The Spirit of Dominion
DEFINITION OF TERMS
THE SPIRIT OF DOMINION: it is the Holy Spirit who empowers the whole of man to rule over the earth and the circumstances of life.
DOMAIN: is the authority to govern, take charge, manage or control what is placed in your care.
THE 3 AREAS OF MAN’S DOMAIN
1. DOMAIN OVER THE LAND
The earth is the solid part of the planet with everything it contains. The animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, and the aquatic kingdom were subjected to humanity. The land is God’s property given to man to manage and explore. God’s secondary assignment to man was to rule the earth from the Garden of Eden. This was demonstrated by Adam by naming the animals and watering the plants, making sure that everything made by God fulfills its purpose. God has put man in charge of managing the earth from the beginning. But when he fell from God’s standards for righteous compliance, the devil took away his command of dominion over the earth. The man who was a legal occupant became a mere slave of the devil and all his manipulations when he renounced this right of government. Frankly, the Spirit of dominion that gives man power over God’s property and Satan’s strategy left him when he fell. He was disconnected from the life of God (Spirit of Dominion) and expelled from the place of fellowship with Him, but it was not over yet for him. Therefore, the fall of man was a fall from the command of dominion.
2. DOMINION OVER SATAN AND THE WORLD SYSTEM 1 John 4: 4-5
The devil and his minions are disembodied illegal beings on earth. Although they were thrown by God from heaven to earth as a result of his deliberate plan to ascend to the place of Almighty God. As the devil was unsuccessful in his carefully laid plan to overthrow God in heaven; he automatically plotted this evil against man. God made man as Himself to be in charge of the earth knowing full well that the devil has come down here on earth to stay for a while. Man was created to have dominion over Satan and his systematic influence in this world. But the devil took the place of man through deception. However, when Jesus died on the cross, was buried and was resurrected, a new kind of life occurred to him and he was resurrected by the Spirit of dominion that conquers the devil and the worldly system. Therefore, everyone who believes in the finished work of grace of Christ Jesus on the cross; receives the Spirit of dominion will execute its original mandate of God.
3. DOMINION OVER SIN, ILLNESS, AND DEATH. ROM. 6:14
The kind of life Adam inherited from God in the beginning; it was a life that did not know sin and was not subject to sickness and death; until Adam was disconnected from the Spirit of dominion. But thank God for the coming of the last Adam, Christ Jesus, who has restored man to the place of dominion by the Holy Spirit. The power of sin is broken; the disease has been treated by the wounds of Jesus. The death of Jesus on the cross has deprived death of its power and reveals its futility over humanity. Man’s problem is more sin but ignorance of his redemptive rights in Christ Jesus.
HOW TO LIVE AND WALK IN DOMINION
1. YOU MUST BE BORN OF GOD 1 John 5: 1-5
The life of God is a supernatural life possessed by the natural man who has received it. Being born of God is when the Holy Spirit has recreated the human spirit by the word of God. This rebirth is a spiritual phenomenon that is obtained by faith through the impartation of the Holy Spirit. It is also known as eternal life, being born again, or regeneration. This kind of life helps you live and walk in dominion in this world of sin. There is no natural man who can live above the law of sin and death that controls his actions and gives sin dominion over his life; unless you submit to the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus.
2. YOU MUST LIVE AND WALK BY FAITH 2Cor. 5: 7, Heb. 2: 4, 10:36, 11: 6, Rom. 1:17, Gal. 3:11
The Christian life is impossible without the operation of faith in the human spirit and the help of the Holy Spirit. The Bible says that the victory by which we overcome the world is our faith. Our faith is a spiritual requirement to excel in our Christian walk. Living by faith means that everything you do is an act of faith by being aware of your spiritual state. And walking by faith means demonstrating your invisible belief in God in the visible world. In other words, living your convictions and confessions in this world of confusion.
3. MAINTAIN A LIFE OF PRAYER
Prayer is one of the ways to exercise and maintain your dominion over the earth. Jesus’ mission did not begin until he took the time to pray and to overcome he continued in prayers. The life of prayer is a life that empowers and emboldens your human spirit to rise above Satan and the circumstances of life. When we pray, we surrender God on the scene of our life situations that we face. Nothing changes until we decide to change it on our knees. Sometimes the most neglected aspect of many Christians is their prayer life and the devil seeks that opening to launch an attack or reinforce against us.
4. RULE YOUR WORLD WITH THE WORD OF GOD. Pro. 18: 4; 20-21
The world from the beginning of creation was framed and even sustained by the word of God. It is with the word of God that you can recreate your future and maintain your dominion over the world. There is no situation in which the word of God cannot change if you can only believe in the efficacy of his word and also confess it. Everything in life responds to what you say. The greatest power of humans resides in their thoughts and in their language. Or you are saved, safe or enslaved by what you say.