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New Book By Author Lee Johndrow

leejohndrowteamAuthor Lee Johndrow has released a new book this week. Volume 1 of his series,entitled Made In His Image, You Are More Than A Conqueror.

The book is described as follows:

A 30 day inspirational on who you are in Christ and what He has placed in you. If you have ever struggled with feelings of worthlessness, a poor self image or not thinking you have value, this book is for you. I have created this to reveal to you how much God cares for you and who you are. That you are not a mistake but a person who has value and purpose.

Lee has authored other books including, The Interrupted Process, Christmas, Can You Wait? and The Drones Of Heaven. He has a blog that talks about the issues and thought process of a Christian life, as well as developing the relationship between God and everyday lives.

Lee lives in Keene, New Hampshire with his wife. He is on staff with The Village Church in Swanzey.

For more information on Lee or his work, please contact him at www.LeeJohndrow.com

Move That Darkness!

leejohndrowteamTonight I put my grandchildren to bed, taking the time as I do, to pray with them.

I know many who do not have that luxury. Do not have that chance or that opportunity. Can I tell you things are about to change? “Oh, Lee. I don’t know if I can stand the pain.” Do not harden your heart for it is the day of expectancy and earth shaking awakening. Continue reading Move That Darkness!

Who Is Going With You?

2014-09-21 13.20.19“Great! Now what was I to do?” The machine guns (Who has machine guns???) were going off and had me pinned down behind one of the cars. I was safe but I needed to behind the one behind me to get to cover. Throwing some rocks in the air triggered another blast and a hail of of bullets. But they were short lived and I knew they were involved in reloading. I jumped across the hood of the car behind me, looking over to see what was going. While the new clip was now in I was behind the building. Continue reading Who Is Going With You?

Help! I Need Somebody!

heargod2My friend was only allowed 14 items in the container he was being allotted on the train. He was thinking this would not be a “big” deal and did not ask for help from anyone. The items were varied. Some large pieces of furniture, boxes and crates. People had helped him get the items to the loading area, but then he sent everyone away. He was going to finish the loading himself. Continue reading Help! I Need Somebody!

Encouragement is Key!

preachingatvillageI want to be encouraged. I work hard to be an encourager. I have spoken numerous times on encouragement. It is and ought to be one of the pillars of the Christian walk. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. Sometimes you are required to encourage yourself!

A true mentor will encourage the person he is working with. The world has moved in another direction. The generation of “me”. “Me” does not promote others. The scriptures are clear I think that we ought to look out for the needs of others. To lift them up. (Utopia moment…what if every one felt viable, happy and whole?) The mentor who understands the power and value of encouragement will cause their “mentees” to grow well. (Look at Paul and Barnabas in Acts 4:36-37; Acts 9:26-30 and Acts 11:22-30) Continue reading Encouragement is Key!

Angels In The House – Priming The Pump

leejohndrowteamYesterday I had the wonderful time of being able to share a message with my church family. One of the main pieces was the idea that there needs to be BIBLICAL based encouragement, exhortation and edification. Thankful for being part of what God is doing in this hour.

One of the things people have begun to ask me about is the continuing and apparent increase of angelic activity and visitations. Clearly they are increasing. I want to be clear when I say this. I do not believe we ought to pursue angels. I am totally comfortable with the idea that angels are here and part of our culture. And when they become visible that is awesome and cool. But I continue to believe that beholding the Lord, brings visitation. Continue reading Angels In The House – Priming The Pump

Encouragement Is What We Offer

What We Offer

threadI want people to move ahead. To get better. To be all they can be. Over time I have seen a lot of great moments where people “get it” and move ahead. I also have seen some disillusionment.

I want to help people. But through many interactions, I have learned the following thing. A lot of people want you to endorse their actions, their decisions, bringing “confirmation” to the direction they want to go. They want you to encourage them. (Ever have a conversation with a person who is going down the wrong path? “I know he/she is not saved…not sober…a drug addict…but I love them!”) Continue reading Encouragement Is What We Offer

A Supernova Of Light Is Here

supernovaI had a dream and in the dream the following occurred.

There was a man whom I knew well. He had been hospitalized. He was in a hospital room that was absolutely discouraging and depressing. I made arrangements to have him moved to a very bright, sunny room. As they were moving him, another older woman appeared. Again, it was someone I was familiar with. She asked if she could be moved as well. The room was secured. As I went to pay I was told it was $207 a week. Even in the dream I was wondering, “how is it so low?”

Like I often do upon awakening, I began to process the dream. The low price, the bright rooms, the lifting of discouragement. $207? I did some research and I ended up after some time of prayer and thinking with the following thoughts.

The whole counsel of God. When I saw 207 I thought a place, a person, something like that. But what I ended up with was I felt strongly was that at the end of the month it would be 828. Immediately the following scripture came to life.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Why 4 weeks? Because I believe the Lord is saying there is a fullness to His counsel. And there is a “his purpose” that has to be looked at. Not our purpose or what we think or want to see, but his purpose. What is his purpose?

His purpose. Rather than taking a scripture and applying it there is a “whole counsel” of God available to bring restoration and fullness to people’s lives.  Rather than seek your purpose or what you are “called” begin to investigate what His purpose is. And start to live it. “Apart from Him we can do nothing.”(John 15:5) For the manifestation of His presence is from Him through you. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) What things? Kingdom things.

Why a month? Because there are cycles of harmony, just as there is a cycle of the full moon. A reminder of His continued presence. A moon that causes ebbs and flows. There is a pulsation of the impending goodness of God being manifested in the earth.

Encouragement. Many are living in the house of healing but not experiencing it, being relegated to the darkness because of their not knowing. There is a sound of encouragement in the air. Lives are being brought to the light.

The time is now!

I found myself “upset” this morning as I was thinking about the sickness trying to affect people. I saw a post that frustrated me, because like sickness, it further entrapped people. I saw invisible enemies stealing joy. I saw people creating enemies that were not real and allowing the illusions to be empowered. I saw dabbling with old covenant thinking and the application of principles that ought to have disappeared with the work of the cross. Yet there they were!

The word dabble means to immerse one’s hands or feet in liquid and stir it. I sensed even as I wrote this that the dipping hands in waters brings a sense of cleanness but can never accomplish what the blood was for. The lifting of your clean hands is not the result of your actions but His actions. For that is a kingdom reality. (I am not talking about a prophetic act or the invalidity of the old covenant being a shadow of things to come.)

I was frustrated. I understand hardship and the desire to be “free” but I know it will never be found by acting as if God is external and afar. It will not be resolved by works, traditions or religion.

The kingdom is at hand. The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy. Today. Right now.

Grace has done it.

Too many are looking for the answers to be found in old covenant thinking and application. Stop going someplace or seeking for but recognize that you are that place! You are the meeting place of God (John 1:14), you are the table in the wilderness set amongst your enemies, you are the garden of goodness. (Song Of Solomon 5:1) Your cup is running over!

Stop trying to go someplace and start being the place. Stop trying and start being.

In Isaiah 32 it tells us that rulers will be like “shelters from the wind and refuges from the storm.” We are kings and priests. We are rulers in a kingdom with a King. We are Some Place. Where we are light can be found. When I think about heaven and the wow’s of God I am reminded that all things are in Christ and He holds all things together. (Colossians 1:17) Taking that one step further He dwells in me. Heaven is in my heart! So when I think of stellar explosions of light, I think of supernovas sending the  light across the galaxy. And that folks is carried in Him and He is tabernacling in you.

Today there is a flooding of light coming to your life, your cup is overflowing. No longer shall you give from a half full expectancy but you will function from an “all filled” up experience. Stop “dieting” with God and eat the fat and drink the sweet (Nehemiah 8:10) and enjoy the fullness of His goodness. Today engage in the understanding of His marvelous light, for His appearance is not a “light affliction” but a light affection. Today you will lift up holy hands! There is a celebration today over you. His purpose is revealed. “He is a good God, worthy to be praised.” No more living in the dark. No more wondering. His reach towards you knows no bounds.

I saw angels being dispatched as hands were raised. I saw lives changing and heard sighs of relief.

Today is the day the Lord has made…

Encouragement And Love Found In The Seedbed of Grace & Community

 

Just a thought?
Just a thought?

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,  in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2-3 NIV

Last night while in our class, as I “closed” with prayer the power of the living God showed up. He really likes to be talked about “like He is in the room.” The results were tangible as people just wanted to hang out in the presence of the One who has given us life.  People shared how good things were. (The whole class was a testimony to God but this was like “extra.”) One woman sang wonderfully over another as others prayed. I want to be clear, so often I get caught up in what I am to do I forget what He is there to do! Continue reading Encouragement And Love Found In The Seedbed of Grace & Community

Encourage Someone Today

How Do You Handle Adversity
How Do You Handle Adversity

Last night while “not sleeping” I meditated on the scripture below.

“…26 that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, 27 to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.…” Colossians 1:26-28 Continue reading Encourage Someone Today