Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death. Psalms 68:19-20 (KJV)
Merciful Father, hallow be Thy Name. Thank You for yet another day in Your presence. Glory be to God.
Beloved, you are welcome to the Lords’ presence this day. We will consider the word “Dominion” in the light of some biblical principles. When God created man, He made him in His own image. The image of God, thereby putting man in the place of “glory”.
The state of glory mark’s an “effortless achievement”. It marks a state of winners, fulfilled and contentment or being satisfied.
God created the whole creation and then made man to be in-charge. It is quite interesting to know that of everything created, God brought every living thing created to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatsoever He called every living creature that was the name thereof (Gen 2:19).
The Lord said that “the fear of man and the dread of man shall fall upon beast of the earth and every fowl of the air, …fishes of the sea; shall be delivered in the hand of man” (Gen.9:2). God intents that they served us (Jer 27:6; Dan 2:38)
God made “man a little lower than the angel and crowned him with glory and honour and set him above the works of His hands” (Heb 2:7-8)
Looking at what the Lord has done, what more could He has done to maintain the original state of man?
What more could I have done for My vineyard than I did? Why, when I expected a yield of good grapes, did it yield worthless grapes?—Isaiah 5:4
The prophet Isaiah told the story of a man with a vineyard on a fertile hill. The man cultivated the ground and removed the stones so that nothing would hinder the vines’ growth. He planted only the best quality vines. He built a tower in the middle of the vineyard so he could watch for wild animals and intruders. He constructed a wine vat so that he would be ready for the ripe grapes. Then he waited. Rather than producing good grapes, however, the vineyard produced worthless ones.
The story illustrates the relationship between God and His people. God has done everything necessary for us to produce an abundance of spiritual fruit in our lives. He saved us when we were without hope. He gave us His Holy Spirit to produce fruit in our lives (Gal. 5:22–23). He removed our sin so that we are free to serve Him. We have the Bible in numerous translations. We have access to more Christian books, music, videos, conferences, schools, radio and television stations, magazines, and seminars than ever before. There are churches of every kind and size. We have teachers and pastors to instruct us and encourage us. Most of all, we have direct access to God through prayer. Jesus said that to whom much is given, much is expected (Luke 12:48).
One day God will hold us accountable for all that He has done for us. He will ask us to show Him the fruit of all of His bountiful provision for our lives. What will He find?
Will He find you faithful keep the vine or unfaithful planning to kill the heir of the vine land and take possession? Know yea, that it is only those who have clean hand and pure heart can access Him. read further to gain more insight:
“He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.” Psalm 24:4
Outward practical holiness is a very precious mark of grace. It is to be feared that many professors have perverted the doctrine of justification by faith in such a way as to treat good works with contempt; if so, they will receive everlasting contempt at the last great day. If our hands are not clean, let us wash them in Jesus’ precious blood, and so let us lift up pure hands unto God. But “clean hands“will not suffice, unless they are connected with “a pure heart.”
True religion is heart-work. We may wash the outside of the cup and the platter as long as we please, but if the inward parts be filthy, we are filthy altogether in the sight of God, for our hearts are more truly ourselves than our hands are; the very life of our being lies in the inner nature, and hence the imperative need of purity within. The pure in heart shall see God, all others are but blind bats.
The man who is born for heaven “hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity.” All men have their joys, by which their souls are lifted up; the worldling lifts up his soul in carnal delights, which are mere empty vanities; but the saint loves more substantial things; like Jehoshaphat, he is lifted up in the ways of the Lord. He who is content with husks, will be reckoned with the swine. Does the world satisfy thee? Then thou hast thy reward and portion in this life; make much of it, for thou shalt know no other joy.
“Nor sworn deceitfully.” The saints are men of honour still. The Christian man’s word is his only oath; but that is as good as twenty oaths of other men. False speaking will shut any man out of heaven, for a liar shall not enter into God’s house, whatever may be his professions or doings. Reader, does the text before us condemn thee, or dost thou hope to ascend into the hill of the Lord?
A man in a fallen nature cannot be in Dominion, therefore purge yourself of all filthiest before you enter into His presence. (Jer. 17:9; Rom 6:19; 8:7-8).
Persevere to be in –charge of your circumstance. Don’t you ever give up! The Lord is on your side. Every strongholds and strongman will He pull down for your sake in Jesus Name! Amen.
Remain blessed in the Lord.