All Things Hidden Will be Revealed
It was almost 11:00 PM on a clear spring night in 1988. I was on my way to work at the all-night Texaco Gas & Food Mart located in Southlake, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, when I saw a large dark form in the sky. I stopped my pick-up and got out to look at what I initially thought was just a figment of my imagination. There was a huge craft moving very slowly a couple hundred feet over the tree line. It was flat black in color (ref. 2 Samuel 22:10) and had faint colored lights in its underbelly that dimmed off and on in a pulsating rhythm. (ref. Psalms 18:11-12). The lights were not bright. They did not even look like lights. I cannot describe their likeness because I have never seen anything like them before or since. The vessel (ref. 2 Samuel 22:11) had three tiers. The first tier was about five hundred feet long and approximately three hundred feet wide. Its shape was like a half circle that had the outer ends stretched back, taking the form of an ocean dwelling sting-ray (ref. 2 Samuel 22:12). Connected by a shaft just above it was a smaller platform that had the same shape. It was connected in such a way that it was at an angle behind and above the open area of the lower tier. The third tier was much smaller, extending far behind and above the second and first tier in a stair step formation. I heard music that was incomparable to anything I had ever heard before. The music and foreign sounds were coming from the lower tier. I could not see anyone, but I knew that on the top level sat a being that was looking out over the city. The enormous craft gently floated along blocking out the light from the moon and the stars as it flew over the city. I had stopped and stood outside my vehicle for a minute and then the craft begin to start gathering momentum after making a complete stop. Then in a flash the craft was gone. A small vapor trail followed it, as it left the atmosphere. The glowing trail it left behind vanished into the night as quickly as it had appeared.
I honestly thought I was losing my mind. The most sensible thing for me to do was not tell anyone about what I had seen. As I worked through the night thought about what I had seen. I always took my Bible to work so I began to search for an explanation of what it could have been. One scripture I found was in Ephesians 6:12.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
The vessel I saw was black like darkness and it was located in the heavens above, so I thought it had to be satan riding around looking for someone to devour. Whatever it was, I knew I could not tell anyone until I had uncovered the mystery of this sighting? Before this event I did not believe in these types of things. Today this vessel is no longer a mystery in my mind, because it has been identified biblically.
At 7:00 AM the morning shift worker came to relieve me. This fellow was not a Christian. I made every attempt to converse only on a business level with him. His language was foul and vulgar; he cursed every other word. I did not care to listen to him talk. However, on this particular morning he caught my attention. He said, “Man, did you see that space ship last night?” I froze in my tracks and asked him to repeat himself. I could not believe what I was hearing. He said, “Yeah man, it was even broadcast over the radio about a weird sighting over by the airport.” Hearing that he had seen it also and that it had been reported on the radio helped me know that I was not crazy. I now thought it had to be satan riding on this unknown craft because of the sources of confirmation.
As I drove home, I began to ask the Lord what we had seen. How was I able to hear the music and who was sitting on the top platform? Over the course of the next few months, I continued to ask the Lord for understanding about what I had seen that night. I knew that in the Bible it was recorded that Jesus said, “There is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.” (ref. Mark 4:22) Well, I desperately needed the light of revelation straight from the Lord on this matter. I knew not to ask any minister about what I had seen. They would surely think I had fallen out of my tree.
About eight months later, as I was praying one morning, the Holy Spirit told me that He was going to give me a gift on my birthday. Well, you can image all of the material things I envisioned the Holy Spirit was going to give me. It was just a few days until my birthday, so I was able to contain my thoughts and excitement to some degree. However, by the time my birthday came around, I had forgotten all about the gift the Holy Spirit had promised me. After prayer each morning, I would spend an hour or more reading my Bible. The morning of my birthday I was led by the Spirit to read Psalm 18. As I began to read the Holy Spirit said, “This is your birthday present.” I thought to myself, “WHAT! How can this be my birthday present? I cannot see anything here for me.” Then the Holy Spirit began to teach me, bringing back to my remembrance the night I saw the huge black craft. Below are the scriptures that God used to identify the unidentified flying object.
“The earth shook and trembled; The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken, Because He was angry. Smoke went up from His nostrils, and devouring fire from His mouth; COALS were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens also, and came down With DARKNESS under His feet. And He rode upon a CHERUB, and FLEW; He flew upon the WINGS of the wind. He made DARKNESS His secret place; His canopy around Him was DARK waters and thick CLOUDS of the skies. From the brightness before Him, His thick clouds passed with HAILSTONES and COALS of FIRE” (Psalm 18:7-12).
This may not seem like much to you, but just to know that what I had seen was not satan’s space craft, knowing this gave me great peace. To realize that I had a glimpsed of the same CHERUB that David had seen made me feel very honored. It was not by accident that the Lord mentioned so many times in these verses the darkness of His vessel. This reassured me that it was the Lord sitting upon the third platform of the craft (Ref. 2 Samuel 22:11) and that on the lower tier, the angels were praising Him in their heavenly language. I will never forget the sound of the praise and worship I heard coming from His cherub. The Holy Spirit continued to show me in the remainder of this chapter that David was surrounded by his enemies and was in need of a miracle. This is when the Lord came down from His throne like a screaming eagle riding upon His cherub sending fire like a laser from the glowing coals located under the belly of the craft. (ref. 2 Samuel 22:13-15) Destroying David’s enemy in this manner, the Lord revealed Himself in a way that few have ever seen. Plucking David from the battle ground and drawing him up to ride on the cherub delivering him to a safe place. (2 Samuel 22: 17-18)
Even though the Holy Spirit had so clearly taught me these things from Psalm 18, I still had the audacity to ask Him to confirm what He had just shown me. He said, “Go to 2 Samuel chapter 22.” There was the confirmation I needed to be sure that I was hearing from the Spirit of the Lord.
“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” (1 John 4:1).
II Samuel 22:1-18:
13. “From the brightness before Him coals of fire were kindled. 14. The LORD thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered His voice. 15. He sent out arrows and scattered them; lightning bolts, and He vanquished them. 16. Then the channels of the sea were seen, the foundations of the world were uncovered, at the rebuke of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of His nostrils.”
17. “He sent from above, He took me, he drew me out of many waters. 18. He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me; for they were too strong for me”
All things hidden will be revealed. God’s timing is not our timing. You must wait upon the Lord for the revelation. But He will reveal all things if you have the ear to hear the Spirit.
Do you have faith in our Lord to wait for the answers to your questions? Do you know that our Lord is in control and has all the answers? The Lord is waiting upon us to seek Him for all things we face in this life.
The question is not if He will answer you but will you seek Him for the answers. The question is not if He is ready but are you ready? All things hidden will be revealed. Are you ready for your revelation?
Written by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic ProphetReturn to the Newsletter Archives