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#148 A Discussion on Sovereignty feat. Dr. Kat Lindley


 

'Then God said, “Let us make a man and a woman in our image to be like us. Let them reign over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the livestock, over the creatures that creep along the ground, and over the wild animals.” So God created man and woman and shaped them with his image inside them. In his own beautiful image, he created his masterpiece . Yes , male and female he created them. And God blessed them in his love , saying, “Reproduce and be fruitful! Populate the earth and subdue it! Reign over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every creature that lives on earth.” And God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant growing throughout the earth, vegetables, and every fruit-bearing tree with its seed within itself. They will be your food. They will also be food for every animal and bird, and every creature that moves on the ground—every creature with the breath of life.” And so it happened. God surveyed all he had made and said, “I love it!” For it pleased him greatly. Evening gave way to morning—day six. '

 

I love reading this out of The Passion Translation Bible. Most of the scripture that I bring to you is from the Passion Translation, because it does such a beautiful job of conveying the heart of God. We can see right here in Genesis chapter 1 -- from the beginning, the Lord made humanity in His image. His first command to us was to be fruitful and multiply, to populate the Earth and subdue it. The footnote explains that -- “the word subdue means “to take dominion” or “to control.” It implies harnessing natural resources in an appropriate fashion, caring for the earth, cultivating and harvesting its fields, mining its resources, and releasing its potential to benefit God’s highest creation, humankind.”

Let’s not forget this and let’s not fall into the globalist trap that humanity’s very existence is destroying earth. We could obviously be taking better care of the earth -- there’s no question in my mind about that. And I believe we absolutely should. Taking care of it is part of God’s original command. But we were absolutely meant to use it for our good and benefit. It was made for us, not the other way around.

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