We were created in God’s image – to be Sons of His and take back dominion of Earth and walk in authority.
Why were Adam and Eve created as One In His image and not otherwise ?
God was pleased to give His son and His daughter the dominion and authority because they were created in His image.
Eve was put alongside Adam in order that they could rule supporting each other with their different strengths. Eve was created as Adams help-meet.
The Sons were meant to rule Earth from the beginning in a God like fashion.
28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (New American Standard Bible – NASB)
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. (New American Standard Bible – NASB
Adam lost faith in what God had told him and listened to the devil. Adam and Man were generationally cursed in unbelief. Man lost eternal life or the Zoe life of God.
In His image.
First the natural then the spiritual
46 But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual. (Amplified Bible – AMP)
Adam was a physical being with a soul and then the spirit was breathed into him. God’s DNA was in Adam, uncontaminated. His disobedience changed everything.
He was kicked out of Eden to avoid evil gaining eternal life.
The descendants of Adam, due to his fall, had no access to the Holy Spirit realm any more. Eternal life was rescinded and they would return to dust.
Man’s soul starts in an unsaved state, unredeemed.
And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
The Second Adam had to be sent to redeem man; Jesus.
Adam was the living soul and Jesus the living Spirit
1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
Jesus God and Spirit became Man and then received the Spirit to redeem us.
Jesus came to restore the power of the Sons of God to take dominion over earth that they should have had and lost in the beginning.
Man gains eternal life and dominion again by accepting Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
Our salvation by His Grace and our faith in Him.
Who Adam lost faith in ,we must regain faith in before we are saved.
We must be born again to take on the DNA of God and the behaviour of God.
Whose Grace he lost we must regain through Christ.
16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. 17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.) (NKJV)
True Sonship is not just being a Son in the earthly sense but also ruling as a Son in the God planned sense.