If you're born again, you have dominion

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”  Genesis 1:26

It’s important that we understand that when God made man, He gave man dominion over everything on earth. For us to have an idea of the kind of dominion that man would have had if he had not sinned, let’s look at the perfect Man, Jesus Christ.  

You remember when Jesus wanted to pay the temple tax, He only needed to command a fish to bring the money to Him (Matthew 17:24-27). When He wanted to feed a multitude, He only needed to multiply five loaves and two fish in His hands (Mark 6:34-44). When a storm threatened the lives of His disciples, He only had to speak to the storm and there was perfect calm (Mark 4:35-41). And every sick person who was brought to Him went away healed. He even brought the dead back to life because He had dominion over death.
 
Today, you and I have the same dominion that Jesus exercised because Christ is in you (Colossians 1:27). You might be thinking and saying, “Pastor Don, forget about having dominion over the sea, air or earth. I need to have dominion over my backache which has robbed me of my time with my family”. You may also be thinking “I want dominion over my financial situation”.  

Well, Friends, because God’s purpose for you is to have dominion on earth, He will keep you healthy. After all, it is hard to rule the earth when you are sick and lying on your bed. And God will prosper you because it is hard to be a blessing to others and accomplish what you’ve been called to do when you’re in lack yourself.
 
We need to understand that since God’s greater purpose is for man to have dominion on earth, it would include the lesser blessings such as health and provision. Then, we will see ourselves as God sees us, walking in dominion, and we will walk in victory over our negative circumstances in the natural realm.  

Friends, you have been born again of the Spirit, born to rule and have dominion over everything on earth. Thank you, Jesus.

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