Making Yourself the Target
This may be a little deep for some to comprehend…
Sometimes you have to cover your enemy to get the truth from your friend!
My leader taught me that sometimes you have to make yourself the target to see who is going to shoot you or protect you.
A wise warrior and a skillful leader knows how to go into battle and come out alive. Sometimes the enemy thinks they have captured a leader and have gain valuable information to destroy them when in fact the leader orchestrated the captured to cause the enemy to walk into a trap.
What the enemy thinks is victory is really an ambush. You will know who is faithful in your army by who stayed and fought while you was a suppose prisoner of your enemies!
A lot of times those connected to you think that you are doing down and being destroyed during a battle not knowing you are forming your real troops to win the war!
Get ready there are about to be some dishonorable discharges in the season. When you rally your troops in this hour you will be going forth with real warriors and not potential AWOL candidates!
AWOL : Absent Without Official Leave
~ 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.
Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.
19 ***They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be evident that they all are not of us.*** Emph.mine
20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
It would have been way easier to say “Allowing yourself to be captured is a strategy to see who will come rescue you or who won’t”
You will know the faithfulness of your army by those who fight for you, or those that are glad you got captured. This is especially true in Politics, and in the life of Jesus who when he was captured his followers bailed on him (like Peter).