Saturday, 6 January 2018

Dominion in the Beginning -part 1

Recently I heard a short message in which the speaker shared a few things he had learnt about dominion. It was fascinating to me especially because he pointed out the difference between dominion and dominance. I was reminded of horse trainers often talking about being the dominant one in the relationship(a concept I don't agree with. I might write another post on it.). This morning I began my own study into dominion and I thought I'd share my findings with you!

From Genesis chapters 1-3 we see that God has dominion over everything. But He gave us dominion over the animals. To Adam, He gave dominion over his wife, especially after the fall. And we know from Ephesians (Ch 5-6) that together He gave them dominion over their children. Still, God retained overall dominion. Here is a chain of responsibility. 

You don't have to go very far in Genesis, to chapter 6, to see what man did with the dominion he was given. Verse 12 says And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted His way on the earth. Man misused the gift he was given. How come they went off track so fast? They didn't acknowledge or submit to God's dominion. 

God brought the animals to Noah and saved them in the ark while cleansing the earth. When God dried the earth and they all came out here is what He did: And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth on the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered. Genesis 9:2. God put the fear of man upon the animals for their protection.

That's as far as I got this morning, but there is more to come! 


  1. I appreciate your thoughts on dominion. It is something we seldom consider. Looking forward to your next installment.

  2. Praise God! Yes, before I heard that sermon I'd never really thought or heard anything about it.

  3. I like the chain of responsibility concept! And it's interesting that as soon as it is interrupted, everything is thrown out. I'm so glad you're sharing this, Person. It's good. :)

    1. Thanks Person! Yeah that struck me too actually.