Emanna for 08/24/2019
Having Dominion over Satan
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of heaven and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. Rom 16:20 Now the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Words of Ministry
We need to consider the words image and dominion in Genesis 1:26. An image is an expression. God created man in His image with the intention that man might express Him. Dominion means kingdom, authority. Man was made in God's image to express God and was given authority to represent God and to have dominion. In God's original creation, He had only one purpose--to express Himself. Due to Satan's rebellion, God now has another purpose-to deal with His enemy. When God created man, He had both of these purposes. Therefore, He created man in His own image that man might express Him and He gave him dominion that man might deal with His enemy. We need to express God and to deal with Satan in our home life. Many times the husband comes home and immediately the wife does not express God. She expresses the serpent. Many times the husband also expresses the serpent. I have learned this by experience. A number of times I realized that I was expressing the serpent. I went to pray, "O Lord, forgive me. Bind the serpent." Don't try to deal with your spouse. It is not their fault. We must deal with the serpent that is behind them. The more we argue, the more Satan gains ground. The only way to deal with Satan is to go on our knees, pray, call on the name of Jesus, and ask Him to bind the serpent.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1984, pp. 77-80. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 6/6/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.