How much does it cost?

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Jesus is often playful with me in my visions.  My encounter with him in service last night was no different.  I was rapt in worshipping the Lord, focusing on the whiteness of His robe.  I asked the Lord to wrap me in his arms, to “envelope” me. 

He laughed at me, as He often does, and started playfully tickling me and poking me.  He said, “So, what?  So I stick a stamp on you and mail you?”  Laughing and giggling like a child as we played, I said, “YES!  Mail me!”

He started teasing me about mailing me, saying, “Priority Mail!  Express Mail! Air Mail!”

Then he stopped and looked at me, and I at him, and He asked me, “Do you know how much it cost to mail you?”  I shook my head, “No.”

He said, simply, “EVERYTHING.  It cost everything.”

WHEN the Holy Spirit Comes in Like a Flood…

washer-dryerWHEN the Holy Spirit comes in like a Flood…

Has your washing machine ever overflowed?  Mine did today.  A few days ago, it was unbalanced in the spin cycle, and started “walking” across the room.  My husband moved it back, but the drain hose had partially come out of the wall, and he didn’t see it.  So when it went into the drain cycle today, water went everywhere!  We had a bona fide flood!  The water ran through the door of the utility room and under the wall into my front room, flowing toward the front door.

I had been making preparations to house fourteen traveling ministers this weekend.  I was busily cleaning house, making beds and doing laundry.  Simultaneously, I was editing a book, ministering and making plans for upcoming events, making a shopping list for animal feed, as well as necessities for remodeling our kitchen pantry.  I had many balls in the air, trying to juggle them all simultaneously.  So, when I walked into the front room to face the flood on the floor, I almost panicked!  I knew the floor needed to be mopped, but not today!  I was too busy!

I would have given anything for a squeegee!  I grabbed a bunch of towels and threw them down to create a “dam” and to start to soak up the water.  I had the thought, “Now I will have to do another load of towels!”  This is exactly what created this flood to begin with.

As I was cleaning up this monumental, Noah-style mess, the Holy Spirit started to show me some things.  While He was speaking, I realized that there was a lesson in this for us all.

I don’t know about you, but our utility room is a hardworking room in our house.  It is part laundromat, part storage shed, and part chicken-hatching-chick-brooder area.  It is a multi-tasking room.  We have a second refrigerator and our freezer in there too, not to mention a whole cast of items that we only use occasionally.  These were tucked away, hidden in the corners of the room…you know, “out of sight, out of mind”.  As I pulled them all out, one after the other, mopping up the flood from our tile floors, the Holy Spirit spoke to me.  He simply said, “WHEN The Holy Spirit comes in like a flood…”

My bible says, “When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19).”  We all know that scripture, but years ago I heard it preached otherwise.  The Holy Spirit confirmed it to me today.

I heard it preached that the comma is in the wrong place, and that passage of scripture should read, “When the enemy comes in, LIKE A FLOOD, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WILL LIFT UP A STANDARD AGAINST HIM (emphasis mine).”  See?  That is what I believe the Holy Spirit was saying to me today.  That He is coming in like a flood against the enemy!  And as He does, He will simultaneously UNCOVER and CLEANSE what it is that He reveals – like a flood!

I had a “cleansing” dream a few nights ago.  Cleansing dreams usually involve toilets or showers.  If we are fortunate, we are alone in the dream.  In my instance, it was in my front yard and in the neighbor’s yard!  So, I knew some cleansing was coming – but I didn’t know that He meant LITERALLY!

Now, as I was mopping up the mess with my many bath towels, Holy Spirit showed me a number of things that He is cleansing in this time in our lives, beginning with me:

  1. Things that are tucked away and “hidden” in the corners: We have a wide variety of things in our utility room, things that we almost never use.  There is an extra vacuum cleaner and a dehumidifier, some wire shelving, and numerous other items “hidden” and “tucked away”, things we only pull out and use every once in a while.  Holy Spirit showed me that these equate to ACTIONS and ATTITUDES that we have.

What are some things that YOU only pull out and use occasionally?  Does a “censored” word “just slip out” every once in a while?  Do you “bite” when you get mad, however rarely?  Are you racist?  Do you get drunk?  The Holy Spirit will be working on these attitudes in His children!  God’s people MUST walk virtuously, because HOLINESS = WHOLENESS!  We need to be WHOLE in order to walk through the days to come!

  1. Dirt: The Holy Spirit showed me all the dirt that was piled up in the corners of my utility room, under the washing machine and the sink.  I was ashamed!  There is lots of dirt that we don’t ordinarily see, because it is hidden behind, and under, these items that we so seldomly pull out and use!  Holy Spirit showed me that this DIRT is the UNDERLYING CAUSES OF OUR ACTIONS AND THOUGHT PROCESSES!

What kind of DIRT do you have hidden?  As an example, there was a­ man who drank himself to sleep every year on Super Bowl Sunday because he lost his daughter one year during the game.  Ironically, she was hit by a drunk driver, and he never forgave himself for her death.  His UNFORGIVENESS punished him, year after year.

Another example is when someone “snaps” at us, or is vicious, it’s because we have unwittingly walked into their unhealed WOUND.  They “bite” back, because it hurts!  This means that they (okay, WE) simply need healing!  Holy Spirit, our Comforter and our Guide will lead us into all truth (John 16:15)!  People who were abused in some way, whether physically, emotionally or verbally usually carry shame.  He wants us healed of all that!

He will show us WHAT we need to be healed of, and the very best way to get healed, so that we don’t have these characteristics anymore.

  1. Irregularities in the foundation: There were puddles of standing water on different areas of the tile floor in my front room.  There were high areas that the water had flowed over, seeking lower ground.  The floor slants a little, too, because it used to be the front porch before we closed it in and made it our front room and home church space.  Our house was built many years ago, and although the owner/builder was a decent carpenter, our foundation is not perfectly flat.  As a result, as I was moving the water, using the towel as a squeegee, the Holy Spirit showed me the irregularities in our house’s foundation.  Holy Spirit showed me that these IRREGULARITIES are faulty belief systems that we have acquired in our walk.  We have some GOOD beliefs, but we do not have All Truth!

What kind of IRREGULARITIES do you have in your foundation in “your house”?  Do you think that God is mad at you?  Or worse, that He gave you a disease?  Do you only go to church on Sundays?  Do you always tithe and give offerings?  I am not judging anyone.  I am simply implying that there may be some “cracks” in your foundation!  God is a “foundation God”.  He will give you foundational beliefs, and build upon them.  He cannot build on a faulty foundation!

You must know that the Holy Spirit will be seeking to level out ALL the high places in your walk with the Lord.  He will simultaneously be seeking to fill in all the low spots.  Holy Spirit is looking to train you up properly.  He will make sure that your foundation is SOLID so that God can continue to build upon it, precept upon precept (see Isaiah 28:10).

  1. House looks solid, but there are gaps under the walls: As the water was trying to find the lowest possible level, it also seeped into the closet in the next room, which fortunately was also tile. Because there are irregularities in the foundation, the wall doesn’t make full contact with the floor.  It appears to be solid, but there are gaps under the wall.  The Holy Spirit showed me these GAPS will cause issues in our walk.

Do things just “LOOK GOOD” on the outside?  I know some people for whom “appearances are everything”!  They would never let you know that there is something wrong with their perfectly projected world.  When asked, they are always, “Blessed and highly favored!”  I would like to propose that God wants us to walk in TRUTH, all of it – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  He already knows it!  So who are we hiding it from?

Even though your wall (walk) looks solid, if there are gaps between it and your foundation, you will eventually have structural issues!  A building can only go as high as its foundation allows.  Allow the Holy Spirit to build and rebuild your foundation!  Allow the Holy Spirit to come in and fill in the gaps!  Let Him teach you what you do not know, the things that you will need to get to the next level.  Let Him work on you to change your mindsets and preconceived notions of what the Kingdom Age truly is supposed to be!  Learn to lean on other believers, because iron sharpens iron (see Proverbs 27:17).  Get involved in a community of believing believers!

  1. Things are out of place, just when I thought I was done: I finally got all the water mopped up and drained out the front door.  Turning around, I saw two, large plastic tubs with my husband’s music books in them.  They don’t belong in the front room, but they had not made it to their permanent home yet because they are large and heavy.  I moved them, and underneath was more water!  I still wasn’t done.  The Holy Spirit showed me that there are some things that are currently in our lives that He is still working on – in my life and yours.

What in your life is out of place, something that doesn’t belong where it is?  The key here is to look at your life through the lens of the Holy Spirit, because that is exactly what He is doing.  He looks at our lives, at the things that do not belong there, and He gently nudges us to move them, or helps us to remove them.  He is already at work in you. He is already working on revealing and cleansing those thoughts and attitudes, those people and circumstances, those issues, and helping to move them out of your life.  If you have not been able to move them, because they are too large and too heavy, like my husband’s tubs of music books, fret not!  The Holy Spirit is incredibly strong!  All things are possible for those who believe (Mark 9:23)!  Just believe.

  1. The Amplified says, “And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” It turned out that the flood water made the room smell great!  It was all fresh and clean, from the washing of the water of the Word (see Ephesians 5:26).  The Holy Spirit breathed on me today through this set of unfortunate circumstances, which He turned around for my good, and YOURS!  He gave us all a lesson today, through this message.  The Holy Spirit showed me that His Water cleanses with the word.  It makes everything smell fresh and great!

If something in your life “stinks”, call on the Holy Spirit!  The Holy Spirit is “the washing machine”!  He washes us and cleanses us.  He is here to assist.  He is your paraclete, Him Who comes alongside, your helper, your comforter.  He is the Spirit of the Lord!  Jesus sent Him to us to help us, to lead us and guide us into all truth.  He is our helper.  Lean on Him!  He will be more than happy to point you to Jesus and glorify the Father!  Just like today!

  1. The cleansing is a continuous process: Even now I see two little puddles of water by the front door….

Blessings in your cleansings!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

ITINERARY:

March 17th – 18th, 2017

POWER UP with Prophetic Signs and Wonders! 

Friday and Saturday night PROPHETIC

Saturday $20 LUNCHEON and AUTHOR SEMINAR

Includes Book and Workbook and LUNCH!

Lifestreams Ministry Center

Debra Holt (217) 454-6200

1681 N 22nd St

Decatur, IL  62526

 

March 19th, 2017 – 6:00 PM

Destiny Fellowship

Pastor Rod Hite

2500 North Main
Moweaqua, IL 62550

 

April 28th – 30th

Freedom Fellowship

Grace Cortez, Kell Bales

342 S Chadbourne St

San Angelo, TX 76903

 

May 19th 

Southern Gate Church

Jill and Hardy Jones

12053 D’Iberville Blvd,

D’Iberville MS

 

May 21st

As One United in Christ Fellowship

Apostle Mike & Susan Barnett

Valerie Voelker 225-933-8558

30915 Barnett Lane

Denham Springs, LA

 

June Tour, OHIO and INDIANA

June 16th – 26th

With Edie Bayer and Kelli Keeton

Special Guest Speakers:  Darryl Bayer

Jo Ellen Stevens and Nelson Schuman

Praise and Worship: The Enoch Company

 

June 16-19 : East Gate Glory,

2585 E Main St., Lancaster OH

Times TBA

June 21st – New Life Assembly of God,

Noblesville, IN 7PM

 

JULY – Durban South Africa

With Vivi Jean Jones

Dates/Locations TBA

God is Sending Seeds of Multiplication! See Your Opportunity and Take It!

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God is Sending Seeds of Multiplication! See Your Opportunity and Take It!

I looked on the floor this morning and saw a single pepper plant seed.  There was only one, in an area of the house that shouldn’t have ANY…the bathroom.  It was totally odd and out of place, and my eyes were drawn to it as a result.  At the same time, it was just one tiny, little seed in an ocean of marble floor tile.  It could easily have been overlooked.

To me it was obvious God had placed it in just the right spot to catch my attention.  As I looked at this little seed on the ground, I heard the Spirit say, “Seeds of Multiplication”.  I leaned over and picked it up. I examined it to confirm that it was, indeed, a pepper plant seed, and it was.

Immediately, I envisioned pepper plants growing with multiple peppers on them, each with multitudes of seeds inside each pepper.  Each seed has the potential to grow multiple pepper plants with multiple peppers on it, and multitudes of seeds in each one.  How many plants could come from this single seed?  It has the opportunity to yield astronomical numbers of fruit, multiplied and multiplied — from one single, solitary, tiny, little seed – fruitfulness forever, without end. How brilliant is our Lord?

“But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold (Matthew 13:8 KJV).”

See the opportunity and take it!  I believe God is showing us just one facet of the transfer of wealth.  The transfer of wealth is not necessarily winning a sweepstakes, or hitting the lottery.  It is seeing an opportunity for which the Lord has positioned you, and TAKING IT!

As an example, we just received the opportunity to subscribe to software “in the cloud” for less than 1/60th of the cost of a regular monthly subscription.  This is software that we truly need to do what He wants us to do.  The Lord made sure that my husband saw that offer, in such a way that he could not overlook it.  It is a benefit of working where he works, and believe me, it is a transfer of wealth from the wicked to the righteous!

“Bless the Lord, O My Soul, and forget not all His benefits (Ps. 103:2 KJV)!”

You see, it is also a BENEFIT of working for the Kingdom!  Without Him, we wouldn’t need that software as much as we do.  He knows we need it, and He is supplying it, for basically no cost.  This one collection of software will enable us to multiply our efforts for the Kingdom, and do it almost for free: a Seed of Multiplication!

God wants us to know that He is setting us into position to see that which will multiply exponentially.  It will be something small and seemingly insignificant, something that could easily be overlooked… however, it holds the key to your destiny! Just like the tiny pepper plant seed, it contains Seeds of Multiplication!

“When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the LORD blessed him (Genesis 26:12 NLT).”

This ONE THING that God is going to show you, whatever it is, has the potential to branch out into multiple areas of fruitfulness, just like the pepper plant, to both empower you, and to fulfill your Kingdom mandate.  God will be sure that you see it, just like Moses, who turned aside to see the burning bush!  He knows what you need and will make sure you see it!  Ask Him!

And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt (Exodus 3:3).

 “Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds, and to him who keeps on knocking, it will be opened (Matthew 7:7-8 AMP).”

Put a Demand on Heaven!  At the end of last year, Kingdom Promoters was a little upside down.  It costs money to go out on the road and minister, as any itinerant minister will agree.  I talked to the Lord about it, and I told the Lord that it was His job to make up that deficit.  Kingdom Promoters is His ministry, and those were His bills.  He was obligated to not only pay them, but to supply the money for 2017, to be sure that I had enough to begin this year.  I simply put a Demand on Heaven!

Now understand.  It was November. I had no more ministry events on my calendar at that point.  I was looking at a bank statement in essence at zero, no money coming in from any source, and a credit card bill of about $2000.  I had nothing to pay the bill.  However, I did have faith and determination that God was going to step in.  Sure enough, He did.  But not the way I expected!

I had been teaching free author seminars around the country for the last two years, and I felt as though the Lord was leading me to minister to His ministers, helping them get published inexpensively.  God led me to open up a small publishing company.  He named it Glorified Publishing.

It turned out that this was my Seed of Multiplication! He started sending ministers who wanted to write books! I was able to help them and minister to them by assisting them to inexpensively write and publish their books.  Within a month, those bills were paid, and within sixty days I had plenty to get Kingdom Promoters rolling in 2017, using the Seeds of Multiplication that He had supplied!

I wasn’t looking for this Seed of Multiplication, in fact, I didn’t even recognize it as a seed!  But God!   He made absolutely certain that I saw it, and pressed me to take the opportunity!  He provided this blessing, because He knew exactly what I was going to need, before I ever knew I was going to need it!

“…for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him (Matthew 6:8 NLT)!”

So look around you.  Your Seeds of Multiplication are probably completely out of place, odd and may even be easily overlooked.  However, fret not, because God is going to be sure that you “zoom-in” and focus on that thing.  He will make sure that He draws your attention to it, so that you do not overlook it.  It is YOUR blessing, a BENEFIT of where you work and for Whom – the Kingdom of God!

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom (Luke 12:32).”

Many Miracle Multiplication Seed blessings in 2017!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

Edie@KingdomPromoters.org

 

ITINERARY:

 

March 17th – 18th, 2017

Lifestreams Ministry Center

Debra Holt (217) 454-6200

1681 N 22nd St

Decatur, IL  62526

 

April 28th – 30th

Freedom Fellowship

Grace Cortez, Kell Bales

342 S Chadbourne St

San Angelo, TX 76903

 

May 19th 

Southern Gate Church

Jill and Hardy Jones

12053 D’Iberville Blvd,

D’Iberville MS

 

May 21st

As One United in Christ Fellowship

Apostle Mike & Susan Barnett

Valerie Voelker 225-933-8558

30915 Barnett Lane

Denham Springs, LA

Jesus is taking Center Stage!

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As I was praying for President Trump this morning I went into a vision.  I heard Jesus say, “You have plenty of word in you.  You need to have some fun!”  Jesus reached out to me with a golden mechanical arm, like the arm of the Iron Man suit, and grabbed ahold of my hand, pulling me up where He is.

I found myself sitting on a tree bough, side by side with Jesus, swinging my legs like a kid.  We were sitting above a line of horse-drawn wagons.  They were similar to stagecoaches, wooden, but not the covered variety.  The path they were driving down was directly under the tree where I was seated with Jesus on the tree bough, but on the other side of the tree trunk.  Looking down, it was dusty and unclear, kind of “grayed out”.  I could see somewhat the line of wagons that were proceeding under the tree, but not very clearly.

I thought of Zaccheus climbing into a tree to see Him (Luke 19:1-10).  His name means clean and pure, such as the first pressing of the olives to make Extra-Virgin olive oil.  I wondered if he stood up and searched for Jesus, or if he sat on a tree bough as I was doing now, waiting for the Lord to come.

Jesus asked me what I saw, and I responded, “Nothing really.”

He told me to look further down the line of passing wagons. I looked out into the distance and saw a horse, very clearly, a golden colored farm horse pulling one of the wagons.  It had a hat on, complete with a daisy!  We’ve all seen this image at some time.  I’d never contemplated why the horse had the hat on before, other than to look cute.  However, it suddenly hit me that the horse was wearing the hat to shield its eyes from the sun…it was protection!

Immediately after that vision, I was transported.  I saw myself standing in an arena, preaching, as a whitish well-trained circus horse was circling around me with no rider.  Its trainer stood behind me with a long whip in the center of the arena.  I then saw the same horse circling the arena, but this time it had a circus rider ballerina on it and no trainer.  Suddenly, it was me on the horse circling the arena.  First I was standing up and preaching as the horse circled the arena, then sitting down and preaching, still with my microphone in my hand.

I heard Jesus say, “Forget everything you’ve ever known and prepare for the ride of your life.  Don’t be like the Israelites who wandered in the desert for forty years.  Put down that mindset and get anew, get renewed.  Leave all that other stuff behind!

“Come up here on this tree bough and get higher with me.  Look down on what is going on.  You have discernment, use it.  You can see from a higher perspective when you are seated with me in high places.

“It’s emotions that drag you down into the earth realm.  You cannot see the forest for the trees when you are emotional.  Step back and see from a distance what is going on in any particular circumstance.  “The enemy uses your emotions and pushes your buttons.  You have to know that and ACT, do not REACT!  Pray for people that they respond and do not react.  There will be many opportunities to react in the days to come.

“Respond from a higher position of authority, a higher position of enlightenment.  Do not react like a brute beast.  Your hat will shield you from the things that make you emotional and make emotional decisions, even eating emotionally.”

Here’s the good news!  I believe that Jesus is giving us a “new hat” to wear!  Just like the horse in my vision wore a hat as protection from the blazing sun, this “new hat” will be one that protects us from the elements that would affect our mind, will and emotions. He wants us OUT of the earth realm, UP on that tree bough with Him, looking DOWN on the things of this world.  We were made to rule and reign from above, not from this level – this earthly plane!

The wagons and the horses are symbols of pioneering and blazing new trails, new paths, and having fun while we do it, victoriously and with authority!  Although in my vision it was “grayed out” and dusty, and not very clear right now as I looked at the wagons directly underneath me, as I look a little further down the path, it becomes clear!  We carry the supply that the world needs in our wagons – JESUS!  We have an unprecedented opportunity to blaze new paths, pioneer new trails and do new things to bring Jesus to a lost and dying world.

I also believe that the Lord is giving us the opportunity to do things that have never been done while preaching the gospel.  In my vision, He initially had me in the arena while the horse with the trainer and then the circus rider entertained the crowd.  This symbolically stood for Christians not being “the main event”, so to speak, but we were there in the background, even underground in some instances.  I believe God is changing this!  In my vision, God moved me ONTO the horse, both standing and sitting, preaching the Gospel, as the horse circled the arena.  This to me means that He is MOVING US INTO THE MAIN ARENA, into the limelight – we are becoming the main event!  HIS WORD is becoming the main event!  Jesus is taking center stage!

This is important for many reasons!  It is easy to get lost in the background, in the midst of “white noise” in this world.  It is entirely different when God’s Word and His ministries shine in the limelight.    We now have a President who is “UN-Persecuting” Christians!  He is bringing us once again into the limelight!  We will be able to preach the Gospel, OPENLY, unlike the last several years.  We will no longer be in the background, the “silent majority”.  Instead, we will openly rule and reign in this country, and as the USA goes, so goes the world!

Initially I was standing on the horse as I preached, then I was seated.  I believe that initially we will have to “STAND UP” for what we believe, but as time goes on, we will take a seat and “settle in” to what is God’s will and our inheritance…FREEDOM!  Experiencing Jesus is freedom!

One example of this is that the foothold that we have in Hollywood will increase exponentially in the next short while.   I believe that our toehold will become a bona fide stance, a Christian movement!  I believe that we will see more and more Christian movies coming out, proclaiming and declaring the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Some of these movies will become even more mainstream than what we have seen to date.  Furthermore, I believe some “closet Christian” movie stars will start coming out of the closet, now that it is politically possible!  Some of these Christian movie stars will take a stand for purity, and justice, and they will make being Christian “cool”!  It will be fashionable to be pure, and holy, unlike before.  Instead of Hollywood, I believe it will henceforth be known as HOLY-Would!

I believe that holiness will spill over into ALL the arts and sciences, government, family – in fact, I believe that God is taking back His mountains – all SEVEN of them!

God is doing a new thing all over the world!  He desires that we take our position “on the tree bough” with Him, seated at His side, in high places, in heavenly places.  Ask Him for your “new hat”, the one that will shield you from the barbs of the enemy that are aimed at your soul to push the buttons of your emotions.  This new hat will guard your heart, “…for out of it flows the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).”  Get ready to ride your horse and take your wagon to new territory for the glory of God, be center stage, and enjoy every minute of it!

In this unprecedented time in history, the GO-BUTTON has finally been pushed.  Let’s Go!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

Edie@KingdomPromoters.org

 

ITINERARY:

 

March 17th – 18th, 2017

Lifestreams Ministry Center

Debra Holt (217) 454-6200

1681 N 22nd St

Decatur, IL  62526

 

April 28th – 30th

Freedom Fellowship

Grace Cortez

342 S Chadbourne St

San Angelo, TX 76903

 

May 19th 

Southern Gate Church

Jill and Hardy Jones

12053 D’Iberville Blvd,

D’Iberville MS

 

 

 

Safety of Our Circumstances

20160303_121238Feeding our bunnies a couple days ago, one of the youngsters was so anxious for the food that it was standing on its hind legs, with its paws on the cage door.  I opened the cage, expecting it to step back, but instead it lost its balance and fell out onto the ground.  I quickly grabbed it and put it back in the cage, and it joined its brothers and sisters at the food bowl. 

This morning, another of the cages had a similar incident.  This time, I was able to just push it back inside, before it had the opportunity to fall.

Coming out of my mouth, and my heart, was this:

“You need to stay inside your cage, little bunny.  There are things out here that want to eat you.  The cage is not to keep you IN, but to keep them OUT!”

That word went off inside of me, resonating so strongly!  I believe it is a Word from the Lord for some.  If you feel like you are caged in, that you are tied up, frustrated with circumstances that simply will not let you advance, perhaps it is God keeping you safe!

Sometimes we are so anxious and impatient for the “food” that we know is coming – revival – that we stand up and push against the door, or are even pounding on it for it to open.  Sometimes, it’s not the right door!  Or, perhaps, we are simply not ready, and lose our balance, falling into some ditch of doctrine.  Thankfully we have a God that will pick us up off the ground, and put us back into safety with our brothers and sisters, at the right food bowl for us!  

Remember, the enemy prowls about, roaring like a lion, looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).  God may have you in a “safe place”, sequestered even, to keep you from being eaten up!  By keeping you IN, He is keeping the enemy OUT!

If this is you, praise God, and thank Him for the safety of your circumstances!  He is deliberately keeping you safe, and in the fullness of time – in God’s timing – He will let you out to run free!

Blessings!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

Jesus said, “Give everyone a Rose!”

red-red-redJesus walked up to me in a vision this morning.  At first I thought He was wearing a “Pirates of Penzance” outfit, since He had on a 1700’s style shirt with the frilly collar.  Then I saw Him put on a leather jacket, and I realized he was wearing leather chaps.  He looked very chic, and I thought to myself, “Wow! What a cool outfit!  It could be a new fashion trend.”

He put his arm around me and pointed out in front of us.  I can still smell the leather of His jacket! 

In the direction that He pointed was a dirt road in the middle of nowhere.  It looked like a rutted cart path from a western movie, complete with some tall grass growing in the middle and on both sides.  There was nothing else, just the path and some trees in the distance.  It went on forever.

He said, “You see that long road in front of you?”  I nodded yes.  He asked me, “What do you want to see on it?”  

I looked out at this road in front of us which stretched out eternally.  It was a blank canvas. 

Understanding that our words frame our world (see Proverbs 18), I thought about it seriously for a moment, not really knowing how to answer, or what to say.  I didn’t really know where He was going with this, so I just started spitting out some things. 

I said, “Success.    Gratitude.  Trees!”  I laughed.  Then it hit me, and it came out of my mouth, “LOVE.”

Jesus said, “That’s it!  LOVE.”  Immediately I saw a swelling of flowers, roses, beginning at my feet and reaching up and out in front of me, spilling forward.  They were red roses piled on top of each other, looking very much like a wave of blood, but it was a wave of love. It flowed very quickly, and covered the path in front of us, going on into eternity.

He continued, “For you to receive love, you first have to give it.”  I nodded again, realizing exactly how true this statement was, adhering to His own principles of sowing and reaping (see Galatians 6:7, Luke 6:38).  “For you to see love on the path in front of you, give love.  Lots of it.  Love everyone, unconditionally.  Slather them with love.”  I really liked the way He said, “Slather”!

I thought of the scripture references in 1st Corinthians 13, that say when everything else is gone, love is the only thing that will remain, for all eternity.

Again, I nodded, shaking my head in agreement.  I said, “Please, Jesus!  Show me how to love!  How do I do that?  How do I love like you?” 

He replied, “Give everyone a rose.”

It was then that I realized that the swelling of love that I saw on the road, a tsunami of blood red roses, was an “adding unto”.  It was a multiplication of all the roses of love that He gives out every day through us, His children.  Each one individually is just a small part of His fragrant bouquet of love.  Added together, it multiplies, taking on a life of its own, flowing out in front of us and forward into all eternity.  It “slathers” everyone in our path!

Roses are expensive!  It will cost you to love someone unconditionally.  But our Lord and King has spoken, and He said to give and you will receive (Luke 6:38).  Love is something that ALL of us are able to give, regardless of sex, race, financial status or location.  We all crave and need love; and we all have Love to give!

The hardest rose to give is the first one.  It will get easier and easier, and after a period of time, it will become your nature to do this.  Love someone unconditionally today.  Value him as a person, and just love him. 

I challenge all of us today, including myself, to reach out to someone, and give that person a rose:  The Rose of Sharon.  Their life will never be the same, and neither will yours!

 

Blessings and love,

Edie Bayer

 

Kingdom Promoters

www.KingdomPromoters.org

Edie@KingdomPromoters.org

God’s “Cheat Sheet” for 2017

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Why are you looking at the door?  Walk through it!  

God’s Cheat Sheet to pass the tests of 2017!

Why are you looking at the door?  Walk through it!  God’s Cheat Sheet to pass the tests of 2017!

In a vision recently, I saw a door open in the heavenlies.  The door and the frame had gray-white paint, and the paint was badly peeling.  The sky was blue and rose and orange and purple and there were clouds below the door and in the background.  The doorway itself seemed to be nestled in a bed of cloud.

“After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven (Revelation 4:1 Amplified)!”

The doorway was cracked open, not fully, maybe ten or twelve inches, just enough to see through it.  As I watched, the door closed with a click.  I felt panic, and in the vision, I heard myself saying, “Oh, NO!”  At that moment, the Lord reminded me that doors that He opened no man can shut (see Revelation 3:7 and 3:8).  Then, as I watched, the door swung open again, seemingly by itself!

I found myself studying the paint on the door frame, looking at it intently.  The frame was very sturdy, and the door was solid wood – however, it was old and peeling badly.  There was a familiar feel to the paint, as if I had seen it before.  In fact, I felt strongly as if I really KNEW this door and this paint.  Under the badly peeling paint was a dark gray primer.  The paint had curled up, pulling away from the primer and the frame.  One could tell that it had been a long time since it had been painted.

The Lord said to me, “Why are you looking at the door?  Walk through it!”

 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me (Revelation 3:20).”

At the end of the vision, the Lord told me to study the verse in Revelation 4:1 about the door, both what comes before, and what comes after.

I believe the open door stands for God’s prophetic promises.   I was focused on the paint in this vision. In fact, I studied it intently, and I was drawn to the primer.  I KNEW that paint!  I was familiar with that paint!  I studied that paint and that doorframe.  I have heard the prophetic promises of God, and I know them intimately!  That is why that paint was so familiar to me.  I know them by His Word!  I have studied the prophetic promises of God, and have received many prophetic promises of my own.

The primer paint on the door frame was intact; it was the paint that was peeling.  Those who have ever painted anything know that paint primer must be applied first.  Primer, the undercoating that goes beneath the paint, has what is known as “tooth”.  It is this “tooth” that holds the paint, and hangs onto it.  “Tooth” in Hebrew is the noun “shen”, whose verb-form means “to sharpen”.  Some other root-words of the noun “shen” mean “old”, “asleep”, “to repeat” and “scarlet”.

I believe God is speaking to us through that paint!  I believe, in 2017, that God is saying for those who have held onto His prophetic promises, and those who have allowed Him to sharpen them in the last season, that He is repeating His promises once again!  These are the same promises that seemed to be too old and asleep to come true – but will be made manifest by the scarlet blood of Jesus!

The Original Framework

I believe the old frame was the original framework of things that have not yet come to pass.  The frame in the vision was sturdy and solid.  God’s Word is true and His prophetic promises to us are unfailing.  The peeling paint says that it’s just been a really long time!  However, now the door is OPEN, and even if the door swings closed with a “click”, that God will make sure it swings wide open once again!

The PRIMER on the door frame was intact; it was the paint that was peeling.  The primer in elementary school teaches young students the basics of education, and for us of faith, the Word is no different.  God’s promises are the basics of our faith!  His Word is the building block upon which all His promises rest.  His Word is unfailing.  His Word never comes back void, but rather will accomplish the thing for which it was sent.

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it (Isaiah 55:11 KJV).”

Here is the Good News for 2017:  Your promises from the Lord are still good!  He hasn’t changed His mind.  They are still going to come true – but they may look different than what you expect.  The paint is peeling, unveiling the NEW THING that the Lord is giving you —  the same promises that He gave you so long ago!

Hours later, the Lord reminded me that I just needed to walk through the door.  It’s a setup – a divine, Holy Ghost setup!  The door is standing open in the heavenlies!  Just walk through it!  He wants you to do it, and He is going to help you!

I believe this year, 2017, will be a year of testing for many – and you will pass!  I was in prayer this morning, and  I believe I heard the Lord say to me that I needed to change my attitude and that He was going to be “roto-rootering” me to cleanse me of bad thought processes.  In essence, He told me he would be cleansing me from the inside out.  He specifically mentioned He would be giving me trials to make me strong, sending me through tribulation and testing — all for His glory, of course.

I didn’t hesitate, and I didn’t blink.  I really DID think, and respond in my heart, just like Mary: “Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord; let it be done to me according to what you have said (Luke 1:38).  Even so, for just a nano-second, I did have a fleeting thought of “OH NO!”, which seems to be a recurring thought process here!  However, it was so fleeting that it never really grew into a sentiment.

Let me explain why this is important to us all, in this season, in 2017.

Right before the Lord reminded me that the door is OPEN, that it is a Holy Ghost set-up and all I needed to do is walk through it, He told me that He had tested me!  You see, this morning was a test, and I passed!  I didn’t realize I was in a test, I was just in prayer!  He said to me, “You didn’t even flinch this morning when I told you that I was going to be giving you tests and trials to change your attitude.”

It’s true!  I didn’t complain, I simply said, “Let it be done.  Cleanse me Lord!”  That was one such test, and because I have passed that test, He released to me this revelation – that most of us are going to undergo testing in 2017.  But that is GOOD NEWS because the door is open!  He wants you to walk through it!  He wants you to pass the tests!  He has even given you the answers in advance!

Pay attention, because you may already be in a test!  In my case, He told me He would be testing me.  I just didn’t know that He was testing me right that second, even as He was telling me that He would be testing me!

God is giving us a “cheat sheet”!  He is giving us the answers to pass the tests! 

You’ve come with me this far, go with me just a little bit further!  God WANTS us to pass His tests so that He can fulfill the prophetic promises that He has made to us and for us.  Don’t be afraid!  The door is open!  He is helping you to pass with ease the tests you will encounter in 2017!  

Lessons learned to pass the tests of 2017:

  1. Don’t complain. Whatever God is going to do for you, through you and with you, requires spiritual maturity.  You cannot have a testimony without a test.  You cannot be promoted without a test.  Do not grumble if it seems that God is testing you, because He is!  When you pass that test, you will be promoted!
  2. Say Yes! Just say YES!  No matter what the question is, say YES LORD.  Your door is open in the heavens.  God wants you to walk through it!  Just say YES!

And finally, remember: 

Don’t LOOK at the door!  Walk through it!  Your inheritance and your prophetic promises are waiting for you on the other side!

 

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

Edie@KingdomPromoters.org