The Restoration of Dominion and Authority
“I am a man under Authority”…
One of the best examples highlighting Authority in the Word of God is found here in Luke’s Gospel.
Luke 7:1 – 10 Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum. 2And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. 3So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant. 4And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying that the one for whom He should do this was deserving, 5“for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue.” 6Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.
For I am a man placed under authority,
having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 9When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” 10And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick.
This man understood the concept of authority. He knew that all authority is derived from the one above you. It is that one who is above you that empowers you to act in their “Name” or in their “Place”. When you are under authority and you act it is just as if the person whom you are relating to is there acting!
The Genesis Mandate gave “Dominion” to Mankind
Genesis 1:26 & 28 “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 creeps upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 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 moves upon the earth.”
This Dominion was lost when Adam sinned against The Lord in the Garden of Eden. Instead of man having “Dominion” Satan became “the god of this world” (see 2 Corinthians 4:4). Satan then exercised “Authority” over mankind. But through the Cross Jesus has made it available again!
1 John 5:4-5 (KJV)
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”
So, we, being Born Again by faith in Jesus Christ now have victory over the world… i.e. the Devil!
This is part of the Plan of Restoration of All Things
Acts 3:20 – 21 (NLT) 20Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah. 21For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets.
We are living in the final days of restoration. The Fivefold Ministry and the Gifts of the Spirit have been restored and the Fruit of the Spirit is being seen as paramount in every believer’s life.
We are now moving into the final Restoration.
Psalms 110:1-4 says: The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Melchizedek was both a “King” and a “Priest”. Jesus is our King and our High Priest! And He is sitting at the right hand of God until all things are restored and his enemies become his footstool!
So a huge part of the Restoration is that we become “Kings and Priests” like Jesus
And walk in Restored Dominion & Authority!
Revelation 5:9-10 says: “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”
Many Members of the Body of Christ are now walking as Priests
The Priesthood of every Believer is manifested as we wear our Priestly Mantle
Each individual able to go directly to God through Jesus Christ
“A humble and contrite spirit He will not reject”
We can offer up “The Sacrifice of Praise” and enter into the Presence of God
Praise & Worship, Charismatic, Spirit filled songs
The Song of the Lord
Dance, Flags, Banners
It’s time for Believers to walk in a Restored Dominion/Authority as Kings
The Restoration of the Apostle is leading the way because we are beginning to walk in Authority because we are “under Authority”.
The Church is rejecting the “Lone Rangers” who do their own thing. The Body of Christ is coming together as an “Army” with a purpose…
We are supposed to be a people who are walking in the Spirit in Heavenly places as Priests and walking on the earth exercising Dominion/Authority as Kings
Do you want to walk in the Final Restoration of all things and become Kings and Priests?
It is a “Process”… Listen…
The same voice that cried out
“Come and worship Me”
is now crying out
“Come and War with Me!”
And,the same voice that cried out
“Come into my Secret Chambers”
is now crying out
“Come onto my Battle Field”.
And make sure you stay connected to an Apostolic Leader
within The Body of Christ so this process can work in you!