Era of the Holy Spirit

ERA of the HOLY SPIRIT



 

Jesus shared a prophetic parable with the Scribes and Pharisees. In this parable, we see the predictions of His crucifixion and rejection that He would endure. He tells of how God the Father sent His servants, the prophets, to collect the souls harvested in His creation. The overseers of the land ran them off, stoned and killed the servants of God. So, God decided to send His Son; surely, they would respect His only begotten Son. However, the overseers of the land killed the Son thinking they would inherit God’s creation for themselves. (Ref. Matthew 21:33-46)

 

We see where God the Father was rejected from His own vineyard and could not collect what was rightfully His. Jesus was sent by the Father to redeem mankind and was also rejected. Now the question is, if God the Father has been rejected and God the Son likewise rejected, then what part of the Holy Trinity remains? The Holy Spirit is the third part of the Godhead that subjects Himself to His own creation for the approval or disapproval of the nations.

 

People, we live in a time that is crucial to the church and the world. If we reject the Holy Spirit there will be no hope. Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation;” (Mark 3:28,29)

 

In the Old Testament, we read where God, the Father, offered to be the Ruler of His own creation and was rejected.

 

Then Samuel called the people together to the LORD at Mizpah, and said to the children of Israel, “Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all kingdoms and from those who oppressed you. But you have today rejected your God, who Himself saved you from all your adversities and your tribulations; and you have said to Him, ‘No, set a king over us!’ Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans.” (I Samuel 10:17-19)

 

In the making of the New Testament, we find Jesus Christ, the Son of God came down from heaven and offered a better covenant to His people desiring to be their King. In response to His gracious offer, they crucified Him, mocked Him, and hung a sign over His crucified body reading, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. The shed life blood of the Lamb of God sealed the New Covenant and has become our salvation for eternal life. Yet there are many who still mock our God and His goodness. Remember what Jesus said, “You can reject Me but to reject the Holy Spirit, there is NO FORGIVENESS.” (Ref. Luke 12:10)

 

People, we are living in the presence of the Holy Spirit. If we do not accept Him and His witness, we have no chance of survival. We cannot afford to allow the Holy Spirit to be mocked. If this generation comes against the Holy Spirit and His will, judgment will be rendered swiftly. Those that claim to be ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, yet reject the Holy Spirit are surely doomed. It would be better for them to have never know of Christ than to know of His promise of the Holy Spirit, only to reject His wonderful presence. (Ref. John 14:26)

 

For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. (2 Peter 2:21)

 

Many millenniums have come and gone and man is still here. However, the coming of a new millennium holds great judgment for those who blaspheme the Holy Spirit. Please, do not be so foolish to come against a man or woman of God whom the Holy Spirit is using to manifest His gifts. In doing so, you will be coming against God, the Holy Spirit, and for that there is NO forgiveness.

 

The days of hyper ‘feel good’ churches are ending. Soon, we no longer will get away with acting like spoiled brats before God. His grace has been extended far beyond what we truly merit. His long-suffering is now turning into a callous rage. The ministers of His church who have stretched the limits of His compassion will begin to see the unfolding of the recorded words of the Lord through the prophet, EZEKIEL.

 

The word of the LORD came to me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, thus says the Lord GOD to the shepherds: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them. So, they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill; yes, My flock was scattered over the whole face of the earth, and no one was seeking or searching for them. (Ezekiel 34:1-6)

 

Looking at things from a more personal stand point, we need to start judging ourselves before God with these thoughts in mind. (Ref. I Corinthians 11:31) Are we truly walking out of this life in the likeness of God the Son? Where does one start to find the answers to perfecting ourselves to the stature of Christ? (Ref. Ephesians 4:13) We need to understand what is required of us in order to measure up to the likeness of God. If we are ignorant of these principles, then we will certainly find ourselves repenting over a life time spent practicing dead works.

 

Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.” (Hebrews 6:1)

 

Written by Apostolic Prophet, Kent Simpson

Equipping God’s Generals

Equipping God’s Generals

 

If you are searching for solid teaching on the Prophetic I would highly recommend the School of Prophetic Knowledge by Apostle Kent Simpson. When I took the Course, I learned a great deal in a very short time. I ordered the material which was on DVD’s and I would watch them over and over, gaining new insight each time. There was a workbook to write out what the Lord was telling me as I listened. Kent Simpson has a way of teaching without us knowing how much we’re learning! He gives us stories from his own life and that makes all the difference. It is the same way Jesus taught–through stories that people could relate to. That’s how we remember them! And each story can give us several lessons in how to live prophetically.

 

Now they are on a zip drive and can easily be transported! Allow the Holy Spirit to inspire and encourage you through the large arena of the prophetic. It continually expands in your life as you use it! Many are discovering the blessing it is to the body of Christ. I have learned how to encourage others in a few words as the Holy Spirit directs. It is so exciting to hear back from those that receive a word. It can change the atmosphere where they’re at or build them up, or bring healing to them.

 

My life has changed so drastically since I came to Prophetic Ministries Today. I knew very little about what the Prophetic could do to build up and help people when they need a word but PMT has changed all that. I have written books and have an email devotional that is sent out to let people know about how good our God is and encourage and strengthen them. It is so rewarding to know that our words have power to change the atmosphere in a room, a city or a nation. That’s the power of the prophetic.

 

Let me encourage you to take the Course (if you haven’t already signed up for it). Be informed in a very casual way. I went through it in a couple of weeks because I was starving to understand the prophetic! And I continue to learn from the stories of real life situations from Kent Simpson’s life.

 

God opens more doors as we willingly take steps to grow. I am an Elder with Prophetic Ministries Today and enjoy the fellowship of others that I work with. Apostle Kent Simpson equips and sends us out to do the work of the Lord. We each find the path that God is wanting to take us on–which is as different as each person that takes the Course.

 

Ask God if this is for you. If you are hungry to learn more about the prophetic this is a great place to come. Watch and see what God wants to do with your life. Our motto is Pray, Hear and Obey. I bless you with eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to understand what God has in mind for your life. His plans are much greater than we ever imagined.

 

Walking in Joy,
Judith Oldridge PMT Elder
Prophetic Ministries Today

Hear & Obey or Go Your Own Way

Hear & Obey or Go Your Own Way



 
Jesus is not dead. He is alive and He is speaking to you and me. The problem is that many become dull of hearing.
 
We have become so involved in what the world has to offer with all its noise, its propaganda, and its advertisements that it has become difficult to know God’s perfect will for our lives. Though the Holy Spirit is always trying to speak to us over the noise of this world, and He wants to tell us what’s to come in our future – if we will only hear Him.
 
One of the ways God speaks to us is by revealing His will through personal prophecy from a prophet, things about which only God would know because no other would know the person’s situation. How will we be able to know except there is one given to us to hear God for us? By hearing a prophecy from a prophet or prophetic minister, you will have the unction and desire to hear God for yourself.
 

Hearing His Spirit Within Your spirit

God is speaking, Spirit to spirit. “Likewise, the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:26-27).
 
The disciples said to Jesus, “Speak plainly, we do not understand, for You speak in parables and sayings that are confusing” (paraphrased). If the disciples walked with Jesus in the flesh, eye to eye, and yet they could not comprehend what Jesus was saying, how much more difficult is it for you and me? We who are born of the Spirit must hear him who is Spirit. It is a challenge. It is not something you can just begin to do. It should happen to you before you begin to understand. And when it happens to you, you will have a choice. You will have a choice of whether to hear and obey or to go your own way.
 

Obedience Is the Way

It is not sacrifice or works that God wants from us, but it is our obedience of what He wants us to do. It is through obedience that all the blessings of God come to us. Were you not called by God to confess Jesus to be His only begotten Son and Lord and Savior for all mankind? Was it not by the conviction of the Holy Spirit that you knew within yourself that you were a sinner? It was only when the Holy Spirit came to you and spoke to you – that gave you the choice to receive Him as Lord and Savior, or not to receive Him.
 
Did you know that the Holy Spirit wants to speak to you today? He wants to speak to you and tell you about all the good things He wants to do in your life. He also wants to give you instruction so that you can receive all the blessings that He has in store for you. The Lord wants you to pray, hear, and obey. How else will you know what you are to do for Jesus and His Kingdom?
 
Jesus said He did nothing by His own authority. He only did what He saw the Father do and spoke only what the Father told Him to say. That is the Christian way! Jesus knew how to follow the Father because His instructions were written on the tablets of Jesus’ heart by the very finger of God (see Proverbs 7:3). Did you know that God wants to seal His instructions on the tablets of YOUR heart? And He will do it when you begin to fervently pray, hear, and obey.
 

The Yo-Yo Way

Many people fail to receive the things of God because of three primary reasons: 1) They refuse to take the time to pray asking the Holy Spirit what He desires them to do; 2) After they have prayed and received the word of the Lord, they do not seek Him for confirmation and fail to know His timing when start; 3) They step out into their own decisions, failing to obey the instructions He has given them, only to find everything falling apart as they attempt to do it their own way or the way they think best.
 
We enter this yo-yo experience if God has asked us to do something that we do not want to do and we then take our lives back and want to do it our own way. It’s like we are stomping through His Blood at the Cross when we take back the life we supposedly gave Him. Whose life is it anyway? God said, “My servants will humble themselves and pray. Give yourself unto to Me and watch what I shall do for you.” But you should be willing to go all the way. No matter what the cost or fears you may have!
 
Most people today unfortunately want Christ only for prosperity, a mate, and a fine life. That is not the proper exchange. You must give Him your whole life for whatever He wants to do with you. It does not matter if you suffer in the process, because you will suffer in the name of Christ. What a great reward that is in store for those who suffer in His name. The outcome is His. When He is through with your life, you will be much more complete and your life will be better than you could ever imagine!
 
However, the devil would have you believe our Heavenly Father will ask too much of you. I tell you the truth, Satan is a liar and the truth cannot be found in him, for he is the father of lies. Do not believe him!
 
There are things He wants to bring out of us. There are things that He wants to strip from us. He wants to turn that mirror and let us see how He sees us and how others look at us. When we have truly given our lives to Him, we will find ourselves blessed far greater than one could ever imagine.
 

Written by Apostolic Prophet, Kent Simpson

Learning to be Taught by God

Learning to be Taught by God



 
You are no longer of this world, you are just in it.
 
We need to recognize we are far above worldly concerns and surpass the pagan and the heathen. We can tap into the realm where God sits upon His throne. His throne is where He rules, reigns, tells us of things to come and brings us back to remembrance of those things He has taught us.
 
We need to recognize when it is God and when it is not God. We need to be aware when it is our emotions and when it is the Spirit of God. Too many of us are speaking out of our emotions, and not by what we are hearing through our spirit. Too many of us rationalize by what we have been taught, ‘what is of God’ and ‘what’s not.’ We need to begin to be taught by the only One and only Him.
 

But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, in your hearts, so that you don’t need anyone to teach you what is right. For he teaches you all things, and he is the Truth, and no liar; and so, just as he has said, you must live in Christ, never to depart from him” (1 John 2:27).
 

It is written in the prophets, and they shall be taught by God” (John 6:45).

 
We need to learn how to be taught by God and by His Spirit. He speaks to your spirit. Your spirit has ears, your spirit has feelings, your spirit is combined of all the senses, plus more senses than the physical body. You need to be very sensitive to touch, smell, feeling, hearing, all those things in your spirit. For the Spirit of God will bear witness with your spirit, then you will “know that you know in your knower”–beyond a shadow of doubt that it is God. We need to learn to walk by our “KNOWER.” Because He knows all, we need to learn how to listen to Him.
 
Vine’s Dictionary of New Testament Words defines intercession as: “Primarily denotes a lighting upon, a meeting with; it is a technical term for approaching a king, and so for approaching God in intercession; (seeking the presence and HEARING OF GOD ON BEHALF OF OTHERS).
 
I feel sure the definition for intercession is different from what you thought. Intercession is the birthplace for learning how to hear the Voice of God. Many people expect something to just fall out of the heavens one day, and suddenly you begin to hear God. It’s not quite that easy. Surprise- you have been hearing God all your life. You just haven’t learned to train your ear to hear Him, nor have you started to curtail your thoughts to equate which are His thoughts and which are yours. For He said, “MY ways and MY thoughts are not your ways and your thoughts.” When God begins to speak to us about certain individuals, we need to be very serious of what we are going to say if we are going to reference that it is “FROM GOD.”
 
There is no greater thing that we can do for one another than to pray for one another. The Lord is pleased with those who pray for those in need. He would much rather hear our prayers about the needs of our brothers and sisters, the church, our country, the need for the balance of things, rather than hear our whining about our troubles.
 
He knows our troubles. We need to find out what He wants us to do to correct our troubles. That is why it is so important to have an ear to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying– because He can fix it all.
 
Many people talk about their “impoverished” state -it need not be. If you had an ear to hear, He will tell you where to go, what to do, when to do it, and how to do it to obtain the means to our needs. If you are obedient and stop trying to compromise with your flesh, you will prosper. You will find yourself at the right place at the right time. How many times have you heard that cliché “Oh, he was just at the right place at the right time”? You and I can have that ability to be at the right place if we will have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying. The power of intercession is the beginning stages of developing an ear to hear the Spirit of God.
 
Are spiritual ears work like radio antennas. We receive all kinds of thoughts with our spiritual antennas sometimes they are up and sometimes they are down. Sometimes our dial is tuned to the Spirit of God and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes we get that dial turned all the way around and we are tuned into the pits of Hell, and not the Spirit of God. We duel all the time in the warring place of our souls. Thoughts come to your mind, and you wonder, “Why am I thinking this? This is hideous!” Where did it come from? You ought to know by now! Resist the Devil and he will flee. Don’t entertain thoughts from the realm where Satan exists. Do not begin to entertain those thoughts, because if you entertain them long enough you are going to fulfill them by believing in them. The spirit of fear comes and starts telling you, “You are going to lose your job, you’re not going to be able to pay the bills.” or “Oh, my kids are at school and I heard there is a child molester running loose!”. You start getting your mind all balled up with all these thoughts on how bad it’s going to be and the possibilities of harm are numerous. Stop thinking that way or you will come into agreement with the devil’s lie. Stop thinking; “They may get my child.” Do you hear what you just did? You just came in agreement with the Devil! Don’t do that! When the Spirit of God speaks, we must come in agreement with Him and Him only. Then everything will begin to work out in your life.
 
To lay down our life for our brothers and sisters, to intercede is a great thing. It is an act of giving if you pray for your Pastor needs, the churches and the lost begin to intercede for them all. You will forget about your own problems. While you’re busy praying for everyone else’s problems the Holy Spirit will be taking care of yours.
 

Written by Apostolic Prophet, Kent Simpson