DOMINION OF THE SAINTS

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OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: SATURDAY March 26th 2022

THEME: DOMINION III

MEMORISE: Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

READ: Deuteronomy 34:9
And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

MESSAGE
Today, we shall continue to examine the subject of dominion. This time we are looking at dominion through divine wisdom which is the correct application of divine knowledge. Our memory verse describes wisdom as the principal thing (Proverbs 4:7). Why is wisdom so important and correlated with dominion? The Bible says, “For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it” (Ecclesiastes 7:12). The Bible further says “Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city” (Ecclesiastes 7:19). Furthermore, the Bible says:
a wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
Proverbs 17:12.

One secret of the choice of Joshua as Moses’ successor is wisdom, according to our text for today. How did he acquire this wisdom that gave him dominion? The same text reveals that Joshua’s predecessor (Moses) laid his hands upon him. In other words, there was a transfer of anointing for wisdom, from Moses to Joshua. There is a lesson here: Joshua served his master wholeheartedly and he got what even the elders of Israel could not get – wisdom, which earned him dominion as the children of Israel obeyed him.

Joshua 1:1 establishes the truth that Joshua indeed served Moses. The problem with modern day followers is that they are not ready to serve wholeheartedly. Unfortunately, scholars and motivational speakers over-emphasize principles of leadership only to leave the principle of followership behind. The truth of the matter is that you cannot be a good leader without first being a good follower. Joshua was a good follower, servant and diligent apprentice in the school of leadership; hence, he had dominion.

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Beloved, if you want to have dominion, you must be full of divine wisdom. This is why the Bible says wisdom is the principal thing. This is possible through a daily study of the Bible. As you study the word of God, the Holy Spirit will reveal wonderful things unto you. (Psalm 119:18).

ACTION POINT
Draw an action plan to increase in wisdom. The daily reading plan in this devotional ‘s Bible in One Year will be of great help.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 12-14

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

HYMN 24: THROUGH THE LOVE OF GOD OUR SAVIOUR
1 Through the love of God our Saviour,
all will be well.
Free and changeless is his favour,
all, all is well.
Precious is the blood that healed us,
perfect is the grace that sealed us,
strong the hand stretched forth to shield us,
all must be well.

2 Though we pass through tribulation,
all will be well.
Ours is such a full salvation,
all, all is well.
Happy, still in God confiding,
fruitful, if in Christ abiding,
holy, through the Spirit’s guiding,
all must be well.

3 We expect a bright tomorrow,
all will be well.
Faith can sing through days of sorrow,
‘All, all is well.’
On our Father’s love relying,
Jesus every need supplying,
in our living, in our dying,
all must be well.

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