“It’s Bigger Than You” by Dr.J.

It’s bigger than you. That shaking, beating, and pressing from the enemy that caused you to shift and move out of your comfort zone, God allowed it for your purpose and for the benefit of the kingdom. Because of your shifting, more people will see God and come to Christ. Because you were made to move, darkness hidden in places will be exposed by your light. Because you were a part of a great scattering, demons will just come out of people because of the power and authority of your presence. Begin to trust God and everything He allows you to go through. It’s bigger than you. Live on purpose. Work for the kingdom. Preach. Heal. Expel darkness. Cast out demons. Dr.J. 

Acts 8:4-8 NIV “Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. So there was great joy in that city.”

The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Descriptions for Jesus Christ in the book of Revelation

“The faithful witness”

“The firstborn of the dead”

“The ruler of the kings of the earth”

“The Alpha and Omega”

“The first and the last”

“The living One”

“The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand”

“The One who walks among the seven golden lampstands”

“The One who has the sharp two-edge sword”

“The Son of God”

“The One who has eyes like a flame of fire, and feet like burnished bronze”

“The One who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars”

“The One who is holy, who is true”

“The holder of the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one will open”

“The Amen, the faithful and true Witness”

“The Beginning of the creation of God”

“The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah”

“The Root of David”

“The Lamb of God”

“The Lord, holy and true”

“The One who is called Faithful and True”

“The Word of God”

“The King of kings, and the Lord of Lords”

“Christ (Messiah), ruling the earth with His glorified saints”

“Jesus the root and descendant of David, the bright and morning star”

“Stop Explaining Yourself” by Dr.J.

STOP EXPLAINING YOURSELF! Has anyone ever said any of this to you? “Why didn’t you just cuss her out? That couldn’t be me!” or “Are you going to let your supervisor bully you and you just sit there and take it?” or “How can you love her after what she did to you? You are a fool!” or “You better stand up for yourself!” or “Didn’t you just mess up and backslide this weekend?” Yes, they’ve said it to me too! 

In my study with one of my study partners, the Holy Spirit gave us powerful revelation! We do not have to explain ourselves to people! Some of us are explaining and justifying why we are “now, all of a sudden” giving God all the glory, loving like Christ said to love, fasting, and allowing the Holy Spirit to transform our lives. Stop explaining yourself right now! Why? Because when people look at things, other people, or situations in the “natural,” people will never understand the things of the “spirit.” So why are we explaining ourselves? 

As we “daily” develop our relationship with Christ, He reveals to us how we are to act, what we are to say, how we are to love, and how He forgives us when we mess up! But people who aren’t developing their relationship with Christ won’t understand why you ‘do what you do,’ even if you try to explain it, post it, debate it, or argue it! 

I Corinthians 2:15-16 “But the natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. Now the spiritual person discerns all things, but he himself is judged by no one.”

You keep discerning how the Spirit wants you to handle your kids, your job, your relationship, your marriage, your money. God judges you! Act, say, respond in a way that pleases Him, not people. There is no explanation needed! Dr.J.

“Man of God – Not Man is God” by Dr.J.

Man of God be careful not to ruin your witness by focusing on the physicality (lust of the eyes) of your assignment instead of the severity and gravity of your assignment. Respect the woman of God and complete the assignment God has given you concerning her without corruption and manipulation.

There are men who claim to be men of God but in actuality, well in a figment of their imagination, they are “god.” How? They use spirituality – the Word, spiritual gifts, and a form of godliness – and their earthly power to woo and worse manipulate women of God. God created women from man as weaker vessels, not to be toyed with, tricked, used, and manipulated but to be protected, cared for, and loved. God also called man to wash women in the Word. So if we aren’t right, man is used to get us right.

Men in the guise of godly prey on women (no pun intended) who are in distress and who are somewhat gullible because they lack spiritual discernment. Men pretending to be godly look for openings in a woman’s spirituality (a gap in her faith), however small, to deceive her and even adulterate the word of God for an opportunity to make her his conquest.

In my experience, the main form of godly manipulation used by these men-who-are-gods has been prophesy. “God told me to tell you.” “God gave me a vision of me and you in ministry together.” “God showed me that you are my wife.” This type of spiritual deception causes paranoia and suspicion in the body of Christ for both women and men who are truly of God. Unfortunately, the only way to end this travesty of godliness in the church is through spiritual warfare as they men are operating under the power of Satan and spiritual discernment- or God Himself bringing their evil to an end.

Some of these men, because of their position alone obviously, have been entrusted with the care, counsel, and protection of the women of God and the body of Christ as a whole. How evil is it that these spirits in these so-called-men-of-God can transfer to other men in the church too? God will hold them accountable. My prayer is that the spirit of deception, lies, falsity, and evil will be exposed in the name of Jesus. My prayer is that God will remove the veils, scales, and cataracts off the eyes of women. My prayer is that God will heal broken women and make them whole so that they don’t feel the need to fill the void with false doctrine from a false man of God. My prayer is that women of God will have the gift of discernment to see this man-who-is-god coming a mile away. Dr.J.

“The End of the Fast, the Beginning of a Season of Spiritual Growth” by Dr.J. Post 33

This is it! God is amazing. He has brought us through a powerful 21-day journey. The journey was filled with blessings, spiritual awakening, revelation, spiritual wisdom, and spiritual attacks over which we conquered the enemy. We are victorious in so many ways.

This is a bittersweet moment as we end this fast right now. Although the fast has ended, the spiritual growth has just begun. I pray that it was a blessing to you as it has been a blessing for me being on this journey with you. Allow the Holy Spirit to continue to transform your life. Declare your own fasts throughout the year. Stay in the Word and in the Spirit. Fight using spiritual weapons. This is war! We now know how to fight harder. God bless each and everyone of you. I love you all with the love of Christ. Dr.J.

Fruit of the Spirit:
Self-Control
Faith
Peace

Bible Reading:
James 4
Daniel 1 and Daniel 10
Hebrews 11
Mark 9 (KJV)
2 Chronicles 20
Romans 12

Memory Verses:
1 Peter 4:12 (NIV)
Romans 12:1-2 (KJV)
1 Peter 5:8 (NIV) (Week 2)
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV) (Week 2)
Ephesians 6:10-12 (KJV) (Week 1)
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (KJV) (Week 1)

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“Stripped” by Dr.J. 2016 Fast Post 32

When you are in pretty deep with God, especially during the time of a fast, He begins to “speak” to you. It was so apparent to me right before beginning this fast that God was saying to me “You still have parts of the world that you’re holding on to.” I’m looking at my life, which the world would view as boring. I’m like, “Lord what else do I need to give up?” He led me to a book to read and there the answer was right in the text. God showed me exactly what else I was still holding on to.

I began purging my house. Then later, the Holy Spirit whispered to my spirit, “Now get rid of that too.” “Jesus,” I thought. But I obeyed. I don’t know if God “whispered” to you during this fast. What I do know is that if you are still holding on to even a little bit of the world, that is sin and disobedience. We can’t straddle the fence between the world and the Holy Spirit. Things of the “world” can be the most “simple” or an “every day thing” that we wouldn’t notice in our flesh. But pray. Ask God now on the last day of the fast to reveal what you need to allow Him to purge.

Are the songs, shows, drinks, books, friends, careers in your life holding you back? Has God been waiting to truly answer your prayer but you have too much baggage and weights holding you back? The Holy Spirit will reveal it but will you relinquish it?

I can finally say, “I’ve abandoned everything I’ve ever known. My life is not my own.” This world and its “things” are meaningless to me. I give myself to You God, and the things of the world? The world can have it! Dr.J.

Fruit of the Spirit:
Peace

Week Two Bible Reading:
2 Chronicles 20
Romans 12

Memory Verses:
1 Peter 4:12 (NIV)
Romans 12:1-2 (KJV)
1 Peter 5:8 (NIV) (Week 2)
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV) (Week 2)
Ephesians 6:10-12 (KJV) (Week 1)
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (KJV) (Week 1)

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“Hardened Hearts Block the Peace of God” by Dr.J. 2016 Fast Post 31

Don’t let your hearts become hardened. Don’t be bitter and defiant. Don’t be angry and disgruntled about your situation. The real test of your faith and belief in God is when you can have peace about however He allows your situation to unfold. When you can say, “I know what God can do for, in, and through my situation, but if He doesn’t see fit to make a move, I trust Him completely and I receive His peace about it.” It takes the power of the Holy Spirit without a trace of flesh to really be able to receive this. But if you can make that statement, it demonstrates your level of faith.
See, we can’t make anything happen on our own. God is in control and He alone is sovereign. We have to want to be in His will. We have to totally surrender it all to Him. I was on a journey with a wife through “Instant Messenger” for about four months. I watched the Holy Spirit take her from panic to peace about her marriage. I don’t hear from her any more because the assignment is complete. She received God’s peace. I was on a journey with a woman about her finances, I watched the Holy Spirit take her from fear to faith about God’s ability to supply her needs. She received God’s peace.

God is simply remarkable. He heals and delivers suddenly. You just have to be willing to relinquish the bitterness, defiance, anger, dissatisfaction, and fear about your situation and receive the peace of God today. You just have to have faith. In Jesus’s name, we have peace today and the fruit of the spirit peace will further produce in our lives daily. Dr.J.

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