Made for Dominion


1.  Introduction

·         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 – don’t 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

  • Condemnation
  • Distress
  • Famine
  • Persecution
  • Peril
  • Tribulation
  • Nakedness
  • Sword



                                                                           = 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.