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

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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

Theresa Phillips and Edie Bayer: ‘A Season of the Emerging King in the Church’ and ‘The Bride will Catch Her Rose of Sharon!’

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Source: Theresa Phillips and Edie Bayer: ‘A Season of the Emerging King in the Church’ and ‘The Bride will Catch Her Rose of Sharon!’

It is time to Catch the Rose of Sharon!


I had a dream in the early hours of the morning today.  In it I am a watcher, as if I am watching a movie.  There is a King and Queen dancing in a dark room, wearing  clothing that is reminiscent of a long-gone era, however is not time specific.  During their formal dan1800253_10152922302011254_1395638361782290572_nce their two bodies are separated by some space.  His right hand is on her waist.  She has long brown hair, loose and flowing down her back.  He is wearing His crown, and has a square jaw.  As they slowly dance, she has her right hand in His left and she holds her dress in her left hand as they dance.  There is a sense of intimacy between them that is established over time.

They dance behind a dark wooden set of stairs, steps that seem as if they lead to an attic, and are out of sight in my dream.   Suddenly, from behind the stairway, I see His hand tossing a cut-glass vase with red roses in it up the stairway.  Interestingly, there are many, many roses crammed into the vase, yet only the rose blossoms are visible.  The vase rolls down the steps, and the Queen catches them on the 3rd step from the bottom of the stairs.  In the dream it seems important that the roses are caught by the Queen, and she does.

Then the “camera” cuts to a close up of the King’s left hand.  In the area between the thumb and first finger there is a red wound, as if he has been scratched by a finger nail. The “camera” then moves to just one section of his jaw, and there is a wound on his jaw as well.  The “camera” then shows a very tight close up of the Queen’s face to focus on a scar that is hidden in her eyebrow.  There are also some other scars on her face and forehead, as if she has been cut while fighting in the past and they have healed over time.  Some of these scars are larger and deeper than the others.  Most are healed, but there are cuts on her face that are still raw and red.

In this dream I see the beautiful imagery of the end time church.  I see the King, our King Jesus, who is dancing with His beloved bride, His Queen.  She is beautiful, but she bears the scars of the many hits she has taken to her face.  The enemy has tried to “de-face” the church, to make her less attractive and beautiful.  She bears the battle scars of multiple fights over time, some obvious, and some not so obvious … such as the one hidden in the eyebrow of the beautiful Queen.

In spite of her scars our King loves her still, and offers her flowers – ROSES – in a cut-glass vase.  He is offering Himself to her, for He is the Rose of Sharon (SOS 2:1).  The simple, wooden attic steps represent our climb to heaven, literally a stairway to heaven, made out of old, dark wood.  Wood is symbolic of that which is dead, i.e., the old man (John 15:6).  He tosses the roses up the stairs, and they roll down to the third step, where the bride catches them.  This is important, because we have already had two great awakenings and there is yet one more to come!  This time the Queen, His beloved, will “CATCH” the Rose of Sharon!

The cuts and scars on the King are symbolic as well.  He has obviously “taken one on the jaw”, however undoubtedly turned the other cheek (Matt. 5:39).  In addition, our King has a wound on his left hand.   The first finger is indicative of God, the number “1”, power and authority.  The thumb stands for our “will”.    One is helpless without thumbs, and cannot exert his own will which is why thumbs are removed from captured Bible kings (Judges 1:6-7).  In addition, blood and/or oil is applied to the thumbs to set a priest apart for service to God (Ex. 29:20, Lev. 14:7).  In my dream, the King bears a wound on His left hand – the left symbolizing  the supernatural and the right symbolizing the natural.  This shows an attempt by the enemy to destroy the power, authority, holiness and the Will of God in this earth realm.  The good news…it’s just a scratch! The enemy has failed!  He has failed to take off the King’s thumb and forefinger, has failed to remove His power, authority and His will!  His holiness remains (Amos 4:2, Heb. 12:10)!

Our Queen holds her garb – her clothes of righteousness —  with her left hand, while the King holds her right hand in His left.  Her garb is held – dictated – by “the supernatural”, as she decrees a thing and it shall surely come to pass (Job 22:28).  She puts on her garment of praise (Is. 61:3) while He holds her natural circumstances in His supernatural hands (John 10:29)!  He holds her body gently by the waist, steering her as they dance, both leading and guiding her by the power of His Holy Spirit (John 16:13).  He is unable to lose control of her in this manner, as he holds her both “in the natural” and in “the supernatural”!

This dream is a picture of what was, what is, and what is coming.   Our King is guiding us and steering us both in the natural and in the supernatural.  I believe we are on the verge of the final great awakening.  Our King is dancing with us, leading us and guiding us into all Truth.  During this end-time harvest,  this time the Bride will surely CATCH her Rose of Sharon!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

It’s Purim and in the end, we win!

netanyahuI just can’t get it out of my head that it’s Purim.  I keep running parallels in my brain about Haman and Obama.  Is Netanyahu Mordecai or Esther?

I keep thinking, What did God DO, in the end?  Who WON?

In Esther 8 and 9, Persia ended up helping the Jews.  THEIR KING ended up helping the Jews and fighting against those that would destroy Israel.  Israel ended up fighting for her rights, fully authorized in a decree signed by the King of the foreign land in which they lived,

11 In it the king granted the Jews who were in every city to gather and defend their lives; to destroy, to slay, and to wipe out any armed force that might attack them, their little ones, and women; and to take the enemies’ goods for spoil.”

I am fully persuaded that the same God who took control in Haman’s day is doing it again.  I know that God is a big God and doesn’t need to do ANYTHING the same way twice.  However, in the end, the Jews still win, and those of us who are grafted in are counted among the 144,000.

I believe this is a prophetic time and God is making a very big decree on behalf of his people Israel.  They are His CHOSEN people.  He sent a representative of HIS country, Netanyahu, to plead before the kings of America.  Did he find favor in our courts?  I pray so.

Regardless, pay attention, people of God.  Your Father has spoken.  He has said that Iran must never get nuclear capability.

I was thinking this morning about a story I heard about a person walking on a trail who happened upon a snake who was laying in the cold, freezing.  The snake asked that person to pick it up and warm it, promising it wouldn’t bite.  Later when it bit the traveler, the snake said to him, “Snakes bite.  You knew I was a snake when you picked me up.”

Is Iran that snake?  They have made the (formerly) most powerful nation in the world bow and cowtow to their demands.  Is Obama getting in league with snakes that will lie to get what they want, then do what they originally planned from the outset, once they have “warmed up”?

Here’s another thought….Obama’s original message to the masses to get hired into office was “CHANGE”.  Do you think if he showed his true colors 6-years ago and told everyone the truth, that he is a socialist, Muslim terrorist sympathizer who is looking to implode our country and weaken us so dramatically that we will ourselves get overrun by the terrorists that he truly would have gotten into office?  Would all of our college educated students have voted for him then, if they had known his true intents of his wicked heart?

And where is our system of Checks and Balances that I learned about in High School Government class?  HOW is he able to change our entire country’s laws and constitution singlehandedly by “executive order”?  How do we stop him?

Well, we shall have to see what God is up to this Purim season.  It’s not every year that the Lord sends a President from Israel to stand before our joint houses of Congress, in a year when Blood Moons are popping like corn on every Jewish feast.  I know that in the end, the Lord works all things together for good, and what the enemy meant for harm God turned it for good.  He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

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.

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!