1. The creation:
God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them to be fruitful and multiply, to fill the earth and subdue it, and to have dominion over all of creation (Gen 1:27-28).
2. The Fall:
Man sinned against God and sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men and all creation (Rom 5:12). Man lost his dominion over the earth and all of creation to the devil.
3. The Promise:
God made a promise of this to Abraham that his blessing might come upon all men. To Abraham and his Seed, who is Christ, were the promises made. The promise is the Holy Spirit that will restore man to his original position of dominion. (Gal 4:14,16)
4. The Law:
God gave the Law through Moses because of man’s transgressions, till the Seed, Christ, should come to whom the promise was made (Gal 4:19). The law was men’s tutor to bring them to Christ, that they might be justified by faith (Gal 4:24).
5. The Fulfillment:
When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to redeem those who were under the law, that they might receive the adoption as sons (Gal 4:4-5).
I have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, I am a son of God through faith in Christ. And because I am a son, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into my heart, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore I am no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ (Gal 4:6-7). As an heir of God, I have received the promise of the Holy Spirit and I can reign in life through the Jesus Christ (Rom 5:17). All dominion in heaven and on earth has been given to me in Christ (Mat 28:18).