Given permission I am going to use this situation as a teaching tool!
The other day I had to minister to one of my spiritual daughters, who was going through great persecution and losing things.
Nothing was going right and she came expecting me to pray her through and decree these good things, but I had to minister to her about her having to lose all the things she had got dishonestly, through trickery and lies.
She had driven for five hours, because YAH had told her to come find me.
She was collapsing emotionally and needed some spiritual help, not knowing that the Word of Wisdom to her would be that, “except you repent and stop doing things crooked, you will never prosper.”
Well, she broke down and cried out to YAH for her deliverance, humbled herself and receive her chastisement.
There are times when people come looking for the leader to pray them out of situations that are seemingly disturbing their lives and peace, but not realizing that ABBA is bringing their lives to places of alignment and removing every hindrance that is causing them to be out of the perfect will of YAH.
You can’t tell YAH “yes” and pray for His will to be done in your life, and then get upset when He starts moving!
There are times He will even tell your leader, “Hands off!” and they can’t put their hand on the situation, because YAH is molding and shaping the individual’s life to holiness and righteousness.
Other people would have got upset or disconnected and gone away, trying to destroy my character by saying I spoke damnation upon their lives, but she repented, got restored, then sowed a seed and told me she loved me.
Today a major door for a government job came open that will give her the finances she needs, so she will never have to do anything crooked again, to try to make it!
Many times, leaders want the people’s approval more than YAH’s approval!
They will withhold the very word that is necessary to help somebody to overcome an issue in their lives that is keeping them in bondage.
They will sugarcoat or only give certain parts of the instruction that YAH has given them, because they are afraid of losing members or financial support.
When we are afraid to deliver a word to a person, then we need to remove ourselves from their lives so that somebody who cares more about their soul than their money or friendship, can help them.
It would had been a disservice to my spiritual daughter if I would had spoken smooth words to her, because I didn’t want her to be upset.
But the greatest thing I could have done, I did, which was to tell her the truth and then give her the remedy to her warfare.
Because we have so many people who are dealing with rejection or are sensitive in their feelings, leaders are afraid to tell them the truth. Instead they will just allow them to continue to walk in error.
The spirit of offense will cause sheep to reject the truth from their leaders, and become offended.
I often think about how many persons have either been lied to and are yet in bondage, or have never received the truth and are thus going through life experiencing failure after failure.
A good leader will speak the truth to those under their care, even if it upsets them, because they don’t want to see them enslaved to their issues.
YAH only allowed me to pray after she repented with a sincere heart and acknowledging she had done wrong, and then obeyed YAH!
~ 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.