But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good; 1 Cor 12v.7 ...desire earnestly spiritual gifts. 1 Cor.14v.1
You are gifted. And your gift is for the good of all. There are nine spiritual gifts outlined in 1 Corinthians 12 that we are all meant to flow in; but your gifting is strongest in a certain one or two of them. Do you know what your gifting is? Are you using it?
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you...take pains with these things;be absorbed in them, so that your progress may be evident to all. 1 Timothy Chap. 4v.14
Is your gift like the colt tied up? Set your gift free! The Master has need of it!
For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even be too narrow...Isa 49v.19 (KJV); But God says: Even if a giant grips the plunder and a tyrant holds my people prisoner, I'm the one who's on your side, defending your cause, saving your children. Isa. 49v.25 The Message
You have made your fantasy about your future too small! The vision you have for your children is not big enough! Isn't it like God to speak BIG Words to us in the tough times? The training wheels are off our bikes now, boys and girls. You can go fast and far, now that you are past the fear of falling. God gave me Isaiah 49 as my call to ministry one snowy January in Virginia. The US gov was a day away from sending me to work in Rome. There was a last-minute security hassle that I knew was their sneaky ploy and God's holy test. Because of the secrecy, I could not call or tell anyone about the problem. I fasted and prayed and got my hair done. (What's a woman to do?)
Anyway, in the midst of all that, God spoke to me about a ministry that I could not even imagine. Hear His heart for the picture on the other side of the pain you might be feeling today: DOMINION is your destiny as a child of the King!
Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it may not destroy the fruits of the ground (NAS); neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time in the field. AMP Malachi 3v.11
When I think of all the money I have wasted! Tithing - giving ten percent of your income to your home church - is your best protection against that kind of waste. In God's promise to "rebuke the devourer," there is God's power to to defeatand to check the devouring. You give the ten, and God Himself will make sure the remaining 90% goes farther and is not swallowed, consumed, engulfed or taken up greedily by someone else's eyes and ears . The tithe buys protection for our hard-earned money and it also buys wisdom.
"Defeat "and "check" are two of the dictionary definitions for the word "rebuke." Hey, He defeats the enemy assaults and also "checks" me if my weaknesses are sabotaging my financial health. In this season the enemy is fighting the Body of Christ viciously. Whatever the primary area he is trying to hit in your life, he will also double it up with an financial attack. Remember The Devourer is Rebuked for your sake!
until the time that his (Joseph's) word came to pass...Ps. 105v.17
Slavery, false accusations, wrongful imprisonment UNTIL Joseph's word came to pass and he was exalted ruler over the circumstances that had held him down, back and under. I am hearing "Joseph" for you today. He humbled himself under the Mighty Hand of God and in due time, God exalted him.
Blessings on your week fresh strength for however long it takes!
This is a good week to lift others as the battle is intensifying around us all! Be a shareholder in another's victory!
For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. 1 Cor. 4v.20; He called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases. Luke 9v.1
Use the power God has given you. Put on it on the line. The power of God will not fail you. Instead of saying, "I will pray for you," why not ask, "Can I pray for you now?" As you pray for your mother-in-law's deeply religious best friend or your boss's son or the receptionist at the Dr's office, more of the power of God is being released into our world. I think our world needs it.
Call it a devil. We shy away from using certain terms; but the world is getting bolder as it falls apart. I spoke to the young manager at a local drug store chain about putting a six-foot tall, full-sized plastic skeleton on the main aisle of the store. I told him it was not about fun, but about death and I asked him to move it to the Halloween aisle. He was very unreceptive, but he said he would move it. By speaking out like I did, I made an entrance for God's power as the young man made his choice. A little more light in my little corner of the world.
Oh, you'll see the king- a beautiful sight. Isa. 33v. 17, The Message
We should know about "turning the heart of the king" to give us favor. There are enough evil kings around that God still turns and uses to bless His people. Keep praying that! But today's verse encourages us to use the force of our faith to beautify a husband, a boss, a courtroom judge or even a Presidential candidate!
Isaiah gives us some requirements before we can see a ruler over some part of our lives transformed.
speak the truth,
avoid evil amusements.
To get up high enough to see the beauty of an imperfect king, we have to ascend the hill of the Lord (PS 24). Get up there to see the king through the Lord's eyes. Getting up to that high hill is our necessary priestly preparation before we "touch" that ruler in prayer and see the change. How do you get up there? Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? He who has clean hands and a pure heart. See the beauty of the king today with your eyes of faith. Soon a holy king will return your gaze with favor!
Those who go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. Ps. 107v.23-23
As you " trust in the Lord with all your heart today" while going to work or doing errands for your family, you will live out our verse of the day from Psalm 107. Your life today is about the busyness of our Father's business in the great waters of people, people, people who need God. Could that one person in the Post Office or even the person who dialed the wrong extension and is talking to you "by mistake" be part of God's Great Plan to use you today? There is also the promise of "seeing wonders" if we have the guts to depend on His power in our encounters today. If I am expecting to see "the works of the Lord," I tend to be more compassionate and patient with people than when my focus is only on getting my "to-do"list done by sundown! Acknowledging Him in all my ways also answers one of my heart-crys- Give me a greater awareness of Your Manifested Presence!
Father: Confirm Your Word with signs and wonders today!
I will bring your offspring from the east...I will say to the north, "Give them up!"...bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth. Isa. 43v.5-6
"Let the issue minister to you." That was God's answer to me about an issue I am facing and seeking His wisdom about. What did He mean? Our verse today gives understanding about our problems ministering to us. In my particular case and I am sure in some of yours, you have sown goods seed of prayer, perhaps finances and certainly time and energy to towards the solution of the problem or question you have presented to God. If you have sown, you will reap. God watches over that seed for us.
FATHER: Let the seed we have sown in faith return our embrace today. Let everything I have done in faith for the solution of this problem MINISTER to me!
...that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Heb.6v.12; Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children. Eph.5v.1
I looked out the window early this morning and saw my neighbor out for her morning walk, stepping jauntily with her umbrella in the rain. "That's me, too," I said and I ran out and did the same - grateful for the inspiration her example gave my flagging flesh. Hebrews Chap. 6 speaks of Jesus as our forerunner. We can be each other's forerunner today as we pursue the best things today. You can make a righteous path for others to follow when it is tough get that flesh going right and strong.
FATHER: Here I go! I follow You, Jesus!
Blessings on your week of diligence for a full victory!
He brought me out of a pit of destruction Ps. 40v.2
For the two years we've lived in this subdivision, I wouldn't even walk on the sidewalk in front of the Pit People's house. I would cross the street, praying for them at a distance. Yesterday the Pit Lady ( one of several entangled families living there) drove up as I was getting Mom out of the car. She had lost her Great Dane puppy. She gave me her name and her number as I talked to her and talked with God at the same time. "Lord, why are you bringing these people to my house? What do you want me to do? They are a mess, and I don't want to get involved." Was this a new prayer assignment? I had enough sense to know it was no coincidence.
As I prayed for them this morning during my quiet time, I thought I heard a puppy outside. Oh no, the neighbors are hiding the puppy! Now what do I do? But once outside, I discovered the Pit Lady's daughter, walking another dog with a 2-year-old shoeless and in a diaper, trailing far behind her. "Keep up with your baby; a car could come," I yelled to her.
Oh yes, The Harvest is coming to my house and to yours as God is seeking the desperate pit-dwellers to join His family. For the Son of Man has come to save that which is lost. (Matt. 17v.11) Prayer, - compassionate and heartfelt intercession - are what He is requiring of us. I pray for you to do better than I did. See your new prayer assignments and rejoice that the people in the pit are being lifted out.
Blessings on your weekend of co-laboring with King Jesus!
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, behold the camels were coming. Gen. 24v.63 KJV
One major prophet has called 2013 the year of the Camels Are Coming and this scripture came to my mind. A single millionaire ( whose mother has just died) sees his fiance arriving in a fleet of Suburbans. His dad has sent the family butler (a picture of our Holy Ghost as Helper) to go and bring her. If that kind of moment is at the heart of the coming year, it sounds like a good year to me.
Certain teaching I have had over the years about this verse focused on the Gifts of the Spirit represented by the fabulous jewelry given to the bride as she traveled to meet Isaac. Believe for the Body of Christ to be bedecked in miracles that we exchange for souls. Other teaching revealed how the bride to accept a diamond nose-ring or heavy gold bracelets that she was not accustomed to. We will carry the glory! The weak parts of our vessel will be strengthened as we put on more and more of Him as we get closer to meeting our Heavenly Bridegroom. So if you are believing to marry, or to shine prosperous and resplendent for Jesus as you reap a great harvest of souls- 2013 is already looking good on you!
This is the day the Lord has made. Ps. 118v.24; And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden will be taken away from off your shoulders and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing. Isa. 10v.27
God is turning the page today. The page of the Book of Your Life where He has written all your tears down and noted your mercies and inscribed your Love words to Him and washed away the grubby fingerprints of your sins.
Rejoice! Deal with any niggling-nagging minor catch-up (make the call and make peace with the ruffled-feather person) and open up to receive major blessings today. Enjoy the change and the forward motion. The anointing destroys yokes all the time, but some days you feel it breaking off! This is one of them - at least that is what I am sensing. I pray it for you!
I will make him a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him. Gen.2v.18 (AMP); But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, He will teach you all things. John 14v.26 (AMP)
"Adaptability" should be part of who we are as Spirit-filled children of God. It means "to make suitable or fit ( as for a new use or for different conditions)". Mom's therapy pool has closed the lockers rooms for remodeling, so we will adapt today by coming home wet or changing in a small, cold space. Has your Pastor retired, your company relocated or road construction shifted your drive home? Hey, you can do this. And the Holy Spirit will also teach you and give you understanding about the process.
Surely He has borne our griefs ( sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains...Isa. 53v.4 (AMP)
Are you in pain today? Apply the Balm of Gilead, take the medicine of the sweet truth of the uncompromised Word of God: Jesus took your pain. I love it that He painstakingly took our pain. The Amplified Bible gives us all the different shades of definition of the pain Jesus took and carried for us on the Cross at Calvary; sickness, weakness, distress. So whether the root cause is emotional, anatomical, environmental, sinful,devilish - Jesus took all of it. When He takes the pain away, it is not just a pacifier or surface cure. When Lazarus came out of the tomb, he was healed of the all the various conglomeration of dis-eases that had caused him to get sick, stay sick, get sicker and die.
I love it ,too, that Jesus cared enough to die for all my pain. Some things you can;t tell others about. But Jesus doesn't want me to hurt anywhere. Pain is not the Boss of my Life today. Jesus is the Boss of my body and my well-being.
Father, Jesus said He is the Life and the Resurrection. He is my life and my resurrection today. I have an abundance of Jesus in every organ and every cell, every bone. Thank you, Lord, for taking the pain and giving me health now!
Blessings on a week of well-being restored and pain gone!
Whither is thy beloved gone? ...My beloved is gone down into his garden...Song of Solomon 6v.1a and 2
A friend shared what she has to do tomorrow- 2 funerals, a baby shower (at her house) and a dinner for her husband's uncle - all in different parts of the city.I was led to say she should submit her daily schedule to her husband for his covering and his direction. His focus could shape her "heart-to-serve" into a bullet or an arrow that would hit God's mark for the day. Without her killing herself or feeling guilty about cutting things out!
Easy for me to say. What are you doing tomorrow? I hope you are coming to our Special Anointing Service for Discipline at HBU's Mabee from 10am to 12 noon! Moreover, I hope that you are administering the service of your life under the guidance of the chiefest of ten thousand.Are you going where "thy beloved" is going? Is the funeral or the baby shower or Anointing Service in the garden where you and Him will meet tomorrow?
FATHER: You and me are dating all day long! We go together!
Blessings on your weekend. Hope to see you tomorrow- Thanks for for praying for me and the meeting.
Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us to peace. 2 Cor.7v.15
I am not talking about marriages. Are we clear on that? But what I am hearing today concerns other relationships where the TIME HAS EXPIRED. If we are in a business relationship or one of friendship with someone who is difficult, strife-filled and peace-devouring, is God's peace calling you to let them go? Of course, I am assuming you have prayed and shown patience, etc. Sometimes it is simply more comfortable to continue losing peace than it is to take a stand and cut someone out of your world. NO, you won't have that regular Friday night phone chat with them. NO, you won't go eat with them after church as they chew the pastor and spit him out! God calling! Get the exit door open!
Is the solution to the problem close, but you can't see it? "What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear..." were the angel's word to a woman outside the covenant who was so close to an Impossible Solution she couldn't see it. With man it is impossible, but with God all things are possible. I pray He opens your eyes today to see His well supplying the solution. You get it!
Blessings on your week of seeing God's answer!
Plan on joining me this Saturday for a special Anointing Service for Discipline, 9/8/12 at HBU's Mabee from 10am to 12 noon.
Love you guys,
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!