1:28 - 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.
Subdue...Have Dominion...Over every living thing...upon the earth.
Pretty strong words, and If God didn't say it, I would think a little over
the edge and radical.
But God did say it. So how should this affect our daily lives? What
impact should this have on our involvment in politics. Should Christians Subdue...Have Dominion... in governement
and politics? I think the text is clear. We are to seek dominion in every area of life. But why.
Jesus tells us to pray "Thy
kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) It is Gods desire
that humanity submitt to His authority on the earth in the same way the angels and creation submit to His authority in heaven.
So what does that have to do with us, His Body the Church? We are the Body. He is the Head of the Body. The Body
is servant to the Head and the Head provides leadership and direction to the Body. What I am trying to get at here is
that God wishes to rule and reign on the earth through His body the Church today.
Consider the following scriptures:
Proverbs 29:2 - When the righteous are in authority,
the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
19:7 - The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul
will Gods will be done on earth as it is in Heaven? When his Body the Church is in authority in the land. How
will this happen? Through Personal, Family, Church, Local, Regonal, and national transformation. How do we initate
personal transformation? The Apostle Paul advises us in Romans 12 to: "be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind". As we renew our minds with the word of God we will be able to know what the perfect will of God is.
The Holy Spirit will then guide and empower us in personal change. How do we initate Family Transformation?
6 And these
words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 And thou shalt teach
them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way,
and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.