2 Words in 1
Let God pick your Battles!
There are times I’m up especially in the early mornings hours when I’m ministering to people. This is the time when many face depression, thoughts of suicide, loneliness, and demonic attacks.
This is the time were many go through various forms of warfare and sometimes are in need of prayer or spiritual advice to help them.
As a intercessor called many times to stand in the gap, I must be on high alert for God to use me at any time. Being led by the Spirit of God, I have learned to let Him pick my battles.
Staying focus and maintaining your priorities is very important when you are called to pray for God’s people. There are times when people may get upset because you don’t respond when they want you to. They don’t understand that you are led by The Lord, and it is He who selects whom we are to deal with, and who we need to direct them to, who can help them.
Leaders, there are times when you don’t have the answer to a person’s problems. This is when you have to be mature enough to direct them to a person who can help them to obtain victory.
The thing I personally love about God in situations were people ask for prayer or help, is that He knows each person and will lead you concerning them. This weeds out the ones who are just seeking attention, those who are lying, those that are trying to test you to see if your gifts work, and those who are trying to be deceitful.
Not every cry is sincere and you have to know the difference.
Through the years I have learned how to let the Spirit of The Lord direct me and that keeps me from being pulled into situations that are beyond my control. As we deal with the people we have to always keep in mind that we are not superman or superwoman and we are only effective with the people when we allow everything to be done through the leading of God’s Spirit!
God is about to deal with your issues!
Sitting here this morning, I am yet thinking about the two dreams I had yesterday.
In one dream, I saw people who seemed as if they were in a hypnotic state, that had them drinking, dancing, getting high and engaging in all kinds of sexual acts. These people would drink the water at certain places and would begin to act in this manner.
There were those that didn’t get overtaken by this water, but were being used by God to go into these places and preach the word to them. They were being hunted by the government, but every time the police would show up to capture them, The Lord would warn them and get them out before they came.
The government was trying to catch them, to find out why they were not overtaken by whatever they put in the water. These persons were being turned in by their family, but they were being reported, mostly by those who were in the church, especially the leaders.
The second dream dealt with people sitting in the church. The word was being preached and I could see the Word going into their mouth, but when it hit their stomach, they would regurgitate the words back up and spit them out.
I watch as they were excited to swallow the words, but their stomach wouldn’t accept what they were eating and being fed.
The Spirit of God spoke in the dream and said they won’t be able to stomach what is about to be spoken in this hour. Their flesh will get excited at what it hears, but their spirit will reject it, because they don’t want change or deliverance.
In this hour, the word released will be raw, uncut, and hard to swallow, because sin will be more important than living holy. Many won’t accept the words that will be spoken, because it will address the unrighteousness they are living.
In this hour, there is a different sound that will be heard from the mouths of His servants. God is doing marvelous things, but they have to do with spiritual things!
Get ready, God is about to deal with your issues!
~ 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.|