God’s parallels: “I shall provide for you!”

The Lord put me in 1Kings 5 this morning, seemingly at random, because the Bible just opened to it.  Of course, we all know it’s never random when that happens!

My husband and I had been talking over coffee about his career situation and planning for retirement, whenever that is!  But, for this next year, he’s wrestling with some different work opportunities, looking at leaving some, and taking on others.  My husband loves God.  He wants to do what is both right and beneficial for everybody involved, but especially in God’s eyes.

In the same way, it’s a new season for me, too, in the ministry.  I am experiencing a surprising parallel to my husband’s work circumstances.  I was offered something yesterday, something ministry related, that I had never even contemplated before now.  Because of this, supernaturally, yet another “think-prayer” would be answered at the same time!

However, because of this, in the same way as my husband, I am also wrestling with some things.  I also want to do what is both right, and beneficial, for all parties.  I, too, am looking at taking on some new responsibilities, and leaving others behind.  I, too, want to do what is right in God’s eyes, and what is His will.

Somehow, even in the midst of all of these parallels, as I was reading 1 Kings 5 about the saga of the bargains being struck for the initiation of the building of the House of the Lord, I missed it.  Somehow, I completely missed the parallel in my life that God was obviously drawing in His Word.  Somehow, I completely missed that He was speaking directly to me.  It was right here, right in front of me.

1 Kings 5 (AMPC)

5(Solomon said) And I purpose to build a house to the Name of the Lord my God, as the Lord said to David my father, Your son whom I will set on your throne in your place shall build the house to My Name and Presence.

So, Hiram, command them to hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; my servants shall join yours, and I will give you whatever wages you set for your servants. For you know that no one among us can equal the skill of the Sidon men in cutting timber.

When Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly and said, Blessed be the Lord this day, Who has given David a wise son to be over this great people.

And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things for which you sent to me; I will do all you wish concerning the cedar and cypress timber.

My servants shall bring the logs down from Lebanon to the sea, make them into rafts, and float them by sea to the place that you direct. I will have them released there, and you shall take them away. And you shall fulfill my desire by providing food for my household.

10 So Hiram gave Solomon all the cedar and cypress trees he desired, 

11 And Solomon gave Hiram 20,000 measures of wheat for food for his household, and 20 measures of pure, beaten oil.”

Reading this the first time through, I got hung up on the volume of food in verse 11, thinking that it was a relatively small number of ‘measures of oil’ (20) versus the massive amount of ‘measures of wheat’ (20,000).  This prompted me to go back and read this single line of scripture again, to confirm that I had read it properly. Once I knew I had, I continued.

When I went on to the very next line of scripture in verse 11, it literally took my breath away!  I realized, at that exact moment, what the Lord had done.  I saw the parallels that He had drawn, along with the answer He was providing to the questions that we were asking in prayer, and while we talked over coffee – a solution!

This line of scripture states, He gave these to Hiram yearly.”

I fell on my face on the floor and wept at the goodness of God!  Here we are, talking about money…no, not just about MONEY, our annual income for next year…and the Lord surgically inserted me into His Word at the exact spot where He could talk to us about what He intends to do!

All people everywhere, whether we voice it or not, our request to the Lord is the same as Hiram’s request to Solomon – provide food for my family.  “Lord, if we are providing trees for you (which symbolize people who are being saved and impacted by this ministry) then provide for us!  Provide food, clothing, shelter… provide income, Lord! Provide what this ministry needs to not just survive, but to thrive!”

The Lord’s response, through His word is, “Not only shall I provide for you, but I shall provide for you ANNUALLY.  I will provide for you, not just this year, but every year – year in, and year out.

He made it extremely clear this morning that He will provide for us yearly; but not just for me and my husband!  His promises are YES and AMEN to all of His children.  He promises to not only provide for us just once or twice, but yearly will He give to us, just as He gave to Hiram.  That is because we have “made a treaty (see v.12)” with Him…we have agreed to Jesus’ Lordship over our lives. We have agreed to give up what we had, for what He has!  Because of this, He can take what we give Him and multiply it back to us, in good measure!

Now, how much is 20,000 measures of wheat, and 20 measures of oil?  I have no idea.  I know it was enough to provide for Hiram’s family, and it was set up to come every single year.  That’s all that matters.

He did it for Hiram, and He’ll do it for you, too. Just Believe!

I find it interesting that 20,000:20 is a 1000:1 ratio between the measures of wheat and oil.  Perhaps this has to do with Deuteronomy 1:11, whereby the Lord promises to make you 1,000 times greater than you are now!

“May the Lord, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are and bless you as He has promised you!” (Deut. 1:11)

I’m taking that Word and sowing into it!  Won’t you join me by sowing into Edie Bayer and Kingdom Promoters’ Ministry?  I am going to be bold, and ask you to believe for a Deuteronomy 1:11, 1000-fold multiplication blessing BACK TO YOU on every dollar as you sow into this ministry!  Just say this:

“Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank you for multiplying this seed I am giving today back to me 1,000 times according to your Word in Deuteronomy 1:11.  Thank you, Jesus!”

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Merry Christmas and an AMAZING New Year in 2018!  Watch for my New Year’s prophetic word coming out for 2018!  It’s going to give you so much Confidence and Boldness to step out in 2018 to do and BE all that He has created you to be! My love to you and your family!

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Edie Bayer

www.EdieBayer.com

www.KingdomPromoters.org

“Enter My Chambers!” Intimacy, Jesus style

“Enter My Chambers!”  Intimacy, Jesus style

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Isn’t that awesome?

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

Edie@KingdomPromoters.org

 

Itinerary:

October 13th-14th

Friday 7PM, doors open 6pm

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

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

22628 Kuykendahl Rd, Spring, TX  77387

More info: www.TheGloryHub.com/events

 

October 28th, 9a-5p

The Outpouring Women’s Conference

Edie Bayer, Grace Cruz, John Tenney,

Bayview Golf Course Banquet Room

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

More info: www.eventbrite.com

 

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

FLOW San Antonio!

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

Teresa Comparin and William Dillon

New Beginnings Church,

12107 Topperwein Live Oak, TX. 78233

More info: www.EdieBayer.com/events

 

November 12th

5:30 PM, House meeting

Sherri and Mark Kirklin

708 Churchill Farms Dr

Georgetown TX  78626

(512) 417-6358