Keys to Family Dominion (Part 3) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: Keys to Family Dominion (Part 3)
Last week, I showed you how unity among family members fosters family dominion.
This week, our teaching centers on Rest! God assures believers of a place of rest in Him. He says you have been battered and wounded enough; thus, come unto Me and obtain rest for your soul. The Bible says: There remaineth, therefore, a rest to the people of God (Hebrews 4:9). That is, you can enjoy rest in your family life, career, business, finances, and children because a family that is restful is one that can exercise dominion.
You may ask, “Where is this place of rest, how do I get there and what does it take to get there?” These are the things I want to bring across to you. I pray that your eyes of understanding will be enlightened and every form of unrest in your family life will be destroyed in Jesus’ name!
A state of rest is a state of ease and tranquility. Jesus said: Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest… (Matthew 11:28-30). Rest is obtainable, but only in Christ. You have been battered by the happenings all around you. Jesus says that come and I will give you rest! No matter the mountain or how big the burden has been, Jesus, the Burden Bearer, invites you.
2 Chronicles 15:15 says: And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the Lord gave them rest round about. When Jesus carries your burden, you can be rest assured that the case is settled forever. All He requires of you is to come to Him in faith because He can do all things and never fails. Whatever causes you heartache and makes you sigh and shed secret tears, see Jesus walking by your side and lifting those burdens off you to give you liberty.
It is Christ’s absolute desire to give you rest in life. He said: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10). It is the devil that gives unrest; but Jesus, the Author of life says that if you come now to Him, He will give you rest.
As a family, you might have been experiencing failure, stress, and stagnation which have become a burden. For instance, you wake up every morning with no breakfast or lunch not in view; not because you are fasting, but because there is nothing to eat. All it takes is to come to Jesus, the Author of rest.
Some may be wondering who this Jesus really is; He is the Word of God made flesh and the water of life (Isaiah 55:1). Take refuge in the Word against all the odds of life and every form of unrest.
Are you bothered by your spouse’s ungodly actions or your child’s unruly behavior? All you have to do is to turn to the Word because there is no rest in any other place. True and absolute rest can only be found in the Word of God. Furthermore, genuine dominion only comes from a restful soul. It is in coming to Him that you have total rest. Come to Jesus today, dedicate your family to Him and hand over everything. He is able!
How do you come to Jesus? God’s Word says: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10).
It doesn’t take more than this to have perfect rest and all-round dominion in your family. If you want this rest, then you should say this prayer of faith: Dear Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for you at Calvary. Please call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org or 08141320204, 07026385437.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).
Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.