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Do not Defend yourself – Let God
There are times when we feel we need to defend ourselves against lies accusations and false rumors. Take it from an experienced leader, don’t.
When you have been in ministry and been proven by God by the evidence of souls being saved, miracles, signs and wonders produced, when you have walked faithfully without being stopped, hindered, or discouraged to leave, and then you have persons who can speak on your behalf about your character, integrity and honor, you don’t have to defend fight or justify yourself to jealous insecure and messy persons.
You can stand back and watch as God rises up and defends you against your adversary.
I have learned in this life that eventually, God will have all your enemies, whose who came together to attack you, get angry and start turning on each other!
Rest assured, when you remain faithful, loyal, focused and obedient, what people say and do to you, really doesn’t matter! Life is too short and there is too much work to do to be worried about pettiness and foolery in this hour.
Keep working for The LORD!
Be Honest in your Expectations
Some of you would rather believe a lie than except the truth. The glory is not in your house and yet you are shacking up and fornicating.
God is not sending the overflow of finances to you and you are not giving or sowing.
The LORD is not elevating you to greater ministry and you are practicing sin 24/7.
God is not anointing you in your lusts, perversions, and unclean acts.
God is not killing somebody’s spouse so you can marry their husband or wife.
God is not pleased with you lying, stealing, gossiping, sowing seeds of discord among the brethren.
In other words, God is going to deal with your issues, character, attitudes and sins first.
Prophecies carry conditions and instructions. Stop believing your friends who give you those friendship prophecies.
God has standards that must be followed and He don’t compromise for anybody.
Remember in this hour, a person will say anything for a dollar! Stop allowing these greedy vessels to speak a lie in your life when you know you not living right and have no intention of doing it!
Living a life of Commitment
Just because we are an aged women, don’t mean that you are broke down and feeble.
When you live a life pleasing to God, He will keep you with a sound mind and a sound body!
I am a firm believer that we don’t have to have physical ailments that limit us. I remember how God kept the people in the word healthy, strong and beautified with His presence.
I look at the older women who have awesome strong relationships with God, and who stand in holiness. How come they are yet beautiful, strong and healthy, able to travel, preach and minister, without physical ailments that would limit their mobility?
I said, “God I want to yet be able if I live to be 120 years old, to preach, pray, prophesy and travel, winning souls for your Kingdom.”
I said, “I can’t be effective in what you have called me to do if I can’t move or get sickly.”
He asked me, “Are you sure you want to walk in the dimension of sacrifice? It’s going to take for you, to receive all that.” And you know, I said, yes!
So many may not understand my walk. Many may not understand my depth of dedication and commitment to The LORD, and what He has called me to do, but I have a covenant vow that I am going to keep, until either He calls me home, or His return to gather His bride!
Loving my lifestyle of holiness!
Four words to shape your whole spiritual life!
When Elijah cast his mantle on Elisha, he acted in obedience, because he realized that his destiny had just been activated.
He didn’t just accept the calling, but He made sure he destroyed the things that would had been an hindrance to him fully following Elijah and getting into the will of God.
In this hour, the Elijah/ Elisha ministry is going forth. A team that works together, with each one knowing their place. Elijah knew he was connected to teach, train and impart his wisdom and experience and to be a leader and example.
Elisha knew he was there to serve, learn, gain wisdom and knowledge, to operate from a student position, helping Elijah with the work he was called to do.
Elisha stayed within the boundaries of what God had established concerning his connection to Elijah. He didn’t try to take Elijah position, he didn’t allow his mentor to be disrespected, he stayed within the boundaries of serving, obedience and faithfulness, toward God and Elijah.
Even though He knew that God had anointed him, and he had ministry within him, he didn’t create an atmosphere of mistrust between himself and Elijah. He remained faithful and committed throughout his training process.
His pursuit of Elijah, his humbleness to his position with Elijah, and his being faithful to what God had assigned him to do, brought him to the position of receiving A DOUBLE PORTION!
You can’t be effective in your calling if your first lesson wasn’t how to serve another person!
Servanthood, Humility, Obedience, Holiness four words that can shape your whole spiritual life!
~ 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.|