Power, Love, and a Sound Mind by Dr.J.

The spirits that are contradictory to the spirit of fear are power, love and a sound mind. If we have a spirit of fear it does the following:
1) weakens us (no power),
2) causes us to act in hate (no love because perfect love drives out fear), and
3) causes us to act a little “cray cray” (mind is unsound and undisciplined)

When we have the spirit of fear on us, it weakens us because we can’t have faith at the same time that we’re operating in fear. Without faith, it’s impossible to please God so we are in a powerless state when we act in the spirit of fear.

How can we love and fear at the same time? I can’t love if I’m afraid you will hurt me, use me, take advantage of me, steal from me, get over on me, or betray me. I can’t love others if I’m in a perpetual state of paranoia. “I don’t know you. Why do you want to be my friend? You must want something from me.” You’re missing out on loving, blessing and being blessed because you’re in a selfish hateful state of fear.

When we’re afraid, we do some crazy stuff. Tell the truth. You’ve gotten in your car at 3am to drive (we won’t say how far) because you were afraid he had someone over. You have broken into her window because you were afraid she had someone else in there. You have temporarily lost your mind because of fear. You’ve lost self-control and self-discipline because of fear.

God calls us to operate in power, love and a sound mind, not fear. You have the power to cast the spirit of fear out in the name of Jesus. How long will you halt and limp between fear and faith? End it today. Dr.J.‪#‎donotbescared‬ ‪#‎fearisnotafactor‬ ‪#‎fearless‬

2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

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Has Your Due Season Been Delayed?

God has been dealing with me spiritually in three areas for the last three weeks:

1) disobedience
2) His will
3) humility

Believers there is no way that three weeks straight God has pressed into me so hard about these three areas just because. This season is approaching an end. Some of us have asked, “Where is the manifestation?” These three areas have held up release for someone:

1) Disobedience is vast but sometimes subtle. God even showed me how we can have thoughts that have become fortresses in our minds. If God is our fortress and strong tower, our imaginations and thoughts that are higher than God have replaced God in our minds. Cast those thoughts down. Having high thoughts is disobedience.

2) His will is the only will in the life of a believer. He wants us to a point at which we have thrown out “my will” completely. We are digging our heels in trying to make situations work and happen for ourselves. He wants us so sold out that we believe, “God, even if you don’t do anything else (prosper, reconcile the relationship, promote, heal my body), I just want your will.” He wants to move forward but you’re holding up progress with “my will” instead of “thy will.”

3) Humility is crucial. Pride can cause you to fall before God can solidify your elevation. Let Him purge you. Let Him get all the pride out before you mess it all up. He says humble yourself before Him and He will elevate you in due season. Have you humbled yourself yet? I heard myself describing how I document my work for my evaluation the other day and God said as plainly as daylight, “Tone that down.” Too much “I, I, I” caused Lucifer to be thrown out of heaven. Be careful of pride. It is sneaky and subtle.

You’ve asked God why hasn’t “it” happened yet…Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you why your due season has been delayed. Is it disobedience, not surrendering to His will, or pride? Dr. J.

Stop Losing a Battle You Were Created to Win: Spiritual Weapons for Spiritual Warfare- The Belt of Truth by Dr.J.

God instructs us to abide by His Word so that we will know the truth and the truth shall make us free. Free from what? Free from the bondage of sin and the evil one. The Word of God is truth. The opposite of truth is lies and deception. To engage the enemy during spiritual warfare and his attacks of lies and deception, we must put on spiritual armor, the belt of God’s truth.

Believers In order to be free, we have to read and study the Word of God daily, period. We must have spiritual wisdom to get free and stay free. We can’t fight the kinds of spiritual battles with which we’re faced today without knowing the “truth.” Satan can and will continue to manipulate, deceive, and shock believers with His attacks if we can’t combat him with God’s truth.

A belt supports and holds up. It encircles our entire waist which is the center of our bodies. It encompasses us. It encloses our center. beltIf during a spiritual attack of lies and deception, we are wearing the belt of God’s truth, we are free from the impact of Satan’s lies which has the tendency to cause us to fall down in our faith. But the armor of God’s truth surrounds us and holds us up against the enemy’s lies. We can defeat the lies and deception of the enemy.

A belt in the Roman military around 3 B.C., acted as a symbol. The belt signified that the person wearing the belt was indeed a soldier in the army. As believers, when we wear the belt of truth, the enemy and his principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places should flee when they see us coming. Why? Because wearing God’s truth signifies that we are soldiers in God’s army. Satan does not want to mess with a believer who knows God’s truth.

The belt for believers signifies that we are subject to God which means we obey God’s principles and we know how to resist the lies and deception of the enemy. If the attack doesn’t line up with the Word of God, then it can’t knock us down. We are supported and “held up” by God’s truth. Lies and deception about our health, our marriages, our children, our jobs, our finances, our spiritual wisdom, and our pasts cannot knock us down or catch us off guard. We only receive the truth. Nothing else can penetrate our circle.

Fight back. Keep your belt pulled tightly around your waist. In battle, the tightened belt gave the appearance of a larger chest and upper body. The chest appeared to be “stuck out” or enhanced. Believers, you can stick out your chests because you are protected by the armor of the belt of God’s truth. But stay sober, your enemy the devil prowls around like a lion, seeking whom he can devour (1 Peter 5:8). Dr.J.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;  praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:14-18 NLT, emphasis mine).

Wives, Be Fools 

1 Corinthians 3:18 NIV “Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.”

Wives, be fools so you can become wise. Yes rid your heads, hearts, and spirits of everything you think you know about “dealing” in marriage and with your husbands-that is, IF it is based on human principles, the world’s standards, logic, philosophy, tradition, worldly wisdom and faulty reasoning. God says that in order to become wise with His wisdom, you cannot continue to operate in your marriages with worldly wisdom. The world would say, “you don’t have to put up with that,” “get you somebody on the side too,” “seduce him,” “cuss him out and belittle him,” “don’t wait on God, this man won’t change,” “run up his bills,” “men need you to make them chase you,” “ignore him and he will straighten up,” “withhold sex,” “punish him,” and “make him jealous.” We are deceiving ourselves if we think we can separate ourselves from God’s instruction to suit our needs in the moment. No!

Now, fill your heads, hearts, and spirits with God’s wisdom. “Do not repay evil for evil.” “A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised!” “Wives, respect your husbands.” “They that wait upon the Lord.” “With Christ all things are possible.” “They (husbands) may be won over by your quiet spirit.”

Ask God to show you how to prosper in your marriage. Don’t try to lean on your own understanding! Don’t rely on your whimsical emotions! With all our degrees and knowledge, we are acting foolishly if we aren’t led by God. Tell God to pour into your empty heads, hearts, and spirits the wisdom of His Spirit.

And the next time somebody tells you, “God didn’t say to be no fool, nah!” Tell them (in your head), “Yes, He did say just that! You can’t judge me! You can’t judge my marital situation using worldly wisdom! Only those in the spirit can understand why I do have to be a fool!” Humble yourselves. Submit. Dr.J.

“Husbands Stop Cutting Off Your Prayers: Part II” by Dr.Jené Walker

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You’re a great husband. You work hard, you come home, and help with cooking and cleaning. Do you know how to truly honor your wife? For your prayers to go through, follow God’s instructions on how to honor your wife.

Give honor to your wife as the weaker vessel (NKJV), treat your wife with respect as the weaker partner (NIV), and honor the woman as [physically] the weaker (AMP).

Honor is what we give to that we value. It is something that comes from the inside of you and is expressed in how you treat your wife. You hold her in high esteem because of her title. Some people rise to their feet to show honor. Others bow to their knees to show honor. Some use certain words of high esteem to address another that they honor. Some give their money to another to show them honor. Some recognize another on special days to demonstrate the honor they have for them. Spiritual leaders receive a double portion of honor from those who respect and honor them. Which displays of honor does your wife deserve?

Honor cannot be based on how your wife acts because she will mess up sometimes. But husbands honor their  wives simply because she is the “wife.” Because you found your wife – a suitable mate – you automatically obtain favor from God. The fact that she was created to add value to your life makes her worthy of receiving your honor. You recognize her as your weaker partner so you take care of her. You are not condescending toward her because you understand how she helps you fulfill your purpose.

Your prayers were cut off because you haven’t given honor to your wife. Allow God to transform your heart right now so you can begin to honor and respect your wife. Be obedient. Honor your wife. Your wife is your partner, your family. Jené Elaine Walker

“Husbands Stop Cutting Off Your Prayers: Part I” by Dr.Jené Walker

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Husbands, do you feel like your prayers are being hindered or cut off? Do you feel like you haven’t been able to pray an “effective” prayer? God requires specific actions for husbands in order for your prayers to go through. Your actions are not contingent on what your wives do or do not do. You have to be accountable to God for your actions.

Dwell with your wife with understanding (NKJV), be considerate (NIV), and live considerately with intelligent recognition of the marriage relation (AMP).

To dwell means to live with in a fixedly or permanent state. Husbands, some wives just aren’t confident that you’ll be there for them. You’ve left and come back or threatened to leave so much that they are skeptical. Some wives aren’t sure if you will be here until death do us part.

Also, God says to dwell with understanding and be considerate. Husbands you have to listen to your wife, get to know her needs, and talk to and communicate with her regularly. Consider her earthly needs and meet them. Also, consider her spiritual needs and wash her in the Word of God. God expects you to understand the marriage relation. Your wife is your family.

Husbands, stop getting your prayers cut off by being inconsistent, inconsiderate, controversial, and confrontational. Dwell with your wife with understanding. “Otherwise, you can’t pray effectively” (1 Peter 3:7, AMP).  Jené Elaine Walker

Titus 2:7-8 "In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us."

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