Dominion In Your Family Life (Part 3) By Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: Dominion In Your Family Life (Part 3)
Peace and blessings, in Jesus’ name! I welcome you to this week’s teaching. Last week, I showed you how living peacefully with your family members and others around you can help you to enjoy dominion. This week’s teaching centers on rest. A family that has rest is a family that can exercise dominion. I am so excited about what God is expounding to His people. He says there is a place of rest in Him. He says you have been battered and wounded enough; He wants you to come unto Him and obtain rest for your soul. The Bible says: There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God (Hebrews 4:9). In your family life, career and business, upon your children, in your finances, there remains a rest for you. You have run around enough. You have carried that burden for too long, running helter-skelter just to survive. You need to rest! Where is this place of rest? How do you get there? What does it take to get there? These are the things I will be showing to you today. May your eyes of understanding be enlightened, and every unrest in your family life destroyed, in Jesus’ name!
What is Rest?
To be at rest is to be quiet; it is a state of ease, a state of tranquility. Jesus said: Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30).
How to Obtain Rest?
Rest is obtainable, but only in Christ. You have been battered by the happenings all around you. Jesus says you should come if you desire rest. I don’t know what has been responsible for your unrest; you can be free today. No matter the mountain, no matter how big the burden has been, Jesus, the burden bearer, invites you. The Bible says: …whatsoever the Lord doeth shall be forever (Ecclesiastes 3:14). When Jesus carries your burden for you, you can rest assured that the case is settled forever. All He requires of you is to come to Him. Come with the faith that He can do it. Come with the hope that He can never fail. Whatever causes you heartache and makes you sigh and shed secret tears, see Jesus walking by your side and lifting those burdens off you and giving you liberty. He says He will, not He may or He will try but that He will do it. It is His absolute desire to give you rest in life. He said: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10).
It is the thief (devil) that is giving you unrest, and that is his own ministry. But Jesus, the Author of life says if you now come to Him, He will give you rest (dominion). Maybe your children have been writing a particular exam several times, and the result is always the same, it has become a yoke and burden in your life. Maybe yours is in the area of finances. You wake up every morning, no breakfast or lunch not in view, not because you are fasting, but because there is nothing to eat. See Jesus take off this yoke from you and set you free. All it takes is to come to Him. The Bible says: Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine … hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness (Isaiah 55:1-2). Stop running helter-skelter; come to Jesus. Who is Jesus? He is the Word of God made flesh. The above Scripture says you should come to the waters. The Word of God is the water of life. Take refuge in the Word against all odds of life and every form of unrest. Is it a spouse’s ungodly behavior or action? Is it a child’s unruly behavior bothering you? Is it in the area of your finances? All you have to do is to turn to the Word.
There is no rest in any other place. True and absolute rest can only be found in the Word of God. God has declared this year as our year of dominion and turning point. Genuine dominion only comes from a restful soul. It is in coming to Him that you have total rest. Come to Him today. Dedicate your family to Him. Hand over all your children to Him. How do you come to Jesus? If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). If you are not yet born again and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily; obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21). With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).
Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.