Last time, we took out time to see what God wants from us as believers and also we established a few things on the dominion mandate from the book genesis how man lost dominion and how it was recovered and we ought to deal with men when it comes to dominion. Today we are going to be talking about how to establish the dominion mandate.
Now from the book of revelation we see what we are now in Christ unto God and our responsibility.
” And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth”
Now as believers we are kings and priests unto God made to reign on the earth. It is very essential that we do not lose focus on that, through this offices are the works of God or dominion manifested on earth. We must ensure as believers that we occupy this offices so as ensure Gods dominion here on earth. Also it is important we note that, even as the target of God is the whole earth must we not forget that his distribution of responsibilities to believers are territorial. We see this in the life of Jesus Christ when he sent the seventy he restricted them to the house hold of Israel. Likewise when he was about to ascend he told the disciples that they will witnesses of him and listed to them, the cities individually.
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Notice that he started by calling the cites individually, that is how also God expects us to have dominion by taking charge of territories one after the other. That is, where ever the lord has placed a believer God expect that believer to subdue that territory, having dominion. So we must not lose focus as to where we are to express his dominion but rather express it where ever the lord has placed us. It may be our working place, schools, family, sports where so ever he has placed should be brought under Gods influence. The ways which we can subdue a territory are;
- Through Prayer [Intercessions]; For believers to have dominion over a territory the place of intercession is key to making it happen. The place of intercessions sees to it that the spiritual atmosphere is made conducive for the operation of God, the place of prayers helps in bringing to revelation the plans of God for that territory, the place of prayer helps in monitoring the works and plans of the devil and stopping it from coming to pass, the place of prayer controls the heart of men to favor the plans of God for that territory. The place of prayer cannot be over emphasized. The place of prayer is our priestly duty and we must not neglect it.
- Creativity: This is simply your abilities, that is; using your abilities to influence people so as to have dominion over the land. Your abilities may be in sports, music, politics, and many more, this should be used to influence people, that’s why as a believer your abilities should be properly refined because it will make a way for you. When your abilities are well refined you become influential and many will try having access to you. Which is a plus to a believer, now imagine a person with level of influence Michael Jackson had and stood for Christ, I tell you a lot of souls would be won through that influence, Today most people pattern their lives after celebrities because of influence, the celebrities never forced them but via that position of influence people have bought their Ideas. Also have you wondered why companies look for celebrities or people with influence to market their product? it because the position of influence those people occupy can make people buy their products. Also like the case of government believers must be ready to rise to those positions of influence without compromising their believes, because whoever is in power sets the rules. An example is seen in the book of Esther, where Esther’s position was used to save the people of Israel and also elevate a spokesperson [Mordecai] for Israel which allowed rules to be set in their favour. If we are to have dominion over a territory, we must be influential and by that means fly the banner of Christ high with our influence.
- Love: For dominion to be established love must abound between believers and also between believers and nonbelievers. Jesus speaking in the gospels he said love your neighbors as yourself notice he said neighbors, that is who so ever is your neighbor love them as yourself. I noticed that believers are mostly short of this, you might meet someone who is not of the same faith that doesn’t mean you become resentful or be hateful towards them but rather be loving. You must understand we have choices towards beliefs as humans but that shouldn’t stop us from associating with others. That was what Jesus meant by telling the scribes and Pharisees that he came for the lost sheep’s of Israel. So we must be loving no matter what. You also may meet someone who is a [lesbian or homosexual] or an atheist doesn’t mean you should be hateful, but with love try to give an exegesis of what it should be, and after which when you get home keep praying for them and never stop praying till the word become flesh. By this we are able to have access to the hearts of men, I meet people and [unbelievers] their complains most times are how they are treated by believers, believers being resentful. Which shouldn’t be that way, but rather in the way of love because by this shall men know we are his disciples. Love must not cease, for God is Love. For even yet when we were sinners he loved us, and if we claim to love God and manifest God then, we must love sinners and in love show them the way.
Even as we have ended this study, my prayer to every believer is that may the grace[ability] of God that brings men to understanding , that also gives the ability to do,come upon us to do this things so that his kingdom may come.
In Jesus Name.