Dominion Strike Force
By the age of three, I knew how to recognize a tarantula nest and how to stay safe around them. By age seven I was fishing for sting rays and wandering through the jungle, unsupervised, with a machete for my protection.
I didn't learn how to recognize predatory bank policies until I was 35.
Lack of dominion.
All of us have an uneven track record in terms of dominion, as each journey is unique.
There is dominion that we worked hard to master as a choice and dominion that God forced us into learning, because He knew we would need it in the future for the Kingdom.
For me, one of the many areas I was pulled into is dominion over my glitchy brain.
I have learned a lot about why my brain does not work the way I would like it to, and some of how to fix that. I would have preferred to have been born with a more functional brain, but God made me fight for dominion over my brain glitches, in order to help other people with theirs.
For the dominion strike force in the Passionate Manhood Part 3 seminar, since we are preparing the way to build in the Kingdom, the things the King needs built, I am looking for people who have been backed in a corner by the King, and have developed unwanted dominion, which the King then used for His purposes.
You may not know how God is going to use a particular facet of dominion. One lady was tricked by God into working at a job where she ended up learning how to drive a forklift.
That was not at the top of her five year old's list of what she wanted to be when she grew up, but she now has that competency firmly established for when the King shows her why He needed her to know THAT.
Copyright by Arthur Burk
Reality: Our dominion is quite uneven. I have pretty good dominion over Leviathan. Not so much over cats, crows or computers.
So we play the game with what we have, not what we wish we had. I wish I had the ability to heal everything from the chin up in five minutes or less. I’m not there yet, but I can craft ideas to help others focus their earned authority in prayer to move the ball somewhat.
The starting point to this strike force is sanctifying our assets.
That means dividing your life up into decades, exploring what kinds of dominion God developed in you during each decade, AND HOW.
As we shift our gaze away from the dominion we wish we had, and focus on what God wanted us to have badly enough that He built it into us, with or without our full understanding of His game plan, we can enrich our authority with our worship.
We can’t reach each person at the event. But we can go deep with some. So we will go narrow and focus on using the dominion God has developed in us, to push back against the appropriate structures, in the selected people, who God has prepared us for.
So, savor for a couple of weeks, sanctifying your treasures. I will get back to you in due time.
Each of you on this strike force came from a tough background where the primary skill you developed was survival.
And in that context, those around you used various techniques to impress upon you that you did not have very many assets you could use to do more than survive.
Today, you are builders, not survivors, and you have a significant awareness of the resources you have, even though you still wish you had more, sometimes.
One of the common tools God uses to show people the resources they have within, and those they have in Him, is to back them in a corner with a job they don’t think they can do, but that they desperately want to do – usually out of compassion for the other party – and in that place, they have discovered new things.
Why don’t you pick out two or three stories like that from your life and use them as grist for the mill, praying for those coming to be involuntarily put on a fast track toward the truths of the resources they already have.
Karl Marx’ tombstone in England read, “Philosophers have only interpreted the world differently. The point however, is to change it.” And the joke is on him. He and his minions wrote massive tomes of “insight” but lacked the power to eradicate capitalism and replace it with a worker’s utopia.
The builders-to-be who are coming to our event, need to be confident that they have within them the resources to build, rather than being dependent on the supposed wisdom of others.
Press in there for now.
I have a long list of assets I would like to have, in order to achieve dominion in certain sectors.
God has a list of dominions He is planning to develop in me, and for that, He is sending me assets.
For years I have loudly stated that I don’t have any insight or strategy for sexual issues. Apparently those days are over, as God is sending me a steady dribble of assets to understand and heal the trans issue.
Who would have thunk it?
That never made my list of the top 500 things I wanted to engage with, but apparently it is where I am going.
Everyone who has signed up for the Passionate Manhood seminar is coming because they want to receive something. And that is good. They are all builders.
But there are some who need to refine God’s call on what and where they build, so that they will recognize the assets God offers them at the event.
Ask the Lord to awaken each person coming to the event, to see the specific dominion God wants to develop in them in the near term.