Anglican Devotional 6 June 2024: Born To Reign!

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 6 June 2024 – Born To Reign!

TOPIC: Born To Reign!

READ: Genesis 1: 24-31 (NKJV)

  1. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, [each] according to its kind”; and it was so.
  2. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that [it was] good.
  3. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
  4. So God created man in His [own] image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
  5. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
  6. And God said, “See, I have given you every herb [that] yields seed which [is] on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.
  7. “Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for food”; and it was so.
  8. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed [it was] very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

THE MESSAGE:

Man was created on the last working day -all other things had been created before he was brought into existence. Man was the apex of God’s creation, the final work on the sixth day. It must be noted that man was the only image of God – he was made differently from all other creatures. The purpose of creating man was to“…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” (verse 26). In other words, man was created to exercise dominion over other creatures.

Child of God, you have been given the power, authority and dominion to rule and put all situations in your life under the control of your heavenly Father. You have been empowered to trample on snakes and scorpions and all the powers of the enemy (Luke 10: 19). Do not let fear grip your heart as a result of what the devil has brings your way. Rise up in the strength of the Lord to confront the enemy of your soul roaring at you in your marriage, over your business or anything that concerns you (1 Peter 5:8). It is your right to resist the devil whose mission is to steal your joy, kill your vision and destroy you ultimately and he will surely flee from you (James 4:7). Do not negotiate with the enemy; go ahead and exercise your dominion over him. You were born into God’s family to reign!

PRAYER: Father, I banish the enemy from my life today, in Jesus mighty name. Amen!

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