This morning God shook me and said, “Tell My People, to beware of those who have made themselves a shadow.”
He said SHADOW PEOPLE are those persons who hide themselves within your image or life, expecting to receive everything that you received. to accomplish everything you accomplished, to obtain everything you obtained, and will become angry and full of rage when they see you advancing in life, without them also receiving what you have worked and suffered to accomplish.
These are persons who go through the Body of Christ, connecting to people whom they feel are living the life they should be living, who are doing the work in ministry that they should be doing.
These are persons who won’t be who God has called them to be, because they always see somebody else’s life and ministry as better than theirs. These are persons who feel like that whatever God does for you, should be done for them.
They have not been through the trials, tests, persecution or pains that you have suffered, but their connection to you is to enjoy the benefits of what you are blessed with. They expect your connections to be their connections, your doors to be their doors.
These persons praise you while secretly hating you, and they hang on, hoping something will happen that will cause you to go down, so that they can step out of the shadows and begin to walk in what they feel and suppose to be theirs.
There are some people who feel that your life should have been their life, and they connect to you with the sole purpose of one day taking over your life.
The LORD said they are very dangerous to your mission or purpose, because they will walk with you, helping to build the work you are called to do, with the sole purpose of one day destroying you, so that they can step into your position.
What they don’t understand, is they can never be effective trying to build their image through your life, because your favor and purpose can never be transferred to them.
The LORD said, there are far too many persons right now, in a make-believe image, operating in ministry as a SHADOW. They are not who He has created them to be, because they are operating in a fantasy they think is real.
He said these persons harbor delusional grudges against people, because they always assume that somebody has stolen their ministry or anointing, or feel like somebody is always holding them back, when in reality, they are not elevating, because they have not allowed themselves to become who God has ordained them to be.
They always accused people of sabotaging them, or trying to use them, because the persons they connect to, keep advancing, but they are not going forth with them. They somehow get the twisted idea that they are the reason the person is being elevated, promoted, and used by God, because the person is really living their life.
You will know them, because they have to know every move you make, everything you are doing. They begin to pattern their behavior, character and mannerism on yours. They follow you, to be you, and when you realize what they are doing and confront them, they will begin a plan to discredit sabotage and destroy you, so that nobody will believe that they are capable of doing, what you say they did.
They always demonstrate before the people, that they are sweet, gentle, and a servant to you, displaying that they are serving and helping in ministry, so that if you ever disconnect from them, the people will believe their lies that you were jealous of them and their anointing.
Deceitfulness exists at an alarming rate in the Body of Christ and the ability to carry out the deception, is because people are not praying, fasting, and seeking God concerning those who are around them.
Many people have been wounded and hurt, because they assume a good worker was a God ordained blessing, when in fact, they were a cunning and smart snake, waiting to strike.
What people don’t realize is, the enemy is patience. He will sit back and carefully study you, walk beside you, help you, and stand with you, until he gets you into the right position to eliminate you!
The bible says to watch and pray and that’s the one thing we fail to do with those who seem to be connected to us and are great workers with us, in ministry. These days, God is talking very precisely and giving us directions, instructions and warnings, take heed and most of all pray and seek Him concerning everything.
Proverbs 3:5-6 is in full operation in this hour.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths,” Proverbs 3:5-6.
~ 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.