What is LOVE anyway?

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What is LOVE anyway?

It’s Valentine’s Day, “the Day of Love”.  I am sitting in my truck in a parking lot outside a musical theatre somewhere in Smallville, Texas where my husband is playing in the orchestra for a community theatrical musical group.

I just walked out after about 30-minutes.  I was watching this play that I have never seen or heard about.  It has a name that sounds very cutesy and harmless, I mean, how bad can it be?

There were several back-to-back sexual innuendoes.  Actually, MORE than innuendoes, more like soft porn statements in a song, complete with thrusting hips.  The breaking point for me came when one of the leads in the play was singing that “they all look alike in the dark”, alluding to having sex with older women for their money.

I got up in the middle of this musical production and walked out because I had made a decision.

I LOVE GOD.

I decided that I wasn’t going to let any more smut into my ears or my eyes.  So I got up and left.  Sadly, I was the only one.  The rest of the audience stayed in their seats, at least as far as I can tell.  There has only been one other car pull out of the parking lot, and this about 10-minutes after I got out here to my truck.

I LOVE GOD.

It’s more than something I say.  It’s more than something I do occasionally.  It’s not just church.  It’s not even reading the Bible.  It is my lifestyle, it is my heart.  It is ME.  I LOVE GOD.

BECAUSE I LOVE GOD I could not dishonor Him any longer by sitting and soaking in that sewage.

What’s the big deal, you may ask, it’s only a play, a little bitty musical in a very rural area.  It wasn’t hurting anything.  It wasn’t even really all that bad.

It was not honoring God, which is what I am called to do.  I am called to defend that honor.  I defended His honor today in the best way I knew how – I got up and left.  I cast my vote for God, and simultaneously cast my vote against the things of this world.

I have seen a quote several times recently that says, “by doing nothing we help evil”, or something like that.  I could not sit idly by and allow what was going on to dishonor my Lord and God.

Of course, God knew this showdown was going to occur.  Just this morning I was in 1Kings 7 where the Bible speaks of Solomon building his own house.  It took him 13 years.  God had him build his house with 3 rows of windows in 3 tiers.  It says further that there was “window opposite window”, so one could see completely through the building.  In theory, whatever was let in through one window could go directly out through the one opposite it.

That’s a LOT of windows!  Talk about being transparent!  3-rows of windows stacked 3-high.  That is NINE windows — the number for HARVEST.

Windows to me speak of Revelation.  Windows allow things in.  They also let things out.

The ‘revelation’ that was being dispensed today in Smallville, Texas – the HARVEST —  is NOT revelation that I want in my building.  God has spent a number of years building this house.  I am not going to allow anything in through my windows of revelation that I do not want in there, because God doesn’t want it in there either.

Don’t forget – I LOVE GOD.

The other reason that we NEED to know is that eventually what comes IN through these windows WILL GET OUT.  It won’t be kept inside.  It will surface and rear its ugly head somewhere down the line.  It’s not only YOU it affects – it will get out and affect others.  You know the old saying, “GIGO” – Garbage In, Garbage Out.  God didn’t put garbage in me.  However, things of this world do, such as the “revelation” in this musical.

I want to tell you, it’s NOT OK.  Sitting under the mentorship of filth is exactly that.  One drop of motor oil pollutes 10,000 gallons of water.  A little bit of marijuana in the brownie mix still makes it “pot-brownies”.  Soft porn is still PORN.  It’s WRONG.

What do you have up over your windows?  Do you have screens, which filter little to nothing out?  Do you have OPEN WINDOWS that filter NOTHING and let it all in?  What is over your windows of revelation?  Do you have filters of RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS and PIETY?

So, what is Love anyway?

GOD IS LOVE.  If you love someone, you listen to them, you honor them, you respect them.  You do as they ask – not necessarily because you want to but because the one you love has asked you to.

Today is the Day of Love.  And since God is Love, let it be the Day of God in your life, the first day of many, the first day of all the rest of your life.

It is for me.

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You don’t know what you don’t know.

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I posted a prophetic Word on Facebook a couple of months ago that what God is doing in this next season would be so completely different from what we’ve ever seen that we might not even see it!!  I prayed that God’s people would see what He was doing, and not miss Him in this next move of His Spirit.

This morning God put me in John 8.  By verse 15 Jesus has told the Pharisees how much they don’t know God.

THEY didn’t know they didn’t know God.  They THOUGHT they knew God.  They ACTED like they knew God.  They were completely convinced that they knew God…but they didn’t even see him, even when He was standing right in front of them.

They didn’t know what they didn’t know.

The new season we are in – the season of BREAKTHROUGH – requires spending time in His presence.  Because you don’t know what you don’t know until God tells you.

Jesus spoke in John 8 about how HE behaved as a Son of God. Jesus ONLY said what He heard the Father say.  Jesus ONLY did what He saw the Father doing.  This is a truth we are convinced we know, and Jesus is our model, right?

But the question remains…how about US?

Do we REALLY know what God is saying in this hour?  Do we REALLY know what God is doing in this hour?  Do we know what we don’t know?

Jesus said to the Pharisees , 15 You [set yourselves up to] judge according to the flesh (by what you see). [You condemn by external, human standards.] I do not [set Myself up to] judge or condemn or sentence anyone.”  John 8:15 (AMP)

Listen, if we don’t SEE what God sees, we are Pharisees.  If we don’t SAY what God is saying, we’re Pharisees.  We may be conditioned by what we have been taught as TRUE doctrine – even in this last season — and yet totally miss God, even if He is standing right in front of us.

You don’t know what you don’t know.

The Bible says that we have the Mind of Christ.  The Pharisees of John 8 hadn’t heard this truth yet.  They were convinced they were right.  THEY knew God.  This guy was just an outsider, another upstart, just another rebel in their eyes, one of many of that time.

Now hear this —  it was “in their eyes” – they were gauging the actions of God by their own standards.  Jesus even said so!  Here it is again… “You [set yourselves up to] judge according to the flesh (by what you see). [You condemn by external, human standards.]”  John 8:15 (AMP)

Listen to what Jesus says next,

26 I have much to say about you and to judge and condemn. But He Who sent Me is true (reliable), and I tell the world [only] the things that I have heard from Him.” John 8:26 (AMP)

And again, in verse 28, “…that I do nothing of Myself (of My own accord or on My own authority), but I say [exactly] what My Father has taught Me.

How did Jesus learn what God wanted Him to do?  IN HIS PRESENCE!

42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love Me and respect Me and welcome Me gladly, for I proceeded (came forth) from God [out of His very presence]. I did not even come on My own authority or of My own accord (as self-appointed); but He sent Me.” John 8:42 (AMP)

How would He know He had been sent if He hadn’t spent time in God’s presence?

How will YOU know?  How will you know WHAT God is doing in this BREAKTHROUGH SEASON?

How will you know what God is going to do in your life, in the lives of your family, in your ministry, in your business, in your country, in the world….if you don’t spend time in His presence?

You don’t know what you don’t know.

The people of God MUST spend time in God’s presence!  In this season, the season of BREAKTHROUGH, we don’t want to miss God.  This is the season of fulfillment!  If you don’t spend time in God’s presence you may miss what He is doing IN THIS SEASON!

Don’t be a Pharisee!  Don’t look at your life and the world like you did in the last season, or the one before.  The cloud has moved on!  Break camp, pack it up, and move on!  Get out of the old and into the new!

Look at it the way God is looking at it.  Watch out for anything that is different.  LOOK for the NEW.  LISTEN for the NEW.  SPEAK the NEW.

Spend time in the presence of the One Who will talk to you and teach you what He wants to do in you this season, and you will KNOW that you KNOW.

Because until you do – you don’t know what you don’t know….and believe me, you want to know!

A HARE RAISING EXPERIENCE

bunnymotherA Blog by my seer husband, Darryl Bayer

 

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As many know, life on the farm has its joys and sometimes its sorrows. As I fed the animals this morning I thought, this whole thing will never be perfect and we just need to do our best through it all. Sounds like our lives.  For the folks that are close to Edie and me, you know that our rabbit breeding just has not taken off the way the chickens and ducks have flourished. It seems odd, but placing male and female bunnies together in a cage has only given back a handful of litters in what is approaching our third year.

Today is 2-4 the day of addition and multiplication! We have three confirmed sightings of baby bunnies aka “kits” out of five females bred on Jan 1 and Jan 3. (That is exactly on time) OK. So what’s the big deal? Just a coincidence?

The last two weekends I have spent completely immersed in the Word of God traveling at the side of well known prophet from Canada Darren Canning first, then hosted a conference in our home for Wally Johnson, teacher/preacher from Washington DC. Both mighty men of God (and Edie) have been encouraging me to exercise my ability to have “seer” dreams. I am getting more comfortable with Words of Knowledge as a gift but the dreams, when I see a thing and it happens the next day, tend to disturb me for while. Last year when the S. Korean ferry vessel sunk with the students on board, I was there in a dream as it was happening. This is the first time I have even released that information because the images in my dream and what I saw on the news the next day were identical!

Take this next part or the last however you wish.  I went outside my body last night in my sleep, across our yard and over to the rabbit hutches. There I looked into the cages of the mothers giving birth. One mother looked up and she appeared to smile at me. (This morning that same rabbit let me pet her, with the babies tucked safely away in the back of their cave of hay. That’s not supposed to happen – right farmers?) I had great peace in the dream and knew that finally after all these years, we were going to receive an abundance of baby bunnies and a branch of our tree of life was budding and about to flower then fruit. Thank you Wally Johnson for renaming our residence LIFE HOUSE.

Two messages here: In the natural – don’t give up. In the supernatural, pay attention to your dreams and write them down! God may be, no he is, speaking to you while you rest because in your waking time, your brain is running in way too many directions.  Here: it’s this simple – and sometimes a little scary at the same time – but start journaling your dreams, then find out what it means.

“I also dreamt last night of a wild fast burning fire in the Woodlands. Edie and I were running through the forest to escape flames that were quickly advancing across the ground towards us. We ran to a sidewalk figuring concrete pavement would stop the fire from us but then we saw multiple houses on the street across were engulfed in flames too. I grabbed Edie’s hand and said we need to keep moving. Which way? I said to the left and…..” the dream ended.

Now, I have not gone to God or into any dream interpretation books yet.  I am going to let that last dream sit on the shelf for a while. No, don’t go asking God to tell you which way the stock market is going in a vision. You know that’s wrong and will only open a seriously bad door into the occult. Just go to sleep and wait for what He will show you next.  So try it. As you can see, this post is not about me. It’s all for the glory of God and I am about as humbled as one human trumpet player can possibly get. God Bless you all and sweet dreams.