Dominion Rising

As our Lord releases us more into our new dominion, He highlighted a key scripture to me about receiving His fullness of promise. It illustrates our unwavering walk with Him and reminds us that His Promised Land requires a promised lane. 

The key verse is Isaiah 26:2 TPT, which says, “Open the gates and let a righteous, faith-filled people enter in. Perfect, absolute peace surrounds those whose imaginations are consumed with you; they confidently trust in you.” Similarly, verse 3 in the Amplified Version says, “You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].”

Shortly after writing down the key verse, I took a break and felt led to look out the window. What I saw was an undeniable confirmation: A state constable had pulled up and parked in a public space, just outside my front door. This was most unusual, and I knew in my spirit that our Lord was giving me a visual for this message. 

So, I returned to my desk and looked up the word constable in Webster’s

Webster’s says that constable literally means an “officer of the stable. A high officer of royal court or noble household…The warden or governor of a royal castle or a fortified town…responsible for keeping the peace and for minor judicial duties.”

I was taken by this symbolism. So, in digging a little further I looked up the word con in “con-stable.”

I found that con can be an abbreviation for the words continue and confidence (Webster’s).

Then, I considered the numbers on the constable’s vehicle tag. They were 2199.

Two can be a Biblical number for change, or agreement like a covenant. One can be a Biblical number for unity and the priority of God. Nine can be a Biblical number for fruitfulness. In this case, double fruitfulness, because there were two nines. 

So, considering all of this, I believe our Lord is revealing that He is calling us to rest in His peace as we walk with Him into a new order of great blessing by His arrangement. We are to continue along this path with the eyes of our hearts fixed on Him, as our priority, believing Him at His Word and confident in His authority and grace. As we do this, we will realize, even more, that no challenge we face is too difficult for our God of the impossible, our God of Angel Armies. To our Prince of Peace, anything that comes against His plan is substandard and, therefore, minor in power and position. 

I believe God is reminding us to determine to walk on the high road of peace in any battle, trusting Him to reveal His wisdom and victory-strategies to us as we remain submitted to Him by faith, like Joshua, who was known for his careful obedience. 

If, at any point, we feel inclined toward uncertainty, we can remember God’s strategic Word in James 1:5-8 ESV, which says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

Therefore, we must we trust God more than ourselves. We must remain steadfast in our faith, not leaning on our own understanding as we continue to enter into more new territory. We must keep moving forward, trusting that God knows what He’s doing and has our best interests at heart. This kind of stability requires intimacy with Him to see as He sees, which means our hearts must be wholly submitted to Him, like Caleb did as he entered into his Promised Land. 

As we proceed God’s way, He will deal with injustices and establish a new manifest order of stability and fruitfulness. Right now, remaining in His peace is the key to advancement. It won’t be as hard as the enemy would have us think. 

So, pray with me, if you will…

Dear Lord,

Thank You for Your gift of peace and for discipling us to walk closely with You. Thank You for Your peace-strategy that stabilizes us to advance in Your promises. Help us to continue to “walk in integrity and trust You without wavering” (Ps 26:1 TPT). Thank You for already having made the way for us to receive Your greater dominion by providing all we need, including Your wisdom. We choose life by Your Spirit, above our flesh; and we choose to submit to You fully by faith, believing You have our very best interests at heart. Thank You for loving us and helping us. We love You, Lord.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name,


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Faithful Decisions – Part 1

To make faithful decisions is to make right decisions—decisions that are righteous in the eyes of God. 

“As for God, his way is perfect, says 2 Samuel 22:31 NIV, The Lord’s word is flawless…”

He sets the standard of righteousness, and He credits our active faith (obedience) as righteousness (Ge 15:6, Ro 4:9, De 6:25).

So, we are to “walk in the way of that faith,” dependent on God’s truth as we make right decisions (Ro 4:12 AMPC).

Why is this so important?

Because to bring honor to God and be victorious in the Promised Land, we must know His instructions and agree with them. We must sync with Him in life-union to sustain His flow of true life through us, as we progress and complete divine assignments with Him (2 Co 5:21).

2 Samuel 22:26 NIV tells us that “To the faithful,” God shows Himself “faithful.”

“If you choose to follow good counsel, divine design will watch over you and understanding will protect you from making poor choices” (Pr 2:11 TPT).

Keep in mind that, in the Promised Land, God gave Joshua a new strategy for each battle. Joshua and his army were protected as they overtook enemies to expand their territory only because they faithfully hearkened to God’s instructions.

Of course, Moses’ mentorship helped. 

Romans 10:8 TPT says, “But the faith-righteousness we receive speaks to us in these words of Moses: ‘God’s living message is very close to you, as close as your own heart beating in your chest and as near as the tongue in your mouth.’”

Sometimes, the most righteous and life-sustaining thing we can do is lay down our self-righteousness, including our self-justification of our ways, and trust God enough to pray according to His will, so He will hear our prayers (1 Jn 5:14).

We need His grace to work on our behalf. Therefore, we must come out of self-reliance and into God-dependence. We must also remember that God’s perfect justice constantly works on our behalf. 

This perfect justice is described in Romans 3:25 TPT, which says, “the perfect demonstration of God’s justice” is “faith in the sacred blood of Jesus.”

So, before we step onto the Promised Land battlefields, we may want to survey our hearts and ask whether our faith is in Him or in ourselves. We may even want to ask Him to search our hearts. 

Remember that Caleb, who fought alongside Joshua, was wholehearted.

As we continue to believe God’s truth and abide in Him, we will come to know our Lord as the God of the Mountaintop, victorious in new ways to us.

Psalm 31:19 NIV tells us that abiding with Him in our decisions is where we find God’s abundance of good things.

So, we can intentionally choose to receive the abundance of Christ by aligning with Him as Lord of our lives.

Psalm 72:7 TPT assures us that “In the days of his reign the righteous will spring forth with the abundance of peace and prosperity forevermore.”

God will even reward our faithfulness.

Psalm 37:6 NIV says, “He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.”

His grace of salvation for us includes the righteousness of vindication and working out that salvation in us and through us to reflect His brightness (Is 62:1).

So, friends, we can be encouraged that, by His grace, all the restoration God did in us up until now will lead to outward manifestations of significant purpose. Therefore, let’s make decisions that are right in God’s eyes to see them produce good fruit. 

Others are depending on us. So, let’s not disappoint them—not the ones in the great cloud of witnesses, who have gone before us and are watching; not those who are still living on earth and waiting; and not the future generations to come. 

Ephesians 3:20 TPT reminds us to “Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.”

So, friends, from the Word of The Lord, I declare over you: 

“Open the gates and let a righteous, faith-filled people enter in” (Is 26:2 TPT).

“May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness” (Psalms 72:3 NIV).

“Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name” (Ps 97:12 NKJV).

In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen. 

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