Living A Life Of Dominion- Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4)
In the verse above, Apostle John tells us about the life we have in Christ; a life of dominion over satan, the world, and its systems. The Christian is unconquerable; he’s a victor on every count; he’s born into the glory-life, and could never fail.
Jesus tells us in the book of Luke 10:19 about our dominion over the world in Him “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you”- Luke 10:19. In Mark 16:18 He said you shall tread upon serpents; and if you drink any deadly thing, it’ll have no effect on you.
The Psalmist speaks further on the power God gave us to have dominion ”what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet”.
Jesus overcame the world and gave us the victory, the power to subdue this world. That’s what John affirms in our opening verse. The word, “overcometh”means to have victory over, to subdue, conquer, and to prevail over. You’ve subdued, tamed and conquered the elements of this world; the circumstances of life; therefore, walk in dominion over them.
Never wonder or be baffled by the trials, temptations or challenges that may come your way; in the midst of them all, you’ll always win: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). You have to come to this realization; train and develop yourself in this consciousness.