What about passion, dedication, loyalty? Can a robot provide those? No! On the other hand, it’s easier to retire a robot when its day is done.
We sell our souls off cheaply and then profess our faith to become as robots without brains, only doing as our Master intends and thus we missed the point of salvation.
If you think God simply wants a slave to serve His whims then you do not yet understand why Jesus came in the first place. A slave is NOT FREE! Jesus name means SALVATION. It means FREEDOM NOT SLAVE!
We ARE made in the master’s image but NOT from birth. We only mirror God through a process of enlightenment called TRUTH. Most think that man was made in God’s image from birth because of the 6th Day of the Creation process that says “let us make man in OUR image”, yet man is formed from clay before the trees on the 3rd DAY (Gen 2:4-9). There is much not understood about our faith today because it has gone through a mill that manufactures slaves to a master church rather than students (Disciples) learning of their teachers greater understanding. We know this process as an Apprenticeship where a student joins to a master teacher and follows him around and tends to his needs and thus learns through witnessing the master to become like him. God is making a self-portrait of himself in each of us by shaping our understanding like clay. This is the essence of both of these verses in 1 & 2 Corinthians:
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
As an heir to a kingdom you are being taught to one day be as the KING Himself. Though you are now a servant one day you will be a king and master of your kingdoms of the soul.
Galatians 4:1,7 1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
But until that day you are as His servants attending to His needs and following and witnessing His deeds. This is also why we are called Witnesses as though through observation of the Law and Creation we learn His truth hidden in everything.
Look at the word FOLLOWER. It means IMITATOR.
Followers: To mimic, Imitator Transliteration: mimētēs Pronunciation: mē-mā-tā’s (Key) μιμητής
As we walk in our master’s footsteps we gain the understanding the master has. The steps are stages of development and not literal steps. This is also the essence of the DAYS of CREATION itself. They are not literal DAYS but STEPS to mirror God Himself within you. NO this is not to be a deity or god, in any way, but to master your inner-world with judgment like a good king or LORD would. This is why you win so many crowns of victory as you rule the kingdoms of the soul. CHRIST is the “Authority” not only placed upon the man & Son of God. It is the authority placed in you to KNOW the TRUTH that leads you on to victory.
Remember the Hebrews expected a KING to come and liberate the WORLD… and He has come. And He comes to each in their time. He is TRUTH personified and to follow the LIGHT of reason we are then KNOWING CHRIST within, thus He is called Emmanuel meaning GOD WITH US, or in IN US.
Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Christ is the TRUTH not only in title but symbolically because His whole life from beginning to end was an example of discovering TRUTH in everything. Every step was perfectly executed from healing spiritual blindness and giving clear enlightened perspectives, to helping your lameness of motivation to be about your journey. It ALL has a meaning centered in spiritual GROWTH thus He is TRUTH made flesh.
John 1:14 And the WORD (TRUTH) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and TRUTH.
We manifest Christ with the process of CREATION. (Deut 33:25) There are SEVEN steps to find the wholeness of peace and be made into the image of GOD. The FINAL DAYS of the earth are the last STEPS to cleanse your INNER-WORLD and mirror God in INNER-LIGHT (Rev 21:23) and have the NEW PEACE called JERUSALEM descend within. We know this in most cultures as called NIRVANA (Total enlightenment).
Deuteronomy 33:25 Your SANDALS shall be iron and bronze; As your DAYS, so shall your strength be.
Revelations 21:23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.
There are no robots in HEAVEN. God doesn’t need slaves, only Friends to the KING & MASTER/TEACHER (Peers) are admitted to dine with Him (Know truth).
John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
John 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?