We have been redeemed, and our dominion over all of creation has been redeemed as well. "Redeemed" means "to purchase back under threat."
From the very beginning, God told us to take dominion (see Gen. 1:26). He never rescinded that command. God wants His family to become more fruitful, outweigh the enemy and go forth and take dominion.
Biblical dominion doesn't refer to domination of people. Biblical dominion has to do with the liberation of people.
Jesus taught us to pray in Luke 11:2, where He said, "When you pray, say: Our Father, who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come; Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven."
Dominion looks like the manifestation of the kingdom of God on the earth. The kingdom of God is made up of righteousness, peace, joy, grace and truth, solidly founded on faith, hope and love.
The Lord laid it on my heart in late February of 2020 that His ekklesia is about to awaken, arise, advance and abound.
According to Matthew 16:18, Jesus says that He is going to build His church—His family, the ekklesia—and the gates of hell will not overcome it. The word ekklesia is the Greek word that means "to be called out to rule and reign." We are to take dominion over our own promised lands, and God is giving us a spirit of dominion this year.
So it's time for you, the ekklesia, to awaken, arise, advance and abound.
How We Take Dominion Is Just as Important as Taking Dominion
"Now you are ready, my bride, to come with me as we climb the highest peaks together. Come with me through the archway of trust. We will look down from the crest of the glistening mounts and from the summit of our sublime sanctuary. Together we will wage war in the lion's den and the leopard's lair as they watch nightly for their prey" (Song 4:8, TPT).
What we have all been going through, especially over the last 10 months, has prepared us to be able to handle the harvests that He has prepared for us—the harvests of souls, healings, signs, wonders, finances, lands, buildings and more.
Many of us do not feel ready, but know this: You are ready because He says you are.
A level of intimacy has been developed in us, and we are beginning to understand Whose we are. We are beginning to trust the Lord and walk with Him. I love where it says in Song of Songs 4:8 that we will climb the highest peaks together, walking through the archway of trust together and looking down from the glistening mount and our sublime sanctuary. Together, we will wage war in the lion's den and the leopard's lair as they watch nightly for their prey.
What God is saying is as we have our focus on Him and not on the enemy, we will walk arm in arm right into the enemy's camp, unannounced, because the enemy is so caught up in his own diabolical schemes that he won't even see us coming. We will then crush the enemy under our feet.
The key here is that we are like the calves released from the stall: "But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. You will go out and grow up like calves from the stall. And you will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I do this, says the Lord of Hosts." (Mal. 4:2-3, MEV).
"Your obedience has become known to all men. Therefore I am glad on your behalf. Yet I want you to be wise to that which is good, and innocent to that which is evil" (Rom. 16:19-20, MEV).
The enemy is trying to get us to pay attention and face him. You cannot face an enemy who is under your feet. Do not allow yourself to be an expert on the enemy. He does not deserve that kind of attention. On the contrary, be excellent at what is good. It's when we are excellent at what is good and innocent at what is evil that we crush the enemy—once again, not because we are so wise, but because our God is so good!
"Look, I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. And nothing shall by any means hurt you" (Luke 10:19).
"Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm" (Col. 3:2, TPT).
This war we are in is for the soul of North America and the world.
Whoever runs the soul on the earth runs the show on the earth.
God and the enemy are after our minds. Whoever controls the thoughts fortifies the will and transforms the emotions.
The war is for our attention; the enemy is trying to get our attention. He is trying to push every button to get our focus off of the Lord to keep us from filling our thoughts with heavenly realities.
The enemy cannot be our focus; God must be our focus.
Obedience is our greatest weapon. As we are simply walking in obedience to God, we will walk right into the enemy's camp and begin to crush him under our feet. Once again, the enemy is not our focus; the fact is, he is without intentionality, and he is inconsequential in our decision-making.
So as the Elohim is a family in heaven, so shall we be a fruitful, dominion-taking family here on the earth.
One Final Point
I urge you to please pray in the Holy Ghost more than ever. Give God something to work with. There are at least 80 different things that happen when you pray in your heavenly language. One amazing benefit is your immune system is boosted.
Once again, Happy New Year! I am calling forth a blessing on you all to become His family, be fruitful and take your promised lands.
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