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Your Lease on Earth - Family Foundation

Did you know that when God created Adam and Eve he leased the earth to them? As the “Landlord,” He retained all ownership, but under the covenants of the lease, man was given the authority to manage and govern the planet.

 
PRLog - Mar. 19, 2014 - LITTLETON, Colo. -- If God is in Control, Then Why…?

By Craig Hill; 295 pages

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Excerpt from Craig Hill’s Blog “Your Lease on Earth (http://www.familyfoundations.com/2014/01/your-lease-on-earth/)” published on January 28, 2014.

Did you know that when God created Adam and Eve he leased the earth to them?  As the “Landlord,” He retained all ownership, but under the covenants of the lease, man was given the authority to manage and govern the planet. (Gen 1:27-28, Psalms 115:16, Psalms 24:1)

Satan understood the lease.  He knew that if Adam and Eve gave up their authority willingly, then he could gain dominion of the earth.  That is exactly what happened, and it gave him the authority to set up his kingdom of sin and death (John 5:19).

God was deeply grieved by this.  But as much as He wanted to cancel the lease, He could not.  He was bound by the covenant of His own Word.  It would require the establishment of a New Covenant, a better Covenant; one that would be sealed by the blood of Messiah Jesus.

When Jesus died on the cross, all the sin of man was forgiven.  When He went to hell, He took possession of the keys of death and hell and set the captives free.  Through His sacrifice and resurrection the authority that Satan had stolen was once again returned to its rightful owner.

In Matthew 28:18, Jesus said this,“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Satan no longer has any authority.  All he can do is deceive us and then use our authority to accomplish his purposes.  Unfortunately, many people have succumbed to his deceptions, and that is the reason we have evil and injustice on this earth.

As believers, we must learn to use our authority and cooperate with the wisdom, the knowledge and power of God that He works through us.  That is our function until the term of the present earth lease is completed upon the return of the “Landlord,” Jesus.

To learn more, read Craig Hill’s book, “If God Is In Control, Then Why?” It will help you understand your role and God’s role on this earth under the New Covenant.

About the Book

IF GOD IS IN CONTROL THEN WHY... (https://www.familyfoundations-store.com/index.php?page=sh...)? deals with that difficult question about the nature of God that plagues the minds of most people. Whether you are a lifetime believer in Christ or you have just begun looking for answers, the question, "If God is in control, then why...?" has probably been one you have heard or asked many times in your life. Craig Hill has gifted insight into God's Word and an ability to teach through riveting real-life stories. This book brings understanding to the issue of God's sovereignty and will set your heart at peace, allowing you to trust a just God in an unjust world.

E-Book versions for Kindle and Nook are now available. The audio book is also available. If you’re buying 10 or more you can get a bulk order discount!

About the Author

Having a specific interest in ministering to marriages and families, Craig Hill pursued an internship and later a volunteer staff position at the New Life Counseling Center in Denver. He subsequently taught counseling and missions on the faculty of the Marilyn Hickey Bible College. In 1987, the Lord raised up Craig as Senior Pastor of a local church where he and Jan served for seven and a half years, until he was called by God to devote his full-time energy to the ministry of Family Foundations International. (http://www.familyfoundations.com/)

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