Destined to have dominion – Part 1
All power, authority and control is resident in the only One who has all might. It always has and will always be. The Almighty. The Lord of Hosts. The mighty One in battle. The Ancient of Days. The Holy One of Israel.
When He conceived man in eternity past, at the beginning of time, He, in exercise of His sovereignty, decided to grant man dominion. Full control and authority. In other words, man was made the dominant influence and power wherever he finds himself. You as a child of God and saint should have dominion right now. Everything should be working together for your good and in your best interest. Please believe this to be true. In faith, if in no other way. God said let us make man in our image… and in our likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over cattle and over the entire universe. God went ahead and put His intention into full effect. With God there is no difference between His intention, thoughts and acts. And God commanded man to replenish the earth, multiply, be fruitful and subdue it, and have dominion (Genesis 1:26-28). The settled will and intention and plan of God will become operational and effective in your life in the mighty name of Jesus. And it was so. By the word of his mouth and the power of prophetic declaration, whatever man said or called or named came to pass.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Psalm 8:6 expressed it thus “…Thou made him to have dominion over the works of thy, hand… and put all things under his feet.
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.
We can be pardoned for thinking that we need a lot of money and influence and power and authority in this world to have dominion. Money, it is said, is an answer to all problems and things. That seems particularly true of some nations or places or cultures. These are places where intelligence, character, values, even righteousness become irrelevant in the face of stupendous wealth regardless of its source or how it was obtained. The operating principle is just the follow the money. Money talks. Powerfully. Authoritatively. Decisively. So, the template is the rich cannot be wrong and the poor cannot be right.
This scenario is too common for comfort. Yet the mind-set is in need of great deliverance and repentance. This is not dominion according to God’s word. It is wickedness, sin, short lived and can be dangerously fatal! Psalms 49:14 says,
Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.