Faith is The Key
When Adam and Eve lost their faith, this was not the only thing which they lost; Genesis 3:17,18 tells us,
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; (18) Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; (Gen 3:17-18)
Adam and Eve lost the perfect circumstances which had been given to them by God and now instead, were surrounded by pain, disease and nature mutated in such a way that it brought suffering instead of pleasure. Was it God who brought these circumstances upon the earth? Was it God who began to deliberately mutate creation and to cause these things to appear on the earth? No, Satan was the author of these things, but there is something else which we also need to understand. Satan established his kingdom on this planet and the principle of this kingdom is the principle of doubt. Not doubt of God's powers and abilities, but doubt concerning God's good-will. When Satan rebelled against God in heaven he did not doubt God's abilities or God's power, but he doubted that God meant well for His creatures. When he came to Adam and Eve in the garden, his lie was, “God does not mean you well.” They never doubted God's power, for they knew that He was their Creator, but what Satan got them to do was to doubt God's good-will towards them. They began to distrust God. This is the principle of Satan's kingdom, distrust of God and James tells us that when we distrust God the consequence is, “… let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. (James 1:6,7)”
What we see then is that the kingdom of God is a kingdom where faith accesses anything which belongs to God. When Adam and Eve were in that Garden, anything which belonged to God, belonged to them, they had dominion over the whole planet. When they lost this dominion, what did they really lose? Why was it that the world began to change shape and become distorted? It was because it had become a place where trust in God was not the prevailing principle. Distrust of God cut them off from the presence of God and when they pushed God out of their lives by unbelief, then the very atmosphere around them began to change. Therefore when the angels over the night sky of Bethlehem sang of the birth of the Messiah, their triumphant proclamation was,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. (Luke 2:14)
So the main point of what we are considering is this: Where true faith in God is rekindled in man, the authority which God gave to Adam at the beginning is restored. Man is once again given dominion over the entire planet when we trust God again. God did not take this authority from man, it was man who pushed it away by unbelief. He stopped trusting God and in his state of unbelief, he could no longer command the animals, he could no longer command the elements because in the kingdom of unbelief God's blessings are banned. God's blessings are banned in Satan's kingdom because where unbelief exists, there is no means available by which we may take hold of them. These blessings are present in abundance, but where there is no faith, they are inaccessible. So unbelief is the basis of the kingdom of Satan and faith is the basis of the kingdom of God
As Jesus said, when we truly believe God, everything on the planet must submit to us - even if we command a mountain to move! This is why Jesus could command the storm to cease, why Joshua could command the sun to stand still in the sky, why Jesus could command the fig tree to be dried up etc. Where there is true faith, the entire planet is under our dominion. Every blessing provided by God is already ours, freely given and ours for the taking as we have need.
But there were people rubbing against Jesus constantly every day as He went from place to place. Many of them got no healing, but those who extended the touch of faith, those who recognized the grace of the Lord, those who acknowledged the power that was in Him, they got the healing which they desired. Let us extend the touch of faith understanding that it is not we who are waiting on the Lord, but that it is God who is waiting on us. The only way we can access those blessings is by exercising this faith in believing in what is already given to us, trusting in the good-will of God, acknowledging the beauty of grace and mercy which we see in the face of Jesus Christ.
We have spent a lot of time asking God for what He has already given. It is time for us to believe.