Jesus of Nazareth

Restorer of Dignity & Dominion

by Pastor John Hamel


“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.” (Genesis 1:26)


When God created the Heavens and the Earth, He placed His man in the Earth as its Keeper.  Adam and Eve were to rule the Earth for God and exercise dominion over all evil and intruders. 


God placed two trees in the Garden:  The Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  The Tree of Life was to be eaten from freely.  The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was to be avoided at all costs.  Eating from that tree would result in man becoming separated from God and losing his World Dominion. (Genesis 2:7-17)  


Because God made man in His image, it was man’s choice as to whether he would obey God or not.  Unfortunately, His man chose disobedience. (Genesis 3) 


Now God was faced with the Crisis of the Ages.  His Justice required that sin be punished or His man would never take Him seriously again.  His Mercy required that the sin simply be forgiven; otherwise, man would run away from God and not to Him whenever he got into trouble.  What was God to do? 


God pulled off what only the God of the Universe could.  His Love for man rose up and said, “I’ll become a man through the Person of My Son, Jesus, and pay the penalty for them Myself.  That way, My Justice will be satisfied because sin has been punished.  My Mercy will be satisfied because I can then simply forgive them when they accept My sacrifice as their own.” 


God’s Justice and Mercy both were satisfied by His Love.  Man, through Jesus’ sacrifice, has been restored to his former right relationship with Almighty God.  An astounding miracle pulled off legally by Creator God Himself!


However, man is not just restored to right relationship with God by accepting Jesus’ sacrifice.  Man is also restored to his former position of dominion, just as he possessed it in the Garden.  


Man is now seated, in Christ, at God’s right hand. (Ephesians 2:4-6)  


Man has been re-crowned with Glory and honor. (Psalm 8:5)  


Man has been given back dominion over Satan, the source of all sickness, poverty and oppression. (Luke 10:17-20; John 10:10; Acts 10:38)  


Sickness, poverty, confusion and failure must bow its knee when the Believer now uses Jesus’ Name, exercising faith in that Name. (Mark 16:15-20; John 16:23; James 4:7) 


So the next time someone tells you that God’s making you sick, keeping you broke or whipping up on your family to teach you something, stand your ground.  Say, “Not my God.  He’s a good God.  Jesus has restored me to a position of dignity and dominion.  Satan is the damnerGod is the Blesser.” (John 10:10) 


The Bible says that Jesus became a curse for you so that you would not have to be cursed because of sin. (2Corinthians 5:21)  This is not to condone sin.  


Somebody said, “Black is black and white is white.  Hell is hot ‘cause sin ain’t right!” 


Sin is wrong but repentance, restored relationship, restored dignity and restored dominion is always right.  


So quit messing with sin and start exercising your restored dominion today.


Be blessed as you walk in dignity and as you exercise your Blood-bought dominion

Be Blessed ... John and Barbara Hamel



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