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

Fear Driven Or Love Led

Do we react to most things we see and make choices based on the fear that touches our heart? Like the bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon yesterday, how does it change our life? It is absolutely necessary to look at the situation and try to determine what changes we need to make, if any, but the choice that comes next is of utmost importance as it will either imprison us in a smaller place or set us free to rise above it. FEAR DRIVEN OR LOVE LED…

2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” KJV

1 John 4:17-18, “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” KJV

Some people, who call themselves Christians, are actually followers of Christians. We have watered down the Gospel of the Kingdom so much, especially when altar calls are given to sign a card of confession but there is no real encounter with the Lord, Himself. People are deceived into thinking they have received Salvation, but really only gave lip service because they weren’t faced with the Truth. They find themselves in the same boat as the seven sons of Sceva in Acts 19:14. Sceva was a Jew and a chief of the priests. Evidently, his sons grew up in the religious system and felt they could operate in the same things as Paul. They tried to cast out, take authority over some demons without knowing who they were. The demons knew who Jesus and Paul were. If these seven sons had actually known their authority in Christ, had they had a relationship with Him, they would not have had a problem with the demons at all.

This is a problem that is rampant in Christian circles today. There are too many people who have a form of godliness but deny the power of Christ.  2 Timothy 3:5. Some even know the Bible quite well, but are strangers of the Holy Spirit and Jesus. The scriptures actually tell us to stay away from them. They may even go to church all the time and might even preach or teach, but they haven’t experienced the One in Whom they claim to know. They teach others a form of religion and even scriptures that they themselves do not operate victoriously in. They nullify the very power of God by their own traditions, teachings and doctrines. Mark 7:13 KJV. Some even go so far as to instill more fear into their followers and/or friends instead of sharing the power of His Love. Someone who knows the Lord Jesus Christ and has given their life to Him, will know and experience the love in the above scriptures in 1 John 4. It doesn’t mean they won’t face fears in many places. It does mean they have at their disposal, if they want it, the precious, strong Love of the Lord to drive out every fear from their being.

Daniel 11:32, “such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.”

Proverbs 28:1, “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.”

How do we know where we stand with the Lord? How much fear do we really have in our lives? Where there is fear, we haven’t let Him into those places in our hearts with His Love. We need to do this. Then we will be strengthened as we face each one and experience His Love leading us through. With each victory, more faith is being added to us. Each time we face another situation we can look back on the last altar/circumstance where He came through for us and our faith continues to build as we continually walk forward with Him on our own path with the destiny He placed before us in Psalm 139.

In these days, if you don’t know Him personally, invite Him into your heart and ask Him to lead and guide you. Explore the wonderful things in the Spirit as He teaches you what He wants you to see and discover. Face the fears that imprison you and take off the masks you use to hide behind. Others see through them anyway and the only people we really fool are ourselves. I have some songs I’ve written and placed on YouTube that might help you as well as some books I’ve written. Check them out and also read some of my other blogs. The links are below. Write to me if you want. We are praying for you. It is not by coincidence you are reading this. Open up your heart and let His Love flood your whole being. You will never be the same again. FEAR DRIVEN OR LOVE LED!

Joseph James

I have written four books so far, and the one that deals with fear in a miraculous way, is my wife’s, Janiece’s biography. It is a story unlike any other you will read and it happened in our generation. If you want to know the Lord in a deeper way, read her story. It will grip you from the first page and you can walk along with her and discover a new place in the Lord for yourself. God is no respecter of people. He loves us all and will do the same for us that He does for others. Take the journey…

Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life - The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story by 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”, entitled “A City On A Hill.” 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 desktop 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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Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life: The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story - Joseph James (Hartmann)

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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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