Functioning Like God
– by Leon Du Preez
Genesis 1:26 – “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’” We have been made with an incredible inherent power to rule and have dominion. When we become born-again, it is vital for us as believers to begin to move and exude this rulership and dominion! When God made man, He gave man authority and dominion over everything on earth. In order for us to have an idea of the kind of dominion that man would have had, had he not sinned, let’s look at the perfect Man – Jesus Christ.
When Jesus wanted to pay temple tax, He simply commanded a fish to bring the money to Him. When He wanted to feed a multitude, He only needed to multiply five loaves and two fish. When a storm threatened the lives of His disciples, He only had to speak to the storm and there was perfect calm. Every sick person who was brought to Him went away healed. Demons were cast out just by a word. He even brought the dead back to life because He had dominion over death! You and I have the same dominion that Jesus exercised, because Christ resides in us. You can command any storm in your life to cease. You can take authority over your finances in the Name of Jesus! You can command any sickness in your body to be healed! You can decree change in your circumstances! You were created to rule, not to be subject to the elements. Rise up and take charge in the Name of Jesus!
JOY! Magazine (June 2018)