You are Being UN-Forgotten!

I LOVE my closet because God loves to speak to me there!  He will drop a word or a thought process on me while I am “absent-mindedly” doing other things like putting laundry away. He always gives me revelation in the closet, and it never ceases to amaze me!

Just this morning I was in my closet looking for clothes to pack for this weekend.  I had decided on three sweaters, and was looking for something to wear under them.  I happened upon a shirt that my husband had given me a long time ago.  As I reached out to touch it, I heard the word UN-FORGOTTEN!

You see, I had forgotten I even had that shirt!  I have worn it perhaps once before, hung it up and never worn it again.  The Lord brought it back to my remembrance when I saw it hanging there. It was now suddenly UN-FORGOTTEN!

I believe many in the body of Christ soon will be UN-Forgotten!  I believe the Lord is bringing you back to others’ remembrance!  It could be that even though, just like that shirt, you have been hanging around in the dark, stuck in a ‘closet’ somewhere for months, or even years, you will soon be UN-Forgotten!  I believe that many will be pulled out of ‘storage’, dusted off, and put to use for the King in the position and for the purpose for which you were intended – even the purpose for which you were born!

Jesus answered him, Before [ever] Philip called you, when you were still under the fig tree, I saw you. Nathanael answered, Teacher, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel! Jesus replied, Because I said to you, I saw you beneath the fig tree, do you believe in and rely on and trust in Me? You shall see greater things than this!” (John 1:48-50 AMPC).

I believe being Un-Forgotten has to do with being seen!  I believe that God has us so uniquely positioned that His light will shine upon us, causing us to stand out.  Just like Nathanael in John, many will be highlighted!  Someone will be looking for someone like us, and suddenly – There we are, the answer to their prayers! Or, if God has moved us to someplace new, we will soon find out why!  Many have been moved into position on the chessboard, in the correct place and position to be seen and suddenly UNFORGOTTEN!

When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk,” (John 5:6-8 ESV).

FORGOTTEN ISN’T IN THE DICTIONARY! I attempted to look up “forgotten” in the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary online so I could define UN-Forgotten. It’s not in there!  Not as a dictionary entry, anyway, even though Webster’s uses the word “forgotten” itself to help define other words! This is so prophetic, because this describes some of the Lord’s elect!  Many have been used for His purposes to help describe others!  Multitudes have been helping others to do His work; backing up others behind the scenes, stacking chairs, cleaning toilets, stocking books, folding laundry or assisting in any of a million different ways.  Many have not really being utilized as a “dictionary entry” although they have been used to help describe the one who is!

All of that is getting ready to change!  You are being UNFORGOTTEN!  You are coming out of the closet! Many who have been acting with the character and the integrity of the Father’s heart shall be made a father!  You shall have spiritual children! You are being UN-FORGOTTEN!

“For the [spiritual] children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married wife, says the Lord,” (Isaiah 54:1 AMPC).

Some who have been studying the word, spending time in the Presence, moving in the spiritual realm but largely unseen and forgotten will be used mightily of the Lord in this season! You will be UN-Forgotten!  Those who have been such awesome stewards of the little that God has given you will now be UN-FORGOTTEN as He gives you MUCH!

“His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys,” (Matthew 25:23 AMPC).

You shall be pulled out of the closet, out of darkness and out of obscurity! Enjoy it!

Be ready to hit the ground running! The plowman has caught up with the sower! Get ready to overtake him!  In the acceleration of time, we have come full circle!

“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed,” (Amos 9:13 AMPC).

For many it has been a blessing to be forgotten for a while, just so we can experience His immense pleasure and delight in causing us to be UN-Forgotten!  Next to salvation, I am sure that nothing gives His heart more joy than to see His children fulfill their purpose in the earth realm! I know the Father loves it when a plan comes together! Get ready to give Him joy as you fulfill both prophecy and His plans for your life (see Jeremiah 29:11)!  You are being UN-FORGOTTEN!

Blessings in the forefront!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

ITINERARY:

August 17-18th, 2018
Spirit Life Conference
Barbie Breathitt, Edie Bayer, Bazil Howard-Browne, Joyce Thilges
Friday Aug. 17, 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 18th, 10AM, 2PM and 7PM
Joy Faith Ministries Int’l
1901 Industrial Blvd.
Colleyville, Texas 76034
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August 25th, Houston, TX – 6:00 PM
Out of the Flood, Into the River – Windswept Ministries
Adam Glazener – Edie Bayer
Holiday Inn Express Katy Fwy
12323 Katy FWY
Saturday 6pm
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Sept 7-8, 2018
Two Nights of Prophetic Identity and Inheritance
Edie Bayer, Jamie Rohrbaugh and Cindi Shelton
S.T.R.A.W.S.
5621 Fort Henry Drive
Kingsport TN
Friday and Saturday 7PM Both Nights
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Sept 21-22, 2018
REAL YOU, New Waverly TX
Edie Bayer, Kari Perkins, Kaylene Daniels, Cheryl Meissner
Friday Sept 21st 7PM
Sat Sept 22nd 10AM and 2PM – Lunch Onsite at 1PM
Waverly Manor
1961 FM 1375 East
New Waverly TX
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Sept 23-Sept 30
8 Days Ablaze! With Mike Wills
The Carpenter’s Shop
Wildwood NJ
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October 5th – 6th
REAL YOU, Stryker OH
Edie Bayer, Pete and Alice Garza, Teresa Comparin, Vicci Flores
Friday  Oct 5th 7PM
Sat Oct 6th 10AM and 2PM – Lunch Onsite at 1PM
Emerging Streams Ministries
22754 County Road B.50, Stryker, OH
419-515-2174
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October 19-20th
Miracle Weekend!
Edie Bayer, Apostle William Dillon and John David Kirby
New Beginnings House of Worship
12107 Toepperwein Live Oak TX
Friday Oct 19th 7:00 PM
Saturday Oct 19th 7:00PM
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October 26th – October 28th
Progressive Prophetic – Mississippi to Louisiana!
Remember Progressive Dinners? This is Progressive Prophetic!
Starts on Friday night in D’Iberville, MS and ends on Sunday morning
in Denham Springs, LA!  Join us!  Bring your group! Meet us there!
All FIVE Speakers at Both Services! AWESOME!
Friday Oct 26th, 7:00 PM
Southern Gate Church
Pastors Hardy & Jill Jones
10253 Diberville Blvd, D’Iberville, MS 39540
Sunday Oct 28th, 10:00 AM
As One United in Christ Fellowship
Apostle Mike & Susan Barnett
30915 Barnett Lane
Denham Springs, LA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Three Big Cats – A Word for South America, Asia and Africa

Three Big Cats – a word for Asia, Africa and South America

A short while back, I found myself in a vision where the instant I put my face to the ground I was snatched away and saw myself seated in outer space, facing the earth. This seat was similar to a seat from a vehicle.  It was even black vinyl and had a seat belt!  I guess it was a car-seat of sorts (with all that implies!)  I saw a giant finger flick me, causing me to spin in this car-seat in outer space, then stop spinning to face the earth again.  As I sat there, watching myself watch the earth, after a long while, absolutely nothing happened!  I was just sitting in this car-seat, watching the planet. I asked the Lord, “Why am I watching the earth?” He said, “You are a watcher, now.  It is the watcher series.”

In another recent vision, instantly, again as soon as I laid on my face, I saw a “big cat” break through some kind of barrier of darkness.  This cat was literally on fire.  It was a panther or a black lioness.  This cat was a cartoon-type drawing, black on black and drawn in flames, bursting through the darkness of whatever this barrier was.  The scene changed and I saw the big cat running, purposefully, as if it was headed somewhere, but now it was a tan panther or a lioness. Next, I saw in rapid succession a tiger and then a leopard, or a jaguar…a spotted big cat.

Where these big cats are found:  South America and Asia, Africa, parts of Europe.

Interpretation: The three big cats are three years.  The big cats also stand for BIG COUNTRIES with BIG MINDSETS and BIG POPULATIONS.  South America and Asia, where panthers are found, will become on fire for Revival simultaneously. Next will be Asia, again, for a double portion, where tigers are found; and then Africa, Asia and portions of Europe where leopards are found.  Asia gets a triple header!

Of particular note is the fact that ALL of these big cats are endangered species!  I believe He is drawing a parallel here with Christianity. It is statistically provable that Christians are definitely in the minority on these continents, perhaps even an endangered species! Oh, how the Lord loves an underdog to show Himself mighty! Think Gideon! Think the Exodus! (see Judges 7:6 and Exodus 14:22-23). When we are weak, He is strong (see 2 Corinthians 12:10)!

Interestingly, the flood of Revival may not begin in the big cities with big populations – it likely will begin in the rural areas.  Azusa began with only two men praying for hours each day, as did the Welsh Revival with two older women.  In those lonely, unpopulated places where these big cats survive is where the Holy Spirit Fire will break through. Revival Fire will catch and that fire will roar into the populated areas of these continents and countries, overtaking all other religions!

In addition, many new fire-brand Revivalists will be coming out of darkness, catching on fire for the Lord.  A black panther stands for high levels of witchcraft so this may mean that some revivalists will be forthcoming from the deepest, darkest places imaginable for revival to begin on these continents and in these countries.  These revivalists will break out and break through from places that no man can fathom to go into places that no man can imagine. They will come from the highest places in dark cultures, religions and principaities, and bring many into His marvelous light (see 1 Peter 2:9).

Revival is coming for sure!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

Itinerary:

August 17-18th, 2018
Spirit Life Conference
Barbie Breathitt, Edie Bayer, Bazil Howard-Browne, Joyce Thilges
Friday Aug. 17, 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 18th, 10AM, 2PM and 7PM
Joy Faith Ministries Int’l
1901 Industrial Blvd.
Colleyville, Texas 76034
August 25th, Houston, TX – 6:00 PM
Out of the Flood, Into the River – Windswept Ministries
Adam Glazener – Edie Bayer
Holiday Inn Express Katy Fwy
12323 Katy FWY
Saturday 6pm
Sept 7-8, 2018
S.T.R.A.W.S.
Two Nights of Prophetic Identity and Inheritance
5621 Fort Henry Drive
Kingsport TN
Edie Bayer, Jamie Rohrbaugh and Cindi Shelton
Friday and Saturday 7PM Both Nights
Sept 21-22, 2018
REAL YOU, New Waverly TX
Edie Bayer, Kari Perkins, Kaylene Daniels, Cheryl Meissner
Friday Sept 21st 7PM
Sat Sept 22nd 10AM and 2PM – Lunch Onsite at 1PM
Waverly Manor
1961 FM 1375 East
New Waverly TX
Sept 23-Sept 30
8 Days Ablaze! With Mike Wills
The Carpenter’s Shop
Wildwood NJ
October 5th – 6th
REAL YOU, Stryker OH
Edie Bayer, Pete and Alice Garza, Teresa Comparin, Vicci Flores
Friday  Oct 5th 7PM
Sat Oct 6th 10AM and 2PM – Lunch Onsite at 1PM
Emerging Streams Ministries
22754 County Road B.50, Stryker, OH
419-515-2174
October 19-20th
Miracle Weekend!
Edie Bayer, Apostle William Dillon and John David Kirby
New Beginnings House of Worship
12107 Toepperwein Live Oak TX
Friday Oct 19th 7:00 PM
Saturday Oct 19th 7:00PM
October 26th – October 28th
Progressive Prophetic – Mississippi to Louisiana!
Remember Progressive Dinners? This is Progressive Prophetic!
Starts on Friday night in D’Iberville, MS and ends on Sunday morning
in Denham Springs, LA!  Join us!  Bring your group! Meet us there!
All FIVE Speakers at Both Services! AWESOME!
Friday Oct 26th, 7:00 PM
Southern Gate Church
Pastors Hardy & Jill Jones
10253 Diberville Blvd, D’Iberville, MS 39540
Sunday Oct 28th, 10:00 AM
As One United in Christ Fellowship
Apostle Mike & Susan Barnett
30915 Barnett Lane
Denham Springs, LA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time to Get Packed!

God kept showing me an empty suitcase during the night.  It was standing up on its own, open and empty. Initially I wasn’t sure exactly what He was trying to say. However, when I awakened, and prayed, and then went back to sleep, I heard that it was TIME TO GET PACKED!

This is exciting!  This means it is time to go! It is time to get packing! God has us on a brand new journey!  He has supplied our every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (see Philippians 4:19). This empty suitcase means so many things to us in this new season:

The suitcase was standing up on its own.  It was open and ready for whatever was coming next. This last season may have been hard, but it has prepared us for whatever is coming next! We are open, available, and ready.  There is no more junk in our trunk!

Just like Jesus’ tomb, the suitcase is empty!  You have risen out of the old season, so take off your grave cloths!  You are not bound to what was previously in your suitcase!  It has already been unpacked.  There is nothing left to clear out!  The old baggage is gone, and the new is here.

For, behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing [of birds] has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth and ripens her green figs, and the vines are in blossom and give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away,” (Song of Solomon 2:11-13).

This new, empty suitcase is like a blank canvas! You have the choice of what you now pack in your suitcase.  All the old junk is gone, and now you have lots of room for the new. What are you taking with you in this next segment of your life’s journey?  What are you packing?

What is your takeaway from the last season that you were in? What life lessons did you learn? What are you taking with you?  What new tools did God give you in your last season? What are you packing?

Packing also implies that you have a weapon on your person – usually a gun.  A gun shoots bullets, and bullets are words!  What new weapons has God given you to carry? What kind of ammo does it take?  Do you have live ammo, or practice bullets? What are you packing?

“To get packing” also means to get a move on! No more dilly-dallying.  No more loitering. No more hanging around! Start walking.  Start running.  March!  We cannot stay any longer where we are.  We MUST move forward! Get packing!  It is TIME!

“It is time to break camp and move on,” (Deuteronomy 1:7).

Prayerfully pack! Regardless of where we are, it is a new season and it is time to move on. It is Time To Get Packed.  Prayerfully consider your situation and the suitcasethat God has given you.  Only take those things with you into the new that the Lord has given you to use for your benefit, and His Glory.  Your load will be lighter, you will be more mobile and you will have much more energy to do what you need to do in the season that we are in.

Many blessings as you pack up for your journey into the new!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

ITINERARY:

August 3rd-5th, Madison IL
Friday August 3rd 7:00 PM
Saturday August 4th 7:00 PM
Sunday August 5th 11:00 AM
Prophetic Revival with Edie Bayer and Angie Stolba
Christ Centered Community Church
1000 Madison Ave, Madison, IL
August 4th, FREE AUTHOR SEMINAR — 11AM
Christ Centered Community Church
1000 Madison Ave, Madison IL
August 17-18th, 2018
Spirit Life Conference
Barbie Breathitt, Edie Bayer, Bazil Howard-Browne, Joyce Thilges
Friday Aug. 17, 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 18th, 10AM, 2PM and 7PM
Joy Faith Ministries Int’l
1901 Industrial Blvd.
Colleyville, Texas 76034
August 25th, Houston, TX – 6:00 PM
Out of the Flood, Into the River – Windswept Ministries
Adam Glazener – Edie Bayer
Holiday Inn Express Katy Fwy
12323 Katy FWY
Saturday 6pm
Sept 7-8, 2018
Kingsport TN
Edie Bayer, Jamie Rohrbaugh and Cindi Shelton
Place, times TBA
Sept 21-22, 2018
REAL YOU, New Waverly TX
Edie Bayer, Kari Perkins, Kaylene Daniels, Cheryl Meissner
Friday Sept 21st 7PM
Sat Sept 22nd 10AM and 2PM – Lunch Onsite at 1PM
Waverly Manor
1961 FM 1375 East
New Waverly TX

You have now Shifted into 5th – The Grace Gear!

Shifting is work! Anyone who has ever driven a “stick shift” knows! We must push the clutch, down-shift, shift up again, set the parking brake and do a whole lot of work just to get where we need to go.  The lower gears are basically for doing the “grunt work”… stopping, starting and just getting around.

However, the beauty of a stick shift is driving in the higher gears – especially 5th gear! In 5th gear we can accelerate and just cruise along! This gear is MADE for the highway! It is not just fast, enabling huge amounts of acceleration quickly, it’s smooth! Whereas the lower gears take a lot of work to go short distances, the higher gears are EFFORTLESS for the long haul! Once our vehicle is in 5th gear, we can just cruise for miles!

In prayer time with my husband, the Lord dropped a revelation into my spirit as Darryl prayed. I heard, “You have now shifted into 5th – the Grace Gear!”

This went off inside of me! I know that many, including me, have been “driving around” in the lower gears – 1st, 2nd and even 3rd – for a long time, perhaps even years.  But God! Over the last few seasons, He has been shifting us into increasingly higher gears, enabling us to go farther, faster. Now, with this most recent shift, many have been shifted into 5th gear – the Grace Gear!

This is the Grace Gear! 5th gear in any vehicle is so incredibly easy! We can just sit back and enjoy the ride! In the Grace Gear, we can allow God to be God and rest in Him! We can take our foot off the brake and put it exclusively on the accelerator.

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the glad tidings (the Gospel), so we speak not to please men but to please God, Who tests our hearts [expecting them to be approved],” (1 Thessalonians 2:4).

In the Grace Gear, not only are we operating in our God-given grace and anointing, we are also operating in trust – His trust! He trusts us to operate in this gear! He has trained us, raised us up and He has given us the green light. He has hit the “GO” button!  So GO!

This means that in the past, in those “lower gears”, we may have had some double mindedness (see James 1:8), doubt or trepidation about what the Lord has called us to. In the Grace Gear, in this accelerated mode of transportation, there is no time for that!

Many years ago I was a passenger on a motorcycle.  The driver had no inhibitions about traveling fast! In fact, as he screamed down the freeway at an incredible rate of speed, the telephone poles appeared as toothpicks. We were moving so fast that one came up so quickly after the next it almost appeared as a picket fence!

This is the Grace Gear! Just like on that motorcycle, the Grace Gear is fast! The Grace Gear is traveling at warp speed! What used to take years will now take only days, or perhaps even hours! At this rate of acceleration, we must simply trust God to be God, and take Him at His Word to do what only God can do!

“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding,” (Proverbs 3:5 AMPC).

Whether it is business or finances, relationships or ministry, we must trust God to trust us with what He is doing! If we will just listen and obey, then act quickly on what we hear, we will see amazing Grace in action! Simply move out of the way; do not try to control the outcome, and expect Supernatural results. You will see them in the Grace Gear!

It is time for us to move forward, quickly and obediently, in the Grace Gear! It is time for full speed ahead! Take your foot off the brake and place it fully and confidently on the accelerator! No more down-shifting! Go far and go fast in the Grace Gear!

Blessings at warp speed!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

ITINERARY:

July 28th, Cleveland, TX – 10AM – NOON
FREE Author Seminar
Faithful and True Fellowship
721 S Travis Street, Cleveland, TX
Saturday, 10AM to 12N
Light Breakfast will be served
August 3rd-5th, Madison IL
Friday August 3rd 7:00 PM
Saturday August 4th 7:00 PM
Sunday August 5th 11:00 AM
Prophetic Revival with Edie Bayer and Angie Stolba
Christ Centered Community Church
1000 Madison Ave, Madison, IL
August 4th, FREE AUTHOR SEMINAR — 11AM
Christ Centered Community Church
1000 Madison Ave, Madison IL
August 25th, Houston, TX – 6:00 PM
Out of the Flood, Into the River – Windswept Ministries
Adam Glazener – Edie Bayer
Holiday Inn Express Katy Fwy
12323 Katy FWY
Saturday 6pm

 

It’s Not Too Late! You Cannot Stop the Plans of God!

 

 

 

 

You haven’t “Missed It”! It’s not too late! You cannot stop the Plans of God!

Has God told you to go somewhere? Or to do something and you haven’t yet done it?  You haven’t “missed it”! It’s not too late! God has prepared an antidote for you!

Parallel of President Trump and King of Ninevah

President Trump is, in some ways, a parallel with the king of Ninevah.  The king of Ninevah – a heathen – heard the Word of the Lord from Jonah, listened to it and acted upon it. He took off his robe, a symbol of the kingdom of “self”, got off of his throne, sat down in ashes and repented.  Then in Jonah 1:8-9 he quoted scripture from Joel 2:

“But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth and let them cry mightily to God. Yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands.

Who can tell, God may turn and revoke His sentence against us [when we have met His terms], and turn away from His fierce anger so that we perish not.”

To me, this is remarkable – that a heathen, Assyrian king would spout scripture! How did he learn it? How would he know to quote it, other than he was moved by the Spirit of God to speak?

God showed me this morning that in some ways President Trump is like the king of Ninevah. President Trump was a heathen. Everyone knows it, because it has been well-documented.  However, he is now acting in a biblical manner; he is upholding every promise and commitment that he made to the American people during his campaign, and one by one is fulfilling each and every one.

I believe the Lord is using President Trump in the same way that He used the King of Ninevah – to save the nation by repenting and turning back to God. He is working toward having two, hand-picked, conservative Supreme Court justices who will sit in their position for LIFE both literally and figuratively! President Trump is turning our country back toward conservative, Biblically-based values…just as the king of Ninevah did in his time.

An entire nation was saved, and it all came at the hand of Jonah- even while he was in disobedience and running away from God! In the perfect timing of God, it all came to pass, exactly as the Lord wanted.

God told Jonah the first time to go to Ninevah and tell them to repent, yet some time passed between the initial instruction and the time he actually did it. There was at least three days in the belly of the fish; four or more passed including the time on the boat. It may even have been much longer than this since the Bible doesn’t specify the amount of time.

The point is this: Jonah’s rebellion did not stop God’s plan! It did not interfere with His timing.  God KNEW Jonah was going to be in rebellion; and yet, He still used him!  God knew the exact perfect timing that it would take for the King to be able to repent, hop down off the throne and take off his robe of “self” exaltation. In fact, Jonah’s rebellion may have been NECESSARY for the timing of the Lord to come into fruition.

JUST LIKE JONAH, YOU CANNOT STOP GOD’S PLAN! Your past, present or even future rebellion, inaction or unbelief cannot stop the plans of the Lord- and cannot stop them for your life!  Just like Jonah, God isn’t surprised when you go into rebellion…it’s not like He didn’t see it coming! He knows what you will do before you ever even do it. Believe this truth: You haven’t “MISSED IT”!  You are right on the mark, on the money and on time!

The Lord prepared an “antidote” for Jonah’s rebellion. Fret not! He has prepared one for yours, too!  For Jonah, “…he prepared and appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah,” (Jonah 1:17 AMPC). Jonah then spent three days in the belly of the giant fish. While in there, he had a change of heart and prayed the Word of God back to Him from the Psalms. Once he did, “…the Lord spoke to the fish and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land,” (Jonah 2:10 AMPC). Just when Jonah thought it was all over, when he was all used up, he was catapulted onto solid ground – upon the Rock, even!

Get ready to be catapulted! At that time, the Lord gave Jonah a second chance to do what he had already been told to do (see Jonah 3:1). God, being no respecter of persons, will do the same for you! Just like Jonah, you are being given another opportunity to fulfill the call of God on your life, and to complete your assignment with even greater power than ever! You are being catapulted forward!

Don’t listen to the enemy!  Please don’t think for a moment that you can alter God’s destiny in this earth realm.  On your best day ever you couldn’t help God – and on your worst day ever you couldn’t hurt Him! He knows exactly what you will do at every turn, with every opportunity.

You cannot stall God’s plans, and you have not delayed your own destiny! It’s not too late!  Your time is NOW!  The circumstances in your life have created the perfect storm of opportunity for you to overcome!  You are more than a conqueror! You are an overcomer!

Your future is now, so get out of the belly of the fish and get ready to be catapulted forward! Set your feet upon the Rock, and get to it!

Blessings in your now!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

 

ITINERARY:

July 28th, Cleveland, TX – 10AM – NOON
FREE Author Seminar
Faithful and True Fellowship
721 S Travis Street, Cleveland, TX
Saturday, 10AM to 12N
Light Breakfast will be served
August 3rd-5th, Madison IL
Friday August 3rd 7:00 PM
Saturday August 4th 7:00 PM
Sunday August 5th 11:00 AM
Prophetic Revival with Edie Bayer and Angie Stolba
Christ Centered Community Church
1000 Madison Ave, Madison, IL
August 4th, FREE AUTHOR SEMINAR — 11AM
Christ Centered Community Church
1000 Madison Ave, Madison IL
August 25th, Houston, TX – 6:00 PM
Out of the Flood, Into the River – Windswept Ministries
Adam Glazener – Edie Bayer
Holiday Inn Express Katy Fwy
12323 Katy FWY
Saturday 6pm

 

 

Fish Fishing for Fish!

Fish for Fish like a Fish!

What a feeding fish taught me about evangelizing.

 

 

Father! I want to be like this fish!

I was drinking my morning coffee sitting lakeside in Illinois recently when I heard a big splash.  I had been sleepily watching the dragonflies when this giant fish jumped into my reality.  I love to fish, so I was drawn like a magnet to this fishing haven in my host’s backyard. As I watched this giant fish feeding, jumping occasionally and splashing up into the shallows to get its breakfast, I started to pray:

“Father! I want to be like this fish!  I want to eat whatever you give me! I want to be in position to receive whatever it is that you are giving out!”

As I watched this fish fishing for fish I realized that God immediately answered that prayer! He started to show me how we should be evangelizing in this season.

Fish in the fringes: I watched the fish as it cruised around the outside of the lake and up into the shallows where the rocks are to find his meal.  I found that very interesting, because typically when I fish, I throw my bait out as far as I can get it, into what I consider the deep water. I don’t normally fish right on the shore line in only inches of water! That to me is counter-intuitive.  However, I believe in this season, we should be doing what is counter-intuitive to us, what goes against the grain, and what is not NORMAL for us!

Go fishing in the fringes! Get away from the mainstream. Fish in the “outsiders” culture. Fish in the down-and-out culture. Fish in the lonely and depressed culture. Remember, Jesus gathered disciples to himself that were not other ministers (see John 1:35-51)! They were ordinary people: fishermen, tax collectors and sinners.

“And He said to them, Come after Me [as disciples—letting Me be your Guide], follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!” (Matthew 4:19 AMPC).

Come up out of the deep into the shallows. We are not going to catch “fresh fish” in the deep places of God!  We need to come up out of the deep into the shallows.  Get out of the church conferences and into the grocery stores. We need to fish in the parking lot at the local, non-spirit filled church. Perhaps join a Bible study where newbies are learning the things of God. Befriend a teenager. Go bowling and go   feed others!  You can be the bait that someone else sees as a special meal.

Fish eat whatever is presented to them that appears to be food. Whatever we use for bait must be appetizing to them, something that they will eat – hook, line and sinker! We must speak about Jesus in ways that they crave: Love, Caring, Understanding, Healing for their hearts and how to really enjoy life.  We can fill in the gaps in their understanding later, when they have received Him into their heart.  We cannot approach people like we just sucked on a lemon! We must show Jesus on our faces and in our hearts!

Fish like structure and cover. That is where we need to fish. The babies that God wants to birth into His Kingdom will not be hanging out at conferences. They will be at coffee shops, at the bars, at sporting events, in parking lots and doctor’s offices.  In fact, they will be everywhere and anywhere, but especially they will be in your everyday life.  That is where we need to go fishing.  People want relationship. They want to know how much Jesus (you) cares.  They don’t want to know how much you know – at least not yet.  They do, however, want, crave and desire love, companionship and friendship. Be that for them. It makes great bait!

As this fish hunted, he actually came up out of the water to catch something above his domain. This really speaks to me!  Flying insects don’t swim; swimming fish don’t fly. Yet, somehow, there is a convergence at feeding time where a fish will leave his natural territory, his own domain, to enter into alien space – someplace that he might very well die, just to feed his belly. The insect will never enter into the water to go swimming, but the fish will jump out of it.  If we will come up out of the water, jump into an unnatural domain – even at our own peril- we will catch those who will never willingly walk into our territory.

We really need the mentality  that some of the people that God is bringing into His Kingdom at this stage of eternity will never enter into His Kingly domain of their own volition.  They must be brought in, baited if you will, to enter into the water – even if they are swallowed up like Jonah and later spat out (see Jonah 2:10)!  This means that juvenile detention centers, big brothers and sisters, as well as other places where kids hang out are prime targets.  What they innocently think of as a basketball game, is really prime fodder for feeding them the things of God.

You are making a splash! When the fish jumped out of the water and the force of gravity drew him back down into it, the weight of the fish created a big splash. I know from having been underwater during a storm that the effects of the storm are limited under water…in fact, they are practically negated.  I heard a huge splash, yet the splash that I heard in the natural realm was limited or almost silent in the watery realm of the fish.

Take heart! When you are fishing, you are making a super-huge splash in the heavens, yet the effects may be almost silent here on the earth! Not every person who is evangelized will become a Billy Graham, but most will be gram-mas and gram-pas!  The sound that resonates in the heavens is the same. The angels rejoice when one soul is won, when even one heart receives Jesus. God is no respecter of persons (see Acts 10:34)!

The Lord once told me that not everyone is a Mother Teresa.  This is a great comfort to me, even today, Praise God! We are all so different that we are different meals for different fish at different times. Your unique personality plus your unique set of circumstances, along with a whole lotta Jesus, creates the ultimate pond to go fishing for fish like a fish!

Fish on!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

edie@kingdompromoters.org

 

ITINERARY:

Honolulu, HI (Oahu) – July 4th, 4-9pm
Prayer team for the Vets
91-1039 Shangrila Street, behind bldg. 37 under big white tent
 
Kailua, HI (Oahu) – July 6th 7PM-10PM
Crazy Love
Kailua church of the Nazarene 536 Oneawa St Kailua HI 96734
Kailua, HI (Oahu) – July 7th 9AM-4PM
Crazy Love
Kailua church of the Nazarene 536 Oneawa St Kailua HI 96734
Kapolei, HI (Oahu) – July 10th 7PM-8:30PM
FREE AUTHOR SEMINAR
WRITE THAT BOOK!
Hula Shake 590 Farrington Hwy Unit 517 Kapolei
Waipahu, HI (Oahu) – July 14th 7:00PM
Ignite Hawaii
94-200 Pupuole St, Waipahu, HI
www.IgniteHI.org
July 28th, Cleveland, TX – 10AM – NOON
FREE Author Seminar
Faithful and True Fellowship
721 S Travis Street, Cleveland, TX
Saturday, 10AM to 12N
Light Breakfast will be served
August 3rd-5th, Madison IL
Friday August 3rd 7:00 PM
Saturday August 4th 7:00 PM
Sunday August 5th 11:00 AM
Prophetic Revival with Edie Bayer and Angie Stolba
Christ Centered Community Church
1000 Madison Ave, Madison, IL
August 4th, FREE AUTHOR SEMINAR — 11AM
Christ Centered Community Church
1000 Madison Ave, Madison IL
August 25th, Houston, TX – 6:00 PM
Out of the Flood, Into the River – Windswept Ministries
Adam Glazener – Edie Bayer
Holiday Inn Express Katy Fwy
12323 Katy FWY
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Decisions Happen! Let them Happen to You! Watch and See What I Will Do!

The Lord said, “Decisions happen! Let them happen to you! Watch and see what I will do!”

Today in worship I was in the cab of an old pickup with Jesus.  I saw myself in the driver’s seat, then I saw Jesus in the driver’s seat, back and forth, back and forth we kept rapidly switching positions.  Finally I was in the passenger seat, but I was fighting Him for control of the steering wheel.

He looked at me and firmly said, “Take your hands off the steering wheel!”

I did, but then I grabbed the shifter knob!  Moving my hands off of the shifter, He told me, “Go over there. Sit down and watch!” I slid all the way over to the far side of the passenger seat, slumped down in my seat and looked out the window, pouting.

He said, “Rest in Me! Decisions happen. Let them happen to you. Watch and see what I will do!”

Looking out, I suddenly saw what was happening outside the window.  I realized that I was looking at something that only Jesus could do. It was completely amazing and it captivated me!

He said to me, “You haven’t even looked in the bed of the truck yet!” I realized He was right – I had no idea what cargo we were carrying.  As I turned around to look out the rear window into the bed of the pickup truck, I saw a pile of gold and a rainbow.

He knows what you are carrying, even if you don’t! He knows how to get you where you need to go, the best way to get there, and at the proper speed.  He knows when to shift and He sure knows how to steer!

Today, hear the Word of the Lord for your life: “Take your hands off the steering wheel! Rest in Me!  Decisions happen.  Let them happen to you. Watch and see what I will do!”

And take your hands off the shifter, too!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org