When God asked Adam, “Where are you?” The question went much deeper than geography.
God was asking Adam and God is asking us:
Where are you in your AUTHORITY?
“Are you still walking in Authority & Dominion over what God gave you?” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Genesis 1:26 (NKJV)
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
- We were made in God’s image & likeness
- Image (tselem) – a shadowing, replica, resemblance
- Likeness (dmut) – shape, model
- We have been given Dominion (radah) – rule, to tread down, to prevail against,
Where are you in your POTENTIAL?
Potential – unrealized power
Are you maximizing your potential?
Genesis 1:28 (NKJV)
28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
- Be fruitful (para) – bear fruit
- Multiply (rabah) – increase, grow, become numerous
- Fill the earth (male) – cause to be full
Where are you in your ASSIGNMENT?
Genesis 2:15 (NKJV)
15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.
- Are you making progress?
- Are you stuck?
- Are you going backward?
Where are you in your RELATIONSHIP TO GOD?
Genesis 3:8 (NKJV)
8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
- Are you coming to His presence?
- Are you running away from His presence?