God says, “I am building, fashioning and molding!”

foundationSeveral times recently I have had the name “Coniah” resonate in my spirit.  This morning I asked the Lord to tell me what He wanted to say.

I knew already that Coniah was a shortened version of the name Jehoichin, son of Jehoikim, one of the kings in the old testament.  I also knew the prophet Jeremiah was tied in somehow too, but that is really all I knew.  Mostly I remembered the Bible TV show version of the king Jehoichin whose sons were murdered in front of him and his eyes gouged out by Nebuchadnezzar the Babylonian king.  Actually, I thought of king Coniah in a pretty negative light.

So, as I studied the name “Coniah” this morning, I was really surprised that the very first thing I saw was “Yah is creating”!

It was then I heard God say, “I am building, fashioning and molding!”

God is the master builder.  He is creating right now, creating something new, creating something good out of the bad, creating the new wine for the new wineskins (Mk. 2:22).  We all know it, we all feel it.  We are yet to know what “it” looks like!  But we know it’s coming, and quickly.   It’s very exciting to know that Yah is creating!

 

He is building on an existing foundation.  

Here’s even more good news – God always builds on an existing foundation!  If your foundation is solid, He can build on it.  “12 But if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will be clearly shown [for what it is]; for the day [of judgment] will disclose it, because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality and character and worth of each person’s work. 14 If any person’s work which he has built [on this foundation, that is, any outcome of his effort] remains [and survives this test], he will receive a reward (1Cor. 3:12-14 Amp.).”

God has already checked your foundation in 2015.  You may not even have realized it, but it has been weighed and measured, tested, poked, prodded, bent, stretched and pulled!  You may even feel like the “crash-test dummy”!  He did all of this because He needed you to know what your foundation was made of.  You needed to go through the “day of judgement” (tests of 2015) because you needed and still need to know “what you’re made of” – that you are, in fact, THE RIGHT STUFF!  Now, just trust and believe that God is going to build on what He has already started!

He is ready to build on what He has already established in your life!  In 2016 you will receive more Gold (Revelation), more Silver (Wisdom), and more Precious Stones – Spiritual Gifts, Treasures, Anointing, Inheritances and all the things that are of God!  All the good stuff is coming!  Believe it!

 

God also said He is FASHIONING. 

Although the word “fashioning” is similar to “molding”, it has a subtle difference.  True, it means to give a particular shape or form to something, or to make something.  But it also means to accommodate, adjust and adapt to fit!  In other words, it means to “tweak” or fine-tune.

If your foundation is just slightly out of whack, out of alignment, out of kilter – God will be FASHIONING it.  He will be adjusting and adapting your situation to make sure that your foundation is ready to build upon this year.  It’s just a minor tweak, a slight change in your attitude or the words that are coming out of your mouth.  Maybe it’s a minor paradigm shift or changing a mindset.  Whatever it is, He will surely be fashioning your foundation in 2016.  He will have His completed temple, and He is ready to build (1Cor. 3:16)!  Trust Him, rest in Him, relax in His faithful arms and be ready for a quick work!

 

He is also MOLDING!

However, the Lord said He is BUILDING, FASHIONING and MOLDING.  That means that if your existing foundation isn’t strong enough, the correct size, shape or height right now for Him to build upon, He will MOLD it into what it needs to be.  To mold means that He will work it into the required shape or form so that He can continue building!   Molds usually require a rigid or solid structure into which the material to be shaped must be placed.  So, if you are not quite ready for God to build on your existing foundation, He is already working on the mold into which to place you!  You may already be in it, since this is such a time of acceleration.

He will finish building what He has begun!  He counted the cost before He started, and then He paid it!  I guarantee He will finish the good work that He has begun in you!  (Lk. 14:28, Phil. 1:6) Trust Him to do it in 2016!

Welcome to the New Thing in the New Year!  What you have counted as treasure in seasons past is what He will make more of available to you, and continue to pour out and lavish on you in 2016.

Well done, thou good and faithful servant!

Edie Bayer

www.KingdomPromoters.org

How to Hear the Voice of God

bullhornMany times people ask me HOW to hear the voice of God.  It seems as though it should be simple, shouldn’t it?

Well, even though the Bible says that it is the “still, small, voice” in 1Kings 19:12 that we are listening for, lots of times there are MANY voices that are vying for our attention.  Which one is God?

That is a great question!  There is a very simple process by which YOU will be able to hear clearly from God.  Following these simple steps you will learn how to hear the voice of God, to discern it from any and all other input, and to confidently know that you have heard the voice of the Lord.

There is a book that taught me how to hear God’s voice clearly.  It’s called “Ruined for the Ordinary”, by Joy Dawson.  In it she says we all have multiple “voices” in our head – the voice of SELF, the voice of the ENEMY, and the voice of GOD.  Kim Clement says we also hear the voice of OTHERS (telling us what to do) as a potential fourth voice.

So, in her book, Joy Dawson says to silence ALL the voices except the voice of God.  Remember in the Bible where Jesus MUTED  the demons?  The Amplified Bible says He “GAGGED” them, in Mark 1:25 and again in Luke 4:35.  That’s what you want to do, VERBALLY, out loud – command them to be silent, and they will be.  They MUST.
So, here are the corresponding steps that you should take, making all these statements verbally, out loud (not necessarily yelling, although if it makes you feel better, have at it!):
1.  Silence the voice of SELF – say, “In the Name of Jesus, I silence the voice of SELF.”   This works ALL the time, incidentally.  If you are having a challenge fighting your flesh, use this method!  It will give you victory!
2.  GAG the voice of the enemy and all his minions.  Resist the devil and he must flee, so out loud, confirm that you submit to God and you resist the devil, and mute his voice.  Say, “In the Name of Jesus, I submit to my Heavenly Father.  Lord, in the Name of Jesus, Your Word says to submit to You, resist the devil, and he must flee.  So according to James 4:7, I submit to You, I resist the devil and he must flee.  Now, FLEE, devil!  Go and take your minions with you!  I GAG you and all your demons and command you to be muted, in Jesus’ Name.”
3.  Silence the voice of any others who are telling you what to do the same way, verbally command all other voices to be silent. – “In the Name of Jesus, I command all other voices to be silenced NOW.  I mute you, I gag you and I silence you now, in Jesus’ Name.”
The only voice left is the voice of God.  So, ask Him whatever you wish.  He will respond, I promise!
Edie Bayer
www.KingdomPromoters.org

Jehovah Sneaky is on the job!

chapelsignHad an interesting experience today. Darryl and I went to the hospital to visit someone. We couldn’t get into Darryl’s friend’s room (he was otherwise obligated) so we left. On our way in I had seen the sign for the chapel, but never having seen a hospital chapel before, I wanted to see it on the way out.  We walked inside, and a woman followed closely behind.

We walked around for a moment, just looking around.  It looked like a small healing room to me.  The lady that followed us in  signed into the “prayer register”, went and sat down, and we signed in behind her.  I had an overwhelming urge to go and pray for her, so I asked her if it was appropriate for me to pray for her.  She broke down immediately, sobbing from her very core.  I could only hold her, I couldn’t stop her sobs.

I felt as though it was her child, and I asked, “Is it your baby?”  She related, once she could speak, that she had given birth to her child 2-months prematurely because she had high blood pressure.  She didn’t know she was sick.  I started to pray for her, and I felt that she was under intense guilt and self-condemnation, as if it were her fault that the baby was born prematurely.  I stated this to her, and said, “Don’t let the enemy tell you that it was your fault!  Don’t carry that ‘False Responsibility’!”

She said that her boyfriend HAD, in fact, pointed his finger at her and told her it was her fault that the baby was born a preemie.  This kind of condemnation and guilt laid on her by her boyfriend could be life altering, potentially destructive, or even lethal.

So, I prayed with her for a while and gave her a box of Kleenex. She asked me for a hug, which I gladly gave her, a great big, Daddy-God hug.  I told her that God sent me there to pray for her, and that He wanted her to feel His arms around her.  He knew that she needed to feel a touch from Him, feel His love.  She just wept and wept.  A little while later Darryl and I left.

Driving home, I thought how marvelous is our God?  He sent us all the way to the Woodlands for pray for this precious mother, under the guise of visiting another friend in the hospital!

Jehovah Sneaky is on the job.  He is moving and shaking already in this new year.  Make no mistake.  — Edie

 

Get out of Safe Mode!

safemodeRecently I was ministering in San Marcos, Texas when my cell phone started to act up.  It went into Safe Mode.  Now, first of all, I didn’t even know that cell phones have safe mode!  I have no idea what caused it, and yet, there it was – my cell phone was in safe mode and it was almost inoperable.

Most of us are familiar with safe mode on computers – it allows us to start up the computer but runs only the most basic programs … just the bare-bone essentials.  Well, just like a PC, most of my apps were not functional  that day and I didn’t have access to the apps that I needed.  It was very frustrating.

Since I was busy ministering most of that day, I didn’t have time to research for a solution.  Eventually, I realized that I could still go online on my phone.  I still had internet access so I could look up a solution there to figure out how to get my phone out of safe mode.

I found the answer to my problem very quickly – REBOOT.  It was incredibly simple, and hadn’t occurred to me before.  To fix my problem and get it out of safe mode all I had to do was shut my phone off and turn it back on.  However, the instructions that I received online said to leave the phone off for five-seconds before I turned it back on.

Sure enough, I turned my phone off according to the instructions, left it off for five-seconds and turned it back on.  Suddenly, I had full access to all of my apps and programs and the phone was completely operational once more.

When I saw that I had to leave the phone off for five-seconds, I knew God was speaking through my cell phone, because five is the number of grace!  I believe that He was speaking to all of us at that moment.   I believe that God wants us to have FULL ACCESS to all of His apps (plans) and programs (purposes)!         I believe that He would have all of us REBOOT to become fully and completely operational and live – REALLY LIVE — according to His design!

The First Step – Go Online!

The first step to Reboot is to go online – go to God!  Pray!  He has all the instructions!  He has the solution to every problem!  Ask Him how to reboot your system.  He knows how to get you out of Safe Mode and into His plans and purposes for your life.  Don’t forget … you don’t have FULL ACCESS to all His apps until you reboot!

Obedience – Reboot

I have found that sometimes we are our own greatest enemy!  We can sometimes block our own blessings and be obstacles to our own success.  As I was ministering over the weekend, the Lord had me bring people through an exercise in obedience to get out of their own way and reboot in this area.

It’s a very simple process, since we all know the power of our words.  The Bible says plainly in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 28, v. 23 that if we disobey the Lord, “…the heavens over your head shall be bronze, and the earth under you shall be iron.”

We need open heavens and soft, tillable earth!  So, let’s reboot into obedience!  Say this simple prayer with me now:

“I love the Lord because He hears my voice (Ps. 116:1)!  In the Name of Jesus, I decree I choose to obey the Lord.  I will listen for the voice of God and obey Him.  I will do as God tells me to do.  I will only do as I see my Father doing!  I will only say what I hear my Father saying!  I will obey the Lord from this day forward!  I will get out of my own way and let God have His way! (Jn. 5:19, Jn. 8:28, Jn. 12:49, Ps. 18:30)”

Sanctify – Reboot

Sanctification has been really heavy on my heart for a while now.  I believe that the problem that most of us have is not that we are pagans.  It is that we are not pure, chaste and pious.  We love the Lord, yet we tell white lies, we exaggerate, we gossip, we back bite – in essence, we destroy with our mouths.  We steal destinies with the words of our lips as we curse others – in heavy traffic, at the grocery store, at school and even at church!

We need to reboot in this area.  We need to shut it down completely (close our mouths), wait (grace), and start back up again (reboot) to have full access to our own destinies.

Here is a simple prayer to reboot in this area:

“Father, I repent for the words of my mouth!  I repent and I rescind those curses that I have spoken over myself, my family and other people.   I call those words back in and I cut off their effect from my life and the lives of those that I cursed.  I will repay evil with good from now on.  No more will blessing and cursing come out of my mouth, but blessings alone.   I bless those who curse me.  I bless others with my tongue.  I will enjoy the fruit of my tongue from this day forward!  (Rom. 12:14, 1 Pet. 3:9, Prov. 13:2, 18:21)”

These are just two of many areas in which the Lord may lead you to reboot.  Go Online!  Ask God what He would have you do to experience the fullness of His plans and purposes for your life!  He wants you to have full access, to be completely operational, out of Safe Mode and living on the edge for Jesus!

Edie Bayer

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

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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.

You don’t know what you don’t know.

I dont know

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!

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!