Sometimes the disgrace, dishonor and pain a person suffers in the Church from other people is so harmful, until they have to step away from the Church to recover.
It doesn’t mean they didn’t love YAH or that their trust was in people more than Him, it just means that they were wounded and hurt to a point where they needed to have personal interaction in a more private setting, to be ministered to in a more personal way, because staying among their pain didn’t make them better, but bitter!
Sometimes it was the leader who hurt them, or sometimes it was those who worked in the ministry who harmed them.
Either way, the person was hurt and wounded and need reconciliation, recovery and relief.
They needed help for their pain, and there are persons in the Body of Christ who specializes in deliverance and in bringing those who have been wounded, back to their righteous states.
They are not there to start Churches with those persons. They are only there to help get them back to a place of healing and wholeness, so that they can reconnect to the Body of Christ and get back into their local assemblies, were they can complete their assignments!
What a lot of people don’t understand about me is, I’m not trying to pastor people. I just want to teach, train and equip, so that others can be raised up to pastor them.
My only agenda is to get persons to their destiny and to teach and train them for their purpose.
Often, my problem with leaders is that they mistake my teachings as attacks against their personal doctrines and traditions of their denominations or organizations. They mistakenly believe that I’m on a personal vendetta against them.
I keep my circle small and my interaction with people very minimal, because I have had enough experience with people to know what they think, what they want, and especially if they feel offended by something that I say.
The Body of Believers needs to get a better understanding about love and unity and working together — especially among my own race of people.
I told ABBA I always try to see others’ points of view before dealing with situations. As a leader, if I have a problem with somebody, I should be mature enough to go to them and solve it with wisdom, without involving everybody else.
This is the reason so many are afraid to open up to leaders, and are afraid to reveal their secret pains and hurts and have their business spread all over the world.
We have to learn not to take our private conversations with people and make them a public spectacle!
We must win the trust of the people back, so that more deliverance and healing can take place. Too many people afraid to come back to Church, because they have been hurt and wounded and nobody has taken the time to help them get whole.
Sometimes they just can’t just get over it, but they need somebody who’s willing to take the time and have the patience to dig deep enough to pull the root of the issues out so that they can recover from the offense they have receive!
Is there anybody who can cover them until they recover, without expecting a payment for doing it?
People, some things we do for the people don’t require monetary seeds, but someone with a passion and love for souls, who will help to reclaim that person, mind, soul and spirit back to Christ!
If I’m wounded, hurt and disillusioned by the Church, I need to see something different from somebody in the Church.
Don’t bring me my pain — but bring me my remedy!
~ 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.