I have been praying about some things in the Body of Christ which are troubling my spirit.
One thing which truly has irritated me is when people that say they are anointed warriors who are walking in authority, but they run from encounters with demonic spirits and are afraid of everything that has to do with Satan!
We are constantly saying we are called to win the lost and to bring souls to the Kingdom of God, but yet we run from any encounter with those who are lost.
We preach only to those who are already saved and we only witness to those who already know The Lord.
We shy away from anyone who is a spiritual challenge, yet we say we are empowered with the Holy Spirit and that we have authority over Satan & his kingdom.
We walk around with these titles and want the saints to respect us, but no demon, no devil recognizes any authority in us.
We preach a watered-down Gospel because we are afraid to challenge the religious mindsets and doctrines of devils which are so prevalent in the Body of Christ.
We proclaimed that we are not afraid to cry loud and spare not, until we realize our cry will cause people to fight against us, or dislike us.
We fight against those who stand holy and righteous and cry out against the disorder and sin in the Body of Christ. We accuse them of being self righteous and judgmental because they uncover and expose those things which oppose the word and ways of God.
But we stand up and defend those that are out of order and walk contrary to the word, because we don’t want our tithes and offerings to leave the church.
We have become powerless, because we have lost our love for The Lord and have allowed sin, iniquity and unrighteousness to take over our lives and the church.
We must stop being so fearful of the enemy and stop taking the cowards way out, by just agreeing with all the evil that has come into the Body of Christ.
It’s time to stand up and make a righteous statement, not just to the church, but to the world!
We must restore our standards of holiness and righteousness and stop being afraid to be a voice of godliness and morality!
Let’s rebuild what we have lost, because we have allowed the things of the world to overtake the church.
We want power; we want blessings; we want respect; but we have to want God and all that He stands for, in order to experience the miracles, signs and wonders which we say we don’t see any more.
How is it that we want the blessings of God, but not His ways, His will, or His standards of righteousness?
It amazes me that when one posts about blessings, that everybody hits “like” or comments, but when one challenges people to raise their standards of living, to come out of sin, to forsake their wicked ways, that post is skipped over!
I told someone yesterday I’m not going to delete the sinners or those who are not living right because my posts can be a witness to them, to convict them and cause them to turn their life over to The Lord. But whom I will delete, are those who know The Lord and know the truth, but don’t want to live it and argue about the word of God. They are bringing confusion and chaos to the Body of Christ with their heresies and doctrines that turn people from the truth!!
We are here to win souls, preach the truth of the word, to walk in holiness and proclaim righteousness among the people!!!
I for one, will not stop preaching the truth and shall not close my mouth when I see things out of order!
I refuse to sit back and allow sin to keep advancing in the church. I cannot sit by and watch people profess to love The Lord, yet do all kind of damnable acts and say God is endorsing their behavior, and not address it!
Yes, we walk in love, but that love carries authority, strength, courage and boldness with it, to stand up and fight for the Kingdom of God!!!
~ 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.