"If you abide in Me..."
In the kingdom of God, it's not about the dominance of God over you as much as it is about the partnership of God with you. If He wanted it to be about dominance, God would have set up His kingdom very differently. Instead, He wanted it to be about love & the divine 'with'. And that 'with' made by free will of choice. Not by force or fear of punishment. I think God expresses His leadership & kingly rule toward us & through us best not through dominance but through partnership. And that gentle posture spawns in us a desire to submit all we have & are to His loving rule. And what's more, it spawns the desire to grow & rise & become a yielded & worthy partner at His side. To walk worthy of that noble calling.