They who embraced scarlet now embrace dunghills. Lam. 4v.5
"Those who fed delicately are desolate in the streets" is the first part of our verse for today that I want to address. Did you feed your children delicately on homemade organic baby food? Maybe not. But I know many of you did feed them delicately on choice Bible readings, Christian nursery Praise music, attendance at the finest Children's' Ministry events, and much prayer as they were growing up. The dunghills your unsaved or backslidden children are embracing today could be a fine job that keeps them away from church, or an unsaved girlfriend or husband who is causing them to forget God. Some of your children my actually be on the street and caught up in drugs or alcohol.
The Lord has you on His mind today in a special way. His thoughts are not our thoughts and He is expanding your heart to receive fresh hope about your son or your daughter. Is she held captive by a lesbian spirit? Set your mind on the things above for your precious seed in prison. See them set free, serving God, on fire and bearing everlasting fruit. See them repaying their debts and taking care of you financially instead of the other way around.
Father: Lift Your Hand today as a signal of RELEASE to your captive children! We believe their spirits are set free to worship and serve the Living God! Turn their hearts toward their heavenly home and give them their best Christmas!
For The Lord God of Recompence shall surely requite...Jeremiah 51v.56
Recompence is one of the meanings of Restoration, according to the Bible. God is restoring some broken, stolen and missing things to their original condition. Things like your health, your marriage, your heart of hope. He is making good on His promise & on His covenant with His people. Jesus is crying out in prayer for us! He ever liveth to make intercession for us to Father God. (John 17) Father, Make it right for them! His Blood is speaking for us, the same way the human blood of Abel cried out. (Heb. 12v24) Vengeance is a part of recompence and God says that it is His. Some recompence requires great force to make the devil pay up or back off. Vengeance is part of God making the picture perfect. Don't be afraid of it. Just make sure we keep ourselves clean, confessed up and obedient.
Father: Thank you that Your work is perfect and all Your ways are just! (Deut. 32v.4)
I am the Lord who...confounds the omens of the liars... and confirms the word of His servant. Isa. 44v.24 (AMP)
To confound means to "throw into disorder or confusion." We want the enemy's camp to be thrown into disorder or confusion. However, it is a weapon the devil often lobs over into our camp. Sometimes I don't even see it coming until the snarl and the knot are almost beyond unravelling. Confounded!How did this happen? My scripture reading this morning further revealed how we are thrown into disorder or confusion when we hear reproach. We are confounded, because we have heard reproach. (Jeremiah 51v.51) Cutting criticism or shame can cause us to stumble, stop or stagger on the path of life.
But "to confirm" , Hallelujah, means "to make firmer." God strengthens you when you have His Word in your mouth!
Father: Confirm the word of your servant today! Confound my enemies!
Associate with the lowly. Rom. 12v.16 (NAS); Make friends with nobodies; don't be the great somebody. Rom. 12v.16 (The Message Bible)
God lifts the lowly from the pit to sit with princes, but I am quicker to jump in the seat beside them when they are wearing gladrags rather than dirty rags. We are to be treasure-hunters and we need to open our eyes to see the treasure disguised in unlikely people. A man in England finally got the courage to witness to his supervisor and managers at his factory job. After sharing Christ passionately they laughed him off and headed out to the pub. As he stood dejected holding his Bible to his chest, someone tapped him on the shoulder. There was Gif, a mentally-handicapped young man who swept the factory floor. In his stuttering, slow voice, "Mate, tell me more about Jesus." Gif had overheard the preaching and the Holy Spirit quickened his heart. The eager Christian had overlooked him, but God's eye was on him!
Father: Open my eyes to see the treasure You have hidden in the field of my life! Give me someone to witness to today.
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Ps. 2v.8
What kind of Great God could see you wherever you are sitting reading this and say to you - "Ask Me for the ends of the earth and I will give it to you?" Clearly the qualifications for accomplishing this must all come from His side of the equation because He is not asking you for anything. The power, the money, the know-how and the even the zealous heart to get it done - all come from God Himself. (Philippians says: It is God who is at work in you, energizing and creating in you the power and the desire to do His will).
Years ago, the night before major heart surgery, the last Pastor John Osteen took a desk globe and held it as he sat in a chair crying. He asked the Lord for the heathen and the uttermost - and to live to do it!
Is this Monday moment your starting point or your re-start on your uttermost journey?Ask!
Blessings on your week of expanded horizons!
Join me Nov 12 as we mark your journey to the uttermost. You've gone around the mountain long enough!
Are you in Jerusalem - at the start with a little seed of dream born at home? Have you made it to Judea for the government of your vision?Knocking heads with Samaria yet? - your dream's pop-up blocker ! Unable to utterly defeat what is stopping you from the Uttermost?
Come mark your journey with me! Sat Nov 12, 2011 from 10 to 12 noon, HBU's Mabee Theater, 7502 Fondren Houston, 77074 FREE Women Only - "To Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the Uttermost"
When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Prov. 16 v.7
One of my cries when I am under enemy fire is: Lord, what am I doing that is NOT pleasing to you? I want Jesus to show me the secret of my displeasing behaviour. Of course we are in a war and our enemy roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. But I want nothing of the devil's to be found in me, and I need the Holy Spirit to shine a light on those areas. Enemy fire makes me really want His light to help me make that needed adjustment. Ps 51- Search me, O God - is a good foxhole flashlight and this morning I noted also Daniel Chapter 2: God knows the deep and secret things. So if I truly desire to know even His secrets about me, He will make known to me the solution to the problem. v.23 (AMP)
Daddy God: Show us the secret today and make known to us the solution to the problem.
Blessings on your weekend of revelation and peace!
But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency & might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. Acts 1v.8 (AMP)
You, my dear, have the "quality of producing the desired result or the maximum effect with the minimum effort or expense." The Holy Spirit has made you efficient! This is our overcomer's response to the overwhelming bully of feeling overwhelmed by the pressure to get a million things done. Not only are you well able to get the job done, but you do it with theminimum effort or expense. Completion of the task does not deplete you. (In the Book of Numbers, the Israelites looked at the giants and said, "Whoa, we be not able.") Say this today: I can do it. I do it well. I do it easily. The Holy Spirit makes me efficient."
Bodily exercise profits little; but godliness is profitable unto all things... I Tim. 4v.8; The God of all grace will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. I Peter 5v.10
Those were the two words I heard for you this morning; establish and profitable.Our first scripture reminds that God's Word has everything in it we need to live strong and to increase. Godliness pays. Godliness pays in this life and in the next. Keep doing your stomach crunches and leg lifts, but keep reminding your body that the power is coming from the Zoe life of God. The more we know God, the more we profit. It simply does us good.
Establish, the other word I felt was for you today,means "to place on a permanent basis, to secure permanence or acceptance for." Remember Naomi's words to Ruth as she guided her to her future husband, Boaz: Shall I not seek security for you? God wants to establish His people so that we will prosper and profit. It may be a business, a job working regular hours, or a church home or neighborhood. There is a place of permanence for you to settle, strengthen and establish you.
Father: Lead me in the way that I will profit and be established today!
To refine means : to free from impurities; to free from coarseness or rudeness, educate, make cultured, to become fine or pure, improve in quality. God is improving us in quality by the fire of His Spirit. Inside and out. Some parts of us can only be cleansed in a particular way. The Blood of Jesus shed at Calvary accomplished ALL that needed to be done for the salvation of our eternal spirits. But as long as we are on earth, our soulish realm (mind, will and emotions) requires the scouring that His fire brings.
His Refiner's fire also burns off the world's residue and travel stains that affect our health. I know health food stores sell all kinds of toxin removers and cleansers, but this one is most effective. How do you get this Fire? You have to get close to get it. Perhaps during a worship service at your church. Or at home. Get close to God, spend time in His Presence, and ask for FIRE! Then learn to be quiet, be still as you wait to receive. (He won't disappoint you, I promise.)
And to Him will your land be married...It will no longer be said to you, "Forsaken," nor to your land will it any longer be said, "Desolate"... Isa. 62 v.4b, 4a
Is the land of your life married to God? Does the land of your life look like a supernatural Husband-Redeemer takes care of it? Or are you allowing the devil's voice to enter your ears and "call you an outcast, saying "It is Single Susie, no man cares for her."" (Jeremiah 30v.17)
Feeling forsaken is a lie of the enemy that can easily beset singles, the unhappily married or any weak Christian. Call yourself NOT Forsaken! That is the first step to overcoming feelings of desolation. Call yourself: The Lord's Beulah!His Perfect Plan for your life already includes a perfect Husband - Jesus Himself.
Father- I lift everyone feeling deserted, alone or forsaken today. Overwhelm them with Your Love. Strengthen them to say with their mouths; Devil, get away from me with your lies. Jesus, I believe I'm Beulah and You are married to all the land of my life! I know you will never leave me or forsake me.
SEE PROPHETIC BULLETIN BELOW 10-17-11
Big hug/blessings on your week
PROPHETIC BULLETIN- "Heads Rolling"Monday October 17, 2011
Heads are rolling. Change is fast-moving and don't be afraid of the firings, resignations, dismissals around you. All this head-chopping prepares you for promotion. (Which does not come from the east or the west but GOD lifts up one and puts down another!!!) Don't be afraid of change. Don't resist change. Get your house in order or get ready to be embarrassed because you dragged your feet. Some of the people being removed from your life are a sign of God answering your prayers. With others who are headed out of your life, (going, going, gone) move quickly to witness about Jesus and don't put it off any longer.
And so we keep on praying for you that our God (will) reward your faith with his power. 2 Thess. 1v.11 (TLB)
A reward is "something given." The dictionary goes on to say "for praiseworthy conduct" but let us stay for a moment on the "something given." One of God's powerful rewards is Jesus Himself- God so loved you, me and the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son. Thank goodness He didn't demand praiseworthy conduct of us as a requirement for sending Jesus. The Son was the free gift. The reward for our believing in Jesus is eternal life and salvation - the power of God overcoming death, hell and the grave for each of His born-again sons and daughters. The same power that raised Christ from the dead is rewarding your faith today. You don't have to save yoghurt tops, box tops or bar codes. With God's reward system, He stands on both sides of the deal. Hey, I'm giving you something and I am giving it with power. I am qualifying you to get the best deal.
Just believe! Receive the Ka-Boom of faith rewarded with power today!
Do this instead,- start at the foot; and when your host sees you he will come and say, "Friend,we have a better place for you than this." Luke 14 v.8 TLB
Then as I looked a saw a door standing open in heaven...and a voice spoke to me and said, "Come up here and I will show you what is to happen in the future. Rev. 4v.1 KJV
There is a better place for you than this. Go up higher to the seats close to the King. In the Throne Room of Prayer there are no security ropes keeping you back from the seats with the best view of the future. Heaven wants to show us what is going to happen and also how we can pray ahead and invest ourselves in the Plan of God for this day, season and time of our lives on earth. There is always an invitation extended when we meet with Jesus in prayer, in church, in a whisper or cry. Come up higher!
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; indeed my heritage is beautiful to me. Ps. 16 v.6
Didn't your grass look greener this Houston morning after a day and a night of rain? Today is the other side of the trouble that troubled you last week! How can I say that? The Bible tells me so. Agree with the Word of God today: look out the window at your life and say it looks good to you. Say this: I love my lot in life! He will make known to me the path of life this week. (v.11a) The Living Bible translates that verse to mean - He will show you what to do!I will spend more time in His presence this week. In His presence is fulness of joy and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore (v.11b).
Special blessings to you on this John 10:10 Day! The thief comes, but Jesus has already come to give life and life more abundantly!
Let the peace of God rule in your hearts... Col.3v.15
If peace leaves you regarding a decision, consider that choice "OUT!" An essential part of your ability to endure until you prevail, is your willingness to be led by the Spirit of God. Recognizing peace's departure is your red flag alert. I usually feel it in my stomach, or with a sudden headache. My weakness is the tendency to "reason away" my Peace Umpire's directions. Learn from my mistakes! There is a simplicity to the things of God. It is a simple Gospel and the Holy Spirit leads us in simple, clear ways. Complication is generally a demonic flag. Don't go there. Another verse in Colossians says" Set your affection on things above: - v 2. We can train our hearts to prefer the heavenly. Heavenly peace, heavenly silence ( as we hold our tongues), heavenly stillness ( as we resist the temptation to be provoked to act rashly. When our hearts are trained to prefer the heavenly, we can easily follow our Peace Umpire and see the will of God prevail on the playing field of our lives.
Have a beautiful weekend!
Pray for me for tomorrow's meeting- Saturday October 8th- come if you can! HBU's Mabee Theater from 10am to 12noon for TAKE ROOT,BEAR FRUIT!You are the planting of the Lord in this earth. The influence from the field of your life has the power to change the world. World Revival is coming before Jesus comes. You must believe that many, many will taste and see that the Lord is good through the supernatural fruit of your Spiritual wealth. I am believing to see your field's yield INCREASE in quality ( so sweet, so healing) and quantity (abundance)!
The simple inherit folly; but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. Prov.14v.19 (KJV); The simpleton is crowned with folly; the wise man is crowned with knowledge. (TLB)
A crown " encircles to protect." The wisdom and knowledge you gain about the Lord and His Ways will surround you on all sides- like the mountains surround Jerusalem. Studying the Bible and gaining understanding will protect you like a King's crown of authority protects all his citizens. Your mind and head will be protected from nonsense and from the world's favorite worry of the day. But our scripture for the day isn't just speaking about protection. It also speaks of promotion. Knowledge of God will lift your life to a higher level.
Father: I am asking for the crowning for your faithful daughters and sons reading this. I thank you for their promotion. For new chairs of authority and new doors opening to them. I ask you to give them more of the power that comes with their crown. Let no man take your crown!
Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Ps. 119v.89 ;The words of Jeremiah...to whom the word of the Lord came in the days of... Jeremiah 1v.1-3
The Word of God will come to you this day through prayer, meditation, a worship song, or perhaps the wind brushing through a ministering angel's wing to remind you of a forgotten promise. God knew today's circumstance and He has sent His Word- timely and unfailing - to meet the onslaught of the enemy of your soul and to supply the need. (The anointing in His Word always and,perfectly furnishes what is needed.) It is a perfect fit for very present help to come you. It is a perfect fit to form you into Jesus-with-skin-on for a co-worker, a neighbor or passing motorist who just needed your smile to lift their head from the pit. The phrase " The Word of the Lord came to ____ in the days of _____ " is repeated in the Old Testament histories of men who faithfully heard and delivered the message of the Lord to in their day. And so it is the same with the personal history Heaven is writing about your life. What will you do with the Word of God sent to you in this day of opportunity, challenges or hum-drum?
Blessings on your day,
Join me this Saturday October 8 for Take Root, Bear Fruit at HBU's Mabee Theater, 7402 Fondren, Houston, TX 77074 from 10am to 12 noon. You're fruitful, not fruitless!
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But the gate is narrow ( contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it. Matt.7 v.13-14
In a tight? Well, it is leading to life and the place of enlargement. We are all feeling the pressure as we turn our shoulders to get in the gate of change. Compression does not just describe the pressure in our lives, it also describes the compression of time in the Last Days. Think of an hourglass where the last grains of sand pour out faster and faster and faster. Time is running out and the enemy is doing quick and ferocious work. But God's work is satan's undoing. The Holy Spirit is also the Quickener, so we are seeing the suddenlies of God do breathtaking exploits.
Father, even in the tight, we choose You and we choose Your Way. We squeeze through and we believe Your Light is leading us home.
Blessings on your week,
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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!