And behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. Matthew 8:2 KJV
Man must be aware of being at war. There is a contest over every Man’s life. This truth must be known and understood. It is about this war or contest that God at the start (in Eden) gave Man that de facto mandate; have Dominion. We must understand that Man was created for a defined and intentional purpose. Man was created to solve a problem; to manage God’s estate (the Earth) and counteract the works of a wicked being whose target was to decimate the works of God.
After God had created all things; He needed a Manager; someone to direct and govern the earth and so He 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. (Gen. 1:26 KJV). Notice, Man was created to have dominion…over all the earth.
The notion “to have dominion” itself informs of contest and tussle to hold and maintain control by the exercise of Power. It takes power to wield dominion. This important notice is the basis of Man’s existence. Man was designed and “developed” to exercise power, authority and governance on the earth; to represent God as god of this earth directing and controlling all things under the rule and instruction of God; to enforce and administrate order and perpetuate peace on earth. This was God’s charge to Man.
Man could not wield this dominion for long; the challenger upstaged Man and Man lost dominion. The Bible would later identify and describe satan as the god of the world who blinds people’s mind. (2 Cor. 4:4) The activities of satan destroyed the order and peace on the earth and according to the Bible, the whole world (now) lieth in wickedness (1 John 5:19 KJV).
Wickedness is everything that is not the nature of God. Wicked is the art and act of the devil; the devil is the wicked one (Matt. 13:19 KJV). Wickedness is opposed to the nature and candor of God. It refutes and rebuffs all goodness and wellness. Wickedness is the trade of the devil and he perpetuates it. Wickedness is against God and Man and so seeks to destroy everything that is of God or related to Man.
But God is good (Psalm 106:1). It is about this wicked and his wickedness on the earth that God by His Mercy and Infinite Wisdom sent Jesus our Savior to reinstate and restore Man to Glory and Dominion. The Bible says, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8 KJV). This is the important need for everyone to allow and receive Jesus into his/her life so the wicked one will not wound or hurt him/her. Beloved, give Jesus a chance in your life…to help you. He came to help, save and restore you. Peace!