Keys To Family Dominion (Part 1) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: Keys To Family Dominion (Part 1)
Happy new month! This is the last month in this wonderful year and I am sure you have loads of testimonies already. The Bible says: Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness (Psalm 65:11). Therefore, that which God has for you and your family in this crowning month shall be practically delivered into your hands in Jesus’ name!
The teaching series for this month shall be centred on The Possibility of Family Dominion. You may ask, “Is it possible to have dominion in my family?” Yes! It is possible! As a child of God, you are created in the image of God to dominate. The Bible says: 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 (Genesis 1:26).
So, from the beginning, God intends that you have dominion over all things including your family. It is my prayer that as you take advantage of this article and pay rapt attention to the Word of God, your family shall continue to have dominion over all issues of life in Jesus’ name!
There is so much good packaged for us in marriage, family life, children, business, finances, career, etc; but, the Bible says: If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19). There are rewards attached to obedience and it is the master key to dominion. Purpose in your heart to obey God and you will see His outstretched arm in the direction of your family, giving you all- round dominion.
What then, is Dominion?
Dominion can be defined as being in charge and in command. From the Scripture above, Genesis 1:26, it is evident that God created you as well as your family for dominion. However, it is important to know how you can achieve this in your family.
Isaiah 60:1 says: Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. God says, “Arise”. That is a commandment from God which does not depend on your feeling or ability. Arise from the previous failures and woes in your family; shake your feet from the dust. As a family, put an instant stop to recounting your past losses and arise in obedience. Rise up from within you and God shall strengthen you!
The Bible says: Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him (Genesis 26:12). It was a time of famine, hardship, woes and economic recession. The Word of God came to Isaac; he arose and took action which resulted in his turnaround testimony.
How then, Do You Arise and Exercise Dominion?
Revelation: It takes the light of God’s Word to have dominion (Psalm 119:130). What you do with His Word determines how much dominion your family exercises.
As a man, you are the head of the home; therefore, settle down with God’s Word and give meaningful direction to your household. Don’t go about the affairs of your family without understanding. Enough of foolishness because your family must become the envy of everyone around you this year!
Locate the right direction in the Word and no devil can stop your family from exercising dominion. Arise, don’t starve spiritually; that is, both in your prayer life and study of the Word (2 Timothy 2:15). That is because until you arise, there can’t be a lifting.
On the other hand, Woman, arise from your downcast position (Micah 4:13). Don’t let spiritual laziness destroy or rob you of what God has in plan for your life and family. Turn to the substance of the Word and stop chasing shadows. You are born to shine! Make God your focus and His Word your priority!
Positivity: The Lord is set to do a new thing (Isaiah 43:1); therefore, look ahead of you for a glorious family life and destroy the spirit of heaviness which makes family dominion impossible. Begin to make plans for greater days ahead of your family so as to enjoy dominion.
Root your plans in the Word of God and take steps to accomplish them. Don’t just sit down; henceforth, begin to see your plan succeed. As a family, make godly plans in your finances, careers, academics, relationships and seal them with the Word of God. Your plans shall succeed in Jesus’ Name!
To enjoy family dominion, you need grace for obedience and total dedication to God. This grace is made available by accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour. If you are ready to receive grace, please say this prayer of faith: Dear Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org or 08141320204, 07026385437.
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.