The first man made the choice to disobey the LORD (Genesis 2:15-17, Gen 3:6) and because of this free choice – God did not walk with man as before. Think about how it must have been walking with God and hearing and seeing the Creator walking on the very earth He created. The earth was perfect then, and so was the relationship between God and man. What an indescribable loss that must have been to Adam and Eve! Sin changed everything – except that God still wanted a relationship with every person. In the garden, after the fall, God called out to His children “where are you?” Despite man’s sinful nature, God still desires relationship and so He asks this question of everyone! Can you hear Him? He asks where you are and when you will yield to His call!
When Adam disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, he lost dominion and authority, and at that moment Satan became the prince of this world (see John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11). But through Jesus’ shed blood, we don’t have to be trampled by Satan. Instead, we are to live in victory. 1 John 3:8 says that: The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work. Jesus came to destroy the works of Satan. What works are of Satan? They include death, disease, loss, poverty, depression, sorrow, and fear – anything that is destructive and contrary to the nature of a creative, holy, merciful, loving and forgiving God.
When Jesus said on the cross, “it is finished” (John 19:30), He meant His entire mission was completed and fulfilled. Think about it; most people believe in Jesus for eternal life and miss the fact that He provided a way for us to live happy, fulfilled and abundant lives while here on the earth (John 10:10).
After Jesus shed His blood at Calvary – all things and all authority was given to Him. “You have put all things in subjection under his feet." For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him (Hebrews 2:8). This tells us that we do not yet see all things put under Him – these are the things that are common to man that man must defeat by standing firm in faith “By standing firm you will gain life.” (Luke 21:19)