Miriam Webster describes the sway of authority as a controlling influence or the ability to exercise that influence with authority. That translates as a persons dominance. The last time the phrase of the sole of ones feet occupying was used was in Deut.11:24 and later in Joshua 10:22. Its the same message. The inheritance was theirs as promised, but they had to walk into it. That is fighting for your promises. We may have the promises, but it takes faith to appropriate what God has in store for us. In fact, just about a third of what God measured was actually occupied. God didn’t lie, they didn’t walk on it as He said. Would you by any chance have stopped short of your own spiritual inheritance? In occupying the land, Sophia Bricker reports that, ” As shown by multiple campaigns recorded in the Book of Joshua, fighting was involved but the greater component in possessing the land was faith to step in and take what the Lord had given them. For instance, when Caleb requested the land promised to him, he had faith that God would be with him to drive out the descendants of Anak from Hebron (Joshua 14:6-14 ).” So its not because the devil is too strong, but because this journey requires faith. Whether you enter into it or not, they belong to you. The sway of your authority is for all.
Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses…..There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Joshua 1:3, 5 KJV