The First Commandment

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 1:26-28 (NKJV)

What did you think of when you first saw this title? I suspect many Christians would have thought of something they must obey at all cost whenever they came across the term “Commandment”. I call this the curse of theology. Anyone who is under this curse will see himself or herself as a mindless drone slave whose role is only to obey all the commandments from God.

Such people will think that they are only behaving as real Christians and expect all Christians to be like them. So, when they see Christians like myself who does not behave like a mindless drone, they were quick to persecute me with terms like “self-professed Christian” as though I have lost my salvation.

The question here is, are they right? Are the theologically infested Christians right in their insistent that all Christians must obey God without question like mindless drones? The answer is no. The Bible says otherwise.

There are many verses scattered throughout the Bible stressing the truth that Christians are not meant to be mindless drones. The above verse is one of them.

I put the above passage because it contains the first words God spoke to man. This is why I call it the First Commandment. Since it is the first words God spoke to man, it must be his will for everyone who chooses to follow him.

What are God’s first words to man? Let us look into it again.

28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 1:28 (NKJV)

What was God saying? He wanted the human race to take charge over the earth. We were made to be the masters over this earth and everything in it. We are not called to be mindless drones whose role is to obey God without question. We are the boss here on this earth. We make the decisions on what we want and don’t want.

We were designed to subdue this earth and have dominion over all the living things over it. God expects us to be kings. Here is another passage from the New Testament on this truth.

13 I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate,
14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing,
15 which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.
1 Timothy 6:13-16 (NKJV)

Please note the term “King of kings and Lord of lords” that is used to describe Jesus. Do you understand what this means?

Jesus is the King only to the kings and the Lord only to the lords. Jesus is not the king for beggars, pauper or losers. So, if you happen to be a beggar, pauper or a loser, Jesus is not your king. If you really want Jesus to be your king, you have to be a king yourself. Being a king means to be rich and powerful.

Those who do not know the Bible will translate this as Jesus being elitist. This is the furthest from the truth. Jesus cares for all of us no matter how bad our conditions are. His priority is lift us up to his glory which covers prosperity in every area in our lives. Those who despise prosperity are effectively despising Jesus.

If you are a Christian, you are effectively being restored to the position of Adam in Genesis 1:26-28. You are now a king over your environment. This is why Jesus is only willing to be the King of kings. Jesus is my King because I am a king.

What does this revelation means to you? Let me share with you its impact on me.

First it means I am the boss. I have the right to think what I want to think, desire what to desire, say what I want to say and do what I want to do. I have complete freedom to follow my heart. Let me give you an example:

When I feel like going to the toilet, I go to the toilet. I do not pray to ask for God’s permission. Neither do I search the Bible to find out whether it is doctrinally correct to go to the toilet.

The same happens in other areas in my life. I live a holy life because I want to, not because I have to. This means I can always sin if I want to. It also means that I am not bothered to put up any pretenses. Throughout this blog, anyone can see very clearly that I have been completely truthful and never hide my true intentions.

This is freedom.

Secondly, this revelation tells me that I can change my environment if I want to. At this moment, I am not very rich. This is why, I want to have millions dollars flowing into my bank account everyday. After I have received my first million dollars, my next target is to obtain my first billion. After I got my first billion, I will go for my first trillion. After that, it will be my first quadrillion dollars.

This is my desire and I am not ashamed to declare it. Not only that I want it to materialize using this truth. I don’t care how bad the situation around me is. I don’t care how bad the economy is. All I know is, my God has given me the power and authority to change my environment. It is my will to use this power and authority to fulfill all my desires.

I want my million, billion, trillion and quadrillion dollars. The richer I get, the better the world is. More people will be delivered from starvation, sickness and hopelessness when I get richer. I love to see people being delivered from hopelessness. This is the main reason why I want to have lots of money. Of course, I have never denied my desire to live like a king. After all, I am a king.

Therefore, by the authority of Jesus’ death at the Cross, I command the riches of the world, consisting of million, billion, trillion and quadrillion dollars to come to me.

This is my revelation from the First Commandment. How about yours?


2 Responses to “The First Commandment”

  1. Kaffein Says:

    Totally agree. I really liked this sharing because it touches what I believe in too – we are called to reign in life. And one has to be rich and prosperous to reign. I don’t know how Christians think they can reign in life through poverty and suffering. Keep up the good articles. They have blessed me tremendously.


  2. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    I am glad to read your response.

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