Excerpt From Chapter 1
POLICE!!! FREEEZE!!! BLAM! BLAM!
Two .38 caliber slugs whizzed through the cold, crisp night air crashing into the fleeing form of one of the most notorious drug lords and death dealers north of hell.
The body jack-knifed and slammed to the ground! The sound of recorded laughter from a TV set escaped a nearby window while at the feet of Agent Ruiz, Death dined on a deserving dish, Drug Lord FlambĂ©!
Less than two minutes before, Officer Sheila Ruiz had identified herself as a DEA agent and commanded him to stop. Her team had staked out the club for well over two hours before they caught him coming outside. Now, his days of terror were overâŠ
Thus we have a practical illustration of someone exercising dominion. Whatâs that, you ask?
In the bible, the word âdominionâ from the Hebrew is âRadahâ pronounced âRaw-dawâ; it means âto reign or rule overâ and comprises two components, authority and ability. Exercising dominion means demonstrating both authority and ability.
So when Officer Ruiz commanded the criminal to stop in the name of the LawâŠ Thatâs authority!
But when she dispatched those two hot, lead messengers that found their mark and made him stopâŠ Thatâs ability!
The effective ability to enforce competent authority equals excellent dominion!
As an officer of the law with delegated power from the Federal Government, she excellently exercised her dominion!
~ Mankindâs Dominion ~
Somewhere in the beginning of time, God said to Adam, the first man, âHave dominion over creation. But something went horribly wrong and Adam lost the effective ability and competent authority to reign and rule over Godâs creation!
What exactly went wrong? How did he lose his dominion?
Letâs check the records!
According to Gen. 2:16 God said, â but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die!â
In it's simplest form death is a separation!
Physical death is the separation of your spirit and soul from your physical body. Spiritual death is the separation of your spirit from the Spirit of God.
So when God said âyou shall surely dieâ He was saying that the connection between Adam and God would be cut off and the life of God would not flow through him.
Therefore, if Godâs life couldnât flow through him, then Godâs characteristics and capabilities couldnât be accessed, which means that the Godlike authority and ability Adam once possessed was now absent from his life.
Without Godâs authority and ability flowing through him, it was impossible to exercise proper dominion over Godâs creation!
Now here's the question!
âWhy did the man need to have dominion in the first place?â What was Godâs plan?
Itâs like this:
God wanted to extend His reign and rule from His spiritual kingdom (heaven) to a physical kingdom, so He decided to create a physical being with whom He could share the rule of His physical kingdom.
Not only that, but He wanted a being He could live in and operate through in order to effectively demonstrate His own dominion. Remember, God is a Spirit... only Spirit, not flesh and blood!
So, for Him to demonstrate His dominion of a physical universe He had to first create a physical being who could relate to a physical universe, then He (God) being a Spirit, could live in and operate through that physical being in perfect unity and harmony, demonstrating His own dominion of this new physical realm.
So God created man, put him on the planet earth and began His dominion of the physical universe from there...