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Like Father Like Son

Technician and Purified WaterIn the Christian era, men and women are restored to true equality in their spiritual bodies which are like the Lord's. This was prophesied by the prophet Joel, whose name translates as "one to whom Yahweh is God." Many centuries ago in Joel 2.28-29 he wrote, "I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days." In the new spiritual body likeness explained in Acts 15.9, there is no difference between men and women. Like Gentile and Jewish Christians "he made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith."

True Equality

Like Father Like SonBoth males and females who become a part of the Body of Christ are transfigured into a spiritual likeness to Jesus. In the biological family, father and son, mother and daughter may bear physical likenesses. In the spiritual Body of Christ, disciples also develop a spiritual likeness to their Lord as they mature in his image. Saint Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 3.18, "And we, who with unveiled faces, all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."

"Spiritual Body Likeness"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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