The king said, "Bring me a sword"... Then the mother said to the king, "O my Lord give her the living baby and by no means slay him." But the other said, "Let him not be mine or yours, but divide him." 1 Kings 3v.24-27
As this year rapidly closes, could there be something you are in the right about, but in the wrong spirit about? Is there something you could get, but getting it would not give you any peace or give any God glory? Let us examine ourselves in the light of the years's last hours! Yesterday as I prayed for wisdom over a disagreement with someone, these words came out of somewhere: "Don't kill the baby, let her have him." I knew it was God. And I knew what He was saying. And I didn't like it too much! Was the relationship more important than my rights? Lose a friend or lose an argument? Don't kill the baby to give me half of what is my rightful due! Friends, tonight we have a wealth transfer in the making. The devil's attacks against in 2013 were from his wealthy arsenal of evil. His evil wealth was sent to create a deficit or lack in some area of your life- lack of peace, health, lack of success, etc. But just your believing for Overcoming Victory transfers the minus to the plus side. The wealth transfer to your account has compounding wisdom and greater understanding to make you bigger, better, stronger and wiser in 2014 because of every 2013 battle " deposit." Take the money and run in the New Year!
Love covers a multitude of transgressions. Prov. 10v.12
As the year ends, throw a blanket of LOVE people and situations that your prayers are still, still working for, on and through! As the year begins, throw a blanket of LOVE over people whose sin grieves your heart (and God's) but you and He are reaching, reaching for. In Genesis (9v.23) a good man made a bad mistake that triggered perverse behavior in one of his children. But two of sons backed up with a blanket of LOVE and covered their Dad instead of uncovering and further exposing his sin. The devil's provocation through prickly, unruly people should provoke us to pray, but it can often irritate us. Love covers with such a smooth, silk, strong film that we can get near them - in prayer and in person- without getting stung by their sin and lashing back - or letting go!
FATHER: I cover with Your Love!
Blessings on the force of Love increasing in you! Lee Andrews
To them also He showed Himself alive after His passion ( His suffering in the garden and on the cross) by a series of many convincing demonstrations (unquestionable evidences and infallible proofs)...Acts 1v.3 AMP
In 2013 didn't Jesus show Himself alive to you, Susan, to you Connie, to you Helen, to you, you and to me? Yes and Amen! He did it, the Bible says, by a series- so many times over, more than once in 2013. Ponder these things. Add them to your God-History. His demonstrations in my life in 2013 convinced me of His faithfulness and the power of His Word of Truth. I had some things MANIFEST through His power to bring His word to pass. I know you did, too. Spend time thinking on these things and thanking Him in these last few days of 2013. The evidence is unquestionable. Perry Mason could't question this evidence. No one can question or take away your evidence of God's work in your life. That is your world-overcoming testimony. That is one your weapons forever. They questioned the blind man Jesus healed and he said didn't know how to answer them, but he did know he was once blind but now he sees! Unquestionable evidence like that is yours for all God's goodness to you in 2013! The "infallible" proofs you have from what God did for you in 2013 are "incapable of erring, unfailing and certain." "Infallible" means you can make no mistake about it. You can't mess up God's record in your life for 2013. How He kept you and is keeping you still! Knowing the value of what God has done for you in 2013 is part of your wealth of inheritance to take into 2013! Your priceless knowledge of Him will be greater and the anointing on your life strengthened in the knowledge of Him. 2013 has made you richer!
FATHER: You showed me in 2013 and You made me rich!
Love, love love- cascading down on you from the Father above and from me!
In the last days I will pour forth of My Spirit upon all mankind...Acts 2v.17/Joel2v.28; For the Lord has planned, and who can frustrate it...? Isa.14v.27; He will be stirred up to do his task, His unusual task- and to work His work, His extraordinary work. Isa.28v.21b
These last days of the year require a Spirit-focus and holy attentiveness to step around the devil's favorite show-off times. Read our scripture today as it tells us of God's heart for the "last" days, God's plan and our Lord's strange work exploding wonderfully into our lives. The enemy has a counterfeit to try to mark these last days of the year with his "indelible" ink of sin, strife, calamity and heartbreak. He hates for your year to end well on the high note of faith. "Indelible" means not to be blotted out, erased, or forgotten. If the devil can mark your 2013 New Year's with sadness, he has "gotcha" for many more New Year's to come. You hear Auld Lang Syne and weep! But Oh for the Blood of Jesus! Thank God for the Blood that washes away every sin that has wounded us and heals the wound clean.
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold thy King cometh unto thee...Zech.9v.9KJV
Even we humans celebrate our birthdays for a week or more; a party at the office, one with family; another birthday lunch with your best girlfriends. So why not for the King of Kings? Christmas Day is such a target for satan that we might have to slip our deepest, heartfelt celebration in under the radar. Or sheer exhaustion may have stolen the spirit of Christmas after we cooked, shopped, cleaned, wrapped, saved and prayed to make it happen for others. Do it now. You still can. Permission granted to extend Christmas and find your moment. I usually buy myself a wonderful book of Christian fiction and hit the sofa with a cup of cocoa or coffee to read it all the way through on Christmas Eve. Ahhhh, my Christmas moment! Well, it just wasn't possible this Dec 24, but I will do it in the next few days. And having had calls about some crisis situations, so I know many of you are facing challenges over this holiday. Protect and preserve your secret Christmas worship celebration and get to it one day this week. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem.
FATHER: You are still making my Christmas MERRY!!!
Love doesn't keep score of the sins of others. 1 Cor.13 The Message Bible
The dictionary says that the word "record" comes form a Latin word that means "to remember." It means: "to write or set down an account of events; a permanent account of events." I was planning on doing just that about the way a Dr's office staff had treated us. But the Holy Spirit let this truth surface before me. Though I had every right to keep a record of the wrongs and present them to the Doctor at today's appointment, what I planned to do was the opposite of what The Bible says about Love. Who is keeping score for me? God is bringing me to a new place of trust. Beyond the reach of mistake-making humans! There may indeed be times when The Lord wants you to rise up, champion a cause, present shortcomings and expose the devil. Go for it with the right spirit! But more and more I am being brought to a place where my fight is in prayer and I step aside to the let Holy Ghost move, shake, turn hearts and overturn evil.
FATHER: Thank You that Love doesn' fail!
Love (with some Christmas on top!) from Lee Andrews
Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy...Jude v.24; The Lord will perfect that which concerns me. Ps. 138v.8
Praise God, we don't have to fall prey to the traps of the enemy (or to our flesh's whims)! We don't have to fall out with friends or family. We don't have to fall in our eyes! We have an UP-keeper keeping us from falling. "Keep" is a military term. God is guarding my best life now! The holidays will truly be HOLY days with our faith in the Lord's vigilance to "perfect" every little and big that concerns me. At the devil's favorite time to destroy peace and harmony, God's power to perfect that which concerns you is surely GREATER. Satan's power to mess up is undone by Jesus' Blameless Blood.
Father: I put all that I most care about this season under the All-Perfecting Blood of Jesus! I'm present! (Raise your hand!) I'm FAULTESS by the Blood and I give You exceeding joy!
Jesus makes it the most wonderful time of the Year- Love you, Lee Andrews
But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. John 1v.12
Does believing for miracles at Christmas only belong to children? Our verse today says: Believing God gives us the right to become His children. So the right to miraculous expectation at Christmas is ever fresh in our hearts, if we are truly His. Our expectation is tied to our Blood Covenant connection to the Everlasting God, Maker of Heaven and Earth - and not to circumstances or the world's mood. The world might permit a little talk about a baby being born at Christmas, but the miraculous birth of the Savior of the world is squeezed out of the picture. (The Happiest of Holidays of all mankind!)
FATHER: Miracles are born in the Child of God's heart!
In the beginning... darkness was upon the face of the very great deep...The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light. Gen.1v2 AMP
God's Spirit is moving over the face of your Year 2014! "Brood" means to sit over, cover, cherish as eggs, young; to sit on eggs as a hen;to ponder; to meditate long and moodily. "Brood" is a birthing word! The word "hover" means "to flutter." The Spirit of God is as a dove looking for a landing place in your life in the Year 2014. Remember the dove in the ark that found the sign of the anointing - that leafy twig from the olive tree and brought to back to Noah floating on many waters with no land in sight!
FATHER:You are already searching the place where You will mark me as your daughter in 2014: This is my beloved daughter in whom I am well pleased!
...he bringeth the wind from his treasuries...Ps. 135v.7
There are "green-colored" checks from the US Treasury and our Word for Today stirs our hearts for what comes from the God's Treasury House! The wind of His desire - Beloved, I desire above all that you would PROSPER and be in health - breathes divine ease from lungs of the God of Increase. (His lungs are bigger than galaxies!) And His wind carries the gold. In this Christmas season of even fake gold ribbons, ornaments and glitter bringing smiles to our faces, believe for the golden wind from His treasury to blow you away! Financial Miracles are in the air!
Hail, favored one, the Lord is with you. Luke 1v.27
A "catalyst" is a person or thing that precipitates a process or event without being involved. Your "Christmas catalyst" could be Christmas music, Christmas fragrances in the home, favorite family rituals, or - giving! Giving Christmas away to someone else causes us to reap the Christmas mood and heart big time. It is a wonderful time of the year to show favor to others and to receive it back as the Lord is with us, with us, with us in new ways. If you are lagging, activate your Christmas catalyst now and miss a minute of joy!
FATHER: You have come for me through Jesus!
Love you, Blessings on your highly favored season!
Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. Ps.132v.11
Whether your children are already saved or currently out of fellowship with God, their destiny is a place before the Throne you are building for the Lord. The seed you have sown in faith, in prayer and in worship will give birth to children's rebirth. While the fine details of their individual ministries will flow along with their particular giftings, your Bible promises a circle of family ministry to be the mark of your household. Don't consider their present issues or their present plans that may not include the Lord. You continue building Him a Throne - in steady heartbeats of praise and fervent visions of an unbroken family circle of Kingdom service. Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne!
FATHER: As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord. Joshua 24v.25
Behold, I have set before thee an open door. Rev.3v.8
Who will roll away the stone blocking your opportunity, blocking divine relationship, blocking entrance into fullness? The devil "plays" that question at every Divine Threshold. The Door of Utterance is always blocked shut and under heavy, demonic guard until we "hear' with ears of faith God's voice: Behold, I have set before an open door. He is inviting you to see beyond what looks closed now to believe for an abundant entrance into His Plan. We are all "THERE" - longing for MORE and yet seemingly faced with impossible opposition. Even when you don't know the answer, know the TRUTH. Jesus in the grave knew the FATHER had set an open door to Resurrection before Him.
But the builder of the house is God. Heb. 11v.10; Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain. Ps.127v.1
Time for some year's end housework as the holiday season gives us a Sabbath rest from some of our usual activities. As we turn the pages of these past months and moments of 2013, repentance (with tears) may be needed. Repent! Release may be required for issues we cannot bend, beg, whine, manipulate or even wait patiently for anymore. Release it! Time to give that up and reach instead for the highest prize. Surrender is never done to the devil. We only surrender to Christ. His terms of acceptance send us running like 7 yr-olds jumping out of the car after a long road trip. Surrender!
FATHER: Build me up as a living stone into a spiritual house!
I rejoice at thy word as one that findeth great spoil, Ps.119v.162
When as the last time finding a Bible scripture made you squeal with joy, shout, twirl? You know the feeling, like finding a Black Friday deal right when you need it? "Spoils" are the benefits, loot and plunder from winning a war. God's Truth is a treasure and our right to own it was won for us by Jesus in His victorious war over sin, death and the grave. Our fight is to believe it - and to be honest, the fight to discipline ourselves to read and meditate the Word consistently. When I find myself slacking off in zeal, confessing this verse sharpens my appetite for the Word and my expectation of squealing over treasure marked "FOR LEE!"
FATHER: Today I rejoice at thy word as one that findeth great spoil!
Fear not, O Land, be glad and rejoice for the Lord will do great things! Joel 2v.21
Just 3 short verses before the famous restoration verse of this chapter of Joel, the Bible tells us over and over "Fear not," "Be glad," "Be not afraid." Will you agree that not being afraid and that rejoicing are part of our preparation for restoration? Are you just three short verses away from your restoration? Your life is the Eden of God. You are His garden. Begin to see your land restored from the wear and tear and the travel stains and dust of the years. Let's rehearse the great, big thing God is about to do and will do for the land of your life. Making it into an Eden- which means "lush, luxuriant," fenced-in area of of God's pleasures."
FATHER: I am not afraid! Today I see You restoring and my life looks like Eden to me!
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowler: the snare is broken, we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord. Ps.124v.7,8
One of the OPEN DOORS we will study in January at our first meeting of the New Year will be the Open Door of Escape from The Trap of Emotions. To reach your full potential you must go through that door. Just as Jesus said He "must needs go through Samaria" to set a woman free, our entrance to Destiny requires our release from patterns of hang-up, foul-up, mess-up that have become a trap. Our help and our expectation to accomplish full deliverance are in the name of the Lord. Not in man. Not in our rights as a victim of the fowler. Do you know what the fowler did to me? The fowler provoking painful emotions can be the devil, or me myself, or my past or another person in my life. But let's sever our identify from that of the "victim" and bind ourselves to the Victor - Jesus!
And you, Beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith; praying in the Holy Ghost. Jude 20 (NAS)
Of course Christmas is in our prayer language as an emergency language - SHONDAI! to find a present for that unexpected extra guest or for "discount" favor for a pricey gift or to figure out how to assemble the thing before the kids wake up. He is faithful. But that is not what I am talking about. I am speaking of a land faraway and getting farther out of reach during this holiday season. The Land of True Quiet Time with God: Soul Peace. It is so easily devoured in the next 21 days 'til Christmas. Just one more event; come to this play, go to three parties and 5 candlelight services all across town- and get your hair done and get the hairdresser a gift! In this Season of Miracles/Holy Days, take time to build yourselves up, praying in the Holy Ghost!
Do not let kindness and truth leave you, bind them around your neck. Prov.3v.3
Kindness is one of our most lavish gifts to our immediate world. Showing kindness is one of the first godly choices our will can make in our daily encounters with other people. As people become more self-absorbed and even more rude, our deliberate release of kindness is not based on what they deserve or on how they have behaved towards us. Our kindness is based on a higher, heavenly standard. Kindness can also make a pathway for Truth, giving us opportunities to share the Truth of the Gospel. A smile or a pleasant greeting can buy an open door to a heart. This should be part of your regular "LOVE" confession of who you are- I am patient. I am kind. (1 Cor 13.)
Behold, what manner of love, the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God...and it doth not appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him...1 John 3v.1
Behold, what manner of Love is making us. Follow Me, he said, and I will make you. Love is making us like Him! I'd rather have LOVE change me, than trouble change me. Ever see an old friend you hadn't seen for a long time? You know right away if there is difference. Has Prosperity changed them? ( a 85$ haircut, teeth whitened, a little Botox?) Have hard times chiseled? Or has God's Love invaded their life, looks and language. You can see when His light has come into lives of those once very lost!
FATHER: Your LOVE is changing me right now!
Behold, what manner of LOVE is transforming your body, soul, spirit and finances this week!
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!