For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
It is true that when God blesses you with a spiritual gift it is irrevocable; in other words, it cannot be taken away. Many folks have a real problem with this but not to worry. He will not take the gift back if misused; he simply removes the vessel. That is something to truly fear. The Scripture above also explains why the gift is still working when ministers go astray, living a life in sin but still ministering in the spiritual gift for which they are known. Unfortunately, there are also ministers who guide God’s people with an iron fist and make demands of their flock that are unreasonable. Those kinds of misgivings concerned me for years until the Holy Spirit taught me about these truths regarding spiritual gifts. After I had received the prophetic gifts, my life was radically changed. However, at the same time I was troubled over what our Lord Jesus said next:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'”
In the beginning of my ministry, I thought that I could do no wrong in the eyes of God. Soon, however, these verses shattered me and made me question my own salvation; I wondered how I would ever be sure that I was pleasing God. Even while ministering in the gifts of the Holy Spirit I could mess up and hear Him say, “Turn from me I don’t know you.” How could I ever get it right? What must I do to please God and not feel at risk of losing my position in heaven? It seemed to take years before the Holy Spirit came to me and told me what I needed to do to keep myself safe in the eyes of God. What He said is easy to repeat but much more difficult to accomplish. These are His words; “Love My people the way I love them.”
Part 1 – Ministry of Jesus
Jesus healed many and produced a multitude of miracles. It is interesting that he accomplished these miracles in various ways. Sometimes Jesus would spit in the dirt, making mud and placing it on a blind man’s eyes; it is written that he would put his tongue upon them and even spit on them if the Father required him to do so. You do not see these same types of ministries today, because they are not socially acceptable. But, Jesus prayed to the Father and whatever the Father told him to do, He did. And it always worked, 100% of the time. Today we want to see 100% accuracy in the gifts of the Holy Spirit moving in the body of Christ. The world needs to see the evidence that Jesus is alive and working in his body, the church. We are all members of the body of Christ. Each of us has a function and a purpose. Each of us has a gift, whether we are aware of it or not. The gift is there, even though it may lay dormant for a long time.
Receiving God’s guidance begins with acknowledging Jesus as your Lord and Savior. If you are uncertain about things then ask Jesus to come into you life and show Himself to you. God wants a personal relationship with you. He wants to guide you and comfort you as a loving and wise Father. And all relationships begin by talking to and spending time with each other. As you get to know Him and let Him guide you in all things, you will begin the process of “hearing” Him.
Prophetic Pastor, Kent Simpson
Comments and Testimonies
For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. ~ Rev. 19:10b
Prophecy is the testimony that Jesus is not dead but Alive and Speaking to you and I.
Hello dear Kent and Debbie,
Thank you soooo much for the email-prophecy that I read here in the middle of the night and that really encouraged me once again to continue on the path that the Lord has shown me in dreams, visions and prayer, in His word and in very surprising confirmations of things. My son happens to have a job now and not only 1 but 2! We are grateful!
At his 2nd day of work he had to transfer a car to the company of the man whom we asked the Lord about (you and me). I am sure God arranged this in the right moment, to confirm a word He gave to also transmit at the same time. My son came home with a bag full of gifts (they produce marmalade, jam, honey and syrups) – we were both surprised.
It’s the real thing, the real confirmation of what I asked God for so long in this confusing time past: If it is really HIS will or only MY desire. So, I am very joyful today and continue to pray.
It also means that a soul is being saved, and it came a very long and hard way to endure all that.
So no matter what, I have your word confirmed with 3, 4 other (I really must say signs and wonders here today) and know I am in God’s will – that’s about the happiest state to be in and a place where one can endure things much easier.
You have REALLY helped me. My son is happy. My workplace gets more quiet now and I indeed see the ones talking the most (bad things) leaving this time now, the housecleaning also takes place right before my eyes. I have a helper with the car now and even found out, that we have a Christian in this workplace! He even leads a church and after finding him on the internet I went into his office to talk to him. It was so encouraging to find this one, now we are at least 2 among others who do not believe (Austria is a difficult mission-field, but the Lord so very much surprised me with this young brother there whom I saw so long now but never knew his belief – his family is from India and he told me a quite great story).
I would like to send you a real flower-bouquet, that’s how happy I am. Being in God’s will is the most perfect thing and with knowing this I will now trust in the Lord to lead me along this path as He confirms it’s not a side-track or the wrong direction. I was looking around me in this past time, totally distressed and confused, not knowing anymore if I was wrong or what was wrong with me. I was deeply depressed over a long time but I feel it makes sense now to be in this place of work, to even have 1 to run to for prayer-help there and a new church-family to join.
I send you an electronic bouquet and please know I am happy. Very happy. I do ask you to remember me if you pray and I come across your thoughts from time to time, God will surely bless you, I ask Him that. I do pray for my helpers, too and I only have you over there.
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you from the bottom of my heart. You ARE a servant of the Lord, and you truly are a brother who has helped me over the years in finding the Lord, getting to know Him better and finding my own identity much more – there are not many who have been that compassionate and that’s why I am grateful such brethren and sisters do exist.