Messengers of God
The Angel Who Spoke to Me
- “Therefore, we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.”
Hebrews 2:1-3 (NKJV)
I have been blessed to have experienced a number of angelic encounters along this wonderful journey with our Lord and Savior, and I have a couple of stories to share. Once an angel appeared to me, and it was the first time I experienced an angel speak directly to me.
Let’s start from the beginning: I was in my study busy straightening up and picking up books and magazines that I had been going through for the past week when all of sudden a form started taking shape in my doorway. It is rather difficult to explain how it took shape but if you remember the old popular TV series “Star Trek” it might help describe how the angel appeared, if you can remember how in the TV program they were always being “beamed up” by Scotty, the transport engineer. Well, that was exactly what it looked like, and it did not take very long for all the digital pieces to fill in the empty space that quickly became the form of the angel. Now at the time I did not know this was and angel of God for it looked nothing like what you have seen in paintings. It had no wings, no halo, no harp and no white gown. In stead it had the shape of a Japanese warrior. Its armor was brass in color and laid upon him like shingle from head to foot. I was very confused and did not know what to do.
He was so tall I could not see his eyes because it was hidden behind the top part of the door casing. He did move but not very much; he just straightened up a little after he completed his transformation. I was scared and didn’t know if this was an angel from God or a demon taking on the appearance of an angel. Then he spoke to me saying, “I will tell you what you need to know and I will prosper you.” Well, that settled it; he had to be a demon in my mind. You see, back then my doctrine was much different than now and we did not believe that ministers were to have anything, especially money. The poorer you were the more spiritual you became. Anytime we had more than we needed for a day’s provisions we gave it away, lest it find a way into our hearts. Without even thinking I raised my voice stuck out my pointed finger and rebuked the demon/angel and it vanished faster than it had appeared.
Immediately, I began pulling all my ministry books and bible out and began preparing a message entitled, “The Spirit of Divination”. The message started with this verse: “Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling.” Acts 16:16
You see, I knew this scripture well because I had been leading a campaign coming against the 900 number psychics, and I just knew this had to be the same spirit that wanted to get into me. I was determined to keep him out and chase him far away from me.
At the time we had a Saturday morning radio program, and I preached against that foul spirit live over the radio. Then that night I was scheduled to preach a conference at the Dallas Convention hall by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, preaching the second part of the series. The next morning, I preached the third and final sermon completing the three-part series. After we had the series complete and nicely package we began to offer the series in our newsletter.
A few weeks had gone by and we seemingly supernaturally started losing most of our supporters and the money to pay bills stopped coming in. This all happened in 1993, just before the Thanksgiving holidays. We were flat broke with no food. Attendance in our little church was dwindling, and I was forced to go to the local food bank just so we could have a few groceries. My wife had just given birth to our daughter, Savannah and we were getting mighty worried. Of course, I had been praying my heart out to God for answers, but the heavens seemed to be closed up.
After one of our evening services as I was walking across the parking lot and God spoke. He said, “If you are going to preach about demons then let the demons support you; I called you to preach about hearing Me and My messages.” Well that is all I needed to know, so I thought.
The next morning, I told God I would destroy the master tapes to this message about the spirit of divination and call everyone and request they burn their tapes too. Then I began to plead with Him to help me and after a day or two He spoke these words; “I sent you the one to help you and you ran him off.” I knew I had messed up big time.
That night I lay awake in bed musing before the Holy Spirit, looking for a way I could get this angel back. Suddenly, the light went off and I had a plan. You know how when you walk by a place there is known evil activity going on, you can feel the presence of demons? Well, my theory was that angels must hang around places where God and His people gather. It was four o’clock in the morning and I jumped out of the bed waking my wife telling her I was going to the Tabernacle. She wanted to know why but fell back to sleep as I excitedly told her about my plan. I knew that if I could get a word of prophecy for myself and the angel would have to do His Word.
- “Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.”
Psalm 103:20 (NKJV)
When I got to the Tabernacle, I rummaged around in the office looking for a blank tape to put in the recorded because I wanted to have a copy of my prophecy. I had been doing a lot of studying on angels after this experience. I had concluded that if they are sent to us from God we best know something about them. As I made my way to the pulpit where the tape recording system I was, I put the blank tape in the recorder. My theory was that God’s angels could always be found wherever God’s people gathered. Knowing from scripture that whatever the Lord spoke in heaven had to manifest on earth as it is written: “Your kingdom comes. Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven.”
All I had to do was speak whatever He was saying from heaven and His angels would have to go do His word. The Angelic hosts of God have been commanded to do His will on earth, as it has been proclaimed in heaven. This is a huge breakthrough for the body of Christ. If you can find God and His Word and you speak His word on earth as it has been spoken from the throne of God His angels will go do His Word. After I preached the message and prophesied His Word over my life I had total peace that my appointed angel would return.
Well, in less than three weeks a man wearing a suit and tie came to our home and wanted to visit. I did not know the man but found it interesting he had the same first name as mine, Harold. We invited him in and he began to talk to me about some of my old football buddies from high school. He said that he knew them too but I had never seen this fellow at anytime in the hallways. Anyway, after we talked awhile he pulled out an envelope, handed it to me and said he had to go. After he left my wife and I opened the envelope and there we found a cashier’s check for $50,000.00 payable to my wife and me.
I never saw the man again but one thing was for sure. I now had my angel of prosperity back and I’ve never been wanting for anything again. Anything that I needed I could always get, as long as I had God’s approval.
Now, God has been seeking Him for others who are in need of a miracle, healing or financial breakthrough. Prophesying and declaring angels be dispatched to minister for those who believe and desire to receive one of God’s ministering spirits.
- “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?”
Written by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet
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