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Walking in Dominion

Study Text: Luke 10:19


Luke 10:19
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.

Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 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.
Introduction:
Ephesians 1:19-23, “may you have the spirit of understanding and your eyes be enlightened;
that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His
inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who
believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He
raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all
principality and power and might and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only
in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him
to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in
all.”
– Dominion is a topic that many of us talk about but few of us really possess.
Dominion in its simplest form is power, authority or control over something or someone.
It is the ability to request or command and expect a fulfillment of that appeal. To have
dominion is to rule, to be in charge.
For a saint of God understanding dominion is crucial to his walk with God. A lack of
understanding in this area could cost him spiritually and naturally too.
Spiritual dominion is not arbitrary rulership. It is not about going around commanding and
demanding at your own discretion.
Spiritual dominion falls under the auspices of God. It is only effective and effectual when it
submits totally to the will of God.
Dominion is about knowing who you are in Christ and understanding that in you, through Him is
the power to lay hold onto the promises of God and possess them until the day of Christ.
Dominion is understanding that you can do what God said you can do,
have what God said you can haveand be what God said you can be.
We shall discuss the topic under three subheadings:
1. The Plain Truth About Walking in Dominion
2. The Principles of Walking in Dominion
3. The Places of Walking in Dominion
1. The Plain Truth About Walking in Dominion
Spiritual dominion begins in you. You will never be able to exercise power or authority over
anything until you have first conquered self.
Flesh is our greatest enemy.The church today appears to be on fire with spiritual warfare. Going
against demonic activities, battling demons and rebuking the forces of evil, but until you
conquer your flesh you are no match for the enemy.
The bible clearly states:“Present your bodies a living sacrifice holy and acceptable unto God
which is your reasonable service and be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by
the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will
of God.”
The word of God has not changed! Except we first take dominion over ourselves, over habits
and desires and unbridled lusts and passions that are in us we can never expect to have
dominion over anything else.
We must crucify, dominate and control flesh and make it bow to the dictates of God.
You have to choose to be different. People who take dominion are leaders not followers
They learn through their test and trial. They learn through their experiences and they believe
God to the fulfilling of his promises.
How many times in your life has the enemy tried to destroy you. He set you up for failure
He caused accidents, injuries and sickness, but God kept you alive, He kept your able in sound
mind and strength, ready for this day, this hour, this season
“Be steadfast unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord for as much as you know
your labor is not in vain in the Lord”
You must take dominion. You must take controlStop bowing to things you don’t have to bow to
Stop accepting things you don’t have to accept.
Bring your body under control. Bring your mind under control. Bring your spirit under control.
Watch what you say. Get your attitude together. Stand for righteousness
Stand for holiness. Uphold God’s word. Rejoice in troubles.
Worship with commitment, And stand in authority. Whatever that mountain is in front of you,
take dominion.
Don’t let it stand in your wayDon’t let it keep you from your place of power and dominion in
God. “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me”
2. The Principles of Walking in Dominion
– There is a spirit realm right above our heads, and until you can get some discernment of the
spiritual realm you will never gain dominion.
– The devil is the prince of the air, and he operates in the dark and we need to recognize who
we are fighting. You will need to know the weakness and power of your enemy in order to gain
dominion over him.
– The key to these principles are knowing who you are and then letting the devil know who you
are.
– You must know just what Jesus Christ’s power is and what He accomplished for you already
and take dominion of the power He has given the church. Here are the principles outlined for
you: D. O. M. I. N. I. O. N
1. D = Discover Your Source Of Dominion
– We have to understand the exceeding great power we have through Jesus Christ. Jesus took
the dominion from Satan and turned and gave the keys to the church.
– Now keys are made to lock and unlock things, so you have the power to bind and to loose
situations in your life.
– The power and source of your dominion comes directly from heaven. It comes through Jesus
Christ. You make Him Lord of your life and learn these principles and you’ll get dominion. – It
does not come through human ability but a spiritual power. We are a people of dominion.
2. O = Obtain Knowledge on The Effective Use Of Your Weapons
– Just as the conflict is spiritual so our weapons are spiritual also. 2 Cor 10: 3 We have prayer
and we have the sword of the spirit.
– We need for our prayer to be fervent and you’ll never have effective, fervent prayer until you
tap into the Holy Spirit for He anoints you to pray
– Everyone that is going to walk in dominion must be people of PRAYER, and they must know
the WORD. It should come out of your mouth when you’re attacked by the devil.
– The word of God must be hidden in your heart so that when an attack comes you can use that
double edged sword. It will cause exploits from you. Get to know His word.
Prayer is the power that accomplishes things when nothing else will. Faith gives you dominion
and a person with faith walks with God.
Where do you get faith? Romans 10:17 tells us, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by
the word of God.”
The word cannot build faith in you until you learn to abide in it. Jesus tells us this in John 15:7,
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be
done for you.”
3. M = Maintain Your Relationship With The Body Of Christ
– The Body of Christ is a divine relationship with Jesus Christ. Christ’s body is a living, moving
entity. Stay close to the church. Colossians 1:18.
– Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail against His church. Follow His commands and pay
your tithe and the devil will never prevail.
– God said we should prove Him on this. It will cause blessings to flow because you’re a part of
His body.
– Do you need healing or a miracle, then get the body to praying for you. The people should be
worshiping him through prayer and praise, they should be pulling praise out of the preacher.
– We are in Him and He is in us. We are also seated together. We are to reign as priests and
kings before His throne. We’re in the world but not of this world. Eph 2: 5
4. I = Identify Your Enemy
– How can you win a battle if you don’t know who you are fighting? The devil is subtle.
– You’ll never have victory if you don’t learn to identify your enemy. It’s not your husband, nor
your employer, nor people in your church, but it is the devil that you are dealing with not
people.
– John 10:10 says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have
come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
– Christ wants us to have dominion. In this verse your enemy is identified and your benefactor.
Battles are not natural, they are spiritual.
– We want to try to battle them by world principles but the devil will laugh in your face and
keep you in fear and in turmoil. Take your weapons out and show him who you are.
– We must remind the devil that he is defeated, that Jesus already won the battle, and that
truth and knowledge of His word gives you the victory. Colossians 2:15.
5. N = Never Stay Unprepared
– Stay in the blood, the devil tries to get us away from our covenant. He knows your
weaknesses and he’ll come at you through them.
– Fortify your weakness with the word of God, and Godwill turn that weakness around and
make it your strength in Him.
– Don’t ever let your guard down. You’re devil proof by the blood of Jesus, so hold on to your
weapons and never lay them down.
– The devil wants you to stay confused and not battle ready. So watch for these subtle moves
the devil does and you will begin to recognize your enemy and his plans.
– Never take your eyes off Jesus. Don’t look at man, they will disappoint you. Your family will
hurt you and friends too, so stay focused on Christ.
6. I = Imbibe The Spirit of Praise
– Learn how to use the weapon of praise. Punish the devil with your praise.
– God inhabits the praises of His people. Make the devil listen to your praise. You can’t think a
praise and punish the devil but if you’ll use your voice and speak praise, the devil will have to
listen.
– Try praising the Lord in the midst of a hard place and see how quickly you come out of it. Acts
16: 25
– God is searching the heart who is praying, and who is praising Him. He is looking to see who is
sold out for Him.
7. O = Obey The Lord Always
– Complete obedience to God is one of the keys to a life of dominion. We are ready to punish
all disobedience only when our own obedience is perfect. 2 Cor 10: 5-6
– Saul loses dominion because of his disobedience, and he was described as a rebellious person.
1 Sam 15: 11 – 23.
– Jesus said the proof of our love for Him is our obedience to His commands. If we are going to
have and maintain the dominion Christ has giving us, we must walk in absolute obedience to
His words and commands at all times.
8. N = Never Share of His Glory
– There is always the temptation of ascribing the glory to ourselves whenerver we have victory.
– We think and boast of how many days we fast, and how best we prayed. But God wants us to
return all the glory back unto Him alone.
– Sharing of His glory will amount to pride on our own part, and God resists the Proud, but gives
grace to the humble.
3. The Places of Walking in Dominion
– We need the identify the areas of our lives that God wants us to have dominion.
1. Dominion Over Sin
– The word of God says sin shall not have dominion over you. Romans 6: 14
– We are expected to reckon our body dead to sin, and live victoriously over it through the
strength of the Holy Spirit.
2. Dominion Over Fear
– God has given us victory over fear and over the spirit of fear. 2 Tim 1: 7
– The Devil makes people to fear so many things, but our faith in Jesus and the power of the
Holy Spirit give us dominion over fear.
– We do not know what tomorrow holds, but we do know the God who holds tomorrow.
3. Dominion Over The World
– Those that are born of God overcome and have dominion of the world. 1 John 5: 4 – 5
– We are not to comform to the principles and ungodly lifestyles of the people of the world, but
to live above them due to the power of grace given to us through our new birth. 2 Cor 5: 17
4. Dominion Over Worries and Anxiety
– If we have surrendered our lives to Christ, we have no reason to worry or be anxious, rather
we are invited to place our requests before Him. Phil 4: 6 -7.
– We are described as more than conquerors due to the victory and dominion Christ has given
us over every situation and circumstances in this world. Rom 8: 35 -39
5. Dominion Over Demons
– God has made available to us spiritual weapons to be victorious and have dominion at all
times over Satan and his kingdom. Eph 6: 10 -12
– Jesus assured us that we can never be overpowererd by evil forces if we remain in Him and
we operate by His principles. Luke 10: 19.
6. Dominion Over Thoughts
– One major area the devil take people captive is their thought life. But God has given the
believer dominion over his thhoughts and imaginations. 2 Cor 10: 3 -5.
– Every sin committed in life begins from the thought, so for us to live a victorious Christial life,
we must excercise our dominion over every thought and imagination that is disobedient to
Christ and His words in our lives.
7. Dominion Over Failures and Setbacks
– There is possibility of falling at any point in time and to suffer setbacks, but we must never be
overpowererd by them. Micah 7: 8
– In whatsoever failure or setback we suffer in lives, we must build confidence in God and His
word for our divine restoration.
Conclusion:
No one can walk in dominion unless he is first connected to Christ, who alone is worthy to give
dominion to those that believe in Him.
You can start the journey into the life of dominion today by accepting the free gift of salvation.
Repent of your sins, ask for pardon from God through the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, and
surrender to Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour.