In the Beginning, on Day-6, Elohim said…
26 Then God said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the livestock and over all the earth, and over every crawling thing that crawls on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:26-27 (NASB)
In what manner is Human Kind created in the image of Elohim?
Elohim’s eschatological plan “to destroy the works of the Devil” (Genesis 3:15-21; 1 John 3:8b) while simultaneously maintaining intimate relationship with His faithful Angelic creation directly involves the creation of the human species created in the spiritual image of Elohim by necessity.
Elohim is Spirit (John 4:24) and humanity is spirit encapsulated within a body of flesh rightly fitted for interaction and service in a Realm subject to Time, matter, physics. Though Yeshua-Jesus Christ was delegated all authority concerning the creation narrative (John 3:35; Genesis 1; John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 11:3), Genesis 1:26 proclaims a unique collaboration between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as they meticulously formed, created, the complex human genome and imparted certain divine communicable attributes into that genome critically essential for Elohim’s eschatological purposes going forward.
Humanity is created in the “spiritual image” of Elohim possessing certain divine communicable attributes making humanity unique and divinely isolated from the beasts of the field and fish of the sea and fowl of the air. Human Kind possesses a unique eternal spirit that finds its genesis in the Spiritual Realm and that eternal spirit, created in the spiritual image of Elohim, though encapsulated by a body of decaying flesh due to Adam’s compromise with evil (Romans 5:12), will not experience death along with the body but at the last exhalation in Time will simply transition, return, to its natural abode, the Spiritual Realm (2 Corinthians 5:8).