I rejoice at Thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. Ps. 119 v.162 The law of Thy mouth is better to me than thousand of gold and silver pieces. v.72
Quickened at the malls means the right parking space, the sought-after gift is in stock and the line is short. The richness of the richest season is upon us and God is using us to lavish so much love. But I have felt the December merry-go-round speed up to almost-toss-my-cookies mad dash and that was just from looking at my calendar. One physical heart-healing confession that comes to me now to take authority over the speed of the season: My heart beats with the rhythm of life. I am in tune with the Father and I am in tune with the Plan of God. Not over-stretched, not overwhelmed and not over-indulgent.
Father: Make me quick to find you! Quicken me according to Thy word today!
Ahab spoke to Naboth saying, "Give me your vineyard..." But Naboth said to Ahab, "The Lord forbid me that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers. I Kings 21 v. 1-2
King Ahab wanted Naboth's vineyard for a vegetable garden because it was so close and convenient to his palace. You, too, have a precious inheritance that our enemy is always casting an eye on. The Blood of Jesus has staked out a vineyard of Righteousness, Peace, and Joy in the Holy Ghost just for you. When discouragement tries to creep into our borders (or to boldly demand to have it all), we should rise up and say, " The Lord forbid me that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers." Get your praise on, your dance, speak the Word only - fight it and encourage yourself in the Lord. The Holiday season is a time that evil spirits of depression secretly run rampant. The devil's job is to peer over our fence with longing, but our job is to worship and stand our God-given ground.
Father: You made us rightful owners of the best Life has to offer. Thank you, Father, for new strength that makes us victors today and the everlasting Victory of eternal life. Our Inheritance!
...The Father, in whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name...that He would grant you to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge...Eph.3 15-19
Are you ready to show some Family Love this holy day? That is not always easy, but it is always pleasing to God, always rewarding and always life-changing. Whether you are embracing porcupines, stinkers, meanies or saints, brace those core muscles of yours to pour our His love in a greater measure as you squeeze, kiss or dodge ( don't you dare!) aunts, uncles, cousins and Grannies. I am praying for you today! Praying Jesus under every napkin ring, under every highball glass... Maybe they'll ask you to pray today! That the Holy Spirit would anoint you and give you the secrets of Aunt Jessie's heart as you help her into her chair. For patient love as you talk football (and Jesus) to a teen-aged cousin who has been fighting with his dad. Praying even your eyes will minister lavish love to all your precious family and beloved friends today!
Father: Here are Your people on this Thanksgiving Day. From Your Gates this morning, many of us will go into the gates of our families. Carrying a fresh anointing and more light than ever before. (This tough year has put a new power and sheen on you.) We brace ourselves for the best embrace. Visit President Obama and his family today. Thank you for making America! I pray joy, joy, Joy Unspeakable upon your heads today ! Thank you for forever, Jesus!
Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. Malachi 3v.17
This morning my mother and I spoke to one another, dreaming about all the things she used to cook for Thanksgiving. Angels wrote it all out in our Book of Remembrance that God likes to keep near Him. He was listening as she and I carefully worked our way through a list of wonderful ways He has made our past and our present life unforgettable. We praised the Lord and thanked Him: Remember, Mommy, how you'd roll three little pieces of dough and make the clover leaf yeast rolls. Remember all the pans everywhere covered with dishcloths as the rolls would rise all night. The fragrance, like the Bible tells of Mary's alabaster box broken open, the fragrance filled the house as she baked enough for 50 hungry people and one little girl! And all the homemade pie crusts waiting, like me, for her lemon, apple and chocolate fillings simmering on the stove.
Write your Book for God's coffee table as you speak with loved ones on these Holy Days. That is the original meaning of the word "holiday"! Remember Him: He is remembering you!
We love you - your names are in our "now" Book of Remembrance as we pray for you with joy-
Children in whom was no blemish, but well-favoured, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding in science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace...Dan. 1v.3
In our Bible reading today a heathen ruler occupying a conquered nation asks for the defeated nation's best and brightest- king's seed - to be brought into his court for service. I want to preach restoration to you, for your seed and yourself. Many of your children have been taken prisoner by the dominant world culture. They may not be on drugs, in a gang- but simply living soulish lives in the palace of the heathen king. But the Bible (Is.8v18) says you and the children given to you are for signs and wonders! Revival and world harvest are locked up in the sleeping hearts of your precious King's Seed. God is restoring! May the fire of your love - and the years of prayers some of you have poured out- burn up every bit of bondage keeping your children dormant!
Even if you have no children, you have a seed-dream that God wants to restore in this hour. You yourself are King's Seed. Believe for your own return home - as Moses came home (or took exile in his case) from his years of training in the heathen king's palace -. God is restoring the dominance of His culture in mind-set of His people. He is restoring Kingdom-mindedness. Then ever-so-quickly and easily we can reach across the grocery store aisles or the church aisle to minister love, comfort and gifts of the Spirit to the hurting and to the lost.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Rom. 8v.37
Do I only overwhelmingly conquer when I have gotten all my "to-do" list done? When I am King of the Errand-Hill or the Chore-Hill, is that the only time I am on the crest of the wave of life? Yes, there is victory in overcoming the chaos that is always threatening to invade our private worlds. But the great conquest of today is bringing this portion of time under the guidance and control of the Holy Spirit. I surf the crest of "Today" through knowing His will for Nov. 22, 2010 and obeying it.
Father: Give us this day! We live it on top- ruling and reigning over it- in You!
So, why have You treated us this way? Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You. Luke 2v.48
What are your plans this weekend? A thousand things to do, I know. But the special season of finding Jesus, drawing near and focusing on Him is now opening up before us. I have found this time of year to be rich and deep in God's secret words of wonder. He speaks His Heart from Thanksgiving to Christmas and the New Year. But we are so busy then. Why would God waste one of His richest speaking- seasons on the busiest time of the year? You choose. Set aside a day ( no matter what is on sale at the malls), set aside a weekend and run, go find Him in a field. And Philip saith... We have found Him. John 1.v45
Blessings on your weekend in this rich season of time,
The Hand of the Lord was upon me... (Ez. 37 v.1)The Spirit of the Lord is upon me...(Luke 4.18)
When He comes upon you, it is for something. For service and for His Divine Purposes to be fulfilled. It can be as "small" as the wind blowing leaves just a certain way as you walk so find His answer to a knotty problem. It can be as huge as feeling a Michelin tire fat suit of power coming on you as you walk into a hospital room to pray for a sick person. Oh, how wonderful when the anointing comes on you!
There is an abiding anointing of the Holy Spirit who lives on the inside of you and every born-again believer. But there is also an enduement of power, when His presence comes upon you. Both are supernatural and you should be expecting frequent, ever-intensifying manifestations of Him - not just on famous preachers, on Third World prisoners, on elderly Mothers-in-Israel, but also upon you!
Ye shall shoot forth your branches, & yield your fruit to my people of Israel, for they are at hand to come. For, behold I am for you & I will turn unto you, & ye shall be tilled and sown. Ez.35 v.8-9
People are coming! The Living Bible puts it this way: There will be heavy crops of fruit to prepare for my people's return - and they will be coming home again soon!What is the Lord saying to us today?
1. Your own personal restoration requires a harvest from heaven.
2. Your harvest will feed His harvest of souls as people pour into your life. You will have abundance to pour into them. Your song will be sweeter, your overcoming testimony will help them overcome. People are coming!
3. Read Ps. 65 v. 9-11
Father: I thank you for fresh favor. New favor as rich, lavish and colorful as the fields at harvest time. The shame of reproach is removed. Poverty of heart has become a horn of plenty trumpeting Your Grace! People are coming into your life and your ministry!
I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. Ez. 34v.26
What should you do when God's blessing-shower comes down? Run and get an umbrella? No, stay there and grab others to pull under it! Seek, bring, bind and strengthen. Another wonderful part of restoration is God making us restorers of other people. We become restorers of places to dwell in (Isa. 58) for the desperate and the weary. The Good Shepherd has a place for them to lie down and to be raised up restored.
I will seek that which was lost (You lead them to Jesus) and bring again that which was driven away,(You embrace the rejected) bind up that which was broken, (You bind the devil) and will strengthen that which was sick. (You heal the sick) Ez. 34 v.16
Father: Pour it on me! Make me a shower of blessing for your people today!
Happy is that people; whose God is the Lord. Ps. 144 v.15
This weekend I was part of two happy gatherings. One was around Thanksgiving tables on Promised Land with kings joining me to feast on the spoils. The other was a Restoration Celebration party thrown by a God who has you on His mind. Both events have something to say about the week ahead of you.
Expect a Full Reward- The Lord recompense thy work and a full reward be given thee...Ruth 2:12. The word" recompense" is part of the meaning of restoration, so God wants you looking for the whole, complete amount overdue you. Pay-back and payday! Faith is both the magnet drawing your reward and Faith is also God's accountant configuring the size of your reward. Recompence also means you keep short accounts with God- don't delay examining yourself, repenting, making things right where you have short-changed Jesus, or your boss, your parent, your self. (I know I have done it.)
God is restoring you with a vengeance! - He is not just restoring a nation, a day, the Church. NO, He is making it personal, restoring things for you that no one other human being could know about. The weight of His Vengeance working for you is also part of the Bible definition of recompence and restoration. Plus this year-end time of November and December is accelerating your restoration, your crowning and your harvest. God is making this realm give up what He portioned you before the foundations of the world.Get Happy!
During my years in Italy, art restorers began their slow work of restoration of Da Vinci's The Last Supper. As they tediously took off the weight of the years, colors and details began to emerge that had not been seen for centuries! There were blues no one alive today had seen. An orange appeared by the hand of one of the disciples. HIstorians had been baffled by commentators from Da Vinci's day who wrote about the vibrancy that was no where to be seen by modern viewers. But Oh for Restoration and The touch of the Master's hand!
Father: Restore Your People, Oh God! Touch Your people once again! Re-build broken, wasted lives in sapphire blue. (Isa. 58) Let fruit appear at the hand of the disciple who has lost heart today! Made new!
Only rebel not against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not. Num.14v.9
The enemy's hedge of protection has been removed. You will swallow them up like oysters, or like manna, if you insist on being Biblical about it. Let the truth about God's power on your side give you a taste for victory in these dusty days of long, siege fighting. In this hour every believer (don't let anybody fool you!) is fighting, but some are overcoming. The confident have heaven's strategic edge; expect implosions in that unjust job situation, or stolen inheritance or insurance coverage. The walls protecting unrighteous situations are coming down. The rivers of tears we have wept in prayer and the burning indignation in our righteous hearts have loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible, swift sword. Run to the battle line! Their Defence is departed from them and the Lord is with us!
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land...Ez. 22v.30
God seeking! Will He find you and me willing and eager to step into the gaping hole in the line-up of people for His Purpose? You wouldn't have to be the brave first one in line. You wouldn't have to be the last one in line ( who in the Tarzan movies always got eaten first by the lion!). Just step into your place.
Let me make up the hedge for the front-line fighting in your life today: Father, I step into whatever gap there may be for my sister, my brother reading this. Complete coverage. I build a Feast of Tablernacles in this spot in their lives. I build a booth where You will dwell in the weakest spot on their horizon. Crowd in many angels to hurry up and down with heaven's answer to the need. Send a Spirit of Prayer to make prayer easy and fluid and fun for them! Anoint me to anticipate every cry, shout or song required for Total Victory for my sister, my brother today!
They that go down to the sea in ships; that do business in great waters;These shall see the works of the Lord; and his wonders in the deep. Ps. 107 v.23
People are the "great waters" this beautiful Psalm is speaking of. Souls, souls, souls reachable by one smile, one touch as you, you, you negotiate in the great marketplace of life. As we navigate the seas of life, what is important? What is everlasting? Even the storm that is absorbing your attention today will not last. But the longing within you for the supernatural will linger and "rock your boat" with dissatisfaction. The wonders and the works of God will be seen by those in the sea of people. You have to "go out" to work the works of Him who sent you. Go out of your way for His Way through the waters.
Father: Help me smile the one smile today, say the one thing today, make the one move today for someone's miracle. I will be about my Father's business.
Whenever a man turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 2 Cor 3v.16
Can we believe that Christ has already gone behind the veil of this week, already accomplished the supernatural work ordained for our lives this week? He has taken blood into your future and mine, sprinkled it on the mercy seat and secured salvation of Divine Purpose. He has already overcome every obstacle, lowered every mountain and lifted every valley of lack. Step onto the plain with ready feet!
Father: With unveiled faces, we behold You. We fix our gaze on You, this week's Author and Finisher. You promised if we see You, we'd be like You! Shining in the Light of Your Glory!
Enormous Blessings on your week!
I love you,
November 8, 2010
Join us this Saturday for I will Restore To You The Years- HBU 7502 Fondren, 77074 10:00am to 12 noon. Free.
For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. Rom. 8 v.2
My mother's nurse looked me in the eye and said, "When the disease process advances, you'll be prepared." What she called a "disease process", we call life. We call it full, rich, precious and everlasting. Our spirits are being renewed day-by-day, but only through the Spirit of Life our earthsuits endure.
Father: Thank you for strength to fight for more life. Thank you for being The God of All-The Energy-We-Need to flourish in life from here to eternity!
When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, "There is a lifting up." Job 22v.29
You don't have to be a minister with a title to say "There is a lifting up" to those who are cast down. The devil is casting down, but God is raising up. We are to cast down imaginations and not allow them to make our hearts downcast. We need to lift each other. A lift helps you to endure. A lift helps you to get up and keep fighting through to v-i-c-t-o-r-y. Who can you lift today? Who will lift you?
This is an intense hour. Many strong Christians are fighting off heaviness and weakness. But there has been so much collateral damage to relationships in the Body of Christ. Before you can get to help some of our champions under siege, you might have to send in Reconciliation and Restoration to go re-build a bridge that strife blew up.
Father, Fill our mouths with words to put men back on their feet. Fill our hearts with love that overflows - ever ready to say,"Lift up your head!"
Go through the city and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations...Go and slay...but do come not near any man that has the mark. Ez. 9v.4-6
Does the wrong you see in world trigger fierce intercession, strong prayers, tears or just a sigh some weary times? Unrighteousness is provocative; but we are like Esther soaked and trained in the Spirit's oils. When we are provoked or touched, God comes out! The fragrance of our righteous response changes earth's atmosphere and marks us as His!
There is a part to obedience that is painful, even when our nature and our wills are trained to submit. Remember Jesus in Gethsemane or remember a moment you faced a tough choice. But the Power of Your Sigh teaches us that training in righteousness changes us. Even our holy sighs are involuntary, potent and full of destiny. Pressure brings out the best in you - Christ in us, the hope of Glory!
Father: I agree for the undoing of the work of the evil one in the lives of all reading this. I agree for every knot to be untangled- for Your people to be freed and loosed from the tangles of confusion and lies. I thank you for them"making ends meet"- Both for provision and for smooth, flowing order. Every kink ironed out today!
He maketh my feet like hind's feet: and setteth me upon my high places. 2 Sam. 22v.34
I dreamt of a stunning, perfect, porcelain baby. I knew the baby was a picture of my ministry, still in its infant stage. On its feet were shiny wooden shoes that upset me at first; but the interpretation I received was our very scripture of today. David is declaring that God is his strength and power- who makes his way perfect. (verse 33). Shouting verses 30-51 in a field would be life-changing. Get me to that field, please! Chemicals and molecules inside us and around us would have to shift as the force of these truths break into the atmosphere. Shouting in a traffic jam or in your kitchen about your feet transformed by God's power WILL take you higher. David was not only ascending, he was also strengthening himself in the Lord. Feeling puny? Shout like a baby with boots on!
Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away...I will save your sons...Isa.49 v.22-25; King Cyrus brought out the articles of the house of the Lord which Nebuchadnezzar had carried away from Jerusalem and put in the house of his gods. Ezra 1v.7
I read this morning of the restoration of the 5,400 gold and silver holy vessels that had been stolen and carried way from Jerusalem. A heathen king was used by God to bring it all back - and to add to its care and maintenance through the ruler's official treasury. My spirit is impressed that The Prodigals are returning. They are part of the restoration work of this hour. Like the runaway slave that got saved during his exodus, salvation will be the new robe your lost children will wear as they come back home. Some of your children are Sleeping Beauty dozing in the enemy's castle. They are still saved, but cold to the things of God. The Lord wants to restore zeal and purpose. That same passion you sowed into their training is meant to be restored as part of their awakening. Can you see your prodigal coming from where you stand today?
Father, We thank you for the Signal of Your Spirit changing things. Lift Your hand (Isa. 49v.22) and our prodigal children are carried back to our bosom and out of the control of the devil.
November 1, 2010
Join us Saturday November 13 at HBU's Mabee Theatre, 7502 Fondren as we continue to study "I Will Restore To You The Years" from 10:00am to 12 noon.
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!