Beresheit (Genesis) 1:26-27:
(26) And Elohim said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the livestock, and over all the earth and over all the creeping creatures that creep on the earth.”
(27) And Elohim created the man in His image, in the image of Elohim He created him – male and female He created them.
As believers and readers of the Scriptures, we probably agree that we have a pretty good handle on these verses. I can just see it now, a mental picture of the Creator pulling a mirror out of His pocket, examining his own form and likeness, and then creating Adam out of the clay to be a duplicate copy of what He sees! Let’s look into the Scriptures to find out if perception matches the true reality of the matter.
The original word behind the word “image” is the Hebrew word “tselem“צלם (H6754- tseh’-lem) meaning “an outline or representation of an original as a shadow is the outline of the original.” In its “noun form,” it means “an image or form of something as the shadow of the original.”
The Creator of Heaven and Earth literally created you out of His own shadow cast upon the clay. You are like a “photo negative,” a reverse image of our Almighty Father.
Other Scripture verses with the word tselem:
Beresheit (Genesis) 5:3: Adam lived one hundred thirty years, and became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Sheth (Seth).
Beresheit (Genesis) 9:6: Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man will his blood be shed, for in the image of Elohim made he man.
Bemidbar (Numbers) 33:52: then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured stones, and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places:
Also: 1Sa 6:5,11; 2 Ki 11:18; 2 Ch 23:17; Ps 39:6, 73:20; Eze 7:20, 16:17, &23:14; Amo 5:26.
I pray that you remember that you are made in Yahweh’s image, and if Yeshua the Messiah is made in the image of Yahweh, then you are made in the image of Messiah. Preserve yourself and protect that which you have and may the Elohim of my fathers bless you mightily.