The Apostolic Dominion Mandate of Genesis 1:28 and Ephesians 4:11 By Apostle Tim Early
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Apostle Tim Early
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let him have dominion … And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and let them have DOMINION …” (Genesis 1:26, 28).
The Dominion Mandate is the 1st Great Commission in the scripture. It is God’s agenda for earth and the nations that spring out of it. It is the five-fold charge of Adam and correlates with the five-fold ascension ministries of Ephesians 4:11-13, “the perfecting, equipping, and maturing of the saints for the work of the ministry, the edification of the body of Christ …”
But before we go there, let us take a brief look at the characteristics and meaning of God’s five-fold charge to Adam, as we find our purpose and destiny through dominion.
- Be fruitful to bear fruit, to bring forth – John 15:16; Matthew 13; Isaiah 5:1
- To Multiply to increase with abundance – Isaiah 9:7; John 3:30
- Replenish the earth to fill, be full, and accomplish – Isaiah 6:3; Eph.1: 23
- To Subdue conquer, bring into subjection – Romans 8:37; 1st John 5:4
- To have Dominion tread down, subjugate – 1st John 4:17
Here, every purpose, calling, vision, gifting, potential, and destiny of the Lord in you is defined in these characteristics of the Kingdom. Whether you are in the ministry of helps, the ascension ministries of Ephesians 4:11, or functioning in the manifestations of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, it all flows out of what man has been originally given for.