In the beginning God chose a planet, CHANGED IT, and prepared it for mankind. He also created man to have dominion over it all (not people) which was in a higher state. For he was made in the image of God to accomplish the assignment given.
God gave man a partner, a companion to come along side and was equally empowered to have dominion. They had direct relationship with God and met every day, until it was interrupted.
The interruption led by the enemy of God through deception caused unbelief and disobedience. Thus, the direct relationship is broken, authority taken, and the wages of sin were activated because of one act. This act laid the premise for the wrath of God against mankind BUT THAT IS NOT THE END OF THE STORY.
The only hope for mankind was sent to redeem the direct relationship with God and mankind. Mankind must have OPEN Eyes of understanding that Jesus Christ is the redeemer through the blood he shed and the establishment of a NEW CONVENANT. Believing and receiving him restores the relationship with God through Jesus Christ, gives the dominion back (back to the higher out of the lower state), and the ability to accomplish the assignment given.
Read Genesis 1, 2, and 3
The lower state is carnality (flesh) which is an enemy to God (Galatians 5). If you read the entire book of 1 John; one may gain understanding of righteousness, sin, obedience and love, and faith. We must seek and ask God to open the eyes of our understanding to gain the knowledge, wisdom, and strength.
For we are right now seeing with our own eyes how the people of the world are seeking answers because the nouns and kingdoms that they have depended upon, idolized, submitted to and are conditioned (their thoughts, behaviors, and decisions) by demonic influences (back to the garden) has failed.
We must study and ask that our eyes of understanding be open to what God has said and Jesus has done. For he wants to take us the promised land of the higher state, where we walk in dominion (not over people) as in the beginning. He wants to show us what eyes have not seen and whisper what ears have not heard.
Everything is a choice, believe or not, receive or not, love or not, walk in faith or not, worship and praise him or not, give him glory or not. You will get results either way and could amount to blessings or curses, and or life or death. It is an individual choice. Choose life, love, and walking in faith. Worship, praise, and give HIM glory.
The prayer found in Ephesians 1:15-23 KJV (and the rest of the book of Ephesians) gives us guidance of how to walk accordingly.
Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
(Retrieved from biblegateway.com)
It is our choice (your choice) to search out, believe, receive, and walk out the Word of God through the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Shut down the noises of the world, repent, believe and receive all that Our Father has for us. It is necessary, for this is the beginning of sorrows and we must grid up our loins and tighten up our armor to walk out our assignments and not be deceived. Amen and amen.
Open the eyes of MY heart, Lord
Our FOCUS MUST BE ON HIM!!!! Amen and Amen.