Now itcame to pass on a certain day, that Jesus went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. Luke 8v.22
After Passover, there are more "passing-overs"! Higher ground, new levels of faith but Jesus is in the boat with us as we launch forth today. His command for us to go on "over there" could be the "there" of reconciliation for a relationship that is in a desert. Who will take the first steps towards re-building love? Or His command could push us out of our comfort zone and into the zone of confrontation for the sake of justice and righteousness. (That may be easy for those of you who sprinkle "confrontation" on your granola for breakfast in the morning - you like it so much. But it is harder for the diplomats among us.) Passovers change us.
Father, Energize everyone reading this to push and run, run, run to launch our ship out into the waters. At your command we receive the strength and joy of heart to go over to the other side.
And the priests who carried the ark stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground, until all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan. Jo.3v.17
All, all, all - The Real McCoys' theme song listed all the names of the family members. The stubborn of heart, the slow to believe, the introvert - there was no personal issue that could keep any family member from passing over to the Promised Land. The completeness of the miracles impresses me. Each one of the millions of the Hebrews former slaves got to see and experience the miracle deliverance of the River Jordan parting.
The Lord wants to encourage your faith about your family today. He is parading your highest hopes before you as we study this Family Miracle in Joshua today. Don't settle as the devil tries to wear you down into compromise. See your children saved, serving God and on fire for Him. See them flowing in the gifts of the Spirit - champions born for such time as this. Part of your very inheritance is to enjoy them- and their great conquests for the Kingdom.
Father, We open our eyes and hearts to this Parade of Faith in Your Word today. We see our family crossing over with us into the Promised Land. We stand and see the salvation of the Lord and miracles for all our household.
For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up for us until we passed over. Joshua 4v.23
I woke up seeing your feet stepping on dry ground as the river waters parted under your feet. Even before I saw the calendar and remembered Passover is Tuesday. Even before I heard the words: This will be asupernatural week.
Father, Because of the Cross, our every deliverance has a Resurrection in it. I thank you for a week of supernatural deliverance by the same power that raised Christ from the dead. Your deliverance will not be accomplished by the hair of your chinny-chin-chin. Your story this week is not about survival, but about dominion.
That all the people of the earth may know the hand of the Lord is mighty and that you may reverence and fear the Lord forever. Joshua 4 v.24
Blessed are the merciful, they shall receive mercy. Matt.5v.7 ;But God, being rich in mercy...Eph.2v.4
"Using your mercy like money" what I hear for you today. Consider a mercy as part of your wealth in Christ. Like a government extending amnesty or offering safe harbour to refugees, you can send, give, apply and even lavish mercy as part of your rulership in the earth.
If you insist on having people complete two-hundred pages of an eligibility questionnaire to prove they qualify for your mercy ration, you have already misused your power. Remember the qualifications we demand, will also be demanded of us. Be merciful!
When I have faced a huge, unexpected financial debt or if I am waiting on some King ( an HMO, a Pastor,) to make a decision regarding my life, I will look for those to whom I can show mercy. I look for opportunities to invest my vast supply of mercy. I have forgiven financial debts. The returns from taking these spiritual steps are not immediate, but I trust the Spirit of God to keep good accounts of my Mercy Bank.
I have also used my desperate need to also trigger a (much-needed) change in me and make me more tenderly merciful to friends or family. The devil wants the crisis to bring out the worst in us. Turn the tables on him- "surely goodness and mercy shall follow you." (You'll be known for your mercy "following"!) all the days of your life.
Take heed to yourself... (Deut 4v.9); Therefore take good heed to yourselves... v.15; take heed unto yourselves... v.23
The New Testament definition of "take heed" gives a set of meanings for take and a set for heed. Both sets major on vision and today the Lord is majoring on paying attention to your vision.
Sometimes I get so busy responding to life's latest ping-pong volley, I forget to fight to move forward in my vision. "What vision?" is my puny response when I am jumping from one thing I have to do to another. Can I tell the truth? But if I don't try to live it, speak it, and daily nurture my belief in my vision, who will take heed to it for me?
The "take" in "take heed" comes from the Greek word skop. Think of a rifle scope. It means to take aim, to mark, consider, look at. When wasthe last time youconsidered the vision God hasgiven you for your life? If your vision was born of God, it is destined to overcome the world and to flourish. Maybe one day you'll have an army of grateful, passionate people praying for your vision to grow and prevail. But right now, the praying and the passion are your lonely Maytag-repairman job!
Yes, pray for your pastor's vision, but also pray for yours. Just as He set Adam in a garden to tend it and make it grow, so the Lord has set you in the garden of your life. Can you see where one day you'll put the oak grove? And over there you can add the apple orchard to feed a multitude on fresh truth? Set your sights.
The "heed" in "take heed" comes from the Greek word "blepo" - which means to look on or look at, behold, beware, perceive or regard. Can you see it? In Gen. 13 v.14, God told Abram, "Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are..." to see the land He would give to him. Can you see your vision from where you are today? Taking heed to yourself is not just for yourself, but for the Glory of God!
And the Lord shall take away from thee all sickness... Deut. 7v.15
I am praying for your immune system this morning. It is strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. (Eph.6) Your immune system raises up the shield of faith against every fiery dart of the enemy. No weapon formed against your immune system will prosper. Your immune system resists the devils of allergens, germs, and bacteria. They flee! (James 4) Viruses and germs fall off the perfect defense of your immune system, skid away and die in Jesus' name.
Your immune system is immune to defeat. Today I am sensing the same spirit of defeat in the air over the Body of Christ as I sensed after the last Presidential elections, I say Victory is in your bloodstream- streaming down from Calvary. Apparent obstacles are hurdles to make you stronger. They are simply a higher mark for the Glory of God to rise over and beyond. (Christ in you- the hope of Glory!)
Whatever the political shifts, we will not fear. Though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea and the earth changes (Ps.46) - though the world as we know it vanishes- we will not be afraid. The world is dying, but the Church is destined to rise and shine. You and I can bow low in intercession over this world's needs and tangles, but we were designed to live tall and live high in the Spirit. That is our place of prevailing faith and that pristine, valiant,unfailing immune system is part of our high-life equipment. High-ho, Church! Arise!
Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus. 2 Cor.7v.6
Little Titus comforting Big Apostolic Paul! Pastor John Osteen loved this scripture. The truth is that we need each other and God's chosen help may be disguised by a small stature or a small, little-known name. Are you willing to be the help for someone bigger or smarter or richer than you? If you refuse to let intimidation freeze you up, God can trust you with a Titus-assignment.
The same obedience and humility leading you to minister the love of God to someone you feel is a "big-shot," should also be there AFTER you complete your Titus assignment. It was Paul who revealed his heart about what Titus' coming had done for him, not Titus who went on the talk-shows or wrote a tell-all book. Can you be trusted not to tell everyone in the office that the Boss got saved and you broke the generational curses off him, too?
Father, Here I am, Send me! Anoint me and give me the humility to reach high with your great love even to the "Greats" - saved or unsaved.
His divine power has granted to us everything that pertains to life and godliness. 2 Peter 1v.5
Miracle Recipe main ingredient: TODAY! ( 24hrs, 3/22/10)
"Today" is your prized possession for the unlocking of God's precious and magnificent promises for your life. Though you might say you have nothing special planned, though you may be tempted to feel a little down or out-of-sorts, He says He has given you everything that pertains to life and godliness. Every ingredient for your miracle recipe is in your hands. Where there is life, there is hope. Where there is the Life of God, there is limitless hope.
Whether it is your forging-ahead day, your "standing" day or your "holding-on" day, Oh Happy Day is how God stamped it when He sent it down from heaven last night when the clock struck midnight.
When you get cooking on your miracle, avoid the temptation of comparing yourself with others. The other people have always seem to have all the right stuff that we don't have. I still remember comparing myself to a girl named Betsy in a high-school enrichment program at a local university. She always had the right clothes and never seemed to sweat in 100-degree weather. Her mother picked her up right after class, but I always had to wait for my mother to leave work to come get me and take me back to work with her. My comparison was wasting the value of my mom's sacrifice in my miracle recipe of a getting better education. My dissatisfaction dripped into the batter and made my miracle days not as tasty as they could have been.
Father, This is the day You have made and You have given each one reading this ALL that pertains to life and godliness. We believe we receive everything necessary for our miracle. We taste, see and SAY that You are good!
Greet Prisca and Aquila...who for my own life risked their own necks... Rom. 16v.4
Do youknow who your allies are?The term "ally" is used of an associated party or state; it is especially applied to associates in war. You are bound to them by ties of friendship, treaties, leagues, or marriage. They are with you, and you can count on them. The Apostle Paul had a telephone directory of people he listed, greeted and referred to at the end of several of his New Testament epistles. In just a few words, he categorized, commended or banished them by name.
Staunch ally - the words I heard for you this morning, would suggest the importance the Lord is placing on constant, loyal steadfast, and sound associates for this war we are in. The verb form - stanch - means to stop the flow of blood from a wound. I think the Lord is saying to us that the right associations aid you in the fight of faith. The wrongs ones will be like a bleeding wound, draining you of strength.
Father, Give us wisdom to see who is with us. We stop the life-draining flow of wrong associations. Today we strengthen our staunch allies through prayer and through practical ways.
...but we who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the Holy Spirit ( a foretaste of the blissful things to come)... Rom. 8 v.23
Vacation Bliss : house locked, phone off, you're heading out and jumping into the car or on the plane; VROOM- dive in the waterfall of a holiday's peace and joyful fun. For those of us who have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, we have can enjoy that bliss anytime. Why have it and not enjoy it?
Decide to spend your break time "at the beach" with the Spirit of the living God. Give your mind a break and get His mind: The mind of the Holy Spirit is life and soul peace both now and forever. Rom. 8 v.6 Just start praying and give yourself over to prayer for whatever time you have.
Father, Give me quick access through that ever new and living way Jesus made for us to get to You. I believe in the power of praying in tongues. I open my mouth and You fill it with bliss!
March 18, 2010
The mind of the Spirit is life and (soul) peace (both now and forever. Rom 8 v.6
Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy and singing. He who goes forth bearing seed and weeping (at needing his precious supply of grain for sowing) shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him Ps.126 5-6 AMP
Dream seeds is what I heard for you this morning. God is remembering your precious seed sown and stirring me to say "SHALL DOUBTLESS" over your giving and giving and giving to the Kingdom. Luke 8 promises that the noble, steadfast-hearted giver will steadily bring forth fruit with patience or perseverance. Though today you may feel there has been more "holding on" than fruit, the Father is saying "SHALL DOUBTLESS" over your every dream seed.
Your dream seeds may been deliberately and specifically sown. You labeled the memo of the check, inscribed it in your journal and sent it to heaven via registered faith-mail. Or you may have scattered dream seeds in a field of Love during a powerful trysting time with the Lord. (Take it all, Jesus. I lay it at your feet.) Whatever measure you used to release your dream seed, He will add to it - putting heaven's magnifying and imperishable touch on it as it rises up in the earth.
Life may be sternly telling your dreams seeds to be quiet, but like Blind Bartimaeus (Mk.10v.46), your seed is crying out all the more. Like those nearby, I say to your seed this morning, "Take courage, arise, He is calling for you."
Go then and make disciples of all nations...teaching them... Matt. 28 v.19
Salvation and the powerful evangelizing work of the Spirit are vital, but we read today that God is not satisfied with converting people only and leaving them. He wants them taught. A disciple is "one who is taught." In these days of harvest and coming revival, God is resurrecting the gift of Teaching.
If you believe this as well, how can you respond and prepare to be used? Tell Jesus you want to teach. He went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues.... (Matt 9. v35). Because your primary teaching material will be the Bible, start to read it like a teacher. Begin to think of how you would share the truths you study. Some practical experience- volunteer with your church's children or consider having a Vacation Bible School on your block for a few days this summer. Would your job give permission for a short lunch-time Bible study?
All this is assuming you have already gone and made a disciplined disciple of yourself. You already have a reputation for trustworthiness and faithfulness. Your good reputation is your springboard for your dreams and gifts to bounce right up to meet the opportunities God will bring your way.
Father, Open our mouths wide and fill them with your anointing and wisdom to teach and made disciples of all men. Open doors for us that no man can shut!
It takes no account of the evil done to it (it pays no attention to a suffered wrong).1 Cor.13v.5
Some government forms print "Record-keeping: 20 minutes," but our Love Archives should be empty. Empty to make room for the next awesomely unforgettable, greater, more lavish demonstration of how much God so loved the world! The Love of God is always out-doing itself!
The "evil done to us" is also always busy, but where sin abounds, grace abounds even more. The Bible is telling us that we can to expect that evil will be done to us. (Now we're not to believe for it.) We expect to overcome it by the overwhelming power of the Holy Spirit. He is the gift-pourer and the Love-pourer. "Give me that love!"
This Sunday morning we came in late (forgot the time-change) as Pastor was preaching on "Love" and I had on my really cool, white/black bangle with L-O-V-E letters big enough to see halfway across the church. But what all the people could not see as we were ushered to our second row reserved seat, was that I had a list in my heart with letters N-O- L-O-V-E on it. Pastor's fourth example of suffered wrongs that Love does not remember hit it right on the head and nailed me. All my self-justification failed to justify me. I repented and I released.
After church we stopped at a nearby super-center, where I was given a surly clerk who treated me like an idiot. It was a Love-test that I was doing fair-to-middling on when a couple from my church suddenly walked up. As we talked about "love" in front of the clerk, I got enough of a "Love-forgets" booster to help me lavish love on the store employee and cancel my plans for a Senate Investigation of their customer service failures.
Father, Pour out your love in my heart through your Spirit who has been given to me. (Romans 5v.5). I forget and I forgive. Fill my Love File with new unforgettables that I won't have room to contain.
My help cometh from the Lord... Ps. 121 v. 2 God is our refuge and our strength...a very present and well-proved help...Ps.46 v.1
Today my prayer for you is for help from the Lord, urgent help. The Father's very present and well-proved help doesn't look like your ex-husband or your future husband. Though I'm thankful for my friends' noble husbands who solve my brake light problem or my computer problem, the urgent aid I'm asking for you is not of human origin.
This divine infusion that He supplies for your deepest need is ready, speedy- it appears, comes forth, it is enough. There is a light-switch of revelation, powered by faith, that no devil can block, hinder or stop. It swallows up darkness and floods the eyes of our heart with light. Oh, help has come from heaven! In a moment, in an instant! Joseph would tell us that you can hit that light-switch in an Egyptian prison. I have stood and looked into the Roman prison-hole where the Apostle Paul found the light-switch that still helps men see God today.
Father, Help us, Oh God! Presently. Speedily. We believe You are doing it now. You are undoing the work of the evil one and shining on us- Light of the World!
But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased. Ps.39v.2
When life gets bad, we get silent. The devil's muzzle snaps our lips shut as one, two maybe three waves of attacks hit. Intimidator-demons try to convince us we'll be invisible on their evil radar-screen if we stay quiet. Scream this part for me, "The devil is liar!" My Bible says that our anguish increases when we are silent. Nothing beats a psalm for bad-mouthing the devil and encouraging ourselves in the Lord like our brother David! The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them and delivers them.
Read aloud what the Bible says will happen to the weapon formed against you: crush, crumble, crack, utterly fail, brought to nought- a big, fat zero. Instead of your anguish increasing, it will decrease, diminish, desist - and GO!- as you exalt your God above your problem.
Father, Help me not to fall silent! I will speak, speak, speak Your Unfailing Word by the power of Your Unfailing Love for me!
One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate. Their king will pass through before them, the Lord at their head. Micah 2v.13
Our treasure for today is hidden in the Book of Micah (a name that means "Who is like the Lord"?). Full of warnings. Full of promises of throngs of people released, delivered and gathered together to His glory - because of His direct, overpoweringintervention BREAKING THROUGH. Hallelujah! The Gospel is a warning and Jesus is the Breaker.
It is clear that for our God the warning and the breakthrough go together. Like peanut butterand jelly. (OK; organic, non-hydrogenated peanut butter and jelly with no sugar). In my reading of Micah I see warnings and I see gatherings of throngs. What is God saying today? That our fear of speaking truth, speaking boldly, being unpopular- is actually holding back the release of the throng. The courage to obey and give the warning will allow the righteous God to break though in some hard places and hard hearts. And of course in God's perfect economy, He works both on those hearing the warning as well as the one giving the warning.
Ever been in the kitchen, noticed a jar on the edge of the counter and heard that faint warning in your spirit- "You better move that now." Ignore the warning and CRASH! - there goes the mayo. Or you're in the store, a light from heaven falls on garbage bags or brown sugar- meaning- "Buy this, you need it." But I talk myself out of it, and then get home to discover I ignored a warning from God!
Father, Make me your Breaker to warn and to gather!
Imitate those who through faith and patience have obtained the promises. Heb. 6v.12
I often use my automatic-pilot for giving, whether for an offering of money or for giving consolation - or even for giving of myself to others. There is an amount in my mind that I am comfortable with; I write that check without even thinking. But as the size of my expectation increases, I need to move from automatic and release my hand for the standard shift. Am I giving more than I gave last year? And giving it more cheerfully? (He prizes and won't do without a cheerful giver. 2 Cor.9v.7) Does that mean He needs me? I like the idea of God needing me!
Our scripture today encourages us to imitate the great givers. They are not all famous. Was there a hard-working family on your block who would feed anyone hungry? Was there a priest in your Catholic neighborhood who made sure the poorest kids got shoes or found a dentist? We can study their faith and learn from their heart of mercy and compassion. See their patient and prophetic sowing. (A seed is a prophecy).
Father, We want to shift into great and prophetic giving. Give us seed to sow. Thank you for the Bread of your Word that we are eating today!
So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters over the people and their foremen, saying, "You are no longer to give the people straw to make brick as previously; let them go and gather straw for themselves. But the quota of bricks which they were making previously, you shall impose on them; you are not to reduce any of it." Ex.5 v.6-8
Change is usually a collision between the plan of God and the devil's plan. When God's plan prevails, there is a cakewalk of deliverance. But before that comes the crisis point where we can't see what the Mighty Hand of the Lord is doing and the situation is demanding of us more than we can possibly give - bricks without straw.
What I am hearing today is that "bricks without straw" were always part of the devil's plan for all our lives. The enemy wants us to believe that God's impossible plan of blessing is root of the problem. (The Father of Lies says, "Just stay in Egypt & I'll keep you a happy, well-fed, safe slave.) But satan's hidden plan is to steadily reduce the resources and steadily increase the demands. There are names for that; poverty, a cursed life.
Last year my mother and I began to make a huge change in our lives. I was terrified over the changes the change was bringing. Now that the process is almost over, we found out about some "bricks w/out straw" that were already in the works but hidden from us when we struggled with the decision to follow God's cloud or not. Rent increases, new legislation changing status of this or not. God saw ahead and made provision.
Father: I ask for Trust and Grace for everyone reading this, as they go from bricks without straw to cakewalk of deliverance! They are not afraid of change!
Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul... Acts 4v.32AMP And being let go, they went to their own company and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them. Acts 4v.23 KJV
Have you found your company of believers? A company is a society, an association and a strategic military grouping - part of the army. While our church should be our strongest company, Christian friends and family make up other companies of believers in our lives. With today's shifting and shaking earth, we could have an impromptu company of believers on the elevator, in the grocery store during a power failure, or at a roadside stop during a traffic logjam. Hey, anywhere believers gather to touch heaven and change earth, there in that place is a company of believers.
And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness. Acts 4.32
Has victory been delayed? Does your faith need strengthening? If you don't have a company of believers in your life or if you have parted company and find yourself alone, consider this word for today. Keys from the Book of Acts that I noted are:
Share openly and honestly if you want help.
Stay true to yourself. Spirit-filled & Word of Faith? - don't drop your faith identity to try to blend and win favor. Your company needs what you have or you need a different company.
Do not fret...trust in the Lord and do good... cultivate faithfulness...do not fret...do not fret... Ps.37 v.1,3,7b,8b
A friend's name and a date are written just above Psalm 37 in my Bible. I drove by her house yesterday and from what I could see, the situation she was praying about a year ago has not changed. (Yet!). Though I could not see the change she is crying out to the Lord for, I know two things. She is not fretting ( just like you today!) and a whole lot of cultivation has gone on during this past almost twelve months of prayer for God to move.
To cultivate means to till, to prepare ( soil for the growing of crops), to improve or develop by care, labor or study, to refine; to devote oneself to...Cultivate is the word I heard for us today. As it regards prayer, it takes us from Emergency Room Prayer to long-term rehab prayer. One day at a time. All the time God wants. Don't fret. He is working in the situation both to will and to do for His good pleasure. (Phil).
We can see by the list of definitions that devotion is a part of cultivation. Are you devoted to prayer? Are you a fan of prayer? The words mean the same thing in the New Testament. Acts 2v.42 tells that the early church devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. They were fans of prayer, fans of fellowship and fans of food. Let's go eat! And pray! And cultivate faithfulness.
What is your prayer cultivating? My friend (whose name/request is written in my Bible) will get more than she is asking for! Change, growth and glory!
Father, Today we pray, and we believe to see the goodness of the Lord cultivated in the land of the living! No matter how long it takes, we don't fret!
...and unto the uttermost part of the earth...Acts 1v.8
How far is it to your utmost? Sometimes just driving I-45 or I-10 can seem like Samaria when your zeal for God's best is waning. His best can seem too far for us on a tired day. In Texas the cowboys ride the range to ensure that the ranch's farthest reaches are secure. That is the picture I am seeing for us today. Stretch your ready supply of faith to cover the outer edges of your assigned area of dominion. It is kind of like cleaning the garage or picking up trash along a back fence - but in the Spirit.
Uttermost (KJV) and utmost mean thesame thing; greatest, most removed in space or time, farthest, extreme limit, greatest possible degree, extent or effort. We all want God to expand our tent pegs- remember the Jabez prayer- and to enlarge our territory. But can we maintain it? Do we have the internal and external resources to manage Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the uttermost?
As a minister and a lover of people, my greatest challenge is reaching those I love and keeping up with their lives. It has been a while since I have come over to Judea to see you. But there should be a steady supply of Spirit-powered love watching between you and me even when I'm on this side of Highway 290! My zeal for God and my love for you will keep vigil and ride the range along the land of the commonwealth you and I share in the Spirit.
Father, We believe you have given us the world to watch over and to win. A garden to keep and to get ready for Your return. Strengthen us to ride the range of our uttermost today!
Unless I go away the Counselor will not come to you...he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin... he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16 v.7-12
Acts 1 v.2 says that Jesus gave instructions through the Holy Spirit for us. This day there are instructions for us that can only be obtained through the Spirit of God. "Hindsight" might give us some instructions, but it could be too late. If I wait until I am sitting on my bed at the end of this day, I could look back over my mistakes and fumbles and perhaps realize where I missed it.
How much better to hear my instructions for the day from the Counselor! To stay in the divine flow as we move in the gifts of the Spirit during a church service, there are certain ways to sharpen our hearing. I am finding that the same sharpness and ready responses are necessary in our daily lives for Kingdom-mindedness, for winning the lost, and for living victoriously.
Let me share a few ways to stay in the Daily Divine Flow:
1. How Can You Tell When God Is Speaking To You?
a. Your heart is beating faster- your stomach is tightening!
b. A thought suddenly comes to your mind- it could be a scripture or a picture
c. A person comes to mind
Now depending on the circumstances- let's say you are about to go into your boss's office for a meeting- you may have time to quickly ask the Lord for a verse confirming what you are about to say. Or you may already have it. God may need you to speak out what you are hearing in your heart, or to do it. Perhaps your picture was of you writing a check to meet someone's secret need or laying hands on a co-worker with a broken foot.Remember we have a Counselor whose job it is to instruct us. The Helper will help you to know what to do with the prompting and leading God has put in your heart.
Start to speak or move while you feel your heart beating fast or your stomach tightening. That difference you feel on your body is the anointing. Stop before it leaves you. Don't say more than you heard Him say, and don't do more than you saw yourself doing. Stay within the confines of the anointing.
Father, Thank you for this day's Divine Flow streaming from heaven to water a dry and needy earth. I hear and I obey! (Fear not!)
One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself...1 Cor.v.4
"Building" is the word I heard this morning and I knew the Lord was asking me, "How much are you praying in tongues?" Though my outward man is perishing (2 Cor.4v.16) and all my exercising and healthy eating can't change the fact this earth suit won't last forever, my inner man can be built up and renewed today.
Many of God's Generals prayed in tongues all the time - putting out the garbage, at the car wash, at their desk, or while driving. Like me, you may have to squeeze out making lists in your head or "figuring out what they are going to say when I tell them this!" to use the time to actually give myself over to praying in my heavenly language. Of course, increasing our quiet times is part of it, too. We all want to build ourselves up on our most holy faith. Tongues is the greatest tool for doing just that.
Father, Help me today to pray more and more in the Holy Ghost. Holy Spirit, let me your best friend- talking to you all the time.
Have a beautiful week!
March 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!