September 2018 - Teaching Letter - Dominion Life
September 2018 Teaching Letter
Romans 5:17”For if by the offense of one death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” We reign in life by Jesus Christ, as a gift of His grace. Genesis 1:26-28”Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, over all the earth, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them. Then God blessed them and said, be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish, the birds and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” The word “dominion” in Hebrew, means to rule over, to govern, to have authority over. God told Adam to subdue the earth, to guard and keep or protect the earth. This command has not been lifted.
Man’s position before the fall was God’s under-ruler. Man was to have dominion or authority over all the works of God’s hands, over all the earth and the fullness thereof. This earth has never been in the hands of the devil. The devil is the little “g”, god of this age or social system, but he has never been the little “g”, god of this earth. Psalm 115:16”The heaven, the heavens are the Lord’s, but the earth He has given to the children of men.” God’s plan through Jesus Christ was to restore dominion and make men sons of God rather than children of the devil. 1Peter 2:9”But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, his own special people, that you should show forth the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
We have: 1) One life of authority, righteousness and praise. 2) We cannot afford to let life dictate to us, we should dictate how life should be. 3) This is our New Testament right and privilege and main reason why Jesus came. 4) Jesus had authority over spirits and nature. 5) Mankind was made in the image and likeness of God. 6) Jesus now has authority over sickness, poverty, disease, death and hell. Revelation 1:6”And has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever, and ever, amen.” Revelation 1:18”I am He who lives and was dead and behold I am alive forever more, and I have the keys to Hell and Death. Keys represent authority. Now through the New Creation and spirit baptism, we are filled with and covered with the personage of Almighty God, His glory. 2Peter 1:4’By which He has given us exceedingly great and precious promises, that by these we might be partakers of the divine nature.”
We are possessors and inheritors of the divine nature by spiritual rebirth. We are partakers when we find out who we are and act on the word like it is so. Satan is defeated, paralyzed and rendered helpless. God legally got dominion back into the hands of His born-again sons and daughters through Jesus Christ. Authority goes with the proclamation of the kingdom. It all depends on the spoken word. When in a critical situation- speak the Word only. God’s Word will not return void, but it will accomplish what he pleases. Isaiah 55:11. Don’t argue with the devil. Tell him to leave, the storm to stop, the pain to leave. It starts with God and it ends with God. We are the ones that get to exercise His dominion and rule and reign on the earth and in this life by grace through faith in the Son of God.