Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Subdue the Earth

God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

As God spoke to Adam and Eve our first parents His message was clear: have lots of children and subdue or rule the Earth on which I’ve placed you.

In other words God did not say live your own secluded life, hide from the Earth, the seas, the forests, etc. and have no children.  He gave a mandate of life not death.  Conquering not retreat.

Jesus reiterated this command in the Great Commission in Matthew Chapter 28 verses 18-20, “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Does either command sound like our job is to retreat?  To be born to live and die insolation? To allow the forces of the world, Spiritual and material, to overpower us?

If The Lord says go and subdue, to be fruitful and multiply then why do you retreat?  Why are you not fruitful?  Where does the idea come from that you are to live your life in your singleness or even to be married yet not be possessed with having children and lots of them?  Has God declared the end of all things?  Of course these ideas are from Satan who preaches and leads people into retreat and death. To do exactly the opposite of why the Lord declares.

Who are you going to listen to today?  The Word of the Lord?  Or the spirit of Anti-Christ?

 

 

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