Spiritual Life: How can we exercise dominion
PUBLISHED: 08:00 27 October 2018
We are all under dominion. We are born into a nation or territory under the sovereignty or control of a government and are subject to the rules that govern that area.
Dominion can be exercised in many spheres such as nationally, culturally, in families and also on a personal level.
We all have a personal domain. We have power over our thoughts, words and actions and are therefore responsible for how we conduct ourselves.
The Bible tells us that when God created the earth, He exercised dominion and spoke the land, sea and all flora and fauna into being. Man was the exception.
He created human beings in His own image and gave them dominion over His creation.
Everything was in perfect harmony until man disobeyed God and lost power over nature and the relationship with God.
We have become subject to and yield ourselves to the mastery of sin in its many forms
There is, however, some good news in all of this; we can once again exercise true dominion in all spheres of our lives.
We are instructed to not let sin be our master or offer any part of ourselves to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but to offer every part of ourselves to God as instruments of righteousness.
Once we have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, we reap the benefit of holiness, and the result is eternal life.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.