When Adam fell, God pronounced a curse on mankind. “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. Genesis 3:17 Adam and Eve were originally created to have dominion over the earth and to replenish and subdue the earth. The Devil was jealous of Adam’s dominion and caused man to fall so that he could become the Prince of the world. Satan stole the dominion which belonged to God’s people.
Jesus is referred to in 1 Corinthians 15:45 as the second Adam who is a life giving spirit. As through one man death reigned on earth, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.) Romans 5:17
Jesus’s birth, death and resurrection served to bridge the gap between fallen man and God and to restore us after the fall. Jesus confirmed to his disciples that all authority and power is given to him in heaven and on earth. Matthew 28:18 And it is with that authority that we have been commissioned to make disciples.
Once we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour then we become the righteousness of God and a joint heir with Jesus Christ. We are seated in heavenly places with Jesus Christ, therefore in him we are no longer under the curse. The curse brings fear, hardship, suffering and punishment but when we accept the perfect love of God, this drives out fear. We are free to live in the abundant overflow of God’s love, mercy and grace and to live free from the curse on mankind. We are no longer slaves to fear but we walk in the freedom which Christ purchased with his blood on the cross.
“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;” Colossians 2:14