MAN WAS CREATED FOR DOMINION

*πŸ‘€MINISTER: _ELDER SAMUEL BOAKYE

πŸ‘‰MEMORY VERSE: _”And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over  the fish of the sea”_ (Genesis 1:26) 

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God has dominion over all things including humankind. He knew us before he brought us into existence. Dominion is a word which can be used in the replacement of supremacy or sovereignty. Supremacy simply means having power over all others. Another means of dominion is stewardship; thus taking care if something. The Spirit of God manifests in this supreme manner in the life of humankind, who was created in the image and likeness of God.

As part of God’s dominion imparted in man, Satan is brought under his power. Man is greater than Satan because he has received God’s dominion (Psalm 8:4-6). Lucifer became jealous of our wide range dominion before God even created us for His glory. That was why he wanted the prestige God wanted to give to us. Humankind lives on earth but we reign in Heaven together with God. It is so because we have the mind and heart of God. In like manner, God reigns here in the world through us (Revelation 12:7-9). One who shares dominion with God will not have anything here on earth yo be jealous about. Our reaches in Heaven are greater than the deceptive things here on earth.

Man fell because they surrendered the dominion of God in them, for the deception of Satan. The devil wanted to condemn the entire human race into eternal destruction. Three things happened when man disobeyed God: mankind lost the covering of God, mankind lost the right to rule and finally they came under the authority of Satan. By God’s grace, Jesus Christ redeemed us from the filth of sins with His holy blood. Satan continues to struggle with man over the destruction of God’s dominion in man but yo no avail for those who will live righteously and in holiness to God. For us to remain in the possession of God’s dominion, we need to drop Satan’s property by rejecting sin with abhorrence.

Be very vigilant about the schemes of Satan. His first weapon to achieve the deception of mankind, is temptation (Matthew 4:3). He attacks the supremacy of God in mankind and they become obedient to him but the end is destruction in the Lake of Fire. Every temptation from Satan, considers the lustful and weak point of man. If we are partially obedient to God, then we are obedient to Satan instead. If we are sober to remember that the Lord created us to reign here on earth and forever in Heaven, as we shall enjoy the eternal life promised us in Heaven.

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*PRAYER*: Jesus my Redeemer, let me maintain your imparted dominion forever. *AMEN*

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A GODFEARING HEART

“They feared the LORD,and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence”.
2Kings 17:33KJV

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Whenever the children of Israel provoke God to anger by disobeying His Words, He allow their enemies to besiege them. When Hoshea, the son of Elah began to reign in Samaria, he did evil in the sight of God and God caused the king of Assyria to carry them away to his country. And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon to dwell in the cities of Samaria instead of Israel. But those men didn’t fear God so He sent lions among them and slew some of them. Even when they complained to the king and he sent to them one of the priests to teach them how they should fear the LORD, they made gods of their own and served them as Israel did.

They had a certain knowledge of God, and feared him because of the punishment, and not that they want to worship Him or obey His commandments, but they continued to be idolaters. They were afraid of God, who had sent lions among them; and therefore they offered him a sort of worship that he might not thus afflict them: but they served other gods, devoted themselves affectionately to them.

There are so many Christians who fear God because they’ve heard about the innumerable torments of Hell and the severe judgement of Him, yet they aren’t ready to forsake the world and walk in the narrow way. Every secret thing is widely open in God’s sight; He knows that you don’t fear Him, you’re just pretending; but within the bottom of your heart, you’re serving yourself, Satan and the world.
A Godfearing heart always leads to repentance, faith and obedience to God’s words.
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PRAYER:Thank you Father for your saving words, please impart your fear in Me and help me hearken to your words in Christ Jesus’ name I pray
AMEN
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THE REVEALED WISDOM TO MAN

“And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”
Job 28:28KJV

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Before the fall, man sought for wisdom in a forbidden way. When Eve saw that the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one *wise* , they took and
did eat. Thus they lost all the
wisdom that they had, by not setting the fear of the Lord before
their eyes; and became foolish, wicked, and miserable. God then prescribes a proper remedy for this dire disease: The
fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; it is our only wisdom now to set God always before our eyes, that we may not transgress against Him.

When God forbade man the tree of knowledge, he allowed him the tree of life, and wisdom is that tree (Prov. 3:18). We cannot attain true wisdom but by divine revelation; For it’s only the Lord that gives wisdom (Prov.2:6).

Wisdom is an applied knowledge; the natural ability to understand things that most other people cannot understand. It’s only when we behold the world with God’s eye that we’ll vividly know and understand what’s transpiring. It’s only the wise that can make it to Heaven. So many people had missed the way of wisdom by searching the wisdom of this world through the knowledge they’ve acquired. How can you understand the the wisdom that created the world without the fear of God? (Pro. 3:19-20) To depart from sin is understanding.
Oh how happy, bliss and blessed is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding! (Prov.3:13)
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PRAYER: Help me to refrain myself from sin oh Lord Jesus and to fear you alone in your name I pray.
AMEN

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KEEP YOUR PALACE

 _”When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:”_ (Luke 11:21) 

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Each and every one has a spirit being in us. This spirit in us is transformed by the Holy Spirit through the renewal of our minds after we have come to follow Jesus Christ. Our bodies have become the temple of the Holy Spirit which resides in us. God’s Word tells us that we have been called into royal priesthood and for that matter, we have become the Light of the world, reigning as ambassadors in His stead (1Peter 2:9, 1Corinthians 6:19-20, Matthew 5:14-16, 2Corinthians 5:20).

In this palace of our bodies are many treasures of the spirit kept for the world to be attracted into the presence of God. These treasures which mustn’t be stolen by the devil and his cohorts, are entirely the fruits of the Spirit and the good works we present to the world (Galatians 5:22-25, Matthew 5:16). With this understanding, let us come to know that our spirits are fortified to live for the Holy Spirit only on condition that we meditate on the Word of God, pray as often as possible and shun every thing evil. That is how the treasures in us can be safely kept from being exchanged with sin (John 10:10).

*As we have the spiritual weapons to fight against the flesh and its inimical agenda, let us succeed in keeping all the precious gifts of God in our palace (Ephesians 6:10-12, 2Corinthians 10:4-5). The Spirit of God is the only one who can provide us with the strength we need to remain invincible. Be a strong man with strong spirit.*

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*PRAYER*: Oh Lord Jesus Christ, kindly keep watching over my palace.*AMEN*

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WHAT DO YOU EAT?

πŸ‘‰MEMORY VERSE:

_”Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.”_ (Jeremiah 15:16) 

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Hunger draws back the strength and ability in every human being. It compels a person to look for food as the means of regaining lost energy. *This means that there is a relationship between food and the output of man at work. No matter how one is hungry, he or she will not chew waste materials to satisfy their hunger because they don’t have the ability to produce energy for human consumption.*When our bodies take in filtered water, we will become healthier than the one who drinks water from a gutter to quench their thirst. Man drinks to live and not to fall sick. 

Swing this same understanding to the spiritual side of human lives. The Holy Bible tells us that it is right for all Saints of Christ to hunger and thirst for God’s righteousness, and we shall be filled (Mathew 5:6). *Faith is the life we seek to preserve when we come to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord; because without faith, no one can please God by living according to His purpose for our salvation. We carry out the mission of God only when we are alive in faith.*

How well are we being fed by the Word of God to stay alive in the working hours of faith? Keep your faith breathing as you eat more of God’s Word even it is well prepared by the Holy Spirit. *Any other food like human and religious doctrines will only become poisonous to our faith, and our inner man cannot grow.*

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*PRAYER*: Dear Holy Spirit, please feed me more with your WORD and keep me alive in faith. *AMEN*

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HAVE YOU SEEN JESUS?

“And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last”
Rev. 1:17KJV

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Anyone who have an encounter with Christ never be the same. You become so meek and selfless. When John saw Him, he fell at His feet as dead; he was overpowered with the greatness of the lustre and glory in which Christ appeared, though he had been so familiar with him before. The unspeakable splendour of such majesty was more than the apostle could bear, and he fell down deprived of his senses, but was soon enabled to behold the vision by a communication of
strength from our Lord’s right hand.
Ezekiel said, “Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face and I heard a voice of One speaking.”(Ez.1:28)

In Christianity, the higher you go, the cooler you become. The more you behold and encounter Christ, the more humbler you become. Those that are in higher positions in Christ and had truly encountered him are very meek and lowly in heart. Have you seen JESUS? Have you counted the cost of not seeing him? He said “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”(Rev.1:18) Beloved, why won’t you encounter and have an intimate relationship with the one who can save you from the sting of death and the tremendous pains of hell? He has the keys of hell and death and He is the only Savior of your soul. You’ve seen the world for some period, it’s now time to behold the creator of the world.

“There’s line that is drawn by rejecting our Lord, Where the call of His Spirit is lost, And you hurry along with the pleasure-mad throng
Have you counted, have you counted the cost?
Have you counted the cost, if your soul should be lost, Tho’ you gain the whole world for your own?
Even now it may be that the line you have crossed, Have you counted, have you counted the cost?
You may barter your hope of eternity’s morn, For a moment of joy at the most,….
For the glitter of sin and the things it will win. Have you counted, have you counted the cost?
While the door of His mercy is open to you, Ere the depth of His love you exhaust, Won’t you come and be healed, won’t whisper, I yield I have counted, I have counted, the cost”(Hymn) .

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PRAYER: Help me to encounter you Lord Jesus for you’ve already paid the cost of my sins. Help me to behold you and be like you.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU

THE TIME IS AT HAND

“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand”.
Rev. 1:3KJV

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It is not sufficient to our blessedness that we read and hear the scriptures, but we must keep the things that are written; we must keep them in our memories, in our minds, in our affections, and in practice, and we shall be blessed in the deed. The nearer we come to the accomplishment of the scriptures, the greater regard we shall give to them. The time is at hand, and we should be so much the more attentive as we see the day approaching. There is no other way to watch our righteous garments not to be spotted with the world other than having God’s Words in our hearts. The Bible says, “be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”(1Pet.5:8) Our only Sword to battle the enemy is the WORD.

Time is really moving faster than normal. We are daily heading towards the judgement day. How prepared are we? We neither read the Word, study, meditate nor keep it, how can we be like Christ Jesus when He appears? He said, “the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel”( Mark 1:15)

We are always busy with our businesses, not having any regard for the Word. It’s time to reset our priorities and seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; it’s time to put the Word into practice for the time of the rapture is at hand. There’s no time left for loving the world and its things. We are in the extra time and we must use every moment for preparation towards Heaven. We must set our affections on things above for the time is at hand.

Precious soul, heed the warning, for your life will soon begone. Oh how sad to face the judgement; unprepared to meet the Lord.
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PRAYER: Help me Lord Jesus to be prepared for your kingdom for the time is really at hand.
AMEN

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