We thank God for seeing us through the month of “Going from Glory to Glory.” The Word of God is inerrant and forever sure. “The glory of the latter house shall be greater than the former and, in this house, you will get glory” (Haggai 2:6-8). As long as we remain children of the Most High, we shall be moving from one level of glory to the other, in Jesus’ Name.
The focus for this month is the privileges of the dominion mandate available to the divine champion. We need to understand what accrues to us. What are the possessions that become reality in our lives due to our relationship with Jesus Christ? The dominion mandate, of which we speak, is clearly outlined in Genesis 1:22. It says, “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 moves upon the earth.”
These riches, rights, and privileges are a constant theme throughout the Bible. The book of Ephesians talks repeatedly about the “surpassing riches” of Christ’s grace that has already been lavished on us, enriching our lives (Ephesians 1:7-8, 2:7, 3:8). In fact, Philippians 4:19 says, “My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus.” There is much in the New Testament about the riches that is ours; accrued to us by The Anointed One and His anointing.
However, these privileges are accompanied by responsibilities that are clearly stated ubiquitously in both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible. In Deuteronomy 7:6, we read that we are a people holy unto the LORD, chosen by Him that He may lavish His love on us because we were nothing when He found us. This makes it imperative that we listen to, and obey, God’s instructions, ensuring the continuity of enjoying these privileges instead of being returned to zero. In consonance, 1 Peter 2:9 asserts that we are a “chosen generation (God’s special possession, NLT), a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar (or obviously unique) people. Why? All of these responsibilities are ours solely to “show forth the praises of Him Who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
The church of God, just as the Israelites of old, is chosen by God as His (Isaiah 43:21; Ephesians 1:3). For the body of Christ to exercise the dominion Christ purchased for her at Calvary, she must be spiritual – divinely focused and Spirit-driven. To accomplish that, believers must be Word-loaded, Word-addicted, Word-motivated, and Word-directed. We are equipped to win in our destinies only by the redemption made available by the blood of Jesus Christ, our Ransom. Therefore, there is no room for being a non- or low-achiever. The grace of God over our lives is more than sufficient for us to fully actualize the capabilities we were each given originally. His grace is even sufficient for us to acquire giftings above and beyond where we began (1 Corinthians 12:31, 14:1). It would be a wicked insult to God for you to stand before Him at the end of this life unnoticed, unknown, unsung, unannounced and uncelebrated by Heaven. There are many examples for us in the Bible to emulate – divine champions who operated in dominion. We will only touch on three of them in this month’s message.
Our first example is Moses. He was a divine warrior who won by consistently only saying what God said, without addition or subtraction. As a result, even Pharaoh had to bow at the demonstration of God’s power at work in his life (Exodus 12:31-32). That is one example of a divine champion with dominion. Another one is David. He was a giant killer because his confidence in God was full to overflowing; that, brothers and sisters, is what made David fearless. Consequently, Israel never lost any battle under his reign! What one believes is paramount in tough situations. God-backed confidence is more than what you earn, where you live, your social position, and what anyone else may think about you. Jesus said, “According to your faith, be it unto you” (Matthew 9:29). Self-confidence causes others to believe in you. God-confidence points others to believing in God. Is it not written that Saul eventually said to David, “…go and may the Lord be with you” (1 Samuel 17:37)?
Last, but not least to be examined, is the Apostle Paul. He was a man of integrity who was unwilling to compromise the dominion mandate on his life. He endured torture, slander and shipwreck; fighting until his last breath because he had a purpose, a destination, and rewards awaiting him (2 Timothy 4:6-8). What are the cogent factors present in the lives of these 3 persons that made them divine champions? Moses functioned, and was driven, solely by the Word of God, exactly like our LORD Jesus Christ (John 5:19-20a, 12:49, 14:7). David made God his only confidence, the only sure thing in his life (Psalms 27, 91, 121); he lived to sing God’s praises(Psalms 63:4, 104:33-34, 146:2; Isaiah 38:20). Paul lived a devoted life of holiness and thanksgivingwith an evangelistic worldview (Romans 6, 8:35-39; 1 Corinthians 9:16-17; Philippians 3:10-14). All three men lived as they did because of the enormous respect and overwhelming love they had for God and His Kingdom agenda.
What do we need to maintain the privileges Christ has already won for us? Keep loving God, continue to be Word-loaded, Word-addicted, Word-motivated, and Word-directed. It is with your divine mandate privileges that you must defray every weapon and strategy that Satan is fashioning against you. As you walk in your dominion mandate, the “reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes” (Amos 9:13) in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen!
- Thanksgiving to God for the previous months of 2018.
- I plead the Blood of Jesus for forgiveness & mercy to purify & sanctify. I receive power to sin no more. This month & forever, Your kingdom come & Your will be done in my life, in Jesus’ Name.
- Because of the dominion mandate, I receive power for expansion & enlargement, breaking through & forth on all areas of my life as from today, in Jesus’ Name.
- I receive Amos 9:13 into my life. I decree that these are the days of my life that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, & the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; & the mountains shall drop sweet wine, & all the hills shall melt, in Jesus’ Name.
- Joseph had to come out from prison for him to unite with his brothers in his glory. I rebuke every fowl spirit of imprisonment over my life, & I come out from every form of imprisonment now, in Jesus’ Name.
- Thou garment of forgetfulness, reproach, disgrace & shame upon my life & destiny, tear by fire, in Jesus’ Name.
- I receive right now the magnetic anointing that attracts help, divine connection, divine collection, favor & all the pleasant things of life, in Jesus’ Name.
- According to 1 Kings 18:46, Father, let your hand be upon me for exploits, in Jesus’ Name.
- Power for bumper harvest in all my adventures in life, fall upon me now by fire, in Jesus’ Name.
- I prophesy that where the good from my life has been forgotten before, I shall be remembered & rewarded for good as from today, in Jesus’ Name.