Our heavenly Father, blessed be Thy Name. Let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our trespass. Amen!
Beloved, in our Father, there is fullness of joy and peace; outside Him we are limited. The month before us has been declared to us a month of Dominion, are you prepared to walk through it with strength and vigour?
Number Eight is a number of New Beginning. Are you willing to leave those things behind that did not glorify God and ready to walk in Dominion? This is another opportunity the Lord is placing before you, don’t let it slip by or you will have yourself to blame. Come out from among them and I will be Thy God (2 Cor.6:17).
Heed the voice of the Almighty God this day and you will not be destroyed rather you will be empowered to have dominion and excel in all your endeavours this month and beyond in Jesus Name. Read on for more discovery:
You are not to make a covenant with the people who are living in this land, and you are to tear down their altars.But you have not obeyed Me. What is this you have done?
Therefore, I now say: I will not drive out these people before you. They will be thornsin your sides, and their gods will be a trap to you.”—Judges 2:2–3
God gave the Israelites specific instructions: Drive the Canaanites out of every corner of the land, and obliterate any vestige of their abominable idol worship. This assignment was challenging! Their enemies had formidable chariots. The Canaanites had seemingly impregnable fortresses that were dangerous and difficult to overcome. The Israelites failed to drive all the Canaanites from the land. Much about the Canaanite lifestyle and religion appealed to the Israelites’ sinful nature.
Rather than destroying them and their idolatry, Israel compromised. The Canaanites would prove to be a troublesome distraction to the Israelites. Their idol worship would present a constant temptation.
When you became a Christian, God declared war on sin’s strongholds in your life. Sinful behaviors and attitudes were firmly entrenched in your character, but God commanded you to tear them down. The Holy Spirit pointed out areas of your life that were resistant to God’s will. Were you tempted to merely establish a truce rather than obliterating every sin? Is anger one of sin’s strongholds? If so, it will rise up against you in moments of weakness. Is there a stronghold of lust in your life? If so, you will succumb to it when caught off guard. In careless moments, these strongholds will still tempt you to continue your past sinful behaviors.
Do not underestimate the destructive power of sin. If there are strongholds in your life that you have never defeated, the Holy Spirit is still prepared to bring you complete victory. The Lord detest sin and will not stand iniquities’ (Nu 16:21; 45). Our first parents were not spared when they sinned against Him.
Naturally, God loves to have communion with us. When He comes to visit you, what would He find? Let’s consider what happened in the Garden of Eden when God came for the usual fellowship:
“The voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day.” Genesis 3:8
My soul, now that the cool of the day has come, retire awhile and hearken to the voice of thy God. He is always ready to speak with thee when thou art prepared to hear. If there be any slowness to commune it is not on His part, but altogether on thine own, for He stands at the door and knocks, and if His people will but open He rejoices to enter. But in what state is my heart, which is my Lord’s garden?
May I venture to hope that it is well trimmed and watered, and is bringing forth fruit fit for Him? If not, He will have much to reprove, but still I pray Him to come unto me, for nothing can so certainly bring my heart into a right condition as the presence of the Sun of Righteousness, who brings healing in His wings.
Come, therefore, O Lord, my God, my soul invites Thee earnestly, and waits for Thee eagerly. Come to me, O Jesus, my well-beloved, and plant fresh flowers in my garden, such as I see blooming in such perfection in Thy matchless character! Come, O my Father, who art the Husbandman, and deal with me in Thy tenderness and prudence!
Come, O Holy Spirit, and bedew my whole nature, as the herbs are now moistened with the evening dews. O that God would speak to me. Speak, Lord, for Thy servant heareth! O that He would walk with me; I am ready to give up my whole heart and mind to Him, and every other thought is hushed. I am only asking what He delights to give. I am sure that He will condescend to have fellowship with me, for He has given me His Holy Spirit to abide with me for ever.
Sweet is the cool twilight, when every star seems like the eye of heaven, and the cool wind is as the breath of celestial love. My Father, my elder Brother, my sweet Comforter, speak now in lovingkindness, for Thou hast opened mine ear and I am not rebellious.
Is that your confession dearly beloved this day? You will not be rebellious, then will you hear of the Lord and you be fruitful in all that you do.
May this week be blessed and may you have outstanding dominion in all that you do in Jesus Name! Amen!
Remain blessed in the Lord.