3 Words in 1
Concerning Visiting Con-Artists
A LITTLE WISDOM: Please don’t advertise a product you don’t carry.
Sometimes people are trying the bait and switch game on us. They talk a good game about their gifts how the anointing works in their life they have all these pictures mostly crowd shots and they never in them they put up a announcement about meetings with fake names of churches that always be cancelled at the last minute for unknown reasons.
If you schedule them for a meeting, they first want all these first class perks, then when they get there and you introduce them to preach, when they open their mouth you realized that what they have advertised is not what they carry.
They have no word no anointing and no sense.
I’m seeing so many leaders falling into this trap because the person may have given them a generic prophesy got them excited by dropping names of people who don’t know them they didn’t pray but moved off their fleshly emotions. Many of the women are being deceived in this area by some smooth talking wolf that know they are lonely and desperate.
Some rules of ministry is to always investigate first through prayer because God will warn you if a person is real second always look beyond the exterior of what they are advertising.
I was looking at some pictures of someone who wanted me to cover them and realize that I had seen the pictures before on some other pages. Remember, people used Photoshop a lot and create lies everyday. Never send cash to persons you don’t know for up front expenses or honorariums. They disappear after they get what they want from you.
Never blindly just loosed anyone over your congregation their are persons carrying secrets that could destroy the sheep. A person contacted me about preaching at one of my conferences (which God always gives me the names of my speakers) but the Holy Ghost immediately spoke and said wolf and liar.
I begin to speak to them about what The Lord spoke and suddenly they had to go and they realize they had another appointment. Sometimes a conversation asking certain key questions will give you an insight also.
People, pray before you open yourself up to persons that you don’t know spiritually. It’s our own fault when bad things happen when we don’t pray and seek The Lord about all things and all people!
Before you offer another door to anyone make sure God has given His approval before you give the invitation!
Advance only in God’s timing!
Sometimes when driving, I see a sign that says NO PASSING ZONE!
To try and pass another automobile could be extremely dangerous and sometimes deadly, because you are coming up to an area where your vision is limited to see what’s ahead or the road condition could cause major accidents and problems. Your passing in this area could either kill you or cause someone else to be killed because of your carelessness.
So many persons are in a hurry to get to ministry titles or ministry positions or promotions and advancements but want to go around things that The Lord has placed before them to keep them in position and in the timing and season of God. Their anxiousness has caused them to make decisions and moves that have put their destiny in jeopardy almost killed their purpose or cause someone else to be destroyed.
The Bible declares in Ecclesiastes 3:1 that to everything there is a season. We have to learn that no matter what the pace we have to stay in the will of God. He sets our destiny and maps out every detail and if we follow His blueprint and don’t deviate from His plan we will make it to the perfect will of God in the right time & season.
To get there we have to follow His signs that sometimes seem to slow us down but He puts those no passing signs up because we need to stay in the position that is necessary to get to that place of purpose!
There are some test some trials some situations that you are required to go through in order to get to your destiny and you can’t go around them. Today, instead of getting upset just look at it as a no passing zone and realized this is a place that I just got to go through in order to be who God has called me to be!!! Praise Him!
Stay in your Lane
But how come you are trying to preach a message with meat, when we smell the similar on your breath?
Sometimes you need to keep ordering from the children’s menu because you trying to eat something that you don’t have the teeth for!
Meat belongs to those who are mature. There are too many people trying to preach a mature word from a child’s mind.
I will say it again, STAY IN YOUR LANE and stop preaching those YouTube messages that you don’t have any knowledge of!!
~ 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 travelling 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.|