Why do we parents desire to have children? Two reasons: we look foreword to the fellowship; then we look forward to see how they will translate their love and security into responsibility. Since we were created in God’s image, these two desires give us a clue to why God made us. Fellowship is the beginning and end of everything, the reason we’ll worship God for eternity and our whole lives should revolve around our love and worship of Him.
But this deep, intimate involvement with Him should naturally lead to the responsibility He created us for–dominion. But dominion is not worldly control, but the loving authority of a father who gives his life for his family in order to see them grow into godly maturity.
This article is similar to the Lion of the Tribe of Who, the story of Joseph and Judah, but written from the viewpoint of King Lemuel’s mother who warns her son about the two thing that “destroy kings.” It’s another attempt to plead with my jail brothers (and sisters) to be careful, lest they miss God’s purpose through things they think don’t matter that much, but will disqualify them.
This article goes into the practical application of dominion–how the biggest criminal organization in history was brought down by God’s people and how entire cities were transformed through their prayers. They are examples of what God expects from His maturing church, against which “the gates of hell will not prevail,” especially as we draw near the end of this age. For “the kingdoms of this world [will] become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Mt 16:18; Rev 11:15)
Darkness is coming, but God is preparing His overcomers to deal with it effectively. For the real war, though invisible, deals with the root of the problem, paving the way for the glory of the Lord and the return of Christ.
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