I Cry Loud for the Church – Part 2
Churches making leaders their idols and gods
I’m disturb this morning, because last night I had a troubling dream. It dealt with the hearts of the people and how they had made their leaders, their idols and gods.
In the dream I went to this big church where they had called me to preach. When I got there, it was filled to capacity with people. They had shut the door, but there were people standing outside who wanted to get in but couldn’t.
I went through the crowd, searching for those who work with me, but they weren’t there. When I called for them, they laughed saying they were at another church, but it was stripped bare and they were going to try to get to the right place. I was as if they were confused about where I was at.
As I made my way to the pulpit area, the pastor saw me, and jumped up like he was glad to see me. It was “men’s day,” but they had called me to preach for them. They took the offering, then the pastor followed the money outside. When the people saw him leave, almost all the women left behind him, even those who were married and except for a few women, the church became empty with nobody left but the men.
As I got up to preach, the people who were shut out begin to come in. As I moved into the pulpit area, there was this tall chair they wanted me to stand in and preach. But when I stepped on it, the chair begin to be unstable. I told the man sitting on the pulpit, “Move this chair, it’s not stable. How does your pastor preach on something like that?” Then I kicked the chair out the way.
When I removed it, I began to preach. As I began to preach, the people who were locked out begin to come in, more all the while. Those women who had followed the pastor in the back, I could hear them saying, “We only listen to our pastor. We don’t want to hear anybody else. We only come to church to hear him. We don’t want to hear no woman!” They don’t turn us on, but the more they talked, the louder my voice got and drowned them out.
God begin to tell me this is where the hearts of the women are at. They are at church to lust and go after men. They are sitting in Church, longing for the men who are anointed, running after them.
The thing that bothered me was the people who really wanted to hear the word, they had been blocked out and they couldn’t get in, until those who were full of their flesh, were removed out the way.
Then there was another dream where I was at this Church to preach and the pastor got up to take the offering. As he got up, he begin to talk in this voice that seem to mesmerize the people. As they were consumed by his voice, there were other persons going around just taking money out of people purses, pockets and wallets and they didn’t even see or feel that they were being robbed.
This is what is happening now in the Body of Christ. They are being robbed and don’t know it, because their minds were being overtaken by the smooth words of those that were using methods to put them in a hypnotic state to be swindled and robbed by them.
God is showing the hearts and minds of the people in this hour. Those whom God is using in this hour have their work cut out for them, because the people love the deception they are involved in, and the sins they walk in.
If you not equipped for battle and know warfare, you won’t be able to survive the things that are taking place in the Body of Christ!
Get ready get prepared get equipped before you go!
Part 1: “I Cry Loud for the Church”
~ 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.|