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Go Get What Is Yours

Is there something you know that is supposed to happen for you but it hasn’t happened yet? However you know it will happen “one day.” It may be a promotion on your job, a new car, a business idea, healing in your body, or a spouse. I mention all these tangible things because these are things we can see.

The good news is that God has already provided all these things. They come built into the promises of God when we accept him into our lives. Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek the Kingdom of God first and “these things” (promises) will be added to us. He wants to give us what we desire. Jesus died so we can have abundant life.

I have heard people say and I have said myself, “God won’t bless me unless I do this or that.” However we want to make sure we are not limiting God with our words. God has given us power and authority to speak His promises on ourselves. The promises of God are Yes and Amen.

God is a God of order and he tells us in Proverbs that we must plan so we can be successful. He also says that while we may make plans He has the last word. I believe we should plan and prepare. It is “part of” our act of faith. Then there comes a time where we have done enough planning and preparation and studying and practice and we must “Go Get” what He said was ours. Things may never line up perfectly until you launch. Don’t allow obstacles or even your own short comings stop you.

I encourage you to GO GET what is yours. Don’t limit God. Everything is about time. But don’t miss your appointed time. Could it be that God has been trying to bless you right now but you have not accepted it? Has someone offered you help or assistance? Maybe someone gave you a coupon to the Spa and you are walking around with back pain. Use the coupon!

I remember a time I was spending money regularly for car repairs. My car was paid for. My son kept advising me to get a new one. But I did not want a car note and he helped me realize that I was paying a car note and then some with all the repairs I was paying for. At the time I could not “see” being able to afford a new car… In short, I heeded his advice. Not only was I able to afford the car, but I paid it off in 18 months instead of 5 years.

Review your plans and assess your progress. You may find You are more ready than you thought. Maybe He wants you to move into that house today despite your credit. Maybe your promotion happens today instead of after you get the degree. Go get your customers now and perfect the business model as you go! Many times the preparation and planning is so “we” can feel comfortable when God is saying I have given you everything you need for success.

 

PRAY THIS PRAYER:

“Father, I remove any obstacles or hindrance preventing me from receiving “what you have promised me” (fill in the blank). I forgive those who have hurt or offended me and ask forgiveness for myself of any offense.

I ask you to open my eyes so I can see what I have not been seeing before. Show me what to do next…  who to talk to and where to go. Let my words be the right words. I open my heart now to receive what you have promised me, in Jesus name. Amen”

BE Who You Are

Life is good when life is true to the thing that God has called me to.”

How many times do we find ourselves conforming to roles that don’t fit us? It does not matter what background, status or race we have all found ourselves having to portray a “role” or behave in a certain way to satisfy a particular social setting.

We may need to, in some instances, change the person we are in order to BECOME the person we are supposed to BE. I know I have growing up I was in honors classes which separated me from my own culture. I was ashamed to be considered “smart” so I would conform so people would not tease me. I wanted something more than I had seen growing up. My mother’s would always steer me back to being who I was supposed to be.

The question is are you being the person you were created to be. Is the role you are playing getting you closer to where you want to go. While you may be good at “playing a role” you will never be happy being someone else.

We play a role as spouses to please each other only to find out later that one of you does not like taking the yearly Ski trip… In fact you don’t even like to ski! You tolerate being in environments you are uncomfortable in… Hanging with groups that don’t value your core beliefs… Or maybe you work a job for years that is neither fulfilling or profitable, but you stay because it is all you know. Maybe you make great money but are afraid of the security you have built on “a job with benefits.”

If we rely on God to direct us, we will “live from within” that is, follow our hearts. If our hearts are full of God then our hearts will never steer us wrong. God teaches us to hear Him by confirming the thoughts He placed in us. You may get an idea to give someone $100 and not pay attention to the idea. A week later you hear about that person needing $100. That is confirmation.

Follow your heart. Never let anyone influence you to be who you are not. This is the beginning to you being who you are supposed to be. It is the beginning to fulfillment in life.

Overcoming The Spirit of Jezebel

The spirit of jezebel is a cunning and crafty spirit that unfortunately many people do not recognize because they only associate it as being sexually seducing or something of the sort. But it is much more than that. It manifests (shows up) in a number of ways and is one of those things that even discerning Christians can see and know that something is off… but cannot put their fingers on many times until it has gone too far. This article sheds light on recognizing and overcoming the spirit of jezebel. Knowing the truth is what makes us free.

 

I found myself praying a lot more than usual when I worked with this particular organization. I felt like I needed to begin the habit of praying more often. Then I would be prompted to pray for specific individuals and praying for some more than others — especially for those I knew who did not like me.  One of the hardest things to do is to pray for people who spitefully mistreat you. God even has a specific way for us to pray for those people and it does yield results. When you genuinely pray for someone and mean it from your heart, God begins to move on your behalf.

 

As time went on, the subject of the “jezebel” spirit kept coming up and even mentioned to me by other individuals to me who had no other contact with each other. My question became “how could so many individuals be affected in the same way and say the same things and how could the behavior of this spirt be allowed and tolerated in the workplace?” I decided to keep praying, yet while I prayed I was still not satisfied.

 

I believe that if a person knows the source of their illness, they can attack the source and healing can take place. As I digress, this is the problem with cancer. People cut out the cancer and use other harsh treatments that attack good healthy parts of the body in order to get rid of the cancer, never getting rid of what caused the cancer in the first place. And so the cancer eventually comes back because the original source of the cancer is still there.  Correct the thing that causes the cancer and you get rid of the cancer for good.

 

The jezebel spirit’s main objective is to take out/down the ministers of God by using lies, fear and intimidation to control as many victims as possible. This spirit wants to silence God’s messengers, destroy their good character, strip them of their joy and lead them to oppression. The fear and intimidation imposed on individuals can be something as simple as a person fearing what people think about them, or fear they may lose their job to something as strong as creating an environment that just feels bad. You can read about Jezebel in 1st and 2nd Kings and how she wanted to kill the prophets of God and even ordered the death of babies. She also publicly ridiculed her husband (her leader) who by the way, was very passive.

 

For the remainder of this article, we will refer to jezebel as a “she” but jezebel can be male or female. The term jezebel, is used in reference to the behaviors associated with Jezebel who was married to king Ahab mentioned in the Bible.

 

The spirit of jezebel will only dwell with those who can be controlled. Jezebel accuses others of the exact sin ‘she’ perpetrates and causes division between people. For instance if you are close buddies with someone, she will attempt to become close buddies with those individual to plant seeds of doubt against you. She hand picks her followers one by one in order to win them over and influence them. These individuals are unknowingly instrumental in helping to carry out her agenda. Jezebel operates in secrecy and uses intimidation and lies to manipulate people.

 

How to Recognize the Jezebel Spirit

I found a document online which outlines 18 characteristics of a jezebel spirit so I won’t go into detail on this page. As I read this document, I could relate to seeing those characteristics play out in the environment I was in. I was reminded that satan goes about “AS” a roaring lion looking for whoever he can devour… and so does the spirit of jezebel.

Do not allow the “fear of what people may think” to influence your actions or decisions especially if your actions or decisions are right. We must operate in boldness and stand for what is right. The jezebel spirit will challenge our right actions but we must not back down.

In the end jezebel dies a horrible death because of her refusal to repent.  The good news is that we can overcome this spirit. But we must do it ‘by‘ the spirit. I believe God wants every person delivered and He gives us all opportunity to correct ourselves. Our fight is not with specific individuals, it is with the principality that rules the individuals. Words are spirit and it is the power that we have over principalities.

 

Overcoming The Jezebel Spirit

The way to overcome a Jezebel spirit is by way of an Elijah spirit which is the opposite of the Jezebel spirit. Galatians 5:16-end tells us to walk in the Spirit and we will not give in to what the flesh wants. If we practice this, we will end up with strong mature spirits able to overcome any kind of evil. Here is how:

 

  1. Read Galatians 5:16-22 to learn how the spirit of God behaves and begin to model this behavior every day. With practice, it will become second nature to us.
  2. We must recognize the enemy’s tactics and not get drawn into those deceptions and tactics.
  3. Elijah exposed/confronted this spirit which made jezebel even angrier and wanted him dead. We must be willing to stand up for what is right when it is necessary and to do so in love. The Bible warns those of us who are spiritual to set others straight but to also watch ourselves so that we don’t fall into sin.
  4. Pray daily for individuals you recognize operating in this spirit. God will show you how to interact with those you pray for. The battle is His and not yours.
  5. Resist the urge to give jezebel any power by discussing her actions with your peers. “If I am praying for you, I cannot say anything bad about you.” (James 4:7  – Submit yourself to God, resist the devil and he will flee.)
  6. Praise God. Sing praises to God and remain joyful at all times, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. This is spiritual warfare.

 

PRAY THIS PRAYER

Lord, I bind every demonic work and trouble caused by the spirit of jezebel. I cast down and prohibit the assignment of jezebel against the ministers of God in the name of Jesus. I cut off and break the powers of every word released by jezebel against my life. I bind and stop jezebel’s influence and reject any participation in her plan. I cut off the assignment of jezebel and her daughters to corrupt the church and the ministers of God. I rebuke and cut off jezebel and her witchcrafts and accusations in the name of Jesus. I speak peace and restoration to the places where jezebel has caused oppression in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Conclusion

If we say we are Christians and we believe, we should not doubt the power of God’s word to help us to overcome any situation. I have seen a number of sincere Christians who don’t believe. We have to believe that God’s power is stronger than the enemy’s. God needs Believers in order to show His glory through them.

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