God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis1:27)

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue (overcome) it; have dominion (ruler) over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth. (Genesis 1:28)

God did not say to subdue or have dominion over each other.  We were not put here as the rulers over man, but over all the fishes, birds in the air and animals.  God knew then that satan was coming into the world. In fact satan was already here. He wanted us to understand that we have dominion over the things on the earth so when satan used man to do things that would hurt us or do anything here on earth to us, we would not let it take us off course. We should take our authority over all things and put it behind us and keep going no matter what, because we know that we are the rulers of the earth and all that is in it.

Malachi 2:10 asks the question, “Have we not all one father?”       “Has not one God created us?”  Why do we deal treacherously with one another by profaning the covenant of their fathers?

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do well to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. Knowing that by Him all things were created, those that are in heaven and those that is on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.  All things were created through Him and for Him.

Knowing that we are the rulers of the earth and understanding that completely; we will walk with authority and the things on this earth will not excite us but keep us grounded so we can keep our eyes and minds looking up.

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth, for you died with Christ, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.  Therefore, put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.  Because of these things, the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience.  You yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy and filthy language out of your mouth.  Do not lie to one another since you have put away the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.(Colossians 3:2-10)

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another. If anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must forgive.  But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

2 Corinthians 5:17 states, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.

If you are in Christ then hatred turns to love; anger turns to laughter; tears turn to smiles; you yourself turn and people see Christ in you, shining through you. You become more like your creator. Amen

God Bless you,


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