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Just Like God Made Me
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Job 138: 13-14
My cousin Vince has a wonderful and witty sense of humor! His East Texas accent makes it that much better! “You’re so FUNNY Vince, I laughed. "Just like God made me," he smiled. I thought of that brief conversation as I viewed ‘The Voice” talent show this evening. I enjoy shows like that, “ America’s Got Talent”, “Songland”, ...because I can find God in them due to the creative uniqueness of each artist on stage. The artists who stand out are the ones that sing or perform in their own unique way. They add their own twist to their performances, their own accent. And the songwriters put a little bit of themselves into their songs…..both when they write them and when they perform them. The songwriters always mention how some real life situation informed their song.
It is the same when we minister, isn’t it? There’s a different impact because it comes from a real place. And just as the artists on talent shows shine when they do their thing in their own authentic voice, not trying to sound like or BE like anyone else, it should be the same in ministry. “Just like God made me”, is just fine. And the people of God should receive it that way just so long as the ministry lines with the Word of God, is Christ centered, and bears witness in one’s spirit. . Each vessel is unique! Stop trying to tell God what it’s SUPPOSED to be like. That “unique” different vessel just may house the answer to your prayer. So, yes, I enjoy the talent shows because they remind me that God gave all of us SOME gift to offer. Just release it, exercise it, step out and allow him to shine in it with a “Just like God made me!” attitude. Be YOU in Christ Jesus for there is liberty in Christ. Be free! Free in the Spirit of God! Be led of him because He wants to use you as he formed you in your mother’s womb. There’s a specific assignment that YOUR form is made for! I enjoyed “The Voice” tonight But we have to know there is an ear listening for the voice of God that will hear it because of your accent. Because of your unique delivery. Because of God’s anointing housed in your unique vessel. God is full of variety and creativity. He cannot and will not be boxed off and predictable. Those who are supposed to hear you, will hear you, WHEN they are to hear you.And it will be beautiful because He has made everything beautiful in his season.
You know what else I noticed about it? The experienced artist, those who had already “made it”. were looking for a fresh voice, sound, delivery to infuse the unique in THEIR acts. Yes, they were established, but they did not want to become stagnant. They were willing to help, advise, coach, perfect “up and comers” and in doing so, they THEMSELVES were refreshed. On one song the traditional was still there bridging to the “new thing”. The genre was still recognizable, but they mentioned the need to draw in their audience,TO GET THEIR EAR, to have their voice heard. And most importantly, to have their audience participate. It all made for better music. How much more in effective ministry where “just like God made me” fused not with the traditions of man or the unenlightened, but with the anointed, the rhema of God? It just blesses me! I really feel like those who have a challenge with you or I, created “just like God made me”, must take that up with God.
Job 38: 4-7
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
It is not our job to tell God how to rule and reign. Or HOW he should manifest, whom he should flow through or in what PARTICULAR way. Let us celebrate God as He gets the glory through his people. A royal priesthood which He created, justified, trained, prepared, sanctified, and consecrated for his use. I do not want to miss God because I cannot receive their “accent”. If it is inspired by the breath of God, I am here for it! Be glorified, Lord Jesus! I am praying that your desire is to used in the Kingdom of God with a hearty and bold “Just like God made me!”
Go forth in power, unique one!
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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Re-post of an earlier ARNION MINISTRIES' blog post.
Your beginnings will seem humble,so prosperous will your future be. Job 8: 7-9 Msg
In the Kingdom of God we live life on an elevated level. I do not necessarily mean in a material sense, but in a spiritual sense. Life lived on a higher plane, sanctified, purified a holy life. And do not think this is something that you can not achieve with the help of the Lord. Life elevated to a level in which you are walking with god on a daily basis, all day long. Life elevated in which His Presence is evident.Life elevated in which your every move and thought is ,” How can I please God in this which I do?” Life elevated in which God is the sustenance of your life, the core of your being in tne with Him. Life elevated in which he is the very banner which goes before you.
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
God is striding ahead of you. He's right there with you. He won't let you down; he won't leave you. Don't be intimidated. Don't worry."
Deuteronomy 31:8 (MSG)
An elevated life is one in which your every sense is alive in Him! This is so far above and beyond simple material blessings. Do not limit yourself. There is so much more to God than that! An elevated life is blessed in that sense. But material goods are no indication of a life lived in harmony with God! Do not be deceived.
1 Timothy 6:5 (The Message)
The Lust for Money
2-5These are the things I want you to teach and preach. If you have leaders there who teach otherwise, who refuse the solid words of our Master Jesus and this godly instruction, tag them for what they are: ignorant windbags who infect the air with germs of envy, controversy, bad-mouthing, suspicious rumors. Eventually there's an epidemic of backstabbing, and truth is but a distant memory. They think religion is a way to make a fast buck.
In the Kingdom in which one lives an elevated life there is to be found other characteristics: “Righteousness, Peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Romans 14:17
An elevated life, even the higher life lived in the power and under the unction of the Holy Ghost is just what is missing for those of us who are “weary in well doing”. You are living beneath your means is the problem. You need MORE of God! We all need MORE, MORE,MORE! Not more “things”, it is not about retail therapy for a temporary fix. A fix in which you feel better for the moment because of a new outfit, meal, house only to wonder why something is STILL missing. Your flesh will NEVER be satisfied.
God would say “More of Christ”, ( including the cross) to you! Have we been willing to pay the price, REALLY willing to pay the price for an elevated life? For an elevated life means our plans and goals are counted but dung, and we tell Abba Father, “Thy Kingdom come, THY will be done”. I once heard the quote “When you lay down your life, you pick up gifts.” When one is anchored in Christ the material blessings will not get him or her “off” or so caught up that they end up shipwrecked. This elevated life in Christ is so very valuable, that nothing and no one can surpass it. God’s love is priceless!
It takes one into the rafters, into an elevated life.
28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
We are His off spring, Children of the King , heirs and joint heirs with Christ. Called to live an elevated life in Him, Our lives being “Hid with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:3)
And Christ is on the right hand of the Father. Therein lays the elevated life! I will write it again: We simply have to pay the price of more of Christ. God I need more of you! Help me to be willing to pay the price. Make me willing to be made willing! Oh! I know it is worth it. I KNOW it is! I am not a “prosperity preacher” in the stereotypical sense. My desire for you and I is a life of prosperity, kingdom prosperity through Christ Jesus. Everything we need is in the Kingdom! We are to be so spiritually prosperous in Him, that our beginnings seem humble in comparison. My desire right now is a boundless life elevated and all that comes with that, Christ-centered, for the Body of Christ. Selah!
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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Re-post of an earlier Arnion Ministries' blog post.
For I delight in your commands because I love them.
Praise the Lord, Beloved of God,
Have you ever heard the statement, “You learn when you teach”? As an educator, I know this is true. There is so much knowledge, data, and information out there! I need a classroom environment conducive to learning for my 6th grade students. We promote Best Behavior standards in our classroom. One strategy I have learned of looks at behavior commands: Alpha Commands versus Beta Commands. For our purposes, I will look at Alpha commands because that is what caught my eye. I saw some connections that I will share.
Uses a minimal number of words
Clear, concrete, specific
Offers a choice when possible
Reasonable amount of time for behavior to occur
When I read this I thought,” God gives US “Alpha Commands”! That makes sense, after all, He is the Alpha and the Omega, and everything in between. Bless God! Let me show you what I mean. Alpha Commands use a minimal number of words. Abba Father does that:
1 Peter 1:15
But as the One Who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.
Yes! I would say that is an alpha command for our behavior. Or how about this one for a minimal number of words:
I John 5:21
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
That is short, sweet, and to the point. To obey it is to change some behaviors, for sure! Here are a few more:
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
Alpha commands, one and all, from the Spirit of God! And meant for our good. Moving on to the next category, Alpha Commands are clear concrete, and specific. Yes, they are:
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
That scripture meets the criteria! God commanded and it was done. Period! Clear, concrete, and specific. What about this behavior changing Alpha Command:
29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
We are not to worry about life’s basics. Abba Father knows exactly what you and I need. Do you want to live out of the kingdom within you? These are clear, concrete commands. Alpha Commands! Seek the things of God first, seek His Kingdom. Abba specifically says He takes pleasure in giving us the Kingdom. I have said it before: Everything we need is in the Kingdom of God within us! God help us to receive that truth more profoundly! Amen. Of course, most of us think of the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 when we connect Commandments with God. The ultimate alpha commands! But they are summed up so simply, so “clear, concrete, and specific” in the “Golden Command”:
Matthew 22:36 - 40
36"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" 37And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38This is the great and first commandment. 39And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets."
We are to love God spirit, soul, and body! It is so easy to love God! He is so wonderful, and faithful, and merciful, and beautiful, and good, and kind, and generous,….I could go on and on. So could you! The Ten Commandments are embedded in loving our neighbor as ourselves. Matthew 22:36-40 is an alpha command, par excellence! The fact is, God is the creator of alpha commands. There are many thoughts and strategies used in secular arenas that come straight out of the eternal principals of the Holy Bible. The Holy scriptures are full of godly wisdom to help us walk out our lives in such a way as to please our Father in heaven. That is why He commands “keep yourselves from idols” and to not put anything before Him. Let us “diligently keep” our hearts and make time to read the Bible daily! That leads me to another alpha command characteristic: It offers a choice when possible:
Deuteronomy 30:19 (The Message)
19-20 I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
God gives us a choices. We have free will to choose life or death, blessings or curses. “Choose life” says God, that the Abrahamic covenant blessings from which we are to partake come upon you. Love, embrace and obey God! That, too, is our choice:
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Choices Beloved! I am joining in with Joshua, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Those words are framed and hanging on my wall as I type! Obeying God’s commands leads to Deuteronomy 28: 1-14 “blessed coming out, and blessed coming in.” The choice is ours. I admit I wondered if this teaching was too “elementary” as Apostle Paul wrote. Even a baby Christian knows we are to obey God. Is this the “milk” of the Word and not the “meat” a mature Christian need? But that is just it! We think we already know that, “I have already heard that.” You have heard it, but are you doing it? The Bible says, “ Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know.” (I Cor. 8:1 -3). Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up and encourages one to grow up to his full stature in Christ Jesus. Only God knows it all! This is what He impressed upon me and so I share. I tell my students that it is sometimes the “easy” skills that trip them up. Why? Because they get careless, lax, skip steps. “Oh, yeah! I forgot to simplify the fraction.” We need to “simplify”, too. It’s been said, “God makes it easy, man makes it hard.” I have to believe there is a reason Abba has us looking at his “alpha commands” and is reminding us to obey them. If we love Him. Perhaps it is this last alpha command characteristic: Give a reasonable amount for behavior to occur.
Isaiah 55:6 (Amplified Bible)
Seek, inquire for, and require the Lord while He may be found [claiming Him by necessity and by right]; call upon Him while He is near
Now is the day of Salvation! (II Cor 6:2 ;Gen. 6:3), and God will not strive with man forever.
“But I am saved!”, you say. That is not what Father is speaking of today. It is the engrafted Word of God which is able to save our souls. Our souls: the seat of our emotions, feelings, and thoughts. And in turn our actions and creative words. The Word Abba is emphasizing today is “obey my commands.” Obey from a heart of love:
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
To one who loves him keeping His commands is not troublesome, burdensome, or oppressive. You know, dear ones, God alone knows why He is stressing this point to us. I have come to know that we must love God the way he desires and needs to be loved! As we wrote earlier, love, obey and embrace Him. It is so simple and Abba Father is sharing His heart with us. There may even be an element of a warning! Let us take heed and “hear the conclusion of the whole matter” with one of my favorite passages of scripture ( emphasis mine):
Ecclesiastes 12:13 (Amplified Bible)
All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God's providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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How many of us know, understand, and walk out our lives with a clear and submitted realization that God alone know what is best for us? In Psalm 103:14 David wrote, God “knows our frame”, He knows how we are formed. God knows every minute, detailed thing about us! As I pondered that fact this morning, I saw the futility of our trying to do things our OWN way. We have been formed with a particular plan and purpose in mind and the forming is God’s. “Really”, I thought,” how dare we think we can do anything, accomplish anything without the very one who created us?” Only He knows the”who?, when?, what?, where? why?, and HOW?” of it all. I prayed with a dear friend and sister in the Lord just yesterday, “ I don’t know what to DO!” she said concerning her situation. Yes, but God does! And by His Spirit, the Spirit of Truth He will tell her and us “what to do”. To be at the end of ourselves, understanding we don’t have the answers, only Abba Father does, is exactly where He wants us! That revelation is one that leads to the leaning on, relying on, and having faith IN God, the One who knows what is best for us. He has been waiting for us to see that truth, and in fact He uses life’s challenges to help us “see”, all things eventually working for our good. They really do!
To try to have our own agenda and plans, to just try to make it fit and work as an act of human will is just stubbornness and sometimes rebellion. It will not pan out in the long run. If it is not God’s will for one’s life, that one is like “a square peg in a round hole”. It is not a good “fit”, uncomfortable, awkward, and out of place and God’s position for his or her life. Is Abba Father in the details to that degree? He surely is and I, for one, am glad about it!
Psalm 139: 13-16 ( Msg )
13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother's womb.
I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I'd even lived one day.
Our lives are an open book before God. We have to be sure we are on the same page as God! Not a step apart from God if we are to lead a meaningful life. Do you know there is a peace and rest in that? The days and stages of my life are “prepared”. Thank God! And I will tell you why:
Jeremiah 29:11-12 (Amp)
11For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
12Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.
We may not know everything that is going on in our lives, but God does! “I am scared for how my life is going to turn out”, one has said. “I hear what God is saying and His plans for me but…” Trust and believe God! Did he not say in that last passage quoted His plans are to give you a hope and a future, to prosper you, plans not to harm you, plans for peace, and not for evil? No “buts”, no fear, for God knows all about it and He knows what is best for you. I am emphasizing that fact on purpose. It needs to be established deep in our spirits. How is that peace and reliance on Our Father in heaven obtained?
Re-read Jeremiah 29:12 above. Call upon Him, come and pray to Him and He will hear you. This is a dialogue between you and God. So much comes back to relationship with Him, does it not? And for many who do not have that relationship through Christ Jesus, there is a confusion as to why their lives are askew. Father knows best! Note the “open book”, again:
Psalm 139 ( Msg )
A David Psalm
1-6 God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand.
I'm an open book to you;
even from a distance, you know what I'm thinking.
You know when I leave and when I get back;
I'm never out of your sight.
You know everything I'm going to say
before I start the first sentence.
I look behind me and you're there,
then up ahead and you're there, too—
your reassuring presence, coming and going.
This is too much, too wonderful—
I can't take it all in!
7-12 Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?
to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you're there!
If I go underground, you're there!
If I flew on morning's wings
to the far western horizon,
You'd find me in a minute—
you're already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, "Oh, he even sees me in the dark!
At night I'm immersed in the light!"
It's a fact: darkness isn't dark to you;
night and day, darkness and light, they're all the same to you.
A Christ-centered life in which He has “fit”you as he created and formed you to be, is a blessing! Are there still challenges to be overcome? Yes! But you just read He is with you through it all. He promises to never leave you nor forsake you.
God bless You!
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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From an earlier Arnion Ministries blog post:
Graced of God
"Blessed and hightly favored!", has become an automatic response for some when asked, "How are You?". While that may be a true statement and is a good confession when spoken out of one's spirit and in faith, there is more. John 1: 14 reads "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace [favor, loving-kindness]and truth." Here we see that another aspect of FAVOR is grace.
Grace means favor. In further digging on this subject, I learned that " favor is of many kinds."
Favor shown to the miserable we call mercy; favor shown to the poor we call pity; favor shown to the suffering we call compassion; favor shown to the stubborn we call patience: But favor shown to the unworthy we call GRACE! (Bullinger, p. 135). We are " Being justified without a cause by His grace. By grace we are saved through faith. But Abba had me looking at being "favored" in a different light today. It is to be graced, graced of God! Webster's says grace is "A Divinely given talent or blessing." Abba Father wants us to see that aspect of being favored where we are graced, equipped, if you will, to be about His business! He graces us to do what He has called us to do in Kingdom authority. From The Great Commission, to teaching Sunday school, to laying on of hands. It is all done in His grace," an excellence or power granted by God" that enables us to do anything at all for Him. And apart from Him, we can do nothing. There is a lost and dying world out there! The harvest is ripe! We are to take the gifts,and "talents" whether it be one or five, and bless others through ministry and sharing the gospel. The "good news" is to be spread abroad. We have been graced as "ministers of reconciliation" to do just that. I want you to know that, yes, you ARE "highly favored"! But a facet of that favor is the grace to tell someone about Jesus according to Mark 16:15 - "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Amen.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
the Love of God, and the
communion of the Holy Ghost
be with you all,
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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Re-post of an EARLIER Arnion Ministres post.
Looking at them, Jesus said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God, because all things are possible with God." Mark 10:27
“You can find inspiration everywhere!”, my sister told me a few days ago. I had to laugh because I think if you really listen, Abba Father can minister to you anywhere and anytime. I cannot tell you how many times a bumper sticker or car license plate, seemingly having nothing to do with God, has encouraged me in a timely manner. That sounds odd, I know, but who am I to limit God and his ways of getting a word of encouragement or guidance to me? For example, the title of THIS teaching: “Rethink Possible”, is from a current AT&T commercial. When I first saw this commercial, I instantly thought of scripture. They are taking universal, Biblical principals, and making commercials! This company is telling it’s customers to take the limits off! That’s “our” stuff! They took what Jesus taught us, his disciples, 2000 plus years ago and are running with it, changing people’s thinking with it.
And the Lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
The marketing firm that came up with the “ Rethink Possible” catch-phrase is wise! But even the foolishness of God is wiser than men. As children of God, maturing into spiritual manhood, it is WE who are to “Rethink Possible”!! If Abba Father has given you direction on matters that calls for you to step out on faith, “Rethink Possible”. You may well be thinking, “ HOW am I going to do this?”, or “I do not see how it can possibly work!” Perhaps you think it is flat out impossible what God has called you to do in this season. God would say again, “Rethink Possible”, just as He has always said:
For nothing will be impossible with God.
Beloved, you can trust in God’s Word! Because He said in his Word He loves us and will save our souls (John 3:16,Romans 10:9-10) supply all our needs ( (Philippians 4:19),Heal our bodies( Psalm 103:3), has plans for our lives and will order our steps to that end (Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 3: 5-7), we understand that we MUST “ Rethink Possible”. God is not a man that he should lie! It’s in his Word, that thing you heard in prayer bears witness in your spirit, there has been confirmation after confirmation….” Rethink Possible”. And we are not talking about buying a new mobile phone here! Kingdom living is fathomless “because all things are possible with God.’ It is not God, it is us. There are no “ifs, ands, or buts” about it! With faith we can do what it is God has called s to do!
Then Jesus said to him, “If You can? Everything is possible to the one who believes.
I am encouraging myself today! Pray for that one God has put on your heart, even if they are a complete stranger, go back to school and finish that degree, start that new business, go into full-time ministry knowing He is your Source, share the Gospel (“good news”;), heal the sick. “Go” just as The Great Commission tells us to go ( Mark 16:15) as ministers of reconciliation. And when you go, on God’s direction of course, have an anything can happen by faith attitude. Have faith! “Rethink Possible”!
"Because of your little faith," He told them. "For I assure you: If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
We are “The Children of Light”, grabbing a hold of what Abba Father has purposed for us in his kingdom NOW. Be emboldened to day to step out by faith and in God’s strength!
Jesus looked hard at them and said, "No chance at all if you think you can pull it off yourself. Every chance in the world if you trust God to do it."
Glory to God!
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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Kissed With Peace
Prophetess Vickie Lee: Originally Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 10:23 PM
Kissed With Peace
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness
and peace have kissed each other.
Praise the Lord, Beloved of God!
Abba Father was blessing me out of the Psalms this morning when this passage of scripture jumped out at me. Specifically, the phrase " Righteousness and peace have kissed each other." That phrase is a binary truth:Truths presented in pairs within the same verse or passage. Each component is designed to energize the other. There is exponential power latent within each truth that is released. But they must be released in the correct order and proportion. Notice the scripture reads "righteousness and peace", not "peace and righteousness". And that is what was quickened to me! It is about being "in right standing with God": righteousness! That is our position in Christ through faith in Him. It is no good thing we have done! It is a completed work of Jesus Christ, Sar Shalomn,The Prince of Peace. Out of our blood-bought, blood-washed relationship with God we then enter into peace. Peace with God, Jehovah-Shalomn, for He alone is our peace. Indeed, He is the "author of peace." There is synergy between righteousness and peace: They have kissed each other! There is just something about having a clear conscious toward God that allows one to tap into peace way down in your spirit! This morning I thought about how, though one may be in the middle of a storm, he or she can still have the peace that God gives. Peace that passes all understanding! Yes,that one may not have all her " i's " dotted or have all his " t's " crossed, but they are pressing toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ jesus. God is holy! And because she or he is "the righteousness of God IN Christ Jesus", that one can call forth peace. Oh, bless God! It is one of the fruit of one's born-again spirit. There is peace in the midst of the storm not because you are in the eye of the storm, but because you are the apple of God's eye! You are in right standing with God and that is paired with peace. That is the Word and God's Word is Truth! Even as I type, Abba would have us to look at the first clause of this scripture, the other binary truths: "mercy and truth". Jesus,The Way,the Truth, and The Life , came that we might come into relationship and sonship with Our Father in heaven. The truth IS, we have obtained the mercy of the Lord! All things are working together for the good, storm or not! Mercy and truth all yoked up together. Righteousness and peace in a holy kiss. It is a Divine Romance, bless God, and He wants us right in the midst! Beloved, in this world we will have tribulation. It is the nature of the beast: Literally! Be not deceived. But be of good cheer, Jesus has overcome the world! And that makes you an overcomer! Remember who you are, KNOW who you are in Christ Jesus! "He is kept in perfect peace,( 'shalomn-shalomn'), whose mind is stayed on You". Think on God! Be strengthened, be encouraged, and be empowered! Receive the POWER released in the Divine kiss of righteousness and peace. I am for peace! "Righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.", belongs to us! (Romans 14:7). Seek them out as your inheritance. Hear what the Spirit is saying!
Let me hear what God the LORD will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
Heart peace be to you,
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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I recently heard an adage that intrigued me. "The mystery of a moment: It is small enough to ignore, but big enough to change the rest of your life." It is very true. Our lives are full of moments that “got away” or, because of choices made, can literally change our lives for better or worse. We are the ones who make the choices. I thought of the recent incident in Atlanta where that young man lost his life because of a poor choice made, that in a moment changed the key players lives forever: They are being charged with murder. That is an extreme example, but we are faced with moments of decisions that impact our lives all the time. As Christians, we know that our lives are not our own, we are bought with a price. Christ laid down His life for us, shed His blood for us that we might have life eternal. We cannot do what ever we want.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Well, we CAN do what we want, but we must be ready to deal with the consequences. Learning to obey the leading of God by his Spirit, is to move in the moment. And in that moment your life is changed by bringing you closer and closer to the center of God’s perfect will for you. Here a little, there a little. God’s leading is so gentle, and can be easy to miss the moment. That is why I practice to try to obey his leading immediately. You should, too! I remember once, I was at a stop sign waiting the right of way to cross the intersection. I saw a car approaching from my right and I had the right of way. Halfway across the intersection I heard in my spirit,” She will not have time to stop”’ I did not try to analyze it, I put my foot on the brake and in that instant, that moment, the other car whizzed by right in front of me! As I watched them pass by, I saw that the lady in the car was in animated conversation with her passenger. She never slowed down, never seem to even see me. I know my life was spared that night, in that moment, because I did not ignore what I heard. By the by, I was on my way to an intercessory prayer meeting. Abba Father desires to lead and guide us moment by moment in this life. Apostle Paul admonishes us to be led of the Spirit as children and heirs of God (Romans 8). It is important to take a moment to get the mind of Christ before we embark on plans, large or small. Take a moment before you speak or act. Being impulsive has its place, but even that should be tempered by the leading of God. It can change the rest of your life,it is the mystery of a moment. My prayer for you is that you acknowledge God in everything that you do, moment by moment.
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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"P’anim al P’anim"
Soul Peace, Beloved of God,
Earlier this week I caught the tail end of a Christian radio show in which the speaker said, “When we get to heaven we are going to have intimate fellowship with God.” I thought out loud,” Oh,that is for NOW!” Beloved, we are to live our lives in intimate fellowship with God, Our Father now. I do not know about you, but I need, must have intimacy with God THIS side of glory. When we get to heaven:
Revelation 21:4 (AMP)
God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.
It is on earth NOW that we need to be more intimate than ever with Our Father in heaven. I am writing on this because Monday night in a time of prayer, I was in His Presence in such a way that I perceived myself as right in His face! It was very intimate and loving and He shared His heart on certain matters with me. It blessed me and others. Before you think the “in His face” statement is flaky, read on:
John 14:23 (AMP)
Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.
Another version reads, “…….both of us will come in face-to-face fellowship with him. Yes ,we will make our special dwelling place with him. P’anim al P’anim, means "Face-to-Face" in Hebrew. Intimate, loving fellowship is Abba Father’s desire towards us. We do not have to wait until we “get to heaven”. It begins now for His church, for His “bride”. We are the Bride of Christ. Even in the natural, a bride is in love with her husband before the consummation on the wedding night. How much more the Lord’s Bride? What am I saying? I encourage you to pursue a “face-to-face” relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ! It speaks to maturity and love. Love for the Lord. If a person really loves me…” The Lord Jesus Christ said as we have noted above. We know He loved us first. A deep, mature, ”really” type love is face-to face in nature:
1 Corinthians 13:8-13
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Genuine intimate relationship with God is part of the perfecting of the Saints to whom I am set as a prophet to minister:
11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
“Perfection comes, the imperfect disappears”, Paul wrote. Childish ways versus the ways of one mature in the things of God, of one in relationship with God. It has become a cliché, but it is true Christianity is not religion, but relationship. We are to know fully, even as we are known. Heaven will be a continuation into eternity of sweet fellowship with God. God is relational, a God of Community even within Himself, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in One triune being. He desires closer relationship with you and me. Beloved, enjoy fellowship with God! P’anim al P’anim……..Face- to face.
In love and obedience,
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy;
he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
Grace be to you,
I have always loved piano music and how I wish I could play the musical instrument. I am not a musician, but music moves me deeply. There are some who are naturally gifted even to the degree that they can play an instrument "by ear". To play by ear is to be able to play a piece of music after just listening to it a few times, without looking at the notes. I used the idiom, "play by ear" this morning when making a decision or rather postponing a final decision. "I am not sure what I am going to do yet", I thought. I'll just play it by ear." It is understood that if our lives are not our own, we belong to God, and are bought with a price, we cannot just up and make decisions without entreating the Lover of our souls. I heard the Spirit of God say, " So many of my people 'play it by ear', and therein lies the problem!" We have need of patience. Patiently seeking God by His Spirit for direction instead of running willy-nilly off, leaning to our own understanding. Making MAJOR decisions without bringing them before the Lord can lead to spiritual shipwreck.
Playing it by ear! That ear needs to be in tune with God. Ask Abba how to handle it, what to do! If He does not answer, that IS an answer. Patiently stand still until you hear. To continue on with the musician analogy, not all can play without notes. And some people are flat out tone deaf, and cannot carry a tune in a bucket! I believe the reason Abba quickened me about this term is because of definition two (2) for "play it by ear" : To decide one's next steps after one is already involved in a situation. To improvise and decide what to do as you go, on the spur of the moment. How is THAT working out? Well, maybe one can play an instrument such as the piano without looking at the notes, but we are talking about our lives here! Our "notes" are in the Word of God, and that is how He designed it. HE is our song and our praise! We had best be reading the notes! We all can think of a situation in which we know had we had an "ear to hear", rather than playing it by ear, we would have had a better result. After we get ourselves into a fine mess, then we want Abba Father to fix it. Abba is saying, "Seek me before! I gave you a check in your spirit before YOU decided to move forward, "playing it by ear" and now you are off course! Did you not hear me??" To be spiritually tone deaf is to be off beat, out of step, off rhythm, out of tune, out of sync with God! We cannot afford to "play it by ear" says God! I Need His very heartbeat! I want my heart to be in sync with His heart, don't you? He is to set the cadence and rhythm of our lives if anything good is to come of them. God sing a love song over us..."Joy and sing over us"! Abba wants us to join in that song WITH him! Stop impulsively playing it by ear that you might be an instrument in his hands through your obedience. Let us allow Abba Father to be the maestro of our lives that the beautiful song of all songs can be witnessed. Amen. Give ear to Him! Emphasis
HIS! Abba Father is lovingly trying to get our attention in the area of dialogue with Him.
Let he that has ears to hear, hear what the Spirit is saying....specifically to YOU!
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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Spiritual blessing and favor be to you all and Heart peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
Abba Father has impressed upon me to speak a word of encouragement to you today! I was in a professional growth meeting this week in which the speaker said, “What you look for is what you see, what you pay attention to is what you get.” “How true that is in things of the spirit, too”, I thought. Abba wants you to be reminded to keep your eyes on Him! Job told God in Chapter 42:5,” I had heard of you only by the hearing of the ear, but now my spiritual eye sees you.” There has been a lot going on in the Body of Christ over the last few days. “Keep your focus and eyes on ME!” says God. He is the only Perfect One. Look for God daily and you will see and find Him. Do not take your eyes off God, and you will not be shaken, you will not lose your footing, you will not be tossed to and fro. This just speaks to the importance of your own personal relationship with the Lord! Yes, we follow our leaders as they follow Christ. But, it is because you know his voice from your own relationship with Christ Jesus that you will have a witness in your spirit concerning those set before you. And concerning what they minister to you. Pay attention to God! Give time to the study of his Word! You will get the guidance, direction, and leading you need to stay on the straight and narrow. We are all to live in the Spirit and be led by the Spirit. You may have to ask yourself some hard questions. Have I been overly reliant on “revelations” from others, (and that includes ME!), rather than hearing from God for myself? Have I been paying enough attention to Him to see and discern what he has been doing in my life, to follow his lead? Has godly vision compelled me to be obedient? God calls forth loyalty and obedient service. See God and obey! This word has transitioned from encouragement to exhortation. Lift up your heads, be sober and vigilant, and let us continue to pray one for another! We are clearly in an hour when much availing prayer is mandatory. It is my prayer, that like Job, your spiritual eyes, ‘”see God!” I pray for you as Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus,” That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. ( Eph. 1:17-18) Saints, see God!
Perspective, too, is so important, is it not? Recently, I glimpsed the mirror reflection of a very familiar room. I did a double take and just....looked at the reflected room. "That's very pretty", I thought. I had gotten used to the room and didn't always "see" it. I thought out loud, " Sometimes you have to see things from a different perspective in order to see it's beauty". Sometimes, beloved, we must look at things from a different angle, from another viewpoint. The perspective and viewpoint we are to have is God's. We have to ask, "How does God view this?" How is that done? By lining up situations, circumstances, events, and concerns WITH THE WORD OF God. In that reflection I saw, things that were on the left in the natural, were flipped and on the right in the reflection. It is the same many times in the spirit. "Right" is symbolic of power, right standing, authority, etc. There is a positive connotation. We give the right hand of fellowship, Christ is interceding for us at the right hand of God [Romans 8:34], and on that great day, we shall see Him “ sitting on the right hand of Power, ( the Almighty)and coming in the clouds of heaven. [Mark 14:62] What am I saying? The People of God are to look at things with the right point of view! For even when we look at difficult things with a Godly eye, we can see the " beauty " in it. How many times have you come out of a tough season understanding your faith had been built up, Godly character had been developed, and a testimony had come out of it? Beauty! The thing is, what was your perspective as you walked that thing out? The integrity, power, grace, peace ,and authority in which you traverse a mountain situation, is so very dependent on your right perspective. Luke 11:34 says," Your eye is the lamp of your body . When your eyes are good, your whole body is full of light." I believe that is individually and corporately. Walk in the light of the Word of God, shining out His Light on all that is within your view. That would be one having a right perspective. Amen.
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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Originally posted October 2010
Examine Yourself, Consider Your ways:
A Call to Holiness
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
1 Peter 1:15
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
Abba Father has impressed upon me to share the word he gave me for the True Prophets Conference in Nashville this past weekend. As I told the saints at the conference it is a word for the Body of Christ universal. You are probably thinking, “ Who does she think she is?!? A word for the universal Body of Christ indeed!” You must remember it is not my word, but what Father gave me to share. I am declaring His heart to His people. In myself, I have nothing to say. It is my prayer that this word will cause you to do some reflection, and I feel that I am joining my voice with other prophetic voices speaking along the same lines, by the same spirit of God. The conference theme, “Where Are The True prophets of God?” is a question only God can answer. In the foundational scripture, I Kings 18:21, Elijah ask the Israelites, “How long will you waver,(limp, waver, hesitate), between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God follow him.” “Where Are The True Prophets of God?” is a good question that needs to be asked AND answered. As one man of God said,” There is a weight of responsibility on God’s people to correctly identify whom God has set before them and there is a choosing. “ If the Lord be God, follow him, but if Baal, follow Him.” A true prophetic voice is meant to establish a solid foundation for repentance and sanctification to God. The people of God need to be able to recognize when a genuine, authentic, God called, sent, and set true prophet has been raised up among them or has been sent to them. The foundation of the church is built upon the five-fold ascension ministry gifts of the apostle and the prophet. The enemy knows the critical importance of the foundation of The Church, and that is why he tries to shut down the prophetic voice by focusing on “false prophets” exclusively. To be sure we must be discerning in this area, but we cannot throw out the baby with the bath water. The emphasis on the “false”, paints everybody with the same brush. There are true prophets of God! I was reminded of an aspect of my prophetic ministry assignment: …” teach my people the difference between the holy and the common or profane, and cause them to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.” (Ezekiel 4:23) In our case, between the false and the true. Father God would have us consider two character traits in the context of the prophetic office holder. Because we are a prophetic people, however, we are ALL to examine ourselves in these same areas. In a sense we are all prophets when it comes to living right, knowing God’s Word and commandments, or speaking to someone who needs to hear and understand God’s ways. That does mean one is set in the OFFICE of the prophet or prophetess; but the whole church as a unit is called to be a prophet to the world, manifesting Christ’s ministry as the spokesman for God: at work, in the marketplace, at school, wherever there is a need. Now the question is personal! “Where ARE the true prophets of God?” Now we must turn the light on ourselves. We are distinguishing between the false and the true by looking at godly character for prophets and a prophetic people. Examine yourself, consider your ways: This is a call to holiness. Current events of even the past two or three weeks should help us to see why Abba would make this call. Again. It is to the Body of Christ universal. It is not a Black thing, it is not an Anglo thing, it is not a male thing or a female thing. It is a God thing and He is calling for genuine holiness! One character trait Father focused on was purity of heart. Matthew 5:8 reads .” Blessed are the pure in heart, ( those especially conditioned by the revelation of God’s grace), for they shall see God. Prophecy is a revelation gift, and revelation from God calls for purity of heart.
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god.
True prophets stand in the counsel of the Lord to see or hear his word. Having stood before God, he/she is sent to stand for God, before his people to speak his Word, and HIS word only. Father God then brought my attention to verse 10 of the same book and chapter:
Matthew 5:10 Amplified Bible
Blessed and happy and [a]enviably fortunate and [b]spiritually prosperous (in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake (for being and doing right), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!
Prophets and a prophetic people are to BE and DO right. We are to be righteous. He uses prophets as an example of how to walk that out because it is part and parcel of the prophetic call:
James 5:10-11 (The Message)
Take the old prophets as your mentors. They put up with anything, went through everything, and never once quit, all the time honoring God. What a gift life is to those who stay the course! You've heard, of course, of Job's staying power, and you know how God brought it all together for him at the end. That's because God cares, cares right down to the last detail.
They honored God by walking in holiness as we are to do that we might see the kingdom of heaven. Jesus defines the Kingdom of heaven in The Parable of the Marriage Feast (Matt 22).To summarize, the King invited guest to the feast who repeatedly refused to come. The Bible says they paid no attention, were unconcerned and in fact they made light of the summons and call, treating it with contempt. They hurt and killed the king’s servants. They went off one to his field, another to his business. This defines a false prophet; the fields are white for harvesting but that one treats it as HIS field or church, HIS money making business venture, hurting the people of God. Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. The parable reads the king became angry saying “The wedding feast is ready, but those invited are not worthy.” Do you see the parallels? There is a “summons” a call to the prophetic office or prophetic life, but is it being made light of it, treated it with contempt, is the high calling of God in Christ Jesus diminished or treated in a common way? Such people are deemed “unworthy” Where is the purity, the righteousness the holiness? This is a call to Holiness! Examine yourself, consider your ways. We are to walk worthily of the call:
1 I THEREFORE, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to and beg you to walk (lead a life) worthy of the [divine] calling to which you have been called [with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God's service,
We are looking for true prophets of God. God’s prophets admonish direct, encourage, correct, intercede, teach, counsel, reprove and warn. In laying a foundation in the church, prophets call for purity of mind and soul in the people of God. God uses them and ministers through them to bring the people back to order, back to reality, back to obedience by setting standards. God does nothing unless He reveals his secret counsel to His servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). He warns his people through his prophets. This is a call, a charge to holiness! For ALL of us, prophets included!!
To complete the summary of The Parable of the Wedding Feast, other guest were invited the feast and as the king looked over the guest he noticed one who was not dressed correctly. “ Friend, how did you get in here without putting on the appropriate wedding garment?”, asked the king. He was speechless. He was taken out and thrown into utter darkness. (verse 12) The “friend” was called, sitting AT the Kings table, but he did not have on the white lined garments of a wedding guest. Someday the Bride of Christ, His church, will sup at the marriage Supper of the Lamb, clothed in fine linen clean and white. Abba is reiterating the symbolism today!
White lined is symbolic of HOLINESS:
She has been permitted to dress in fine (radiant) linen, dazzling and white--for the fine linen is (signifies, represents) the righteousness (the upright, just, and godly living, deeds, and conduct, and right standing with God) of the saints (God's holy people).
Examine yourself, consider your ways: This is a call to holiness.
We are a Kingdom people ordained to walk in power and authority. Some people think holiness comes from power, but you should know that power comes from holiness, His character and nature. Abba Father wants us to operate in power and demonstration and to live holy lives.
1 Peter 1:13-16
A Future in God
So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that's coming when Jesus arrives. Don't lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn't know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God's life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, "I am holy; you be holy."
This is a call to holiness!
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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Prophetess Vickie Lee: Originally Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 9:31 PM
I learned a spiritual truth in a couple of recent, somewhat similar, situations which happened to me. I will share one. My plumber did me wrong. He left the situation that I hired him to address in a worse condition. He deliberately exaggerated damage, lied and treacherously handled what he was to actually repair. There was a “plug” in my mainline…tree roots which needed to be removed. The plumber I hired told me I had a "major problem", he could not fix it and it would cost me about $2000 to address it. He pretended he had so much trouble running a rooter line, saying that it could only go so far. He charged me and left me with no results. Next day, my handy man rented a "snake” at Lowe’s and quickly cleared the line. In addition to this dissembling, the professional plumber “repaired" a slow draining sink then when done, Mirabile dictu, “Oh, there’s a leak”, where there had BEEN no leak before in almost 10 years in this home. He vowed to repair it and did not show up or call for 2 weeks! I had recourse. There were options, licensing organizations I had every right to contact. I heard the Lord say, “If you handle this, If YOU get involved, then MY hands will be off of it! Do not write the licensing agency. Do not call the Better Business Bureau. That will put you in a battle in which I do not want you. Leave it alone.” It was not easy: Here is yet ANOTHER situation I could not handle in my own strength. “Husband me!” I had asked the Lord. Handle this for me.” And His response was that I was to do nothing. Nothing?!? The battle is not yours, but mine,” He said. I could not speak against the plumbing company. I could not "call down fire” or judgement. Because the power of death and life is in my tongue, “The Lord reward you according to your works” was too strong of a declaration. Oh, what if He had decided to reward me according to MY works? Mercy was dispensed. “I am not saying ANYTHING, I said aloud. “The Lord can handle this fight.” Two days later the company supervisor called to set up a date to come out and “get this straightened out for you.” Glory! I had given up and was prepared to call another plumber to address the matter. I saw God’s hand in this because when I obeyed and kept MY mouth off of it and MY hands out of it, HE got things moving. The company had been given a second chance to make things right! Not by me, but by God! HE was the one giving out mercy. God is a God of second chances! There was still opportunity to redeem the company name, and it is called by the owner’s very name. The plumber did come. "We had a a big old meeting about you," He said. The owner just wanted to be sure you were not trying to get something for free.” This, he said though he knew my sink did not drip and that he broke the pipe ring to cause a leak thus causing a problem where there was none, but which was to cost me to repair. He was in my home to fix it only because I had spoken to the supervisor concerning the matter, and I realized within minutes after he left that he had installed a pipe which was smaller than the original. And so the sink actually drains SLOWER then it did before he ever touched it. This company took my money, said they could not unplug the line, left me with a leak and, finally with a very slow drain. They rewarded me evil for my good. Where I had a valid reason to report them, I had not. But they troubled me. They left me worse off, rather than better off. And it was decided in that "big old meeting" about me.
For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
They did not realize that when they fight against me they fight against God! It has been a month dealing with this simple plumbing repair job. “Surely THIS time I can write a detailed letter to the licensing agency,” I thought. Not so! I heard the Lord say, “You shall keep your peace, and I will fight your battle.” Just as in the first situation, I can say nothing. I am not to put my mouth on that company. Though I know that it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to those who trouble me, I am not to rejoice in the fact that the company will be dealt with. For the owner was at the meeting and so condoned and sanctioned actions taken by his name sake company or it would have not been done. “We will dupe her”, they thought. Yes, they conspired against me, but I actually feel sorry for them. I will obey God. I will write no letters, I will make no phone calls. The company is in his hands and I know His hands are upon me. Abba told me that, because I kept MY mouth off of it and MY hands out of it, as He directed, I shall come forth as pure God! I saw gold all around me. Test passed!
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
It has been a test, Beloved. Situations where mercy is shown, second chances given, attempts at reconciliation made, though one has been done wrong, are tests. Circumstances where folk actually make plans to harm you and you obey God and make no attempt to exact revenge,is an opportunity to be purified and to be “luminous” even as gold for God! Let me encourage you to keep your mouth off of it and your hands out of it. Whatever "it" is. And Abba Father can not tell you how to handle it except you seek him to get direction. Translation: Keep that testing situation on the altar, keep it in prayer and obey Abba when He tells you what to do. Should He show mercy to that one, humbly accept it, remembering His mercy toward you. Though plots may have been hatched against you, let God fight against those who fight against you! It’s a Gold rush! Gold all around you as you allow God to continue to purify you. And the additional blessing is there is a peace and freedom in it. I am just as light hearted! Festering anger is no way for a child of God to live. God is a just God. His word says, "Vengeance is mine." We do not have to be concerned about these types of matters. Roll it over on Him, enter into His rest. It is a simple truth which, when applied to larger problems, will stand one in good stead. He teaches us spiritual principles that we are to exercise in these day-to-day, mundane situations. But be assured, spiritual progress, growth, and muscles are the result.
And a testimony of “Test passed!”
Grace, mercy, and peace,
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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Prophetess Vickie Lee: Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 10:28 PM
The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. John 3:8
The wind of Holy Spirit, the Ruach HaKodesh blows as free, as unconstrained and unpredictable as a natural
wind. And just as one may sense where and when a natural wind is blowing by the rustle of the leaves of a tree
or a gentle breeze on one's face or the whistle-like sound of the wind, so it is in the Spirit. The people of God
should be able to discern the wind of Holy Spirit. But I hear Holy Spirit saying, "Stop trying to figure me out!"
There are some who actually try to control the Spirit of the living God, dictating how and when He moves! And
in so doing He is quenched, and even rebuked. I recently read a book in which theologian Clark H. Pinnock,
wrote," The church and it's leaders belong to the Spirit--the Spirit does not belong to them. They are subject
to the Spirit, who is not under their control. The Church is under the reign of the Spirit, not the reverse. Any
church that denies the Spirit freedom stands in danger of becoming a lifeless and self-glorifying church." I
do not mean that there is to be no order, for we know our God would have us do everything decently and in
order. I love the synergy between God's Holy Word and His precious Holy Spirit! We need both working
together because the letter kills, but the Spirit brings life! Abba desires that we work with Him, cooperate
with Him, by His Spirit. The convergence of God's Word and Spirit in the performance of His will. Glorious!
But there is a surrender that is lacking, and the lack is rooted in fear. We fear being "out of control". We feel
we must be in control but the Bible this:
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Bottom line, we have to have faith to surrender to the move of God! Beloved in being hesitant and, thereby, quenching Holy Spirit we short change ourselves. Have faith in God! "Don't you trust me", I hear Abba saying,"to do what is best for you?" The wind bloweth where it listeth, but it is not a whirlwind, a tornado or a hurricane. Oh, rest assured Holy Spirit is far more powerful than any natural wind! But the Divine Breath of God, by which, the Body of Christ so desperately needs to be literally inspired, is gentle. Holy Spirit is so gentle! And if one is not discerning of when He blows, one can miss Him. How is a sensitivity to Him developed? In one's own personal relationship with Him. As we surrender more fully individually, my God, when we come together corporately in adoration, in praise, in worship, there will be an awesome desire and recognition of when the wind of the Spirit is moving, blowing, manifesting! Are you "born of the spirit?" Then you are to be moved by His Spirit, you are to be led of His Spirit, and you are to walk in the Spirit. Dear ones, when we surrender and soar on the winds of Holy Spirit, quickened, anointed, and empowered by God, the gates of hell cannot prevail! We are talking about the Kingdom in action! Power! Allow Holy Spirit to breathe into you and to resuscitate you! Let us reverence Holy Spirit, not by trying to figure him out and "controlling" Him, but by surrendering to Him.
1 Corinthians 2:11
For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
Prophetess Vickie Lee
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Black Velvet Peace
Prophetess Vickie Lee: Originally Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015 12:35 AM
Black Velvet Peace
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Matthew 6:30
There are assignments God has in which He will set his called servant(s) for a time or season. I used to ask God to set me, as a five-fold ascension ministry gift, "like a diamond on black velvet." A diamond on the backdrop of black velvet displays its beauty, cuts, reflected and refracted light, to the highest degree. That was and is my desire: That God be glorified through me in the highest degree, his plans and purposes for my life manifested. For all of us, that is the most meaningful outcome of our lives! Who does not want to live a life of meaning? Sometimes one may be concerned about being in God's perfect will. "Lord, am I doing what you would have me to do?" More importantly, there can be a contradiction between what God has shown us specifically about who we are in Him and where we are currently . He does not see us the way we see ourselves! He may say, 'You are RIGHT where I want you: My servant, my child, mature, making spiritual progress, chosen, called, blessed"...and on and on. "But, I do not 'feel' like that", we think. But what did GOD say? Get out of your temporal feelings! It does not matter what you feel. It is who you are and to Whom you belong! In and through Him we are to display the light of God, illuminated through and by the Word, to reflect his image in love, and all in the beauty of holiness. While it is not about our feelings in our humanity and flesh, I did have an experience with the Lord. This morning in prayer, I felt a velvety presence engulf me! I felt the softness of it. Comfortable. Smooth. It was so peaceful! Abba reminded me that the Christ-like reflection I desire is not possible except I be surrounded by, encased by, Jehovah-shalomn, the God of peace. When Abba surrounds us in his peace, we shine like a diamond set against black velvet. Clothed in the black velvet of the peace of God! While God knows how to set us where we need to be, it is not so much in a particular, place, church, ministry, or even office, as it is in Him. The setting is in Him!
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Yes, the setting is in the Prince of Peace, Sar Shalomn. He IS our peace and there is no spiritual brilliance apart from Him as the peace over our lives. We cannot get caught up in feelings about a thing or circumstance. Worry will not help anything.
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Many years ago I worked at a local hospital on the operator's board. When calls came in I would transfer them to various offices, nurses stations, and patient's rooms. When the other party picked up the line, I would say, "Transfer!", and put the call through to them. I strive to do God like that when worry tries to rear its ugly head. I "transfer" it to God! I roll it over on Him for He cares for me! No worries, but rather a Holy Ghost "call forward", if you will. For we ministers, that includes ministry concerns on every front. God is in control of ALL of that! I refuse to worry. You should, too. Let us experience the rest of God's all encompassing, velvet-lined peace. Keep it rolling..."Transfer!"
And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you,even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Ah! The setting of the black velvet of peace to which we are called. This world needs God's peacemakers. Peace on earth, goodwill toward men flows out of the people of God. It is a mandate for us. We are his hands and feet, his change agents in the earth realm. That should be our aim: To be ambassadors of peace. It is a mantle upon us. And beneath the wings of that mantle blows the wind of the power of God! That is what gives us "lift' and it lifts up those around us! We have been empowered to change the atmosphere by our very Spirit-filled presence. It takes power to walk in the peace of God in a world so full of the noise of the prince of the air, Satan. That velvety mantle of peace with which the people of God are to be surrounded speaks to a weighty anointing. Real velvet is heavy! The anointing of God on a set apart life which is submitted to God comes with a cost. Are you willing to pay the price for the anointing? God's bright and shining light reflecting through us, draws people to whom we can introduce Christ and minister, in power and demonstration. Salvation, [deliverance, safety, preservation, soundness, healing, ease, protection, wholeness, victory, rescue, provision, and restoration], for souls! May the peace of God be upon your Christ-centered lives. Be clothed in His peace! Bless us to shine like diamonds on black velvet, oh God, the Lord! Shine through us!
Shalomnn - shalomn,
Prophetess Vickie Lee