Dominion over sin, self and Satan- Romans 6:1 -14

 Whoever desires to make heaven as his place of abode at last must strive to  have dominion over sin, self and Satan. Dominion over sin, self and Satan make us complete Christian. To have dominion over sin, self and Satan, therefore, is to rule over them and not them ruling over us in any form. “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” Romans 6:14. The grace of God gives us complete victory.

Looking at the possibilities of dominion over sin, we find out that at creation, man was not made to be overcome by sin. God made everything about is righteous and perfect until the fall of Adam and Eve. They had dominion in the garden over all
things but the fall of man turned thins around and brought man under. Sin consequently took over the nature of man and thereby becoming the enemy of God. A Christian who is controlled by son will smoke, drink, fight, commit immorality and cheat in office or school during examinations without feeling condemned because he is dead in sin. Through repentance, one receives pardon and freedom from sin and condemnation (Proverbs 28:13).
To have dominion over sin, one must acknowledge his sin, repent and forsake all the sins and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and savior. Then you can begin to enjoy dominion over sin.

Job in the book of Job 31:1, clearly stated that he made a covenant with his eye”, while Proverbs 25:28 instruct that “he that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without a wall”.
From the above passages, we find that we can control and rule our body in order to have dominion over self. Our actions are product of self. The ability to control self has great gain in life. Temperance is an act of sensible moderation or self-discipline toward many things including dressing, eating and talking.
Examples abound of people that do not manifest self-control. These include:
Cain – He killed his own brother due to uncontrolled emotion (Genesis 4:8)
Esau – he sold his birthright due to uncontrolled appetite (Hebrews 12:16, 17)
Demas – He lost the control of the urge to become worldly (2 Timothy 4: 10)
There is however examples of those that manifested self-control which brought blessings and promotion to their lives:
Abraham – He did not allow problems to prevail between him lot (Genesis 13:7,8).
Hannah- She never answered anyone roughly (1 Samuel 1:12-15).
Christians are to have dominion over self in what they practice, the way they dress and where they go. Remember Dinah (Genesis 34:1-5).
To have dominion over sin and self, we must conquer the muster which is the devil first. Once, a Christian decide to surrender his life to Christ through genuine repentance, such become a child of God then the name of Jesus now work for him and brings power of God to bear in his life. “Ye are of god, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). As a Christian, recognize the power of God in you and put it to use. The blood of Jesus is ever powerful – so plead it (Revelation 12:11). Now, you can exercise authority and dominion over Satan. You can ask anything in faith through the name of Jesus and exercise your dominion over all the activities of the devil and remain victorious.
Know that at the mention of the name Jesus, every kneel must bow. Don’t rely on yourself ability to overcome. Take what belongs to you y force. The scripture said “from the time of John the Baptist till now the kingdom of darkness suffereth violent, but only the violent shall take it by force” Matthew 11:12.

No comments:

Post a Comment