Bible Study Outline on Exercising Your Dominion

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Everyone has dominions and the power to control others. God gave Adam dominion over the animals in the beginning. All the animals have to obey Adam. Adam fell from his dominion and was chased out by God from the garden of Eden along with Eve after falling into the deception of the devil. The devil is a thief as his aim is to steal what is precious to you and kill you so that your life will be destroyed.

Men still have dominion as God never take it back. All gifts of God are not revocable. When mankind fall into sin, they are giving the devil dominion over them. As God’s children, we are supposed to live a holy life for him. We are slave to who we obey. We can only be slave to the devil or slave to God. If you choose to obey God, you must allow God to guide you in every aspect of your life. We are not to live in the sins of the people of the world but live according to God’s words. Christians cannot compromise by half-heartedly obeying God and following worldly practices at the same time.

Every man has a free will to choose to obey or disobey God. God promised that he will bless those who obey him and carry out his commandments. Jesus said that there will be tares among the wheats that have been sown. The parable of the wheat and the tares is about the enemy who sow tares among the wheat so that the wheat crop can be destroyed. The farmer will not allow the enemy to succeed. Instead of pulling out the tares first, the wise farmer will wait until the harvest time so that he can sort them out before destroying the tares. The tares are things contrary against God’s commandments.

We must exercise our dominions properly without taking advantage of others. For example, if you are a supervisor, you must avoid using your power to tell your subordinates to do things that are not in their job scopes for your own advantage. We must be responsible for everything that we are accountable.

If you cannot fulfill your promise, you should not take up the responsibility. Jesus said that those who are faithful in small things can be trusted with big things. Whoever that is dishonest with little cannot be trusted with much. God will call us into account of everything we do and say while we are on earth during the Judgment Day.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (Ephesians 6:10-20 KJV)

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV)

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 KJV)

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2 KJV)

And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. (1 John 5:19 KJV)

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (Revelation 21:3 KJV)

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:14 KJV)

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet. (Psalm 8:6 KJV)

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19 KJV)

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:28 KJV)

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:26 KJV)

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8 KJV)

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14 KJV)

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7 KJV)

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Revelation 20:10 KJV)

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44 KJV)

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (James 1:13-15 KJV)

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:9 KJV)

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?  (Luke 16:10-12 KJV)

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. (John 13:34-35 KJV)

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:8 KJV)

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. (Ephesians 4:25 KJV)

But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, isGod; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. (2 Corinthians 1:18-22 KJV)