Prophets, your gift, your anointing, that burning in your spirit, that unction in your belly, does not override the leadership of the house.
You yet need their permission to speak in that house to that assembly of people! I’ve seen so many zealous immature persons actually get up and cause more harm then good to a congregation. God is not the author of confusion.
He is not telling you to get up and tell somebody’s wife her husband is sleeping with the secretary, then when the wife shoots the woman, you holler, “I was just saying what God said!”.
Wisdom is one of the most prevalent things every prophet needs. Just because God shows it to you, doesn’t mean God has given you permission to speak it, or address it.
The Prophet speaks only when God gives permission for them to speak.
All these persons running around, talking about they are Prophets, and just jumping up saying stuff, are lying.
I walk boldly in where God has called me to be, but when I go into someone else’s house, I don’t just jump up and go to prophesying, just because God allows me to see something. I wait on God to make a way for me to speak, if I have a word for the congregation, or an individual.
When I allow myself to be governed by the Spirit of God and He gives me a word for a house, He always makes a way for me to release it. I don’t go in overriding the Shepherd of the house, disrespecting their authority, just because of my title.
Your anointing and your title are submitted to that leadership and your authority is released in that house by permission only. Apostles, this means you also. Unless you have established the work yourself, and even then, if you have placed a leader in the house, you yet don’t disrespect that leader before the congregation.
We are so busy trying to be wonders, until we have become wonderfully out of order! Training, teaching, directions, wisdom, knowledge and accountability, these are words that people reject because they don’t want to be subject to authority.
YAH is a God of order and respect for authority. Until we can learn this principle in the Kingdom, we need to sit down. Too many persons have been misdirected or mislead by someone unlearned and immature! And while I’m at it, let me just add these few things, because obedience and order are two things which people just don’t seem to understand when they are anointed.
If you are on program to sing, then don’t preach. If they tell you ten minutes, then don’t take thirty. Unless they invite you up to their pulpit, don’t just assume your title gives you a seat. Never go into someone else’s house and usurp authority over their sheep. You don’t have the right to tell them what to do, when their leader has given them instructions.
Don’t go beyond your range of authority that the leader has given you. If they have informed you that all they want you to do is preach and sit down, then that’s what you do. Many times as The Lord begins to move, the leader will know when God has changed the service and they will release you to continue to obey God.
I know many of you say, “Man won’t control me,” but it’s not control. Remember, no matter how anointed you are, the vision for that house has been given to that Shepherd. If God sends you to that house, He will tell you the heart, spirit and mind of that leader and will show you what’s in the house. He will then give you the wisdom and strategy of how to convene His message and to complete what needs to be done, without being out of order.
I can tell you from years of experience, that God will honor your obedience your humbleness and willingness to submit to His Kingdom order. And besides, if a person says God told them to bring you in to speak, The Lord will show them who you are, the anointing you walk in, and the gifts you operate in. They will allow you to obey The Lord, because The Lord has spoken to them about you. If you follow the Spirit, then the flesh can’t come in and destroy what The Lord is trying to do for the people!
~ 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 she is on a mission traveling 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.