We thank God for taking us through a very eventful 2020 with all its challenges especially the COVID -19 pandemic and its accompanying distortions and devastations. God has indeed been merciful and faithful to us.
We are still grappling with this pandemic but we also confidently declare that we are more than conquerors through the sacrificial work of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:37).
We also declare that greater is He who is in us than He who is in the world (1 John 4:4). We further declare that our lives are hidden with Christ in God, so we are safe (Colossians 3:3).
The scriptures reveal to us that the believer has been blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly place (Ephesians 1:3). We as a church, have also been raised with Christ to exercise rulership over all principalities and powers, and every power of the devil (Ephesians 1: 19-23).
The believer has thus been called to a life of DOMINION in every facet and dimension of his life. It is this life of dominion that will be manifested in the daily walk of the Christian as he faces the world, the devil and the flesh. This dominion must be reflected in our effective use of all the resources God has given us, to benefit the church and the world. “And God blessed them and said to them be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth and subdue it using all its vast resources in the service of God and man and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth (Genesis 1:28) The Amplified Bible.
Dominion among other things refers to sovereignty, control, supremacy or superiority. In this New Year, we are being beckoned to reign and take control by the power that is at work in us. In this year therefore, let us trust God to take new territories for Him by spiritual conquest through evangelism and soul-winning and let us take bold steps to plant the flag of Jesus in new locations (Joshua 1:3-5). The Lord will be with us wherever we go and we must certainly be the church on the move in this year (Mark 16:20). The Kingdoms of this world must become the Kingdoms of our God and His Christ and this must be our highest priority (Revelation 11:15).
We must also dominate in the use of the resources God has given us, to help build the church and meet the needs of God’s people especially and mankind in general. To dominate is to be the light of this world. In this New Year, we are trusting God for new opportunities to make wealth by the profitable use of the resource He has given us.
To dominate in this year is to be providers and givers, and to manifest the abundance of God (Deuteronomy 8:18). We are trusting God also for a massive transfer of wealth from the hands of the wicked, and those who pervert the gospel and the causes of good and who use their power to suppress and do evil, into the hands of the righteous and those that fear God and pursue the agenda of the Kingdom (Isaiah 45:3).
In Our Year of Dominion, we must expose the works of the devil using the superior power in the Name of Jesus Christ and fully manifest the victory of Calvary (Colossians 2:14-15).
In this year, we must experience the reversal of satanic curses and overthrow his dominion in individual lives, families and nations and we must seek to establish God’s rule of truth and righteousness on all the hills of influence, which include The Economy and Finance, The Media and Arts, Culture and Arts, Government, Religion, Education and the Family.
This year, we must tread upon every manifestation of evil. We must prevail over them and override them by the superior power at work in us. “Behold I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions and physical and mental strength and ability over all the power that the enemy possesses and nothing shall in any way harm you (Luke 10:19) The Amplified Bible.
Beloved in the Lord, as we look forward to the soon coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, I welcome you to our Year of Dominion. I declare that we will dominate in every sphere and in every dimension and facet of our lives in the year 2021.