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“Daniel Fast: Day 18” by Dr.J. POST 32

2017 Daniel Fast Awakening
Day 18 Journal Writing Reflection:
“Again, we see the four corners of the earth. God sealed the tribe of Israel first. Who are these people? How are we all protected during the tribulation?”

Day 18 Bible Study:
Revelation Ch. 7 :1-17

Week 3 Memory Verses:
John 4:23-24 (NIV)
1 Corinthians 2:13-14 (NIV)

Week 3 Spiritual Gift
Discerning Spirits

Revelation 7 (NIV)
144,000 Sealed
1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree.
2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea:
3 “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”
4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
5 From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed,
from the tribe of Reuben 12,000,
from the tribe of Gad 12,000,
6 from the tribe of Asher 12,000,
from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000,
from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000,
7 from the tribe of Simeon 12,000,
from the tribe of Levi 12,000,
from the tribe of Issachar 12,000,
8 from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000,
from the tribe of Joseph 12,000,
from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000.
The Great Multitude in White Robes
9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.
10 And they cried out in a loud voice:
“Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”
11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
12 saying:
“Amen!
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
Amen!”
13 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”
14 I answered, “Sir, you know.”
And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 1
15 Therefore,
“they are before the throne of God
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne
will shelter them with his presence.
16 ‘Never again will they hunger;
never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down on them,’
nor any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne
will be their shepherd;
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’
‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

Before the winds of judgment blows, God said to first seal His servants. The tribes of Israel, that we see in Exodus Chapter 1, are sealed first. Who are these people? These tribes make up Israel, the chosen people of God. So even at the end of time as we know and understand it, God remembers His chosen people. We see Israel, not spiritual Israel (the Church) of being important to God from the Old Testament to the New Testament.  There is a similar event that occurs in Ezekiel 9:3-4 “The the Lord called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side and said to him, ‘Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.”  Of course this seal is in complete opposition with the mark of the beast (666).

We can rest assuredly that God hasn’t forgotten all the other nations that He promised to Abraham. Because next in John’s vision, John sees a multitude of of people and they all were protected.

Revelation 7:15 Therefore,
“they are before the throne of God
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne
will shelter them with his presence.

If we look at previous chapters of Revelation, there were judgments that took place before the people of God were sealed. That lets us know that if we’re alive during this time, that we will witness devastation unlike anything we’ve ever seen. The discipline that most of you exercised during this fast is deeper than these 21 days but it is in preparation for the things to come.

Revelation 7:11-12
11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
12 saying:
“Amen!
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
Amen!”

This is a picture I will always have in my mind about how worship looks in heaven. They fell down on their faces before the throne. When was the last time you fell down? Opened your mouth and spoke reverent words to God? We are at the end of our fast. I think now is a great time to worship Him in spirit and in truth.

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“Sight Back to the Blind” by Jené Walker

Blind men and women walking are getting their sight back in Jesus’s name. Eyes are opening. The people of God are awakening in Jesus’s name. I renounce spiritual blindness in the name of Jesus. The truth that has been harder to believe than the lies is becoming more palatable. The matrix is being revealed. The whitewashed walls are coming down. Whitewashed walls are collapsing all around us. Systems are violently coming apart. God is sending a refreshing rain and revival that is wearing away the plaster of lies and deception from whitewashed walls. Systems and agendas oxymoronically and deceptively claiming world peace are hurtling down because there is no world peace without the world’s acceptance of Jesus Christ . People are beginning to ask, “Was this dream of a great nation all a lie, a nightmare, or false prophecy?” Jené Walker

“Are You Willing to Die?” by Dr.J.

Revelation 14:10-12 “A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: ‘If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.’ This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.”

Don’t give in people of God. I remember telling my son Jaylen that if we have to DIE in order NOT to receive the mark of the beast, we have to be prepared to DIE. I said, “Son, if it’s a matter of my life or getting the mark of the beast, tell me, ‘Mama I will see you in heaven.'” Have you had the conversation with your children and spouse so they will know just how serious this is? Some of you may be willing to choose “eating now” over living eternally with God because you’re caught up in the things of THIS life and THIS world.

We have to stand strong and NOT be deceived. If it (whatever IT IS) doesn’t line up with the Word, DO NOT believe it; DO NOT receive it. But we have to KNOW what the Word says in order NOT to be deceived by the beast. Some of us KNOW the Word but we have blinders on. Are you being deceived in any way now? I know I have been deceived; I’ve had blinders on; but because of the deep RELATIONSHIP with God, God clears it up for me and dispels the deception that the beast keeps bringing. We want to be able to sense the deception in our spirit when Satan sends it. That takes revelation and relationship. This isn’t a game. Get in the Word and in relationship with God NOW. Dr.J.

“Your Needs or Your Eternal Life?” by Dr.J.

A woman said to me a couple of weeks ago, “I have a maintenance man; I have needs.” I said to her, “What profits a woman to get her needs maintained by a man who is not her husband and lose her soul?” 

If our flesh has taken over us now and we are just unwilling to surrender it for Christ, do we really think we will get some superpower then, in the last hour to survive the torture that is to come? Before the seven years of tribulation, things are going to get so bad on earth. Can’t you see how bad it’s getting now? If we’re still here during the tribulation, we will be faced with eternal life or eternal death decisions.

When we have to choose between Jesus and food for our children, will we have already prepared our children for this moment? Will we have lived a life modeling this moment for our children or will we die and go to hell saying, “I have needs and my kids have needs; I’m going to feed my children!”
When a gun is pointed at us because we are Christian, will we say “I will die for Jesus” or “I have to save my life and my kids’ lives” and die and go to hell?
When we are forced by an agenda to worship one way and one god, will we refuse to worship and save our eternal lives or give in and worship an image to save our damned and condemned lives?

Listen, if we refuse to live for Jesus now, we won’t do it then. If we refuse to give up sexual immorality, idolatry, and flesh for Jesus now… we won’t do it then –  in the final hour…and God forbid that we should die in our sin…Woe… Dr.J.

Revelation‬ ‭13:13-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬ 13 “And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.”

Matthew 16:25 NIV “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.”

“Stop Straddling the Fence” by Dr.J.

Stop straddling the fence in your talk, walk, actions, and faith. You’re confusing the same people whom God wants to use you to convert with your wishy washy behavior. We preach and cuss with the same mouth. We post scriptures and drunken pictures on the same timeline. Please don’t make God spit you out with your lukewarm self. 

Holy Spirit heal us then heat us up for God. Ignite a fire in us that can’t be extinguished. Help us to stop straddling the fence between the world and the kingdom of God and be hot for God in Jesus’s name. Dr.J.

“At the Table or On the Table?” by Dr.J.

A quote from Bible study last night blew my mind. The lecturer’s concluding question was “Will you be ‘at’ the feast or will you ‘be’ the feast?” Jesus. After the fall of Babylon, the remaining flesh of those who don’t believe in Jesus Christ will be devoured by birds. Imagine vultures (that’s the type bird I picture) swooping down to eat the people who refused to taste and see that the Lord Jesus Christ is good. I want to be at the feast, don’t you? Get right with God the Son and do it now! Dr.J.

Revelation 19:17-18, 21 NIV “And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, ‘Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small…The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.”

“Denying the Devil’s Presence Doesn’t Make Him Less Real” by Dr.J.

Denying the power and the presence of the devil doesn’t make him less real. Downplaying the devil’s purpose on earth doesn’t nullify his purpose. What denying and downplaying does for the believer is make him susceptible to deception. The devil’s limited power and earthly purpose are real although still under the sovereign power of the all powerful God.

Revelation‬ ‭13:4-5, 7‬ ‭KJV‬‬ “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”‭‭

‭‭Some of us are deceived by earthly governments that the enemy has infiltrated and has set up workers of iniquity under his rule. We focus on men (flesh and blood people like Trump and the producers and writers of the series Lucifer and the Preachers of Atlanta). We focus on the worldliness of worldly issues (campaigns and debates and racial injustice ) instead of discerning the real source of the world’s issue – events that are spiritually and prophetically happening before our eyes. And so we are deceived.

Deception is so subtle that when the beast from the sea and beast from the earth rise to power on earth, some of us will revere them. What are you doing to prepare for the forty and two months of the reign of the enemy? Are you fasting? Praying? Studying the Word? Teaching? Preaching? Prophesying? Evangelizing? Witnessing? Spreading the gospel so that souls won’t be lost? How are you in position for the veils scales and cataracts to be removed from your own eyes? Are you walking in obedience because sin blinds us? Do you ask for a spirit of discernment so that you will recognize false doctrine? Are your ears itching now or does your spirit receive the truth?

Who is the anti Christ? What are anti Christ spirits? Who is “the False Prophet?” If we don’t know the Word and understand that the devil is real, how will we recognize them when they run for office, start a church, establish policies and treaties, or incarcerate and kill our people? What is the panacea? God is the panacea- not rallying, picketing, protesting, wearing t-shirts, retaliating, or focusing on flesh and blood. If our weapons are not carnal, our war isn’t either. We are dealing with spiritual warfare. Some say “we give the enemy too much power.” Well denying the devil’s presence and power won’t make him any less real. However, obeying God, praying fervently to God, and having faith in God can transform situations over which the enemy temporarily has control. You have to know the devil exists to be equipped to fight the devil. Dr.J.

 

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