I. God created a corporate man not only to express Him but also to represent Him by having dominion over all things—Gen. 1:26, 28
II. God’s intention in giving man dominion is to subdue God’s enemy, Satan, who rebelled against God—Gen. 1:26, 28
III. God’s intention in giving man dominion is to recover the earth—v. 28
IV. God’s intention in giving man dominion is to exercise God’s authority over the earth in order that the kingdom of God may come to the earth, the will of God may be done on earth, and the glory of God may be manifested on earth—Matt. 6:10, 13b
V. God’s intention that man would express God in His image and represent God with His authority is fulfilled in Christ as the second man and in the corporate one new man—1 Cor. 15:47; Eph. 2:15; 1:22-23; 1 Cor. 12:12; Col. 3:10-11
Extract from Witness Lee (2013). The Holy Word for Morning Revival: Crystallization Study of Genesis, Volume one. Week five. Living Stream Ministry : Anaheim, USA.