Submission and Authority

God the eternal spirit spoke, and declared, creating the world and all things in it. God positioned humans to have dominion over the earth and all things in it.
Genesis 1:26-28 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 creepeth 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 moveth upon the earth.
The relationship established between humans and all living creatures was for humans to manage and care for the earth and all living creatures.
God gave specific instructions to humans. Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:15-17
4. Humans were positioned in authority over the earth and other living creatures to manage and nurture God’s creation.
5. Human was warned that the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was prohibited. No one had permission to eat that fruit. Eating that fruit would result in separation from God, who is the source of life. Separation from the source of life and light results in eternal death and darkness.
God created humans male and female. He placed humans named Adam and Eve in a beautiful garden called Eden. Adam named the animals and cared for the garden.
Genesis 3:1-7 There was a sly creature in the garden called the serpent. Serpent asked Eve, “Did God say you shall not eat of every tree in the garden? Eve replied, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” The serpent lied to Eve and challenged what God had said. He told Eve she would not die. Instead, she would become like God, knowing good and evil. Eve took the fruit and gave it to her husband. They ate the fruit. That was when separation from eternal life happened to all humans. Because of the first human’s disobedience, all humans inherited separation from God. Romans 5:12
When God came to the garden in the cool of the day, Adam and Eve heard his voice and hid from him. They knew they had disobeyed, saw themselves as naked, and were afraid. They sewed fig leaves together to make aprons but nothing would cover their sin. Sin or disobedience entered and death began working on humans.
Humans were created in the image of God: spirit, soul, and body. (Genesis 1:26) Each human is an eternal spirit and has a soul, which involves their mind, will, and emotions. The human spirit and soul are housed in a human body. Humans are different from all other creatures. Before Adam sinned and brought eternal death (separation from God), the human body was designed to live forever. It took 930 years for the body of Adam to die. Like all humans, the spirit of Adam will never die. The spirit of Adam is alive today.
Scripture tells us that the spirit of a human will exist after the flesh and blood body dies. When the human heart stops beating and the human body stops breathing, the human body becomes unsuitable to house the human spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
2 Corinthians 5:16-19 Know no human after the flesh: we did witness and knew Christ after the flesh. Now if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (that is his or her spirit is a new creature): old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ.
When a human believes in Jesus Christ as the only begotten son of God who died for our sins and was raised from the grave, that human’s spirit is reborn or born again. In John 3:3 Jesus told Nicodemus, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Jesus was speaking about the human spirit becoming a new creature in Christ Jesus. He continued in verse 14 “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 1 John 1:7-9
Because of Adam’s sin, God provided a human to restore the connection between God and all humans. In the same way, all humans were condemned with Adam’s sin, all humans were reconciled to God through Jesus’ sacrifice.
1 Peter 2:24 tells us that Jesus bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.
It wasn’t enough that Jesus died for our sins. He also was resurrected. 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 tells us, by man (speaking of Adam) came death, by man (speaking of Jesus) came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
6. Humans are spirit, soul, and body after the image of God.
7. Because Adam disobeyed God, all humans are born in sin and subject to the law of sin and death.
8. Believing in the son of God and submitting to him as Lord of all is the only way humans can be restored to a relationship as children of God.
Through Adam’s sin, separation from life and light brought weakness, sickness, and lack to humans. With Jesus’ sacrifice life, health, prosperity, and access to God were established for all humans. A human has to take the provision God has provided by faith.