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“‘Radio Show and Blog Guest: Spiritual Warfare Strategies” by Dr. Jené Walker (Hosts Evangelist Shantelle Mosby and Crystal Flanagan)

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Blog Interview with Jené Walker (JW) by Crystal Flanagan (CF) of Fruitful Concepts
The decision to give one’s life to Christ is one that is exhilarating, joyful and full of hope with the desire to embrace and serve God on a higher dimension. However, with the acceptance of the Christian faith comes many challenges and attacks from the Enemy not only within the natural but spiritual realm as well. In her new book, Dr. Jené Elaine Walker discusses how readers can better equip themselves against the enemy’s attacks in, Meditations for a Surrendered Life: Winning Daily Spiritual Battles against the Enemy.

CF: At what point did you realize and accept God’s assignment to write your new book, Meditations for a Surrendered Life: Winning Daily Spiritual Battles against the Enemy?
JW: Both the realization and the acceptance of God’s assignment to write my new book manifested gradually. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, I have been ministering through social media for at least the last three years and became a licensed minister as of January of 2016. As a result, God’s people have been blessed by the Word God has given me. God used so many of my “friends” in social media to plant the seed about my writing the book. One Facebook friend suggested that I would write a book, a manual of sorts, for ministers. Others weren’t as specific as they encouraged me saying, “I can’t wait to read your book” or “I wish I could go back and review your posts because they really bless me.” Then finally, approximately two years ago, a woman with whom I’m now really close called me after 10:00 pm. I answered, somewhat perplexed about why she was calling so late. When I answered, she said, “I just want to be obedient to the Holy Spirit’s leading.” She said, “I believe you have some books God is going to birth in you.” Well, then I was fully alert and she had my attention. She continued, “God gave me a vision of you. You were seated at a table and there was a line wrapped around a huge building. People were waiting for you to autograph their book.” When she said that, I leaped out of my bed and immediately began praising God.

Although several others had planted seeds before her about my book, it was that prophetic word from this lady that caused me to accept and actually complete God’s assignment to write this book. Through total surrender of my life to God and walking in obedience to His instructions, I was able to hear God more clearly when He would speak to me. Through total surrender to God, I was able to relinquish any preconceived fleshly thoughts I had about the book and how the book was to be organized. God later revealed that for my first book, I would compile my writings and quotes and organize them into themes or categories of meditations that will help His people during their moment by moment struggles each day.

CF: You discuss the importance of being equipped to fight the spiritual battle? How important is it for Christians to be in communion with Christ on a daily basis?
JW: Chapter 3 is entitled, “Communion with God.” Communion in this chapter refers to “our” daily communication with Him, our desire for Him to be with us, and our obedience to His promptings through the Holy Spirit. When you are in communion with God, you are able to hear the Holy Spirit when He gives you instructions because you read God’s Word daily.” Reading God’s Word daily builds spiritual capacity for God to speak to us through His Word. I have received the answers to many of my questions about life, love, relationships, and next steps for my life through God’s Word. I have especially learned about spiritual warfare and engaging the Enemy through His Word, which is my defensive weapon. God speaks to me through His Word; He teaches me how to fight using His Word.

In addition to the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, another very important piece of armor for me and I think all believers is prayer in the spirit without ceasing – for yourself and others. Prayer is another means for us to communicate with God. Being still and listening for God’s response after prayer is another opportunity for God to speak to us. I need to hear from God about how He wants me to handle every situation in my life. I’ve already done life my way. Now, I have to hear from God before I move.

I had to stay in God’s Word and pray and fast to be delivered from the spirit of rejection. The spirit was strong and on me since childhood. It caused me to have low self-worth. That is spiritual warfare. That is a spiritual battle. In order to be equipped for battle and to win daily spiritual battles, believers must employ all the spiritual armor of God. Every piece of armor that Paul identifies in Ephesians chapter 6, requires us to be in daily moment-by-moment communion with God.

CF: Your book stresses the importance of living a “surrendered” life. How vital is it for Christians to surrender to God?
JW: When I think of my story and ultimately who I am, I can sum it up in a few words, “I am totally surrendered to God – finally.” Before I clearly began to hear from God, my life was so noisy and cluttered. I tried doing everything on my own and in my own strength. I tried to manage my son, my job, my money, my relationships, and my life my way. It wasn’t that I wasn’t in relationship with God. I’ve always been an avid Bible reader, Sunday School and Bible study attendee, and one who fasts regularly. But what God revealed to me is we can do all those things “religiously” and still may not have submitted our entire lives to Him. He told me to surrender. (Please understand that surrendering is a daily process or at least it is for me.) And the things of the world to which I held on began to fall off as I surrendered them to God. I remember when God told me that I was still holding on to worldly things. I asked God, “Well what else do I need to release? I’ve given up ungodly relationships and so many other things. He clearly said to me, “You’ve given up so many things? My Word says for you to present your body as a living sacrifice, Holy and acceptable unto Me. That is your reasonable sacrifice.” Jesus showed me that although I had physically given up some things, that my heart was still going astray. Surrendering isn’t just the act of giving up things while yet still longing for those things or being disgruntled because you gave them up. Surrendering is also the transformation of the heart. Yield your desires to still hold on to the word to God.

I was doing warfare in my house one evening and Holy Spirit said, “Pick up that book off the floor.” I looked down and it was a book entitled Pigs in the Parlor. I opened it up to a page that explained the most common symptoms of indwelling demons. God immediately takes my eyes to “Religious Error.” Hammond explains that involvement to any degree in religious error can open the door for demons. As I scratched my head, The Holy Spirit says read on. Hammond further explained that objects and literature from sources of religious error have been known to attract demons in houses. Well Hammond was specifically referencing, false religions, cults, the occult, and false doctrine; however, the Holy Spirit was leading me to my bookshelf. I went in my study and saw an extensive collection of African American fiction that is borderline erotica. Jesus said to me, “Totally surrender.” Needless to say, my son and I (whom I had exposed to this filth) took every book off the shelf.

What does it profit me to gain the whole world and lose my soul? Ask yourself that question. How long will Christians halt and limp between two opinions. If God is God, serve God totally. But if the devil is god in your life, serve him totally. God hates a lukewarm church so we must die to flesh and totally surrender ourselves to Him. I had to go “all in.”

CF: At what point, in your opinion, and spiritual discernment, do you believe that Christians either lose or win against the Enemy’s attacks?  
JW: The point at which we walk in the flesh and war after the flesh is the point at which we lose spiritual battles. Paul clearly states in Ephesians chapter 6 that we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. We focus so much on “people” and situations that we fail to recognize that there is an invisible battle. The devil and demonic powers are at work in the world all day. Demons laugh at flesh fights among humans; principalities smile at rallies for racial justice; rulers of darkness think that “movements” for rights are hilarious. But at the name of Jesus, powers of the air tremble; they get anxious and uncomfortable.

God’s Word has power. The Holy Spirit empowers us to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the devil but we lose if we don’t use our authority. Stop focusing on the person being used by the devil and fight to win. To fight with your flesh when God has told us to use spiritual weapons, is to fight a losing battle. Pray, fast, study and use the Word of God in your defense, have faith, walk in righteousness, keep the peace of God, wear the helmet of salvation and you can’t lose.

CF: How has your faith played an impact in your personal and professional life?
JW: Chapter 4 of my book is entitled “Exercise Your Faith.” As believers, we live each day believing in God’s Word. We don’t have to see the promise; we just know by faith that the promise will be fulfilled. God has done so much in my life time for me, and my son. If I just look back over my life, my faith should increase far beyond mustard seed faith. What I have learned about the impact faith has in my life is the more I believe, the more God will exceed my expectations for me and my son. As I totally surrendered my life to God, my faith increased and my response to warfare improved. My focus has become the heavenly kingdom and not this earthly kingdom. I have set my mind on things above. So, because of my faith, my ministry as a mother, my book, my ministry of preaching and teaching, my ministry with my students at school, and my ministry in church have all become kingdom focused and under one umbrella – kingdom work.

CF: For an unbeliever that may not know about your ministry and is curious about your book, what is the first thing that you would tell them?
JW: The devil isn’t loyal to anyone. The difference between an attack from the devil on a believer and a non-believer is that believers have the victory through Christ Jesus and non-believers lose two times – once now and once and for all eternally. Our Enemy, Satan, has no power or authority over us as believers and his attacks come frequently, but your soul must be saved to win this spiritual war. If you don’t come to Christ now, the kind of suffering that your lord, the devil has you going through right now, will intensify and be eternal. You can see the judgment of God right now throughout the earth – typhoons, contaminated water, floods, fires and the like – but the final judgments will be unbearable.

There is no way to the Father except by Christ. In a world full of darkness, Jesus Christ is our only light. Through Christ, you are protected. Through Christ, you will have eternal life after death. Through Christ, although you will suffer on earth for the kingdom, you will be victorious. Through Jesus Christ, you will inherit the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and a peace that surpasses all understanding. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, you are able to employ spiritual weapons to combat his attacks. Read my book as believers and non-believers alike share in the same kinds of sufferings. The Holy Spirit will use the meditations in this book to change your life. You’ve tried everything else, won’t you let Jesus, the Messiah, our King, the Saviour be your last “try?”

CF: Can you provide more insight on your ministry?
JW: The purpose of the ministry God gave me is to help believers to win daily spiritual battles and to draw unbelievers to Christ and to equip all God’s people for battle through preaching, teaching, writing, and speaking.

CF: What do you hope readers will gain after reading your book?
JW: Meditations for a Surrendered Life: Winning Daily Spiritual Battles against the Enemy provides daily, thought-provoking writings and sayings to help the reader to navigate a world infested with sin and an Enemy on a never-ending prowl for victims. Refer to the book any time to encourage you in your faith and to provide you with instructions for living a surrendered life and for winning daily spiritual battles.

CF: Will there be any additional projects in the near future?
JW: I’m continuously accepting engagements to preach, to facilitate women’s conferences, and to teach at youth conferences. In addition, God has given me the outline for my second book already about the power of positive relationships amongst women. The Holy Spirit has given me a strong presence in social media, including my blog. The Holy Spirit gives me something to say daily. I post focus scriptures almost daily as the Holy Spirit leads me.

To learn more about, Dr. Jené Elaine Walker or to purchase her book, Meditations for a Surrendered Life: Winning Daily Spiritual Battles against the Enemy you can visit her at http://www.meditationsforasurrenderedlife.com/. To access Crystal Flanagan’s Fruitful Concepts Blog, click here.

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“Let My People Go: Age and Shade to Separate” by Dr. Jené Walker

“I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them. In my bag here, I HAVE A FULL PROOF METHOD FOR CONTROLLING YOUR BLACK SLAVES. I guarantee every one of you that, if installed correctly, IT WILL CONTROL THE SLAVES FOR AT LEAST 300 HUNDREDS YEARS. My method is simple. Any member of your family or your overseer can use it. I HAVE OUTLINED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENCES AMONG THE SLAVES; AND I TAKE THESE DIFFERENCES AND MAKE THEM BIGGER. I USE FEAR, DISTRUST AND ENVY FOR CONTROL PURPOSES. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and it will work throughout the South. Take this simple little list of differences and think about them. On top of my list is ‘AGE,’ but it’s there only because it starts with an ‘a.’ The second is ‘COLOR’ or shade.” Excerpts from the Willie Lynch Letter

Until we recognize that there is still a deeply rooted “hate” problem in this country particularly, we won’t ever be able to love as Jesus instructed us to love. Underneath the surface of the spirit of hate is “apathy” (“they need to get over it”) and a “pretense” (“I don’t see what the problem is”) that this type of hatred doesn’t still exist and at least a heavy residue from it. We can’t truly be the salt of the earth and the light of the world and hate God’s special people. We have to constantly check the motives of our hearts. We have to constantly check our love gauge. Do we truly love our neighbors as ourselves? What specific actions do we take toward loving the chosen people of God? If we’re taking longer than two minutes to answer, we need to assess our hearts.

Brown people, be vigilant. The effects of these schemes were deeply rooted in the system and ingrained in the minds of our forefathers. Are we still separated by age and shade as a people? We have to break the cycle and psychological warfare inflicted to keep us separated through spiritual warfare. We have to make spiritually conscious efforts to recognize these devices and how they have affected our interactions and feelings toward each other as a people. It’s time to wake up. Jené Elaine Walker #reflection #change

“Game Recognizes Game” by Dr. Jené Walker

This is not the season to be deceived. Too much is at stake. The enemy is ramping up his deception game and using even the people of God in his conspiracy against us and the kingdom. He does not want you to give birth this season. But since he can’t abort your purpose, he is sending decoys. Be discerning in this season. Do not be distracted by distractions. The game hasn’t changed. In the same way you recognized game when you were in the world, use your spirit to discern people who are being used to throw you off your spiritual game. We can’t afford to be distracted in this season. If their “yes” isn’t really “yes;” if they don’t show up when they’re supposed to; if you’re struggling to figure them out; if they talk a good game but there’s no follow through, how many more signs do we need? Run! Run away from distractions toward your destiny. We don’t have time for it. We have too much kingdom business this season. Every person sent to you isn’t for you. Be vigilant and be obedient and take off the blinders. Jené Elaine Walker 

“Come, Let Us” by Dr.J.

Genesis 11:1-7 (NIV) The Tower of Babel “Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar[b] and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly. They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.’ But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

It is imperative that we are all on one accord in the body of Christ. Each person must die to him/herself and humble yourself before God. We all speak the same language (the Word of God). When we are on one accord, speaking the same common language; when we operate as ONE body of Christ, there is nothing that we can’t accomplish together. Unity within the body of Christ will cause God and His angels to begin to move on our behalf.

The nations in Genesis 11 said to each other, “Come, let us…” Can you imagine the body of Christ saying, “Come let us pray for marriages and adulterous spouses to be delivered. Come let us pray for our finances and declare and decree that our resources will be released this season. Come let us pray for our ministries, careers, and professions so that God can elevate and promote us in our due season.” Come let US. Everything that the people in Genesis 11 decided to work on together – although it wasn’t a good task – they would have accomplished building that tower to heaven because they were unified in their efforts with one language. Because of their unity, God came down to see what they were doing. I declare and decree that God is going to come down to see what we’re doing during this season. He will see that we are unified for a Godly spiritual cause and He is going to be in the midst of our fasting, praying, ministering, and touching and agreeing. Dr.J.

“Your Needs or Your Eternal Life?” by Dr.J.

A woman said to me a couple of weeks ago, “I have a maintenance man; I have needs.” I said to her, “What profits a woman to get her needs maintained by a man who is not her husband and lose her soul?” 

If our flesh has taken over us now and we are just unwilling to surrender it for Christ, do we really think we will get some superpower then, in the last hour to survive the torture that is to come? Before the seven years of tribulation, things are going to get so bad on earth. Can’t you see how bad it’s getting now? If we’re still here during the tribulation, we will be faced with eternal life or eternal death decisions.

When we have to choose between Jesus and food for our children, will we have already prepared our children for this moment? Will we have lived a life modeling this moment for our children or will we die and go to hell saying, “I have needs and my kids have needs; I’m going to feed my children!”
When a gun is pointed at us because we are Christian, will we say “I will die for Jesus” or “I have to save my life and my kids’ lives” and die and go to hell?
When we are forced by an agenda to worship one way and one god, will we refuse to worship and save our eternal lives or give in and worship an image to save our damned and condemned lives?

Listen, if we refuse to live for Jesus now, we won’t do it then. If we refuse to give up sexual immorality, idolatry, and flesh for Jesus now… we won’t do it then –  in the final hour…and God forbid that we should die in our sin…Woe… Dr.J.

Revelation‬ ‭13:13-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬ 13 “And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.”

Matthew 16:25 NIV “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.”

“Who Rules the Darkness?” by Dr.J.

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV) “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Against the rulers of the darkness of this world” is worth reflecting upon. Kosmokrator is the Greek term for a “ruler of this world.” Paul reminds us that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but there are demonic forces of darkness that literally “spiritually” rule here on earth (between the earth and the moon; the air; atmosphere). We can’t ignore this. We can’t pretend that we don’t understand this. There are demonic forces that have rule on the earth. They have influence. They have control. They have power. There are “people” who have surrendered to the influence of the rulers of the darkness of this world and they are under demonic influence – people in government, law enforcement, education, the media, hospitals, church and every other institution in the world. The rulers of the darkness of this world answer to and are under the direction of Satan. It’s real. We just need to ask God for revelation first so that we can “see” what’s happening. Then we have to ask God to help us to use our weapons to fight the rulers of the darkness spiritually. We can’t win a spiritual war with flesh. God open our hearts, minds, and EYES to receive what you’re showing us in Jesus’s name. Dr.J.

John 8:47 “Whoever belongs to God hears the words of God. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

“Dr.J. Chats About Her New Book” Interview by Crystal Flanagan 

An excerpt from the Interview

The decision to give one’s life to Christ is one that is exhilarating, joyful and full of hope with the desire to embrace and serve God on a higher dimension. However, with the acceptance of the Christian faith comes many challenges and attacks from the Enemy not only within the natural but spiritual realm as well. In her new book, Dr. Jené Elaine Walker discusses how readers can better equip themselves against the Enemy’s attacks in, Meditations for a Surrendered Life: Winning Daily Spiritual Battles against the Enemy.
CF: At what point did you realize and accept God’s assignment to write your new book, Meditations for a Surrendered Life: Winning Daily Spiritual Battles against the Enemy?

JW: Both the realization and the acceptance of God’s assignment to write my new book manifested gradually. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, I have been ministering through social media for at least the last three years and became a licensed minister as of January of 2016. As a result, God’s people have been blessed by the Word God has given me. God used so many of my “friends” in social media to plant the seed about my writing the book. One Facebook friend suggested that I would write a book, a manual of sorts, for ministers. Others weren’t as specific as they encouraged me saying, “I can’t wait to read your book” or “I wish I could go back and review your posts because they really bless me.” Then finally, approximately two years ago, a woman with whom I’m now really close called me after 10:00 pm. I answered, somewhat perplexed about why she was calling so late. When I answered, she said, “I just want to be obedient to the Holy Spirit’s leading.” She said, “I believe you have some books God is going to birth in you.” Well, then I was fully alert and she had my attention. She continued, “God gave me a vision of you. You were seated at a table and there was a line wrapped around a huge building. People were waiting for you to autograph their book.” When she said that, I leaped out of my bed and immediately began praising God.

Although several others had planted seeds before her about my book, it was that prophetic word from this lady that caused me to accept and actually complete God’s assignment to write this book. Through total surrender of my life to God and walking in obedience to His instructions, I was able to hear God more clearly when He would speak to me. Through total surrender to God, I was able to relinquish any preconceived fleshly thoughts I had about the book and how the book was to be organized. God later revealed that for my first book, I would compile my writings and quotes and organize them into themes or categories of meditations that will help His people during their moment by moment struggles each day.

CF: You discuss the importance of being equipped to fight the spiritual battle? How important is it for Christians to be in communion with Christ on a daily basis?

JW: Chapter 3 is entitled, “Communion with God.” Communion in this chapter refers to “our” daily communication with Him, our desire for Him to be with us, and our obedience to His promptings through the Holy Spirit. When you are in communion with God, you are able to hear the Holy Spirit when He gives you instructions because you read God’s Word daily.” Reading God’s Word daily builds spiritual capacity for God to speak to us through His Word. I have received the answers to many of my questions about life, love, relationships, and next steps for my life through God’s Word. I have especially learned about spiritual warfare and engaging the Enemy through His Word, which is my defensive weapon. God speaks to me through His Word; He teaches me how to fight using His Word.

In addition to the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, another very important piece of armor for me and I think all believers is prayer in the spirit without ceasing – for yourself and others. Prayer is another means for us to communicate with God. Being still and listening for God’s response after prayer is another opportunity for God to speak to us. I need to hear from God about how He wants me to handle every situation in my life. I’ve already done life my way. Now, I have to hear from God before I move. 

I had to stay in God’s Word and pray and fast to be delivered from the spirit of rejection. The spirit was strong and on me since childhood. It caused me to have low self-worth. That is spiritual warfare. That is a spiritual battle. In order to be equipped for battle and to win daily spiritual battles, believers must employ all the spiritual armor of God. Every piece of armor that Paul identifies in Ephesians chapter 6, requires us to be in daily moment-by-moment communion with God.

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Dr.J. Chats About Her New Book with Crystal Flanagan