Tuesday 1, March 2011
Bible Passage(s): Genesis 1:26 – 28
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, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26
As we move on in this year of New Beginnings, God is re-emphasizing to us those things which He has planned and purposed for us this year. Last month, God commanded us to be fruitful and multiply.
You will recall that we said last month that, ‘Fruitfulness is an evidence of multiplication and multiplication leads to dominion. When you multiply you spread out, fill the land and dominate!’ So the consequence of fruitfulness and multiplication is dominion. As you spread out, your influence fills the land and you become the reference point in your area of influence.
The Oxford dictionary defines dominion as authority to rule, to control. That is, in your sphere of influence, you have authority to control everything! As God said in Genesis 1:26 above, your dominion encompasses all life. Thus right from creation God had enthroned you King of all His creation! He has placed you at a vantage position over all creation, as the controller of all things and you are potentially rich. God has created you into abundance and great wealth! Isn’t that wonderful?
So why then are you not fulfilling the God-ordained purpose for your life? If you can just catch this revelation today, you will accomplish great things this year. But if you are still wallowing in sin, it will be difficult for you operate in the realm of greatness that God has ordained for you.
Therefore I charge you to examine your life, if you have not been operating in the realm of dominion which God has ordained for your life, go back to God today, confess your shortcomings and turn a new leaf. He will restore you to the company of His beloved.
However, if you are yet to acknowledge His Son, Jesus Christ as being relevant to your life. You have a great work to do. You are not yet a child of God. But the way to God is simple; only declare and express your faith in His Son Jesus Christ and accept Him as your Lord and Saviour. John 1:12 says “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” When you do this, identify and begin to attend a Bible believing and teaching church, so that you can grow in your faith. Read the Bible everyday and the Holy Spirit will teach and guide you into all things.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, May He make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace, now and forevermore. Amen.
Have a wonderful month.