Until the Apostles and Prophets work together there will be no order.
One gives God’s direction and instruction, the other maps out the plans and strategies in how to get it done.
Until Pastors and Evangelists stop fighting for pulpit control, the people won’t hear the gospel that stirs hearts to repentance, or receive the teachings and training that give them stability.
Until the Teacher uncovers the mysteries and understanding of the Word in the context it was written, the people won’t know the true laws of God and His requirements of holiness.
We need the five-fold ministry that Jesus set in the church to help bring us to a full understanding of the gospel and the Word of God that teaches us love, unity and strength.
We need to be sincerely filled with the Holy Ghost for real and have a true life changing encounter with YESHUA!
We need leaders with a backbone, who will come out the four walls of the church buildings and confront all evil. And for the record, racism, prejudices and discrimination have been around long before slavery came in. Read your Word!
Samaritans didn’t deal with the Jews until Jesus met the woman at the well. Jews didn’t deal with the Gentiles until God commanded it to be so.
Throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, there has always been social conflict between those who were different, until God showed up and change the heart of the people.
These things will continue to show up in the heart of men and women until they have a divine encounter with the real Jesus.
They need a road to Damascus experience (Acts 9) where they are knocked down from their prideful place and hear the voice of the LORD for real; be blinded for three days; led to a person who they were on their way to destroy; to let them know that YESHUA has the power to bring them to repentance and love!
Until hearts, spirits, souls and minds go through transformation, there can be no change in persons.
You can’t kill a demonic spirit or a twisted mindset. Only God can change the heart, mind and spirit of a person and until those with the truth and the anointing come forth in a more excellent way, we will not see change.
Listen, it’s going to take a church that stands for holiness and righteousness, with the power and authority of God’s Spirit, to boldly stand and bring all nations back to God!
It’s time to not only pray, but to act.
God gave opportunity for preachers to go into the government, but instead of the prophets and preachers giving the Words and instructions of God, they spoke smooth words.
When the people wanted a king, the prophet stood up and warned the people what the king would do; how he would take them away from God.
One thing I know, God sends warnings before destruction, but we refuse to hearken to the voice of God. And truly the separation between those in the Church, has been throughout Church history through denominational discord.
Until the church can settle their own prejudices toward each other, they can’t help the world.
In fact, discrimination and prejudice goes beyond race in the Body of Christ. We don’t fellowship with each other for various reasons. And when we don’t like somebody, we are just as cutthroat and vicious in our attacks, ready to destroy reputations and character.
We will pray against someone’s work, witchcraft against them, stir other people to help us attack a person, church or denomination.
The only difference between their behavior and the Church is that we do it through religion and they do it through sin.
So before we point the finger at the people in the world, we need to first look in the mirror at ourselves!
I say this because I’m tired of hearing these hypocritical words from people who have hate in their own heart!
Until we get the beam out of our own eyes, we don’t need to say anything about those in the world. We are always trying to show somebody else their sins, when we doing the same thing in a different way!
I’m through now and am going back into prayer, because if we don’t get it together, we going to be judged right along with the people of the world!
~ 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.