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Edie Bayer: "Your Shoes Matter!"

Edie Bayer, Houston, TX
Feb 1, 2024

Recently, in a quick vision during prayer, I met Jesus at a familiar spot: a campfire on the beach.

He wore His normal 'beach campfire' attire. I looked to see what shoes He had on, and I was surprised to see that He had on boots. I looked again, and then He had on flip-flops! Suddenly, with an intense look, He said to me, "YOUR SHOES MATTER! What are you wearing on your feet?"

I considered the importance of this statement, visualizing my mud boots for rainy days, but in a nanosecond, I realized He meant His Word – the Gospel of peace!

"And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace." (Ephesians 6:15 AMPC)

News on the 15s!

Leading up to this encounter, due to a 'polar vortex,' we'd been having brutally cold weather the past few days. That morning, I woke up early and immediately looked at the temperature. It was 15 degrees at 5:45.

Peace and the Number 15

Following my encounter with Jesus, I went to the Lexicon to look up Ephesians 6:15. Incredibly, I discovered that the Greek word for PEACE (eiréné) is Strong's #1515! With a jolt, I suddenly realized that God was speaking through the number 15! It was 15 degrees, the Scripture was Ephesians 6:15, peace is Strong's #1515... God was broadcasting news on the 15s!

When looking up the word "eiréné," I saw this definition: "one, peace, quietness, rest." I also read this definition: "1515 eiréné (from eiro, 'to join, tie together into a whole') – properly, wholeness, i.e. when all essential parts are joined together; peace (God's gift of wholeness)."

Then I heard the word "SHALOM"! I understood shalom to mean peace, in addition to "nothing missing, nothing broken" and "hello" and "goodbye"! However, in researching this amazing word, I realized it also means "wholeness." We are giving a blessing of wholeness over the person to whom we speak it, every time we say it! Shalom! Shalom! (Photo via Unsplash)

Rest and the Number 15

Biblically, the number 15 symbolizes rest. Here is what one commentary says about it:

"The meaning of the number 15 in the Bible is rest. God's rest comes after deliverance that is represented by fourteen. The 15th day of the first Hebrew month (Nisan) is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, a day of rest for the children of Israel (and for Christians). Day 15 day of the seventh Hebrew month begins the Feast of Tabernacles, also a day of rest.

"God, as the sun set to begin Nisan 15, informed in a vision that His descendants would end up as slaves in a foreign country (Egypt). They would, however, eventually be set free (Genesis 15:12-16).

"Many years later in Egypt, God miraculously delivered Israel's firstborn from the death angel just as Passover began after sunset (Nisan 14). Then, 24 hours later (just as the sun was setting to begin Nisan 15), the children of Israel began to leave Egypt (Exodus 12:40-41). This night is referred to as the 'night to be much observed' (Exodus 12:40-42, Deuteronomy 16:1). God's prophecy of freedom, given to Abraham on Nisan 15, was fulfilled years later on the exact same day." (

Isn't that EXACTLY what the Gospel of peace is all about, to bring PEACE and REST in Jesus, and to overcome death with RESURRECTION life? Wow! No wonder Jesus was so intent when He asked me, "What are you wearing on your feet?"

I love the way God speaks through numbers. Even as I was doing my research, everywhere I looked I was bombarded with the number 15, seeing it over and over. Just like a bloodhound on the scent, I knew I was on the right trail!

Time for New Shoes!

Prophetically, I have always believed that new shoes relates to new ministry. Since Jesus intently and emphatically said, "YOUR SHOES MATTER," I believe this is an indication that it's time for a change of shoes for many. Whatever you have been walking in, if it's not the FULL Gospel of Jesus Christ, it's time to change your shoes! Put on those shoes of hope, trust and SHALOM! Nothing missing, nothing broken... whole and blessed, complete in every way – the Gospel of peace!

So how do I do that, you ask? Here are a couple of personal examples:

1. When my husband and I sat down for our morning devotional, he told me that he had an encounter of his own during the night hours. He woke up, his brain immediately going to all the hundreds of pressing, important details that make up his business. He cried out to the Lord, "Jesus! I want Your peace! Peace that only You can give me! Peace that no one else can give!" Then he went back to sleep. Because of his faith, Jesus put new shoes of peace and rest on my husband's feet!

"Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid..." (John 14:27 AMPC) (Photo via Unsplash)

2. One day, my mom said she had back pain running down to her sides. Instead of agreeing with it, immediately I said, "Let's pray!" I laid hands on her and prayed for healing. Afterward, she felt so much better! Praise Jesus! Because of her faith, He put new shoes of healing on her feet!

"... and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole." (Isaiah 53:5 AMPC)

3. I was talking to the Lord and praying one day about the situation in this country, and suddenly, JUST LIKE THAT, I was filled with faith that He would supernaturally provide all our needs! I had confidence He would make food show up, like Elijah and the ravens (see 1 Kings 17:6), or even manna (see Exodus 16)! Sovereignly, because I had chosen to pray and talk to Him about it, He put new shoes of faith for provision on my feet!

Know that God hears you and answers your prayers.

God Hears Your Prayers!

Recently, in another vision, Jesus sat with me while I was praying in tongues. He listened intently on the edge of His seat, nodding, but saying nothing. He not only UNDERSTOOD everything that was coming out of my mouth, He AGREED with it and wanted to act upon it! It is HIS SPIRIT that speaks when you pray in tongues, so pray in tongues continually (see 1 Thessalonians 5:17)!

Another time, again praying about our nation, I asked the Lord to move. He answered, "I am moving! I hear your prayers! Do you think you are the only one? I have tens of thousands praying the same thing!"

This statement alone gave me the confidence to KNOW absolutely that God not only hears us, but He has literally THOUSANDS of others praying for the exact same thing... because HE GAVE US THOSE PRAYERS TO PRAY TO HIM!

As this year unfolds, USE YOUR FAITH. Remember, your shoes matter! Walk in the FULL Gospel of peace! God will give you new shoes for EVERY circumstance that arises. Talk to Him, trust Him, use your faith, and His will WILL be done!

Here's to new shoes and a new walk, both now and in the future!


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Edie Bayer
Kingdom Promoters

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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