Lesson 12 第十二课

Gen 1:28-29

Lesson #12

God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.“ Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

 (Gen. 1:28-29 NIV)

And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Eph. 1:22-23)

“Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”(Matt. 28:18-20)

We Praise God

… for you created mankind with a form, in your image and in your likeness

… for you created mankind with a function of reproduction

… to be fruitful… to have the ability to reproduce

… to multiply… to reproduce when the two become one

… to fill the earth… to reproduce to fill the extents of the earth

… to subdue it… to reproduce to greatest number, strength (Deut. 9:3; Isa.25:5; Mk.5:4)

… for you created mankind with the function of ruling: (Dominion, Reign, Control)

… to rule over all the fish of the sea as God intended

… to rule over all the birds of the air as God intended

… to rule over the all living creatures on the land as God intended

… for you created food for his sustenance

… plant with seed bearing ability to be self-sustained

… trees with fruit with seed bearing ability to be self-sustained

 

We are desperate without God

… our ability to function in reproduction has been compromised

… our ability to be faithful to our domestic partners has been compromised

… our ability & desire to be intimate has been compromised

… desire to raise children under godly directions has been compromised 

… our ability to rule over fish/birds/animals has been compromised

... our ability to stick to healthy diet has been compromised 

… your curse is seen in the pain of childbearing process and delivery

… your curse is seen in the constant conflicts between husband and wife

… your curse is seen in the husband’s inhuman domination over wife

… we lack wisdom in loving one another, loving and caring for creation

… we have knowingly and unknowingly sinned against you

 

Help us of God to return to you:

… us to know our authority in Christ Jesus (Rom. 15:12)

… us to reproduce godliness and exercise godly rule in all that we do/say

… by providing us a life partner for those who are single, wait patiently

… us by providing children for those who have been childless

… us to be faithful to our spouses for those who have been unfaithful 

… help us to keep our marriage bed pure and honorable  (Heb. 13:4)

… us to have a genuine desire for our own spouses that comes from you

… us to raise our children under godly directions 

... us not to be stubborn and rebellious towards others under our authority

… us not to be gluttonous/ drunkards but follow healthy diets/habits (Deut. 21:20)

… to be supportive of our spouses who go through pains of various kinds

… us rule over fish/birds/animals with proper direction, care and concern

… we believe that we have been restored through our faith in Jesus Christ.

In Jesus name, Amen.

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