Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.

Psalm 145:13 NIV

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Dominion

The Dominion of Canada was constituted following the ratification of the British North America Act, 1867 by the British Parliament.  Other British colonies were constituted in their turn as Dominions, including Australia in 1901, New Zealand in 1907, the Union of South Africa in 1910, Newfoundland in 1919, and the Irish Free State in 1922. The Dominions were quasi-autonomous states of the British Empire. They exercised their autonomy over domestic affairs through their respective legislative assembly, but deferred to London with respect to external affairs and their constitution.
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When Canada was formed in 1867, the term Dominion had never been used to describe a country before. It was chosen based on Psalm 72:8 – “He shall have dominion from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth.” It was the desire of the Fathers of Confederation that God would have dominion over this new nation. The Bible speaks of God’s dominion over the world in other places as well. In Psalm 145:13 we read, “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.” It is clear in Scripture that God not only has dominion over this entire world, but that his dominion lasts throughout eternity. It is the mark of the Kingdom of God, made up of all who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. No other kingdom and no other king has this kind of dominion. Does Jesus Christ have dominion over ever part of your life? He must, if He is your King.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley