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Habits of the Highly Effective Intercessor – Demonstrating Dominion

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Habits of the Highly Effective Intercessor

~ Demonstrating Dominion ~

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There are several successful habits of highly effective Intercessors of which demonstrating dominion is one.

 

Biblical dominion is defined as the authority and ability that God gave to man in order for him to effectively reign and rule over the earth.

Through Adam’s sin we lost our dominion and through Jesus’ righteousness we have regained it.

But even though we have regained dominion, which is the authority and the ability to rule, we still need to demonstrate that authority and that ability in a very real and practical way on a daily basis.

 

The following are some topics that are related to demonstrating dominion:

a) The Difference Between Exousia and Dunamis – Lu 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

 

In the verse above the word “power” is used twice but it’s actually two entirely different Greek words that are being translated.

In the first instance the word is “Exousia” and means “Authority, Mastery, Jurisdiction” in the second instance the word is “Dunamis” and means “Ability, Force, Strength.”

So, Jesus is saying that He has given us authority over all the ability of the devil.

 

I always hear preachers make a big boast about how we have dunamis and they make a point of stressing that this means dynamite, explosive power. And every time I hear it I say, “So what???” 

The devil has the same” dunamis” (dynamite, explosive ability), you see that’s our problem right there! We keep focusing on dunamis and not on exousia, we’re focusing on the ability we have, which the devil also has, instead of the authority we have, of which the devil has NONE!

 

If we have ability and the devil and his demons have ability then we are evenly matched, right? But if we have the right to control the devil’s ability then who has the upper hand?

Yes! We Do!!! We have the authority – the devil has NONE!

 

Now when we’re praying, especially as intercessors this is the position from which we pray.

The position of absolute authority under God!

God said, “What you bind (forbid) on earth He will also forbid and what you loose (allow) on earth He will also allow.

That is delegated authority!

Under God we are the lords of the earth not the devil and his agents! But we have got to consistently rise up and declare this to be so. This is the work that we must do in order to walk in dominion upon the earth.

 

b) Exercising Your Faith Muscle – I’m sure you’ve heard it said a million times before that faith is like a muscle and you’ve got to exercise it to make it grow, well it’s true!

In a practical sense, what you can do to exercise your faith is to make a conscious effort to believe God for something that you have not believed Him for in the past and as you see victory in this area you make the effort to believe Him for something that requires more faith than the last thing you believed for, thereby putting more strain on your faith and forcing it to grow in order to meet the increasing demands.

 

The principle is exactly the same for those of you that are involved in body building, your muscles will not grow until you place a demand on them that is greater than what they’re accustomed to.

 

As an example let me ask you this, “How do expect to believe God to cure you of Cancer if every time you get a headache you use Tylenol or Advil?

Practice using your faith to get rid of the headaches and colds so that if something bigger does come you’re more equipped.

 

c) Overcoming Fear – In the body of Christ, fear seems to be one of the biggest problems that exist! Christians appear to be some of the most fearful creatures on the planet! This subject alone deserves a whole book but let’s see if I can briefly deal with the essential aspects of the matter.

First of all, what is fear? In one context, fear is a legitimate emotion that you feel when faced with the unknown or any potentially dangerous situation.

It is part of an elaborate and complex system, which incorporates the Autonomic nervous system of the human body. In this context fear is a very real and necessary part of our lives and acts as a vital component in the process of self-preservation.

 

In another context, fear is the term used to refer to the reverential respect that God demands from us and which we offer to Him as our duty.

 

Heb 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

 

But there’s a third context in which fear is used, you see unknown to most people fear is also a spirit, a demonic spirit with a mission to cripple and confuse the efforts of God’s people.

He is a living entity and his name is Fear.

 

God Himself said that He has not given to us the spirit of fear but the spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind. (2 Tim 1:7).

 

In order to conquer your enemy, you must first understand your enemy! When the spirit of fear attacks you he (by definition) brings with him the emotion of fear!

The difference is that this emotion he brings is not natural but manufactured by that spirit and used as a weapon against you.

 

In the verse above God said He gave us the spirit of a sound mind, the original word that is translated “sound mind” means, “discipline and self control.”

Discipline is doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason. So when this demon attacks, his purpose is to use fear to disorient and confuse you so that you are not in control of your thoughts and emotions.

 

But know this, whenever you are not in control of your thoughts and emotions someone else is!

And this is exactly where the devil wants you, you see, demons never attack alone they always come in pairs or groups, so that while you are distracted by the spirit of fear and not in control of your thoughts and emotions the other spirits that came with him now have free course to mentally and emotionally manipulate you and deliver the fatal blow! The one they hope will put you down for the count.

 

So, your defense is simply to identify the spirit of fear, bind him then willfully overcome the emotion of fear that you feel remembering that it was never real in the first place.

It is a manufactured emotion whose job was to cripple you mentally and emotionally.

 

As an effective Intercessor, demonstrating dominion means praying from a position of victory and power, from a position of authority over the devil’s ability and getting the job done.

 

For a detailed discussion on Intercessory Prayer and How to Demonstrate Dominion see my Ebook:

Understanding How to Pray Effectively

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Abortion: Is it Really the Best Choice?

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Abortion: Is it Really the Best Choice?

 

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Have you ever wondered what the door was?

 

Satan tried to rule the earth without a physical body and Jesus called him a robber and a thief! John 10:1

 

But in referring to Himself, Jesus said, “… He that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep,” John 10:2

 

So, have you ever wondered what that door was?

 

In the natural sense a door is the legal means of entry into a restricted area.

 

The earth is a restricted area; it was created by God and is still owned by Him. It’s His private property! So if one wants to come from the spirit realm and enter in and operate legally in the earth realm, he needs to have legal access! He needs to go through the door!

 

The door to the earth (legal access) is being born of a woman and possessing a physical body!

 

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Anyone who tries to operate on earth without a physical body is trespassing and guilty of sinning against God! Jesus said, “…Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me,” Heb 10:5

 

Jesus accessed the earth and the people of the earth (the sheepfold and the sheep) legally, by being born of a woman… Satan did not!

 

Jesus is the authorized shepherd of the sheep… Satan is not!!!

 

Why is the chief end of a demon always to possess a human body? Because they are spirits without bodies and they need to possess a body in order to operate more effectively in the earth!

 

Still illegally… but more effectively!

 

When a demon inhabits a person’s body he has limited authority through that person because he’s now operating through a physical body, but a man or woman of God who comes in the name (authority) of Jesus Christ ALWAYS has superior authority over any demon!

 

Your physical body is the symbol of your authority in the earth! Not your spirit, not your soul… your body!
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That’s why as a rule, when your body dies, you cease to affect the earth! You still have your spirit and soul, why can’t you still continue to affect life? Because you have no authority to affect the earth without a body!

 

You have no authority to affect life from death!

 

The incident involving the prophet Samuel, King Saul and the witch of Endor is one notable exception to this rule! Another exception is when Moses and Elijah counseled Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration! But that’s why you do have authority over demons, they are spirits without physical bodies, therefore they have no authority in the earth!

 

Because you were born of a woman you can command them! They cannot command you! The only reason demons can control some humans is because they are deceived into giving up their authority to these demons and allowing them access to manipulate their will!

 

The fundamental reason why Jesus’ name has authority in the earth is because… he came in the flesh!!! If He had stayed in heaven, none of the authority we have in His name would be possible! In the bible, God was only able to promise change until He got Himself a body!

 

Promises like, “Behold, a virgin shall conceive…!” “For unto you a child is born…!” “The seed of the woman shall…!”

 

From Genesis to Malachi God was promising change, but the only time we actually saw change is when He finally got a physical body and came to earth!
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Why do you think every time God was about to perform some major move in the earth, Satan was always trying to kill the babies? He tried to kill both Moses and Jesus, the mediators of the old and new covenants, respectively, through legalized infanticide!

 

It’s because God can only change things in the earth through someone who has a physical body! That’s why man’s primary command from God in the beginning was to be fruitful and multiply!

 

The more people born, the more vessels He could work through to demonstrate His authority and bring to pass His purpose!

 

This is why barrenness is described as a curse and fruitfulness is a blessing in the bible!

 

A woman was designed to bring forth children who would become instruments of change in the earth, so if she is barren, then she’s no longer a channel through which God can bring instruments of change! No child can be born of her… no instrument of change can come to earth!

 

In our present age there are so many homeless, parentless children I believe God may allow some couples not to produce their own children just so they could rescue some child or children who have no parents of their own.

 

If you’re not able to produce children maybe, just maybe, God is speaking to you about adoption. Why not rescue a child who needs you and the love you have to give?

 

This doctrine of the authority of the physical body in the earth also directly affects the issue of abortion and shows why it’s wrong!
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God’s modus operandi for enhancing life on earth is to inspire human beings to excellence so abortion limits God’s ability to expedite His will in the earth!

 

He said, “If you humble yourselves and pray I will… If you bind on earth I will…”

 

God needs someone with a physical body who is born of a woman to be the instrument that He works through to effect change in our lives!

 

“I looked for someone to defend the city and to protect it from my anger, as well as to stop me from destroying it. But I found no one. So in my fierce anger, I will punish the Israelites for what they have done, and they will know that I am furious. I, the Lord, have spoken,” Eze 22:30-31 (CEV)

 

This is why He commands us to pray. We authorize and legalize His interventions in our lives through prayer. When we speak… we release Him to act!

 

With millions of unborn children slaughtered daily, we are short-circuiting the very blessings God has planned for us as a race.

 

How many inspired world-leaders, great inventors, gifted artists and talented scientists are being ripped out of their mother’s wombs and murdered on a table in the name of convenience?

 

And still, we have the audacity to ask God, why is this world in such a mess? I’ll tell you why!

 

Because, by a process of institutionalized infanticide, we are eliminating the very people God has been sending to earth to bless us and enhance the quality of our lives!

 

Mass abortion retards the development of our global society and short-circuits our collective potential!
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Every human being is a catalyst for someone else’s genius.

 

Part of your purpose is to bring out the best in someone else! Someone you may never know or meet!

 

The philosophical works of Plato and Aristotle were built upon the foundational principles laid by Socrates.

 

In the 1960’s, Dr. Martin Luther King’s non-violent revolution, which changed the face of America forever, was greatly influenced by the Indian revolution led by Mahatma Ghandi in the 1940’s.

 

In the 17th century Galileo’s understanding of the universe, based on his extensive research in Physics and Astronomy, was seeded by Copernicus’ work published 100 years earlier in De Revolutionibus. And even this great publication was influenced by the propositions and discussions of Archimedes and Aristarchus in the third century BC.

 

Today, our brightest scientific minds in contemporary medicine still reference Louis Pasteur’s phenomenal discovery, “the germ theory of disease” made almost two centuries ago.

 

Now, imagine living in a world without all these men and their discoveries! What if all these children had been victims of abortion?

 

EACH OF THESE MEN HAD A MOTHER WHO HAD A CHOICE!

 

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Every one of these men was once a mass of cells in some woman’s uterus! What if she had decided to abort?

 

What if Susanna Fontanarossa had decided she was too young or too poor to have another child and had an abortion? Then, Christopher Columbus would not have re-discovered the most powerful nation on earth! What kind of world would we be living in today without America as we know it?

 

Whom are you carrying in your womb?

 

YOU HAVE NO IDEA!

 

You have been chosen to bare a special gift to humanity. To snuff out that life is a crime against the human race and a sin against God!

 

The psychological and emotional scars stay with you for a very long time and the memories… forever! It’s something you can NEVER undo!

 

Someone once said, “Abortion doesn’t make you unpregnant… It makes you the parent of a dead child.”

 

Please consider life for your child.

 


Gianna Jessen, Abortion Survivor Speaks at Queen’s Hall Parliament House in Victoria, Australia on the eve of the debate to decriminalize abortion in Victoria.

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Authority in Jesus Name: A Testimony

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Authority in Jesus Name: A Testimony

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As a Child of God you have authority over demonic spirits; they have no authority over you. But what does it really mean to operate … “In Jesus Name?”

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Re-Think The Authority of Jesus Name

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Re-Think The Authority of Jesus Name

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As a Child of God you have authority over demonic spirits; they have no authority over you. But what does it really mean to operate … “In Jesus Name?”