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Scriptures for Marriage: Stand for Your Marriage by Dr.Jené Walker

God has entrusted me with ministering to His people. One of the strongest areas of attacks from the enemy is in the institution of marriage. A wife asked me a question. She wanted to know how to access the promises about marriage and restoration in the Word of God. I prayed and ask God to give me direction so that I could give direction to His daughter, my sister. The Holy Spirit led me to compile scriptures about what God says about marriage. The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. We must know what God’s Word says about marriage so that we will be able to stand against the wiles of the enemy and for our marriages in the face of the attacks.

Stay in the Word. Stay in the Spirit. Most importantly, stand for your relationship with God. Beware of making your marriage and your spouse an idol in your life. God hates idolatry. Continue to fight and stand for your marriages as Holy Spirit leads you. Don’t give the enemy your marriage unless God has released you from this marriage because of extreme circumstances. When God releases you, however, don’t be obstinate, defiant, and stubborn and stay and miss out on the life God has for you and cause your spouse to miss out on the life God has for your spouse. The enemy has kept some of us bound to a marriage so that we will lose out on what God really has for us. When Holy Spirit releases you from your marriage, leave immediately. God is not telling us to remain in a marriage of abuse and abandonment. He has given you the signs but you’re staying in the marriage out of disobedience. Listen to the Spirit. I declare and decree that those strongholds that have kept you bound to the marriage out of defiance are demolished in Jesus’s name. Jené Elaine Walker

The Creation of Marriage
Genesis 2:20 (NLT) “He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him.”

God’s Fix for Man’s Loneliness
Genesis 2:18 “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.’”

God’s Creation: Help Meet for Man- Woman
Genesis 2:23-25 At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’” This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.

A Wife is a Good Thing and a God Thing
Proverbs 18:22 “The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.”

God’s Instructions for Marriage: Sexual Relations
1 Corinthians 7:2-5 But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband. The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs. The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife. Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control. [Exod. 19:15.]

God’s Instructions for Marriage: Framework for a God-Pleasing Marriage
Ephesians 5:21 “And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Ephesians 5:22-33 “For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. And we are members of his body. As the Scriptures say, ‘A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”

Philippians 2:3-4 “Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.”

1 Thessalonians 4:8 “Therefore, anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human teaching but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”

Romans 12:16 “In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.”

Galatians 5:13 “For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.”

Hebrews 3:13 “You must warn each other every day, while it is still ‘today,’ so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.”

Conflict in Marriage
Ephesians 4:22-32 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body.  And ‘don’t sin by letting anger control you.’ Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.  Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

Colossians 3:13 “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.”

Colossians 3:15 “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”

Colossians 4:6 “Let your conversation be gracious and attractive[a] so that you will have the right response for everyone.”

Romans 14:19 “So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.”

Romans 15:7 “Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.”

Romans 12:15 “Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.”

1 Peter 5:5 “In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’”

James 5:16 “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”

A Marriage That’s Built to Last: Agree Before I Do
Amos 3:3 “Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?”

2 Corinthians 6:14 “Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?”

Stay Alert and Stay Faithful
Malachi 2:11-15 “Judah has been unfaithful, and a detestable thing has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. The men of Judah have defiled the Lord’s beloved sanctuary by marrying women who worship idols. May the Lord cut off from the nation of Israel every last man who has done this and yet brings an offering to the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Here is another thing you do. You cover the Lord’s altar with tears, weeping and groaning because he pays no attention to your offerings and doesn’t accept them with pleasure. You cry out, ‘Why doesn’t the Lord accept my worship?’ I’ll tell you why! Because the Lord witnessed the vows you and your wife made when you were young. But you have been unfaithful to her, though she remained your faithful partner, the wife of your marriage vows. Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth.”

2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you[a]; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.”

What Does Love Have to Do With It?
1 John 3:16-18 “We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”

John 13:34 “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.”

Romans 12:10 “Love each other with genuine affection,[a] and take delight in honoring each other.”

1 Peter 4:8 “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”

1 John 3:11 “This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.”

1 John 4:7, 11, 12 “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.”

Suffering for Doing Good
1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters.[a] Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.

 

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Increase the Intensity of Your Warfare by Dr.J.

A minister spoke into me on Friday and said the Holy Spirit told him to tell me that I need to increase the intensity of my warfare against the devil. He told me I need to tap into and use the power of the blood in my warfare. He said I don’t fight the devil as hard as he comes for me. Jesus. He said for me to prepare for the battle ahead. So during prayer and Bible study with my sister, the Holy Spirit led me directly to John Eckhardt’s Releasing the Power of the Blood and Warfare Prayers in his book, Prayers That Rout Demons. I don’t know about you but I’m an end-times warrior for God. If God says get ready for a fight, He doesn’t have to tell me more than twice.

As we prepare for our January 2016 21-day vision fast, the enemy will forge attacks that we can’t even begin to fathom. We can’t cower in a corner and hide. There are consequences from God when we do that. Get ready for battle. For the remainder of the year, we’re doing Blood and Warfare confessions every night and every day. We aren’t afraid of the devil and we aren’t ignorant of his schemes. Fast before the 21-day fast even begins. Start seeking God now for His vision for you. Dr.J.

Do Not Be Like Cain by Dr.J.

There are people who come against you, not because you have done wrong, but because they have the murdering spirit of Cain. They work as agents for the devil and it is their jealous and envious spirit that gives the devil an open door to use them against you. They lie on you, conspire against you, slander your name, perpetuate rumors about you, secretly covet what you have, and plot against you while you sleep.

Your holiness, righteousness, and right spirit agitate them so much that they want to participate in the devil’s plan to try to destroy you. When they see you, you serve as a spiritual foil for them so when they are in your presence, your goodness and light highlights or intensifies their awareness of their own evil and darkness. This self-awareness causes them to despise you more.

Don’t be surprised that the world hates you. Don’t be shocked that people would do evil things to you. Because of the light of Jesus in you, people of the world will be used to destroy you. We know their impending doom of eternal death. God will handle the murdering spirit in the people who belong to the evil one. Dr.J.

1 John 3:12, 15 NIV “Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.

“In fiction, a foil is a character who contrasts with another character (usually the protagonist) in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character” (Wikipedia).

Who is Boosting You Up? by Dr.J.

Be cautious about boosters. The devil not only uses children and teenagers to incite physical battles for a greater spiritual purpose but he uses adults too. See boosters won’t engage in the war with you but they want to see you fight (Even if they fight with you, they know they don’t have as much to lose as you do because of the higher calling on your life.).

These are a few reasons boosters boost: 1. They are angry themselves about the “cause” but want to use YOU to fight for their vicarious victory. 2. They want to see you make a fool of yourself. 3. They want you to lose everything you have. In either case, they are being used by the devil. If the booster isn’t encouraging you to use  spiritual weapons, please be on demonic booster alert.

Don’t be deceived. Stop being manipulated by Satan. Believers you know we can’t cuss people out, retaliate, and get revenge. The devil’s staged physical fight is for a greater spiritual purpose – to kill, steal, destroy, and send you to an eternal lake of fire. Obey. Dr.J.

Ephesians 6:10-12 NIV “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

The Spirit of Pride by Dr.J.

Be careful. Put away foolish pride. Pride will have you going from 0 to 100 because you are offended. Pride will have you paranoid thinking that people are secretly out to get you. Pride will have you focused on self and being self-righteous. Pride will have you rush to get in a position for which you aren’t ready. Pride will have you mad because you’re not in position yet. Pride causes relationships to fail. It keeps you from saying, “I’m sorry.”

Pride will have you overtalking people and afraid to be silent for fear that you may be perceived as dull witted. Pride will have you claiming to have come up with all the ideas just so you can have all the credit. Pride will have you wavering back and forth, afraid to take a stand because you want everyone to accept you. Pride will have you thinking you can fix or change people and situations. 

Pride makes you forget the mistakes you’ve made (just today) as you turn up your nose in judgment at others. Pride makes you feel entitled. It makes you mistreat and hurt people. Pride will make you read this meditation and think “the Holy Spirit couldn’t possibly be speaking to me” or cause you to turn up your nose because you know that He is.

Pride looks just like ego, smells similar to arrogance,
and comes right before the fall.

The spirit of pride will creep on you and you won’t even know it’s there. Then, it will become so deeply rooted on the inside of you that you won’t acknowledge it, won’t accept correction about it, and won’t care that it’s there. Be careful about pride. Humble yourself and God will elevate you. Holy Spirit, we struggle in this area. Help us. Holy Spirit, continue to reveal to me and my brothers and sisters the spirit of pride in us. Then please Holy Spirit, get it out. Dr.J.

Coffee in a War Room by Dr.J.

Me and one of my sisters who is an accountability partner for me and also a fellow minister, had coffee in her War Room the other night. The space felt safe and warm and more importantly anointed. It is so important that along this journey you have someone who knows the Word of God, who provides a safe place for you to lay your head, and who isn’t afraid to tell you the truth (what God’s Word says only- not truth adulterated with her opinions).

It is crucial that as we battle in the spirit against our own fleshly desires that we have someone who has been there or who has these same struggles but who knows how to fight in the spirit. What a heavy burden to walk around pretending that you have everything together, that you don’t struggle, and that your life is perfect.

As God’s anointed (like Sampson), we can’t lay our heads just anywhere. God has orchestrated and ordained “laps” for us for such a time as this. He gives us discernment about what to share and with whom. He puts people in our lives who will be vessels for Him to help us along this journey. Every now and then, you just need a cup of coffee in a war room to help you make it through, to help you fight those demons assigned to you, and to unashamedly bear your soul. I thank God for my sister and coffee in a war room. Dr.J. #coffeeinawarroom #spiritualwarfare #laptime #aplacetobearmysoul

Is It the Pride In Me? by Dr.J.

God has a way of revealing pride in us so that we will allow Him to purge us before pride destroys us.

What is that uncomfortable feeling when see someone doing what I do but I think I can do it better? Is it the pride in me?

It is difficult to complete the assignments God has for you when you have residue of pride. Does it get under your skin if someone in authority doesn’t call your name in recognition? Does it bother you if you do all the work but someone else gets the credit? Does it agitate you that you have a gift but God hasn’t released you to operate in it yet? Does it make you feel “some kind of way” that someone in your same position is doing better than you and getting more attention? Does it irk you if someone calls on others to do something that you feel you’re better qualified to do? Pride. Pride. Pride. Pride. Pride.

We can’t pretend we don’t have these feelings. We can’t be delivered from pride if we allow pride to prevent us from admitting that pride is a stronghold. One important step to our healing is confessing the sin of pride. If you’re wondering what’s holding you back from your next assignment, ask God to show you the motives of your heart. Then let the Holy Spirit purge you from the spirit of pride. We have too much kingdom work to do to be held back by sin. Dr.J.