And if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become My spokesman. Jer. 15v.19
Will you stick your arm into a tight, difficult situation and pull out the precious purpose of God? You could pull a soul out if you are willing to risk the move. You could pull out a strengthening of your own character, if you are willing to stick an apology into a whirling fan of family-conflict. What does God have that is priceless in that dark misunderstanding between friends? A righteous decision that even hurts you can turn the tables on the demonic and undo the work of the "evil one."
Father: Even if it hurts ( me & my pride), I will reach to extract the precious from the vile. I approve the things that are excellent. (Phil.1v.10)
Praying for your strength to finish the year strong,
Come and hear all who fear God and I will tell of what He has done for my soul. Ps. 66v.16; I shall live and not die, and tell of the works of the Lord. Ps. 118
As this year finishes out, TELL! As the New Year begins, TELL! Talk about His goodness and what He has done for you in 2010. Boast about Him! As the old-timers would say, The more you talk about God, the more He will show up. These season-changing moments are golden opportunities when people are thinking about Auld Lang Syne and the meaning and length of life. They will think whatever the media is telling them unless we tell them the truth. You can tell them they have Creator- the One True God who made them for a purpose and with love.
Father: We will tell of the goodness of the Lord forever!
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken...Acts 4v.21; And one cried unto another and said "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory." And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him who cried...Is.6 v.3
Cry out in the prayer for what you need, desire, require and long for. The righteous cry, the Psalms say, and the Lord hears! Your cry will be heard and your cry will change the way things are. It will change the set-up and the line-up as the enemy has to shift under the Foot of Your Authority in Jesus. Back off, devil and get out of here! Loose your hold!
Aren't you glad God made it easy for His children? Sometimes a cry is all we have! Your cry will shake and move Walls of Injustice and stubborn walls keeping your children or husband from a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. The posts of the door moved at the voice of him who cried.
To Our Father We Cry Out: Jesus, thy son of David, have mercy on us - Move for us, Oh God!
And them that had gotten victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing...Rev.15 v.2
Victory has a sound. We praise God that the Christmas Miracle fills the dwelling of the righteous with the sound of victory. The sound of joyful shouting and salvation are in the dwelling the righteous! God is so good that even unbelievers can hear and feel the victory at the heart of Christmas. The bells and the velvet and the berries, the gifts, fellowship and warmth of love. In all this they can hear and feel the invitation to Come Home to Jesus, Come Home to Jesus now. The price for Christmas has been paid for them.
We know that the sound of victory goes back to Mary and the birth pangs in a manger and back to the nails hammered into Jesus' feet and hands on Calvary. The price has also been paid for you to have victory and for you sound victorious - even when you are waiting in faith for the manifestation to come forth! Merry Christmas! I hear the sound!
I love you so and I will be in prayer for you over the next few days,
Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shall become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying Grace, grace unto it. Zech. 4v.7 KJV
Therefore no mountain, however high, can stand before Zerubbabel! For it will flatten out before him! And Zerubbabel will finish building this Temple with mighty shouts of thanksgiving for God's mercy, declaring that all was done by grace alone. Zech. 4v.7 TLB
Praying for your every Christmas mountain to come down as you cry G-R-A-C-E to it today. I am shouting it out with you now GRACE! Whatever mountain you are facing - a mountain of clothes to wash because company is coming; a mountain of cookie dough to conquer or it could be sickness in your body, depression or other trouble. Grace will flatten it and you will run, leap over and plant the flag of lavish GRACE on the top of it.
The enemy tries his best to sandblast Christmas. He seeks to strategically plan death, divorces and doom around this season to make his mess even more unforgettable. The pain of the loss then is forever attached to the holiday, becoming a recurring curse or black mark. But the devil's best was not enough to stop Jesus from coming into this world and saving us. Nothing can stop us from celebrating by faith - Jesus- this Gift given to mankind and to you, you, you!
This morning between 3:30 am and 5:00 am, my sweet 97 yr.old Aunt - Vera Mae Thornton-mighty church worker, A.M.E. missionary leader soared to Jesus and her heavenly reward. Her Christmas will be heavenly. She made me jump of boxes for Easter programs, made me be in the Vacation Bible School singing group, made me do the welcome on Youth Sunday. She helped to me make what I am- full of GRACE!
And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter-in-law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath borne him. Ruth 4v.15
Just like with Baby Jesus, our Bible verse today prophetically describes the purpose and the reach of a newborn's destiny. He would transform a bitter, barren woman into a radiant life-giver, just as Our Saviour's birth heralded the Only Way we can be transformed and transferred from the Kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of the Light. Ruth 4v.15 is speaking to a grandmother that her restoration and nourishment will come from her baby grandson. This Christmas is a wonderful time to restore and nourish the elderly and the love-starved. I think God is adding a premium of restoration to our calls, cookies, cards send and to our family gatherings. He always does. But this year, as many of you know, is a special season of Restoration. So lavish it on those in your sphere of influence.
Father: Thank you for restoring and nourishing through me today!
Merry Christmas- I love you so much
December 22, 2010
My special love-gift to those in Houston will arrive on January 8th, 2011. "Take Courage" will be a special prophetic conference with Jacqueline Watters and Victoria Thomas bringing words for 2011! It will be an Apostolic Mother's Embrace as you head out the door to the New Year!
I am Gabriel who stands in the presence of God: and I have been sent to speak you and to bring you this good news. Luke 1v.19
This Christmas - more than any before - is a good time to expect, send and receive more angels! As darkness increases in the earth and sin abounds, we should expect angelic activity to increase in our world and in our lives. Hebrews says: Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to render service for the sake of those who inherit salvation? The Living Bible puts it this way: ...for the angels are only spirit-messengers sent out to help and care for those who are to receive his salvation.
Father: I pray and I send angelic assistance this Christmas season to all reading these words. Divine ease, divine rescue and divine enhancement to you!
Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord. Haggai 1 v.8; The glory of the latter house shall be greater than the former. 2v.9
As I wait for the contractors coming this morning to finish Mom's shower construction (& to agree to put in the promised water-proof sheetrock!!), my Bible spoke to me about your house, too. In this Christmas week of our families drawing together around us, the Lord is reminding us that there is more. More than the precious family intimacy, more than the blessing of enjoying Christmas together, there is the promise of His Glory in our homes.
I know many of you this year have gone up the mountain of Prayer for your loved ones. You labored to bring wood down for them so they could be warmed and revived by the Fire of God. So they could see God by His right light! With faith you wise women have built your house and not torn it down with your words. Wow! Your labor, even this week of the this-almost-finished year, will not be in vain. The Lord is saying that He will take pleasure in your house and He will be glorified in it. Awesome promise! He is not only going to live there with us and all the McCoys and Hatfields- (NO ,no, no - your family I know is full of peace-makers), but the Lord is going to like your house and stream His Glory through it.
This means all your household saved, (Acts 16) and all your household reflecting God's true opinion of them. (That is the meaning of Glory). Shining in the light of His glory!
...I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints...Jude 3
Does it feel like Christmas to you? The enemy hates it when the "Christmas Spirit" falls on this lost world, so he labors to dilute and delay its arrival. 2010's breakneck dash to do, do, do is not relenting for the Celebration of Our Saviour's birth, it is speeding up. We need to fight back with faith for the rest and the joy that are meant to be part of this Blessed Holy season.
Sit down (in your decorated manger) and grab a good book. Bathe your mind in holy rest. From this wonderful place in His Presence, reach out to family, friends and those in need of Jesus. Your gift does not have to be large, expensive or material for that matter. A letter, a phone call, some cookies (buy them: it is OK!) Go through the Christmas gateway that gives Jesus special favor this season.
Do not withhold good from whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Prov.3v.27 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. Mic. 2v.1
What is in the power of your hand today? What can you release for the good of the Kingdom of God? Who can your hand empower by a Spirit-led transfer of comfort, of money or by a timely rebuke? The Bible tells us that the wicked don't hesitate to use the power in their hands to release what is in their hearts into this earth. They think about it all night and can't wait to get up and scheme to steal cars, write enticing lyrics to kidnap teens and carry out unrighteousness.
I believe your righteous acts - the daily, small ones of honesty and diligence and kindness - release the power of your hand to salt this society we live. Psalms declares the Lord opens His hand and satisfies the desire of every living thing.
Father: Give power to your people as they open their hands to give You away to a lost world!
This Thursday the contractors will come and install my mom's wheelchair accessible roll-in shower that some of you helped us fight for this past months. An awesome victory that will make our lives easier, safer and better. Wow! But then fear of change hit me so I'd say, "Whoa, Nellie!" Our home is less than 6 months old and the master bath that will be changed is beautiful and perfect-looking. My Lord, I thought, jackhammers are coming to blast my new house.
When God does a new thing in our lives, He doesn't play around and He doesn't get sentimental about what needs to go. He is so expansive. CS Lewis wrote of how we let Him in our hearts and expect Him to build a little cottage of a life for us - white picket fence, flowers in the sweet windowbox...But then He comes in with jackhammers and bulldozers- making a PALACE for a KING!
Father: Do Your thing in me!
Love you so,
(Thanks for your prayers for my mom and I and this work in our home.)
A voice is calling. Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness. Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God. Isa. 40 v.3
This morning of a new week I saw you in "snowshoes" as I prayed for a word to help you today. Snowshoes help you take new ground. Your feet get the necessary tool to become like hinds' feet in high places. "Steady as you go!" And as you keep going no matter the circumstances swirling around you.
In the picture I saw a close-up of your feet in the snow. Isaiah says that though ours sins be as scarlet, they shall be as snow- through our repentance and through the redemptive work of the Cross. Crime scenes are often marked by blood. The purity of our steps this week are marked by the Blood of Jesus. His Blood removes sin's hindrances, consequences and shame so we can go forward!
Father: Thank-you for dressing Your daughters and sons for the weather of this day. Equip the saints for success. This is the day the Lord has made!
Walk in love, just as Christ also loved you. Eph. 5v.2 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Rom.8v.14
Who just ran across your mind? Did someone's last name pop up as you prayed in tongues while washing the dishes? Love was inviting you into the Divine Flow of the Holy Ghost. Did you accept and make a call or send an e-mail? Did you pray? This Christmas season many are sending out secret S-O-S's of desperation and loneliness. The enemy is intensifying his assaults as God is intensifying His Restoration. If the devil can't stop the breakthrough, he will try to make you miserable about it! The enemy wants to disqualify God's anointed from Kingdom service. (The Spirit of the Lord is upon you. He has anointed and qualified you.) We need each other and the Divine Flow is our secret love code. But sometimes we are too busy to perceive the cry or we postpone our response.
Father: Let me hear the cry! Send me! I'll be Your Love! And send me help when I need it - very present help in trouble!
I love you. See you tomorrow morning. I want to preach faith for your restoration.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus...the mind set on the flesh is hostile towards God...For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace..and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Rom. 8v.1-14
Are you talking bad about yourself? Sometimes we berate ourselves to other people to win their love or sympathy. But the Bible says our fleshy talk about our flesh is death. Strong words, huh? Putting ourselves down is a form of condemnation that Jesus died to free us from. Engaging in certain unhealthy ways of talking about ourselves is part of this world's culture. At the office the norm may be to laughingly gossip about your own faults and fumbles. It is very OK to show humility or to share about our mistakes. It is not ok to compete in the office's I-Am-More-Stupid-Than -You Contest. Let them win it all by themselves! Set your mind on the things above and speak the freedom of your overcoming testimony.
Father: Thank you for setting me free. Set a guard on my lips that no corrupt word would come forth (not even about myself) but only that which ministers grace!
And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time saying... Jonah 3:1
Restoration is bringing second chances to many of our lives in this season. To whom much is given much is required- and especially the second time around after you lost it, squandered it, forgot it or you were tricked or provoked to give up treasure. Restoration puts God back at the center of your story. It is not about what you messed up. It is not a country-western song where the truck is stolen, the girl runs out on him, etc. In our Bible reading a man had been given some very clear orders from God and he disobeyed them. After God rescues him from the consequences of his poor choices, the Lord restores the opportunity:
Arise, go unto Ninevah, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. Jonah 3:2
The man is not quite the same. He has learned a few things. Haven't we this Year of 2010? The orders are slightly altered - God changed the requirement from "crying out against the city" (Jon. 1v.1) to "preaching to it." But, nonetheless, restoration re-opened a closed door of destiny.
Get ready to walk through some places denied you. Get ready to walk on land they said you would never own or possess. The land of health or wealth or happiness. Repentance is the other "r" word that goes with restoration and responsibility for our regained authority and territory.
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Ps. 126 v.1,2,3
Divine Reversal is a sugar crystal inside Restoration. Those words certainly carried a prophetic punch several years ago. I remember being stirred as I heard ministers pray and decree: Divine Reversal! But today the Lord's yearning is for a much fuller picture of His Happy Life for you to manifest. In these last weeks of this year, prime the pump of your expectation for more. Restoration will require breaches to be repaired, remedies for serious mistakes to accelerate, and even that prison sentences be commuted. (Prisons of all different kinds!)
Father: Turn it around! Exalt the righteous and bring down the wicked! We laugh by faith today!
Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5 v.4
We're in the stretch of the last part of the 2010 race. The strength to finish strong won't come from vitamins (though vitamins are good); or from organic vegetables. The strength we need to stretch at the tape will come from God alone. This has been a tough year. The Great Cloud of Witnesses in the grandstands have already been applauding your endurance and your overcomer's steady steps. You didn't stop halfway. I have a dear friend believing for a total manifestation of her Blood-Bought healing. She can't eat very much, but she had me recite every detail of a lasagna recipe so she would have the vision before her as she runs in faith. What kind of pan? Last layer has the most parmesan? We were on the phone from an hour, cooking a faith-meal for her fight.
Father: Give us the victory this week! Just within reach. That we may overcome habits and limitations in our character that have held us back. Undo the work of the evil one and give us the sweet taste of success. Your unfailing word prevails for us!
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone?...How much more will your heavenly Father give? Luke 11v.11-12
Well, just "how much more" is the question for you today? I am asking by the Spirit. How much more will your heavenly Father give you? You might agree that the Father is restoring faith for purpose and destiny in a battle-worn Body of Christ. But do you believe that you receive? And how much more can you receive?
We can be so mad over the hits from life's storms that we can't imagine the Father stepping in and making the picture perfect. Perfect!! That means more than recovery, more than restitution. Restoration's miraculous " shalom" component means you get back more than you lost. In this season of time, John 10 v. 10 is expanding to the abundant side. ( We are weeks away from stepping from 2010 to 2011) He has come to give us life and life more abundantly.
Father: I ask for more. Restore me now! We thank you, Lord!
Please watch Local TBN Fri Dec 3rd @ 10:30am where I will be a guest along with Pastor Mary Jean Pidgeon and Ruth Parkinson. The Parkinson Family ministered in music.
Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Ps.119 v.133
The steps of a righteous woman are ordered by Lord. He makes our feet quick, sure and steady like hind's feet over the mountains of our assignments today. Even the unexpected does not throw us off balance. But one frequent obstacle to flowing-feet is our own rebellion. We don't want to do it God's way (call the merciless one back and show mercy). We don't want to do it in His timing. (Like the son who wanted to obey and plow the field but just not right now.)
Father: Move on me to move with You! Quicken my feet in "divine" short order today!
Blessings on your day in this Christmas season!
December 1, 2010
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!