Then the commanders of the Philistines said, "What are these Hebrews doing here?"...Make this fellow man return, that he may go again to his place which thou hast appointed him. 1 Sam 29v.4 KJV; Make the man go back that he may return to his place where you have assigned him.1 Sam.29 v.4NAS
What we have here is a rare case of the wrong place telling you to go back to the right place that you may have left out of season or out of anger or desperation. Really the wrong place is talking all the time, just not in words. The discomfort, the unease and the lack of favor are often like a shoe that pinches. Just doesn't feel quite right. David had gone over to the Philistines to escape Saul and the Philistine king was won over, but his commanders were not convinced. My point today is find your appointed place and get it in. If you made a wrong turn, go back.
FATHER: Turn my heart towards home - To my assigned place for this season of life -
Plan on joining me next Saturday June 8th for A Bride Prepares- it will be an awesome assembly with righteous decrees, heavenly judgement falling and aligning lives & destinies. - and changing our world. I believe more marriages will come forth after this meeting. Join your great faith with ours- Come!
And all the country wept with a loud voice...David wept as he went and all the people with him, weeping as they went. 2 Sam.15 v.23-28
Tough times are described in our verse today. David's son was stealing his kingdom from him. A coup d'etat. David was on the run and everybody ran with him- the priests, the prophets, his personal military and some nobles. But instead of letting himself fall apart because everything around him was falling apart, David was ever the leader- even in exile. He insisted the High Priest and his Chief Prophet (or "seer" as they were called in those days) go back into the city. "Stay with your purpose" was basically the meaning of his words to them when they wanted to run away with him. "Carry the ark back into city...Art thou not a seer?...See I will tarry in the plain of the wilderness until there comes word from you to certify me. v. 27-28 David's words reaffirmed Zadok and restored his purpose. Certify comes from a Hebrew word with a powerful prophetic connotation- to manifest, to announce, to predict, to show forth. David's faith was speaking, even though he was barefoot, weeping and walking with his head covered. We're coming out of this. You are going to send prophetic words to me and I am coming back to the City of David and my throne.
FATHER: Let my faith speak in any crisis!
Blessings on your peaceful weekend of storing up the Word in your heart!
My soul makes its boast in the Lord. Ps.34v.2; in God we boast all the day long. Ps. 44v.8
People boast about their grandkids or their granddaddy's barbecue sauce or just about anything the human soul can delight over. Are you taking your boast in the Lord? When I think of some of the things I used to boast about before I knew the Lord! Now boasting in the Lord takes effort and a deliberate decision on our part to maintain an awareness of the Presence of the Lord. But the more you talk about God, the more He will show up and manifest Himself. And when He shows up on the scene, everything changes. You can change the atmosphere and the very chemical composition of your surroundings by boasting of His excellencies today!
When I kept silent about my sin....my vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Ps.32v.3 &4b
Feeling worn-out? Can't get energized? Check yourself. Is there unconfessed sin plugged into the circuit of life and bringing your battery down? We have so many ways of justifying our sin. I know. Like you, perhaps, I have spent a lifetime perfecting self-defense and self-protection. One of my surest checkpoints for sin is my zeal-level. Am I on fire? Eager to pray? Running to meet God for my early quiet time? Sometimes I can fool myself about issues that I know I need to change, but my zeal-level is a sure indicator something is out of whack between me and the Lord. Am I mad at God for not preventing me from sinning in the first place?
FATHER: I repent for my sin. Forgive me for the evil I have done and thought. Revitalize me again! Quicken Thou me!
Blessings on your week of new energy!
I love you - make plans to join Saturday June 8th- whether you are single or married! (Godly marriages increase righteousness/stability!)
The Lord is my Strength and my Song and He has become my Salvation. Ex. 15v.2
When your strength sings, it will save you. This morning God is drawing my spirit's attention to the progression from A) The Lord your Strength becomingB) your song. What is strength? Power, potency, toughness, intensity, power of resistance to a force; state or quality of being strong. Can you sing that? Is my strength singing or am I too focused on the "me" part of the exertion - far too busy heaving and straining with all my might to lift up my voice and sing!!! But if my eyes are on the "God" part of my strength, then singing is no sweat. God is supplying the force and the power. My strength singing will draw and attract people. Jesus said is He be lifted up, He would draw all men. Singing God's virtues and putting His strengths on display, draws people - especially needy people. Then through you, He becomes their salvation, too.
FATHER: You are my strength and my song!
Blessings on your weekend of singing strength - Be a Pied Piper for Jesus!
Open your mouth wide and I will fill it. Ps. 81v.10
Get that expression of God on the inside of you out! Expression is defined as "the act of putting into words." That means it will take effort and energy expenditure on your part to get it out. Expression is also defined as "power of expressing in words." Now you know if power is involved, satan engages.The devil's job is fight the expression of the power of God in the earth. In your earth of your body suit made from dust. In your earth of your territory; your home and family. Fight to express God! Write the book, tell your neighbor, write a letter, write your song, tell the exterminator. Change people for all eternity with one seed of word of Truth from your mouth. Change the world. Expressing God puts more of Him into the earth's needy atmosphere. Get it out!
David took hold of his clothes, and rent them and they mourned for Saul...and for Jonathan...because they were fallen by the sword. 1 Samuel 1v.11-12; Elisha took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. He also took up the mantle of Elijah... 2Kings 2v.12; And casting aside his cloak, Blind Bartimaeus jumped up and came to Jesus. Mark 10v.50
Time for a wardrobe change? Out of the old and into the new clothes of the new you by the Spirit. Consider David's moment of dressing for success. You are told your no#1 enemy is dead. Do you spike the football and do a dance? No. The new you should be fashioned from the days and years and hours of putting God's Word first and of grooming your spirit to dominate your flesh. David reacted like Saul was his mother and his heart broke over the mighty falling. All three wardrobe changes in our scriptures for today - by faith - tore off (or cast aside) their own, old clothes first. All three knew better clothes were coming. Underneath the torn clothes of David the Mourner were his new, royal robes as King over Israel. Underneath Elisha's old servant uniform were his power robes of Double-Portion Prophet of God. Underneath Blind Bartimaeus' blind man cloak was a shiny, miracle-coat full of eyes!
To examine means: to weigh carefully; to scrutinize or investigate carefully; to interrogate, as a witness; to test the knowledge and qualifications of, as a student or a candidate. WOW-wee, this sounds like fun! Don't you want to stop do it right now? Our flesh hates the idea of being examined, but the Bible says we should ask God to do it to us. I have put off using my free trainer's coupon at the gym because I don't want them to weigh me and measure me all over! And put it in writing to haunt me! Don't examine me! But without God's examination, I won't be promoted. I won't be proven innocent. I won't grow up to the measure of the stature of Christ. Where are you falling short?
FATHER: I am coming for a check-up today: Examine me, O Lord!
And raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places... Eph 2v.6
The snake line is the point on a mountain where snakes cannot survive because the air quality is so pure. God is calling us not to be tourists who might get to visit to such a place once a year, but He wants us to be eagles who live up there all the time. There is a place above the storms of life. When you live high enough, all of life's storms, tests and changes just bring you closer to God. You smile a lot. Today I am impressed about your smiling. Colossians tells us to put on heart of kindness... and one way we put it on is to smile. Smiling opens the door to witnessing, even when you have to struggle to do it. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal and God's spiritual weapon of choice is often the force of love released in a smile. Your smile may be the best thing that happens in someone else's day.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8
She was maybe 7 or 8 years old. Her hair and skin showed a blend of races, but she came to altar all by herself to join Jesus' race. The next evening I phoned her for the new convert follow-up call. For some reason I was feeling tired and really dreading spending all my Monday evening calling a list of people. Shame on me! The little girl answered the phone and she said she wanted to read something to me. Now this was years ago and I don't remember it all- but you never forget the anointing. Miss Lee, Miss Lee, listen to this: If were a kangaroo, I would hop, hop hop to You." Her little book was all about the animals running to the Presence of God with all their animal being. She read it all to me and I was in tears before she got to the lions and tigers and bears. Draw near to God. Let nothing keep you back. You were born for the Presence. He made you for Himself.
FATHER: DRAW ME! I will run after you! (S. of Sol. 1v.4)
And the men of Israel said: Have ye seen (Goliath)...it shall be that man who killeth him the king shall enrich with great riches, and will give him his daughter... And David spake to me that stood by him, saying, " What shall be done to the man who killeth this Philistine...for who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?" 1 Samuel 17 v.25-26
So where are the violins and rose petals? Isn't marriage all about romance? Marriage is a bastion on the rough seacoasts of life. It is a strong fortress founded for the Fight Of Life. Marriage is the family's headquarters. Here the children are brought to saving knowledge of God. It is where families are nurtured to go and take dominion and to plunder the enemy's camp - winning souls and putting our God on the world's every podium, platform and pedestal. Today the devil's plan is to mock, defy and destroy marriage. Marriage was God's idea and the devil hates God. The fight is on and the battle lines are becoming more clear every time we pick up a newspaper or watch TV. For young and mature women longing to marry, I would say, "Lift up your heads, quit crying and check out these prevailing winds." Your dream is positioned right in the middle of a great End-time battle of Light against Darkness. And guess what ? You are on the right side. You have the attention of the Captain of the Hosts. He sees you. Consider changing the way you talk to talk to: What shall be done for the young woman who will kill Goliath and believe the living God to marry righteously?
FATHER: You give your daughters a WAY (Jesus is the Way)
Please help me get the word out about our June - A Bride Prepares - . This is strong, prophetic moment of breakthrough for many women desiring to marry. God's desire towards them is very strong as He is aligning them and us for many Last Days purposes. For the harvest, for families and ministries to be birthed and established to the Glory of GOD! We must not miss our time of visitation.
...Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom... 1 Cor. 1v.30
Christ is made unto me wisdom. God made Jesus my wisdom. Jesus, in whom is hidden all the treasure of wisdom, is my wisdom today. I know what to do. Say it aloud: I KNOW WHAT TO DO. Saying it aloud will "undo the work of the evil Lee" who says over and over, "I don't know what to do."We have to stop saying that. Christ is made unto me wisdom about my escrow report, about what number to call to new plates in the mail, wisdom about solar or regular motion lights for the back, wisdom about my toenail. The Bible says:
In Him all the treasures of divine wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposed of God) and all the riches of spiritual knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden. Col. 2v.3 (AMP)
Who is it stored up for? You store up for your children and your loved ones. Our Father God does the same: He has stored wisdom for you. He has hidden it for you to find it! Like an Easter egg hunt or sweet treasures tucked away for a small child to delightfully discover under a sofa pillow or under their little chair!
The fear of man brings a snare; But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted. Prov.29v.25
Because he feared what people would think, King Saul disobeyed God's clear instructions to kill everything that belonged to Israel's defeated enemy. Then after Samuel exposed his sin of disobedience, Saul was fearful of what the people would think if he was shunned publicly. He begged the prophet to fake it for appearance's sake and "yet honor me now." What a mess! Caught in the trap of fear of man! Whether God's will is clearly known ( like in Saul's case), or all you have is a leading or impression that know you is from God, disobeying it to please man is a dangerous thing. I remember peer pressure (= another way of saying "fear of man") as a teen getting me into things I knew were wrong or stupid, but I didn't have the courage to say I wouldn't go with them to toilet paper someone's front yard at one o'clock in the morning. While that step of disobedience might sound funny, just one step away from the direction of the Holy Spirit could put you at the Boston Marathon, near the finish line: Wrong place, Wrong time.
FATHER: Forgive me for fearing man more than I fear You!
Jesus gets in with us. In the closet picking out what to wear, in the car on the way to work, in the worry-room our wandering thoughts like to wander into. He will come anywhere we are. Squeezed-in, down-sized, whatever He has to do to get close to us, He will do. He did it when He gave up His majesty in heaven and came to earth as man. Imagine the Queen of England deciding she wants to give up Buckingham Palace and going to live in a pup tent in Bangladesh or a shotgun house in Fifth Ward. Even that cannot be compared to His sacrifice of the grandeur and honor of heaven for birth in a manger- all so we won't die with the devil. Jesus gets in your pup tent with you and then He stands up and expands it to cathedral size. He stretches out His arms to embrace us in our little spot and Boom! our life is enlarged. Jesus enlarges us with biggie-sized ideas and solutions. His new way of thinking pulls up at our old address and says, Get in!
And as Saul sent up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, "Is the seer here?" 1 Sam. 9v.11
Saul was walking the last, strategic steps to the greatest destiny-turning point of his life. And who did God put into his pathway to direct him into the royal carpet? Women! Maidservants! It wasn't a Levitical priest or tribal father, no. They were nameless young women just going about their regular job. Now a feast was going on in their city, but they were on the job- drawing water, gallons and gallons of it. The maidens' reply to Saul, who was seeking Samuel the Seer, Judge and Prophet of Israel, was lengthy, painstaking, poetic and deeply prophetic. They told him what he thought he needed to know and what he didn't know that he needed to hear and receive!
And they answered him and said, He is, behold, he is before you: make haste now, for he came today to the city; for there is a sacrifice of the people today in he high place: As soon as ye be come into the city, ye shall straightway find him, before he shall go up to the high place to eat: for the people will noo eat until he come, because he doth bless the sacrifice; and afterwards they eat that be bidden. Now therefore get you up; for about this time ye shall find him. v. 12-13
Amazing words from servants girls excluded from the feast! They sound like a mother's words - edifying, exhorting and comforting in truly prophetic quality. Don't be late! Don't miss it. You will find him! If Saul's' own mother had been there, would she have said it any differently from these girls? And sadly, they even issued a warning to Saul about " waiting for Samuel to come and bless the sacrifice" Years later, Saul would fail the very test the servant girls prophesied about!
FATHER: If I with the UP & COMING or with the DOWN & OUTERS, I speak for You, O God!
Blessings on your weekend of influencing the choices of Kings! Join me tomorrow for Mother's Day of Destiny! See you then!!!
I will appoint you...to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those who dwell in darkness from the prison. Isaiah 42v.7
Giving birth is a picture of a mother setting a little captive free! Praise God for a mother's mighty act of deliverance in delivering and (in being delivered of ) a baby! The picture is repeated again as a Mom stays on her job of bringing her children to a saving knowledge of Christ Jesus. Her prayers ( and all our prayers, too) are setting a generation free.Today I want to encourage your heart about unsaved children who, like the recently released captives in the news, have been held captive by the devil for a long, long, long time. . proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners , Mothers, - no matter how long, no matter how tough it gets. (Isa. 61 v.1-2). The Spirit of the Lord is upon you! When the Ark of the Covenant was taken captive, a pregnant woman was told the horrible news and immediately went into labor and named her child, The Glory Has Departed. We could say the Glory was captured and taken prisoner, which may be how you feel about that son's drugged-filled life or that lesbian daughter's lifestyle. But remember that everywhere the devil put the captive Ark - even in the middle of the satan's temple - the power of God manifested. It could not be shut out - no matter how high the prison walls. Stone idols fell over night after night , broken by the power of God of the unseen Hand of God! Your glory is coming back! Your sons and daughters are returning from afar!
FATHER: Refresh Moms today with fresh faith in Your Unfailing Word!
For them that honor me, I will honor. 1 Sam. 2v.30
God honored a little boy by calling him and promoting him with the honor of His anointing. In one night Samuel went from hearing God for the first time to people running after him to hear what God had said.
"Then Eli called Samuel and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I. And he said, What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto thee. I pray thee hide it not from me." 1 Sam.3 v.17
When God 's honor comes, wrong gets pushed out of the way and the right steps up to bat and hits one out of the park! God is about to honor our generation with a revival greater than anything ever known before. When He honors our authority, prayers, decrees - BOOM! miracles, signs and wonders happen. This weekend plan to extend honor to your mother or someone who has been like a mother to you. Plan, too, to join me Saturday, May 11th for Mother's Day of Destiny as "Missing Honor Supplied" unfolds as the word of the day to unlock what you were born to do.
We are also announcing the FREE download of the SCHOOL OF WONDERS Revival Bible Study Series is now on the website for your enjoyment.
Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard... 1 Samuel 1v.13
Hannah: barren, provoked by her husband's other wife, maybe anorexic or fasting. A powerless woman unable to do anything about her pitiful situation? But somehow she put on strength of heart to barely whisper a prayer promising God to give Him the baby she was longing to have. Immediately the devil came - and he wasn't laughing at her anymore - to try to kill faith. But he was too late. The devil made sure Hannah's whispered prayer caught the high priest Eli's attention for all the wrong reasons. But once again satan was too late. Notice that Hannah was not offended by being called a drunk. She responded not with anger, but by speaking (eloquently) of her connection to God. Eli gave her a blessing, but I believe that her own barely whispered prayer of faith changed Hannah from starving to eating, from sad to smiling and from barren to conceiving.
FATHER: My heart speaks in faith and re-frames my world today!
With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. Matt. 19v.26
Assess the progress as some things you couldn't do (10 push-ups, quit a habit, tell a pesky person "no"), you can do. Some things you didn't have are now yours. Things that were impossible to think about (Why I can't imagine me doing a power point presentation), you are now very comfortable with seeing yourself doing and doing well. As your range of possibilities is expanded, new, stronger decision-making anointings must come. From no jewelry to a jewelry box full of it takes time to select. Nothing new to a couple of new outfits- What shall I wear today? Let me encourage you to see and appreciate how far you've come from the impossible to today's greater range of possibilities. The devil loves to hide God's steady workings in our lives, both to rob our King of the praise/thanksgiving He is due and also to deceive us about our steady ascent. Where are you going, girl? I'm going up!
He gives his angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. Ps. 91v11
Wednesday afternoon a dear friend and I spoke and prayed about her planned family vacation that would take her out-of-state that next morning. God's good Plan was unfolding and she was excited about stepping into it with her family. We had no idea that satan also had a plan for her city's airport on the same day and time as her flight - and he had already found a human to work it through. That person was probably entertaining evil fantasies at the same time we were praying & dreaming of delight to come. Well, thank God for divine interruption of the enemy's plan. My friend chose one airport in Houston and the satanic forces chose another. She was flying high when the bullets were flying on the ground. "Only a spectator shall you be ( yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High) as you witness the reward of the wicked." Ps. 91v.8 AMP
Blessings on your angelic weekend!
Plan to join me next weekend for a great Mother's Day of Destiny!
So the Philistines captured (Samson) & gouged out his eyes & took him to Gaza, where he was bound with bronze chains and made to grind grain in the prison. But before long his hair began to grow again. Judges 16 v.21-22 TLB
Have you had a setback? Even if you're falling asleep in bed of tears over a loss, hope is growing while you sleep. The Life of God inside you is a seed that will never stop producing more life. So future victory is growing. Because Jesus defeated Death, Hell and the Grave, your worst mistakes or someone else's against cannot keep your body down in the coffin of sorrow. Victory in Jesus is ours today - no matter the circumstances. Samson was "annoyed to death" through Delilah's irritating, nagging, skillful treachery.It doesn't matter what strategy of the devil tricked you the last time, you are overcoming. Ephesians says we are ignorant of satan's devices, so your warcraft knowledge has increased during the skirmish. The Song of Solomon says the King is captivated by your tresses. All that long , strong hair of your faith attracts King Jesus. In the 2nd Great Awakening Revival meetings, the women would "whip" their long hair as the Holy Ghost came on them and fell over the crowds. Don't cry, your hair is growing!
And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said...Behold now, thou are barren, but thou shall conceive and bear a son...Then the husband, Manoah, intreated the Lord and said, Let the man of God which thou didst send come again unto us, and teach us what we shall do unto the child that shall be born. Judges 13v.2-8
Our scripture today is from the miraculous birth of Samson. God is highlighting the father's words to the angel who announced the child's birth. Samson's father-to-be is asking what shall we do after the miracle? He was sensing a purpose greater than just the mind-blowing miracle of he and his wife being blessed with a baby after many long years of infertility. Teach us, give us understanding so we won't drop the ball. This man had enough sense to know the angel wasn't coming back everyday to be the miracle's nanny. As you cry out for miracles for yourself, cry also to be taught to care and nurture God's supernatural intervention in your life. As God uses you to perform miracles (instant miracles, financial miracles, encouragement or whatever) in the lives of others, take the opportunity to teach. The miracle makes room for more. More of God and more growth in Righteousness, in understanding and in the knowledge of the Truth. There is a miracle baby coming, make room!
By wisdom a house is built, by understanding it is established and by knowledge all the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.Prov. 24v. 3-4
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!