Genesis 1:26 King James Version (KJV)
26 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 creepeth upon the earth”.
When we mention the creation of God, then we are actually referring to the greatest creation; which consists of the heavens and the earth. Here in our discussion, we shall be talking about the creation of the earth and with perspective on the creation and formation of man. Our Bible passage, Genesis 1:26 talks about the divine meeting of the trinity of God (father, son and Holy Spirit; practically before the creation).
“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over…all the earth…”
Man was the god of the earth, before the tragic fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden.
He named everything on earth, including those that which we would call those in heaven and underneath (He gave the name wherein all beings are referred to now). One mysterious fact to note is that, the mystery of man’s creation is restricted to God alone. No one knew when man was created. Don’t make mistake, surprisingly, the devil did not even know when or how man was created (the devil and man were created the same time; might not be on the same day, but the devil and all angels; cherubim and seraphim, started to exist in the same period and time frame with man; please read Genesis 2:1, with keen focus on “..All the host of them”).
God made man to dominate the earth. He was practically made a farmer, a shepherd, and a fisherman and would have lived to assume more responsibilities in a well-orchestrated and divine manner, be it he did not fall prey to the subtle guise of the devil. The activities of Adam in the garden were his earthly duties that was strictly for himself and his offspring. All the works of the garden and that of the animals were for his benefit and those of his offspring, but, the sole concern of God is the fruit, that he must not touch:
“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:15-17)
(Please take note of the capitalized words, in the quoted passage)
The abstinence from the forbidden fruit is the first divine ministry of God for man to accomplish on His behalf on earth, and he failed woefully. Be it Adam succeeded in maintaining his stand on the fact of the forbidden fruit, even if he failed on any other things aside the divine call of God, he would have still been pardoned by the grace of God. Here we can see practically, how intense it is when it comes to man fulfilling divine ministerial assignment vested on him by God. Asides the fact of man’s wants and cares of the world, (which the lord made Himself responsible for the provisions and help through His divine will) there are special works and duties which is actually the MAIN reason why He created and formed man.
(Adam was formed to be the forerunner of divine ministerial appointments which was tested in the FRUIT; of which if He had prevailed, there would not have been any need for the birth, death, resurrection, ascension and the second coming of Christ; for, surely the devil would have been finally judged on his attempt to beguile Adam stylishly through Eve) please read Genesis 3:15 to confirm the new plan of God for the condemnation of the devil and the deliverance of man from the devil through victory of Christ Jesus over the devil.
THE CLOUD OF WITNESS:
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us”
The cloud of witness as mentioned in Hebrew 12:1 are some of the hosts of heaven (created in the same time frame as man,)created(but not formed) to watch over and comment on the failure, success and total victory on the ministerial appointment of man. They do not care about how man fares on his earthly attainments (neither care on if man married, prospers nor have any attainment or not) all they care about is the race set before him by God to fulfil.
Note this section: “…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us”
The main reason “human beings” are created is for the fulfillment of some divine ministerial appointments (with special portfolio). Those appointments are strictly being watched over by the trinity, the cloud of witness and all the hosts of heaven and some other hosts underneath the earth and some heavens, other than the third heaven (the seat of God).
Everyman dead or alive has or had had some divine ministerial appointments on their creation portfolio. You are supposed to do something for God, for the disruption and destruction of the dominion of Satan on the will of God on earth. This fact has been defeated by the devil from the onset when he beguiled Adam (through Eve). Christ restored the effectiveness of the divine appointment by His death and resurrection (He gave gifts to man, which was perfected on the Pentecost for the empowerment for the effectiveness of every divine appointment for God by man;
"Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ"
All the listed divine ministerial appointments were perfected and retuned by Christ for meaningful impacts on the lives of the portfolio holders, MAN
NOTE TO CHRISTIANS (THE DIVINE APPOINTED PORTFOLIO HOLDERS:
Let us ask ourselves a question. Have we on line with our portfolio for God?
Do we really have any appointment here on earth for God?
Are we really in line with the divine plan of God for our lives, to distort the rebellious plans of the devil and his fallen hosts?
Let us think and think and think again, and eventually, think Christ Jesus and return to Him for His attuned appointment for us.
The Lord shall in His mercies perfect His divine appointment for us, Our portfolio for Him, either apostleship, prophet or etc. shall be divinely intact In Jesus name.
God bless you
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