DOMINION IN LIFE
Dominion means rulership, control, authority and mastership. As a Christian you have control or authority over the following:
a) The World (1 John 5:4, 1 John 4:4)
The bible refers to the devil as the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4). However Jesus spoiled principalities and powers (the devils) and made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it (Colossians 2:15).
Now from the above, though the devil is the god of this world, Jesus has defeated him. The bible says in Ephesians 3:17 that Christ dwells in our heart by faith and therefore it is expressly declared in the book of 1 John 4:4 that we are of God and greater is He (Christ) that is in us, than he that is in the world. 1 John 5:4 also states that whatever is born of God overcomes the world.
b) Over life circumstances (Romans 5:17, 1 Cor 3:21-22)
The Scripture above states thus: “For if by one man offence death reined by one, much more they that receive abundance of Grace and the gift of Righteousness shall reign in life by one Jesus Christ”. Through Christ obedience, and the things he suffered, he became the source of eternal salvation and man received the ability to reign in all circumstances.
c) Over Sin (Romans 6:14)
“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under the law but under the Grace”. Now how did sin come? (Romans 7:8), “But sin was taken occasion by the commandment wrought in me all manner of concupiscence for without the law sin was dead”. So sin came through the law but Jesus speaking in Matthew 5:17 said,” think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets, I am come not to destroy but to fulfil”. In John 19:30, “when Jesus had therefore received the vinegar, he said it is finished” – marking the fulfilment of the law. So, if any man be in Christ he has fulfilled the law and therefore is not under the law and as a result of this, sin is dead to him or he is dead to sin.
I CAN DO MENTALITY (Philippians 4:13; Matthew 19:26; Mark 11:24)
Philippians 4:13 states “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me”. The word Christ here does not refer to Jesus but rather to the Holy Spirit (The Anointing). In John 1:12-13 it is seen that we’ve received power to live as sons of God. 2 Peter 1:3 says “according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of him that has called us unto glory and virtue.”
The power to do all things has been given to us; what we need to know is how to make use of this power. From the scripture above, in order to make use or take advantage of the power, we have to grow in the knowledge of the Word.