You are ordained on paper, but you are confirmed by God by character!
There are far too many leaders loosing underdeveloped, undisciplined, immature, persons in the Body of Christ!
I don’t care if you can quote the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation and have ten degrees, if you don’t have character, integrity and a godly attitude, you can sit down.
Quoting scriptures, having theological training, can never override a holy lifestyle and righteous living.
The reason why we have all these ordained gifts gone wild, is because the leaders have gone entourage and greed crazy!
You see, you didn’t know when you licensed, ordained or affirmed them, that they would turn on you!
I think preachers forget that when you publicly present these persons to The LORD that they are not only representing God, but they are also working in ministry with your endorsement!
Listen, if they were rebellious when you ask them to pick up the piece of paper, then they will be rebellious when you tell them they are not ready to do certain things.
Rebellion and disobedience don’t just pop up overnight, it’s a behavior that is practiced. It may start out subtle, but eventually they will boldly challenge your authority.
Little signs need to be dealt with, before they become big problems!
~ 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 is on a mission, traveling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.