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42nd Prophetic Memoir “Living within Your Timeline”
Series #29 ‘A Prophet’s Memoirs & 
Recorded: July 2, 2023

Pray, Hear, & Obey

“You need to turn loose of the old in order to go into the new”

Prophet Val Ponder (June 27-2023)


Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in the world with recent figures suggesting it has 2.3 billion followers, around 31% of the global population.

The faith is focused on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe to be the Son of God.

We look back at the early years of Christianity, when the religion was in its infancy and discover eight surprising facts that you might not know about.

The Jesus Movement

While Christianity can be classified as an organized religion in today’s world, it was far from organized in the beginning. In the years following the death of Jesus, his followers numbered no more than a hundred.

It didn’t begin as a religion either but rather as a movement, with the Romans classifying it as a sect. Its early followers were Jews based in Jerusalem who didn’t necessarily view themselves as Christians but rather as followers of a Jewish sect.

‘Christian’ is Coined

A group of followers settled in the ancient Greek city of Antioch some 10-15 years after the crucifixion of Jesus. It was here that the term ‘Christian’ was first coined. It wasn’t a name the followers of Jesus had given themselves but rather it was a term applied to them by the people of Antioch. Historians debate whether it was originally used as a derogatory term.

Paul Spread the Word

Of Jesus’ 12 disciples, Paul did the most to spread the word of Christ, making him one of the most influential people in early Christianity. Historians have even argued that the teachings of Jesus Christ might not have been so widespread had Paul not conducted his missionary work.

Initially, Paul was a persecutor of early Christians before converting and becoming a follower of Jesus. He travelled around the Roman Empire, spreading Jesus’ ideas via word and written text and establishing multiple churches across the Mediterranean and Africa.

The Promise of an Afterlife

Christianity’s earliest converts were men and women from all social classes. However, the Christian ideology of humility, compassion and the treatment of all people as equal found a receptive audience among the weak, poor and oppressed.

The promise of an afterlife also played a significant role in converting people to Christianity in its infancy. All who believed were promised a life after death, an immortal existence in heaven, which proved to be an appealing offer to many.


The Saviour Will Return

Our Lord said,

“And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes” (Matthew 10:22-23 NKJV).

Early Christians expected Jesus to return soon and would gather in small groups, often in houses, to sing, pray and commemorate their Saviour.

Jesus Said,

“Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Matthew 24:34-35 NKJV).

Other followers shunned their previous earthly existence and dedicated themselves to a life of prayer and worship, often alone in faraway places like caves, waiting patiently for the imminent return of Jesus. These devout Christians took vows of celibacy and poverty becoming the first monks and nuns.

“Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:7 NKJV).

The fate of the Apostles

They sat and dined with Jesus in Jerusalem before his crucifixion and after the Lord’s death, they set forth around the world to spread his message about the Kingdom of God. However, most of the 12 disciples suffered greatly for their faith and met grizzly ends.

Paul was beheaded in Rome whilst James’s son of Zebedee suffered the same fate in Jerusalem. Peter was crucified in Rome upside down, as he did not feel worthy enough to die in the same way Jesus did.

Philip, Andrew, and Simon the Zealot also died on the cross. Thomas was speared to death in India, Bartholomew was skinned alive before being beheaded and it is believed James’s son of Alphaeus was stoned before being clubbed to death.

Most accounts suggest Mathew was also martyred although the method by which he met his end varies and includes burning, stabbing, beheading, or stoning. Jude might also have died on the cross or by the sharp end of an axe but again accounts vary. Judas famously hung himself after betraying Jesus.

John is generally regarded as the only one to die of natural causes due to old age.


Did They Understand?

“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! (Matthew 24:15-19 NKJV)

Women Led the Way

According to scripture, Jesus had no gender bias, treating and looking upon men and women as equals. Within his inner circle were many women including Mary Magdalene. Women were the last disciples at the cross and the first to discover the empty tomb.

The integral role women played in the growth of early Christianity is often forgotten and overlooked. In the decades that followed the death of Jesus, women served as leaders of the house churches that were cropping up across the Roman Empire. Women also joined the apostles on their missionary journeys, not as their subordinates or marriage partners but as their colleagues.

Christians in the Catacombs

Unlike their pagan counterparts, early Christian Romans did not believe in burning their dead. They wished to bury them; however, it was illegal in ancient Rome to do so within the city limits. This led to the creation of miles of underground burial grounds outside the city walls, known as catacombs, from around the second century AD.

In the past, historians believed they were secret meeting places for Christians to gather to escape persecutions. However, it is now understood they were burial tunnels where the dead were wrapped in sheets and placed in alcoves along the subterranean tunnels. Christians weren’t the only ones buried in the catacombs, but Jews and Roman pagans were also laid to rest there.

The catacombs provide us with an important insight into art history, as they contain a great number of frescos and sculptures known to be the earliest examples of Christian art.

When the Roman Emperor Constantine recognized Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire in the early fourth century AD, persecutions against the Christians began to cease. As churches started cropping up, the dead began to be buried in their accompanying cemeteries and the use of the tunnels to lay the dead to rest in the catacombs came to an end in the fifth century AD.


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Prophetic Review 
Prophetic Proclamation #4
‘Spiritual Knowledge is Power’
Series #26 ‘Thy Will be Done in 2021’
Recorded: April 4, 2021
Spiritual Knowledge is Power (Prophetic Proclamation #4) – Prophetic Ministries


“So, the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the Prophet from Nazareth of Galilee” (Matthew 21:11 NKJV).

*Nazareth may come from the Hebrew netzer, which means “branch” or “shoot.” Sometimes when a tree is chopped down, a shoot will grow from the Stump, allowing a new tree to spring up where the old one has died. That shoot is called, in Hebrew, a netzer. Why would the people who founded this village have called it “the branch“?


It is Written:

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction(Proverbs 1:7 NKJV).

“My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God(Proverbs 2:1-5 NKJV).


Decree & Declare 

  1. Decree & Declare; Empower us Jesus with Your Words

and Your Thoughts & Ways. Impart into us the fullness of Your Knowledge & Wisdom. Instruct us how to Defend Ourselves from those who desire to destroy us.

It is Written: The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly(John 10:10 NKJV).

  • Decree & Declare; We praise You for all You have done. Hear our cries for Your Knowledge. Tell us what to do Lord of Host. We will prove to be obedient to Your Commands.
  • Decree & Declare; We beseech you Lord! Take our cares

and troubles unto Yourself and tell us what we are to do!

It is Written:

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children(Hosea 4:6 NKJV).


Get It Right and I Will Manifest for You!

Say it Again! 

When people who have been called by G3D to do His Will on Earth fail to follow through then we no longer can trust the natural means to see G3D’s will fulfilled. Now, we must move in a different direction, a more Spiritual direction. Obtaining the full measure of G3D’s Holy Arsenal.

We will learn the process for seeking Prophetic Proclamations and Apostolic Decrees. Pulling out the Big Guns to redirect our Nation with Apostolic Mandates. If we can move fast enough, we can overpower the evil spirits by bringing down all of heaven crushing the horns of the ungodly.

The Masters of Deceit have connected all the known resources, Fake News, Big Tech, Courts, Congress and now the Military to band against ‘We the People’ this must not stand!

It is Written:

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21 NKJV)


Prophet Kent Simpson

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