Friday, September 2, 2016
“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 fowls of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26
When God made man, He had success in mind; this is why HE created us in HIS own image and after HIS likeness. He put within us the ability to take charge and dominate our environment. Everything was made subjected to us: the fish in the sea, the fowls of the air, and the cattle. In fact, as the text says, over all the earth. All means all.
Man’s dominion over the earth was God’s original intention, but, we know very well the account of Adam and Eve and the outcome of their disobedience. But thanks be to God, who made a way for us to get back to that position of dominion and authority.
Through Jesus Christ, the second Adam, we are now able to take our rightful position and do that which we were created to do, have dominion. We were designed by God to be successful, to be overcomers, to be more than conquerors, to be the head and not the tail, to be above only and not below. These are all affirmations from the Word which should empower us to move from a position of defeat to one of victory.
Are you living a victorious life in Christ? Do you see yourself as God sees you? Do you know how God sees you? It is all in His Word. Today, take some time and meditate on the fact that Jesus Christ purchased our salvation with His own blood, thereby making it possible for us to have the authority to rule over our circumstances and situations.
Feed your spirit with the knowledge of who you are in God. Everyone who is in Christ should be a new creature. Are you a new creature in Him? Have you accepted the new life in Christ, being transformed into His image and likeness? Today, purpose in your heart to represent God accurately on the earth. Let His likeness be seen in you so that others will want what you have.
Father, I thank You for creating me in Your image and after Your likeness. I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Christ to show us Who You are. Please help me to reflect more of You in my life. Help me to be conformed to the image of Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.