Finding Your Pillar of Fire

Finding Your Pillar of Fire



 

Everyone should have that place where they can go hear the voice of God.
 

    Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice” (1 Kings 19:11-12).

 
I have visited with many people and over the years I have heard of some pretty strange places where they have experienced God speaking to them. Your portal or pillar of fire where God sends down His word to you can be anywhere at any time, as He so desires. He is not required to be where you want Him. However, finding that place where you can meet Him at a certain time each day will greatly increase your chances of connectivity.
 
Allow me to clarify this constant misnomer. When I say “Hearing God” I do not necessarily mean hearing His audible voice. He may come to you with a vision, unction, thought, impression or any other way He so chooses to communicate to you.
 
About twenty years ago there was a book and teaching titled, “Can You Not Tarry for One Hour?” by Dr. Larry Lee. These teachings helped thousands of people learn how to pray and groomed them to become intercessors for God, which is the first step to learning how to hear His voice. The book and study material are based on the Lord’s Prayer found in Luke 11:1-4. I had the wonderful experience of being a part of this ministry with Dr. Larry Lee, which really helped me gain a foothold into my journey and find my place with God.
 
Most everyone who has spent time with me has heard me saying at one time or another, “Guess what God said while I was in the bathroom.” Yes, it is embarrassing, and the first time He spoke to me while in the powder room I felt like Adam, naked in the garden. For a split second I tried to hide myself; nowadays these encounters are as normal as breathing. This happens every time I visit the men’s room. It’s not the only place I hear Him but it has become my pillar of fire.
 
There are times I need to spend a few hours with Him and discuss lengthy and complicated problems. The little boy’s room is really not the place to spend that much time seeking God. For the longer dissertations I crank up the old Zero Radius Lawn mower. We live on a 2-acre lot, and it can take a couple of hours of mowing to get it all done. While riding with the roar of the engine behind me, I mindlessly go around in a square circle; there I can get lost in His Pillar of Fire.
 
Many times, I have retreated to the mowing process to get answers on how to deal with all sorts of situations. It always amazes me how much I enjoy those times with Him. I am not proposing, however, that if someone comes to you wanting to find God that you should tell them to go mow their lawn rather than telling them to go to Church.
 
Hopefully, you have already found your place where you hear God, but you may need some confirmation. Is it Him? Do you have the proper understanding? You know it is not enough to hear Him you must know what He means. In part, this is one of the duties with which I am commissioned to help you. If you have not found your place where you go to hear Him, then I can help you discover where He has been waiting to communicate with you. The fact is He has always been there wherever your “there” is; waiting for you to stop and talk awhile. Consider joining me online at one of our scheduled Live Streaming Events. Or for a more personal journey schedule your One-on-One Prophetic Counseling session with me online to find God’s will for you.
 
Jesus is “rock’en” awesome and He is waiting for YOU!
 

Written by Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet

Spiritual Gifts Imparted through Prophecy

Spiritual Gifts Imparted through Prophecy



 

    Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.” 1 Timothy 4:14 (NKJV)

 
In the spring of 1989, I was traveling with two seasoned Apostles and a pastor who was thinking about starting a traveling ministry. We were going from one church to another in the western part of Texas. Being that I was the newest of the group, I was allowed to hold an early morning Bible study, which was not always well-attended being it was early and no one knew anything about me. I was still trying to find out who I was myself and seeking God for answers about what kind of ministry He had for me.
 
We had been on the road for a few days when we met up with Dr. Bill Hammond’s group of ministers. Ironically, it was in the same town in West Texas where I was born. As we started the regularly scheduled services, I brought the early morning message then the traveling pastor delivered his. The hosting Pastor of the church decided that we would all meet up for lunch. I was honored to break bread with these men and hear them discuss our plans for the afternoon and evening services. It was decided that Prophet Gary Brooks would be holding the evening service and one of the Apostles would minister the word in the afternoon.
 
That night Prophet Brooks delivered a wonderful message on imparting spiritual gifts through prophecy and the laying on of hands according to 1 Timothy 4:14. I was moved by the Holy Spirit to ask Prophet Gary Brooks if he would lay hands on me and prophesy and see what gift the Holy Spirit had for me. Prophet Brooks replied that he could not do this unless the Holy Spirit instructed him to do so. I told him I understood and we went our separate ways.
 
The next day we began the same schedule as the day before. When the evening service came around Prophet Brooks brought another strong, anointed message; however, right in the middle of his message he stopped and paused for a moment. Then he called me up to the front of the people and explained what he was about to do. He laid hands on me and began to prophesy, speaking of the gift of prophecy and other positions I would hold in the Kingdom of God. Well, I did not fall out under the power of the Holy Spirit; in fact, I felt absolutely nothing. When I returned back to the home where I was staying I began questioning God if this impartation thing was even real.
 
The next morning, I woke up and began my morning prayer; suddenly, I began to hear this voice telling me what to expect for the day and what I was to preach on. I abruptly interrupted and said, “I don’t know who you are, but I will test you according to 1 John 4:1 and 2 and see if you are of God. “I was a little shaken as I got ready and started toward the meeting where I was to join the other ministers to discuss the plans for the next service.
 
As the meeting progressed we decided we would hold a joint service in Midland, Texas, the homestead of President George W. Bush. It was well-attended, and Prophet Gary Brooks was ministering that night. When the teaching portion of the service was over, Prophet Brooks announced that anyone wanting to receive a Word from God should come forward. Well over 400 people gathered around the Alter, not counting the children. We knew this was going to be an all-night service.
 
Prophet Gary Brooks began to prophesy over each person, so I retreated to the back of the sanctuary. As I leaned against the door frame of the main entry, a Man with his son of about 9 years in age stood next to me. The little boy who was standing in front of his Dad turned around and asked, “Daddy can I get a Word from God?” It was rather sad because the Dad knew that they would be waiting for hours before his son could receive his prophecy.
 
All of sudden the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “Are you going to allow Me to use you as a vessel that I may speak through?” I answered the Holy Spirit saying, “If you want to use me have the Father and little boy look at me.” No more than having that thought, they both turned and stared at me. So I asked, “Does your boy want a Word from God?”
 
The man knew that I was traveling with the group so he took me up on the offer. We found a room that was not occupied and I began to pray. Suddenly, that voice I had heard during my morning prayer began speaking a long dissertation of God’s plans for the young boy. The youngster was my chance to put this voice to the test, so I began to say whatever I was hearing and experiencing. When I finished, the boy took off in search for a pen and paper to record the word.
 
Then the boy’s Dad walked over to a large set of double doors, and as he opened them you could see the Alter and all of the people waiting for their chance to receive their prophecy. I was shocked when he began telling the overflow of people, “Come in here this man can give you a Word from God.” With my eyes bulging in fear, I watched a flood of people start toward me, quickly forming a line. I had no idea that this man was the Associate Pastor.
 
I shared whatever I heard from this newfound voice which was coming to me so fast I had no time to really think. Some people would cry, others would chuckle, and a few just seemed stunned. Of course, I had no idea if anything I was saying was correct nor did I understand what the word was meaning to each person. I began to stop after I ministered to each person and ask them what the word meant to them. As each one explained, my faith began to rise and I felt much more confident in what I was doing.
 
I realized that I could trust this voice, but I wanted to know why it was so different. Many times, I had heard the voice of God, but never had I heard him this way. Until that day, He had never spoken long, maybe a couple of sentences but no more. This voice was coming in like a machine gun. Later the Holy Spirit taught me the difference. What I learned was that when I received the gift of prophecy an angel had been appointed unto me to minister for me, telling me what-ever God wanted me to know about each person I prophesied over.
 

    Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” Hebrews 1:14 (NKJV)

 
God had thrown me into the river knowing I would have to quickly learn to swim, and I have not stopped after 29 years. Many thanks to Prophet Gary Brooks for obeying the Holy Spirit and prophesying over me so many years ago.
 

Written by Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet

Angelic Encounters & More

Angelic Encounters & More



 

Meet Seraph: an Angel of God

Above it stood Seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
 

    Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!
    (Isaiah 6:2 NKJV)

 
When the Saints of the Lord come together to pray, praise, and worship; the Lord’s Angels will enter into the midst of the them. This is when we begin to see people saved and the gifts of the Holy Spirit manifested. It is recorded in the scriptures that the angels are in our presence to deliver to the Father our confessions.
 

    Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8,9)

 

Pictures provided by, Jay Smith, Lufkin, Texas

 
Not only do you have to mind your manners in the presence of the ministering spirits, but the people must be in line with his desires as well. It only takes one blaspheming word, thought or deed to cause the spirits of our heavenly Father to leave you high and dry.
 

    Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
    (Hebrews 12:9)

 

Written by Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet

Angels: Blessings from God

Angels: Blessings from God



 

The Angels of the Lord
 

    Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the LORD looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians” (Exodus 14:24).

 
In this verse, the Angel of the Lord is described as being a pillar of fire and cloud. There are times while preaching that this same pillar of fire comes and anoints you with fire. Could it be that the same Angel of the Lord gives us the power to preach the good news of Jesus Christ?
 

    “And of the angels He says: ‘Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire‘” (Hebrews 1:7)

 
There is a connection between the anointing and the Angel of the Lord. Many say that the Angel of the Lord recorded in the Old Testament was Jesus Christ himself. Old Testament references that capitalize the word “Angel” could be referring to Jesus Christ. At other times it is thought that Jesus appeared and spoke as a man (Genesis 18:2-22, 32:24-30, Joshua 5:13-15). Any reference that does not capitalize angel could be referring to one of the other angels of the Lord.
 
There are many passages in which the expression “angel of God” is certainly used for a manifestation of God himself (Genesis 22:11, 12, Exodus 3:2, 6, 14). Those who believe in Jesus Christ have Him living within them; therefore, the same pillar of fire could manifest itself today through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in an individual.
 

    And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, ‘See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy’” (Revelation 19:10).

 
The first time I preached and prophesied in a church in February 1988, a dear woman shared with me after the service something she experienced. After preaching under the anointing of the Lord and prophesying in the spirit of prophecy, several people came to me to ask questions.
 
However, this particular lady did not have a question, but rather wanted to share with me what she had heard and seen during the meeting. Now, this lady was by no means spiritually minded and really doubted whether the gifts of the Holy Spirit were for today. When I saw her come towards me I began to prepare myself for a good tongue lashing.
 
To my surprise she was crying and a bit shaken. I asked her what was wrong. She replied that, while I was prophesying, the Lord spoke to her and gave her a sign. I was pleased to hear that she had heard the voice of the Lord. I was even more stunned, however, to hear what she had seen as a sign from God. This dear lady was told by the Lord to tell me that every word that was spoken by me was protected and that not one word would touch the ground. I was ready to do the Holy Ghost dance right then and there, but that was not all she had to say.
 
The sign of the Lord was shown to her while I was ministering. Every time I moved from the pulpit a bright light would blind her eyes until I stood still. She told me it appeared as if the light was hiding behind me. I believe this sign was given to her from God as her confirmation that she was to give me the word that He wanted me to hear. I did not know at that time how important that word would be to me later that day.
 
When I finally returned home and laid down to rest, I felt the anointing leave me. As soon as the anointing left, the devil began whispering words of doubt and confusion. He told me I needed to get up and call various people I had prophesied over. He was telling me that the words I delivered were incorrect. He continued to torment my thoughts.
 
He tried to convince me I had messed up someone’s life and that they would perish because of what I had spoken over them. This went on for a few minutes. Then the Holy Spirit reminded me of the word I had received from the woman who had seen the blinding light. I simply told the devil what the Lord had said, rebuked him, turned over and took a little nap. I experienced what Jesus promised us would happen as soon as we deliver His word. The devil will try to steal it.
 

    And He [Jesus] said, ‘To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God those by the way side are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away, the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved‘” (Luke 8:10-12).

 
I learned many things that day, but this one lesson I hope never to forget. Whenever God gives a word for someone and you are commanded to deliver it, the devil will try to steal it. It is by your faith that you delivered the word and it will be by your faith that the word will come to pass.
 

    Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy let us prophesy in proportion to our faith” (Romans 12:6).

 
The devil will try to get you to come into agreement with him that the prophecy you delivered was incorrect. If you come into agreement with the devil and his word, you will give the promise of God over to him, robbing the person of their prophecy and promise. Many nights I have resisted the devil as he has tried to steal the promise of the words delivered to the people through the gift entrusted to me.
 
Receiving Blessings through Angels
 
We shall know all things by the Spirit. The things you have need of cannot always be successfully obtained by human knowledge. That is why God has given us the window of prayer to find answers on how to obtain the things we need. If you have need of anything, you can find out how to get it through the Spirit. When you pray, God will be faithful in sending His ministering spirit to bring the revelation of how you will obtain your needs.
 

    But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).

 
One of the recorded events of angels interacting with man is that of Jacob’s ladder. It is a Sunday school teaching many of us have forgotten. This recorded event is biblical proof that angels do co-exist between heaven and earth.
 
The Angels of the Lord are continually ascending and descending between heaven and earth, delivering messages from and delivering prayers to the throne of God. In a dream, Jacob saw angels traveling up and down a ladder that extended from God’s throne. The angels were making way for the word of God to be delivered to Jacob while he slept.
 

    The promise of the Lord was given to Jacob during this dream and Jacob knew when he awoke that God had revealed Himself” (Genesis 28:10-16).

 
The New Testament gives confirmation that a similar occurrence took place during the days Jesus, the Son of Man, ministered on earth. While Jesus was ministering in the word of knowledge, He gave the gift of discernment to Nathanael (1 Corinthians 12:8). Philip, from Bethsaida, found Nathanael and told him about Jesus, who claimed to be the Messiah. Nathanael did not believe that Jesus was the Messiah who was prophesied about in the Old Testament. When Jesus saw Nathanael, He spoke a word of knowledge to Nathanael telling him He had seen him sitting under a fig tree. Nathanael knew there was no way that Jesus could have seen him sitting under the fig tree, thus Nathanael believed that Jesus was the Son of God (John 1:47 & 48).
 

    Jesus answered and said to him [Nathanael], ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man‘” (John 1:51).

 
After Nathanael publicly, recognized Jesus as being the Son of God, the Lord gave him spiritual eyes to see how Jesus knew and operated in these supernatural gifts by giving him the gift of discerning of spirits (angels and demons) (ref. I Corinthians 12:10).
 
In 1995 we were asked to go on television by a friend who worked at LeSea Broadcasting. This individual and his wife became friends of ours after they traveled from Hawaii to Fort Worth, Texas to meet with Andrea and me to receive a word from the Lord. While we ate dinner in a crowded restaurant, he and his wife began to tell us about all of their problems. They were destitute; they had lost everything and did not know where to go or what to do. I had brought a small tape recorder and a blank tape to record their prophecy. It was not long before I received the message the Lord had for this man and his wife.
 
The spirit told me to tell them to go back to Hawaii. There would be someone there to meet them who would give them a place to live. This portion of the word was not too difficult to believe, but the next part was. He was also to go on Christian television and begin to pray for people over the air.
 
He and his wife flew home to Hawaii shortly after our visit. Just as God had said, they were met at the airport by a friend and were given a place to live, rent free. The second part of the prophecy was fulfilled within weeks of their returning home. This man had no money; however, he was still able to start a TV program, to be aired weekly. Within the first few months he was unable to pay the expenses for his program and went off the air. Stressed out, he sent in his last $50.00 for a prophecy tape and waited for his word.
 
The word he received was, “This very day things will change.” The day he received his prophecy, he also received a phone call from the television station. The station asked if he would start up his program again, but this time as a paid employee of the station so that his television program would not cost him anything. What a blessing it was for this family in Hawaii!
 
I have shared this story in order to set the stage on how the Holy Spirit took us through an awesome spiritual journey. Becoming friends with this television minister became a wonderful blessing. Eventually, he asked if I would produce a program to be aired on LeSea’s Network of television stations. We started our program the first part of 1996 with teachings and prophecies to the viewers. Within a few months, they asked if I would sign a contract placing our program on all eight stations and the satellite LeSea owned. I called PMT’s trustees to conduct a meeting regarding this request of LeSea. The board of trustees talked about the lack of funds and discussed whether we could afford to air a television program. We all agreed this was not a good time to accept LeSea’s offer.
 
Just before we were to take a vote, Andrea spoke up and said the Spirit had told her we were to go on all of LeSea’s stations. Now, you have to have known Andrea to know how remarkable this was; she was a very conservative woman and did not take many risks. However, if she heard the voice of God to do something she would not hesitate to do it. All of us in the meeting knew that she had just heard God. Our planning and guessing would not give us the answer we needed to know what God wanted us to do in this situation. The Lord had sent His messenger just in time and we gave LeSea our answer that day. I immediately called my minister friend in Hawaii who worked for the station and told him we would go on all 8 stations plus the satellite programing.
 
Our Lord truly is blessing His people with His Angels, making the way for His Word to come to pass for those who believe.
 

Written by Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet

How to Test the Spirits

How to Test the Spirits



 

In 1995, I had the privilege of going to Hawaii and ministering for three weeks. During my stay, I was asked to be interviewed on two television programs. In the last twenty minutes of the first program, the station opened up the phone lines for viewers to call in for personal prophecy. The station manager was shocked when, within a twenty-minute span, 78 viewers were waiting on the line for their word.
 
The next day the manager had me come back and wanted to give more time for people to call. With eleven telephones manned in the station, we answered 256 phone calls in forty-two minutes. It was obvious the people in Hawaii were hungry for spiritual direction.
 
Being new to Hawaii, I did not know that the islands were also a Mecca for the psychics. It wasn’t long before I was confronted by three psychics, one man and two women, after an evening church service. The male psychic started the conversation by saying I had caused quite a stir, and then he asked if I would not say anything against the psychics. I told him that I could not be silent about what they were doing to the people. He responded that he was a Jew. He said he knew that the Bible says to know men by their fruit and he believed what they were doing was for the good of the people.
 
I told this man that, being a Jew, he should know about the curses laid upon those who seek mediums and psychics and furthermore that the fruit he bore did not come from the same tree as my fruit. He responded with a metaphor, saying that he had a refrigerator which he used every day although he didn’t know how it works. I said, “You may not know how it works, but if you were a repair man you would know everything about it. If you are going to practice in the spirit realm, you better know what spirit you are dealing with.” They turned and left the church and I never heard from them again.
 
Just because you may know of things to come, does not necessarily mean that you have heard from God. If what you heard truly is from God and you do not give Him the credit, you will be no better than a psychic. The scriptures tell us to test the spirits and know that they are of God.
 

    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (I John 4:1).

 
In the early church, Apostle Paul and Prophet Silas had an encounter with a Psychic. The way they handled the problem should be our example for today. It was a day like any other in which Apostle Paul and Prophet Silas were going to pray. On their way, they were met by a fortune teller who was possessed by the spirit of divination. She followed Paul and Silas crying out, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation” (Acts 16:16). Now that was not a bad thing to say about Paul and Silas, but they knew by what spirit she was speaking.
 
This went on for many days, finally Paul who was greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” The spirit was cast out of her and she could no longer profit her masters by telling them of things to come. The spirit of the psychic had been removed.
 
Paul and Silas were not the only ministers of God in the early church who had encounters with Psychics. We find that Apostles Peter and Barnabas were summoned by Bar-Jesus, a sorcerer and a Jew, to give a word from God to the Proconsul. As Paul and Barnabas traveled to the Proconsul, they were met by a man named Elymas, a Psychic who practiced sorcery. Elymas tried to stop Paul and Barnabas from witnessing and converting the Proconsul to Christianity.
 

    Then Paul rose up full of the Holy Spirit, looked intently at Elymas and said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.” And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand. The Proconsul, astonished by the teaching of the Lord, believed when he saw what had been done” (Acts 13:6-12).

 
There is an encounter which Peter had that is not recorded in the Bible. We do not know the truth of this event, but I thought I would pass on this record of history to you.
 
Peter was in Rome to refute the apparent miracles of a false messiah, Simon Magus. As a massive crowd awaited the outcome, Simon, who had won the initial skirmishes, was now pushed to the brink and boasted he would prove his divinity by flying “up unto God.” Leaping from a wooden tower, the Magus [magician] aided either by magic spells or by demons, sailed across the sky, seemingly victorious. The crowd looked to Peter for his reaction.
 
The Apostle implored the Lord Jesus to have Simon “fall from the height and be disabled; and let him not die but…break his leg in three places.” The impostor plummeted to the ground. He was carried off, his leg broken in three places, at last humiliated. This tale, from the apocryphal Acts of Peter, is one of many Simon Magus stories (“After Jesus”, Readers Digest).
 

    Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever
    (Hebrews 13:8).

 
We still have the power today to call upon the name of Jesus when His glory is being tested by the false prophets, which are the psychics of today.
 
 

Powers of Angels

 
The manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is a sign from God that He is alive and watching over us. You may have never thought of it this way, but I learned this truth from the Holy Spirit.
 
Angels are ministering for us as we operate in these gifts. When you are slain in the spirit it can feel like someone physically pushed you down or clipped you behind the knees. This is an Angel of the Lord doing the work of the Holy Spirit. Have you noticed that some ministers demonstrate more of the gifts in their ministry than others?
 
This is because they have more angels appointed to them than some of the other ministers. When ministering, you begin to recognize the presence of the various angels. This is one way we know what gift the Holy Spirit will have us operate in next. The presence of the ministering spirit that slays people in the Holy Ghost is different from the ministering spirit that brings the gift of healings.
 
There are various gifts and ministry functions imparted by God appointed to different people. One of these functions is the gift of healings, not healing but HEALINGS. It is plural.
 

    And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.” (I Corinthians 12:28)

 
There are angels that have different powers over disease and sickness, just as Gabriel has different powers than Michael, the Archangel.
 
I have seen people get frustrated and turn from using the gift God has given them. At times they would pray for the sick and they would be healed and other times they would not. Out of frustration they gave it up all together.
 
We are to perfect the gift by using it until we find out the measure of its power. What power does the ministering spirit have that is appointed to you?
 
To experience the accuracy of any gift you must first find your calling. When you know your calling and begin following its course, then you can focus on your gift. Most people want to just move in their gift, but do not have a clue what their calling is. If you do not follow your calling, your angel is not obligated to minister for you, hence no manifestation of the gifts.
 
Your calling may be evangelism, teaching faith, hearing God, feeding the poor, helping orphanages or visiting prisoners. Whatever you are called of God to do, He is faithful to endorse it by signs and wonders following after you. However, if we are not willing to do what God has called us to do then He is not bound to send His Angels to minister for us. Once you have clarity what your calling is, begin moving out on what you know.
 
When dealing with the prophetic, angels are a vital part in seeing the word delivered with power. Angels are sent to signify and clarify what God’s purpose is for His people and for the lost.
 
The book of Revelation was given to John by an angel. Prophets of today cannot deny that prophecy, words of knowledge, words of wisdom are given to them in part by angels. To deny that His angels are speaking to us today would be to say that the Holy Scriptures are a lie.
 

    ”’Then he [the angel] said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place‘” (Revelation 22:6).

 

Written by Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet

Living the Abundant Life

Living the Abundant Life



 

And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given” (Matthew 13:10-11).
 
Unbelievers cannot understand us, for they only have the knowledge of this world. They do not know where we are coming from or what is going on within us. All they see is the outer shell. They think we have lost our minds or just stupid.
 
We know we are peculiar in the name of Christ. We have a life that they could only hope for. It is only by the grace of God that we have what we have. It was by His choice that He chose us and we received Him as our Lord and Savior.
 
Understanding the Abundant Life
There are people who reject eternal life and chose to only live the way of the world. They rejected the conviction of the Holy Spirit and have found themselves miserable, though some have returned crying out to God to receive them. When that door opens, you better go through it right away. You do not choose when to be born-again; that choice is God’s. It is only when God opens the door for you that you can truly come in. But when God closes the door, no man can open it for you. When you feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit upon you, you cannot afford to reject His calling. Many have lived a lukewarm life for Christ, denying Him full control of their life thus losing in the exchange His gift of eternal life. “So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth” (Revelation 3:16).
 
Then He said to them, ‘Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him’” (Mark 4:24-25).
 
This verse is talking about the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus said, when you pray, go to the Father in reverence, and when you receive the revelation from heaven and act upon it you will have the abundant life. Many people refer to the abundant life spoken of in the book of Acts, but they do not have an abundant life. They don’t understand why Satan has entered into their lives to steal, kill and destroy them. They question why these things happen to them but do not understand that there is a lack of obedience.
 
The Key is Obedience
………..if you will crucify the flesh and not reason it within your soul…you will have the abundance and God will continue to bless you over and over again.
 
Obedience requires self-humiliation, humbling yourself to Christ in order for the obedience to actually work in your life. When Christ asks you to do something, you may fight it within yourself. There is a warring between the flesh and the spirit. But if you will crucify the flesh and not reason it within your soul (mind, will and emotion), don’t weigh it out, just do it. You will have the abundance of God, and He will continue to bless you over and over again.
 
Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; for the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear” (Matthew 13:13-16).
 
This is not about the physical eyes and physical ears. This is about visions and hearing in the realm of the spirit, for that is where Christ lives. That is why the Lord prayed so much, to receive what God the Father wanted Him to do next.
 
Jesus waited four days before he went to the tomb of Lazarus. He could not go on the second or the third day. It wouldn’t have worked. It had to be in God’s timing. It had to be when God the Father said, “Go.”
 
Abundance Comes by Living as Christ
The keys of heaven and earth have been given to Christ Jesus. He sits on the right hand of the all mighty, making intercession for you and me. What does this mean? Why is He praying for us now? Christ Jesus is making intercession for us so that we will know what to do.
 
What is miraculous about the mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven is that He is omnipresent. God can deal with our problems all at the same time in totally different areas in each of our lives. People say that they do not hear from God. But God speaks to everybody! They are just dull of hearing. Remember when Jesus was talking about men who went into the synagogue daily and read from the scriptures. They knew the word given in the Old Testament. They knew the prophecy of Isaiah referred to the Messiah in the verse, but they did not know that Jesus was the Messiah. Why? Because He did not come to them in the manner in which they believed He was to come. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, and shortly after His birth an angel came to Joseph and Mary to tell them to leave the country because King Herod wanted Him killed. After King Herod’s death the angel came back and told Joseph and Mary that it was safe to return. Thus they called Jesus a Nazarene and not a Jew; therefore, in their minds, He could not be the Messiah.
 
It is so easy to get so religious that you lose sight of who you are serving in this life. You can get so proud, so haughty that you start to look down on everyone else in the world who has not received salvation through the grace of Christ. You can become so callous and dull of hearing that you cannot interpret one thing God is doing because you are judging it with a physical eye and a carnal mind.
 
Do not judge everyone around you by what is happening in your life. For instance, when someone is delivered from smoking, don’t be tempted to point a finger and scold the smokers who have not received the grace from God so they too could be delivered from this bondage. Do not judge everyone around you by what is happening in your life. The quickest way to lose God’s gift of grace working in your life is to judge someone else who has not received an equal measure of grace. Judging another person can easily cause you to lose your God given grace.
 
Signs & Wonders
Be careful about being “religious.” Many Christians fall into the trap of condemning those who do not know or respect our Lord Jesus and miss the blessing that the Lord wanted to bring to that person.
 
All Jesus wants us to do is be obedient. If you are where Jesus wants you to be at the right time and the right place, you will see signs and wonders and the unbelievers will believe because of your obedience. People want to see the “stuff.” They want to experience the power of God, but they are not willing to yield to God. We want to see God move more in the church, but how are we going to do that?
 
Jesus Christ is not in the entertainment business. Don’t think that we are going to be entertained by the Holy Spirit. The gifts are not for that purpose. The signs and wonders are for those who need to see so that they too may believe.
 
Many times we are surrounded by those who need Jesus Christ but are not Christian. They need a miracle in their lives. That is the time to witness the signs and wonders, by putting God on the line. That is the time when God wants to show His best. You can say to them in faith, “My God will fix your problem if you give your life to Him. Do you think you can heal yourself? Then go your own way, but if you want God to heal you then give yourself to Jesus right away.” Then watch and see what God will do. This is what it is all about! Even prophecies, words of knowledge and wisdom are for those who need to hear His prophetic word so that they may believe.
 
Every prophetic word has a purpose: to reveal that if God can speak to me about you then you should believe that He will speak directly to you. Christ will reveal to you that the prophetic word given is the truth. “The gift and callings of God is irrevocable” (Romans 11:23). The reason the Holy Spirit gives us the gift of prophecy is to edify, exhort and build up the church, giving life to the members as well as spiritual gifts, healings, guidance, direction, confirmation and the list goes on.
 
There are many who have the gift of healings. (ref. First Corinthians 12:9,28 &30) “Healings” is plural. Each one of us has a gift for different healings. One might be able to pray and remove headaches. Another may have the gift for healing diabetes but not headaches. Each person needs to find out their particular healing gift. Many get frustrated because of ignorance. We do not understand all the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven; however, we can learn our part as we use the gifts God has trusted us with.
 
There is a “vein” that you need to flow from in the body of Christ so that your gift works 100% of the time. If you preach about hearing God, they will hear God. If you preach about healing, they will be healed. And if you preach about demons, guess what? They will receive demons. I preach so that people are encouraged and may be introduced to what God wants to do in His Kingdom. It does not matter how long they have been a Christian. They can be present in the natural but not yet arrived in the spiritual.
 
You do not need to be a biblical scholar to be able to move in the Holy Spirit. Some of the most anointed people are those who cannot read or write. God chooses the foolish. He does not choose the noble or the wise, but the willing, the yielded. This is what God wants. Many people are waiting for God to move in their lives after they finish reading all the books of the Bible. Don’t worship the book! Worship the one the book is about. It is so easy to fall into that trap. There is so much more to learn about Jesus and much more He wants to do through us.
 
We need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit so that we will know what He is saying without laboring. The only way this happens is to turn off the world and turn up the voice of Christ. It is so easy to listen to the spirit of fear. But the word says do not entertain the devil and he will flee. That means not to entertain him in your thoughts. Resist the devil and he will flee. Do not listen to the voice of the devil when he brings fear into your life; turn quickly from him and put your thoughts upon what God has told you.
 
Seek God and ask Him what you are to do and you will receive the revelation on how to get out of a bad situation, but you must humble yourself to Him. This means not to think about it just believe it when He speaks to you. There is always hope and a lot more of it than you probably realize. Know who you are in Christ. Get out of your personal identity crisis and stop trying to be something you’re not. Rather, find out who God created you to be, and that alone will change your life. After all, that is the abundant life He has promised you. So be it. Amen!~
 

Written by Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet

Apostolic Mandate-Call for the Light of Truth

Apostolic Mandate-Call for the Light of Truth



 

Show Notes

 
• John 14:17-18
The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you, I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

 
Declare and Decree to those Who Live to Serve the Masters of this World:
• John 8:23
You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

 
• John 14:30
I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.

 
• Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

 
• 1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
 

 

Written by Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet

How to Get Your Breakthrough in 2018

How to Get Your Breakthrough in 2018



 

Show Notes

Pray this Way for Your Prayers Will be Heard:
• Start by Hallowing Our God: (Worshiping God, Yahweh, Father, El Shaddai, Almighty, Master, Jehovah, Holy Spirit, Yahshua, Jesus, Elohim; He also answers to many more names that are not in this listed)

    1. Reverently Worship Him in Song and/or Instrument

    2. Remind Him of a time He helped You, (tell it like a story)

 
Then Make Your Petition Known in this Manner:
• Make a Formal Request to our Father: (spoken or written)

    1. Do NOT tell Him what to Do (or how to fix your problem)

    2. Do NOT Complain about Your Life or anything else

    3. Simply ask Father what you’re to Do (what to do about the problem)

 
Begin to Usher in Your Angels to Do His Word:
• Call in His Angels by Praying in Tongues (Praying in the Spirit)

    1. Before You begin Praying in the Spirit (ask the Holy Spirit to make your mind fruitful of the things you do not understand)

    2. If Do Not have Your Heavenly Language (speak in an unknown language until you receive it)

    3. As You Pray in the Spirit God will Use Your Groanings to send out Angels to do His Word.

      Bless the Lord, you His angels,
      Who excel in strength, who do His word,
      Heeding the voice of His word” (Psalm 103:20)
      .

 
Pray in the Spirit & Pray in Your Understanding:
• The Spirit Will Speak for Us with Strange Groanings

    1. “For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26).

• The Purpose for Speaking in Tongues is to Hear God

    2. “For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, to whom He said, ‘This is the rest with which you may cause the weary to rest,’ and ‘This is the refreshing’; Yet they would not hear” (Isaiah 28:11-12). (ref. 1 Cor. 14:21)

 
After You’ve Prayed Through Wait for His Word & Obey:
• The Angel of God will Bring You His Answer

    1. “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31)

• Speak nor Think about the Problem You’ve Given to God

    2. “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10)!

• Do Nothing about the Problem; Wait for His Answer and It Will Come at a Time You Least Expect It

    3. “Then (Jesus) said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use (Obey), it will be measured to you (Prosperity); and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have (Disobeys), even what he has will be taken away from him” (Mark 4:24-25).

 
Obey the Voice of God and You’ll Prosper in All Things:
• If You Obey His Voice Blessings Shall Overtake You

    4. “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God: (Deuteronomy 28:1-2)

• When You “Pray, Hear & Obey” Good Things Always Happen:

    5. “Therefore, humble (Yield to His Will) yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in DUE TIME, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:6-7).

 

Written by Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet


 
The Angel Spoke
 

    Therefore, we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him” (Hebrews 2:1-3 NKJV)

 
I have been blessed to have experienced a number of angelic encounters along this wonderful journey with our Lord and Savior, and I have a couple of stories to share. Once an angel appeared to me, and for the first time I experienced an angel speak to me.
 
I will start from the beginning: I was in my study busy straightening up picking up books and magazines that I had been going through for the past week when all of sudden a form started taking shape in my doorway. It is rather difficult to explain how it took shape but if you remember the old popular TV series “Star Trek” it might help you understand how the angel appeared, if you can remember how they in the TV program were always being “beamed up” by Scotty. Well, that was exactly what it looked like, and it did not take very long for all the digital pieces to fill in the empty space that quickly became the form of the angel.
 
He was so tall I could not see his face because it was hidden behind the top part of the door casing. He did move but not very much; he just straightened up a little after he completed his transformation. I was scared and didn’t know if this was an angel from God or a demon taking on the appearance of an angel. Then he spoke to me saying, “I will tell you what you need to know and I will prosper you.” Well, that settled it; he had to be a demon. You see, back then my doctrine was much different than now and we did not believe that ministers were to have anything, especially money. The poorer you were the more spiritual you became. Anytime we had more than we needed for a day or so we gave it away lest it find a way into our hearts. Without even thinking I raised my voice stuck out my pointed finger and rebuked the demon/angel and he vanished faster than he had arrived.
 
Immediately, I began pulling all my ministry books and Bible out and began preparing a message entitled, “The Spirit of Divination”. The message started with this verse:
 

    Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling” (Acts 16:16).

 
You see, I knew this scripture well because I had been leading a campaign coming against the 900 number psychics, and I just knew this had to be the same spirit that wanted to get into me. I was determined to keep him out and chase him far away from me.
 
At the time we had a Saturday morning radio program, and I preached against that foul spirit live over the radio. Then that night I was scheduled to preach a conference at the Dallas Convention hall by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, preaching the second part of the series. The next morning, I preached the third and final sermon completing the three-part series. After we had the series “Spirit of Divination” completed and nicely package we began to offer the series in our newsletter.
 
A few weeks had gone by and we seemingly supernaturally started losing most our supporters and money to pay bills stopped coming in. This all happened in 1993, just before the Thanksgiving holidays. We were flat broke with no food. Attendance in our little church was dwindling, and I was forced to go to the local food bank just so we could have a few groceries. My wife had just given birth to little Savannah and we were getting scared. Of course, I had been praying my heart out to God for answers, but the heavens seemed to be closed up. After one of our evening services as I was walking across the parking lot and God spoke. He said, “If you are going to preach about demons then let the demons support you; I called you to preach about hearing Me and My Word.” Well that is all I needed to know, so I thought.
 
The next morning, I told God I would destroy the master tapes to this message about the spirit of divination and called everyone requesting they burn their tapes too. Then I began to plead with Him to help me and after a day or two He spoke these words; “I sent you the one to help you and you ran him off.” I knew I had messed up big time.
 
That night I lay awake in our bed musing before the Holy Spirit, looking for a way I could get this angel back. Suddenly the light went off and I had a plan. You know how when you walk by a place there is known evil activity going on and you can feel the presence of demons? Well, my theory was that angels must hang around places where God and His people gather. It was four o’clock in the morning, and I jumped out of the bed waking my wife telling her I was going to the Tabernacle. She wanted to know why but fell back to sleep as I excitedly told her about my plan. I knew that if I could get a word of prophecy for myself the angels would have to do His Word.
 

    Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word” (Psalm 103:20).

 
Preaching to the Angels
 
I had finally found God and His revelation and the answer to why everything in my life was falling apart. He had sent me an angel, which I mistook to be a demon and ran him off, big mistake. God had sent the angel who spoke to me these words: “I will tell you what you need to know and I will prosper you.” Knowing that I needed a plan on how to make repentance and get the angel back. I needed desperately to experience the fulfillment of verses in Hebrews 1:13, 14. God graciously allowed me the insight of what I needed to do. That was to go the Tabernacle and preach to the angels until I got a word of prophecy for myself.
 

    But to which of the angels has He ever said: “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool?” Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:13, 14)

 
When I got to the Tabernacle, I rummaged around in the office looking for a blank tape to put in the recorder, because I wanted to have a copy of my prophecy. I had been doing a lot of studying on angels after this experience. I figured if they are sent to us from God we best know something about them. As I made my way to the pulpit, where the tape recording system was, I put the blank tape in the recorder. My theory was that God’s angels could always be found wherever God’s people gathered. Knowing from scripture that whatever the Lord spoke in heaven had to manifest on earth as it is written: “Your kingdom come. Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
 
All I had to do was speak whatever He was saying from heaven and His angels would have to go do His word. The Angelic hosts of God have been commanded to do His will on earth, as it has been proclaimed in heaven. This is a huge breakthrough for the body of Christ. If you can find God and His Word and you speak His word on earth as it has been spoken from the throne of God, His angels will go do His Word.
 

    Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His Word, heeding the voice of His Word” (Psalm 103:20).

 
It does not matter whose voice it is that is speaking. After His Word has been sent down from heaven all that matters is that His Word is proclaimed; then everything will change for His angels will do His Word.
 
With that in mind and the tape in the recorder, with the sound system live throughout the sanctuary, I began to preach the message from my heart. Not seeing one angel sitting in the pews I continued to preach as if the room was packed out. Finally, His Word came, delivered by the angel that had been appointed unto me a few years prior. This angel is God’s messenger appointed to minister for me, ascending and descending from His throne delivering His Prophetic Word for whomever is in need of a Word from God. This night the Word was for ME!
 
I can just imagine what my angel thought when he landed in the Tabernacle sanctuary and saw all these other angels filling up the room. “What are you guys all doing here?” With a resounding reply, “Waiting on His Word so we know what to do.” Maybe it doesn’t happen exactly that way, but you get the idea.
 
Now for the final results and blessing from all my praying, hearing and obeying. Satisfied that I had my Word of Prophecy I shut everything off and went home, leaving the Tabernacle knowing in my Spirit it is finished. I had done all that I could do; it was now time to sit back a patiently wait upon His Word to do the work. Two weeks had gone by and we still had faith that His Word was going to work for us. Then the day finally came.
 
Someone was at the door as I opened it there stood a middle-aged man in a suit and tie. He introduced himself, and all I remember is that his first name was Harold, this all occurred during the autumn of 1993. I invited him into are humble little home and he sat down. Without hesitation he began to state his reason for coming to visit us without introduction. He asked if I knew of a list of men who I had played high school football with and said he represented them. We talked about each one and we had fond memories of the “good ole days”. Then he got to the point of his coming as he reached into his coat pocket and pulled out a check for $50,000.00. I was floored, utterly shocked, needless to say. It was evident the angel God had originally sent to me that I earlier ran off was back. The evidence can only be found in the favor of God’s unrelenting love and grace. From that time forward, this ministering spirit has been there for this ministry many times over.

 

Written by Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet

Let’s Talk About Prayer

Let’s Talk About Prayer



 

Show Notes

Pray in Agreement

• Matthew 18:19-20 (NKJV)

    Again, I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
    For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.

 
Pray Scripture

• This type of prayer was practiced by many in the early Word of Faith movement
 
Pray Amiss

• James 4:3 (NKJV)

    You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.

 
Pray the Prayer of Faith

• James 5:15 (NKJV)

    And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

 
Effectual Prayer

• James 5:15-17 (NKJV)

    And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.

 

Written by Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet

God with Us

God with Us



Then Joseph, Mary’s husband, knew that his wife was pregnant and he needed to protect her reputation. “While he thought about these things, behold, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you and your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:20-21)
 
There is no one in history that has been given more names or titles than Jesus Christ. If you’ve read through the Bible carefully then you know what I mean. Throughout the pages of Holy Writ over 100 names and titles are given to Jesus. And whether He is called “Bright morning star, Wonderful Counselor, the Root of Jesse, the Alpha and the Omega, or the Lamb of God”, each of these names and titles is rich with meaning. They all say something significant about who Jesus is. However, there is one name that is very significant this time of year “Immanuel“. This name, which Matthew refers to in his Gospel (Matthew 1:23), was first given to Jesus by the prophet Isaiah 700 years before His birth (Isaiah 7:14). And this very special Christmas name, as Matthew tells us, means “God with us.” Jesus Christ, Yahshua is Immanuel,God with us,” and I’d like to share why this is so meaningful at Christmas time.
 

    Angel Proclaims His Purpose:
    “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

 

    Angel Declares the Prophecy:
    So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet (Isaiah 7:14), saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

 

    Angel Delivers His Name:
    “Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.” (Matthew 1:21-25)

 
When Paul preached to the pagans of Lystra (in Acts 14) He reminded them that the true God, the Creator, had always been with them, giving them witness of Himself by providing them with rains, fruitful seasons, and giving them food and glad hearts. Thus, God has always been with His creation in the sense that He, who is everywhere, has showered all mankind with blessings — despite their sin.
 

    Angel Delivers a Warning:
    “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.” (Matthew 2:13)

 
So great was His love for His fallen creation, for you and for me, that He left His glory to come here. And through His perfect life and death on the cross He broke down the wall of separation that our sin had built and reconciled us to Himself; as it is written “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them.” (2 Co. 5:19). Through Jesus Christ, Immanuel, our sins are forgiven and we have fellowship with our Creator again.
 

    Angel Clears the Way:
    “…when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the young Child’s life are dead.” (Matthew 2:19-20)

 
Immanuel, in this one name, everything mankind needs and the entire plan of God’s salvation is culminated. How blessed we are that Jesus Christ, Yahshua became Immanuel, God with us. May His Angles be all about you and your family during this special Holy Day.
 

Written by Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet