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A Dark Horse?

lee1-150x150.jpgI was thinking about a friends recent Facebook post with regard to the elections and how he wondered if the person who will be elected is perhaps not even in the running yet.

I thought a little bit about that and I think many years ago that might have been true that there would have been somebody who could have come out of nowhere and change things and I’m not saying it can’t happen but I wonder if these things work against it. Continue reading A Dark Horse?

Where You Live? Important!

leejohndrowteamThis morning while I was working on something else, I saw a situation occur in the spirit. I was simply typing along and it happened. For years I have been a believer in where you are is important. It is not that you can not be “blessed” where you are but what if God has you for a greater season or a better opportunity? Are you letting your present comfort preempt God’s plan for you? Too often we use the word “wisdom” to describe “fear of change”… Continue reading Where You Live? Important!

Destroy The Works Of The Enemy

leejohndrowteamThe enemy of our soul is alive and well, regardless of our belief or lack of belief in him. The devil and his minions move about looking to hurt, kill and destroy. I bring this up because lately I have noticed a number of folks who were struck down by a virus or disease that in many cases had slipped by undiagnosed. Ultimately each received the diagnosis by the most recent team of doctors. But in a few cases, some required 2, 3, even 4th or 5th doctors and teams. It would be one thing if the “disease” just noodled along, but in the most recent cases I had been involved in, the illness came in like gangbusters. Continue reading Destroy The Works Of The Enemy

The Awkwardness Of An Age

alyssacamera 004Even in the darkness of the camping area there was no fear. Oh, there were the trees that formed shadows and the noises of the night that caused a check in my walk, but it was startling and not fear creating. I knew where I was going and not even in the darkness was I fearful.

I had a pretty interesting dream this morning. It vacillated between the innocence of being a child and the darkness that seemed to await those that wandered off the properties. It reminded me of Batman’s Gotham City, the camp I attended as a child(Keewaydin)and the reminder that while a child’s  life may be awkward it is but a season. Continue reading The Awkwardness Of An Age

Who Is My Neighbor?

donttalkI work with a lot of people. I have people that live California and talk 100 million dollar budgets and others who are watching their business shrink in the economy of today. The other day I saw the news that said 96,000,000 were out of work. I thought to myself, that I have forgotten about not working while being consumed with working. Continue reading Who Is My Neighbor?

What Are You Saying? A Few Thoughts On Facebook

2013-04-17_13-47-36_533My wife has gone away for a few days with a friend. I am excited for her. The beach is her love. Me, I am lake kind of guy. So, the big question is what will I do with a few days of quiet on my hand. Not all that long ago, I would find plenty of things to fill my “quiet times”. These days I will probably write or sleep. And tonight after work I will be getting Jacob so all in all a good weekend is on tap. Continue reading What Are You Saying? A Few Thoughts On Facebook

Changing Your World

In a dream, I found myself on an island helping a friend move off the island. There were all sorts of delays and finally all his belongings were put into a container and readied to leave. And then my job was to get to the airport and get on a plane to return to the US.

The decision was made to wait a few days rather than be pressured in the leaving.

I awoke with a sense of dissatisfaction because I had not left and felt as if something had not been completed. Continue reading Changing Your World

Get That Boat Into The Water!

dreamstealersI had a dream last night that caused me to wake up and seek the realities of some of the things I saw. As I am writing, I hearing the word “settle”. It can mean to resolve or reach an agreement about (an argument or problem). It can mean to end (a legal dispute) by mutual agreement or to determine; decide on. To pay (a debt or account). To complete the administration and distribution of a decedent’s estate or give money or property to (someone) through a deed of settlement or a will. To accept or agree to (something that one considers to be less than satisfactory). It can mean to make one’s permanent home somewhere. And it can mean to make comfortable.

Any one of those can be a big deal.  The end of arguments, with wills and estates distributed. But the one that most unnerves me is acceptance of things that will cause one to stop the growth, give up and “call it a day. My daughter Amy always told me she would never “settle” and I am kind of glad. (A great husband and a new baby on the way.)

lone rangerThere is a temptation to look around and read the news and say who cares. I have seen more dreams and thought process put on the trash heap (*Lodebar) in 2013 than I care to think of.

One of the greatest issues is the idea that your destiny can exist without others. That you can be a lone ranger. You will need divine connections and appointments. So, save your destiny and purpose from the trash heap. Don’t get comfortable with the enemy of your soul. Break free from traditional thinking.

By the way, ministry, gifts and government are all important but if you do not enjoy your life I question your understanding of God and your level of joy!

cowboyLast night I posted this on my ministry page: “Just was sent an article about prophets being “spiritual cowboys”. Bummed me out. Went looking for my horse.” I love to prophesy and I love to see. I subject my gifts to the body and to God.”

Yesterday I was blessed to be able to prophesy over a couple who had not had a word since another meeting I was in in 2001 or so. God is wanting to re-freshen His people. To cause the milk of the word to come forth. 13 years without a fresh word. These folks have “leader” all over them but because of some bad things they began to settle. No more! Folks-it is time. There is a fresh word from God out there for you.

Do not settle for a Stockholm Syndrome mentality. This is where hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.

Stop seeing sickness and disease as “deserved” or loss as “justified.” Stop declaring “my illness” or “my family always had this issue” statements. You have a new Daddy and there is a new “sheriff” in town. Don’t be comforted with drama and deception. Get others to join you and stage an uprising, a prison break against your captors!

Okay-last night’s dreams.

Dream one-So vivid that this morning I am seeking the check and the envelope. I “know” it happened. The envelope contained a check for $925. (Ironically 925 is also the number for the silver content in sterling silver, .925 or 92.5%. (If you do not look, how will you know? Never be afraid of believing God and appearing foolish.)

Dream two-This dream again was about money. Large quantities of bills all packaged and wrapped in plastic wrap. The scenario was there was a large marina. I was in a storage warehouse. There were lots of boats in various states of repair. Many of the repairs were the result of a gang of thieves who were “snookering” or talking people out of their possessions. They would convince them of the need of repairs that were unnecessary. Many of these owners were new, having received the vessels from inheritances or winnings. In the back of one of the large fishing vessels I found much cash wrapped up. The people who owned the boat were unaware of the inherent value.

I felt I was part of trade, giving over my life and being forced to negotiate with the boat takers to set people free. The dream ended as the guns were pointed at me. I awoke, out of breath and in pain from the beating I received before I ran.

Here are my thoughts and thinking.

  • Envelope-while the dream in fact may be personal, I think it it underscores the need to believe. To take a risk even if one might appear foolish.
  • 925-One of the ironies of this number other than the check or sterling silver number is it is a fairly new area code in California. Created March 14th, 1998 by the addition of two others. There may be some spiritual understanding there as well, as I am noticing a lot of “area code” insight lately.
  • Money-Needless to say I think this is relevant as to expectation. Large quantities, wrapped indicate me that this was not only not known recently, but is “new” to people.
  • Boats-I believe the boats were representative of people who believed. The represented inheritances and life. The boats were designed to sail, to leave the harbor, but the enemy had used tactics of manipulation and deception to convince people of their “loss of value”. Despite the great treasures that were found in some of these boats, people were swindled into believing the lies of the enemy. Just as a boat realizes it’s full value and potential when on the water, so is a believer when they plug into God’s purpose.
  • The guns and beating-I believe (And this is not just because I am prophetic.) that there is an attack on the prophetic voice and the equipping aspect. (I believe “all” positions, graces and functions have been under attack to some level, but currently I think the prophetic is engaged because we are in a battle of “words” and that is our main function.)

My friend Mark posted this today.

Hebrews 13:17
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

Looking back on my earlier days in the church. I made life really hard for some leaders, I had a head full of knowledge and no experience. I too often in those days sought to be heard without seeking to understand. However, many of those I disagreed with in both praxis and theology I am closer too than before! God has placed leaders in your life for protection, teaching and Equipping don’t allow extremes in the Church to rob you of this blessing!

I had shared with him yesterday I detected an anarchy against the kingdom and structure of God’s government.

The enemy is determined to cause you to walk without your true identity as a son of God. Manipulation and deception are on the rise, but when the enemy raises His head, God is reminding us of whose we are and where we are seated. He is working overtime to convince you of “unnecessary” repairs and loss of value.

dreamstealersToday, I call for the voice of the Lord to rise up from within you and enforce the authority given unto you. Do NOT let the enemy be a dream stealer!

Get that boat in the water!

*Lo-Debar (Lodebar) was a real place during the reign of King Saul and then of King David. Mephibosheth, the son of Prince Jonathan, and grandson of King Saul was five years old when his father and grandfather fell in the Battle of Mount Gilboa. The child’s nurse hearing of this calamity fled with the boy from Gibeah, the royal residence, and stumbled. Because she dropped the child on the ground, Mephibosheth was permanently paralyzed from the waist down. He was carried to the land of Gilead, where he and the nurse found a refuge in the house of Machir at Lo-Debar (Lodebar).

Lodebar was a dismal place of no pasture, no hope – total desolation.

You ended up in Lodebar when you were crushed by the storms of life and believed that life was over for you.

(Lee is the prophetic leader at The Village Church.)

How Do You Respond To The News?

Ghost Battleship - U.S.S. Texas (You may want to read up on this...)
Ghost Battleship – U.S.S. Texas (You may want to read up on this…)

How do I respond to the news?

That is a real question lately. And while some may respond with some of the following:

  • “I never watch it.”
  • “Who cares?”
  • “It frightens me.”
  • “You can’t believe anything they say.”

And wherever you fall on the measuring line that is okay. I do not mind watching news, as it gives me opportunity to reflect on how good God is and how big He is.  (Also to pray!) Some of my thinking was predicated by a friend’s post on Facebook the other day.  “It is impossible to be stressed out and grateful at the same time.” I recognize that everyone has “some” stress in their lives. The key is not getting stressed out over things. Or keep on adding to it.

Earlier this year I wrote a short book on changing our world by what we say and what we think. It is about taking the position of heaven and superimposing it over your world. (Matthew 6:10) When I think about “stress” I find that in most cases it is the value you put on a situation or circumstance. For instance one of my children does not like to speak in public though her job often necessitates it. I understand. I go through it. But I place higher value on the message God has given me to bring forth rather than my short time of uncomfortability. Continue reading How Do You Respond To The News?