September 2019 - A Letter from Annette
My Dad was known for his practical teaching and the down to earth stories that he told about fishing and talking to houses and land. In the greater scheme of things, these stories don’t seem particularly significant. But this is exactly how he broke free of the religious traditions, teachings and doctrines of men. God’s Word is practical. The Word of God, the Bible, is not meant to be worshipped or confined to a church or religious institution. It is meant to instruct, teach, guide in all the affairs of life. At home…at work…in relationships…
When we stop looking at the Bible as a book to be revered and start doing what it says, that is when God’s power is manifest and circumstances begin to change.
It doesn’t do much good to sit in church and talk religious talk if we are not daily using the principles God gave to us.
Using these scriptural principles to exercise dominion over and catch fish is not that important in the long run (unless you are hungry!). But exercising dominion and the authority we have been given in everything we are doing day and night reminds us of who we are and who God created us to be.
Speaking to houses to sell and speaking to the dirt of land to be sold works! It also works when fishing. I know. I have done it and I have watched these principles work for my Dad and many others. We receive many testimonies of people who have sold property that way. They accepted God’s Word as true and acted upon it.
The teaching this month is to remind us of our dominion and who we were created to be. It can be easy to lapse into the negative patterns of the world, so even I need to be reminded that we are “above and not beneath.” We are the “head and not the tail.”
“And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.” (Deuteronomy 28:13)
Dominion doesn’t just happen, it has to be enforced with our words and actions. Use your dominion today and speak to the circumstances that are encroaching on your rights as an heir of God!
God Bless You,