He gives families to the lonely; Ps. 68v.6 (TLB); God setteth the solitary in families (AMP)
Feeling lonely within your family? No one in your family to pray with or praise with or talk about God with? That means you are the catalyst: the piece of kindling the Lord wants to use to set the whole bunch on fire this Fourth of July or one day soon! If you don't have a family, then the church is your family. Your local church and the Body of Christ at large are your Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and Sisters. There, too, you have responsibility, duty and joy - just like with natural family ties. God is restoring our families to us. Move with what He is doing when He is doing it. Plan to join us Saturday July 13 for special prophetic ministry to YOUR family destiny. Perhaps your family destiny is to marry and bring two family lines together. If your family is already here in the earth but walking their way and not God's, we want to encourage you as the Rahab holding that Scarlet Thread for Household Salvation. (Joshua 2v.18). Your Family may already be moving as a mighty military force for righteousness, we want to believe with you for the increase.
FATHER: YOU MADE ROOM FOR MY FAMILY IN YOUR DREAM; Help me to make room for them in mine!
I will speak of the glorious honor of thy majesty; Ps. 145v.5; My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord. Ps.145, v.21
One Sunday morning day service, the late Pastor Osteen whispered to Dodie without realizing his microphone was on. A long line of people- parents dedicating babies stood at the altar in front of them. "Talk about Christie's baby." She didn't't miss a beat or take a breath as out flowed words and words about the newborn of one their faithful church staffers. God anointed her flow and everyone was blessed- the congregation, Christie and her husband, the baby and the Lord! Can you talk about Him like that? The Psalms are a good place to start rehearsing the anointing of His Praise.
...that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace. Ps.144v.12 KJV
"Polish" means to a make smooth or glossy by rubbing. The purification that Queen Esther went through to prepare for marriage to the King has a meaning similar to "polish": scouring. Esther was scoured and perfumed. So she was rubbed smooth and glossy. The hard, gritty parts of life didn't't make her brittle or frazzled. She was easy-going or easy to be with because of the smooth, peaceable finish God had put on her in the Finishing School of the Spirit. The Book of James speaks of a wisdom (which means you have choice- be unwise if you want to) that is peaceable or easily entreated. Who is entreating us? Whose job is it to invite and urge us to live higher, better and stronger? - The Holy Ghost. When you are polished like Esther, you are easily entreated by the Holy Spirit. You choose smooth!
FATHER: Rub me the right way- I'm bright, shiny and polished with Your glory!
And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia...saying "Come over into Macedonia and help us." And after he had seen the visions, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia...Acts 16v.9-10
Praying is good. Pray all you can, but sometimes God needs you to get up and "be" the help. ""Help is on the way!" Those words sounded so good during Ike when my mother was on the 8th floor with no elevators, no electricity.Those words sounded good last week to a troubled mother whose two children were taken in by friends of mine in sudden move arranged by CPS. Last week friends took in two children the CPS needed to place suddenly. Some people knew about it and prayed. Praise God. Some wrote checks for formula and diapers. But HALLELUJAH for someone who would be the helping arms to hold, the helping hands to feed and clean and the helping, willing heart of love. Help is on the way!
O give us help against the adversary, for vain (ineffectual and no purpose) is the help of salvation of man. Ps. 60v.11; Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. 2 Kings 6v.16
Oh! If I could just get to the right person! Then your grandson could get admitted to that special school, then you could get the job at the airport, then! Our scripture today is frightening. The truth can scare you: "Vain" means useless, fruitless, profitless. My goodness! Vain is the help I may be scheming and struggling to get! What is favor? A force released by God of Power. It is not just my magnetic personality's force field!
FATHER: From whence shall my help come? My help cometh from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Ps. 121 v.1-2
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 1 Cor.4v.2KJV
Just as the last one home at night has to check the doors and lock-up, so this End-time (that is the time we're living now) generation has a special responsibility to believe for their family's salvation. I remember Pastor John Osteen- at the height of his worldwide TV ministry- talking about contacting long-lost cousins and distant relatives to make sure they were saved. He could have easily said, "I'm preaching the Gospel to the world, do I really have to write a letter or make a call?" Pastor Osteen was being a faithful family steward. "Steward" is the word the Bible uses to describe someone with responsibility for a household. It was the steward's duty to hold the keys, oversee household matters and get things in order. You may have relatives who have chosen to distance themselves from you, but they are still under the Blood-o -Jesus-RED UMBRELLA of Promise. Because they are part of your household, the Bible promises to save them, if you believe. Can you go visit, write a letter, send a book or a DVD? You can certainly pray and God will show and help you to do whatever else He needs you to do.
FATHER: Find me faithful to me family today!
Blessings on your weekend of reaching the unreached in your household!
Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved, you and your household. Acts 16:31
Believe today that the same power that raised Christ from the dead is now shaking AWAKE the great ones in God who are asleep under your roof. Are you the one believing for your family to rise? Not just rise one day at the Resurrection, but also to rise NOW from whatever pit or prison is holding them bound! It just takes one person in the family -ask the jailer in Acts 16!- to turn the entire household around. If you are that one, give the faith in your heart a voice and speak, speak, speak! As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! Joshua 24v.15
Join me July 13th for a special Family Destiny service to encourage your faith for your household's salvation. Bring a grandchild or friend, or YOU just come on your own. Get strengthened in what you are believing for your family as I teach on Families in the Bible. Let me speak over each of you prophetically about your Family Anointing and your Family Purpose. His arm is not too short! He is not slack in His Promises and it is not too late for your household to be saved.
Blessings on your weekend of family dreams-come-true!
Thus saith the Lord, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I had appointed to utter destruction, thy life shall go for his life and thy people for his people. And Ahab, the king of Israel, went to his house heavy and displeased...1 Kings 20v.42-43; And after these things had taken place, Ahab spoke to Naboth, Give me thy vineyard...Naboth said, The Lord forbid I should it to you...And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word Naboth had spoken...1Kings 21v.1-4
I have never seen that before. I read the Bible everyday and I have read it through yearly for some time. But I never saw this before. Not until this morning did I see that the evil King Ahab was already heavy and displeased (v.43 of Chap.20), even before Naboth's refusal to hand over his little homeland to the greedy, depressed, sin-ridden Monarch. Sin makes you heavy. Unconfessed sin will make you heavy in spirit. Ahab had already sinned by releasing the Syrian king God had ordered him to decimate. Was it pride, stupidity or just plain disobedience that caused him to let go of Israel's Osama Ben Hadad? Ahab's sin made him heavy and displeased (with himself). I had always thought it was Naboth's refusal that brought on "heavy displeasure" (v.4 of Chap 21). And so it is with us. Many times we think some outside event has caused us to feel fat or depressed or uncomfortable. But the problem is staring us in the mirror - Me! It is the job of the Holy Spirit to convict us of sin and to reveal our weaknesses. But He is easy to ignore; especially when my flesh does not want to know any bad news about my bad self!
FATHER: Help me FESS UP when I MESS UP- You are faithful and just to forgive me and to cleanse me. I feel clean and pretty- Who is the pretty girl in the mirror there?
The angel of the Lord encamps around about those who fear Him...Ps. 34v.7 NAS;..For the angels are only spirit-messengers sent out to help and care for those who are to receive his salvation. Heb.1v.14 TLB
With every step you take today, there are angels moving along with you. Ps. 91 verifies that God has given His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways - lest you strike your foot against a stubbrn obstacle. The angels are not simply protecting you. They have more than one job in their care and labor on behalf of the heirs of salvation. As you speak the Word, your angels are also divinely enabling that Word from your mouth to manifest. Perhaps putting your application for a house at the top of the list on someone's desk. Perhaps they are shielding you from watching a stupid TV program that would damage your faith for your healing. I wonder where that remote is? I jsut can't find it? I was going to watch my TV doctor! I also believe angels expand mt favor-field as we speak "favor" and as we move forward in faith. The angels don't all the work for us. But God has employed them to help bring His Best to pass in our lives today.
Blessings on your week of increased Angelic Assistance!
For you hate discipline and you cast My words behind you. Ps. 50v.17
I once heard Victoria Osteen say that she loves it when God corrects her. Think about it. Of course we all love it when God affirms us, but seriously ponder the times He has corrected you. When God corrects you, there is no need to wonder or wait for Him to move or respond. Bam! You got it, girl! And the wise, like Victoria, know that His guidance and His intervention can save us from the pain of our own mistakes. His correction is also an accelerator that saves time. I wish I had known this; I wish I had known that: If only I had known! Love instruction and correction and you will know!
FATHER: Correct me today!
Blessings on your weekend of new connections to the Lord!
For it is God who is all the while effectually at work in you (energizing and creating in you the power and the desire), both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. Phil.2v.13 (AMP)
The Bible says that God's work is perfect, so the Master Builder is doing something great in you even today. One famous Christian author wrote of our expectations when God comes into our lives. We think rose cottage, white picket fence, sweet home Alabama. But then we hear the sound of bulldozers and jackhammers as Jesus comes into our lives to build -not a cottage - but a palace for a King to dwell in. Like the endless detours around Houston's roadways, there are areas we can't get to on our old routes and past pathways. Closed for construction. Shut for renovation as the Quickener is re-energizing you, so you desire what He desires. Then you will get the work He desires DONE - because His strength has worked in you.
Then Philip opened his mouth ...and preached unto him Jesus. Acts 8v.35;...but we preach Christ crucified...1Cor 1v.23
Can you open your mouth and preach a little Jesus to anyone at the drop of a hat or at the hint of a ready heart? You need to learn how to do that, if you don't know. Practice at home. Preach Jesus in your kitchen or wherever you have the freedom. Learn to explain what you believe with scriptures. Present your testimony in 3 minutes or less. It is OK to memorize it. I would overhear what the most successful soulwinners were saying to the new converts as we all walked to the prayer room after a service where I helped as a Prayer Cousellor. Then I would memorize their words and use them - to greater success than I ever had with my puny words. Get ready for God's harvest knocking at the door of your life. Get ready for Jesus inside you knocking to get OUT.
FATHER: Send me someone with a hungry heart! I preach Jesus today!
...Regard us as...stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful. 1 Cor.4v.1-2
The "Boss" is the one who holds the keys, opens the office up and closes it down at the end of the day. The one in charge is also the one responsible. Does that describe what you do in prayer for those around you? Then you are a steward. God has entrusted you with much- even His mysteries and marvels to - to freely give to the family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers in your world. A steward knows she is her brother's keeper. "Keeper" is actually a military term for one who watches over and guards. Stewrads and bossses don't run from responsiblity, they run towards it , with God's supernatural power in their hands! Bossy!
FATHER: I will be the Boss of Your best for those around me!
The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses and in all that thou settest thine hand unto...Deut. 28v. 8 KJV
Do you have a storehouse (a savings account)? More than one? God is looking for places and ways to bless you and to build your life. Here His instruction on how to build financial blessing and security is pretty clear: open a savings account and He will bless it! It is not just for emergencies or for the storms of life that come to everyone. Saving money is picture of the value of your daily labor stacking up, accruing and increasing. To purchase a home one day, to have for your wedding, to start a business or to have resources that God can prompt you to invest in the Kingdom - which brings a better return than any earthly bond, stock or deal. The dictionary defines "storehouse" as : person or thing that is an abundant source of wisdom, knowledge, etc.
FATHER: I don't waste it or squander it: I save it in my storehouse today!
You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes. Song of Solomon 4v.9
The single woman can love God like no other can. The Love-Hungry Creator of the Universe says your single glance makes His heart beat faster. Stealing that glance, enticing your eyes away from God is the devil's angry, eager job. (Ask Eve.) 1,001 distractions. Some are good, some may even be worthwhile distractions, but they are all sent to steal, kill and destroy your single Love Supply to the Father. Tomorrow, we (married and single women) will gather for A BRIDE PREPARES at HBU - to take a stand for holy marriages that many Christian women are believing and waiting for. Yes, we have business to transact with Heaven. We will decree, declare and enforce God's opinion about holy matrimony. We will judge the lack of marriages in our churches today as unfit for the Kingdom. But not only do we have business to transact around the table of God'a altar, we also have healing love to pour out at His feet. And in the divine exchange He will pour out His healing Love on us. In that love, we go and touch this world. I am so excited about A BRIDE PREPARES, I woke up like Little Orphan Annie singing, "Tomorrow is just a day away!"
When the Council saw the boldness of Peter and John, and could see that they were obviously uneducated non-professionals, they were amazed and realized what being with Jesus had done for them! Acts 4v.13 TLB
What will make you bold, effective and successful in life? An MBA? How about "being with Jesus" - meaning you walking in step with His Plan for your life and He qualifies you to boldly, effective and successfully change the world. Which is what Peter and John did as they demonstrated the power of the Gospel to their generation. Is there a door before you that you fear you lack the qualifications for? Apply! Luke 4 tells us that the Spirit of the Lord is upon you. It is God who has called you and sent you into the rapid streams of life. He has given you the Great Qualifier - His Holy Spirit. For what? To guide you as you show forth the glories of Him boldly, effectively (that means with results and successfully ( fruit, fruit abounding). Show for the glories of Him who has called you out of darkness and into His marvelous Light. You won't just make a living: you will make a difference.
FATHER: Being with You has qualified me for today!
The Lord said to him, "What is that in your hand?" Ex. 4v.2
On my morning walk two mean-looking dogs cut across my path and turned to watch me as I approached them. I prayed and wondered what to do. Without thinking I reached my hand up to my shirt pocket and the stick I had in my hand flew up. And the mean dogs flew, too! They turned tail and ran off, scared I was coming after them with the stick! Wow, power I never knew I had was protecting me. It had never occurred to me that all I had to do was raise up the stick and the enemy would flee. Just as God gave Moses power in today' verses from Exodus, He has given us power and authority over all the power of the enemy. As you face any battle today, What do you have in your hand?
FATHER: Behold, You give me power to overcome today!
There was no man to cultivate the ground. But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground. Gen 2v.6
Before God made man and before He made the rain, His mist would perfectly supply the hydration His creation needed. That was God's answer to me this morning as I walked and asked "How will I do this?" and "How will I do that?" Sometimes our sweat and our elbow grease are not enough to get the big job done. Even in our worship, we must have on our "linen breeches" to keep the sweat out. Exodus 28v.42 describes linen biker pants the priests were to wear when they approached the altar to minister in the holy place. But Jesus became our righteous linen. He not only covered our sin, but removed it forever through His Blood. He took the curse of sweaty hard labor and gave us the blessing of being sons and daughters of God.
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
There is more than before. More of God available to you and more of His blessing and power available to the diligent, righteous, seekers, askers and knockers. A Bride Prepares, our upcoming meeting this Saturday, is part of the "MORE." When I think of the tears, pain and disappointment in my twenties over not being married, I wish I had had a meeting like this to go to. I remember fasting for more marriages in my church with another single girlfriend when I lived in London. Several of our church's key male leaders were single and it was creating a beehive of misguided activity among the women. Women falling in the spirit (?) as one of these eligible ministers prayed for them, so they could be caught (AHHHHHH) in Dave or Steve's arms for a few minutes. Crazy stuff. The truth is that men in the church need to be married, but they often don't know it. Anyway, within a year of our fast, three very key leaders had married. For one of them, God gave me a vision of his wife-to-be. And it came to pass. But Isabel and I were still single and wondering why after our long, selfless fast! Some of our ideas about God's timing were so totally goofy and unscriptural, but no one had taught us how to believe God and to wait for His plan's unfolding.
FATHER: Wait on the Lord and be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart! (Ps. 27v.14) Increase is come to you! More is your portion today!
Plan to come Saturday and bring friends! Love you, Lee Andrews
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!