“Enter My Chambers!” Intimacy, Jesus style

“Enter My Chambers!”  Intimacy, Jesus style

Jesus said loudly and suddenly, “Get in Here! Get into my embrace!”  Immediately, I saw living light strands stretching from the ceiling down, from heaven to earth.  They were aqua-green, tube-looking things, and somehow I knew they were alive.  I saw someone that looked a little like Todd White inside of a bundle of these living light-tubes off to the left of where I was in the vision.  Off to the right I saw a brown horse.  It lunged at the man that looked like Todd White, teeth bared and menacing, trying to eat the tubes.  I knew the horse stood for the mundane things of life; those things that try to eat up our available time to spend with the Lord, eating up our time for the things of God.

Next I saw an open door in front of me, and a booming voice said, “When are you going to enter in? All you have to do is walk through!” So I did, and on the other side of the door was the most amazing CGI-looking perfection I’ve ever seen!  It was a perfect sky blue sky, sunflowers, green grass, and the door was just hanging open in the midst of the heavenlies.  I floated down through this sky blue perfection onto the green carpet of grass and looked around, amazed at all the utter beauty that surrounded me.  Looking up, the doorway still stood open in the heavens.  It did not close or disappear.

Then I heard, “Enter My Chambers!”  I pushed open the heavy, wooden door, and I walked into this antique, old French-country style bedroom.  I saw an amazing old wooden bed, with a huge headboard.  The bed cover was red velvet, plush and stunningly gorgeous.  I saw myself in the bed, with the covers pulled up almost to my shoulders, even though there was a fire in the fireplace.  I was young, with long brown hair, and a nightgown that was laced up to my chin, covering my entire neck.

Jesus climbed into the bed with me, and he was also similarly dressed, with a frilly 1700’s looking men’s night shirt that was laced all the way up to his neck as well.  He pulled me close, bed covers over our laps.  My head was on his shoulder, and we leaned into each other, cuddling, just snuggling in a non-sexual way, enjoying each other’s company.

Suddenly, He said, “You know you’re going to have to make love with me.”

Somehow, this did not shock me.  He said it in such a way that I knew it was coming; in fact, everything in my life had led up to this very moment in time!  It all led to this divine intersection in this encounter with Jesus.  He was not talking about any kind of sexual activity whatsoever.  He was talking about KNOWING his bride, who had entered into His bridal chambers.  He was calling for His bride to LOVE Him back – honestly, transparently, deeply, fully, totally engrossed in Him…to be naked before Him.

He was telling me, in essence, to make with Him a deeply fulfilling love relationship where one does not currently exist.  Although I love the Lord, he desires a deeper level of intimacy with me, and with His bride.  His desire was to lose all pretense and all forms of religiosity; to lose the masks and charades, to let all our defenses down; to drop our veils, walls and garments that we hide behind, and to LOVE Him as His bride in the bridal chambers.  His wish was for His bride to allow Him to know, and probe, and touch all those hurting, painful places. He was simply asking to allow Him, as our husband, to wipe away our tears and tear down our defenses, then to put the balm of Gilead on our wounds.  He wants to simply love us, the way that He wants to love us.

He wants us to MAKE LOVE with Him, because we are unable to make anything good or of any value ourselves, and because every good and perfect gift comes from Him (James 1:17).  We cannot create love ourselves, on our own, under our own power.  We are simply not capable of it.  Our idea of love does not even begin to compare with the intimacy and the levels of transparency that He desires.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts,” (Is. 55:9).

I believe that in seasons past His bride has sat in the bridal chamber, even crawled under the covers with Him, but refused to allow Him full access.  She has not bared herself to Him and become truly transparent, because then she (we) would lose control.  His Bride has refused to allow Him full knowledge of our hearts, our intents, and our actions.  We have refused Him full access to our plans; rather, we have concocted our own strategies, all for His glory, of course.

This is a picture of us in the bridal suite.  Yes, we are in His chambers, and some have even gotten to a deeper level of intimacy with Him: under the covers with the King.  Yet our nightgowns are still fully laced up to our chins and our comforters pulled up to our shoulders, even though there is a fire burning in the fireplace!

In order to birth anything, we must first be intimate; thus the need for intimacy, Jesus-style.  

“You know you’re going to have to make love with me.”  This He said, knowing exactly His bride’s heart and every single condition of her circumstances.  This time, he came closer, clothing shed; AGAIN, not in a sexual way, but fully transparent, revealing his intimate intentions with His bride, for the two to become one, with nothing to hide.

“…and the two will become one flesh,” (Gen. 2:24).

He touched His bride’s garment, the one she hides behind, her comfortable mask, and pulled it down, slowly, slowly.  All I could see was it slipping down her arm under that long brown hair.  In the vision, I felt this garment of despair being shed like an old skin!  My heart leapt inside the cavity of my rib cage, while tears rolled down my face, as the lover of my soul melted into His bride, as the two in the bridal chamber in my vision literally became one.  I actually lost sight of Him, and of her (of me), and only saw one mass of love.

“…and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh,” (Mark 10:8).

He wants us – all of us, and nothing less will do.  He wants our entire hearts, all our love with no reserve.  He wants our adoration, our time, our energy.  He wants our day-planners, our money, our emotions, our families…in short, He wants it all.  And He will get it.  He always gets what He wants.

In this time frame in history He wants intimacy with His bride that heretofore has been completely unknown in human terms.  We are going to learn, as His bride, corporately as a family unit, exactly what it means to MAKE LOVE with the King; to know Him, and be known by Him (Gal. 4:9).  This is where we are headed, because this is what He wants.

Isn’t that awesome?

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

Edie@KingdomPromoters.org

 

Itinerary:

October 13th-14th

Friday 7PM, doors open 6pm

Saturday, 11 AM and 2PM.  Free Author Seminar on Saturday 5PM

The Real You, with Victoria Boyson, Edie Bayer, Grace Cruz, Teresa Comparin and Michelle Bollom

22628 Kuykendahl Rd, Spring, TX  77387

More info: www.TheGloryHub.com/events

 

October 28th, 9a-5p

The Outpouring Women’s Conference

Edie Bayer, Grace Cruz, John Tenney,

Bayview Golf Course Banquet Room

45-285 Kaneohe Bay Dr. – Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

More info: www.eventbrite.com

 

November 11th, 10a, 2p, 7p

FLOW San Antonio!

Edie Bayer, Grace Cruz, Eddie and Yana Torregrosa, Michelle Ahlswede,

Teresa Comparin and William Dillon

New Beginnings Church,

12107 Topperwein Live Oak, TX. 78233

More info: www.EdieBayer.com/events

 

November 12th

5:30 PM, House meeting

Sherri and Mark Kirklin

708 Churchill Farms Dr

Georgetown TX  78626

(512) 417-6358

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Rattle Your Sabre, Expose the Strongholds!

Rattle Your Sabre, Expose the Strongholds!

For the last few days, every time I went into my back yard a wasp attacked me.  It seemed it had set up house in my potting shelves, very close to where I close my gate.  At first it was just a nuisance, and it shooed away easily.  But the other morning there was a really aggressive one that dive bombed me, and forced me to run.  This made me angry, so I went out there with my electronic bug zapper to take care of the problem, yelling, “Oh no you don’t!  This is MY domain!  It does not belong to you, and I’m taking it back!”

I looked into the shelf where I thought it was, and only saw a small, old wasp nest hanging at the back.  This led me to believe that there were only one or two wasps.  Arrogantly, I stuck my swatter into the area, rattling my sabre at it, provoking it to come out so I could swat it.

All of a sudden, there were a dozen wasps flying at me, all aiming to “take care of the problem” – me!  What I thought was just one wasp was an entire colony.  I had looked in the wrong place – they were building their nest in an area I did not see.

Needless to say, I retreated!  I was unscathed, praise the Lord.  I was surprised, but not beaten! I know that wasps quiet down and are not as active after dusk.  I planned to go back out later and that is exactly what I did, armed with my wasp spray in one hand and a flashlight in the other.  I sprayed down the nest, and there were no survivors. Chalk one up for a plan!

Here is the lesson: In between the first encounter with the aggressive, dive bombing wasp and spraying down the colony, I realized God was speaking!  What I heard was, “If only you were as powerfully-minded about the demonic strongholds in your life!

How true!  You see, I know that a wasp symbolizes the demonic.  If only we recognized the enemy as a wasp, a demonic intruder intent on setting up house and taking over our domain, building a stronghold, eventually dive-bombing us and causing harm!  If only we could recognize that, then we could also recognize we have something buzzing around inside of us, ready to sting at any time.

Instead of getting into agreement with the enemy by arguing or being jealous, we should realize that anger, jealousy, competition and road rage is the work of the devil.  We should pick up our electronic zappers – our Sword, the bible – to “take care of the problem”, and get rid of that pesky pest with the word of God.

Secondly, we CAN retreat with honor, unscathed, to regroup and get another plan to take out the stronghold.  You have not failed! In this instance, I realized I couldn’t overcome these wasps on their turf during the heat of the day.  I had to use the wisdom and experience that God had given me (Hello, Body!) to wait until dusk, when I could go out and “take care of the problem” safely, without threat of harm.  Had I continued without retreating, without using this experience, I could have ended up hurt.

Spiritually, we can do the same, by using our experience and wisdom to do battle with the forces of darkness on God’s terms: use Scripture, like Jesus (Matt. 4:4); fast like Jesus (Matt. 4:2); pray like Jesus (Luke 11:2-4); have a relationship with the Father, like Jesus (Matt. 3:17); know your identity, like Jesus (John 17:3); don’t argue with the devil, like Jesus (Matt. 4:10-11); and never, never, NEVER give up, like Jesus!

Many times we treat the symptoms, and ignore the root.  Our problem is sometimes we don’t see the real problem.  I didn’t see that giant colony. I only saw the tiny, old nest in the back.  The real problem, the root, was much larger but hidden and I didn’t see it.    If I had only knocked down that old nest, nothing would have happened, because it was a distraction, not the root.  I needed for that major problem to be exposed – for the stronghold to be exposed!

In this season, get ready for strongholds to be exposed, both in you and in othersGod is going to use you as a sabre-rattler!  He is going to position you to use what He has put into your hand to expose the works of the enemy – the spiritual root and the Stronghold.  You shall be called as a spiritual whistle blower!  You shall be used mightily of the Lord to set the works of darkness on their head.  You will be used as a spiritual axe laid to the root (see Matt. 3:10) and no longer just treating symptoms in the natural.

This will cause some situations that may, on the surface, seem to be dangerous and perhaps even life-threatening.  But rest assured, our Father wishes you no harm, and He will protect you.  Knowing how much I wanted to kill that wasp that made me angry by dive-bombing me, He allowed me to walk into this hornets’ nest, just as Daniel had to walk into the lions’ den (Daniel 6:16); however, He also kept me safe during the encounter, and did not allow me to get stung.

He simply gave me a glimpse of His spiritual playbook for this season, to draw these prophetic parallels, and to learn another lesson!

He is using you as a natural tool impacting the spiritual – an arrow from His quiver with which He has targeted a specific area in the spiritual realm.  I believe demonic strongholds have always been on His radar, but now they are dead-center of His target range…and God always gets what He wants!  Remember, He laughs at His enemies.

“The Lord laughs at [the wicked], for He sees that their own day [of defeat] is coming,” (Ps. 37:13).

 

Once the works of darkness have been exposed in our own lives, and we realize that we have a demonic stronghold, we can admit our involvement with the enemy, repent of it, and ask God for another plan.  God will give it to us!  Ask Him for His God plan! Yield to this plan!  Follow it to a “T”, because He knows the end from the beginning, and He knows how it will all end up – with you as the overcoming conqueror (Romans 8:37)!

So, here is the bottom line in this New Year and new season:  You WILL be out of your comfort zone.  You WILL be used of the Lord.  You WILL be meeting head to head with powers of darkness, and taking them out!  You WILL be turning the world upside down (see Acts 17:6)!

Who could ask for anything more?

Shake, Rattle and Expose!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

www.EdieBayer.com

Edie@KingdomPromoters.org

 

Itinerary:

Saturday, September 30, 2017 6:00 pm

311 West Street, Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Prophetic meetings: Edie Bayer Saturday night, Darren Canning Sunday morning

 

Sunday October 1st, 2017  10:30 AM

Dwelling Place Church

5140 Kalar Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

 

Sunday October 1st, 2017   6:00 PM

Growing in the Prophetic

St. Catharines Christian Centre,

60 Facer St., St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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

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

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.

Go Forth! You are Blessed!

“Go Forth! You are Blessed!” — Noah and the New Year

God has had me in Genesis 6 for the last few days. I really haven’t studied out the story of the Ark, so it was interesting. When I realized that God was speaking to me prophetically about what He is doing right now, it took on a whole new meaning!

First of all, looking at the story as a parable, the Lord took the righteous in and covered them. He put them in a safe place and by His own hand, “shut him in and closed [the door] round about him (Gen. 6:16, AMP).”

Now, in the spiritual, you have been protected, and it was by the hand of the Lord. It has been raining, and the flood waters were rising, and there was death all around you, but you were safe and protected by God. Everything around you was changing, but God had his floatation device under you, and his own roof was pitched over you.

It may not have SEEMED like it. Life may have been kind of stressful for the last season. After all, Noah and his wife and his family were in very close quarters for over a year (a year and 10-days the Amplified says in Gen. 8:18!). Being with family for any extended amount of time can create some tension, can’t it? Have you had some family issues in the last season?

Noah and 7 of his closest relatives were living with a BUNCH of animals. Now, I live on a farm, and believe me I know what it’s like to be around a lot of animals. When the wind blows from just the right direction it can certainly get your attention! I have had baby chicks and bunnies running around in my laundry room. It can get very messy with chick feed and water and shavings and everything else. Around our house sometimes you really have to watch where you walk! I am sure that just as my animals are messy, it was the same in Noah’s world. Have you had to deal with a bunch of messes in the last season?

And let’s don’t forget the bible says there was a light. Yes, just one. One window. It was finished “…to a cubit… (Gen. 6:16, AMP.)” The Amplified says that is about 18-inches. I don’t know if that means it was 18-inches by 18-inches, or what that means exactly, but there was ONLY ONE. One window and a WHOLE bunch of animals. Not a lot of ventilation to air the place out. Can you imagine what THAT smelled like? Have you lived through some stink in the last season?

The Ark was covered with pitch inside and out (Gen. 6:14 AMP). Pitch is…well, it’s PITCH. BLACK. Like TAR. It was waterproofing. I have waterproofed foundations before, and it’s usually a very dark color. I know that tar is black, and it sucks in light. With only one window, there wasn’t a lot of natural light, and the pitch blackness of the tar sucked that little bit in. In this last season, have you felt like you have been just floating along in the dark with no sense of direction?

So, Noah and his family and a whole bunch of farm animals lived in close quarters on a three-story ship, covered in black tar inside and out with ONE WINDOW….for an entire YEAR, plus 10-days. DARK. STINKY, living with RELATIVES, and who knows how many times they got sea-sick!

Doesn’t sound like Favor at all to me! Have you felt like maybe God’s favor was NOT on you in this last season?

But IT WAS – and it IS. The Bible says, “But Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of the Lord.” And so have YOU.

The messy, stinky, awful, dark season that you have been stuck in was because you have found FAVOR in the eyes of the Lord! It may not have seemed like it, but He purposely shut you away and closed the door behind you to keep you safe and protected! From what? I don’t know, but whatever it was, it was for your own good! And you’re still here! He kept you! For good reason, for good purpose, and now….the GOOD NEWS!

God is letting you out! In Genesis 8:15 the Bible says, “And God spoke to Noah, saying, ‘Go forth from the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives with you.’ ”

God is speaking directly to you! He says, GO FORTH! LEAVE THE ARK! LEAVE the PAST behind you! Get out of your mess! Get out of the darkness! Leave the nest! Open the doors and go!

Leave the quarrels with family behind! He is restoring your relationships in this new season!

Forget the darkness! He is revealing your Destiny now!

Even better, in Chapter 9 vs. 1, God pronounced a blessing on Noah and his sons and said to them, “BE FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY and fill the earth!” (emphasis mine)

You are BLESSED! He is COMMANDING you to be FRUITFUL! The word of the Lord NEVER returns back to Him void! It WILL FULFILL its purpose! You will be fruitful!

Freshness and newness of life, open WINDOWS! 5775, this is the YEAR of the open window! Where there was just ONE WINDOW before, God says there will be more, many more! MULTIPLICATION! FRUITFULNESS! It is the command of the Lord, His personal blessing on your life!

Not only is He telling you to go forth into your future, but that you are BLESSED to be FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY! Fill the earth with the Glory of the Lord!

Do not be afraid! Go. Hear the Word of the Lord now, today —
“Go Forth! You are BLESSED!”