From The Book Abundance Grace – Dominion Lost Through The Fall by Joel Osteen

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TOPIC: DOMINION LOST THROUGH THE FALL

God created Adamto reign in life, and He gave him dominion over all the earth. He gave Adama free will, or the power of choice.Then God put something in the Garden to allow himto exercise the power of choice. The choice was whether to obey or disobey God. When Adamsinned, death reigned on this earth, as was stated so clearly in Romans 5:17.

God has given every man and woman the power of choice. We can choose to believe God’s Word, or we can choose to
believe a lie of Satan.

Satan came in the form of a beautiful serpent to tempt Eve.

Today, he comes to tempt people in many different areas.

He may even come as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).

The moment Adamlost his authority and dominion, the great love of God began to act on behalf of all mankind. God ever intended for man to go through life under the authority of Satan or any of his dark powers.

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God told Satan that He would break his lordship through the seed of the woman, and that He would use man to bruise his head. “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel”
(Genesis 3:14–15).

Jesus came to earth and defeated Satan on the cross of Calvary, and then He said to us:

“BEHOLD, I GIVE YOU THE

AUTHORITY
to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy,
and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (LUKE
10:19).

What Adam lost, Jesus has restoredto us through His grace.

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