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The enemy in the pews
Some of you your bitterness and anger toward your Pastor now, or your former Pastor, is showing. I will say it again, how is it, one week you will stand up to the devil and anyone else if they say or do anything concerning your leader, then the next week they’re the devil and no good and all manner of evil, because they rebuked you, corrected you, and God forbid if, they sit you down from a position where you talk about them to everybody that will listen?
And you leaders that they come to, instead of you trying to gain a member and getting in the gossip and slander with them, why don’t you call the leader they’re talking about and bring them together? You may be shocked at what you learn about the one putting their mouth on leadership.
Some of these persons have a bad reputation from every church they been in. If a person has been in ten churches in two years, check the person, not the churches, because they all couldn’t have been bad. Sometimes you’re accepting Jason Freddy Kruger, Chucky and the bride of Chucky, into your congregation.
Titles = Servanthood
Lift your hands and repeat after me three times: My title is not more important than my character and my integrity.
Some people in ministry need to go back into basic training concerning how to conduct themselves with people. You being a leader, should not have you talking meanly, ugly and down to people, or mistreating people who are connected to you, like they in a 12 year slave ministry.
Some have made their title a position of lordship instead of a position of servanthood. Until you can control your attitude your temper and the words that come out your mouth you may need to go sit in some leadership classes.
One thing I have notice in this hour, is that these Prophets are not confrontational. They are afraid to address the issues and social political and spiritual injustices that are prevalent today.
The Prophets are called to right what is wrong by the word that God puts in their mouths. They are reformers, and they are very adamant about the things that God loves.
The Prophets in this hour are limiting themselves to personal prophesy, which has caused many of them to begin to walk in the form of a psychic. They have become “on demand prophets” who function when people demand a word.
Prophets are called to speak to leaders, kings, dignitaries, nations, regions, territories, to exact change through the Word God puts in their mouths. They will be sent to a church because God is calling them there to bring a change to the place and the people. They are not entertainers, exploiting their gifts to make themselves more believable to the crowd.
They speak what God has put in their mouths to speak, and they are not concern as to whether the people believe them or not. Their main concern is obedience to The Lord. They stand against anything that oppresses the people.
God gives them words for governmental leaders, to bring change to a nation as a whole. Prophets are not people pleasers and should never be controlled by monetary gifts or the applaud of the crowd. They operate as a lion and a lamb. A lion, when they have to confront and set order and stand against evil, and a lamb when they have to heal exhort and encourage.
Many of these modern day Prophets are full of pride and greed. Prideful, in thinking that they are better than all the other ministry gifts, and untouchable. Greedy, because most operate in the gift of money, getting and material gain.
God is dealing with me about the abuse and the ugliness that has crept into the Prophets’ office. Many are boastful and credit hungry. When a word is releases, they steal the glory of God and bring it to themselves.
Prophets are part of the foundational stone of the church, but remember, Jesus is the Chief Cornerstone that holds it all together. Even though we have mature prophets who help the rising prophets, the mature prophet is yet subject to the Chief Cornerstone, which is Jesus.
The more the prophet is used by God, the more humble and obedient and holy and consecrated they should become, because they must keep themselves ready at all times to be used by God and to hear and know the voice of God.
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
|Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder ofI 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.|