IN THE DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES.
TOPIC: STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD, WALKING IN DOMINION
Rev. Innocent Chukwudi Peace-Udochukwu President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM
“My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” –Psalm 89:34, KJV
You have control. It may not seem that way at times, but that’s how God designed it. From the beginning, dominion was His plan for you—over the earth and everything in it. Though Satan once stole this position, God returned to us our position through Jesus’ victory, ensuring our dominion and authority over sickness, disease, strife, poverty, lack and anything else under the curse.
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth”.
When we talk about dominion, it’s helpful to think of it this way: As God’s image bearers in creation, we were intended to act as His representatives. We were designed, in a very real way, to show the world what God is like. So when God gave us the command to rule over the earth, the expectation was to do so in a way that reflected His character
In the Christian life you’re an overcomer or you’re overcome, a victor or a victim.
We’ve all done it. Maybe we promised to take the kids to the movies, but the show they wanted to see was sold out. Perhaps a traffic jam caused us to miss an important celebration. Or maybe a long overdue coffee date had to be rescheduled because of an illness. We don’t intend to break our promises, but sometimes unforeseen obstacles make it impossible to keep them.
Intentional or not, our broken commitments can taint our understanding of God’s promises.
According to 2 Peter 1:4, God has not just given us promises, He has given us “exceedingly great and precious promises.” They communicate His power and sustain our faith. They lift our gaze from the challenges we face to God’s infinite love and His endless supply of grace. By revealing what is possible, what has already been promised to us in God’s Word, they equip us to face life’s obstacles with unshakeable confidence. And God’s promises cannot be broken.
To take dominion, you first must understand the covenant that provides for it. Sure, you’ve heard of God’s covenant with His children, but do you accept it and receive it? Or does it seem far off in Old Testament times, and not relevant for you here and now? This is what so many Christians get hung up on in so many areas of their life which is exactly what Satan wants them to do because it keeps them from receiving God’s bests in their lives.
So, what is the covenant between God and you?
The covenant you have with God is much more than a promise—it is a sealed and irrevocable agreement. God first established it with a man called Abram (later called Abraham). He promised to make Abram the father of many nations, give him a great deal of land as an inheritance, and much more (Deuteronomy 28). To make sure Abram knew this was absolute and unbreakable, God made a covenant with him, which was considered very serious in his day.
In Galatians 3:13-14, we read that Christ died to redeem us from the curse, “that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise…” (KJV, emphasis added). God sealed His covenant with you through the blood of His Son. That agreement is binding and forever.
Bishop David Oyedepo explains it this way: A covenant is “a deal enacted by God, based on well-defined terms and sealed with an oath.” When we read the Bible, we see that it is a book of covenants that allows us to access everything we need, including prosperity and financial dominion.
How reliable is this covenant?
God’s Word is true and infallible, and it tells us as long that as we have day and night and the sun rises and sets, all of God’s covenants remain in force, including the covenant of prosperity in all areas of your life.
You can count on one thing: Every covenant of Scripture is reliable, dependable, guaranteed and binding on God for delivery. However, He is only obligated to deliver if you complete your end of the agreement by loving Him, which means you love Him with all your heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:37) and by keeping His commandments (1 John 5:3).
God has given us these promises because He wants us to accomplish great things. He wants us to experience His joy and share His priorities. Unlocking the power of God’s unfailing promises in our life is within reach.
WALKING IN DOMINION
Walking in spiritual authority or divine ability is living under the influence of God’s grace and unlimited favour. It means to have spiritual power and authority of God. Spiritual authority of the believer gives Christian the enablement to live a fruitful and prosperous life.
“Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.”
Brethren, it is clear Jesus has handed over to us the Authority and Power over devils, sicknesses and over all the power of the enemy. Someone might be tempted to say OVER ALL? Indeed overall including poverty, cancer, fear, shame, disgrace, pain etc. What is that tormenting situation you are currently facing? You have the power over it. Crisis is not supposed to dominate or overwhelm us, rather to test if we truly know our identity in Christ and the power that is resident within us. The scriptures declare that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in us. Hallelujah, that failed business can rise again, your health can be restored again.
The purpose of God’s power in us is to walk in the original plan and purpose of God for our lives (Walking in dominion). When man sinned, he lost his place, authority, position and power over all things; but thanks be to God who causes us to triumph in Christ (2 Corinthian 2:14). Jesus through His blood restored us back to the divine agenda and plan. Brethren, no matter the long standing issues we have faced, there is restoration in Jesus name. We are supposed to be fruitful and multiply, hence we have power over barrenness, stagnation and failure. We need to have full understanding that our dominion and power transcend the terrestrial because we have authority over principalities and powers, thoughts, imaginations.
Proverbs 30:30 –
‘A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;’
“God has not given us the Spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind” (2 Tim 1:7).
The bible declares we are more than conquerors (Romans 8: 37), hence we should have the confidence and boldness of a lion that does not turn back from any fight. The lion is the strongest animal and all other animals are afraid of it. We as Christians have the lion of the tribe of Judah (Jesus Christ) resident in us therefore we ought not to be afraid to fight.
Understanding Spiritual Authority
The supremacy of God is boundless. His abilities are immeasurable. Walking in the power and authority of God is the mandate of every true believer.
The spiritual authority of the believer is a gateway to dominion. By default, God has given you the capability to overcome your challenges. But, this privilege is only available to Christians who follow the teachings of Jesus.
Luke 10:19 – “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
We are to take charge wherever we go. We should take authority over the atmosphere, threats of impending danger and bring about divine alignment. The power of God is resident in us to cause the removal of burdens and destruction of yokes. So take action.
NEVER STAND DOWN!
Beloved, don’t stand down or give in to pressure. God has given us power to chart the course of our lives. We must never give up our divine placement for momentary pleasures or pressures. A lot of believers give up their power when we refuse to fellowship (Fellowship with God is our power source), others allow distractions; hence they lose focus and are entrapped. So don’t give in and don’t stand down.
Whatever that mountain is in front of you, take dominion.
- Don’t let it stand in your way. Don’t let it keep you from your place of power and dominion in God.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me”
I take Dominion over the powers of satan and his forces in Jesus’ name.
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