He always lives to make intercession for them. Heb.7v.25 NAS; O Lord, you have pleaded the causes of my soul (You have managed my affairs and You have protected my person and my rights)...Lam.3v.58 The Amplified Bible
Is anyone really praying for you? Do you feel you need a personal intercessor to cover every little detail in prayer - like a personal trainer or a life coach? The Bible says that Jesus is doing that right now for you. He is making petition to God for you, interceding with God for you and intervening for you. (Heb. 7v.25 AMP). Not only is Jesus praying the perfect prayer, not only does Jesus have a perfect 10-10 record with getting His every prayer answered, but He also promises to step in and intervene on your behalf to get your problem solved the way Heaven wants.
FATHER: You draw near in the day I call upon you and you say, "Fear not!" (Lam.3v.57 KJV)
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. Philemon 1v.6 (KJV); And I pray that as you share your faith with others it will grip their lives, too, as they see the wealth of good things in you that come from Christ Jesus. (The Living Bible)
"Every good thing" that is in you is part of your wealth. Your stock portfolio in Christ Jesus! Our scripture today is teaching us that your spiritual money will talk and make your witnessing produce results. Christ was made poor so that we may become rich. You are rich in God, rich in mercy, rich in compassion. The Hebrew word for your rich wealth of "good things" in God is "hupsoma." It means elevated or high. Your wealthy storehouse is loaded high with these rich virtues that make you tall in the Spirit. So tall that the lost and the backslidden will look up to you as you share Jesus. They will feed off your riches and see Jesus clearly. It is wonderful to develop techniques to win the lost and even to memorize successful phrases for soul-winning. (I have done that and it has helped me.) But isn't it awesome to know that the Holy Spirit is tapping into that reservoir of wealth within you to pour Christ into dry, lost lives!
FATHER: Make the communication of my faith effectual today - by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in me in Christ Jesus!!
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season....2nd Timothy 4v.2
We like "instant" when we are in a hurry. Open the packet, add water and "boom" there it is. Grab it and go! But are we instant? How long does it take me to process and obey ( finally) when I hear the Lord prompting me to give, witness or say something by the Spirit? I think of how Esther and the other women were prepared for ruling with the King by soaking in spices daily for months a time. After their training was completed, you could squeeze them and instantly smell the most beautiful fragrance. Our instant response depends on how much time we spend in the Lord's presence. Isaiah instantly cried from his heart, "Send me" when the Lord asked who would go for Him? Like eager school kids raising their hands to be called on, our response to the Spirit's desire to move on the world around us, should be INSTANT.
FATHER: Here I am, Send me! Quicken me to instantly obey!
Blessings on your week of being instantly available to Jesus!
For you shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace...and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isa. 55v.12
A sudden movement of low-lying branch of a tree far ahead of me on my morning walk caught my eye. A bird or an animal? Then it did it again. As I got closer I saw only the bottom four leaves of the branch were doing this funny dance. It was like the bottom leaves were clapping their hands- as soon as I thought that - and said the scripture aloud - the movement changed and became normal shaking. A small sign but I took it and ran! The mountains and hills shall break before you into singing! When? At your transition ( You are going out of this), at your next step ( you are being led forth) into change. You are going with joy and being led forth with peace. The Amplified says: " For you shall go out from the spiritual exile caused by sin and evil into the homeland) with joy and be led forth (by Your Leader, the Lord Himself and His word) with peace."
FATHER: Keep the trees clapping for me as I go forth from where I am now with joy!
He is saying you don't have to stay where you are!
The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wants. Prov. 21v.1; For Thou will make them turn their back; Thou wilt aim Thy bowstrings at their faces...Ps.21v.12 NAS
I am praying for FAVOR for you today. Whomever the "king" over your situation happens to be; a boss, a judge, a Dr., a friend or family member, I am asking for God to hold that person's heart in His Hand and turn it favorably towards you. The Bible says when your ways please our Lord, He will cause even your enemies to be at peace with you. Our righteous living gives God more wonderful ways to cause favor to come our way and more ways to move on our behalf. He can change the hearts of men towards us; or if they stubbornly refuse, He can take direct aim with " His bowstrings" and let them deal with that!
FATHER: I am asking that You give favor to everyone reading this today. Rules, regulations and policies changed on their behalf, debt cancellation, settlements and unexpected rewards coming their way. Even emotional rewards of apologies and the restoration of favor with a loved one. I ask for this today for your children by the Power of Your Love and through the leading of Your Spirit upon me. Turn, turn, turn, O Mighty God!
And do not keep worrying...Luke 12v.29; Be anxious for nothing...Phil.4v.6; Set your mind on the things above. Col.3v.2
Well. Am I worried about the sin of worry today? Seriously, worry is almost a reflex - and with so much going on in the world today -, we need to study to show ourselves approved. Study how not to worry. It may at first seem like a ping-pong game. You throw the worrying thought out. The devil throws it back in. And so forth. Keep at it. And use your full arsenal of the Word of God: Say you have the peace of God. Keep speaking whatever the Word says about whatever is trying to creep back onto the radar. Yes, it is a fight. But Jesus fixed this fight on Calvary by taking our anxious, worried and wearied emotions in His body on the Cross. He paid for the trouble, so don't let it trouble you all over again. When you feel the tightening in your stomach, when the worry video pops into your head to play over and over, stop it in its tracks. Have faith in the power of His peace to keep you carefree.
FATHER: I repent for worrying! I won't let my heart be troubled! My mind is set in the things above and I am whistling as I work!
When Abigail saw David, she hurried & dismounted from her donkey and fell on her face before David...she fell at his feet... 1 Sam.24v.23
In this amazing moment for our nation, it is going to take Christians willing to throw themselves at the feet of Jesus in intercession. Abigail was interceding after her husband, Nabal's, foolish decision to reject David's request for help for his army. We, in turn, are being called to intercede for some of the unwise decisions and choices our country is making. I think we need a travel ban to the virus-affected countries. But I will have to get my two hundred loaves of the Word of God, my two jugs of the wine of the Spirit, my five sheep of the Blood sacrifice of Praise, more grain of the Word and sweeten it all with raisins and figs. In other words, a Praise Party in His Presence. Even though I want to scream, "We need a travel ban now," I instead get to scream out Praises to Everlasting God, the Creator of the Ends of the Earth. He wants me to laugh with Him as He sits in the heavens and rules and overrules humanity's feeble attempts to run the world their way.
In our Bible reading from the Old Testament, after the intercessory intervention. the foolish man dies and the King gets the girl. But in the New Testament of our day, our intercession changes the world and presents the foolish man with an invitation to change and become "new."
FATHER: We cry: You hear! (The righteous cry and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles . Ps. 34v.17
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty...it is He who delivers you from the deadly pestilence...Ps.91
As the news headlines scream out in fear, I am sensing a shift to "re-load" our cannons. There is a little PEACE pause here... I feel a pause in the fight to strengthen yourself in prayer and to prepare. God is giving a moment of calm rest to those steady enough to walk forward in it. I prayed for you this morning and I will do so everyday as I cover my household in the Blood & read Ps 91 ( a good things to memorize and meditate on). I want to start daily Communion again. Re-start you Family Prayer Time if you have been so so busy. Re-join your prayer group- take every opportunity to gather together in covenant prayer. Write out your Prayer of Petition to the Lord- what you are believing for and what His word says about keeping you : it shall not approach you- You shall only look on with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. For you have made the Lord your refuge. As we are praying for deliverances and miracles, use your authority as a Believer to speak to the disease to stop. Witness! People are afraid. They are more open to prayer, to a sweet soft reminder about Jesus. Drop His name. The Name above all names! These days His name is not a "bad" word to the world, but a welcome rescue even to the stubborn-hearted! Let your Light shine! Even in the tiniest encounter with another person, your light will swallow up darkness in their life!
FATHER: No evil shall befall me; no plague will come near my tent!
The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup. Thou maintainest my lot.Ps. 16 v.5;
We can certainly boast in God's ability to maintain and hold us in His Hand! But are we maintaining what He has put in the power of our hands? Am I maintaining the finances, physical health, or my zeal for God? To maintain means: to hold in the hand; to continue in; to sustain against opposition or danger; to keep in an existing state. How much do you need to maintain in your savings account to keep it open or avoid fees? How much do I need to maintain my prayer account to keep it open in Heaven's banking institutes? How much of a faith confession of the Word of God do I need to keep in my mouth to maintain victory? The desire to advance and go forward is a good one; but the ability to maintain the land you have gained is vital for dominion.
FATHER: I maintain the garden of my life; I hold in my hand Your Unlimited Blessings!
Blessings on your week of maintaining God's best gifts in the garden of your life! You're the Head and Not the Tail! A winner and not a loser!
...but what a shame to see a lad who sleeps away his hour of opportunity...Prov.10v.5; Then the Lord opened her eyes and she saw a well. Gen.21v.19
Like the runaway Hagar in the desert with her son, we need our eyes opened to see the water we long for! Our first verse in Proverbs exhorts us not to "sleep away" or close our eyes to opportunity. An opportunity is a suitable, convenient, favorable time, opening or occasion.These "openings" or destiny portals are sometimes very hard to see! Jumping back over to Genesis, God gave Hagar a word of prophecy before He "opened" her physical eyes. We know that our prophecies are eye-openers and our weapons for warring a good warfare in life. In this present intense hour of world-shaking events and pressure, the enemy wants to keep our opportunities hidden from our eyes now more than ever. He knows that for a true believer a golden opportunity or destiny portal opening will bring blessing and freedom to more than one person. Open! Open! Open
FATHER: Open the eyes of my heart to see my hour of opportunity!
Love you guys,
Blessings on your weekend of seeing and believing!
Cast not away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward...Heb.10v.35-36
Has what you have been through turned to gold? That fiery trial you steadfastly endured - hot enough to melt plastic- should have melted into a world-overcoming testimony that will help someone else to get over! Not only is your faith strengthened, your vision clearer ( to see past mistakes or weaknesses), but this new gold makes you richer to bless others more. Demand it! The devil has to pay up! Enforce payment by refusing bitterness, self-pity or lingering melancholy over how hard it was to get out of hell! Remember Your Good God Almighty! Rejoice all the way to the bank! Withdraw some of your new gold to give away!
FATHER: I receive, carry away and enjoy to the full what You Promise!
Blessings as you sow your gold and reap His harvest among the sighing & dying around you!
Love you guys,
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!