YOU HAVE DOMINION OVER TIME
13Behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
that the plowman shall overtake the
reaper, and the treader of grapes him that
soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop
sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
WHAT IS TIME?
Time. Is there ever enough? Do you feel as
if you are running out of time… to pay the
rent, to find a job, to beat cancer, to find a
husband or wife, to avoid repossession?
How much easier would life be without the
pressure of time?
First we must ask, what is time and why
does it appear to have the power to cause
pressure and anxiety in the lives of so
A dictionary definition of time is “a
nonspatial continuum that is measured in
terms of events which succeed one another
from past through present to future.” The
bible records GOD’s creation of time in
And GOD said, Let there be lights in the
firmament of the heaven to divide the day
from the night; and let them be for signs,
and for seasons, and for days, and years:
IS THERE A TIME SHORTAGE?
As we go about our everyday lives, we hear
complaints that there are not enough hours
in the day to accomplish all that we set forth
to do, be it shuttling the kids to and from
practice, making dinner or meeting a
deadline at work. The current state of the
US economy has millions of Americans
racing against time to avoid foreclosure or
eviction. People throughout the world who
are suffering from incurable diseases are
hoping and praying for a cure to be
discovered before their time runs out. Each
and every one of these people is hoping for
more time. Just a little more time please.
Time is exerting extreme pressure on people
because time is a cruel dictator. These
people are operating under time when they
don’t have to. The body of Christ is to
operate above time!
Time is moving faster today than 4,000
years ago. In the news recently, there has
been extensive coverage of the 8.8
magnitude earthquake that devastated
Chile. The force was so strong that it shook
the entire Earth on its axis . A prominent
geophysicist at NASA's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory reported that this shaking has
caused the length of the Earth day to
shorten by 1.26 microseconds.
The same thing happened during the 9.1
magnitude earthquake in 2004 off of the
coast of Indonesia. That quake shortened
the Earth day by 6.9 microseconds.
Without getting too technical, in both of
these instances, the Earth shook so violently
that the Earth’s mass was redistributed by a
few inches. If you change the distribution of
mass, the rotation rate changes. The shape
of the earth changed, so the speed at which
it rotates increased, thereby altering the
length of a day. Time was forever changed
by the force of an earthquake.
We have access to a force stronger than any
earthquake and that force is FAITH! With
faith you can overrule time. You can cause
time to move forward, backward, even
pause. We will point out many instances in
the bible where GOD does exactly that, and
we are made in His image, Glory to GOD!
TIME IS A TOOL
GOD created time, but He is not bound by
time. He transcends time, and exists
outside of it. He is the beginning and the
end (Revelation 22:13.) Time only exists in
the earth for a duration. GOD gave time a
beginning point and an end point. Time
only occupies space within the earth’s
realm. Time doesn’t exist in heaven. GOD
created time as a tool to be used by man.
The Bible tells of this in the Book of Psalms:
When I consider thy heavens, the work of
thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which
thou hast ordained; What is man, that
thou art mindful of him? and the son of
man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast
made him a little lower than the angels,
and hast crowned him with glory and
honour. Thou madest him to have
dominion over the works of thy hands; thou
hast put all things under his feet:
We have dominion over the works of GOD’s
hands and this includes time. Our heavenly
Father has put all things under our feet!
Now, that right there is a reason to shout!
The enemy, with his low-down self, uses the
very tool that GOD created for us, against
us. He uses it to put pressure on us in order
to make believers lose hope. Since hope
undergirds our faith, Satan knows that
without it our faith is diminished.
Without the pressure of time, Satan’s
threats aren’t quite as threatening. When a
person receives a bad report from their
doctor, it’s the amount of time left that the
doctor says is to be expected that can stir up
feelings of hopelessness for the patient. If
the doctor said that the patient has an
incurable form of cancer, but the survival
rate and life expectancy were unknown, the
patient is more likely to have hope than if
the doctor said that the patient would live
four to six weeks.
If you are behind on your car payments and
bill collectors are calling, they won’t say,
“We need you to make a payment soon or
one day we’ll have to repossess the car.” No,
they’ll say, “You must pay by Wednesday or
we’ll repossess that car on Friday.” They are
trained in using time to apply pressure.
You Can Move Time Forward
The good news is that we can override time
and eliminate the pressure that Satan tries
to place on our lives. Faith dominates time.
We mentioned that we can cause time to
move forward, backward, even pause. One
of many examples in the bible of time being
moved forward is John 11:1-44, which tells
of the resurrection of Lazarus.
Jesus had been sent a message by two
sisters, Mary and Martha that their brother
Lazarus, whom Jesus loved, was sick. Jesus
didn’t rush off to see Lazarus, instead He
stayed where He was for two days and then
went to Bethany where Lazarus was. When
Jesus got there, Lazarus had already been
buried four days.
When Jesus arrived, Martha told Jesus that
had He been there sooner her brother
wouldn’t have died. Jesus replied that her
brother would rise again and Martha agreed
that he would indeed rise again, but not
until the resurrection at the last day. Jesus
declared that He IS the resurrection and the
life. Jesus superseded time and brought the
last day to the present. There was no need
to wait for the last day, Lazarus was to live
again now. Glory to God!
So how was Jesus able to supersede time in
this instance? By faith. He spoke words of
faith. First, He thanked GOD for hearing
His prayers then spoke to the problem at
hand by saying what He wanted to see,
which was Lazarus coming forth from the
grave. Just as important is what Jesus did
not do. He did not pray a prayer of
weakness. He did not say, “Oh Father,
Lazarus is dead. What are we to do? Could
you please do something… anything? LORD
help your humble servant.” In other words,
Jesus did not pray the problem nor did he
pray a prayer of weakness. He thanked
GOD for hearing His prayer.
And this is the confidence that we have in
him, that, if we ask any thing according to
his will, he heareth us:
And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever
we ask, we know that we have the petitions
that we desired of him. 1 John 5:14-15
Then Jesus spoke what He desired to see.
Jesus knows who He is as the Son of GOD
and the authority that He possesses because
of His sonship. Well guess what, we are
GOD’s children too and have the same
authority to speak what we want to see and
have it manifest. You see, the law of faith
overrides the law of time.
At the time of this writing, there is constant
talk in the media about how long it will take
for the US economy to turn around.
Economists and other “experts” give
estimates that range from months to years.
Not one has publicly said that the economy
can be turned around overnight, but it is
possible. I don’t mean that figuratively, the
economy can be turned around by this time
tomorrow! How do we know this? Take a
look at II Kings 6:25:
And there was a great famine in Samaria:
and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's
head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver,
and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung
for five pieces of silver.
The famine in Samaria was so severe that
people were buying donkey heads for food
and paying a terribly inflated price for them
as well. The level of famine was almost
incomprehensible, so bad that people were
eating their own children as shown in
28And the king said unto her, What aileth
thee? And she answered, This woman said
unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him
to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.
29So we boiled my son, and did eat him:
and I said unto her on the next day, Give
thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath
hid her son.
Just imagine the feelings of hopelessness
and despair that the people of Samaria must
have felt. The story continues into II Kings
Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the
LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow
about this time shall a measure of fine flour
be sold for a shekel, and two measures of
barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.
The prophet Elisha spoke a prophetic word
that the very next day there would be an
abundance of food and it was going to be
cheap too! Elisha was saying that they
would go from famine to feasting within 24
Keep reading and you will see that on that
same day, four lepers were at the city gate.
They said to each other that they were going
to die if they stayed at the gate and they
were going to die if they went into the city
where the famine was. They decided that on
that evening they were to go into the camp
of the Syrians figuring that although the
enemy might kill them, there was a
possibility that they would save the lepers.
They figured they had a 50 / 50 chance with
the Syrians and zero chance at the gate or in
The lepers went into the enemy’s camp and
found it abandoned. The LORD had made
the Syrians to believe they heard chariots, so
they became fearful and fled, leaving all of
their possessions behind! Tents, horses,
silver, gold, food and clothing were all there
for the lepers taking. The lepers sent word
of their find to the king of Samaria and all of
Samaria went into the camp and gathered
up the spoil. 2 Kings 7:16:
And the people went out, and spoiled the
tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine
flour was sold for a shekel, and two
measures of barley for a shekel, according
to the word of the LORD.
You see, within 24 hours the economy
turned completely. We should all have what
Elisha had, 24 hour faith! This is the kind of
faith that can shrink time from months or
years down to hours minutes or seconds.
What Elisha did here was speak only what
GOD said about the situation. We are to do
the same thing. Declare what GOD declares
despite what you see with your natural eyes.
Your spiritual eyes see the truth. Your
natural eyes can only see circumstances.
You Can Move Time Backward
We’ve seen time moved forward, but can
time be moved backward? 2 Kings 20:1-11
tells us of King Hezekiah who was sick unto
death. GOD spoke through the prophet
Isaiah and said that Hezekiah was going to
die. Hezekiah cried and prayed that the
LORD remember that he lived his life to
please GOD. The LORD again spoke
through Isaiah and told Hezekiah that his
prayers were heard, he was healed, and in
three days would walk on his own two legs
into the Temple of GOD. The LORD said
that Hezekiah would live fifteen more years,
and his city would be protected from the
attacks of the King of Assyria.
This word from GOD wasn’t quite enough to
satisfy the King. He asked Isaiah what
would be the sign to let him know that GOD
had truly healed him. Now, you may be
thinking, “My goodness, if GOD, Himself
said that He would do a thing, shouldn’t
that be all that you need to hear?” It should
be enough, but many of us are guilty of this
very same thing every day. We have written
record of GOD’s Word telling us that we are
healed, we are wealthy, we have perfect
peace and so on. Still many Christians will
not believe that they are healed until their
symptoms disappear. They won’t believe
that they are wealthy until their bank
statement shows a high balance. Is this not
the same thing that Hezekiah was doing?
When the Pharisees had Jesus in the flesh,
standing in front of them, they tempted Him
by asking for a sign from heaven.
11And the Pharisees came forth, and began
to question with him, seeking of him a sign
from heaven, tempting him.
12And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and
saith, Why doth this generation seek after a
sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no
sign be given unto this generation.
Now, continuing with Hezekiah, Isaiah said
that Hezekiah had a choice of what the sign
would be. GOD would either make the
shadow on the sundial move forward by 10
degrees or backward by 10 degrees.
Hezekiah said that the shadow always
moves forward and that would be easy. So,
he chose to have the shadow move
backward. Let’s take a look at 2 Kings
So Isaiah called out in prayer to GOD, and
the shadow went back ten degrees on
You Can Pause Time
Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day
when the LORD delivered up the Amorites
before the children of Israel, and he said in
the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still
upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley
of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the
moon stayed, until the people had avenged
themselves upon their enemies. Is not this
written in the book of Jasher? So the sun
stood still in the midst of heaven, and
hasted not to go down about a whole day.
In this scripture we find Joshua and the
army of Israel fighting the Amorite kings
who were attacking the city of Gibeon. The
LORD fought with Israel and killed many of
the enemy with hailstones and Israel killed
many with their swords. Joshua stood in
front of Israel and told the sun and moon to
stand still in order for there to be daylight
long enough to defeat the enemy. The sun
and moon obeyed and it was light for the
Truly, time is moving faster today than
4,000 years ago, but the method to control
it is still the same. Time is controlled in
one way, by faith. Time can’t be controlled
by fear. If you fail to exercise dominion over
time, which was given to you by GOD, you
will find yourself running out of time. Now
is the season to use this divine mechanism.
Believers, use your faith to control time.
Keep filling the atmosphere with faith by
opening your mouth and speaking aloud.
Faith is always now, so tell time what to do!
When Satan tries to put time pressure on
you, speak to it. Say, “Satan I bind you in
the Name of Jesus. Psalm 8:6 says that
GOD has given me rule over everything He
has created and that includes time. There
is no time in heaven and I call heaven to
earth now, in Jesus’ Name!”
Now continue to thank GOD and praise Him
for His goodness and mercy and watch as
the things that GOD has purposed for your
life begin to manifest.
Prayer for Salvation and Baptism in
the Holy Spirit
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever
shall call on the name of the Lord shall be
saved. Acts 2:21
Heavenly Father, Your word says, “That if
thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that
God hath raised him from the dead, thou
shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9) I now
confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord. I
believe in my heart that that GOD has raised
Him from the dead. I am asking that Jesus
come into my heart and be the Lord over my
I am now born anew! I am saved! I am a
child of Almighty GOD! Father, I ask that
you fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Your
Word says, “If ye then, being evil, know
how to give good gifts unto your children:
how much more shall your heavenly Father
give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”
As I praise You Father, let your Holy Spirit
move within me and perfect my praise. Just
as in Acts 2:4, I fully expect to receive my
heavenly language and speak with other
tongues as the Holy Spirit gives me the