One thing I learned during my walk as a Prophet and Minister of God is never to take personally the reaction of the people concerning any word that God gives me. Whether they receive or don’t receive it, is not my concern. My only concern is being in obedience to what The Lord has given me to do.
When a Prophet or Minister gets upset or becomes offended by the reaction of the people, then pride has set into that Prophets or Ministers heart. They have forgotten that it’s not their words that they are releasing, but that the words are God’s.
God chose you, not to make a name for yourself, but that He may use your mouth to speak through to His people. I find that most Prophets and Ministers who get upset, not only walk in Pride, but are unsure of who they are, or have not established a relationship strong enough with The Lord, to know when He is talking to them, or not.
A Prophet or Minister with a strong secure trusting relationship with God, has learned His voice and will never speak if they are uncertain about a word. As a seasoned Prophet of God, I have learned the timing of God, as to when to release a word, when a word is only for me to pray about.
This is the problem with the Prophets in this generation, knowing and learning the importance of timing, and when God is showing them something to pray about. Most I have encountered in this hour, don’t understand this. They just hear something and go to moving and releasing without waiting on the instructions from The Lord.
Most persons who come to me to be taught, can’t stay if they are zealous and have a rebellious spirit operating in them, because I teach discipline, obedience and order. I teach and train them how to remain consecrated, sanctified, and righteous before The Lord.
I teach them humility, and in my experience, that’s one of the hardness lessons for people to submit to. I don’t just teach this for Prophets, but anyone who goes into ministry in any area needs these lessons and experiences!
Many are not willing to be taught certain lessons that will train them how to listen, how to stay focused, how to discipline their life. That’s why we have GIFTS GONE WILD operating in the Body of Christ. And yes, a lot I learn through the Holy Ghost, but there were seasoned mature persons to whom God connected me, who helped me stay in balance, to judge my gift, and to bring correction when necessary!
Accountability is very important to a person when they are sincere about what they are called to do! They don’t want to be out of order, they don’t want to do anything displeasing to God.
There are things I do to keep myself humble and remain with a heart and mind of a servant. I never allow people to swell my head, no matter how greatly God moves through me. I always pinch myself and remember I’m just flesh that God is using ( lesson I learned from my leader over thirty years ago).
When we can get people to understand that everything they do or say should be to the Glory of God, then we will see less pride arrogance and self exaltation going on in the Body of Christ!
Remember, only what you do for Christ shall last.
I Remain Always A Servant.
~ 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 travelling 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.|