|Posted on May 7, 2020 at 11:40 PM|
Prophetess Vickie Lee: Originally Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:57 PM
He came to Simon Peter, who asked Him, "Lord, are You going to wash my feet?" Jesus answered him,
"What I'm doing you don't understand now, but afterwards you will know."
"You will never wash my feet—ever!" Peter said.
Jesus replied, "If I don't wash you, you have no part with Me."
Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head."
Peace to you Beloved of God,
The Body of Christ is approaching an important remembrance, one in which we emphasize Jesus' ultimate sacrifice and great victory: His ministry, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension. We will remember Jesus on Resurrection Sunday. Because he died and rose again, we also have a hope of glory! It is a special time for me, too, because it is my spiritual birthday. I came to a saving knowledge of Christ and was baptized in Jesus' Name on Resurrection Sunday eighteen years ago.! Glorrrry! Today as I was listening to the Word, John 13:3 - 15 jumped out at me. One's feet are symbolic of your walk, your life. Have you ever shared your faith with someone and they replied," I have to get myself together before I come to God or go to church."?? I know you told them the Bible says, "Come as you are." Here we see that we have to let Jesus "get us together". He does the washing of our lives, our "feet". Peter had to get that revelation. Jesus IS Lord, and it is because of his great humility born of compassion for us that He did and does "wash our feet". Through faith in Jesus, we are made "completely clean", born again! "One who has bathed," Jesus told him," doesn't need to wash anything except his feet, but he is completely clean. You are clean, but not all of you." His is a completed work. In verse 14 Jesus tells Peter if He as our Lord and teacher, washed our feet/cleansed our walk we ought to do the same thing. " I have set you an example", He said. We are to continue in the act of helping one another walk out our Christianity in cleanliness and purity of life. How? The same way Jesus did! His whole life was our example: He constanty leaned on Abba Father, was led of the Spirit, spoke and obeyed the Word, operated in the fruit and gifts of the Spirit, communed (prayed) to Abba and did only what He saw his Father do as a result of it. Jesus is our exemplar, do "just as I have done" He tells His disciples.(vs.15). That would be US, too! We are to wash one another's lives/"feet" as he did through teaching, preaching, modeling, and obeying the Word. It is the Word which implanted and rooted [in our hearts] contains the power to save our souls. (James 1:21) Our Spirits are saved but our SOULS, our thoughts,desires, and actions are a work in process! It is a life-long process. We have to hold one another accountable. The Body of Christ must let Jesus, the Word made flesh, keep washing our feet! We can talk the talk, but we have to walk the walk, and we have to do it with clean feet: Holiness!
that he might sanctify her, to make her holy, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on May 7, 2020 at 10:40 PM|
Prophetess Vickie Lee: OriginallyPosted on Friday, January 10, 2014 2:06 AM
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Grace mercy and peace, beloved of God!
"What do you have or want to say to your people?", I've been asking Abba. I wasn't really getting anything. But in prayer the other morning, He had me to know that the mission He has me on, my "job, is to hold on to His hand. It was so sweet and intimate. Sometimes we wonder if we are hindering God in some way. He answered that query by asking, "Are you open?" When I said, "Yes!", we proceeded to have such a glorious encounter. Beloved, that is God's "mission" for us. Yes, without a doubt, there is a call, there has been increase, He has revealed plans and purpose and there is equipment. That is not God's priority, though. God is in love with us, and He wants to know that He is OUR priority, too. His focus is NOT speaking engagements, not gifts of the Spirit, not a platform, or some sort of "name" as a minister. But, his heart is '"Are you open to me?" Are we open to Him, to MORE of Him? In the sense of His being in a deeper place in our HEARTS and lives. And in the depths of our beings. All He wants is a yielded, "Yes" from us. I am just sharing about this encounter with Him. He had me to know that my "job" is to hold on to His hand. I believe that applies to all of us! Just enjoy Him and His Presence in our lives. The thing is, if I am holding His hand, if He has a grip on me, if I am grasping Him: It does impact those other areas I wrote about so far as ministry. And it is so needed! My God! We live in a time when the enemy is bold enough to come INto the sanctuary of God's house strategically early, sit in the middle of the center row of the center section, and mock God. "Not so!", says God. The people of God are to be bold as a lion! Such a spirit is to find God’s people are prayed up and ALREADY interceding and worshipping. The atmosphere ALREADY set and spiritually charged! The enemy will not shut down GOD”S house. We’ve been holding hands with Him! POWER! When we lift up God saturated hands the enemy himself is shut down in the Presence of God we carry. He has to get up out of there and don't come back! God forbid anything less and that’s what He is doing in his desire for intimacy and open spirits with his people. Just hold on to His hand! I am trying to be clear: There must be a purity of motive. It has to be genuine. This is not about showboating. But it is about God showing Himself strong! Nurture the love relationship with Him on purpose. Oh, how He loves to share Himself with us! God is affectionate! God is love. As I see that I am holding His hand, I realize when I lay that same hand on another, I am laying HIS hand. The power of God flows! Yokes are destroyed, baptisms of His Spirit ministered, the halt and crippled walking pain-free. The blind eye opened, shut-up wombs opened and fruitful. Light shining where there was once darkness and even death. Effective ministry! We are HIS hands in the earth realm. But, that is secondary. It is a blessing that flows out of that intimate love relationship with Him. Too many feel that they are "loving" Him by being busy about ministry. Even if they are burned out and even if it is a routine, predictable, boxed-off "program", even if it is powerless and not much fruit is evident. The missing thing is the true "job" of holding on to God's unchanging hand. There is no anxiousness in that. A peace comes. His yoke is easy and a lightness of spirit comes. There is no need for us to feel a constant sense of urgency. Nothing to prove to anyone, no one to impress. Just love on Him! One begins to recognize the vessel aspect of his or her being. God Himself is pouring into us in all that time of intimacy. And rest assured, when the time comes to minister to or encourage someone, that full "vessel of mercy" will be able to draw from what has been imparted through the "hand holding". God knows exactly what He is doing. The anointing is for the sheep. And being usable comes out of that intimacy. Understand: God first! Don't you love it?!? I feel so free! I pray that you do, too. I journaled that He is in control, stay on the job. I go about my life knowing that He can and does use me anywhere He wants. No need to try to make something happen, not trying
to figure things out. The Lord will perfect that which concerns me. (Ps. 138:8). But my job is to BE His hand, by holding ONTO His hand. Now that is being led of His Spirit! Therein lies the power needed to truly touch and change peoples' lives. So, stay worshipful, touch HIM, hold His hand by ministering to Him. I can feel His hand and I can feel the stirring in my belly, in my spirit, of the wind of His Presence. Jehovah-Shammah! I rest in Him as to the release of the wind. But it is blowing! Let's be free in Jesus...even as He holds our hands...and available! For two days I have been saying, "MY job is simply to hold on to His hand." It is about being yoked to Him. That's it! It's so easy! Being "God-gripped" comes out of worship and fellowship with Him. I do not know about you, but I'm on a mission! Join me! Our hands in God's, His hand upon us! Open to God. Amein.
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on May 7, 2020 at 9:50 PM|
Originally Posted February 10, 2011
A Ripple on the Water
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth out of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
Peace be to you, Beloved,
Abba summoned me to prayer this evening. It was clear He had something to share that I am, in turn, to share with you. As I communed with Him, I saw a drop of water, just one drop that caused a ripple to begin on the water in which it fell.“There’s a ripple on the water", I heard. A ripple is water agitated by a breeze: It is to stir up water into waves as by wind. The wind of the Holy Spirit is doing a shaking, a light agitation. He is so powerful all it takes is "one blast of His nostril”. Then Abba took me to Joel 3 and the 18th verse was quickened to me. This passage of scripture speaks of “new wine” dropping down: The flow is from the Kingdom of God. There has just been this emphasis on new wine and the fact that we are to tap more fully into the Kingdom of God! The people of God are to impact the world out of the fullness of the Holy Spirit, with His gifts and graces in operation. It is something he alone does, and so the ripple on the water is from Him. Still in all, we have to discern and be aware of the ripple, for it a “gentle agitation.” It speaks to knowing His voice, to being led of and walking in the Spirit. We have to respond to the ripple, and we have to desire it. “The hills shall flow with milk” the scripture says. This alludes to the promise land for the people of God, a place of abundance and blessing. Yes, we are to be blessed in the natural, but I think you know me well enough by now to know that is not my focus. All of that shall be added to us as we continue to seek the Kingdom of God. The abundance I write about is the blessings of the gospel, teaching blessings of the principals of God’s Word. To be founded on the Word, to believe it and do it is to be a Kingdom person! That is the “promised land.” All true believers are called those “who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” ( Hebrews 6:12). We are” heirs of the promise” (v.17) There are some promises in Joel 3:18 and I just shared one: Abundance. Another promise we can expect because of the ripple on the water is the refreshing power of the Holy Spirit as we praise God, for “Judah” means “May God be praised”. The praises of God’s people rippling and flowing together like tributaries, forming rivers of living water. How Abba desires the unity of such an act! Consistently! Why? Because it sets the atmosphere for the waters of life to flow. Holy Spirit desires to flow through his people! I do not think it is an accident that “waters” is symbolic for all of the nations of the earth. Have you ever noticed how powerfully God moves when "the nations," people of ancestry from every continent worship on one accord, in Spirit and in truth? Powerful! God is God of the nations, and such worship greatly pleases Him. We are one in the Spirit! What is the result of these rippling “streams” flowing together? Still another promise: The people of God, His “house” become a fountain, a source of satisfaction. The Presence of God, the rivers of living waters like a thirst-quenching, cool glass of water for dry and thirsty souls! Abba wants there to be a gushing and springing forth of living waters. Life! The life of God. We are to “drink abundantly” and thirst no more. Souls He sends are to find times of refreshing in the house of the Lord. Abba Father is saying something more and there is a reason He has caused there to be a ripple on the water. How can his house be a source of the waters of life if there is a dryness? For you see Shittim mentioned in this scripture was a very dry valley in Biblical times. Do not be offended. Even in the natural, I have read, if one waits until they are actually physically thirsty, one is already dehydrated. Water is needed before thirst sets in. There is a need for Holy Ghost hydration! The promise, and you know the word “Shall” throughout this passage means a promise, is that Abba wants to "water” us. That is what I believe I saw with the ripple on the water. That dry place is being moistened, even irrigated. I encourage you to take heed and drink heartily of the Spirit of God. Let us be so full of His Spirit that the exhilaration is akin to being drunk! Have you ever been “drunk” in the Spirit"? We need a “this is that” flow!
But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
God’s Spirit flowing to that degree is intoxicating , joyous, empowering, and contagious. “And it shall come to pass in that day”, our opening text says. That day is NOW. We are still in the days of the Acts of the person of Holy Spirit: This is That! There is a much needed ”ripple on the water”. God is stirring us up by the wind of the Ruach haKodesh, by the Divine breath of His precious Holy Spirit. Oh, yes! The flow is from the Kingdom of God. Water, soak and saturate the dry places with your Presence, Abba! Across the Body of Christ, we are thirsting for
"The Ripple Effect!"
Grace be with you,
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on May 7, 2020 at 7:55 PM|
Prophetess Vickie Lee: Originally Posted on Friday, August 02, 2013 12:52 PM
"But the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words."
That is a peace that comes to you from God and God alone. It is tranquility of your desires, mind, feelings, emotions, and will. I know, I know, but the Bible says it is a peace that surpasses all understanding. We do not understand it, but the Lord does! Soul peace, Prophetess?!? If you only knew what I am experiencing in through here.....You do not "get it". It is not for me to "get". You have to know that the Lord "gets it". He can relate!
For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning.
Not only does He understand, He is actively doing something about it! Do you remember the story of Lazarus, Jesus' dear friend (John 11)? Lazarus had been ill and died.While Jesus was on the way to Lazarus' tomb, the shortest verse in the Bible says, "Jesus wept" (John 11:35). He sobbed and wailed aloud. He had seen the Jews including Lazarus' sisters, Martha and Mary crying, but their reasons for crying were different than Jesus's. When Jesus saw them crying the Bible says He was "deeply moved", He groaned in spirit and was troubled.(vs.33). In other words,He was stirred in His spirit! His groaning was to such a depth that the Jews said, "Look! He loved Lazarus very much."Jesus wept" does not mean silent tears trickling down his face. Jesus was in intercessory prayer as He walked toward Lazarus' grave! Yes, some thought He was mourning, "But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?” They may not have been able to fully explain what they were witnessing, but they knew that the weightiness of what they were witnessing spoke to this being about more than just tears of sorrow. Sweet Jesus is moved with compassion toward us! He "gets it" and just as with Lazarus, He is willing and able to move on our behalf. Hebrews 7:25 says He lives to make intercession for us, to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for us. Those of us who come to God through Him. Christ can do this forever! No matter what it is, Jesus paid it all. Back to Lazarus! John 11: 38 says "Jesus therefore again groaning in himself...You see, this is where Holy Spirit showed me Jesus was interceding in prayer. I could see Him with my spirit eyes and any true intercessor has been there. In deep intercession to where one is just groaning. It is scriptural, too!
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Wordless groans! "Sighing repeatedly" one version of the Bible says. He was praying by the Spirit: In conversation with God. Jesus, Our Exemplar, even the incarnate Son of God did not get out ahead of God, but prayerfully moved forward to heal from death. Intercessory prayer is warfare and Holy Spirit is the source of any power we wield in prayer. Jesus' whole ministry,(as should be ours), was one that was led of and empowered by Holy Spirit. Jesus models for us that being led of the Spirit, being yielded to the Spirit moving when and where God directs, manifests the Kingdom. (John 5:19 )“Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing,because whatever the Father does the Son also do." Jesus was being led of the Spirit and He began to give direction as He did what He saw Father doing. "Roll away the stone." The Lord continued on in prayer (John 11: 41-42) So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. Yes, I know You always hear and listen to Me, but I have said this on account of and for the benefit of the people standing around, so that they may believe that You did send Me." Why would that make them believe? Jesus is praying aloud, in conversation with Abba Father in this prayer dialogue. He was helping them to see the connection. Jesus: Father,thank you for hearing me. Father: I always hear you! Jesus: 'Yes, I know you always hear and listen to me. These people need to know and believe that what is about to happen is as a direct result of our relationship. After all of that groaning,that intercession, the miraculous happened: Lazarus was raised from the dead! And it was because "Jesus wept". He brought it before Father in prayer.Yes, He continues to "weep", to intercede for us, with us, and, more importantly, through us.You need to know that Jesus understands every single, solitary thing you are going through. The good, the bad and the ugly. When you pray and are stirred and "moved in spirit" to wordless groans, you need to know that Father hears and understands you! Yes, Beloved, He "gets it". Remember that Holy Spirit helps our weakness and intercedes through us so that we are praying as we ought, a perfect prayer. And it is NOT always about US and our own issues. Intercession is a calling that includes all of us FOR all of us as the Spirit directs. Be available! Go deep! Be willing to "weep" in prayer. It is our principal weapon in opposing the powers of the enemy. I am convinced that when we take our eyes off of self to handle God's business, He handles OUR business. We deal with personal, domestic, and congregational attack through prayer; Warfare prayer, including worship. Pray, Beloved and expect the miraculous! Take it to the throne room, to the altar and leave it there. If you weep, you are in good company! Jesus wept. Halleleujah!
Pray without ceasing!
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on May 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM|
Three Dimensional Christians
Prophetess Vickie Lee Originally Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 10:21 PM
Three Dimensional Christians
Grace to you, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ,
Are you Kingdom minded? Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, Abba! On earth as it is in heaven. Beloved,if the Kingdom of God is going to manifest in the earth realm, it will manifest through we, His people. We are workers together WITH Him. Why, we are His very Body and the Kingdom of God is in us! There is another dimension in the Kingdom we need to bring to bear on earth. Frankly, it is long past time to stop preaching to the choir and to bring the Kingdom to the world: The lost and unsaved, the oppressed and sick, the back-slidden and prodigal. Our mindset has to expand to the degree that we see the whole wide world as our "congregation." Expect the supernatural! Everywhere! "The harvest is ripe" has never been more in effect. The Great Commission to " Go" is mandatory! ( Mark 16:15) I discern the push of it in the Spirit, for it brings God no pleasure that anyone should die in their sin.
Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live.
Souls are in the balance! Recently I learned the "3 D's" of evangelism. The Church is the ecclesia ~ "The called out ones". All Christians are "called" to evangelize. If you are saved and you belong to God , you have been given the ministry of reconciliation, (II Cor. 5: 17-19). "I do not know what my gifting is, what God wants me to do, what my ministry is", you may have said. Yes , you do! You are to reconcile man back to God. Evangelize! Evangelism is not just for the "Evangelist". Be encouraged, evangelism is simply introducing people to Jesus. The five-fold ascension ministry gift of the evangelist is equipped with particular spiritual gifts needed for His or her ministry/office. But, surely we can all tell someone else about the goodness of the Lord in our own lives! I want to share the "3 D's of evangelism: declare God's Truth, display God's love, and demonstrate God's power. Beloved, out of a heart of love speak the Truth to that one who needs God! God's Word is Truth: declare John 3:16 and its truth in YOUR life.Share your testimony! Acts of kindness is a way to display God's love and to tell others about God. Walk in love. And Abba has taught me, through trial and error, to take every opportunity to pray for people. Sometimes, I miss it! One has to develop a sensitivity to subtle request and volunteer, ( "May I pray for you?"), if a person does not outright request prayer. When we pray for others, we let God demonstrate Himself. God moves by His Spirit as the Spirit wills. We do not have to perform, just "declare, display, and demonstrate"! What does this have to do with being a "three dimensional Christian"? It is a play on words: Our "3D's" is not the same as what the world usually thinks of: namely "3-D movies" with their life-like characteristics. And yet there is a connection for the definition of 3-D has to do with 3 dimensions or aspects: length, width,depth/height. As we Saints come to comprehend what is the breadth and length and height and depth and come to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, we are filled with the fullness of God! We move into deeper insight and a full-orbed Christ-likeness and perspective on the Kingdom of God. And we just have to "declare,display, and demonstrate" it to others! Three Dimensional Christians ministering the actual life of God, not " Life-like characteristics". As we approach the new year, my prayer is that we move into a fuller dimension of Christ, manifesting the Kingdom of God far and wide. Church is not the 4 walls of a building on Sunday and a mid-week service. The people of God are the Church Universal. One final thing, the Word must be in us if we are to declare it: Digest the Word! Only when we are out of the way can God's love be on display: Die to self! Let God be glorified. In order to demonstrate the power of God, one must absolutely depend on Him. These action verbs work in tandem. Let us purpose to live a supernatural life out of the Kingdom of God as Three Dimensional Christians!
Thank you, Lord Jesus!
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on May 7, 2020 at 6:25 PM|
Prophetess Vickie Lee: Originally Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:52 PM
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
John 15: 4 - 6
Author Mark Twain is credited with the saying, " Why not go out on a limb? That's where all the fruit is.” Twain spoke of risk taking and the rewards that sometimes come from taking a chance. When a person “goes out on a limb”…takes a chance, he or she expects a return, a reward, some sort of fruit for their labors. When we sacrifice, delay gratification, step out in faith hoping for the best, it is because we believe it will pay off sooner rather than later. Something good is going to come from it in the end. If we decide to go back to school, even if it means riding a bus to get there, it is in hope that we will be able to land a better paying job or start a long-term career. When we go out on a limb and tutor a child or just invest ourselves in them in some way, it is because we expect it to bear fruit of improved grades, attitude, or self-esteem. When we go out on a limb, taking a risk, taking a chance it is because, though we are on that shaky limb, we are reaching out for the fruit; Fruit which is sometimes on the tip of the limb. If I could just…grab it! Just a little bit further out…ALLLLmost there! Well, Beloved if you belong to God you are not “out on a limb” or some rickety branch. In fact, you are the branch attached to The Vine: Jesus Christ, and your life is supposed to bear fruit. Yes, our lives DO bear fruit. But, the question is what KIND of fruit? You know a tree by the fruit it bears and as Christians we are to bear the "Fruit of Righteousness" in which we are in right standing, upright before God we should see the fruit of that and, more importantly, so should others! Question: What kind of fruit are you bearing? This is not about judging, this is about fruit inspecting! You know God can speak to us in so many ways. This which I share with you came as I ate lunch at work. I bit into an apple and saw that part of it was brownish. I remembered that I had dropped an apple while grocery shopping. "Even fruit can bruise!", I thought. “Bruised Fruit” Hmmmmmm. I could not see the bruise from the outside. It was only when I got a little closer, inspecting the fruit in a most intimate way, that I saw that it was bruised. We have to examine ourselves and the fruit we are bearing. Is it bruised fruit? Fruit that has somehow been damaged because of the way it is or has been handled? Dear ones,When we receive Christ, we are “born again” of the Spirit of God.
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
Because we are" Born Again” of the Spirit of God we receive the fruit of the Spirit. And it is absolutely NOT "bruised fruit". God does all things well! But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Gal 5: 22- 23). Now why would the Lord mention bruised fruit? Bruised fruit is most often caused by the way the fruit is handled: How are you handling the Spirit of God? It’s His fruit! He is the Giver. Don't "drop" Him! Bruised fruit speaks to a skin that is compromised. Are you compromising? Luke warm? One foot still in the world, the other in the body of Christ? Light has no fellowship with darkness? Examine your fruit! Is it bruised? With bruised fruit, you have to be on the look-out for mold! Are you professing to be a child of God and the fruit you are bearing is moldy! Mold can cover fruit until it begins to decay and shrivel, dry out ~ "dried out" Christianity. God forbid! Bruised, moldy fruit is unsightly, people don’t like the taste of it, it’s mushy, discolored, and it can be unsafe to eat. When we speak of Jesus, our church, etc., people don’t receive it because of damaged fruit. BRUISED FRUIT. People know when we talk the talk, but you don’t walk the walk. So does the Lord. Bruised, spoiled fruit: The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality (Adultery, fornication,) impurity and debaucher (promiscuity); idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God ( Gal. 5:19 - 21 ). Abba Father sends this word because that one with a moldy fruit walk with the Lord is susceptible to infection: There’s something (or someone), that should not be there. It contaminates. One with bruised fruit is vulnerable! Light and darkness have no fellowship. You are saved and we belong to the Lord! Such an one, moldy, opens themselves to the enemy. They give The enemy legal right to oppress and to harass them. You wonder why things are inside out and upside down? Check out what you have around your fruit! Come out from among them! Examine your fruit: Is it bruised? Loose that moldy stuff! They are a hazard to your spiritual health. It may be the pressure of their presence that’s causing the bruise. Let us do some introspective fruit inspection. Ask God to show you. We all have to do that on a regular basis. Let us make sure we are living "the vine life".... Living IN Christ and bearing good fruit by His Spirit.
Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha-olam borei p'ri hagafen ~
Blessed are you, Lord our God, Creator of the Universe, who has created the good fruit of the tree. Amein.
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on May 7, 2020 at 3:10 PM|
Elohim Koreh: God Calls
Originally Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 10:17 PM
Elohim Koreh: God Calls
I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.
Shir HaSharim ~ Song of Songs
Song of Solomon 5:2
Grace, mercy, and peace to you, Beloved of God,
I am just coming out of fellowship with the Lord. He summoned me to prayer. He loves to spend time with us! He will actually draw us to him. When I think about social network sites:” Pokes”, and "messages" and on-going "newsfeeds" from our various lives I note, Abba likes to be in regular touch with us, too. And not just in a set aside,“Every morning at 5:30 I pray”, type way where it is out of sort of habit, good though it may be. Abba wants us to always be ready to commune with Him. If He summons us to prayer, rest assured He has something to say, or He wants us to pray for someone, or He wants to forewarn or guide specifically. Most times He just wants to hear our voice because He loves us. Abba speaks all the time. One just has to have an ear to hear. An ear to hear the Kol Dodi , The voice of The Beloved. If you have even the slightest thought of prayer, He is summoning you! It sure isn’t the enemy having you to think like that. Stop! Quiet yourself, turn your spirit to Him, ASK Him what it is He wants to say to you. He is the head of Our faith community, the main one we should be keeping "in touch" with. Amen. FAITH BOOK. I’m just writing out of my spirit. “God if I check in with you as much as I drop by my page….”Abba desires to spend more time with His children. I encourage you to keep an open dialogue going with Him all the time. The more you are around a person, communicate with a person, and share your heart with a person, the more you pick up their ways. You know their voice even in a crowded room. You know their ways, their character, their personality, likes, and dislikes. You come to even think alike, completing one anothers' sentences. How do you get the "mind of Christ”? It’s from that communing with Him…and reading the Word. Do both at the same time. In Jewish tradition, studying the Word (Torah), is the highest form of worship. Worship Him! Purpose to respond to Abba Father when He calls. You expect Him to respond to you immediately when YOU call, do you not?!? I just want to exhort you to cherish your time with Him! What a privilege to be able to hear His summons by His Spirit, and because of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice, have free access, 24-7 to Ribono Shel Olam, the King of the universe! Access to Our Father in heaven whenever we want, as long as we want, as often as we want…..Awesome. The people of God need to take advantage of that privilege. Those of us who live in nations where that is freely allowed have no excuse. When you discern that tug at your heart strings, respond to Him. You will find it gets easier and easier to discern and respond; It is walking in the Spirit. Thank you Father, for sharing your heart with us,” I miss my time with you”. God we love you! Amen. Keep drawing us with your finger of love….. Elohim Koreh….”God calls".
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on May 7, 2020 at 1:50 AM|
Prime the Pump
Prophetess Vickie Lee: Originally Posted on Saturday, April 06, 2013 11:29 PM
Prime the Pump
Jesus, keep me near the cross,
There a precious fountain-
Free to all, a healing stream-
Flows from Calv'ry's mountain.
In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever.
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.
Question: Are you sensing a build up leading to an anticipated change in the mission God has for your life?
I know I am in a transitional season where I can see that God has been "priming the pump" so that He can use me more effectively and more in line with the call upon my life. What about YOU?? I see some spiritual connections in priming a pump: Water pumps will run out of pressure and stop working if turned off for an extended period of time, such as over the winter. In order to get the pump working again, it needs to "primed": water needs to be flushed back into it and forced through in order for it to create enough pressure to begin pumping again. Jesus told us"Out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water." There is purpose, meaning, and ministry in those waters. As the people of God, we are to have waters of life flowing through us. God "primes the pump" so that Living Waters may flow and the pump is primed in the Cross. The water is there, but have we run out of pressure? Are you compelled, is there an urgency, even a burden to get moving in the things of God? If there has been a wintry season of spiritual life or ministry, I want to encourage you to let God prime the pump so that you can flow in the Spirit again. In the natural, the operation called "priming" is when you have to refill the whole system with water. In the things of God our whole being needs to be filled with the Spirit of God! Holy Ghost water pressure is needed!
When one primes a pump,water valves must be opened. There is a power source and there is an independent water source. Let me ask you: Is your heart really OPEN to God and yielded to His Presence and Kingship in your life? REALLY open? Examine yourself: Is your relationship with Him such that you are in connection with Him as your vital necessity? Your power source? Consider your ways: Are Living Waters from beneath the throne of grace, the primary source of water flowing through your being? Just as there are many voices in the world, there are other waters. We are speaking of pure waters. Drink deeply of the Spirit of God for YOURSELF. Thank God for following leaders as they follow Christ, but you must know God for yourself! He alone can prime the pump. It may be in reading the Word, a message from that Godly leader, a prophetic word, the refrain of a hymn, in the sweet hour of prayer, or in circumstances and situations. There is work involved in priming the pump and we are to cooperate with God. Personally, I was to stay faithfully on my assignments. In some ways, it was a test to be passed. While He gave me tokens of encouragement, I was expecting more effective ministry. The thing was, and is, to keep working the assignments right where I am. God is priming the pump! Many times, in difficult situations is where our faith is increased. Don't be discouraged! God is working that pump to draw waters from a deep well. The whole time He is applying the needed pressure, drawing out the living waters.His hand in yours and mine awaiting the bursting forth of giftings, the anointing, the Kingdom! When I think of priming the pump, I can almost hear the squeaking of the lever, crying out for oil. The oil of the anointing of God! It may not necessarily be comfortable to the flesh because those "healing streams" flow from Calvary's mountain: Crucifying the flesh. Stay "In the Cross"! He is preparing you to flow! Psalm 1 reads that when we meditate on His Word we are like a tree planted by rivers of water, yielding fruit and whatever we do will prosper. His leaves shall not wither! And one thing about it, when those waters flow, it will edify that one through whom they flow and it will bless others God wants them to refresh. Refreshing waters and fruit of the Spirit. We cannot afford to be dry in the Spirit with withered leaves. The Body of Christ is only so strong as the members of which it is made. We all need to be "wet" in the Spirit. It speaks to life! God forbid that we should be a "dead" church! Thirst after God and pursue Him. That precious fountain is "free to all". Amen. Embrace that divine restlessness you may be experiencing: You are being primed for a transition! Stay right where you are: In God's perfect will. I think I hear the water now.......
Grace, mercy, and peace,
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on May 7, 2020 at 12:55 AM|
Chiaroscuro: Light Shines In Darkness
Prophetess Vickie Lee: Originally Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 4:18 PM
Chiaroscuro: Light Shines In Darkness
l Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not owalk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Recently I ministered to a young person who has had an on-going, long-term physical challenge. After we prayed, I encouraged her to hold on to her healing. God had touched them! Sometime later I came upon this individual in a conversation in which they were complaining, as usual, about that physical ailment. I had noticed their sort of focus on it, the publishing about to everyone about how debilitating it is. You know some people don’t want to be healed, delivered, and set free. That thing that ails them has become like an old friend. Their conversations center around what is WRONG in their lives. They are saved and baptized in Holy Spirit, healing belongs to them. But what would they TALK about if they actually received their healing? Like a favorite pair of old slippers, they take comfort in the fact that many have prayed for them, but they’ve not been healed. It has come to define them, this illness. “I know God can do it, I believe it!”, they say. But when God sends one to lay hands in power and authority, the challenged one’s own words come right back and cancel out what God had done! We are snared by the words of our mouth, we are taken by the words of our mouth. We must war over our overcomers testimony! Give God the glory! What did God say!
The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light;
To be saved and yet be in a twilight area of not quite fully in the light speaks to being lukewarm. And we know how God feels about THAT! That is correct:: He will spew, even vomit you out of His mouth! Beloved, we are children of the light. It has been said, “Gray is a real color.” Not for the Child of God! I am reminded of the lyrics from Casting Crowns' song: "Slow Fade"
"It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade"
"There are no gray,dingy-white, areas in God: No “Twilight Zone” for “even the darkness is not dark to You.The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You”.(Psalm 139:12). Twilight falls just before sunset. Purpose not to “sunset” in your Christian walk and speech! It is not a twilight area of oppression, doubt, compromise, but Jesus our bright and morning daystar! Peter 1:19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; Understand the World is in light and darkness, a chiaroscuro [kee-ar-uh-SKYOOR-o] "a strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition." There is light in the world, only because God’s elect, “children of the Light” are in the world. We are just not OF the world. There is to be a strong contrast between the world and children of the light. The Bible says “light shines in darkness" for those in right standing with God”! The unsaved need the TRUE light of the revelation of God in Christ. We all do! There is a solution forthe darkness.: Believe on Christ Jesus! Why?"…..that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (I Peter 2:9)
That dear soul I wrote of earlier is to proclaim His praises, not the enemy's problems! The people of God are not to be a mix of light and dark displaying a "spiritual chiaroscuro", for it effects our whole being! Oh, no! In this hour there is no time to be in a gray area, straddling the fence compromising, doubting, being lukewarm, and drifting. That one needing a healing was drifting withchiaroscuro words.: “I am healed, but not really healed, I am sort of healed, I want to be healed, I am almost healed…God COULD heal me…” I will leave you with Jesus’ words:
John 12:35- 36
Walk while you have the Light, keep on living by it, so that darkness may not overtake and overcome you. He who walks about in the dark does not know where he goes [he is drifting].
Keep living by the Light!
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on May 7, 2020 at 12:10 AM|
Originally posted: May 20, 2012
Praise his Name, Beloved of God!
The Word of God tells us for everything there is a season, and we must be wise and discerning enough to know what that season is. Kairos, a unique moment in time, is a special season when God’s grace is available. Grace as in a benefit given, the favor of God! Abba Father has plans and purposes for your life and for my life. We were born for a reason, we are not “accidents”, and there is meaning and significance to our lives. Purpose! “The appointed time in the purpose of God”…and the appointed time is now. A Kairos moment is a time when God acts and we respond. God’s Word demands a response from us. The question is: How are we responding to his timely word? Ah! The Word of God….did you know kairos applies to that, too? In rhetoric, kairos is a combination of the “right moment to speak” and the “right way or proportion to speak.” We have to know how to use or apply the Word of God! Timing! The “when” of a rhetorical situation .The kairos of it, so that it is appropriate and effective. The effective prayers of a righteous man avail much. We need more availing prayer! It is Holy Spirit who tells us which Word is appropriate for a unique moment. “God’s Word is ALWAYS appropriate!”, you are saying. Yes, it is! But, we want it to be effective, too. If one needs a healing, and a minister of reconciliation speaks, “This sickness is not unto death”, over them; It needs to be a rhema word, a living word of prophecy, because it was spoken in the kairos moment under the leading of Holy Spirit. May the grace/favor of God accompany that word! Kairos dictates that what is said must be said at the right time: It is “speech” times “occasion”.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver
There is priceless value in speaking the Word of God over the situations and circumstances of our own lives and, most importantly, over the lives of others. Abba Father, help us to speak a word in season! As I researched kairos, I learned that it has roots in weaving( suggesting the creation of an opening), and archery (denoting the seizing of and striking forcefully through an opening). That sounds violent, but we know the Kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force! The Word of God is a hammer, even a weapon of warfare and we are to deliver it in a kairotic moment in time. I am speaking of an apt word where now and eternity, the “Ancient of Days”, meet. The Word of our God stands forever and when it is delivered in the kairos of God, something happens! What the special something is, depends on who is using the Word. The “who” is the Body of Christ, the people of God speaking the Word in faith, power, and authority. It is through Christ Jesus that the Word accomplishes what God sends it to do, for He alone is the door! Jesus is our hope of glory. Any door “opening” Kairos moment, any “right, opportune, supreme moment of time and/or place”, is found in Him. Not only is He standing at the door knocking as He says in the Book of Revelation, He IS the door that “no man” can close or open. It has to do with the defining kairos moment. Discern that moment! Walk through the door!
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Speak the Word of God and enter into his rest, sup with Him. Jesus Christ (The Word made flesh): The same yesterday, today, and forever. Time and destiny meet in Him ~
The Importance of Timing
In the gospel of John 7:4 , Jesus' brothers told him to take his ministry to a larger venue. "Show yourself openly and make yourself known to the world!", they told Him.( Amplified). But, Jesus said to them, "My time, (opportunity), has not yet come." Jesus was already ministering, it was evident, and in power and demonstration. But the "right time" for a next -level platform had not yet arrived. Even the Lord Jesus Christ waited on Abba Father for a release to move. Everything we do, beloved, has to be in God's timing! Kairos! All the variables may be in place: provision, giftings, talents, skills, resources, people , and support. All systems go! Yet and still, we cannot must not move unless and until, the "right time" has come. Jesus is our example in this principle. To get out ahead of God, is a recipe for disaster. God forbid that we should have zeal, but not according to knowledge. How does one know it is the right time? Ahhh, this goes back to what I shared with you yesterday, "Be careful how you hear." As one seeks God for direction and guidance, there will be a witness, a "Yes!" in that one's spirit that it is the right time. And should that witness come, move! Move with the Spirit of God. Because the flipside of being out ahead of God ,is missing God ,due to not hearing. and obeying. This includes a response of a check in the spirit, a "NO, it is not the right time". Obedience to the "NO" is still following the Spirit of God. Though, in the natural, it may seem as though one is standing still. And I have learned no response from Father God, is a response from Father God: Stand still. When the "opportunity" Jesus spoke of does come, we want to be in sync and harmony with Father God, to move forward in HIS timing and season. In this way we can bear much fruit, be a blessing to people, and operate out of the Kingdom of God. Following our King, right on time. God's Kairos!
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on May 6, 2020 at 7:50 PM|
Prophetess Vickie Lee: Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 1:25 AM
There is an interesting idiom which says, “Empty vessels make the most noise/sound." I found God in it!
It means that people who talk a lot and frequently express their opinions are often “talking loud and saying nothing.” It means to say that one is noisy because there is nothing IN there. An “empty vessel” is one whose thoughts, etc. clang around, noisily, bouncing off the walls of their intellect, mind and being adding nothing of value. In the world one is better heard if they are full of ideas, education, pride, and self. I have nothing against education or God-ideas, you understand. All good and perfect gifts come from God, including a keen intellect. It is just that the notion of an "empty vessel” in the world is polar opposite to the way the people of God see an “empty vessel”. For the child of God desires to be emptied of self, that he or she might be used of God. “An empty vessel makes the greatest sound” is another version of the idiom. Now THAT I can agree with. I am not speaking of just ANY vessel. Oh, no! I mean a vessel of gold, one used of God. For the greatest sound as of a mighty rushing wind blows through such an one, empty of self, yielded to the unction and leading of Holy Spirit. There is Someone IN there! Holy Spirit! We are talking about the gold standard of the sanctified “empty vessel”:
2 Timothy 2:20
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
A vessel of Gold is empty of self! How many times have you heard a minister of the Gospel pray,”God all of you and none of me”? Oh, my! We need to hear from God! We need to hear the “greatest sound”! Even Jesus said it was not HIS teachings, but God’s which had such an impact. My teaching is not My own, but His Who sent Me. John 7:16. It was in the power and authority our Father in heaven had given Him. Jesus did not speak on His own, so empty of self, and yielded to God was He. Ah! To be so empty that God gets all of the glory! But how to get there? One way to be emptied of self is to come to the end of ourselves. Lord Jesus! That can be a process. We have to learn to depend on no one, but God! He is to be the anchor of our soul. Now you understand that that comes about only as we lean on have faith in, rely on, and trust in the Lord through a myriad of circumstances and situations. There are no two ways about it. Surrender to the process of purification of the gold. It is about God building character in us. In the Kingdom, character takes precedence over gifting. I remember that early on in my walk with the Lord, he told me,“I have chosen you in the fire of affliction.” Ouch! A perfect description. But, Jesus walked me through the fire! Just as He faithfully walks YOU through. He never forsakes us. Bless God!
Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
It is a refining process, Beloved. I would be less than candid if I did not tell you it does not feel good to have the dross, the “works of the flesh” burned off. Any attempt to end the discomfort only prolongs the process. It has been called "redemptive suffering" and the only way "out" is through. There is no way to skip over the process. It is a work of God and it can take years. It is specific to us as individuals and it is life-long, in that we may have to “re-visit" some areas, as needed, sometimes. There may "wilderness" experiences and there is no way around that: You can only get over it by obediently and humbly going through it One can have a call on his or her life, but does not want to let God take them through the process of emptying them of the gunk of which keeps them from truly shining to the glory of God the Father. Specifically, the dross/gunk is:
Galations 5: 19-21
Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency, Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies), Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.
Let me encourage you to cooperate with God. Surrender! But remember you are going for the gold! Only God can assay as to when one has reached that point. Yes, it is a refining process and it is worth it! If any of that stuff,the doings or works of the flesh, floats around in our vessel, we cannot make the “greatest”sound which shouts “The Kingdom is come near to you.” Beloved, “The Kingdom of God is within YOU.” In your hearts, in the midst of you, among you, and surrounding you. That is not me talking, but I quote the Lord in Luke 17:21. We have to grab ahold of that because in this hour, God-prepared and trained, vessels of gold, ministering and living out of Kingdom power and authority, is sorely needed. A people making a “sound” which issues from the very heart of God! A people inspired by Holy Spirit. Empty vessels boldly speaking the wisdom of the Word of God. It may be passionate, fiery, anointed, and yes, sometimes loud, but it is not just “noise”. That is how folk get healed, delivered, and set free. For the very power of death and LIFE is to reside in our tongues. Consistently! In the Body of Christ universal! Bless God! In Africa, Antarctica, Asia, (glory!) Australia, Europe, ( Hallelujah!) North America, and South America, (Thank you, Jesus!). Empty vessels fit for the Master’s use! Doing the work of the ministry right where we are: at home, work, school, the bank, grocers, with family, friends, neighbors, friends or strangers. Whenever and WHEREever, may God use us mightily! Amein. But what do I have to DO, Prophetess?
Same question, same answer right in Holy Scripture:
John 6:28 - 29
Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
There is no great mystery here, is there? Just love Jesus and nurture your relationship with Him! I have written many times that everything flows from that love relationship with Him. We MUST understand that no Spirit infused, gold-standard, effective, long-term ministry is going to come, apart from that. It is simply the truth:
1 Corinthians 3:11-13
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. [emphasis mine] Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
Dear ones, if you would be an empty vessel, emptied by God that is, yield to Him. The foundation of godly character is forged in fire. Gold is only purified in fire. There is a heat in crucifying the flesh to a state of emptiness and absolute surrender to Him. You say you want God to use you? You say there is a call on your life? Well, it is so true that the higher the call the deeper the foundation. You say you want MORE? We cannot MAKE anything happen. Yield to Him!! The more time we spend with Him, the more we become like Him as we acquire the divine nature and character of God. In communing with Him, He is imparted to our very beings. It is "within” us and it is a treasure!
That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
Beloved, we need to be emptied of self and leaning not to our OWN understanding so that God can fill us with heavenly treasures. A weighty "substance" of the oil of his anointing to pour out to others. That cup King David spoke of as "running over“ is more than a cup in our hands, it is to be US in our whole being! Now that is an overflow! May you be blessed by the lyrics from the Rev. Milton Brunson’s song, "Available to You"
Lord, I’m available to you,
My will I give to you
I’ll do what you say do, use me Lord To show someone the way
And enable me to say
My storage is empty And I am available to you
Ruach haKodesh! Holy Spirit,“enable” us to say with the mouth of an empty vessel, with an undivided heart, with a pure motive,
in spirit and in truth "My storage is empty. Lord, I am available to you!" Have your way, Oh, God!
Geshem B’rakhot (Showers of blessings!)
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on April 2, 2020 at 3:25 AM|
Recently,I heard a television commentator say that this fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is a “great leveling field”. The shuttering of schools and businesses, the roller coaster ride on Wall Street, the unemployment, even the sorrow of illness and death has been stunning. Many have seen over-night changes they never imagined. I can see how it could be seen as a leveling field. But, Abba has been dropping into my Spirit that this season is a reset. He did not say a restart or a reboot, but a reset. It is a reset both in the natural, but most especially in the Spirit. It’s so much bigger than financial markets and the such. A reset is an act or instance of setting, adjusting, or fixing something in a new or different way: as in to reset priorities. Or a broken bone. It brings to mind the vision that Ezekiel had of the valley of dry bones (Ezekiel 37).
1The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
The dry bones in Ezekiel’s vision are the people of God. The vision of Ezekiel continues with a prophecy of resurrection and restoration for God’s people. That is what the reset is: resurrection and restoration, but not just for us. The reset is to profoundly impact the world. The world is being impacted in this pandemic. Now, for a God-impact through the people of God. Yes, there is a reset in the Spirit! To what end? That the Lord might be glorified! The people of God have a hope! There is hope for God’s people, there is hope for the Church universal and these dry bones will live again. For the Lord, even “The Great Physician” has done a reset! In the natural world there is a process for resetting fractured, broken, separated bones. It must be done because the bone WILL heal whether or not a physician resets it in its anatomical position. If the bone is not reset correctly, the healing process will keep the bone in its deformed position. What does all of this have to do with the Body of Christ? Scripture tells us we ARE members of his body, flesh, and of his bones! The Bible reads that the Lord loves his Church as a husband loves his wife. The “Bride of Christ” can no longer be fractured. No more schisms in the body!
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Your Bride worships you, oh God! We may holler we are healed, but are we healed in a deformed position? Because we were not SET correctly. Man-called and set instead of God-set. If we have gone through the process, (and it IS a process), where are the wonder works of a healed AND whole body? Individually and corporately. Lord help us to be “holy and without blemish” as you have called us to be. By the Spirit of God and in the power of the Holy Ghost. Thank God, in his gracious goodness for a reset! We can live again.Yes, Church, there is a PROCESS to reset fractured bones. In the natural, It requires a doctor to manipulate the broken ends of the bone into their original position and fix them in place. We serve a hands-on God! The Lord wants to restore his Bride, his Church to her original position in him that he might be truly glorified. That is a MASTER reset, glory to God, from the Master! That may not always be comfortable. The patient may feel a pressure or a crunching sensation as the bones are reset is what I learned in my research about bone resets. We the Church, too, will most assuredly be taken out of our comfort zone of traditions of man, stagnancy, and legalism. Change and reset is not easy. We ought to be able to feel, hear and see the change. One of the steps in resetting a bone is called external fixation. It is sort of a brace which functions to retain the integrity of bone structures (such as the hand) after a serious injury. Without fixation, long-term or even permanent restriction of movement can happen. Transfer that on over to the Spirit, Beloved! The Body of Christ, “the glorious Church”, the Bride of Christ MUST be able to MOVE as the Spirit leads in this hour, season and dispensation. Liberty! Free in Jesus even as our external fixation is being bound in the Spirit as was the Apostle Paul. It is Holy Spirit who braces and supports us. And the Bride of Christ must move with integrity and not be “loosey-goosey” in the things of God. The real-deal: integrity and authenticity. Oh, Lord thank you for the reset! For we are of YOUR bones. Be open to the Lord’s “ fixation” of your particular place in his Body. “ ...For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. We are one and every “bone” and member has its valuable place. The broken bones I wrote of earlier need to be in position including the “hand” of the five-fold ascension gifts of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher. I do not know about you, but I am not trying to dictate to GOD how to set the bones of the Body of Christ! "But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him." 1 Cor. 12:18. That is God’s business. I DO want to be a part of the reset! Remember, a reset is setting, adjusting, or fixing something in a new or different way. God! HOWEVER you want to do it in Jesus’ Name and by your Spirit! Perfect us. Mature us for the work of the ministry. Be glorified, Lord! As it pleases you, set, anoint, REset those you gave and sent!
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till 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:
We are in world-wide trying times right now, Beloved of God. But there is a sense of excitement and expectation because of the opportunity of God’s reset. We cannot come into the stature of the fulness of Christ except we let God DO the “new thing”...the reset we have all been confessing we desire for the past twenty years! “God has a remnant”, “Send The latter Rain!”, “God, do a NEW thing, “Refresh us...reVIVE us oh, Lord! “. Okay! You know what I am talking about. That has been our heart cry. It is time to see that come to pass. This is a reset! This little bone wants to be placed in her spot that pleases God. How about you? Reset us! Yes, Lord!
Let us be willing for God to reset our priorities. Let us get back to our priority, our first love in submitted, committed obedience. The Lord God Himself is our priority as a faith community and as his Bride. Can we agree and purpose to get out of the way that He might adjust us in our very being so that He CAN do a new thing in us, for us, and THROUGH us? My prayer is that the people of God be reset even as a plant that is replanted so that we “might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.“ Isaiah 61:3 According to Isaiah, reset "trees of righteousness" proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, comfort all that mourn to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. My God, that is so needed in this earth! One who has been given a Master reset by the Lord, “ ...shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. I believe in this instance of setting, adjustment, and fixing in a new way a different way, and that in the current reset, as Isaiah the Prophet wrote, “ ...ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God…”
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on April 7, 2019 at 8:05 PM|
Bound in the Spirit
And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there; Acts 20:22
Apostle Paul did not know the things that would befall him in Jerusalem, but Holy Spirit of God surely did! Because Paul was bound in the Spirit, he could rest in the fact that in his obedience to the leading of the Spirit of God, his steps were being ordered. Paul was so steeped in the Presence of God that he saw himself as “a prisoner of Christ Jesus” for the cause of Christ. Yoked up with the Lord! When one is in sync with the Lord to that degree
he or she MUST obey the Spirit. Two oxen yoked together, joined at the head or neck, walk in tandem if they are to reach their destination. Do you know why his “yoke is easy and his burden light’? Because God is pulling the heavy load of whatever our situation may be WITH us! Teamwork! For the Bible says we are to be workers together WITH God. Whatever our ministry may be, by the grace of God, do as Paul did and be “bound in the Spirit”. In the intimacy of the yoke, mouth to ear, we get direction, guidance, strength, power, and help. My God, we get comfort from the Comforter the Lord sent when we are bound in the Spirit! For He is Elohei Khol Nechamah, “The God of all Comfort” (2 Cor 1:3” I just sort of see the covering of Holy Spirit of God as in the picture above. Oh! To walk with God like that! In another Bible version, bound in the Spirit is interpreted as “impelled by a sense of duty”. It’s our reasonable service to be about our Father’s business, is it not? Understand, Abba Father does not FORCE us. Even when the burden of the Lord comes upon one, the Lord would remind us that, by his grace, “My burden is light and easy to be borne.” When one is bound in the Spirit, he or she can do all things. All of it through Christ Jesus! No, the “sense of duty” is not a drudgery. To be bound in the Spirit...drawn irresistibly, by him, is to be captive to the Spirit and very sensitive to him. It is out of love, the Lord’s love for US, for He loved us FIRST, warts and all, and our love for HIM that we are as Paul, wrote, “ obligated and compelled by the convictions of my own spirit”, to obey. Paul HAD to go to Jerusalem not knowing what to expect. “If you love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15. Obey me. Follow directions. We New Testament Christians, too, are to be constrained by, in obedience to, “bound in the Spirit”. It’s something we have to practice, in small ways and large ways. Then comes the syncing with the Spirit. Then comes an ear to hear his voice and because of close proximity to him, that “smearing” of oil, the yoke destroying anointing of God. Glory to God, yoke destroying power comes because of being yoked WITH the Lord. In this season, my focus has been to just focus on my love relationship with the Lord and ministering to him. Everything else is in his hands. It is so liberating! He is absolutely sovereign, and there’s nothing anyone can do to thwart his plans and purposes. They will come to pass in spite of us, not because of anything we do. It is no good thing WE do. It is not us, it is Him!
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Isaiah 42:8
Beloved, we have no bragging rights. Glory in the Lord, and like the Apostle Paul, walk out your life and run your race all wrapped up in the Spirit. Hallelujah, And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. Keep this in mind as you do: The Word of God is NOT bound, and there is no distance in the Spirit. What a powerful combination to be be bound in the Spirit, wielding the two-edged sword of the Spirit: the Word of God. The child of God who is compelled by the Spirit and using the "sword of his mouth" by speaking the Word is operating out of the Kingdom of God. In this hour, that kind of Christ-centered power and authority is mandatory! I want to exhort you to seek God's face and an even closer walk with him. Be captivated by him!
In his bonds,
Prophetess Vickie Lee
|Posted on September 18, 2018 at 12:50 AM|
|Posted on August 6, 2018 at 9:35 PM|
The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Deutoronomy 28: 8
Recently, I was listening to a cable news commentator opine about current events. He noted that the "command climate" of an organization impacts how its members respond in any given situation. I had to Google the term. I learned that the command climate is the working environment within the influence of a particular leader or chain of command. The command climate is based on the subordinates' understanding of how they are expected to perform, how they are treated, and how they must conform to the leader's style. The leader of the organization is solely responsible for the organization’s command climate. I can find God in that definition! You see, it seems to be a military term. Those of us in the Army of the Lord MUST conform to Jehovah Sabaoth, the “Lord of Hosts’ ” style. Surely, Beloved, He has given us clear direction in Holy Scripture as to how we are “expected to perform”.
The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.9 The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways. The LORD shall command the blessing!
That, dear ones, is the TRUE command climate. One in which we understand that all good and perfect gifts come from him. This is not a prosperity teaching, but what a glorious thing it is to live in a climate of blessing! Not the least of which is to be of the people of God. The ultimate blessing! Salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. So, what does a command climate of the Lord look like? Well, it is in his very Name: Jesus! “Yeshua” in Hebrew. Yeshua means “Salvation”. And not only the saving of our eternal souls. Oh, the Lord commands that and more! For salvation also means, deliverance, safety, preservation, soundness, healing, ease, protection, wholeness, and victory. It is in his Name. Yes, it's all in the Name of Jesus! Those blessings belong to the one who place their trust in him. What part do you and I have to play? Our text above says “walk in his ways.” You are thinking, “ Yes and right above THAT it speaks of being a “holy people”! Who can do that? Beloved, It is not YOU, it is Him. Rest in him! The “leader” sets the command climate. Our King Jesus reminds us to:
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Just learn of him! What a blessing to find rest in one’s soul in the midst of all the din and clatter, hustle and bustle of our lives. Part of the “command” is peace that surpasses all understanding. Now that is prosperity. I do not care how many material goods and riches one has, who can enjoy it with no peace? And no love! If you would know real love learn of God: Seek Him!
1 John 4:8
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
As you learn of him through Christ Jesus, God promises to establish you, to set you up and make you stable. Because He is to be the rock upon whom our lives are built! Our “command climate” is one of love. God's love for US, (He sent his Son, Jesus, did he not?"), and Our love for God.
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.
This has been an example of the Lord’s easy yoke and light burden: Out of a climate of a mutual love relationship with God and as we walk in his ways and learn of him, the Lord "commands the blessing"..and the blessing is multi-faceted! My prayer for you today, Beloved, is that you develop a passionate love relationship with God! I pray that you be conformed to the image of Christ so that all things might work together for your Good. May God's command climates of love wash over every area of your life. Receive it! And give it!
Prophetess Vickie Lee