Even though I do the work of an apostle, there are times I must come as a prophet.
When I do come as a prophet, I speak to spiritually and secular governmental leaders or release a Word into regions territories and nations.
A true prophetic Word speaks to the humanity of the people who are yet sinful and out of order with the Word and Standards of YAHWEH!
They speak to leaders who are out of order and leading the people into idolatry and sin, causing them to be rebellious and disobedient to the ways of holiness and righteousness.
They address the sins of a nation and bring change to regions and territories by releasing the Word of God. They can also address issues and situations that are causing the people to walk in error.
Prophets are set over nations and kingdoms to root out, to pull down, to destroy, to throw down, to build and plant.
They are sent to correct, bring words of restoration, rebuke and correction. They also give instructions and directions.
They don’t show up to talk about cars, houses and seeds! Their agenda is beyond that.
They are also sent to individuals to change the course of their lives by dealing with a situation or condition that is detrimental.
Most persons don’t know the difference between a prophet and those who are exhorters and encouragers.
These don’t necessarily have to see something, to say something generic to you, such as God wants to bless you, or I see money coming, or He is going to fix your situation.
Even those with discernment can give you a Word of Knowledge without actually being in the Spirit and hearing from God.
Discernment can allow them to see things that have occurred in your life and speak from what they see to uplift you.
Today we are labeling people and giving titles to persons who are in no way, operating in those capacities.
We must learn how to let God reveal to us who we are.
As a leader, you must know your limitations, your boundaries, your authority.
I always tell people, even when I see who they are, to pray and seek God for themselves and wait on confirmation from His Spirit.
Teaching people to hear God for themselves should be what every leader pushes their people to do.
I never want my voice to be more important than God’s Voice in a person’s life.
~ 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.