LET THEM HAVE DOMINION

LET THEM HAVE DOMINION

Genesis 1:26-27 (NKJV) Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps 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.

When God created Adam and Eve, He did not create them to be under the control of anything except Himself.  Man was created to have dominion; to be a ruler of the earth and all that was on the earth.  When man fell, he committed high treason, and at that point he gave the dominion to satan.

This act of man changed the way that God wanted His creation to live.  Now, instead of being the ruler of earth, they were controlled by the elements of this earth.  They now had to wear clothes to protect them from heat and cold, and from rain and snow.  They now had to work for their food, and childbearing would not be simple.  The curse had come to the earth, and mankind would pay quite a price.

But God, in His love for mankind, had a plan.  He sent Himself to redeem man.  He became like man; He took on the body of a man, and become the perfect sacrifice.  Man has been redeemed because of the Man, Christ Jesus.  God wants us to be the conqueror again.  God wants us to rule again, not over other people, but over ourselves.

Jesus has destroyed the works of the enemy.  He has given us the victory so that we can live a full and abundant life.  So, do not look to Adam and Eve.  Look to Jesus, and believe all that He has done for you.  Today, make Him your Lord.  He has defeated satan and given you the victory.

Confession:  Today, I am more than a conqueror, not because of me, but because of Christ in me, the hope of glory.  Today, I am all that the Bible says that I am.  As I look to His Word, I see what He has done for me, and I receive it by faith!

Today’s Bible Reading

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Genesis 24:52 – 26:16

Matthew 8:18-34

Psalms 10:1-15

Proverbs 3:7-8

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Genesis 24:1-67

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Matthew 9:14-38

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 8:1-9

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Genesis 24:1-67

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Matthew 9:14-38

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 8:1-9