DaIly Devotional

Take Dominion!

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father” (John 14:12 NKJV).

When God created the first man and woman, one of the blessings He bestowed on them was dominion (see Genesis 1:26). We know, of course, that because of disobedience they failed to walk in that blessing.

We also know that because Jesus remained obedient to His Father, He walked in complete dominion throughout His earthly ministry.

Jesus knew who He was and the dominion He had in the earth. He was the Master, which meant that neither sickness nor disease—or even death—could stand before Him.

At the tomb of His deceased friend Lazarus, Jesus stood before God, man, and the devil with complete confidence as He boldly commanded Lazarus to come forth. Sickness and death had to obey Jesus because He was the personified righteousness of God.

If you are in Christ, then you too are the righteousness of God. It is just as ridiculous to think that Satan can succeed in putting sickness on you as it is to think he can put it on Jesus.

The righteousness of God has been given to you as a free gift; it has nothing to do with your works or performance. When you unreservedly accept your righteousness in Christ, you will walk as Jesus did—in complete dominion.

The only hindrance to walking in dominion is doubt. If you doubt the righteousness that is yours in Christ, focusing instead on your sin, you will forfeit dominion. Sin consciousness focuses your mind on your own works and ability, which always produces defeat.

However, when your righteousness in Christ becomes so real to you that you are only conscious of Him, walking in dominion will come as naturally as breathing. So … take dominion!

Confession: I am the righteousness of God in Christ, therefore I can walk confidently in His dominion. Just as sickness and disease cannot stand before Jesus, they cannot stand before me. I choose today to take dominion, and walk in victory in every area of my life!

Author: Jerry Savelle

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