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Mastery: A Metaphysical View

(#289 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)

The Mighty One blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over… every living creature.” (Genesis 1:28)

“What is a mortal that You remember him or the son of man that You take care of him? You have made him a little lower than Yourself. You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands. You have put everything under his feet: all the sheep and oxen, the wild animals, the birds the air, the fish, whatever swims in the currents of the seas. O Yahweh, our Master, how majestic is Your name throughout the earth!” (Psalm 8:4-9)

Fill the earth and subdue it? You have been made to have dominion over everything? What does this mean to you loved one? Certainly it speaks of authority and rulership, but what does physical dominion over all these things produce? What is Yahweh’s purpose of giving you authority over all the earth?

Before the disciples ever went out to preach the Good News of salvation, Yahshua gave them power and authority and sent them to proclaim the Kingdom! (Luke 9:1-2); (Luke 10:9, 17-19) Two things are coinciding here; authority is given and it is given to establish His Kingdom, a Kingdom which starts within you. (Luke 17:20-21)

It’s time for you to gain greater understanding of the Kingdom, to unravel the mysteries and elaborate the principals. Every word of Yahweh has layers of rich wisdom. Every verse is pregnant with hidden meaning. Let’s look again at Psalm 8:4-9. This time we will peel back the physical and explore the mind behind the words. All things start in the mind before they manifest physically. Thoughts always precede actions!

Mortal… [Unredeemed thoughts of man]

Yahweh… [Maker of man’s mind, conscious and subconscious]

Remembers and takes care of him… [Plan to redeem man’s thoughts]

A little lower… [Caused to continually work toward]

Yourself (Yahweh)… [Perfect thoughts]

Crowned him with glory and honor… [Ordained the outcome for man]

Made him to have dominion… [Authority, rule]

Works of Your hands... [The power to grasp and create with thoughts]

Everything… [The broad spectrum of thoughts]

Under his feet… [Control, mental stability]

Sheep… [Docile thoughts]

Oxen… [Stubborn thoughts]

Wild animals… [Unruly, untamed thoughts]

Birds of the air… [Lofty, unmanageable, vague thoughts]

Fish… [Schooling, thoughts with momentum]

Swims in the currents… [Enters into consciousness]

Seas… [Vast yet diluted thoughts]

Majestic… [Excellent, reverent thoughts]

Earth… [Mind of man]

Here is a flowing paraphrase of Psalm 8:4-9:

“Yahweh created man’s conscious and subconscious mind. Man has unredeemed thoughts that Yahweh plans to liberate. He has made man to continually work toward attaining perfect thinking like Himself. And He has already ordained the outcome. He has given man rule, authority and power by the supernatural ability to grasp and therefore create with His mind. Yahweh has put a broad spectrum of thoughts under man’s control with the intent that he gains mental stability over all of them. Man was made to subdue all thoughts: docile, stubborn, unruly, untamed, lofty, unmanageable, vague, as well as thoughts with powerful momentum. From the vast array of options, whatever thoughts enter into man’s consciousness are diluted relative to the mind of the Almighty and need renewal. How excellent and what reverence it displays for Yahweh when man’s thoughts come into alignment with His!” (Psalm 8:4-9)

It is about mastery of every thought that enters into your consciousness, and by taking dominion over each thought (2 Corinthians 10:5), a cleansing of the subconscious takes place. It’s the Kingdom within you. Meditate on these things loved one, for they are true and correct.

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