Are You In the Realm of Totality?
August 25, 2017
During worship I had a vision. In it I was standing near a large body of water, perhaps a lake or a marina. It was night. I saw a walkway with a railing. Jesus was standing next to the railing, leaning on the top rung and resting His foot on the bottom. He was looking down at the water. Following His gaze, I looked down too. I saw the reflection of the moon dancing on the top of the water, and I heard Him say, “The moon. It’s a marvelous thing!”
As I watched, a huge fish with whiskers, a catfish, came up to the surface, trying to eat the reflection of the moon. Of course it could not. Each time, as it bit at it, opening its mouth wide to devour it, the moon’s shimmering reflection disappeared. Jesus toyed with the catfish for a moment, moving the reflection of the moon around on the water, like a cat chasing a laser toy.
The next thing I saw was the moon in the sky, in front of the sun. It was a total solar eclipse. I heard Jesus say it was a pearl. He actually held a large pearl with his thumb and forefinger up in front of him, eyeing it and lining it up with the eclipse; however, I knew He was talking about the moon.
A map I had seen of the path of the eclipse over the United States flashed in front of me. I could clearly see the “path of totality” drawn out against the backdrop of this country. It was incredibly narrow, stretching from shore to shore. I could see the percentages of the eclipse that were to be visible at different points across the country: 80% in some places, 70% in others. Only in the path of totality is the eclipse fully visible. There were lines drawn across the map indicating these percentages, just like isobars on a weather map.
I then heard the Lord ask, “Are you an 80%? Are you a 70%? Or are you in the realm of totality?”
I realized then that the sun was Him, and we are the moon! We are His pearl of great price! We are in between the Son and the earth (realm), reflecting the light of the Son!
“Who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it” (Matthew 13:46 AMPC).
The path of totality has everything to do with us as believers being “all-in” – we must be TOTALLY committed to the King and His Kingdom as well as our assignment in the earth. God has planted us in the realm of totality. The pathway where He has placed us is where we are supposed to be! It is a narrow path. We must stay on this narrow path in order to totally, fully complete our assignments in this new season.
“But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it” (Matthew 7:14 AMPC).
In order to view this celestial event, we are required to wear special protective eye gear. In like manner we must also put on our special vision when we view the Son, lest we miss Him.
“But blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are your eyes because they do see, and your ears because they do hear” (Matthew 13:16 AMPC).
I find it humorous that Jesus used the catfish to illustrate the enemy. The Bible says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet. 5:8 KJV). Jesus showed him to me not as a lion, but as a cat – and a cat-fish at that! His analogy of the enemy trying to bite a reflection, and Him (Jesus) playing with him like a cat with a laser just totally makes me laugh. You see, as the reflection of the Son, the enemy is doing just that – trying to devour us, His reflection. Of course he cannot, as this vision shows. Jesus simply “plays” him – He is the one that is in control.
However, the catfish is biting, but it is a toothless bite, because catfish don’t have teeth! Regardless, he has lots of smoke and mirrors, and just because, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper…” (Isaiah 54:17 NKJV) doesn’t mean there won’t be any weapons. In fact, it means there WILL be weapons formed against you! The catfish was snapping at the reflection and trying to eat it, but Jesus just toyed with him. He was unsuccessful! He didn’t win!
What God is illustrating through this vision is simply this: The enemy cannot harm you, nor can he stop you from acquiring your destiny! You are on the path of totality that God Almighty Himself has placed you on – you will see 100%. Yes, it is a narrow path, but so very well worth it, from beginning to end.
You are of immense value to God! He gave His only son for you, and Jesus willingly laid down His life for you. You are His pearl of great price. Don’t let the enemy sell you a bill of goods that he cannot possibly ever deliver on! In the end, we still win!
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.
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