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How Adam lost his Authority to the devil

The Lord gave Adam all dominion over the earth and the animals on the earth, as you can see in scripture here:


Genesis 1:26And 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.


This is the administration of AUTHORITY from the LORD to Adam, and as you can see, Adam was charged to take care of the earth and the animals on the earth.  That means that Adam's authority was GREATER than any animal on the earth.  NONE of the animals could override the authority of Adam, and what Adam said goes.


As you continue in the Bible, you see Eve being formed from the rib of Adam, and since she came from Adam, Adam's Authority superceded Eve's authority, and Eve was obliged to do as Adam stated.  You can see that in scripture here:


Genesis 2:21-25 - And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 


As you can see, Adam had more authority than Eve, as the LORD gave Adam complete authority over all of the earth and all of the being in the earth, and those beings included Eve.  (This is why when people are in order, the man/husband is the head of the family/household, as this is the authority that the LORD gave Adam that has NOT been changed).


Now, we have devil, also known as Satan, sliter in and tempt Eve.  So why did the devil tempt Eve?  Adam had all of the authority, so why didn't the devil go up to Adam, bop him in the head, and then take over?  It is because Adam had more authority over the devil regarding the earth because the LORD gave Adam the authority over ALL of the earth, and the beings in the earth.  What that means is that as long as the devil was on the earth, Adam had more authority and power than the devil.


We know what happens next.


The devil tempts Eve, as we can see here:


Genesis 3:1-6Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.


The devil is slick, as he got Eve to disobey what Adam told her, and then she got Adam to be a part of that disobedience.  As Adam was disobedient, the Holy Ghost left both ofthem, and they were naked.


So what is the big deal about being naked?


You have to know that when Adam and Ever were created, they were cloaked in light, just like Jesus is, and the Holy Ghost is that light that you could palpably see.  When Adam joined Eve in her rebellion, that light left them, and then they were naked, and they saw that they were naked.


However, that act of disbedience also stripped Adam of His AUTHORITY, and since the devil was the one who put Eve up to her disobedience, that authority over the earth was transferred from Adam to the devil, who had that authority until Jesus came and died.


So what authority does Adam have?


Adam has NO authority, and now all of the offspring of Adam and Eve now have NO authority, as the devil now had dominion over the earth.  The Bible confirms this, as you can see here:



2 Corinthians 4:4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.


Satan is the god of this world because the authority over the world was given to the devil when he deceived Eve.  You can see that the devil acknowledges this when he was tempting Jesus:


Luke 4:6 - And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. 


Notice that the devil stated that the authority over the earth and all of the kingdoms in the word were "delivered" to him.  When you look that up in Strongs, you will see that "delivered" can also be shown as "betrayed", as the disobedience of Eve "betrayed" the authority of Adam to Satan.


It is very important to understand and see that since Satan has the authority that Adam was given that he lost, Adam was a slave to the devil (along with Eve), and that means all of us which are like Adam are a slave to the devil.  This is why a person who is a Christian needs to be "Born Again",  where that "Born Again" person has the nature of the Lord Jesus Christ.  You see, Satan LAWFULLY had the authority to rule the earth until Jesus died on the cross.  Once Jesus died, since He was sinless, Satan LOST the authority because he violated the commandment where he killed an innocent (sinless) person, as you can see in scripture here:


Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.


Since Satan shed innocent blood, Jesus was able to wrest the authority of the earth from Satan, and today Jesus has the final say as to what goes on here on earth, as The Lord of Hosts has elevated Jesus to be King of Kings and Lord of Lords, as you can see here:


1 Timothy 6:14 - 16 - That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.


Revelation 17:14 -These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.


Revelation 19:16And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.


That means that Jesus now has the dominion over the earth, and Jesus given that dominion to His Disciples/Followers as He sees fit, as you can see here:


Matthew 16:10 - And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.


Always remember that a human, without the Lord Jesus Christ, has NO authority, and the devil can do what he wants to a person because he knows they have no authority.  It is only when Jesus gives His Disciples/followers HIS authority is when the devil can be defeated by a human.


So what does the devil do?


He makes sure that you NEVER get any authority from Jesus by hiding from you what you need to do to get authority FROM Jesus.  


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