(Genesis 1: 26 - 27) Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
It’s important to realize that the conversation that God was having wasn’t between him and his angels, but was between His own three personalities, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is a tripartite being who made man in his own tripartite image with a physical body, a soul (personality) and a spirit, three distinct parts of a whole being.
Immediately following the temptation and fall of man in the Garden of Eden we see evidence that God Himself had been having fellowship with His human creations and that there was a mutual relationship until something came between them.
(Genesis 3: 8 - 11) “And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, ‘Where are you?’ So he said, ‘I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.’ And He said, ‘Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”’
(Genesis 3: 21) “Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.”
This was the first blood sacrifice in which God made a covering for man, it was a picture of a much greater sacrifice that God would later make as a covering for all of mankind which would awaken the spirit of God within all who acknowledge and receive God’s own Son, the sacrifice made in behalf of all mankind.
(Vs. 22 - 23) “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’ therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.”
This is the point at which the Lord removed them from fellowship and the spirit which God had put within them went to sleep. In a spiritual sense they became two dimensional beings, dead to the things of God and spiritually unaware.
The world we live in is predominately populated by two-dimensional beings defined by having a body and soul (personality) but lacking spiritual substance, a dead spirit. These are they that continually reject the promptings and call of the Holy Spirit. Two dimensional men and women are tied up only in the pursuit of mundane activities, knowing the names and scores of sports teams and heroes or all of the facts about the pathetic lives of Hollywood icons, but having no desire for the eternally substantive knowledge of God and they continually deny His existence.
On the other hand three-dimensional beings are those having a body, soul and depth of spirit which had come to life the moment they asked Jesus into their lives. These are they that now acknowledge the presence of Christ in their daily lives as if walking with Him again in the garden. Those lives are filled with a sense of meaningfulness and joy, a sense of future well beyond the current state of our existence. When considering the seasons and how all of nature speaks to the heart about the wonders of the Creator and how even the air we breathe comes from the will of God, how can we not acknowledge him in all our ways?
(Daniel 12:2) And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.
No one needs to remain a two dimensional spiritually dead being, we all are given the choice to either receive or reject the gospel, the choice is ours alone and no one else’s. We cannot blame others for our own failure to say yes to Jesus.