“Mid Year Post Fast Spiritual Check Up” by Dr.J.

We are almost at the mid-year mark after our 1st Annual Corporate Social Media Fast! The Holy Spirit has been pressing upon me to check in NOW! We had hundreds of people fasting with us all over the world. We focused on spiritual warfare and God’s vision for our lives. We wrote in our journal about our commitment to fast and the results we were expecting! This is your post fast mid year spiritual check up!

Where are you spiritually since the fast? What manifestation have you seen since the fast? Have you been obedient in those areas for which you fasted? Have you fasted again since January 2016? Have you operated in our focus fruit of the spirit (i.e., self-control, faith, and peace)? Have you studied the Bible regularly since the fast? Do you apply your memory verses?

That fast was NOT in vain and your life was transformed as a result of your obedience AND sacrifice. We haven’t seen anything yet! We’re almost halfway there. Begin praying NOW for our next fast and the vision for it if God is willing and allows us to fast in 2017! #2017FastDrJ #testimonies #fasting #2016FastDrJ

“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)

#2016FastDrJ #WeAreAtWarFightHarder #Self-Control #Faith #Peace #Obedience

“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)

#Heistransformingme #2016FastDrJ #WeAreAtWarFightHarder #Faith

“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.

#2016FastDrJ #WeAreAtWarFightHarder

“Are You Still With Me?” by Dr.J. 2016 Fast Post 30

Are you still with me? We’re almost there! One more day. The fast ends January 23, 2016 at 6:00pm.

Was this your first 21-day fast? How many of you were able to make it this far in the fast? Your endurance is a testament to the Holy Spirit for developing the fruit of the spirit self-control, faith, and peace in you these past 20 days. God deserves the glory and the praise.

Lord we thank You for bringing us this far. We expect great spiritual blessings as a result of this 2016 fast ending tomorrow at 6:00pm. We can’t even conceive of what is in store for the kingdom of God. But we’re excited! We love You Lord. 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)

#2016FastDrJ #WeAreAtWarFightHarder #Faith

“Evil for Evil” by Dr.J. 2016 Fast Post 29

When someone does us wrong we can have self-control, faith and the peace of God or we can repay “evil for evil.” When someone does us wrong we can handle it in the flesh or in the spirit.

When operating in the flesh you can do one or more of the following:
1. Cuss them slap out
2. Physically fight them
3. Get revenge by doing something wrong back to them
4. Gossip about them or
5. Post subliminal remarks in social media or repost/retweet something directed toward them.

Versus

When operating in the power of the Holy Spirit you will do the following:
1. Pray for those who spitefully use and abuse you
2. Refrain from repaying evil for evil but let God avenge you
3. Let God prepare a table for you in their presence of your enemies
4. Minister to them and
5. Bless them and do not curse them.

God said be Holy because He is Holy. He said that Jesus is our example and we are to respond to conflict, drama, lies, and scandal the way Jesus would. God says never repay evil for evil. God says vengeance is His. Remember what you’ve fast about. Remember what you’ve sacrificed for 19 days. If we can’t handle the attacks at this level, how will we respond when we are elevated and God gives us triple for our trouble and then the attacks triple? We share in the suffering of Christ. It comes with the territory. He wants us to have self-control. He wants us to have faith that He will handle it. He wants us to have His peace about it. He wants us to handle it in the spirit. Say, “DIE flesh, die!” 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)

#2016FastDrJ #WeAreAtWarFightHarder #Faith

“Unwrap Your Gift…Over and Over” by Dr.J. 2016 Fast Post 28

Your peace is connected to your belief. If you have faith in God and believe in Jesus Christ, how can you not have peace? Jesus held out His hand and extended the gift of peace to you; He left it for you. But it is up to you to receive it, over and over again.

John‬ ‭14:1, 27‬ ‭NIV‬‬ “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

God’s peace is different from the world’s peace. Jesus says so. His peace is still and steady regardless of the circumstances. You can’t panic and have His peace. You can’t be stressed and have His peace. You can’t worry and be anxious and have His peace. When you truly believe that there is a God, a Son, and the Holy Spirit, you will accept and maintain His peace, your gift of His peace.

The world’s peace is unstable and circumstantial. The world’s peace fluctuates when the lights get turned off, when layoffs loom ahead, when spouses leave and abandon you, when illnesses and disease lurk in our bodies, when our children are being used by the enemy, and when our money is lacking.

Circumstances do not change the peace you received from Jesus. You know that even though situations change, God never does. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever more. So what are you anxious about? Why is your heart troubled? What are you afraid of? Every time you are under attack in any area of your life, envision Jesus standing before you with an outstretched hand. In it is a gift. The gift is peace. Unwrap your gift of peace over and over again. God is in control at all times. 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)

#2016FastDrJ #WeAreAtWarFightHarder #Faith