Right now there is a great battle raging, because God is shifting, changing, demoting, promoting, bringing order, aligning, shaking, uprooting, uncovering and revealing in the Body of Christ.
There are persons who are literally allowing their flesh to bring them into agreement with the plans of Satan against God’s anointed for this season.
The calculated plans that are being implemented to shut the mouths of God’s anointed have increased to the point where the enemy is only recycling the same test that didn’t destroy you the last time, and won’t destroy you this time.
Sometimes it’s hilarious when some things come against you, because the enemy seems to not get the fact that you have grown, been made strong, and you’re stable and secure in your relationship with God.
There are those of you who are facing challenges in the same area. There is a pattern that has formed, that before every shift in your life, before you get ready to walk in through doors that will bring in a great harvest of souls, before you are about to be blessed with greater, you experience a certain attack.
For some, it’s somebody close to you that turns against you, to try and ruin your name or credibility, or destroy your reputation.
For some it’s a financial challenge that seems to bring you to a place of ruin, were you start losing things, or those who promise to bless you are now influenced not to, either by those trying to ruin you, or because the enemy has influence their minds.
For some it’s an attack that comes against the work that God has called you to do.
There may be a shakeup or mutiny among leadership, or an attack against the ministry credibility.
For some, your personal life is shaken through an attack of separation or divorce or your children act up, or an affair takes place.
For some a physical attack shows up that challenges your health with unexplained unexpected sickness disease occurring.
If we truly sit down and think, we will realize that Satan uses the same trick to try to discourage or distract us at the important moments of our lives when God is getting ready to do certain things.
You will find that he tries the same method when God is about to perform certain blessings, miracles or open certain doors.
One thing I do know, is God will warn you before the enemy harms you. Often we don’t want to believe what God shows us, especially when it involves somebody we love and care about. For some reason our humanity wants to kick in and believe the actions of a person, over the reality of what God has shown you about them, or what they are about to do.
I learned early on in ministry that what God shows you is true, but never let the enemy know that you are on to them until it’s time to confront them. When attacks come and people tell me that I need to react, I always tell them I am proven in ministry. I have spiritual evidence that no matter what I went through, what came against me, what rose up against me, I never allowed it to break me, stop me, or destroy me. I continued obeying The LORD with pain, hurt, wounds and tears in my eyes.
You see people, when you are determined to please God, you don’t have time to chase down rumors, gossip, lies or persons who once loved you, but now hate you for some reason or another.
Staying focused, not allowing distractions to hinder you or block you, keeps you from losing spiritual ground dealing with the foolishness of the demonic outbursts of attacks from people. Learning how to move in and pass pain is a important lesson if you’re going to stay on track with The LORD.
Holding your head up and continuing to walk strong in The LORD in adversity and persecution, comes when you have come to a place of spiritual maturity. Knowing how to continue to walk in love with your enemies and to know how to forgive and move on, shows that spiritually and emotionally, you have arrived to a place of peace in your spirit soul and mind.
That place keeps you in an unbreakable, unshakeable, unstoppable place in your walk with The LORD. It lets you continue to advance, build and grow into a greater vessel of honor in the Kingdom of God.
Somebody asked me one day, “How do you keep moving? How do you keep going after you have been hurt by those you love?” I told them I have learnt not to let people be more important than my relationship with God.
I look at people, even those whom I love and who are close to me, as belonging to God, at all times. I have learned that He determines the length of time they are to be in my life.
Some are seasonal, some temporary, some long range, some attachments, some assignments, some friends, some lessons. To some people, It seems as if I don’t care, because they disconnect and I never show signs of it bothering me, that they are not there anymore. It’s not that I don’t care, but if I can’t function, if I can’t go on, if I can’t live without them, then they have become my god, or an idol, and nobody, and I mean no-body, gets the place in my life that’s only reserved for God.
Until you can learn how to keep people in the proper perspective, you will continue to have your heartbroken and wounded by those who enter in and bring damage.
Learn that people will make mistakes, are capable of being used by Satan to hurt you, can turn on you. See it as part of ‘human nature’ when they are walking in the flesh and you can take a hit, but be able to recover from the blow and move on.
Don’t let the attacks become more important than your ability to love and live in peace, as you continue to walk in a secure and stable relationship with your Father in heaven.
I am declaring this day that I am totally and completely healed, whole and complete in The LORD! Shifted moved on stepping into my new season with new joy strength and determination to obey The LORD!
~ 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.|