God is Clearing YOUR Promised Land!

Are you STILL WAITING for what you know God has promised you? Are you STILL WAITING for your prophetic promises to come to life?  Are you STILL WAITING for your promised land? Hang on just a little longer, because I have great news for you!

Have you started to see some breakthrough, but still need to see more? The truth is this: so far in this new season many have been relying on the scripture, “The steps of the righteous are ordered of the Lord,” (Psalm 37:23).  We have had a little breakthrough in some areas, but for the most part, we have been operating in the dark, truthfully walking by faith with no clarity. Sound familiar?

Our lives are a prophetic picture! Know this, family: not only is breakthrough already on the scene and ready to burst forth! Your prophetically promised land will be exploding into view in this hour!

“For there is nothing hidden that shall not be disclosed; nor anything secret that shall not be known and come out into the open.” (Luke 8:17 AMPC)

Couldn’t see the forest for the trees! Many years ago, in a vision, the Lord showed me a peach-colored blob. It was so close to my face that I really couldn’t see anything, just the color of it. He then asked me what I saw. “I don’t know, Lord,” I answered. “A peach colored blob.” In the vision, He moved this blob of color further and further away from my face, until I could finally see what it was: a peach-colored rose! He then said that when we are too close to something that we cannot see it clearly for what it truly is. It takes God to bring it fully into view.

“Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch or shoot of an almond tree [the emblem of alertness and activity, blossoming in late winter]. Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.” (Jeremiah 1:11-12 AMPC).

In the same way, a few months ago we purchased land, but we really couldn’t see it. We had an idea of its size because we had been told what it was. We had seen its boundaries on paper. We walked around it several times before we bought it and multiple times afterward, praying over it and blessing it. However, we had no real knowledge of what it was that we had bought. We had never been able to venture beyond the outer borders of it. We had no clarity because we had never actually SEEN it.

The reason? Just like that peach blob of color was actually a peach-colored rose, we couldn’t see anything – just trees and scrub brush; a thick blob of forest! We literally could not see the forest for the trees!  But we knew it was buried in there somewhere, mere steps away from where we walked. We knew that our “promised land” – the land promised to us when we bought it, the land we had seen on paper, the land that we had walked around – was just out of sight.

God is clearing your promised land! Recently we had a portion of our land cleared by a process called “under-brushing”. Before this it was a tangled mess of trees, vines and scrub brush. Suddenly, everything changed! It was awesome to watch as the forestry machine that did the clearing devoured, chewed up and spit out everything in its path in a huge cloud of dirt, dust and wood chips. Incredibly, what had appeared to be a solid wall of brush, vines and trees fell before this machine, becoming mere stubble on the ground. The land was revealed, and as the dust cleared, suddenly our promised land came into view. We could finally SEE what we had bought.  We could finally SEE OUR LAND!

Family, you simply MUST KNOW that God is clearing your “promised land”! He is a consuming fire (see Hebrews 12:29)! He is your vindicator (see Genesis 30:6) and your justifier (see Romans 3:26)! Listen, just like that machine, He is chewing up and spitting out everything that stands between YOU and your promised land!

When the smoke clears and the dust settles, you will see the land that has been promised to you, the land that you have “bought” – your promised land! This land – your ministry, your marriage, your career, your health, that which you have seen in visions, in dreams and in prophetic promises – THIS land is what is coming into your field of vision. It is only another few faith-filled steps away!

GOD IS CLEARING YOUR PROMISED LAND! Hold onto His promises! Hold onto your faith! Hold onto your prophetic promises! Believe God!

“And he [Abram] believed in (trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness (right standing with God).” (Genesis 15:6 AMPC)

If you have been operating in the dark, fear not, because the light switch is turning on! As the dust settles, your view is being unobscured. The walls of brush and vines before you will be falling at your feet as wood chips for you to walk on, keeping the weeds at bay by divine design! Your land will soon be in full view, clear of any smoke, mirrors or dust and ready for you to take possession.

Blessings and Abundance in this new season of possession as you take your land!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

 

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September 28th, 2019

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Are you possessed? Jesus is on His way!

Are you waiting for your miracle to come? During devotionals this morning my husband reminded me of this scripture passage in Luke 8. I believe it is a prophetic word that I think will help you!

Jesus had just driven out Legion from a man in the Gerasenes, sending the demons into the pigs. The people then turned on Jesus and drove Him out, as they were “possessed and suffering with dread and terror,” (Luke 8:27 – 37 AMPC). Next thing you know, He was approached by a man named Jairus, a ruler in the synagogue. His daughter was dying, and he asked Jesus to come and heal her, (v. 41-42). However, on the way, his journey was interrupted by the woman with the issue of blood. She reached out to Him in faith, believing if she could just touch Him she would be healed, (v. 44). Jesus felt her faith pull the healing virtue right out of Him (v. 46), and she was healed.

Next scene, one of Jairus’ associates showed up and told Jairus that his daughter had died (v. 49). Immediately, Jesus said, “Do not be seized with alarm or struck with fear; simply believe and she shall be made well,” (v. 50). They all went to Jairus’ house, where Jesus only allowed the BELIEVERS in with Him and kicked everybody else out. He then called her out of death back into life and ordered that she be given some food.

Okay! So what does this have to do with your miracle? I believe these two intertwined stories show us some things:

  1. Don’t be afraid or dread what you are looking at – you will be possessed. When we are in fear or dread, we are choosing that over Jesus, bringing them closer and thus driving Him away – just like the people in the story of Legion! We are not in faith when we are in fear and dread. Remember, Jesus said in v. 50, “Do not be SEIZED with alarm or struck with fear…JUST BELIEVE (emphasis mine).” This means that fear, terror, dread and alarm can all grab ahold of you – seize you and make you their own. They can possess you!

The good news is that you can also be possessed by BELIEF! Belief can seize you and make you its own! Let it! The people with the pigs were POSSESSED by dread and terror. Don’t let the enemy possess you! Let the goodness of God possess you instead! Let BELIEF possess you. It’s a choice, a paradigm switch, and we must choose to get into belief rather than get into fear. Belief = Faith, and faith is the currency of heaven.  Remember, a double-minded man gets nothing (see James 1:8). I want it all, don’t you?

  1. Jesus is on His way! I believe that these two stories are connected for a reason. You see, Jesus was on His way to help Jairus when His trip was interrupted. How long was He in the company of the disciples, the crushing crowd and the woman who had previously been at His feet partaking of His healing virtue? How long did it take for her to finally come forward to confess Him as her healer? How long did all of this action take? A few minutes? An hour? Regardless, He was on His way to help somebody else when she showed up. She interrupted His plans; she took up His time. She stopped Him, who knows for how long. In essence, it looked like she slowed down Jairus’ miracle healing of his daughter. So much so that instead of being healed, she died.

BUT GOD! Perhaps that was intentional on His part. Just like with Lazarus, whom Jesus intentionally allowed to die and stay dead for four days – just so He could bring him back again in the sight of all the townspeople, purposely (see John 11). Why? BECAUSE IT WAS TIME. It was the season for it to happen. It was time for Him to reveal Himself to them all! It was time for Him to step out in a super-huge, never before seen way and perform a miracle of intense proportions in front of lots of people. It was time for Him to show up and do what He does!

So here is the second way this impacts your miracle – Jesus is on His way. Yes, I know I already said this, but it bears repeating! Maybe He purposely let your dream die, like Jairus’ daughter or Lazarus, just so He could resurrect it after so long in front of all your naysayers, all your doubters and all your critics! Jesus is on His way! Maybe He was on His way to your house, for you to get your healing, but some other person stepped into line in front of you and grabbed ahold of His virtue first, seemingly taking up His time and stopping Him.

No worries because Jesus is still on His way! He is still coming to heal you! He is still coming to set you free! He is still coming to change your circumstances! He is still coming with breakthrough in His wings! In fact, He is coming not only to heal but to resurrect your dead dream, your sick body, your pitiful marriage, your empty checkbook! He is coming to exchange it for another version – a resurrection-power filled one!

Did He run out of healing virtue? NO! In fact, not only did the woman with the issue of blood get healed, His healing power was so multiplied that He not only healed the next person, He brought her back to life! And He’ll do it for you, too! If this is God’s blueprint, let’s pray that Jesus gets interrupted again and again on His way to us! I want it all, resurrection-power multiplied to maximum capacity! Don’t you?

Jesus is on His way! Are you possessed? Are you possessed by faith or fear? Are you possessed by belief or doubt? Have you given up hope that your promise will ever live? Grab your hope back – His Name is Jesus – and be possessed today by the Resurrection Power of the Holy Spirit of God! Be seized by joy and possessed by the knowledge that your healer is on His way! He is coming with a resurrected version of your body, your finances and your relationships. There is nothing too difficult for God! Just BELIEVE!

Is anything too difficult or too wonderful for the Lord? At the appointed time, when the season [for her delivery] comes, I will return to you and Sarah will have a son.” (Genesis 18:14 AMP)

Be possessed today, because Jesus is on His way!

Sharing your faith with you!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

War-Stories: Honoring the Men who have helped Me!

I know there are a lot of women ministers who have had to fight and wrestle with the male of the species in the pulpit in order to gain the place that was rightfully designated to them by God.  I never really thought about it before being asked to pen this chapter, but I have been living a particularly, peculiarly blessed existence. You see, as a female minister, I don’t have any war-stories of men blocking my way in ministry. Conversely, men have continuously helped me.

From the very beginning the Lord has used men to clear the path for me and make my way a raised highway. I was led to the Lord by a man – well, a man-boy, actually. At the tender age of 14 my then-beau, David Murrow, had murals of mountain ranges and elk hand-painted on his bedroom wall, played the bass guitar and was wild for Jesus. He led me to Him with little ado, and promptly left me for his next girl-friend. It’s funny now, but it was heart wrenching to a 14-year old girl. Regardless, I had given my life to Jesus, seemingly accidentally, just to appease the desires of my boyfriend. Yet, even when I proceeded to backslide for many years, the damage was done, the verdict was rendered – I belonged to Him.

This was great planning on the Lord’s part, because during this period when I resided on the slippery slope, the devil could have killed me any number of times, and probably would have had it not been for the Lord.  Had I not already given my soul to Jesus, I could have easily been on the other end of the extreme.

I spoke to this man on the phone over twenty years later by some chuckle on God’s heart. This came about because my sister, Janis, had known him, too, when we were all just teenagers. She was friends with David on social media, and somehow he got my phone number. Surprised initially at the call, I didn’t realize how grateful I was to him until I talked to him. Many times in public I had already done so, but I personally thanked him for leading me to Jesus. Interestingly, he didn’t remember doing this at all, which is a lesson to the rest of us: we have no idea how much we can impact lives for the Kingdom of God and not even remember it.

From there, around age 28, when I came back to the Lord after walking out my testimony, I was baptized by a male – my pastor at Meadows Fellowship in Las Vegas, NV.  I didn’t know anything at all about Jesus, and if I knew anything I had forgotten it during the long slide backwards.  I only knew that I wanted to be baptized, because I knew that I should be. Later, in my thirties, I went to a four-square church in Denver, Colorado – again, headed by a male. This pastor really made an impression on me, because he dared to speak to the congregation with boldness. He said that he and his wife had gone out to their anniversary dinner, and they – gasp – had a glass of WINE! He taught me that it’s okay to be honest with people, and to be oneself. This is one of the hallmarks of my ministry style today, one unique quality that sets me apart.

Years later, a teaching I heard by another male in yet another church taught me about giving generously, even sacrificially. This is yet another branding  of the ministry that God has me stewarding today. We believe in the tithe and the offering and we give in abundance. You see, God gives seed to the sower, so I figure I’d better sow in order to get more seed! In fact, I think we all should.

One of the first most-important and spiritually shaping ministry moves that the Lord made in my life came at the hand of another male leader. I was asked by this gentleman, Halley, to serve as an usher at the church I attended. This doesn’t sound very spiritual, in fact, probably sounds “less than”… but it was during this time frame that I learned an incredible amount about the spirit realm. I learned that ushers at a church are the gate-keepers, not just the chair-stackers and the water-bottle-picker-uppers.

The most surprising spiritual lesson from the head usher was one of being “sat down”! One Sunday I arrived at church, on time as always, only to be told that I would not be ushering that day. I was instructed to sit down and not do anything. This was so hard for me! But I was told that I had to be obedient to authority, no matter what. I did sit down through that service, difficult as it was, and learned that oh-so-important lesson of obedience at the hand of this man with the gift of wisdom.

Another experientially-obtained, extremely useful gift I received from this man was being taught not to become offended when another takes offense – especially at me! Oh my gosh! What a lesson that was. There is not time nor space to elaborate on this lesson here. However, let it be known – when another person gets offended at you, don’t get offended back because they are offended!

During the latter part of this learning time frame, my pastor, Shawn O’Hearn, actually “sent” me into the healing ministry. A small ministry had opened up near me with a focus on healing. Another of the female ushers and I made plans to go to this ministry to learn about healing. However, I didn’t want to just GO to this ministry … I wanted to be SENT! I had learned enough by then to know that there is a difference, and I wanted to be sent by leadership. Since my heart was to stay in obedience, I went to my pastor and asked him to send me to this ministry. Busy person that he was, he waved his hand at me, nonchalantly, almost pooh-poohing me, and said, “Yeah, Edie. Go ahead.”

That was NOT what I had in mind! I wanted him to SEND me to this ministry. When I said those words to Pastor Shawn, that I wanted him to actually SEND me, he graciously stood up, faced his hands out toward me and decreed and declared some things over me. He effectively sent me into the healing ministry!  He made a grandiose display of it, not flippantly, but I really don’t think that either one of us realized the spiritual ramifications of this request of a spiritually immature believer. But God knew! I was definitely SENT into the healing ministry that day…first to this small ministry, and then to healing ministry giant Joan Hunter Ministries!

But, perhaps one of the most important human males that has impacted this ministry is not even a native of our land, yet, he is a brother in the Kingdom – my Canadian friend, Darren Canning. Having met him and ministered to him initially as only a host-home, over a number of seasons we became very good friends. When he started to show up on the Elijah List, I was very impressed, since I had been reading it for what felt like forever. After that he started up his own prophetic blog and asked me to contribute some of my writings to it. Of course, I was honored and I did.  After a period of time, I asked him to share some of my work with the leader of the Elijah List, Steve Shultz, and although he was a bit reluctant to ask outright, he assured me that my writing would be seen by the powers that be.

He could not have been more right! The leadership at the Elijah List saw some of my prophetic words that God had given me on Darren’s blog and liked them. Even though they didn’t choose to pick up the first couple of posts that I made on this prophetic blog, they were very encouraging, and told him to tell me to keep it up.  I did, and the rest is history. I have been contributing to the Elijah List for many years now, as well as multiple other prophetic newsletters, including Spirit Fuel and others that I don’t even know the names of in other nations. However, any time I go to search for my name online, another new prophetic blog or newsletter has linked and re-posted a prophetic word. I say this with the utmost humility, and I am totally awed by what God has done and is still doing. It is what He is YET to do that has me most excited!

Incidentally, appearing on the Elijah List once was a life-goal for me! It was a dream, not even a “bucket-list” item. I must say, with total humility, that appearing on it as a regular contributor is, without a doubt, one of life’s most fulfilling Easter eggs: those things that God hides FOR us, rather than FROM us! These secrets and surprises are tucked into seemingly random corners and found intentionally “coincidentally”. This is how we know it is God!

Without a doubt the most important human male to impact this ministry assignment in the earth realm is my husband, Darryl. Darryl funded the very first, original ministry event out of our own personal funds.  Even though I worked countless hours of overtime to pay for what I knew the expense would be, at the end of the day, at the end of the year, the ministry was still in the red, and my husband paid the difference out of his own pocket. He never complained that I was gone on the road ministering more than I was home; No, Darryl counted it all joy, and blessed God for the opportunity to bless Him!

It is for those reasons and more that I would like to honor him, the man that the Lord put in my life to make it possible for Him to use me to the extent that He has and continues to do. Darryl is the reason that I have been able, and am still able, to do what the Lord has called me to do: to minister prophetically to those that need encouragement and wisdom in a dark world; to enable them to know that God not only hears them, but knows that they need to hear from Him, too.

And He is, unequivocably, THE Most Important Male to help me in ministry. Thank you, Jesus!

I heard the Lord say, “Go forward because there is no going back!”

Many of us have been faced with extreme, die-to-our-flesh decisions and warfare lately. Fret not, because it is of God.

“This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.” (Psalm 118:23 KJV).

During worship the Lord spoke to me, inviting me to take a step forward. A little while later, He did it again. He requested that I do it once more, and then immediately told me to take another step. Attempting to return to my starting position, I heard the voice of the Lord declare, “There is no going back!

Wherever you were before our collective transitions, you are no longer that person! When the Lord asked you to take a step toward Him, you obeyed. He asked you to take another, and then another. Each time you obeyed, even though every move you made toward Him required more crucifying of your flesh.

I hear the voice of the Lord very clearly today saying, “Only go forward, because there is no going back! How far will you go, to come closer to me, to come closer to your purpose?”

Our response should be, “All the way! I am all in!”

Whatever decisions you have made for the Kingdom have changed you. You cannot return to what – or who – you were before you made those decisions in obedience to the voice of God. This is God, and it is good.  There is nothing to go back to!

“Simon Peter answered, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words (the message) of eternal life.” (John 6:68 AMPC)

Continue seeking Him and following His instruction.  He is the One Who got you started on this path, and He is the One Who will see it through to completion.

Be “ALL IN”! Go all the way and run head-long into your destiny!

Blessings!

Edie Bayer

Your Seed Has Matured! It’s an Early Harvest Season of Blessing – Out of Season!

I was sitting on my porch doing devotions when I looked up and saw a buck in our field, perhaps fifty feet away from me. We are used to seeing does here, lots of them. There are even two does raising their fawns in our field, but a buck? Immediately I was rapt. A buck is an unusual sight that requires full attention!

Then two more bucks quietly slid into my view, one after the other. Wow! Three Bucks traveling together. I was stunned. Shocked, yet another buck silently showed up – a fourth one! The first buck jumped over our creek bed and wandered into the pasture. I realized I better act quickly and quietly to try to get a picture of them. I reached for my phone to get a picture of these four bucks when unbelievably a fifth buck showed up, hurrying over to the others.

Any buck in this area at this time of year is highly irregular. For more than two or three bucks to be traveling together is unheard of! But FIVE bucks? These guys were full grown, not babies. The only time we see grown bucks is during mating season. So, these fully mature bucks are in our area out of season which can only mean one thing: God is speaking to us. He is moving to supernaturally bless His people, creating a new season of blessing out of season! Our seed has matured! It’s an early harvest!

Bucks and bucks and bucks! They just kept coming! When the first buck showed up, a thought went through my head: “The BUCK stops here.” Immediately afterward I thought, “I don’t want to limit God! He can send as many bucks as He wants!”

My knee jerk thought was multiplication! First there was one, then three, then four and then five! Deer symbolize provision, always, and these five bucks just suddenly showed up! They quietly appeared out of nowhere, seemingly out of season, multiplying one after the other for a steady stream of – well, BUCKS! I had just read about decisions that we had made years ago affecting our circumstances today and I realized without a doubt that the BUCKS I GAVE now equal the BUCKS I GET multiplied back to me by GRACE! Our seed has matured for harvest.

The same holds true for all of us! Sowing and reaping is God’s idea, but here is the catch – you must give something for it to multiply, and you must believe that it will! I know that’s a crazy concept, but it’s Biblical. Elijah did it with the widow woman’s oil and meal (see 1 Kings 17:8-16). She never doubted him. She gave up the very last of her food supply at his instruction; yet in her obedience, she and her household “…ate for many days.” The food she gave became the food she got!

Elisha did it with the woman and the jars of oil but with an important twist!  He asked her what she had in the house that had value and she responded, “Your handmaid has nothing in the house except a jar of oil,” (2 Kings 4:2). Elisha instructed her to go borrow a bunch of empty jars, come back and “…shut the door upon you and your sons,” (2 Kings 4:5). He then told her to pour out the oil into all the borrowed jars. She gave up her most treasured possession in obedience and it was multiplied.

It worked for her, and it will for us, too…if we SHUT THE DOOR ON DOUBT AND UNBELIEF and obey the voice of God to do as He instructs us! He has a plan for multiplication and gives us a formula to carry it out.

Jesus did it with the loaves and fish! We all know that He got a few fish and some bread and multiplied them to feed thousands (see Matthew 14:13-21Mark 6:31-44Luke 9:12-17John 6:1-14). Incredibly, he did this not just once but twice (see Matthew 15:32-39Mark 8:1-9)! Anything Jesus says or does twice means PAY ATTENTION! That is exactly what God was saying to us with this story – not just once, but twice: Pay attention! If you give, it will be multiplied back to you, pressed down, shaken together and overflowing (see Luke 6:38). Don’t doubt, just believe.

Now remember – even Jesus had to block out the voices of the unbelievers as he raised the little girl from the dead! They laughed at Him in unbelief and doubt!

“And when He came to the house, He permitted no one to enter with Him except Peter and John and James, and the girl’s father and mother. And all were weeping for and bewailing her; but He said, Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping. And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing full well that she was dead.”  (Luke 8:50-52 AMPC).

Here is another key that may help you. This little girl was the FIRST one that Jesus raised from the dead that we know of in the scriptures. No one in the room with Him had seen a dead-raising before, even Him (in the earth realm)! Honestly, think about it! The parents, I’m sure, WANTED it to work. They wanted their daughter back, but did they KNOW for sure that it would happen? Probably not. The disciples were the same, believing that maybe, hopefully something was going to happen. But were they 100% sure that it would work? Debatable.

What I am saying is this: you can WANT to believe in a promise of God yet still not be 100% sure for it to come to pass. Just be confident in Jesus! Believe that HE is the One Who can do it!

Listen, I don’t have a black belt in faith! When God used me to raise that duck from the dead, I wasn’t sure it would work. I had previously prayed for chickens and other critters to come back with no results. Still, I WANTED God to bring this duck back to life – not for me, but for my husband. I just believed that He could do it, I prayed it long and hard and God did it! He brought that dead duck back to life. In hind-sight, I had closed the door on any other option other than Him bringing it back. I had closed the door on unbelief.

Here are some keys for harvest season multiplication:

  • Don’t limit God
  • Give to God in obedience
  • Shut the door on doubt
  • You don’t need a black belt in Faith
  • Just do it!

We are in a dead-raising, multiplication, revival season of suddenly appearing bucks and bucks and bucks. My gosh! Shout GRACE to it!

Hallelujah!

Believing for Bucks for you!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

 

Have you been seeing numbers? Then you have been NUMBERED!

Many of us have been seeing numbers everywhere! We have been seeing number patterns on the clock, on our microwaves, our vehicle radios, our grocery store receipts. Some of us have been seeing numbers for years, and others have just started to notice them. Some of us have even begun to see some number patterns start to differ, changing from what we have been seeing for so long. These numbers have become so common that entire websites and blogs are devoted to number patterns’ interpretations and explanations!

Why is this? Why is this happening? I have one possible explanation, knowing God’s sense of humor and His affinity for “play on words”: We have been NUMBERED!

I had a revelation recently upon reading the book of Daniel that much like being BRANDED (see Ephesians 4:30) that we have been NUMBERED! Look at this definition:

“Then was the part of the hand sent from the presence of [the Most High God], and this writing was inscribed. And this is the inscription that was written, mene, mene, tekel, upharsin—numbered, numbered, weighed, divisions.” (Daniel 5:24-25 AMPC).

I know, it looks bad on the surface, because most of us know the story.  But don’t worry – it is definitely a good thing to be numbered by God, because God LOVES to number His people!

The short version of this scripture is that Nebudchadnezzar’s son, Belshazzar, was very bad, and he got a very bad judgment, written in stone, as it were, by a divinely sent floating hand (see Daniel 5:5). The judgement was that the days of his kingdom were numbered and ended.

But God! Thankfully that is not us. In fact, to take it a step further, even though I may not know you, if you are reading this, you are probably NOT a Belshazzar. In fact, no one I know is a Belshazzar. I am sure you don’t, either. So, no worries! You are not a Belshazzar, so you will not receive a Belshazzar judgement. That is why you are being numbered!

God wants to number us, so pay attention to those numbers. God meant what He said, too, because He said MENE twice! Anytime God says something twice in His word, it means PAY ATTENTION! He really wants to number us!

“And this was the inscription that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN-numbered, numbered, weighed, divisions.” (Daniel 5:25 AMPC).

Have you been seeing NUMBERS? Then you have been NUMBERED! You count because you have been counted! God has special plans and purposes for you in the earth realm! Look here:

  • We are numbered amongst the ELECT (Isaiah 42:1)

(Note: elections are counted – with numbers!)

  • We are numbered amongst the CHOSEN (Deuteronomy 7:6);
  • We are numbered as part of the REMNANT (2 Kings 19:30);
  • We are numbered among the 144,000 (Revelation 14:3);

God has numbered us! This is good news! Even the book of Numbers records census results for all twelve tribes – not just once, but twice (see Numbers 1:46 and Numbers 26:51). Remember that when God speaks, we listen, but when He says it TWICE – we had better pay attention! There will be No believer left behind! We have been numbered!

Tekel: The Lord has weighed and measured you and you have been found NOT wanting!

The second thing the Lord wants you to know, in addition to being numbered, is that you have been weighed in the balances and have been found NOT WANTING! In fact, He just now dropped this into my spirit: this is ESPECIALLY true if you have been seeing duplicates, such as 10:10, 11:11, 12:12 and so forth. This means that you are balanced! You are right on track, doing exactly what He wants you to do!

There are some who still require minor adjustments, but at this point in our walks they are just that – MINOR. The scales do not tip much in either direction. We are exactly the way He designed us, for His purposes and for good.

We are right where he wants us, trained up and ready to perform, balanced and in optimum form…as He performs His word both for us and through us! So relax and enjoy the ride!

 

Upharsin (Peres): Divisions.  God is the God of multiplication! Since the Lord has numbered us, there will be no more loss, no more division. There will be unity where before there was separation. There will be no more “cliques” from which we are excluded, and loneliness will be a thing of the past. The Lord says He is adding unto us and taking nothing away from us.

I feel strongly that there are many who have been stripped down to nothing, pruned to the very core; but now, God, the great multiplier, is taking what little they have left and multiplying it back to them over and over again. Just as Jesus took the mud and spat in it, forming new material for eyes (see John 9:6), I see the Lord taking something simple in the lives of many, mixing it with something new and different, and coming up with manifold, revelatory results. The NEW is here!

There is absolutely NO WEAPON that will manage to disengage us from our God, no matter what it looks like, no matter what lies the enemy spouts. Because, just like Isaiah 54:17 says, the Lord is reproducing the ideal Servant of the Lord in us, multiplying the army of God. The Lord is imparting His righteousness, His vindication into us, multiplying our efforts and taking down enemy fortresses, even behind enemy lines! We have been numbered in the army of God! This is the heritage of the saints.

“But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.”  (Isaiah 54:17 AMPC).

Be blessed as you watch for the Lord’s new numbers patterns for you!

Edie Bayer

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