As a leader who is led by the Spirit of God, my decisions are based on what He says and not upon my emotions friendships and fellowships.
When it comes to the things of God, there is no room for compromise or fear. Some decisions in others eyes may seem questionable or crazy, but the will of God often times requires us going against what is considered appropriate behavior among our peers and friends.
None of the things that God gives me to do, is done like anyone else.
I stated to The Lord when I accepted my calling, that I didn’t want to be smothered by religious and denominational patterns. That if I couldn’t obey Him fully, I didn’t want to do the work.
He told me I would be a person of controversy, because I would not act or think like the crowd. All of us should want to be individuals in the body of Christ. I don’t want to be known as a shadow or clone of anybody! I don’t want to be sucked into the religious thinking, that if you don’t do things like us, then you are out of order.
That’s why I don’t keep people around me for long, especially in leadership, who try to control me.
That’s the reason I’m very reluctant to attached to organizations or fellowships, because then they start demanding that you associate with whom they say, or start telling you what you can do. Nobody, and I mean nobody, controls the anointing or my assignments to the Kingdom of God!
I have been in ministry too many years to allowed the devil to disrupt the plan of God for my life. And yes, I am accountable to somebody in ministry on earth because I’m a person of order. I do check in with them and when I need advice I call them, but they yet don’t control the will of God for my life, because when it’s all said and done, I yet have to obey God and not man.
This is where many in leadership overstep their boundaries. When they tell you to listen to me, rather than listen to God. The final say so, is always what God says.
The obsession people have to always want to control and suppress another person, is a stronghold that needs to be destroyed in the Body of Christ. For so long, the leaders have been in a state of idol worship, because they are worshipping themselves. They have became a god to the people and have introduced themselves as great and wonderful and have taken the glory of God for themselves.
Many of them that are Apostles, Bishops and Prophets yet are walking in pride and arrogance because they feel like they are better than others because, they hold those positions. They even wear their garments in pride, instead of the humility they truly represent.
And yes I do believe in respecting leadership, but I will not bow and worship any person or title. I am in the process of doing an evaluation concerning some whom I have connected to in this last season, because of their attitude and arrogance and character.
The Lord spoke that November will be a great month of shifting things around in the lives of the people. There will be promotions and demotions. There will be increase for some and decrease for those that have rejected His will.
There will be doors opening for favor in a tremendous way. Faith shall be the important key. There shall be major governmental changes and more deception shall be revealed.
Be on the lookout for the person who shall be identified as a major factor in the terrorist organizations that have invaded the United States.
November shall begin the transferring of wealth process. Many shall be blessed by those with substance and they shall release wealth from their hand to those whom God has ordained to receive for His Kingdom!
Many shall experience a pulling away from people. An isolation. A call to stand strong on the standards of the Word.
The church shall begin to stand stronger for their rights.
Be aware of the plots and plans to start serious wars and riots to get more people out of the population.
Be watchful and careful but don’t be afraid! God will fight for His people in this hour.
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and she is on a mission traveling the world proclaiming the Gospel for soul to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has a mandate on her life to help brings others to their divine purpose.