Let God arise (through you) and let His enemies be scattered as you come to your feet and rise to your full stature. Imagine a little bully trash-talking a man seated in a sports car. When the seated man pulls his whole 6'4", 250 lb. frame out of the car, the talking ceases and the bully runs off. Does the devil know who he is messing with? Do you know who you are and what you are carrying?
Under the whole armor of the Lord that is your covering, keep bathing yourself with the washing of the water of the Word and keep your prophecies and words of encouragement close. I cannot arise if I allow negative words or viewpoints to influence me. You may have some dear friends who are by nature critical. Limit your contact with them to times when God anoints you to minister to them. Don't give them access when you are fighting to rise and shine. The negative neighborhood where they live is too close to the enemy's bastions of discouragement, depression and defeat. Join yourself to strong word-of-faith chariots that are also ascending and full of light.
Father, Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path today!
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ 1v.6
These exceptionally crisp, fresh and cool Houston mornings are speaking better things (Heb. 12 v.24) and telling of the glory of God (Ps. 19). As we enjoy the weather from our deck or a high-rise window, we marvel at His handiwork in weaving our lives and this universe to show forth the glory of Him. I love it that He works His work and He doesn't drop a stitch in fulfilling my destiny no matter how wayward, stubborn, weary or momentarily confused I may be. His invitation to us is always: Come up higher! (Rev. 4v.1)
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isa. 57v.15
Our Father is always reaching down to us and reaching out to us. He is a Lifter and a Dreammaker, even using a cool morning breeze to restore hope and woo us back. Go low - the low road of humility- to hit the heights with Him!
Father, I know there is a better way. I am sorry for missing the mark. Beam me up!
No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper...Isa. 54v17
Focus on the Light of God prospering "in the thing whereto He sent it." Deliberately see that Light invading the realms of the rulers of darkness in this world. With your eyes of faith, see it undoing the works of spiritual wickedness in high places. Because we so often are God's choice weapon of invasion and we need a Light-Boost, see His Light invading every part of your body, bringing health and clarity. I am certain you know people who need God's Healing Light to invade every cell, every fiber of their being. Focus on them now. The Light of God is invading, overtaking, re-writing DNA as we send the Word to keep seeking and saving that which is lost.
There is no Light without Jesus. He is the Light of the World. Make sure that what you are receiving into your body and your spirit is coming from Him and not from a demonic recipe for health that is suddenly popular and fashionable. Yoga is a form of worship of other gods- demons in other words. Homeopathic concoctions were received by a British man through trances. My church in England strongly warned us against these things. We can even make eating organic an idol as we seek the Light of Health. Pray, ask the Holy Spirit and heavily apply the Blood of Jesus before you open a gateway to the wrong spirits.
Awake, awake, put on strength... thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; Break forth into joy, sing together. Isa. 51-52
This is your "Awake and Sing" week! God is taking the cup of trembling out of your hand and putting it into the once-tough hand of those issues oppressing " over your dead body." Be a singing watchman on the wall at all costs this week. The devil is trying to re-establish his dominion over the wee hours of the night. Get up, watchman and sing. Don't let the devil steal the song this week.
Saturday we went to a beautiful wedding of a gospel-singing family and I was especially looking forward to the music. Well, none of the known and highly-anointed members sang. We left before the reception where they all sang. Having missed that, we decided to go to the family church the next morning where we were sure they would all be together singing. But they all stayed home to rest, so we had to listen to the B-team choir. What were they singing you might ask? Arise! And sing and pray!
Father, Lord of Hosts, Where is the fury of the oppressor? We won't die in the pit and our bread won't fail. You're turning our desert into a garden for You.
Commanded victories, deliverances and blessings be yours this week!
Behold, I will do a new thing:now it shall spring forth...Isa. 43v.18
The word "exuberant" came as I prayed this morning. It means "luxuriant growth, plentiful, abundant." I never knew it was about rich growth and not just enthusiastic feelings. "Start something" is the instruction I heard for you and I tried to put the two "words" together in order to gain more understanding. Many of you have ministry dreams or business dreams ( that overlap), but you have not been able to move it forward. Heaven is helping with this "spring forth" time. Exuberance is in the air- even the power of the prince of the air cannot prevent you from inhaling the hope. Start something with faith for it to grow luxuriantly. Love has to be in the foundation. (Love brings a better return for your labor than mere ambition or greed can bring!) But expect big and abundant. Barren is not our holy destiny. Barren should send us back to the drawing board- what I am doing wrong? How did I lose sight of my exuberant start?
Father, You are my Alpha and Omega- my luxuriant Finish, my exuberant start!
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think...Eph.3v.20
God's ability was the subject of my morning meditation. I was thinking about Him being "able to do." Like lifting your eyes from a page of small print to look out into the distance through an open window, it was relaxing to put my small mind into the vastness of His ability. All my problems fit in there - and disappeared! His light swallowed up all the darkness.
For any religious-spirit putting a brake on the exchange of His limitless ability for our inability, remember Jesus' words to the leper in Matt.8 and be reassured that He is not only able, but also willing.
Deliver us from evil... Matt.6v.13;... you are strong, & the word of God abides in you & you have overcome the evil one. 1 John 2v.14
NO, it is not just you. Evil manifestations are increasing. Little demons flashing into your peripheral vision when you turn your head, that sense of a evil presence in dreams or as you look out in your backyard late at night or pre-dawn and you just know something is not quite right... Hey, even when you don't understand it, PRAY! Take authority over that funny-looking cat or bird that is starting to intrude on your daily walk.
As we near Halloween and we near the end of the Age, we can expect this increase and we need to be prepared. The Holy Spirit may be allowing you to see more into the spirit world so that you will pray against the onslaught of evil wherever it is manifesting around you. Your intercession trigger should be ready and "on" all the time. Don't be afraid. Remember Lester Sumrall commanding demons that moved his bed (with him in it) to git - but move his bed back first! You are the salt- preventing the rotting decimation satan wants to bring to this world in which we live.
For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay & ruin & destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Gal.6v.8
Sowing with faith is the first step to reaping. Do you believe that the seed of the Word, the seed of a kind deed done, the seed of your Bible-reading and quiet time, the seed of you doing more on the job that you are paid to do, the seed of your life poured out in service to God and to your family will yield glory to God?
Let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season, we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. v.9
Your faith to see the seed of your life produce more life NOW will sustain you in the days of adversity and in the days of tiredness. Sow with an expectation of reaping. That is part of the package that God made for you. When He set his rainbow in the sky and covenanted with us about the sun coming up while the earth lasts, He ordained that you should reap from seed sown. (Gen. 8v.22) There is a built-in prosperity principle in God's earth that He does not want you to miss out on. Once you get that in your heart, then believing that God's Spirit is the power making your seed yield a harvest is not so hard. I hope. I know!
Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong...Isa 35 v.4
Praying for your week as I write this. The holy highway in Isaiah 35 is meant to "whoosh you" along. There is protection and a greasing of the skids by a Holy Ghost anointing if we go His way. Holiness also lifts you above the fray. If a man's ways please the Lord, He will cause His enemies to be at peace with him. Our position in Him will dissolve some trouble and that same position will arm us for any necessary hand-to-hand combat. Don't let fear keep you from fighting for right!
Be strong this week. The joy of the Lord is your strength. I have heard the word "joy" over and over this weekend, this morning, this month. Yesterday My pastor told us to read the Beatitudes from the Amplified Bible every morning, so we are saying we're happy day after day. Two weeks ago God had had me saying "I'm so happy" every time I thought of an injustice that was irking the daylights out of me. So I was saying it all day. Now my Pastor is telling me to say it. Keep saying it. It is True.
PRAYER FOR THIS WEEK:
God of the Breakthrough: You are breaking me through the glass ceiling limiting my life. Joy unspeakable and full of glory!
The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he shall deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. 1 Sam. 17v.37
David and Goliath is becoming our daily battle as more confrontations occur between darkness and light. Where did the sweet little "Mayberry" towns and the gentle village life go? No need to waste time pining over that! As things heat up in the world, as people fail to do what they promised or what you paid for, we will take the lion by the beard and rescue the sheep from its jaws. More fighting ahead, but also - as David showed us when he asked twice about the rewards program for doing all these supernatural feats - more of the King's rewards are coming in this life.
How can your stone sink into the Giant's forehead with one shot? It will have to be divinely-directed and only time with God can open our ears to such razor-sharp accuracy. Our arms have to be strong. As Psalm 18 and Prov 31 both tell us. You can't throw it like a girl anymore! Remember when Dodie Osteen was asked to throw out the first Astros pitch? Her sons said to her, "Mother, you can't get out there and throw like a girl." They practiced with her to get that arm going. When my elderly mom saw Dodie's pitch on TV, she said, "They should be paying Dodie. Look at that!"
Father, This day deliver Goliath into our hands. We will smite him and take his head off & take all our rewards in Jesus' name!
For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat...Isa.25v.4
Do you know the priceless value of your prayers? Any idea of the power of your cries to the Father on behalf of the poor, the needy, the refugee from life's worst storms? Sometimes we devalue the passing prayer for the stranger or the heartfelt, momentary intercession for the man digging out of a garbage can as we pass in our car. We will see some of them in Eternity: God will remember them because you did!
Yesterday I had a translation call for a young Italian woman in a Virginia pre-natal clinic. I was on the phone for an hour. God opened a window of opportunity for her to have her own personal intercessor - me! I also got to minister with Jesus- He sitteth at the right hand of the Father ever making intercession for us. On the surface it was all business, but underneath the sound of the natural voices, my spirit was asking for her to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. I will get a paycheck for all my words yesterday. Heaven will issue one to you, too, for every whispered prayer for people you will only meet in Glory!
I went because it was specially & divinely revealed to me that I should go...Gal 2v.2 AMP
Is your today's to-do list divinely-driven? In this time of pressure, even minor errands and tasks need to be run through the Blood! Our Security Scanner! If God is leading us, then we will have expectation as we go where He is sending us today. Then we will have an hope for an expected end. That is faith. We walk by faith today and not by sight.
And Mary said to the angel, "How can this be?" Luke 1v.35
How can this great promise from God "be" in your life? How can more of God invade your daily life? Well, the Holy Ghost will come upon you- just as Gabriel said in reponse to Mary's query. I was reminded by someone this morning that our asking, seeking and knocking (in the Spirit and in the natural) breaks us through the passageway to increase.
Like you, I have a list of things I am asking, seeking and knocking for. But I also want my hunger for God increased and my willingness to ask for Him, seek for Him and knock at the door of my busy life for more room for Him. How can this be?, my tired flesh asks if I want to pray more at night, or if I want to pray more in the morning. (The flesh has a one-note song: Mi-Mi-Mi-Mii!)
Father, I thank you for new strength to persist. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it shall be opened. Luke 11 v.10
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. Isa. 12v.3
Every time we make God our strength and our song, He becomes our salvation. He saved us once and for all at the Cross of Calvary by His death and atonement for our sins. But everyone alive needs to know that Our Saviour is an ever-present help - very ready - to rescue and answer our cry day or night. (Master, I'm perishing figuring out this computer problem or this relationship problem - Help!!).
Our verse today is telling all that salvation is not an experience that you store away; it should be close at hand and actively present in our lives today. We can and should pull, grab and draw from it like well.The joy in our withdrawal comes from our faith in the attentive ears of the Master and His ready hand to lift us. We also have a more- than- FDIC assurance that there is enough money in His Well to supply all our need. Drawing from the well of salavation is another way of Seeking Him. Seeking God is a form of worship and worship produces joy.
Father, This week I will trust and not be afraid; for you are my strength and my song. This week and always You have become salvation for me.
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel, only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. Isa. 4v.1
This issue facing our single ladies in the Body of Christ moves us to tears of compassion, as Nehemiah was moved to weep, mourn and take action about the plight of his brethren. Jesus Our Banner speaks through Romans 15 v. 3 as to what we should do in response to our sisters, our daughters, our friends:
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. You may be stronger than me in another area, bear me up there with your faith- don't beat me down. Tomorrow morning we'll be praying at Mabee Theater on the HBU campus for the restoration of faith to marry God's Holy and Supernatural Way.
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to his edification. To "edify" means to build, and we are building the future for our society through these soon-to-emerge marriages and families! When righteousness prevails, we all benefit. Like the wall Nehemiah labored to re-build around the city of Jerusalem, marriage is a God-designed wall to protect the way to our best life now.
For even Christ did not please Himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell upon Me. Aren't you glad Jesus took the shame and reproach of being unmarried! Saturday we will enforce that deliverance done at the Cross. We will use our authority as believers to marshal forces and move mountains for His will to be done in your life.
My dear friend Elsa is coming to lead singles into the EASE of sealing the deal of the Promise. My Lovely friend Clara will be there to clear the airways for take-off. Our Beth will certify that He has chosen you and Claudia carries the House Wine around so no one is left out of wedding party! We are there tomorrow to serve you and your destiny!
I have remembrance of you in my prayers. Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy. 2Tim.1v.4
Our scripture today is Paul writing to his spiritual son, Timothy. But the zeal that God has moved me to write about today is all His! His unrelenting passion and His burning desire for you, for your interests, for your best to come forth. The most important thing I can say about the fire and the cry for you from God's very Heart is give it away! Let there be a demonstration of its power as you show zeal for someone else's righteous cause, for another person's heart-longing or desperate need. Well, Lee, what can I do? Pray! Give! What do you have in your hand! What do you have in your heart?
Though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;but if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword. Isa. 1v.18-20
We are praying for Christian Singles who want to marry this Saturday and we are taking aim against hindrances that have plagued a generation. Individuals suffer when the entire society is sick; but healing starts in one heart at a time. Sin is the cause and our world's rejection of God is the root of the fatherlessness, lawlessness and rampant divorce. Can one righteous woman attain the fulness of God's plan for her life in the midst of a world out-of-balance?
Smith Wigglesworth said that God will pass over a million people to get to the one person who has faith! Are you willing to just believe? Are you obeying God? Then you will eat the good of the land. Earth's best will have to surrender to you. Two are better than one. There is a reward for the labor of two. Come, join with us in prayer to rebuke the sword of the devourer of destiny for a generation of women. For the birth of holy, righteous end-time families. The best is yet to come!
Run in such a way that you may win. 1 Cor 9.24; Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ... 2 Cor 2v.14
This morning I saw you stretching at the tape. You were doing whatever was necessary to get you over to victorious possession of the prize. You had the inner fortitude to keep striding at the finish and to stretch your neck out and extend yourself past the opposition to take all! I knew it was God, but when I opened my Bible to read my confirmation- surprise! It was all about worship; delirious, love-besotted worship. What is God saying? That worship gives you the strength to stretch at the tape for Victory. That the stretch to draw near to kiss- "Oh, Just let me get to Him" - will get us over to everything desired. More than Conquerors; more than conquest.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth. Draw me after you let us run together. Song of Solomon 1v.1
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers (do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith.) For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness? 2 Cor.6 v.14 AMP
This morning I saw how mismated alliances make us lose our footing. Thrown off balance, we cannot put our foot on the enemy's neck. Mismated alliances not only mean marriages, but also other types of partnerships or friendships that influence us to be inconsistent with our faith. What do you believe? That His Word is forever settled and It will not fail? Then when your job or your church teams you up with those of "no faith", let the strength of your faith lift them. Which could mean wearing your Faith t-shirt, meaning let it show- let it be known that God has given you secrets for the success of the team project. Or you may have to covertly address the imbalance of your unequal yoking. How? By prayer, by asking God for their souls, by fasting. As you accelerate God's purpose in putting you together with these people, His purpose will exalt you out of that yoke. Remember Joseph's exaltation from the prison to the palace!
Father, Like Paul (Acts 27 v.24 & 34), I ask for all these on the ship with me. I lift them up to you, and I know You are raising me higher, too!
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. 45 v.1
The Hebrew word for "ready" comes from root words that mean to be liquid or to flow easily. Is Jesus flowing easily from your lips? Are your words made liquid when you begin to speak to others? Well, to be honest, sometimes I am not ready. I get so busy tend tending the garden, I lose my focus on the Gardener!
Ps. 119 waters me and I used to use it as a daily watermark in my life. I would read it every day. Thirty verses or so three times a day. It would break off the clods of dirt from wrangling with utility company over the wrong bill again, fire-dancing with the red ants or running over my own toe with the wheelchair- you know! It is not about what is coming at me in the storms of life but what is coming out of me- liquid gold, flowing easily, ready vessel for the Master's use!
Excellent means of outstanding value, merit or virtue. It also means select, superior, prime, valuable and fine. Just as Prov. 31 asks for the location of the excellent woman, we ask who can find an excellent plumber, Customer Svc Rep, Sunday school teacher, yard man or home builder these days? As the world around us fails and falters, our aim should be to hit the mark in excellence for the kingdom of God. Excellence is part of our born-again nature. This is not just a crazy pursuit for fanatics or perfectionists. Like Esther demonstrated, God's excellent greatness looks good on us, and it can turn the heart of heathen kings. World-changing!
Excellency is also a title of honor for certain officials such as ambassadors and governors. I Cor 5v.20 says that we are now ambassadors for Christ. So excellence is both our nature and our kingdom job description. If everything you put your hand to will flourish, excellence must be an ingredient for that prosperous flow to come forth from every project you undertake. Your Excellency!
Father, You chose to make us kings and priests. Forgive me for the shoddy, half-hearted efforts my excellent self has allowed. Give me a golden touch to take people from the trash can to the throne.
September 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!