*👤MINISTER: _ELDER SAMUEL BOAKYE
👉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)
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.
*PRAYER*: Jesus my Redeemer, let me maintain your imparted dominion forever. *AMEN*