15th Question: ‘Lord, A Prophet, Really?’
Series #28 ‘Sharing His Knowledge in 2022’
Recorded: July 17, 2022
“…G3D has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues” (1 Corinthians 12:28 NKJV).
Where does it say in the Bible that these ministries, apostles, prophets, and teachers and spiritual gifts were REMOVED from the church?
One of the most difficult things to deal with when you are called to the office of a prophet is the rejection you receive from your brothers and sisters in Christ. When you are branded by G3D with this gift and calling, you not only struggle to be as accurate as possible delivering His Word but also struggle with others standing around judging you. This makes it doubly tough. There will be those who listen to your words to find something that, in their doctrine or opinion, is not their belief so they can then tag you as a false prophet. It is difficult enough to be a Christian in a world that is rapidly turning into heathens without having your own kind wanting to stone you. However, things have loosened up a bit in a few churches, and there are a few people who are curious enough to secretly cross their denominational boundaries and ask for a word from one of the many prophetic people in the world today. When I started in 1989, I felt all alone and there were a few pastors and lay ministers who wanted me punished for even thinking I was called to the office of a prophet. I admit in the earlier times it did sound very self-serving to call yourself a prophet of G3D. And let us face it; those who were known to call themselves a prophet of G3D were people like David Koresh, the Wacko prophet from Waco, Texas or Jim Jones, the Kool-Aid prophet, whom both led their followers to their ultimate death. Back then you could not help but feel as though G3D was playing some sick joke, placing the mantle of a prophet around your neck only to have good Christian folks wanting to hang you with it.
No wonder I became known as the Mail-Order Prophet; it was the safest way to do what G3D was calling me to do and still maintain some quality-of-life expectancy. It was brutal enough trying to break into the churches and ministerial alliances around the country during those earlier times. For the first 3 years I was in the ministry, not once was I received in a local church; although, G3D had me minister 6 days a week somewhere. We had a live Radio Program, and I prophesied live over radio as the lines were open for callers. People would set up meetings in their homes, bank buildings, hotel ballrooms and many other unorthodox places, like Cow Town Inn. I wondered how long it would be before I could minister in a church building.
However, being on Live Radio was far more exciting than standing behind some old pulpit delivering milk to the uneventful. At least that is what I thought it would be like when our Lord called me into the ministry while reading Ezekiel chapter 33. I remember one Saturday morning program a man called in telling me, “Get off the air until you can really hear G3D.” I replied, “Well, Bob how do you know that I am not hearing G3D?” Bob replied, “I just know you can’t hear G3D!” I asked him, “Is your name Bob?” He replied, “YES!” “How did I know your name was Bob. Did you tell me or anyone else in the studio?” Suddenly, Bob said, “No, how did you do that?”
A couple of weeks later Bob came to the studio. He was wearing a plaid shirt. Which he put on backwards. I asked Bob, “Why do you wear your shirt backwards?” Bob replied, “It is a sign to the people to turn from their wicked ways.” Then Bob invited our ministry team to his home. We set up a date for this personal event and showed up within a few days. Bob’s wife was extremely sweet but embarrassed about her husband’s ways. As we sat in his home little Mike, our intercessor jumped up and ran away from the sliding glass door he was sitting next to. He was shaking, telling us he saw a ghostly person run up to the glass, look in, then run off. Bob said, “Oh do not mind him it’s just my brother. Y’all come out to the garage I want to show you something. Reluctantly, we followed Bob out to his garage where he picked up an axe and pointed toward a rafter. Then said, “this is where my brother hung himself.” Do I need to say, this was not your typical house call?
“So, they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house” (Matthew 13:57 NKJV).
When I read this verse, I realized this is one of the promises of G3D. Few would want to claim this verse for themselves. However, if you are called of G3D to the office of a prophet, then it helps you understand why these things are happening to you. With this verse of scripture in mind, I began to ask G3D to send me outside of the area which He did. The first place G3D opened for me was Hawaii, and there I was received with open arms. The very first week I was on the Island of Oahu (population over 850,000); I was prophesying live over television. On the first day calls flooded the station, and the owners called the phone company to get a count of how many calls they missed in the 30 minutes I was on the air. There were eleven telephones in the television station, and all were answered, but according to the phone company we still missed 258 calls as the lines were all busy. I returned to Hawaii over 25 times. From there G3D sent me to Norway with the same overwhelming acceptance that I had in Hawaii the month before. Then on to Sweden, England, Thailand, Denmark, and many other countries all with open arms starving for their prophetic encounter. Believing G3D could speak through a simple broken vessel such as me. For the next 2 ½ years, I was out of the country for three weeks out of every month.
It just proves that the promises of G3D are real; however, you do not have the choice to pick one out the one you want and claim it for yourself. Because it might not be the one, He has for you.
Prophet Kent Simpson
Prophetic Ministries Today
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