Dr. Gregg Strawbridge - The Dominion Mandate (Gen. 1:26-28)


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For The Refuge Church (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) - Genesis 1:26–28 - Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

As a result of the fall, there Genesis 3:17ff - Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life. 18 “Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field; 19 By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.”

Abram’s Commission - Through Abram God would restore to the world what was lost by Adam. The Jews certainly believed this. The Apocryphal book, Sirach indicates the promise to Abraham meant God's covenant faithfulness would Abraham’s “exalt his offspring like the stars, and give them an inheritance from sea to sea and from the Euphrates to the ends of the earth”...

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