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ABBA Really Heals Part 4. Make the Great Exchange and Stand Firm in Your Liberty!

ABBA REALLY HEALS
MAKE THE GREAT EXCHANGE AND STAND FIRM IN YOUR LIBERTY (PART 4)

Copyrighted by Elder Dorn Wheatley Walker (Author of “Life After Loss: A Journey Into Wholeness”).

In Part 3, we focused on unmasking the emotional pain that was weighing us down during the holidays. We uncovered the root cause of the emotional pain, we faced it and confronted the hurts head on. Also, we identified five main areas of loss that could result in emotional pain. These areas are the loss of: (1) A loved one, (2) Self Esteem, (3) Peace, (4) Integrity, and (5) A right standing with God. We answered some simple questions regarding our true feelings toward each of these areas and we circled the corresponding negative words or feelings within each category of emotional pain. We then drew a cross on a sheet of paper and took every negative word and placed it on the cross. This exercise reminded us of Isaiah 53:4 and 5 that tell us that Jesus has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weakness and distressed) on the cross and with the stripes that wounded Him, we are healed and made whole (SEE PART 3).

It is important for us to believe that Jesus Christ died so that we might live. We don’t have to cope with our emotional pain or live helplessly. We don’t have to give up and commit suicide or become lame and paralyzed. We can move forward and have a future that in unhindered by our past. Jesus Christ died for us so that we could be healed, whole, and experience an abundant life. (AMEN! Abba Really Heals! We must believe this, receive it and walk in it! This can be your reality if you really allow Abba to take hold of every emotional pain.)

We moved through Thanksgiving and Christmas and as we approach the end of the year, perhaps you may be thinking about how you started 2015 with your loved one who is no longer here. You may also think about how your life was a little happier in the beginning of the year or how you may have been closer to God early in the year. Some may see the end of this year as just another year of feeling helpless or how the stresses of this year produced crippling emotions. Whatever the negative thought, know that you do not have to remain in this helpless position because when we are weak and helpless is truly when we give God permission to be our strength. We deny ourselves and accept Him. We place our human strength under God’s control and we allow Him to reward us with a life filled with His abundant grace, favor, good understanding and high esteem in the sight of God and man (See Proverbs 3:4 in the Amplified Bible). We truly humble ourselves and begin to immerse ourselves in God’s mercy so that He can touch us in those areas where we need Him the most.

My prayer is that you would give God an opportunity to be the strength of your life. What do you have to lose? I invite you to say the prayer of salvation with me. Our salvation must be settled and complete. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son and whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Romans 10:9 and 10 tell us that if we confess with our mouth, the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead, then we are saved. Romans 10:13 tells us that “whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Our salvation is synonymous with our healing and wholeness.

Jesus took on every burden so that we would not have to carry any burden. Let the healing process begin and allow the Spirit of the living God to fully resurrect you. Allow God to give you a new life of hope and healing. Let go of the past pain and receive today’s blessings. Come out of your tomb of despair and hopelessness.

These things must be settled. Know that:
(1) God wants to heal you. Our hearts should be at peace. We are not created to carry the emotional pain and burdens that sometimes overwhelms our lives.

(2) Do you want to be healed? We must want to be healed. Don’t hold on to your emotional pain. Release it to God. Don’t become codependent with your hurt or with everything that surrounds the hurts.

(3) The Word of God must be settled in our lives. We must make God real to us by studying who He is. We must know God personally. God provided us with a book of promises and wisdom. His Book fully explains who He is.

(4) We are powerless without God. We must run to Jesus’ feet or learn to stay at His feet for daily renewal and strength.

As we end this series of Abba really heals, we must ask ourselves—REALLY—who is Abba? Then we must “exchange all our emotional pain and hurts for Abba. Abba is our source Father who loves us and who truly cares for us. Let us make the great exchange. Abba is :

Jesus (Matthew 1:21)
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
Prince of Life (Acts 3:15)
Lord God Almighty (Revelations 15:3)
Word of Life (1 John 1:1)
Author and Finisher of our Faith ( Hebrews 12:2)
Shepherd and Bishop (I Peter 2:25)
Messiah (John 1:41)
Lord God Omnipotent (Revelations 19:6)
The Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)
El Shaddai – the all sufficient God (Genesis 49:25)
Jehovah Rophe—Our Healer (Exodus 15:26)
Jehovah Shalom – Our Peace (Judges 6:23)
Jehovah Shamar—He is always there (Ezekiel 48:35)

Hold on to your healing by burying yourself in who God is. Allow God to bless you with His promise of Healing. Guess what? Abba Really Heals! Receive Him in Jesus’ Name. I pray that this 4 part series was helpful during the holiday season. God bless you.

Emmanuel! God with us! ABBA REALLY HEALS! (Part 3)

EMMANUEL! GOD WITH US! ABBA REALLY HEALS! PART 3

Copyrighted by Elder Dorn J.B. Wheatley Walker (Author of “Life After Loss: A Journey Into Wholeness”).

We have gone through the Thanksgiving Holiday; Christmas is this Friday and the 2016 New Year’s celebrations will quickly follow. While many have had great family fun times and are jubilantly celebrating, others are increasingly growing weary of their emotions that are continuously spiraling downward. (Please see parts I and II of this article). The good news is that we don’t have to just cope with our emotional hurts, we can be healed! ABBA Father stands ready to bring comfort and healing during difficult times.

As I think of my own emotional healing, I know that Abba really heals. At the age of 23 I suffered the loss of a husband, sister and uncle within a 7 month period. My young nephew tragically died 8 years ago. My Dad died 3 weeks after the exciting start of our Church Ministry in 2010 and my Step Dad suddenly died in September. However, through each situation, I know that Father God is truly my Source of Healing and Wholeness and that He is with me comforting me throughout every trial. He has healed me from past and present hurts and I am His Ambassador; fully persuaded and determined to represent Him in the earth—He is the Healer and the Great Physician over all of our cares, brokenness, burdens, worries, issues, and stress; no matter how deep the emotional pain.

Part I of this BLOG encourages us to recount our own story of brokenness and admit that we need help. Part II declares that many people are spiritual widows or spiritual widowers. These are people who are in a complete broken state. Complete brokenness can be the result of the loss of a loved one, loss of self-esteem, loss of integrity, loss of peace or perhaps the loss of a right standing with God. Each loss in our lives has the potential to result in further chaos and turmoil if it is not identified, controlled, and healed. If you find yourself without a true sense of direction or focus in your life because of a loss or brokenness you must make the choice to find help.

In this third BLOG, we will travel a little further to unmask every emotional pain that is weighing us down and find help from ABBA who really heals. We will define the emotional pain and name our enemies. Then, we will confront them head on. We will give them to Abba who will take all our hurts and fill all of our empty places. Remember that our goal is to be healed and made whole and to move through the Holidays knowing that God is with us and comforting us every step of the way.

How do we define our emotional pain and how do we name our enemies? For starters, we begin by identifying the losses, hurts, issues, as well as every associated sinful behavior that stems from every out of control emotion. We stop and ask ourselves, why am I acting this way? Is this normal or healthy? What is the root cause of this type of behavior? Am I masking something else? Am I getting heavier and more weighed down as time goes on? Are the people around me troubled, weary, and affected by my spiraling emotions? Do people try to avoid me because of my spiraling emotions?

Too often we suffer from shadows which are the unidentified that lurks, stalks, and plagues us. Giving your emotional pain a name adds substance to those shadows and causes us to more clearly understand our issues. Let’s begin to add substance by categorizing our emotional pain into these areas:

Loss of Loved One
1. If you suffered the loss of someone close to you, write down his or her name.
2. Have you ever accepted the loss?
3. How do you feel about this situation?
4. Do you still experience emotional responses to this loss?
5. Do you have suicidal thoughts as a result of this loss?
6. Do you sometimes blame that person for leaving you behind?

Loss of Self Esteem
1. When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you like what you see? Why or Why not?
2. Do you see a beautiful or handsome person with potential and purpose in life? Why or why not?
3. Do you see someone whose existence is valuable to the world? Instead, do you see someone with little or no value; someone who is unworthy of love and admiration of others including God?

Loss of Peace
1. Are you burdened today and burdened on most days?
2. Are you easily frustrated with life?
3. Do you fear life and are fearful of making simple decisions?
4. Do you lack peace and feel as though you have no resting place?

Loss of Integrity
1. Do you believe that you are morally sound and complete?
2. Do you feel trustworthy and do your actions follow your words?
3. Is your standard of life based on God’s word, current trends, or approval from friends and family?
Loss of Right Standing with God
1. Do you truly know your creator? Is Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior
2. Do you know God well enough to trust Him even when things go wrong?
3. Do you have a sin that so easily entangles you? When you fall into this sin, do you feel that God is far away from you and that He hates you?
4. Do you sense God’s mercy, love, and grace, continuously in your life?

Any other areas of Loss not identified
Identify when the emotional pain began. Also identify every reoccurring symptom that you are experiencing.

Carefully circle every strong negative word that appears in your answers to each question. Do you see any reoccurring theme (such as anger, loneliness, fear, rejection, abandonment)? These are the enemies to your emotional pain.

We are now ready to take every enemy to ABBA who really heals. Boldly draw a tall and thick cross and begin to add every negative word to every area of the cross. If you are honest with yourself, you will notice how quickly the cross is filled up. Some of you may not be able to recognize the shape of the cross after adding all of the strong negative words on the drawing.

The purpose of this exercise is to remind us of Isaiah 53:4 and 5 in the Amplified Bible. “Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses and distresses) and carried our sorrows and; pains [of punishment] yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as with leprosy]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole”.

This passage of scripture identifies what was happening on the cross when Jesus was smitten, stricken, and afflicted by all of our hurts, pain, sins, and everything that threatens our well-being and our wholeness. Your marked up drawing represents those stripes that wounded Jesus more than 2000 years ago. Before He formed you in your mother’s womb He knew you. He knew every emotional pain and incident that would occur in your life. But, Jesus also had a plan to bring us “peace” in the midst of every stormy situation. We must remember that Jesus died so that we might live. He took on every one of our concerns and they were nailed to cross with Him. Jesus declared at His death that it is finished. As you look at the cross that you marked up with all the negative words, release every emotional pain and declare that it is finished. Jesus already bore it for you.

Now remember that Jesus’ life did not end with His death. He rose from the dead so that you too might rise up to an abundant life of healing and wholeness. Receive the abundant life by receiving and experiencing the power of Christ’s resurrection in your own life. ABBA is able. Your wholeness is dependent on this act of courage. Turn it over and give it to Him now! ABBA really heals!

Copyrighted by Elder Dorn J.B. Wheatley Walker (Author of “Life After Loss: A Journey Into Wholeness”).

ABBA REALLY HEALS! PART 2

ABBA REALLY HEALS!
(Unresolved emotional pain can be dangerous)
(Part 2) Copyrighted by Elder Dorn J.B. Walker

As I continue with Part 2, I am repeating my concern that as some are preparing for precious family times and elaborate menus and décor, the emotions of others are beginning to spiral down. This is why I am stirred to write to all who would read and receive comfort during this difficult time.

As I think of my own emotional healing, I know that Abba really heals. (Father God is truly our Source of Healing and Wholeness). He healed me and I am His Ambassador; fully persuaded and determined to represent Him—He is the Healer and the Great Physician over all of our cares, brokenness, burdens, worries, issues, and stress; no matter how deep the pain.

Part I of this BLOG encourages us to recount our own story of brokenness. Take your time as you pen it in your diary or where ever you choose. Be real in expressing your emotions because healing begins when we admit that we cannot in our own strength put the pieces back together again. I also stated that before I could fully come to grips with my need to be healed, I had to fully acknowledge my total brokenness and I had to fully surrender to the fact that I was weak and helpless and could not do a thing about it. This is the place where new life begins because we now give God the opportunity to come into our lives and point us to “Wholeness”. Remember God is the Healer and the Great Physician. However, the only way to God is through His Son Jesus the Christ. I encourage you to give Jesus an opportunity to come into your life right now. Acts 2:21 says that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your life, this is the beginning of acknowledging Him as the real and only healer. Some of you may say: Well, I have already accepted Jesus into my life but, I have some serious emotional hurts. Welcome to Part 2! This section is critical because it speaks of the fact that “Superficial Christianity can be dangerous”. The reality is that we hurt over the loss of our loved ones because we miss them so much. We were connected to them for a length of time and we had a special relationship with them. However, if we accept Jesus Christ and do not have a personal relationship with Him, we will find ourselves with a superficial understanding of God and never experiencing His delivering power. We must take the time to know God personally.

For example, some may quote short and easy phrases when asked about their well-being–by saying “I’m blessed and highly favored” or I am blessed by the best”. This is all good and I truly believe in prophesying over our lives. However, true healing shows up when we are real with God and ourselves and when we have a personal intimacy and relationship with the One who heals. Quick and easy quotes may only serve as band aids to cover up the real turmoil that is still occurring in our lives. If we don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ we will find ourselves pretending to be a victorious Christian, without understanding what it really means to have victory in our lives.

God showed me that many people are spiritual widows or spiritual widowers. These are people who are in a complete broken state. Complete brokenness can be the result of the loss of a loved one, loss of self-esteem, loss of integrity, loss of peace or perhaps the loss of a right standing with God. The emotions of a spiritual widow as well as a traditional widow have the same effect upon us. We often feel paralyzed and unable to move forward with life. With a full understanding of God, we can move forward because He makes all things possible in our lives.

Isaiah 33:6 says that wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of our times and the strength of our salvation. We must allow ourselves to grow both in the wisdom and knowledge of God because “Unresolved emotional pain will become dangerous”. While going through emotional hurts, we become vulnerable and an open prey to the enemy who wants us to fall into deeper depression that may cause all types of sinful behaviors and turmoil in our lives. I Peter 5:8 tells us to be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about seeking whom he may devour. If we don’t take the time to grow closer to God, we may fall so low that we find ourselves dying spiritually. This would be a greater problem. So please don’t allow yourself to die spiritually.

In summary, each loss in our lives has the potential to result in further chaos and turmoil if it is not identified, controlled, and healed. If you find yourself without a true sense of direction or focus in your life because of a loss or brokenness you must make a choice. Imagine yourself in a car driving into the land of despair. You can continue to drive the car further into despair or you can stop and park until you determine how to find hope. If you can relate to being in this position, I recommend that you stop the car and park until you determine how to find hope. Cry out to God who brings hope and comfort. Stay tuned for Part III on the subject: Defining the Emotional Pain and Naming Our Enemies.

Elder Dorn J.B. Wheatley Walker (Author of “Life After Loss: A Journey Into Wholeness”).

ABBA REALLY HEALS!

ABBA REALLY HEALS!
Life After Loss:29 years later. (copyrighted By Elder Dorn J.B. Walker)
(Part I)

As we near the holidays, I am mindful that as some are preparing for precious family times and elaborate menus and décor, the emotions of others are beginning to spiral down. So I am stirred to write to all who would read and receive comfort during this difficult time. It’s been a while; but there is never a written word until Abba inspires me.

As I think back some 29 years ago, I know that Abba really heals! (Father God is truly our Source of Healing and Wholeness). He healed me and I am His Ambassador; fully persuaded and determined to represent Him—He is the Healer and the Great Physician over all of our cares, brokenness, burdens, worries, issues, and stress; no matter how deep the pain.

As you read this BLOG, don’t cry for me, I am free and my prayer is that you too will make the right choice to freedom! On this very date on October 21st in 1986, I became conscious of eternity and I was presented with pressing choices at the young age of 23—the choices were screaming—WHAT WILL IT BE? My choices included: (1) Do I settle with depression, heartache, stress, and emotional pain? Do I wallow in self-pity with a constant victim mentality? OR…there it was the big OR; (2) Would I be willing to accept and receive the Love, Joy, and Peace instead of my destructive emotional PAIN by learning to live free with Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, who rules and who reigns? Yes, He wants us to reign with Him and to truly experience the power of His resurrection from every low place. We can get to that place and we can get there now!

I am so free and yes, I didn’t and I don’t suppress! Suppression is a fake place and I don’t wear masks or believe in them. No masquerades for me please! What you see is what you get! I like and I am attracted to real things—because they make us “free” to be who we were always meant to be. This is a beautiful place of no hindrances. As I learned to turn over my crazy life to Jesus, He taught me how to move forward intentionally, cautiously, and purposefully until everything that hindered no longer blocked my view to freedom’s destiny.

As every emotional moment seemed to press me down, I looked forward to the supernatural RISE to higher heights and to a deeper sensing of Abba’s love and closeness. I simply learned that no matter what, He WILL NEVER LET GO! He has me!

In my book, “Life After Loss: A Journey Into Wholeness”, my very first Pastor, the late Dr. Charles Phillips writes in his foreword—“By death, divorce, abandonment, rejection, or any other of life’s occasional cruelties, it hurts to lose. The sense of loss is difficult to articulate in that its intangibility is relative. Paul states in Second Corinthian 1:8, “…that we were pressed out of measure…” As this great apostle tried to express the depth of his despair, there was no way to measure it. There was just the sense of pleasure exhausted. The unfortunate part of passing this way is that many feel destined to remain at this state in life. If you are one of those who arrive at this address; you have several options open to you. The choice you make will determine your future…”

Yes, we have the power to choose. As we choose, don’t bargain and switch relentlessly. God is not into the business of bait and switch. We can make permanent choices that will forever change us and mold our future with permanent strength and wholeness. Keep in mind that our wholeness directly or indirectly affects everyone around us—either positively or negatively. When we choose wholeness, everybody wins. Come on, GO FOR IT! As you choose to win, everyone around you will also win and that is some awesomely great news! (Whole people attracting whole people–wholeheartedly!) Wow, I like that! It came right through me…I would not have thought of that!

Here is my story—Part I

On October 21, 1986, my husband’s death began a series of tragedies that left me feeling trapped in an enormous storm with gigantic whirlwinds. (Yes, I became a widow at the age of 23.) On this date, I was a college student with 6 weeks left to complete my bachelor’s degree in Accounting—and I had to choose–I also had a 4 year old daughter—I became a single parent and I had to choose. I had no job—but I had to choose.

I will never forget that day. I was home studying for an exam while my husband, Steuart H. Wheatley, went fishing with friends. At about 4:00 p.m. the Police called my home to tell me that there had been an accident. The Police went on to say that your husband had accidently drowned—His voice trailed off in the distance…My life instantly turned into a nightmare which I knew I had to wake up from—If I stayed there, I would die and I wanted to. What a pitiful state. Four days later, my Uncle Emmanuel Bertrand died suddenly from a heart attack. A month later, a $150,000 lawsuit was filed against me from a traffic incident that occurred two years earlier. Also, I learned that my oldest sister, Gloria, was terminally ill with breast cancer. She died seven months later. Gloria was a second Mom to me and I loved her dearly (As I write this blog, I also honor my sister and remind all of us about breast cancer awareness Month).

I cried uncontrollably for weeks. I was suicidal, numb, and I could not sleep. My motivation for life was gone and I almost dropped out of College because I saw no reason to continue. I was losing my mind and I felt as though no one understood what I was going through. My tragedies were too much for me to bear. At the age of 23, my life should be just beginning. Instead, it felt as though it ended…Why, God, why?

I came to a point of brokenness and surrender. This is the place where new life begins. Will you take a few moments right now to recount your own story of brokenness? Take your time. You may want to start with a diary or a piece of paper and allow all of your emotions to press through. Healing begins when we admit that we cannot in our own strength put the pieces back together again. ( I wish Humpty Dumpty had caught on to this. We could have saved him!) On a serious note, recounting the story of your emotional pain has a purpose. Your story is as a dirt filled bucket that needs to be dumped. The dirt represents the hurts, disappointments, and emotional pain in our lives. Any solution (liquid) added to the dirt will only turn into mud…the mud represents a constant life of obscurity, confusion, and darkness…with bad choices; always going around in circles; and with a foot hold of always living in bondage. The reality is that We need to yield the dirt to God who can supernaturally unload the filth! This is the 1st step…in your Journey Into Wholeness…Hold on and stay tuned for Part II. God can and will take you there. Let us journey through the Holidays together! Love, Joy, and Peace be unto you.

Copyrighted by Elder Dorn Wheatley Walker (Author of “Life After Loss: A Journey Into Wholeness”).

In 2015, walk with “Expectancy”!

WHAT IS EXPECTANCY?

Copyright and Written by Elder Dorn J.B. Walker (Walls of Salvation Church Ministries)

Before we move further into this year, it is imperative that we allow this word “EXPECTANCY” to seep deeply into our hearts. God is speaking so clearly to His people. His word this year is that ALL BELIEVERS MUST WALK WITH “EXPECTANCY” in 2015! We are to:

(1) EXPECT – “RESTORATION”
(2) EXPECT- “FAVOR” (GRACE & MERCY)
(3) EXPECT – “INCREASE” and lastly,
(4) EXPECT – “THE POWER OF GOD” to be manifested!

WHAT IS EXPECTANCY?
Let’s look at a verse of scripture that many have quoted but perhaps paid only casual or nominal attention to.
Proverbs 13:12 says: Hope deferred makes the heart sick. But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life….Let’ look at 4 key words in this scripture that will help us to understand “expectancy”. The words are:
(1) HOPE, (2) DEFERRED (3) HEART and (4) SICK

(1`) HOPE
In this scripture hope comes from the Hebrew word Towcheleth). Its root word is “Expectation”. Here, hope also means to wait, to tarry, trust. (I simply paraphrase this to say—I know something so great is around the corner and I am expecting it any moment—It is so great that I am willing to wait for it —it is so big that I AM TARRYING AND TRUSTING FOR IT. I can literally taste it. What are you waiting for? Do you sense the word Hope? Are you shifting a little in the area of hope?

NOW here is what happened next in this verse. As I was expecting, waiting, tarrying, and trusting for this great thing, SOMETHING HAPPENED. Oh, Oh, A Deferral appeared in front of me. It came in my way… something moved in—it appeared to have the appearance of blocking this thing that I sensed so badly– The very thing that I trusted to appear any moment. In Proverbs 13:12, this is what deferred means:

(2) DEFERRED
Is taken from the Hebrew word mashak which means to prolong, to delay, stretch out. In this scripture, deferred is used as a verb, It means to be EXTENDED, to DRAG…

So up to this point we see IN this PROVERBS, the very BOOK WRITTEN TO provide WISDOM, DISCIPLINE, AND A PRUDENT LIFE. This proverb is warning us and telling us to be aware of the fact that THE VERY THING THAT WE ARE WAITING, TRUSTING FOR TARRYING FOR, EXPECTING CAN ENCOUNTER A DRAG OR AN EXTENTION. This very thing can experience a delay. It can be prolonged AND WHEN THIS HAPPENS….OUR HEART IS directly AFFECTED. We must understand that there is a direct correlation between this deferral and the proper functioning of our hearts.

(3) HEART
What does Proverbs 13:12 say about the heart. Heart in this scripture is the Hebrew word “labe” (pronounced “leb”). It refers to our feelings, will, intellect (this describes the area of our soul) our mind, understanding, wisdom, aims, thoughts, and principles.

As soon as the deferral moves in, ALL OF THESE AREAS are affected and infected. All of our choices and what we desire to do, all that we think, our plans or lack of plans, our goals or our pointless living—(in essence, our will, intellect, mind, and aims are directly correlated to this deferral and we must become keenly aware of this fact).

Here is the big reality. This direct correlation RESULTS IN BECOMING SICK:
The 4th word SICK taken from Proverbs 13:12 is Chalah (pronounced—Khaw-law) means to be worn, weak, afflicted, to grieve, to be wounded. We become worn out, weak, afflicted, we grieve, and we are wounded. We suffer an assault.
The very moment we lose sight of “hope” or “expectation” is the moment our heart—the vital life line of our life becomes sick affecting every goal, aim, understanding and all of our feelings.

Therefore, the key word for 2015 is that it is important for us to understand that the deferral by itself has little or no effect on us if we keep “Hope” and “Expectation” in the right position. “Keep them out of the deferrals”!

In this year 2015, God wants to remove us from focusing on the deferral and He wants to place us right in the MIDDLE OF OUR EXPECTATIONS. In reality, we must become intentional and declare “I AM COMING OUT OF ALL DEFERRALS”

WHEN HOPE IS DELAYED, PROLONGED, STRETCHED OUT—We grieve and feel afflicted. God wants us to know that “Hope” is meant to be operated in the present AND NOW—IT IS MEANT TO BE ACTIVE. It is a VERB–it is happening now—and not to be deferred. Hope and Expectation stand alone. They represent their own meaning. They stand on their own ground. Don’t try to give them new meaning. They stand alone and they are enough for us. We may find ourselves thinking: “WELL MAYBE”— GOD may have SAID IT—however, the QUESTION IS: DO YOU BELIEVE IT? If we don’t fully believe what we know, our heart will not function properly—it will become and stay sick.

To summarize, this PROVERBS IS SAYING THAT when Hope functions the proper way—THEN I AM A HEALTHY BELIEVER. I AM NOT SICK–I truly believe. This means that I am whole in my understanding of God. Because I am whole in my understanding of God, the area of my soul (my mind, will, intellect, seat of emotions, my conscience all line up with God. AMEN!

When we walk in this state of wholeness, we become “Expectant” believers. WE KNOW THAT WE ARE PREGNANT AND WE ANTICIPATE giving birth. How many of us know that not even a Doctor or midwife can stop our delivery when we are pregnant. We are pregnant and at the time of birth, the baby WILL come. Nothing can stop it! Hallelujah.

How many believe that they are pregnant right about now? I am declaring that there are many pregnant believers who will give birth in 2015. If you are pregnant then believe God that the very thing that we hope for is coming to past…AMEN!

Picture yourself this year. Are you pregnant?

Here is another key point to ponder as we walk with “Expectancy”. Pregnant believers fly high in the Kingdom of God. Pregnant believers fully understand their posture in God’s Kingdom. They understand the posture of being above and not below. They understand the posture of being the head and never the tail. So let’s use this simple example for further clarity. Just as an airplane is designed to fly, we are destined to reign in God’s Kingdom. Picture this for just a moment.

HOW many of us, when we board an airplane EXPECT THE AIRPLANE TO FLY? HOW MANY expect the airplane to stay grounded? Isn’t it frustrating, when A FLIGHT IS DELAYED or when takeoff is prolonged?

THE LATER PART OF Proverbs 13:12 says…WHEN DESIRE COMES. (When satisfaction comes, when delight comes), it is a tree of life.

How many of us are anticipating something this year? Really!
Are you Pregnant with something?
Do you believe for something?
Do you trust for something? Then, this is your year to fly high in the Kingdom of God. This is your year to be deeply rooted so that life would spring forth.

Just as an airplane is expected to FLY, know that your desires are coming in 2015. As you delight yourself in the LORD…Surely, He will grant you the desires of your heart and you will fly high and reign in God’s Kingdom.

JUST AS THE AIRPLANE IS EXPECTED TO FLY…WE TOO must move into ACTION. EXPECTANCY MUST BE AT THE FOREFRONT. In order to move in EXPECTANCY, WE MUST BE AWARE OF the SAME 4 PHASES that are necessary for an airplane to fly. I pray that these 4 phases will STAY WITH YOU THROUGHOUT THIS year. The 4 phases are:
(1) LIFT
(2) WEIGHT
(3) THRUST
(4) DRAG

Now let’s look at each phase that must be implemented this year.
LIFT
1) We must surround ourselves with individuals who will LIFT US. Lifters are those who will draw us closer to God–NOT THE ONES WHO PULL US AWAY. Not the ones who draw us closer to a personality or to an Agenda. Not the seducing spirits or those who operate selfishly in the flesh for earthly gain. We must surround ourselves with those who lift us closer to God. Only God can blow the breath of life into our lives when we fully accept His son Jesus Christ.
WEIGHT
2) Remove all WEIGHTS FROM OUR LIVES. How many of us ever tried to jog with 20 lbs. attached to each ankle. This sounds really crazy. When we try to move or rise up with weights attached to us, we will only be held back. We must remove all weights. All of us can identify the weights in our lives. We are not meant to carry them. Take them off. We must fly! Remove all hindrances and encumbrances so that flight would easily occur.

THRUST
3) Look for the ones WHO THRUST US Closer to God by the use of His WORD. Thrusters are those who desire for us to grow spiritually. Thrusters continuously push us and prod us. They often induce our labor in anticipation that we will give birth. Thrusters continue to induce until something happens. They induce until the birth canal is opened. I personally thank God for the thrusters in my life. They allowed me to give birth. Glory! Thrusters may appear tough but their goal is for you to give birth. They will often tell us–YOU CAN DO all things through Christ who gives you strength.

DRAG
4) LASTLY, we must COME OUT OF THE DRAG. Ironically, drag is a synonym for the word DEFERRED used in Proverbs 13:12. God is saying in His word; don’t let the DRAGS HOLD YOU BACK. Drags are obstacles and roadblocks designed to take you out. Drags are equated to satan himself who prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. His goal is to kill, steal, and to destroy our lives.

DRAGS are never able to fly and they want to ensure that you will never fly either. But you must believe that YOU WILL GET THERE. AMEN!
I declare and I decree that in 2015, Expectancy will be realized when we steer clear of the drags. Don’t allow drags to remove you from your high place. We are destined and designed to reign in God’s Kingdom.

ARE YOU READY TO MOVE INTO ACTION? DO YOU HAVE EXPECTANCY? COME ON LET’S FLY…LET US REIGN IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. God’s Kingdom come and His will be done in 2015. HALLELUJAH!! Hallelujah! Amen. So be it!

What is an Ambassador of Christ? The Ambassador Speaks!!!

What is an Ambassador of Christ? The Ambassador Speaks!!! Apostle John Walker Jr. and Elder Dorn Walker published this Ambassador Confession more than 7 years ago. During a season of testing, We confronted the enemy and declared that we are more than conquerors…We are Christ Ambassadors. The Ambassador still speaks!! Will you declare and decree the word of God in the earth? God’s word is the language of the Ambassador…
Copyright 2007 Walls of Salvation Church Ministries, Inc.

THE AMBASSADOR’S CONFESSION
(Hebrews 4:14)

I AM A MANIFESTED SON OF GOD; AND IF A SON, THEN AN HEIR AND A JOINT HEIR WITH JESUS CHRIST! JESUS CHRIST WASHED ME FROM MY SINS BY HIS OWN BLOOD, AND HAS MADE ME A KING AND A PRIEST UNTO HIS GOD AND FATHER. IN GOD’S KINGDOM, I AM MORE THAN A CONQUEROR. I AM CHRIST’S AMBASSADOR!
(Rom. 8, II Corinth 6, Gal. 4, I John 3, Rev. 1, II Corinth. 5, Eph. 6:20)

I AM ABRAHAM’S SEED. I AM BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING! I STOPPED THE CURSE. THE CURSE HAS TO CEASE BECAUSE CHRIST HAS REDEEMED ME FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW. I HAVE ERADICATED POVERTY AND LACK, SICKNESS AND DISEASE, AND SPIRITUAL DEATH IN MY LIFE. I AM A DESTROYER OF THE WORKS OF THE devil. satan IS UNDER MY FEET. I HAVE THE VICTORY THROUGH CHRIST JESUS! I AM BLESSED COMING IN AND BLESSED GOING OUT. I AM BLESSED IN THE CITY AND BLESSED IN THE FIELD. EVERYTHING I PUT MY HANDS TO IS BLESSED. I AM THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL, ABOVE ONLY AND NOT BENEATH. I LEND TO MANY NATIONS AND I BORROW FROM NONE.
(Gal. 3, Gen. 22:17-18, Deut. 28, I John 3, Rom. 16, I Corinth. 15, Eph. 1)

I ENFORCE GOD’S AUTHORITY HERE ON EARTH! JESUS GAVE ME THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM. WITH THESE KEYS, I BIND EVERY SPIRIT CONTRARY TO THE SPIRIT OF GOD FROM MANIFESTING, OPERATING, SPEAKING OR COMING AGAINST ME. I BELIEVE IN AND LOOSE THE IMMEASURABLE, UNLIMITED, AND SURPASSING GREATNESS OF GOD’S POWER IN AND FOR ME. THIS SAME POWER RESURRECTED JESUS FROM THE DEAD AND SEATED HIM AT GOD’S RIGHT HAND–FAR ABOVE ALL PRINCIPALITY, POWER, MIGHT, AND DOMINION AND EVERY NAME THAT IS NAMED NOT ONLY IN THIS WORLD BUT IN THAT WHICH IS TO COME. I HAVE BEEN RAISED WITH CHRIST. CHRIST, WHO IS MY LIFE, HAS APPEARED IN ME. THEREFORE, I APPEAR WITH HIM IN GLORY! GOD HAS GIRDED ME WITH HIS STRENGTH AND MADE MY WAY PERFECT. HE HAS BROUGHT ME FORTH INTO A L–A–R–G–E, SPACIOUS PLACE. GOD IS MY FORTRESS AND MY DELIVERER. HE HAS MADE ME A DELIVERER.
I PURSUE MY ENEMIES UNTIL I OVERTAKE THEM ALL.
(Luke 10:19, Matt. 28, Matt. 16, Eph. 1, Col. 3, Rom. 6, Psalm 18)

I AM THE MEEK OF THE EARTH. THEREFORE, I WILL INHERIT THE EARTH. I ASKED OF THE LORD AND HE HAS PROMISED TO GIVE ME THE HEATHENS FOR MY INHERITANCE AND THE UTMOST PARTS OF THE EARTH FOR MY POSSESSION. I HAVE FOUND MY TREASURE IN THIS LIFE! THEREFORE, I SELL ALL TO WORK IN MY FIELD OF INHERITANCE.
(Psalm 2, Psalm 18, Matt. 5, Matt.13)

I DEMONSTRATE MY LOVE FOR YOU, GOD–WITH A-L-L MY HEART, A-L-L MY SOUL, A-L-L MY MIND AND A-L-L MY STRENGTH; BY YOUR LOVE, I LOVE MY NEIGHBOR AS MYSELF.
I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES AND HIS PRAISE SHALL CONTINUALLY BE IN MY MOUTH. OH MAGNIFY THE LORD WITH ME AND LET US EXALT HIS NAME TOGETHER.
MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD ALL YOU LANDS! SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS! COME BEFORE HIS PRESENCE WITH SINGING! KNOW THAT THE LORD IS GOD! IT IS HE WHO MADE US, NOT WE OURSELVES. WE ARE HIS PEOPLE AND THE SHEEP OF HIS PASTURE. GOD, I ENTER INTO YOUR GATES WITH THANKSGIVING AND INTO YOUR COURTS WITH THE HIGHEST PRAISE!
I GIVE THANKS TO YOU LORD AND I PRAISE YOUR NAME. FOR YOU ARE GOOD; YOUR MERCY AND LOVE ARE EVERLASTING; YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND TRUTH ENDURE TO ALL GENERATIONS…
(Deut. 6:5, Matt. 22:37-40, I Corinth 13, Gal. 5, Psalm 34, Psalm 100)
HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH!!!!!

We Declare and Decree… by Apostle John Walker Jr. and Elder Dorn J.B. Walker 2007 and forward!

Halloween – Trick from Satan

I Thessalonians 5:22 KJV Abstain from all appearances of evil.

Deuteronomy 18:9 KJV When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that seeth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.
Ephesians 6:12 KJV For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness is high places.

I Corinthians 10:31 KJV Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Hosea 4:6 KJV My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

INCONSISTENCY OF PROFESSING CHRISTIANS

Bible-believing Christians cringe and shudder at thoughts of Satan worship and occult rites but how many of these same people will dress their children as witches, ghosts, skeletons, angels, vampires, and devils, and send them out to “TRICK OR TREAT”.
If you have been the victim of any of these practices (ignorantly or knowingly),

THERE IS A WAY BACK—-

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to clean us from
all unrighteousness.

THEN WHAT DO WE DO??????
We get rid of all things connected with the Devil, just like they did in — Acts 19:18, 19

18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.

19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Essentials of “True Life”

About 10 years ago, Pastor John Walker Jr. and Elder Dorn Walker published a booklet entitled Essential “Your New Life in Christ”. We pray that this information will assist you with your walk with God. Stay focused on the love of God. God loved us so much that He gave His Son, His one and only Son. Whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life. God desires that we have a whole and everlasting life. God did all of this to make us right with Him again. Know that you are God’s creation (Genesis 1:27-28). All mankind was separated from God because of sin (Romans 3:23). God so loved the world that He sent His only son Jesus Christ as the Savior of mankind (John 3:16). Acceptance of Jesus Christ is the only way to reconnect to God (John 14:6). Repent and turn away from sin (Romans 10:9-10). Grow in the Knowledge of God (Psalm 110:9-11).

Getting to Know Christ: How do I grow closer to God?

Essential 1: I must establish a personal relationship with my Father, God, by spending time alone with Him daily.

 After praying the prayer of Salvation, I must spend time alone with God in order to grow in my relationship with Him. Establish set times daily, at least in the morning and the evening, where God can minister and prepare your heart to receive, obey, and respond to Him.

 Time alone with God consists of:

o (1) A Time of Reflection: This includes Thanksgiving, Praise, and Worship. Psalms 100:4-5 says that we are to enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with Praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. Give thanks to the Father with the fruit of your own voice, reflecting with gratitude who God is and His Faithfulness–Thank Him for loving us so much that He sent His son Jesus the Christ to die for us and wash away our sins so that we can now enter into fellowship with Him. You are now in relationship and worship with the Father. (This is a time of deep expression as your spirit connects with the Spirit of God).

o (2) Time of Introspection and Exchange: This is a moment of releasing as well as being honest and truthful about the things that burden us. Remember, God is more than a trusted friend. Proverbs 18:24(b) states that “…there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”.

Also, Matthew 11: 28-30 (NIV) simply says: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

o (3) Daily Prayer: I Thessalonians 5:17 instructs us to: “Pray without ceasing”. Prayer is two-way communication with God. Prayer entails both a time of speaking personally with God and a time of listening as God speaks to our heart. Note: During prayer, there is always a time of continual introspection before God. Come boldly as you are to God’s throne room of grace (Hebrews 4:16), but remember to enter prayer with reverential obedience and fear. Let us always honor the Father who rules from His throne in Heaven. Also, we encourage you to seek an understanding of the model prayer outlined in Matthew 6:9-13. This prayer invites God’s Kingdom to operate in us and His will to be completed through us. Finally, after you have been baptized with the Holy Spirit and have received your spiritual prayer language, you must practice daily intercession in the Holy Spirit for additional growth. If you have not yet been baptized in the Holy Spirit, seek the Lord daily for this essential level of development. Jude 1:20 says build yourselves up in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. Also study Matthew 3:11, Acts 1:5, and Acts 2:4 for additional understanding of how the Holy Spirit manifests God’s presence in our lives in a tangible way.

**(Please see the end of this brochure for more information regarding the Baptism of the Holy Spirit)**.

o (4) Time of Listening: Now its time to be silent before the Father. Shh–listen as He speaks to your heart. This time allows the Father to give you guidance regarding the issues of your life. Psalm 119:133 says “Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me”. Also, Proverbs 4:23 says “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life”.

Essential 2: I must set aside time to Study the Word of God which is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105)

(Note: Before reading the Scriptures, invite the Holy Spirit to help you receive what Christ desires for you).

 Meditate/Study the Word of God: Start with the New Testament Gospel of John which focuses on the love of God. In conjunction with the New Testament readings, focus on the Old Testament reading of a Proverbs or Psalm a day. Committing to scripture memorization helps us to stand against satan’s subtle schemes and tricks and helps us become a strong witness for Christ. Psalms 119: 9-11 (KJV) says: Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

Essential 3: I Must Present My Body as a Living Sacrifice and Renew my Mind Daily.

 Sanctification: I Corinthians 6:9-11 (NIV) says: “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanders nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” Also, I Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV) says: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.”

 Additionally, we must continue to renew our mind daily with the Word of God so we may be transformed into mature Sons of God. Romans 12:1-3 (KJV): “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God”.

 Make a concerted effort to stay unspotted, undefiled, and blameless before the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ask or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20)

Essential 4: I Must Walk in Repentance, Obedience, Forgiveness, and Love.

 Repentance – We must keep a repentant heart before the Father. When the Spirit of God convicts us of sin, repent quickly before the Father. Repentance maintains an unbroken fellowship between you and the Father and allows you to hear the Father clearly. Matthew 5:8 (KJV) “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God”. Remember, God has provided reconciliation for us when we sin. I John 1:9 (KJV) says: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse you from all unrighteousness”.

 Obedience – Obedience is better than sacrifice. Obedience brings the reward that God has for you. Obey the voice of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. The Holy Spirit always agrees with the Word of God.

 Forgiveness – If I desire for the Father to forgive me, I must forgive others. This includes learning to forgive “Yourself”.

o If God has forgiven us of something, and we cannot forgive ourselves, then we will not be able to grow in our relationship with Christ. If this is an issue, take it before God in prayer. James 1:5 (KJV) says: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally…”

o Forgiving someone, doesn’t mean that you place an individual in the original level of trust. Trust is something an individual earns over time.

 Love – We must Love the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and love others as we love ourselves. Our Love must be genuine as the “Love of Christ” expressed in the New Testament book, I Corinthians 13. Further, John 13:34-35 (KJV) says: “ A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

Essential 5: I Must Locate and Fellowship at a Local Church.

 A local church should assist you in finding your Purpose in life.
 A local church should assist in identifying your spiritual gifts.
 A local church helps you stir up your spiritual gifts for ministry.
 A local church gives you the opportunity to work your ministry under Pastoral oversight.
 A local church aids in the perfecting/maturing process called discipleship.
 A local church provides the opportunity to share in corporate worship and Christ-like fellowship.
 A local church leadership shares in your growth as you help in the growth of other individuals within the local church.
 A local church provides the opportunity for you to be encouraged and built-up by like-minded people.
 A local church is a place of accountability, where God has appointed a servant such as a Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist, Apostle, and Prophet to minister to you and pray for your soul. This enables you to be built up into a mature person in Christ.
 Hebrews 10:25 (AMP) says: Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together (as believers), as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.

***Note from Essential 1—Daily Prayer***

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

John 7: 38-39 states: “He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spoke He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive…)”. Although we receive the Spirit of God the moment we first believe in Him and receive Him as Savior, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is an experience that manifests God’s Spirit in an abundant and tangible way. (Why settle for a glass of water when we have access to the entire river of life—Let the river flow as God fully controls our lives!)

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a supernatural phenomenon that manifests the fusing of man’s spirit with God’s Spirit. (Through sin, man’s fellowship with God was broken, but God so loved the world that He gave His Son Jesus so that we should not perish; but that we might have eternal life (John 3:16). The Holy Spirit gives us power to put sin to death in our mortal body. The Holy Spirit also helps us to rid ourselves of bad relationships, situations, and activities. He will disassemble everything that doesn’t glorify God, and assemble everything that will glorify God in our lives. He prepares and leads men to be conformed into the image of Jesus Christ.

“But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
“Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit. (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.” Acts 8:14-17

This manifestation of God’s Holy Spirit is recorded throughout the Bible. See the following scripture references:

“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” Matthew 3: 11 (NIV).

“For John baptized with water, but not many days from now you shall be baptized with (placed in, introduced into) the Holy Spirit” Acts 1:5 (AMP).

“And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit…”
Acts 2:4 (AMP)

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call” Acts 2: 38-39

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Please contact Pastor John and Elder Dorn Walker if you have any questions regarding your new life in Christ.

Walls of Salvation Church Ministries
P.O. Box 19082
Pensacola, Florida 32523-9082
E-mail: woscministries@bellsouth.net
Website: wallsofsalvation.org
Also see us on Facebook under Pastor John Walker Jr.
Phone: 850-457-3487

ROMANS 10:9-13

(KJV)

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.

For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him.

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

TRUE WORSHIP? THAT’S WHAT THE FATHER DESIRES. (by Elder Dorn J.B. Walker)

© Elder Dorn J.B. Walker
TRUE WORSHIP? THAT’S WHAT THE FATHER DESIRES.

The hour has come…REALLY? How did we miss it? —It came more than 2,000 years ago when Jesus arrived on the scene. ….OH! Well, where are we? The Father is still seeking us….are we there yet–In the place that God calls true worship?

Have you ever wondered why John 4:23-24 say: But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him MUST worship Him in spirit and in truth. What is the WORD talking about? We are living in a world where there is so much worship going on– BUT OF WHAT AND OF WHOM…. There are American Idols, self-Idols, friend Idols, spouse Idols, man Idols, job Idols, money Idols, social media Idols —you get the point. Where are the God worshippers—the true ones? When we truly worship God, He becomes the center of our attention and focus in life.

Worship is not just how we respond to songs and the music we sing and play. It is not just how we raise our hands or lower our hands. It is not just the way we look up to heaven or how tightly we close our eyes or lift our voices. Worship is a direct manifestation of our personal intimate relationship and fellowship with God. We must first have a heart and passion for God. Our hearts must become passionately desperate for God to commune with us. Then, we must learn how important it is to take time out to position ourselves with God on a daily basis—24/7 and 7/24..second by second and minute by minute—as we continue this posture of connection with our Father. But that takes all my time—That’s the point. “He wants it all”.

Today, individuals worship many things. As believers in God’s Kingdom, we must direct our worship to the Almighty God, the maker of heaven and earth. Exodus 20:5 and Exodus 34:14 declare that God is Jealous and His name is JEALOUS. Jealous God is mentioned in many other scriptures such as Deuteronomy 4:24, Deuteronomy 5:9, Deuteronomy 6:15, Joshua 24:19, and Nahum 1:2.

Let’s take a Selah moment [pause and calmly think about it]. This is what we worship:
(1) Everything that we are committed and devoted to;
(2) Whatever we are willing to live for and whatever we would die for;
(3) Whatever we can never live without;
(4) Whatever we love with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and are willing to sacrifice our entire
life for—including our time, alms, gifts, the things we own, our money etc…
(5) Whatever we lay down our lives for.

God, the Father, desires true worship because He wants to fellowship with us. He is jealous over His creation and He really wants to be close to us. How many of us awaken daily with a passion and a burning desire to commune with the Almighty God? I am referring to communing with Him right there in your closet, on your bedroom floor–Totally away from the voices and distractions of others. This may be really hard for the busybody to fathom. Who can I help now? What can I fix? What is your problem—tell me sweetie—it’s ok. Who fixes us? How do we stay fixed? Remember, God is Jealous—we can never be God to anyone else—One of the greatest things we can do for someone we desire to help, is to get out of the way and let God finish the work He started with His creation. We are all wrecks waiting to happen without moment by moment fellowship with our Father God who made us in His image and in His likeness? He is patiently waiting to commune with us on a spiritual level. He wants true worship.

In John 4:23, the word “true” in the Greek is “alethinos (pronounced– al-ay-thee-nos). This word is used to describe God’s worshippers. Here, the word true is used as an adjective and signifies being “real”, “ideal”, and genuine. So God is saying: My worshippers must be real, ideal, and genuine. Ironically or non-ironically (are these two words allowed in the same sentence?—it is the best way to describe the situation), this same Greek word “Alethinos is used to describe “God”. For example:

John 7:28 states: “Then cried Jesus in the temple as He taught, saying Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is TRUE whom ye know not”. (KJV)

John 17:3 says: “And this is eternal life: [It means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only TRUE and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent”. (Amplified)

I Thessalonians 1:9 “For they themselves volunteer testimony concerning us, telling what an entrance we had among you, and how you turned to God from [your] idols to serve a God who is alive and TRUE and genuine”. (Amplified)

Revelation 6:10 says: “And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and TRUE, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” (KJV)

Clearly, God fulfills the meaning of His name. He is the true God and He is distinctively different from all other gods—(false gods). He is also assuring us that He is true to His utterances—He cannot lie. In essence, God wants us to know that He means what He says and He says what He means.

I John 5:20 also shows that the same Greek word (TRUE) speaks of the purpose of Jesus Christ. “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is TRUE, and we are in Him who is TRUE, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. (KJV)

Therefore, I have summarized that Alethinos (TRUE) defines the relationship of the conception to the thing to which it corresponds. In other words—the one who is made understands the One by whom he is made and he clearly, automatically, and by design responds out of this same character to the Creator in a true, real, ideal, and genuine form of worship. This is all the worshipper knows—It comes very natural—to the worshipper—he lives, moves, and has his very being in God. He knows that “to worship God we live and we live to worship God”. Just as God declares—Be ye holy as I am holy—He is also saying “worship me and serve me truly because IAM TRUE—Amen!

When we show no dependency on God or when we don’t sense a hunger for God, more than likely, our flesh is controlling us. When this occurs, we must fast the things of the flesh to bring it into humility. (One of my favorite sayings is: “Fasting feeds our hunger for God”). We deny the carnal and feed the spiritual”

Then, how do we prepare our hearts for TRUE worship?
(1) Staying Humble, Humble, and Humble a hundred times over. Humility is the key word. As we humble
ourselves before God and allow Him to increase in our lives daily; we begin to experience an unbroken
sweet fellowship with the Father. This is where worship takes place. Humility prevents us from falling
into the same trap that Lucifer fell into;

(2) Having a constant desire to draw near to God and to behold His beauty;

(3) Studying the word of God daily;

(4) Fully obeying the word of God—not by mere talk but by our actions; and

(5) Yielding to the Spirit of God within us.

….TRUE WORSHIP….

911 USA PATRIOT — Ambassadors— we must ACT

© Elder Dorn J.B. Walker September 11, 2014

911 USA PATRIOT
It’s an emergency! It is time to Unite and Strengthen Ambassadors by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism!

In my previous life, I was privileged to be one of the founding employees of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. I remember the day, vividly, when the Lord placed on my heart the need to start a bible study and prayer meeting with other believers in Homeland Security. This group was formed shortly after my agency merged with other agencies from all over the federal government. The one thing we had in common was our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and our desire for our God to intervene in the affairs of our country and world. Our foundational scripture for this group was Psalm 127:1 (b) “Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” (NIV) Week after week we met and prayed. We never stopped believing that God would intervene.

Here we are today– many years later on this 13th anniversary of September 11th. What is God saying to us as a body of believers? It is still an emergency and there is a definitive war going on. Can you see the real war? Where do you stand? I don’t know about you –but I am in it to win it! I Corinthians 15:57 says: Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus. All we should see is Victory—we should live, breathe, walk, talk, act, react, speak, and preach, whatever the case–VICTORY! Amen.

I Corinthians 15:46 says: However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. Very early in my Spiritual walk the Lord showed me the direct correlation between what is going on in our world, environment, and our community to what is really going on behind the scene in the spiritual world. As we all remember that grave day, September 11, 2001 (May God bless, comfort, and restore everyone directly affected—who may have suffered the loss of a loved one). But, may God truly restore and deliver the Body of Christ from the spirit of Fear and from the doorway that it opened for other demonic activities that came over our nation and world as never before on that day. II Timothy 1:7 says: “For God did not give us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (NKJV) Also, Isaiah 12:2 says: Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid” (NKJV). To “Trust” is to have cheerful or hopeful endurance, constancy, patience, confidence. The opposite of “trust “is to have despair, hopelessness, and gloom. When we truly “trust” God, we will encourage ourselves in the Lord and not second guess ourselves based on our circumstances. We will stand firm and wait patiently for our change. Trust will always cause us to press forward even when we cannot hear or see God.

As the spirit of fear came upon our nation and the world on 9/11, we must come to realize that the demonic dark spiritual world is real and Terrorists did strike on that day. What we saw in the natural was a manifestation of a dark spiritual side that entered America and the rest of the world. We must ask ourselves as Ambassadors of God’s Kingdom. Where am I spiritually and what is up with me? In Psalm 18, David declared that God first delivered him and then made him a deliverer. In verse 37, David said: “I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them; neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed. Verse 50 says: Great deliverance He gives to His king and shows mercy to his anointed….This means that we, Ambassadors, MUST GET RADICAL in the Kingdom of God. The enemy is not playing. his goal is to wipe us out. John 10:10 tells us that the enemy comes to steal, kill, and to destroy…But Jesus said: I have come that you may have Life, and that you may have it more abundantly.

The question on 9/11 is: Are we yet delivered so that we could bring deliverance to this lost and dying world? We need to implement our USA PATRIOT and ACT. All over the world, the Body of Christ needs to Act by uniting and strengthening Ambassadors by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. Woe unto us if we are trying to fight a spiritual war by natural means. If we are truly delivered, then it is the will of God that we bring deliverance to others. Ephesians 2:1-2 (Amplified) say: “And you [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins. In which at one time you walked [habitually], You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of the present age], following the prince of the power of the air, [you were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God]. Verses 4 and 5 go on to say (Amplified): “But God—so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ: [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace ( His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation)”.

Today, as we reflect on Terrorism, we must realize that the real enemy we are pursuing is made up of 12 strong men. These strongmen do come to live with us believers if we let them in. They dwell with us and destroy us if we refuse to stay delivered and do not become radical in the Kingdom as we enforce God’s authority here in the earth. Today, once and for all—Let us be delivered so that we could bring deliverance to others. Let us know and defeat the 12 STRONGMEN UNDER WHOM ALL DEMONIC ACTIVITY EXISTS. In Matthew 28:18, Jesus says: …All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth…go therefore…WE MUST ENFORCE GOD’S AUTHORITY HERE ON EARTH AS BELIEVERS OF CHRIST. Luke 10:19 says: Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Matthew 16:19 (Amplified) says: I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven: and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven. Mark 16: 17 …In My name they will cast out demons.

If you experience any signs of these 12 strongmen listed below—cast them out and declare God’s deliverance, grace, and salvation over your life. Take up your tools and intercept and obstruct the enemy—the real terrorist.

1. SPIRIT OF JEALOUSY – manifests by Rage, Anger, and Suspicion, Murder, Revenge, Vengeance (Numbers 5:11-14 Spirit of Jealousy). We see this just by turning on the news…Gang violence and other types of killings. Rage…of individuals snapping and killing thoughtlessly (Not just in a physical sense—Our (hurt — emotional) actions may also kill the dreams, ambitions, and excitement within us and in others.

2. LYING SPIRIT – manifest by all religious spirits. This is a fake spirit that manifests with fake tongues…may sound high pitch and babbling etc…actions of the person is to make others think that they know God – you may think that the person is of God unless you can discern otherwise. The religious spirit is a very filthy spirit. It is a stubborn, controlling and forceful spirit. Often manifests as always right—people don’t feel comfortable around this person if you are not in their clicks. This person always says “God says”… The person with the religious spirit is a little batty and crazy. (Jeremiah 23:14-16. Ezekiel 24:9-12).

3. FAMILIAR SPIRIT – I Samuel 28:7. This is the spirit of divination. These people act holy and as though they know the future…Astrology, fortune telling, etc…Deut. 18: 10,-12. All the psychic little places we see everywhere and the witchcraft that dominates the TV and movies. And people who conduct séances…etc…The stories of dead loved ones reappearing THIS IS A DEMONIC SPIRIT AND IT IS NOT OF GOD!

4. PERVERT SPIRIT – READ Isaiah 19:14, Prov. 14:2 this includes all forms of lust. Prov. 23:33. This person lives a lie. Acts 13:10. The person twists the word to fit their lifestyle. This spirit controls all homosexuality. It hates God and causes people to live a lie. It is a very convincing spirit. Everything the person says is a lie. This is one of the strongest demons because it uses the bible prove it is right.

5. SPIRIT OF WHOREDOM – manifest by prostitution, idolatry, people bound to ALL TYPES OF HABITS…soap operas and TV shows etc.. Hosea 4:12 Ezekiel 16:28-39

6. SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS – Isaiah 61: 3 manifests by despair and gloominess, grief, hopelessness, rejection. This spirit also comes from emotional abuse. Many are becoming despondent because of the crushing cares of this word and are literally losing their minds …through this spirit of heaviness.

7. SPIRIT OF INFIRMITY – Luke 13:11 This includes all sickness and diseases…this spirit is dominating as the well being of our country and others are going downhill…in many cases because of the greed of other men trying to make money …overdose of prescription drugs…toxic food systems etc….There are many cases of Doctors being arrested for overdosing and illegally prescribing medications.

8. DEAF AND DUMB SPIRIT – Mark 9:17-25 manifests by epilepsy, seizures, anorexia (refusing to eat) suicide, and lunacy. People are going crazy and insane everywhere…Parents are killing their own children etc..Matt. 17: 14, 15

9. SPIRIT OF FEAR – II Timothy 1:7 manifested by Torment, Terror, inferiority, phobias (height, dark etc…). This spirit causes nightmares. Job 4:14

10. SPIRIT OF PRIDE–(Proverbs 16:18) Fighting, contention. Proverbs 13:10, Prov. 21:24. Self Righteousness and a person who is controlling. (Lucifer was filled with this spirit of pride and was eternally sent to hell)

11. DEVIL OF BONDAGE Romans 8:15 manifests by all addictions (i.e. Drugs, sex, pornography, video gaming obsession etc…)

12. DEVIL OF ANTICHRIST – (I John 4:3, I John 2:18) manifest by all who are against Jesus Christ and nations that believe in Jesus Christ. This spirit is clearly on the rise. Many false religions are rising up while Christians seem to be shrinking back.

Again, unite and strengthen yourselves, Ambassador of God’s Kingdom and take the necessary steps to intercept and obstruct the real terrorist. satan is defeated. JESUS IS ALIVE AND HE IS LORD!