Let the living bird loose into an open field. Lev. 14v.7
In the divine healing ritual performed by the Old Testament priests, the diseased person would bring two living birds to sacrifice to God. After one bird was killed, the person was pronounced clean and the living bird let loose into an open field. The end of February would seem too early, too soon for the kind of word I believe I am hearing from the Lord through this passage. But as things are intensifying and accelerating, so are God's mercies and His tender attentiveness to our endurance under greater pressures. That endurance is pressing out stronger faith and faith muscles that will literally BREAK the devil's pressure mill and grinder. Think of Superman's chest snapping iron bars!
But in the midst of all that is tough but working together together for our good, God does the most precious, miniature miracle that fills our mouths with "WONDER" -He is wonderful!
This is what He is speaking out over the open field of your life. Let the living bird loose. The healing is performed. The atonement (Jesus taking your place like the dead bird) has not failed to save you from the calamitous destruction of your soul. The devil is a persistent bully.The other bird is dead, but you are flying. You are not just dodging and darting, no, you are soaring out into the open field of your life - expanded, released magnificently.Get over it. Let the living bird (your true wondrous self) loose into the open field of your life, saith the Lord.
I smile as I see you soaring like the dove with newly sprouted and freshly- plucked olive leaf (representing the new anointing) in your mouth-(Gen 8v.11)- released by Noah the second time and finding your place in God's great Plan.
Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thess. 5v.22
Traveling out-of-town with your boss? Should the two of you go over the day's schedule in his room, your room or downstairs in the hotel restaurant? Should you and your fiance borrow that timeshare place for a weekend beach trip? Your choices influence the lives of others and you weaken your witness by simply appearing to do evil. The days we live in are so evil that just the appearance of evil invites demons onto the scene. So you can all too easily go from appearance to actually doing evil faster than you can say, "I don't know what happened!" If it doesn't look right, don't do it. Walk in the Light that swallows up darkness. Shine bright in a dark world!
My inner self thirsts for God...Deep calls to deep. Ps.42; He is intimate with the upright Prov.3v.32
The deep of your inner self is roaring and God's deep is roaring back to you. This is going on eternally. It is going on all the days of our lives on earth and it will continue throughout the ages when we join Him in glory. But during our natural, regular daily lives the call and response of the Roaring Deeps can be part of doing housework or cooking for your family. Our intimacy with God is there all the time. Not just when we are having our quiet times or sitting in a church service. We can and should develop our awareness of His Presence, but our scripture for today is telling us a fundamental truth about who we really are in Christ. My inner self is God's Inner Circle - whether I feel it or not. His confidential communion and secret counsel are with you. God is telling your spirit secrets and He is breaking confidential FYI only bread with you. Praying more in the Spirit ( even as you go about your day) is one way of tapping into the gold mine of HIs deep speaking to yours. The Great Creator God chooses to be intimate with you -f or a purpose that is worth discovering.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as it is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to whose who hear. Eph.4v.29
"Don't complain" was one of things God spoke to me for this Year of 2013. To complain means to express pain, discontent, annoyance or dissatisfaction. It also means to make an accusation. The opposite of complaining is REJOICING. That piece of spiritual advice is in the regular dictionary. So far this year, I have failed many times. Call the manager! I want to complain about this! Some (not all) of my dissatisfaction is really a complaint against God. The little foxes are spoiling my vines when I complain and my faith is being destroyed with every lament, whine & murmur. Now, big girls, I have to tell you the truth. When you don't complain, you have nothing to say. Or if you can't hold a conversation without complaining, you may not talk to too people many for a while. it is amazing how many words I devote to what is going wrong, could go wrong or went wrong!
FATHER: Grow me up! Shut my mouth to complaining. Fill it with what is needed at the moment by those who hear me.
The words of Jesus to us today are the same words Jairus heard after the shock of being told his daughter was dead. And as Jesus was speaking these power words of faith, He was also actually, physically moving forward to intervene. He was heading to the house and to the very room where the dead girl lay. Don't listen to the devil's shocking words. Fear not! Only believe! Jesus, the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us, is moving toward the problem to intervene and raise up what seems hopeless and dead!
FATHER: I am not afraid; I believe Your Word! I walk in faith and victory today!
But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him. Mark 5v.6 KJV
Nothing can separate us from the love of Jesus, but a change in schedule or a new hobby can make us drift a little. If you have ever drifted on a float at the beach, you know how easily you can leave your landmarks behind. The man in our verse today had drifted way out there. No one could catch his crazy drift. But even his demons ( and they were many) couldn't hold him back from running to Jesus. Is anything holding you back from running? We all need to check ourselves. Take your spiritual temperature now and then. Are my endless girlfriend chats about what is wrong with the church wearing me out? Is my reading material taking me far from Jesus? If my spirit feels scratchy while I watch my new fave TV show, shouldn't I just stop?
Drop and Roll is the firemen's instruction to someone on-fire in the natural. Drop (everything) and Run to Jesus, if you're coasting or indulging yourself a little and you don't smell flesh burning. When you see Him afar off, don't blame yourself or explain or complain, just runnnnnnnnnnnnnn!
FATHER: When I see You afar off from me, I run to You!
Delight thyself also in the Lord;and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Ps.37v.4; I go to prepare a place for you John.14v.2
When someone invites you over for dinner, they do at least a few preparations for the honor of your company. God is preparing a place for you. A place He fully intends for you to fully enjoy. I am speaking of places of promotion in the natural; places we have "sown to" and "spoken to" but we are waiting for. He is taking out the trash from that place, removing debris, and getting it fixed up for our entry to that next level. And at the very same time, God is preparing us - from the inside out - for the change and for the better. Discipline is name for the changes He is leading us to make. When we master that change and consistently do what is right, that new virtue is a delight. You feel so strong and so good. And you really are!
FATHER: Change me today! Get me ready for what You're preparing me for!
A wise heart knows the proper time and procedure. Ecc.8v.5
That is my prayer for you at the start of this new week! That you will know the right time and right way for everything this week. I pray that God will crown your efforts with success as you flow with His perfect plan. "Joy" was the other strong impression I had to pray for you this morning. The joy of the Lord is your strength. What is the difference between today and the best day you have ever had? NOTHING! Jesus is the same - yesterday, today and forever. Today He has given you everything that pertains to life and godliness. Today every precious Promise has been lavishly provided. It really is up to you to decide to be "joyful" or to wait until circumstance just might, maybe could, you hope, change! NO!! You call it joyful now!
FATHER: Put me in the right place at the right time with the right heart attitude! "Through my God I shall do valiantly. It is He who has put down my enemies."
Looking unto Jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith...Heb.12v.2
This morning as I lay in bed thinking about all the things I had to do today and wondering how I'd get it all done, I was not "looking unto Jesus" as I thought about it this way - then I thought about that way. Then I heard "Mission Impossible!" Suddenly Jesus was talking and just HIs voice was making the impossible possible for me.
I pray that for you today and over this splendid weekend. You accomplish the Mission Impossible - whether it is doing your taxes, household chores, school or ministry projects - anything overdue or overwhelming when you lie in bed thinking about it! Strength to finish! You are quickened to get it all done with Holy Spirit beside you as the Master Workman and Helper! (Prov. 8)
The aspirations of good people end in celebrations, Prov.10v.28 The Message
The word "aspiration" means to seek or desire with longing. It also means the act of breathing. What are you longing for? Today we have a Bible promise that there will be a party at the end of the rainbow of your desire. What is born of God in you will overcome limitations and lack! The desire of the righteous will be granted. What you are building today with your faith words will become a house you can live in, a job, a physical healing or whatever you are seeking God for. Aspire with eternity in mind. The good man leaves an inheritance when his life on earth ends. There will be a celebration at the end of our lives. Oh,yes! The aspirations that we believed and worked to see manifested in the earth will have become our legacy.
But Peter and John spoke right back,"...we can't keep quiet about what we've seen and heard." Acts 4v.20 The Message; What we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we beheld and what our hands handled...we proclaim to you. 1 John 1v.1-2 NAS
Have you seen God do something? Have you heard how He proved that He is not a man that He should lie about His Promises? Have you ever held the hand of a sick person receiving healing as prayer went forth? Then tell it! The world is always telling us something on their talk shows and web sites and in waiting rooms. Just say, "I saw someone healed from that." Or "a man at my church got his lost wallet back after we prayed." Or "if you ask Jesus, He will take away that pain over your child's death." You are not just helping them a better deal on new tires or ab exercises.You possess life-changing treasure- don't be afraid to pour it out. Just one word has the power of the Holy Ghost behind it to go straight into their spirits. Pay no attention to their visible reaction or the lack thereof. Remember the little maid who spoke to Naaman's wife about the work of a leprosy-healing God. Your connection to God has made you an expert on connecting people to Him.
And you shall make holy garments for your brother, Aaron. Ex.28v.2; Give preference to one another in honor Rom. 12v.10;...but with humility of mind, let each of one regard one another as more important than himself. Phil. 2v.4
Dressing for Success in God's Kingdom means giving honor to others by how we see them and how we treat them. Just as in the Old Testament when God instructed Moses to have special blue and gold garments tailored for his brother's ordination as High Priest, our job is to cover those around us with more than they deserve. Love covers. By dressing a difficult co-worker in holy garments through my prayers and my way of thinking about her, I am undressing the devil's cloak that allows him to use her against me.
Covering people through our prayers and confession of the Word will help change their earth rags to glory rags. Pastor John Osteen said that nakedness attracts demons. Clothes keep us decent: clothing protects the integrity of our skin. Dress the needy today - even a needy Christian who is acting up -! The honor you bestow on others will come back to you.
For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep, Ps.1272b; He restoreth my soul. Ps. 23;
I believe one of the things God gives to us - His Beloved! - while we sleep is restoration of ourmind, will and emotions.This is needed more intensely and deeply as our waking days on earth become more demanding. As part of His beauty treatment that restores our youth like the eagle's, He removes the grime, grit and weary layers of earth travel off of us while we rest underneath the Everlasting Arms. He gives us protection against the onset of dementia and Alzheimers while our conscious mind restfully soaks in the Blood of Jesus and our subconscious mind communes happily with the Holy Spirit. Knowing the important work God does while you are eyes are closed at night, take attacks against your sleep very seriously and fight them with strong faith and prayers.
FATHER: Make me beautiful again!
Blessings on your week of receiving God's best by day and by night!
(Moses said,) "Whoever is on God's side, join me." All the Levites stepped up. Ex.32v.26
Step up, Levite! A Levite is a priest and the Bible says we have been made priests unto our God. In our role as priests we stand between God and His people - facilitating and expressing and ministering reconciliation. We minister to the Lord in worship, praise and sweet, intimate communion. We minister to the people in our world; directly to those we encounter, and through intercession, to the world-at-large.
Step up, Levite and believe for a great revival to come upon this world. Just your believing will lift the faith of those around you. Just your believing will please God. Without faith it is impossible to please Him. (Heb.11v.6) Believe that He is and that He is a diligent rewarder of those who seek Him.
Step up, Levite and pray. Whoever is on God's side, join others in prayer for an Awakening to God and for revival.
FATHER: As Your priest, I will minister to my world. Revive us again!
Blessings and hope to see you tomorrow at our Revival Bible study!
Thanks for praying for the meeting if you can't join us this time!
Up to this time you have not asked a single thing in My name (as presenting all that I AM); but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete. 1 John 16v.24 AMP
"Behold their threatenings" was the scripture verse that God used to confirm today's verse on fullness of joy. Just as in Acts 4, the enemy is always threatening to slice and dice down our prayer requests and desires. One way we can prevent his downsizing of the dreams of our hearts is to get a picture, get the details, design & dimensions of what you're asking for. Write the vision. Speaking it also helps to seal the deal. You don't cast your pearls before swine by speaking your dream to those with no faith. Say it to yourself or share it only with those of like-precious faith.They won't laugh at your asking for something so big and so wonderful that it presents all that God is!
Study to show yourselves approved unto God....2 Tim.2v.15
The meaning of the word "study" is the application of the mind to the gaining of knowledge. I can study a roasted vegetable recipe or study how to use a new phone. I will gain knowledge. But when I study the Word of God more than my mind is changed. Study also means deep thought and reflection. My study of the Word of God is not just about how many chapters I read. Diligent study requires pauses, meditation and time for the power of the Word to expand my mind. The Word will knock out a few walls in my mind's limited way of thinking. God spoke to Moses from the burning bush and Moses turned aside to study it. That man's decision to turn aside for a moment and "study God" changed the destiny of millions of people.
FATHER: Like a workman who does not need to be ashamed, I study You today - investigating and observing You closely!
There arose a fierce gale of wind and the waves were breaking over the boat..and He Himself was asleep...and being aroused, He rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly still. Mark 4 v.35-39
Calm and perfectly still passages are our rightful portion. The storms of life come to all, but Jesus has given us authority over the waters of our life. We know that, but sometimes it take a few days of hits before we rise up and say, "Wait a minute, here. Enough of this nonsense. I speak PEACE to the waters of my life!" Many low-level demons will immediately scatter and their bigger siblings will "git" as you persist and mean it. Just as the frightened disciples woke up Jesus when the storm hit, wake up the giant on the inside of you and be the Peace-Speaker today!
He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. Ps. 112v.7
Your heart can turn the tide of the battle. Even before you lift your shield and swing your sword, your heart's response to the enemy's threats should be "No, it won't together "Praise God for this Victory!" That takes training and it doesn't come overnight- but you can start right now. And right away you'll start gaining the strength of heart needed to live victoriously. We can also help each other by speaking the Word only when we're tempted to empathize with someone going through a trial. Your testimony of how the Word of God overcame a hard situation has life and power in it - share as you are led! As you share you become that sister we all need in a crisis - her name is Wisdom!
The enemy has tried to make January so hard to try to get us to dread 2013. He is a liar and a bully. God is rolling a red carpet for His people this year. Check ourselves ( as I am doing) +change anything that displeases God. January was your stepping stone and your footstool you have leaped over.
FATHER: FIX IT today! My heart is fixed on You!
Blessings on your week + see you Saturday at our School of Wonders Bible Study!
Fear ye not, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. Exodus 14v.13
Welcome to February! The Lion of Judah is roaring! Our God is a man of war. I am hearing "heart-shaped Hope" and also hearing that the devil is on the ropes. I sense great victory and mighty, divine reversals for the situations you are facing. February will not be minor. Like Moses, I want to speak to the people that you go forward. In Exodus 14v.13, the people were told to quit speaking fear and to hold their peace. Then in verse 15, Moses was told not to pray, but to SPEAK and use his rod of authority. Faith is required to be wisely silent and faith is also required to speak the Word only. As you obey God's strategic, military leadings, your faith will bring you out of the Red Sea corner and into little February's big victories this month.
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!