When God created man he was very specific regarding the function and the role that man was to fulfil in the earth.
Genesis 1: 26 – 28
26 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. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Man was given dominion and sovereignty over the natural order in the natural realm. God retained dominion and sovereignty in heaven which is the supernatural realm. In many respects man was on earth what God is in heaven. However, man was never supposed to live independently of God but was actually designed to live dependent upon the supernatural assistance and intervention that only God can supply.
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Pastor Jide Oluwadayomi (City Of God, Aberdeen)
Pastor Marie Macleod (New Wine Church Tain)
John 19: 30
30 Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
finished – Greek: tetelestai – perfectly perfect, completely complete.
Reconciliation has been accomplished! We have peace with God, perfect shalom where there is nothing missing and nothing broken. It is perfectly perfect, and completely complete.
Galatians 2: 20 – 21
20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
Colossians 2: 6 – 15
6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Overflowing with thankfulness! All that remains for us to do is to continually thank him for what he has already done! To thank him that he gave his all for us and so now we have access to all that is his.
Under the law we were blessed as a reward for our obedience, but now under grace we are blessed as a result of his obedience. All we have to do is simply believe that he did it all, and act accordingly.
Listen to this, please! If you are not sure whether your God is going to show up and do what he said he would do then he is not the covenant-keeping God of the Bible who says quite clearly in Psalm 89, “I will not break my covenant, or change a single word that I have said…”
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