“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. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” – Genesis 1:26-28.
LIGHT FOR NOW: The dominion in Christ is the fact of the eternal life received in Christ.
It is safe to deduce that mankind in Christ (the new creation; male and female) is in the image of God and occupies the authority or dominion in Christ. Paul says in Romans 8:29 that we have been conformed into the image of his son. So the authority of the Father belongs to us. Adam in Genesis 2:7 never had that dominion and authority because if he had it, he wouldn’t have lost it. It is because dominion is a fact of the eternal life received in Christ. But don’t forget, God’s plan for Adam was for him to be in that dominion and authority. In other words, it shows that this dominion or authority will be offered to man.
Therefore, in the new creation, God gives us dominion over beast; every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, fowl of the air… That is, dominion over actions, desires and conducts. So, in the new creation of God (male and female), we have dominion over everything that creeps on the earth whether they move or they fly; and that moving or flying in Genesis 1:26b and 28b describes different kingdoms. The new creature that is found in Christ subdues all of them; the new creation has authority and dominion over all. In other words, we operate a sphere of dominion that surpasses the earth. Nothing that flies by night can hurt you; no devices and strategies of men in the earth (air, land or water) influenced by Satan can hurt you. You are in authority; the sphere of your authority transcends the earth. All things are under your feet because you are in Christ. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: Know you authority in Christ.
CONFESSION: I live in my realities in Christ in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: Knowing who you are is critical if you must live in the realities of who you are.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 9; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 10