The Prostitute & The Prophet

The Consequences of Prophecy-The Prostitute & The Prophet

Our God is infinite and His Creativity is beyond comprehension, so when He desires to communicate with His People, we cannot always anticipate in what novel ways He will connect with us. The Art of Prophecy is not limited to the written or spoken word and sometimes He shadows His Messages through the lives and families of His Prophets.

The nearly sixty years Hosea served as a prophet were marked by Israel’s kings in particular, not only introducing, but encouraging the worship of the gods of their neighboring nations. God wanted His Prophet Hosea to have a deep understanding of the anger and frustration that He experienced watching Israel turn from righteous worship towards filthy idolatry, which He compared to adultery. So, God commanded Prophet Hosea to “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her” because Israel had been acting like an adulterous wife and had been unfaithful to the Lord (ref. Hosea 1:1-2).

While Prophet Hosea could have chosen a woman who had been accused of infidelity or was of questionable character, He married a woman named Gomer who was the daughter of Diblaim. Gomer may have been a type of “stage/performer name” since it translates to “complete” or “finish” possibly alluding to the end of a sexual encounter. Gomer’s father’s name also requires scrutiny since it means “double cakes” and may have served twofold as a sort of “pimp name” and price advertisement, since fig/date/raisin cakes were common sacrifices offered to idols in the region (ref. Hosea 3:1) and may have been a form of payment for sexual services with temple priestesses/prostitutes. So Prophet Hosea was faithful to God’s command and married Gomer who was most likely a temple prostitute and the literal manifestation of foreign idolatry and the sexual cultic practices associated with it.

After Hosea and Gomer were married, she bore him a son, whom God instructed to be named Jezreel to commemorate the massacre that Jehu had committed in the valley. Jehu was responsible for overthrowing wicked King Ahaz and his Queen Jezebel who may have been a Chief Temple Priestess of Baal and Astarte. God commanded Jehu to eliminate all of King Ahaz’s family and the priests who had served under Queen Jezebel, which Jehu complied to diligently, which helped stamp out Baal worship briefly. But because Jehu did not follow in the Ways of the Lord and instead turned the people of Israel towards worshipping the calves that were in Bethel, God found Jehu guilty of the bloodshed in Jezreel and would punish the “house of Jehu, and end their Kingdom in the House of Israel”. The naming of Jezreel was a reminder that even the idolatrous Israelites would receive retribution at first. Jezreel’s birth also served as a prophetic countdown, since “in a little while” the last king of the bloodline of Jehu, King Zachariah, who only reigned six months, would be publically assassinated and end Jehu’s family dynasty (ref. 2 Kings 15: 8-10; Hosea 1:4).

Gomer bore a second child, who was not explicitly named as Hosea’s, a daughter named Lo-ruhamah, meaning one “not pitied; not having obtained mercy”. God explains that her name is a prophetic sign that He “will no longer have Mercy upon the House of Israel; but will utterly take them away” from their homeland as slaves. But not all of Israel will experience this terror. Only the Northern Kingdom of Samaria will be taken away as captives at first, since the Southern Kingdom of Judah had continued to serve the Lord faithfully. He would have Mercy upon them and save them by the Lord their God (ref. Hosea 1:6-7). This Prophecy would take about forty years to be fulfilled when the King of Assyria captured and deported the people of Samaria after a long line of bad kings conspiring and assassinating each other.

Gomer’s third child is heavily implied to not be Hosea’s legitimate son, as his name is Loammi, meaning “not my people/family” prophetically symbolizing that because Israel had chosen not to be His People, He would not be their God. Even then, the Lord would not fail to keep His Promise that “the number of the children of Israel [would] be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered”. But, there would come a time in the place where they were told by God that they were not His People, they would be called Sons of the Living God. It would be at this place that the children of Judah and the children of Israel would gather together before being cast out of the land again. This crushing prophecy was recognized by the author of Romans as being fulfilled as Gentiles began to be added to God’s Kingdom, “as God says in Hosea ‘I will call them “My People” who are not My People; and I will call her “My Loved One” who is not My Loved one’ and ‘In the very place where it was said to them, “You are not my people,” there they will be called “Children of the Living God”. After the Tribes of Israel reunited as a single nation, they appointed a King, rather than chose the long-awaited Messiah. For their continued infidelity, they would be cast out of Israel and dispersed throughout the World again after the destruction of the Second Temple, which God likened to the massacre at Jezreel, where temple priests and priestesses to foreign gods and idols were slaughtered for their unfaithfulness to the True God of Israel.

God used Prophet Hosea’s marriage to possible temple prostitute Gomer to prophetically allude to Israel’s continued idolatry as a form of unfaithfulness. Gomer’s children also served as prophetic signs of what Israel was going to experience for their turning away from God. First God would avenge the deaths of the idol worshippers who were killed in Jezreel by Jehu who also turned to cultic practices. Because Jezreel was Gomer’s legitimate son, God would punish the deaths of His Peoples. Gomer’s daughter Lo-ruhamah would not be given pity or mercy as she was the child of Gomer’s whoredoms and accordingly symbolized the Northern Nation of Samaria which would receive no compassion as they were carried away for having turned away from the Lord. Gomer’s final son Loammi, another bastard, was a decree from God that all of Israel would ultimately turn away from Him and they would no longer be His People and He would no longer be their God. Hosea’s prophecy alludes that Jerusalem would be destroyed and Israel scattered again after they reunited as a nation due to their rejection of God.

God’s Prophets are called to proclaim His Message, sometimes at great expense to themselves. Prophet Hosea experienced the anger, embarrassment, and jealousy of having an unfaithful wife mirroring God’s familiarity with Israel’s constant idolatry. Even Hosea’s children were implied to not all be his legitimate heirs, symbolizing how the People of Israel had turned so far away from God as to no longer be His. Ultimately, the burden of prophecy is dwarfed by the consequences of serving gods whose worth carry no weight.

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

The Infamous Metropolis & Fleeing Messenger

The Consequences of Prophecy-The Infamous Metropolis & Fleeing Messenger

God’s desire has been for people of all nations and tribes to bring themselves in alignment with His Goodness & Truth. Very often those He longings to save, represent the exact opposite of what we consider to be Good or Just. Whether they are our political opponents, national enemies, or economic rivals, we have a responsibility to extend God’s Message to those we disagree with or detest. Even when prophets turn away from their responsibility to proclaim His Word, God ensures that His Voice is heard.

Jonah, was a prophet of God, who lived during the reign of Jeroboam, ruler of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, after the nation split apart. Prophet Jonah received a Word of the Lord, telling him to go to the great City of Nineveh and preach against it because it had become increasingly wicked.

Nineveh was the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire which would later bring Samaria (the Northern Kingdom of Israel) into exile. The Neo-Assyrian Empire had recently won major victories against Samaria’s neighboring country Damascus, which King Jeroboam took advantage of to reestablish his country’s previous borders (ref. 2 Kings 14:26-27). A renewed sense of ultra-nationalism began to take over Samaria after King Jeroboam took back the country’s ancient borders and began to build up its defenses since the people of the region feared that rising political tensions over territory would lead to warfare with Assyria. This fear of war with their neighbors on all sides led to a deep distrust of those who were not Samarians and a desire for God’s Judgment to fall upon the outside nations which were not of the line of Abraham.

Jonah may have experienced this corrupted sense of national pride and actually looked forward to seeing the capital of a competing and threatening nation utterly annihilated. So rather than going to Nineveh as God had commanded him, Jonah instead planned to head away from that direction toward Tarshish, the precious metal rich region that supplied the gold, silver, and copper King Solomon used to build the Temple in Jerusalem (ref. 1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chronicles 9:21). Jonah went to the port of Joppa where he boarded a boat headed to Tarshish to flee from the Lord and from his responsibility to try to turn the people of Nineveh away from their evil ways.

While the ship was on the water, God sent an intense storm, which was so violent that the ship began to break apart. The sailors on the ship threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship and called out to their gods to save them but the storm continued. The captain of the ship found Jonah sleeping below deck and asked him to appeal to God to stop the storm. The crew cast lots to see who was causing the storm, which fell on Jonah. They demanded an explanation and Jonah explained that the storm was caused by the Lord, the God of Heaven, Who made the Sea and the Dry Land, whom Jonah was fleeing from.

Jonah explained that the sea would calm if they threw him overboard, but they tried to row to shore instead, but the storm only intensified. They prayed to God for forgiveness as they tossed Jonah out of the ship and the raging sea grew calm. Terrified at the power of God, they made sacrifices and vows to the Lord.

But Jonah did not die in the water, but was swallowed by a huge fish that God had provisioned, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights (ref. Jonah 1). Within his aquatic rescue, Jonah composed a prayer of praise for God’s Salvation, despite Jonah’s previous refusal to follow his direction. Seeing his changed heart, God commanded the fish vomit Jonah out onto the dry land (ref. Jonah 2).

God commanded Jonah a second time to “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim My Message”. Jonah obeyed and went to the Assyrian capital, but the city was so large, that it took Jonah an entire day to reach a centralized public space for him to begin to preach the message that “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown”.

Perhaps the people heard stories from the sailors who had thrown Jonah overboard to calm the sea and how the Lord calmed the waters that once threatened to destroy their ship but Prophet Jonah’s message struck utter fear into the hearts of the Ninevites who believed in God and began a fast and put on sackcloth. The entire city participated and even the king took off his royal clothes and declared that the city fast, call urgently on God, give up their evil ways and their violence with the hope that God would bring compassion on the once wicked city.

Upon seeing what they had done and how they turned from their previous evils, God relented and did not bring about the destruction He had threatened (ref. Jonah 3). This angered Jonah, who had desired to see his nation’s enemies crushed. Jonah argued with God, saying that he fled away from Nineveh since he knew that God was gracious, merciful, and compassionate and did not take pleasure in sending calamity on those ignorant of His Law. God responded that it was not just to destroy a city of one hundred twenty thousand without giving them the opportunity to repent and change their ways.

Though Jonah was eager to see the capital city of Nineveh destroyed, God need His Message of Mercy to be spread throughout the region first to give them an opportunity to align their hearts and ways with His. While it is tempting to want to see those across the political aisle to blunder, our economic challengers fail, and nations that threaten us to crumble, we must remember that Judgement belongs to God. A prophecy unspoken will find a way to be voiced.

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

Burning the Bones of the Bethel Prophets

The Consequences of Prophecy-Burning the Bones of the Bethel Prophets

Prophecy is not limited by time and simply because a judgement has not occurred during your lifetime, does not mean that it will not be executed as God has commanded. The prophets and priests at Bethel were warned that a champion would come to not only destroy their pagan idols and altars, but that their bones and future worshipers would be burned upon their sacred sites.

King Josiah’s birth had been prophesied several hundred years earlier against the prophets and priests at Bethel; he would stamp out the pagan worship of the country and desecrate their graves. King Josiah was an incredibly young boy when he became king of Judah, the Southern Kingdom of Israel. But even at the age of eight, he was already beginning to differentiate himself from his fathers, who had turned away from worshipping the Lord, and instead “began to seek the God of his father David” and “did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed the ways of his father David, not turning to the right or to the left” (ref. 2 Chronicles 34:1-2; 2 Kings 22:1-2).

When Josiah was twenty years old, he ordered a great purging of Judah and Jerusalem of their high places, Asherah poles, and idols. Josiah destroyed the altars of Baal, cut down their incense altars, and smashed the Asherah poles and idols. He took the destroyed remains and ruins and placed them over the graves of those who had sacrificed at these sites. King Josiah even retrieved the bones of the priests who had conducted worship on these altars and had their remains burned to dust upon their sacred platforms (ref. 2 Chronicles 34:3-7).

King Josiah began to further purify the land and the Temple during the eighteenth year of his reign and had major repair and restoration work done on the Temple. The men in charge of the reconstruction project gave the money collected for the Temple repairs to Hilkiah the High Priest. Hilkiah divided the money amongst the laborers to pay for their services and to buy required materials. The workers labored so faithfully that no records were kept of the expenditures because their righteous hearts prevented them from being dishonest in the managing of the Temple’s expenses (2 Chronicles 34:8-12; 2 Kings 22:3-7).

During the reconstruction, High Priest Hilkiah found a copy of the Book of the Law of the Lord, who gave it to Shapham the Scribe. Shapham the Scribe presented and read the Book of the Law to King Josiah and Josiah tore his clothes in anguish recognizing that the vengeance of the Lord would fall upon Judah because his father and grandfather had turned the nation towards corrupt pagan worship rather than keeping the Word of the Lord (ref. 2 Chronicles 34: 14-21; 2 Kings 22:8-13).

King Josiah sent an envoy to Huldah the Prophetess to ask her to inquire of the Lord.

Huldah prophesied: “Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the King of Judah:”

“Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall not be quenched.”

“Regarding the King of Judah, who sent you to enquire of the Lord, so shall ye say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel concerning the words which though hast heard; Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when you heard His Words against this place and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbled yourself before me, and tore your clothes, and wept before me; I have heard you as well”.

“Behold, you will be buried with your fathers, and you will go to your grave in peace, and you will not see the destruction that I will bring upon this nation and its citizens” (ref. 2 Chronicles 34:22-28; 2 Kings 22:14-20).

After hearing the words of Huldah the Prophetess, King Josiah gathered the elders of Judah and Jerusalem into the House of the Lord and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, to keep his commandments, his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart and soul, and to perform the words of the covenant. And he had all who were present declare their devotion to serving God solely and keeping His Covenant, which the nation did as long as Josiah lived (ref. 2 Chronicles 34: 29-33; 2 Kings 23:1-3).

And Josiah began another cleansing of the nation and destroyed all the abominations within the country starting with the vessels of the worship of Baal which remained in the Temple. The citizens set out to cut down the Asherah poles and the high places and defiled Topheth which was where worshipers had passed their sons and daughters through the fire to Molech. Josiah destroyed the places of worship that King Solomon had built for his foreign wives.

Most importantly, he slaughtered the priests which continued to offer incense to other gods and burned their corpses and the bones of their past priests and prophets on their altars before being ground to a fine dust. And the altar at Bethel was crushed like the bones of the priest and prophets burned upon it.

And King Josiah died never seeing the destruction that Judah would experience for their previous worship of false idols.

Because Josiah intensely desired to follow the Lord, he not only used his leadership position to guide others as an example of serving God wholly, but also removed the false worship his forefathers had introduced to lead the people astray. King Josiah made bold public statements and completely changed how he ran his kingdom when confronted with the reality of what happens to a nation that turns away from God and His Commandments. Most importantly, Josiah fulfilled the prophecy concerning the destruction of the altar at Bethel and the restoring of Judah to the One True God.

While the nation of Judah had been free to operate freely without full repercussions during their long period of idolatrous worship, their coming exile was foreshadowed with the mass slaughtering of the false prophets and priests of Bethel and the destruction of the altar. But even those who had died hundreds of years ago were unable to escape retribution as their tombs were desecrated and their bones burned upon the very altar that they worshipped upon. Modern defilers of His Name will in time have their names, reputations, and memories tarnished and destroyed. God’s Words do not fail and His Prophecies and Punishments will be executed even outside a lifetime.

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

The Shriveled Hand, Lying Prophet, & Patient Lion

The Consequences of Prophecy- The Shriveled Hand, Lying Prophet, & Patient Lion

The core message repeated here at PMT is “Pray, Hear, & Obey”. Because we recognize the beauty and joy that comes from hearing from God directly or through His Prophets, it is imperative that His People know what to do when they receive a message from Our Creator. The rewards for being faithful to His Commands for our ministries and lives are far greater than we deserve, but the discipline for failing to follow His Instruction and out rightly ignoring it can be heavier than the pain Unbelievers experience.

An unnamed man of God, received word from the Lord to travel from Judah and go to Bethel in the Northern Kingdom of Samaria, to give their king Jeroboam a message. The man arrived as King Jeroboam was standing by the altar preparing to make an offering.

The man of God cried out against the altar: “Altar, altar! This is what the Lord says: “A son named Josiah will be born to the house of David. On you he will sacrifice the priests of the high places who make offerings here, and human bones will be burned on you”.

The man of God further declared: “This is the sign the Lord has declared: the altar will be split apart and the ashes on it will be poured out”.

When King Jeroboam heard this, he stretched out his hand from the altar and ordered his guards “Seize him!

But the hand he stretched out towards the man of God shriveled up into a monstrously decayed limb.

At the same moment, the altar of Bethel split apart and its ashes poured out according to the sign given by the man of God by the Word of the Lord.

Despite standing before the altar of his false foreign god, King Jeroboam instead pleaded with the man of God, asking “Intercede with the Lord your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored”.

The man of God obliged and interceded with the Lord, and the King’s hand was restored.

In an act of thanks, King Jeroboam invited the man of God to come to his palace to have a meal and that he wanted to reward him with a gift for helping to restore his hand.

The man of God rejected the king’s offer, explaining “Even if you were to give me half of your possessions, I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water here. For I was commanded by the word of the Lord: ‘You must not eat bread or drink water or return by the way you came”.

So the man of God left Jeroboam, King of the Northern King of Samaria, and went back home a different route than the one he had traveled.

A certain old prophet who lived in Bethel heard from his sons, the exploits of the man of God and what he had told the king. Wanting to meet him, the old prophet asked his sons to saddle a donkey so that he could find the man of God.

The old prophet caught up with the man of God who was sitting under and oak tree, tired, hungry, & thirsty. After confirming that he was the man of God who had confronted the king, the old prophet asked him to come back home with him to eat in his home.

The man of God again repeated what he had told King Jeroboam previously “I have been told by the Word of the Lord: “You must not eat bread or drink water there or return by the way you came.”

The old prophet answered “I too am a prophet, just like you.

But then the old prophet began to lie to convince the man of God to go home with him and eat, telling him, “An angel said to me by the Word of the Lord: ‘Bring him back with you to your house so that he can eat and drink”.

Relieved that his hunger could finally be satisfied with bread and his thirst slaked by cool water, the man of God eagerly went with the old prophet and eat and drank at his home.

When they arrived at the old prophet’s home, he received a True Revelation from the Lord concerning the man of God. The old prophet, in shame over his deceit, cried out to the man of God “This is what the Lord says: ‘You have defied the word of the Lord and have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you. You came back and ate bread and drank water in the place where He told you not to eat or drink. Therefore your body will not be buried in the tomb of your ancestors.

When the man of God went on his way, a lion attacked and killed him along the side of the rode. But the lion did not attack the donkey the man was riding, nor did the lion eat the man’s body, but instead sat beside the man’s dead body and the donkey. When travelers saw the strange sight, they shared their story with the city of Bethel where the old prophet heard what had happened.

Riddled with guilt for his lie that led to the man of God’s death, the old prophet went to fetch the body, which he found between the lion and the donkey. The old prophet picked up the body and brought it back to his own city, where he and his sons mourned over him and buried the man of God in the old prophet’s own tomb.

Despite all these things, Jeroboam did not stray from his evil ways and continued to appoint priests to the high places (ref. 1 Kings 13).

The man of God remained faithful to the message that he had received from the Lord when King Jeroboam offered him food, drink, and a reward for helping to restore his arm since it was easy and obvious to know that what the evil idolatrous king was advocating was contrary to what God had told him. The old prophet told what some might consider a well-meaning lie, to provide the man of God life essentials such as food, water, & rest, but it was directly counter to what God had instructed. The man of God not only lost his life but was buried away from his family, a tragic dishonor that would have been considered crushing in their culture. It might seem unfair to us that the man of God received such a stern punishment when King Jeroboam had his hand restored and continued in his evil ways, and the lying old prophet received no noted retribution.

The man of God received direct instruction from God and chose to listen to a stranger with a contrasting narrative, which on the surface seemed more gentle and easy than the path that God had given him. We are greatly blessed in the fact that God is still moving in our world and speaking directly to His People, but we must also recognize the weight of being able to hear from our Creator. When given direct commands from Him, we must not let outside voices redirect our paths, especially if they directly run counter to what He has directed us to do. So if we Pray to Hear His Voice, then we must Obey it, or suffer worse consequences than one who never heard Him.

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

The Consequences of Prophecy- The Arrows that Fell Short

The Consequences of Prophecy-The Arrows that Fell Short

As we begin a New Year, we are filled with a new sense of purpose and motivation to start this new decade, better than the one that came before. In the same moment that we embrace the future, we must be prepared to learn from but move on from the past and the mentalities that previously limited us. Prophet Elisha’s Final Prophecy teaches us that whenever God gives us instruction, we should accomplish it with the intensity of a Warrior who has already been assured Victory.

During Israel’s long line of wicked and evil kings, King Jehoahaz came to power and followed in the same worship of foreign gods as his forefathers before him. And because he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, God’s anger was kindled against Israel. He allowed Israel to continually be attacked and destroyed by Hazael, the King of Syria. The destruction against the people of Israel was so intense that King Jehoahaz sought the favor of the Lord to save them from the foreign attacks. God saw the crushing oppression that Israel experienced under the Syrian King and gave them a savior who delivered them from the hand of the Syrians and peace and stability returned to Israel. Despite God saving them from the terror and destruction they had experienced under the Syrian regime, Israel did not turn away from their idolatry and worship of foreign gods (ref. 2 Kings 13: 1-6).

After King Jehoahaz died, his son Joash replaced him on the throne, but King Joash followed in the same sins his father had. And just like during his father’s reign before him, the King of Syria (King Hazael’s son Ben–Hadad) harassed Israel, which had been left with a pitiful army of fifty horsemen, ten chariots, and ten thousand foot soldiers (ref. 2 Kings 13:7-11).

When Prophet Elisha became terminally ill, Joash, King of Israel visited the dying prophet, weeping “My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” Joash recognized that his pathetic military would be incapable of eliminating, let alone confronting the threat that the Syrian military posed.

Elisha began to give King Joash a series of prophetic actions to perform.

Take a bow and some arrows” and Joash retrieved his weapon.

Draw the bow” and Joash drew his bow. Elisha then placed his aged hands upon the young king’s hands.

Open the east facing window” and Joash opened the window.

Shoot!” and Joash released the arrow.

Elisha explained that the arrow that Joash had just shot was “The Lord’s Arrow of Victory, the Arrow of Victory over Syria! For you shall fight the Syrians in Aphek until you have utterly destroyed them(ref. 2 Kings 13:14-17)<.

Elisha gave King Joash further instruction.

Take the arrows and strike the ground with them!” and Joash struck the ground with his arrows three times before stopping.

Elisha became enraged at Joash for his half-hearted display: “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have struck down Syria until you had made an end of it, but now you will strike down Syria only three times”.

So King Joash of Israel fought and defeated the armies of Syria three times and recovered the cities of Israel that had been claimed by Ben-Hadad, King of Syria. Despite this achievement, because of his reservations, King Joash failed to totally defeat the enemy which God had given King Joash the opportunity to totally annihilate (ref. 2 Kings 13: 18-25).

When God has given us word through His Prophets that we will be successful in an endeavor that He has given us power and authority over, we need to act with the confidence and passion of someone who knows the battle has already been won. King Joash was too focused on his tiny military and the earthly limitations he recognized that they were hindered by, rather than recognizing that Prophet Elisha had already told him that he would be victorious in battle, due to God’s intervention. King Joash’s stopping after only striking the arrows three times showed his lack of faith in what he thought God was capable of and felt that the commands that Elisha was giving him were truly not meaningful.

As this New Year begins, we pray that you have the Wisdom to recognize when God is speaking through His Messengers to give you His Word regarding what He wants you to accomplish at your work, within your family or community, and in your personal ministry efforts. Once you have received this confirmation, act with zealousness and the assurance that God’s Word will never fail, but if we don’t fully trust in Him and commit to the responsibilities that He gives us, we will lose the fullness of the blessings God wants to give His People.

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