This morning has been quite a morning, as last night I laid before the LORD in great pain, because of all that I see taking place in the Body of Christ.
I’m watching such a battle going on among those of us that say we are Born Again Believers, but the greatest battle I see taking place is among leaders that are battling for a spotlight and honor that should only belong to God!
I said, “God, I am on secular media sites and radio and television stations that have more respect and honor for those that preach the gospel than those that suppose to be brothers and sisters in the LORD.”
I’m watching men and women fight over people that are not their personal property. All souls belong to God, not us!
I see leaders that have issues with other leaders, stalking and lurking on people [Facebook] pages and intimidating people with derogatory comments, if they comment or like something somebody says that the person they have issues with, has spoken or done.
Never in all my years of ministry, have I seen such immaturity and jealousy, envy and strife among the righteous and as leaders we are setting a bad example.
The Body can never get itself together as long as the head is sick and spreading chaos and confusion.
The sheep are acting out and displaying characteristics that are ungodly, because they see the leaders doing these things. Backbiting, gossiping, tearing each other down, all because God may use somebody different than us.
Are we so self centered and prideful, until we will go attack each other over who has a little bit more people following us on a social media site? Are we serious?
This morning I wept before the LORD and cried out greatly for us to come together in unity. I was putting together a conference and wanted to bring some voices of influence, then I found out some I wanted are secretly attacking me.
I said, “LORD want do I do now?” He said “OBEY.”
He said sometimes the engagement is not for the people. Sometimes the engagement is for their deliverance to come, for them to be healed, for them to be broken, for them to be made whole!
I said, “But LORD, they are fighting me!” He said, “No My daughter, they are fighting, but not fighting you. They are resisting Me and My process.”
So I broke down and wept and cried and had a Garden of Gethsemane moment, were I said, “Let this assignment pass from me!” But in the end after about two hours of struggling, fighting, I finally said, YES to His will!
If you have never been put in a position of God commanding you to bring your enemies in and honor them, then you don’t know this battle. But when you are sold out and no longer your own, you will obey God even when it hurts.
You see, I know these persons are anointed for this hour. God has given them revelations of the end-times. They are full of wisdom, but their flesh has interfered with their assignments.
I’m praying that each one see the assignment and hear God. I’m praying that as they go forth in this hour, that God will use them, but also that He do the work within them so that there be no reproach upon them or their ministry.
The fact is, these men and women of God do have something the Body of Christ needs. I have to see them through the eyes of Christ and love them right where they are at.
I understand them, because I have once been there myself, until God dealt with me about me. So today I choose to walk in love toward my enemies pray for those that despitefully use me, do good to them that hate me, because my assignment is greater than their hate, jealousy, persecution or attacks.
You see, souls are more important than friendships, fellowships, platforms fame, or fortune. Nothing and nobody is worth me losing my relationship with God ~ and I mean nothing!
My word to God was, “If they won’t receive me in this country, send me to another. I just want to help those who want to be helped.”
Do we really know how many unbelievers are looking for hope and relief, who want to hear good news, who are lost and searching for something, and that we have the answer, but we are fighting each other so much that we are missing the cries of the sinners?
Today I have made a new vow and commitment to God.
I have said, “God, I’m coming forth now in more boldness. I’m warring from only my position of authority that you have given me.
I’m not going to allow Satan to have any space in my assignment purpose destiny mandate.
Today I declare war I will walk in total obedience.
Today I’m going forth and will not stop as to many souls are dying.”
Prophets, stop being distracted! We should be able to see these attacks and warn, but we are too busy trying to out do each other.
Apostles, come together like they did in Acts and work together as a team and let’s establish God’s Kingdom on earth in the right way.
Pastors, let’s be about our Father’s agenda – train, teach and cover the sheep.
Evangelist, let’s get going! We have ground to cover, souls waiting to hear the gospel.
Teachers, we need the Word broken down and explained. We need to be enlighten.
Sheep, let’s go forth and witness bringing others into the fold, so that they can learn and develop a relationship with Christ.
Let’s do this people, and stop all these wars, fights and bickering, among each other. It’s the will of God for us in this hour to be totally about our Father’s business.
Today I made up my mind that I’m doing all God has called me to do, with or without people. I figure the same God, ELOHIM, who can speak to me can speak to you and just like He has said to me, “It’s time to forget those things that are behind and go forth and do those things I have set before you, forgiving all that have hurt you, and repenting for all those you have hurt and run for your life.”
Today is a NEW DAY and it’s time to walk in the newness that He has given you!
Love you all but there is to much work to be done to have a ought against somebody!
Full steam ahead!
~ 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.