“And thou, O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion.” (Micah 4:8)
Obviously, this is a work of sovereign grace in the hearts of His apprehended ones. “What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that Thou visitest him? For Thou has made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands: Thou hast put all under his feet,” (Psalm 8:4-6).
Made to have dominion – over all the works of His hands. This is hard to comprehend. “For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him,” (Hebrews 2:8).
There is none to demonstrate this dominion at present, except One, “But we see JESUS…crowned with glory and honour”, (Heb. 2:9). He is the Captain of our salvation, and once He has brought MANY SONS UNTO GLORY, then shall we see the exercise of this dominion to the glory and praise of God.
We need not delve too far into the headship of the first Adam, since it was never fully exercised, thus we have little record of its scope, but we do know that all that was lost under the rule of the first Adam is to be restored under the headship of the Last Adam, hence the headship of Christ will reveal the true first dominion. “That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him”, (Eph. 1:10).
When Jesus Christ began to manifest some of this dominion, it caused men to marvel, and to question, “What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” (Matt. 8:27). They were astonished at His doctrine, for He taught as one that had authority. They were amazed at His works, for all other powers were subjected unto Him. He was LORD, and now He shall bring forth those who shall rule and reign with Him in love and victory.