Why Kim Clement Died
When I first heard the news about the passing of Prophet Kim Clement, I sitting at my laptop working. At 6:03am, I called into my prayerline and while looking at my phone, I noticed an email from the House of Destiny (Kim’s online church that I was a “member” of) sent at 5:53am entitled, “The Sad News of Kim’s Passing” and my face went dumb - I couldn’t process the words, and clicked the email thinking it was some sort of mistake.
But it wasn’t.
It read thusly:
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our beloved Kim has died and passed into Glory, and is now in the presence of his Lord, his best friend, Jesus. Kim was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and complications due to his diseased lungs, and his body was just too weak to combat the illness. The support and love that you have shown to Jane and the family throughout this 16-month journey has been crucial to them having the strength to withstand the fight. We are so very grateful, and we appreciate your continued prayers for the family as they face the upcoming days. Our hearts are broken, but we cannot mention his passing without honoring and celebrating the amazing life that Kim lived. His life and ministry were a testament to the love of Christ, imparting hope to everyone who heard his voice, and continuously stretching out his hand of generosity to those hurting and in need. Kim fought a good fight, finished the race, kept the faith, and is now embracing his exceedingly great reward in Heaven.
Plans and details for a Celebration of Life service will be posted soon. Thank you for standing with Kim, Jane, their family, and all of us here at the House of Destiny. We love and cherish each and every one of you, and together we will carry the vision.
“Kim Clement” was a named I’d heard often enough growing up while TBN was playing in the house, but I never really paid much attention to him. Then when I met my spiritual father, Apostle Guillermo Maldonado, and visited his church in June 2009, he gave me a DVD of his 2008 CAP (Confrencia Apostolica y Profetica//Apostolic and Prophetic Conference) wherein Prophet Kim was ministering and I was intrigued. His wild abandon and bold prophetic style drew me. Somehow, some way, I eventually began to watch The Den online and enjoyed it.
Surround Yourself with the Prophetic
Around January 2012, the Lord told me to surround myself with the prophetic. I knew that was the ministry I was called to, so it was a sound directive. That was when I truly started delving into his ministry along with John Paul Jackson’s and became a partner with the ministry and a member of the House of Destiny. I thoroughly enjoyed (and will continue to) the exuberant praise and worship that goes forth from The Den! Kim’s prophetic utterances were like none other. If you could take the sanctified wildness of Elijah and the passionate heart and musical anointing of David and place it into the body of a South African named after a piano, that was Kim Clement. I absolutely adored him! Had happy dreams of going to California and visiting The Den in person.
And then he got sick.
I couldn’t believe it. Not Prophet Kim! How? Why? And then with great intentions, yet poor summation and execution, a young prophet told the world - in short - why he thought Kim Clement was at fault for his own affliction.
There are no words for this accept that God is NOT the author of confusion. A little more wisdom, discretion, and accountability next time, sir.
You may wonder why I disagree with the summation of the prophet and it is because of this: First, why would God enable Kim to very literally hear and recite the councils of Hell, only to tell him to do nothing about it - and then punish him for doing something?
Again, God is NOT the author of confusion.
Allow me to share the dream below. And when I do, please understand that I do so for the purpose of your clarification and understanding, not for rehashing old hurts.
I walked into a large cave and as I turned the corner, there were four large principalities that were huddled together talking. They all wore different types of armor and did not notice my presence there as I stood behind a rock and watched them from around 100 feet away. As I listened to them, one of the principalities, who had “Iran and the Middle East” printed on its breast plate, stepped forward and said, “I want Kim Clement dead. He cannot keep prophesying about Iran and the Middle East.” The principalities began to laugh and it sent a chill up my spine that I don’t have words for. Immediately, that principality and 2 others left the cave.
There was one demonic principality that remained and it had, “Death” on its breastplate. As I focused my gaze toward it, it turned and looked at the cave wall behind its back. My eyes instantly fell on a list of names on the wall. Many of the names I did not recognize, but it was names of prophets specifically. One name I did recognize was John Paul Jackson. I said to the Lord in the dream, “Did John Paul Jackson die before his time? The Spirit said, “Yes”. I then said, “Where is Bob Jones name on the wall?” The Spirit said to me, “Bob Jones did not die before his time.”
Now, my second issue with the prophet’s interpretation of the dream is that both John Paul Jackson AND Kim Clement were in his dream. We know that John Paul tragically died in early 2015. Now Jeremiah Johnson (the dreamer) went on to discuss what he *felt* the Spirit of the Lord interpreted the dream to him as. That is where my disagreement comes in. I wholeheartedly believe the dream was of the Lord, yet I believe the instructions this young man sought to provide the Body of Christ with actually turned out to be counteractive and in fact, put a crack that turned into a shield of prayer covering over the life of Kim Clement. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
You’ll notice Johnson said:
There was one demonic principality that remained and it had, “Death” on its breastplate. As I focused my gaze toward it, it turned and looked at the cave wall behind its back. My eyes instantly fell on a list of names on the wall. Many of the names I did not recognize, but it was names of prophets specifically. One name I did recognize was John Paul Jackson. I said to the Lord in the dream, “Did John Paul Jackson die before his time? The Spirit said, “Yes”.
So we see that John Paul Jackson was plainly taken out before his time which I wholeheartedly and tragically agree with. He was supposed to live to be an old man. His hair may have been all white, and he was in his early 60s I believe, that but is not an old man in biblical terms. The span of a man’s life according to the Psalms is at least 70 or 80 years old in our current dispensation “by reason of strength,” (Psalm 90:10). But he had cancer and tragically died. Why? My summation is the exact opposite of the summation Jeremiah Johnson presents as Kim Clement’s reason for illness: in his Needless Casualties of War teachings, John Paul espoused that according to Psalm 115:16, it is not the domain of man [humanity] to war with principalities. This is the only thing I have ever heard my beloved John Paul Jackson teach that I disagreed with. Everything else was pure gold.
This teaching troubled me greatly and I remember talking to a mentor of mine about it and asking him what he thought. He said this to me: “If not us, who?” If we - the sons of God - aren’t called to deal with these devils, then who is? He went on to point out what the Apostle Paul taught in the Book of Ephesians:
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus… (Ephesians 2:4-6)
And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1:19-22)
So basically, if we are seated IN heavenly places IN Christ Who is ABOVE every principality and second heaven warfare, how can we NOT be called to deal with that which is below our feet? Please be led by the Spirit of God and employ wisdom and yes, work to change the hearts and minds of the people in a city and a region, yet God gave us the authority through His Son, Jesus Christ, to deal with these devils.
In short, I believe our beloved John Paul died because he did not believe it was his duty to deal with these devils in this manner. He had an A M A Z I N G anointing to deal with, evangelize, and disciple those who were in various aspects of the Occult and I believe it was precisely because of that that he was taken out. The devil attacked, but he didn’t fight back. A tragic loss to the Body of Christ. Which is precisely where the confusion in Johnson’s interpretation of his dream comes in.
John Paul’s name was on the list. God told Jeremiah in the dream that John Paul died before his time. Supposition confirmed. But Kim believed in dealing with spiritual wickedness in high places. God gave him prophetic words, strategies, and insight to those specific situations. Unlike Johnson claimed, Prophet Kim WAS authorized in the spirit to wage warfare.
So was the dream a warning? ABSOLUTELY? But not a warning against waging warfare. It was a warning that Death was making plans to take Kim before his time - which he did. But why?
A Weak, Divided Covering
In short, Prophet Kim was not covered in intercession to the extent that he needed to be. (It’s largely possible that John Paul was not either.) How did I arrive at this conclusion? Well, I certainly can’t claim any credit for it. I was on my regular prayerline Dr. Renny McLean - a wonderful, trusted man of God with an excellent track record for prophetic revelation and accuracy - and on it, he said that that Prophet Kim died because he was not properly covered in prayer. Far too many people were coming to him for a word, but they weren’t covering him in prayer.
And this is not on Jane (Kim’s wife). It’s not on his family. It’s not on his ministry team and I dare say, not on his friends. How could they cease to pray for and cover him? No, this one is on me. It’s on you. It’s on everyone in the Body of Christ who knew him and was blessed by him, but didn’t cover him to the extent that we should have. It’s on everyone who saw the accuracy and constancy of his ministry down through the years, but never bothered to pray. It’s on everyone - again, like me - who was swayed by the words and warning of this young prophet who either thought or entertained the thought that Kim might have been responsible for his own health attacks. It’s on everyone who judged and didn’t pray; whose tongues wagged, but didn’t declare the word of the Lord over his life.
This one’s on us.
And that’s exactly how I felt when I heard the news. “I didn’t pray enough. I didn’t pray hard enough. I didn’t pray long enough. I didn’t pray until I had a release.” Oh sure, I believed every word that Kim would get up and be “Kim 2.0,” better and more anointed and more fierce than he ever was before. But I didn’t use the legal rights God had given me to bind and loose a thing according to His Word to the extent that I should have.
I didn’t have the persistence of the widow with the judge who sought justice.
I got lazy.
Perhaps some of you did too.
But I’m not saying this to play the blame game. I’m saying this to put some fire in your bones and under your butt.
These generals need our prayer!!!
The angel(s) of our house - our pastors - need us to pray and send ministering angels to them; warring angels for them; guardian angels over them.
Our beloved leaders - spiritual parents and mentors alike - need the covering that only avilable, willing, submitted intercessors en masse can provide.
A dear supporter wrote me saying,
Did God ever intended for this warfare to be tackled alone? What would have happened if a body of believers coming together from different churches, putting aside all differences but have one goal and purpose, physically come together worshiping the Lord together? We have one Father, we have one Jesus, we have one Spirit -- not so and so ministries ... just the body of Christ. Do you think that might make a difference?
Yes, Charlene, it would have made a difference.
I thank each and every one of you who prayed a prayer for Kim. I am beyond grateful to those of you who took up the charge, stayed on the wall, and stood in the gap. But we are ALL called to stand in the gap. It is very literally the legal conduit through which God chooses to move in the earth. No prayer = no movement. God needs a man - a human, flesh and blood, in order to accomplish His will in the earth.
So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. (Ezekiel 22:30)
God needs you and me to declare, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth - in the life of my leaders - as it is in Heaven.” And the greater the call, the greater the charge, and the greater the cover needed.
Breaking Up the Covering
I’ve used this illustration before, but I’ll use it again. In Frank Peretti’s book, Piercing the Darkness, he paints an intricate image of how humanity, the Hosts of Heaven, and the Hordes of Hell interact in a warfare situation. In that particular story, false accusations were going forth against a minister and once the accusations got out, the intercessors who were once united began to speculate, gossip, and one by one, abandon their intercessory posts. And the angels of the Lord on assignment to the young minister were deterred because the prayer cover was shrinking. And as the prayer cover shrunk, the agents of the enemy began to move in in greater numbers and wreak havoc. This is a scriptural concept too.
Suddenly, a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on the palms of my hands.And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling.
Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. (Daniel 10:10-13)
I believe this is precisely what happened with the summation from Jeremiah Johnson’s dream. And more than that, I believe there were simply not enough of us covering Prophet Kim even before the attacks.
Various intercessors reached out to me throughout Prophet Kim’s illness, many sharing dreams and visions of snake attacks against the man of God. Snakes in warfare dreams can very often represent spiritual attacks. (They can also represent divination/witchcraft, but that’s in a different context.) Here is one such vision.
As I was crocheting, I was deeply interrupted in my spirit and began to pray in the spirit and actually was shouting out words I did not understand, and I saw myself in the spirit fully armored with God's weapons of warfare fighting a demonic serpent intent on killing Kim. And as I was fighting, more and more prophets joined in the fight. I am an ordinary man and this seldom happens to me. I keep praying knowing the fight has already been won.
The attack this gentleman shared was not the will of the Lord, yet the outcome certainly was. But alas, prayer was lacking.
Let’s not forget that when Peter was in prison, it was the prayers of the saints that broke him out.
Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison.Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands. Then the angel said to him, “Gird yourself and tie on your sandals”; and so he did. And he said to him, “Put on your garment and follow me.” So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. When they were past the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them of its own accord; and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
And when Peter had come to himself, he said, “Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel, and has delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Jewish people.”(Acts 12:5-11)
James taught us that it is the fervent, effectual prayers of the righteous that avail much (James 5:16), not our wishful thinking.
We need to cover our leaders.
When our leaders are called, cover them.
When our leaders are tired, cover them.
When our leaders are weak, cover them.
When our leaders are sick, cover them.
When our leaders are fallen - don’t agree with them, but cover them.
Who knows how many shortcomings, failings, and casualties could have been averted had the people chosen to pray?
Please understand (I’m speaking generally now, not about Prophet Kim) that our leaders are - of course - responsible for their own actions. Yet we must understand that sometimes, many times, the plans of the enemy succeed - even when they come through the power of suggestion - because somebody abandoned their prayer wall. We have a responsibility to our leaders - leaders of all types, but especially our ministers - to cover them in prayer. It doesn’t mean we agree with them or even like them, but if they are called - and even if they even were called, but no longer live like it - we are still called to cover them in prayer.
They are our shepherds. We need them. We should love them. And if we love them, we should cover them.
No More Casualties
Prophet Kim Clement is gone.
But there were other names on that list. Death wants to take out MANY leaders in the Body of Christ, many generals. And they’re not just prophets. We don’t have to add another name to this devil’s list if we pray for those who preach and prophesy to us. After all, they’ve spent countless hours labouring for you, travailing for you, and covering you in prayer. It’s only right we do the same for them. And their families. And their co-laborourers.
And when we do, we bind every demonic whiplash, every demonic retaliation, and every satanic reprisal. No need in you getting messed up because you’re covering God’s anointed, but don’t think the devil won’t turn on you if he can’t get to them. I don’t say this to scare you, I say it because it’s real. And greater is He Who is in us than he who is in the world (I John 4:4).
The devil is most certainly forming weapons against our leaders. But we can form some weapons too and send out arrows of deliverance on their behalf.
We don’t want anymore of God’s anointed to leave this earth before their time. Even one is too many. Shields up. Let’s pray, saints.