“And 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 creeps upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth”. Genesis 1:26-28}
On the sixth day of Creation God made man, and it was His will and pleasure to create man from the dust of the earth placing the kingdom He created in his hands. In heaven God agreed with His host to create man in His image, and placing us in the care of his angels we are to be as He is holy among His host. In agreement to the plan of God man was created, God breathing on Him life and being. Under his authority God placed the living creatures of the earth that he may rule over the kingdom of God as a son with authority.
God made a covenant with the man He created, he is to multiply and fill the earth. These were to be his descendants, descendants who would become princes and co-rulers over the entire earth sustaining the kingdom of God on earth. Adam the first man created was a king, supported by the hand of God that he might in the name of God bring glory to the Father. However, to complete the covenant, God gave Adam a wife that through her he might bear children. The name given to her was Eve, meaning mother all living for she was the fruit of his body and the blessing of God for His glory.
As their lives continued in the garden, and the relationship grew God made a covenant with man concerning the kingdom he was to govern, “ You may eat of the trees of the garden, but not of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil for the day you do you shall die.” Adam was a king ruling in the place of God the Father. Adam was the reflection of God, His authority over the kingdom. Through this relationship, God brought Adam into a place of holiness; he was the authority through which God would have reign over the earth.
Although the earth is the Lord’s, yet through a loving relationship, He chose to share the kingdom with Adam leaving the responsibilities of the kingdom to his son. God had placed His assurance in Adam, but according to scripture, there was a rebellion in heaven which was about to fall onto the earth. Gen 2:15}