5 Words in 1
Look in your own mirror first!
Excuse me, but if you were rebellious, disobedient, and out of order at one church, unless somebody cast that Leviathan, Python or Absalom spirit out of you, then you are just changing locations, not receiving deliverance!
The problem is not the church, because you been to ten of them in three months. It’s not the leader, because you had ten pastors, fifteen spiritual parents, and twenty mentors in those same three months. The issue is Y-O-U.
Don’t ask people for the truth, then get upset because they keep turning that mirror back on you. When everybody has the same testimony about you, the only person telling a lie about you, is you!
Beware Prophetic Pirates
God is dealing with me so much about prophetic pirates. These are those that hijack other prophets words, then recycle them as a prophecy.
They take the words another prophet has spoken into someone else’s life and use them, because they can’t hear from God themselves, but want people to believe that they are a prophet sent by God.
They also have a generic prophecy that they speak into everybody’s life. Their words have no depth, no anointing, they just generalize a word to everyone, and say almost the same exact thing to each person whom they are suppose to be speaking to.
People get excited over people calling them out, but what are they truly saying to you, that they haven’t said to the other twenty five persons before you?
Everybody going to get a financial miracle and a breakthrough. People, pay more attention to what people are saying to you. Sometimes they speaking things that didn’t come from God, but from watching other people tapes, and stealing their prophetic words!
If God didn’t say it, then it won’t come to pass!
Ready for a move of God?
Don’t expect God to show up where only flesh has been invited. We are looking for a mighty move of God from persons who don’t have anything to offer, but a name and a fleshly operation of their gift.
We are especially caught up in anyone who has a prophetic gift and is prophesying to our flesh. We get excited about anyone who seems super gifted, but don’t see that they don’t have character, or they are operating in a trickster’s anointing.
If all you come away with from an encounter with a Prophet, is with less money in your bank account or pocket, then you have not stood in the presence of a committed holy obedience consecrated mouthpiece of God!
A Prophet has a word that will change your whole life, when they are sent by God, to speak to you. They speak to the areas in your life that needs change, and they produce a new atmosphere in your life.
The word that God produces, brings life and change with instructions, especially if there are spiritual areas that need improvement. The revivals in this hour, will carry a different atmosphere, because they are not revivals that will focus on gifts, but on the presence of God, which will usher in the Glory of God, that will cause a supernatural manifestation of His power that will produce the miracles signs and wonders that will cause a altering life change and a different mindset in the people.
These will be revivals that will provoke God to visit us, because they will flow in the Spirit of The Lord and shut down any flesh or carnality, that will attempt to invade the atmosphere.
There is a remnant of people who are crying out for more of The Lord and less of the demonstration of man. They are looking for the Cloud and Fire of God which brings the Glory and Power of God. They refuse to be entertained by flesh that shuts down their hunger swindled out of a encounter because preachers only want money or trick by gifts that only produce an illusion of God’s presence.
They want the realness and authentic move of God that moves them into higher dimensions that brings them closer to God and causes them to want to hunger and thirst for more of God.
In fact, we are putting a demand on the anointing in this hour, either produce what you advertise, or stop trying to sell us a defective product. We want the real thing!
NOTE: Remember you can’t produce am atmosphere of God’s presence with unholy and unrighteous carnal and practicing sin individuals. If you want to see the Glory you have to set the right atmosphere with the right vessels that carry a righteous anointing to ask God to show us His glory!
Preachers, we want more than a sermon but we want a revelation full of the mind and wisdom of God that will shift us change us revive us elevate us and set us free to walk in victory!
Ready for a move of God?
Chrisitan Ministry Decisions and Priorities
As a leader, many times I have to make decisions that are displeasing to people, but pleasing to God.
My decisions and my actions are based on the will of God, and the wisdom of His word. Often times, my decisions puts me in a position of being attack or misunderstood because I’m not partial, neither do I take sides in conflicts.
Decisions in ministry, often have cause others to disassociate from me, often times because they can’t control me, or get me to dislike a person they are having trouble with, or because I don’t indulge in their private groups, or I don’t indulge in their man made doctrines or ridiculous rules.
As leaders, nothing we do should be done for fame or material gain. Our decisions are to be based on the will of God, even if those decisions causes us to walk alone. When we start letting people dictate to us, and we start catering to the carnal desires of the people, then we will find ourselves losing our relationship with God.
What has kept me through the years was the determination I had to please The Lord, the love I have for God, the relationship I have develop with Him, and my willingness to obey Him. I begin to truly live that scripture that says, set your affection on things above not on things on the earth, until it didn’t matter if I had material things or not, and if people liked me or not.
Do I love people? Yes. But I can’t get so wrapped up in them until I can’t let them go, so they can go to their destiny, or I can’t make it if somebody walks away from me. Or I can’t get so wrap up in material things, that I can’t let them go or leave them.
When you truly love the Lord with all your heart, spirit soul and mind, nothing else matters, but serving Him, and obeying and pleasing Him.
Too often, people don’t sit down and count up the cost of their decision to serve The Lord. We don’t realized that we will have to make sacrifices, that are uncomfortable and decisions that are unpleasant. We will have to make choices that may cause us some discomfort, that will cause us to lose friendships, and create misunderstandings with our families.
But when that YES is real, you will be willing to go through anything to never break the covenant you have made with God.
I love dwelling in the secret place just worshipping The Lord and listening to Him talk!
Descernemt of Followers’ Hearts
In Jesus’ ministry, remember He started out teaching thousand, but then He hand picked twelve to teach and train to be leaders. But He only had three whom He allow to enter into His intimacy.
Know whom just to teach, whom to just train and whom to raise up to become one who will teach and train!
Some are there just for the excitement of your gift. They just want to be touched in their flesh, and that’s all. Some are there to serve you, but don’t have a relationship with you, and at the first opportunity, will leave you.
Then there are those who are fully committed to God and assigned to you. These will sit to be taught and trained and will not leave their position at all.
Trouble comes to leaders who don’t know the spirit of those who labor with them.
~ 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 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.|