“This Good News about the Kingdom will be spread throughout the world as a testimony to all nations. Then the end will come.”
“I am crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me, and the life that I know live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me”. Galatians 2:20
“Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God call Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit”
1 Corinthians 12:3
There’s a world of difference between the meanings of the two words,
“dominion” and “domination.”
Browbeat: To intimidate by stern looks or words; to bully; to push around.
Crack the whip: lead by the nose To completely dominate another, particularly one who is weak-willed or easily intimidated. This expression refers to the practice of leading some animals by their noses; horses and asses, for example, are guided by means of a bit and bridle, while cattle and camels frequently have a ring through the nose.
Thus, the implication in this expression is both demeaning and derisive, i.e., that a person led by the nose has the intelligence, initiative, and decisiveness of a beast of burden.
Ride herd on: To dominate completely, to tyrannize; to crack the whip, to whip into line or shape, to maintain strict order and discipline; to drive hard, to oppress, to harass.
Ride roughshod over: To treat abusively; to trample on or walk all over; to tyrannize, suppress, or dominate; to act with total disregard of another’s rights, feelings, or interests.
The expression usually implies that one is ruthlessly advancing himself at another’s expense and hurt.
Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty. The land governed by one ruler or government
A territory or sphere of influence or area of control; a realm, rule, authority.
Historically the meaning comes from the idea of a master’s ownership of property.
With a high hand: The expression originally meant “triumphantly” as illustrated by this Biblical passage describing the delivery of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage:
“On the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.”
The phrase apparently entered the English language with John Wycliffe’s translation of the Bible in 1382.
There is, however, no explanation as to how or why the expression shifted in meaning from the original sense of “triumphantly” to today’s exclusive meaning of “arrogantly” or “imperiously.”
Jesus Christ is the SAME: Yesterday, Today and Forever to the Glory of God the Father.
Have one’s foot on someone’s neck: To be in a superior, position; to have someone at one’s mercy; to have complete control over another person. This expression owes its origin to the following Biblical passage:
“Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings … for thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.”
A psalm by David. The LORD said to my Lord,
“Sit in the highest position in heaven until I make Your enemies your footstool.”
To which of the angels did God ever say,
“Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet”?”
The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven.
Hebrews 1:13, 8:1
But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God. Since that time He waits for His enemies to be made His footstool.
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church.
Hebrews 1:3, Ephesians 1:22
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called–His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him. He worked with that same power in Christ when He brought Him back to life and gave Him the highest position in heaven. He is far above all rulers, authorities, powers, lords, and all other names that can be named, not only in this present world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under His feet, and has appointed Him universal and supreme Head of the Church, which is His Body, And the church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself.
Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil–the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us once lived among these people, and followed the desires of our corrupt nature. We did what our corrupt desires and thoughts wanted us to do. So, because of our nature, we deserved God’s anger just like everyone else.
But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) God has brought us back to life together with Christ Jesus and has given us a position in heaven with Him. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.
God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
REMEMBER WHO RULES
Father, thank You for the power of the resurrection to free us from the domination of sin and to place us in the Kingdom of Your dearly beloved Son. Establish the government of Christ’s peace in our lives today. The power of Christ breaks the curse of sin and death and the domination of Satan over your life. Habits, addictions and the emptiness of serving self have no control over you when you accept Jesus as LORD of your life.
This is the good news of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ! Amen.