Dominion Strategy – Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up my Bible and began to read Isaiah 35. Here, Holy Spirit revealed His purpose and mission for a new assignment in front of me to help His redeemed ones recover their destinies.

Holy Spirit highlighted Isaiah 35:3-4 TPT, which says to “Strengthen those who are discouraged. Energize those who feel defeated. Say to the anxious and fearful, ‘Be strong and never afraid. Look, here comes your God! He is breaking through to give you victory! He comes to avenge your enemies. With divine retribution he comes to save you!'”

So, right now, it’s time to continue to follow Jesus as He leads us further into our next assignments with peace, rejoice and wisdom. It’s time to keep bringing order to transition as we move into position to recover all and then some. It’s time to move into God’s showplaces as He showcases His glory through us as a beacon to the nations (Ac 13:47).

God is lifting the bride of Christ into His light of justice for all to see His goodness. There will be extraordinary expressions of God’s covenant blessings for a restored generational heritage.

The grace for His plunder and spoils are part of this retribution as we continue to move forward with Him in His righteousness and holiness. This is justice in manifest form, and He is making it favorable and convenient.

Not only will God’s redeemed and authentic ones recover all, they will receive more than they had previously and even enough to share with friends to help them recover their destinies.

Think David at Ziklag.

1 Samuel 30:26 NIV says, “When David reached Ziklag, he sent some of the plunder to the elders of Judah, who were his friends, saying, ‘Here is a gift for you from the plunder of the LORD’s enemies.'”

Ziklag was land given to the tribe of Judah, the people of praise, and to the tribe of Simeon, the people who heard God.

I believe our Lord has set His beloved up to enter into His promises with praise, having heard from Him for purpose and strategy to recover much and much more.

I believe God is especially enabling His faithful bride to recover all “the spoils of the great victory of Christ, won for us through His death, resurrection and ascension” in manifest form (Is 33:23 TPT study note).

I believe God’s redeemed ones can receive a great fulfillment of His promises to glorify what Jesus did, as in Isaiah 33:23, which says, “…There will be a great plunder, such an abundant treasure divided that even the lame will seize their rich share.”

I believe our Lord is going so far as to position those who dwell with Him and are willing to be instrumental in facilitating miracles and multiplicity, wherever He assigns (Is 33:24).

I believe we are breaking through to a life of victory on a magnitude like we’ve never experienced. It’s what He has been growing us into all along—returning us to His great heritage for us as we have increasingly returned to Him.

I believe we are about to experience a flourishing above past pruning that many have endured. What was once cut back will now come forth as light and life. As gold revealed by grace for resolve.

I believe we will see grief disappear as God fulfills promises, not only for ourselves but for others, who have carried generations of grief from wrongdoing.

I believe where previous generations got it right before it went wrong, God is raising the righteous into the fullness of their righteous heritage.

Remaining strong by keeping eyes on Him is imperative as He redeems it all and establishes His glory even more in the earth.

So, let’s remember the Words of Moses in Exodus 15:2 AMP, which say that “The Lord is my strength and my song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.”

Let us pray…

Dear Lord,

Thank You for Your salvation on the earth—spirit, soul and body. Thank You for Your strategies to recover destinies. Thank You for helping Your persevering ones to move into position to prosper and flow out of their prosperity like water to a dry land in new and miraculous ways (Is 35:5-6). Thank You for enabling us to enter in ready and equipped. Thank You for moving us into roles to showcase You in a grander way.

Thank You for fulfilling promises, bringing manifest redemption and positioning us for the next mega shift, even beyond the ones You are moving us into right now.

Thank You that we can expect to see the heritage of Your redeemed ones come to life again as You enable us to minister to them. Thank You for Your everlasting expressions of Your wholeness restored to Your beloved in a way that honors what You sent Your Son to do for us all.

We are grateful and we believe You to bring it to pass.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name,


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Dominion Strategy – Part 1

What does dominion even mean? And what is God’s strategy to apprehend it? defines dominion as “The power or right of governing…sovereign authority. Rule.”

Hebrews 2:7 tells us that God gave us dominion over His creation. Having made us a little lower in status than the angels for a little while, God crowned us with glory and honor and appointed us over the works of His hands.

The Greek Word for appointed here means “to set in order” and “to place down permanently,” to “ordain” and to “conduct” (Strong’s #2525). It means to “put in charge, give standing (authority, status), which enables someone to rule (exercise decisive force)” (HELPS Words-studies).

To rule and reign on earth as it is in Heaven is what God intended for us from the beginning, all the way back in Genesis 1:26-28. He created us last and set us first in place as having dominion over all else on earth.

It was given to us before it was handed over to the enemy of our souls by Adam and Eve. And now, because of the finished work of the cross, Jesus gave this power of authority back to us.

God’s Word assures us that we are at peace with Him now and that we share in His resurrection life (Ro 5:10). Therefore, we are free to be led by peace and operate in the power of Holy Spirit in us to receive and do good things, extraordinary things, even miraculous exploits. And many of them (Jn 14:12).

The divine appointment for Father’s gracious recompense has always been there. God’s love has always been there. His glory and honor have always been there. His plan to prosper us has always been there (Je 29:11-13).

I love what King David prayed in Psalm 119:133 TPT, which was to “Prepare before me a path filled with your promises, and don’t allow even one sin to have dominion over me.”

We know we can receive God’s promises and freedom from sin, because of Christ in us. As wisdom personified, He graciously enables us to experience abiding success. (1 Co 1:24).

Ephesians 1:11-12 AMP remind us of His good plan and purpose for us by saying, “In Him also we have received an inheritance [a destiny—we were claimed by God as His own], having been predestined (chosen, appointed beforehand) according to the purpose of Him who works everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ [who first put our confidence in Him as our Lord and Savior] would exist to the praise of His glory.”

A couple of weeks ago, Holy Spirit highlighted the study note of Isaiah 33:23 TPT to me, which says, “yet God would be faithful to them…These are the spoils of the great victory of Christ, won for us through His death, resurrection, and ascension.”

What I believe our Lord revealed to me is that He has manifest “spoils of the great victory” for us and that these gifts require authenticity of heart and a true stepping up and out on His faith and peace.

Deep within us, we know what these gifts are, as we have held them in our hearts for what feels like a lifetime. As God has brought us into greater authenticity of heart in deeper relationship with Him, He is now releasing these gifts of spoils to us in a tangible way. He has been giving us confirmations, and we are about to see them manifest and made complete as our dominion.

Where there seemed to be no way in the past, God has not only made a way, He is revealing the way now as we move forward in His process for us. Our Lord is lining it all up and has opened the door and given all pertinent individuals involved the right heart to bring it to pass.

So, in order to receive God’s gifts that He has stored up for us in this season, we must continue to align with Him and His order of what He has set in place. We must believe and see and receive as He sees and reveals. We must trust Him, His good plan for us, believe in ourselves and be faithful.

I love how Galatians 5:22 in the Message version puts it. It says, “But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.”

Proverbs 8:16 TPT says that Godly wisdom empowers “princes to rise and take dominion, and generous ones to govern the earth.” Two of the definitions of wisdom are “insight” and “skill” (Strong’s #7919, #8454, #2450, #4678).

As we abide in Him, God releases clarity of insight to us and directs us to be skillful to make us victorious operationally. We know this to come through relationship with Him (1 Co 13:12).

So, if you’re ready to step into more of what God has for you, pray with me, if you will…

Dear Lord,

Thank You for Your plan to prosper me. I invite You to reveal specifics of Your dominion strategy and Your wisdom to me for this season. Help me to apprehend all you have for me and nothing that’s not of You for Your glory.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name,


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Problem Solving: Obedience Strategy

One day, I was working around the house and noticed Pastor Rick Warren being interviewed on television. I turned up the volume just in time to hear him make a profound statement.

Pastor Rick described one of the most painful situations of his life and said that friends close to him immediately came to his and his wife’s aid. From this he learned and shared what best helped them in their most devastating moments: The ministry of presence.

Pastor Rick went on to advise viewers that, when people don’t know what to say to those in dire need, say nothing. Just be there and intentionally don’t say anything.

Isn’t this how it is when we meet God’s awesome, tangible Presence? When we experience Him as enough, we are comforted that no one gets our pain like Jesus. And we know that only He can fix it.

To be sure, resolving the impossible requires divine Presence and strategic action.

One beauty people of endurance are developed in is the humility of resolve.

As they are constant in prayer, laying down their issues, their limitations, their impossibilities at the foot of the cross. As they cry out to God and invite His Presence into their circumstances to redeem that which only He can. As they seek Him and find Him in the midst of their worst pain, when nothing else will do. And at the point where they encounter His perfect Glory-Presence, they experience His perfect shalom-peace for what’s needed most.

To function from this glorious place, we must put our hope in God. We and our issues must be submitted to God. This requires trust in God and a love for Him. It’s all a journey of seeing and receiving Jesus in the midst and coming into His higher perspective and ways through experiencing Him. Then, intentionally acting from His Spirit.

Overcoming requires the victorious implementation of God’s strategy—spirit, soul and body, as our entire being chooses life. When battles require our engagement, as led by Holy Spirit, our first place of engagement should be with Him to be empowered and guided. As we hear from Holy Spirit, He will bring us into more of His truth as strategy through revelation and wisdom.

Consider Joshua.

God commanded Joshua to not fear and choose courage for life. God released unique strategies to him for each battle as he needed them. To be victorious, Joshua had to trust God at His Word with his life and the lives of his troops. He had to obey God’s strategies as he executed them in physical battle. Joshua had to keep his heart and mind aligned with God’s promise of victory along the way. There was no room to consider anything less, because seconds do not sustain life in war.

We would do well to learn from Joshua, who was made stronger in God’s character and promises as he obeyed.

So, what battles have you been fighting? Have your strategies been working?

Here are a few points to consider:

Don’t engage in foolishness.

Engaging in wrong spirits, like strife, is a snare. So, don’t take the bait. Stand your ground by remaining in the beautiful, high, glorious place with God and let Him deal with perpetrators.

Get to the root to overcome.

As we dwell in God’s Presence, we can fearlessly to go deep, wherever He shines His light to be restored in our root system and foundation. Doing this will reset our expectations in life for God’s goodness.

Resist the devil and he will flee.

As we submit to God’s authority, the enemy flees (Ja 4:7). Many ugly things will just fall away as we dwell with the beautiful and strong Lord of our lives. The enemy cannot touch us in God’s Holy tabernacle.

Speak up and out.

Speaking up appropriately makes all the difference. Having meditated on God’s truth, praising Him, and declaring His promises over our lives and situations is powerful and helps bring needed change.

So, pray with me if you will…

Dear Lord,

Thank You for helping me overcome adversity in my life on earth through Your life in me and in Heaven. I invite You to bring resolve in my life and to begin with me. I invite You to reveal to me any issues in me for the purpose of overcoming them. Open my eyes to see Your invitations to Your beauty of life within me and all around. Help me to release wrong things to You and rise with You. Help me to fight fearlessly and strategically with You for Your glory. Thank You for graciously completing Your finished work of the cross in my spirit, soul and body. Help me to receive Your blessed life more fully and live it out abundantly.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name.


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Give Away: Challenge To Victory – Part 2

God is calling each of us higher into new levels of victory in Him. To go higher, we must humble ourselves and walk with Him His way in grace by faith.

As we hearken to God in this ongoing process, He reveals Himself, His purposes and His wisdom to enable us to receive His true blessings that are expressions of His victory He freely gives to us.

So, what expressions of His victory have you seen in your life in this season?

Key verses our Lord highlighted to me for this devotion are in Psalm 37, verses 4-6 NIV, which say, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.”

Friends, we are in a time of great, manifest recompense, of reward and vindication (He 11:6). And these blessings come with warnings: We are to be aware that we don’t deserve them but that they are graciously fulfilled by God’s goodness, not anything we have done. Also, we are not to put any of these blessings before God.

In Part 1 of this series, I shared a detailed prophetic Word based on the redemptive precepts of Amos 9. So, If you haven’t listened to it or read it, I strongly encourage you to do so. And to pray about it for your own lives.

In short, the Word says that God’s beloved will now receive His unconditional blessings as we have turned our hearts back to Him. The consuming fire we once endured will give way to greater, exponential fruitfulness. We will become a great witness to the redemption of God. Those who now value more of what God values, including themselves, will be surrounded by more of what is valuable and purposed.

Here in Part 2, I’m sharing the key strategies our Lord is highlighting in His written Word that supports His revealed Word from Part 1. We’ve already established that God’s mega blessings may come sooner than we expect and that they may include more than we expect or deserve.

Here are some more key strategies to remember:

Ask God for what we need (Ma 7:7-8):

Matthew 7:11 TPT says, “If you, imperfect as you are, know how to lovingly take care of your children and give them what’s best, how much more ready is your heavenly Father to give wonderful gifts to those who ask him?”

John 16:24 TPT tells us that “…now you can ask, and keep on asking him! And you can be sure that you’ll receive what you ask for, and your joy will have no limits!”

Our joy will overflow when we live in truth and love and experience God’s Presence and the fulfillment of His promises (2 Jn 1:4). As we focus on Him and delight in Him, He multiplies His goodness in our lives. Jesus is a finisher! So, when He fulfills promises in our lives, whether spiritual or material, our joy is made complete in Him who finishes what He began.

God will reveal His big blessings to us at His right(eous) time with confirmations:

An important element to any blessing is a new beginning. New beginnings inherently mean that something else has to end. God desires that we be prepared for both. His grace will come off of that which He no longer desires to bless. This is one way He guides and grows us in His trust and clarity.

There are numerous scriptures in regards to why God reveals events in advance to us. His primary purpose being to strengthen us for what’s ahead. You can read these scriptures on by searching the phrase “I told you in advance.”

Confirmations will come through His Word (highlighted scriptures and remembrances of Bible stories) and His witnesses and in other ways in which He usually speaks to us.

Expect a foreshadow opportunity:

God may set us up to bless someone else in the same area that He desires to bless us. I can look back in my life and see this truth consistently whenever God was about to establish a big, breakthrough, life-changing blessing in my life.

It’s important to recognize this set-up from a Kingdom perspective. Otherwise, self-pity and/or jealousy can try to hinder us. So, we must exercise Holy Spirit’s fruit of self-control and process through blessing others God’s way. We must remember that He always sets us up for ultimate victory.

And the way we handle His set-up with regards to humility and submission to Him and His ways can affect our outcome. This especially includes how we perceive and treat the person He assigns us to help in advance.

God will bring the connections to work the vision:

As we work what we know our Lord has assigned to us, He will work on our behalves to bring others into the vision to make wise decisions and corresponding actions that cause the vision to manifest and blossom.

These helpers may be people you do not yet know. But they will be like-minded and will work to put action to “the more” God is adding to our lives.

God will converge all the tangible elements into place without us having to overwork, as we trust and follow Him along His timeline. This blessing will prove to be a wonder that expresses and glorifies God from start to finish.

Remember, He blesses the work of our hands and multiplies what we have sown (De 16:15).

Keep our eyes on God and His beautiful vision for us:

This keeps us balanced and focused on what’s most important. God will fulfill His promises as a reflection of His stunning beauty, according to His reward of justice for each individual, as He reigns over it with us alongside Him.

So, let’s magnify His greatness through the journey to honor Him and to remain encouraged, as described in Psalm 27:14 AMP, which says, “Wait for and confidently expect the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.”

Pray with me if you will…

Dear Lord,

We thank You that “every child” of Yours “overcomes the world, for our faith is the victorious power that triumphs over the world” (1 Jn 5:4 TPT). We thank You for making us “new in the attitude of” our “minds” by Your grace so that we can “put on the new self” to be like You “in true righteousness and holiness” (Ep 4:22-24 NIV). Thank You that, as we “take delight” in You, You “will give” us “the desires of” our hearts. And that, as we “commit your way to” You and “trust in” You, You “will make” our “righteous reward shine like the dawn,” our “vindication like the noonday sun” (Ps 37:4-6 NIV).

In Jesus’ Mighty Name.


Now, Lord, I declare over all who are willing to receive Your blessings during this season of recompense, Psalm 20:4 AMP, which says, “May He grant you your heart’s desire And fulfill all your plans.”

To You, Lord, be all glory, honor and praise! Amen.

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Give Away: Challenge To Victory – Part 1

“What did I do to deserve this?” was the question Holy Spirit brought to my remembrance two weeks ago. He reminded me that, nearly two decades ago, these were my words to Him as He began to lead me through a ten-year, ten-month season of tribulation.

But God didn’t just bring this remembrance to my mind. He also brought a corresponding revelation for right now. In other words, Holy Spirit redefined this now rhetorical question. He was doing a new thing with an old thing.

In a flash of understanding, He revealed the answer to this question for this season to be “nothing,” meaning I have done nothing to deserve the great blessing of His recompense that He is now about to flood into my life.

Holy Spirit helped me to know, beyond a hint of doubt, that His goodness is not based on anything I’ve done—good or bad.

And, friends, this is not just for me.

God loves to give good gifts to His children (Mt 711). His transformed ones are on the cusp of outward multiplicity like they have never experienced. I’m talking about shock, awe and wonder of God’s unconditional blessings beyond what they have never known. I’m talking about the blessings of God that cause them to gasp as our Lord presents His finest, serendipitous, dream-come-true gifts to them in tangible form.

The Word I believe Holy Spirit revealed to me is this…

Painful, undeserved experiences and times are now coming full circle as God continues to deliver His inwardly transformed ones into His manifest goodness of recompense, reward and justice. These gifts will be hundredfold as described in Mark 10:30 and illustrated in the “Book of Ruth.” These blessings will be so over and above what they can think or imagine, they will wonder, “What did I do to deserve this?”

Where they were blindsided by the enemy in past times, and even tried to cover up the ugly parts, God worked the whole time to restore their foundations and erect a holy fortress for them that would prove serendipitous forward. As they continue to walk with Almighty God, they will now be blindsided by His gloriously beautiful and undeserved recompenses for every time they were blindsided by the enemy (Psalm 37:4-6, 61:2-4, 91:1-2).

Where their deeds were once returned on their own heads in the past, the renewed minds of God’s conformed ones can expect to receive a different harvest this time (Ob 1:15). Their deep inward transformation is now producing outward beauty. And some of their best rewards will be unexpected, as God gives them something over and above what they can share with others.

God is completing their mourning-to-dancing and ashes-to-beauty cycles in tangible ways as they continue to walk with Him by faith in His glory. What once felt like a Joshua and Caleb story of battle after battle, our God is giving the dominion of Jericho to them in a physical, manifest way. And it’s just the beginning. God has enabled them to claim victory after victory and will now do it manifestly, as His insight in them comes into physical sight. This is the beginning of His expanse of goodness restored in their lives (Ge 1).

God is giving them the things of old made new with promises that reflect His character and ways, satisfying them in abundance as they have kept their eyes on Him. Examples may be inherited land, restored houses, family members coming home spiritually and physically. God reuniting former things in new form for new beginnings.

It’s time for the beautiful and appropriate blessings of Ecclesiastes 3:11 to begin to manifest. The Amplified version says, “He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end.”

Now is a time where God’s conformed ones will receive a string of profound, life-changing, breakthrough, manifest, unconditional covenant blessings as a result of receiving the overflow of His grace upon grace, as in John 1:16 TPT, which says, “from the overflow of his fullness we received grace heaped upon more grace!”

These blessings will happen “on the heels of the other,” as described in Amos 9:13 MSG. “So fast your head will swim…you won’t be able to keep up.”

As God’s conformed ones find themselves living in the evidence of a state of “only God could have done this,” they will be positioned in new, highlighted roles as witnesses of the goodness, the victory and the glory of The Lord God Almighty.

Friends, it’s not finished until it manifests.

Pray with me if you will…

Dear Lord,

Thank You for getting Your people unstuck and receiving Your manifest blessings by Your grace of transformation and manifestation. Thank You for Your good gifts that You give to Your children. Thank You for revealing Your true character in the process, by showing us that it’s only by Your grace that You enable us to receive Your beautiful gifts. We, Lord, are eternally grateful beyond what we can adequately describe. Thank You for helping us to remain in You as we continue to walk with You into blessings we cannot contain for Your glory.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name,


Friends, join me next week for Part 2 of Give Away: Challenge to Victory.

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