Then (Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-bego) were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Dan. 3v.21; And the princes... and the king's counsellors saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor had the smell of fire passed on them. v.27
This bad boy year is waning and fading out. But you are abounding - in faith, in knowledge, in strength. There is no smell of smoke on you, though the fires have been intense at times this year. Rejoice over your deliverance and over our Great Deliverer! You can prove to me - just as I can prove to you- that Jesus was in the fire with us all this year. The Fourth Man in the fire that even the heathen King saw walking with the three unbound, unharmed believers in the flames! Did anyone notice the 2014 flames were heated 7X hotter than last year? You were too busy walking in the footsteps of our Rabboni- Master as the flames parted before Him and you!
FATHER: THANK YOU, JESUS FOR SAVING ME!
Love you guys,
Happy Thanksgiving from Lee and Mom to you & yours!
The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him....Ps.25v14; But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets...Daniel 2v.28
Is there something you need to know that nobody is telling you? Something your kids are dealing with; something going on at church that you just can't put your finger on? God reveals His secrets through the process of prayer, through dreams and He will even bring someone to us who will "spill the beans." Expect Him to tell you where you put your car keys or that document you need. Build your faith muscles for hearing His great and His little secrets by communing with Him everyday. It is about a relationship. A husband and wife will know each other's secrets in a way a casual acquaintance would not. Draw me close!
FATHER: I fear You, Father God, and Your secrets are with me today!
For the waters were risen, waters to swim in. Ezk. 47v.5
We don't need a reminder about "trouble rising" - it is evident in the world around us. But are we aware of what God is doing? We are experiencing an intensification of the anointing and mind-blowing revelation is being poured out, but where is the Revival? Don't forsake the assembling of yourselves together because God is furnishing the perfect antidote to the world's toxins and then some extra, overflowing elixir each time we gather in His name. The anointing furnishes what is needed, so we must need more of this before revival fires break out. We may not understand His timing, but let us take everything He wants these waiting moments to supply.
FATHER: Do me over!
His Overflowing Blessings on your Thanksgiving week!
Time for Your "Ephraim" to Switch Places with "Manasseh"
Why did Joseph get mad when his dying Dad reached out to prophesy blessings and put the younger one before the older one? The Bible says it displeased Joseph. (Gen. 48 v.13-20) And he even tried to switch his father's hands so the first-born son would get the first-born blessings!
The name of Joseph's first-born son, Manasseh, meant "God has made me forget all my trouble (Gen. 41v.52). Forgetting is a good start for moving from where we are now to where God's Word promises we will land. But it will require more to take the land , expand it and exercise dominion. Ephraim says" God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction. The power to conceive and to flourish no matter what and no matter where is in the overcomer's bloodline.
Let's talk turkey. Joseph was displeased because it was not going down the way he wanted. He had probably held that firstborn in his arms, cried out to God and decided to forget his trouble. Good. But when God moves in to answer our cry, He brings Ephesian 3:20 with Him- exceeding abundantly more than all we can ask or think.
FATHER: Let Your Rod bud, blossom, bear sweet almond fruit- even in ways I don't expect!
...they became vain in their imaginations... Romans 1v.21
"Vain" means fruitless and wicked. Oh my! It is a short journey from "not producing good" to producing evil. We are creative, thinking beings made by Our Supremely Creative Creator but our minds are not the universe's trash can! Imaginations are arguments, speculations, ways of thinking, even fantasies fall under this category. God once told me my elaborate ministry fantasies were treasonous. They were crimes committed against His good plan for me that I needed to search out and pray over - not wildly daydream about. Loose-y goose-y thinking leaves an unclean residue in our minds. But thinking about the Lord cleans up my brain and produces good, lasting fruit.
FATHER: Abide in me that I would bear much fruit; for apart from You I can do nothing.
The tongue of the wise brings healing. Prov. 12v.18; The memory of the just is blessed. Prov. 10v.7
I like what these two verses promise when considered together. The healing words you have spoken will rise up in the memory of those who have heard you speak. Knowing what we know about God and about this dangerous word, the memory of your words will bring biggie-sized healing. Life-saving healing in the nick of time! The "healing" your words will bring also suggests a process released and advanced each time your words are recalled. The anointing never dies. As I listen to CD's of great men of God who are in heaven and I am shouting once more, convicted once more, healed once more to the Glory of God. Our scripture verse today is saying that the memory of your wise words carries an enduring blessing of healing.
FATHER: I talk like You today with unforgettable words of blessings and healing!
Thou dost visit the earth and cause it to overflow; Thou dost greatly enrich it...Thou hast crowned the year with Thy bounty. Ps.65v.9,11
Pray this expectation into your heart and into your loved ones. Put your name and theirs in this end-of-the-year Psalm of God's favor & say this aloud:
You visit me and cause me to overflow. You greatly enrich me. You crown my year with bounty.
The bounty God wants to crown you with is revelation, understanding and knowledge about the past year and about the year to come. It is of course financial, as the Psalm's rich picture of joyous harvest portrays for us. But lean expectantly into the promise of hearing His secrets and knowing what He knows. This kind of study requires a few Saturday afternoons for sitting and mediating. It should be holiday- season- long expectation in our hearts of faith. A crown encircles to protect and it is also a sign of honor. Your year crowned with God's goodness!
Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. Heb.10v.24
Provoke? Yes, the Holy Spirit was serious when He moved on the writer of Hebrews to say we are to "get close enough to each other to sharpen each other's Love Walk." That sharpening is meant to be like a sudden jolt! Why are we surprised that God's Spirit knew we would need a little pinch or pinprick ("OUCH!") for Love to flow out of us on purpose, on target and unhindered. We are meant to help each other press towards the mark of the high prize in Christ Jesus. How? By helping me keep my flesh under. This can be done by your example, but our scripture today is telling us that more is needed. We need those close relationships that can sharply and directly influence us ( like your Mom could when you were acting up in church as a child and no one could see her stinging your little legs in Love!)
FATHER: Let someone provoke me to love and to good works today! Consider me!
Drop thy word toward the holy places...Ezk.21v.2 (KJV); Sigh therefore, thou son of man...Ezk.21v.6 (KJV)
God commanded the prophet Ezekiel to do some strange and different things. These power operations of the Spirit can teach us. The Hebrew word for "drop" is actually distill or ooze, like maple syrup dripping from a maple tree. Just speaking a dropful of God's truth by His unction can get the job done. A pure drop from brings God's perspective to a lost and dying the world. Are you so close to God that His inspired utterance just drips out of you? The "sighing" by the Spirit's leading is also prophetic. "Sigh" in the Hebrew means to groan or mourn. It has an intercessory sound. The minute size of these demonstrations speaks to me about the great faith of the prophetic person who receives these promptings. You would not need an audience to execute these operations. (Though Ezekiel had the audience or his scribe because God wanted everything recorded in His indictment against His People.) We can prophesy at home alone or in the car or wherever we may be.
FATHER: Fill me with more of You: I will drop You Word; I will sound Your sigh
Blessings on your week of Him performing great & tiny wonders through you!
Samuel had told Saul earlier to wait seven days for his arrival, but when he still didn't come, Saul decided to sacrifice the burnt offerings himself...; "You fool,""Samuel exclaimed, "The Lord was planning to make your family kings forever, but now your dynasty must end; for the Lord wants a man who will obey him." 1Sam.13v.33TLB
Having the self-initiative to get the job done might be a virtue in the world, but being a self-starter is not a virtue in the Kingdom of God. Tired of waiting on God to do it? Warning: That is a dangerous place. Impatience kept the children of Israel out of the Promised for a whole generation! Talk about waiting!!! They did not earnestly wait for His plans to develop concerning them. Ps.106v.13 AMP; They wouldn't wait for Him to act...Ps. 106 v.13(TLB). Don't be like them! Imitate those who through faith and patience have obtained the promises!
Wait on the Lord and be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart.
FATHER: I am waiting on you!
Love you guys,
Blessings on your weekend of waiting on God's best!
He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him...Heb.7v.25 KJV
The word "uttermost" means all the way to the ends of the earth, entire and complete. The Greek - "panteles" - means entire, complete, think of panorama. All the way around, as far as the eye can see. That is just how far Jesus can save the hard-headed, impossible and stubborn. We might be satisfied with seeing that daughter and son-in-law just start to go to church or with seeing that teenager just not go to hell. But Jesus has an "uttermost" plan for each of them. You are certainly praying for them to change, but the Bible says Jesus ever liveth to make intercession for them. He has been praying for them since before time began. According to His "uttermost" destiny plan for their lives. Before the foundations of the world.
FATHER: Stretch my faith for UTTERMOST salvation and destiny for my family! Nothing broken, missing or lacking!
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that shines brighter and brighter until the full day. Prov. 4v.18
Anchoring your soul to hope is an important, daily work of faith for us. Just believing tomorrow will be better - your health improved, your finances strengthened, those relationships sweetened - is a sign of your great faith that releases POWER. Our scripture today backs you up as you believe and it will defeat the devil when he comes to try to bully you out of believing! The anchor holds!
FATHER: You have made my path brighter today and BRIGHTER still tomorrow! The best is yet to come!
Do not let kindness and truth leave youl Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, so you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. Prov.3v.3
Your kindness is a good thing that is completely within your power. You choose whether or not you will bestow it upon others. Or how much of it you will release to others at any given moment. Verse 27 of our same Proverb today exhorts us not to "withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. A kind smile does not seem like much to withhold, until you need someone to smile at you like that. A " friendly" hello is not worth much, unless it meets you in the elevator as you leave a strife-filled office.
FATHER: I choose to be kind. I choose to be truthful. Thank you that I find favor and a good reputation in Your eyes and in the eyes of man.
Blessings on your exceptional week!
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!