Taking Dominion In Your Life In 2011, Church And Family
The scriptures that I'm going to give you today reveal that we are in a complicated war and the battle is with the devil. Ephesians 6:12 tells us,"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
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. Decide that this year you are not going to be like a lot of Christians that come up against attacks and all they can do is plead with the Lord to make it all better. You have weapons and YOU are going to have use them. But first, 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:
1. Recognize Your Source Of Dominion
Paul prayed a prayer in Ephesians where he asked for us to have wisdom and discernment because he knew we had to know this to have victory and 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.
Let's take a look at the power given to Christ in 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."
You can see from this scripture that 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. As you study the word of G-d you'll see where Paul gives us these principles.
2. Learn The Effective Use Of Your Weapons
Just as the conflict is spiritual so our weapons are spiritual also. 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. He gives you that quickening spirit and words come to you to pray, and sometimes all you can do is just groan from your spirit and guess what, He prays for you then.
Faith is a mighty weapon too and the power of calling on His name is mighty. When you can get this in your spirit you will be able to make demons shutter when you begin to pray the prayer of command in Jesus' name. 2 Corinthians 10:3 says, "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in G-d for pulling down strongholds, and casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of G-d."
You have an enemy and he's trying to stop you from getting your inheritance. Cast the devils high thoughts down. Everyone that is going to walk in dominion must know the WORD. It should come out of your mouth when you're attacked by the devil. Jesus has a two edged sword on His tongue, and He used that when dealing with devils. The word of G-d 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.
People that walk in dominion are people of the word and prayer. Prayer is the most talked about subject but the least done in the church. It baffles me that people in church won't pray. They want a good sermon only. But prayer moves the hand of G-d. It amazes me how little preachers pray. How few call the people in unity to pray at the altar, or call for a prayer intercession night. If you go to a church with prayer you are blessed because where there is no prayer there is no spiritual power. If you've got a praying pastor or praying people in your church you better cling to their coat tail.
You don't have to come to church to try to out pray everyone, you can come and just groan when you're burdened and the Holy Spirit will do the rest. Prayer is the power that accomplishes things when nothing else will. Faith gives you dominion and a person with faith walks with G-d.
Where do you get faith? Romans 10:17 tells us, "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of G-d." 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. Recognize Your Relationship To 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 says, "And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence."
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. G-d said to 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. Are you a dead church or are you a church alive in Him?
Look at Ephesians 2:5, "even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ and raised us up together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." He has raised us up together and we sit in heavenly places! Jesus shows you your position in Him here. 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.
Stay with me now, cause I'm going to show you your position in faith and prayer here. Look at Hebrews 7:24, "But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore, He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to G-d through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them." Jesus is seated on the throne and He intercesses (prays) for us.
You have a partnership with Christ that intercedes. Romans 8:34 says, "Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of G-d, who also makes intercession for us." Christ, the exalted Lord is praying, the Holy Spirit is praying.
Romans 8:26-27 says, "Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses, For we do not know what we pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of G-d."
The Holy Spirit is praying, Jesus is praying, and we are to pray. Don't quit and don't faint. Christ is wanting for the church to join Him in prayer. The church has more programs and is more organized than ever before with the greatest preachers on sermons, but we have missed the thing that brings the power. My G-d, bring some people up in the church that will pray!
The average Christian prays 4 minutes a day and it goes something like this, Lord, thank you for this food...
You can change the world with prayer, you can change your church and family with prayer. All things are possible for those who believe. Paul was afraid the church wouldn't understand this. In Ephesians 1:17-18 he says, "That the G-d of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints."
Paul overwhelms us when he says we are seated with Christ. Ephesians 2:5 says, "Even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by His grace) and raised us up together to sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus."
We are raised in the newness of light and this is the mystery the church needs to grasp. G-d ordained that the church should pray. That's dominion!
4. Identify Your Enemy
How can you win a battle if you don't know who you are fighting? The devil is subtle. With our thought processes we go, where did G-d come from? There is nothing greater than getting your prayers answered. Spend time in prayer and get some answered prayers and you will know where G-d comes from then.
Have enough faith that you start saying, I will not be denied. Be like Elijah, don't give up. If you don't have enough faith in your prayer life yet, go find you some Elijah prayer warriors that know how to pray it through. Don't give up. G-d will connect your situation with a prayer warrior. He will put them in front of you and the one's who are tuned in to the spirit will know they need to pray for you and your situation. Your prayer is what determines whether or not you will prevail. We need to learn to pray as a nation. We need to learn to pray for family and one another in the body of Christ.
I have two family members I hadn't talk to in a while and recently communication was opened up and they expressed desperate prayer needs for children in the family. I was not even aware of these needs. These needs require intercessory prayer. The Holy Spirit brought this before me because He knows I am about to embark upon a 40 day fast and prayer for others. I'll not let the devil win for I will take a mighty stand and beat this giant that is coming against my family.
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. You see, the spiritual laws are more powerful than natural laws. Jesus spoke (the sword of the spirit) to the storm and it ceased.
Your enemy is the enemy to G-d. That's why the battle is not yours in the natural, but it is G-d's. Know the weakness of your enemy. David killed a giant because he understood Goliath's weakness, that he served wooden gods and he cursed David's G-d, which meant death to the giant. So David already knew that and because of it that G-d would deliver the enemy into his hand. David killed off an evil seed by knowing who he was in G-d.
The devil IS limited. The devil was completely defeated by Jesus. Any believer can resist the devil and he has to leave. James 4:7 says, "Therefore submit to G-d. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." Draw nigh to G-d and He will draw nigh to you. Get the Holy Ghost and get suited up and let your tongue go to praying some of these scriptures and I promise you that the devil will be no match for this dominion.
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 says, "Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. Jesus dragged Satan through the corridors of hell and every demon in hell saw it, and they will see His power in you too if you exert it. Jesus triumphed over Satan and gave the power to the church. Well, glory!
Demons fear and tremble before spiritual power. Someone who walks in dominion takes authority over the devil and sits in the rest of Christ. Speak to the devil and let him know who you are. Luke 10:19 says, "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your name is written in heaven." (by which you have this power)
The Greek word Exusia means power and the Greek word for Dumas means power over everything. G-d is omnipotence.You have the Dumas of G-d and the power to use His name.
6. Stay Battle Ready
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 G-d. G-d will turn that weakness around and make it your strength in Him. Don't ever let your guard down. You're devil proof so hold on to your weapons and never lay them down.
Satan will put a booby trap before you. If Satan convicts you, you can't cast out the devil then. If the devil can put anger in you you'll not heal the sick. If he gets you confused, you'll not pray and see manifestations. 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. Pray! After this manner pray ye, Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Go before the Lord with reference and thankfulness and with a praise on you lips.
7. Rejoice In The Victory
Learn how to use the weapon of praise. Punish the devil with your praise. G-d 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. Start pressing the devil and punish him, instead of allowing him to press you. Flip it on him, show him some real power.
We're not losers church, we are what G-d says we are. We have what G-d says we have. We have all the promises and the armor and the praise, and it is all to bring glory to Him. Get some scripture in you and learn G-d's will.
The Holy Ghost wants us to preach and to pray, not by our might but by His Spirit. G-d is searching the heart who is praying, and who is praising Him. He is looking to see who is sold out for Him.
Pastor Jerry Nelson taught me more about prayer, intercession, dominion and spiritual warfare than any minister in my walk with the Lord. I encourage you to go to this link and hear some of his sermons on prayer, and you can puchase a package of a series of 6 sermons from this site on prayer that will change your life.
OSHONUGA GBEMILEKE on August 13, 2019:
This is very touching it has helped me more in my study about dominion thank you very much sir
Akinghibe oluwatobi on September 18, 2018:
Great word sir, more anointing in jesus name
Oluwatoyin Ishmael on July 30, 2018:
Thank you very much. This is a life transforming message. More Annoiting.
Rev. Chimezie G. Nwaobiara on May 12, 2018:
This message touch my life.7steps to Dominion great message . Thank you man of God and God keep blessing you in Jesus Christ name.
Pst P. Kingston on September 09, 2017:
Thanks so much, these are great revelations.
SoldierforeverHis on November 16, 2015:
Scripture that explains the seperate heavens. Lastly, one prayer covers all is false. Never does the bible tell us to say a sinners prayer and we're saved. It says to cry out in repentance and pray fervently (that means with conviction continuously.) Ephesians is our battle cry. It is our go to scripture to prepare us and protect us from the enemy. Being a Christian is an ongoing journey and in it we continue to grow closer to and for Him. We are never done. DO NOT BE DILUTED OR CONFUSED BY NEW AGE TEACHINGS. THEY ARE THE WORK OF THE SERPENT AND TEACH HE IS CHRIST. Everything we need to know can and should be found in scripture. Take your questions directly to the authority in these matters. He is capable of speaking.
SoldierforeverHis on November 16, 2015:
Phillybam-- You must be seeking answers if you are reading these things. I can understand why. First of all Jesus is was and always will be the Christ. If we have died in Him and been born again we receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is Jesus. We are the temple. He lives in us and is our companion. Secondly, you referenced Ephesians, and pointed out how you believed the devil can't be in the heavenly realms. This is not correct. In Job Satan comes before G-d as witness. In Genesis we are told of the heaven(s). There are 3. The lowest being here, the second being in space and the 3rd and highest being where the Father dwells. Check blue light bible online and you can be pointed to s
Pst samuel adeagbo/Dominion power christian church/lagos nigeria on October 09, 2015:
Bless u ma, peace be with u,more grace, more Annointing, in jesus name.
pastor Elechi Emmanuel on September 25, 2015:
The 7 steps to Dominion is an impartful one and GLORIOUS. God bls you sir, we love you.
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phillybam on June 27, 2012:
This article is very misleading. In the first paragraph it mentioned that Ephesians 6:12 says that we are in a battle with the Devil. It does not say that at all. It mentioned something about host of wickedness in the heavenly places. Is the devil in the heavenly places? Most people are taught that the Devil is in hell! Your interpretation is abit off message. Praying is fine but don't you encourage surrender to the will of the Holy Spirit which is the Helper that Jesus said would come? Only one prayer is needed and a commitment to submit. That's all. The principalities referred to is not an entity called Satan or the Devil ( which are outside of us) but rather our own separate selfish selves (called the ego) which is made by humans and dominate most of us causing a split mind that is always confused. Most of us are programmed with nonsense such as the article above and wonder why we aren't making any progress spiritually. Heaven is a state of consciousness whereby we are all one with the thinking of the holy spirit. This is where all knowledge is. Knowledge is truth, own it. This is your inheritance. We are all perfect beings, created in the image and likeness of our creator. We never stopped being perfect, we just have a disruption in communication with the Divine. Turn off your radios, TV's and computers long enough to hear the Holy Spirit give you the answers to your prayers. You have to be in ready mode to receive the answers. Jesus is not Christ. Christ is in all of us Sons of God, it is our Divine nature. Think on these things and do not be mislead.
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LOL on December 28, 2011:
Nice! I am not Christian, but what you said is true! It has really helped me, and thank you. Have a happy new year!
lol on December 28, 2011:
Nice...I am not Christian, but what you said is very true. It has helped me, and thank you, and have a Happy New Year!
djbraman (author) on March 27, 2011:
Hey DeBorrah, I have been missing you so good to see your face today, blessings to you my sister in Christ! I keep pounding the power of the word because lots of Christians just won't spend time in the word, you are a such a blessing and thank you for being faithful in the word!
Elder DeBorrah K Ogans on March 26, 2011:
djbraman, Powerful! Yes indeed there is much spiritual warfare about us! We need to be discerning and keep ourselves armed with the Word of GOD! It is our Spiritual Sword! Spending time in prayer and meditation is where we can be recharged and spiritually refueled.
As you wonderfully stated:" That the G-d of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints." Amen! & AMEN!! PRAISE GOD! We must daily robe ourselves in the spiritual armor of the Lord! Thank You for sharing this necessary and powerful message! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!
djbraman (author) on March 25, 2011:
hey James, I haven't talked to you in sooooo long, so good to see your face here. Brother, we all fall short of what G-d calls us to do and but you know he looks at that heart, and the purity of the heart is what he judges us by. If our hearts are right with him and we don't become gods in ourselves and trust and depend on him and go to him in prayer, there is nothing that He won't satisfy you with. Amen, I love you James, you have been a great blessing to me and I love your writing, you are such an intelligent gifted man. Blessings always!
James A Watkins from Chicago on March 25, 2011:
Thank you for publishing this outstanding prophetic message. Sadly, I fall far short. I need to spend more time in earnest prayer and shut out the distractions of this world. I take your missive to heart. You said it all.
djbraman (author) on February 20, 2011:
Instead of doing that comfortable thing every week in church, Christians are feeling the need to be in His presence, through worship and prayer, thank you loves to read, and yes, prayer is where the power in a church is.
Loves To Read on February 20, 2011:
Absolutely awesome hub on the power of prayer Donna. This is something that has been cropping up in a number of Churches here. The Spirit is calling Christians to unite in prayer and especially in intersession. We need to rise up in the power that He has given us and make our requests known to Him as one body. Then we will see God's power unleashed in this spiritual war.
Love and Hugs
djbraman (author) on January 01, 2011:
Thank you betty and I hope you and your family right take the inheritance of our Lord Jesus Christ, and possess everything the devil has tried to take from the body of Christ. Blessings and may He show great favor to you in this coming New Year!
bettybarnesb from Bartlett, TN on January 01, 2011:
Hey djbraman: What an awesome hub. Thank you so much for sharing. Wishing you and your family health, peace and prosperity for 2011. Happy New Year!
djbraman (author) on December 31, 2010:
Thank you, Davidsonofjessie and lifegate, blessings to you both and I hope you and yours have wonderful New Year with great favor from the Lord!
djbraman (author) on December 31, 2010:
Thank you, Davidsonofjessie and lifegate, blessings to you both and I hope you and yours have wonderful New Year with great favor from the Lord!
William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on December 31, 2010:
I'll be praying for you. Thanks for the seven points--all very relevant! Have a Happy New Year!
Davidsonofjesie on December 31, 2010:
you are so rite in this matter , keep up the good work sisier
djbraman (author) on December 31, 2010:
Ghost Whisper, You made me laugh this morning, you rock too my friend. Can you give me a link to your chapter 1 and sucession? You have me quite interested now and yes, I will add you to my prayer list, I kick the fast off tonight at my church with communion and prayer intercession! I love Holy Spirit connections and you got it my friend, you are a priest before HIM! Royalty, now that ROCKS doesn't it!
Ghost whisper 77 on December 30, 2010:
I have rated this UP UP UP!!!
Amazing to read this tonight! Awesome hub! Praise God for this...I was sent to see this-my spirit already knows but it gave me an extra ooooomph!;) Thank you! Thank you!
This is sooooo true! Every word is true! I pray all day and night--I sing praise-I pray quietly-I pray loudly-I pray in all times--good and bad and yes! It DOES works. Sometimes my spirit KNOWS to call out for others to pray for me and my friend Twig--when my spirit tells me to reach out--I do call out for the strong spiritual prayer warriors that I KNOW can help me because I KNOW that it brings satan down under my feet! AMEN! AMEN! Often I am able to do it alone with the Holy Spirit in me. Yes-they flee--but always constantly taunting in ways that most Christians don't understand....I do and that is all that matters to me. G_d has directed me to the few that really KNOW and understand. You do understand!
A fast for 40 days! AMAZING! My VICTORY is never ever going to be stopped no matter from those who perform evil down here or what the principalities of darkness do--doesn't matter...I KNOW THAT MY VICTORY IS HUGE AND THEY HATE ME FOR IT---Because I love Jesus deeply!!!
I ask you when you have time--before you start your 40 day fast--breeze through my chapter 1 and sucession...you will understand what the victory is and why I am being attacked outwardly so proufoundly. I will request once you have read "The Igniter"--your spirit will understand and PLEASE pray according to Jesus's will for me when you commit to your fasting.
I can't think of anything better than JESUS'S NAME resonating throughout the world!!!! I KNOW IT WILL HAPPEN and God promises me the ability to move mountains and to do his work soon!!!! I love you Sistah---you rock and this hub was ROCKING!!!! :) Yes, the Holy Ghost whispers 77 :) ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))