Give not your ways to those who and that which ruin and destroy kings. Prov. 31 v.3b; Jesus Christ...Him that loved us...and made us kings and priests Rev.1v. 5-6
I want to make it clear I am not talking about your husband, children or family. You are worse than an infidel if you completely neglect them, no matter how ruinous or destructive they may be at the moment. But today's verse is calling you to take the pulse of other relationships in your life at this time. Are they helping to build your kingly character? Or has it become more about gossip or subtle competition? Are the views they voice to you still Biblical? Note the outlook of Proverbs 31 woman in our verse: She has "savings of time and strength" (v.16): she is not wasting her time, nor her strength. Strong and secure in God, she smiles in readiness for whatever the future may bring. Are you alert to what is going in the household of your life?
FATHER: Help me to approve the things that are excellent! (Phil.1v.10)
Love you guys,
PRAYER REQUEST: Lt. Col. Kato Martinez is the name of the US Air Force officer still in intensive care in Brussels. His wife was killed and his chidren also still hospitalized with burns. Thanks for remembering them in prayer. MIRACLES!
I know nothing about the Hebrew calendar, but my close reading from learned veteran's book points to a significant and rare season open to you from now until April 15th. Because of the Leap Year, we are in a second month (or doubled month of Adar). Adar is the month of Purim - the celebration of God's deliverance of the Jews from annihilation through Queen Esther's courageous obedience. You might want to re-read the Book of Esther before focusing your faith to deal with the dogging once and for all. Basically, God is giving us a second chance to defeat the bully and put the demon's name on the tombstone and take ours off! Have you had enough? Remember everything about Esther's situation seemed impossible. If you are tired of fighting, remember that your victory will set off a chain reaction of victory for those around you. We are so connected to those we are investing our lives in. And that is why we need each other more than ever in this special window to stir and inspire each other to put the finishing touch on areas that have defeated us in the past. This is a turning point and a rare opportunity to undo weighty baggage and the drag of the enemy's assault before you are launched into revival's "allegro non troppo!" rhythm.
FATHER: DELIVER ME! USE ME TO DELIVER YOUR PEOPLE!
And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion? Esther 4 v.14
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Cor. 4v.18
Don't look at it the way it is now. People are crying over how it is looking now. We live by faith and not by sight. The devil's skill at presenting visuals is being used dramatically in this day with all the social media. The enemy's uncanny ability to amplify the worst of the present is doing a job on our viewpoint. Don't waver. Just don't look. This weekend a private video of a person I had long interceded for showed them drinking. (We had lost contact but I kept believing) In this video, they were wearing clothes I had last seen them in - a detail so bizarre and demonic. There was even a kind of defiant look in their eyes. I was so disappointed that I even wept. "Well, maybe it was tea. Maybe it was wine. Let me stop the frame. Enlarge the picture..." Clearly a shot glass with whiskey in it! NO, the thingswhich are seen- the video of the alcoholic you are praying for, the invoice full of incorrect charges, Dr's report - are subject to change.
FATHER: I don't believe what I see: I believe Your Word!
Blessings on your week of God's TRUTH overcoming any fact set against it!
Join me in the tug of war for the 61 overcoming Brussels bombing survivors in critical condition. Who is on the Lord's side with me? We can pull! We pull these 61 out of CRITICAL to a better condition for their everlasting souls and for their physical bodies NOW. We say, "Line up, line up with the Word of God that says "by the stripes of Jesus you are healed." Cardiovascular systems for the 61 - Line up with the PLUMB LINE of the HEARTMAKER! Breathe on your own. 61 hearts beat with the rhythm of LIFE now! We send the WORD and they are healed. Father, You said you would have no man perish. Don't let these 61 die and go to hell. I passed by you and saw you in your blood and said, LIVE! We bind the spirit of death off the 61 in Brussels. We bind survivor's guilt. Father, woo them to life. Jesus, VISIT them in visions, in dreams. Father, we have need of them for the kingdom, for their witness, for your glory. We say every hand of every Dr, nurse, tech or aide that touches the 61- every instrument that touches them is COVERED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS. Heal and restore burnt skin. Restored like Naaman, Restored like a baby's skin. 61 Immune systems RISE UP to PLUMB! Brains awaken! Livers, spleens, lungs plumb up! Bones be healed. Orthopedic miracles now! Inch it over, Jesus, add that centimeter that is needed for normal. Holy Ghost COMFORT now. Make up for anything missing in these hospital infrastructures, supplies or capabilities. Nothing missing, nothing lacking, nothing broken for the 61! We asking for their lives! Save their souls!
Sit at My right hand until I make your adversaries your footstool. Ps.110v.1;Direct your mind in the way of the Lord. Prov.23v.19; Who will go for us? Isa.6v.8
We are engaged in war with deceitful rulers that we have to sit down and eat with or work everyday with or live beside as neighbours or deal with in the customer service jungle. But we are supernatural soldiers warring. Our Commander says "SIT." Our position in HIM is our starting point each day, each way, not matter what happens to try to push us to engage naturally first. HIS answer to every issue is "SIT, Rule with me." He is sitting in the heavens laughing over the demonic frustrations that make us want to cry. Our triumph over this mess is ALREADY delighting Him as the call drops while I am waiting for the supervisor to answer the HELP LINE. He ALREADY savours VICTORY for the people of Belgium over a defeated, destroyed, undone network of terror. When I obey My General and SIT instead of scurrying around trying to figure out a warfare strategy, I am able to DIRECT MY MIND. Directing my mind to the ways of God that always lead to a way out, a way in, a way over, to TRIUMPH BY THE WAY-MAKER! Seated I rule. Seated, I boss some things around with God. I am the one saying "OK, Alright, hey, who will WE send to Brussels today?" "You, go, take miraculous recovery to those injured. Take the Gospel, Take the overwhelming LOVE of God. Take overwhelming punishment to discover and crush the terrorists. GO!"
FATHER: I sit, I direct, I send!
MY LOVE PRAYING FOR BELGIUM'S (AND YOUR)RESURRECTION week - The same power that raised Christ from the dead
It seemed good and desirable to me, (and so I have determined)...Luke 1 v.3 AMP
Luke received an impression from the Holy Spirit that writing the Book of Luke was a good thing. It seemed good to Luke. Then it became desirable to Luke, as the Spirit of God heated up this good idea. How many of you have good ideas that you are warming up to? This February and March have been a time of visions, dream and creative stirrings throughout the Body of Christ. So you most likely a new idea that you are "eyeing favorably." Hmmm... But what is the next step in the the project? Luke goes on to say he had determined. A quality decision was made by the recipient of the vision, of the dream, of the heavenly blueprint for the new company or new invention to DO SOMETHING. Easter is perfect time to remind ourselves that the power to DO SOMETHING that seems good and desirable is the same power that raised Christ from the dead. Birthing a dream and raising the dead require a similar force or impetus to get the job done. We are courting a spectacular future. It seems good and we are getting a crush on it. But know that Heaven is courting your determination to take a step to bring the future forth. Luke himself tells us that he:
searched out diligently
followed all things closely
to the minutest detail
from the very first
FATHER: By the same power that raised Christ from the dead, MAKE ME DETERMINED for my dream!
A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. Prov. 18v.16
Your gift makes room for you at the top! People who are expecting a baby start making room! A nursery, a baby bed. Have you crowded out the spiritual gifts you want operating in your life with busyness and business? Even serving in someone's else field should take second place to your own development in destiny's call. Are you reading your Bible more than 10 minutes? Are you ministering to the Lord? "Wanting to" is a good first step. Your desire will help push back distractions and make room for more of God. Sometimes you have to make yourself want to. When working long hours overseas, I would fast my lunch when I found myself not wanting to make room for God. I discovered a little rooftop nook where I could sit in the Presence of the Lord for that hour. When you are expecting, you change your behaviour. Expecting something from God also requires a change. And your gift will not grow unless you use it. I will prophesy to people in the grocery store and give them words of knowledge. I will usually stop what I am doing and call or contact someone with a word or impression. Make room and make a nice, big room with sunshine pouring in!
Two wonderful mini-books on Flowing in the Supernatural are:
The Divine Flow by John Osteen How to Flow in the Supernatural by Kenneth Hagin
Your eyes scan the kitchen island as you prepare to leave the house: Take that vitamin now .But you're already ready to go, "Why remind me now,Lord?" Will you resist? Sometimes I do. And when I do, I fail. Fail to take a vitamin? No, I fail to step into the Spirit's flow. He is always speaking and always leading me - trying to lead me -. My obedience, my willingness to be pliable will not work on the platform of ministry, if I won't allow it to work on the platform of my daily life. Are you hearing God? Are you under the control of the Spirit? The tiny resistance - a vitamin here, a refusal to change some plan of mine - will slowly make us deaf and surely make us rebellious. Proverbs says a rebel is a fool. My stubbornness to His gentle nudges pushes me out of step with His Spirit's dance. Stay in step with the Spirit.
FATHER: I flow with YOU now
Your conscious awareness of the Presence of the Lord increases!
They go from strength to strength (increasing in victorious power)...Ps.84v.7; Sing aloud to God our strength! Ps.81v.1 AMP
Whatever you have to do to pray, pray. If you don't pray, you won't be strong. The fight is on. Earlier this week was intense in attacks on the health of believers. Or whatever your weakest link was! So pray so you'll be strong. Of course it is hard to pray. A zillion distractions. Even prayer time nonsense. Well, I'll do my Bible reading first. Don't touch that Bible first if you are, like my friend Gloria was, a Word addict. Revelation would stir up and she'd read more and more and NEVER get to prayer. or I think I will jump on the treadmill and do my Bible reading and then pray. I feel inactive if pray before I get on the treadmill. Where did that come from? Hell! It is a lie but a very seductive one for me at the moment. The devil is studying you to construct barriers to prayer. So make tunnels, make trenches, open doorways and windows- PRAY!
FATHER: I pray!
Praying that you will be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man be the Holy Spirit (Eph.v.16)
He brought me to his banqueting house and his banner over me was love. Song of Sol.2v.4
God has brought you to a new place. The place you were born to be has been calling you. God has covered the rocky, dusty distance between where you are and where you were born to be with a Blood-red carpet. This banqueting house is a place of effervescence ( according to the Bible concordance), bubbling over, intoxication & feasting. All the heady intoxication that you bring to His heart has full expression here. (You have ravished God's heart with one look from your eyes, S.of S.4v.9)I once worked very hard on something God told me to do and in the nights nearing its completion, I had a dream. I was in Harrods in London - in the Food Halls. I was a waitress and there was a long long football-field length long banqueting table with people eating. Not one of them so much as glanced at me. I passed by all of them and brought my serving tray to the King. His banner of protection and comfort also IDENTIFIES your Purpose and stakes out the territory of His pleasure in your life. So, you go to Guatemala as a missionary, or you marry and raise a family in the suburbs, start a business, go to college. HIS banner over YOU. There is a singular position in His embrace of your life. God has brought you to a new place.
When he prepared the heavens...when he set a compass...when he established...when he strengthened..when he gave...when he appointed...Then I was by him... rejoicing. Prov.8v.27-30
Rejoice! There has been a shift and we are in the Pre-Birth of Your New Dream. Even in the storm, God is preparing the heavens over your new dream. He is establishing the clouds above (v.28 KJV) your new dream. He is stretching out the firmament (v.27 AMP) over your fresh vision. I saw your "stretched out firmament" like a wooden roller skating speed rink. The bad stuff (and bad guys) are falling off. God has made it so sleek and so slanted in your favor, nonsense cannot attach! He is strengthening you in the inner man (Col.1v.9-11 AMP) so you be strong enough to draw deeply form the deep foundations He has established for your new dream. There is a compass there! Hold tight! The compass is pointing to higher,wilder, wider than you have ever been!
FATHER: For me, YOU have prepared the Heavens! WISDOM: You're my sister!
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace (who imparts all blessing and favor), Who has called you to His own eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen and settle you. 1 Peter 5v.10
The BLOOD establishes (1 Cor. 11v.25 AMP) and ratifies our covenant of Promise with the Lord Jesus Christ. The BLOOD works to establish you. ESTABLISH means:
to place on permanent basis, as a government, business, or profession
to prove, to fix firmly, to substantiate.
THE BLOOD substantiated God's redemption of mankind. So His blood substantiates your promise, your potential, your destiny. We may feel we are hanging by our finger-nails because of recent warfare that has hit the Body of Christ. But hanging onto the Word of God CRUSHES the devil under your feet. This fight is not about survival though some of you, like me fighting in the night - sleeplessness, pain, horrible thoughts- might be tempted to think it is. NO, dear ones, this fight is about thriving! Your life and ministry Established like a government. Your joy, health and fulfillment flourishing in the courts of your GOD.
FATHER: ESTABLISH ME!
Plan now to join us in JULY! Jacqueline Watters, Ruth Parkinson, Shirley Kelly, Renee Branson, Elsa Seamens, Anna Pugh and I want your ministry ESTABLISHED in the gifts of the Spirit for His Glory!
(Not in your own strength) for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you (energizing and creating in you the power and desire), both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. Philippians 2v.13 AMP)
God is working in you. God is working in me. All the time. He is the 24/7 type. He is energizing the tired, the worn-out, the burnt-out, the overwhelmed. There is a always a steady stream of His energy flowing in me. There is a river of His pleasures. (Ps. 36v.8) Sometimes it is like those all-night vending machines on the far side of my Yale campus days. Just too far to get to! What is God is working for? He is working so I can work! What is my work and your work? His pleasure, His satisfaction and His delight. Whatever you do, do it heartily as unto the Lord. He is creating the power for me to work His pleasure. CREATION and PLEASURE are linked together in God's Heart. Revelation 4v.11 tells us the world- EVERYTHING - was created for His pleasure. And Genesis assures us He was pleased when He created the world. There is a sure and certain creative connection between your work (energized by The Creator) and His pleasure. A world changed by the OVERFLOW from that divine link!
And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we (actually) saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from His father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth. John 1v.14
You are dwelling among them at the water-cooler, in the ladies room of your office building, in the Teacher's lounge. You are fixing your tent of flesh - nailing yourself to that location as God's best can flow out to those around you. Sometimes you get to make to contact and pray or speak directly. But most of the time this (your dwelling place in your day-to-day life) is a spiritual position you are holding in the War of Darkness VS. Light. You are the Word of God made flesh. Your very presence is enforcing things and undoing evil. Not everyone there sees His glory through you, not everyone will give you any honor for your service of Light. But one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess HIm Lord. So meanwhile, back at the ranch... intensify your prayers for your daily dwelling place and repel reproach. Think of walls of water high as a skyscraper and you walking through it. He is parting Red Seas not for your escape, but for your invasion into the world of the lost, the depressed, the confused.
FATHER: Christ in me to give the hope of glory away!
And will not our just God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His chosen ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He defer them and delay help on their behalf? Luke 18v.7 AMP
"Will He delay long?" were the words I heard early this morning. To delay means "to put off, to postpone, to make late, to act or proceed slowly, to be tardy, to arrest, to check, to impede, to retard and to defer." Hope deferred makes the heart sick. The opposite of DELAY is ACCELERATE. Many have declared 2016 to be a Year of Acceleration and a Year of Answered Prayer. Now our understanding of these truths today cannot come solely from counting notches on your gun. Let's see I have asked for this on this date and He has given me this answer or no answer yet. It is not a matter of math, it is a matter of intimacy. We need intimate knowledge of Him (He is intimate with the upright!) and His ways to grasp today's verse. To have the courage to believe God will answer your prayer cry of faith no matter the circumstances, no matter how long, WE MUST PRAY. "We must Always pray and not give up," Jesus says here in Luke 18v.1 to give us this parable's purpose. If we always pray, we will
1. not turn coward
2. not faint
3. not lose heart
4. not give up
Prayer gives you strength to believe. If you don't pray, you can be tempted to believe GOD IS THE DELAY. That He is getting in the way of our answer, making us late, putting us off and deferring our answer. No, He is OUR ANSWER.
FATHER: Find my faith strong when the Son of Man comes!
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!