Would you describe your life as abundant? Are there areas in your finances, health, and relationships that you need to see God bring a breakthrough?
Today, I want to talk to you about the abundant life that God has always intended for you to live. According to the early chapters of the Book of Genesis, man was created with the intent of abundant living.
The key words in Genesis 1:28 are: blessed, fruitful, subdue, and have dominion. These words express God’s plan for mankind to thrive and prosper.
God provided in such a way that mankind’s success could be guaranteed, if he remains obedient.
The Psalmist reminds us in Psalm 33:11, that the counsel, plan, purposes, and designs of the Lord stand forever, “the thoughts of His heart to all generations.” This means that the plans, purposes, and designs of God will never change.
No change in human affairs can impede, obstruct, hinder, or modify God’s plans. This is true to all generations, or as the original Hebrew says, “from generation to generation.” The plans of God cannot be changed by the passing of one generation and the coming of another. The Message translation of Psalm 33:11 is clear, “All His designs are made to last.”
Isaiah 14:27 further emphasizes this point, “For the Lord of hosts hath purposed and who shall disannul it” The Message translation says, “Who could ever cancel such plans?”
It wasn’t God’s plan that failed in the Garden of Eden. It was Adam and Eve that failed. God chose to establish a covenant with Abraham as a covering until the right time for Jesus to bring full redemption through His ultimate sacrifice. You could say that Jesus restored the blueprint of God’s original plan for man to have dominion, be fruitful, and to multiply.
God made this simple. It’s religion that’s made it hard. Psalm 128:1 reveals that everyone who walks in God’s ways is Blessed. What’s the result of this? Verse two from the Passion translation says, “Your reward will be prosperity, happiness, and well-being.”
If you determine that you’re going to walk in the ways of God, then the reward will be prosperity, happiness, and well-being. And that sounds like a good way to live, doesn’t it?
So how can you know God’s ways? God’s ways are revealed through His laws and principles. Psalm 19:7 says, “The law of the Lord is perfect.” We can say it like this. The principle that God establishes is perfect.
Perfect means “complete, not defective, and needing no improvement.” God’s laws need no improvement. They’re called laws because they work. God’s laws worked in Genesis, and they work today.
So, from the very beginning, God established the principles that were intended to produce a maximum lifestyle for mankind.
According to Genesis 1:28-29, God gave three gifts to mankind: Blessing, Dominion, and Seed.
The first gift was Blessing. God blessed them and instructed them to be fruitful and multiply, which means to increase in number and prosper in all aspects of life. This blessing was not just for Adam and Eve, but for all humanity to come. It is not just a mere phrase we say when someone sneezes, but it is the empowerment to prosper, succeed, and excel.
The beautiful thing is that as a believer you already have the blessing on you. You don’t have to wait until you get to heaven to receive it. Jesus went to the cross to redeem you from the curse of the law and restore the blessing to your life. With the blessing and favor of God, you can reach a maximum lifestyle.
The second gift was Dominion. God gave mankind dominion and authority. That doesn’t mean there’s no fight. You have an adversary, satan, and he’s out to stop you. He’s out to prevent you from enjoying God’s best. But the good news is you have authority over him!
Through what Jesus did at Calvary, satan has no dominion over you. He has no authority over you. He has no right to steal your finances. He has no right to keep you sick. He has no right to hold you down. He has no right to keep you or hold you back. You have dominion and authority over him through Jesus!
Jesus conquered death, hell, and the grave. He reigns in all power, and He instructs His disciples to go in His name to cast out the devil and lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. What is He saying? All power and dominion have been given to me, now I’m giving it back to you. So, use it.
Paul reminds us in Ephesians 1:16-23 that we have been given exceeding greatness of power, dominion, and authority through Christ. He has put all things under our feet, and we are now the body of Christ. You must learn to appropriate these principles and exercise your dominion and authority over satan and his works.
It’s time for God’s people to stop letting the devil push them around and tolerate things that they have authority over. Start exercising your God-given dominion to reach your full potential and live the life that God has intended for you.
The third gift was Seed. God gave seed to produce what you need. God has given you seed for provision, and you should always be seed-minded, not need-minded. If you have a need in your life, the way that need will be met is by the sowing of seed.
This revelation of the Blessing, Dominion, and Seed has transformed my life and brought me to a place of living the abundant life. When you appropriate God’s principles in your lives, I know you too can experience the prosperity, happiness, and well-being God intends for you.
When we let this Revelation slip, we fail to take Dominion over our situations, we fail to sow seed towards our needs, and we fail to expect blessings and favor to manifest in our lives. But, with the Blessing, Dominion, and Seed that God has given you, there is no stopping you from reaching the highest level attainable.
I want to see you walk in everything that God has for you. Every message, book, article, and training produced is designed to teach you how to be the winner God created you to be.
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As a partner, I encourage you to embrace God’s plan for your life. Believe that He has created you with the intent of living a life of abundance. Trust that His plans for you are good and will never change. And know that by following His ways, you can live life to the fullest.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of people around the world.
P.S. I encourage you to learn to depend upon the blessing and favor of God in your life. Let it go with you everywhere you go. Trust that God’s blessings and favor will surround you like a shield and make a difference in your world. I’m standing with you and praying for you. Hope to hear from you soon.