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.
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 complete 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 mighty 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 messages.” 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 call 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 (NKJV)
When I got to the Tabernacle, I rummaged around in the office looking for a blank tape to put in the recorded because I wanted to have a copy of my prophecy. I had been doing a lot of studying on angels after this experience. Hey, 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 I was… to be continued next week.
Kent Simpson, Prophetic Pastor
aka, “The Mail Order Prophet”
Comments and Testimonials
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Dear Kent Simpson,
I received a word from you in 1996; it was a Word that literally saved my life. Let me explain.
In 1996 my step daughter lived with her mother. Now throughout the years this woman had tried to destroy my husband and myself. In that year she had us in court 3 times in 8 months and we lost every time even though right was on our side. The judge believed that if a woman has her children she can have whatever she wants. I had been standing firm that the Lord would see us through and He did that with our finances. Well the last time that we went to court, she won again. We had already paid out over 32,000 dollars. Don’t ask me how but we did.
Well the day I got the call from our attorney that we lost again, the devil hit me hard. I hung up the phone and thought if this is what life is like I don’t want to live it anymore. I called my mom and that is really the last thing I remember. She will tell you that she came straight over, found me in the pasture. Got me up and somehow got me in the house. My house was a mess. I had thrown a lot of things around. She got me in bed and was praying. I was willing myself to die. I wanted to die. I didn’t want to live anymore. I couldn’t take everything that was happening anymore. I knew what was happening to me, I was dying. My pulse rate was off and on. I told my mom goodbye and when my husband got home I asked him to call my dad so that I could say goodbye. My dad didn’t even recognize my husband’s voice when he called. My mom called a good friend of mine that is a doctor and she wanted them to take me to the ER so that I could be admitted to a mental hospital. I refused.
The Lord told my mom, remember the tape. My mom had given you my name about a week before all this took place and it came in the mail that very day. My mom ran to her purse and got the tape and placed it in the tape player above my head. Well here is what that tape said:
Daughter when you are laying on your back with no hope or will to survive I will raise you up and place you on the solid rock. I created you for great things and you will accomplish what I have called you to do.
The change in me was immediate. My pulse became regular and I looked around at everyone and said I was hungry. My life has not been the same since that day. I want to thank you for listening to our Father and sending that tape that day. I would not be here if you had not done so. Thank you is not enough. I praise God daily for my life and enjoying living this life.