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Dominion Mandate is the topic. I had written another article on the subject but evidently I have not gotten it out of my system. So this is part two, the first can be read at https://riverflowsdown.wordpress.com/2007/11/25/dominion-mandate-or-salt-and-light-mandate/ .



  Dominion {Strong’s Number:  07287} Radah


  1. to rule, have dominion, dominate, tread down
    1.  to have dominion, rule, subjugate
    2.  to cause to dominate
  2. to scrape out



Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Gen 1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

The above scriptures are the proof text for the Dominion Mandate position of gaining back what Adam and Eve lost in the fall. The dominion was for Man in general not just Adam and Eve and it was the creatures of creation they were to dominate not man.

Verse 26 is clear that the dominion is over fish, fowls, cattle, creeping things and the planet itself. Verse 28 you might say well, living things include man. The truth is that living things are confined to the context of moveth. The Hebrew word in question is Ramas : Strong’s Number:   07430

to creep, move lightly, move about, walk on all fours

    1. (Qal)
      1. to creep, teem (of all creeping things)
      2. to creep (of animals)
      3. to move lightly, glide about (of water animals)
      4. to move about (of all land animals generally)

That does not sound like men to me not mention that word is used 17 times all in the context of animals. If that is not clear enough look at this verse using Ramas.

Lev 11:44 For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Since the whole chapter is God’s dietary laws of animals that may and may not be eaten, it is clear this word is not speaking of humans.

The latest version of the Dominion theology is what is being called the 7-M Mandate, which M stands for 7 mountains which they see as seven molders of culture (religion, family, education, media, arts & entertainment, government, and business).

I think we all believe we should be salt and light within culture. The real problem for me is the word religion that sends up red flags every where. Family, education, media, arts, entertainment, government, business are full of redemptive qualities for a lack of better words. By that I mean for example you don’t have to leave those things if you become a christian you bring Jesus into the family education etc. Religion though is different. Satanism with animal sacrifice is a religion and if a high priest gets saved He would not continue in it and bring Jesus into that. Behind the word Religion is something to be worshiped a god “little g”. “Jesus big G” is relationship not religion and for this word religion to be chosen for a mountain when for my 2 cents worth it is nothing but a mole hill.

Dominion is about controll, Christianty is about serving. When the church stopped serving and started controlling it gained a vicor of Christ with bishops and Cardinals and priests and it lost it’s direct access to the throne of Grace, Jesus seated at the right hand of His Father. This lead to the crusades which we all know was a very dark time. Though I have been around those adopting the dominion mandate for years and I am pretty sure their motives are pure it is a start in the wrong direction. Many of the people shifting their doctrinal position to dominion preached against several years ago. I am asking the question why? It is my prayer that the Lord shines His light on the subject and releases discernment into the church.

The original Dominion seed did start in the garden. Gen 3:5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

If you have bought into the dominion mandate hook line and sinker. I challange you to ask the Lord “is it good?”, even though it looks good to the taste.

More to come

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