He who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way is a thief and a robber...The hired servant, when he sees the wolf coming, deserts the flock and runs away...The hireling flees because he merely serves for wages and is not concerned about the sheep...I am giving my life and laying it down on behalf of the sheep. John 10 v.1-18
Have the pressures of life made you a hired servant for your own destiny? Are recognition, pay, rewards and wages gaining in importance but getting harder to obtain? Is pressure squeezing out excellence and purity in your service to what God has called you to do? Is your resentment meter going off the charts as you see others surge ahead of you? There is only One Door to Destiny and His name is Jesus. You may see others climb up the perverted, back door path to promotion, but don't mistake a hireling for a shepherd. Are you giving your life or is the devil stealing it from you? Jesus said that He was giving His Life to what God had called Him to do. I think worse than "delayed destiny" is the devil's hireling strategy. We don't care, we're doing it but our hearts are so disengaged. All that good work will burn up in the fire and not make it through eternity's gates. We'll have nothing to lay at His feet. Re-assess. Get renewed in spirit of your mind as this world is racing speedily to an end.
FATHER: I give my life; I lay it down; You raise me up!
Blessings right at the Door to Destiny! Love you guys,
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Gen 8v.22
God's Plan is working. While you sleep, while you wait, God's Plan is not failing, but it is unfolding. Is this a seedtime day for you? Are you casting the first "seed" prayers about something into the ground? Or will it be a harvest day where the seed of prayers, seed of good deeds or seed of finances sown SPRINGS UP? For most of us, it will be a certain amount of both. Take a minute and do some weeding: uprooting everything not planted by Your Father in the garden of your life through sin. NO bad seed to reproduce after its own kind and grow trouble for me in my garden. We want the God-kind of seed to reproduce.
FATHER:Thank you that today seedtime and harvest shall not cease in my life!
The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valor...Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites:have I not sent thee?
Your prayers open the way for God to come into the hopeless and impossible situation. Gideon was threshing wheat in a hidden place to save his little harvest from being devoured. Times were tough. So did God send food or send angels to run off the devourer? He shows up (Hallelujah!) God shows up and says;YOU. You can do this. Gideon's answer was like Moses's was, and like ours often is: You got the wrong guy. I am not who You think I am, I can't do this." But I loved the fascinating mix of heaven and earth joining forces inside Gideon's heart through a series of supernaturally-charged encounters. In less than a chapter, the man has changed and is become who God said He was all the time. Mighty man of valor!
FATHER: Come into the my place of impossibility and tell me who I really am!
Love you guys,
Blessings on your week of the impossible made possible!
...(how) much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness rule reign in life (as kings) through the one, Jesus Christ. Romans 5v.17 (NAS), paraphrased
We were born to reign in life as kings. But the word I heard for you this morning was "abdicate." To abdicate means: to give up a position as king, or to fail to take responsibility for something. I know, you are saying, "Like when did I give up a throne?" You there, reading this, don't look so innocent! I have given up my throne over a faith failure about an issue. I have given up a few exercise programs or diets when it got too hard. I have checked out of a few relationships when reconciliation looked too hard to handle. In each of those arenas, I was meant to rule and reign. But I abdicated. The media has tried to push Britain's Queen Elizabeth to follow the example of other European royalty and abdicate in favor of younger, attractive royal heirs. But this Queen took an oath before God at her coronation to reign until death or until Jesus comes. She actually vowed to cast her crown before Him should He appear during her reign as Queen. She believes that she was born to reign.
FATHER: I believe I was born to reign and not run! I take my throne seat beside YOU!
That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish...John 3v.15
What are believing for today? What Promise of God is pushing, pushing, pushing the envelope of your faith into the big dimension of manifestation? Are the people "in agreement" with you getting tired and falling back? Those who believe will not perish. Your faith is being stretched. S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g is not a comfortable feeling - but God promises you will not perish in the stretch. To "PERISH" means to die a violent or untimely death. Your Promise will come forth to life before your eyes and it will be ON-TIME. To "PERISH" means to be ruined or destroyed. Even if it looks ruined and destroyed right now, remember the words of Jesus to the sister of Lazarus : It is not too late because whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. (John 11v.26) Was Your Promise born of God and God-breathed? The world-overcoming power on the inside of your Precious Promise will raise it up to look at you and speak. Here I am and I am all yours!
FATHER: YOUR FAITHFULNESS REACHETH UNTO THE CLOUDS! PS. 36V.5
For Joshua drew not his hand back, wherewith he stretched out the spear, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai. Joshua 8v.26
"Don't stop praying about that issue just yet!" That is my interpretation of our verse for today. I promise you it is for 2-day! As many times as I have read this passage, I had never noticed that Joshua heard God say "Stretch out the spear" in verse 18, stretched it out like the Lord said and HELD IT OUT for a good ten verses of an extensive military campaign that must have taken hours - if not an entire day itself!- Make sure the snake is dead and not just stunned. Pray all the evil life out of that thing that has come against you and against the Plan of God for you. Smile at a certain "problem" person when face-to-face, but keep praying in your spirit for God to completely finish His work.
FATHER: I won't stop praying too soon!
Love you guys,
Blessings on your week of holding out the spear to see God's victory!
And He has also made me a select arrow (Isa. 49v.2b NAS); and He hath made me a polished shaft (KJV)
We cry "Help, help" only to discover God is making us His help to straighten the crooked and supply the missing divine part to a crummy situation. We cry "do something" and what He does is make us something to contend with! We are becoming His polished arrows and His glittering swords of His excellency. Now the excellent sword that He is making you is a sword of the Spirit. Sharpened by the Spirit and not by human and fleshly "crazy-mouth" slashes of criticism or sarcasm that reduce people to size. No, His sword divides the flesh from the Spirit.
Why is He making you His weapon? To accomplish what He wants done. To make things right. When a greater force collides with a lesser force,the stronger force turns the weaker one. Mom and I were in car wreck near Med Center/Museum 40 years ago. The guy who hit was doing 60 and ran a red light, broadsiding us. When I came to, we were pointed in the opposite direction of my ballet class where we'd been headed. The faster car has turned us in its direction. As God's polished arrow, you will turn people to Jesus. The greater power of His love and His anointing on you will move people.
The Lord is intimate with the upright. Prov. 3v.32b Is it too small a thing that you should be My servant...I will also make you a light of the nations, so that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth. Isa.49v.6
As teenager studying in Paris, I went to a lot of museums. But the Jeu de Paume was my favorite of them all. "Jeu de Paume" is what God is saying this Saturday's monthly MLYA meeting about the VOICE OF THE SPIRIT will be. Unlike the Louvre, one of the greatest world museums, you could sit down in the little Jeu de Paume - right in front of a masterpiece. At the right time of day, you would be alone with genius-on-the-canvas. God wants to bring you FRONT and CENTER with the gifts of the Spirit. There is a place for you to step into ministry and to be a small, vital part of the big thing He is doing in the earth today. At the Louvre with the lines, the crowds, cameras whirling and clicking, the paintings under glass so you saw your own reflection better than the super famous work of art - you felt like a spectator. But at the Jeu de Paume, you were a participant. You could cover the whole Jeu de Paume in less than hour and gain some understanding about what you were seeing. The Louvre would take days of overwhelming days, with you not remembering the stream of masterpieces that you'd trudged past. How do you get from where you are now to where you want to be? Where is your door to enter into your great destiny? It is always is the place of intimacy with the Lord. Join us Saturday as we re-set the value of intimacy and open the door to greatness in God. You were born for this!
FATHER: I bend low; You raise me up!
See you at HBU's Cullen Parlor 10am to 12 noon, this Saturday April11th! HOW TO HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD
A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven. John 3v.27 (NAS); God in heaven appoints each man's work. (The Living Bible)
John's disciples were jealous that Jesus' ministry was becoming more successful than theirs. "Master, the man you met on the other side of the Jordan River - the one you said was the Messiah - he is baptizing too, and everybody is going over there instead of coming here to us." John 3v.26 Makes me want to laugh, until I remember feeling the same thing- then it should make us cry as we recognize ourselves in John's worried ministry team! If the Messiah is in it, then we should decrease, while He increases. So if the Messiah is in YOUR destiny, if God's Hand has placed you in your present position in life, there is no need for jealousy or fear of loss. What have I to fear? What have I to dread, leaning on the Everlasting Arms?
FATHER: I receive all that You have appointed (assigned, established, named and furnished) for me!
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit...he that searched the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit... Romans 8 vv.16, 27
Come into what God has prepared for him that waited for Him! God has prepared some wonderful things for you. But you won't get them unless you value them enough to go after them. One very valuable thing He has waiting for those willing to wait on Him is a stronger, new knowledge of the value of His Presence. Your desire to hear God's voice feeds from one stream only: your hunger for Him.
How important is it that you eat everyday? When you skip breakfast, your tummy rumbles around 1 or 2pm - if not before. Our hunger and awareness of God is being attacked by our flesh, and by the enemy of our souls, the devil. Developing a hunger for God is like going to the gym to develop strong muscles. Boldily exercise profits a little, but godliness profits in all things.(1 Tim.4v.8)
This is how we overcome: by an overwhelming hunger for God that makes you forget to worry about the car, forget that you feel too sleepy to get up and pray, forget how mad you could be at that crazy woman on your job. Come up higher!
This is how we overcome by coming together to seek Him: Plan to join me this Saturday April 11th at HBU's Cullen Parlor from 10 to 12 noon, as I teach the 3rd session of HOW TO HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD. We will study the Voice of the Spirit: The Witness of the Spirit on the Inside of You. One of my favorite things to teach! This is what will keep you alive through the storm, the siege, the suddenly. This is how God meant for you to be/do more than just stay alive! Flourish and shine as He uses you to bring light to a dark world.
The root of the righteous yielded fruit...The recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered upton him. Prov.12v.12, 14
We are in a season of INCREASE. Promotion from the Lord is at hand. Not from the east or the west, but promotion comes from the Lord. (Ps.75v.6) In this precious time of Growth, be attentive to tithe properly and to bring your basket of firstfruits to the Lord. Doing that demonstrates your faith for INCREASE. And so does having compassion on the poor. Give to the poor and needy- when the Lord moves you- as IF you already had the increase. God is the spiritual force behind every financial transaction in a believer's life and His moving now.
FATHER: You would above all that I would prosper and be in health, even as my soul prospers.
Blessings on your Resurrection weekend- body, soul, mind and finances!
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb. 12v.2
"ENDURE" was not the first word I heard for you today. "SET APART" was actually the first. Endurance will certainly set you apart. Many want to give up after only a half-hearted effort. Don't even give up after a whole-hearted effort seems to fail short of victory. Endure to get to the Resurrection! Most of us are waiting for the rebirth and full manifestation of dreams. Endure to do the things you know you were born to do. Despise the shame of apparent failure, apparent lack. The things that are seen ( apparent) are subject to glorious change. Endure for the joy that is set before you.
FATHER: I endure the Cross- Not for myself alone, but also for those I was born to lift, born to help, born to believe for!
Let the beauty of the Lord be upon us and establish thou the work of our hands upon us, yea, the work of our hands, establish thou it. Ps. 90v.17; For I long to see you, to impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end that ye may be established. Rom. 1v.11
ESTABLISH AND EXECUTION IN APRIL
Write down, journal and memorialize the marvels God spoke and did in the month of March. And of course, put them into action. April is about execution of the Plan of God. We carry out the marvels He whispered to us in March. We carry out the Plan of God and the Go's Plan carries us. God is establishing you this month.
FATHER: Establish the work of our hands; establish us!
Love you guys - strength to get the job done is yours! God is the strength of your heart and your portion forever!
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!