Joseph James
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Shaft Of Light
Sentenced To Death,
Destined For Life

Armor of God

There is a lot of talk and discussion of putting on the armor of God. I will try to explain this in a more simplistic way. There are a lot of people who say you must put on this armor of God daily, however, scripture does not say this. Once you have it on, don’t take it off. Be clothed in Christ which is the armor of God. Ephesians 6:(10-18)

1. Breastplate of Righteousness – Stand firm in His righteousness, in what He has, is and will be in your life. In His righteousness we can defeat the enemy. If we stand in our righteousness, in how perfect or how good we’ve been, we already stand defeated. It is only through His righteousness that we are in right standing with Father.

2. Belt of Truth – His word is truth. We must stand on His truth as it becomes revelation knowledge to us. It must be revealed by the Holy Spirit. It must be life and not just words on a page. How can you have the truth if you can’t communicate with the interpreter of the Word? We must commune with the Holy Spirit.

3. Helmet of Salvation – You must be born again. You have to have received Jesus Christ into your heart as Savior, Lord and King. There must be a relationship, not just mere words spoken. Believe me, you will know the difference. If you haven’t had the experience, you don’t have the goods. How can a good tree bear bad fruit or a bad tree bear good fruit? The truth is in the goods. I am not saying that you no longer struggle or miss the mark. We are human. It is His grace that enables us to overcome and His mercy that covers our nakedness.

4. Shoes of the Gospel of Peace – Is there peace that passes all understanding in your life? Is there peace around you in a storm or stressful time? Where is the peace? Seek His peace, His words and His direction and walk in it and you will have it. Ask Him for His peace.

5. Shield of Faith – Do not step out into something you do not have the faith for. That is presumption, fear, or pride. When Father tells you to do something, the faith will be there for it, even if it means getting your feet a little wet. You will still have the faith to get your feet wet. Jesus was not able to do many miracles because of their doubt and unbelief. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts in unbelief. Hold fast to that which He tells you until it has become manifest, no matter how long it takes. Speak His words into the situation and don’t allow doubt and unbelief to undermine them by speaking contrary. The devil stands on the other side of faith and says, “Did God really say?”, “You must have heard Him wrong, He couldn’t have said that.” “Look at you, who do you think you are?” “You can’t do that, you are a nobody.” “You’re too young or old to do that.” Does this sound familiar yet?

6. Sword of the Word of God – Take the Rhema (life) words that the Holy Spirit has revealed and speak them into the situation, speak them to the people or where ever they need to be spoken or written. Remember, if He said it, He will do it. Just stand firm and you will see the reward. It will come to pass.

So once you put on the armor of God, don’t take it off. Be clothed in Christ always. Talk to Him. Sing songs to Him. Dance with Him. Laugh with Him. Walk with Him. Share His creation with Him. Look at His wonderful artwork in the sunsets and sunrises. Go up to the mountains and glimpse His majesty. Take a plane trip and see all your cares and worries far, far down below. This is how they look to Him. Fly like an eagle above the storms of life and enter His peace and His presence. Get off the ground and let His hand support you. Walk deep into the river of His anointing and let the current take you. Dare to be carried. Dare to believe like a child believes in their parents. Why would He want to let you fail, especially after He gave His own life to save you?

“God wants Human-beings, not Human-doings,” as Janiece would say. Just be. Just be in His presence. Enjoy His fellowship. Enjoy His peace. Enjoy the quiet, still voice. Enjoy the gentle breeze of the Holy Spirit in the trees and across your face. Let Him caress you. Let Him enjoy you. Share with Him the secrets of your heart, He cares. He wants to become more real to you than any human on the earth.

Let the romance begin. Ladies, become the bride. Men, become the bride. He wants to take you on a journey of love. We have yet to see the things He has for us. He longs to show us.

May Father bless you, may His anointing encompass you, may His grace enable you, may His mercy cover you, may His love embrace you, may His life quicken you, may His peace guide you, may His truth uphold you, and may you walk with Him always.

My Child - Poem and Artwork by Joseph James

Joseph James

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Janiece and I travel and minister as doors open for us to go. We share His love to those who haven’t heard of their Father’s love for them and also minister in song. Please use our contact page to contact us for more info. I have written 4 books to help people get to know Him. They are: “Destiny Path Of Life: The Journey Begins,” “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life – The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story – Tell My People I Love Them!,” “Islands In The Sea – The Day The King Walks In!” Book 1 and “Islands In The Sea: The Lion Roars” Book 2. We are presently converting “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life” into a movie and will soon be writing the 3rd book in the sequel to “Islands In The Sea.” Check out the website below for the latest updates. I also have recorded some of my music for encouragement. Some of these are on our site, YouTube in video, and available to purchase and download here. I have some artwork that we have for wallpapers and prints. If you need help or prayer, please write to us and let us know. The proceeds from all of our products help us to minister to those who need help.

Our main ministry site is ShaftOfLight.com, my products site and blog is DestinyPathOfLife.com, Janiece’s site, for her biography is SentencedToDeathDestinedForLife.com, and our online store is BeneficialZone.com.

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Janiece and I travel and minister to individuals and groups as doors open for us to go. We are starting a new thing this year. We will be going to communities, as the Lord leads, and booking hotel meeting rooms to do concerts. We will invite those from the hotel as well as the community. We will connect to other churches and organizations in those communities to help those who desperately need help, and who, perhaps won't come into a church building. We share His love to those who haven’t heard of their Father’s love for them and also minister in song. We’ve both been through a lot and have been healed and restored and that we have to pass on to others. We can speak through truth and experience because we’ve been there. If you would like to book us for a concert, event, speaking and/or ministry meeting, please use our CONTACT page. We hope we have helped to encourage you to go on and find the wonderful destiny God has planned for you. Psalm 139. Fly higher…

Books, Art & Music by Joseph James & Our Websites:
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Shaft Of Light

Shaft Of Light

Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life: The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story - Joseph James (Hartmann)

SDDL Website

I am presently converting “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life” into a movie and have just finished publishing the 3rd book in the sequel to “Islands In The Sea”, titled “Illegitimate?” It is now available in the trilogy on this site through Amazon. We finished filming and producing the JOURNEY TO HOPE! 7 DVD Series with Janiece Turner-Hartmann and they are on YouTube for those who need help and encouragement. We are planning to take some time out to record some more music and then start touring early this year, 2017. Hope to see you on the road.

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