The enemy doesn’t have to study you hard or long to know your weak areas. Remember, we’re dealing with ancient evil. He knows “human nature” and “human proclivities.” Although we’ve grown so much spiritually, the devil knows our weak spots and the buttons that when pushed, will yank us out of the spirit and into the flesh. You know your weak spots too because the devil has been attacking you in that tender area lately.
Fight back. Fight back offensively. Employ two important offensive spiritual weapons now-prayer and the Word of God. Plan your battle strategy now. We have to have an end-times strategy because the devil is ramping up his attacks. Prepare for battle before the attack. God is a mighty man of war, Jehovah Gibbor. We actually get our war strategy directly from God. It is God who teaches our hands to war and our fingers to fight. Fighting is in your blood.
Psalm 144:1-2 AMP “BLESSED BE the Lord, my Rock and my keen and firm Strength, Who teaches my hands to war and my fingers to fight– My Steadfast Love and my Fortress, my High Tower and my Deliverer, my Shield and He in Whom I trust and take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.”
Pray. Turn that weak area over to God right now in the name of Jesus. Tell God to heal you in that area. Tell God to build you up in that area so that you are able to fight offensively before the devil ever attacks you in that area.
Stop letting the enemy catch you off guard. Prepare for the attack now in that problem area now. Begin to claim victory in that area now. Begin to speak, “my weakness is made strong.” “My problem area is now resolved.” “My tender spot is now durable in Jesus’s name.” Dr.J.
You’ve been trusting God this long. Don’t start doubting Him now.
You’ve been thinking, “How will God make this happen if I don’t do ‘something’?” If you need to do anything, the Holy Spirit will prompt you and lead you. This is truth. He speaks to us. He will tell us what to do and when. The works that bring life to our faith can be as simple as “obey” and God will line up everything else without your help. Let God be God.
Your child is acting contrarily to what God has shown you about his life. Her grades, behavior, attitude, habits, and even organization contradict everything you’ve taught her in the natural. That’s why you must rely on, cling to, and grab ahold to the promises God showed you. Stop measuring your child by the world’s standards. Our faith gets shaken when we look at what’s going on in the natural with our child. If he is going through it, God ordained it. All these unpleasant natural occurrences will work for your child’s supernatural purpose.
Our trust and faith cannot fluctuate as our circumstances, situations, and feelings dictate. We have to believe even when the attacks come. We have to trust God when things look crazy. Husbands and wives are not on one accord. Trust God. Bank account is low. Trust God. Big vision head but no provision in sight. Trust God.
As a believer, you’re always walking a tightrope. You have to know when to advance, retreat, or be still. You have to be able to balance living in the world yet operating in the Spirit. You have to step out on faith. Don’t let the tightrope walk cause you to take your eyes off God. You’ve been trusting God this long. Don’t start doubting Him now. Dr.J.
The mind is a perpetual battlefield. If the devil can conquer your mind – what you think about yourself, your thoughts about your situation on your job and in your finances, your fickle emotions – that’s more than half the battle.
Monitor your thoughts. Guard what you allow to “cross your mind.” Even our own private secret thoughts must line up with the Word of God. Our thoughts eventually affect our actions and our faith. Don’t let the enemy control your mind and your mind control you. You have the authority to train and control your mind. Think power thoughts all day long. Think about the new things God has for you. Concentrate on the positive. We’re going higher. Think about that! Dr.J.
IT’S WAITING SEASON: WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT! Our wait is for a reason! He obviously has more He needs to do in us before He propels us to that next level in love, finances, careers, ministry, healing, and health! Sometimes we want to pout and get upset because it’s taking God too long! We are delaying our own process. We can be certain that God will complete what He started in us. So we can allow the Holy Spirit to WORK or we can wander in the wilderness in rebellion, murmuring, and complaining! I mean, we have to wait any way right?
So what do we do during our waiting season? Study (His Word daily), Pray, Fast, Tithe, Give, Serve, Love, Obey, Follow (the promptings of the Holy Spirit)! I’m content while I wait, how about you? Dr.J.
Contentment is achieved when you agree with God about where He has you right now. God may be working in the spiritual realm on transitioning you out of a season, a job, a relationship, or a location but you are content where you are right now because you’re in agreement with God.
Contentment comes when you totally trust God with your circumstances. As naturally unpleasant as they may seem, you’re content in your current circumstances.
Contentment requires faith. I can’t be ok with where God has me if I don’t believe that God is sovereign; that God knows what’s best for me; and, that God knows what He’s doing concerning me. If you have contentment issues, check your faith. God is in control. He has your situation under His control too. Dr.J.
One of the biggest issues with wealth, money, and blessings is the enemy is somehow able to infiltrate the hearts of God’s people and cause them to sin against God. Often when God elevates and prospers us, we tend to forget God and make the blessing and the money our god. We begin to worship the money and material things or the gifts and forget the Giver.
Some of us wonder now why we aren’t prospering (see James Chapter 4). Ask God to reveal to you the motives of your heart. Can you handle prosperity? Will you forget God when you get the blessing? Jesus said it is almost impossible for the rich to get to heaven and this is why-we lose focus and serve god instead of God. No matter how blessed you are or become, please stay focused people of God so that ye may not perish. Dr.J.
Deuteronomy 8:19 KJV “And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.”
We ask God for increase, prosperity, and wealth but for what? Why do we desire wealth? Is it for pure motives or selfish ones? When God gives us wealth and prospers us, even our wealth and prosperity are for the purpose of the kingdom. Nothing is about us and our selfish motives. Ask the Holy Spirit to fix your heart so that your desire for wealth is for God’s purpose for you and His kingdom. When God blesses you and prospers you, please don’t forget where your power to get wealth came from and the purpose for your getting it. Dr.J.
Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”