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Sharing is Caring …

I just wanted to briefly share something with you all.

As I stated in my last post .. I am earnestly fighting to keep the revelation, understanding and peace I have just been given.

I feel as though I am in a good place … not that I have already attained or am already perfected (in the words of Apostle Paul)  but I press on towards that place that God has predestined for me to be ( In the words of “Me”)!!

So, I know lately I have been going through eye-opening moments in my walk and not just eye-opening (that really watered down what God is doing in my opinion) I have been experiencing life altering, soul foundation shaking, lights of heaven, angels descending from on high, trumpet sounding, earthquake causing  demon scattering, mind-blowing, jaw dropping, salivation causing light bulb moments.

Where the tactics of the enemy has been exposed, where you think you knew how him and imp’s worked and then you find out that you really did not it so much more advanced than what you think. Although, the devil is a defeated foe … he certainly is not stupid and most definitely is playing for keeps.

We are in our second or third month of Elijah’s Company, School of the Prophets in which in this month we are learning and studying on deliverance. One thing that Prophetess D spoke on is how the kingdom of darkness is a well put together system. Organized, yep it is .. even thought we all know their demise .. them defeated suckers are organized and when they play they do not play fair.

The jokers most definitely know who is carrying the true authority of their Father and who is not.

” Jesus I know, Paul I know but who are YOU?”

“OUCH”

So, with that it is important that we as children of God walk with all diligence. I shared this with God in prayer.

I pray all the time God keep me mindful … Keep me sober, Keep my eyes open and sometimes when we think our eyes open God shows us otherwise.

I thank God for my leaders and I bless God for my senior leaders who are always there to teach and to pour into their people!

“Anytime there is great elevation there is great warfare. So just because this is a time when we celebrate and we are jubilant does not mean we let our guards down. We must always be mindful of the warfare”  Apostle and Prophetess Hathaway

 Well, golly day!

Over the past few days, my leaders opened up my eyes to the tricks and the schemes of the enemy!

It made me open my eyes and really step back and say, “Wow” .

How easily the enemy can come in run a muck and you now here you are sitting there pointing the finger and harboring anger and whatever else you pick up … and now you are fighting flesh and blood and not even paying attention to the real enemy.

Through, this revelation it lead me to repent and really ask God to work on me. So, I laid right back on the potter’s wheel realizing “this pot still ain’t finished”

Fortunately, we serve a God who knows and understands very well how His children are LOL.

God is always speaking and He is always waiting behind the door when we knock, He is always there to show His face when we seek Him and righteousness.

He sent me a scripture Tuesday morning

Ephesians 5:15-20

“15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

and THEN He sent me this

2 Corinthians 7:9-11

“9 yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. 10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 11 See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.” 

So .. make sure saints that we are walking circumspectly, and that we are living not as unwise but as wise. We have to  understand that weapons of our warfare are not carnal!!

We learned in our class that if the enemy can get you focused on strife between your brother and sisters and if he can get you focused on what talent, gift and calling someone else has on their life then he has already defeated and distracted you and you missed the real attack.

That is why it is important to be secure in who you are remember we are many different parts but we make up ONE body.

That is why it is SUPER important to remember that the weapons of our warfare ARE NOT CARNAL.

The war we fight is not flesh and blood but it is kingdom against kingdom. It is principalities and rulers in dark places.

It is one kingdom trying to advance over the other kingdom.

We got to know that while we are wrapped in flesh … we are spiritual beings first.

But I say all that to say that God had showed me that I wasn’t living as “wise” as I thought.

There is always room for improvement, there is always more that we can and need to be learning and God opening my eyes and showing me just how thoughtless and completely unaware our human nature can be … brought me into repentance.

A true Godly repentance always produces fruit.

True repentance is a turning away from a sin, from a bad habit. 

So, I thought I would share that before I turn in for the night.

Apostle Mike says we need to “Master Repentance”. So I pray that we all master repentance.  That we come transparent before the one who knows us best anyway and lay everything at His feet. Allow God to show you areas of opportunities within your life.

Make sure that we are walking as wise and being sober and vigilant and filled with God’s spirit which gives us life.

Ok I am getting sleepy … LOL

I love you all God Bless and Good Night.

Oh

and

Happy Blogging!!


Discerning Spiritual Climates and Battling Jezebel’s Witchcrafts ….

Okie Doke … here is another post I stumbled upon today. Another good read .. same website .. you can click on the title below and it will direct you to the page!  

Enjoy!

 

 

DISCERNING SPIRITUAL CLIMATES AND BATTLING JEZEBEL’S WITCHCRAFT

by: Jennifer Leclaire

Exhaustion; that’s the best word to describe how I’ve felt for the past three weeks. And there is no natural reason for it. I’ve been sleeping plenty. Drinking lots of water. Getting plenty of exercise. (Enjoying more than my quota of Starbucks!)

Yet the morning I penned this article—despite sleeping nine hours the night before—I went back to sleep for two hours after taking my daughter to school. And when I woke up, I was still exhausted—and disgusted.

I was starting to wonder what was wrong with me. And then I got a friendly reminder revelation from the Holy Spirit: It’s witchcraft. Wicked witchcraft. How could I forget? It caught me off guard. Now I’m warning you.

Discerning Spiritual Climates
I don’t know where you live, but I live in South Florida where the spiritual climate often seems as hard as bronze. (Bronze heavens are part of the curse of the law, according to Deut. 28:23). South Florida is sometimes called the “evangelist’s graveyard.” The spiritual climate is intense.

Sometimes, it seems like our prayers hit a bronze ceiling and fall back down to the earth again. Of course, we know that’s not true because God hears the prayers of the righteous (Prov. 15:8). But prayer often feels like a heated battle when you are in a tight spiritual climate with strongholds like witchcraft and Jezebel. Sometimes you don’t even feel like praying.

The Bible talks about rebellion as the sin of witchcraft (1 Sam. 15:23). Well, South Florida is home to a cornucopia of cultural rebellion through homosexuality, an active drug scene, naughty nightclubs and the like. The Bible talks about Jezebel and her witchcrafts (2 Kings 9:22). Well, South Florida is home to a diverse population that has brought Santeria from Cuba, Voodoo from Haiti and Rastafari—and God knows what other devils—from the Caribbean islands. You might say the principalities and powers here are as eclectic as the population.

But there’s another element that contributes to the witchcraft in my region and maybe in yours too, especially during this time of year: Mary worship. My experience living here over the past decade tells me that Mary worship empowers the Jezebel spirit. Remember, I’d been exhausted for about the past three weeks. There was no natural reason for it. But there was a supernatural reason for it. It’s no coincidence that Lent started on Feb. 22—about three weeks ago.

Mary Worship and Jezebel
See, during Lent some people have a tendency to exalt Mary, the mother of Jesus. But we know that’s not God’s will. God has highly exalted Jesus and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee must bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that He is Lord, to the glory of the Father (Phil 2:9-11).

Where Mary is exalted, I believe it empowers the spirit of Jezebel and her witchcrafts. Some people in some religions refer to Mary as the “Queen of Heaven.” But Ashtoreth, the chief pagan goddess of war and sex mentioned in the Old Testament, is also known as the Queen of Heaven. And it’s the Ashtoreth spirit that’s behind Jezebel. The Lord speaks of the queen of heaven in Jeremiah 7, noting that the people of Judah were giving offerings to other gods and provoking Him to anger. The Old Testament Jezebel’s father, Ethbal, was the high priest of the goddess Ashtoreth, the queen of heaven. Can you connect the dots?

During Lent—at least in South Florida—the spirit of witchcraft gets so thick it seems like you have to cut through it with a power saw. Spiritual witchcraft (I’m not talking about practitioners of Wicca, so you can refrain from the séances and curses against me) is a spiritual force that causes you to feel like quitting and giving up. From my experience, it can make you tired in your body. The imaginations hitting your mind become more intense. And infirmities can manifest.

Indeed, witchcraft can cause you to grow weary in well-doing and even faint if you don’t know what you are dealing with—and how to battle it. So how do you battle it? You battle witchcraft like you battle every other principality, power, ruler of the darkness of this age, or spiritual host of wickedness (Eph. 6:12).

Battling Jezebel’s Witchcrafts
Always remember, we aren’t wrestling against flesh and blood, yet we do need to put on our whole armor and engage in the battle. Passivity isn’t going to deliver you from Jezebel’s witchcraft.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,  and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled” (2 Cor. 10:3-6).

When it comes to witchcraft, we have to withstand it. The Amplified Bible says to “be firm in faith [against his onset—rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined]” (1 Peter 5:9). It’s easy enough to give in to witchcraft, especially if you don’t know what is attacking you. So again, when you feel like giving up, when you feel tired for no reason, when you have strong confusion, when you are fighting an intense battle in your mind, and when infirmities are manifesting, it could be witchcraft. Resist it at its onset. Cast it off. Submit yourself to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you (James 4:7 AMP).

Again, submit yourself to the Lordship of Christ. Exalt His name. Thank Him for His blood. Rejoice in the Lord. This morning, before I even recognized I was covered with witchcraft I turned on some music and began to worship God. Praise and worship carry breakthrough. That’s often all it takes to change the spiritual climate in your home. And that’s where we should start because He is worthy of our adoration.

If worship doesn’t break the witchcraft, take authority over it in the name above all names. Witchcraft has to bow at the name of Jesus. But make sure you don’t have any common ground with the enemy. Repent for any rebellion in your heart and surrender your will anew to God. Remember, we are more than conquerors in Christ and no weapon formed against us can prosper—not even witchcraft. Our job is to be spiritually discerning enough to catch the devil at his onset, resist him, rebuke him and praise God for the victory. Amen.

 

About the Author:

Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma. She is also the author of several books, including The Heart of the Prophetic. You can e-mail Jennifer at jennifer.leclaire@charismamedia.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit her website here.