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The Shadow of the Lord

Recently, Prophet Kent Simpson sent out a challenge to our eldership and associated ministers asking them for advice and direction concerning their thoughts on our current and future steps towards making the PMT Campus a reality. We have been extremely grateful for their heart-filled responses, suggestions, and prayers. But one particular response rang intensely to me.

This elder’s response was filled with great wisdom and insight but it was their closing sentence that deeply spurred me to begin to write.

“I pray God will give you the words to activate your builders and resources and bring substance to that shadow you are building on earth as in heaven.”

First, I want to clarify any confusion someone might have over the word “shadow“.

While most Christians might automatically connect shadow with something terrible, dark or frightening, as seen in Psalms 23:4, which is most often quoted through its King James translation, with the line, “though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death“, we need to remember that God’s Shadow is often described as a place of safety, calm, & rest.

Psalms 91:1 explains that “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty“. Psalms 36:7 shouts “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings“. Psalms 121:5 reminds us that “The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade on your right hand“.

There are many more examples, but I just wanted to include a few verses from the book of Psalms where the “shadow of death” comes from.

Regarding our elder’s message, I was instantly reminded of a little known character from the Bible. This person activated his fellow builders and took the resources he was provided and built a shadow on Earth as in Heaven. In fact, his name actually meant “Shadow of the Lord“.

I’ll reveal who this mystery person is in my next article but I want to briefly explain that the PMT Campus is not something that can be created using only the efforts of those who received the challenge message. We need Christians of varied knowledge, talents, and spiritual gifts to be able to make the PMT campus a reality.

While I understand our elder’s words were initially meant for Prophet Kent Simpson, I know this elder is open to being used by God in whatever capacity He intends. God will direct His Team of Prophets, like a battalion of archers, quivers filled with prophetic words, to strike the heads, hearts, and hands of His people to redirect their focus, to drive their passions, and guide their actions.

This series will explore the different roles that God’s people serve in His Spiritual Military, how you can recognize and develop your spiritual gifts, how they can be used in your ministerial mission, and if God directs you, how you can help us realize the Vision of the Tabernacle.


Prepared by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet & Eric Sepulveda, PMT Administrator


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