Preparation for the Five-Fold Ministry

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Preparation for the Five-Fold Ministry
 Old and New Soldiers of the Lord


Preparation for the Five-Fold Ministry

Those of you in the Five-Fold Ministry should be equipped to handle pressure when it comes up against you.

As we elevate in ministry we should expect greater attacks from the enemy because of our growth in knowledge wisdom and power.  The greatest message I heard preached is:

If You Can’t Run With The Footman,
What You Going To Do When The Horseman Come?

If we can’t deal with little things, like being talked about, lied on, gossiped about, or betrayed, then how will be able to stand when demonic attacks of death attempts, witchcraft, or spirits of Jezebel come up against you?

There are too many in key positions in the Kingdom of God who are incapable of handling the pressures that go with the office in which they walk!  They love the glamour, but not the challenges.

Financial woes of ministry won’t last always.  Problems in the church should not be allowed to spill over in your home.  Difficulties from Church members should not be a reason for leaving ministry, neither should the lack of support from others in leadership.

If there is no provision coming forth, then we need to seek The Lord, because He makes provision for the vision He has given us.

As visionaries over ministries, we need to also be careful that we are not becoming one man shows.  Some continually block the people from actively participating in and helping, to bring the vision to pass, because we feel intimidated by other people’s abilities in ministry.

Yes, ministry can be hard work, but it’s the most rewarding job I know of, because of seeing the souls saved, delivered and set free!

As a leader, I strongly recommend that you continually fast and pray, seek God, stay in His word  and have someone whom you can confide in.

Quitting is to easy, but if you are serious about your walk in ministry, and your relationship with The Lord, and you are sure that God called you to the place you are walking in, then no amount of problems, situations, or people not doing what they say, or the fights attacks, persecution, etc. will stop you from fulfilling your calling or completing the vision that God has ordained for you to work.

 Old and New Soldiers of the Lord

God is not going to eliminate all the older soldiers because of younger soldiers coming forth.

The wisdom, intellect and experience of those older in The Lord, will never become extinct because the younger generation think that they are old fashioned.

It’s the older generation of soldiers who can remind you of the requirements of God’s standards of holiness and righteousness that The Lord has established for the people.  It is the older generation who can teach you, not only from the word of God, but through their own experiences, how they survived attacks from the enemy.

When I hear younger persons being sarcastic and making mockery of those that are older because they don’t engage in a lot of the activities which are going on in the church, I rebuke them.  Why do I rebuke them?  Because they don’t know the hardship and pain that the older generation endured to stand righteous before the people and the struggles they encountered in obeying The Lord!


Apostle Barbara R. Thomas

Apostle/Prophetess Barbara R. ThomasApostle 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.

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