Angels of Destruction
‘An Old Plow Preparing the Way’
After resigning from my position as bank president, I used all my savings and spent the next 2 years going wherever the Holy Spirit led me. I tried to enroll in various bible colleges, but the Holy Spirit quickly let me know that was not for me. I had been enrolled in His school of hard knocks. My spiritual education would come via tests, trials and tribulations. I was learning how to live this life following the Spirit and I could not see and found it very difficult at times. My first quest was in learning how to interpret His signs, visions and words. There were times it was almost impossible to understand Him or know what He was saying. Oh, I could hear Him but I still did not fully understand. Each time He revealed something to me I considered it a test, and each time I missed the mark I would have to go through all kinds of trials and tribulations until I understood where I went wrong. I continued to learn his ways, and eventually I begin to understand His thoughts and His way of thinking. I can see how easy it would be to stop following the Holy Spirit because it is not always an easy task.
I recall one day I came home from a Full Gospel Business Men’s meeting and I turned on the TV. Immediate, a commercial came on that I had never seen before. It was an advertisement from the psychic network, telling people to call the 1-900-psychic hot-line to receive a reading. All of a sudden, Holy Spirit said to me, “I want you to do that.” I did not understand what He wanted me to do for sure. I knew He wasn’t telling me to become a psychic, for my calling was to become a prophet and it was confirmed many times through various signs and the Holy Scriptures. This task was a new test and it was a big one. The Holy Spirit had me in a place that I did not quite understand. It wasn’t until I was halfway through the process that I began to grasp an understanding of what He wanted me to do. This bold direction the Holy Spirit gave me took three years before it came to pass. I was to come against the psychics, for His words were, “How long must I endure the silence of my prophets?” What the Holy Spirit meant by this was the prophets were not making themselves available for the Holy Spirit to speak through to those outside of the body of believers. Therefore, the lost people and Christians alike were seeking psychics for answers about things that He wanted to address through His prophets.
When I called the phone company to check on how much a 900 number would cost I was shocked to find out that just the deposit was $15,000. There were also a series of questions that I would have to answer and then they would decide if I was creditworthy enough to set up a 900 number. On top of the deposit, there were additional charges that would eat into whatever offerings we would receive making it difficult to pay all the expenses. The conviction of the Holy Spirit continued to get stronger as the time grew shorter. There were times I could not rest because the Holy Spirit was pushing me to press harder to devise a way to make myself and other prophets available for the people to contact and receive a word from God.
Finally, in 1995 I got a 900 number. The number doesn’t work today, but in that day the number was 1-900-Prophet. I was on television during those years, and I stood toe-to-toe against the psychics. I later discovered the Mecca for the psychics could be found on the island of Maui, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. From Honolulu, I did all my recording for the television program encouraging people to call the 900-PROPHET phone number to receive a word from God instead of a psychic. During each program, I covered a number of Scriptures dealing with those who have sought these various types of omen readers, sorcerers, stargazers, card readers and astrologist. We spoke of the curses that would come to whosoever called upon a psychic.
“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritus, or one who calls upon the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God”
Deuteronomy 18:10-13 (NKJV).
Being I was only one island away from the Mecca of the psychic network many of them came looking for me. Some of them even appeared at churches where I was preaching. They would sometimes confront me after the services, asking me to soften up and not to be so harsh toward what they were doing. I recall one night after preaching on the island of Maui three psychics, two women and a man, approached me and asked me if I would not be so harsh in my preaching against what they do for a living. They said they were doing good things for the people. My reply to them was if you don’t even know what spirit you are hearing from then you’re not doing people any good. They replied that they didn’t have to know where the spirit comes from or how the spirit works, just as long as it was used for good. They continued on using an analogy that they all have a refrigerator, that they do not know how it works but they use it anyway.
Using the same analogy, I replied, “You’re more than a user, you, are the instrument being used by something you know nothing about. You’re being used by a spirit that you should know everything about, because you are more than just a user. If you’re refrigerator repairman you will know everything about that refrigerator inside and out, and you would be a fool to tell people you can help them if you do not know how it works.” They graciously walked away knowing they had not changed my mind and that I would continue to preach the same message until I had fulfilled all God had called me to do.
During those years it was public knowledge that our own government was paying the psychic network $20 million a year for the CIA and other government entities to use when needed. The vast majority of Christians didn’t even think there was anything wrong with this arrangement. However, because of this agreement with our government and the psychics placed a curse on the entire nation.
“For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the Lord your God has not appointed such for you”
Deuteronomy 18:14 (NKJV)
Within the second year of our battle with the psychics, the government ceased to honor its contract with the psychics. I found this to be very interesting: most all of the psychics were very cordial, very polite and did not do anything to harm me or the ministry. However, I cannot say the same for most pastors and church leaders and a few name brand preachers. Because of what I was doing, a large number of preachers and pastors began working toward destroying me and the ministry. They were vicious and did everything they could to get us off Christian television and have Charisma magazine drop our advertisement. They even went as far as to call all the churches where I was schedule to preach and tried to block me from preaching.
Now, you would think the church at large would be behind us and help us in this cause. It was not the case at all! The funny thing is they were most upset about the 900 number. They said that I sounded too much like a psychic because we used a 900 number and that we are offering the callers a Word from God.
Anytime you do what God wants you to do, mark my words, there will always be resistance from the very people you thought would support you. All I was doing was what Holy Spirit wanted. I gave people the choice to seek God’s prophets instead, but much of the church was against it and fought hard to shut our ministry down.
Still today I find myself breaking hard ground, dealing with issues that should be simple to understand, yet because of old traditions and religiosity we still have to spend so much of our time battling our own brothers and sisters to do God’s work at the same time we all cry out for unity, ‘go figure’.
This one thing I’ve learned about being a plow, the ground must be fertile before the seed of the prophetic word can be planted and take root. When I look into my rear view mirror I see that a lot of hard ground has been ripped wide open and when I peer around the corner of tomorrow I see many others who have come behind me, sowing His Prophetic Word into the souls of those who need to know who they are in Christ Jesus. Then, when I look even further, I see Ministers of the Harvest coming behind those who have sown the word of God. They will be harvesting from a field that has been proven to be good plowed ground to sow into.
Written by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet