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‘Has ‘Your Book” Stopped Speaking to YOU?’
Not all who prophesy are prophets, but all prophets do prophesy. That however, is not all a prophet is called to do. A part of the calling of a prophet is to be a messenger to the Church and deliver the prophetic message regarding doctrinal issues. The prophet is also known to be the Church’s spiritual weatherman, interpreting the signs and wonders. They are watchman who go over the wall that separates the natural from the spiritual and discerns the works the enemy. There are many other functions in which the office of a prophet is responsible, which are not always received well.
- Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house,.”
The following prophetic message contains a word to the Church declaring our Lord is jealous and is calling His people back unto Himself. The enemy of God has led us astray by twisting religious clichés into our daily speech. This one cliché has robbed our Lord of His rightful position of glory and honor among His own people. These clichés are frequently used and have slowly turned the hearts of the body of Christ away from worshiping Jesus, to worshiping the Bible. This small and seemingly insignificant twist has caused God’s people to become blind to the issue. In this case, we see that the sheep have unknowingly created an idol before God, and that is ‘your book’.
This word is directed to all of us, including myself, please do not take offense with me. The purpose of this prophetic message is to prepare the body of Christ for what is ahead of us in the coming year(s). It is a warning to the body of Christ about how important it will become to have an ear to hear His voice knowing how we are to prepare.
The Body of Christ is in the midst of a great shift, and as you read this prophetic message you will see a need to stay in step. Drawing closer than ever to the Spirit of God. He is leading us into a higher level of praise, worship and ministry as we prepare for spiritual battle.
The Prophetic Message to the Body of Christ:
Do you hold ‘your book’ over your head and declare that ‘your book’ gives you eternal life? I tell you, ‘your book’ will not save you. When you worship ‘your book’ more than you worship Me, says our Lord, and you call it the ‘Word of God’. Do you not know that I Am the true ‘Word of God’?
- “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life”
(John 5:39, 40).
I Am not wood pulp and ink bound in genuine leather! I am Spirit and I tell you, ‘your book’ is your tuning fork. You are to use it to test what you hear. When you are not sure of what you heard is Truth go to ‘your book’. There I will show you if it’s Me or not. What you have learned from Me in the beginning will lead you into all Truth.
Many times, before as you were reading My power and anointing came upon you; do you think it was ‘your book’ that gave you this experience? Do you not know that it was I standing next to you when you felt as though Heaven rained down My glory upon you?
When the verses leaped off the pages and went into your spirit did you really believe that it was ‘your book’ that was feeding you the words that gave you this experience? Know it was I, your Savior, standing next to you. Didn’t you feel Me as I leaned over your shoulder and placed My finger on the chosen words in ‘your book’? With My power, the words came off the pages and went into your soul and made the transformation as if I had spoken to you audibly. Now I ask you, is this why you feel so compelled to worship ‘your book’ rather than Me?
- “But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him” (I John 2:27).
You even call ‘your book’ the “Word of God” but I tell you the truth, I Am the “Word of God.” Do you think that I died, gave you a book, and put you in charge? Is this the reason you continue to seek your book rather than Me? I tell you now; I am alive not dead as some have said. I Am the Word of God! And I Am not made of wood pulp and ink bound in genuine leather. I am the living Word of God and I will rule throughout eternity.
Therefore, if you want to continue to be feed from the true bread of life then feed upon Me. If you choose only to follow the book rather than coming to me. Then one day you will discover that the end has come. Blinded by your own reasoning, you will fail to see where you were supposed to be when I came for you.
- “He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God” (Revelation 19:13).
Remember when you loved to read ‘your book’? Now when you pick it up you struggle not knowing where to go to find the answers you are seeking.
The revelation that once flooded your soul like a fiery baptism now has turned cold and you are asking why. Have you so soon forgotten how close we were back then? You knew so little about the scriptures. You allowed Me to teach you My ways, and we shared intimate thoughts with one another. But now I see you found someone else to teach you what they know and shape you into what they want you to be. It is not I that has forsaken you nor have I turned away. When I see you with another sharing ‘your book’, it saddens Me to know that you have chosen to go the way of the Pharisees. These men worshiped the book as well and they did not know Me when I came to them, and I am the One whom the book is about.
- “I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?”
(John 5:43, 44)
Nowadays it seems that I just get in your way. Therefore, I will just stand back and wait until you are ready to hear what I have to say.
- “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
To be clear, the Holy Scriptures is referred to as “the book” in this prophetic message. This prophetic message is not telling you to disregard ‘your book’ of Holy Scriptures. NO, quite the opposite. We are not to blindly following after voices that come to our heads or to our ears! The Holy Scriptures is our tuning fork which keeps our ears in tune with the voice of our Father, the Holy Spirit. Without the Scriptures we would be unable to keep in balance or have the reference to qualify what we are saying or doing as servants of the Most High. I see that this prophetic word reveals that we within the Church have begun to slowly tilt toward worshiping the book and have begun to idolize this wonderful and most precious gift from God, ‘your book’. The value of what has been preserved for us is priceless.
Thousands of men and women of God have tragically given their lives fighting to keep this book in print so that we would know our lineage and learn about our God. The balance is to keep our ears in tune with His voice by making ‘your book’ as your tuning fork. You will discover that your level of learning and knowing God’s will for your life will increase greatly. Most of all you will no longer hunger or thirst for more of Jesus for His anointing will pour out of you.
- “Simon Peter answered [Jesus] and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it‘”
The revelation Peter received is the very foundation of the Church! This is what Jesus is speaking to all of us. Hearing our Father, who is the Holy Spirit who is speaking to the Church that we are to follow.
Jesus never referred to the book as the Word of God; He always referred to ‘your book’ as the Scriptures. Throughout the writings of the New Testament we see that the testimonies given reveal that His Church was built upon the revelation of hearing God our Father in heaven.
The Holy Scriptures is one of the greatest gifts given to us for the purpose of rightly dividing the word of truth, especially when we are in need of confirmation from our Lord to clarify that we heard the true Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit uses the Scriptures to teach us how to discern good from evil. Therefore, we cannot allow ourselves to think that we can go through life without our Holy Scriptures. This valuable instrument is the number one place to start learning the thoughts and ways of our God and will become more valuable as you become a vessel for Him to speak to and through to others.
Jesus built His Church upon the precept that those who pray hear and obey are His brothers and sisters. The body of Christ, the Church, is to be led only by the head, Jesus Christ, the first born of many and is the rightful leader of all.
- And it was told Him by some, who said, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You. But He (Jesus) answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the Word of God and do it.”
Written by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet
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