Some of us start to doubt ourselves and even doubt Jehovah because we don’t see any natural accolades. “I must not be doing something right! Can I get a congratulations or something?” Kill that flesh. This season is to humble you.
Deuteronomy 8:2 AMP “And you shall remember [always] all the ways which the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, so that He might humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart (mind), whether you would keep His commandments or not.”
This is the only way for you to know the motives of your own heart. Do you “need” credit? Likes? Followers? Recognition? Why? We have to be “good” with the reward that comes from our Father. You know you’re in His will. He has confirmed it for you over and over again. You don’t need acceptance or validation from man even though it feels good to the flesh. The mind governed by the flesh is death. Stay in the Spirit. Have faith in Yeshua that He led you in the wilderness season, void of human praise for a purpose. Have faith that He will make your name great for His glory. That’s who should get the glory any way, right?
This season’s trials, tribulations, judgments, and prophesy unfolding is going to push your faith to a point that feels like its “limit.” But that’s just it. There are no limits in relentless faith. Money looks really short in the natural. Jehovah owns every resource you need. Yeshua can tell you to go to the most unlikely places for you to get money to pay what you owe. Jesus replied, “But we don’t want to cause trouble. So go cast a line into the lake and pull out the first fish you hook. Open its mouth, and you will find a coin. Use it to pay your taxes and mine.” A fish’s mouth? Yes. Even though Yeshua gave up his wealth so that through His poverty we can be rich, He could still access resources through Jehovah the Father. We have the same access to the resources we need. We just need to ask Jehovah the Father, through Yeshua where to go get the money.
We’re still looking at the five loaves and two fish instead of the access that our Father has to all the bread and fish in the earth. After Yeshua fed the multitude, the disciples STILL didn’t get it. They forgot to take some bread and fish for themselves after the feast with the multitudes. When the disciples reached the other side of the sea, they realized that they had forgotten to bring bread and began to discuss it among themselves. Yeshua said, “You men of little faith.” Let’s stop talking about the bread we don’t have. We have unrelenting faith all the way up to and beyond the eviction notice; all the way to and beyond the bankruptcy; all the way up to and beyond the pink slip. Relentless faith never ends and it shouldn’t because Jehovah’s resources never ends. He can send for another man’s donkey because He has use of it. He owns it all. Tell Him what you need and wait with expectancy for Him to do it. If there are lessons that have to be learned, learn them with relentless faith. If there are tests that you have to go through, pass them with relentless faith. If there are losses that you have to suffer, suffer them with relentless faith. You will be tested and tried until you feel like you will bleed this season but Jehovah desires our bold and relentless faith. Worrying won’t add one hair on your head. We may as well trust Him with everything in us to the point of no return.
It has been hellish I know. The fire has been hot in your marriage and I’m not talking about passion. The attacks have had you on the brink of break up, but if Jehovah Himself ordained you, He’ll sustain you. Be encouraged. But better yet, be vigilant and militant about your marriage. The gates of hell will not, shall not prevail against your God ordained marriage. You’re on the verge of the sweet spot- a place where the two of you are on one accord, swinging at the same enemy at the same time, praying and going to war for each other, connecting sexually to connect spiritually. Hold on. It’s coming. But fight while you’re holding. The devil can’t have your marriage period.
The mantle of your assignment as wife will bring new dimensions in glory but also in combat. You have to be prepared now. Holy Spirit is your physical trainer now. What is your current spiritual workout regimen? We can’t afford to gain the weight of the world. Read the Word of God and study it every day. Ask Holy Spirit to speak so that you get revelation about the Word. Exercise your spiritual weapons now. When the spirit of depression comes, which muscles will you flex? Psychological warfare? Mental battles in your mind? People being used? Loneliness? Flesh wars are not acceptable at the next level. Are you fighting in the spirit or the flesh now? It’s time. We must workout daily and nightly in order to win the daily battles that we face now but also to prepare for the next level of warfare when God connects us with our husbands in this season. Do you see the warfare taking place in the world right now? We do not live in a vacuum. Everything happening in the world is connected to the spiritual realm. The battles will impact our marriages too. Our marriage is established to impact the spiritual realm. It’s all connected. Get in shape for battle. Everything you’re experiencing now is part of your militaristic training for combat in your marriage.
Kings, have you been waiting on the blessings of God? Have you been feeling like there has to be more than this in the kingdom for you before Yeshua (Jesus Christ) comes back? God are you willing to obey his commands? Yeshua says if you love Him then obey His commands. Yeshua says that He rewards those who believe He exists and who diligently seek Him. God wants to surely bless you. God wants to bless your children. God wants to enable you and your children to take possession of the cities, land, and territories that our enemies took from us. God wants to use you to prepare the kingdom for the return of Yeshua. Are you a man who obeys Jehovah? Are you a man who listens to the instructions from Holy Spirit? Are you a man who is willing to lay down his own life for the kingdom of God? If you are saying, “I am that man” right now, I’m decreeing and declaring the blessings of God over your life right now. Your health is blessed. Your finances are blessed. You’re blessed in your going out and in your coming in. Your home is blessed. Your bank account is blessed. Your career is blessed. Your ministry is blessed. Your business is blessed. Every thing you set your hands to do that is aligned with the will of God for your life is blessed in the name of Yeshua.
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.
A Nazarite was one who was dedicated to God from birth. As a result, he was not to drink any wine or any other fermented drink along with other requirements. The reason a Nazarite couldn’t drink alcohol was he took a vow of purity. Proverbs 31 is a famously known for the subject, “the virtuous woman.” We typically skip over the introduction of this prophecy which is a mother’s instructions to her son, King Lemuel. The Hebrew meaning of King Lemuel’s name means, “for God.” His mother the queen wanted her son King Lemuel’s life and his reign and his marriage to the virtuous woman to be in alignment with God’s will for his life. One thing she emphasized in her instructions to her son was for him to stay away from wine and liquor. She wanted her son to have the stamina of a true king. Wine and liquor can open a man up to other kinds of spirits that may cause him to fall into sin. When Noah got drunk, he exposed himself and his sons saw him naked. If we’re honest, drunkenness has caused some of us to be in some precarious situations too. King Lemuel’s mother says in Proverbs 31 that drunkenness can cause a king to forget the very laws he imposed. Drunkenness can cause a king to pervert the justice of all the afflicted. How can one reign and rule when he isn’t in his right mind?
The short-term effects of alcohol use are “slurring of speech, drowsiness, emotional changes, sleep disruption, and the lowering of body temperature. The long-term effects of alcohol use are nausea and vomiting, loss of bladder and bowel control, black outs after which a drinker does not remember what happened while he or she was drinking, temporary loss of consciousness, and ultimately a coma and death.” As if the physical effects are not enough, the portals of a man with a spirit of addiction are open to so many types of demonic oppression that can only be closed through the deliverance and healing of Yeshua. A king must be free of addiction and oppression to rule and reign effectively.
A king is one who has lordship and sovereignty in a specific sphere of influence. Every man of Jehovah who believes in Yeshua and who is ruled by Holy Spirit is a king on the earth right now. It is time to establish your kingdom. It is time to rule in your domain. But a king must be alert and of sober mind lest he is caught off guard by the enemy, the devil. A king has to be sober to open his mouth for the speechless. A king must be sober to judge righteously and make fair decisions. A king must be sober to plead the cause of the poor and needy. A king must be sober to lead his children who are joint heirs in his kingdom. A king must be sober to lead and love his wife. A king must be sober to lead the family into kingdom dominion and wealth. A king must be sober to hear what the instructions from Holy Spirit. A king must be sober to give wise counsel. A king must stay sober to make royal decrees.
Men of God, Jehovah is calling you back to your throne. Adjust your crowns and rule. Adjust your crowns and reign. Hold your head up high so your crown won’t topple. The king in you is crying to come out. That’s why you’ve been tormented in your spirit. That’s why you’ve been depressed. That’s why you’ve been in a state of confusion. Your robe is tattered and battered and torn and so are you. Your jewels are barely in their rightful position but neither are you. But God says for you to come as you are any way. You can’t stay in a position beneath your assignment any longer. Holy Spirit is speaking to the king in you. God is about to make you a brand new king with a brand new robe. God is ready to give you a feast fit for a king in the presence of your oppressors. Won’t you walk in your anointing, Proverbs 31 king? Won’t you answer your call today? Jené Walker