My time to have dominion over them
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.”
Dominion in most cases goes with domain, first used in the 14th century, which means to have supreme authority over a territory (domain) or to control the natural world. It is also used to tell how powerful a self-governing nation is over everything within her domain. In the Christian circle, the word dominion could depict angelic order of control or celestial hierarchy. The celestial hierarchy is the traditional ranking of angels from the lowest to the highest in the nine levels. The ranking is as follows: angels, archangels, principalities, powers, virtues, dominions, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim. At their various stages, these celestial beings exercise authority over a group of other beings under them.
God, the creator, owns all the powers and in that capacity empowers all creatures accordingly. In creating man, God authorised him to take control and dominate the earth as the Bible reports in Genesis 1:26-30: “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. 27: So, God created man in His own Image, in the Image of God created He him; male and female created He them. 28: And God blessed them, and 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. 29: And God said, behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30: And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.”
At creation, God made man in His image and likeness, and placed him over the earth. Despite crowning man with His glory and honour, man is subjected to Him. Man was to have dominion over everything in the earth including the Devil and his agents because at that time Devil has been thrown down into the earth. The Divine intention was and is that man should have constant fellowship with God.
However, following Devil’s intrusion into the affairs of man with the introduction of sin, which is a rebellion against God’s will, man is separated from God. The result of this is that, man lost the sovereignty over the earth, making Devil to take over the control of earth. But God in His loving-kindness made a promise to send a Redeemer Who will restore man’s lost glory. The Redeemer, our Lord Jesus Christ, will bruise the head of the serpent, the instrument Devil used to dethrone man, and consequently restore man to his former glory. This will enable man to have dominion over all the things on earth.
Our Lord Jesus Christ has come, although the restoration of all things is yet to happen, he has been able to reconcile man with God and man has regained the authority to subdue Devil by obeying God’s will. The lead scripture is emphatic, as God has giving man the power to thread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the powers of the enemy, and they will not harm him. It is until the Devil is subdued that man will naturally take over the dominant position God gave to him at creation.With our Lord Jesus Christ, we can do exploits to the glory of God. The Bible says in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.”
Through our Lord Jesus Christ man has the capacity to dominate everything upon the earth. The pronoun ‘them’ in the title of this message is a representation of the Devil and His agents, every being attacking and disturbing Christians from serving God. This also includes anything constituting opposition to the spread of the gospel. Every Christian living according to the will of God should have dominion over the enemy and everything living on this earth. The people that know their God should be strong and do exploit. In Judges 5:13, the Bible says: “Then he made him that remaineth have dominion over the nobles among the people: the Lord made me have dominion over the mighty.”
Man in God’s plan should have dominion over the forces of this earth. The Devil will never have an edge over a child of God because God is always with His people. If God is with us nobody can work against us and succeed.
In Hebrews 2:6-8, the Bible says: “But one in a certain place testified, saying, ‘What is man’ that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 7: Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 8: Thou hast 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 see not yet all things put under him.” All things are put under subjection of man’s feet. It is, therefore, incumbent on man to exercise control over things of the earth and give glory to God.
As Christians, our Lord Jesus Christ has empowered us to do all things provided we depend on Him. We are to serve God in obedience and as long as we do this, we will remain under His plan and protection. There is nothing the Devil and his agents will do to us. It is when we are obediently serving God that the power to do all things through Christ, Who strengthens us, will be upon us. It is then, we will bruise the head of the serpent and subdue all the other agents of the Devil.
Today, by the grace of God, as you serve Him in obedience, in holiness and righteousness, you will have dominion over the earth, the Devil and his agents as well as everything that moves upon the earth.
Testimony Of The Lord’s Doing
God Of Chosen Is A Mystery Working God
Matt.19:26 “… And Jesus said unto them, with men, this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.”
GOD has done that which no man can do in my life.
My name is Sister Success Nwokoro, I reside in Ijesha, Lagos State. I joined this ministry in 2008 and I thank God that my family members are members too. I thank God for delivering me from the spirit of death.
Last year August, I fell sick; my stomach began to swell, and my friend took me to the hospital, where I passed through scan and X-ray machines and the result was that I had ruptured intestine. The doctor treating me had to inserted a pipe through my nostril to evacuate the fluid in my body. I had almost gone, until my friend called the G.O. and told him that I have been booked for operation and that I did not want the operation and as such want it cancelled. G.O. prayed and cancelled the operation.
The next day, at mid night, a mystery hand removed the pipe from my nostril and the doctor was notified of this and he said we should wait till daybreak. Also, I had a voice that said: “I am the burden bearer, I am the God of the hopeless, I am the God of the repented one, I have come!”
I then sang the song titled, “Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary,” and after the song, the voice said: “This is my precious daughter, these people cannot carry out this operation, take her to the heavenly theatre.”
I later found myself in the heavenly theatre and some angels carried out the operation. They cleaned up my stomach, put new intestines, new heart, new kidney and a new liver; the operation lasted till morning. A few hours after the operation, I woke up in the morning, went to the bathroom, passed out feces and had my bath; these were things I could not do before.
With this, God cancelled an operation bill of N250,000. He healed me completely and I was discharged from the hospital. Today, I have fully recovered. Praise the Lord!
I appreciate the Lord for His divine healing upon my life. May His name be glorified forever in Jesus’ name.