But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven. Deut 11v.11; But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. Luke 8v.15
Even the taste of your life is changing. Even the very taste of the works you are doing daily for your family, your church and for our Lord God isdifferent in quality now. Today's scripture is is telling us that keeping the Word and living under heaven's rainwater divinely alter you and me - and everything we touch. The taste I am speaking of is better experienced by others - family, friends, co-workers - than by you. Has life left a bitter taste in your mouth? Is your own life making you sick? Sometimes everything in my house looks dirty and when that happens, I know God is pointing to something choking that stream. It is very easy for cares, ( even so-called good cares) riches and pleasure of this life to choke the stream of God's Word flowing into your heart. When things start tasting bad, I have to make a way to catch Heaven's rainwater. And keep it in your heart and mouth.
Praying for your Resurrection Weekend- That you catch Heaven's Rain at church this Easter and in your quiet times with the Lord. The Word of God dwells in you richly and makes your fruit sweet!
Looking unto Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of our faith. Heb. 12v.2
Am I looking unto the hills from whence cometh my help? Do I run to the drug store for a quick remedy before I pray? Make an appointment with the Doctor before I meet the Lord in an appointment for prayer for healing? I need to get more of God into more of my life and not go on "automatic pilot" for my head's first solution to whatever problem or issue I am facing. The Amplified Bible starts our scripture for today off like this: "Looking away..." Am I like Lot, who looked and chose the attractive and ultimately - deadly - choice of the valley of the Jordan (Sodom and Gomorrah - Gen 13v.10)? I want to look away from " hurry-up -eye candy" answers when I am wondering what to do, how to fix it, how to start it. "Looking away (from all that will distract) to Jesus..."
FATHER: My help cometh from the Lord! I look unto You, Jesus!
Has there been any such thing as this great thing... Hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation...by a mighty hand and by a stretched arm...Deut 4v.34
"God's stretched out arm" is our Word for Today. Think about God stretching out His arm towards you. To stretch means "to strain to the utmost, to reach out, to draw out or extend forcibly, to extend as a rope between two points." God is going to get you to Destiny. There is no illness, no lack, no prison that can stop His stretched-out arm from extricating you and taking you up, out and over!
For the Lord of Hosts has planned and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back? Isa.15v.27
I only recently heard this Word for The Year 2013 that was given at a Minister's Conference last fall. Read it like a March 2013 checkpoint for your passage into the BEST 2013 has for you. Check yourself. Are you ready to pass over into the Promised Land? The Jewish Passover begins today at sundown and it seems like a good time to mark another New beginning for our lives this year. Passover is about entering another Gateway for Destiny. Are you closer to where 2013 is meant to bring you? Can you see the blessed change in your life from where you are today? The word below is a good faith-builder for the things to come. Love, Lee Andrews
In what the world declares " The Worst of Times", My people shall have their "Best of Times." As I declared to you - even last night - says the Lord, I fully intend to have the final say in every issue, in every matter. Don't listen to what the world says. Don't let them be - and what they say be the final authority. I have the final say. I am in control. And I will see to it, says the Lord, that you will come out on top. If you will continue to look to Me, put your trust in Me, look not to what is happening to others who don't know Me. But keep your eyes on Me and what I have said in My Word and you will come out on top. I have declared I will make you the Head and not the Tail. I have declared you will be above and not beneath. And you're going to see in the days ahead, saith Your Heavenly Father, that the promises I have made to you, the things I have spoken to you will come to pass in your life. They will surely come to pass. This coming New Year will be a year of fulfillment. But even more. More manifestations, more blessings, more favor, more demonstrations and manifestations of My Love for My People. I declare it a Year of More, saith the Lord. Dr. Jerry Savelle, October 19, 2012, Minister's Conference 2012.
Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught. Luke 5v.4 KJV
With every season there is an end and a new beginning. Feelings of being "unsettled" go along with the season change and the remedy requires more change. "Launch out" is God's answer to our cry for Him for free us. "Get me out of this corner, Lord, help!" God says: Launch out. What did you say, Lord? How can I go from being a Prisoner of Circumstance to a Pioneer of Purpose? Go in through the deep and you'll surface doing business in great waters. (Ps.107v.23) The Lord's Blood-Bought deliverances always take us somewhere we've never been before and they always have a draw and hook in them to catch others and set them free.
FATHER: Deep calls to deep and I hear You calling me to LAUNCH OUT!
Joshua told the field commanders who had been with him, "Come here. Put your feet on the becks of these kings." They stepped up and put their feet on their necks. Joshua told them, "Don't hold back, Don't be timid. Be strong! Be confident! This is what God will do to all your enemies when you fight them. Joshua 10v.24-25
Say "AMEN!" to the Word of God for you today! The problems you are facing may seem so complex, so perverse, so frustrating and so long-standing that your flesh is struggling to believe it will ever end - let alone that you WILL WIN and plant your feet on the top of the Mountain of Victory. Jump up and down! Read today's scripture aloud and see your feet beautiful on the mountain top. Fight to think about your complete victory. Like your brother Joshua and all his army, you were born to win this fight!
He who walks with wise men shall be wise. Prov 13v.20
Do you know anybody smarter than you? Try to have lunch with them. Know someone whose secret, prayer life in God is stronger than yours? Go help them with chores. Make room in your life for people who are living the kind of Christian life you dream of. Certainly, we are to bend low and help others come up to where we are, but if we only associate with the weak, our iron won't get sharpened. The people stronger and smarter than you may be a little hard to get a hold of. You may have (really, you get to) come to them bringing honor, but that builds our character - and we will reap honor if we sow it! -
He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure. Ecc. 8v.5 Let the Lord set a man over the congregation which may go out before them, and which may go in before them and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the Lord be not as sheep which have no shepherd. Num.. 27v.16-17; He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. John 10v.3
The guidance we need is often buried, like treasure, in the message God gives our Pastors for us each week. I say "buried" because I don't often hear it when I am sitting in church listening to the sermon. I'd watch Pastor Osteen's Tuesday evening broadcast of the same service I'd sat in the Sunday before and hear things I had missed! Only years later did I start the discipline of reviewing my Pastor's sermon and looking up every scripture when I'd get home from church. Now I didn't have much respect for that pastor's revelation at the time, but I had faith that God had given this man authority to speak royal commands over my life. Every one of our pastors is "calling" us by name. That word "call" in the Greek means "to urge on", "to incite by word" and "to give command." Whether or not my pastor knows me personally, there is a road map for my life hidden in his words each week. His messages are leading me out and bringing me forth into green pasture.
FATHER: Call me by name and lead me out!
Blessings on your week of finding "gold" and the X that marks the spot that takes you from where you are now to where God wants you to be.
The Lord His God is with him and the shout of a king is among them. Numbers 23v.21
As the prophet-for-hire blessed Israel instead of cursing them as the evil heathen ruler paid him to do, our scripture today was part of that blessing that couldn't be stopped. Are voices being raised in your house? Is the shouting going on behind your closed doors? Does it sound like a king's victory cry? According to the Balak, the prophet-for-hire, the shout of a king was part of the proof of the unstoppable blessing on the people of God. That sound was part of the shield that prevented curses from being effective. So what should you do? Shout! He has made you kings and priests unto Him. Is there a king in your house? What about God, or you or your husband? (A godly wife is a crown that makes even a mediocre man a King!) Shout! We sound like the King of Kings when we open our mouths in faith!
May your blessed home be filled with the shout of a King!
The Holy Ghost shall come upon you and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you...Luke 1v.35
The cells in your body are regenerating as you read this, and I decree they are regenerating according to the heavenly pattern: perfect and divine. You have the God-kind of cells. Pristine cells, fresh from the Master Creator's Hands! I speak to your immune system and I say, "Shields up!" Like the starship Enterprise when Captain Kirk would say those words, you have places to go and people to see ( without sneezing, coughing or feverish slowdowns.) Immune System, you line up with the Word of God and function! No weapon formed against your Immune System will prosper. The Healing Virtue of the Lord Jesus Christ is flowing, rushing and coursing through your tissue and through every blood vessels. With every heartbeat, The Blood of Jesus is carrying Life, Life and Life more abundantly throughout your body - inside and out! All your organs and your skin, your mucous membranes are bathed in His perfect Blood. Perfect chemical, hormonal balance within you and perfect electrical frequency. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. The King's daughter is all glorious within. You smell like Esther after a year of soaking in royal oil. Royal favor on you today as everyone want to get close and to consent to you royal requests.
Hey,Queens Walking in Divine Health, remember me when you come into your kingdoms today! Love, Lee Andrews
Up; for this is the day in which the Lord has delivered Sisera into this hand. Is not the Lord gone out before thee? Judges 4v.14
If only you had someone who would say that to you! If only you had a personal trainer or Life Coach! The impossibilities would not look so impossible. The military commander who had those words said to him did not think that was enough. He wanted the person who said them to actuallygo with him. He wanted a prophet, cheerleader, buddy and bodyguard all rolled into one. There is One who has that job description: The Holy Ghost. He is our Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener and Standby.) When you are afraid, the Holy Spirit is speaking, "Fear not."
The Lord spake to Moses, saying, "Get up from this congregation that I may consume them in a moment...And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, put fire therein from the altar, and go quickly into the congregation..the plague is begun...and Aaron ran...and he stood between the living and the dead; and the plague was stayed. Numbers 16 v.41-49
Aaron, a priest like you, took a stand. He took a Superman stand between the DEATH that sin brings and the LIFE that a sweet-incense -purifying- life sacrificed to Jesus brings. In our verse today the plague was moving so fast. In my life today I know more people who are dying in the natural and in the spiritual from sin, even from the sin of faithless unbelief. Even some Christians. Yes, Superman had a weakness that he never completely overcame, but we have the Blood of Jesus to break the power of besetting sins.
In your Superman stand for your family and friends take hot incense of the altar of your prayer life. The cleansing fragrance of your holy prayer life will defy death. But note that Aaron did not waste time waving the censor under the nose of the cadavers. Certainly Jesus has brought us something Aaron did not have - the power of His resurrection. The same power that raised Christ from the dead will quicken mortal bodies as you take a stand, but like Aaron, get to the living quickly to stop the disease from spreading any farther.
FATHER: Bless me as I take a Superman stand for Your strong, sweet mercy to bring life!
For who has despised the day of small things? Zech.4v.10
A seed is a small thing. The Bible definition of the word "small" in today's verse means cramped, confined, bound up, under siege. Is the seed of your future in a tight corner? How will the life you were meant to have break out? Prayer is how heaven comes to earth. Heaven's expansion enlarging your dream-seed from the store on the corner to dominion. Heaven's splendor taking away shame - through Christ, your glory and the lifter of your head. When you don't pray, you are despising the day of small things and despising the seed of your future. To despise means: to disrespect, to scorn, to hold in contempt. When we despise, we join the chorus of the accuser of the brethren. If you need help- and we all do sometimes- get help from your church or other ministries that can aid you in strengthening your faith. Cast not away your fearless confidence in the little seed of your great and good future!
FATHER: I see You in the seed of my life lived for You today!
Blessings on your weekend- Join me tomorrow for SCHOOL OF WONDERS, Sat March 9th from 10am to 12 noon at HBU's Mabee Theater 7502 Fondren , 77074
Through acts of faith, they toppled kingdoms, made justice work, took the promises for themselves...They turned disadvantage to advantage...Heb. 11v.33-34, The Message Bible
"From weakness were made strong" is another translation's way of saying "turned disadvantage to advantage. The Amplified gives us the fuller meaning: "out of frailty and weakness won strength and became stalwart, even mighty and resistless in battle." Can you feel the miraculous power of God entering in your bones as you read those words? The Bible is clearly telling us how Our Father God gives power to the faint. Not just those feeling a little tired, but He strengthens those on sick beds and in ICU's. When we can't lift a finger, but we can only lift a cry of faith, the tide of the battle turns - from our disadvantage to advantage. Just as Ps.41 promises: The Lord will sustain, refresh and strengthen him on his bed of languishing; all his bed You (O Lord) will turn, change and transform in his illness. Your faith in the finished work of Christ and in His total and eternal ADVANTAGE over the devil will turn disadvantage, defeat and denial. (Don't let delay fool you!)
FATHER: I am strong in the Lord and the POWER of His Might!
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path. Ps. 119v.105
Can you see where you're going? Do you know where you are headed? This morning I am touched by how personal God's Light is for each of our individual paths. This Great God, the Creator of the Universe is illuminating my way. The Light He is giving to direct me shines way deep inside me- making me to know wisdom in the hidden, shady parts of my soul. (What is Wisdom? - Divine Insight into the Plans & Purposes of God!) The Light of His Word isn't just getting me to where I need to go. His Word creates in me a clean heart, renews my spirit, restores my joy and sustains my willingness (Ps. 51) for all His Mega-Beams to change not just my location - but to change me as I go forward on the path of life.
This morning as I prayed for you and for your week, I saw baskets. Big grapevine baskets as you walked the rows of a field. I speak financial blessings and increase. And because you are blessed to be a blessing, your basket is also a picture of your giving. I say your giving is increased, strong and full of the life of God. You give and it is given unto you- good measure, pressed down and shaken together. There is also significant, memorial-sized giving. Cornelius in Acts 10 gave so much that he got heaven's attention and God sent an angel to supernaturally connect him to Peter for the biggest's breakthrough of all - salvation. I know of a Pastor who gave a significant offering for his thirty-something daughter to marry. And she got married! Our giving is always directed to heaven first - from there all blessings flow - and our giving is faith-inspired to "hit" that need for BREAKTHROUGH.
FATHER: I receive Your blessings on my basket today. Give me MORE, Daddy and I give more and more!
Let patience have her perfect work. James 1v.4 KJV
Patience plays a part in the our development. Patience helps us to endure and to get it all. Most Christians give up too early. Do you want to see what you have been praying for? Do you want to possess answered prayer and enjoy it to the full? Be patient. The virtue of Patience will perfect your timing. Consider Queen Esther! There she was, fast over, finally with the King and the evil-plotter Haman! Does she scream, "Off with his head?" No, she invites the two of them to another banquet the next day. God wants to give a fullness to our satisfaction, but we will need patience for the fruit of faith to ripen and fall into our laps- (and not on our heads!)
FATHER: Let patient endurance have its perfect work in me! I wait & I win it all! I wait & I win them all to Jesus!
Blessings on your weekend of patience's perfect peace,
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!