...a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion. Matthew 11v.12 AMP
"Intense" comes from a Latin word meaning "stretched out." Most of us don't need a dictionary to tell us that- we're living the impossible every day. "Extreme in degree' is an added meaning that many of you push past day after day. Has your most intense exertion been spent more on the cares of this life than on your high life in God? Fret not, as a child of the King residing on earth, you are living to to take the kingdom by force. Join us September 14th from 10:00am to 12 noon, at HBU's Mabee Theater 7502 Fondren, 77074 for PROPHETIC STORM. Together we'll storm the gates for the Harvest of Promise for 2013. Let's stretch out intensely for Purpose and war for the word God gave you. Ardent zeal is our fiery banner we assemble in strength & expectation.
FATHER: I pray today for God-seeking intensity in each beating heart reading this. Bless them to stretch out to worship you this very minute and put You first! We pour ourselves out on You and You pour back over us!
For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me...Job 23v.14
God makes the Promise happen. It doesn't slip His mind. He never forgets about the yield for you, the gain for you, or your harvest of destiny inside the seed of His Word. D you believe that? Mary did. Blessed is she who believed there would be a fulfillment of the things spoken to her from the Lord (Luke 1v.45) is how the Holy Spirit describes Mary's trust in the Word of the Lord. Confidence in Him (1 John5v.14) is what we should have as we await the manifestation of what we're believing for. Our state of expectation for God to fulfill His Promises is a holy posture, not a desperate and despairing one. Fear not, little flock, it is Your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom! (Luke 12v.32)
Homesick with longing for the creature you made- You'll call and I'll answer, Job 14v.15 The Message Bible; Delight yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart. Ps.37v.4
God understands desire. His desire is always, always towards us. Training ourselves to desire Him more and more is an important Life Exercise. Events sometimes help us to increase our appetite for God, but we can't depend on circumstance to stoke our hungry reverence! Everything in the world is designed to deplete our desire for the Lord, so nothing in the world should stop us from ever-increasing zeal and longing.
FATHER: I want You more than before!
Blessings on your week of overwhelming desire for more of God!
Thou hast granted me life and favor, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. Job 10v.12
A visitation sounds so desirable! God visiting me! Actually the New Testament meaning of the word "visitation" is an inspection. Well, God coming to check me out doesn't sound like so much fun - until I remember He sees me through red-colored glasses of the Blood of Jesus! We pass the test. His closeness brings so much light and glory that we are inspected just by standing in His Presence. Today's verse promises a protection and keeping that come from His Inspection/Visitation. His Inspection is a Life-Preserver. If people truly knew me for who I am on close inspection, would they throw me life-preserver or throw me to the dogs? Not My Father! The closer and closer He gets to my wrinkles and weaknesses, the more He covers, straightens. strengthens and builds!
FATHER: You have come close that I might have life and life more abundantly!
The righteousness of the blameless shall rectify and make plain their way and keep it straight. Prov.11 v.5 AMP
The phone rang in my office at the London Embassy. It was 1988 and I was about to make a terrible mistake. I was on a high from a humongous victory - which is a very dangerous place to be -. The woman I would be replacing at the Rome Embassy was calling to offer me her crummy, cramped and ill-suited, walk-up apartment in exchange for the beautiful, spacious one I had already been assigned to receive. True, she broke rules and she was very deceptive, but I was dumb. Very. For the six months before my Rome job began, I tried, cried and prayed to get my housing changed. "NO" was Rome's only answer. Fast forward to Houston. Braeswood Church and a faith message preached moved me to go up for prayer. It is a week before I am due to leave for Rome. Our scripture today was the verse Pastor Jack Pidgeon used that night to share and pray with me at the altar. I will never forget it, though I do get it backwards sometimes. Where does my blamelessness come from, if not from Jesus alone? How can I believe it if I don't stop blaming myself? After the prayer, I kept confessing the Word- the righteousness of the blameless is rectifying my way, correcting my mistake and making my way straight. All during my training time in Washington, my flight to Rome...The first day on the job they told me another employee really wanted the crummy apartment and I would get the beautiful one after all! Hold Tight! His Word won't fail you! His righteousness has taken the blame, the shame and the curse!
FATHER: I know what Your Son did on the Cross for me. I know what I have done. Forgive me and correct my mistakes!
...raised us up with Him and seated us with Him, in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus. Eph.2v.6
Let's believe that the clutch of the prince of the power of the air is broken today over our region's air quality. Father, we thank you that Your people are seated above and breathing above the allergens and pollutants. We have Goshen air in the midst of Houston's Egyptian Air! I speak to the immune systems of the believers and I command them to function and line up with God's Word. I plead the Blood over our respiratory systems and I speak "Pristine health" to each one. Normal, pristine and fresh with healing from the Master's Hand. "IN" with the good air: "out" with the bad air. Life, life, life and life more abundantly is our portion today. Send your rain, wind, whatever You need to move the bad air out and bring in the good. Heal our land. Heal Your people & renew strength to prosper, take dominion and win this world to You!
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways...Isa. 55v.9; So shall My Word be...it shall not return to Me empty, without accomplishing...without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.v.11
When your soul is down, your spirit man is up. When your body is down ( sleeping, tired), your spirit man is on the job. In your (saved & trained) spirit dwells the Word of God and really God Himself- Jesus in your heart! -. The "best" parts of you are always on the job - just as the Spirit of Wisdom describes her close working relationship with the Lord in Prov.8 - so your spirit is that trained worker, close to God, rejoicing before Him always. No matter how the traffic is, or the weather or the bill that came in the mail, your spirit man says, "No Problem."
FATHER: NO PROBLEM- My Spirit is the Boss over my soul and my body today!
The wisdom from above is first of all pure... then it is willing to yield to reason. James 3v.13 AMP; Wisdom crieth, "Turn you at my reproof." Prov.1v.20, 23
"Wise Up," is always Wisdom's cry to each of us. Reading a Proverb a day is one way to
wait daily at Wisdom's gates and to listen at her door-posts. (Prov.8v.34) Do you have the ability to recognize the wisdom from above no matter who God is using to speak it? The wisdom "from above" can actually come from someone you think is beneath you!
FATHER: I WANT DIVINE INSIGHT INTO YOUR PLANS & PURPOSES!
Your eyes of faith help you to call those things that BE NOT as though they were already what you want them to be TODAY. How do you see that bill (See it "paid for")? How do you see that daughter who is resisting God? See her in church raising her hands in praise! How do you see that swollen foot and that sluggish heart? See both of them healthy and functioning normal! Is this easy? No, it is not. Will this work? Faith will always work. And as you see the answer more and more clearly with your strong eyes of faith, say it is so. Let the redeemed say so! Labor to enter into the rest of faith by working to see it when things still look bad, working to say it when you don't feel ike it, and working to rejoice over it before the manifestation comes.
FATHER: From "baby" steps to "big, giant" steps, I walk by faith and not by sight!
By faith we understand the worlds (during the successive ages) were framed (fashioned, put in order and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God…Heb.11v.3
Let pressure make our world shapelier! The pressure mounting in our society should not make us settle for less than God’s best. We know that His Word is His best for us. But circumstances or a chain of them can bully the believer to back down from the Promise. Well, maybe my wife will have to go back to work- we can’t make it on one salary or The realtor just called and said someone else got our house!
Pressure forms diamonds and pressure makes the seed erupt out of that little hard casing into newness of life. Our faith, like God’s when He “framed and formed the world,” puts pressure on our circumstance to line up with the Word of God. So who is putting pressure on whom, when we fight the good fight of faith? The devil might be worried about the pressure he is bringing to bear against the believer whose faith shield is up! Get needed help (from your home church or other Christian friends)!Get help so you can put pressure on the Word of God’s Promise when the pressures of life threaten to diminish to dwarf your dream.
FATHER: Thank- you for my dream! Sshaped, fashioned and formed by Your Word of Promise!
The wall was finally finished...When our enemies heard about it, they were frightened and humiliated...they realized that the work had been done with the help of our God. Neh. 6v.16
Finishing what you started makes people see God. That in itself should strengthen us to endure through tough projects and assignments! What is born of God overcomes the world's way of quitting, of running away, of losing. This is the VICTORY that overcometh the world - finish it! - even our faith.
The work is great and extensive, and we are separated on the wall far from one another. At whatever place you hear the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us. Neh.4. 19-20 (NAS); And he that sounded the trumpet was by me. Neh. 4v.18(KJV);The trumpeter stood near me. (NAS)
You may indeed feel separated as you work on your part of the wall. Our verse today from the Book of Nehemiah is about the fight to build the kingdom in the presence of our enemies. But just as a banqueting table is prepared for us (Ps.23) in the presence of our enemies, so God assures you that the great and extensive work of your life will be protected, promoted and prospered, no matter the nearby lions, or tigers or bears! Because of Jesus, praying God's word is the trumpet that sounds for you and me! The trumpeter stands near you. The Word is nigh you (Rom. 10v.8) - even in your mouth. God watches over His Word to perform it for your deliverance and your victory. Your trumpet is sounded. Angels alerted and on the ready; the prayers of other interceding saints running swiftly to your aid! God'a favor on you and on your righteous cause. The righteous cry and the Lord hears. (Ps. 34v.17)
Blessings on your week of feeling the brush of angel's wings - your trumpeter standing near!
So she bound the scarlet cord in the window...Joshua 2v.21
The Blood Covenant is visible to God all the time. We have the Blood of Jesus protecting, promoting and regenerating our lives and possessions without the need of any visible token, sign or emblem like Rahab's scarlet cord. Praise God! But can we see the signals the Rahab's of lost, sighing, dying humanity are putting in their windows? Even in the woman at the well ( with 5 husbands and living in adultery) had been thinking about God. We are coming to such a critical hour. Final choices about eternal destinies are being presented. Our role as soulwinners- alert to the heart that is ready to receive Jesus- is vitally important. Yet there is a war around us - the Battle of Jericho- that would steal focus and rob God and us of our harvest. Remember the Covenant. God is keeping covenant. God is ever cutting fresh covenant with the lost - (and with you, His dearly beloved, at your wedding altars) - even in the heat of today's battles.
FATHER: THE BLOOD REMEMBERS ME!
Love you so much,
Hope to see you tomorrow as Covenant guides you through the dating gate to the Altar of Holy Matrimony-
A Woman's Prophetic Guide to Dating Faith & Destiny! Saturday August 10, 2013 from 10 to 12 noon, HBU's Mabee Theater 7502 Fondren, 77074
And whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of God...bestow it out of the king's treasure house. Ezra 7v.21
In the Old Testament Book of Ezra we read of how God put it in the heart of a powerful heathen king to beautify the house of the Lord, and to provide excellent care for God's servants. After verses of commanding that silver and gold be given for the building of God's temple, the unsaved ruler says, "and Whatsoever more..." Have you gotten some of what you need, but were feeling shy about asking for more? You got the fridge, but wonder about asking for the washing machine & dryer? The King of Kings has already appointed a king with an answer of "whatsoever more" for every need.
FATHER: I WILL ASK AND KEEP ON ASKING IN FAITH FOR WHATSOEVER MORE!
Stop regarding man, whose breath in his nostrils, for why should be esteemed? Isa. 2:22 NAS; In everything you are enriched by him...so that you come behind in no gift. 1 Cor.1v.7 KJV
There was a miracle meeting over 40 miles into the England countryside, during my years in London. I was fighting sickness and in need of the miracles associated with the ministry hosting the meeting. I drove and drove - alone, almost getting lost but somehow getting there. Got a seat, cried through awesome Praise and Worship and listened to the message that I don't remember anything about. Then came the word of knowledge that was closest to the ailment I was battling, but I could not get out of my seat. It was like I was paralyzed. When I did go up, I was directed to someone other than the speaker. I cried all the way home and the next morning the Lord gave me this scripture: "Stop regarding man, whose breath in his nostril!" Where are you looking for the gift, for the touch, for the miraculous release you need? That night in England I felt I had "come behind in the gift" I needed. But I was looking to man and not to God.
FATHER: YOU HAVE ENRICHED ME, SO I COME BEHIND IN NO GIFT!
Reprove a wise man and he will love you. Prov. 9v.b
"Reproof" is something God wants you to stop doing, according to one great man of God's definition. Something I'm doing that God disapproves of. But doesn't God know my heart? I'm doing my best after all!!! Not heeding reproof will lead us astray. (Prov. 10v.17b) We can get off course and find ourselves miles and years out of the will of God for our lives. After reproof comes correction. "Correction" is something God wants us to do better.
FATHER: REPROVE ME & I LOVE YOU EVEN MORE!
Blessings on your willing & corrected heart 2-Day!
God's peace, which transcends all understanding, shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds...; And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension...Phil. 4v.7
Let Peace overtake you. Stop a minute and allow Peace to win the race your mind is making you run. Understanding is precious. The Book of Proverbs tells us to "get understanding"; by understanding our homes & lives are established (Prov. 24v.3); knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Prov.9v.10). But the Peace God is wanting to blanket you with is at a supernatural dimension outside the reach of our understanding. Peace is the Keeper for our physical and spiritual hearts and minds in this day and age. Use Peace as the Body wash, the splash-on and the lotion. Apply liberally and re-apply frequently.
FATHER: KEEP ME STILL WHILE YOUR PEACE PASSES MY UNDERSTANDING!
Blessings on your week of peace- Plan to join me this weekend - Saturday Aug 10th- for Dating Faith & Destiny, 10am - 12noon, HBU's Mabee Theater, 7502 Fondren, 77074 - It is a date!
Greet Mary, who bestowed much labor on us. Romans 15v.6; For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love...Heb.6v.10
Does anyone have any idea of just how much you have done? All the second and third miles you have gone on the job! All the extra things for your family and your church family and your neighbor's family, too? This is a time when many people are overwhelmed with pressure. But instead of receiving peace and rest in God's arms, we can use our time in His Presence to "tally up" all our labors that seem to be unnoticed or unappreciated. I don't know who this "Mary" was in our Bible verse today. She was not the mother of Jesus or sister of Lazarus or the worshipful ex-prostitute who washed Jesus' feet with her hair. She wasn't a famous Mary, but her labor was not forgotten.
FATHER: We do it all for You; not driven by the devil but led by Your Spirit!
Blessings on your weekend of your labors remembered by the King!
The secret of the Lord is with them who fear him...Ps. 25v.14
The Word "secret" means concealed, not revealed; something kept secret; key or formula for solving some mystery or puzzle. Is there something you need to know? Trying to find out something? Our scripture today promises that God's secrets are yours, if you fear Him and live according to His ways. Proverbs says that He is intimate with the upright- sharing His secrets. God wants to give you the key. He wants you to have the secret formula for solving the problem. The "secret" you need is "with them who are with Him." And that is you, right?
FATHER: You reveal Your secret information to me today!
Blessings on your day of divine discovery,
Love, 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!