Speak in a New Way
We are now in Hebrew year 5780, the year of "peh" – the mouth. I believe that God is speaking to many in a different way; furthermore, I believe He is requiring that we speak to Him in a new way too!
In the last few months, my husband and I have had a MAJOR shift in our lives. I haven't really had time to pray for hours like I used to, and as a result, I haven't really heard anything earth-shattering in my shorter times with Him. But recently, desiring what I used to have, I did what I used to do. I got on my face before the Lord just like I used to. I received little tidbits from the Spirit but no fireworks...no huge revelations or shock waves. I actually began to feel concerned that my gift was gone, even though I know the Lord gives gifts without repentance (see Romans 11:29).
Later that day, to my surprise, the Lord stopped me as I was washing dishes and communicated to me in a totally different way than I was used to. I was simply thinking about someone I knew and how successful they were. I was not praying, meditating, complaining or comparing. I was just THINKING about this person.
Then the Lord jumped right into my thought processes. I heard Him clearly say, "Yes, (this person) IS successful. They are successful for who they USED to be. They keep on doing what they've always done, in the old format, doing what has always worked in the past. They aren't who I want them to be NOW."
Then I realized that this was exactly what I was trying to do! I was trying to do the same thing, the same way, looking for the same results. But we are in a new season, in a new place and a new position of authority! Those old ways don't work any longer.
The Lord went on to say, "Don't come to Me in the old way. Come to Me in the new way, even if you don't know what that is. Come to Me in honesty, and transparency. Come to Me and talk to Me as the success that you are NOW – not the success that you USED to be!"
"You Are a Ruler"
WOW. That really hit home! You see, earlier that day I was doing something that required a measuring device – a ruler. I wasn't doing anything "holy," in fact, I just needed to measure something. While THINKING, I said to myself, "I need a ruler." Then the Lord jumped right into my thoughts and said, "You ARE a ruler!" He wants us to step into this: We are not who we think we are, we are who He says we are!
So, what does a ruler do? They DECREE! They speaks and their words make things happen. "You will also decide and decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and the light [of God's favor] will shine upon your ways" (Job 22:28 AMP).
The Lord impressed on me that He is requiring that we, the Body, come to Him from a different position as MATURE, KINGDOM RULERS – rulers with authority in the knowledge of Him – and decree from this angle, from a new perspective. We need to decree as the kings He has made us!
To further confirm this word from the Lord, He directed me to Matthew 17. At the end of the chapter, in Matthew 17:27 (AMPC), Jesus had just spoken to Peter about the temple tax. He had told him that the sons are exempt from it, but then said, "However, in order not to give offense and cause them to stumble [that is, to cause them to judge unfavorably and unjustly] go down to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, and WHEN YOU OPEN ITS MOUTH you will find there a shekel. Take it and give it to them to pay the temple tax for Me and for yourself" (emphasis mine).
As I studied this passage of Scripture, I was drawn to the hook. At the time I didn't understand why it was highlighted to me, but I knew there was something about that hook. Digging for a deeper meaning, I researched "hook" in every conceivable way, including the etymology. The word "hook" is of Germanic origin, related to "Dutch hoek," which means "corner, angle, projecting piece of land."
The hook is a different "angle" – a different perspective! Head knowledge is one thing, but heart knowledge is another! We KNOW (in our heads) that we are kings and priests and that the words of our mouths move mountains.
In this season, the Lord is proving beyond a shadow of a doubt, to both us and the world, that our decrees have life and miracle-working power! The Lord also showed me how in this season, He is using natural things in the lives of His children to draw out the supernatural!
Look at the hook again. Our supernatural God will take things that we already have in the natural (the hook), use them in natural ways (throw it in the lake) to supernaturally draw those natural things (the fish) that we need (the shekel) which are already in the natural (in the fish's mouth) to us supernaturally (by our mouths/words). How do I know this? Because Jesus said the shekel was in the fish's mouth!
What is the Christian symbol? A FISH! This is the year of the mouth, and just as there was money found in the fish's mouth, there is LITERALLY MONEY IN YOUR MOUTH! Open your mouth, because God's Word in your mouth will fulfill your desires and meet your needs!
"The hook" also refers to the "catchy part" in a song that is repeated over and over. What does the Word tell us over and over? God is faithful, He supplies our every need, and our words are a creative force! Use your words creatively. Speak Scripture to create what you want to see. God will fulfill your every need according to the RICHES of HIS GLORY in Christ Jesus – His Word (see Philippians 4:19)!
"Whatever He Tells You, Do It"
"WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU, DO IT." This is what Jesus' mother said to the servants at the wedding in Cana (see John 2:5), and He is telling us the same today – just do it! It doesn't matter whether you believe it or not, it is going to happen! If Jesus had stopped to tell the servants what was going to happen in advance, do you think they would have believed Him? Most likely not. But they did it because their job was to do what they were told to do. God used them as part of a miracle.
Would you like God to use you as a part of the miracles He is doing in the earth realm in this hour? If so, just do it; open your mouth, speak creatively and reap the harvest of the fruit of your peh! Speak life!
"A man's stomach will be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; he will be satisfied with the consequence of his words. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words." (Proverbs 18:20-21 AMP)
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.