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Gifted With Dominion

By Hila J. Esters

The moment I realized the gift of dominion was my responsibility to receive, I asked the Holy Spirit to teach me how. Receiving dominion and then knowing how to walk in it as we live, move and have our being in our Father God is learned. Colossians 1:16-20 tells us that the Lord Jesus Christ has reconciled all things in heaven and earth to himself.

Since I am a joint heir with Jesus Christ, it is my responsibility to learn how to live my life in the glory of his kingdom with my God-given power of dominion. The Holy Spirit began teaching me by asking me to apply dominion to my life. Of course, to accomplish this required me to step outside of my comfort zone.

I began having realistic dreams. Sometimes the dreams put me in negative situations that challenged me to take action before the dream ended. If I didn’t resolve the problem by speaking to it with authority or by doing what I knew to do, eventually I would have the same dream or a similar one. My dreams were also about people I knew or strangers I would possibly meet in the future. My involvement varied, but there was always a decision to be made that sometimes required action.

Instead of wondering what each dream meant, I asked the Holy Spirit. I knew that applying what I heard would change my life. As I waited in silence to hear something profound, he said, ‘I want you to write a book!’ He showed me the title, the layout of the book and then said, ‘Get it done!’

Writing the book with spiritual focus from God’s throne perspective of dominion just as I was shown, allowed me to finish the study manual in two and one-half months. Then I was told to interview people in the ministry, arts and entertainment business on my radio podcast. All of these people were strangers to me. Stepping up to overcome my safe space called ‘I’d rather teach!’, I used social media to reach out to various ministers, authors, singers, and artists who were willing to be interviewed and share their products and services on my podcast.

As dreams, visions and corresponding assignments continue to show me how to unwrap God’s gift of dominion, the Holy Spirit also gives me the opportunity to deal with adversity and resistance in my heart. Love, integrity, and pureness of heart among other godly attributes are a must for anyone who lives and moves in God’s dominion.

The gift of dominion is unwrapped from the good treasure of eternal life and love in our hearts. The treasure you have allowed in your heart, whether good or bad, determines the ease of how you walk in dominion over every situation and circumstance or how they walk over you. Cooperating with the Holy Spirit to reveal the treasure in your heart through your dreams, visions, and imagination invites the excitement of discovery and unwraps your gift of dominion.

 

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Living From Memory

By Hila J. Esters

I use to think that living from memory meant living in the past.  Unfortunately, until I learned how to truly live life, I allowed my memories, good and bad, to do the driving.  The good memories caused me to reminisce and the bad memories only created unpleasant emotions.  This made me realize that I needed help to move on.  One day a thought floated up to me in my spirit.  ‘How can I help you change your life when all you see is where you’ve been?’

As if on cue, thoughts of my past began nudging at me.  With force, they were actively seeking my permission to be imagined and ‘come alive’.  I knew that if I gave in to these thoughts, my imagination would link them together causing me to hear the same words and feel the same feelings.  Linking these past thoughts would also display past memories in scenes I desired to leave behind.  From experience, I also knew that to repeatedly entertain these thoughts would cause my emotions to intensify all over again.  What would ever change?  Nothing!

There was no way I could progress in life by constantly reliving the events of my past even with the feelings of wins or the strength I gained from the fight back of losses.  How could I learn to stop looking in the rear view mirror while moving forward?  Again, the thought floated up to me, ‘How can I help you change your life when all you see is where you’ve been?’  Yes, I needed help to control familiar thoughts from my past, but I also needed help to see and interact with the unknowns on my new path.

With God, all things are possible.  Matthew 7:7-8 and Luke 11:9-10 assure us that he gives when we ask and everyone that asks receives.  He allows us to find what we seek.  As we knock, he opens the door.  These scriptures tell me that I’m not expected to choose my new path, but to take the initiative to receive it, then find it and enter in.  Recognizing, receiving and then taking action with the vital information and direction I needed to move forward with confidence, was no longer a major problem.

By faith, my job is to create a new memory by using my imagination to create each completed scene.  By visualizing myself in the scene and feeling as though I am already there, I focus my completed forward moving thoughts in this new direction.  With each step I take, I create a new scene.  Surrounded by my new environment, I ‘live’ there until all becomes real to me.

Finally, I heard the words, ‘It’s time!’  The new path awaiting me was only a moment away.  By faith, I buckled up with the intention of only following God’s lead by waiting to hear his direction before taking the next step.  Instead of seeing, feeling and recreating the past, I was living from memory by seeing, feeling and creating my now.

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Living in Transition

By Hila J. Esters

Life is lived moment by moment in constant transition.  Living a timeless life in the moment where the progressive end exists with the beginning requires spiritual vision, thought-discipline, joy and a powerful release of ‘I believe, therefore I have spoken.’ I don’t know of anyone including myself who expects daily life to stand still for them. Even our habits have to evolve to keep up with change or they begin to hold us back from realizing our dreams.

Change is inevitable so why not be the major element that brings about that change?  I began by realizing that my ‘Why does this keep happening to me?’ question on the outside did not match my who, what when, where, why and how experiences on the inside.  Using my spiritual vision to see myself where I desired to be wasn’t enough.  I had to transition there now by allowing my thoughts, feelings, and words to separate the daily me from the moment by moment me!

Setting goals for myself required that I pass self-imposed awareness checks.  Holding myself regularly accountable for what I was seeing, thinking, and feeling at any given moment during my transition was necessary because my progressive end exists with the joy of beginning my new life experience.  Awareness of faith developed by spiritual change in what I now believed was key before I could progressively use my faith-filled words and actions to joyfully invoke lasting change in my circumstances.  Progressing spiritually while allowing myself to return naturally to the same old me was no longer possible.

Realizing that the progressive end exists with the beginning keeps us on the right track of releasing infinite possibilities in our lives.  “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak” as written 2 Corinthians 4:13 is applied to our lives daily whether we realize it or not.  We speak what we believe and therefore our lives reflect what we think, say and do.

As you can see, we change our lives from the inside out.  When we stop letting life ‘happen’ to us and choose to happen to life, we step out of deeply dug ruts we’ve formed in our brains by repeatedly thinking adverse thoughts.  Taking the first step up and out of these strategically connected thought ruts allows us to see life differently, hear new sounds, breathe fresh air, feel a new sense of touch, speak from a new perspective and move about freely.

Now that we are aware of living moment by moment in constant transition, the spiritual and natural freedom we realize changes our lives for the better.  Knowing the truth of who holds our most precious dreams, we are able to see the what when, where, why and how of them.  Out of the ruts, we live our dreams as reality now.  Seeing the end, feeling the truth and speaking the change, we change our lives and move on.

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Cut the Strings!

By Hila J. Esters

Awareness opens the door of possibility to the previously unknown.  Once we become aware that a situation or fact has held us back from advancing or has locked us down to thinking, ‘I can’t escape’ in any area of personal or social growth, various choices begin to present themselves.  Once our eyes are opened, exploration into various possibilities that have always been there for us begins!

Early one morning, I awoke to a brief three-part vision.  Standing there, held up by dirty old strings, was a dejected, filthy, water-stained wooden boy puppet.  In the silence of the vision, he was very still.  His head was bowed, and his arms hung down at his sides.  I couldn’t see his eyes, but I knew they were closed.  Somehow, I could sense his pain.

The young boy wore an old-time Swedish hat.  Stuck in the band was a bent worn out feather.  His painted on short sleeved ‘white’ shirt was tucked into torn blue cuffed shorts.  Green, tattered, suspenders were buttoned to his shorts.  On his feet were scuffed up, dark brown, wooden clog shoes.

Suddenly, without a pull on the strings, he lifted his head.  His eyes were wide open as if in shock.  Somehow, he suddenly realized something that could no longer remain hidden from him.  I stared at the boy intently as the shock of realization slowly dissipated from his eyes and they gradually transformed to a fixed unshakable determination.  For a brief moment, I thought he could see me.  Now, I was in shock!

As I continued to watch him, wondering how he could suddenly come alive, his eyes narrowed.  The dirty old strings that held him; the tattered, filthy, clothes he wore and the pain he had suffered no longer mattered.  Without help or permission, he lifted his right arm high above his head.  In his hand, held perpendicular to the strings, was a very large pair of scissors.  Without a second thought, he cut the strings!  Did he fall?  No!  He stood there looking at me intently.  What he suddenly realized was that he could stand on his own without someone else thinking for him and especially without the manipulation of strings.

Later, as I reflected on the vision, I began to realize that the young puppet represented most of us at one time or another in our lives.  The unaware, immature puppet represented the manipulation and control by people who lead others to believe that they are ‘in the know.’  They cunningly take advantage of people who aren’t aware of and therefore are not educated in the things they don’t know exist.  These people pull the strings of others to their own advantage.

Sometimes, for some of us, courage springs out of hitting ‘rock bottom.’  Steel nerves and determination are developed quickly when a necessary decision to break loose must be made.  Before we can discover all the new possibilities real life holds for us we must leave the puppet mentality behind and cut the strings!

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Stepping Through the Veil

By Hila J. Esters

After realizing that the things I desired most in life were already inside of me, immediately, I decided to stop waiting for them.  That one decision changed how I lived my life.  I must admit that before this, even though I worked toward and consistently focused on my goals, the results I produced remained hit and miss.  There were times when simply seeing the desired result and then describing it as reality in my life was enough for it to happen just that way.  Other times, not so.

Since what I desired most in life was already within me, I decided that I had to make decisions from the point of possession.  Haven’t we all heard at one time or another the phrase, ‘Possession is nine-tenths of the law?’  It means that ownership is easier to maintain if one has possession of something, or difficult to enforce if one does not.

Stepping through the veil from the mindset of getting to the joy of having, allowed me to step into the reality of now.  For me to maintain ownership in my thoughts and manifest my possessions, further spiritual education was necessary.  Learning to change from the struggles of working to obtain, to the power of seeing while adding feeling and emotion was absolutely necessary.

Knowing that the spiritual realm is a timeless reality, challenged me to change my thinking from ‘I’m going to get’ to ‘I have it now’.  I had to transition from time-limited thoughts, to in the moment timeless reality thoughts.  To stay in the spiritual reality of the moment requires discipline.  After making the decision to practice this method of present tense thinking, I began checking my thoughts in brief intervals until this way of thinking became habitual.  For my progressive present tense thinking to remain in this now position of possession, I needed to align the power of ‘having it now’ with genuine feelings of joy and grateful emotion.

As my words and actions followed this now way of present tense thinking, limitless possibilities of living and sharing a miraculous manifestation lifestyle presented themselves to me.  After clearly seeing what I already possessed in the spiritual realm, I found myself stepping through the veil with gratitude to view and enjoy the experience of having my heart’s desire before speaking it into the natural realm.  Now, I love the challenge of manifesting into the natural realm of my daily life, what I have already experienced in my limitless spirit.

In times of struggle and uncertainty, when one day seamlessly blends into the next, wouldn’t you like to step through the veil and bring change to your life?  You have the power to take the challenge!  Make the life-changing decision to transition your thinking from ‘time-limited thoughts’ to ‘in the moment thoughts,’ from ‘I’m going to get’ to ‘I have it now’.  Stepping through the veil while simultaneously feeling the limitations of struggle and uncertainty fall away is living with excellence in a magnificent way!

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