In Genesis chapter 1 God said, "let us make man in our image, according to our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." This could be accomplished because God breathed his breath into Adam and he became a living being. The seed of God was planted in man's spirit; God was looking for a body to manifest himself through, therefore he created man. Man was given authority and dominion over the entire Earth through the indwelling seed of God.
In Genesis chapter 2 verse 16 the Lord God commanded man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." Satan came to woman and said, "You shall not die," and deceived Eve; she and Adam ate of the forbidden fruit. What died was God's life on the inside of them and it was replaced by death (Satan himself). In this act Satan himself gained dominion over the whole earth through mankind and that death has been handed down from generation to generation.
In Genesis chapter 3 verse 15 God speaking to Satan saying, "I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed He shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel." God had a plan to allow mankind to regain his dominion over the earth and this would be by a seed planted in a young virgin girl named Mary. God had to break into the human race with a body in order to restore Kingdom reign on the earth. This woman became Satan's worst nightmare!
Judgment is a manifestation of God's holiness; therefore God placed our sins on Jesus Christ who paid for the sin's the whole world on the cross. In judgment God has to kill you because of sin or kill someone else that is sinless. So God in His loving kindness had to kill Himself or kill you. It pleased God to kill Himself and let you go free. Jesus made the way for us to have a new seed; that seed is Himself planted into us at new birth. In doing this he restored the rightful dominion of the earth to mankind. This only comes as a product of the resurrected seed of Jesus Christ being planted in us.
Merry Christmas! In the coming year let the resurrected Jesus have dominion through you. In the life of Jesus he had to receive an anointing of the Holy Spirit, after that he went forth healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons, setting the captives free, bringing forth the kingdom of God. The same anointing that came on Jesus, we need to receive an order to have power and 2016.