Emotions will have us texting and posting some craziness. Emotions will have us leaving when God wanted us to stay. Emotions will have us doubting the dream and vision we know God gave us. Emotions will have us questioning God’s ability to equip someone like us. Emotions will have us rushing toward a premature divorce or marriage. Emotions will have us crying our eyes out about situations over which we know God has control. Emotions will have us cussing instead of blessing and praying. Emotions will have us awake instead of asleep. Emotions will have us spending instead of sowing. Emotions will have us about to lose our minds-happy, lonely, sad, mad, depressed, joyful, lustful. We have to recognize the spirits attached to emotions. If it doesn’t come from the Holy Spirit, then we don’t receive it. Stay off the emotion rollercoaster.
Prayer: We want to be rooted in the stability of You, Lord. God help us to be content and emotional stable regardless of the rollercoaster circumstances of life and love.”
2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?”
My Jesus! We blame the spirit for a whole lot in the body of Christ. Flesh can be tricky. We can desire something so badly in our flesh that our flesh will deceive us into thinking that our spirit is in agreement with what we want.
“Did Holy Spirit say for me to post that, say that, do that, or think that or was that really my flesh? Did Holy Spirit say go back to her, leave her, divorce her or did my flesh say that? Am I truly operating in alignment with Jesus Christ in me or does He oppose of my response? Did Holy Spirit say leave, stay, move, transfer, speak, or be silent or did my flesh just catch hold to the first sign that satisfied what it wants?”
See we can want to act in our flesh so badly that the flesh will make us think our spirit caught hold to something. Have you ever seen a post in social media, a video, or a commercial and said, “That’s a sign from the Lord? That was for me?” Was it?
Test every spirit, even your own, to see if it is from God. Some of the things we’re attributing to our spirit is really and truly rooted in our fleshly desires. Flesh can act as an imposter of Holy Spirit- that’s the devil’s specialty, to deceive. Be willing to test it out. That’s the only way we can grow and know. Dr.J. #jesuschrist #spirit #holyspirit #god #test #testthespirit #testthespirits #flesh #desires #drj #desire
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.”
So when they stared at you and gossiped about you, you made subliminal or blatant remarks about them in social media? When they talked down to you and treated you like you were less than a man, you cussed them out? See, how we respond to the vessels (people) being used by the devil to come against us shows where WE are spiritually. We ALL have room to grow, don’t we? We will take matters into our own hands and mouths in a heartbeat, won’t we? So we aren’t that different from our attackers, are we? No- not if we don’t let God handle them for us. It’s hard in the flesh- I KNOW. But there are so many Psalms to pray to help us through our attacks. Let God handle His people. There isn’t any need for ALL of us to get in trouble for being under demonic influence. The battle is spiritual. Never repay evil for evil. Romans Chapter 12 helps me tremendously. Attacks are good! They show US where WE need to grow and improve spiritually. The true test is to love our attackers. Where do we stand in love? Dr.J.
The Word in my spirit right now is “quicken” (no pun intended). You’ve been down and out and even depressed from the series of attacks that have come at you from every angle. You’ve been dealing with the attacks in your flesh. You’ve been wallowing in self-pity. You haven’t been able to pick yourself up. You’ve had enough battles for the enemy to make you lose your mind…because you’ve been fighting in your flesh.
The flesh is a state of mind, an exposed and open spiritual dwelling place where the enemy lurks and to which he has access.
You have no dominion in your flesh. You have no power in your flesh. God says get out of there now. Get to your secret dwelling place. He is quickening your spirit right now. The flesh profits you nothing.
Get to His Word, a preached Word, a powerful prayer partner now and God will move. He will resuscitate, revitalize, and renew your spirit. He will give your spirit vitality through His Word. His Word will give your spirit life again.
I was moping around because of a situation beyond my control. I clicked on my own YouTube channel and it mysteriously went to a Bill Winston sermon (favorite TV preacher). That Word jumped on me and in me so quickly. That’s when the Spirit spoke “quicken.” I was immediately invigorated in my spirit. I had the power to kill my flesh. The Word is quicken. Believe God will quicken your spirit right now in Jesus’s name. Dr.J.
John 6:63 KJV “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.