Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26 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.
We see in Gen. 1:26 that God gave mankind dominion over the earth. Adam was supposed to take that dominion and subdue the earth and everything in it. But he committed high treason and sold out to satan and he – satan – became the god of this world. How obvious is that today!
God’s original intent was for His people to rule planet earth and they were to do it the same way God did. He made man in His image and was to emulate God in all he did. So, how was Adam to take dominion over the earth? How was he going to subdue the elephants when they got into the vegetable garden? He was to do it the same way God does everything – with His words! And God said…And God said…And God said…
Adam’s dominion was a word dominion. His words were so powerful that he would be able to stand against anything and everything that came against him. But, as you know, he didn’t and the whole earth came under the curse of satan and his evil cohorts.
The good news is that Jesus came and bought back what Adam lost. We now have the right to use our God-given authority and God’s ability, through being born-again, to take dominion over planet earth and the evil control that’s been perpetrated against us.
This authority doesn’t belong to everyone. First of all, in John 10:1-2 we see that legal entry in the earth is by means of a natural birth, by means of a woman, which gives us our authority. Satan and his evil spirits don’t have this authority unless they get it through a human being on earth.
Secondly, being born-again gives us access to God’s power and ability which, when combined with our legal authority of being born on planet earth, gives us the upper hand and the right to take dominion over this world’s system and everything evil in it.
We even have authority and power available to take dominion over sickness, disease, lack, poverty, and even the weather! We are powerhouses looking for a place to show forth God’s goodness and bring Him great glory!
There’s whole lot more to be said on this topic, so stay tuned!
John 10:1-2 (KJV) 1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door (natural birth) into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that entereth in by the door (new birth) is the shepherd of the sheep.
Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
John 14:12 (KJV) 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.