Alternative View - November 16, 2015


Aligning With God’s Will

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)

A number of people think that there is a battle going on between God and the devil. There is no battle going on between God and the devil. If there was, it wouldn’t last long. That’s like saying, “Tony Evans and Mike Tyson are fighting.” Sure, we might both climb into the ring together to duke it out, but I would be no match for Mike, even at his age now.

Satan, a created being, is no match for the omnipotent Creator. That’s not even a fight. But what God did do was create an inferior creature—humanity—you, who are not even competition with Satan or his demons on our own, to demonstrate that in this spiritual battle, even the inferior creature can win when he or she operates according to God’s governance, authority, and kingdom agenda.

You and I were cast in a cosmic conflict to manifest God’s rule in history for the advancement of His kingdom and the reflection of His glory. And one way this is done is through the Dominion Covenant—your ability and commission to rule through decisions that are made in alignment with God’s sovereign rule.

Reflection: What does it mean to be made in God’s image? Why does a Christian not need to fear Satan? What authority do you have under the Dominion Covenant? How is your authority limited?

God, I’m excited to see what You are going to do in and through me. You have created me to carry out Your influence on earth. You have also embodied me with Your Holy Spirit so that when Satan seeks to disrupt me somehow, You can defeat him. I look forward to all that You have planned as I learn to place myself under Your comprehensive rule in my life.

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