Daniel 2:48-49 “Then the king appointed Daniel to a high position and gave him many valuable gifts. He made Daniel ruler over the whole province of Babylon, as well as chief over all his wise men. At Daniel’s request, the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to be in charge of all the affairs of the province of Babylon, while Daniel remained in the king’s court.”
When Daniel got elevated, he requested that his friends be promoted too to advance the kingdom of God. Daniel used his “come up” for his people to “come up.” But what we must understand is that “his people” were praying people. They interceded for Daniel before he went in to see the king and their prayers reached heaven. They didn’t try to ask Daniel why is it that “he” gets to go in and see the king and not them. They understood their role in the sphere of influence and Daniel’s role in the sphere of influence. They didn’t cover Daniel’s spot. They didn’t try to beat Daniel in seeing the king. They didn’t try to interpret visions and dreams like Daniel because they knew that wasn’t their gift. So, Daniel knew that when he brought them up, the kingdom wouldn’t be compromised. We have to be careful who we try to bring with us on our kingdom assignments. Watch how your people respond in captivity and in bondage before you take them in the realm of the king with you. Listen and see who God wants you to bring because the kingdom must be blessed though your graduation, elevation, and promotion.
Stages of Deliverance from “Denial” and Blindness
Stage 1. No. I don’t believe it.
>Difficult to receive the truth
>Current paradigm is strong
>Refuses to let go of the world and world’s system
When presented with truth, the opposite of the lies we’ve been taught in a world that operates under the power of the father of lies, it is impossible for us to receive it at this stage. We are agitated when someone presents us with revelation knowledge about the Word of God such as “Participation in sororities and fraternities is idolatry.” We respond, “That isn’t my understanding of ‘it.'” “The Hebrew Israelites are black. Israel is not true Israel.” Revelation 3:9 “Take note, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet and make them know [without any doubt] that I have loved you.” We respond, “I don’t believe that. That’s impossible.”
Stage 2. What difference does it make?
>Caught a glimpse of truth
>The truth hurts
>Refuses to change your thought pattern
>The world still has the power to seduce you
When presented with truth, now we glimpse it but we shake off what we see. “Participation in sororities and fraternities is idolatry.” We respond, “What difference does it make if we make pledges to idols and false gods as long as we’re doing things to help the community and to spread love?” “The Hebrew Israelites are black. Israel is not true Israel.” Revelation 3:9 “Take note, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet and make them know [without any doubt] that I have loved you.” We respond, “I read that the Hebrew Israelites were cursed and part of the curse was to be brought into slavery on slave ships. But the people who are in Israel now were annihilated in the Holocaust. I’ve sent money there and supported the cause through my church.”
Stage 3. I see what you’re saying, but…
>Sees the truth but your flesh still rejects it
>Holding on to bits and pieces of your strong paradigm
>Debates using previous paradigms as justification
>Your grip on the world is somewhat loosening because Holy Spirit is working
When presented with truth, now we see it but we don’t want to stop sinning. “Participation in sororities and fraternities is idolatry.” We respond, “Don’t talk to me about this subject any more. I enjoy the perks of being involved in my fraternity; I am acknowledged and revered in this organization. I am popular. It gives me status. I have invested my life in this. Don’t mention it to me again. I will ask for forgiveness later.” “The Hebrew Israelites are black. Israel is not true Israel.” Ezekiel 37:21-23 “Say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, ‘Behold, I am going to take the children of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king over all of them; and they will no longer be two nations, and will no longer be divided into two kingdoms. They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will save them from all their transgressions in which they have sinned, and I will cleanse them. So they will be My people, and I will be their God.’ We respond, “I understand that 1948 could not have been the date of the reunification of Israel because of the Word of God says that when He restores Israel as a nation, Jesus will actually reign over them and Israel will have permanent peace. I see that Israel still doesn’t have peace now as Palestine continues to attack and the UN has made sanctions about the temple that excludes Israel. But… the government says and mega pastors still say that Israel is Israel so I’m going with what the world says. What difference does it make who true Israel is and what color Jesus is anyway? Why can’t we just all love each other?”
Stage 4.💡 I can see clearly now; the veil is lifted.
>Some Revelation Knowledge, Healing, Deliverance
>Has limited revelation knowledge of the truth
>Still learning and discovering truth in phases designed by Holy Spirit
>Still peeling off layers of lies, deception, religion, and tradition and worldliness
>In an ongoing process
>Allowing Holy Spirit to work
>Knows in part and prophesies in part
When presented with truth, now we see it and we repent of our sins and turn from them. “Participation in sororities and fraternities is idolatry.” We now respond, “I’m sorry. It has been a difficult process to get me to relinquish the world’s standards and embrace the truth. I repent of my sin and denounce my affiliation with organizations rooted in paganism and idolatry.” “The Hebrew Israelites are black. Israel is not true Israel.” I understand that if Jesus and His family were sent to Egypt to hide from the king that they just have been the same color as the Egyptians. Paul, a Hebrew, was mistaken for an Egyptian so he must have been of a darker race. I have studied and researched for myself and see that Israel was originally in Northeast Africa but the synagogue of Satan built a canal and separated Israel from Africa and using psychological warfare, established a “Middle East” to imprint on the minds of God’s people that Israel was not in Africa. There are still parts of this awakening with which I struggle but I know Holy Spirit will complete the work He started in me.”
Stage 5. I now possess all truth.
>Jesus has returned
>2nd Coming of Christ
>Transfigured, complete, and made in His image
>Possess all knowledge through His perfecting us
As knowledgeable and smart as we want to think we are, we will not have all knowledge and truth until Jesus’s return. Pride will cause us to believe that we are superior to others because we possess knowledge and information that they do not. God awakens His people with His Spirit. Stay humble. We only know what Holy Spirit reveals to us. We aren’t that smart. Remember when you were in denial and blind then give people the grace to go through the process that you went through. Pray for them. Love them. There will be those whose hearts are hardened and who refuse to see the truth. Pray for them that their hearts soften before it’s too late. Which stage are you in? How do you know for sure? Jené Elaine Walker
I’m praying for our discernment of the Judas spirits in our camps this season. We simply can’t afford to have them close to us. We aren’t supposed to be afraid of Judas because even Jesus knew who Judas was and what Judas was going to do to Him. But once Judas is revealed to us, his purpose in our lives is fulfilled and his spirit has to go immediately in Jesus’s name.
Judas has been on the journey with you all along with something in his heart (e.g., greed, jealousy, envy, covetousness, judgment, speculation, etc.). The devil will use Judas’s heart issues for Judas to turn you over to be crucified while kissing you at the same time.
Stop making allowances for Judas saying, “But I know he/she loves me. Judas has been with me on this journey.” Open up your spiritual eyes.
Tell God you’re really ready to see who Judas is. Tell God to reveal Judas’s position in the SBI (Satanic Bureau of Investigation), spying and reporting and causing undue warfare to come on you. God has already given us several signs (“Why is that perfume being wasted on your feet Jesus? We could have sold that and given that money to the poor!”) but we want to keep giving Judas the benefit of the doubt. Discern! Run! Be as wise as a serpent and as gentle as a dove but RUN! Tell God to remove Judas from your camp right now in Jesus’s name. Jené Elaine Walker
Can you discern the voice of the Holy Spirit? Do you know when Holy Spirit is saying “no” opposed to the devil. It is our “natural” response to “no situations” to presume that the devil is blocking us. What Holy Spirit revealed to me about Paul is that Paul knew the distinct difference between the Holy Spirit blocking him and the devil blocking him.
Did the devil say “no” to that man, job, relationship, promotion, raise, transfer, move, ministry, preaching engagement, prayer, or your next action or was that Holy Spirit? Sometimes God has other plans for you. Sometimes He just wants you to be still. Sometimes God wants you to listen. Where God leads you will be for the kingdom. So wait until you’re spiritually clear before you act.
Paul was so in tune with Holy Spirit that he got somewhere and sat down. He waited. God gave him a vision of exactly where He wanted Paul to go next. The problem with us is that our vision is sometimes spiritually impaired. We see what we want to see. My prayer is for God to help us know the difference between a God ordained block and a devil orchestrated delay. God is capable of telling us our next move. Get in tune with Holy Spirit so you can see. Dr.J.
Acts 16:6-10 NIV “Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.”
Are we pushing Satan’s agenda in our response to tragic events? Are we spiritually conscious of the devil’s devices? Can tragic events be used as distractions? Which flag will we raise, which color will we post, which memes will we use to saturate timelines? Who are the fence straddlers? Who are the lukewarm believers? Where are the false prophet and teachers who will capitalize on tragedy to push their agenda, which is synonymous with the devil’s.
Observe. When tragedy is heightened, all these things are made manifest. God is showing you some things. Will you open your eyes? Keep the veils off and observe in your spirit. Satan’s tricks are subtle but blatant nonetheless. It is very difficult to discern in your flesh. Pray and observe before you choose a position on situations that are unfolding during these end times. Pray and ask for the gift of the sons of Issachar – to be able to understand the signs of the time. Watch how believers get in a frenzy from tragedy to tragedy. Observe how we won’t take a stand for Jesus. Pray about how “love prevails,” even when we cause what we “love” to supersede what God’s Word says and to reject everything God stands for – light. Just be quiet and pray and observe. Or has the enemy already distracted you with his sneaky subtleties? Dr.J.
Take this season of relationships (i.e., intimate, friendships, work, business, all other relationships) slowly. You’ve been operating in your flesh in your relationships. You’ve jumped in head first and gotten several concussions. You’ve allowed all kinds of people in your personal space and gotten in theirs…too quickly. The Holy Spirit says slow down. Be led by the Spirit. God hasn’t instructed you to give your soul in exchange for love. Giving away everything that you have with the wrong motives in your heart (to receive love in return) is not of God. You want love so badly that you’re trying to buy it with your time, space, money, body, and any other resource you have.
Slow down. Let God lead you every step of the way in these relationships this season. Some may only be for a season. Some may only be to teach you, agitate you, and help get you to the next spiritual level. Some are straight from the enemy. Every relationship won’t be for a lifetime. But in this lifetime, listen to the Holy Spirit about your relationships. Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves as there are some wolves in sheep clothing in this world. Dr.J.
Distractions are intended to delay you from and ultimately deny your entrance into your destiny. The thing about distractions is they sometimes deceitfully appear to be people or courses of events leading to or a part of your destiny. That is why it is imperative that we have the Spirit who knows the mind of God. That is why it is essential that we are transformed by the renewing of our mind so that then we will know the pleasing perfect will of God. Ask God to help you discern between distractions and destiny. Dr.J.