The KSBM Story
K. Sheldon Bailey Ministries is a product of prophecy that began nearly 15 years ago at the Brownsville Revival in Pensacola, Florida. This was one of the greatest revivals in the history of Christianity. It spanned from Fathers' Day 1995 through the year 2000. Records reflect that is was attended by more than 4 million people from over 150 countries!
In 1996 I attended this revival after hearing something spiritually different in my younger sister who had recently returned from the revival. This something I heard in her was more than enthusiasm, or rejuvenation, although I heard that as well. Whatever else it was I heard in her voice compelled me to attend this revival. Four days later I was on a plane to Pensacola!
I had been advised to get to the church very early and I soon discovered why. The church doors for the nightly, 7pm service opened at 5pm. But by noon there were hundreds of people in line. Each day I was at least the fifth person in line after arriving before 6am and camping out until the evening.
The first service of the weekly revival was held on Tuesday and that service was dedicated entirely to prayer. In a sanctuary that held an estimated 2,000 persons there were 20 to 25 poled banners scattered throughout. Each banner was labeled with something, or someone to pray for. There were banners for family members, churches, pastors, government, etc.
The instruction was for us to gather at one of the banners and pray for whoever, or whatever was stated on that banner. We were to move from banner to banner until everyone had prayed at each banner, or until the time was up. Afterwards, were to return to our seating area and spend any remaining time praying for those who were seated around us.
While praying for the brother and sister from Mississippi I spent 12 hours in line with, I felt what I thought was someone staring at me. This may sound strange but I felt it so strongly that I was being distracted by it while I was praying. When I was done, I opened my eyes in the direction of the stare, and immediately my eyes were locked with the eyes of a man who was standing there, seemingly waiting for me to finish praying.
He said to me, "How you doin' preacher?" That freaked me out because I didn't know anyone there, no one knew me, and I had not told anyone I was a preacher. And, to be honest, with my Air Jordan basketball shoes, my Chicago Bulls championship t-shirt, and blue jean jacket with the collar up, I certainly wasn't looking like anyone's preacher!
I don't remember responding to his greeting because of how perplexed I was by what was taking place. (I had never experienced or heard of anyone experiencing anything like this. The next thing I remember was hearing him next say, "Did you know that you were going to be a great evangelist and that God is going to use you to bless thousands and thousands of people all over the world?" Stunned, all I could say was, "Glory." He said other things that were similar in nature, to which I could again only say, "Glory." Then he left, and I was left somewhat mystified by the encounter.
Twelve years later in 2008, I was invited to New York to teach on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. At the end of the final night, a man whom I had never met approached me and said
"The Lord is going to use you to write many books and, you are going to travel the world and be a blessing to thousands and thousands of people."
Typically, I am skeptical when some people prophesy because "many false prophets are gone out into the world". However, this gentleman got my attention for two reasons: Firstly, because he said almost verbatim the thing that had been prophesied to me 12 years prior at the revival.
This got my attention also because of the "write many books" part of the prophecy. Unbeknownst to him, I had with me, on my laptop computer, a book proposal that contained a page listing 12 books that I have either begun writing or, plan to write. Only God could have revealed this to him and, confirm through him the word of "blessing thousands and thousands" that had been previously prophesied.
Finally, while attending a pastors' conference in May of 2010 in San Bernardino, California, I was sitting in the sanctuary between the morning and afternoon session when I suddenly began to think about the "thousands and thousands". In that very moment the Spirit of God spoke to me and said, "You can't get there from here." I instantly understood that to mean that I could not reach the "thousands and thousands" from the church I had been pastoring for over 11years. For whatever reason, I didn't think further about this at that moment. My mind shifted to something else, and the conference resumed shortly thereafter.
The following month I was speaking with one of my aunts about the Lord, spiritual things. and the church. She was also aware of the prophecies that had been spoken concerning me however, I had not spoken with her about the pastors' conference or anything that happened there. But somehow the "thousands and thousands" again came up and out of the blue she said to me, "Well, maybe you can't get there from here."
To say the least, I was astonished by her casual comment because it was the exact thing the Spirit of God expressed to me the month prior. After overcoming chill bumps and what seemed like many minutes of silence, I told her I had heard this same thing from the Lord at the pastors' conference and needless to say, she was amazed! She was amazed and I knew that meant it was time for me to step back from pastoring on the local level and to concentrate on "writing many books" and "blessing thousands and thousands all over the world". These are the seeds of prophecy that has now given birth to K. Sheldon Bailey Ministries.
We trust that you will be blessed by the Word of God we share, and we solicit your most earnest, never-ending prayers. Also, I am asking you to prayerfully consider partnering with us as we endeavor to "Take the Word and Teach the World". Please visit the partnership page for more information.
Thanks for reading, and be blessed with God's best!
K. Sheldon Bailey