But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God...2Cor 4v.7; I pray...that you may know...what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe...Eph. 1v.18-19
One way that God bears us witness with "signs and wonders, miracles and the gifts of the Holy Spirit (Heb.2v.4) is through His surpassing great power released through our Christian friends. We are going to need each other more than ever before in this wacky, but harvest-heavy world. I remember Pastor Osteen speaking of how he and a relative traveling in India took turns praying the devil off each other. You wouldn't have thought this relative carried that kind of power, but a powerful anointing of surpassing great power worked wonders. Let's appreciate our "Tituses" sent to help and lift heavy burdens! Let us magnify the power of God working in them and the miracles among us will increase as God bears witness.
FATHER: Your Power-Treasure in my friend is blessing me today!
Eye has not see, ear has not heard...what God has prepared for those who love Him...promptly obeying Him...1 Cor 2v.9 AMP
Do you promptly respond to His promptings? Get over in the other lane on the freeway; pick up a certain book off your bookshelf; call that person; give this amount. The Bible is saying that there is a connection between " getting what He has prepared for you" and your timing in moving on His whispers and gentle tugs. Sometimes the window of opportunity is so small. A woman passes by you at church and the Holy Sprit says, "Hug her." A stranger asked a farm girl to water his animals and she promptly ran, did it, and ran right into destiny. (Rebekah in Gen.24). A heavenly stranger blew the mind of a teenaged-girl and she said, "I'll do whatever the Lord wants." (Mary in Luke 2)
In the fulness of time God sent forth His Son...Gal.4v.4; Shall I bring to the point of birth and not deliver? Isa. 66v7
Is it your time? When your time is full, God will send you. You won't just get up and go! Make Love Your Aim's November meeting - 2nd Saturday - 11/9/13 - is almost uncomfortably focused on "time." The "suddenly's" and "breakthroughs" scooting to the edge of heaven and so ready to fall on us. The "suddenly's" and the "breakthrough" finding us prepared on our knees - ready to be lifted into the exalted Purposes of God. As Joseph was tried by God's unborn prophetic promises, the "to be" stage of life is uncomfortable. We are content in all things but passionately desiring the best that is yet to come. Are you feasting on the fulness of His House while waiting for your dream house, ministry, husband? Feasting on His fulness today prepares your spirit for MORE and strengthens you to wait in FAITH. Fulness is worth the wait. Plan to join us this time- Saturday Nov 9th!
I feast Lord Jesus on the abundance of Your House and I drink from Your river of delights. I can taste the BREAKTHROUGH coming!
O Lord our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth! Ps.8v.1 KJV; far above...every name that is named...Eph1.v21
Over all your earth suit today - every organ, muscle, cell and function - is His Excellent Name! You have excellent eyes, excellent teeth, excellent, and excellent back. Excellent means choice, select, superior, valuable and fine. Speak that over your the entire earth side of your life - body, soul and spirit: I am fine! There is nothing wrong with me. Perhaps Doctors or tests have put another name ( that is not excellent) over some part of your earth suit. But Dear Ones, the Bible says there is a name far above every name that is named and that name is Excellent.
Father: I name my health after You; I walk in divine & excellent health; I'm fine!
Love you guys - I name this your excellent week in Jesus' name!-
She shall rejoice in time to come. Prov.31v.25 KJV; She smiles at the future (NAS).
The Hebrew word for "rejoice" actually means more than a "smile." The Proverbs 31 woman is knee-slapping in a deep belly laugh, knowing that God holds the future. She isn't just beaming quietly over her stock portfolio or real estate investments. This is the confidence we have in Him. And it really is getting hysterically funny that as the world falls apart, He is holding our future in the palm of HIs hand. Not a Promise will be lost, forgotten or mislaid. All and everyone entrusted to Him will be kept. Meditating and laughing aloud about your future doeth good like a medicine. It strengthens your faith to thing and speak of God's truth and His power to bring it to pass. It also heals us life's travel stains. Are you that woman laughing at the future today?
Blessings on your weekend- the best is yet to come!
For this reason we have not ceased to pray and make special request for you...that you may walk...bearing fruit in every good work...Col.1v.10 AMP
To bear fruit means " to produce results or an outcome." Our scripture today from Paul's intense prayer in Colossians shows how intensely God desires this for us. In the Book of John God tells us how we were chosen to produce results and an outcome- results that will remain; results that steadily increase in excellence and richness. We have a world-changing mandate from our Creator. Every little thing you do is connected to the big thing He is doing through your fruit. Whether you are praying or busy on the job or baking or stopping to help when you don't have time, the fruit of your life today is bringing increase, results and a God-desired outcome into our world.
FATHER: Let Your Word cleanse, prune, & enrich my fruit!
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim. 2v.15
Study? It is a fight just to find time to read! But the application of your mind to the gaining of knowledgeis part of our life's work in the Kingdom. No matter how much you already know, our continual willingness to delve, investigate & meditate God's word qualifies us for His stamp of approval. The Amplified Bible speaks of our eagerness, so we know the zeal and the will to study are supernatural. The version speaks of the connection between God's approval of you as a workman and your proven ability to stand the test of trials. You're smart and you're tough. You've successfully studied how to endure.
FATHER: My mind is willing & hungry to learn Your Truth! I work at it!
Is your love failing? Mine does. I have to check myself when FAILURE of any sort appears in my life. Measure your love walk every now and then. Like maintenance on your car or your home, these checks are prudent safeguards. Sometimes checking leads you to the real problem by a back way. As I explored how fear got in my heart over some issues, I was reminded that Perfect Love Casts Out Fear. Has my Perfect Fear Cast Out Love? Ouch and Oops. Help me, Jesus. Show me where my love has failed. Whether the adjustment is minor or major, the tweaking has to be done for us to live victoriously.
FATHER: Open my heart to reach out with Your unfailing Love.
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the Lord. Prov.21v.31
Whether through FAVOR ( When a man's ways please the Lord, He will cause even his enemies to be at peace with him) or through fighting, it is all through faith in our assured victory in Christ Jesus. (Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph!) You may have done some things right and you repented for the things you did wrong. You may even have your horse ready. But our assurance that the victory belongs to the Lord is not based on what we have done. It is based on our faith in His forever-settled Word and in the Blood's perfect redemptive work at Calvary. This is a wonderful day to be alive. In the first verse of Proverbs 21, the King of Kings is telling us His secret: It is He who turns the hearts of kings- even in the heat of fierce battles. In the last verse He speaks this promise to our hearts: Victory belongs to Me!
Refrain thy voice from weeping , and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord. Jeremiah 30v.16; May the Lord reward your work, and your wages be full from the Lord...Ruth 2v.12
God is not unjust to forget your labor of love! The love and the excellence you bring to what you do everyday are not only rewarded through your paycheck. A Christian actually does more than they get paid for! You bring the priceless, bright light of Jesus to the workplace and your covenant relationship attracts God's mercy to the company you work for! Just by you being on the "company ship" - like Paul in the Book of Acts - the lives of others are preserved & Kingdom Purpose is being fulfilled.
FATHER: You've seen my tears: reward & bless the work of my hands!
Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests...and weighed unto them the silver, the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God..Watch ye and keep them...Ezra 8v.24-34
On this treacherous journey back to Father's House, the best, most precious gifts have been entrusted to you - along with all of the Holy Household finances for every Kingdom work! In this Old Testament picture of the New Testament talents, the monetary values are astronomical - "100 talents of gold, twenty basins of gold" - a King's ransom is put into your hands! And we read that at your journey's end it will be weighed out and recorded in a book (v.34) Your ministry may not have been activated as yet. You may feel unaffirmed with no mentor, no cheerleader, no door-opener yet. But along with this rich endowment of the gift, believe me, there is a rich enduement of anointing from on high waiting for you to seek it , reach it, wear it and give it away.
He makes my feet like hinds' feet (able to stand firmly or make progress on the dangerous heights of testing and trouble); He sets me securely upon my high places. Ps. 18v.33 AMP
Danger! Heights! Trouble! Process? How does the daily process fit in with the drama of the dilemma? Well, this is how we overcome. My hinds feet taking one more Spirit-led step today. Then one day, like Neil Armstrong, I'll take that giant leap for mankind to the top of mountain of VICTORY. Fly Me To the Moon! Process is defined as action which continues or progresses. A process is an operation or succession of operations leading to some result. Jesus said, Follow Me and I will make you. As we follow Him, we progress through the process!
FATHER: Lead me on!
I love you guys, Lee Andrews
Special thanks to Mauro & Linda Cervantez for technical help with the Word for Today blog.
Wisdom has built her house. Prov.9v.1; The wise woman builds her own house.Prov.14v.1
To build means to form, fashion and create! So the wise woman spends some time thinking creatively about her family, her co-workers, her church family and her "future family." Of course, she is praying the Word over them and decreeing truth over them daily. Of course, she is cooking food that will build her household (or build herself, if she is single) up and doing the housework. But our Word for Today is pointing to the power of the wise woman's God-like creative thoughts making things different, better and bigger. Focusing her faith on her household MAGNIFIES them, like a magnifying glass makes small print bigger. So her household- rises up and calls her blessed. "Oh magnify the Lord with me, let us exalt His name together."
Blessings on your week of building your house & magnifying the Lord!
Love you guys, Lee Andrews
Plan now to to join us next month - Saturday November 9th, 10 am to 12 noon,- for "Shall I bring to the point of birth and then not deliver?" a study on how the kingdom of God births the future. For in One day! Suddenly! Prepare for your due season date!
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest...shall not cease. Gen.8v.22
Is there some soil left? Then the seed you plant will produce. As long as you are in your earth suit (made of dirt) the seed of hope planted in you will yield more life: HARVEST! "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth," was God's commandment to Noah after the Harvest Promise was made. Aren't you glad the Gospel always brings a harvest? Join us tomorrow for MLYA'S HARVEST. We will uproot everything not planted by Our Father and we will plant in faith. (It is not too late to speak to your Harvest of all your 2013 tithes and offerings and to tell it to "RISE UP!")
FATHER: You promised me a Harvest & I believe I receive!
If you separate the precious from the vile (cleansing your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning God's faithfulness), you shall be My mouthpiece. Jeremiah 15v.19 (AMP)
If we are going to speak for God, we must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder. We want to speak for God as we share the word with a neighbor or help a teenager learn in life. Our main qualification is not a Bible School degree but a heart filled with trust! A heart that knows God is a good God who wants to bless and reward those who diligently seek Him! My most precious possession is my confidence that He is worthy, faithful and unfailing. The meanest, "vilest" threats against trust come from doubt and unbelief attacking my heart of faith.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Luke 14v.28.
Did you, like me, sit down at the beginning of the year to cast vision and count the cost. Now here we are at Harvest time, have we broken ground on our towers? Is the vision rising in manifestation on the horizon of our lives? Harvest is a perfect time for re-examining where we have invested blood, sweat and tears and and what it has produced. Your tithe and your faith legally contract you with the Author and the Finisher. The supply of His Blood, His Sweat and His tears produce new beginnings when our supply seems to fail and the dream is about to die. (Ask Lazarus what happens when Jesus weeps!)
FATHER: Anoint me to finish building! Breathe on my Harvest supply today!
He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame. Prov. 10v.5;...a man who casts seed upon the soil and goes to bed at night... ,& the seed sprouts up and grows - how, he himself does not know...but when the crop permits...he puts in the sickle because the harvest has come. Mark 4v.27-29
Proverbs says that laziness cast a man into deep sleep, but Hebrews tells us there is a REST OF FAITH. Sleep, which represents the passage of time day-in-and-day-out, is clearly a component in our harvest. Your months and months and years and years of tithing and giving alms are producing your dream crop of a new home, a better car, debt-free living. Are you sleeping in faith? Are you expecting God to give to you even in your sleep? A noted Faith teacher said if we go to bed in fear, we leave a door open for devil. So more than not letting the sun go down on our anger, let us determine not to let the sun go down with fear rattling around in our souls after we put our bodies to bed! Speak your goodnight confession of Harvest Faith! I have some words taped to my bedside light that I try to remember to say over myself. Your harvest has come!
Blessings on your Harvest week- join me this Saturday for our HARVEST meeting, Oct 12 from 10 to 12 noon at HBU's Mabee Theater, 7502 Fondren, 77074 - He crowns your year with bounty!
And the peace of God shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4v.7
To keep means: to tend, to guard, to support, to maintain in proper order ( keeping house!), to hold. God's peace alone can keep women in this day and age. His peace will hold you tight when mountains slip into the heart of the seas (Ps. 46) and the earth changes. His Peace alone will keep back the flood of fear. This high and perfect degree keeping you will keep back physical diseases caused by stress, mental torment and spiritual assaults. God's peace ensures that no weapon formed against you will prosper!
But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3v.13-14; But only a few things are necessary; really only one, for Mary has chosen the good part.... Luke 10v.42
Just one part of the one thing that Paul did was a huge thing: forgetting! The good, bad and the ugly. Forgetting for believers in Christ also means forgiving. Once past that mountain,we reach! We reach new heights. And up there, where the oxygen is thin and the Presence of God is so thick, we press. As Jesus said about Mary's abiding at His feet, it is all about really one thing: Close to Me. Not for Him, as Martha was busy busy doing, but all Him. Every forgetting takes us away form something and brings us closer to HIm. Every reaching reaches past something tough or something lesser than and reaches right to Him. Every press brings Him less than a breath away - until it is my press/His breath; my next press/fueled by His breath.... There is really only one thing worth choosing in life.
And give Him no rest until he establish and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. Isa 62v.7
God wants to make your home a "praise in the earth." Your home is meant to be a lighthouse, showing the way out to those in darkness. Perhaps there is pain or shame from trouble in your home. Can you begin the praise now - even before all of the glorious change has come? Can you rejoice over your home, your Jerusalem today? The gift of hospitality is spiritual and is part of our ministry to others. Rejoice over the nicer furniture, or the better food you will have in your home to share one day soon! The Lord says, "I create Jerusalem (your home) a rejoicing...I will rejoice in Jerusalem (your home)...v.18-19
FATHER: Establish my joyful home to be a praise in the earth!
Love you guys, Lee Andrews
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!