When God created man, He created him with a divine purpose and goal. Adam was the foundation for everything on earth, and he was given the authority to oversee all things. Biblical manhood is defined by a man’s direct position under God and His rule. When a man is absent from God, his spiritual foundation is shaky, causing his God-given authority and dominion to be compromised. This includes his marriage, his family, his job, and anything else within his sphere of influence.
Genesis 2:15-25 documents Adam’s need for a helper, and God’s subsequent creation of Eve to serve in that role. After God put Adam into a deep sleep, He created Eve from Adam’s rib. Eve’s purpose was to help Adam rule over the things under his dominion. In today’s society, women are called to make things easier for the men in their lives, thereby enabling them to do the things God has called them to do. A woman is an essential part of the maintenance and growth of the territory of a man’s dominion.
As Pastor Evans mentioned, the most important thing a man can do is hang out with God regularly, not just visit with Him once a week. When both a man and a woman join together to follow the will of God and carry out His purpose for their lives, their dominion will expand. Remember, a man showcases the glory of God and a woman showcases the glory of her man. Any woman who is hurting her man, instead of operating in her God-ordained role to help him, is out of alignment with the will of God.
Read the following scriptures: Genesis 3:16, Psalm 82:6, Psalm 115:16, and 1 Peter 3:7. Review the kingdom resources for men listed below, use them to enhance your daily time with God, and see Him expand your dominion more than you could have ever imagined.
Kingdom Resources for Men
A Kingdom Man is a male who visibly and consistently submits to the comprehensive relationship and rule of God, underneath the Lordship of Jesus Christ, in every area of his life.
- Set aside time to meet with God daily, in His Word and through prayer, for the purpose of cultivating spiritual intimacy. Proactively seek to draw down heavenly authority and receive divine instruction. This can be done by reviewing the weekly sermon outlines and key Scriptures, reading and meditating through specific passages in or an entire book of the Bible, or using a devotional guide. The goal is to seek more of God than merely seeking things from God.
- Pray daily with your mate and share with her what you are learning from church and your personal time with God.
- Regularly use a meal time for praying with and over your family, having devotions, Scripture reading and discussing what your children learned in church or in their own time with the Lord. Remove distractions from this time. If you are single, use this time to pray for any extended family as well as for your future family.
- If your children do not live with you, engage them regularly through text or a phone call to inquire as to how they are doing, read or discuss a chapter in Scripture (you can start with the Psalms) and to give them guidance. Close with praying for them, and with them for others. If they are not open to this, text them that you are praying for them each day and ask God to cause them to become more open to this.
- My Utmost for His Highest (Oswald Chambers), paperback devotional
- Jesus Calling (Sarah Young), paperback devotional
- Life Under God: 365 Day Devotional (Tony Evans), leather version
- Prayers for Victory in Your Marriage (Tony Evans), paperback guided prayers
- Kingdom Family Devotional (Tony Evans and Jonathan Evans), hardback devotional
- One-Minute Prayers for Men (Nick Harrison), paperback guided prayers