In the fullness of time, at just the right time: Lazarus, come forth!

Matthew 17:1 “And six days after this…”

Reading Matthew 17 once again, I was captivated by the very first verse! These five words literally grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go! Immediately it went off like fireworks in my spirit — it is the fullness of time! It is just the right time!

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I heard the Lord speak, It is time to break out and break forth! I felt in my spirit that it is time for all of us who have been in any sort of tomb to come forward! It is time for Lazarus to once again come out! It is time to drop the grave cloths and get back into life! No more playing possum, no more laying around, no more holding pattern, circling the airport. Get a move on! Get busy about the father’s business, and for entrepreneurs, get busy with your own!

Listen, there is a time for everything under the sun, and although it definitely was the moment for Lazarus to die, it wasn’t the right time for him to be dead! He HAD to die, for a reason, for a season – but only for a little while, only to be raised up back up into life.  Do you see the picture here?  His death had a purpose. In the same way, in the previous season it may have been time for many of us to die for a little while, too, for a purpose! It may have been the hour to go silent, to disconnect and maybe fade into the background for a bit – but it’s no longer time to be dead! It is the fullness of time! It is the right time!

Just as Jesus did, I speak over you now, “Lazarus, Come forth!” (see John 11:43 KJV).

If it was Lazarus’ time to stay dead, Jesus would never have raised him back up. Jesus only did what he saw his father doing.  He must have seen Lazarus up and moving around and He made it so, on earth as it is in heaven! Just as then, although it may seem as though it has been far too long and it cannot possibly happen, it is time for the many Lazarus’ of this hour to be up and walking around again!

It may seem like the doors have all slammed shut, the finances have dried up and our hands have been tied for what feels like forever;  but God said to “BREAK OUT and BREAK FORTH!” It is the fullness of time, at just the right time! He is calling us out to break out of the old and break forth into His new life for us!

Jesus said, “Lazarus, come forth!” He is speaking it again to you today! Come out of that tomb of doubt and uncertainty!  Break OUT of that cycle and Break FORTH into the newness of life that he offers to us today!  It is the fullness of time, at just the right time! It is time to BE who He created you to BE, and to DO what He has created you to DO! So get up! Break out of those grave cloths and break forth from the tomb that has held you! Get going!

“Get up and do not be afraid,” (Matthew 17:7 AMPC).

“Fear not, only believe,” (Mark 5:36 AMP).

This is the most momentous time in history! Get up, fix your eyes on Him and get a move on! Don’t be afraid! Just believe! You were made for this time! You were created for this moment in history! Go where He is leading you by His Holy Spirit (see John 16:13)! Do everything that He has put in your heart to do, because He is with you (see 1 Samuel 14:7)! Hallelujah!

I am so excited to see what this will look like in the new. Here’s to breaking out and breaking forth in the fullness of time during this new season, at just the right time!

Edie Bayer

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God is Delivering on His Word!

God is delivering on His Word!

Driving to teach my monthly prophetic class recently I saw something that I have never seen before in my life:  a speeding U.S. Mail truck! This was so incredibly unusual it immediately got my attention.  I have seen thousands of mail trucks, moseying along, taking their time, stopping at each mail box along the way. But I have NEVER seen one speeding and weaving in and out of traffic on a congested major Houston thoroughfare – until tonight!

The mail truck zoomed past me on my left, immediately switched lanes in front of me and zoomed past another car back into the left lane again, only to come to a screeching halt at the very next stop light.  True to my flesh, my knee-jerk reaction was, “Drive it like you stole it!”

When the light turned green again, I watched the mail truck race down the road weaving in and out of heavy traffic.  It soon disappeared into the distance.  Since it was so very unusual, I continued to think about it, even after I couldn’t see it anymore. As I contemplated this sight, my thoughts evolved from it being a stolen vehicle into, “Well, maybe he has forgotten some mail and needs to get it before the station closes.”  Then, my next thought was, “Or, he could be rushing to pick up a package and get it to the airport…”

Suddenly, the enormity of the prophetic implication hit me! “This mail truck is speeding to make deliveries!” I realized that this was a prophetic picture of God delivering on His Word!

  • He is speedily bringing forth the prophetic word so He can fulfill it!

Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it,” (Jeremiah 1:12 KJV).

  • He is rushing to deliver words that have already been given!

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).

  • He is speedily making deliveries of His prophetic promises!

“…not one word has failed of all the good things that the LORD wer God promised concerning we. All have come to pass for we; not one of them has failed,” (Joshua 23:14, ESV).

We KNOW the fulfillment and the manifestions of His promises are on the way! Just as when we order something online, we own it! Even though it hasn’t been dropped on our doorstep yet, we know it’s ours! Just like a check in the mail or a birthday present…we know it’s coming but we just haven’t seen it yet! Be assured, however: He is delivering it to us FIRST CLASS, special delivery!

This is a right here, right now anointing, because God is a right here, right now God! No more delay! No more waiting! God is rushing to bring us the things that He has promised to us, even if some promises have been lying dormant for a long time!

Years ago I looked at a house to buy that had two stair-cases, one of which led down into the kitchen.  I fell in love with that idea, and had always wanted a home with two staircases since then.  Recently, God has orchestrated an unbelievable series of events that have allowed us to both bless and be blessed, with the end result that soon my husband and I will be moving into a house with two staircases! This was a suddenly moment that was twenty years in the making!

“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways,” (Job 22:28).

This also works with our authority when we speak a thing!  Just today, fixing the siding on the back porch, I moved the ladder and a tool fell onto my hand, bruising it.  Moments later, one of our workers sat down and said that a tree branch had fallen on his toe and broken it! Within just a few seconds, his boss came to me and said that he couldn’t move his trailer because the tongue of the hitch had twisted and broken.  About that time, I started to rebuke the enemy out loud, calling into play the scriptures that I knew would stop him in his tracks.

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED! In fact, I prayed for the worker’s toe, and he got healed! He confessed later that he was just fine.  I also prayed for my hand with the same results – healed! Miraculously, somehow, the trailer tongue got untwisted because the boss moved his trailer and left to get more supplies. My point is this: the effect of praying the word of God was IMMEDIATE damage to the kingdom of darkness!

Because this is a right here, right now anointing, when the word of God left the chambers of my heart and headed for my mouth (see Matthew 12:34) it gained power and authority! When I spoke it into the atmosphere, these same powerful, authoritative words became invincible!

My prayer for us all, today, is that we would know the times that we are in.  This is an absolutely unprecedented time for those who love the Lord and are followers of Christ Jesus. We will see instantaneous miracles and wonders! We will see immediate healings! We will decree a thing, and no sooner will the words leave our mouths than we will see them manifest.

Jesus said,

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father,” (John 14:12 KJV).

It’s TIME, right here, right now.  Let’s do those greater things!


Blessings in the NOW!

Edie Bayer