Get out of Safe Mode!

safemodeRecently I was ministering in San Marcos, Texas when my cell phone started to act up.  It went into Safe Mode.  Now, first of all, I didn’t even know that cell phones have safe mode!  I have no idea what caused it, and yet, there it was – my cell phone was in safe mode and it was almost inoperable.

Most of us are familiar with safe mode on computers – it allows us to start up the computer but runs only the most basic programs … just the bare-bone essentials.  Well, just like a PC, most of my apps were not functional  that day and I didn’t have access to the apps that I needed.  It was very frustrating.

Since I was busy ministering most of that day, I didn’t have time to research for a solution.  Eventually, I realized that I could still go online on my phone.  I still had internet access so I could look up a solution there to figure out how to get my phone out of safe mode.

I found the answer to my problem very quickly – REBOOT.  It was incredibly simple, and hadn’t occurred to me before.  To fix my problem and get it out of safe mode all I had to do was shut my phone off and turn it back on.  However, the instructions that I received online said to leave the phone off for five-seconds before I turned it back on.

Sure enough, I turned my phone off according to the instructions, left it off for five-seconds and turned it back on.  Suddenly, I had full access to all of my apps and programs and the phone was completely operational once more.

When I saw that I had to leave the phone off for five-seconds, I knew God was speaking through my cell phone, because five is the number of grace!  I believe that He was speaking to all of us at that moment.   I believe that God wants us to have FULL ACCESS to all of His apps (plans) and programs (purposes)!         I believe that He would have all of us REBOOT to become fully and completely operational and live – REALLY LIVE — according to His design!

The First Step – Go Online!

The first step to Reboot is to go online – go to God!  Pray!  He has all the instructions!  He has the solution to every problem!  Ask Him how to reboot your system.  He knows how to get you out of Safe Mode and into His plans and purposes for your life.  Don’t forget … you don’t have FULL ACCESS to all His apps until you reboot!

Obedience – Reboot

I have found that sometimes we are our own greatest enemy!  We can sometimes block our own blessings and be obstacles to our own success.  As I was ministering over the weekend, the Lord had me bring people through an exercise in obedience to get out of their own way and reboot in this area.

It’s a very simple process, since we all know the power of our words.  The Bible says plainly in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 28, v. 23 that if we disobey the Lord, “…the heavens over your head shall be bronze, and the earth under you shall be iron.”

We need open heavens and soft, tillable earth!  So, let’s reboot into obedience!  Say this simple prayer with me now:

“I love the Lord because He hears my voice (Ps. 116:1)!  In the Name of Jesus, I decree I choose to obey the Lord.  I will listen for the voice of God and obey Him.  I will do as God tells me to do.  I will only do as I see my Father doing!  I will only say what I hear my Father saying!  I will obey the Lord from this day forward!  I will get out of my own way and let God have His way! (Jn. 5:19, Jn. 8:28, Jn. 12:49, Ps. 18:30)”

Sanctify – Reboot

Sanctification has been really heavy on my heart for a while now.  I believe that the problem that most of us have is not that we are pagans.  It is that we are not pure, chaste and pious.  We love the Lord, yet we tell white lies, we exaggerate, we gossip, we back bite – in essence, we destroy with our mouths.  We steal destinies with the words of our lips as we curse others – in heavy traffic, at the grocery store, at school and even at church!

We need to reboot in this area.  We need to shut it down completely (close our mouths), wait (grace), and start back up again (reboot) to have full access to our own destinies.

Here is a simple prayer to reboot in this area:

“Father, I repent for the words of my mouth!  I repent and I rescind those curses that I have spoken over myself, my family and other people.   I call those words back in and I cut off their effect from my life and the lives of those that I cursed.  I will repay evil with good from now on.  No more will blessing and cursing come out of my mouth, but blessings alone.   I bless those who curse me.  I bless others with my tongue.  I will enjoy the fruit of my tongue from this day forward!  (Rom. 12:14, 1 Pet. 3:9, Prov. 13:2, 18:21)”

These are just two of many areas in which the Lord may lead you to reboot.  Go Online!  Ask God what He would have you do to experience the fullness of His plans and purposes for your life!  He wants you to have full access, to be completely operational, out of Safe Mode and living on the edge for Jesus!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

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The Coming Flood

I dreamed last night there was a flood.  In my dream there was a “knowing” that I had left my house because of it.  I was walking on a pathway to get back to my house, which split intodoorframe two, one higher and one lower.  The higher path was rocky and icy and on a steep incline, but the lower path was asphalt and smooth, curving downwards out of sight.  I found myself starting to walk on the higher part of the path, which quickly became very difficult due to the rocks and ice.  I paused, looking down to the lower path.  I realized it was only a short hop down to the easier pathway, but if I kept going up this rocky path it would be increasingly further away from the lower path and I might not be able to get back to it.

In the dream, I felt as though I should drop back down onto the lower, smoother part rather than keep walking on the path in front of me that was icy and rocky and steeply inclined.  After hesitating for a moment, I jumped back down and was able to easily walk, as it was asphalt and clearly marked.  I looked up to my left and saw the upper path had become the side of a hill or a mountain.  It had changed into rugged terrain and wasn’t a path at all.

When I arrived at my house, I found it had been robbed!  The front door was kicked in and the door frame was splintered.  Everything was smashed up and broken inside the home.  The vandals had gone through every cupboard and every drawer, turning them upside down and scattering my belongings everywhere.  Although at first I thought it was robbers, I realized that with the tremendous amount of damage I saw, that it had been done out of anger – the thief had been enraged.

All the valuables were gone, the ministry equipment and product had been stolen, the jewelry and $2,000 in cash and my guns.  An angel walked up and said that it looks bad but that we are headed into the time of greatest abundance.  I went to hug her but her but the angel’s face was down and she was stiff.  Another person in the dream said it was the ex-husband of a ministry friend of mine, and that he had a beard.

There was a lot of damage to the house.  An entire mantle – it looked like a double-door frame, although in my dream I “knew” it was a mantle – that had been torn out and was standing facing me.  The frame was really beaten up, the paint was peeling but it was fully intact, standing to face me in my dream.  There were broken windows, glass everywhere and total devastation everywhere I looked.  I looked out the back door.  The wooden back porch had warped terribly and there were huge holes in the wood as if trees had been ripped out of it, creating sinkholes or potholes.

Suddenly I was at the water’s edge.  There were a lot of dead white mini-alligators, some kind of creature which I had never seen before.  In my dream I thought they were like the dragonfly larvae called Helgermites, and that they would be useful as bait.  There were thousands of them dead at the edge of the water, floating like schools of dead fish.  The angel was with me, and said that I had built my dock all the way down into the water.  I responded that I didn’t know how high the water would go.  I looked down and there were weeds in the water in which I was standing.  It was about ankle deep.

I won’t take time here to interpret the entire dream as there is an incredible amount of symbolism contained here; however, I welcome and encourage interpretation from all that read this.  Here is the part of the interpretation that I want to share with you.

There is a flood coming!  It is a Holy Spirit flood.  It is a Holy Spirit chastity flood, a flood of sanctification and piety.  It will wash away all the uncleanness in our lives.  It will smash up our belief systems and wreck our houses.  It will kill off all the little “white lies” that are the bait of the enemy, as well as gossip and slander, the backbiting of snapping jaws and sharp teeth that tear flesh.  And it will leave us standing stronger, as the mantle – the doorway – was left intact, although it was beaten up and the paint was peeling, was fully intact and facing forward.   This doorway will stand forever, the doorway of entrance into the Kingdom, the mantle of the true children of God.

The flood will cleanse away anger and wrath, leaving only love in its wake.  There will be death and devastation, as the straw and the stubble is washed out of our lives, leaving only the rock, the true foundation intact.  It will wipe away false doctrine, smash worldly values to which we still cling, and some – yes, some – will lose their ministries as a result of this flood of piety and chasteness, as this flood of truth in life and in spirit comes to expose our sins, even the secret sins that “no one” knows about.

If you choose the high road, instead of the easier lower path, you may be able to avoid this calamity.  But if you do not – if you choose the wide road of this world, you will inevitably be subject to this flood, and in fact, may find yourself “collateral damage”, being found guilty by association.

However, fear not!  The angel spoke at the beginning of the dream to say that even though it looks bad, we are still headed into the time of greatest abundance!  I submit to you that even if you find yourself stripped clean by this flood, and all your “value-ables” are taken away, that you will be positioned to be a part of the greatest harvest in history!  You will be positioned to be part of both the revival that is literally teetering at the edge of NOW, and in the coming end of days.

Edie Bayer

http://www.KingdomPromoters.org

Amos 9 – It’s Harvest Time!

cornucopiaGod has been speaking to me about fruit for quite some time now.  I have been in the book of Daniel for several days, but this morning the Lord said “Get out of the book of Daniel!”  The next book that I opened to was Amos, and the Lord said, “Yes, Amos 8.”  As we all know, 8 is the number of new beginnings, and not surprisingly, although I chuckled when I saw it, the first verse talks about ripe fruit, so I knew it was confirmation.

In that verse, Amos 8:1, God asked Amos a question, a simple question, which in turn Amos answered with what he saw – a basket of fruit … ripe, summer fruit.  The next thing the Lord says seems completely unconnected, which was, “The end has come upon My people Israel; I will not pass by and spare them anymore.”  Knowing that God would clear up the mystery and make His intentions known, I continued on.  I finished the remainder of Amos 8, and when my eyes fell upon Amos 9, I heard the Lord breathe, “THE HARVEST!”

Personally, I have been having a little difficulty hearing God for prophetic words, not one-on-one as in a conference setting and giving a personal prophetic word, but words like this one – a corporate word, one that is applicable to many people simultaneously.  It’s not that I can’t HEAR God, I can.  It’s just that there was a dry spell – i.e., a FAMINE – and as Amos 8:11 says, not a famine for food, but a famine “for hearing the words of the Lord”.  I desperately desired to hear a corporate word from God, yet there was not one forthcoming.

Why?

I believe that God was leading me to this place, the place of ripe, summer fruit – the place of HARVEST.  As a prophet, my fruit is the Word of the Lord, the prophetic word from the throne room of Grace.  I have been struggling to hear the Lord, and it was work, but work with no FRUIT – nothing was coming from the Great IAM.  It’s been going on for a while now, a couple of months and has been very frustrating.  Each time I opened the Word I asked Him for a word, yet, still nothing.  I believe that He allowed me to walk through this so that you will know that NOW is your Harvest Time, that even if it seemed as if the last little bit of time was so hard, so excruciatingly hard, that all new beginnings require work – in order to receive the HARVEST.

In this case, as a sign of DOUBLE HARVEST in Amos 9:9, the Lord says that He will sift you – me, us – as grain is sifted in a sieve, yet the least kernel shall not fall upon the earth and be lost from His sight.  Just this morning, as I was still asking Him for a prophetic word, I said, “Lord, if there is anything in me that is blocking your word, please show it to me!”  Believe me, that is a prayer that He wants to hear, and an answer that He wants to give to you!  In my case, he led me to Amos 8 and 9 – for YOU!

He has His eye on you!  He is allowing things to happen in this new season, but HE IS DOING IT.  It is not the enemy, it is the Lord.  The reason, my friends, is that He is watchful, because He says that, “ALL THE SINNERS OF MY PEOPLE shall die by the SWORD…(Amos 8:10)”  He is making your sins die by the word, His Word.  He is sifting the impurities out of your life, and causing your sins to die by the Sword – the Word of God!

Years ago I was an intercessor at a deliverance conference held at a local church here.  One morning of the conference, I arrived to see the building covered in vultures!  Literally hundreds of vultures had assembled themselves on the peaks and rooftop of the church building.  It was an awesome and eerie sight, and I have to admit, rather intimidating, causing a lot of people to be scared.  Many of us thought that something terrible was going to happen to us in the conference, and the vultures were there to eat our dead corpses!  Why else would there be hundreds of vultures waiting?

Leadership assembled us together and came to tell us that it was a SIGN — in the spirit, there were many dying spiritual deaths and many spirits had to leave.  The vultures were there to consume the spirits as they were leaving the building!

In the same way, you have and may still be undergoing a type of “spiritual death” in order for the Lord to release the HARVEST to you that He wants to release.  He is cleansing you, fine tuning you, removing the last little specks and wrinkles.

But Good News!  He says in Amos 9:13 that the plowman is overtaking the reaper!  ACCELERATION!  What would have taken years before is now happening in real time!  The Amplified says, “…(that is, everything heretofore barren and unfruitful shall overflow with spiritual blessing).   That, my friend, is where you are headed, to a time of unprecedented fruitfulness that is overflowing with goodness and blessing!  God promises in verse 15, “And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be torn up out of their land which I gave them, says the Lord your God.”

Your land is here!  The promises of God are here!  Whether it is in business, ministry, relationships or whatever – it’s HERE!  It will be fruitful, and no man will be able to pluck you up out of it.  God is simply removing the last little bit of impurity so that you may experience it in its fullness, for His glory!

This also includes former endeavors that went sour.  As an example, I used to make a lot of money in business, but circumstances happened to cause me to lose my businesses.  Of course, that is how I wound up in ministry, so IAM sure that God orchestrated it!  Anyway, the Lord has been encouraging me to pick up that mantle again, the mantle of business, but this time to allow Him to operate it, using His ideas and His processes.  His ideas are different than mine were.  He has been showing me some things, building upon what I have already been doing for Him.  The Master builder is at it again!

Just like for me, he has plans to bless you and prosper you (Jer. 29:11)!  He is working in your life to bring you to that place of overflowing fruitfulness.  Allow Him work in your life and remove the last little bit of dross.  It will be well worth the effort!

 

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org