The details aren’t our problem. Our sovereign, almighty, all powerful Jehovah will work out all the details. We don’t have time for that. We are supposed to be seeking Jehovah for our kingdom dominion and assignment. Jehovah will orchestrate the meeting with our husbands, the revelation to our husbands that we’re the ones, his preparation, and the geographical location. Don’t worry your pretty little heads about that. Seek Him first and His righteousness. While you wait on Jehovah, let Him prepare your heart and mind for ministry and marriage. Let Him get all the bitterness OUT because it kills marriages. Let Him get all the hurt OUT that destroys trust. Let Him get all the compromise OUT because that shakes fidelity at the core. Let Him get all the deception OUT that causes you to think the counterfeit is real which causes the heart to stray. Let Him get all the disobedience OUT that causes us not to submit to our own husbands in everything. We have work to do while we WAIT. Nonetheless, WAIT. Jené Walker
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.
Jehovah will cause your gifts to make room for you. Jehovah will bring you before great men. Jehovah will make your name great. You don’t know enough and you don’t know enough people in high enough places to do in your own power what Jehovah is going to do through you. I remember trying to justify Jehovah’s vision for my life with a bunch of “I’s!” God said, “I?” Jené, you are insignificant in the God scheme of things. Jené, turn those “I’s” into “God’s.” That’s why our faith gets shaky sometimes because “we” know good and well “we” can’t make the vision manifest in our own power. It’s far too huge for human ideas, human power, human knowledge, human philosophies, and human effort. It’s far too huge for human connections. Until we humble ourselves [because we aren’t great without the power of Holy Spirit on the inside making us great], we will continue to stammer, stutter, and squirm when trying to explain how we’re going to “make it happen.” When people ask, “How?” Say, “I don’t know how, but God knows how.” Don’t try to justify the vision, just go along with God for the ride. Just continue to humble yourself to be a vessel. Just keep the faith in what He showed you and be ok with saying, “I don’t know. But God knows.”
God’s timing is perfect. His will for your life is perfect. His ways are not ours but they’re perfect. His thoughts are not ours but they’re perfect. We’re not special; we’re vessels. Be willing to die as God uses you. Be willing to decrease as God uses you. Be willing to look like you’re losing [and look like you’re losing with grace] as God uses you. It’s not about us. It’s about the kingdom. Always. Always. Always. Jené Elaine Walker
Don’t go to their page not one more time. Don’t ride through their neighborhood. Don’t inquire about them. Pray for them and the spirit in them but focus on God and increase. The enemy knows just how to keep us distracted with foolishness. It doesn’t matter how badly they treated you, if they abandoned you, stopped talking to you, gossip about you, doubt you, took something from you, messed with your spouse or significant other…leave those people who are being used by the enemy alone. God has shown you the spirit in them so pray that spirit out of the person but don’t you let the spirit get on YOU! Leave them alone. In your heart and in your actions, let those people go. God won’t let anyone do anything to you that He isn’t aware of and sovereign over! Persecution is supposed to advance the kingdom but we won’t let the kingdom be great! 😒 Because we’re doing the most trying to get them back and keep up with them and copy them and compete with them. You’ve just been set free. Pray every time you’re tempted to act just like the spirit in them. Pray and stay away. Increase. We don’t have time for it. The kingdom of heaven is at hand. I love you. Now go be great.
The devil just said, “You’ve been claiming it’s your year for six years.”
Let me tell you how the spiritual realm works. You’ve prayed and fasted and walked in obedience for six years. Each year really was your year. How? Because God said, “Yes” and started working on your behalf in the spiritual realm the first year you professed it. He was orchestrating events and encounters. He was setting up meetings for you. He was arranging the economy. He was causing things to work together. God had a set time, an appointed time for the blessing to manifest. Every year, every obstacle, every blessing, every situation, every person who came and left or came and stayed, and every circumstance was moving you forward to manifestation. Don’t let the devil trick you. It has been your year every year that you claimed it because God has been working and blessing you behind the scenes. It is time for manifestation now. Dr.J.
A huge part of awakening is dependent upon what is in your heart. Do you really desire to be awake? Are you really open and receptive to learning the deep things of God? Do you really want to see (literal) what is in the text (scriptures) and beyond (mysteries of God) the text (scriptures)? See, Jesus Himself said He spoke in parables on purpose so the hardened hearted people couldn’t understand it. So, there’s a deeper meaning than what we read on the surface level. To be awakened, your heart can’t be hardened like the Pharisees. You can’t think you “see” it all already or you will remain blind.
John 9:35-41 NIV “Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, ‘Do you believe in the Son of Man?’ ‘Who is he, sir?’ the man asked. ‘Tell me so that I may believe in him.’ Jesus said, ‘You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.’ Then the man said, ‘Lord, I believe,’ and he worshiped him. Jesus said, ‘For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.’ Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, ‘What? Are we blind too?’ Jesus said, ‘If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.'”
Why does your spirit reject a word from a person whose spirit you’ve tested and you know it is of God? That is a sign of hardness of heart. What you have to do when you feel yourself rejecting a Word from Holy Spirit or a woman or man of God or a person being used by God is the following:
1) Test your own spirit by the Spirit (i.e., “What makes me wrestle with this? Why am I rejecting this? What makes me uncomfortable about this? What about this is good that I can receive and keep in my spirit? What is bad about it? Is it something in me toward the person that makes me reject what he/she is saying?), and
2) Test the spirit of the person by the Spirit of God (i.e., “Is what he/she saying blasphemous? Does it align with Holy Spirit? Do I know this person? What do I know about his/her spirit? Does he/she have a spirit that makes it difficult for me to receive a word from him/her? Is what he/she saying aligned with the Word of God or the mysteries of the Word of God?).
Don’t just take it lightly that you’re not open to learning something that you never knew. [Pride.] Don’t brush it off that you’re closed to changing your entire spiritual paradigm if you have to. [Pride]. Remember the devil came to deceive. He tricked Eve so easily by manipulating the Word. Satan had to use a serpent in order to manifest himself to Eve. He had to go through a vessel to deceive her.
Who does satan use on the earth today to deceive us? Are there people who are willing to be used by satan? Do they work in government? Do they work in book publishing? Are they authors? Are they false prophets? Are they your friends? Your spouse? Are they behind the scenes in society making decisions? Do they blog? Do they make laws? Do you just take everything in the books, news, media for what it’s worth? Do you just blindly trust everything you read, hear, and see? Where do traditions and celebrations originate? How do you know? Are they rooted in pagan rituals and idolatry? How do you know they’re not? Does God approve of everything you’re doing and celebrating? How do you know? Is it just a feeling or a spiritual conviction? Do you test the spirit by the spirit to see if it’s from God?
You have to be able to go beyond the text to the spirit and mysteries of the text in order not to be deceived and in order to experience awakening. So the question is “Do you really want to wake up?” Or will you suffer in spiritual blindness? The spirit of the Pharisees is a dangerous, dangerous, dangerous spirit to have. Do you notice how they always questioned and doubted and second guessed everything Jesus said to them? Yes. Sometimes we question because we are really trying to learn or clarify the information. But sometimes “questioning” is really “rejecting” what the Spirit is trying to teach you. Trust me, I know. Renounce the spirit of pride; humble yourself and be open to awakening. Let’s wake up! Dr.J.
Genesis 11:1-7 (NIV) The Tower of Babel “Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar[b] and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly. They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.’ But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
It is imperative that we are all on one accord in the body of Christ. Each person must die to him/herself and humble yourself before God. We all speak the same language (the Word of God). When we are on one accord, speaking the same common language; when we operate as ONE body of Christ, there is nothing that we can’t accomplish together. Unity within the body of Christ will cause God and His angels to begin to move on our behalf.
The nations in Genesis 11 said to each other, “Come, let us…” Can you imagine the body of Christ saying, “Come let us pray for marriages and adulterous spouses to be delivered. Come let us pray for our finances and declare and decree that our resources will be released this season. Come let us pray for our ministries, careers, and professions so that God can elevate and promote us in our due season.” Come let US. Everything that the people in Genesis 11 decided to work on together – although it wasn’t a good task – they would have accomplished building that tower to heaven because they were unified in their efforts with one language. Because of their unity, God came down to see what they were doing. I declare and decree that God is going to come down to see what we’re doing during this season. He will see that we are unified for a Godly spiritual cause and He is going to be in the midst of our fasting, praying, ministering, and touching and agreeing. Dr.J.