Kings, the enemy has you so caught up and distracted with the things in a world that is passing away that you have to check your motives today. Ask yourselves, “Why are we doing what we do? Is Yeshua and heaven our main focus? Do the things we do on a day to day basis align with the main focus? Are we storing up treasures on earth or giving to the needy?” Anything that you’ve made bigger than God has to be burned up on the altar now. Anything that you’ve allowed to cause you to fall into sin has to be burned up on the altar right now. God has finally gotten you the house in the suburbs. If He asks you to leave it, burn it on the altar. God has finally given you stability in your position on the job. If He asks you to leave it and step out on faith in business and ministry, burn it on the altar. You finally have the woman that you just knew would be your wife but God confirmed that the relationship is dead. Burn it on the altar. What if he told you to take everything you own and give it to the poor? You have to be willing to lay it on the altar on top of the wood and hold the match to it. If God doesn’t provide the ram, burn it on the altar.
Kings, God wants to know what are you willing to sacrifice in this season? What are you willing to lay down for Him? What is it that you cherish so much in your heart that you’ve given your focus and your attention to? You’ve wanted something or someone so badly and you finally got it. Now God wants to know have you made that thing or that person an idol. God wants to know do those things mean more to you than He does? Are you reading the Word of God more than you’re focusing on the reports that are due at work? Are you developing your relationship with Him more than you’re busy doing ministry? Are you setting your mind on things above or on getting comfortable in this world? This world is coming to an end so a powerful heart check initiative would be to ask yourself, “What am I willing to give up for God?”
I know you’re familiar with soul ties. Whenever we connect with a person sexually, we become “one” with that person. Jehovah intended for sex to be strictly in the context of God ordained marriages. Jehovah created sex for procreation. If a sexual act doesn’t cause fruit, God didn’t create the act. Homosexual sex doesn't lead to being fruitful and multiplying. Anal sex doesn’t lead to being fruitful and multiplying. Oral sex doesn’t lead to being fruitful and multiplying. So when we perform or allow these acts to be performed on us, we are opening up spiritual portals for all kinds of demons to enter us. Think of conjuring. To conjure is to call upon (a spirit or ghost) to appear, by means of a magic ritual. When we participate in pagan ritualistic sex (sex outside of marriage, anal, oral, homosexual sex) we are conjuring up pagan gods and spirits. These sexual acts negatively impact us personally as well as our relationships and children. Think of the divorce rate; the percentage of people with homosexual spirits; and the statistics about diseases. Where do we think these things come from? Sin. When Jehovah warns us to flee from idolatry, He means for us to stay away from it. We must pray and intercede on behalf of ourselves and our husbands and children to keep us from idolatry. We are not ignorant of the devices of the enemy. If we are, we have to wake up now single wives. "Check in" in the comment section below if you're willing to do warfare against the kingdom of darkness, idolatry, and sexual immorality. Jené Walker
Spiritual Warfare Bootcamp 9
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Isaiah 4:1 “In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, ‘We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!’”
Read Isaiah 3:16-26 at the end of the article (or in your own Bible) for background information for this lesson.
When prophets speak of “that day,” “in that day” or “the day of the Lord” it typically refers to the end times or the worldwide judgment to come. However, some events occur in a prophetic continuum -meaning, they occur more than once throughout time. For example, judgments have occurred against Israel since they first became a nation such as oppression. The prophets may speak of judgment that happens during the cultural context of the text but then again during our time, and then again during the end times. Prophetic continuum means that the prophecy continues and is carried on until the final revelation.
“Who are the Daughters of Zion? We are!”
Zion is also Jerusalem, the city of David or the city of God. Zion refers to Israel, the people of God. The daughters of Zion are the Hebrew Israelite women. Unfortunately, in the pericope of our text, the daughters of Zion too are being judged for the moral decay that is taking place in Israel (See Isaiah 3:1-15). As a result, God would remove everything that Israel depended on (Does this parallel where we are right now?). God would remove the pillar or foundation of Israel’s support such as the military, the government, religious leaders, and businessmen (Does this parallel where we are right now?). As a result, the nation began to fall apart. This judgment was because God’s chosen people rebelled against Him (Does this parallel where we are right now)? It sickens God, that Zion, the beautiful city of God, the city of David, and the holy mountain is filled with moral decay.
Finally, God, through the prophet Isaiah, depicts how immoral the women of Zion had become. There are several actions that we have to take in order to ensure that we don’t fall into judgment for the same sin as the daughters of Zion:
1) Cast out pride
2) Cast out lasciviousness
3) Cast out idolatry or, we will
4) Continue to suffer the consequences
Women of God, cast out pride. Beginning with verse 16 of Isaiah Chapter 3, we see that the daughters of Zion are haughty. Haughty is exalted, high, above, and proud. God tells us in several passages of scripture that He hates the proud. In 1 Peter 5:5b-6, Peter says, “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” Women of God, daughters of Zion, when we try to elevate ourselves, God will humble us. When we exalt ourselves, we will be brought down. If we have strongholds of pride, arrogance, or haughtiness in our spirits, we need to cast it out in the name of Jesus. God says for not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought to (See Romans 12.). An outward expression of pride was when the women extended their necks and walked along with their necks stretched out, and heads in the air. See, we must always reject the world’s standards. We cannot do what the world – or even our grandmothers say when it contradicts what the word of God says. “Baby keep your head up!” We must be careful about the spirit behind perched heads and stretched necks. God detested it and the women were punished.
Women of God, cast out lasciviousness. Lasciviousness means “inclined to lustfulness; wanton; and lewd.”1 The phrase “flirting with their eyes” in the Hebrew translation is defined at “coquettish.” So, the women used their eyes to suggest a playful, sexual attraction; they were flirtatious. These women also “strutted” with “swaying” hips. Walking with dainty steps which is so much pretentiousness. Have you seen it or even done it in church? You always seem to have to walk around when everyone else is still and quiet during the service. Some of us have layers and layers of spirits from which we need to be delivered. A “marine spirit” is known as a lustful seductive spirit. Ask Holy Spirit to reveal it to you each time you are being charming (which is seductive), flirtatious, and manipulative with your eyes, in the way you walk, your speech, or in your dress.
Proverbs 31:30a says, “Charm is deceptive.” Charm is just as much about our “intentions” as it is our actions. We use charm when we think the real “me” won’t get the guy’s attention. Satan himself uses charm or seduction to get us to sin (Think of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jesus in the wilderness, and even us to charm boys and men to get them to like us.). Even though charm may get you temporary attention and even affection, charm will not get you 1 Corinthians 13 kind of love. Do we want to continue to use the enemy’s devices?
Women who focus on beauty are narcissistic. Narcissistic is having an excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance. Look at the world of social media and how it is flooded with “selfies.” When you look at the work selfie, “self” is the root word. The focus is on “self” so much today. Holy Spirit still puts me on “selfie” restriction sometimes now. We have to begin to discern when the enemy is tempting us in this area. Ask Holy Spirit to help you (me too) to get to the root of the stronghold. “Why do I feel that I need to seduce someone which is a form of manipulation to get what I need? What is missing on the inside of me? What tragic event triggered my need for attention or power or manipulation? Why is my focus on me so much?” Holy Spirit will reveal it to you; He does it for me. Then cast out that spirit of lasciviousness. It has to go.
Women of God, cast out the spirit of idolatry. Idolatry is anything that you allow to take the place of God. These women focused on outward appearances to make themselves beautiful. They “adorned” themselves with so many extra accessories and God hated it: ornaments, headbands, crescent necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and veils; scarves, ankle bracelets, sashes, perfumes, and charms; rings, jewels, party clothes, gowns, capes, and purses; mirrors, fine linen garments, head ornaments, and shawls. Are some of you imagining your closets now? I know I’m praying hard and reflecting right now. The enemy uses these idols to keep us in financial bondage too. I think of how I fight against an insatiable appetite for accessories and clothes and shoes. This word is confirmation that we have to fight lest we become seduced by the enemy and become victims to worldly sinful excess of these things.
We buy all these things and idolize them because we want to be “beautiful.” Proverbs 31:30b also says, “beauty is fleeting.” Beauty fades away. Anything could happen to cause what the world defines as beauty to fade: a cultural perception of beauty changes such conflicting opinions about light skin vs. dark, natural vs. permed, and bold features vs. keen features; genetics, an accident that causes disfiguration such as the woman whose boyfriend threw acid in her face a couple of years ago; or old age.
Finally, in Proverbs 31:30, “but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” At the end of the day, what women want is to be praise worthy. We won’t be however if we don’t allow God to be first in our lives. When He is, we are subject to Him. We fear Him and then we become praiseworthy. Cast off the spirit of idolatry. Women, if we don’t get delivered right now through the power of Holy Spirit, we will continue to suffer the consequences for our sin: an odor, baldness, garments of shame which is an indication of poverty, our men killed (incarcerated today), mourning, and finally, we will share a men with seven other women which implies a statistically shortage of men.
Isaiah 3:24-26 “Instead of smelling of sweet perfume, she will stink. She will wear a rope for a sash, and her elegant hair will fall out. She will wear rough burlap instead of rich robes. Shame will replace her beauty. The men of the city will be killed with the sword, and her warriors will die in battle. The gates of Zion will weep and mourn. The city will be like a ravaged woman, huddled on the ground.
Isaiah 4:1 “In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, ‘We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!’” To ensure that we don’t fall into judgment, we must do the following:
1)Cast out pride
2)Cast out lasciviousness
3)Cast out idolatry or
4)Continue to suffer the consequences
Isaiah 16-26 “The Lord says, “Beautiful Zion is haughty: craning her elegant neck, flirting with her eyes, walking with dainty steps, tinkling her ankle bracelets. So the Lord will send scabs on her head; the Lord will make beautiful Zion bald. On that day of judgment the Lord will strip away everything that makes her beautiful: ornaments, headbands, crescent necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and veils; scarves, ankle bracelets, sashes, perfumes, and charms; rings, jewels, party clothes, gowns, capes, and purses; mirrors, fine linen garments, head ornaments, and shawls. Instead of smelling of sweet perfume, she will stink. She will wear a rope for a sash, and her elegant hair will fall out. She will wear rough burlap instead of rich robes. Shame will replace her beauty. The men of the city will be killed with the sword, and her warriors will die in battle. The gates of Zion will weep and mourn. The city will be like a ravaged woman, huddled on the ground.”
Isaiah 4:2-4 “In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel. Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem. The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.”
1 Dictionary.com, s.v.“lasciviousness,” accessed March 27, 2017, http://www.dictionary.com/browse/lasciviousness.
©March 2017 Dr. Jené Walker
If you find yourself thinking someone who is “super spiritual” is “doing the most,” please don’t take that spirit in “you” lightly. I asked God why was I feeling that way before when someone was trying to teach me about the mysteries of His Word. God showed me that it was a spirit of rebellion and stubbornness. God purged me immediately when I repented.
It is our worldly effort to cling to the world when we don’t want to receive something from the spirit of God. Essentially, what we’re saying is “we’re not ready for all that spiritual stuff right now.” We’re saying, “all that spiritual stuff isn’t necessary.” We’re saying “we need to ‘keep it real’ so people can relate.” We’re saying, “we don’t want to be ‘that’ holy.” Please listen. You are being deceived by the devil. To reject the Spirit of God, to reject holiness is sin and rebellion and witchcraft. To adulterate the Word of God to make it less holy is sin.
We can never have TOO MUCH of the Spirit of God. I’m not talking about being sanctimonious or religious or like the Pharisees. I’m talking about following the example of Jesus Christ in all we do or say or think. Everything Jesus taught us was from God. Jesus said for us to follow His instructions. The world (Luciferian spirit) taught us to put a spin on the Word so people can “relate” to what we’re saying. Come on now! Speak the unadulterated truth in a relatable way but we are to never omit the Word or water it down so that people can “relate.” Think about our people, our ancestors the Hebrews/Jews/Israelites and how they stayed in trouble for mixing worldly principles with the instructions of God. IDOLATRY. REBELLIOUSNESS. It is a spirit.
There is TOO MUCH sin and deception and seduction by the enemy. Look at this world. We need all the Holy Spirit and spirituality we can get. Pay attention to what your spirit rejects. If your spirit rejects what is spiritual, holy, and right you have a spirit of rebellion and stubbornness which is witchcraft.
Open your hearts and minds to hear what the spirit is trying to teach you now. There will be a great falling away of those who are deceived. It is the spirit of rebellion that makes us susceptible to the devil’s deception. Stop fighting to hold on to this world. It’s time to go all out and all in for the kingdom. Ask yourself, “Why wouldn’t I want to be all holy, when God Himself instructed me to be holy because He is holy.” There is no such thing as too much holiness. Listen. Dr.J.
1 Samuel 15:23 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”
Holy Spirit put singles’ ministry on my heart for the past couple of weeks. I have been interceding for and crying out for singles all over the world. Holy Spirit has given me a few scriptures and topics to explore with singles that I pray will bless you and help you in your single state. Do not despair. God loves us so much and He sees us. He knows the desires of our hearts. He knows what’s best for us. He created time. If we would put our hope and trust in Him and set our minds on heavenly things, we will have perfect peace. God bless singles all over the world and heal their broken hearts.
We have become so caught up with the idea of a mate or marriage that we’ve lost focus of why we’re really here. We’ve lost focus of the world being a temporary holding place until Jesus returns. Yes. God created us with the desire to have a mate and He even said it is good for us. But we absolutely cannot make anyone, anything, or the idea of anyone or anything into an idol. God knows our hearts. He knows if we’re just going through the motions with Him so that He will give us a mate. Pray and ask Holy Spirit to really and truly transform your heart so that you want God more than anything. We wake up, live, and go to sleep longing for what we don’t have. All our actions and activities are aligned with our desire to have someone. God says no. We must wake up, live, and go to sleep longing for a relationship with Him. One delay in having a mate may be because of idolatry in our hearts. God fix our hearts then give us the desires of our hearts when they are aligned with Your desires. Dr.J.
Be careful not to mix pagan beliefs or other anti Christ beliefs with our belief in Jesus Christ and God’s principles. “Karma” is from the Buddhist and Hindu religions. The premise of karma is how you live your life determines the results of your “reincarnated” life. Believers in the body of Christ, we only have one physical birth. Satan uses subtle deception. He will deceive you into using the language of an anti Christ religion. Instead of the biblical principle of reaping and sowing you use and believe in the principle of “Karma.” Be careful of open doors and the subtle tricks of the enemy.Dr.J.
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