Let me just say this: I can’t speak for anybody else, because I don’t know what God told them in their secret closet. But nobody is going to crucify me for what God has spoken to me to do.
About three months ago as I was sitting, the Spirit of the LORD spoke to me and said, “I AM enlarging your territory beyond the walls and confinement of the church.
I AM taking you beyond the religious thinking of the Church and increasing your influence in the earth.”
Like so many who were raised in an era when we were taught more man-made doctrines than revelations of scriptures, I was nervous about what God was going to do, because when He speaks to me, often times it’s something controversial which He is about to speak to me to do.
Four areas where He said He was going to give me a voice in, and open doors for a greater impact to bring the culture of the Kingdom into the culture of the earth.
He said as an Apostle, your job is to change a region. He said you can’t change a region if you don’t understand what is happening in the region.
So doors have been opened for me,
- In the Government where God is allowing me to connect with politicians to become friends so that I can give them the mind of Christ concerning what needs to happen in the earth.
- In the Financial Institutions with investors bankers stockbrokers to learn the ins and outs of finances to help those in the Kingdom to know how to invest, how to govern beyond just sowing seeds, because they need to know how to keep their money flowing, not just in the church, but to obtain the riches of the world to flow also into the Kingdom!
- In the Media System doing radio and television as well as being an influence on social media bringing the gospel and wisdom to a broader audience.
He has given me a more excellent way of being a witness by allowing me to connect to those in the movie industry and television arena and also connect with somebody who has been strongly in the movie industry to help me to understand it so I can be more effective in it.
- In the Arts because He is dealing with me about praise dancing and doing plays to bring the message of salvation in a different way.
God is doing such a new thing in this hour. He is opening up greater doors for us to walk into.
If you don’t understand what is taking place you are going to miss what is happening to influence the earth.
God allowed Joseph to be in Pharaoh’s court and to be the head of his treasury and Joseph influenced those of the LORD and those of the world.
Moses was raised in the ways of Egypt and learn about their gods, but he was sent back into a place he once ruled, in to bring God’s people out.
Samuel was trained and taught by Eli, who allowed wickedness to go on through his own children. Yet Samuel was ordained to be a Prophet whose words didn’t fall to the ground.
David had to be an armorbearer for his tormentor and protect him, even when he wanted to kill him.
You see, God will put you with people who are not godly or good, for your purposes.
Each one of these persons were an influence in the lives of those men, and each of them had a name in the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of the world! His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts!
Even though people are against those in the church mingling, I know my mandate and assignment for this hour and God has commanded that I come out the four walls of the church and be a influence in both the church and the world.
If you can’t be among the ungodly without becoming like them, then you are not called to this way of ministry.
We each have our lane and i am going to work in mine, while I let others work in theirs.
Be blessed. Seek God and know that your greater can’t come if your mindset is trapped in religion and the doctrines of man!
~ 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, traveling 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.