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When God created the world and made Adam and Eve, then in Genesis 1: 26 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominionover the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  I want to stop here and give the dictionary term for dominion.  This is from the Webster's Dictionary: Power to govern or control!  So who was given power and control over the earth and everything on it.  It was all given to mankind.  Then Adam and Eve gave that power and control to the enemy when they disobeyed God.
When Jesus came along, He took back that authority and control and then turned around and gave it back to man, but through the Holy Spirit which He has given to us. Matt. 28: 18 - And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power  (authority and dominion) is given unto me in heaven and in earth. This power and authority is now given to men but under the control of the Holy Spirit and when we are obedient to do what God tells us to do.  That way, if someone misses it, the devil can't get control of it any more.
Acts 1: 8 - But you shall receive Power, (Dunamus - the ability to do anything ) after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you:  And you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. If the Christians only knew the power and the Love that the Holy Spirit brings into their lives, maybe more of them would be willing to receive Him.  There are 2 sides to the word power.  One is the Authority to do things, the other is the Ability to do them.  Acts 1: 8 above, gives you the ability in and through the Holy Spirit.  Luke 10: 19 gives you the Authority.
Luke 10: 19 - (Jesus is saying) - Behold, I give unto you power(Authority) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy:  and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
So now as a Born again Believer, Saved and Spirit filled and speaking with other tongues, Full of the Holy Spirit, you now have the Authority and the Ability to do anything that God would have you do.  But this is a Must: YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT ON THE INSIDE OF YOU.  IT DOESN'T WORK FROM AN INTELLECTUAL STANDPOINT.  IT HAS TO BE IN YOUR HEART AND WORK BY FAITH.
So who has the authority and control and dominion and power?  YOU  DO  through the Holy Spirit and God's Word.  When you go to God, do you ask God to heal that person?  God has done everything that He is ever going to do for you.  It is only a matter of you believing it and receiving it by faith.  He is not withholding any good thing from you.
Or do you stand up in your authority and pray - I take authority over this sickness and command it to leave in the power and authority that God has given me through the name of my Lord Jesus Christ, whose I am and whom I serve.  If you pray this way, then you are moving into the sonship of walking with the Lord, as a child of God.
A word of warning, God has not given you authority or power to use against people or their free will.  You are not to try to control others because that is what the enemy does.  And you don't want anything to do with him.
Now back to the beginning, it was the Father's will that man have the control and dominion.  It hasn't changed, only now we have it through the Holy Spirit and the Bible.  God said in His Word,  in Psalm 89: 34 - My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.  God is bound by His own Words.  The Bible says that it is impossable for God to lie.  If you are wondering why God let such and such happen, it is because He has to go by what He has said in His Word.  If God was to lie, it would destroy everything.  So God has to go by what He has said already.  When you realize this, then you know God is not "Letting it Happen" or that He could have done something, but didn't, or that He doesn't care.  All are lies.  God is bound by His Word.  He has to do what He said He would do.  So you need to know it is not Him doing it.
Everything has been done.  You have the authority, You have the Power, You have the Control, You have the Dominion.  It's all been given to YOU.  You are waiting on God to do something, and He is waiting on you because you are the one with the authority and power.  He will be behind what you say and do as long as it lines up with His Word, and you are in faith.
Can you see now why that teaching is so wrong because they just accept everything as being from God, and then He gets the blame for everything bad that has happened.  I think they believe that way because they don't know why God didn't do something and had to have some reason to explain it.  It also takes the responsibility off of them and puts it all on God.
I do hope this has helped someone who may believe that God did something or that He didn't do something that you thought He should.  It wasn't God and He does love you.
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