Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Dominion authority. I made you in My image and according to My likeness. I gave you dominion over the works of My hands. Adam handed that dominion over to Satan but Jesus won it back for you. And living eternal life is walking again in your dominion authority.
I made you to dominate, I did not make you to be dominated by the devil, addictions, torment, depression. My Son paid everything so that you would never be a slave. The one the Son sets free is free indeed. Do not give in to what dominates you. Close it out and do not play with it. If Jesus is your Lord, you have dominion authority, you just have to walk in it and not let things rule over you. You must answer sickness, pain, lack, evil, darkness, and fear, they are already under your feet. Keep them there. You tell them what to do. They should not be telling you.
What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God, and You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the seas. Psalm 8:4-8.
I made you to have dominion over the works of My hands and I put all things under your feet. Adam gave it away to the devil, but Jesus as the second and last Adam won it back by defeating the devil as one like you, so it is now part of your inheritance in Christ. Know who you are in Christ and do not let fear, worry, lack, addictions, sickness, pain, shame over the past, jealousy, or any other thing contrary to My Word take you captive. Keep treading on the devil.
How do you function in your dominion authority? By speaking the truth with faith by love, but you can only do so if you are exercising it with Me. That is, if you are confident of My love for you and My presence and power working in and with you. If you know Me and the One I sent, Jesus Christ. Dominion is eternal life. It will be that way in the new heavens and earth as well.
But the court will sit for judgment, and his (the devil and his cohorts) dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever. Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him. Daniel 7:26-27.
Your authority and dominion only work when you are walking with Me in obedience to My Word in communion with Me. You are above not beneath, seated with Christ at My right hand.
Authority belongs to you because you are one with Me. If things are out of place in your life refresh yourself in the righteousness I have given you in Christ and your authority. Things should not be pushing you around such as your past, depression, fear, lack, but you should be treading them down under your feet.
For authority and dominion to work unhindered you have to walk in obedience with the Word. You cannot live in disobedience and think when opposition shows up it will obey you. All creation obeys the voice of My Word, even in your mouth. It is the Word that has the power in it. I hold all things together by My Word of power. And it is My Word that does that for you as well.
I never intended that you rule apart from Me. I did not give rulership of the earth and the things thereof to you and walk off and leave you. When you commune with Me you receive the wisdom of how to exercise your dominion by knowing My Mind. I have given you the mind of Christ—the anointed mind.
I created you in My image and according to My likeness so that your dominion would be exercised from your place of communion with Me. You, as one with Me, will do the things I do. Jesus told you that He only did what He saw Me doing and only said the things I was saying and He functioned from a place of authority. He cast demons out, raised the dead, gave sight to the blind, made the mute hear, cleansed lepers, and multiplied bread and fish. He did not put up with the devil’s tactics. The devil found no place in Him. Why? Jesus knew Me and the authority I had given Him in the earth as Son of Man. For the Heavens, the highest Heavens, are Mine, but the earth I have given to the children of men.
I gave dominion to you but I did not abandon it to you. There is a difference. It is guided authority empowered through and generated in your relationship with Me and by the use of My Word, which is the Sword of the Spirit. But it all rests on your being established in righteousness, it is only then that you will be far from oppression and not fear any one or anything. When you receive and understand the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness, you will reign in life through Christ Jesus, for in Him you were made righteous with My own righteousness and nothing and no one can take that from you once you have received it by faith. Faith that in Jesus I have justified you and made you righteous, not by your doing, but by His. He took all your sins, faults, failings, diseases, pains, guilt and shame and bore it in His own sinless flesh for you so that in Him you are set free from all of those things that would hold you back and keep you down from walking in your dominion authority, which I have restored to you in Christ.
Dominion authority belongs to righteousness, that is, in knowing you are forgiven, righteous, blameless and beyond reproach in Christ by My doing for I was in Christ reconciling you to Myself, not counting your sins against you but counting them against Jesus. It is no longer your fault but His. He took all that from you and bore it as if it was His so that the punishment due to you fell upon Him as your scapegoat. He has made it as if you had never sinned. Not just forgiven, but your sin is gone and I do not remember it anymore.
This blessed assurance whereby you become absolutely sure and confident in My love and acceptance of you so that you no longer limit Me in what I can do for you but receive it with faith in every situation comes from fellowship with Me, from a deep relationship of love and trust in Me. Where you know that you are resting and safe in My everlasting arms, that you are resting with My left hand under your head and My right hand embracing you.
It is knowing and believing in the love I have for you understanding that My plan for your life is good and is a precious gift to you showing My favor and grace. It is friendship with honor and gratitude, a place of communion and communication with Me. It is the flow of continual fellowship.
“My eyes are continually upon the LORD, for He frees my feet from the snare.” Psalm 25:15.
In this relationship of continual communion with Me, I will teach you how to walk in authority so that you are skillful in it no matter what comes against you from the world, the flesh, and the devil.
“In righteousness you will be established; you will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror, for it will not come near you. If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. Isaiah 54:14-15.
It is only when you have drawn so close to Me that you are one with Me in Jesus that you have the confidence to master that which opposes My Word to you or about you with no doubt.
As My Son told Martha, your fellowship with Me is the one thing necessary for everything else in your life to flow successfully in Kingdom authority to bring My Kingdom to the earth. It is time to be about My affairs and you will find that in Mine you find yours.
I love you. I have given you everything but you have made very little use of all that is yours thus far. Otherwise you would be totally free and doing the works Jesus did and greater together with Me and with Him.