Is There Anything Too Hard for God? Dr.J.

Sometimes we allow the natural severity of the attacks to cause us to doubt the supernatural sovereignty of our God. Listen, it doesn’t matter how severe the enemy makes the attacks appear, nothing is too hard for God.

We’ve been getting some pretty powerful attacks from the battle happening in the spiritual realm. Disease, illnesses, especially finances, people being used against us, relationship issues, especially marriages, our own fears, anxieties, lack of faith and doubts from all the spiritual attacks, addictions, barrenness, and demonic depression have been prevalent. But God.

Go ahead and fill in the blank with whichever attack you’ve suffered these past few weeks or longer. Now that we’ve gotten that out in the open, “Is there anything to hard for God?” Ask the devil that when he throws up any of these attacks in your face. Then tell him, “That isn’t a rhetorical question. There is nothing too hard for my God.”

We have to stop being shocked at the severity of the natural attacks from Satan. He is going to use any of the limited power he has to distract and ultimately destroy you. There will be suffering in this life. We will have to go through the fire but we shall come forth as pure God. In the face of the attack, remember the sovereignty of our God. Remember the omnipotence and immutability of God. Remember that nothing is too hard for God. He is always in control. Dr.J.

Is It Really Love? 💜 Dr.J.

We can’t feign love. Love either is or it isn’t. If it is love, it’s real and it shows in your actions. “Love hates what is evil.” Love and evil can’t co exist. It’s evil to envy. It’s evil to be selfish. It’s evil to be easily angered. It’s evil to believe the worst about another. It’s evil to lie and deceive. It’s evil to cheat.

“Love clings to what is good” – good from you toward another and good from another. “To cling to” is strong. It means that you hold on tightly to what is good and you let all the wordliness and foolishness go. You find the good in another and you cherish it and value it. You never let go of the good through Christ who strengthens you.

“Be devoted in love” or be loyal in love. “Show firm and constant support through allegiance.” This can only be done through the power of the Holy Spirit and in the authority of the name of Jesus. Flesh can’t be devoted. Flesh can’t commit. But when you’re subject to God first, then you can be loyal to another. Be devoted to God and then you can be devoted in love toward another.

Now this is the true test of love. “Honor another above yourself.” Be quiet when you want to be disagreeable. Be subject when you want to be heard or seen. Show respect whether it is due in the natural or not. Stay when you want to leave. Love when you want to hate. Put his needs before your own. Put her desires before yours. Honor is another strong verb. To honor means to “regard with great respect” but it also means to fulfill or keep an obligation. We are obligated to love as believers in the body of Christ.

It’s time we get to real love, the next level in love and stop feigning love. God is not mocked. He knows when we are faking and when we are truly allowing the Holy Spirit to transform our hearts so we can love better. Dr.J.

Romans 12:9-10 NIV “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

What Are You Thinking?

The mind is a battlefield. If you think that you don’t have control over your thoughts, the enemy has lied to you and deceived you. You have power over your thoughts. This morning I literally had to fight in the spirit the negative thoughts to get them out of my head over and over moment by moment until I received God’s peace. My friend read the word aloud to me and then I read our confessions aloud. Warfare.

This is war. When you allow those crazy negative thoughts to linger in your mind, that’s half the battle in the enemy’s favor. You start to feel a spirit of heaviness and oppression when the negative thoughts linger. You start to condemn yourself. You start to doubt God and your faith gethat shaky. Tell the negative thought, “So what! What if she doesn’t come back. What if I don’t make more money. What if the disease isn’t healed. What if my child has bad grades. My God is sovereign. He is bigger than you, evil thought! So what if it happens. God has a plan for me. I will go through whatever I need to go through to be in God’s will.” When you attack the thought head on with Godfidence, you take your spiritual power back from the enemy. Don’t let Satan taunt you and torture you in your head.

We have to cast down thoughts that are higher than God. We have to think on positive things aligned with the Word. Our transformation comes from the renewing of our minds. We are to set our minds on things above. We are to avoid prideful thoughts about ourselves and think humbly. We have to fight to control our minds from sinful thoughts and desires so that God doesn’t give us over to a depraved mind.

We are in control of our thoughts through the power of the Holy Spirit and in the authority of the name of Jesus. Be mindful of what you allow in your minds. Don’t you dare believe that you have to accept thoughts from Satan. Dr.J.

2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

Philippians 4:8 NIV “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Romans 12:2 NIV “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Colossians 3:1-2 NIV “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Romans 12:3 (AMP) For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [and a purpose designed for service].

Romans 1:28 NIV “Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.”

Give it Up by Dr.J.

I know deep down inside you’ve been a little angry or disgruntled with God because He hasn’t done what you’ve asked Him to do yet. We’re about to make spiritual progress and be delivered. All this means is you haven’t truly relinquished your will and surrendered to God’s. Give it up. Give your will over to God in your spirit.

See, it “appears” that you’ve given it to Him because you don’t have the power to change your situation: you can’t make him stay, you can’t make money appear, you can’t make her faithful, you can’t make them promote you, you can’t make your symptoms go away, and you can’t make your child perfect. It seems as if you’ve “willingly” surrendered it to God. But if we gave our will up for God’s, why are we angry or disgruntled in our spirit if we really only want what God wants for us?

We have to want for ourselves what God wants for us even if it isn’t anything remotely close to what we’ve asked. He wants us at a spiritual place of total surrender. Reflect on things you’ve asked God to give you, change, or bless you with. Are any of those things too hard for God? No. Therefore, if He wanted us to have them, He could breathe one breath and it would be so. If it isn’t time or even if it isn’t in His will, we have to be at peace with God’s will. We have to give up our will for God’s divine purpose.

When we feel that irritation in our spirit, it lets us know that we need the Holy Spirit to help us to surrender. Lack of faith plays a part in our disgruntled attitude. How? Because if we really trust and have faith in God, we would know that His will is better than ours. Let’s stop “feigning” surrender and submission and ask the Holy Spirit to help us to really be content with God’s will. Help us give up our great plans for God’s sovereign plan. Give it up!

The Mender of Broken Hearts

Someone’s heart has been broken into thousands of tiny chunks. The hurt caused by a broken heart seems unbearable. The brokenhearted feel all alone even with people all around. Guess what—we have a God who specializes in mending broken hearts. I know that the empty butterfly feeling in the pit of your stomach and the ache in your heart seem impossible to heal. But God will heal you. He will take you and wrap you in His loving arms and show you what it’s like to really be loved.

Are you brokenhearted? How can we separate our hurt from our Healer? Are we delaying our own healing process? God doesn’t allow us to go through hurt without purpose. Yes—even our hurt has purpose. We delay our own healing process and purpose when we try to avenge ourselves, wreaking havoc on those who have hurt us and anyone else in our paths. God says to stop perpetuating our own hurt. He says to let Him be God in the hurtful situations of our lives. He is our Vindicator. He is our Healer. Won’t we take our broken hearts to Him? Hurting people go to God for healing. We don’t hurt other people.

A Wife’s Prayer of Submission by Dr.Jené Walker

I am a wife, and I submit my husband to You, Lord. He has been unfaithful to me in some way, whether it was adultery, or focusing more on the job than on me and the kids, or not helping me with the kids, or pornography, or flirting, or an emotional affair, or verbal and emotional abuse, or in our finances. God, You haven’t released me, so I’m being obedient, and I’m staying.

But God, while I’m here, I know You will still hold me accountable for my unforgiveness, and You won’t even move on my behalf with all this unforgiveness in my heart. I’m tired of withholding my nurturing, my lovemaking, my praise, and my support. I’m tired of hurting, but I’m also tired of operating in the flesh in my marriage.

Create a right spirit in me. If I really listen to my spirit, I will know that I’m not right myself. I need to submit. I need to be quiet. I need spiritual wisdom. I need to be a better steward of our money. I need to care for him first and my children and family and friends after that. Help me focus on You and stop criticizing him. I can’t transform him. Only You can, but I can be obedient to You, Lord, and then You will honor my marriage. My husband and my marriage belong to You, Lord. Jené Elaine Walker

Manifesto For Men, For Kingship by Dr.J.

Men, the enemy hates you. He knows God created you as kings to subdue the earth. Imagine Satan slithering around that garden listening to God give you dominion over the areas he thought belonged to him. He watched you name all the beasts and birds and creeping things. Then he watched God give you a helpmate.

Think about all the strategic attacks Satan has made against men since that time. Men, you are dealing with ancient evil. He comes to your lady and tempts her just like he tempted Eve in the garden. So she challenges your manhood and nags you. Satan makes the gift of kingship feel like an impossible and overwhelming burden so that you literally run from your responsibilities, because he has told you that you don’t measure up and that you can’t reign.

Satan sets up people in the educational system who don’t understand how you learn or who purposely sabotage your educational opportunities. He sets up his people in government to perpetuate injustice to destroy you. He plants in you a male ego that rejects authority, and self-sabotage then aids the enemy in his schemes. He forever has you questioning your identity as a man as you struggle to fit in culturally or overcompensate for a lost or stolen identity.

Satan brings forth Sodom and Gomorrah spirits that have you longing for the same sex or innumerable women or both. He causes you to be bitter and angry because you know there is a king inside of you fighting to come out but you won’t let God elevate you to your throne. You’ve been frustrated by trying to do what only God can.

Satan has you taking a backseat in the church, the place you are truly called to reign, because without your spiritual wisdom, marriages and families suffer. You were called to lead your wife and children to God. Satan has you thinking it’s lame to read the Bible and study it. Satan has you so busy chasing paper that you avoid the words on the only paper that will set you free. Satan makes you wonder, What will my friends think? What will they say when I walk in my true purpose and they know everything about me?

Satan, you have been exposed.

Kings, rise up—not to be perfect, not to be flawless, but to be the kings God created you to be, to be the righteousness of God. Let God elevate you from right where you are. Seek Him like God’s kingdom depends on it, because it does. Teach your sons to be men. Teach them about dominion and kingship. Teach them the Word of God. Expose the enemy, Satan, lurking in schools, courtrooms, and uniforms. Men, when you change, people and situations around you will begin to change. You are kings. You still have dominion through Jesus Christ. Walk in authority and kingship from this moment forward.