“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26
So from this we are able to establish once again that Jesus was in heaven from the beginning of all of creation, and how great it must have been to be seated with God his Father, and with the Holy Spirit while all that was created was being created! So let us also establish again that Jesus stepped down from heaven to the earth to accomplish God’s purpose, which was to save the lost and to bring the lost up into heaven as his bride!
As we read,
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:1-5
Herein it is established that the Word was in the beginning, and we will soon learn that this same Word that was there in the beginning is God and that God is this same Jesus, as we read,
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fullness, have all we received, and grace for grace.” John 1:14-16
AFTER HIS LIKENESS!