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        (05/03/2001) dominion
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: dominion

I've like to share some insights that I have learned
from Pastor Charles Nieman. As to not to misquote him,
some of these are my own insights.

When God created man, He gave man two things. I'd like
to share the first thing in this email.

The first thing that God gave man was dominion.

[Genesis 1:26]
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.

What is dominion and why did God create man to have
dominion? Charles Nieman shares a very interesting

[Genesis 1:1-3]
1 In the beginning God created the heaven & the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and
darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit
of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light:& there was light.

Have you ever wondered what this light was? It was
clearly stated in [Genesis 1:14] that God created the
sun and the moon much later.

The original old Hebrew word that was used for light
was order. So, what God really created wasn't light
but order. In the beginning the world was in chaos. It
was without form and void, and darkness (the original
hebrew word used represented chaos)
was upon the face
of the deep. When God created light, He brought order
out of chaos.

That is one of the reasons why God created man: to
maintain order. To bring order out of chaos. We are
still living in chaos now because we are in a fallen
world. There are still evil, disease and poverty

However, when Jesus came, He came because He wanted to
restore what we had lost. The Hebrew word dominion is
"radah" which means to rule, have dominion, dominate,
tread down, rule or subjugate.

[Ephesians 1:20-22]
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him
from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in
the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and
might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not
only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave
him to be the head over all things to the church,

We again have dominion in Christ, dominion over chaos
in our lives, dominion over sickness, poverty,
spiritual principalities.

How do we exercise this dominion? This is my own
insight. When we pray, we exercise authority over a
situation. That is one of the reasons why we pray.

[Matthew 21:21-22]
21 Jesus answered & said unto them, Verily I say unto
you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not
only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also
if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, &
be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive.

There is great power in our prayer and in us, through
Christ. We need to understand that authority and use
God's authority. However, we have to learn the
spiritual and natural laws that are still in operation
today if we are to exercise dominion. We can only
exercise dominion over things that God has given us in
Christ. If we want to do something evil, God will not
be the one answering our prayer because it is not in
line with His Word.

I have been quite sick lately. It's been more than six
weeks already but because I understand and know the
authority that God has given me over sickness, I
continue to pray and give thanks and believe God for
complete healing. Why? Because I know that whatever I
ask in prayer, believing, I shall receive. God has
given the same authority that He has given to Jesus to
me. His Word says that by His stripes I have been
healed. Even though sometimes the physical
manifestation may come later, in the supernatural the
healing is already there.

I will pray UNTIL something happens. I give thanks
because I believe that I am already healed.

Having dominion means bringing everything into
obedience into the Word of God and not the other way
round, letting circumstances control or have dominion
over us. All we need to do is ask, believe and receive
and exercise that dominion that God has given us in
His Word. Ask, believing until the circumstances fall
in line with His Word and order is brought out of

2. New prayer requests:
i. I have feelings of despair! -- guest

ii. I God Why? Pray for me! -- guest

iii. Prayer for a financial -- zeta96

iv. healing for my wife -- warwick

v. God's Wisdom & Guidance for direction -- shmessier

vi. In need of prayer! -- guest

vii. pray for Terry -- ybeerens

viii. Husbands job -- godswoman

3. Number of prayer warriors: 810
We welcome nicole, sweets, thinrn, mrhvb, devoshon,
jer, helmut, trusting, devi, love, mummau55, andre _
pw, myrna, boople2, mintony, marcille, icwebb, garnet,
robinhendrix, paula_ann, cherisheep, godzangel14, nab
and spea1960 into our prayer group.

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in Christ,
Wai Hun 
Thursday, May 03, 2001 9:28:19 AM   waihun

changed on Thursday, May 03, 2001 9:29:15 AM

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