· We are created by God in His image and likeness
· He has made us a little lower than angels = Elo him = god himself
· You are designed and destined for dominion.
· Genesis1:28. Subdue it and have dominion.
· The original divine mandate to Adam.
· Subdue = 3533 To overpower resistance and opposition
· You are designed for dominion, to govern and rule on behalf of God
· Project Fulfilled great sense of fulfilment
· Olympic Games emotions stirred when you see our nation win!
· Movie Forest Gump emotions stirred as he triumphs over handicap
· Movie Very Long Engagement emotions stirred as Love triumphs
2. Gods Plan is For You to Win in Life
(a) Called to Win over sin and death
1 Cor15:57. Thanks be to God which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
· Victory = 3534 Nikos = conquest, success, gain superiority in a contest
· Sin has impacted every person who entered the world
· Consequences of sin is death separation from life with God
· Death one battle no person can win over or conquer
· God gave us the victory = something received be believing
· Death not the end for a person with faith in Christ.
· Power of sin broken by Christ dont have to live in sin/defeat
(b) Called to Win over adversity
Rom 8:37. No- in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
· Great list of adversities issues of Life
= to gain decisive victory
Phil 4:13. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
· Whatever situation we face we can overcome and win victory.
· Can Do = 2480 = ischno =m to prevail, gain victory, exercise force
· We are a Can Do people not a cannot people
· Whatever God calls us to do we can do it through Christ.
· Eg. Num 13:30 We are well able to overcome it.
3. The Key to Winning (Having Dominion) = Through Christ.
- 1Cor 15:57. Through our Lord Jesus Christ
- Rom 8:37. Through Him who loves us.
- Phil 4:13. Through Christ who strengthens me.
= the instrument needed to get the job done
- By depending on the power and Life of another.
· Christ who strengthens me: 1743 Endunama
= to empower, to increase strength, to give prevailing ability
· Eph 3:16. strengthened with might in inner man by His Holy Spirit
Strengthened = 2901 = to be given dominion, power to win
Might = 1411 = miracle power, prevailing ability of the Holy Spirit.
· Key to Dominion receiving the Life of Christ - man full of power of God
- man who overcomes. Jn16:33 Rev 1:18
· The source of that Power is the Holy Spirit
· That Power is imparted to you innerman
· That Power is received by believing not struggling
· Does that mean we will not fail? NO!
Means that in whatever situation, we can arise and win.