PATTERN OF THINGS IN HEAVEN
Things in heaven are the pattern for things that are to be on earth. Man being made in the image of God establishes this fact that is borne out across scriptures. Man being made in the image of God makes God a pattern after which man is to follow. Jesus is God—the pattern of God for us to be on earth. He is the first fruits, or prototype of man for all men who are to come after him. He said of all the works he did, that he saw his Father in heaven do them first as a pattern for him to follow after, and do those same works of God on earth that God his Father was doing in heaven.