I was sitting here and the Spirit of the LORD said to me that some people are so deep, until they can’t see what is really going on in the Body of Christ.
Sometimes I put up a post [on Facebook] and some of the self-righteous, deep comments make me want to scream and grab some of these persons and shake some reality and sense into them.
There are persons who need more than just to pray about it, or read your word, they actually need somebody to sit down and work with them through that season of mental, emotional and spiritual attack.
These “got-it-all-together” folks forget that everybody may not be as strong as they Everybody may not be able to just get over it, or that everybody deals with pain, hurt and persecution differently.
They can’t see that there are real issues that need to be dealt with, that require us going beyond just saying “prayer changes things.”
People, you are going to have to roll up your sleeves and do some spiritual work in this hour.
We are losing people everyday, because of personal, financial, marital and ministerial problems.
There are persons who went to the Church for help, but they were shot down with the Word of God and made to seem weak and powerless, because they said, they don’t want to go on, or it’s to much pressure on them.
There are people, including leaders, who are battling depression and are so heavy with worry and situations, until they are either walking away from ministry and family, or taking different ways out of their pain and misery.
I’m just sad at the magnitude of the numbers of persons who don’t truly see that we are losing good people everyday, who come to church with a smile, but have pain they are hiding, because of their position in the Kingdom of God.
They are afraid to uncover their problems for fear they will be used against them in some negative way.
We need some in leadership, qualified, who know how to deal with emotional, mental and spiritual issues in the Body of Christ.
You can’t just tell a person going through mental torment, to just go pray about it, that they actually need help.
So much is going on in the Church and I’m realizing that many don’t have no clue as to the depth of warfare that the people are facing, and they also have little or no compassion for those who are fighting and battling demonic spirits.
LISTEN REAL CAREFULLY. People with titles who preach, pray and prophesy have battles that can be overwhelming too.
We are missing the cry of the people, because we live such self centered lives now. A person can be missing for weeks and we won’t even go see what has happen to them. We just go along in our daily routines, forgetting that everybody’s life is not good, like ours.
We not feeling the needs of one another and we shut off our discernment and compassion when among others whom we know are having a rough time, just so we can say we didn’t know something was wrong when trouble erupts in their lives.
We have to do better, people of God! We must learn more effective ways to deal with our wounded and hurt soldiers in this hour.
We need more, because we can cast out a spirit, but what about their mind?
What about the memory of the pain? What do you do when they are so broken, until you can’t seem to reach them?
How do we truly minister to somebody so broken, bruised and battered, that they have no life, hope, or will left?
God is speaking and giving us remedies and solution, but we don’t want to do what’s necessary, to be skilled and trained for certain situations.
Sometimes you need school to train for certain areas of ministry. There’s no harm in getting extra training and help, so you can help the people in a greater way!
Church, let’s do better as we find solutions for the people, so we can better serve them.
I’m praying, but I’m also learning, training and doing all I can to help the people to overcome the demonic forces that are fighting them everyday!
~ 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, travelling 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.