Our Blog On Kingdom Dominion Authority
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January , 2019
Kingdom Dominion Access, Knowledge & Power
Kingdom Dominion Access, Knowledge & Power
January 23, 2019
Having the authority is the key to having the access. So let's talk about having the authority first. In researching information for my writings, I love the discovery of the meaning of words, the origin of the word and how they are used. I always have my Bible and dictionary close by because it amazes me how the Bible has accurate meanings of the words used in our common vocabulary today. Words have powerful meanings and when understood fully, can and will change how you perceive and understand a thing.
If you want to check my references, I use the online version of Merriam Webster. I also have in my personal library, several versions of dictionaries in hard copy that are about ten years or more older. They tend to have a complete definition and history of words.
The word authority comes from the root word "author". The definition of the word author is someone who originates or creates something. Isn't it interesting that the biblical Hebrew writer uses the words author and finisher in the verse?
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2
Jesus the author (Creator, Originator, Designer) and Jesus the finisher (Perfector, Completer, Terminator, Victor) is the source of the authority that we have.
That verse paints a complete and clear picture of who we should be looking to, who Jesus is, His mission on earth concerning us, His suffering and the price He paid for us, and where His Power and Authority is in heaven and on earth. Look at it and read it again more slowly, and you will see the picture very clearly.
This Jesus gives us the authority for access in His name. Now the word authority has several meanings and I will use a few of them. One meaning is the power to influence or command thought, opinion or behavior. This reasoning reaches back to the dominion authority that God gave Adam in the garden. The right to name and control the animals, the right to control his environment and cause it to bend to his sway. The ability to influence those around him, namely his wife and children and then others. The ability to control himself through unhindered and unbroken communion with His God at any time. The ability to recreate life through human reproduction. The ability to plant seed, water and watch it grow and then do it over and over again. He was given the authority by God to replenish and subdue the earth, which means to fully supply and build up again and to conquer and bring under subjection the land for his livelihood and sustenance. He had unlimited access to whatever he needed, whenever he needed because he got his authority from his Creator, who is God.
Now, authority is also power or privilege granted to one under anothers' authority. It is this type of authority that we are referring to here in this article.
Let's take a look at one account recorded in Luke 7:1-9. The centurion's servant was ill and at the point of death. As you may know the story, the centurion thought that he was not worthy for Jesus to come into his house let alone do anything for him. Even though others thought that he was since he had built a temple and was a loyal citizen to the nation, he himself never referred to his deeds as a sure ticket in for Jesus to do anything for him. That sounds like humility to me. But here, he recognizes his own unworthiness and bids a plea of mercy for a miracle. He not only is humble, but he is wise and a man of faith. He requested that Jesus just send His word and on His word alone, his servant shall be healed. But now, here is the best part. He recognizes the Ultimate Authority and likens his position of authority to one who has subjects under his own authority and expects that whatever is commanded by him is already a done deal with no questions or qualms about it. He understands that Jesus is a man of authority and has all authority and whatever He wills or speaks shall be done. Now that is faith at its' finest. But the focus here is on authority. By whose authority did the centurion operate under, by whose authority does Jesus's power comes from, and by whose authority do we have power? How do we access that power?
All three of those questions have one answer. All power belongs to God, and we have access to that power through and by the NAME of Jesus.
See, the centurion had authority and access to the king of his providence. The king inferred that authority and gave him permission to use his name with proof in the form of a seal or signet marker, perhaps a ring, that speaks volumes of authority even when the king isn't present. In the name of the king, the centurion had authority and power. In the name of our King, Jesus, we have authority, power and access.
So, just what is access? I'm glad that you asked. Let's take a look at a few definitions of the word itself and then we will be able to apply it to our teachings here.
a : permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or pass to and from a place or to approach or communicate with a person or thing
b : freedom or ability to obtain or make use of something
c : a way or means of entering or approaching
3 : an increase by addition
“Access.” Merriam-Webster.com, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/access. Accessed 18 Feb. 2018.
It is worth noting that the word in its' basic form is a noun. But when used in the spiritual tense, it becomes a verb. In gaining access to anything in the spiritual requires faith in the one who gave it to you. Anything that has to do with faith, requires action. Access becomes the power to bring into existence that which is in the spiritual into physical manifestation.
The Scriptures speaks of calling those things that be not as though they were. When God spake, light was. But it wasn't so, until He spoke it into existence. Which means, it was there but in the invisible. It existed but was not manifested. Which means there must have been a source where it came from, and the One who needed light to appear, tapped into that resource that He created and called it into existence. He used His speaking ability that formed audible words and spoke to the light that was not, and commanded it to appear and light appeared. That is having access. The ability to obtain and make use of something. Since God did not need permission to called forth that which He already created, remember; He is the author (the creator) all He did was speak. He said something.
He didn't have to use another's name or authority, for He is the Ultimate Authority and He is as great as His own name. But Jesus made it possible for us to have access even to the very God Himself, by giving us authority and access. The authority is in His Name, and the access is by His blood. All power is in His hands and He gives access to that power to those who believe on His name.
Now, that is a revelation!
It is written in Scripture that all the gold and the silver in the earth is the Lord's. The people, the cattle, everything belongs to God.
Psalm 50:10-12 "For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
Haggai 2:8 "The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts."
Now, if we are His children, and Jesus gave us the authority and the access than all that we need is available to us. All we have to do is ask, speak, say what God says, believe it and then receive it. Remember, "whatsoever thing you desire, when you pray believe that you have received it and you shall have it." Everything in that verse has to do with taking action. You will have no access until you take action.
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Kingdom Dominion Authority & Submission
Kingdom Dominion Authority & Submission
January 24, 2018
In the previous chapters, we have been dealing with kingdom dominion and authority in the area of finances In this chapter, we will elude to finances but we will take a look at a very important aspect of dominion and authority. Submission.
Talking about submission in any form or fashion is not an easy subject to approach. Most people have an automatic knee jerk reaction to the word itself. The most noted reaction is an automatic rejection verbalized mentally or orally by the words ”no”. I don’t think that I need to do it that way, or can’t do it that way or don’t want to do it that way. I don’t understand that kind of thinking so I won’t even listen any further. Why do I have to listen to or take my lead from this one or that one? What or who gives them the right to tell me how to live my life? Why should I? I can make my own decisions and nobody else has the right to tell me any differently. What makes your way of thinking any better than mine? Did God really mean it that way? Does He really expect me to do it His way?
Why do I have to submit to any one? I'm my own person and I have a right to make my own decisions.
Now, given the set of circumstances surrounding those responses, all of them lends to of surrendered control. The thought of giving up control of something is monumental. Let's admit it, most people like to feel like they are in control of everything in their life. Sometimes even over other people’s lives, especially their own children. Having control of a thing gives one a sense of power and truthfully, having power feels great. Let’s talk about why that is and what’s good and bad about having power.
Having authority and submission are interrelated. You cannot have authority with submission and you cannot understand submission unless you recognize and honor proper authority.
A HARD NUT TO CRACK
Submission is not an easy subject to deal with. Because it has so many facets to it and is co-related with almost everything you do in life in relating with others. But that's just it, submission wouldn't be an issue if we didn't have to deal with others. But it is so very vital that we understand what and how it works because our success in God is so dependent upon it.
In my thesis of this thought, I will use the basic scripture references that most of us are familiar with, but I will also deal specifically with who these instructions are directed to and why.
Women, since it all started in the garden, so let's go visit with Eve.
Let's take a look at something very important in the second chapter of Genesis, verses 16 & 17.
16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17.But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Now, when God gave this command to Adam, Eve had not been created yet. She was yet to be brought forth from Adam. God specifically commanded Adam, face to face with a very specific command. But take notice, Adam was the only one that received that information. He was not the only one who heard it though, the serpent heard it too. Also, take note of the echalon of command shown here. God, the Master Creator, makes man in His image thereby giving the man also dominion authority and the ability to reason and make choices. He gives Adam a command, but that command comes with the invisible itinerary of making a choice. God gives Adam a fully loaded option. He says to Adam, Listen, I made you with the ability to reason and choose to take and make instructions. Today, I'm telling you that you can eat of every other tree in this garden, but there is one that you cannot eat of because when you do, as a result of your action or choice to disregard my instructions, you will die.
There was nothing complicated about that order. Don't eat of that tree or you shall die. Period.
Now, it was Adam's responsibility to pass on that information directly and accurately to any and all that came behind him, especially his helper and wife, Eve.
While there is no record of discourse between Adam and Eve when she was presented to him as his wife, I would venture to say that he did tell her and he may or may not have told her precisely what God had said to him. Because when you look at the conversation that Eve had with the serpent, something was added that God did not say to Adam, neither was anything else differently implied. Let's take a look at what Eve said that God said.
"Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”
Now, my question is, what did Adam actually tell Eve, and where did she get the idea of touching the fruit was a part of the initial instructions? God told Adam don't eat it. It is to be understood that if you would be eating anything, you would have to touch it to eat it. And in touching it, you would be handling it, getting familiar with its feel and its beauty and soon enough the senses would be heighten to desire, and the desire would make you want to taste it. Once that desire kicks in, temptation and curiosity would overtake you and you will eat it. Now wait, I see something here. God told Adam not to eat it, which meant that He knew that Adam would be tempted by his wife to eat it. The sin wasn't in the looking at it or the touching it, the sin was in the actual action of eating it. God told Adam, not to eat it but he allowed his woman to entice him or convince him to do it anyway. Instead of him submitting his authority to following God's instructions, he allowed his equal to use her authority over him and God to disobedience. Remember, it was Adams' choice not to eat it. What he should have done was refused the fruit and reminded Eve of what God had said. The fall would have not taken place if Adam hadn't of eaten the fruit, because he would have followed God's instruction and carried out the purpose of God. Eve's authority would have been subjugated and overturned. She would have understood the echelon of command and submitted to the authority that God had given Adam without question or conquest. Even when she ate of it first, nothing happened until Adam ate it. Why? Because the instructions went to the man first and he was the one responsible for hearing from God and leading others that would come from him in the ways of God, particularly his own household. Most people tend to lay the blame at Eve's feet, but wait.....Adam was the one who heard the Word from God himself. The Word of the Lord says to firstly, “Submit yourselves to God, and in doing so you will resist (stand back from or away, take a stand against, oppose the devil), and when saying what God said, the devil will flee, (run swiftly, take flight), away from you.
Paraphrased James 4:7.
What does that say about a man who marries and have no vision or relationship with God to get instructions for his household? He has to first submit himself to God, get instructions, hear and know what God has said, stand against the devil and put the devil to flight. Any God fearing woman would have no problem submitting to that kind of authority. Eve probably would have given him some fruit alright. She'd be like “Oh yea, I like that in my man”.
Sidenote, men of God, you want your woman to be irresistibly in love with you and honor you? Then get anointed, stand in the presence of God, get vision and watch how things just line up for you in your home. You ain't gotta ask her to submit, she will submit by default, because she sees God in you. When my man stands up in his spiritual and dominion authority, it turns me on. Now I know that sounds carnal but it is something especially attractive and appealing about a person in love with their God and it shows. I love to see my man walk in authority and take control of a situation. I be like, “Yeah, Baby!!” Take me now!!
But seriously, just ask Moses, it is not recorded any where that Zipporah had any problems with Moses when he found out who he was in God.
Anyway, as a result of Adam not doing so, the fall of man lies mainly at his feet, even though both of them were to blame.
Now, what Eve should have done was to tell Mr. Serpent, “Hold on, Your Serpentship, God told Adam about this fruit tree, now let me go and ask him first what God actually said before I believe and listen to what you got to say.”
Her biggest mistake was not in being close to the tree, even though she probably shouldn't been hanging around looking at it anyway. You know how we women like to eye shop. She was over there eye shopping at the wrong tree. Sometimes you gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away and know when to run. She should have ran......fast! Neither was it was not in her touching it. It was in her failure to submit to her husband's authority before making that decision to take it off the tree in the first place. She assumed and was presumptious in her reasoning. Yes, she had the same dominion authority that Adam had, but maybe she didn't understand proper submission. Maybe she did, and decided to make her own decision anyway. But if she had of understood clearly, she would have in doing so, became submissive to God through her husband, resisted the devil and that sin would have never been committed.
Isn't it amazing that the first instance of submission between humans took place between a husband and a wife, with the wife being the first one to overstep the dominion authority in her husband? Why? What am I trying to say?
I'm glad you asked, let me help us all out.
THE WOMAN IN THE GARDEN
I have been in church basically all of my life and have heard many a sermons, messages, topics, thesis, exegesis, conference themes and you name it, I've heard it. Unfortunately, a lot of what I did hear was from a negative point of view. I heard male preachers and teachers using the scriptures that specifically mention wives in submission to their husbands, and I heeard female preachers and teachers, speaking to ther women about submission to their husbands, but it was with a salty afterthought. Some couldnt hide their dislike for such instructuins and rebellion had started their own ministries where they could openly verbalize their distain for such. Some presented their message as if the men were trying to hold them back from doing the Lords work, and only was half heartedly submitting themselves to their husbands personally. I have been in actual church services where there was such tension in the air about the women taking over things and the men trying to shut or sit them down using the scriptures against each other. I have heard the debate about the woman, Deborah who by the divine providence of God allowed her to stand in such a position at that time in history, as a defence against men denying women leadership and position in ministry. And that particular passage of Scripture is the carte blanche used today. Later in my experience, I started to hear more men standing up for women in ministry and started referring to the scriptures that tells us all to submit one to another. That seemed to ease the tension and fight within the circles of ministry and now, women are better accepted in ministry and recognized as not only the one to work the kitchen, choir and childrens ministries or be the quiet church mice wife, but some are carrying positions as high as apostles and overseers. Something worth noting is this, secular establishments succeed because they understand the order of submission. Networking marketing works because it runs along the same groove. And an easy solve to one who has a problem with that is for that person to find themselves another place to work or someone else to network with. But that person hadnt realize that you have got to take orders and directions from somebody, its the way the world turns. It is an established universal law by God that works. So here I'll ask a stupid question if I can ask such, why do church people have a problem with submission?
Now, all of that to say this; my objective here is not to prove who is right or wrong. But to underscore the greatness that God placed within both the male and female that marry and began to work in ministry together. And also, to understand the position of submission universally if they are not working in ministry.
In order for submission to work successfully, there must be a relationship established. Whether it is marital, familial, communal, ministerial, business or employment, und one must understand the line of authority and respect it and be willing to accept instructuins and directions from one that has that authority to delegate and initiate. There are also
God established relationships and set an order for instructions and directions to travel so that purposes and objectives could be completed in excellent order and guaranteed success. There aer also four very important components that must be present in the relationship. Love, trust, respect and honor. Without these, no relationship will work.
Notice, the direction of authority runs vertical, starting from top to bottom and the directives never deviates from the path. One must confer with the one thats above the other in agreement with perfect harmony in order for the plan to be completed. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, went lower than the Father, yet equal with Him, to go and complete the assignment, which was His death on the cross. The Holy Spirit, the working breath of God, follows the directives of Jesus who gives directives and do what He sees His Father do, and the mission is completed. Now, supposed Jesus and the Holy Spirit started talking crazy and decided that they are just as important as God and they were just as intelligent and they could do whatever they thought was good. Now, even though, essentially true; this is the One God in God creating mankind and the world we live in, He showed us the ultimate example of successful submission. Each counterpart of the trinity worked in perfect unity and Jesus Christ gave us the greatest lesson on earth in submission. Here is God Himself coming down low to become an helpless infant to His own creation, his earthly mother, Mary to be cared for, nourished by, and taught how to walk and talk by and never balked at His own plan, but followed it to completion. Jesus again, in the garden of Gethsemane the night of His betrayal, allows His own creation to carry Him away in chains, and subjected Himself to ridicule and shame and downright hatred all because He loved us so. He followed His Father's plan to the T, with no variations or sidebars. Now again, I ask the million dollar question, what is wrong with submission?
The word “sub-mission” literally means to “go under” and “to move, travel or go on a task or assignment”.
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Kingdom Dominion Authority & Giving
Kingdom Dominion Authority & Giving
January 24, 2018
Now you may ask yourself what does kingdom dominion and authority have to do with giving. I thought you'd never ask.
But first, let's understand what kingdom dominion and authority is and why you need to operate in this principle.
Let's look at the word "kingdom". Translated loosely, it means the king and his domain. The king and all of his influence, power, glory and authority (all Sovereign One), the king and all of his territory and realm of government (the Creator and Ruler of all things), and the king and all of his realm and sphere of knowledge (the Omniscient One). Sounds like God to me, wouldn't you agree?
Now when Jesus gave us the model prayer, He begins in saying "Our Father, which are in heaven, hallowed be thy name, "THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE".
I want to point out something here. In saying "Thy Kingdom come, He is in essence saying, wherever and whenever God appears or is, let the King and all of His might, His domain, His power, His glory, His authority, His reign, and His knowledge be with Him. And as a result of His King-dom coming, wherever it is; His will IS done. THAT my friend, is kingdom dominion and authority at its' finest.
Jesus came here giving. He gave His life for us. Not only in death did He give His life, but in living He gave us His life. That is why you can have life and that life more abundantly; it's His Life.
If He lives in you, His life and all of who He is lives in you too. You cannot have a part of Him, either you have all of Him or none of Him. So if in HIm is kingdom dominion and authority with the purpose of giving to us, then in you should be the same. Are you not made in the image and likeness of God? Would He have told you to let the mind that is in Christ Jesus be also in you, if you were to think any differently of who He is? Do you know who you are in Him? If Jesus lives in you, then everywhere you go His King-dominion will come and His will be done in your life and in the lives of others. Giving just comes naturally, because He gave, we give. Jesus was on a mission, He came here giving. Are you to do any less? He lived to give and so should we, live to give.
Now with so many to give to, He couldn't afford to have a poverty mindset. He had to know where the supply would come from when the demand was made, and He had to know for certain. He couldn't think that He wouldn't have enough. He couldn't think about stocking up for the future, He was planning for the future by giving in the present. There is nothing wrong with saving a little, the Bible instructs on that as well, but that's not why you live. If you give first, you will always have more than you need, and saving a little becomes easier. If you plan to give, your future is secured financially. Your wells will never run dry.
Well, He didn't have earthly barns and storehouses to collect from, but He had ACCESS to the wealth stored up in the earth as well as in heaven. He didn't need vaults and banks, all He was needed was access......
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