So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 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. Genesis 1:27-28.
The fall of man brought damage, destruction to God’s original plan for man. Man was disconnected from this package. From being in charge of the earth he became victim of the earth by the fall, a demotion from the high places to the low places of struggle and suffering.
The image and likeness of God is a colourful and glorious destiny. Man disconnected from the heritage of interdependence to Independence. The development of Independence has been progressive since the fall. In some places, the conscience of God or his works is actively rejected. Redemption is not reconstruction but transformation and recreation.
When a car is damaged, it is repaired; redemption is not repair of destiny.
Restoration cannot guarantee renewal even by the car manufacturer. Redemption makes all things new. There is no level of corruption, damage or destruction to man and his destiny that cannot be renewed by redemption. Many have tried, cried and managed the fall; redemption is the cure.
Until redemption is in place man cannot take charge of creation. God is not managing the fall,he is making all things new. New creatures are the product of redemption.
The original plan of God and more is your heritage in Christ. Redemption is recovery from the fall and renewal of man’s destiny. There is no better package than this. Be in charge again by redemption.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

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