DOMINION AND AWE - PART 2
THURSDAY 02 MARCH 2023
Personally, I can never can be thankful enough that God has revealed the knowledge of His dominion and awe, with such an increasing clearness. This "dominion and awe" is a wonder of His unconditional love, which captures the utmost human power of admiration, gratitude, and praise.
Reference: Job 25:2 Amplified Bible (AMP) "Dominion and awe belong to God; He establishes peace and order in His high places."
Today, our focus is the word, "dominion" which has to do with a position of dominant power, rule or influence. In general, it is the Greek word "κυριαρχία." Similar words for dominion are sovereignty, domination, supremacy, reign, command, mastery. For instance, the full dominion of Christ is known as His Lordship, a title given to the Lord Jesus, as denoting His supremacy, with reference to a heavenly hierarchy. His dominion as Lord is the Greek word, "Kuriotés", and our submission to the Lordship of Jesus denotes a superior regard for Christ, which comes as a result of His revelation, as the Son of God, in our lives. His Lordship is embedded in His Deity as being seated at the right hand of the Father in the heavenly realms, and according to Ephesians 1:21 (NIV), His dominion is far above every other rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
Dominion and awe belong to God. To that effect, in Jude 1:25 (ESV), Jude wrote, "To the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen." Here this particular dominion ascribed to God, signifies the Greek word, "Megalósuné" - and that is, greatness, majesty, glory, dominion.
There are other various meanings of dominion in the Greek language. The first one is known as "thronos"- a throne. It is God as a king on His throne, seat; power, dominion (Revelation 5:13). The second Greek word is "basileuó" - to be king, to reign as king, i.e. exercise dominion, His kingdom rule, sovereignty, royal power, kingship, dominion, (see Luke 1:33 ; Luke 19:12,15 ; Luke 22:29). The third Greek word is known as "Krataiós" – dominating (manifested) power, which refers to God's supreme mastery. The fourth Greek word is "Pantokratór" - Almighty, which denotes His unrestricted power to exercise absolute dominion. The fifth one is "Exousia", which is power to act, authority, control.
Beloved, the Almighty God is the owner and author of all dominion, and His Kingdom is everlasting. Psalm 145:13 (ESV) says, "Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations..." God's dominion is of sovereign power, and by it, He exercises His mighty acts, in accordance with the glorious majesty of His Kingdom. This dominion endures beyond time, not just from generation to generation. It is indefinite because it is sealed for eternity. It is the dominion of Supreme Deity, and since its power exists beyond time, it is manifested without limitations. Since the Kingdom stands sure as an everlasting Kingdom with an ever-increasing glory, God will continue to reign forever over the affairs of all of His creation.
Now watch this: This dominion is the pathway to all solutions and expectations in human history and affairs. It is the eternal strength and substance of the heavenly realms and earthly realm of humankind. It doesn't need assistance, and it is confirmed in the human realm by miracles, signs and wonders, reflecting His mighty deeds. It is accompanied with the powerful efficacy of the wisdom of God. Got it? At the end of ages, all other dominion shall be made worthless and gathered up together by Christ and submitted to God. To instantiate this verity, The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 15:22-24, that just as all died in Adam, so also everyone who receives Christ will be given life in Christ. Each event will happen in the right order: Christ, the first crop of the harvest, then those who belong to Christ at His coming, then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom (of heaven) to God the Father after He (Christ) has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.
Furthermore, this dominion comes with the whispers of Holy Spirit within the heart of a Christian, in line with the gospel of truth, bearing in mind that the Kingdom of light is manifested in Christ, and established in the hearts of men who have received Christ as Lord and Saviour. One day the Pharisees asked Jesus, "When will the Kingdom of God come?" Jesus replied, "The Kingdom of God can’t be detected by visible signs. So you won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s over there', For the kingdom of God is among you [because of My presence]” (Luke 17:20-21 AMP). In other words, Christ rules through our hearts and His presence in our lives. That's the beauty of the expressions of our Christian faith on earth, which positions us to rise to superior heights of boldness in Christ Jesus.
Scripture Reading - Daniel 7:14; Job 38:33; Colossians 1:18; 1 Peter 5:11.
Exuberant Declaration: Dominion and awe belong to God and the clearness of this truth is communicated to my heart on a high frequency of my association with supreme Deity, which affords me the highest moments of confidence in my world. The revelation of dominion is like a beam of light that flashes before sunrise, as the breaking of the day in my heart, and the light increases and expands in every aspect of my life for effective Christian living. Glory to God!