Taking Dominion Through Business by Patrice Tsague

by Patrice Tsague

“Then God blessed them, and God said to them. Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28

It is clear by the reading of scripture that God gave man dominion over the works of His hands. This dominion is not just limited to Christians, but given to all men. Christians however have a unique opportunity based on the fact that they have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ to exercise that dominion as an act of obedience to God and in a manner that glorifies Him. What is dominion? Dominion is a divine legal right and power given to man over the works of God’s hands (Psalm 8:6). There are three institutions that God has ordained through which man can exercise dominion in the earthly realm:

  1. The Family
  2. Business
  3. Government

Business is a tool to exercise dominion in the marketplace.  Unfortunately, many kingdom entrepreneurs struggle to exercise dominion in the market place – therefore they are not able to have the type of influence that God desires for them to have in society. As Christians, we are called to be salt and light but our influence is limited if we are not walking in dominion through our businesses. There are four stages of growth that is essential for us to have dominion through our businesses. However, these stages cannot be accomplished if we are not walking in divine blessings. This is the reason that BEFORE God instructed man to have dominion, He blessed man. Divine blessing is walking in the favor of God. It is a release of power, protection and grace from heaven to enable us to accomplish our earthly assignment. Without it, nothing you do will be successful, nor will it bring glory and honor to God.

How to take dominion through your business?

  1. Be fruitful – dominion begins with fruitfulness, which is the ability for the business to be profitable.  You will never take dominion through business if your business is not profitable since profitability enables you to  not only remain in business but to generate the necessary resources to expand the business.
  2. Multiply – to multiply means to expand.  Once you are profitable then you must find ways to expand the business to serve more people.  Serving more people provides you with the opportunity to increase your profitability which enables you to generate more resources for greater impact and influence.
  3. Fill the earth – to fill the earth means to have a global vision.  Do not limit yourself only to the community where you started your business but consider other cities, states and even countries.  Remember that as Great Commission companies you are called to “go into all the earth.”
  4. Subdue – this is final stage of dominion which means to conquer.  Establish your business as a clear leader in your industry or in the places where you are doing business. Without this last phase your influence will be short lived and have limited impact.

There are many examples of kingdom companies that have clearly taken dominion in the marketplace – though we do not have nearly enough. Many are striving such as Chick Fil-A, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Cyrus Hall McCormick Sr., Timothy Plan, CMC Group, GA Repple and Company and others. You could be the next one.

How is your business?  What phase are you in as you seek to exercise dominion in the marketplace? Remember, you have power, protection and grace from heaven to accomplish your earthly assignment.

Copyright © 2010 Patrice Tsague ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Patrice Tsague, a gifted speaker, author, and entrepreneurship coach, is the Chief Servant Officer of Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). He thrives on equipping and empowering Christians to take dominion and fulfill God’s plan for their lives through biblically-based, entrepreneurial training. NPIM offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). To learn more about how NPIM launches entrepreneurs into their God-designed destiny, please visit www.nehemiahproject.org.

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