|The Five-Fold Dominion Mandate||| Print ||
|Written by Dr. Kluane|
|Wednesday, 23 July 2008 13:28|
By Dr. Kluane Spake
The book of Genesis contains the seedbed of Biblical truth. The garden became the birthplace of the whole shebang! All creation and all nations began in the garden. Eternal principles such as seed time and harvest began there. Civilization emerged on the sixth day when Adam (being both male and female) was made in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:27).
We are familiar with the commission given to Adam (being both male and female)
Be fruitful - grow, reproduce after own kind. To produce again, or bring into existence, to make offspring of its own kind.
Acts 3:21 tells us that Jesus is "held in the heavenlies" until the restoration of all things. What things? We need to answer that from the vantage of men and women's potential from BEFORE THE FALL INSTEAD OF AFTER THE FALL. "All things" will be restored - and no cultural expectation, sordid contemporary pressure, religious error, nor any other temporal obstruction has the power to interrupt or counteract the restoration that will take place. The reality of God's intentions will be accomplished. Restored believers (both men and women) will execute dominion rule on this earth.
As we press into this truth, let's do so assured of the ONGOING revelation from the very beginning. The ceaseless stream of God's perpetual design flows from the dawn of humanity until our day. God clearly authorized and decreed His precise eternal plan -- that of effective kingdom ministry dynamically impacting the world. We see this truth clarified as we overlay Adam's five-fold commission over the five fold ministry in operation. In doing this, we obtain further clarity with extended definition of the five-fold ministry for today.
Fruitfulness - To bring forth others of the same kind. The ministry of the Apostle brings into existence the reproduction and replication of God's likeness and image. (The husbandman patiently waits for fruit (James 5:7) -- the produce of the Tree of Life).
Jesus paid a high price for us to become heirs of His great and precious promises so that we could "participate in the divine nature" (1 Peter 1:4). Let's initiate His return by intimately imaging His likeness. Let's embrace and enact the absolute redemption that God intended for us to find. It's His delight.
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