Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Matthew 28:18 New International Version
“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 creeps upon the earth.”
Genesis 1:26 KJV
“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.” Genesis 2:7 KJV
If you believe the Bible, have you ever wondered, “Why would God make man’s body out of the ground, the dirt?” Why would The Father do that? Well God is the most purposeful Being there is in the entire universe. Everything He does or does not do has a very specific reason and purpose. But, back to our question, “Why would God make man’s body out of the ground, the dirt?”. The answer is easy and the main reason is found in the scripture above.
“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 creeps upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26 KJV
Did you notice one thing in particular that God gave man dominion over? Over ALL the Earth. What is man’s body made out of? The dust of the ground, the earth. So you see God made man’s body out of the earth, the ground. But before He did that He knew that He had already given man (that is the real man, man’s spirit) dominion over the ground. The word dominion there comes from the Hebrew word “radar”. It means to have dominion over, reign, rule and dominate. So God the Father gave man the power to reign, rule, dominate and have dominion over his physical earthly body. God never rescinded that even after Adam sinned. You see Adam lived 930 years with a dead spirit or you could say in a fallen state. How? The answer is simple Adam did not know death. He was not familiar with death. He had to learn how to die. He did not speak death words over himself or his wife. He did not have death knowledge. He was not intimate with death.
Sure later on, the enemy tempted Cain to rise up in jealousy and anger and kill his brother Abel, but that was an outside trait introduced to people who knew nothing about death. How can I be so sure that Adam was not ‘death minded’. Well he lived for 930 years one and two even after God Himself said Adam would die Adam turned right around and named his wife Eve. Eve means the mother of all living. So what is my point? My point is people today are really familiar with death. You could say some people are on a first name basis with death. They invite death into their lives and to take their lives. Oh sure, they don’t do it intentionally but intentional or not intentional it still has the same effect.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21
Do you mean to tell me I have the power over whether I live or die? No God the Father is telling you that not because He wants you to die but because He wants you to make the right choice, choose to accept His Son Jesus and then learn to speak the right words and live…..forever. Now the living forever is a whole other teaching. But my point is you have been given power over your body by God. You don’t have to be sick. You don’t have to have arthritis. And by all means please do not make the situation worse by adding “my” arthritis. You are not the owner and creator of arthritis, someone or something has or is trying to give it to you and you know what you need to do? You need to stick it back in the mail box and sing Elvis Presley, RETURN TO SENDER!!!!!!
God the Father did not design you or create you with or for arthritis, that was introduced to you later on and somewhere you accepted the package. Remember your body is made out of the earth and you have dominion over the earth. What you do with that dominion will determine how you live. You can be pain free and healthy at 100 years old. Abraham did it and The Word says THE BLESSING of Abraham is ours. ‘Well things just happen to your body when you get a certain age.” That’s a lie!!
Did you ever stop to think about this: JESUS’S body is over 2,000 years old today and guess what? It’s not sick, not sore, has no arthritis or any or disease or debilitating symptoms. ‘Well that’s Jesus!!!’ Really? I’m going to give you a scripture and sign off right there.
“This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.” I John 4:17 New International Version
In this world we are like Jesus. You may want to say that to yourself six or seven….hundreds times until every pain, symptom or whatever that is in your life that you do not want or desire is removed. Jesus died so you can be just like Him. He died to give you everything the Father has through Him. You have authority over your body. All you have to do is receive it. TAKE IT!!!
All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!