This is most definitely a NOW word that many of you will be able to relate to as Edie Bayer shares a real storm she was entering into and how God brought her through.
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Recently, I had to drive to Tennessee after the tropical storm, Gordon, hit Gulfport, Mississippi. Living on the Gulf Coast myself, I had been watching the weather for days to see what the projected path was going to be. I knew it would take two days to drive there, and it was my desire to time my trip to where I would miss the path of this storm. On Wednesday morning I left my house, and interestingly enough, the time was 9:11 am. As I drove down my driveway I thought, "I hope THAT doesn't mean anything!"
When God Speaks Twice—Seeing Double
When I drive I usually watch the cloud formations, looking for something interesting. Somewhere along the way, as I was watching the skies and praying, I saw a cloud that looked like the head of a lamb. There were two, distinct ears with a fuzzy topknot on its head. I kept staring at it, thinking I was seeing things, but it didn't change. It was unmistakably a lamb.
Before too long an eighteen-wheeler truck pulled up in front of me. On the back of it was painted the company name, LAMB, with its headquarters in Tennessee! There is no way this could be coincidence! This was twice now that God had shown me a lamb—first in the clouds, and then on this truck. Knowing that when God says something twice He wants us to pay attention, I did! He now had my complete attention.
"Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29)
"Verily, Verily, I say unto thee…" (John 3:5 KJV)
After that, another semi-truck pulled up on my right. This one had a company logo that made me laugh out loud: it was a lion! This was repeated almost immediately, again. A second truck pulled up on my right, with an even bigger lion that covered the driver's door! God had now shown me the lion twice, too. Then this phrase came to me: "This time He's coming back as a Lion!"
"Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered..." (Revelation 5:5)
Rainbows in the Midst of the Storm
I kept driving, knowing God was speaking. Before too long, off in the distance I could see storm clouds gathering. Apparently I hadn't missed out on Gordon after all. It seemed I was catching a band of rain from the tropical storm. The skies started to darken, and the cloud formations went from pleasant and interesting to threatening and dark. The wind had picked up and although it was not raining yet, I knew a storm was just ahead. Was this what the "9:11" had been about? Was it a warning?
I was starting to get nervous when suddenly, out of the storm clouds, a rainbow appeared on the right hand side of the highway! I couldn't believe it! It was a sign from God! Regardless, as I started to draw nearer and nearer to the storm, my level of discomfort grew, and I contemplated stopping. I was close to my intended resting point for the night, I reasoned to myself. Truthfully, I felt unprepared to handle the certain stress that was coming right at me. I was tired. I was ready to quit. I was ready to give in to the storm.
But God! As I pushed on through time and space, thinking about quitting even as I continued to drive straight into the storm, another rainbow appeared! This time it was on the left-hand side of the highway, much closer to me. This was amazing! God had deliberately shown me two rainbows, reminding me of His promises—on both the right-hand and the left! He had shown Himself to be both the Lamb and the Lion, and now had shown me Himself, both far off and near! He had shown me that He was right there with me, right by my side!
A Choice to Press on
At that moment, I made a quality decision: I was going through this storm. I was pressing through and I was not stopping! I started to quote Scripture and speak what I knew to be true. I commanded the clouds to dissipate, the storm to divide and let me pass through peacefully, without even a drop of water on me! I commanded the storm to be still. I commanded the clouds to dissipate while I repeated the promises of God: that He would always be with me; that He would never leave me; that He had gotten me through other storms in my life and that He would get me through this one, too!
I had made the decision to press through, to press forward, to keep pressing on, even in the face of certain adversity; even in the full knowledge that I was headed into a storm of unknown proportions. I just kept on praying and speaking the promises and the truths of God. Sure enough, after a while the clouds started to lighten up and disperse! The storm clouds began to get lighter and lighter as I continued to command the elements and speak the promises of God, and before too long I was on the other side.
Does this remind you of anything in your life? Do you see any storms on the horizon? Don't quit! God has not brought you this far to drop you now! Make a quality decision to press in, press forward, and press through it! Speak what you know to be the truths of God! You KNOW He is good! You KNOW He is faithful! You KNOW He will never leave you or forsake you (see Hebrews 13:5)! He will bring you through this storm! He has taken you through every other one you have faced in your life. Do not fear, just be very courageous (see Joshua 1:9). Keep speaking the promises and know that He is speaking to you, too! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Edie Bayer is co-founder of Kingdom Promoters along with her husband Darryl Bayer. Edie Bayer ministers as a prophetic preacher and is an author, a speaker, and traveling minister. Edie's primary call is to promote others that are ministering in the Kingdom of God, creating unity instead of a spirit of competition. Edie believes that we are to "complete and not compete!" Edie works diligently to create public and private events and invite other ministers to speak at them, helping to promote them and gain public exposure both for them and their ministries. Edie and Darryl reside on a small homestead north of the Houston area. They raise chickens, ducks, rabbits, and have two cats. Edie has two children and three grandchildren.
Edie Bayer Itinerary:
September 23-30, 2018
8 Days Ablaze! Prophetic Conference with Mike Wills
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October 2, 2018
Learning to FLY—School of the Prophetic
13131 Champions Dr, Suite 208, Houston, TX 77069
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October 5-6, 2018
Emerging Streams Ministries
22754 County Road B50, Stryker, OH
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