God was always talking to were?
Some say it was the angels, some say the heavenly hosts.
But we are going to seek knowledge from the scriptures in order to find out who God was always conversing with.
Who God was talking to when He said “let us make man in our image” .
When God said “let us make man in our image”, he was talking to Jesus, His only begotten son.
And we are going to ascertain this fact with the following points:
- In the beginning was the word, also known as Jesus Christ.
- The spirit is also the word.
In the beginning was the word, also known as Jesus Christ.
First we must always understand that God used the Word in creating everything, that was why He was always saying ‘let there be’ and there was.
In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (John1:1-3).
And in verses 14 of the above chapter, the scripture reveals to us that this Word was formed into a body and came to stay on earth.
And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14).
And in Revelation we plainly see this name inscribed on the horse rider, whose description points to no other person than Jesus Christ.
He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called The Word of God. (Revelation 19:13).
And from here we can understand this word to be Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God.
The spirit is also the word.
Now to further confirm our discovery, we can see in Genesis 1:2, that while the earth in the beginning was without form, and void and darkness was on the face of the deep; the Spirit of God was already hovering over the face of the waters.
Which means that this Spirit was also the Word which swung into action to make whatsoever God commanded to come to existence.
And again we see Jesus telling us in John 6:63 that, the Words He speaks to us is Spirit.
And so we can come to a conclusion that Jesus is also called the Word and the Spirit.
Therefore He was the One God was talking to when He said “let us make man in our own image”.