Coffee in a War Room by Dr.J.

Me and one of my sisters who is an accountability partner for me and also a fellow minister, had coffee in her War Room the other night. The space felt safe and warm and more importantly anointed. It is so important that along this journey you have someone who knows the Word of God, who provides a safe place for you to lay your head, and who isn’t afraid to tell you the truth (what God’s Word says only- not truth adulterated with her opinions).

It is crucial that as we battle in the spirit against our own fleshly desires that we have someone who has been there or who has these same struggles but who knows how to fight in the spirit. What a heavy burden to walk around pretending that you have everything together, that you don’t struggle, and that your life is perfect.

As God’s anointed (like Sampson), we can’t lay our heads just anywhere. God has orchestrated and ordained “laps” for us for such a time as this. He gives us discernment about what to share and with whom. He puts people in our lives who will be vessels for Him to help us along this journey. Every now and then, you just need a cup of coffee in a war room to help you make it through, to help you fight those demons assigned to you, and to unashamedly bear your soul. I thank God for my sister and coffee in a war room. Dr.J. #coffeeinawarroom #spiritualwarfare #laptime #aplacetobearmysoul

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Is It the Pride In Me? by Dr.J.

God has a way of revealing pride in us so that we will allow Him to purge us before pride destroys us.

What is that uncomfortable feeling when see someone doing what I do but I think I can do it better? Is it the pride in me?

It is difficult to complete the assignments God has for you when you have residue of pride. Does it get under your skin if someone in authority doesn’t call your name in recognition? Does it bother you if you do all the work but someone else gets the credit? Does it agitate you that you have a gift but God hasn’t released you to operate in it yet? Does it make you feel “some kind of way” that someone in your same position is doing better than you and getting more attention? Does it irk you if someone calls on others to do something that you feel you’re better qualified to do? Pride. Pride. Pride. Pride. Pride.

We can’t pretend we don’t have these feelings. We can’t be delivered from pride if we allow pride to prevent us from admitting that pride is a stronghold. One important step to our healing is confessing the sin of pride. If you’re wondering what’s holding you back from your next assignment, ask God to show you the motives of your heart. Then let the Holy Spirit purge you from the spirit of pride. We have too much kingdom work to do to be held back by sin. Dr.J.

If God Says, “Leave That Tree Alone,” Leave It by Dr.Jené Walker

If he or she doesn’t portray the fruit of the Spirit now, he won’t portray it after “I do” either. Fruit isn’t produced by marriage, fruit is produced by the Holy Spirit. If he isn’t in deep fruit changing relationship with God now, it won’t happen just because you say “I do.” The devil is after too many marriages for us to choose trees with no fruit in hopes that the tree will change from the fertilizer of our love, commitment, nurturing, buying, loyalty, sex, and catering. None of that produces fruit.

If they get jealous, angry, unkind, selfish now (opposite of love), you can’t change it. If they’re moody, down, depressed, and angry all the time now (opposite of joy), marriage won’t change it. If they always worry and stress about what family, friends, exes, and the children think about your relationship now (opposite of peace), you can’t change it.

If they run from commitment and keep leaving you now or show signs of instability (opposite of longsuffering), marriage won’t stabilize them. If when you feel weak or are going through a tribulation and they are short, rude, and impatient now (opposite of gentleness), marriage won’t change it.

If he has too much pride to call back and say, “I’m sorry. I was wrong. This is all my fault,” you can’t change him. If he soaks up all the love and benefits and doesn’t put you (and your children) first now; if his heart isn’t in a good place toward you, not others (opposite of goodness) and his words and actions don’t align with the Word now, you or time can’t change it.

If she is in the Word because of you but never studies regularly on her own (opposite of faith), you can’t make her faith stronger. If he thinks more highly of himself than he ought to now (opposite of meekness), he will be haughty when you marry him. If he’s had a long day and is exhausted or things didn’t go his way and he is short and rude and abusive emotionally or physically toward you now (opposite of temperance), your love won’t change it.

A tree is known by its fruit. Fruit can be good or bad. Only a deeply rooted connection with the Vine will produce the fruit of the Spirit – good fruit. You cannot change a person. You can’t force something that doesn’t fit. Relationships are under attack and will require a team effort in spiritual warfare. Only God transforms but God also warns. Take heed to the signs. If God says this tree is not for you, leave it alone. Jené Elaine Walker

 

I’m Coming Out by Dr.J.

Walk in the boldness and power of the Holy Spirit. Someone has been oppressed for a long time. God says it is time to come out. The thing about being spiritually oppressed is that the enemy deceives you into thinking that you have to stay in a low place. He assigns as many spirits to you and others against you to keep you oppressed. The devil is lying. Believers have so much power. You don’t have to receive Satan’s lies. Stop giving the devil power in your life and with your words.

Walk in boldness now. Stop grieving the power of the Holy Spirit in you. It’s time to come out of oppression. Come out of oppression now in Jesus’s name. Come out of SIN. Come out of the bondage of Satan. Renounce the spirit of adultery. Renounce the spirit of seduction and fornication. Renounce lying and cheating and manipulating spirits in Jesus’s name.

Cast off suicidal and self-harming spirits. Cast off “o, woe is me” spirits. Cast off hate and bitterness from people who’ve hurt you and put on the spirit of love and all fruit of the Spirit. Cast off the spirit of fear every time it gets on you. Close all open doors of sin, low self-esteem, addictions, sex, stealing, high thoughts, condemnation, misappropriation of funds, and deceitfulness.

You’ve got to come out so you can go up higher in Christ. There is work to do and the enemy wants to hinder you from doing it. He’s trying to kill you. It’s time to fight now in Jesus’s name. Walk boldly today. Shout, “I’m coming out!” Dr.J.

It’s Fasting Season ( Post 13): No Scenes from Satan

#FastingDay15 Keep your spiritual lenses on. I took mine off for a minute today and the vision was not pretty at all. I had to hurry up and put them back on. These last few days, you should be on such a spiritual high that you operate in the spirit 100% of the time…or so you would think.

The enemy throws so many attacks that you may just take your lenses off to clean off the residue from warfare. That’s the moment he starts showing you lies. He plays an instant movie of fiction with you starring as a losing, ineffective, lacking, lonely, sad, and empty second rate actor with the setting of the movie in Fearville. Lies. Put the spiritual lenses on and keep them on. Don’t let the devil play those scenes in your head. He can stop the reel of defeat right now in Jesus name. 🎬 Take 7! Action! Fast. Pray. Believe. Be blessed and highly favored. Dr.J.

What Are You Here For? By Dr.J.

Give God some glory right now! I mean, for what and for whom do you think you were created? You glorify God when you’re obedient to His Word, when you obey His commands. You glorify God in what you say. Monitor your words. Do your word line up with The Word? Do your words acknowledge the attributes of God or a lack of faith? Jesus took John to heaven and gave Him a glimpse of God in all His splendor and glory . While there, John saw four creatures whose role was to repeat over and over and over and over and over

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,  who was, and is, and is to come.”

Every chance you get, what are some sweet words that you can say over and over and over to God to give God glory?

You give God glory when you submit to His majesty. When evil is present on every hand and you choose to be subject to God’s will and not your own, you give God glory. Come on and glorify the Lord with me. He is your creator and for that alone, He deserves the glory. Dr.J.

Isaiah 43:7 “Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”

Clothe Yourselves for Each Season of Your Marriage by Dr.Jené Walker

Marriages go through seasons. You vowed to stay committed through each one. Just clothe yourself appropriately for the temperature changes with the Word of God.  “It will be a shelter from daytime heat and a hiding place from storms and rain” (Isaiah 4:6 NLT). “She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm[a] clothes. (Proverbs 31:21 NIV). “A farmer too lazy to plant in the spring has nothing to harvest in the fall” (Proverbs 20:4 MSG).

Sometimes you may have to hide yourself in the Word. Save and sow into the spring of your marriage when things are going well so that when rough times come, you have a solid spiritual foundation. Plant love, plant prayer, plant commitment, plant companionship, plant communication so that your marital harvest is plentiful in God’s timing for you two to reap. Don’t fret over the season you’re in right now. God knows every season and is with you through each one! You just stay committed and clothed for the occasion. Jené Elaine Walker