What is God’s Purpose for Human Life on Earth?
The Purpose of life is enshrined in God’s Prime Directive to the Human Race… Be Fruitful, Multiply, Have Dominion. (Gen 1:28)
To Be Fruitful – Manifest Your Full Potential as a Child of God
To Multiply – Duplicate Yourself in Others as a Kingdom Leader
To Have Dominion – Competently Govern Your Given Jurisdiction
What Does the Bible Mean When it Says to be Fruitful?
To be fruitful is to manifest your full potential in Christ Jesus.
It is to discover and develop your God-given gifts and abilities and to constructively employ them in the service of humanity and to the glory of God.
The essence of fruitfulness is in recognizing and accepting that there are no limitations on you beside those you place upon yourself.
To be fruitful is to continually rise to meet and overcome every challenge life throws at you and in so doing become an increasingly more valuable member of society and of the Kingdom of God.
What Does the Bible Mean When it Says to Multiply?
To multiply is not just to physically reproduce the species but to duplicate oneself as a Kingdom Leader in others.
God does NOT create followers! This is evident because He created every human being in His own image and likeness… and God follows no one!
Every human being, therefore, is a born leader but needs to discover this truth and learn how to cultivate the attributes of effective leadership within themselves.
The responsibility of leadership is to duplicate more leaders and by “duplicate” I mean to help others discover and develop the inherent leader within themselves.
It is this duplication of leadership that the bible refers to when it commands us to multiply.
What Does the Bible Mean When it Says to Have Dominion?
There are two Greek words which are translated “power” in the Bible
One is Exousia meaning “Authority” and the other is Dunamis which means “Ability”
Having Dominion is effectively exercising and demonstrating authority and ability over a given jurisdiction.
The essence of having dominion is partnering with God and employing the power He has given us to effectively govern the earth.
Trying to have dominion without God, therefore, is both useless and fruitless.
Having dominion means using all the resources at your command with guidance of the Holy Spirit to make this world a better place to live in, while preparing for the Kingdom of God.
The essence of dominion is to effectively channel the power of God to effect positive change in the earth.
Demonstrating dominion begins with your own spirit, mind and body, then extends to your home, family and community, next your city, nation and the world.
The ultimate purpose for your life is to become a join-ruler with God over the universe He created with you in mind!