Record the vision; inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run, Hab.2v.2b
You have already thrown your suitcase on board your Vision-Train speeding into 2012. You are running alongside it, wondering where to jump on and where to dare to put your whole heart. Jump! Take my life, Lord, into this New Year with you. In the suitcase you threw on board was all the Word you have spoken for your future. The Word you have believed in 2011 is already over in 2012 making the way. Your tithes sown in 2011 and (all the years before that) are already in 2012.That seed is already rebuking the Devourer. Many of us have cherished loved ones who are in our future, having gone on to Heaven to be with the Lord. They are cheering us on with that great cloud of witnesses - saying, Jump on board! This train is bound for glory. Don't be afraid. The best is yet to come!
Happy New Year from Make Love Your Aim Ministries! Thank you for reading Lee's Word For Today in 2011 and for sharing it with your friends. Your encouragement and support are a blessing to me.
Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of all the down-and-outers. Prov. 31 v.8 (The Message Bible); Open your mouth for the dumb ( those unable to speak for themselves) for the rights of all who are left desolate and defenseless. Open your mouth, judge righteously and administer justice for the poor and needy. Prov. 31v. 8-9 (NAS)
When I lived in Europe in my late teens I admired the virtues of the different women of the Continent. But today I admire the American woman's passion to help "the least of these" most of all! I am preaching to the choir I know, but I read/heard these words for you this morning: Speak up for those who have no voice! Pray, cry out for the speechless. As you feel what the down-and-outers ( or the up-and-outers for that matter) are feeling, The Holy Spirit will come to your aid and bear you up in your weakness. He will plead on their behalf through you with unspeakable yearnings and groanings as you give yourself over to praying the Spirit for these people. The Holy Spirit knows how to get the perfect ( effectual, fervent) prayer out of us for the desolate and the poor..(Rom. 8v.26) Sometimes it is not about writing a check - what could we pay for all we see needs to be done?- or even about jumping in your car and taking food to the 'hood. Sometimes the world's need is not for an activist or philanthropist, but rather an intercessor. Our role as heaven's advocate for heaven's laws of justice could - by the Spirit- lead us to do all kind of good things for people.Today, remember to speak up in prayer!
The fear of man brings a snare. Prov.29v.25; Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind. Jer. 17v.5; Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord... Jer. 17v.7; I am devoted to the fear of the Lord Ps. 119v.38
You choose. Fear of God or fear of man? The King and Psalmist David said, "I am devoted to the fear of the Lord." Another word for "devoted" is "fan." Are you a fan of the fear of the Lord? If it sounds a little funny, you need to rehearse greatness by speaking these things ALOUD and OFTEN. Say them about yourself. I believe the most serious hindrance to people stepping out in ministry or any other life-dream is fear of man. Breaking free of it can be a process; begin today.
Father: I put my trust in you and not in man whose breath is in his nostrils! Breathe on me, Spirit of God!
Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. Eph. 4v.26
Pastor John Osteen would speak of rushing home before the sun went down to apologize to his wife, Dodie, for something he'd said. I was late posting this blog's anointed message on anger because I was having an hissy fit of my own over something I had said would not never anger me again. Bless God! As the year is racing to a finish, let us put off the old self and do the things that make for peace. Be the first to reconcile where there has been anger. Of course they were wrong! They almost always are, aren't they? But you, you choose to love anyway.
Father: Give me courage and an open door to reconcile with those that have angered me. I don't want to enter 2012 remembering that my brother has something against me." (Matt. 5v.23) Clean slate, New Beginning.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children. Prov. 13v.22
My 97 yr.-old aunt died last December 23 and left a parting gift for my mother that was opened up yesterday at the family Christmas celebration. Out it tumbled and showered in love, hugs, kisses, extra special attention and gifts. By soaring to heaven on Christmas Eve's Eve, my Aunt Jane assured her sister tight, warm hugs that the living love to give to their living heart's treasure. The life of one sister receives the blessings from the memories of the other sister in heaven. What are you leaving in the earth? Will your influence change lives for the better after you die? Money is good to leave as an inheritance. But along with money, leave a spiritual legacy. Your words have I taken as a heritage forever (Ps.119 v.111) promises that you can take the Word of God - live it and sow it and thereby leave it to your children, your grandchildren and your family forever.
Father: Forever, O Lord, Your word of Promise is settling up the score for my children, my grandchildren and my family. (Taken from Ps.119 v.89)
Blesseth is he that considereth the poor...Ps. 41v.1
If you consider the poor, God's Word says that He will do the following for you.
1. He will preserve you. (You will look good and feel good.)
2. He will keep you alive. (No weapon formed against you will proper.)
3.He will bless you on earth. (Take it to the bank.)
4. He will not deliver you over into the hands of your enemies, or the IRS or your mother-in-law.
5.He will sustain, refresh and strengthen you when sickness tries to attack. God will turn, change and transform your bed of sickness. (If you don't need it, pray for someone else.)
These are promises that are keeping my mother vibrant, alive, and expectant of further miracles. She was always giving, doing, sharing, no matter how little she had herself. She had compassion for the poor and endless mercies are her portion day after day. Yours, too! Blessings on your weekend.
Here is Ruth: bold action taken according to Holy Ghost instruction/timing; a breath away from her dream, but SCREECH! STOP! Mountain ahead! Why is there always an evil little troll on the bridge to your Promised Land? Or a locked door or a challenging human being? So what does the Redeemer advise if you find yourself in a similar situation: Remain tonight.
Remain in the Hebrew is actually our word "tarry" - defined as"to stop (usually over night), to stay permanently; to abide, continue, dwell, endure.
Remain tonight. Sleep on it. Hold on. Stay permanently rooted and grounded in the Word of His Promise. Be still and know that I am God.
Let me pray for you with some wisdom borrowed from Naomi, Ruth's mentor. We are coming to the end of this year and we don't want to carry false expectations and vain fantasies ( which ALWAYS bring disappointment) into the New Year. We want fresh and newly-born of of God (which ALWAYS overcomes the world) to arise!
Father, Make them as steadfast as Ruth when she was 24 hours away from her dream!Sit still,my daughter. Father, as Your daughters rest, You move, Oh God, & finish the matter for them.
Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. Rev. 11v.1 (KJV);
Get up and measure God's Temple and Altar and everyone worshipping in it. Rev. 11v.1 (The Message Bible)
Measuring will show:
The quantity of something
What is the quantity of your worship? What is the dimension of your worship- are you talking a one-room efficiency apartment, a little "starter" home like my blessed one or are some of you romancing Jesus in a 5,000 sq ft spread? What is your worship's capacity? Can it carry you through the loss of a loved one, will it last through a long war for a wayward son or a hell-in the-foxhole-job that you hate?
This is Christmas. It is for real. The "gold" you are using to trim your tree or make that manger scene on the coffeetable is a powerful symbol of the gold your worship brings to our grown-up King's feet.
We have come (through traffic jams, long lines, after finding the toy the grandbaby wanted) finally to worship Him who is born King of the Jews.
For there is not a word in my mouth (still unuttered), but behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. Ps. 139v.4(AMP)
"Love is not easily provoked" is a good verse to prepare you for the provocations, irks and string-pulling that goes along with the human family gatherings I have written about the past few days. You can endure the minor, scraping wounds as you snatch a rascal or two out of the lion's mouth with some extra-sweet, Heaven's homemade L-O-V-E.
Holding your tongue lets peace rule. No sneaky hits are allowed. Just because you smile when you say it does NOT mean you should let that little-bitty corrupt communication slip on out of your mouth! Be quiet. Sing. Smile. Laugh. Hush until - and IF - the Holy Spirit releases you to "boldly say."
Father: I will leave it unuttered unless YOU give me utterance. Prince of Peace, help me hold my peace when provoked.
Preach the word; be instant in season; out of season. 2 Tim. 4v.2
Can fragrant garlands of fresh greenery preach? Does a steaming casserole of homemade macaroni and real cheese sweat more drops of Jesus' love than Bishop Jakes? Will Mom's all-the-way from scratch yeast rolls help tell the story of Jesus and His Glory? Use the precious gift of the Christmas Season to capture, captivate and melt the hearts of your family, friends, co-workers and strangers. Be in season to win the harvest. God is longing to give you the strength and energy and finances to manifest a Christmas vision for the lost and backslidden in your world. Ask Him in faith believing and desiring to be a soulwinner. He will give you "more than enough," so you can give it all away!
Exchange your money, your cooking skills, and your time for souls as you labor to bake, buy, decorate and and invite. Many of you carry a special anointing to beautify. This is your finest hour of the year. Shine! God wants to anoint even those of us who aren't any kind of Martha - let alone a Martha Stewart! - so we can all move the stubborn-hearted closer to Jesus.
The time is short and let's use this Christmas as a weapon ( or a heavenly tool ) to win men and women and boys and girls to Jesus. I also pray for patience and for God to give an irresistible newness to your words as your family members (or co-workers at mandatary office Christmas events) listen to you. You will have a word in season for the weary one. People are weary. If Christians are weary, think how the lost must feel!
I command your Christmas-soulwinning-zeal to be renewed right now in Jesus' name! Arise shine, for your light has come and is is glittering!
Balak, King of Moab, has sent word to me: Behold there is a people who came out of Egypt and they cover the surface of the land; now please come curse them for me; perhaps I may be able to fight against them, and drive them out. And God said to Balaam, : Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people; for they are blessed. Numbers 22 v. 1-17
The blessing is sticking to you today! Grace and favor are making sure there is a tight seal in spite of our sin and our mistakes. You are blessed to be a blessing, so consider ways of blessing others. That was one of our old Lakewood confessions that Pastor John Osteen had us say often: "I'm blessed and I cannot be cursed." Evil is unfruitful around you.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress, or persecution...? Rom. 8v.35
"Love doesn't lose its shape," is how one faith teacher interprets 1 Cor 13. Is that true even at Christmas with the stores bulging with all kinds of tempting treats? Let the Love of God shape you this Christmas - body, spirit and mind! Enjoy the bounties of the season, but don't get pushed out of shape by over-indulgence.
Father: I speak self-control, the fruit of the Spirit, over you today. You choose wisely at all the holiday parties and celebrations on your calendar and you are happy about it.
Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city...Jonah 1v.1
Even in your world, girl, there is a Nineveh. What is it? Something great. Something that God thinks more highly of than you do. Something God said that you don't want todo. Our lack of desire for God's desire produces like a bad cough. It does not produce for the Kingdom of God, but it does activate and increase the power of the devil to mess up your world. Let's get a grip on the Truth that sets us free.
But Jonah was afraid to go and ran away from the Lord. He went down to the seacoast, to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket, went on board, and climbed down into the dark hold of the ship to hide there from the Lord. Jonah 1v.3 (TLB)
You and I are not as bad as Jonah!!! Not ALL my life is on a ship headed to Tarshish. Like Pharaoh, I will let part of me go on to Nineveh and fully obey, but I keep some heart's desire safe and hidden from God's crazy plans. You, of course, have never done this and have no idea what I am talking about!
Hey, dearest friends, today there is a GANGPLANK that I saw in a vision as I prayed this morning. The transition from where you are now to where God wants you to be can feel unsteady under your feet. It sways. You put your hand out to steady yourself and there is only a rope- no wall.
...Behold, I have set before thee an open door... Rev.3v.8; I have seen that everything human has its limits and end ( no matter how extensive, noble and excellent); but Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits into eternity. Ps.119v.96 (AMP)
The Door to "more" is open to you today. God's "exceedingly broad" Word extends your reach. Your mind can reach into eternity through His limitless commandments, statutes, decrees, precepts, testimonies and judgements. Through the open door you can find the treasures of wisdom that are hidden in Christ. He rarely puts His diamonds on the surface. You have to get past the Katy Freeway to get them. Or go the other side of the Loop. (Some people won't cross the street to get more of God.) But not you!
Father: I will go through the open door You have set before me today!
Through faith Sara also received strength to conceive... Heb 11v.11
Are smiling about your future? (Prov. 31v.25b) Or do you frown a little as you think about 2012 - let's see; there'sproperty taxes to pay, your son's strange new girlfriend a part-time job to find... Just how are you going to get it all done?
When it comes to the future, we have to get it before it gets us. Get the faith picture of the life you long to live. That is what the Proverbs 31 lady was smiling about. The vese before her smiles says, "Strength and dignity are her clothing." (v.25a) When we are strong we can receive the seed of the Word of God's promise and through faith conceive the life God wants us to live.
You are about to be given clean slate (as I heard a woman with a Mighty God say this weekend) and a new beginning January 1, 2012. Use your faith to begin to shape and feed your future by the Spirit. Pray. Speak the Word. Put a some energy into it.
Pastor Mary Jean Pidgeon, a proven and powerful faith champion for women, is joining me for a Women's Prophetic Conference for 2012. I know God will give both of us great insight for this coming year's clean slate. You will be inspired to write on your slate with Heaven's golden pen. Give birth to the future and smile! It is free, no registration required and it will be be fun and unforgettable! Worship led by the richly-anointed Jacqueline Watters. A Woman's Strength To Conceive The Future, Saturday January 14, 2012 10am to 12:30pm, HBU's Mabee Theater, 7502 Fondren, 77074 (Women Only) FREE
Father:Thank you today for the Blood of Jesus that cleaned my slate. You remember my sin no more. Behold You do a new thing and I'm smiling about it!
Blessings on your week of renewed passion for God!
Looking unto Jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith....Heb.12 v.2
In years past Mommy and I would stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve praying in the New Year. Then we began going to bed long before midnight and sometimes sleeping through the gunshots of celebration in our old neighborhood. In recent years I've stayed up - not to see the New Year come in - but to mop, do laundry or pending piling paperwork! Hey, 2011 is coming to end and I am so glad. But I want more than just to go to bed early and wake up in a New Year. I want more than just to live out a passage of time. Don't you want beneficial growth, mastery and meaning to come forth from living your life in Christ on earth? Then finish strong!
Go back through your journals, prophecies received, sermon notes and see where prayers were answered, where wisdom came for life's tough questions,.Think about the Lord and remember Him. I am ashamed to say one of the parts of FINSHING that I look forward to most is RESTING. But we do need to rest to enter into His Presence and to Hear His Voice. Rest also allows God to work on us and for us, while we rest and gain hope and strength!
Join me tomorrow for my last meeting of the year- Finish Strong! Saturday Dec 10 from 10 am to 12 noon at HBU's Mabee Theater, 7502 Fondren, 77074 FREE Everyone welcome!
Blessings on your weekend! We will have a special time prayer this Saturday for all Make Love Your Aim supporters. You are one of them and I thank you so much!)
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Ps. 126v.5
How long should you wait to reap joy after sowing tears? Should we wait until the son is out of prison, wait until the old boss hires you back, wait until your daughter's husband stops drinking? Reap joy now. Ever started a stubborn car in dead of winter? Crank, putter-putter...Sometimes you have to make joy rise up within you. Your spirit knows the Truth, but the Facts want to keep you crying. And if you allow yourself to do that, then you're not sowing tears, but just sobbing them! Reap joy! The circumstances have to bend to the Word of God. The Doors have to open and let the King of Glory in- and He is laughing all the way in to Victory's Throne!
You are blessed going in and blessed coming out today!
I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown. Rev. 3v.11
Ps. 65 says God crowns the year with bounty. There is a Victor's crown for you for 2011. To give you the big head? NO sireee Bob! A crown encircles to protect. When our faith accomplishes victory for us, it protects our mind. Our faith victories or testimonies become part fo the helmet of salvation. It gets my head on straight for other's salvation. I can bring others into my proven place of shelter, my proven Strong Tower of God's faithfulness. Win for yourself because victory is sweet, and God wants to bless our lives. Winning victory after victory strengthens us to win the world.
Don't just get over 2011, get crowned!
Hey, with your crown on, you'll be seen from afar like a city on a hill - like a REFUGE - for those who need God!
The Lord...confirmed the word with signs that followed. Mark 16v.20
Oh Lord, confirm the word that everyone reading this has spoken this year! He said He would confirm His word with signs (miracles!) following. Father, I'm asking that You would CONFIRM the word Sharon spoke to the lady with the headache at the cleaners. Confirm all the preaching we have all heard and believed this year. That every weak or stubborn cell or organ in our bodies would surrender to the "following" miracles from the healing words spoken over us and by us.
Confirm means "to strengthen, to make firmer and to establish." Confirmation provides a basis. The New Testament definition links "confirmation" to the word for "foot." Confirmation gives us something to stand on and something to move forward on into 2012.
This is what I am hearing today for you. But for you to get it, you must ask - in faith believing to receive. We cannot count or name all the Year 2011 instances when we sent His word to an aching part of our bodies, or our children's bodies, or to the Body of Christ or to our aching, mighty nation. But God can, and He is no man's debtor. You have not because you ask not.
Thou, Lord, in the beginning did lay the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Thy hands; They will perish, but Thou remainest; and they all will become old as a garment; and as a mantle Thou will roll them up. Heb.11v.10-12
Before foundations of the world God had a plan for you in the Year 2011 os your life on earth. So the Lord laid the foundation actually way before the beginning of January 2011. All throughout this year of our lives the changing and shifting skies we saw - of happy blue or clouds, sun (and more sun!) or rain - were all the work of HIs hands. To tell the hard truth, the condition of the heavens over us in 2011 were born in response to our faith. What confession was in our mouths and hearts? Were we speaking fear, doubt, anxiety or were we speaking the Word of God?
Now here we are at the end of this Year of our lives. 2011 is about to become old as a garment. God is going to roll it up and wrap it up by Dec 31. I believe you can use your faith to agree that His finishing work on the Year 2011 will have faith's flourish. Join me this Saturday for a special end-of-the year meeting to a put flourish of faith on your 2011. Were there prophecies spoken over you for this year that have not manifested? Are you still waiting for the fulfillment of God's Word that you have been faithful to speak and decree in 2011? Come and together we want to wrap it up with Faith's Best Bow. Then 2012 will be the unwrapping and unfolding of His word that brings light! (Ps.119v.130)
Blessings of your week of great expectations,
I love you guys, WRAP UP 2011 w/ Lee!
Saturday Dec 10, 2011 from 10-12noon, HBU's Mabee Theater, 7502 Fondren, Houston, TX 77074. FREE. Everyone welcome.
My little children, I am writing these things to you that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous....1 John 2v.1
A friend's husband came by the house to fix the car, put up Christmas lights on the porch and fix the back gate that would bang and fly open. The money was worth the help. Where does our help come from when there is no human around to haul, hammer or wrangle with stubborn auto parts salesmen for us?
I love Jesus' generosity. He comes by my side as the Blessed Paraclete - a Blessed Helper. He is into whatever I need done. He sticks around as my Advocate- counselling me and even speaking up for me when I have to fight for my rights. And with all the jobs to do, He is still my Comforter. He takes time to comfort me. As John 14 v.26 says, there is a Comforter (Counsellor), Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send!
Blessings on your weekend - Help cometh to you!
I love you so much,
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!