Memorial Day & Memories

May 29, 1985, the car I was riding in with four other women filled with the glory of God.

We were returning from a very supernatural women’s meeting hosted by Kathleen Kaseman at a campground in Canada. We were on our way to Minot, North Dakota. The power of God came down upon me like a heavy mantle and I said, “There is going to be a happening on June the sixth that will be a catalyst to the end-time move of God. After that day, everything will be speeded up.”

Kathleen asked, “Is it something good? or bad?”

I answered, “I don’t know.”

When my plane landed in Tulsa, my husband, Kent, said, “We need to get to the hospital in Pryor. Pat is dying.” I made it in time to hold her hand as my only sibling at 42 years of age moved to Heaven on Thursday, May 30. She had become ill only three months before in March. Mother said that Pat said the day before, “Grandpa Coday is right up there, and he’s waiting for me. I told him I wasn’t quite ready yet.” I think she waited for me to get there.

On Saturday, while our family was gathered at my parents’ home for Pat’s funeral, a telephone call came for me. I don’t even know how Brother Philip Halverson got my parents’ phone number. I took the phone with its long extension cord into the bedroom where we could converse privately. There was really very little two-way conversation. For a long period of time, I’d say 45 minutes, Brother Halverson talked and I listened.

This great intercessor told me how he’d been carrying me in prayer for the past 3 months. He said he didn’t know why, but the Holy Spirit had not taken hold with him for Pat. But he had taken hold with him in prayer for a man named Don. That was Pat’s husband, who during this ordeal gave his life fully to the Lord.

Brother Halverson said, “This attack is against you. Satan is trying to get you to quit. You must never quit. You don’t know how important it is to the Holy Spirit that you do not quit. And never forget, your number one call in the end time is to help the pray-ers.

That was Saturday. On Sunday, I went to church with Pat’s husband, Don, and their two daughters. I stopped at their lovely farmhouse for a time of prayer and then drove the 40 miles home to Collinsville. When I walked in the back door into our large farmhouse kitchen where two friends, Charles and Ranona Standridge, had stopped by to pay a condolence visit, Kent had just answered the yellow wall phone.

It was a call for me from Living Word Christian Center in Minneapolis. Someone called me to pray from the side of the platform. I heard worship music. I was told that Brother Halverson had collapsed on the platform. Pastor Mac Hammond had presented his vision for the church and asked his wife, Lynn, and Phil and Fern Halverson to come up to pray over it. The power of God so overwhelmed them that they fell under it. After a while, Pastor Mac, Lynne, and Fern got up. But Brother Halverson did not. He had moved to Heaven. When I called Brother Kenneth E Hagin to tell him, he said, “What a way to go. He just got so far out there, like Enoch, he just stepped on over to the other side.”

On June 6, we planted Brother Halverson’s body in a veteran’s burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. And of course, we remembered the word given to us in the car.

Oh! So many supernatural things happened around this time.

One of them was a word of the Lord given through Brother Kenneth E. Hagin sometime before concerning the death of saints; and the various reasons they would go, especially if called home by the Lord. One was (and I knew this applied to Brother Halverson) there was no more promotion for them this side of the veil. They had to step over to reach the next level of promotion.

Eleven months later on April 30, 1986, my beloved Kent moved to Heaven.

Homegoing of a Saint
Kathleen Kaseman

And just today, May 29, 2022, I learned that a longtime dear friend whom I loved and whom I admired moved to heaven. Kathleen Kaseman, wife of Jim Kaseman, joined the great cloud of witnesses.

I had just texted her on Mother’s Day to tell her how much I admired her “motherhood.” She and Jim had a wonderful family, some by natural birth, and some chosen for adoption. Each adoption a special story. And I always watched her as she loved and trained them.

One close-up observation I got to make was in 1980 when Jim and Kathleen and their two teenage daughters climbed into a Canadian diplomat’s car with two Finns and me on a clandestine trip into Soviet Russia to deliver ink to the underground church for their press. She was courageous enough to bring her daughters.

For years we made such trips into the USSR in the days of the KGB. I admired Kathleen’s courage. I saw the KGB carry her off for questioning at a checkpoint because she was taking pictures. I watched her remain calm when on another trip the KGB hauled Jim and Rudy off to interrogate them for hours. In the meantime she led our party on to complete the job we’d come for—even though we still did not know what had become of Jim and Rudy.

Yes, for many things I loved and admired Kathleen Kaseman. I know Jim will miss her. What a love story they have of how they met. Jim was in a hospital in a critical condition after having driven his car into a bridge. She was the young nurse hired to sit with him until he died. Which was expected to be that night. Well, she sat with him a very long time. For many years. She sacrificed in the early days of their ministry. Stayed home while he traveled. And then traveled and ministered with him.

Counting the Omer

These are the days of the Omer Counting. The Lord Himself established the counting of the Omer. It is the counting aloud each day of the 50 days between Passover and Pentecost. The Jews say one is especially blessed to depart and have the earthly planting of your body during these days. Well, I don’t know for sure. But I do know the people I wrote about herein led very special lives. And I know their departures were specially attended by a heavenly retinue. And as I often say, if I knew the day of the rapture of the church, I’d like to be standing in the Pryor Creek, Oklahoma, Cemetery between the graves of Kent, Pat, and my parents when their bodies come up out of those graves to be joined to their spirits in glorification. As Pastor George Pearsons said at Brother Kenneth Copeland’s mother’s funeral, “They ought not to call these cemeteries; they ought to call them Resurrection Sites!”

On Memorial Day, and every other day, we look forward to a great grand reunion with these beloved ones as well as our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Yeshua HaMashiach! “Come Quickly, Lord Jesus!”

 

Shalom, Shalom,
Billye Brim

 

P.S. The day before Brother Halverson called me at my parent’s home, he asked Lynne Hammond to go to lunch with them. He left her with “orders” you might say, prayer assignments. He gave her some names and told her never to quit praying for them. One of those names was mine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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57 Comments

  1. Rosalinda on May 31, 2022 at 9:43 am

    I have learned more from hearing you teach than I have through-out my years. I thank the L-rd Jesus for your ministry. Praise the L-rd!
    The L-rd Jesus has opened to me the scriptures and beginning hear his voice as if I can see written words. G-d is do good!

    • Susan M Smith on June 3, 2022 at 3:47 pm

      l feel the same about Her teaching and thank the good Lord for raising her up for such a time as this!!!

  2. BJ McChesney on May 31, 2022 at 9:47 am

    What a great story of faith and love. It encouraged me to never give up even when you wonder if and when are things going to change. Deep down in your spirit you hear the words, “Don’t give up no matter what it looks like. Don’t give up on your family members who don’t know Jesus or the ones who do, but maybe don’t know Him like you do!” Sometimes it’s so hard to deal with the here and now and the nonsense, but one day things will be different and the Glory of God will radiate through them and they will fulfill God’s calling for their lives. Thank you for sharing that story, Billye!

  3. Margaret Sirleaf on May 31, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Wow! Jesus Jesus Jesus 👠

  4. Barbara J Prock (now Gideon) on May 31, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Thank you for that testimony blessing. You are a blessing to many, many of us.

  5. Paul Barnard in VA on May 31, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Thank you for sharing such personal, emotional, and powerful accounts in your life. You are truly anointed in the gift of writing . You are anointed and gifted in many areas, but writing is one near the very top. I appreciate your continued encouragement and appreciate the strong warrior for the kingdom of God you are.
    I have learned so much from your ministry , particularly in the area of our loved ones transitioning into eternity.
    I rejoice with you for your friends’ home going, and one day you shall introduce her to all of us. We love you Billye

  6. Elizabeth M. McCormick on May 31, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Thank you for sharing those wonderful memories, especially at MemorialDay. God is faithful and Jesus is Lord.

    • Gladys Scott on May 31, 2022 at 10:44 am

      Oh so glorious to learn of the blessings of the saints and the way our Lord loves on us! Thank you Ms Brim, I love the old saints glory stories!❤💪☝

  7. Dena on May 31, 2022 at 10:03 am

    Thank you for sharing your life stories…I felt I have missed so much of the Kingdom of God and the lives of his saints…
    Once again thank you for sharing.
    God willing see you at autumn assembly.
    Dena

  8. Doug Klan on May 31, 2022 at 10:03 am

    Thank you for this journey. Praying for you.

  9. Susan K Duncan on May 31, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Sister Billye,

    We mourn with you for the loss of your friend on this side. Though we know they are still in our future, the pain of loss is all too real.

    We love and appreciate you so very much!

    Blessings,
    Susan

  10. Idann Wormington on May 31, 2022 at 10:39 am

    I am new to the Wednesday morning prayer call and I can tell you it has changed my life. If I forget and miss it, I feel as if I have missed a part of my life I can’t get back. Thank you Dear Billie
    and all your staff.

  11. Bobby Townsley on May 31, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Thank you for the great encouragement!!

  12. Judy Peinado on May 31, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Thanks for sharing this. It is so beautiful. You have such a great anointing on your life.

  13. Marianne D Mittnight on May 31, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Awesome, wonderful, edifying, beautiful, rich blog!!!
    Thank you so much Sis Billye.
    You are a precious member of His family and mine too!

    What a mighty harvest you have!
    And continue to have!
    —One of the WWP’s in God’s (His) family!
    Marianne D Mittnight

  14. agnes Hendry on May 31, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Thank you for sharing such precious memories..I enjoy your blogs..

  15. Pastor Sandra Tarr on May 31, 2022 at 11:03 am

    Thank you for your words of remembering. My husband and I established Zion Tabernacle on oct 7 1994. We worked side by until January 6 of this year . That Sunday he told us as a family the door is opening and the man is coming for me. He had told me months before he was getting lonesome for Jesus and he was going home soon and I would be ok because people would be there to help me . And they have been. The church is now My race to run until Jesus comes or I graduate to glory. I believe he is coming soon . Thank you for your blog today. God had another promotion for him in heaven . He had so many supernatural visits with Jesus he is now enjoying the one he loved . God Bless You sister Billlye . I’m with you on Wednesday praying with you.

  16. Phyllis Swearinger on May 31, 2022 at 11:09 am

    Hello Billye,
    Thank you for your encouragement and your teaching. Praise God for sending and equipping his people for these last days!

  17. Timothy Nevaquaya on May 31, 2022 at 11:27 am

    Marvelous!

  18. janis (Jan) Bond on May 31, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Marvelous. Thank you for sharing. I never ture of these testimonies. Love you, Miss Billye!!

  19. Jan on May 31, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Wow! These words encourage me. The Lord called my wonderful husband home on June 6, 2016!

  20. Cheryl Maguire on May 31, 2022 at 11:54 am

    Thank you for sharing.
    June 6th is when I take my brother for his dr appt at the VA. I’m praying they approve a treatment to calm his tremors and clear up his memory from Parkinson’s.
    I’m praying I can be his guardian for both his medical and financial. He signed the POA paperwork but the lawyer must file for guardianship.
    Cheryl

  21. Myrna Williams on May 31, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    Oh what beautiful memories Sister Billye. They just touched my heart so strongly. God is so merciful and so lovingly. Can hardly wait for tomorrow’s 0800 and 12 noon prayer call expecting something special.

  22. Beth Parvin on May 31, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing with your pray ers , my heart is encouraged and I will continue to pray. Looking forward to our soon coming King Jesus.

  23. Gail Segars Rainey on May 31, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Dear Dr. Billye,
    What a blessing to receive this communication from you today!!!! I absolutely love to hear of your memories where Yeshua is working miraculously in your life. What a testimony! I shall share this with my new friends that God has so graciously hooked me up with by the power of the Holy Spirit – I am speaking of my friend in Christ at Ministerio Internacional Jesus Rey De Gloria. I already am making plans to sow into your ministry by purchasing several of your Spanish resources for my church leadership. Praise the Lord, we are all working together in these last days with much urgency and prayer. Thank you for being one of my top spiritual teachers in these last days. I am so grateful that my friend in Eatonton, a divine appointment, whom I met in January 2018 hooked me up to you!!!!! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!
    Love in Him,
    gail

  24. Mark W. Ritter on May 31, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Billye,

    Excellent blog today.

    Remembering the events of and around 1985.

    Bother Hagin ministered in St Paul in August of that year, my wife and I journeyed to those meetings from western South Dakota, but had little knowledge of Phillip’s graduation until years later.

    I have sat at Phillip and Fern’s graves many times with tears flowing down my face for their preciousness. 

    When I drop folks off for flights at terminal 2, I have to drive by the graveyard and its magnetic to go there for me. It gives me prospective and I pray we will fulfill what he helped birth in us…..

    MWR

    • Dr. Billye Brim on May 31, 2022 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you Brother Mark. I know these things are precious and valuable to you.
      And you and your family have been there as witnesses to so much.
      Shalom and Blessings
      Billye Brim

  25. Mary W. on May 31, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Oh such an encouragement right now. Thank you. We all need to hear the stories of the saints who have gone before us. Hebrews 11 is growing!!

  26. Lorraine Quirke on May 31, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    How wonderful this is. Thank you for letting us know. I guess I should be praying for you also. I say, COME LORD JESUS, COME.

  27. Kendra Thompson on May 31, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Dr. Billye, what a powerful testimony to the magnificent working of our precious, precious Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. “we ought to call them Resurrection Sites!” AMEN!!!!!!

  28. Jan Wurtz on May 31, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Katherine, Could you email us your dream as I should just give it to Billye to read. Blessings Jan

  29. Ninamarie Shinta on May 31, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    made me cry, but tears of the goodness of God! and Billye, I am so thankful for you! I signed up 7years ago to be a WWP and to be one of the around the clock pray ers.

    when I saw you and Gloria C. on the BVOVN. I have not missed one day of praying in tongues for at least 30 minutes a day to bring in the plan of God and to stop the plan of the enemy. You are the reason! Thank you and I love you so much!

    • Dr. Billye Brim on May 31, 2022 at 5:33 pm

      Thank you for faithfully praying. And thank you for letting me know. You were in that “call” the Lord gave me to help the pray-ers.
      The prayers of the saints are so important in these end of days.
      Billye Brim

  30. susan doty on May 31, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    thank You Lord for dear sistr. Billye’s sensitivity to the Word, Spirit and people’s/saints’ lives for Your plans, purpose & pursuits.
    Susan d.

  31. Catherine Evers on May 31, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Dear.Dr Billye Brim. I thank you helping like no one else in my life . I had miracle, cyst on ovary ruptured and is gone !! . l watched video of Dad Hagin getting laughter holy ghost .You run the aisle . Kenneth Copeland is out on the floor .Jeffy Perry. Is there by Craig Hagin.. l sent video to Brenda.. Anyway you received a double blessings .Tony got you scroll of Esther , Hebrew, english, necklace ,and cds on Esther from me .from Paula white ministry.Paula White mailed second set of scrolls you have to sow . Or keep Paula whites staff said So. So my mo tax refund offering .you get a double blessings. I hope you know you are for such a time as this and enjoy the Hebrew Esther scroll. Much love..We need you here still .Not your time .Comfort to your ❤️💜💜❤️.

    • Anna Marone on May 31, 2022 at 11:47 pm

      Dear Mrs Billye,
      Ennio my husband and I have such fond memories of Jim and Kathleen and you Mrs Billy as well as Shelley’s beautiful heart of worship.
      Your trips down under bought us a deep scenes that God was preparing the way alway preparing the way for these times we are in equipping us with purpose and intent to come up higher joining with you not only in an alliance – Australia and America but one in Spirit just as Our Lord Jesus prayed in. John 17 “The high Priestley prayer” that we would also be one with the father as he is one with the Father and that we would be sanctified in him:
      “Kathleen Kaseman is still cheering us on”
      Forever grateful for you Mrs Billye praying always for you and with you
      Love always
      Ennio & Anna

  32. Victoria Woodley on May 31, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Every time I hear you or read something you have said only brings me closer to our Father, I am so privileged that Yashua brought me to you, I’ve been blessed with the gift of tongues since the 80’s and just now in the past 2 years am using it more , thanks to WWP. Love you .

  33. Laura T Lackner on May 31, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Like all the others here, I am so very thankful for you and your ministry. So many dear ones have departed this earth. My mother went to Heaven in 2009, and I was broken-hearted, but the Lord showed me that He has things for me to do here yet. She had introduced me to the gifts of the Spirit back in the 1980’s and it was through her that I learned of you, the Hagins, the Copelands, etc. What a glorious time it was!

    Recently I have found your noon prayer meetings online and am so very grateful for it! When I was able to join the meeting online for the first time, I felt like I came home. I feel so very blessed to be a part of it – even though it is online and not in person. Thank you so very much for your example of faithfulness through the years, and your humility. And thank you for sharing it all with us who join you online, so we can be a part of this amazing and wonderful work that God is doing in these end times.

  34. Diane Withers on May 31, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you, dear Billye, for this especially wonderful letter. I’ve heard you many times refer to Kathleen Kaseman and know that you will miss her. It seems, however, that the more of our ones who move to heaven, the closer it seems to us. We long to be reunited with them. I just returned from Israel and thought of you. Of course. Looking forward to Prayer Call in the morning! School if out, so we can phone in with the rest of the WWP’s – whoo hoo! Love to you. DW

  35. Ps Peter Pritchard on May 31, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Billye, this testimony has encouraged me to keep going . I’ve pastored a church for some years and it’s closing and it’s left me wondering what’s next Lord.
    We need to record our testimonies as they are great teachings for people to discover Yeshua and be built closer to Him who loves us unconditionally.
    Peter

  36. Dianne on May 31, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    I have been following the teaching of this amazing Woman of God, Billye Brim, for over 20 years. Her teaching, insight and understanding of God’s Word is powerful and accurate. More please! God bless you, dear One!

  37. hotkats4 on May 31, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    LOVE!

  38. Rev. Marjorie Kummrow on May 31, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your life with us. Your life stories encourages me to press into more of the Glory realm and receive all that is available to have from our Bridegroom.

  39. Veronica Chapman on June 1, 2022 at 3:26 am

    Dear Ms Billye, Your blog today was so touching and completely demonstrates the intricate detail of Gods working in each of our lives. My sister and I attended Autumn assembly in October 2021 after following Closely with you and Gloria & Ken for many years. All what you have taught us and the Glorious Moeds have truly been salvation for us this year. 2017 and 2018 my sister and I planted our husbands as they departed for heaven both 57 years of age. My eldest sister just recently has planted her youngest son our beloved nephew only 42. Today you mentioned the last name of a beloved friend who was one of 4 women who were with you in your beginning walk with the Lord in Kenneth Hagins ministry. Her name caught our eye in your book helping the end time prayers, because it’s not a common last name where we live. As in your beginning days you had Ranona Standridge with you & her family in your company, so today during these end times you have 4 Standridge WWP’s (all sisters) with you because our maiden name is Standridge. I truly believe there are no coincidence’s with the Lord. Your blog today was so timely for us and I pray just another connection to why Phil’s words were so important in regards to you Ms Billye. I thank you so very much for your faithfulness to that call and to following our Lord even when it was so very hard in the natural.
    This Standridge family from Kentucky is with you dear Sister, All in – to the end & running for the prize…

    Shalom Shalom
    Ms Billye and your beloved family and staff and WWP

    Veronica “Standridge” Chapman

  40. Alice Owens on June 1, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Dr. Billye, you amaze me. You are such a blessing to me. I feel like we are family and you and your family are in my prayers daily. Thank God, he led me to your ministry. God Bless!

  41. LaTonya Hemingway on June 1, 2022 at 9:31 am

    We overcome by The Blood of The Lamb and The Word of our testimony!! Hallelujah!! What a powerful testimony to the goodness and faithfulness of Our Lord!!

  42. Jackie Kinsey on June 1, 2022 at 10:59 am

    God Bless you Sister Billye. I’ve heard you tell the story of Brother Halverson before, but this time with gratitude in my heart and tears in my eyes that you did not give up and you helped the pray-ers, like me. I love you with the love of the Lord!

  43. Mori on June 1, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Oh miss Billye the golden nuggets you share are priceless and we are all constantly growing in our gifting in the Body. That’s why you can never give up you are a mother to thousands and we cherish your every word.!Thank you a million times over for your Faithfulness and Love!!!

  44. Michael on June 1, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Sister Billye, PLEASE write a memoir. You write so beautifully and have such amazing stories.

  45. Kay Marcus on June 1, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    I first saw “There is going to be a happening on June the sixth that will be a catalyst to the end-time move of God. After that day, everything will be speeded up.” But that was 1985, and on June 6th, 2022, Paul Marcus is going to be interred at Ft. Sam Houston Cemetery. 37 years difference. Paul and I were married 37 years! Wow!
    Paul died on February 21,2022 and was cremated three weeks later, according to rules/regulations/laws. It took awhile to get his DD214 for him to be interred at a military cemetery. I will also be interred there when I die. I look forward to that resurrection day when we are all coming up out of those graves! Thank you Billye, for giving us so much excitement in the Spirit, and for telling us so many delightful secrets! Shhhh! 🤫

    • Billye Brim on June 2, 2022 at 10:26 am

      Yes. Kay, I knew Marcus had transitioned. He and I had some delightful secrets, too.
      Love in Him, Billye Brim

  46. Nan C Loyd on June 1, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    What beautiful memories this post shared. I enjoyed reading this and will be glad when we are re-joined with our loved ones again! My husband suddenly and unexpectedly moved to heaven last year at 69. I know he’s having a wonderful time in heaven and was greeted by our other loved ones who went on before. I look forward – if it happens – to your book about your wonderful exploits for God! I love re-reading The Blood and The Glory and it has been instrumental in so many supernatural protection stories. We heard Chip (in New Hampshire) when he was just starting his ministry and he told the story about you pleading the Blood over his vehicle. We began that practice (and I still do) and yes it works!! Front to back, side to side, bumper to bumper, moving and non-moving parts!!

  47. Yeli Vale on June 2, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Praise be the Lord! Thank You Father for Ms Billye Brim!

    Thank you Ms Billye for your faithfulness to the Lord and His assignment. We all are so privileged to be helped by you. You and your Blessed family have helped me to know the true and practical meaning of Prayer. And the Lord used you and Ms Gloria to taught me about the authority of the believers.

    Thank you thank you.

    Shalom, shalom!
    Yeli.

  48. Diana G. on June 2, 2022 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with the Holy spirit.I don’t often comment on your blog but I always read it.I was really encouraged and uplifted by it today.I wish I could come to prayer mountain .God bless you.

  49. Trena Jones on June 2, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    This blog is a true blessing thank you for including me. Wouldn’t it be glorious if we were whisked out of here on Sunday. And rose to meet all those who have gone before us

  50. Corleen Thompson on June 11, 2022 at 1:16 pm

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  51. Corleen Thompson on June 11, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    thank you Dr. Billye for sharing. Just read this blog and sometimes the only thing I can say and want to say and will say is this; God is a good God , He makes no mistakes .; He hand picks all of us for some thing or the other when we find what it is just do it and be thankful.

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