The Beginning Part 3 – Leadership
Text: Gen 1:26-28
The world began with leadership and the first and greatest leader of all time is God.
The undeniable quality of God is that He is capable. The previous parts of this series have shown us the capability of God displayed in the creation and organization of the universe.
Creativity is another beautiful attribute of a leader, and God demonstrated this in that he made new things out of preexisting things. He called Light out of the Word, called beasts out of the dust, called vegetation out of the soil, called fishes out of the water, called the sun, moon, and stars out of the sky. Showing us that leadership is creativity.
After man was made, God conferred on him the authority of lording over the earth and its host. Leaders think of creating new leaders, so God after creating the whole earth placed it all under man.
Who did God commission as a leader and what is man’s dominion over?
It is wrong to think that leadership is gender sensitive. Leadership came to both the male and female figures.
“So God created man in his image, in the image of God created he him; MALE and FEMALE created he THEM. 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.” (Genesis 1:27-28 KJV).
From the scripture above, the second question has been answered. Our dominion is not over fellow men but over the world and all other things that live inside of it, including the kingdom of darkness. Using leadership as an excuse to oppress other people is a sin. Stop it!
In conclusion, this dominion was not like it was in the beginning before man sinned and lost it. But when Jesus reorganized the earth like we examined yesterday, he took back the dominion, so that whoever will become a leader after the order of the beginning must be transformed into a son.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but God. (John 1:12-13 KJV).