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“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.”

“Playing the Victim” by Dr.J.

We have so many offenses that Jesus has had to cover in our lifetime and before we were even born. However, in our human proclivity to sin, we struggle covering the offenses of others. In my purging process (yesssss more stuff is in here), Holy Spirit showed me how I played the role of victim all too well. God said to me, “Do you trust me beloved?” I’m like, “Trust You? Yes I trust You. What does trust have to do with me being a victim of offenses? The enemy is always messing with me – using people!” Jesus! 

Holy Spirit revealed to me that if I trust God and that He is in control of my life, how can I be a victim? If it’s happening to me, God’s hand is on me so He is allowing it for my good. My God! Foster love in your offenses. If someone offends you, show him love. Foster love. Create an atmosphere of love. Is it discernment or suspicion? Love believes the best.

Have you ever made the mistake of repeating the offense? I don’t mean doing it back to them -that too- but I mean “saying it” to someone else. Do you have a circle of friends or coworkers or even your spouse to whom you repeat the offenses done to you and to/with whom you talk about your offenders? I had to holler when I read this scripture. Jesus! 

Proverbs‬ ‭17:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬ “Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

‭‭We have to stop repeating the offenses, giving power to it, and causing dissension, conflict, and separation between and among people. 

“The ripping up of faults is the ripping out of love, and nothing tends more to the separating of friends, and setting them at variance, than the repeating of matters that have been in variance.” -Blue Letter Bible

Pray about offenses and offenders. Pray and ask God to show you your heart. Why am I offended? Why am I playing the victim when I’m clearly the victor through Christ Jesus? Why am I running and telling my best friends and/or spouse about people when it causes dissension? 

Holy Spirit help us. Help us not to be offended and not to repeat the offenses done to us. Continue to purge us and reveal our hearts to us in Jesus’s name. Dr.J. 

“Stop Being Offended” by Dr.J.

We have to stop being offended in Jesus’s name. Proverbs 19:11 says it is to our glory and ultimately the glory of God to overlook an offense. Is the opposite true? Is it to our detriment to hold on to offenses and anger in our hearts? I would say “yes!” We need to let it go. We need to make a spiritual effort this week to overlook all offenses and to love on our offenders. The enemy is going to use some people this week to offend you. So instead of focusing on offenses, let’s ask Holy Spirit to show us our own hearts. What’s in “me” Lord that causes me to be offended? That’s our focus. Fix our hearts so that we aren’t bothered…for real. 

Overlook offenses people of God. Seek revelation about your own spirit in Jesus’s name. To be able to do this, we have to trust God. It is to YOUR GLORY to to overlook offenses. Dr.J. 

“The Sooner We Die, the Better” by Dr.J.

When you’ve lived half your life thinking you’re in control of it and being led by your flesh and your will, it is a huge paradigm shift to begin to live in God’s will. If I knew at age 14 what I know now about the perfect will of God, oh how my life would be different. 

To totally surrender every area of your life to God after you’ve lived how you’ve wanted for half your life takes the power of the Holy Spirit. It hurts! It takes dying to your flesh moment by moment. It takes denying yourself the things of the world. 

Your flesh says, “If I want that person, I could have her.” Your spirit says, “God, if You don’t want him for me, I don’t want him.” Your flesh says, “Lust, sex, alcohol and excessive eating are available to me if I want it.” Your spirit says, “Even though these things are available, my body is for the Lord and the Lord is for the body. God will do away with it all.” Your flesh says, “I will work where I want to work, do what I want to do, and live how I want to live and then I will die.” Your spirit says, “No one who is of God keeps on sinning because the seed of God and sin can’t reside in the same temple.” 

It is a daily spiritual battle to surrender and die to the pleasures of this world.  The enemy has us thinking that it is a loss to live for Christ but we know that to live is Christ. If you have children, teach them now to live for Christ. Teach them now that they can’t do any and everything they please. Teach them now that their lives are not their own. Because listen, after living in and of the world for 30 plus years, and then deciding to die, the struggle to be transformed is real. And that’s 💯. 

The sooner we die to flesh the better. The sooner we die to our desires and our will the better. The sooner we die to a mediocre spiritual life the better. It isn’t easy to change now, but the safest place to be is stripped of everything worldly and at the mercy and in the will of God. We don’t know the day or the hour. To die is supposed to be gain; will it be? Dr.J. 

“Reel Me In” by Dr.J.

Did you get off track? That’s ok. 

Holy Spirit reel us back in. We’ve gotten on a flesh track and we need to get back to the spirit. We’ve lingered in the flesh long enough. Holy Spirit convict us, correct us, reveal to us the error of our ways and get us back on track. We’ve been questioning God in our heads and hearts. We’ve allowed the spirit of depression to come on us through open portals of doubt and dismay. We’ve focused our minds on our issues instead of casting down thoughts that didn’t align with the Word. Now we’re all of track. Reel us back in now in the name of Jesus. Dr.J. 

“Heart Check” by Dr.J.

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.