This man went unto Pilate and begged for the body of Jesus...and the women...followed and beheld the sepulchre and how his body was laid. And they returned and prepared spices and ointments and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. Luke 23v.52-53
ring, ring. Hey Genelle, Girl, did you hear about Jesus?
Yes, I saw it on the internet. (She sobs.)
Listen, we' re going after the Sabbath to prepare his body. Can you come and bring some spices?
I want to, but I have to work. Can we go tonight?
I don't know, Genelle. The Sabbath has already started, it is after sundown.
Yeah, but just this once, I want to do something for Jesus. He was so good to me and my family.
But we are commanded to rest...
Look, if we went tonight for just a little while, the two of us get a headstart on preparing his body. When the other girls come after the Sabbath, it will be so much easier for them. Let me get my donkey, grab the spices and swing by your place in about 30 minutes...
The Bible tells us that the women rested as commanded, waited and found the stone of Every Impossiblity rolled away the next morning!
And he called out saying, "Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me! And those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" Luke 18v.35-42
Blind Bartimeus, the blind beggar begging for a miracle, was more afraid of missing Jesus than he was afraid of getting thumped on the head, shoved to the side or embarrassed. He had more confidence in the compassion and power of the Saviour than in the power of any obstacle. Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. Will you cry out? Jesus of Nazareth is passing by. Everything you need for your miracle is within the sound of your cry. Jesus of Nazareth is passing by. Behold, He is with us always, even unto the end of the age. What do you want Him to do for you? (Luke 18v.41)
FATHER: Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me! The righteous cry; The Lord hears.
Let the children first be filled;(KJV, Mark 7v.24) Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs. (NAS) Mark 7v.24
Are you a child of God? Healing is the children's bread. Jesus wants you to eat it all up. He wants you satisfied. He would above all that you would be well...
I remember eating lunch in Rome at the tiny apartment of lady from my church. So sweet, prayerful and chic she was the cleaning/coffee lady for the fashion house Fendi and gave me the awesome presents from there. Luisa me heartily eating the bread on her table (I was starving) along with her delicious pasta, A signorina should never love bread and never eat it with pasta. Not eat bread? Why starve yourself I thought? This is part of the meal. Healing is on the table He has set before you.
The simplicity of healing slips through our fingers sometimes. I held the wafer in my hand this morning taking communion and as I broke it, these words came for you today: Healing is the children's bread. I recalled being 4 years-old and our neighbor Mrs. Arcenaux, finding me walking a block from home. "Where are you going, Lee?" I showed her the nickel in my hand and I said, "I am going to buy some Rainbo bread." Healing is the children's bread. Am I throwing it to the dogs by automatically thinking of running to the doctor or running to the pharmacy before praying in faith? Am we running away from His Healing Presence with all our running around for dear life?
FATHER: You are the Bread of Life! Fill me and heal me now!
Blessings on your weekend of new health and strength in Jesus Christ Our Lord
And these words... thou shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house...Deut.6v.6-7; Then they that fear the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord and that thought upon his name. Malachi 3v.16
Is your "to-do" list bigger than your "want-to"? Talking would seem like a waste of time with the mountain of tasks before you. But our verses today point to the supernatural importance of talking about the Word of God. We help each other by talking the Word to each other. You don't have to quote scripture or preach, just say what God says in a simple, true way to bless your hearer. When we power-turn idle chit-chat to God's stream, our normal, fleeting flurry of words turns golden. Apples of gold in settings of silver (Prov. 25v.11). Malachi tells us that there is a Third Person present when we choose to talk about what the Word says : The Lord Himself listens, harkens and memorializes our conversations to keep forever.
FATHER: You like to listen to us talk about YOU today!
Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching...Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household...Luke 12v.42
The watchful will rule. Remember that Gideon chose the men who cupped water and brought it up to their mouths in the Book of Judges. Those men were in a position to see the enemy approaching - unlike the men who leaned down and lapped water from the river. Are you watching?
As women rulers of our households and our careers, we need to be more like Mary than Martha. Our busy Martha side tends to be less watchful. Less time to pray, less time to listen to the Spirit's leadership, less time to consider the big picture of what God is doing because of what we are sooo busy doing!
The "faithful and wise servant" in verse 42 of Luke is watchful, but still getting the job done and getting it done on time. Still "giving others portions ( the size right for them) of God's meat (The Gospel) in due season ( at the right time)." Get your "Mary" on as you rule! Could this be the last time you go to the grocery store? Should you say something to the sweet gay checker? Enlarge your scope. Accomplishing what is at hand to be done, but moving in destiny's flow as you go.
Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves...Luke 11v.7
Maybe this friend is blowing her car horn in your driveway? Or banging on your apartment hallway door! Would you take the phone call or just let it go to voicemail? The Bible tells us the good friend would not respond to the persistent, noisy request because of the friendship, but he responded to keep from waking up the neighbours and going without sleep. Remember, Jesus is telling this parable to answer the disciples' request to be taught to pray. God is saying, "This is how I want you to do it." Bang on my door. Blow up my phone. Ask and keep on asking. Act crazy.You have seen crazy people act up and get rewarded with an upgrade. Shameless. This is the meaning of the word "importunity." It means there ain't No opportunity until you throw a fit and make it into one. The Syro-Phoenician mother of the demonized girl was importune. There was no opportunity until her persistence made one. Seek. Knock and to you it shall be opened. How much more will God give, will God answer and bestow because we ask!
FATHER: Ask what you will and it shall be given unto you!
Blessings on FRESH strength to ask, seek and knock with faith!
And Moses sent them out to spy the land of Canaan...Get you up... go... and see the land. But the men that went up said... We be not able to go up against this people. We saw giants and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers. Numbers 13v.1-33; God opened her (Hagar's) eyes and he saw a well of water. Gen.21v.19
You have prayed the Promise. Lived and breathed the Promise. It is YOUR Promise, so you know it. Why, you could smell it coming like morning coffee brewing in the kitchen! Here it is. And yet it does not look quite the way you expected. The Children of Israel's Promised Land was theirs for the taking. But the first glimpse of the Promise did not have balloons, ribbon-cutting ceremony with media and everybody smilingly handing them over the keys to the city! In our second verse of the day, Sarah's maid, Hagar - the mother of Ishmael - had a Promise about her son's future but she had to go back to workplace hell, (submitting herself to her mistress) get kicked out, almost die of thirst to get her eyes opened to see it. Oh,my! Hagar was outside the covenant, but God did fulfill His Promise to her. He always fulfils every part of His Promise, so that there is nothing missing, lacking or broken as it unfolds before your eyes.
FATHER: FLOOD THE EYES OF MY HEART WITH LIGHT! I SEE MY PROMISE COMING!
And it came to pass after the plagues, that the Lord spoke to Moses and unto Eleazer the son of Aaron the priest, saying, Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel...Numbers 26v.1-4
Every army counts its losses after a skirmish with the enemy. You are in the army of the Lord and engaged in the battle of two kingdoms. When attacks come, we don't only "count our losses" like a natural army would; we take a spiritual inventory. We check the weapons of our faith. And even more importantly, we re-check the witness of the Spirit before the attack against us. Pastor John Osteen said there was never an attack against Lakewood Church that God had not warned him about.
Did you have that "I-know-I shouldn't-be-doing-this" feeling before the enemy took a recent hit against your health (I am hearing of health attacks), your peace of mind, your family? Did you feel a sudden wave of jet- black dread when everything was going great last week or last month? That may have been your warning about the bad news that came in the mail yesterday or your daughter's call that she has moved in with her boyfriend or girlfriend! What should we do with the warnings? Head in sand? Pillow over your head? Cry? Yes, cry out in prayer. Say like Dodie says when you come to her with evil tidings; NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, devil!
FATHER: FORGIVE ME FOR IGNORING YOUR CHECK! YOU SHOW ME THE THINGS TO COME AND I OVERCOME EVERY TIME!
love you guys,
Blessings on your week of vibrant, radiant health- You ARE the Healed, throwing off every symptom& sickness.
Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he (Jesus) went into a ship with his disciples; and he said unto them: Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. Luke 8v.22
Yesterday a friend went to great lengths to explain something technical in her best non-techhie voice to me, a noted non-techhie. It took several goes-at-it to wrap my mind around the concept, but when I finally understood, I saw the circle. Without going into details about it, what she was pushing me to do was something God had a placed a desire in my heart about even as a teenager. God is bringing some things full circle in your life, in mine and in the lives of many in the Body of Christ. But to complete the circle, we have to "go over unto the other side!" The Book of Luke tells us that the storm-slaying journey made by Jesus and his disciples made the impossible possible for one man who who now was:
1. sitting at the feet of Jesus
3.in his right mind
Come see the circle. Your dream manifested and placed at the feet of Jesus. Your dream clothed and mantled with the anointing and with Joseph's FAVOR coat of many colors. Your dream "thinking right" as it leads you out of the torment of unfulfillment into more. Join me tomorrow Saturday March 14th at HBU from 10am to 12 noon for my important teaching so far on How To Hear The Voice of God. Come see the circle of LIFE moving towards full.
Therefore take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him shall more be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him. Luke 8v.18
If you are in a prayerless spiral, fight NOW to break out of it. Maybe there was an emergency, or workload increase, new family responsibilities, a move - WHATEVER the cause, fight to reverse it now. The Bible promises that to him who has, shall more be given. More prayer makes you want to pray more. Prayer makes you strong. It is a world-changer. But fighting to regain momentum can be hard once you start skipping days for lots of so-called good reasons.HOW TO FIGHT FOR YOUR COMEBACK-1.PRAY 2. PRAY WITH SOMEONE WHO PRAYS- Remember the rock song- Let me stand beside your fire? 3.Get up early or stay up late but PRAY!
And the Lord said unto Moses, Is the Lord's hand waxed short? Thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not? Numbers 11v.23
Prove Him now. Don't you love the way God wants to show Himself strong in our behalf everyday? Are you waiting for the manifestation of a healing promise, or a financial promise or a breakthrough promise in any area? Believe that you receive. Rejoice. Act like it has already happen. Really rejoice. Sleep like a baby - don't allow your mind to rehearse disaster - this could happen, or that or this.... FRET NOT!
FATHER: You said Your eyes move to and fro, throughout the whole earth, searching for the one whose heart is perfect towards you so that You may show yourself strong in their behalf. I believe You see me, Daddy God and that You move strong for me today! Your hand is not too short!
Love you guys,
Blessings on your week of believing God and receiving! See you this Saturday March 14 from 10am to 12 noon) for my meeting at HBU- How To Hear the Voice of God. So excited about this teaching on the most important part of moving in the gifts of the Spirit: You hearing His Voice!
For yes, Just as the movie star flew out of the Hollywood "sky" of the movies and flew right into everyday life and right into every heart that watched and prayed, so you, My children, are launching out for great exploits that will bring Me right into the everyday life of the many hearts that will watch you, listen and learn. For I am causing you to fly from dreaming movies to living dreams. And you, like Harrison Ford, will land safely and capture hearts through My miracle Power. Just as they ran when the movie star landed, not fearing fire or explosion, so they will run to you as you launch and land in the unchartered territory of the hearts of men, turning them to Me. Yes, I am making a movie of your dreams from the pages of My Book. My words have trained you to fly My Love out of the clutch of nightmares. So now My favorable winds land you deep in the hearts of My Harvest.
Thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony...and they shall minister to it.
"Sharath," the Hebrew word for minister in our verse for today, means to attend (as a menial servant), to contribute and to serve. God has made you and me priests (just like the Levites in our verse) and kings. Are you ministering to your tabernacle? I see several tabernacles in our lives.
1. Our altar- Where do you meet with God? When? Has your work schedule ( or that of loved one) shortened your time to tabernacle? Are you contributing to the tabernacle of your quiet time with the Lord or allowing Life to rob from it? Exam the current altar in your life! Need a new notebook, journal- even a new pen to write down all that Heaven is saying. How are you positioned- sitting, kneeling,prostrate? Minister to your tabernacle.
2. Our physical bodies- Are you ministering to the temple of the Holy Ghost? Are you attending and contributing to it through proper diet, rest and speaking the Word over your organs and members and appearance? "No" is a good word for the Minister attending to your physical body. "No" to your flesh's gratification and "No" to other people pulling at your well-being. Hear the "YES" of the Spirit of God and follow His Unction as your ministry contributes to your own tabernacle!
3. Our homes - Purchase the worship music that will change and fill the atmosphere of your home with the Presence of God. Buy the fragrant candle or the flowers. Beautify the affliction or weakness in your home arena. Clean up your words that your "home tabernacle" is hearing come out of your mouth and of course, clean the house itself! My mom had a spider bite that baffled me until another spider jettisoned onto my shoulder while I stood in front of the bathroom mirror brushing my teeth. I wasn't getting the cobwebs on our high ceilings when I cleaned our tabernacle. Do better than I did!
Do you ever have to make yourself pray? Sometimes it seems when we need to pray most, we are the least inclined to do it. If only one part of myself could vacuum while the other self sits and prays! As it is now, I sit down to pray and immediately think of things I need to do. Need to mop, wash dishes, get a spot off the carpet I am stretched out in prayer on. (TIP: do not get up and get spot remover, you will never get back) - better to make a list! I keep a notebook open just for the suddenly "urgent" to-dos that pop into my brain when I sit down to pray. Honestly, any attempt to pray is good. If I don't get all my time done, at least I have done something. Just making yourself stay in the place of prayer is a victory. Dr. Jerry Savelle would stand on the rim of the bathtub, risking death to gain the discipline of early, early sleepy morning prayer. A friend's little girl said that if you fall asleep while praying, the angels finish your prayers. OK LEE, you sit here, while I pray.
And ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. Mark 13v.9
Jesus said this would be a sign of the end-times: Your life's journey will bend and curve to force you into the opportunity of standing before leadership and speaking for the Kingdom. The rulers could be the head of your school-age children's PTA, or the union leadership or even your church denomination's special group. These are Esther moments. God's Truth colliding with deception and injustice. When our knees tremble and our hearts want to race out of the room of confrontation between Two Kingdoms - Light and Dark - , we need to hear those words: Who knoweth whether thou art come to the Kingdom for such a time as this? That verse goes on to hit us by saying If we refuse, God still won't let His people down because of our failure - enlargement and deliverance for the people of God will come without you! Today is Purim, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the great deliverance of the Jewish people through the courage of Esther. The leader of Israel has been brought before rulers and kings as he speaks to our Congree this morning. Whatever your politics, discern the times and watch and pray. Prepare today to step into destiny! Father: I pray for the Esthers reading this today that they, like Israel's leader, obtain favor in the sight of all the rulers and kings who look upon them.
Surely His salvation is near to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, (and is ready to be appropriated) that the manifest presence of God, His Glory, may tabernacle and abide in our land. Ps.85v9; Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters, they have seen the works of the Lord and His wonders in the deep. Ps. 107v.23
"Free, safe, to be open or wide" are some of the meanings of the Hebrew word for "salvation" in our verse of the day. It is God's deliverance that makes us "Free, safe, to be open or wide. " His salvation makes us WHOLE. Yes, our boats have taken some hits in recent years - last year especially - . But God is doing some soul restoration work in you and me to help us "appropriate the wholeness" that is ALWAYS READY to reach us. Wholeness is a trigger for His Manifest Presence to come to my house and yours, to blanket your life and ministry. Or if that doesn't make sense to you, try this: Your brokenness (through sin & unbelief) is an obstacle to the manifestation of His Presence and Glory. Wow. God is making make our ships seaworthy for the great sea of souls. This Gospel is not a bathtub ministry;it is worldwide and you are certified to dream and labor in great waters of nations full of souls.
FATHER: Make me whole!
Blessings on your seaworthy week!
Love you so much, 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!