God gave man dominion over the earth and everything upon it, the Bible tells us (Genesis 1:26). As children of God, this dominion belongs to you and me.
Have you ever considered what kind of awesome power this reality gives you over the human experience?
Possessing dominion from God over what happens on earth means that we are never helpless. There is never a situation in which we should feel a victim or victimized. We have spiritual power over it. We do not have to serve it, bow down to it or suffer from it. With God’s help, we can master adversity. “With God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
In everyday experience, there may be times when we feel like we are out of control of our circumstances, and thus justified in pleading helplessness. Perhaps we feel at the mercy of a merciless boss, or victimized by a selfish spouse, plagued by a disease, or stuck under a tyrannical government. Whatever the oppressor appears to be, it’s a lie about God’s government of the universe. And the demand is to prove God in control, rather than a belief that evil has power.
God’s universe is spiritual and governed by a Mind of Love. There are no oppressive forces in God’s universe. There is only Love, good, harmony, peace, health and dominion to experience and express. As we consciously live in God’s universe of Mind, and accept spiritual reality as our only reality, we feel God’s dominion over the earth, and can exercise it.
Jesus Christ showed us the way. He demonstrated dominion over the entire human experience. He mastered disease, insanity, lack, the weather, political persecution, injustice, death and more, through understanding God’s absoluteness. He said we can do the same if we faithfully follow his teachings and way of life.
You are never helpless. God is your Helper and never fails to provide what you need to triumph over any opposition to good in your life.
Claim your God-given dominion over the earth and everything that happens on it. Assert your role as a child of God to express God’s dominion over His creation. Seek out spiritual solutions that resolve any threat you see. With God’s help, make it go away. Prove that God is in control causing only good things to happen.