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Scripture: Matthew 27: 12. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 14. And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

Beloved,, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Our redemption story is full of many things. Today, we shall be looking at the process of reclaiming lost Dominion.

Yesterday we paused the story at the point of betrayal and arrest! Now after Jesus was arrested, the led Him the palace of Caiaphas, where the scribes and elders assemble (Matt.26:57)!

The presented their allegations against Him but Jesus held His peace (Matt.26: 58-63). The chief priest was surprised what kind of man is this, yet Jesus held His peace.

The implications of keeping quiet is to accept full responsibility of all their allegations. Jesus accept full responsibility by refusing to defend Himself when he was accused: Before taking to the cross to be crucified, Jesus was accused of several things.

He had the opportunity to defend Himself before pointus Pilate but He maintained the way of silence such that the governor and religious leaders were amazed. He maintained silence through out not because He doesn’t have what to say but because silence was a tool in reclaiming our salvation.

The first Adam lost Dominion because of refusal to own up to responsibility, the Last Adam has to reclaim back lost Dominion by accepting responsibility. It will interest you to know that the first Adam refusal to accept responsibility that was one way the devil became the prince of this world! Yes, when Adam fell into disobedience and was asked why did you eat of the tree I warned you not to eat?

This was his response:

Genesis 3: 12. And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

And when the woman was also asked, she shifted responsibility to the serpent;

Genesis 3: 13. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

Since both the man and his wife refused to accept responsibility, the serpent assume responsibility and the Dominion mandate given to man was lost, man transferred it to the devil because of refusal accept responsibility and the devil became the prince of this world.

Beloved, the lesson here is learn to accept responsibility for your life. Don’t always shift blame! The idea of shifting blame on some one else is as old as Adam.

This explains why Men/women don’t love to accept responsibility for their actions that is why the world is the way it is today. Begining with the family life, you will see a man who pregnanted a woman denied it that he is not the one responsible for the pregnancy just because he does not want to be responsible for the father of a child.

Similarly, mother declined her responsibility to her children, parents not been responsible for the upbringing off their children/ward. In the society, the government failing to accept responsibility for their actions, likewise the community etc! The call to us today, is learn to accept responsibility.

The second lesson, is the lesson of silence; it is not in all cases we are expected to talk. Learn to be silent in some matters. If Jesus had open His mouth, He may probably had abbortted the plan of redemption. He was silent when all wanted Him to defend Himself.

Let’s learn to be silent and allow God to fight for us. Some of us will say,”allow me, let me speak my mind” from speaking your mind, you could land your self in big trouble. Learn to be silent because no one will miss interpret your silence for some thing else. Learn to be silent because silence is golden.

Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! The decision to spend eternity with Jesus begins now. Give Jesus a space in your life today.

Prayer points;

– Father thank you for your word to me today
– Lord, I receive grace to be responsible and to be silent when occasion demands in Jesus name

Prophetic Declaration:

– I prophesy upon your life, grace to be responsible recieve it now in the name of Jesus.
– Wherever you may have sold out your self in the past through the words of your mouth, receive grace for a restoration in the name of Jesus.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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