There has been an enemy of our souls that has come and stolen from us everything that God had given to us at the beginning of time.
In the Garden we were given:
Rulership of the Earth
The usurper and thief came and stole all of this from Adam and Eve.
He has taken possession of everything.
Illustration: Lot lost everything at Sodom
11 The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away.
12 They also carried off Abram's nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.
13 One who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother of Eshcol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram.
14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
15 During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus.
16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.(NIV)
But God has declared to us through Jesus Christ that this is not His plan.
15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.(NKJ)
2 Cor 2:14
14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.(KJV)
Instead His plan is that we would repossess that which we have lost.
Jesus lead the way.
'. . .but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.' (KJV)
12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. (NIV)
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