“My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience” (James 5:10 NKJV).
Walking in the office of the prophet is not all bad. It does have its high points. As long as you stay dedicated to seeking God, controlling your emotions and personal thoughts, you will be found to be a useful instrument of God for His people.
The life blood of any caring prophet is the testimonies cataloged in their ministry portfolio. Without the continual positive reports coming in from the people of God, you feel the prophetic stream within drying up, leaving you a parched and lonely vessel. However, each report confirming that you have heard God clearly brings a new and fresh anointing, giving you the boldness to go deeper when seeking God for the next batch of requests.
“He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward” (Matthew 10:41a NKJV).
We all agree that Jesus was and always will be “The Prophet.” There are Major and Minor Prophets, but Jesus is “The Prophet”, the ultimate Word of God. Therefore, this verse to me would make more sense if the Scripture read: “He who receives a prophet in the name of “The Prophet” (referring to Jesus), rather than “a prophet in the name of a prophet”. To receive a Word from a prophet that came from “The Prophet,” Christ Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords, would be easier to understand. Wouldn’t this mean much more to you? If the reward comes from “The Prophet” (Jesus), not just any old prophet, but from Him, the Word of God.
“Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper” (2 Chronicles 20:20 NKJV).
Another reason to receive prophets in the Name of “The Prophet” is the reward of prosperity. The word “prosperity” is defined as “help along the journey.” There will be many times in life’s travels that you will need a prophet to help you find your way back into the flowing grace of God’s prosperity. We all know how easy it is to get off track and lose sight of where we are headed. That is another reason why God has given His Church prophets.
“And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings” (1 Corinthians 12:28 NKJV).
Over the years, I have found it very difficult to work in the local church as a prophet. I have tried the fivefold ministry, threefold ministry and a few other formulas, none seemed to work. The problems were always the same. Either the pastor or someone with a dynamic personality would take control. Limiting what you could say and what you could not say when giving a prophetic word as if taking over the Holy Spirit’s job. The Bible calls this type of a prophet a hireling; one who is paid to speak on behalf of their employer and not their creator.
Another popular personality would always seem to rise to the occasion, ‘the jealous one’. This would be a person who felt they were not receiving enough attention, as a result they would vow to do everything they could to run the prophet out of the congregation.
Finally, after much prayer and seeking Him for answers, He gave me the reason why it was not working in the local body of believers. First of all, it was not in the format of fivefold or threefold, but rather the answer was in the true understanding of what the Church is supposed to be and not what we have made it to be.
Over the years, our daily language has painted a picture of what we think the church is. Like, “I got saved and began to go to church.” Another cliché is: “What church do you belong to?” There are countless others, but the fact is there is only one Church, and it is neither a denomination nor non-denomination. The people of God are the Church and the Kingdom of God on earth.
When I study the Old Testament prophets of God, they were not found in the temples or synagogues. They were far away from the crowd and were seeking the face of God. When the people saw the prophet or prophets of God coming down from the high places, they were all ears to hear what God was now saying through the prophets. Another thing when you are with the fellowship of the local body of believers and someone needs a word from God, and you are asked to give them a word you will discover your prophetic word has no power, why? The reason is twofold. First, if you are the prophet of the house of God you will have to sort out what you are hearing is from God or something you already knew about the person. You begin to question yourself asking; “Is this something I overheard or is my personal knowledge of the person influencing my words? The second part is the recipient of the word will question in their mind if someone told the prophet about their personal life or about the problem they were experiencing which drastically diminishes the power of the word it will have doubt and disbelief written all over it.
However, if the prophet is a total stranger ministering in the house of God you would know right away if they were hearing God because they would know the things that were speaking were true or not. This is another reason why standing alone as a prophet of God is important for the people. The sacrifice sometimes is hard but well worth the reward in knowing that you are truly helping His people by accurately hearing the pure and clear word from God.
“A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house” (Mark 6:4 NKJV).
Birthing of the Prophetic Gift
“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 local body of believers 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 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 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 for the night 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. 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 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 in such great length, 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 whatever God wanted me to know about each person I spoke to. God had thrown me into the river knowing I would have to quickly learn to swim, and I have not stopped since that day.
“Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation” (Hebrews 1:14 NKJV)?
Who Can Prophesy, Kent Simpson
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Comments and Testimonies
I love it! This message on Angels is so awesome! I am believing for my Angel of Fragrance to come and minister through me. It will happen – I have His Word! Thank God you are our Mail-Order Prophet. But you are more than that to me, you are my Elijah. I thank God for you. I need this more than you know. My heart cries out for all that you teach and I am not letting go until God blesses me. Where you look, that’s where you go. And I’m looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. I too want all of the gifts operating in my life. We need them all. The world needs them. And I’m believing that even as I write my Angel is with me and it’s just a matter of time before he shows off and does God’s word.
Rejoicing in the Truth,
Dear Kent, my Brother in Christ Jesus…
Thank you so much for your humility to allow the LORD to use you in this way. Thank you for your obedience to Yeshua/Jesus… Thank you for being my brother.
Kent, I want to let you know that I have asked the LORD for many years to put His healing gift into my hands… The prophecy you sent from Him spoke very directly to that request…even to the point of telling me that His hands would be on my hands when I pray for healing for people. Many other words were spoken… Let me just say once again, thank you for being His vessel.
May the blessings of GOD that have been laid aside for you in this time come to you in great fullness and richness? You’re a blessing to me and to so many.
Hallelujah! OUR GOD REIGNS!
The Edified Woman
Good morning. This is a very powerful message which is an understanding that many should have. The messages that you send are very educational and this one in particular helps with understanding the Angels. God bless you.
I meant to tell you yesterday when I was editing this article that it REALLY helped me. All these years I thought the Heb scripture said “minister TO” instead of “minister FOR”. One word makes all the difference. It’s really strange how we learn so many scriptures wrong. And even when we read them we read them the wrong way we learned them. Amazing!
I want to talk to you more about this newsletter topic later.
Thanks, Prophet Kyle Miller, PHD
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When giving prophetic guidance and counseling it helps to know more about the person. The difference is when you receive a prophetic word from God He is telling you what He wants to say. When I am ministering in prophetic counseling He is giving me answers to what you need to know and what to do in order to receive the results you are looking for. When emailing or visiting over the phone most of the time God gives me the answers within seconds, if they are warranted questions. My understanding of this scripture below is different than what the Word of Faith movement taught me:
“For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
Anytime I am with someone or chatting via email or other ways I am listening to what God has to say. The is a totally different understanding of this verse rather than what Word of Faith has been teaching over the years; “Whatever we agree upon it will come to pass” one major flaw is the one person left out of this formula, GOD!
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In the past, I spent much of my time traveling to other countries, but ministering in distant places left me drained. I have decided to hang up my traveling shoes and focus upon those families who regularly support this ministry. It is time for me to develop long term relationships with the people who have a real desire to learn more about what God is doing today.
Since 1989, I have ministered to over 120,000 people via prophecy as of May 1995. I receive hundreds of prophecy requests each year and I will continue to send out personal prophecy via Audio Email and on CD’s to those who are seeking God.
In addition to the prophetic gift God has given me, the Lord has also directed me to become a Prophetic Pastor to those who will receive me. In this new capacity, I can sew prophetic seeds into the lives of those who want to prosper with me. If you will allow me to be your Prophetic Pastor, I will commit to be there for you, and help you prosper in spiritual and financial health and wealth.
In recent years, it has become almost impossible to reach me; my home telephone rings day and night. For this reason, I have started the Family Partners Telephone Access Card. The Access card allows Family Partners to reach me during times of trouble or when having difficulty finding God’s will when making tough decisions. When you use the Access card, I will seek God’s direction for you and help determine how God wants to meet your immediate needs.
3 John 2
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Receiving Your Personal Prophecy
Though a prophet may receive a monetary blessing when giving a person a word from God, he is not to be mistaken for a hireling. A prophet who is a hireling will give a false prophecy at the request of his financial provider for monetary gain.
In contrast to these false prophets, there are men of God who desire to only speak God’s words and to reveal God’s plans for the people. These men receive their spiritual blessing from God and their financial blessing from God’ people.
Old Testament Times
In the Old Testament we find that the Lord commanded Samuel, a prophet of God, to prophesy over a young man who would be coming his way around lunchtime. The Lord indicated that this young man’s name was Saul and he would be looking for his father’s lost donkeys.
I Samuel 9:6
Today’s Spiritual Guidance
As it was in the Old Testament it is today; it is not evil to seek a prophet for spiritual guidance or direction from God.
I Samuel 9:7
Then Saul’s servant said, “Look, I have here at hand one fourth of a shekel of silver. I will give that to the man of God, to tell us our way.”
I Samuel 9:8
In this and other scriptures throughout the Bible, God has shown us that we must support his prophets. These men of old had conviction that they must bless the prophet, Samuel, for his intercession. God wants His people to be cheerful in giving.
II Corinthians 9:6,7
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Prophet Kent of Prophetic Ministries Today can provide you with a personal audio tape or CD message.
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- Prophecy – revelation of things to come with or without one’s faith.
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