I believe that man was given dominion or ruler-ship over the physical earth as well as over the  invisible realm. An examination of Genesis 1: 28 and 29 reveals that Adam and Eve were given dominion over the resources of the earth. They must have been multimillionaires or even multibillionaires.

The challenge in our times is to find the keys to accessing the resources of the earth during our life times. The acquisition of wealth is important because it is the means by which God will establish His covenant in the earth. I recently discovered this truth in Deut 8: 17, when Moses charged Israel to :

… remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

The covenant given to Abraham was that all nations would be blessed in his offspring. As Israel  inhabited the promised land, God expected them to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the land and to subdue the heathen. They were to carry out the  same mandate given  to Adam.

As the Jews prospered, they  would demonstrate to the nations the glory of God as He increased them. Ps 67: 7 says that the  heathen will fear God when He blesses us. This would cause them to come to the brightness of His glory as Isaiah prophesied in 61. I believe that America, for example, has so many nations flooding to it so that they could hear the gospel and be saved. God uses its wealth to bring many our of darkness.

We need to begin to rethink how we view the earth’s resources. We need them becasue God did not intend His created humans to be poor but to be rich.  He has given us the power to get wealth. I need wealth myself and am asking God to show me the   keys and to provide the opportunities to access it. How about you?