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.

What happens BEFORE breakthrough?

mordecaiThe Lord has had me for a couple of weeks in Esther lately, specifically Esther 7, 8 and 9.  In fact He has given me a Word about this which I will shortly release.  However, this morning He put me in Esther 6, and said to me, “What happened before?”

My mind automatically thought He meant what happened before the banquet, what happened before the king said ‘yes’ to all of Esthers’ requests, that kind of thing.  I was thinking in the natural, as in, what led up to the events at the banquet table that night?  That was my mindset as I opened up my bible to Esther 6 and started to read.

Chapter 6:1-3 (Amp)

On that night the king could not sleep.  He ordered that the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, be brought and they were read before the king. 

And it was found written there how Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s attendants who guarded the door, who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. 

And the King said, “What honor or distinction has been given Mordecai for this?”  Then the King’s servants who ministered to him said, Nothing has been done for him.

I find it interesting that the King had a book of chronicles, a book of memorable deeds.  In it he found You.  Yes, You, doing memorable deeds for the king.  He saw your life in front of him, written on the very pages of that book.  He saw your struggles, your minor victories, and all the situations that you have been in, leading up to this very day!  He has seen you just plugging along, doing your thing for the King, and it has all been recorded – every act, every deed, every word, every thought that you have had toward Him and for His people.

As I saw this, I suddenly realized what God was asking me — “WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE BREAKTHROUGH?”

We all know God is a planning God, a God of order and not of chaos.  So it would stand to reason that God would have a PLAN FOR YOUR BREAKTHROUGH.  Do you want to know what it is?

Esther 6 lays it all out perfectly!  Before the breakthrough with the death of the enemy, before the breakthrough of the victory of the Jews, before the breakthrough of Purim, there was a divine Plan for Breakthrough!

  1. God Remembers You

It’s not as if He ever forgot you, but now He remembers you – it’s Your Turn for BREAKTHROUGH!  I heard a speaker not too long ago define “remember” as an act of doing one a favor, or helping one out, as in God remembered Hannah.  It was her turn for a blessing, for a baby!  He remembered her!

In the same way, Esther’s King remembered Mordecai (and YOU!).  Nothing had as yet been done for him….but God!

Don’t forget, our king who never sleeps and never slumbers (Ps. 21:4), also never takes his eyes off YOU.  He knows your every move, your every action, but the only ones that are written down are the “memorable deeds”!  Not the ugly things we say or think or do.  God chooses to remember only our good deeds.  The rest are washed away under the blood!  Believe it!  Everything you do for the Kingdom of God is recorded for all of eternity in His book of memorable deeds!

It is Your Turn!  He  is remembering you now!

  1. HOW God can bless you

So, you have done memorable deeds for the King, and they are written in His book.  He NOW asks – “What honor or distinction has been given my son or daughter for this?”  The servants, His angels, must honestly answer – “NOTHING!”  This is because breakthrough has only just begun!   God is setting it into motion!  What do you NEED in your life?  It’s on its way!  Aren’t you excited that the Creator of the Universe, of everything that IS, now wants to create something to bless you into breakthrough?  I am!

2.  WHO God is using to bless you

In verse 4, the King now asks, “Who is in the court?”  God is looking for someone to bless you and bring breakthrough to pass in your life!  Who can He use to bless you?  God ALWAYS has a plan and purpose.  Sometimes the one in the court that would be the LEAST OBVIOUS, the LEAST LIKELY, the LAST POSSIBLE CHOICE to bless you is….your enemy.   NOT your friend, NOT your boss, NOT your spouse, NOT your Pastor….your enemy!  That’s crucial information for this season!  This time, for this season, for YOUR BREAKTHROUGH God is using the LEAST LIKELY CANDIDATE to turn your whole existence around!  That means that you probably won’t even see it coming!  Your blessings will come out of seemingly NOWHERE!  Out of the midst of your struggle will come your breakthrough!  Isn’t that encouraging?

Who is your enemy today?  Is it lack?  Is it sickness?  Is it marital problems?  Who is your enemy?  Whoever it is or Whatever it is, God is turning it around from your weakness into your strength!  What the enemy meant for harm God is turning it around for your good!

3.  WHAT God uses to bless You

Verse 6 says, “So Haman came in. And the king said to him, “What shall be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?”   WooHOO!  Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready!  When God lets the enemy in, all Heaven is going to break loose!  Because you see, God never lets the enemy in for no reason!  He ALWAYS has a better idea in place for YOU!

Jesus TROMPED the enemy at the cross!   He publicly humiliated him!  It was intentional!  God was showing up and showing off, for His own glory!  God is doing it again, this time using YOU!  If it seems like the enemy has been having his way in your life, it may be that God has let the enemy in for the purpose of a humiliating defeat — his!  God is turning it around – ALL THE WAY AROUND!

You will be clothed you in King’s clothes – his royal apparel, riding his royal horse and wearing a royal crown.  The goods will be delivered by the hand of one of the King’s most noble princes, and you will be paraded around the town square, while the enemy MUST proclaim, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the King delights to honor!”

Be sure, this is COMING!  For some of you it could be literal and you will be blessed beyond comprehension to have massive, major breakthrough in the financial realm.  For some of you it could be a spiritual breakthrough, as you ascend to the greatest heavenly heights and intimacy with the Father of your lifetime.  For some it will be familial salvations, coveted, long awaited and diligently interceded.  For others it may be breakthrough in your relationship with your children, as they “return home”, and you are finally esteemed in the manner of Proverbs 31 — your children shall rise up and call you blessed.

But you will know it was the hand of God that brought you the breakthrough!  You will see it with your own eyes in the land of the living!  It will be obvious not only to you, but to others as well!   It will be a public display!  The spotlight will be on what God is doing in your life!

5.  WHY God is Blessing You

Whatever it is, in whatever area you gain breakthrough, it is for God’s glory and for the greater good of the Kingdom!  It will be an intentional, in your face victory!  God is tromping the enemy again, and He is giving you breakthrough!  While the enemy goes home mourning, crying and limping to his house, you will once again return to the King’s gate, ready for the next breakthrough to come!

 

For more information about this article, or to contact Edie, visit www.KingdomPromoters.org or email ediebear1@gmail.com

You are in Position and You are Ready!

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Your Vision is Restored!

You have your objective in sight. You have been given your assignment. You have laser-sharp focus and aim. You are an arrow on the way to your target and with God there is nothing you cannot do. You have clarity of thought, vision and focus.

Do not get distracted.

I left out an hour early yesterday to head to an appointment. There was an automobile collision on the highway in front of the college, right in the path of where I was going. The traffic was backed up for a little way, as the wreckers were moving the cars out of the road. The fire trucks were on the scene, firefighters were hosing down the intersection and sweeping up car parts, and frankly, it was a mess.

As I was watching all of this transpire, the Lord spoke to me and said, “This is what happens when you get distracted. It slows YOU down and everybody else around you as well!”

Surprisingly, I was only waiting in this back-up for a few minutes before the police officers waved the line of traffic through. In fact, they waved us through a RED LIGHT, to keep traffic moving on this road.

I realized this was a “BUT GOD” moment! He knew that wreck was there, so He had me leave the house early so that I would not be impeded by the obstacles that were put in my path. He even allowed the governing authorities in this realm to WAVE ME THROUGH something that otherwise would have stopped me!

This is a Word for you today! You will NOT be slowed down! You will not be stopped and You will NOT be moved by anything other than by the will of God!
God not only knows where you are going but He knows HOW to get you there, and do it in time and on time – His time! In this season you don’t have to worry about being stopped or even slowed down! God will make you leave early if He has to or He will delay you in order that you would avoid any collision on your course! Either way, it’s all Him!

You are an arrow shooting straight through the air to your destiny! The Lord has released you from His quiver! He had pulled you back so tightly in the bow of the last season that you didn’t think that you would be able to stand the tension and the stress and the pressure…but NOW He has let you LOOSE and you are FLYING through the air on the way to where the Master Marksman has intended for you to go from the very beginning of time – directly to your destiny!

Don’t get distracted! Pay attention! Listen to the Word of the Lord, his still, small voice. Listen to him! He is putting highway markers out in front of you for you to easily follow!

Your Assignment in your new Position

For some people the assignment is to just “show up”… and for some, the assignment is to make things happen. Either way, God is putting the TWO of you together! One of you is going to make it happen and the other one is going to show up and it’s BOTH going to be by the will of God so don’t be deterred or disturbed if things are not happening as quickly as you had envisioned them!

God is sending that person to you – the one that will make everything happen, the mover-and -shaker, the one who picks up the phone, the one who has the money, the one who has the idea, the one who needs your skill, your trade, your talent. He is sending them!

Thus sayeth the Lord God – you are in position and you are ready!
Do not listen to the mouth of the enemy lying to you and telling that you are not able to, that you are not ready, that you don’t have the money, that healing is not for you – Don’t listen to all that! Those are the lies of the enemy! He has spent all of eternity coming up with ways to hold you back. DON’T LISTEN!

Listen this day to the voice of the Lord! You are in position and you are ready!

The Mighty Umbilical Cord of God!

Umbilical.Cord I saw a photograph of a friend’s new born grandbaby, only a few hours old. I was enamored with the little nose and mouth, the shape of the face and from the resemblance to my friend it was obvious this was their offspring.

I was just enjoying this photo and thinking grandma thoughts when I saw the baby’s bellybutton. The baby is so new in this picture that the umbilical cord is still fresh and plump, even though it was clamped by the hospital.

It struck me that we as Christians are fed through our bellies! As I looked at that baby’s umbilical cord I suddenly had a quick vision and saw a RIVER of God’s Power and Provision, Grace and Kingdom Revelation Knowledge flowing through His heavenly umbilical cord into us!

Did that baby do anything at all to receive the Life-Giving nutrients from its mother?

NO!

The baby just was and Life flowed into her! She was simply a RECEIVER!!
In fact, she doesn’t even know she was a receiver of Life, she just took it!

EVERYTHING with God is a picture of Kingdom Life!

This is a WORD for you! God is sending His Grace, Knowledge and Power — along with EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED FOR THIS NEW SEASON — directly to you through His mighty umbilical cord straight into your heart!

There is nothing that you need to DO!!! Just be a Receiver! He is feeding you everything that you need to live and THRIVE in this next season! You need do nothing more!

Simply RECEIVE!

Just TAKE IT! Open up your hands, your eyes, your ears and most of all your HEART and take it all in! Everything that you need is being FED to you by our Lord, with no effort on your part!

Say AMEN and RECEIVE IT!!!

Jesus is Coming to Boston! Darryl Bayer

Beautiful Day in downtown Boston near the Old North Church and Boston Common.

Here is a Prophetic Dream by my seer husband, Darryl Bayer. This dream describes the coming of Jesus to Boston.

In a dream I saw an area of downtown Boston, just north of the Commons and not far from the State House. The buildings on that side of the street were beginning to fill with people and more were coming. It was dark outside but I knew the sun had just gone down a few minutes earlier and the night was still young. Many more were heading to the roof or now already on it looking to sky and waiting for Jesus. Some were praying, some were saying Jesus and others were just looking up and expecting.

Just under the roof was like a mezzanine level. It had a balcony but the entrance to balcony on the inside had a curtain that was slightly parted in the middle, like a tent opening. The floor was covered with many mats and the lame, sick people were beginning to fill that level. I saw people, men and women in wheelchairs also coming to the mezzanine.

I went through the curtain opening and walked out onto the balcony. I looked up to the roof and saw that it was full and the cheering was growing louder as they awaited the night sky to open up. Looking down I saw a winding alleyway. It was sunk a few feet below street level and children were being led down a curved path and ready to go around the far corner to the left and out of eyesight. I knew they were heading underground to a place under the building. They were not cheerful children but rather sad and looking like young teens from the ages of 12-15.

I jumped down to get a closer look and curious where they were going. Why not in the buildings with the rest of the people? As I landed from a three story descent, two larger teens came around the corner from the right and blocked me by dancing around until the others were gone and then they scurried away after them. The dream ended by me going back up into the building and continuing to observe the cheering people on the roof looking towards the heavens from the balcony.

My last thought in the dream: Is this the night that Jesus will return and if not, will they be here again the next? Either way, as I woke, I felt peace for their belief and faithfulness.

(The inserted picture is very close except my view was flipped as in most of my dreams. The building themselves are identical. The sky of course was night and the church was not in my forward range of vision but more off in my peripheral.)