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MID-WEEK TEACHING SERIES.
TOPIC: Four Pillars of Dominion
Sub-Topic: The Name of Jesus
Dominion is the power and authority to govern or control.Long before God created man, he had the intention to give man the power and authority to control the earth (Gen 1:26) which he eventually did.(Gen 1:28)
Gen 1:26 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.
Gen 1:28 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.
Notice the use of them in verse 26. It is not an error that God said let’s creat man(singular) and give them(plural) Dominion. At the time God was creating Adam he had you and I in mind and intended that, all of us, not only Adam should have Dominion.
Even though God created man to exercise control over the things he created, what do we see now? Even ants and cockroaches are chasing human beings…What a pity? It all started when Adam lost control through Eve to the devil.
Since God has always desired that man should control the things he created, he has always found means to restore back that Dominion man lost to the devil. God instituted a set of Dos and Don’ts for man to obey. In his intentions, once man obeys these set of laws, he can control creation.(Deu 28:1).
Deu 28:1 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
But it so happened that man could not obey perfectly the set of laws and so God had to bring someone who could obey the laws perfectly and completely so that that person becomes the embodiment of Dominion for us to access Dominion through that one person.Thank God for Jesus who obeyed completely and perfectly.
Is it not interesting that after his resurrection, the first announcement Jesus made to his disciples was the fact that he has regained Dominion.?
Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Although man lost Dominion to Satan,the story did not end there. Something interesting happen after the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The scripture says that God has given Christ Dominion over all things, whether they be in heaven or on Earth.(Eph 1:19-22).
The interesting part of the story is that God has given Christ Dominion over all things for the benefit of you and I. The ISV version of the verse 22 says for the good of the church while the NLT says for the benefit of the church.God is interested in us having Dominion. God is interested in you and I controlling the rest of creation.For this reason he has given the Dominion to Jesus.
New Living Translation Philippians 2:9-10 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.
Now names are very powerful and important in our world today. Assuming entering an office with a letter with the Name of the president of the country on it. No body is going to reject you. The name carries power. Is that not interesting?
Well… there’s something more interesting than that. There’s a name that carries more power.
There’s a name that is above every other name. The name carries Dominion over everything in every realm. Is there a human being who wants to dominate dominions, and take charge of the realms? Let him come with the power of attorney received from Christ. At the name of Jesus, none can reject you.
God has designed a special place for us who are in Christ Jesus. As a believer, you have free access to the name of Jesus.That is the only name that is recognized and honoured in the realms of the spirit.It dominates from the spirit world all through to the physical.
Are looking to control something?
Are being controlled by a situation?
Take charge now in the name of Jesus. Dominate. Take control. Take authority and power In the name of Jesus.
God bless you.