Back To The Image Owner!

One time, the Pharisees approached Jesus to test him into a trap asking Him if it was lawful for them to give tribute unto Caesar, or no.

But Jesus perceiving their craftiness, he answered, “Why tempt ye me? Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it?”

They answered Caesar's.

And He said unto them, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's and unto God the things which be God's.”

The Pharisees could not take hold of His Words before the people: and they marveled at His answer, and held their peace." [ LUKE 20:21-26]

Of course this was not just mare tale as Jesus more than often talked in parables.

You do possess whatever that has your image and your superscription. One says, my son or my daughter, because if you carry out the DNA Test, you will find out genetic representation that defines the relationship. That's the IMAGE.


The Penny;

1. Had the image of Caesar,
2. The superscription thereof, pointed to Caesar,
3. Therefore, the penny belonged to Caesar and all had to give it back to Caesar through paying   tribute.

Caesar Owned the Penny; WHAT DOES GOD OWN?

Lets examine Gen.1:26-27

"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. So God created man in His OWN IMAGE in the IMAGE OF GOD CREATED HE Him; male and female created He them."

It is man (both male and female) that God owns, since he bears God's image even His likeness.
Man belongs to God!

Back to the owner

Therefore, as Caesar received the penny, God MUST receive back, man! (Luk.20:25). Why receive back man? Because man has fallen from God, through sin. As it is stated in Roms.3:23, all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

Whilst in the loins of our father Adam, we became sinners through his disobedient to God. And now all born under the sun are under condemnation!

Sin marred God's image in man. Sin created a rift between us and God.

Everybody has  God's image; unfortunately, sin hath polluted this likeness of God in us.

"BEHOLD, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your inquities have separated between you and your God , and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear." Isa. 59:1,2

We're like the gold mined from the bowels of the earth; It's covered with dirt and impurities. It Must be cleansed for it to be

1. Usable, 2. Admirable and its 3. Value identified.

Who will clean man? Jesus Christ will! He'll purify God's image in man. The Bible says in Luke5:32, that Jesus came to call sinners to repentance. In other words, He came to sharpen, to clean and restore the image of God in us. Through His blood!

Christ alone, has the mandate and power from God to reinstate the image! He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man can get to the Father, but by Him."