For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God Acts 20v.27 (NAS); I kept back nothing that was profitable to you...Acts 20v.20 KJV
Paul's farewell to Ephesus was a leader speaking to leaders, but the urgency of his words matches the urgency all believers should feel about their purpose in this world. Have you kept nothing back from that old girlfriend you used to shop and lunch with? The one who wouldn't go to church with you? What about the nice neighbor who is always grooming his perfect yard on a Sunday morning? Or maybe one of your own children is seriously dating an unbeliever and you have not confronted them with the truth... Tears and warnings are woven and stitched into Paul's words to this group of Elders from the church at Ephesus. But at the end, after having faithfully spoken the full truth, he could entrust and commend them to God and to the word of His grace. Sometimes we have no peace in doing that because we have kept back truth that would have been profitable to that child,that neighbor, that old friend.
FATHER: I won't shrink! I keep back nothing that is profitable to the world around me!
Blessings on your week of finishing unfinished business with joy! Love you guys, Lee Andrews
The download of RU CALLED 2? w/ Pastor Mary Jean Pidgeon will be on our website in July.
Turn my daughters, go your way!... Turn my daughters, why would you go with me? Ruth 1v.11-12; Wisdom calls," Whoever is naive. let him turn in here... Come!" Prov.9v4
"Turn" means to change direction, attitude or position. My prayer is that you will turn in the direction of God's call on your life and join us tomorrow morning for RU CALLED 2?'s summer meeting.From the mails and phone calls I received, I know this has been an intense week for many of you. And I know it by the spirit. Some have shared prophetic dreams (dreamt on the same night even!) as evil spirits pressed and sought inroads into your lives. Others have felt the demonic pressure during the daylight hours of this significant week. Some have told me of major breakthroughs that have come. ( A few of those with an evil twist that we are straightening out in prayer.)Though your flesh has every reason to want to, don't "veg out" in exhaustion tomorrow. Get up and get restored and revived with the energaia - the energy of God. There is a door open before you to be used of God in a way you have never known - Prepare for it! See you tomorrow!
FATHER: CALL ME & I TURN ASIDE - LIKE MOSES AT THE BURNING BUSH - Draw me unto You and we will run together!
Love you guys so much
RU Called 2?
RU Called2? is a new ministry to mentor women who are called, but still in a season of preparation.
Whether you are a single mom, a busy career lady or a senior citizen, who put aside the call to support a family.
Join your host Lee Andrews for a time of fellowship, nurturing and training
with guest ministry leaders from across the city.
FREE. No registration required. Saturday June 28, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
at West Houston Christian Center
11300 Wilcrest Green, Houston, TX 77042.
Info (713) 291-8580
And at midnight, Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises to God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. Acts 16v26
The beaten and bleeding Believers prayed and sang and the unbelievers heard; the guilty heard, the hopeless and the shameful heard. I believe God opened their ears (and hearts) to hear the song of Freedom only the Gospel brings. There was LIFE & HEALING in the melody and LIFE & HEALING in the words. The lost are listening for your song coming our of whatever rocky place you might find yourself today. God is opening the ears of the guilty, the hopeless and the desperate. And the Bible tells us that when God moved in response to His sons' songs and prayers, He opened ALL the doors- not just the door to Paul and Silas' confinement. His miracle power flowed and broke off the chains of heathen prisoners who had never been to a miracle service.
FATHER: When it is tough, I pray! I sing! And You open the doors to the hearts of men!
Love you guys- you are strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!
Remember Your Creator in the days of your youth! Today's scripture is not meant to make you smile or cry over the God-mindfulness ( or lack of it) during your chronological youth. Hey, besides that, your youth is not over! "It is renewed daily like the eagle's"! (Ps 103 v.5)
I feel this verse is also telling us that the "youth" or "beginning" of our projects, job or plans need strong remembrance of the Lord's faithfulness and diligence to deliver. In the youthfulness of an assignment it takes faith to stop, ponder and meditate on God. Bring to mind what He said and what He has done. The work of Remembering Him makes the rest of the work easier and more effective.
Are you remembering Him in the "youthfulness" or early morning of each day? The end of this verse in Ecclesiastes says that if you don't remember, there will be no delight. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart! (Ps. 37v.4).
Blessings on your weekend of Remembering Your Creator in the days of Your Youth!
Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands. Job 14v.22 KJV; ...thou will long for the work of thine hands.
God's desire for you is calling! He calls from desire. That is what today's verse is speaking t o our hearts. Yes, this verse is about His Final Call to us, but it still reveals how His desire draws us to His Purpose. Knowing that your calling to a certain job, ministry, marriage is drenched with divine longing should inspire you. How can failure be part of this heavenly picture? Nothing will be broken, missing or lacking, if we refuse to break God's heart. He is full ofdesire for the anointed work of our hands.
I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh...Acts 2v.17; He gives the Spirit without measure. John 3v.34b
There was a wealthy, beautiful lady in Europe who was told that smiling causes wrinkles. So she trained herself to never smile and saved her best face ( for the casket I guess).
Are you saving some of your best? Don't withhold what is due from lost, dying, sighing humanity. Touch people on purpose and know that the power of God is flowing out of you. The anointing on the inside of you can be deliberately poured out. And He said He would do it without measure! Open the faucet by opening your hand. This is part of Jesus that you can give away -even when people don't want to hear the Gospel. Their "recovery" is in your hands. You shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.
I remember being in the private office of a well-known minister who, after praying aloud for me, silently laid both of her forearms and hands on mine. There was a heavy, dripping, honey-warm anointing coming out of her and into me. Now this woman did not even like me that much- but what was coming out of her and coming into me had nothing to do with her! Do you get it?It has nothing to do with you, just be willing to let Him flow!
FATHER: POUR IT OUT AS I RELEASE THE ANOINTING!
Blessings on your weekend of pouring the anointing on others!
O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. Ps. 140v.7
The Blood of Jesus marks our heads for safe deliverance in hot, heated warfare. The helmet of salvation on your head has a Blood- red inner lining. Put in on and cover yourself! Just to get on the freeway to go across town! God's Hiding Place for our heads makes us invisible to the devil in the middle of the fight with the cable company's billing department or the credit union. When yours head is covered, the devil cannot penetrate your thoughts. The Word of God is the tough outer skin for our mind. Ideally, circumstances and the devil's lies (symptoms, sorry feelings fears, etc) should just bounce off our tough, Word-filled heads and fall to the ground- powerlessly!
FATHER: O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in any battle I face today!
Love you guys- See you this Saturday for RU CALLED2? at West Houston Christian Center. Come and be a part! It will be a great meeting!Lee Andrews
And it is my family He has chosen...He will constantly look after my safety and success. The Living Bible 2 Sam 23v.5
These are the last words of David, speaking of the promises of God that would outlast his earthly body and keep his family's future generations forever. We know David's family had some troubles, but still his focus was on God's ability to bring to His Word to pass. The King James version of this scripture speaks of the Lord "ordering in all things" for the King's household. The same promise is ours. He has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1v.3) David's last breath was spent reminding the Lord of His Promises. Invest your next breath so wisely! Know that God is causing your "help & desire" to sprout and grow!
FATHER: You will constantly look after my safety and success. It is my family You have chosen! Thank you, Father!
Praise transforms. It makes you and brings beauty (order, comeliness) to your world. But if the truth were told, my praise sometimes looks like the 1930's Depression Dust Bowls - remember the movie The Grapes of Wrath? Dusty and colorless- not beautiful. My praise is shaping my future. OUch! Or rather, "hallelujah, Praise God! Don't let me waste e minute! Praise Him and Shape Your Future! Some of you may even shape your figure as your high praises drive off depression and over-eating!
Love you guys- Remember NO June 14th meeting- Please join me June 28th for RU CALLED2? w/Pastor Mary Jean Pidgeon at WHCC!!
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!