The Moment Of Truth

As I sit here sipping my hot fresh cup of java, gazing out my back door window, looking, pondering, and dreaming, I see the beautiful array of snow covering every inch of the ground. I think to myself…..I am blessed

BLESSED BEYOND WORDS…

It is not just that I have a warm and cozy home to call my own, clothes on my back, food in my pantry, vehicles to get me from point A to B, money in the bank, a wonderful husband, two amazing kiddos, a dog that I love like one of my children, or that I have the best job in the world….the moment of truth is that above all of these many, many blessings, I have a father in heaven that loves me.

 I have a father in heaven that calls me his own, that knows my name, that favors me, that speaks to me, that gives me the ability to see beyond myself…I am blessed because God is within me…I am blessed because he goes before me…I am blessed because he allows me to live this extraordinary life. 

I AM BLESSED!

Does that mean that my life has been or is peachy? On the contrary to that belief, my life is not perfect; nor will it ever be. But I have PROMISES given to me by my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And if I was the betting kind, my bet would be placed on him following through with his word.

HE WILL NEVER LET ME DOWN!

God will never leave me, forsake me, or steer me in the wrong direction. As long as I put my FAITH, HOPE, AND TRUST in him, I do not have to live chained to the things of this world.

See, my eyes are focused on God and God alone.

I am here to do Kingdom work- no matter the cost, no matter what I have to do, and no matter where I have to go. I am on God’s payroll and my payroll is priceless and set above anything else that this world can give me.

There is no amount of money that is worth it to me to live like the people of this world!

I am called to be SET APART!

I am called to LOVE like Jesus loves!

I am called to go into the deep waters and TRUST that my God will anchor me!

I am called to not ask questions, but to be OBEDIENT to what God tells me to do and to God’s word!

I am called to be God’s HANDS & FEET! 

I am called to EQUIP others to follow God and the plans that he has made for them!

I am called to BUILD and not destroy!

I have a VISION

 I have WISDOM

I have DREAMS

I have GIFTS

I have TALENT

I am CALLED for such a time as this…

I have been CHOSEN for such a time as this…

Because at the end of the day, I answer to GOD…


So here is the moment of truth for you.

Do you count yourself…BLESSED?

Are you ready to give your all to JESUS?

Do you believe that he has a purpose & plan for your life? If not, please read Jeremiah 29:11.


My God will do exceedingly above anything that I could think or ask…..

My God is able to turn any situation around…

My God loves EVERYONE no matter where they have been or what they have done…..


It is time for you to start looking at your life through a different kind of lens.

We all fail, we all fall short and we all have things in our lives that we wish we could change.

We have all been hurt, we have all felt pain, and we all need God to make us whole again.


~CHALLENGE~

~Look at yourself in the mirror today….and say that you are BLESSED!

~Make the decision today to live how God wants you to live and stop trying to live like this world.

~Stop trying to please “PEOPLE” and decide today to strive to please “GOD.”

~Stop running from your calling because you feel unworthy, unloved and fearful.

GOD QUALIFIES YOU!!
YOUR WORTH IS FOUND IN GOD!
GOD LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT!!
GOD SAYS “DO NOT FEAR…FOR I AM WITH YOU!”


#BLESSED

It’s the moment of truth…..

K.D. RUSSELL

30 Day -Journal With Jesus

“JOURNAL WITH JESUS”

JANUARY -FEBRUARY

Provided below is 30 full days of scriptures to be written out…

*Spend at least 10-20 minutes writing each scripture out one day at a time, read each scripture slowly, take in every word, write down somewhere in your journal what each scripture means to you,  pray about each scripture written, take time to talk with God and ask him how each scripture speaks or applies to your life, and then soak in God’s presence and allow him to speak to you.

*I guarantee you that by the end of the 30 Days you will not only have a much closer relationship with God, but you will also have a deeper connection and understanding of  God’s written word. 

*A free printable will also be included below

 


  1. DAY 1-Titus 3:5-6

  2. DAY 2-Luke 10:19

  3. day 3-Romans 10:9

  4. day 4-2 Corinthians 5:17

  5. day 5-Romans 5:8

  6. day 6-1 John 4:7

  7. day 7-Proverbs 8:17

  8. day 8-John 14:21

  9. day 9-1 Corinthians 13:13

  10. day 10-James 4:7

  11.  day 11-Revelation 22:7

  12. day 12-1 Peter 5:6

  13. day 13-Hebrews 13:5

  14. day 14-2 Timothy 1:7

  15. day 15-Ephesians 6:11

  16. day 16-Galatians 5:22

  17. day 17-2 Corinthians 5:7

  18. day 18-1 Corinthians 11:24

  19. day 19-1 Corinthians 11:25

  20. day 20-Jeremiah 29:11

  21. day 21-Psalm 121

  22. day 22-Habakkuk 1:5

  23. day 23-Proverbs 3:5-6

  24. day 24-Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

  25. day 25- Isaiah 40:31

  26. day 26-Psalm 91: 1-2

  27. day 27-Ruth 1:16

  28. day 28-Philippians 4:6-7

  29. day 29-Psalm 103:12

  30. day 30-Mark 11:25


30 DAY’Journal with Jesus- (FREE PRINTABLE)

K.D. RUSSELL

The Leviathan Spirit…

HAVE YOU EVER ENCOUNTERED LEVIATHAN?

Leviathan is yet another demonic spirit that is lurking in our world today. The Hebrew word for Leviathan is “livyathan” and this translation means “sea monster.”  Many believe that Leviathan could have been an extinct dinosaur and there are even theories that Leviathan was a whale,  shark, or a lizard.

All I know is that Leviathan was very real and its spirit is here trying to bring Christians down in our world today.

I have kind of made my own theory as to what Leviathan may have been…

It is told to us in scripture the exact description of this beast, known as Leviathan, and the attributes of this evil spirit remind me of a crocodile. I am not saying that this is what Leviathan was, I am only giving this example so you can too imagine just how dangerous it was. We are told that it was a sea creature that coiled and glided like a serpent, but if you dig deep into the word of God, you will find that early snakes or serpents also had legs. God cursed the serpent in the Garden of Eden and therefore, snakes now slither on their bellies…

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Genesis 3:14 (NIV)

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,

“Cursed are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust
    all the days of your life.


Crocodiles will coil themselves against prey, glide on top of the water and also are able to attack in water and on land. They are very dangerous reptiles…

Now, like I said, this is what I think of when someone says “LEVIATHAN,” you can draw your own conclusions on what kind of beast you feel that it may have been. The important thing is to know the characteristics of the beast that is trying to coil up next to you, your friends, your family members and those that you love.


PRIDE

ARROGANCE

HAUGHTINESS

SELF-EXALTATION

HARDENED HEART

REBELLIOUS SPIRIT


THESE ARE ALL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LEVIATHAN SPIRIT


There are several scriptures in which you can read about Leviathan in the Holy Bible.

  • Job 40:12(NIV)- look at all who are proud and humble them,    crush the wicked where they stand.

Job 41 (NIV)

41 “Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope?Can you put a cord through its nose or pierce its jaw with a hook?Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words?Will it make an agreement with you for you to take it as your slave for life?Can you make a pet of it like a bird or put it on a leash for the young women in your house?Will traders barter for it? Will they divide it up among the merchants?Can you fill its hide with harpoons or its head with fishing spears?If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!Any hope of subduing it is false; the mere sight of it is overpowering.10 No one is fierce enough to rouse it. Who then is able to stand against me?11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.

12 “I will not fail to speak of Leviathan’s limbs, its strength and its graceful form.13 Who can strip off its outer coat? Who can penetrate its double coat of armor[b]?14 Who dares open the doors of its mouth,    ringed about with fearsome teeth?15 Its back has[c] rows of shields    tightly sealed together;16 each is so close to the next    that no air can pass between.17 They are joined fast to one another;    they cling together and cannot be parted.18 Its snorting throws out flashes of light;    its eyes are like the rays of dawn.19 Flames stream from its mouth;    sparks of fire shoot out.20 Smoke pours from its nostrils    as from a boiling pot over burning reeds.21 Its breath sets coals ablaze,    and flames dart from its mouth.22 Strength resides in its neck;    dismay goes before it.23 The folds of its flesh are tightly joined;    they are firm and immovable.24 Its chest is hard as rock,    hard as a lower millstone.25 When it rises up, the mighty are terrified;    they retreat before its thrashing.26 The sword that reaches it has no effect,    nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.27 Iron it treats like straw    and bronze like rotten wood.28 Arrows do not make it flee;    slingstones are like chaff to it.29 A club seems to it but a piece of straw;    it laughs at the rattling of the lance.30 Its undersides are jagged potsherds,    leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.31 It makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron    and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment.32 It leaves a glistening wake behind it;    one would think the deep had white hair.33 Nothing on earth is its equal—    a creature without fear.34 It looks down on all that are haughty;    it is king over all that are proud.” 

The LEVIATHAN SPIRIT is a Holy Spirit blocker. If you are full of pride, then all of the other characteristics of leviathan trickle down from the root cause, which is the spirit of pride. Pride causes destruction and it is actually a curse upon yourself. 

The Holy Spirit wants to work through you, but when you are arrogant, haughty, prideful, full of yourself and have the “I am better than everyone else” attitude, it blocks what the Holy Spirit wants to do in and through you.

As we have read in Job, Leviathan was bound by all of these characteristics through his scales. But do you think for a second that God was afraid?

HECK NO HE WASN’T!!

Leviathan may have been strong and ferocious, but nothing compares to our God!


Luke 11:22(NIV)

2But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up his plunder.

Leviathan is a strong spirit whose armor must be stripped off!

“THERE IS NOTHING TOO POWERFUL FOR OUR GOD!”


Every evil spirit has one agenda and that is to tear you down so far that you will eventually turn away from God. We all need to be praying for discernment of spirits! Discernment will allow you to detect when these evil spirits are around you or even in you. (Yes, you may even have to rebuke things from yourself. ) I know that some of this may sound crazy, so I urge you to not just take my word for it but read the word of God yourself.

The keys to removing these types of spirits are as follows :

  • PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE
  • READING YOUR WORD
  • DISCERNING SPIRITS
  • WORSHIPPING GOD
  • SPEAKING AGAINST THESE SPIRITS WITH THE POWER & AUTHORITY GIVEN TO YOU BY GOD (Luke 10:19)
  • ALLOWING GOD TO SPEAK TO YOU &  GUIDE YOUR FOOTSTEPS

Proverbs 6:16-19(NIV)

16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
17         haughty eyes,
        a lying tongue,
        hands that shed innocent blood,
18         a heart that devises wicked schemes,
        feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19         a false witness who pours out lies
        and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

BEWARE OF THE LEVIATHAN SPIRIT!


God is always speaking, you just have to be listening…..

K.D. RUSSELL

The Spirit Of PYTHON….

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE PYTHON SPIRIT?

I am terrified of snakes and it actually took me awhile to write this just because of the thought alone of a snake, especially a python, scares the daylights outta me! But I knew that God wanted me to get the word out about different kinds of spirits that are lurking around our world today.

The python is one of the largest non-venomous snakes in the world and physically it does not live near the USA, thank God, but unfortunately, it is used by the enemy in the spiritual realm. Just as the python in the physical world sneaks upon its prey, wraps itself around its prey, squeezes the air out of its lungs, and then devours its prey whole, this is exactly what the spirit of python does as well.

THE SPIRIT OF PYTHON WILL:

  • Sneak upon you

  • Slither & Coil itself around you

  • Try to squeeze the Holy Spirit out of you (the breath of God)

  • Try to get you to stop praying, worshipping God, and fills your mind full of lies (Cuts off your communication with God)

  • Creates  within you worry, weariness, hopelessness, doubt, depression, suicidal thoughts, Bitterness, lack of focus, and the feeling that you are not loved by anyone


Spirits are very real! The spiritual realm is very real! There are good spirits (angels) & there are evil spirits (demons) fighting a constant battle.


 Paul &  Silas were the two that encountered the python spirit head on and were thrown into prison. As you look below at the scripture in Acts, you will not see the word “python,” but “divination.” This word’s definition reads in the English standard,  occultic, witchcraft, the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means. But when you begin digging deeper and deeper into other translations, you will find that in the Greek, the word used is puthon; which translates into python.

Acts 16:16-40(KJV)

16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the highest God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,

20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,

21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.

22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.

23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bands were loosed.

27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31 And they said, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

35 And when it was the day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.

36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.

37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.

38 And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared when they heard that they were Romans.

39 And they came and brought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.

40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

The enemy and his plans have not changed since the Garden Of Eden. Just as he deceived Adam and Eve, he is still deceiving many today.  He wants to use the spirit of python to get you to pull away from God and get you to the point of giving up.

See, the enemy knows the destiny that God has placed in your life. He knows your gifts, talents, and the power through God that you have inside of you. So if he slowly squeezes the breath of God out of you, gets you to stop praying, worshipping God and believing that God has a calling and plan for you, then you will eventually give up all hope. 

Unless you decide to stand against this type of spirit, rebuke it, have it cast out so you can be delivered and recieve true freedom from it, you will continue to be bound by it.

God wants you to live an abundant life full of blessings. He does not want his children chained and living with these spirits upon them. The freedom that you so desire is very easy to receive. If you feel that you are bound by this awful spirit, seek out trusted people to pray for deliverance. You do not have to be living in sin to have this spirit upon you! It will come upon anybody.


The spirit of python does not want you to reach your potential because you threaten the devil with the gifts that God has given you…..

I will gladly pray for you if you feel as if the spirit of python is trying its best to devour you. Feel free to email me: keisha.russell84@gmail.com or leave a comment below. Have a blessed week.

K.D. RUSSELL

The She-Devil- JEZEBEL SPIRIT…

She is lurking, moving and trying her very best to devour…IT IS INDEED JEZEBEL!

Most of you all have heard the reference the “she-devil.” This reference was indeed tied to Jezebel, the Queen who ruled in the Old Testaments days of the Prophet Elijah.  ( 1 Kings 16:31)

Jezebel was rotten to the core!

She was an idolater that worshipped Baal, she murdered God’s prophets, she was extremely controlling, and she lured Ahab with her deceptive beauty to turn away from his Hebrew faith and to worship Baal along with her.

TALK ABOUT WICKED! SHE WAS THE VERY DEFINITION OF EVIL & WICKEDNESS!

The thing that most people do not think about is that Jezebel is still using her wicked ways to gain control. Satan has released the “Jezebel spirit” into the world that we live in today. The Jezebel spirit is actually one of the most dangerous spirits lurking in our Churches. Yes, I went there…

(The mind is a battlefield for spiritual warfare, with both demons and God trying to reach through the mind. The Jezebel spirit seeks control over the mind…and the Jezebel spirit has to have an “Ahab” to enable them to have the control that they desire. )

JEZEBEL SPIRIT CHARACTERISTICS AND HOW IT OPERATES

  • The Jezebel spirit seeks to destroy Churches, Ministries, Relationships, Pastors, Marriages, Friendships, and Anyone who threatens their limelight.
  • This type of spirit operates in and through control, rejection, manipulation, pride, arrogance, and often lust.
  • It is born out of witchcraft and rebellion and it tries to divest men and their authority.
  • This spirit wants power and manifests itself with the most “spiritual beings.”
  • People with this spirit target the headship. They offer free help to be their top assistant because they want their protection.  It hides from the leader’s view but manifests in front of others.

People oppressed by this spirit will have these characteristics :

Controlling 

Manipulating

Dominating

Causes Fear

Discouragement

False humility

Insecure

Cunning

Charmingly deceitful

They seek affirmations through position

They love being on the platform, occupying the spotlight, and seek popularity

People pleasers

They serve to be seen and to have control

They operate through PERFORMANCE based acceptance

They are perfectionist

They seek self-promotion

They are One-uppers

They always let people publicly know that they knew something before everyone

They believe they are made for leadership

They always boast about knowing more than most about worship, the word of God, and bible studies

They seek out people of authority to gain their ear to manipulate and gain control

They will do anything to have their way, no matter the cost

Their families are out of order, but they hide it very well

They are legalistic

They use flattery to get what they want

Prideful

They play people against each other

They seek control to influence leadership

They seek to destroy ministries to get their way

They only give themselves credit for things 

They have a Religious spirit

They refuse to admit when they are wrong

They are threatened by Prophetic ministry

Criticises everyone

Attention seekers

Know it all

Not a team player

They manipulate you into thinking they are holy but they are not


~HOW TO DEAL WITH THE SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL~

You need to test the fruit of the person in question for authenticity.

John 16:13-14- NIV-

13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.

True spiritual gifts attract people to JESUS, not THEMSELVES!

You must have discernment of spirits, a strong commitment to the word of God and a strong sense of accountability to be able to sense this Jezebel spirit. The Jezebel spirit is very smart and cunning and anyone with this spirit will refuse to see this for themselves. The reason this spirit is threatened by Prophetic ministries is that someone with this gift can identify the spirit. Remember that Jezebel in the Bible tried to destroy all prophets, including Elijah. 


If you feel that you have encountered this spirit, you must pray and allow God to deal with it. This spirit will wreak havoc on anyone and everyone that allows it to come upon them. If it has come upon you, rebuke it, repent, and ask for forgiveness. God will deliver you! If you sense that this spirit is tormenting someone else, pray for them to be delivered!

Pray for your Church and church leaders that they will not be deceived by this awful, evil, and disgusting spirit. 

God loves everyone, including those that have been oppressed by this spirit. As Christians, we must speak against these spirits in Jesus name! Jezebel has no authority over you, your church corporately, your children, your friends, family, Pastors or Leaders…etc. Do not allow the enemy any footstool to overcome those things in which you love. If any of these characteristics sound familiar to you about yourself or someone else, pray now!!                                    

God will refresh your soul!

Psalm 23:(NIV)

    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.


~XOXO~

 

K.D. RUSSELL