Dishonor is so widespread!
This is just a revelation ABBA gave me using portions of scripture in Genesis 9:20-24.
“And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard. Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. But Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were [a]turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.
So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him.
This post is to encourage leaders, because I’m always encouraging the sheep.
Where are those who will walk in backwards, not looking at their leaders nakedness, but covering them, so that they won’t be dishonored?
Noah’s sons had different mindsets. Ham’s problem was, instead of being discreet about what he saw, he exposes his father’s nakedness and human frailties to his other brothers.
He dishonored and shamed his father to his brothers; he humiliated his father instead of preserving his honor.
But Shem and Japheth take a different approach. They come in the tent to intervene for their father. They enter in backwards, because they don’t want their eye-gates to store a memory of their fathers nakedness in their mind.
They wanted to keep the purity of their relationship with their father intact, so that they would not formed disrespect toward him because of him being in a vulnerable state.
They cover his nakedness, so his shame would not be shown or uncover by anyone else.
- I wonder how many who are assigned to a leader can actually cover them?
- How many can see their vulnerability and not use it as a weapon against them?
- How many are willing to make sure that they are not made a laughingstock or a mockery to others?
- How many are guilty of exposing something intimate about their leader, because they became angry or got rebuked?
- How many can yet remain respectful and honorable even though you saw them in a naked position?
- How many are truly dedicated and loyal to those that have been given the job of praying and interceding for that leader?
- How many can truly honor them submit to them even though they not perfect?
This generation of sons and daughters don’t work in a honor code toward leaders. They don’t respect them because they are not perfect.
Leaders are subject to human error just like anybody else, but for some reason persons that are imperfect expect them to be flawless and perfect.
Leaders are being burned out because they trying to be a image that they can’t be. They are not God, therefore they are subject to like passions as those they lead.
They are striving like anybody else to be transformed into the image of YESHUA the Christ. They are working to go from glory to glory like anybody else and will stand like everybody else and be judged by YAHWEH!
I’m not telling anyone to compromises The Gospel or The Holiness of ABBA. I’m saying, if ABBA entrusted you with the intimacy of one of His leaders, then He expects you to cover them until they recover from what has happen to bring them to a naked state.
One bad moment, one bad decision, does not disqualify them as ABBA’s anointed or leader.
If you going to cover your leader, then make sure you don’t allow anybody else to uncover them.
And for those who walked beside leaders and you were allowed in their intimacy and you got angry and began to expose what was revealed to you, shame on you!
It would seem that you were there to gather information to destroy, rather than to see weakness — and pray!
No matter what goes down, if they trusted you, then that trust should remain even if you no longer are in fellowship or relationship together!
Now, how many of your leader’s problems have you released to their enemies?
I’m waiting for an answer!
First published: December 12, 2018.
~ 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.