People Aren't Your Problem pt.2
Last month, we talked about situations where we are surprised or upset by the behavior of people. We also talked about the need to see everything from a spiritual perspective. (Heb.11:3 AMP) To see things from a spiritual perspective, we must understand the Law of Dominion. God gave mankind dominion over the earth in Genesis 1:26, 28. So now, if God wants to do anything in the earth, He has to use the free will of a human being to do it. The same is true for the kingdom of darkness. They cannot do anything without a person's free will. (Exod.3:7-10)
Dominion is a product of us operating within our area or domain of assigned authority. When we walk into a room, we bring the Kingdom of God with us.The problem with that is that the enemy does not want us to take back our territory. So, he stirs things up with people who are in darkness. Dominion is also a product of partnering with God to manifest His will in the earth. The enemy does not want God's will coming to pass in the earth. So the enemy uses people and the law of dominion to try to stop God's will. We immediately need to recognize that the enemy is at work when a person is acting contrary to God's Word.The devil knows God will not break His own law to intervene in the earth.That is why it is so important for us to be used by God in the earth.
It is also important for us to be in the Kingdom of God. When you are separated from God, you are just another creature subject to the circumstance. (Mk. 16:15-20) We also must understand that God is restrained by His Word from intervening in your situation without your permission. (Mk.10:51-52; Lk.18:41-42; Mt.13:54-58) The enemy is also bound by the Law of Dominion and has to find a willing body in order to manifest. (Acts 13:6-12; 16:16-19 AMP)
Religion has been a hindrance to the body of Christ and stopped us from waging successful warfare. We must have our minds transformed by God's Word, learn how to operate in faith and walk in the unseen. (Jas.2:17-19; 2 Cor.5:7) ...To be continued next month.
Next month we will talk about what God expects of us and how we should be operating. God bless you and start the year off right by spending time in God's Presence!
Pastor Gena Matthews