This is precisely what has happened to the church and its members. As a result of sloth, they have been made slaves to all manner of principalities and powers. The organic and original Covenantal commission to Adam was "subdue and have Dominion".
God, Who alone has eternal Sovereignty and Dominion ownership of all the earth, gave Adam a stewardship commission. The word
"subdue" literally means to "bring into subjection by force". It is also used as the phrase,
"tread down" in various Scripture verses. It is therefore obvious that Adam was given a specific task of leadership and rule over the earth and all that therein is.
The original purpose of Adam and Eve was to Dominate and keep in subjection by the force of obedience, the entire Creation.
When Adam fell into rebellion he lost his estate, and his Kingship, power position, by eating of the Tree of the knowledge of Good and evil. Yet, Adam fell because he failed to be diligent, and devoted, to his divine kingly duty of dominion. He lost his leadership focus and harkened to a suggestion that was not in line with God's perfect Word, His Law.
We must however, examine Adam's disobedience from two vantage perspectives.
Firstly, Adam failed in thought, in his own mind and heart, when he entertained the suggestion of Eve to eat of the Tree.
Secondly, he failed in action when he acted upon that which was not divine Law. Thus he fell, and an entire race, and generation fell with him. What is learned, therefore, is that whenever our doctrine is in error our action will also be in error.
Adam's tool for maintaining his commission was God's Law. As long as he followed the perfect revealed will of God, as it related to the real world of time and history in the Garden, the Creation would have remained pristine. Order and Divine harmony would not have been interrupted, and the Creation of God would have remained "Very Good".