God created man with a mandate to have mastery over the earth. The mandate is summed up in Genesis 1:26, when God said,

“Let’s make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over tonebirds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth".

However, the mandate was short lived when man soiled his hands in sin. Whilst the devil thought he had the final nail in the coffin of the mandate, Jesus emerged on the scene to birth a restoration. In setting the stage for the restoration, Jesus died and paid the penalty of sin, which is death. On the strength of this, Jesus regained for mankind the key to live in dominion. Whilst His death marked the cessation of the devil's dominance of mankind, it marked the threshold of victoriously living for everyone in union with Christ. This reveals that a man that would live in dominion must be in UNION WITH CHRIST. A man united with God is not just a majority but has also attained superiority over the forces of darkness. Hence, if you want to live in dominance of the earth and over all the forces of darkness, know that the prerogative and right to actualise this mandate lies with those who are united with Christ. Contrary to this, the devil takes the upper hand.

It is important to note that living in dominion isn't a walk in the park. You need to be fortified as a Christian soldier in order to resist the devil. You need to fortified with the whole armour of God, one of which is the word of God. The UNDERSTANDING of the word and the ability to UNPACK it, as rightly dividing the word of truth would help you to build a spiritual ladder that ascends above the gimmicks of the devil. If found bankrupt of the word of God, the devil would take liberties with your ignorance. We discovered that aside from being the Word of Life, Jesus knew the scripture. With His knowledge of the Law, He shut down the mouthwatering offers of the devil, intended to derail Him from His ultimate mission to redeem mankind. Today, many believers are tossed back and forth by false doctrines and are unable to find their feet because the devil had brainwashed them into false sense of security. In the end, he holds them captive, leaving them with no option than to throw themselves at his mercy.

No one can live in dominion without the UNCTION to thread upon powers and also work exploits for God. Jesus underscores the import of empowerment when He instructed the early Disciples to tarry in Jerusalem. Jesus knew that they would be up against the forces of darkness and fiery oppositions, so he assured them of power from on high. And having being endowed with power, they stood up against powers, stopped the mouth of lions, wrought miracles and defied the instructions that negate God's mandate for their lives. Without power from on high, there would not be a setting up to occupy the seat of dominion. Henceforth, as you unite with God, and undo your relationship with worldliness, may the Lord endow you with the unction to keep dominating in every sphere of your life in Jesus name.

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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.


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