Gen 1:26 ¶ 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.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
The Five Fold Responsibility of Humanity is this:
1. Be Fruitful
5. Have dominion.
When you came back into covenant with God through Jesus Christ, all the promises of God, became yes, to you, and this verse states, that “He blessed them and…”
Jesus is the second Adam:
1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
This same blessing, believed, received, and activated by faith, will reproduce the garden of Eden in your life!
Today, because it applies directly to redemption, I need to discuss the word, “replenish”!
REPLENISH… Genesis 1:28, “And God BLESSED them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH the earth…
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines REPLENISH as,
(1) to stock with abundance,
(2) to finish; to complete,
(3) to recover former fullness…
Jesus said in John 10:10, He has come that THEY (referring to those who HEAR, and ENTER in through Jesus, and walk in THE BLESSING), might HAVE LIFE (zoe – the God-kind of life, the abundant life), and HAVE it (this life) MORE ABUNDANTLY!
The Amplified says, “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the FULL, till it overflows).”
Again, we read in Isaiah 45:18, that God didn’t create the earth in vain (He had a purpose), but formed it to be inhabited…
Another translation says, “(God) made a world where people can live, instead of creating an EMPTY DESERT.”
No, God didn’t create an EMPTY DESERT!
Genesis 2 says He PLANTED a GARDEN… and He EMPOWERED you with this BLESSING to FILL this world with the Garden of Eden!
The earth, the creation, is waiting for you!
Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
It will happen, as you enter into covenant with our Creator, and because of His blessing, recreate this sin-torn, ravaged earth, back into its original creation.
Rom 1: 19 This is because what is known about God should be plain to them because God made it plain to them. 20 Ever since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—God’s eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made.
There have always been two books written about God, the Creator: The Bible of course, and the creation. Though the creation has been damaged by sin, the fall of man and devils:
Rom 8:19 (Common English version) The whole creation waits breathless with anticipation for the revelation of God’s sons and daughters. 20 Creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice—it was the choice of the one who subjected it—but in the hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from slavery to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 22 We know that the whole creation is groaning together and suffering labor pains up until now. 23 And it’s not only the creation. We ourselves who have the Spirit as the first crop of the harvest also groan inside as we wait to be adopted and for our bodies to be set free.
The earth, the creation, is waiting for you!
In this generation, to rise up in redemption, in mercy, in authority, in boldness, declaring the Word of God to it!
When you do, amazing things occur,
The LORD will comfort Zion; he will comfort all her ruins. He will make her desert like Eden and her wilderness like the LORD’s garden. Happiness and joy will be found in her— thanks and the sound of singing.
They will say, “This land, which was a desolation, has become like the garden of Eden.” And the cities that were ruined, ravaged, and razed are now fortified and inhabited.
This is redemption!
This is the Blessing!
This is what the covenant blessing of God will do through you, as you serve Jesus, in this generation.
You have the power of Almighty God, to heal the land!
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing:
‘Father, teach me how to heal, replenish, subdue, recreate, and bless the earth, and to literally recreate Eden, wherever you place me, by your great power and love, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus. I believe I receive Your blessing, and I declare and decree, into every area of my life: Be Blessed! I’m Blessed! Amen!’