God is sovereign and you can’t understand the authority He has given us unless you understand the source.
God said and things came to life He spoke!
And it happened.
V26: he said let us make man.
In our likeness
He gave us dominion.
and we were created.
God spoke things into existence.
V27 we were created.
V28 we were blessed and instructed.
Dictionary meaning of
Dominion = sovereignty = in charge = ruling over others
God delegated dominion of the earth to man.
He gave us free will to choose.
He advises us in Deuteronomy 30 to choose life.
He gave us a free will dominion over the earth and His word.
To be done in love
Now I hear many people say don’t worry God is still in control. So my question is if He is in control why did He ask us to choose life? give us dominion over the earth? give us a free will?
God has done His part – He has given us spiritual authority
We need to be able to discern between spiritual and physical.
2Peter 3 :4-9
Where is the promise of His coming for since the fathers fell asleep all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. For this they wilfully forget that by the word of God the heavens were of old the earth standing out of water and in water. By which the word then existed, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men.
Mathew 7 :13-14
We enter by the narrow gate.
Yet we expect to walk any way that seems easier than conforming to Gods way,
God has asked us to choose life
James 4:7 instructs us to resist the devil.
God does not control you he gave you a free will to choose
All authority comes from God.
God is sovereign He limited that authority and delegated it to us.
God uses our situations to teach us.
The heaven even the heavens, are the Lords.
But the earth He has given to the children of men.
I will worship toward your holy temple and praise your name for your loving kindness and your truth.
For you have magnified your word above all your name
1st Samuel 17:45
The David said to the Philistine, “you come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin.
But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defiled.
- This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcases of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all the assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear for the battle is the Lords; and He will give you into our hands.
- He declared the Lord.
- He decreed the Lord would give him victory.
- He decreed he would take his head off.
- He decreed he would take his head off and feed the birds and animals with his carcass.
- He decreed that all Israel would know there was a God.
- He decreed that he did not need weapons the battle belonged to the Lord.
What happened all that he decreed came to pass?
Ask the Lord for understanding.
Give me understanding and I shall keep your law.
Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Faith focuses on the invisible and deals with roots.
Let’s read Mark 11:12-14
Jesus is teaching here how to rebuke the plant with words.
Where are the roots? they are cut off?
Now let’s look at.
Geneses 12 :2 +17:4
And I will make of you a great nation,
and I will bless you and make your name great and you shall be a blessing.
As for me, behold my covenant is with you and you shall be a father to many nations.
He was 76 years old when God first spoke to him about this.
He even gave him the child’s name.
Both Sarah and Abraham laughed
Both their names were changed
Sarah started to doubt.
God had to change their way of thinking.
When you recognise your authority and resist the devil you will come through these situations quicker
God is the source, and we work through Christ using the word in all situations.
Assuredly I say to you whoever says to this mountain be removed and cast into the sea and does not doubt in his heart but believes that those things he says will be done he will have whatever he says 24 therefore whatever things you ask for when you pray believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
God will guide you in all things.
The whole of this scripture has nothing to do with what you can do for yourself. He has given you a free will to choose.
Faith changes your faith is not what you can do faith is stepping into what God has already done
Faith is believing with your heart the promises of God’s word.