...The entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, were of gold...2 Chron.4v.22
I am hearing how today is a fulfillment of what you have spoken and believed. Don't fret if you have not spoken or believed right. Start now. It is not Jack-in-the-beanstalk, so don't look for fulfillment in 24 hours. Some of you may need to undo some things you have said over and over in years past about this stage or phase or time of your life. Take authority over the whining, wasted words of the self-destrcutive cry. Cry out to the Lord in faith! There are golden doors of entry into the holy place of God's dream for you. Many are walking through breakthrough gates of splendor into jobs and other golden opportunities.
FATHER: I shout unto YOU with a voice of triumph! I enter into Your golden gates!
And David said, Solomon my son is young ...and the house that is to be builded for the Lord must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory...I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly...I have prepared for the house of the Lord 100,000 talents of gold...1 Chronicles 22v.5, v.14
David was told "NO" by God, but David "YESSED" God back! Do God's answers of "NO" to your heart's desire make you "NOOOOOOO" God back by pouting, getting discouraged or waning in zeal while you mope? In our reading today God told David "No, you cannot build a house for Me." David's response: I will prepare abundantly for the person You have chosen instead of me to do what I dreamed of doing. He didn't get mad when his own prophet told him, " Thus saith the Lord, NO WAY, Jose`." The Hebrew word for "abundantly" in verse 5 where David speaks with such spiritual maturity means great, excellent, long, many, much, increased. It is from a root word that signifies to multiply by the myriad. David's abundant preparation was sowing for abundant increase. God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Cor 9v.8
FATHER: I abundantly prepare to give You the desires of Your Heart, Lord!
Turn me away from wanting any other plan but yours. Revive my heart toward you. Ps. 119v.37 (The Living Bible)
When I lived in Rome, walking to work meant walking past the fabulous shops along Via Veneto. Day after day after day. In my first year I was paying off huge student loan debt, taking my lunch, saving money, buying nothing. These fineries are just a waste of money- -look at these crazy prices! I kept my head to the pavement and my feet moving towards my payoff goals. But as time went on, I began to peek and drool over exquisite window displays of real and costume jewelry, So day after day I'd think, "You know, this jewelry is extremely well-made." The next time I am seeing some my-color-blue earring as an INVESTMENT and not an indulgence. Before you know I am paying close to 100 bucks for costume jewelry earrings .and loving them. I got a little turned away from my plan. God has a plan that we need to fall with in love with - even if most of it is hard to see all at once-. The lust of the eyes, the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches will turn us away from wanting His plan more than anything. Lord, revive my heart toward you.
Travellers used the narrow, crooked side paths...until Deborah became a mother to Israel The Living Bible)...until I, Deborah arose. (NAS) Judges 5v.7
At RU CALLED 2's summer meeting June 28, I mentioned two words God had given me for our gathering. One was a term of endearment and the other was a call to war. God is still speaking sweet-nothings that mean everything to those who will draw close, close, close to Him. Put your ear to His chest and rest. We need that as women and we need it as women called to fight for divine purpose. Things are getting pretty crooked and tight around this world we live in. Many of our five-fold leaders are writing and teaching the Body of Christ about war. Praise is a war, living right is a war in this world and fulfilling your divine assignments is life-long war you will win, win win! The war word I shared was 1 Chronicles 12:33, which speaks of men of war who could hold rank. Can you hold rank? Or is your position so weak you holding back advancement ? Your ability to hold rank can affect your home, your church and your world. In the Hebrew the word "Rank", is defined as a well-trodden road, a caravan. Ranks means protection, order, troop and path. Seen the big caravan of black SUVS holding rank to protect the President or a movie star? We have may have fantasized about being the movie star jumping in the SUV with an army of security men scanning the crowd! We probably haven't fantasized about the less glamourous of holding rank. God is speaking terms of heavenly endearment to those holding their position in His Presence and on the front-lines.
And when the south wind blew softly, supposing they had obtained their purpose...but not long afterward there arose a tempestuous wind...Acts 27v.13
The "south winds" of circumstance should not lead us. Many of you reading this remember Pastor Osteen's sermon on this verse. He and Dodie and the children were planning a missions trip to London. Dodie had little wool coats made for the children. The south wind was blowing nicely on Pastor's plans. Was the south wind speaking for God? No, in the Bible passage, we read that God spoke by His Spirit through Paul, even before the south wind came on the scene.
Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.
Sadly, neither the ship's owner nor the pilot listened to Paul's words. Then the south wind came and seemed to confirmed their misleading. Ooooh or ouch!
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God! Romans 8v.14
Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress...Ps.4v.1-8; And Jabez called...Oh that thou wouldst bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast...1Chron4v.19
The Hebrew word for "distress" means narrow, a tight place, trouble, affliction, enemy and anguish. Pressure, which we have all felt in past months, in other words. But God's rescuing answer is to broaden you. He makes room all around you when you feel backed into a corner. He opens the tight, narrow place up and provides that way of escape. The same Hebrew word for "broaden" is used in the famous Jabez prayer. (Maybe we should be praying it again.) God wants to broaden your influence, like when the farmers "broadcast seed!"
FATHER: YOU TAKE ME FROM TIGHT PLACE TO THE LARGE PLACE TODAY!
Love you guys, Blessings on your week of "enlarged coasts!" for His glory!
And they were there three days with David, eating and drinking for their kinsman had prepared for them. There was joy indeed in Israel...1 Chron.12v.39-40...So David wen to bring up the ark of the covenant...with joy and he distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake.15v.25;16v.3
The Fourth of July is coming and whether this holiday has you traveling, celebrating with family or resting, God wants this break in your routine to give you a sabbatical! Entering into the Door of Rest frees your hands so your heart can focus more on the Lord for a blessed moment. The Doorway of Rest also leads you into the future. This Friday can be a rehearsal for your dreams. Have you dreamt of being free from busyness of your daily life? Do you to want more time to pray or to write or paint or do more for others? Rehearse the future and set aside tomorrow for doing one (ONE) of those dream activities. Cleaning out a closet can be holy. Holiday means holy day! Maybe you need to sit on your couch for a few hours listening to the voice of God. (Now, of course if you have a husband and kids waiting for you to fix breakfast....!)
Father, I pray for my sister reading this. I thank you for giving her a HOLY DAY. Thank you for intervening and interrupting her regular schedule.May tomorrow ne an ACCELERATION into the future. Pull back the curtains and give her secrets about the future. I am asking you to guard the borders of her HOLY DAY. Set angels all around to- the angels of the Lord encamp around her day and seal in the blessing, the peace and the pleasure. Thank you for the loaf of Bread of the Word and the Raisin Cakes of the sweetness of Your Presence. Anoint her with sweetness if she is with family tomorrow. Make the work of preparing for family divinely easy and delightful. For those who are spending the day with You, Come with fire on them. All You lead them to do- paper work, organizing, - I say they take dominion over their own house and transform it into an Oasis. Seize the day, my sisters. Each moment is precious and very valuable.
I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears:Behold I will heal thee...2Kings 20v.5
King Hezekiah was sick and told he was going to die. Here is his prayer:
1.Lord, remember how I walked before you.
2.I walked in TRUTH.
3. I walked with a perfect heart.
4. I have done that which is good in Thy sight.
In his prayer for healing from a death sentence ( cancer, major organ failure, etc.) King Hezekiah basically said I lived right and walked according to God's ways. It was a fairly simple prayer of faith. God's answer was just as simple. Are you living and walking in God's ways? Do you believe He has heard your prayer? Do you know that He has seen your tears? Then believe and receive your healing. We are on this side of Calvary with our healing paid for by Jesus' atoning death on the Cross. King Hezekiah did not have the same power that raised Christ from the dead, but you do.
FATHER: I know you have heard my prayer, seen my tears and because of the stripes of Jesus, You heal me!
Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine hand...But the people held their peace, and answered him a not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not. 2 Kings 18v.35-36 (KJV)
Let the Word of God talk back to the trash-talking reproach of the enemy! The Word has the last word against the threats and bullying of circumstances we KNOW are subject to change. The Word of God sits as King over the flood of issues that need to line up with His will for us. We speak to the mountain about how big our God is; we don't argue and debate with the devil.
As I write this today, the first of July, I am also impressed to encourage you to believe for fresh favor. No matter what happened in the past; no matter the present lack of favor you think you see or feel:BELIEVE FOR FRESH FAVOR. And step out on it in faith. Ask like a person confident of favor would ask. Move in close like a person confident of favor would. Receive like a person assured of favor with God and man would! Favor is a spiritual commodity made in heaven and bought for you at the Cross through His eternally new and living way. Boldly (and sweetly) draw near to people today. FAVOR is a gateway for the Gospel and you need to use its winsome power to win souls!
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!