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Tend-Dominate-Rule-Prosper-Multiply

I. The Job Description 

Genesis [KJV]
1.26-28
26And 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. 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28And 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.
2.4-5
4These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
2.15
15And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 

Genesis [CET]
1.26-28
26 God said, “Now we will make humans, and they will be like us. We will let them rule the fish, the birds, and all other living creatures. 27 So God created humans to be like himself; he made men and women. 28 God gave them his blessing and said: Have a lot of children! Fill the earth with people and bring it under your control. Rule over the fish in the ocean, the birds in the sky, and every animal on the earth.
2.15
15 The Lord God put the man in the Garden of Eden to take care of it and to look after it. 

TEND
To accompany as a protector; to look after, to guard, to watch over; to be in charge of, manage; to wait, to expect; to move in a certain direction, to be apt, to incline, to have or give a leaning; to do something; to lead or be directed*
DOMINATE
To rule, to govern, to tower over, to rise high above*
Root: latin ~ dominari: to rule, to be master; from dominus: master, ruler, lord*
RULE
An established guide or regulation fro action, conduct, method; complete set or code of; a fixed principle that determines conduct; custom; criterion, standard; way of acting; a decision, order, law; to have authority over; to settle by decree; to stand at or maintain a certain level, to prevail, to control*
PROSPER
To favor; fortunate, successful; to succeed, to thrive, to flourish*
MULTIPLY
To grow or increase in number; to increase in extent; to spread; to cause to increase in number; to make more in number by generation, reproduction, accumulation, or addition; to add to* 

II. The Fall 

Genesis KJV
3
17And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;  19In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 
Cursed
Under a curse: to call down wrath upon, to corrupt; to bring evil or injury on* 

III. Partnership Confirmed

John KJV
17.13-23
13And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
1.29-33
29The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.  30This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. 31And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 

Deuteronomy KJV
21.22-23
22And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: 23His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. 

Jesus became sin, cursed, and separated from GOD the Everlasting Father for us. The curse that was is now broken. The price is now paid in full. It is finished. 

IV. Your Choice

Deuteronomy KJV
30.19-20
 19I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 20That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. 

Acts KJV
16.30-31
30…, what must I do to be saved? 31And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 

John KJV
14.16-18
16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18I will not leave you comfortless [orphans]: I will come to you. 

* From Webster’s New 20th Century Dictionary Unabridged, 2nd Edition

©20090624 Dr David J. Rogers

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