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(05/24/2001) dominion by position
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: dominion by position
[2 Corinthians 2:15]
For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who
are being saved and those who are perishing
I've been talking about dominion. God has created us
to take dominion over our lives. When we understand
that we have these keys, we would learn how to use
these keys to control the chaos in our lives.
That was what God did when He first talked about
creation. He took order over chaos and then He created
man to maintain that order.
Charles Nieman explained something that came
completely new to me, which I've mentioned before in a
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
For 28 years, Charles Nieman was confounded by the
above scripture. If God had created light which shines
on the earth through the sun, how would He mention the
creation of the sun many verses later? Charles checked
the Hebrew translations and the word light in [Gen
1:3] seemed to just mean light. Until one day, he
switched on the television and heard a Jewish
professor expound on this scripture. The Jewish
professor, who also happens to be a Christian, said
that the Hebrew language has evolved. The bible was
translated from the middle Hebrew language. In the old
or original Hebrew language, the word "light" meant
order and the word "darkness" meant chaos.
Isn't that what God wants to establish in our lives?
When we received Him, isn't He continually bringing
order into our chaotic lives? God created Adam and the
first thing that he told Adam was that he was to have
dominion over everything in the garden. He wanted Adam
to maintain order and to control chaos.
That is what God wants us to do in our lives? Jesus
died to bring back that authority and dominion which
our first father, Adam, has lost to satan. Now, the
keys are in our hands.
The problem is even when we stand on His Word and
learn to pray, many times our hearts accuse us. We
feel that we are not worthy, and not good enough to
have dominion. We feel that we have fallen short of
that God-given authority.
What have we done to ourselves? As we became
Christians, we turned back to our works and our own
righteousness to determine whether or not we can have
the authority and dominion that God has promised in
our Word. We try so hard to please others and prove
ourselves to others with our works, that we bring this
into our relationship with God.
God doesn't need us to prove ourselves worthy. We are
already worthy because of what Jesus has done on the
Cross. We are not only worthy, we are an aroma
pleasing to Him. We have dominion not because of our
works but because of our position ... we are sons of
God. A son receives his inheritance because of his
position. A son receives his authority and dominion
over his father's household because of his position. A
son is pleasing to his father because he was born into
When we forget that and let the devil or our hearts
accuse us, we forget that it is our position that
matters. I have dominion because Christ did not just
become my sin offering, He became my burnt offering.
In the Old Testament, there are many types of
offering, two of which are sin offering and burnt
offering. In sin offering, the sins of the people
were placed on the lamb that was sacrificed. In burnt
offering, a perfect animal was offered, an animal
without blemish and the perfection of the animal was
transferred to the people. The aroma of the burnt
animal became a sweet aroma to God.
Jesus became my burnt offering. My position in Christ
is secure and I have dominion because I am His
daughter, and my Father in Heaven is pleased with me.
So, when you pray, exercise that dominion and know
that God honours our prayer because of our position in
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall
say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou
cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart,
but shall believe that those things which he saith
shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye
desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them,
and ye shall have them.
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