Are you just a pawn in the Chess Game of Life or do you have God-given dominion over your circumstances? If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know what I have to say about that: Yes we do have dominion over the circumstances that confront us and we’re not just pawns in the hands of the satan! We have a Covenant with Almighty God, the Creator of Heaven and earth and on that we can stand. But, if you don’t know your covenant rights, the devil can dupe you and lead you down a path that was never meant for God’s children.
So, what does all this mean and why should we care? Very simply – II Tim. 3:1 :
2 Timothy 3:1 (KJV) 1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
These are definitely perilous times and perilous means very, very dangerous and even life-threatening. Just look around you! The Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul was right on in warning us 2000 years ago and we’re seeing it transpiring right before our eyes. [Read II Tim. 3:2-5 for details.]
Who would have thought that schools would close, businesses would shut down, people would be quarantined at home, and the economy would be on the verge of collapse? This would have been laughable a few years ago and even a few months ago.
In the beginning of 2020 the USA was better economically than it’s ever been and people were prospering. But all this changed suddenly due to an uncircumcised Philistine called Covid 19!
So, what did people do? They feared the invisible enemy – the virus! And we know what fear does; it paralyzes you and causes confusion and deception to reign and unleashes control freaks!
Now I can understand this happening to the hypocrites and unsaved but what about God’s Covenant people? How did they respond? Unfortunately, much the same way as the unbelievers. That’s not acceptable! Let’s take a look at what God has given us to be overcomers.
1 John 5:4 (KJV) 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
This verse tells us that our faith overcomes the world. But what is it about faith that overcomes? It’s our belief in God’s Word! You can’t have faith in God outside of His Word because that’s where faith is – in His Word.
Let’s go back to the beginning where God gave man dominion.
Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Here we see that God commands us to take dominion over the earth! That surely covers what’s going on all around us. And even though Adam sold out to satan, Jesus bought it all back for us!
How can we let an invisible enemy or any enemy ruin our lives and end up controlling everything we do? Simply because people believe the devil’s lies more than God’s power through us to take authority over it. We’re not orphans. We have a heavenly Father who loves us and has provided everything we’ll ever need to be successful and victorious on planet earth. We need to stand on that authority and see victory in our lives. [To be continued.]
Matthew 10:1 (KJV) 1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Matthew 10:8 (KJV) 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.