Summary: With great delight I welcome you to the month of August, our Month of Dominion. I thank God who has kept us from Coronavirus and global death.
My Month of Dominion
Pastor Amos Dada PhD; P. Eng
With great delight I welcome you to the month of August, our Month of Dominion. I thank God who has kept us from Coronavirus and global death. Interestingly, to show how critical and important the issue of dominion is, God during the first creation of the human being, before clothing him with flesh He blessed him and gave him dominion. “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.” Gen 1:28. I want to thank God for the dimensions reached so far, God is saying however that the level of dominion we have now is like scratching the surface of dominion. My encouragement to the church in this eighth month of the year is to pray individually and corporately that the Lord will open our inner eyes to have dominion afresh. I pray this month that God will grant you dominion physically, academically, spiritually and in all aspects of your life in Jesus’ name.
What is dominion?
Dominion is defined as control or power over, or the authority to rule. For example, a king rules over a domain his jurisdiction or a territory. Dominion means sovereignty. Dominion is to have control over something. To dominate in that particular field, be an authority and expert in that area of specialty or human endeavor. To have influence in an area be it spiritual or financial influence over an area. God did not create us as reactionaries but influencers. As individuals, that area you are begging for assistance, struggling in, is an indication that you don’t have dominion yet! Until the church understands dominion correctly, we shall only be reacting to worldly events instead of being in command of worldly events as God purposed for His church.
That the word of God promised us fruitfulness, multiplication, replenishment, subdue, and have dominion does not automatically confirm it on individual or the church. That God loves the world and sent his only begotten son to redeem mankind does not mean the whole word will be saved as we have witnessed.
Even when you have met some conditions and you now have dominion in a particular area does not mean you will have dominion in other areas. God gives us all opportunities, we choose the areas we want to take the opportunities, you choose the area you want to have dominion. God gave every believer the opportunity to have dominion over sin, but how many believers have dominion over sin, God have us Christians to have financial dominion how many of us have genuine, integrity based financial dominion. There are some who looted government funds or their companies or banks or did some unwholesome business and came to wealth and brag about financial dominion, which has no place in what God is saying. God promised us dominion over sicknesses and diseases how many are not on one medication or the other? God promised us spiritual dominion how many walk in that realm? For instance God promised “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mk 16:17-18 How many walk-in this dominion. Dominion like the word love is one word we use but rarely practice. If God has promised you and I dominion we have a duty to find dominion at all cost!
1. In what area can I have dominion? You may not have dominion in all areas of human endeavor. You are not wired for that. We all need this understanding about dominion. Nobody is wired for dominion in all areas of life that except God the Almighty. The lion has dominion in the jungle but is powerless in the ocean. The eagle has dominion in the air but is powerless in the ocean, it can zoom to the ocean pick a big fish on the surface but as majestic as it is in the air with his powerful beak and expansive wings that can soar towards the sun unhindered more than 10,000 feet, if it dares to go 100 feet below the waters, it shall never return to the surface! Similarly, the whales, shacks and other fishes that rule the waters, they cannot abandon the waters for the jungles or the air they will die premature death. I am a Chemical Engineer, that is my area of dominion in the vast field of engineering, even at that, Chemical Engineering is so wide that I had my doctorate thesis in polymer engineering. Every expert is in a special field, which is where you have dominion. You must find your area of dominion. However, God wants all, of us to collectively have dominion over the earth!