Let’s take another look into this topic that we started yesterday. Gen 1:26-27:
“26 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. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
There are a couple of things to point out there but let’s focus on one for now. Gen 2:7 says:
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
Here we see the difference between Essence and Form again. The man created in Gen 1 was the essence (spirit) and the body housing it is the form created in chapter 2.
This gives us a perspective: The blessing of dominion and fruitfulness was pronounced to the spirit of man. At the fall of man, man died. This death was spiritual because we know Adam did not physically die.
But we thank God for Jesus. The whole point of Jesus dying for us was/is to restore us to life (Rom 5:17) and believing in Him gives us life through the Holy Spirit. (See John 1:14, Rom 8:13-14, John 3:7)
Only in Jesus Christ, we can operate in God’s original dominion plan for us. Glory!
Food for thought:
I watched a clip of Star wars today where Yoda was asking Luke Skywalker to lift his ship out of the water. When he couldn’t do it, Yoda did it. Luke ran to Yoda and said, “I don’t believe it” and Yoda’s reply was, “That’s why you failed”
“Do not try; Do! Either you do or you don’t”- Yoda