And He said to the man with the withered hand, "Rise and come forward." ....He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. Mark 3v.3-5; Now Lord, grant thy servants boldness...By stretching forth Thine Hand to heal...Acts 4v.29-30;You open Your Hand and satisfy every living thing with favor. Ps.145v.16
Prepare for a Year of Reward by boldly "rising and coming forward" with a healed, stretch-out hand. It is hard to receive a reward with a withered hand. It is hard to give rewards with a withered hand. What are you doing hiding back there? You have to expose yourself to receive a miracle. (Ask the woman with the issue of blood!) You have to expose yourself (so Jesus shines through) to minister a miracle to someone else. Many of you are ready to rise and come forward in ministry but something is still holding you back. The Lord has need of you! And He is opening His hand of favor! God is also healing EXPECTATION that was pistol-whipped by 2014's missteps, mistakes and demonic missiles. EXPECTATION - along with faith- is a key ingredient for the miraculous. Join us Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 10:00am to 12:30pm at HBU's Lib 100 Room, Java City Bldg as I minister PREPARATION for an awesome Year of Reward.
And the 6th angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates and the water thereof dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. Rev.16v.12; And it shall be that you shall drink of the brook ...and it happened after a while that the brook dried up and the word of the Lord came and said, "Arise, go..." 1 Kings 17v.3-9
Elijah, like you, was led by the Spirit and not just by circumstance. Your brook drying up ( passed over for promotion, raise in your rent) is not in itself a sign you should pack up your bags. Notice there was a word from the Lord. As you read the times of your life - God sent me here and now there is this change - read them with God-colored glasses and wait for His leading. " Lack" does not pressure God to move on your behalf. Lack or a shift in favor does not pressure the Lord to move you out of a circumstance. Destiny and purpose are the forces behind God's voice of direction to us. Be confident that the way of the Kings of the East is being prepared. That is the way the Maji came- from the East, bearing priceless gifts - in obedience to God's prompting. Kings are coming to the brightness of the Word of God in your mouth today.
FATHER: Lead me by Your Spirit; Prepare me for increase!
Increased Blessings as the Spirit leads you this holiday weekend!
Behold a man with a measuring line in his hand...The said I, Whither goes thou? And he said, "To measure Karen, Carla, Debbie, to see what is the breadth thereof and what is the length thereof- Zech.2v.1-2 ( paraphrased KJV)
Ephesians tells us we need power to wrap our minds around the breadth (width), length and depth of the Love of God. That same power promises to help us grab hold of the measureless blessings of God. How big is God's Love? Can the heavenly man come to you with his measuring line and check you out. I don't want to be measured today. I spent most the weekend battling in my mind about someone's love that did NOT come up to my measure. Check me out closer to Christmas. Pastor John Osteen would sit under a tree in the wee hours of the morning, covered in a blanket and covering his mind ,heart and soul with the Love of God. He would make himself meditate on how much God loved him. Your measure of His Love is the same measure you use to measure that same Love out to others.
A few Sundays ago during the singing of "Oh Come Emanuael" I was minding my own business, just praising God. When all of a sudden, as I moved a little to the lovely melody, I stepped into a tangible "force field" of what lonely hearts were feeling in that gathering. A wave hit my body. God "impressed" it was the pain of the unmarried/the hopeless and their longing and He let me feel as He felt it. The God of the Universe, the (Father of Glory) will actually step into the force field of your pain. Will you step into the force field of His Hope? It is all by faith! The Love Measure He is looking for today will measure out the Love that is coming to you. O come, O come, Emanuael.
Wait on the Lord and be of good courage; for He will strengthen your heart. Ps.27v.14
In 1979 or '78, I was overseas and in a terrible mess - mostly of my own making. Have you even been there? I had blown a golden academic opportunity - and the money that went with it. - But I had a little Bible in the side pocket of my suitcase. I had never taken it out before, but that day I did and somehow I found this verse. Or the verse found me. Suddenly I remembered. It was a song sung in the church I'd grown up in: Wait on the Lord and be of good courage, wait on the Lord and be of good courage; wait on the Lord and be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart.
God gave me a miracle of deliverance out of my pigpen. As I prayed early today and heard this same scripture for you, all of this came back to my mind. Desperation at Christmas can be more than not finding the right computer game or sweater size. I am hearing WAIT, WAIT, WAIT,WAIT,- Just wait. We are all facing situations whose final, fatal fall requires us to wait on God. Waiting on Him is not a sign of weakness, but of strength. Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength!
FATHER: I WAIT ON YOU & I AM STRONG! I WILL GET IT ALL BACK!
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me. Micah7v.8
Christmas and enemies? Wise behavior is not seasonal. Prudent and discrete words are important at a time of year that brings us into closer than usual contact with the treacherous and sneaky. The office party, the neighborhood social or the school play can find us face-to-face with back-stabbers and power players. Hide behind the bright, white Light of Jesus to smile and make sweet-flavored small talk without divulging secrets. Don't gossip about yourself to people who don't like you. Keep the doors of your mouth, v5 tells us. Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to move away from one conversation to another. Smile. It is neutral mask. Before you go, pray. If things are really bad, before you go, fast a meal or two.
FATHER: You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies. My cup runneth over!
Blessings on your week of wise behaviour in the presence of your enemies!
Say to these bones, "Hear the word of the Lord, O dry bones..." Ezekiel 37v.4
"Our bones are dried up and our hope is perished." (v.11) I can't say that is what the Australian hostages were saying last night. But I prayed for them and so did many people around the world. Death needs to HEAR the voice of God. And when it does, OH BOY- Death has to give way to LIFE. Thus says the Lord God, " I will open your graves and cause you to come out of your graves. (v.12) God brings us out of the grave again and again through the storms of life. We, too, can speak for Him over people and situations that are in the grave. Snatch wayward teenagers (or your own self) from death. When we speak with authority and when we speak "as we are commanded," Death succumbs to the LIFE-GIVING words from our lips.
FATHER: I speak for You and I say to dry bones: LIVE!
Blessings on your week of resurrecting the hopeless to new life!
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Rev. 3v.11
Crowns add the finishing touch. So we are feeling the longing for the finishing touch of doing the things we were born to do. It is an emblem of victory, regal power and perfection. In the Bible there are crowns of life, righteousness, the crown of anointing oil and the twenty four crowns the heavenly elders will cast down at Jesus' feet. God intends to crown our lives. But part of our hurdle is discovering what our crown is. Anyone can take our crown from us if we don't know what it is. God gave me a word for someone that said He was pulling a golden thread out of them- it was a gift He wanted activated- that was linked to the soulwinner's crown on that person's life. Of course the pulling of threads will unravel fabric or take something apart. In this case I sensed it was that person's idea about their ministry gift that God was unraveling. I pray you discover your crown and throw all you have into the pursuit. For just one pearl of great price, the merchant sold all and your crown will have many pearls and many priceless jewels. We are coming into a Year of Reward and that is what a crown is: a reward!
FATHER: What is the crown You have for my life?
Blessings on your weekend of discovery- the joy of finding your divine purpose & destiny!
Love you so,
Join me Saturday January 10, 2015 10:00am to 12 noon for MLYA's Prophetic Year-Opener- Preparing for a Year of Reward- HBU, Library 100, Java City Bldg
And Enoch walked with God...Gen.5v.24; Can two walk together unless they be in agreement? Amos 3v.3
A friend commented that if she walked with her much taller, former- athlete husband, he would change the pace to "train" her or trick her into speeding up without her noticing it. It sounded great to me to have someone help me do better, but she resented the control!!!! Can two walk together unless they be in agreement? Can God and I walk together unless I be in agreement with His righetous, holy and loving ways? We may start our daily walk together, but then challenges, storms or distractions may pop up. So suddenly it is "God, where are you?" When that scary separation occurs on my walk with God, I know I am the one who has left "our" path. Like my friend I mentioned, I want the freedom to complain or to stress without His training pace in righteousness working on me to rein in my undisciplined mouth and to quiet my fearful heart rate. My flesh does not want walk with God. But my spirit yearns for Him!
And (Jesus) laid his right hand upon me saying unto me, "Fear Not; I am the First and the Last." Rev.1v.17
Are you concerned about how it all is going to turn out? Facing a problem that seems to have dead-ended? It is not over until the Finisher put His finish on it. Jesus says it 3 times in the first 20 verses of the Book of Revelation. "The Last belongs to me, so don't be afraid." This year of 2014 is finishing and ending up. No matter what it looks like, The Son of God is speaking to us today that endings to impossible problems belong only and totally to HIm. The righteous need not be afraid of any outcome to any issue ahead.
And they came in haste and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. Luke 2 v.16
I did get the lights up last week, after weeks of moaning that I had no one to help me. God showed me how to do it better than last year - just with His help alone. I turn the lights on at dusk so the beauty of them ministers to me early as twilight gives over to nightfall. Or when I come back from an evening grocery store run and my house comes into view, the sparkling loveliness blesses me. My tiny Christmas miracles. Pursue yours. Make haste. I have dozens of reasons I wish we were already at the end of January, but erasing the challenges of the hour would also make Christmas disappear. Consider Christmas during WWII or Christmas after Ike - Earth had issues, but Heaven always has the unchanging answer to it all: JESUS! Hurry! Get your Christmas music on! ( I only put mine on this morning!) Believe there are miracles in the making!
FATHER: I rush to praise You now!
Blessings on your week of "Christmas is Coming!" I speak new strength to you to do Christmas!
But only one thing is needful: Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10v.42
God chose you for a specific work with in His field of endeavor. His field of endeavor has a name: KINGDOM! So you have a Kingdom Major that must NOT get blurred with all the good and acceptable tasks, hobbies or ideas about you that others may have. The end of the year is a good time for reflection and for measuring how far ( or how far off) you are. Has your minor overtaken your major? Whenever we settle for less, we are unsettled. Our talents buried in an alien field. Our fruit not remaining.
FATHER: Find me in Your Kingdom field again! I am Your hidden treasure!
Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4v.4
We need to hear this truth and we should speak it out to ourselves with confidence. Years ago in London it was a chorus and we sang often. These days I don't hear it so much. Has the world's perverse power to make "wrong" look "right" silenced our best confessions? Noooo! The greater one prevails over the weaker one in any contention or battle. Whether in battles for self-discipline or in battles for peace in your home and in the battle against evil. God's Light inside you swallows up darkness. The GREATER one has the greater blueprint and gives it to you as He gave David for building the future. The GREATER one has the greater, divine plan and He leads you out into it through the open door.
FATHER: Thank you that the Victor- the Greater One - lives in me!
I'm leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn't fragile like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid. John 14v.27
Peace of mind is part of the Christmas miracle. Peace of mind is a gift to you and me and to all mankind from Jesus' death at Calvary. Here comes Christmas: just in the nick of time. No matter what you are facing as you read these words, Christmas still carries and delivers God's Promise: This is the most joyful news ever announced - says the Living Bible paraphrase - and is is for everyone! Luke 2v.10
FATHER: My faith in Your Promise gets me ready for Christmas! God's Peace is mine today!
Daniel's intercession for the children of Israel in Babylonian captivity was a desperate cry for God's supernatural solution to an impossible problem. Daniel wept, prayed, fasted and warred with the prophecies that had been given years before concerning his people. You may be led to take any or all of those postures to petition the Lord regarding things that concern you. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive, O Lord listen to me and act! Don't delay -for your own sake, O my God. ! (v.19) O our God, hear your servant's prayer!Listen as I plead! Let your face shine again with peace and joy upon your desolate sanctuary- for your own glory, Lord...(v.17) The joyful sound in Daniel's prayer comes from glorifying God and praising while petitioning. The desperation of Daniel's problem does not get in the way of his praise of God's magnificent might and endless love and mercy. He didn't forget that he was talking to the God who had parted the Red Sea to bring the Jews out of Egypt. Don't you forget either!
FATHER: Lord, do it again for me and for us!
Blessings on your week of strong prayer exalting God & receiving answers!
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!