I prophesy: Your End is Sweeter than Your Beginning!





The Lord is speaking! I prophesy over you today, and please take it to heart: Your end is sweeter than your beginning. You have survived the storms of life to get to where you are now, and your next season is so much better than anything you have ever imagined!

The Lord sent me to Job 42 this morning, and immediately started talking. The very first paragraph states that God can do all things, and that NO PLAN of His can be thwarted. Do you hear that? NO PLAN! God has not changed His mind about you! The prophecy will still come to pass.

“I know that You can do all things, and that no thought or purpose of Yours can be restrained or thwarted.” (Job 42:2 AMPC)

There are multiple examples of this throughout the Bible, but God has a purpose by speaking to us through Job in this hour:

  • He is loosing you from the fetters and snares that have held you back and held you bound, and He is giving you double for your trouble.The Lord turned the captivity and restored his fortunes when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before (v. 10).”
  • The prodigals in your family are returning! Not just to you, but to Jesus! These former runaways, backsliders and rebels will fellowship with you and do great exploits for the Kingdom of God. Then all his family who had left him came back and broke bread with him (v. 11);
  • God is restoring all your financial losses! You will receive income into your bosom, multiplied, shaken together and pressed down. Showers of blessings will fall upon you. “Every man gave him a piece of money and an earring of gold (v. 11).”
  • The Lord is blessing YOUR latter days more than anything that you have seen to date! Pay attention to all these zeros! Get used to seeing them at the end of numbers connected to you! You will be 1000 times more than you are today (see Deuteronomy 1:11)! “And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning, for he had 14000 sheep, 6000 camels, 1000 yoke of oxen and 1000 female donkeys (v. 12).”
  • The storms are over and you have passed the tests! God gave Job 10 more children – seven sons and three daughters (see v. 13). The number 10 by itself confirms completion. The number seven symbolizes perfection: IT IS FINISHED! Totally over! The subtraction and division is over…God is multiplying you now.

Now here is the awesome part: the boys were not named, but the girls were. Not only that, Job gave the girls an inheritance with their brothers. Understand that women were treated as second class citizens then. Considering the way that women were treated, this is amazing! God is obviously speaking …and what He is saying is contained in their names.

Job’s daughters’ names were Jemimah, Keziah and Keren-happuch, “…and in all the land there were no women so fair as the daughters of Job and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.” (Job 42:15).

Remember that God hides meanings in names. I researched the names of these three girls and what I found was that Job told his life story – and subsequently yours – through them. Don’t forget that Hebrew is read from right to left, so this story would be read from end to beginning, or from the youngest girl’s name to the oldest’s.

His eldest daughter’s name is understood to mean dove; this word is YONA. It has the same root as JONAH. Interestingly, Jemimah, when written in Hebrew, looks like the word for SEA. We all know what happened to Jonah and the sea. He survived the storms by the grace of God and went on to finish the purpose that God had assigned to his life – and so will you.

But wait, there’s more! Keziah, his second daughter’s name, means cassia – a sweet smelling powder scraped off the bark of a tree. It also means to cut off, or THE END.

Keren-happuch, his baby girl’s name, means horn of antimony. Antimony was a black powder used for eye makeup. It also means beautifier, which is why women used it: to be made beautiful.

Putting it all together, God is speaking, and I prophesy: Your end will be more beautiful and sweeter than your beginning! Job told the story of his life in the names of his three daughters. He survived the turmoil and storms and that his end would be more beautiful and a sweeter smelling fragrance than his beginning. God has spoken this over you, too. This IS the story of your life!

Not only that, God gave Job many, many years to enjoy his “new life” (see Job 42:16)! I prophesy the same over you: that you will have many, many years of joy and prosperity in your new, sweeter end.

Happy New You! Here’s to a new vision made more beautiful and fragrant, more sweeter smelling than ever before.

Edie Bayer


The Hook: There is Money in Your Mouth!

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!

As an example, in the last few months, my husband and I have had a MAJOR shift in our lives. I haven’t really had time to spend on my face for hours like I used to. As a result, I hadn’t really heard anything earth-shattering in my shorter times with Him. Desiring what I used to have, I did what I used to do. I got on my face just like I used to. I received little tidbits from the Spirit, but no fireworks…no huge revelations or shockwaves. I actually started to be concerned that my gift was gone, even though I know the Lord gives gifts without repentance (see Romans 11:29).

So, it really surprised me when the Lord stopped me as I was washing dishes, and for the second time that day communicated to me in a totally different way! I was simply THINKING about someone and how successful they are. I was not praying, meditating, complaining or comparing. I was just THINKING about this person.

That is when the Lord jumped right into my thought processes. Clearly, I heard Him 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.”

That is exactly what I was trying to do, too! 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.

He went on, “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!”

WOW! That really hit home! See, earlier in the 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. THINKING, I said to myself, “I need a ruler.” The Lord jumped right into my thoughts, saying, “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? He DECREES! He speaks and his 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 that we decree from this angle, from a new perspective. We need to decree as the kings that He has made us!

To further confirm this word from the Lord, He put me in Matthew 17. At the end of the chapter, in Matthew 17:27, Jesus spoke to Peter about the temple tax. He had just told him that the sons are exempt, and 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. I don’t know why, but it was highlighted to me. I knew there was SOMETHING about the hook. Digging for a deeper meaning, I researched HOOK in every conceivable way, including the etymology. The roots of hook are, ‘corner, angle, projecting piece of land or a bent piece of material to hold things on’.

BUT GOD. The hook is a different angle, and 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!

He also showed me how, in this season, He is supernaturally using natural things for His children to supernaturally draw natural things out of the natural into their natural – supernaturally! I know, that’s a lot of supers and naturals, but that is what He showed me!

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) that are already in the natural (in the fish’s mouth) to us supernaturally (by our words).  How do I know? 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! 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’s meaning musically is the “catchy part” 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 out of HIS RICHES IN GLORY in Christ Jesus – His word (see Philippians 4:19)!

DO WHAT HE TELLS YOU TO DO! 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 anyway? NO! They just 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 part of the miracles that 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 Amplified Bible (AMP)


Blessings in and out of your mouth in this new year!  Edie Bayer, www.KingdomPromoters.org







HOUSTON: Come Out of Your Cave 9/28!

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Full Schedule@  https://www.facebook.com/events/2267543036700947/

Do you want to learn HOW to be what you KNOW you are? Free training THIS SATURDAY September 28th in Houston! If you know that you are called to a certain office, but don’t know HOW to get there…come HERE: Coming Out, Connecting, Converging. This is your opportunity to come out of the Cave!

On Saturday, September 28th, we are offering FREE classes at 10AM and 2PM to discover HOW to be what you KNOW you are called to be!
FREE Training provided by Apostles! No fee!
Lunch catered at 1PM and dinner at 5PM for just $10 a plate.

Even if you don’t know your calling, we have training for YOU, too! Discover your gifts, talents and callings.

Stay for the Convergence of the Brethren at 6PM….Worship! Dance! Art! Open Mic – bring a word, a testimony, a psalm, a dance according to 1 Corinthians 14:26. Be a part of History as we officially UNIFY as the church that God intended!
Saturday, September 28th,
Outreach Center of West Houston, Auditorium
725 Bateswood Dr., Houston.
Co-hosted by Tricia Bylerscott: allhailhim@aol.com
and Edie Bayer: edie@KingdomPromoters.org

God is Clearing YOUR Promised Land!

Are you STILL WAITING for what you know God has promised you? Are you STILL WAITING for your prophetic promises to come to life?  Are you STILL WAITING for your promised land? Hang on just a little longer, because I have great news for you!

Have you started to see some breakthrough, but still need to see more? The truth is this: so far in this new season many have been relying on the scripture, “The steps of the righteous are ordered of the Lord,” (Psalm 37:23).  We have had a little breakthrough in some areas, but for the most part, we have been operating in the dark, truthfully walking by faith with no clarity. Sound familiar?

Our lives are a prophetic picture! Know this, family: not only is breakthrough already on the scene and ready to burst forth! Your prophetically promised land will be exploding into view in this hour!

“For there is nothing hidden that shall not be disclosed; nor anything secret that shall not be known and come out into the open.” (Luke 8:17 AMPC)

Couldn’t see the forest for the trees! Many years ago, in a vision, the Lord showed me a peach-colored blob. It was so close to my face that I really couldn’t see anything, just the color of it. He then asked me what I saw. “I don’t know, Lord,” I answered. “A peach colored blob.” In the vision, He moved this blob of color further and further away from my face, until I could finally see what it was: a peach-colored rose! He then said that when we are too close to something that we cannot see it clearly for what it truly is. It takes God to bring it fully into view.

“Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch or shoot of an almond tree [the emblem of alertness and activity, blossoming in late winter]. Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.” (Jeremiah 1:11-12 AMPC).

In the same way, a few months ago we purchased land, but we really couldn’t see it. We had an idea of its size because we had been told what it was. We had seen its boundaries on paper. We walked around it several times before we bought it and multiple times afterward, praying over it and blessing it. However, we had no real knowledge of what it was that we had bought. We had never been able to venture beyond the outer borders of it. We had no clarity because we had never actually SEEN it.

The reason? Just like that peach blob of color was actually a peach-colored rose, we couldn’t see anything – just trees and scrub brush; a thick blob of forest! We literally could not see the forest for the trees!  But we knew it was buried in there somewhere, mere steps away from where we walked. We knew that our “promised land” – the land promised to us when we bought it, the land we had seen on paper, the land that we had walked around – was just out of sight.

God is clearing your promised land! Recently we had a portion of our land cleared by a process called “under-brushing”. Before this it was a tangled mess of trees, vines and scrub brush. Suddenly, everything changed! It was awesome to watch as the forestry machine that did the clearing devoured, chewed up and spit out everything in its path in a huge cloud of dirt, dust and wood chips. Incredibly, what had appeared to be a solid wall of brush, vines and trees fell before this machine, becoming mere stubble on the ground. The land was revealed, and as the dust cleared, suddenly our promised land came into view. We could finally SEE what we had bought.  We could finally SEE OUR LAND!

Family, you simply MUST KNOW that God is clearing your “promised land”! He is a consuming fire (see Hebrews 12:29)! He is your vindicator (see Genesis 30:6) and your justifier (see Romans 3:26)! Listen, just like that machine, He is chewing up and spitting out everything that stands between YOU and your promised land!

When the smoke clears and the dust settles, you will see the land that has been promised to you, the land that you have “bought” – your promised land! This land – your ministry, your marriage, your career, your health, that which you have seen in visions, in dreams and in prophetic promises – THIS land is what is coming into your field of vision. It is only another few faith-filled steps away!

GOD IS CLEARING YOUR PROMISED LAND! Hold onto His promises! Hold onto your faith! Hold onto your prophetic promises! Believe God!

“And he [Abram] believed in (trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness (right standing with God).” (Genesis 15:6 AMPC)

If you have been operating in the dark, fear not, because the light switch is turning on! As the dust settles, your view is being unobscured. The walls of brush and vines before you will be falling at your feet as wood chips for you to walk on, keeping the weeds at bay by divine design! Your land will soon be in full view, clear of any smoke, mirrors or dust and ready for you to take possession.

Blessings and Abundance in this new season of possession as you take your land!

Edie Bayer




September 28th, 2019

Coming Out, Coming Together, Convergence!

Outreach Center West Houston

725 Bateswood Dr., Houston TX 77079

For more information, edie@kingdompromoters.org






HOUSTON: Come Out of Your Cave!

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Full Schedule@  https://www.facebook.com/events/2267543036700947/

Do you want to learn HOW to be what you KNOW you are? Free training in just two weeks in Houston! If you know that you are called to a certain office, but don’t know HOW to get there…come HERE: Coming Out, Connecting, Converging. This is your opportunity to come out of the Cave!

On Saturday, September 28th, we are offering FREE classes at 10AM and 2PM to discover HOW to be what you KNOW you are called to be!
FREE Training provided by Apostles! No fee!
Lunch catered at 1PM and dinner at 5PM for just $10 a plate.

Even if you don’t know your calling, we have training for YOU, too! Discover your gifts, talents and callings.

Stay for the Convergence of the Brethren at 6PM….Worship! Dance! Art! Open Mic – bring a word, a testimony, a psalm, a dance according to 1 Corinthians 14:26. Be a part of History as we officially UNIFY as the church that God intended!
Saturday, September 28th,
Outreach Center of West Houston, Auditorium
725 Bateswood Dr., Houston.
Co-hosted by Tricia Bylerscott: allhailhim@aol.com
and Edie Bayer: edie@KingdomPromoters.org

Are you possessed? Jesus is on His way!

Are you waiting for your miracle to come? During devotionals this morning my husband reminded me of this scripture passage in Luke 8. I believe it is a prophetic word that I think will help you!

Jesus had just driven out Legion from a man in the Gerasenes, sending the demons into the pigs. The people then turned on Jesus and drove Him out, as they were “possessed and suffering with dread and terror,” (Luke 8:27 – 37 AMPC). Next thing you know, He was approached by a man named Jairus, a ruler in the synagogue. His daughter was dying, and he asked Jesus to come and heal her, (v. 41-42). However, on the way, his journey was interrupted by the woman with the issue of blood. She reached out to Him in faith, believing if she could just touch Him she would be healed, (v. 44). Jesus felt her faith pull the healing virtue right out of Him (v. 46), and she was healed.

Next scene, one of Jairus’ associates showed up and told Jairus that his daughter had died (v. 49). Immediately, Jesus said, “Do not be seized with alarm or struck with fear; simply believe and she shall be made well,” (v. 50). They all went to Jairus’ house, where Jesus only allowed the BELIEVERS in with Him and kicked everybody else out. He then called her out of death back into life and ordered that she be given some food.

Okay! So what does this have to do with your miracle? I believe these two intertwined stories show us some things:

  1. Don’t be afraid or dread what you are looking at – you will be possessed. When we are in fear or dread, we are choosing that over Jesus, bringing them closer and thus driving Him away – just like the people in the story of Legion! We are not in faith when we are in fear and dread. Remember, Jesus said in v. 50, “Do not be SEIZED with alarm or struck with fear…JUST BELIEVE (emphasis mine).” This means that fear, terror, dread and alarm can all grab ahold of you – seize you and make you their own. They can possess you!

The good news is that you can also be possessed by BELIEF! Belief can seize you and make you its own! Let it! The people with the pigs were POSSESSED by dread and terror. Don’t let the enemy possess you! Let the goodness of God possess you instead! Let BELIEF possess you. It’s a choice, a paradigm switch, and we must choose to get into belief rather than get into fear. Belief = Faith, and faith is the currency of heaven.  Remember, a double-minded man gets nothing (see James 1:8). I want it all, don’t you?

  1. Jesus is on His way! I believe that these two stories are connected for a reason. You see, Jesus was on His way to help Jairus when His trip was interrupted. How long was He in the company of the disciples, the crushing crowd and the woman who had previously been at His feet partaking of His healing virtue? How long did it take for her to finally come forward to confess Him as her healer? How long did all of this action take? A few minutes? An hour? Regardless, He was on His way to help somebody else when she showed up. She interrupted His plans; she took up His time. She stopped Him, who knows for how long. In essence, it looked like she slowed down Jairus’ miracle healing of his daughter. So much so that instead of being healed, she died.

BUT GOD! Perhaps that was intentional on His part. Just like with Lazarus, whom Jesus intentionally allowed to die and stay dead for four days – just so He could bring him back again in the sight of all the townspeople, purposely (see John 11). Why? BECAUSE IT WAS TIME. It was the season for it to happen. It was time for Him to reveal Himself to them all! It was time for Him to step out in a super-huge, never before seen way and perform a miracle of intense proportions in front of lots of people. It was time for Him to show up and do what He does!

So here is the second way this impacts your miracle – Jesus is on His way. Yes, I know I already said this, but it bears repeating! Maybe He purposely let your dream die, like Jairus’ daughter or Lazarus, just so He could resurrect it after so long in front of all your naysayers, all your doubters and all your critics! Jesus is on His way! Maybe He was on His way to your house, for you to get your healing, but some other person stepped into line in front of you and grabbed ahold of His virtue first, seemingly taking up His time and stopping Him.

No worries because Jesus is still on His way! He is still coming to heal you! He is still coming to set you free! He is still coming to change your circumstances! He is still coming with breakthrough in His wings! In fact, He is coming not only to heal but to resurrect your dead dream, your sick body, your pitiful marriage, your empty checkbook! He is coming to exchange it for another version – a resurrection-power filled one!

Did He run out of healing virtue? NO! In fact, not only did the woman with the issue of blood get healed, His healing power was so multiplied that He not only healed the next person, He brought her back to life! And He’ll do it for you, too! If this is God’s blueprint, let’s pray that Jesus gets interrupted again and again on His way to us! I want it all, resurrection-power multiplied to maximum capacity! Don’t you?

Jesus is on His way! Are you possessed? Are you possessed by faith or fear? Are you possessed by belief or doubt? Have you given up hope that your promise will ever live? Grab your hope back – His Name is Jesus – and be possessed today by the Resurrection Power of the Holy Spirit of God! Be seized by joy and possessed by the knowledge that your healer is on His way! He is coming with a resurrected version of your body, your finances and your relationships. There is nothing too difficult for God! Just BELIEVE!

Is anything too difficult or too wonderful for the Lord? At the appointed time, when the season [for her delivery] comes, I will return to you and Sarah will have a son.” (Genesis 18:14 AMP)

Be possessed today, because Jesus is on His way!

Sharing your faith with you!

Edie Bayer


War-Stories: Honoring the Men who have helped Me!

I know there are a lot of women ministers who have had to fight and wrestle with the male of the species in the pulpit in order to gain the place that was rightfully designated to them by God.  I never really thought about it before being asked to pen this chapter, but I have been living a particularly, peculiarly blessed existence. You see, as a female minister, I don’t have any war-stories of men blocking my way in ministry. Conversely, men have continuously helped me.

From the very beginning the Lord has used men to clear the path for me and make my way a raised highway. I was led to the Lord by a man – well, a man-boy, actually. At the tender age of 14 my then-beau, David Murrow, had murals of mountain ranges and elk hand-painted on his bedroom wall, played the bass guitar and was wild for Jesus. He led me to Him with little ado, and promptly left me for his next girl-friend. It’s funny now, but it was heart wrenching to a 14-year old girl. Regardless, I had given my life to Jesus, seemingly accidentally, just to appease the desires of my boyfriend. Yet, even when I proceeded to backslide for many years, the damage was done, the verdict was rendered – I belonged to Him.

This was great planning on the Lord’s part, because during this period when I resided on the slippery slope, the devil could have killed me any number of times, and probably would have had it not been for the Lord.  Had I not already given my soul to Jesus, I could have easily been on the other end of the extreme.

I spoke to this man on the phone over twenty years later by some chuckle on God’s heart. This came about because my sister, Janis, had known him, too, when we were all just teenagers. She was friends with David on social media, and somehow he got my phone number. Surprised initially at the call, I didn’t realize how grateful I was to him until I talked to him. Many times in public I had already done so, but I personally thanked him for leading me to Jesus. Interestingly, he didn’t remember doing this at all, which is a lesson to the rest of us: we have no idea how much we can impact lives for the Kingdom of God and not even remember it.

From there, around age 28, when I came back to the Lord after walking out my testimony, I was baptized by a male – my pastor at Meadows Fellowship in Las Vegas, NV.  I didn’t know anything at all about Jesus, and if I knew anything I had forgotten it during the long slide backwards.  I only knew that I wanted to be baptized, because I knew that I should be. Later, in my thirties, I went to a four-square church in Denver, Colorado – again, headed by a male. This pastor really made an impression on me, because he dared to speak to the congregation with boldness. He said that he and his wife had gone out to their anniversary dinner, and they – gasp – had a glass of WINE! He taught me that it’s okay to be honest with people, and to be oneself. This is one of the hallmarks of my ministry style today, one unique quality that sets me apart.

Years later, a teaching I heard by another male in yet another church taught me about giving generously, even sacrificially. This is yet another branding  of the ministry that God has me stewarding today. We believe in the tithe and the offering and we give in abundance. You see, God gives seed to the sower, so I figure I’d better sow in order to get more seed! In fact, I think we all should.

One of the first most-important and spiritually shaping ministry moves that the Lord made in my life came at the hand of another male leader. I was asked by this gentleman, Halley, to serve as an usher at the church I attended. This doesn’t sound very spiritual, in fact, probably sounds “less than”… but it was during this time frame that I learned an incredible amount about the spirit realm. I learned that ushers at a church are the gate-keepers, not just the chair-stackers and the water-bottle-picker-uppers.

The most surprising spiritual lesson from the head usher was one of being “sat down”! One Sunday I arrived at church, on time as always, only to be told that I would not be ushering that day. I was instructed to sit down and not do anything. This was so hard for me! But I was told that I had to be obedient to authority, no matter what. I did sit down through that service, difficult as it was, and learned that oh-so-important lesson of obedience at the hand of this man with the gift of wisdom.

Another experientially-obtained, extremely useful gift I received from this man was being taught not to become offended when another takes offense – especially at me! Oh my gosh! What a lesson that was. There is not time nor space to elaborate on this lesson here. However, let it be known – when another person gets offended at you, don’t get offended back because they are offended!

During the latter part of this learning time frame, my pastor, Shawn O’Hearn, actually “sent” me into the healing ministry. A small ministry had opened up near me with a focus on healing. Another of the female ushers and I made plans to go to this ministry to learn about healing. However, I didn’t want to just GO to this ministry … I wanted to be SENT! I had learned enough by then to know that there is a difference, and I wanted to be sent by leadership. Since my heart was to stay in obedience, I went to my pastor and asked him to send me to this ministry. Busy person that he was, he waved his hand at me, nonchalantly, almost pooh-poohing me, and said, “Yeah, Edie. Go ahead.”

That was NOT what I had in mind! I wanted him to SEND me to this ministry. When I said those words to Pastor Shawn, that I wanted him to actually SEND me, he graciously stood up, faced his hands out toward me and decreed and declared some things over me. He effectively sent me into the healing ministry!  He made a grandiose display of it, not flippantly, but I really don’t think that either one of us realized the spiritual ramifications of this request of a spiritually immature believer. But God knew! I was definitely SENT into the healing ministry that day…first to this small ministry, and then to healing ministry giant Joan Hunter Ministries!

But, perhaps one of the most important human males that has impacted this ministry is not even a native of our land, yet, he is a brother in the Kingdom – my Canadian friend, Darren Canning. Having met him and ministered to him initially as only a host-home, over a number of seasons we became very good friends. When he started to show up on the Elijah List, I was very impressed, since I had been reading it for what felt like forever. After that he started up his own prophetic blog and asked me to contribute some of my writings to it. Of course, I was honored and I did.  After a period of time, I asked him to share some of my work with the leader of the Elijah List, Steve Shultz, and although he was a bit reluctant to ask outright, he assured me that my writing would be seen by the powers that be.

He could not have been more right! The leadership at the Elijah List saw some of my prophetic words that God had given me on Darren’s blog and liked them. Even though they didn’t choose to pick up the first couple of posts that I made on this prophetic blog, they were very encouraging, and told him to tell me to keep it up.  I did, and the rest is history. I have been contributing to the Elijah List for many years now, as well as multiple other prophetic newsletters, including Spirit Fuel and others that I don’t even know the names of in other nations. However, any time I go to search for my name online, another new prophetic blog or newsletter has linked and re-posted a prophetic word. I say this with the utmost humility, and I am totally awed by what God has done and is still doing. It is what He is YET to do that has me most excited!

Incidentally, appearing on the Elijah List once was a life-goal for me! It was a dream, not even a “bucket-list” item. I must say, with total humility, that appearing on it as a regular contributor is, without a doubt, one of life’s most fulfilling Easter eggs: those things that God hides FOR us, rather than FROM us! These secrets and surprises are tucked into seemingly random corners and found intentionally “coincidentally”. This is how we know it is God!

Without a doubt the most important human male to impact this ministry assignment in the earth realm is my husband, Darryl. Darryl funded the very first, original ministry event out of our own personal funds.  Even though I worked countless hours of overtime to pay for what I knew the expense would be, at the end of the day, at the end of the year, the ministry was still in the red, and my husband paid the difference out of his own pocket. He never complained that I was gone on the road ministering more than I was home; No, Darryl counted it all joy, and blessed God for the opportunity to bless Him!

It is for those reasons and more that I would like to honor him, the man that the Lord put in my life to make it possible for Him to use me to the extent that He has and continues to do. Darryl is the reason that I have been able, and am still able, to do what the Lord has called me to do: to minister prophetically to those that need encouragement and wisdom in a dark world; to enable them to know that God not only hears them, but knows that they need to hear from Him, too.

And He is, unequivocably, THE Most Important Male to help me in ministry. Thank you, Jesus!