We are living in a season of increase but we have to truly believe that we can receive it. As a people, we’ve been through an extensive season of punishment for our transgressions and rebelliousness and it is difficult to imagine our season of restoration. The time is now. The time is now for increase so that we can take care of the needy and the poor and the prisoners. The time is now for increase to fund our initiatives to conquer more territory for the kingdom. In the midst of devastation – death of navy men, unjust court decisions, bombings in Manchester, and corruption in government, the body of Yeshua will receive increase. We have lived beneath kingdom standards long enough. The wealth of the wicked has been stored up for us. The time is now for increase, not for us to accumulate wealth for selfish gain and become as the wicked are but for us to use our wealth for kingdom advancement.
LeBron James’s home was vandalized by a person who spray painted a racial slur on the gate of his home. The spirit of racism doesn’t discriminate based on money, fame, or fortune. That spirit is used against the chosen people of God regardless of our economic status. It comes against us because of Yahweh’s affection toward and election of us. In an interview, James made a simple yet powerful statement that it is “tough being Black in America.”
“The Cavaliers star, [LeBron James], then brought up Emmett Till’s mother, and how she showed the mutilated body of the teenager killed in 1955 at his funeral so that she could ‘show the world what her son went through as far as a hate crime and being black in America.'” He implied that if he had to be the example to keep this conversation about racism going, then so be it.
The spirit of hate, racism, prejudice, discrimination, supremacy, and bigotry are alive and well in America – the nation responsible for the largest slave trade in history. We ignorantly believe that things have “changed” because we don’t understand spiritual things; and until we do, we won’t be able to receive the truth. Evil spirits don’t die; people do. And when people die, evil spirits find new available vessels to reside in. When Yeshua drove a legion of demons out of the man in the cemetery, those demons asked to go into the herd of swine. The herd of pigs ran off a cliff and drowned. The swine died, the demons did not.
If we are willing are unaware vessels because of pride, envy, or any other issues we have that gives the devil a foothold or a portal and entry point, we will be used to perpetuate the hate, racism, prejudice, discrimination, supremacy and bigotry that we saw during slavery and segregation and still see today.
When the chosen people of God get a revelatory glimpse of who we are, come out of sin and idolatry, an awakening will take place on the earth that will upset the world’s system. God is blowing His breath, prophets are speaking, when will we awaken? Signs in protest and movements large and small and even wars (until the war that Yeshua Himself wages) bring awareness but only spiritual weapons can be used to fight spiritual battles.
2017 Daniel Fast: Awakening Days 19, 20, & 21
Journal Writing Reflections: “We see idol worship as detestable to God throughout our study. How can we make sure we do not practice idolatry? Describe the awakening in Zechariah 12.”
“Discuss the 1/3 of the people who will be the remnant of God. They obeyed God no matter what. Why is our obedience now a matter of life and death? Are you in the 1/3?”
“Discuss the reign of the Messiah. How does this Jerusalem in Zechariah Ch. 14 resemble the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21?”
Days 19-21 Bible Study: Zechariah Chapters 12, 13 & 14
Week 3 Memory Verses: John 4:23-24 (NIV) & 1 Corinthians 2:13-14
Spiritual Gift: Discerning of Spirits
We are ending the final three days of our fasting study looking at Zechariah’s prophecies and a flash forward to John’s end times prophecy in Revelation 21. When all the nations (some say this is the final battle on the earth, Armageddon) come against Judah and Jerusalem, God will make Jerusalem an immovable rock and He will keep watch over Judah. Judah will consume all their enemies. The the house of David will mourn for Jesus Christ. It will be a day of awakening when they clearly see the Messiah for who He is. They will grieve bitterly because they will finally see. False prophets will be punished and afraid to proclaim their ministry because of all their lies and deception. God hates idolatry and He puts and end to it. God will strike down 2/3 in the whole land (the world, earth). If you calculated 2/3 of the entire world’s population and the remaining 1/3; thsoe are frightening numbers. Only God’s people will escape the wrath of God (1/3). Finally, the Lord’s day is coming.Jesus says there will be a great split and His people will flee. Then the Lord will come and all the holy ones. On that day, there won’t be any more sunlight, cold, or darkness – no more distinction between day and night. The people who came against Israel (Jerusalem) will have rotting flesh, eye sockets, and tongues. There will be a great panic. Revelation 21:6-8 “He said to me: ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.’”
The end of this fast is an opportunity to reflect on the entire fast but also on how your life should be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit operating in you. There are some things you will never do again by the power of the Holy Spirit. You sacrificed and stayed away from sinful habits for 21 days. To return to those things would be rebellion. There are ways that you will never treat the people of God again. Prejudices and racist spirits have already been commanded to leave in Jesus’s name. Some of us haven’t been able to receive a Word or the truth from certain prophets because of the color of their skin.
I’m declaring and decreeing that those hidden and subconscious prejudices and even hate come to the surface so we can rebuke it and be delivered in Jesus’s name. Your eyes are awakened to the synagogue of Satan and you now know the real Israel from the counterfeit. Your eyes have been awakened to the spirit of oppression, psychological warfare, whitewashing, and covering the truth (Exodus 1 & Deuteronomy 28). How can a movie be written and produced about a group of Hebrew women who computed all the Mathematical hidden figures for NASA and the world never knew about it? We are awakened to the deception and lies of Satan. You know of a great awakening to come during which God’s chosen people will have the scales to fall off their eyes and wake up to who we really are (Ezekiel 37 & 38). You know that there will be a convergence of the Jew (Hebrew Israelite) and the Gentiles when the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled (Ephesians 2, Romans 11). We have even been awakened about who we are as individuals in the five-fold ministry. As a result of of the awakening in us, we will preach and prophesy the truth God revealed or be held accountable for not speaking the truth. January 21, 2017 at 6:00 will complete the 3rd (holy number) cycle of 7 (number for completion and perfection). God bless and prosper you always in Jesus’s name. I love you.
2017 Daniel Fast: Awakening
Day 17 Journal Writing Reflection
Discuss how the Hebrews have already experienced curses, “In the future.”
Why is it significant that we awaken now?
Day 17 Bible Study:
Week 3 Memory Verses:
John 4:23-24 (NIV)
1 Corinthians 2:13-14 (NIV)
Week 3 Spiritual Gift
Discerning of Spirits
Deuteronomy 30:1-6 (NIV)
Prosperity After Turning to the Lord
1 When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your God disperses you among the nations,
2 and when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today,
3 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes[a] and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.
4 Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back.
5 He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors.
6 The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.
The previous study of Deuteronomy Chapter 28, “The Willie Lynch Letter,” as well as the psychological warfare and spiritual oppression that still occurs are manifestations of the curses in our study. You can recall specific events in history and currently that demonstrate that the prophecy in Deuteronomy 28 is being fulfilled.
Deuteronomy Chapter 30 depicts the prosperity and restoration of the nation of Israel. It is imperative that the chosen people of God awaken now because when we awaken in who we are in Christ, we will truly repent and turn from our wicked ways through the spirit of repentance and restoration that God will evoke. When we repent, us and our children, and obey Him will all our hear and our soul, then the Lord will restore our fortunes and have compassion on us. He will gather us again from all the nations.
Ezekiel 37:21-23 says, “and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms. They will no longer defile themselves with their idols and vile images or with any of their offenses, for I will save them from all their sinful backsliding, and I will cleanse them. They will be my people, and I will be their God.”
Our awakening as the church is imperative because we have a responsibility to prophesy to others for their awakening. Jene Walker
2017 Daniel Fast: Awakening
Day 10 Journal Writing Reflection:
How did the devil instill fear and even hatred in Pharaoh to cause him to annihilate the Hebrew males?
Do you see this same kind of fear and hatred in today’s society with Hebrew males?
Day 10 Bible Study– Exodus 1:11-22
Week 2 Memory Verses– 1 John 4:1 (NIV) & Matthew 24:24 (NIV)
Spiritual Gift of Knowledge
Exodus 1:11-22 (NIV)
11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.
12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites
13 and worked them ruthlessly.
14 They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.
15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah,
16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.”
17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live.
18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.
21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”
Pharaoh and his officials realized that the more they (Egyptians) oppressed the Hebrews, the more they multiplied (increased in number) and spread (break or burst out from a womb or enclosure). Can you see that in your own life? The closer you get to birthing what God has for you, the more you’re hated by people under the influence of the devil. In the same way that the Hebrew Israelites were not broken by oppression, neither will we be. Have you been in oppressive environments with oppressive leaders before? Some leaders oppress because they were oppressed. It is a spirit. You have to begin to pray and fast and labor in the spirit against the spirit of oppression. If it has infiltrated a system and everyone in the system is affected by it, God Himself may have to move you or deliver you from the situation.
I have seen an abnormal measure of demonic oppressive activity in a specific territory or region. Most of the people who lived in the region were oppressed. Those who were oppressed struggled financially. They struggled with familial conflict or severe issues concentrated in their families. They struggled with drugs or alcoholism. They struggled with gang violence and fighting. They struggled with the desire to live at the level of God’s standards for them. Although all of us have some of the same struggles as individuals, this specific region was affected because it was under demonic attack and the oppression was spiritually infectious. Since the children were strategically located in a specific territory, the children were zoned for schools in this territory. The schools struggled with the same spiritual issues that were prevalent in the territory. Although there were pockets of success, it was a struggle to get to the level of success the children deserved. Staff, programs, and grants alone in the absence of spiritual warfare will not be able to break up the demonic activity and oppression at this magnitude or any level for that matter. Also, the enemy strategically set up people who supported his agenda to work in these places. Behind what appears to be all “social ills and socio-economic status issues” is a spiritual force working and operating in the spiritual realm to kill, steal, destroy, oppress, impoverish and ultimately annihilate a specific group of people and the body of Christ. Wake up.
The enemy has a strategic hit out on the chosen people of God and the people of God at large. The Egyptians – used by the enemy for we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against spiritual wickedness in high places – loathed and abhorred the Israelites with sickening dread. They were vexed by their numbers and strength and drive and tenacity. They were sickened by the idea that although they had done everything to break the sons of Israel they could not break them. So, Pharaoh devised a plot to kill off their male children. If the males in this race of people could be annihilated, the women could not continue to produce more children without men.
Can you see (with your spiritual eyes) other Satanic attempts (political, systematic, subliminal or otherwise) to prevent the seed of God from being birthed? In a specific race of people? Do you see this same kind of attack – spiritual always and natural, which is still carried out through the devil’s spiritual agenda? Do you see any groups or individuals in society like the Hebrew midwives taking a stand for God and fearing God more than systems or leaders or wealth or brands or personal gain? We are waking up.
2017 Daniel Fast: Awakening
Day 9 Journal Writing Reflection:
Read Genesis 15:13. Why did God allow the Israelites to be in bondage 400 years?
Week 2 Bible Study:
Exodus Chapter 1:1-10
Week 2 Memory Verses:
1 John 4:1 (NIV)
Matthew 24:24 (NIV)
Spiritual Gift of Knowledge
It is imperative that we are strong in our convictions about who Jesus Christ is –
the Son of Man
born of a virgin through the Holy Spirit
the Son of God
Our Lord and Savior
God in the flesh
The Word in the flesh
He was crucified for our sins and resurrected with all power in His hands.
His blood still has power.
He is the Messiah who is seated at the right hand of God.
In His 2nd coming, Jesus will return with a double-edged sword in His mouth
He will rule for one-thousand years
Then He will send the devil and his armies into the fiery lake of sulfur to be tormented forever more.
He will rule and reign in the New Jerusalem on the throne next to God forever more
We absolutely will not waver on those beliefs. We will stand firmly in our faith. We will not be shaken. We will die for Jesus and the kingdom of God.
There are some things of this world, however, that have been twisted, changed, distorted, abused, manipulated, adulterated, whitewashed, covered up, hidden, removed, inserted, and disregarded. Why? Because the ruler of this world is Satan the deceiver and he has people who are influenced by his spirits or who willingly work on his behalf. The last episode of deception was NOT in the Garden of Eden people of God. Do you remember how Satan used the body of a serpent to come against the kingdom of God? Come on now! Satan is the father of lies and he has been lying from the beginning to now. If we are children of God then we value the truth. When we say, “What difference does it make” regarding a new idea or paradigm presented to us, from now on we should be convicted. I know I am. I have said, “As long as I believe in Jesus, I’m not worried about anything else. I only read the Bible.” Wrong! Why? Because a child of God should always, always, always desire and seek the truth in everything. Why? Because we don’t live in a vacuum. Because the devil’s modus operandi is to deceive and lie and if we’re not interested in the whole truth, change, paradigm shifts, or a challenge of our mental status quo, then we are susceptible to being deceived by Satan himself. Matthew 24:24 (NIV) says “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” If we know the truth, then we can’t be deceived by manipulated and corrupt “truth.”
There have been people from the beginning who have been under the control of Lucifer. He brought a slew of fallen angels with him when he was thrown from heaven. There are people now – even us sometimes when we are in our flesh – who are used by Satan to accomplish his purpose. Remember when you looked at the battle in Revelation chapter 7? Satan had an army that was as great in number as the number of sands. Remember Dylan Roof, the murderer who went in the church in Charleston and killed those innocent people? He was operating under demonic influence. It was a demonic terrorist attack.
Have the territorial lines or landscapes of the world changed? Can places that were originally in one location have a line drawn and the landscape (territorial lines) change? Who made these decisions over time? Can one group of people be enslaved and oppressed and as a result have their entire history wiped out? Can textbooks depict one race and omit others? Can private political systems be set up behind the scenes and make decisions (i.e., laws) to oppress a specific group of people? Can laws that go against the Word of God be passed, legislated? So, you are aware of the deception and lies that pervade our world. We have to rely only Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to us because the world is filled with lies. It is called psychological warfare.
The Israelites Oppressed
1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family:
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah;
3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin;
4 Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher.
5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy[a] in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died,
7 but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.
8 Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.
9 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us.
10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”
In Genesis 15:12-14, God tells Abram that his descendants would be oppressed and enslaved for 400 years. “Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him. God said to Abram, ‘Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years. But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out with many possessions.'”
God always has a plan when He allows His people to suffer. Can you still trust Him though He slays you? Remember, Satan and the fall of man (Adam and Eve’s sin) caused suffering in this world. Not God but God does allow it and uses it to judge His people. God had a plan for the Israelites to grow and become a great nation while in Egypt. He was also going to use Egypt to show His own power and might through signs, wonders, and miracles. All know who God is and His sovereignty because of Egypt. Will you be content knowing that God is using your natural bondage (not spiritual bondage because believers are set free from spiritual bondage through Jesus Christ) for His glory and power to be displayed when He delivers you? When God delivered his people from the Egyptians, they were wealthy. The came out of bondage with many possessions. What a blessing!
God spoke to Jacob (Israel) and told him to take his family to Egypt and that He would make him a great nation there in Egypt. Genesis 46:2-4 says “And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!” “Here I am,” he replied. “I am God, the God of your father,” he said. “Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes.”
Josephs’s family numbered at 70. Names, genealogy, and race is extremely important to God. Why else are we inundated with lineage and tracing of history, the lineage of Jesus and census counts, and names throughout the Old and New Testament. Wake up. Israel’s sons, who form the tribes of Israel are listed (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher). At that time, Joseph, Jacob’s (Israel’s) son was 2nd in command to Pharaoh. Joseph was able to go to Pharaoh on behalf of his family of 70 and make the best accommodations for them. But Joseph and all his brothers died, that generation, and the Israelites were fruitful and multiplied greatly.
A new king came to power who didn’t know anything about Joseph and his family and their special privileges. The number of Israelites became so numerous that it was intimidating to the new pharaoh. So wait! God allowed a pharaoh to come to power who was intimidated by, or who ultimately hated his chosen people. Wait! Intimidated? Hated? Why is a large group of people intimidating or detestable to another group of people? Why is the color of one’s skin threatening to another race? There was no indication that the Israelites were doing anything except multiplying and growing and become greater. But the king feared that they had become too great. So the king imposed laws or rules that would oppress the people who had previously received the favor of the previous pharaoh to prevent them from becoming too numerous. Wake up. Don’t just think of your individual situation; think globally. We have four prophets and over 16 teachers in our fasting group so far. You’ve been activated to go deeper.
As you read Exodus 1, look deeper than the text itself – not with your own mind but with your spirit. Pharaoh, in verse 9 says, “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. Come let us be more prudent (cunning) than they.” The language, no the spirit of pharaoh was oppressive and despotic. The spirit comes from Satan. And what spirit was underlying the spirit of despotism? Fear. So in the case of some future war, they feared that the Israelites would join with the enemy. The Israelites served the one and true God and the Egyptians had their own pagan religion. There was no indication of conflict in this area although when Joseph, a Hebrew Israelite had a child with Asenath, an Egyptian the children – Ephraim and Manasseh – were Hebrew Israelites. So there was a dominance in race and/or religion with the Hebrew people.
So if you ever ask the questions, “Why would anyone lie about where a country is located? Why would anyone oppress a specific race of people? Why would there be a counterfeit group of religious people, posing as the original chosen people? Why would a place be declared a state when God says that when this happens, certain other events would take place that haven’t yet? Why would anyone change textbooks and manipulate tests to favor one race over another? Why do people need to be awakened spiritually? Why doesn’t everyone see the same thing?” I pray that Holy Spirit will remind you of this study. Pray and ask God to give you revelation about the text and the deeper meaning of the text for awakening. Dr.J.