The Apostles and the Prophets chosen, ordained, commissioned and set apart by God are now walking in a bolder, more radical anointing, to correct discipline chastise before they train impart and release.
Character and integrity, humility and obedience, will be taught and preached more than elevation and prosperity. We can’t activate before God, regulating the vessels in the word, ways and attributes, of Christ.
Too many people think these callings are all about just preaching or prophesying. It takes more than a gift to walk in these two mantles. They can’t prophesy you into them. They can’t put anointed oil on you. to walk in them. They don’t happen overnight.
I not only sat and was taught about every aspect of ministry, but my leader took me under his wing and brought me into the field and made me work. I learned deliverance and warfare by my encounters with demons and devils.
He taught me about a secure, productive prayer life. He hand picked the ones who imparted wisdom and knowledge into my life. He didn’t allow me to eat everywhere, and he pushed, pressed and dragged me into my destiny.
I sat at his feet along with a few more mature and stable, yet firm and no-nonsense leaders who chiseled me through hard discipline and correction into the vessel I am today!
God hand picked the one from whom He wanted me to learn, and God took me into dimensions of His Spirit and Kingdom, that if I set down and talked about them, it would blow people minds.
The visitations from angels, the times He brought me into His presence, the times He visited me and to this day, I still smell that aroma of the day He visited me and placed His hand on my head and spoke, “You are anointed for the nations.”
That was over thirty years ago and the Word is made alive now. You see, I yet cry out for God to process me, to keep me humble, to keep me disciplined, to keep me with a mind of obedience.
God is pushing me to a greater consecration and sacrifice, because I want to see the power of God like never before.
People, being an overnight wonder will only get you into a position of being a shipwreck, because we miss a lot of the process we need to be able to stand as stable and strong vessels.
I’m seeing those who are truly for the souls and Kingdom, come together and work together in love and unity, promoting the gospel and not themselves. One plants, one water,s but God gives the increase!
Everybody has a lane and we who know God are staying in ours, so that things can come together in Kingdom order!
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas