Who Do You Say You Are?
By Jo Ellen Stevens
4 Words in 1
Who Do You Say You Are?
God just said this to me, “When you are stating something like,
“I am a Pastor, Prophet etc.,” you are giving the very reason why you were sent to earth. Your purpose, in other words!”
If it is your true God given gift and if you are truly walking in your calling, usually, men
will recognize it before you have to tell them….
I heard the LORD say, “There are people making permanent choices right now and they are opening
permanent doors to the enemy!”
The LORD wants you to know that the only way to close that door is through His shed blood!
There is deliverance in Him! Time to turn around and seek Him!
I saw some people getting ready to do some drugs and He is pleading with you to not go there…
He said this is a call and even a last call…
He loves you and wants to change your life right now…
Turn and walk away…
“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy
upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7.
I’m Just sayin’
God will say whatever He wants to say, through whoever He has given a platform,
to speak to those to whom He wants to speak!
This leaves no room for jealousy, period!
Everyone’s call is different, for different people, those of whom only God knows what they will listen to!
He probably will not send me to a bunch of Presbyterians, but then again, it depends on what He is trying to get across to them at the time.
Sometimes, when he wants to break religion in a people, He will send the most unlikely person
Never question His wisdom when being sent out, or when accepting someone He sends….
Revival is not a series of good meetings.
It is when a region of people seek God until repentance comes and they begin to hunger for God and His ways, then refreshing comes, then He comes and fully inhabits them to bring in the Harvest!
When this happens, people will not have
to be coaxed to come to Church, they will flock to your gatherings!
When this happens, bars close, addicts get free, people get healed, and filled with the Spirit, people lay down their idols, then whole cities come to God!
“So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return to God, that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence
of the LORD; and that He may send to you the Christ (the Messiah), Who before was designated and appointed for you — even Jesus, Whom heaven must receive [and retain] until the time for the complete restoration of all that God spoke by the mouth of all
His holy prophets for ages past from the most ancient time in the memory of man,” Acts 3:19-21.
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
The Spirit of Jealousy
Wow how this spirit rules in our country and nation, especially in the churches. Lucifer became jealous of God. Isaiah 14:12-14 and Ezekiel 28:12-19.
And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:
There are many different directions we can go when talking about jealousy. Understand this that jealousy is a spirit! It’s an evil spirit. God is the only one who has the right to be jealous, and you’re not HIM!
causes you to distrust in the one who you ought to have trust in. Now let’s tell the truth! Many are jealous because of their own insecurity. We want other to be what we want them to be to us. When someone does not fit our mode, this evil spirit speaks
into out minds.
Have you notice how you look at the people who you are threaten by, its almost like its another person looking thru you. Your become reserve and draw into yourself. This is called self protection to keep you from experiencing
inward hurt! The amazing thing is you cannot trust who ever it is your questioning. Do get me wrong this spirit can be there as a warning device. But how many people do you know today that has wisdom in spiritual warfare? I personally only know a few! Most
of them are the people I fellowship with at Straitway. You need understanding what is going on this hurt can and will go along way if its not understood.
So how does this spirit of jealousy gain entrance into our lives? Competition,
covetousness, hatred, anger, murder and resentment. Make
For jealousy [is] the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
This spirit will not allow
you to enjoy life and to be at peace with yourself nor your fellowman and especially God. A married couple consist of one man and one woman. Soul ties are formed from this sexual union which is holy. If the Preachers and Elders of the Church new about spiritual
warfare, the divorce rate would not be so high in the church. When leaders are ignorant of satan’s devices he goes about to destroy what God has put together.
Allow me to be frank with you! This spirit is like cancer it will destroy
you and your family using you to do the job. This is a principality spirit. Once people start to see that we are dealing with evil spirits then and only then we can defeat the enemy of our soul. I would suggest that you find someone that is spiritual who understands
spiritual warfare get some serious counsel on this spirit one that can give you understanding about what is going on. A true God called Pastor. Not a religious counselor who does spiritual warfare.
I believe the people should learn how
to cast out demons. However satan has taught many to ignore such things as casting out demons. It is amazing that the church suffers at the hand of the enemy as long as they ignore him. It’s hard for the people to go to Pastor’s today. Why? Because
many of these demons bound leaders tell you that believers cannot have demons, as a result the family suffers because of their ignorance.
Since this spirit is a principality spirit it will take someone of understanding to explain what
is happening. We here at “Straitway” have helped many family’s who are willing to fight to keep their family together stay together. I have a message on Jealousy my personal advice is to write for this message, please send an offering to
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I cannot stress enough how important it is to find people who cast out devils and are real believers. STAY AWAY FROM THESE CHURCHES THAT DO NOT CAST OUT DEVILS IN JESUS NAME.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Pastor Charles Dowell Jr.
Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ
The spirit of jealousy
Holy Ghost School
The spirit of jealousy is a “worldly spirit,” it controls people who are carnal-minded.
Jealousy, in this context is envy—it results in strife, and divisions.
You are still worldly. For since
there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly?
Are you not acting like mere men?
For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere
1 Cor. 3:3-4 NIV
If the spirit of jealousy is allowed in the Church; it makes “children of the Kingdom” walk as ordinary men.
ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
1 Cor 3:3 KJV
The main aim of this evil supernatural
power is to make Christians unspiritual; having the nature of the flesh [under the control of ordinary impulses].
The spirit of jealousy controls men to walk after a human standard, like mere (unchanged) men.
do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself. Blows
and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away; for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.
Jealousy makes the wronged man furious; therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance upon the detected one.
Jealousy is more dangerous and cruel than anger.
is cruel and fury overwhelming,
but who can stand before jealousy?
Prov. 27:4 NIV
Anger, rage, revenge and negative competition are all associated with the spirit of jealousy.
"'Because you have said, "These two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession of them," even though I the Lord was there, therefore as surely as I live, declares The Sovereign Lord, I will treat you
in accordance with the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred of
them and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you. Then you will know that I The Lord have heard all the contemptible things you have said
against the mountains of Israel. You said, "They have been laid waste and have been given over to us to devour." You boasted against Me and spoke against Me without restraint, and I heard it. This is what The Sovereign Lord says: While the whole earth rejoices,
I will make you desolate. Because you rejoiced when the inheritance of the house of Israel became desolate, that is how I will treat you. You will be desolate, O Mount Seir, you and all of Edom. Then they will know that I am The Lord.'"
Ezek 35:10-15 NIV
In this passage, because Edom said, Israel and Judah shall be mine and we will take possession of them.
Therefore, The Lord declared,
“I will deal with you according to the anger and envy you showed because of your enmity for them, and I will make Myself known among them as He Who will judge and punish when I judge and punish you. And you shall know, understand, and realize that
I am The Lord—The Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service, and that I have heard all your revilings and scornful speeches that you have uttered against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid waste and desolate; they are
given to us to devour.
The Lord declared to make desolate, the enemies of His people who come against them in ‘the spirit of envy and rage’.
You will be desolate, O Mount Seir, you and all of Edom.
Then they will know that I am The Lord.'" (v.15).
Under the domain of this evil strongman are: demons of murder, rage, revenge, competition and suspicion.
In Numbers 5:11-31 we read
of 'the adultery test' which was for protection from marital unfaithfulness. This was a law concerning the solemn trial of a wife whose husband was jealous of her, because jealousy is the rage of a man and it is cruel as the grave.
jealousy arouses a husband's fury.
The husband will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
No amount of money will change his mind.
largest bribe will not satisfy him.”
The spirit of jealousy—cruel as the grave, takes hold of a mere man—unchanged man. But the only thing that counts is a new creation
The Pharisees and Jews were filled with the spirit of jealousy and with this, they stood against the preaching of the Gospel by the early apostles (see Acts 5:17; 13:45).
How to overcome the spirit of jealousy
To overcome the spirit of jealousy, we must be identified with Christ Jesus and be united with Him.
Let us behave
decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with The Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
Rom 13:13-14 NIV
King James Version puts it this way:
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife
and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
2 Corinthians 5:17 declares:
Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not
the same anymore.
A new life has begun!
In Galatians 5:20 jealousy is listed among “the acts of the sinful nature”.
acts of the sinful nature are the practices of the flesh: they are immorality, impurity, indecency, selfishness, dissensions, factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies et cetera. GOD’s Word warns that those who do such things shall not inherit
the Kingdom of God.
Now, the fruit of The Holy Spirit, which is the work which His presence within us accomplishes is Love, Joy (gladness), Peace, Patience (an even temper, forbearance), Kindness, Goodness (benevolence),
Faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), Self-Control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. Read Galatians 5:23
And those who belong to Christ Jesus
have crucified the flesh with its passions and appetites and desires (v.24).
Since we live by The Spirit, let us keep in step with The Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
All who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the godless human nature with its passions and appetites and desires. They are ingrafted in Him and their previous moral and spiritual
conditions have been transformed.