He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus Phil.1v.6
The Finisher is at work today. Rich fathers would send their daughters to finishing school to learn the social graces. Today Jesus is also schooling us for the finish of the Ages. His Grace is my favorite teacher (Mrs. Truth, down the hall, is awesome but such a stickler!) The rough edges are coming off me and you, our clumsy moves are being replaced with sweeps and dips that only Kathryn Kuhlman could have done. We are being readied to meet the King. But the other great purpose of the Finishing School is to beautify and prepare us to be mighty, revival soul-winners in the great harvest.
The Finisher is at working you today, making you beautiful in His time. Beauty draws the lost to us. Glory - which means God's opinion of us- is also a beautifier. The Lord of the Harvest is making our words beautiful and savoury-tasting to hungry, desperate people around us. There is a finishing anointing available to help you finish the work and close the deal when you witness to the lost. No more just silent lifestyle-evangelism, but you will have irresistible words (how about telling them the secrets of their hearts) and irresistible moves (how about giving a $1,000 check to a needy family) to finish the work of Him who sent you.
Father, I am a finisher today. I don't quit. I want to do the will of Him who sent me and accomplish and completely finish Your work you have for me.
He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities...With the stripes that wounded Him we are healed and made whole. Isa. 53v.5
A bruise is an injury caused by a blow that does not break the skin. Our arm or leg carries a purple or blue "record" of when the hurt happened - sometimes even after the "ouch" is gone. 1 Cor. 13 tells us that love takes no account ( it keeps no record) ofthe evil done to it. (Love doesn't bruise!) It pays no attention to a suffered wrong.
This makes no sense without The Cross. If Jesus took the blow for you, if He took the ouch out of that slight from your mother-in-law, the whole office going to lunch and not inviting you or your husband's flirting, dry your tears. Receive the healing for your broken heart. Watch the dark bruise disappear. Your choice to let Love rule will saturate the hurt with Heaven's power.
Once you have made that choice, keep speaking the truth: By His stripes you are healed. By His stripes you are healed by faith before all trace of the bruise is gone. Enforcing the truth over the pain of the fact of your bruising loss - of loved one, of a business, of a dream - will never fail to heal and restore. Today and forever: Love never fails.
Friendship's value is rising as the greater works that we cannot accomplish alone become the order of the day. Friendship is also a safeguard for the heart. I need another lion to help me roar sometimes. Or to help ambush another antelope-dream of mine. "OK, you hit it from the front and I'll bring up the back."
The marvelous thing about God's economy is that everything I do to build my friends is also building the kingdom. Ephesians tells us how we are jointly fit together, so when I lift you, we are both raised up higher. My wholesome words to my friends build me up as well as them - and also increase grace in the atmosphere. (Let no corrupt communication come from your mouth, save that which edifies and ministers grace. Eph.4v.29) The harsh word or gossip of the corrupt communication that I withhold from my friends' ears (and my lips) preserves life and sweetens it with more virtue and more righteousness.
Father, forgive me for corrupt communications and give me fresh favor with my friends to rebuild what I tore down. Bless my friends today and build them up as edifices rising higher and higher to Your great glory and Your delight!
But I buffet my body and make it my slave. 1 Cor. 9v.27
My slave made me and Mom go to the Indian buffet Sunday after church. Since she didn't eat my money's worth, I ate hers and mine, too. According to the Bible, my body is my slave and it is also a temple for the service of the Holy Ghost. The dominant agent here, the boss, is me.
Get cracking! Get a plan! The demands that Life is making on our bodies in this world are ever-increasing. There is double grace in this year of 2010 to bring your body in line and to do your part to walk in divine health.
This is an urgent matter for all of us. I know it is tough. I have three personal trainer coupons in my purse from Dec 2008. The coupons are frayed and dirty around the edges, but the gym said they'd honor them. "Just come on in any time." Time? What time?
My own pastor is a 75 year-old former star athlete and coach who works out with weights, walks, and fasts with an iron discipline. I have no excuse. God has set this man as example and a warning bell in front of me. Do you want to stay out of the hospital and out of the drug store hunting remedies? Put your slave to work today!
Father, Help me, Jesus, to get up and get moving consistently. I start today. I won't be disqualified from the race of abundant life!
To whom much is given, much is required. Lu.12 v.48
Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge...Lu.12 v.42
No one after lighting a lamp puts it away in a cellar, nor under a peck-measure, but on the lampstand, in order that those who enter may see the light. Lu.11v.43
If you haven't guessed it already, the "R" word that comes after victory is Responsibility! You are so excited about that, aren't you? I can tell! The Good News is that the same faith that gave you the victory will also strengthen you to maintain it. How? Day-by-day and step-by-step.
I am hearing of great victories in this first month of 2010 for the faith-people of God. I am seeing some emerge in my own life, and pulling into the driveway right behind them is a city's worth of spiritual and natural chores to administrate life at my new level. Good God Almighty- that is bigger than I thought!
I had a job overseas that I believed, fought, fasted, cried and prayed to get. They put me in a far-away, upper office to work more or less alone for months. When they said I'd be moved to the lion's den where the majority worked, I called a friend back in the USA to agree with me I could stay hidden in peace. But she gave me Luke 11v.43 above. I wasn't happy about that.
Like a lighthouse, our victories are powerful light-beams that can guide others into safe harbors and new life. That is a responsibility God knits and weaves into the very wombs of our successes. We can't hide or shirk from it. You have already paid the price for your world-overcoming testimony. Let your newly-won influence and example reach out and pull others out of darkness and into His Marvellous Light!
Father, help my victorious Sisters and Brothers reading this to wear their Victor's Crowns, Silken Sashes and Golden Robes with joy and ease. I say they wear Duty and Responsiblity like ermine mantles - all with a Happy Face!
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father... Rev. 1v.6
You are a priest. And you are God's priest. That means you are devoted and you have authority. When you wave your hand in worship, it means something. When you lift your arms, the Creator of the universe is blessed. We think the magnitude of the priest at the altar is determined by the size of the crowd before him. But as you minister to the Lord in your car or your closet, your magnitude as a priest is determined by the magnitude of the God you are serving. How great is Our God! There is none other like Him.
Bow before Him. Wait upon Him. As you sit in His presence, His importance will increase as you sense His nearness and His Loveliness. But alsoyour importance to the Lord as His priest will become more and more distinct, definite and undeniable as you stay, stay, stay before Him. Jesus shed His Blood because He chose you to come near to Him not as a groveling worm, but in priestly devotion and authority. Minister to the Lord today; singing Him your song, giving Him your biggest grin or your secret tears and pouring out your love.
As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given. Dan.9 v.23
Are you waiting for an answer? Been praying long? "Efficiency" is promised to us in Acts 1v.8 (But you shall receive power - ability, efficiency and might- when the Holy Spirit has come upon you...) and I believe Efficiency in Prayer is a gift the Holy Ghost wants us to have and to use.
"Efficient" means quality of producing the desire results or the maximum effects with the minimum effort or expense. I love to pray. I want to pray. I need to pray. I like calling myself a women of prayer, but my prayer life is not efficient!
There are some things I am praying for that the more I pray about them, the more of a muddle the whole thing becomes. I even become less certain. The people involved become more difficult. To be honest, the process irritates me until I am praying less and pondering it more. I may be speaking in tongues while I ponder the whole problem, but I am not fooling God and I am not prevailing. Not very efficient.
What does that mean? It means more prayer is needed. Put it back in the oven- it's not ready yet. The desired results are not there. And my soulish prayers are wearing me out as I expend energy but not by the Spirit. That kind of prayer re-energizes me, if I fight to get over into it.
Father, Make me efficient in prayer. Forgive for thinking my prayers. Forgive me for not praying. Strengthen me to pray by the Spirit- not by my clock, not by a book I found. I believe I receive Holy Ghost efficiency now in Jesus' name!
...and then led me through water that was ankle-deep. He measured off another thousand cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand, but now it was a river that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in...Ezk. 47 v.3-5
The brighter path for the righteous (the one you are walking in this very moment today) is God-designed to bring you into Dominion. "Really, Lord? Well, what about this traffic-jam, or this stubborn office-mate, or the hell-raising boss?"
Like stepping up into a big, high SUV, our Bible reading today will help us see, understand (and dominate!) life from God's perspective. His plan is for us to move forward through the ankle-deep entanglements. Let us lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us and let us run (Heb. 12 v.1).
Our feet are so important for establishing dominion on this bright path God has set for us. The small, low-level attacks are aimed at stopping our feet from taking dominion from over ourselves. Then we're too intimidated and "frozen" to step out to take the land. But the washing of the water of the Word will help propel us forward, taking us from ankle-deep dominance we can sort of manage and control to knee-deep dominance. Kingdom Dominion will sweep us off our feet by the Power of His Spirit, but the path to get there goes right through today's hardest test!
Father, Give them every place on which their feet shall tread today. Establish your Kingdom as your people prevail over every skirmish and demonic confrontation today. We thank you, Jesus, for Your Word, Your Will and Your Way Today!
Then He opened their minds to understand the scriptures. Lu.24v.45 - Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. Hab 2v.2
There is a present allure to plain and simple truth that is so appealing and so restful. The simplicity of the Gospel is unchanged by our turbulent, topsy-turvy time. Though the world has a little crooked twist that is twisting more perversely everyday, our assignment as believers is to iron out confusion and deception that blind the eyes of the lost.
Making the truth plain wins souls and also enhances those of us who minister that truth. The simplicity of pure revelation and a pure anointing adds holy virtue both to the one on the receiving end, as well as to the one running with the message. Making Jesus (Who is the Truth) plain is a manifestation of the Spirit and that simply blesses the world, changing the very chemistry and atmosphere of this earth realm.
One mighty man of God shared how he'd go out in the backyard and sit under a tree in the early morning with a blanket wrapped around him. He would sit and think about how much God loved him. One thing I know God did for this great minister was to give him an ability to make that Love known in a simple and irresistible way. He truly knew how to make it plain.
Father, my determined purpose is to know you. Help me to make You plain, You true, You proven and You irresistible to the people around me. Jesus, I love you.
but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail...Luke 22 v.32
As I lifted the plastic bags with the bleach and bottles in one hand, I reached for the other heavy grocery bags on the other arm, a spasm ran up my back and I crumpled like a dishrag. The muscle failed. I cried out to Jesus for help and began to repent for not exercising, getting in a hurry and not bringing the grocery cart.
So like Jesus told Peter to do, after my repentance ( which is the meaning of "turn" in Luke 22v.32b), I want to strengthen you, my sisters and brothers in Christ, so your faith will not fail today. As the day, so shall your strength be. As you daily exercise faith to just believe God and just obey Him, your muscles will hold you in place like a girdle. You will lift heavy burdens as you are anointed by the leading of His Spirit and not by the flimsy notions of your flesh (like me this morning!). When once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers! (Luke 22 v.32)
Because you disheartened the righteous with your lies, when I had brought them no grief... Ezk. 13v.22; Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing. 1 Thess. 5v.11
Taking the heart of courage out of God's righteous people is a crime in God's book. When we withhold a compliment to keep Lucy from getting the big head, or we nix singing out a cheery greeting to keep from looking silly, we have subtracted the life-building chemical of encouragement from a moment of time on earth. The hole left by our silent refusal to bless will be blank and dark. The devil has every legal right to jump in and plunder it.
I am not saying we have to go around flattering each other with gooey lies all day! The truth will work fine, if the purpose in our hearts is to build each other up. Part of the benefit of assembling ourselves together as believers is repair the breach of missing love and to restore what the world has torn down and torn away even from the righteous.
Perhaps you are from a loving family that simply wasn't in the habit of giving encouragement. You might have to work at developing this gift. It will take caring about people. (I know you already do care.) It will take expending some energy to speak and to connect with them. The Holy Spirit will help you. Don't worry about sounding stiff or feeling insincere as you practice, most people are ready to receive the strength your sincere words will bring. Whatever your future or present ministry calling may be, our building up of one another is part of every believer's ministry. Put courage in the heart of the righteous today!
"Going to the top" is the meaning of the Greek word "acrobatos" that is the origin of our word, acrobat. Do you ever feel like you're an acrobat walking on a tightrope? Live strong. Believe. Family. Work. Church. Health. When I begin to feel overwhelmed in the circus around me, I remember I'm not the clown, not the Fat Lady and not about to go down. No! I'm the acrobat. I am going to the top.
Father, I thank You that underneath each one reading this are Your Everlasting Arms. There are angels at their side as they walk this tightrope of faith today. Your children are athletic in the Spirit, sure-footed and certain as they step into Today. Walking in the good works You have prepared for them!
Open the shower door and step in under the Fountain of Life. Take a "light" bath in the Bright White Light of His Love. Worry leaves a sticky residue that this treatment alone can burn away. As a child with skin problems they put me under a sheet and turned a bright light on me. I was always a little afraid under there, but I could hear my mother's voice talking to the nurse. (Just don't give me a shot!)
This morning in prayer I put several people under the Fountain of Life. Though His love is deeper and higher than we can know, we have to know how to deliberately apply the healing virtue streaming out of Jesus, our Fountain. I see Uncle James breathing easy, lungs expanded, no cough. Love pours into him. I speak- Father, his life-breath is in Your hands. I stay there a while, believing. Then Lizzie and Joe's house payment gets under that same streaming spout. Than I hold myself under there - turning right or left a little so that every "sore" spot of fear and the dirt of sin gets washed away, away from me.
Father, Wash me with Your Life today and I shall be clean. Sorrow and sighing shall flee away as You bathe me with Your Light. Thank you for skin like a child's, faith like a child's- fresh today for me to give away.
For a righteous man falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked are overthrown by calamity. Prov. 24v.16
When I fall and miss the mark, it is usually from a lack of trust. Why did I say that cutting remark? Or eat junk after vowing not to? But the same God that I did not trust going down, is the only One I can trust to raise me up. Coming back after sinning deliberately or from an attack of the enemy usually requires more trust than we had before the adverse events took place. What I am noticing about this new season is that God is expecting me to get up from falls faster and to get my faith on track with no lagging. For me it is not too early in the year to talk about Comebacks.
To comeback means to regain former eminence. High place, elevation or hill. Elevated rank, station or repute. Catholic cardinals are referred to as " Your Eminence." We want Jesus Himself to regain His Eminence in our hearts and minds when we fall. If we can see Jesus First, Jesus Foremost, then we can be like Him and rise. When our eyes are cast down on our mess & our screw-up, then we make His Word of Promise null and void of power.
What did you do wrong? Whatever it was, you sinned against the Lord. Repent and rise! Repentance has a "rise" in it- like self-rising flour. Blood-bought repentance has such power to lift! We should be jumping back into the ring after going down. Behold, Jesus has given you authority over all the power of the enemy to hold you in self-pity or to make you punish yourself after He has forgiven you. 2010 is a year to use your Comeback Authority to fight for victory!
I join my faith with yours today in praying for the people of Haiti. For heaven moving on their behalf now, for Miraculous Rescues for the entire nation, for the Gospel to invade & saturate that land and for revival to burst forth with everything pertaining to life, life, life and godliness in abundance now!
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. Isa 55 v.8-9
The thoughts of God are like a foreign country I have fallen in love with and want to visit often. Separate and sovereign, it is different from my hometown of Houston, Texas. God's thoughts are a vast territory under the government of His Spirit with laws, systems and an economy of its own.
This morning I got to visit that place that I love and to sightsee a new spot: Directing Thought-Traffic Towards Souls. "Lee, when the cashier asks you to buy something else- would you like tater tots to go with that, or do you want the shower gel that goes with this, you ask them if they want Me." The Master was showing me how to enter the marketplace of souls and buy life for them.The Fisher of Men was teaching me. It might not sound like much to you, but this was a high thought from God's land given to me.
Father, give us your high thoughts today. We will buy souls with the gold and with the anointing you have given us. Do you want some everlasting life to go with that salad?
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. Ps.34v.3
Making Jesus visible to the world is not a solo act. Thank God for that song you have, that prayer and that praise you give all by yourself. But it is going to take you and me exalting Him together to increase the apparent size of our God for this hell-bent society of ours.
"O magnify the Lord with me" - Magnification means to increase the apparent size and and to make visible. Jesus said, If I be lifted up, I will draw all men, His uplifting brings His increasing. The bigger He is, the easier it is not to miss Him. The bigger He is, the more people can see Him at one time. Like Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade giant balloons, exalting Jesus will make His salvation easier to see and easier to recognize by lost, dying, sighing humanity.
"O magnify the Lord with me" - We need be more together than ever before and there needs to be more of us together than ever before. While that wise saying, the Church is not into the Book of Numbers but into the Book of Acts is true, we also know that numbers are important. Force is measured and the power of influence is weighed like gold in our marketplaces.
So where do you get with me in making God bigger? First get with a church home.The Bible tells us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together. Quit putting it off. Then start making a friend in church. Get in relationships where there is the cement of love holding the "with" part snug and tight with "together". From this righteous and holy foundation, together we will give birth to miracles, missions, and ministries. Making Jesus bigger and lifting Him so the world can see. O magnify The Lord with me!
Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit (that stops bearing) He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit. John 15 v.2
The meaning of the word "decide" is to cut off. A decision is surgical, tactical and sometimes hard-to-make. How do we find the will of the Lord as we face decisions the New Year is requiring of us? Does the more excellent way seem hidden in a forest for now? Is the mountain of issues trying to block God's "which-way-now?" signal from getting through?
Well, in our Bible verse today in John 15 we read how Jesus makes decisions. He decides with gusto! He is trimming, taking and pruning. He is whistling while chopping off the old and forcing change to come forth. He is expectant about the expansion and growth from all that new, rich fruit to come out of us. He is canning our peaches while we are crying about the job shift, doors closing or unexpected responsibilities.
Father, anoint each one of Your children reading this to decide like You decide. Make their decisions sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line between what is of You and what needs to go. Bless their decisions to bear rich and more excellent fruit!
And the Lord said to Joshua, "Set an ambush for the city behind it... Jos. 8 v.2
"Set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes."Jeremiah 51v.12
"Ambush" is the word I am hearing for you this morning as the Lord highlights your health and the enemy's assaults against it. When the devil sends a scouting party into your body's territory, do not be like me. I'll ignore it. A twinge of this, an ache where there has never been before should elicit an immediate war cry: NO WAY, devil!!
Making time for a daily application of healing scriptures is a good way of keeping the Word of God continuously working in you. (It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Phil 2.13) Your healing is His good pleasure. He said that He would above all that you be in health. (3 John v.2) But in addition to that good base for our operations of faith, we should be vigilant and watchful against the enemy's sneaky incursions. The daily confessions of the healing scriptures prepare the back part of our ambush and the fierce spring-action of your sudden response hit that dude right in the kisser!
The men in the ambush rose quickly from their position and rushed forward. They entered the city and captured it and quickly set it on fire. Jos. 8v. 19
Can you stop a speeding train? How about stopping a tickling in your throat, or a burning in the stomach as you open the December cell phone bill? Hit it before it overtakes you. Ambush for divine health today!
We know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 1 John v.2-3
Have you ever had your hope fixed on a family member or friend and they let you down? Your expectation of a desired end (which is the meaning of "hope") ended up in disappointment or loss of trust. By His Spirit we forgive them and cleanse the hurt from our heart. Oh, but when we fix our hope on Jesus! Today's verse is declaring more than just the fact that we can trust The Savior to be forever faithful to His Word of Promise. 1 John 3v.3 is also telling us that we can be transformed by fixing our hope on the Lord.
The change or transformation hope brings cleanses us and makes us pure- without spot or blemish. Coming home everyday from work, waking up and heading out to the frontlines, we need the soul-cleansing purity that hope in Jesus provides. "Pure" means healthy- free of diseases, bugs, ailments circulating in the air and in the media's airwaves. "Pure"-means guiltless and unfettered by sin. You will escape the entanglements that this little lie or that little jab at a co-worker can instigate. "Pure" means you don't look muddy or cloudy and people can see Jesus when they look at you today.
Father, I fix my hope on You today. Cleanse me and I shall be clean. Purify me with hyssop and with hope.
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. Rom. 12v.1
Worshipping and serving God with our bodies, soul and spirit is just the smart thing to do. That kind of dedication is described as "rational and intelligent" in the Amplified Bible. Is it reasonable to worship God for your healing when you're hurting? Is it logical to praise Him for financial breakthrough when the bank says you're a day away from losing your home? This sounds irrational and unintelligent to the world and even believers can find this "reasonable service" a tough challenge.
This verse begs us to please God in physical, natural, deliberate and spiritual ways of worship. It is urging you to give your total being and your total body in the service of worship. Do you think that could mean a sashay or a shuffle? I've found that breaking free from the dominion of the world's thinking means making a move. What is holding us back? Even the lover in the Song of Solomon said:
But I am weary from a day in the vineyard, I had already sought my rest I had put off my garment- how could I again put it on? I had washed my feet- how could I again soil them? 5v.3
Sometimes we're too lazy to love Him. Sometimes we're too beat up. But moving just one step towards Him in worship brings change and sweet victory.
Father, You don't have to beg me to worship you. I present myself - a holy, living sacrifice today.
Then I was the craftsman at his side, I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. Prov.8v.30-31
The craftsman working alongside the master plumber or master carpenter gets close to the best. He can look over the Master's shoulders at the blueprint and can daily be a part of the Master Plan. When I would interpret at churches or hospitals, the doctor or the minister helping the foreign patient would say, "Get close, Lee."
What is your part in the Master Plan today? Get close! What amazes me as I read this verse is that getting close is not about making it easy for us to see what is wrong. (What is wrong with the Master's Plan, the Master's Pastor, the Master's People or wrong even with me!) Get close to become a better critic? No, the Master Builder of the universe is sharing a secret. He says, " Get close and you will rejoice in My whole world and delight in mankind."
Father, I want to get close to you today. Master, I see it Your Way. Rabboni, I like it Your Way. I follow in Your footsteps. I get close and I rejoice in your whole world. I delight in mankind.
And they fell heir to what others had toiled for - Ps.105 v.44
Falling heir takes no effort on your part. You could be asleep or out-of-town when it happens. Princess Elizabeth was in Kenya when she became Queen of England. We know that we have legal claims as Christians and as Abraham's seed to God's "someday" promises, but when does "someday" become "today" in our hearts of faith? When do we get it that we've already got that crown of heirship?
And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, & heirs according to the promise. Gal. 3v.29
Falling heir to a revelation of God's great love will bring you into ownership today. Do you own your own peace? Or are you renting somebody else's? Do you have to get someone else on the phone for your assurance to be blessed and your confidence fortified? The Lord says that as high are the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him. (I know you fear Him, tell Him so.)
Focus on His love being high enough to cover every doubt, cover every deadline. The pressure of His great love is greater than the pressure you might be feeling right now. (His love is greater than the pressure of "what is the world coming to?") Think about His love. Fall back into the Everlasting Arms that are ever underneath you. Close your eyes and fall heir to Love's Promises this very minute. Then rise up and go, wearing your crown!
And formed us into a kingdom (a royal race), priests to His God and Father...Rev. 1v.6
...reign as kings in life through the one Man, Jesus Christ... Rom.5v.17
You were born again to rule & reign in life and to minister to the Lord. 2010 is your place of rulership, dominion and priestly service to the King of Kings. You might need to take a big calendar and jump up & down on each month's page. Commission and command January-February-March-etc. to serve the Kingdom of God in you. Or you might choose to sit and pray in the Spirit over each month. Or sing in the Spirit over each month. Shouting and rejoicing are also effective shortcuts to reminding your mind and body that the Holy Ghost has pinned that deputy's star on your chest. You're in charge. Don't just nap on New Year's Day! Decree and declare! Despatch angels! If you're breathing, you have a red carpet of Purpose rolling out in 12 months for your holy feet.
Like a good restaurant that serves proven favorites but also adds new dishes, get a new dish to set before the King in worship. We were all born again to be ministers not only for God, but also to God. Let Love move you to bend, spin, or hop like a kangaroo. God had a King who danced like that for Him in front of a nation and a despising wife! You can do it in private - for now anyway.
Happy New Year! A special Word for 2010 is also on the website for you all month. I love you guys!
January 1, 2010
LEE'S WORD FOR TODAY 1/6/17
SEPARATE FROM PAST BAGGAGE, DIVORCE OLD SIN, MARRY NEW FUTURE IN CHRIST!
Lee's Word for Today 1/6/17
from past baggage
NEW FUTURE IN CHRIST!
And Lot also, which went with Abraham, had flocks and herds and tents. And the land was not able to bear them, for their substance was great...And Abraham said,
"Lot, separate thyself, I pray thee, from me." Genesis 13v.5; ...forgetting what lies behind, straining for what lies ahead. Phil.3v.13
You can't take it with you. "It" means your (unfruitful) way of thinking, your old " it ain't working" way of working. Abraham's nephew was a dear relative, they had so much in common, so many sweet or tough memories shared. How long before we get God saying, "Separate from your old way. There is a new way."
As always with God, you must obey the first step (separate, leave the baggage, drop it,) before the land under your foot's path for the 2nd step appears.
And the Lord said unto to Abraham AFTER that Lot was separated from him:
Lift up now thine eyes from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward. For all the land that thou seetst, to thee will I give it...v.14-17
FATHER: Show me Your new way today! I PRESS TOWARD THE PRIZE!
Love you guys more than you know,
Will you keep silent at this time, Queen Esther? Now that you have prevailed before the King and your petition for deliverance for you and your nation from the evil Haman Hillary, will you decree, reign and use your authority? Not many days hence, about 30, the inauguration of the President God chose and we died for (died to pizza and blueberry pancakes, died to distractions to cry out, some died to fear of voting Republican for the 1st time!)) will be inaugurated.
Though the media is attempting to spread dishonor and rebellion,your intercession for FULL MORDECAI HONOR will crown the event and will also REAP HONOR for you. The honor you intercede for in these 30 days to January 21 is the degree of honor that will (or won't) come to you in the New Year. God is teaching us to reign in this extraordinary season, this amazing Last Days Age. Can you honor a husband if God gave you one, a boss, a mother-in-law, can you honor the Office of the President or the Plan of God? Skimping on honor at this time, will skimp on the Glory of God!
When God's choice is fully honored, - as Mordecai was - God's reward is FULLY given! God gave the people of the nation light ( a new dawn of hope) and gladness and joy and honor.The enemies of the Kingdom were destroyed. Esther 8v.16 Victory is indeed sweet!
....And the king said to Haman/Hillary, what shall be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?...Haman answered... Let royal apparel be brought which the king has worn(NOTE: THE ANOINTING)
And the horse which the king has ridden
(NOTE: same as David's instructions for Solomon's inaugurations for David's mule to be ridden)and a royal crown be set upon his head.
Let the apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes. Let him array the man (NOTE: divine order- Mordecai was not putting king's robe on himself- but nobility and established order robing him) whom the king delights to honor and conduct him on horseback through the open square of the city(NOTE: We need to pray for the city- the sea of people to OPEN to Trump and not resist him whom Our king has appointed.)Esther 6v.6-9
The King's instructions in Esther 6v.10 Do so to Mordecai the Jew (Make it happen).
Leave out nothing that you have spoken. (Don't mess this up.)
We need a full Mordecai inauguration. Esther (the church) has prevailed before the King.We won. We Arise, We Shine for Our light has come!