Sound Teaching 101


We all know that there is a good side and a bad side concerning confronting false doctrine and error.

What I’m noticing is that people tend to only teach the part of a revelation that they think will get the most response.

I have learned in my many years of teaching and preaching, that you must use wisdom and balance when giving people a revelation, because sometimes you leave people with a partial understanding.

YAH will have me teach on something, or expose something that is out of order, then He will have me come back and give a balance concerning what I’m saying.

For example:

1.   When teaching on Jezebel and her attributes:

I have to also show were every woman who exhibits strength is not a Jezebel.

I need to be able to give a understanding of what being controlling and being secure in your identity is.

Often when teaching about Jezebel, we don’t give this balance, but we leave the people with the impression that every woman who exhibits strength and a strong character is controlling manipulating and intimidating.

2.   When teaching on leadership:

I must explain that not every leader that is trying to give instructions and directions is trying to be a Pharaoh or has a Python spirit.

I have to explain the difference of a leader who is trying to keep you in bondage and stop you from elevating, versus one who sees you are about to make a fatal mistake and is trying to keep you from harming yourself.

Often we just announce bad leadership without explaining the good leadership characteristics.

And because so much uncovering is taking place, we are dealing with people that have been hurt or wounded by leaders who are now teaching on only the worst scenarios concerning leaders, instead of balancing it out about what good leadership looks like.

3.   When teaching on giving and sowing:

I must make sure I don’t leave people with the impression that sowing is something evil or bad, but I must teach the people the difference in being manipulated by man, versus being prompt by YAH into sowing.

Because we have so many crooks now in the Body of Christ, it’s easy to give a one sided view on this subject, and a person who is operating in bitterness because of it, can influence people into not giving, by words that only show how crooked people manipulate for monetary gain.

If we are not careful we can cause a economic imbalance in the Body of Christ by focusing more on the bad then good of sowing and giving.

4.   When teaching on deliverance, witchcraft and works of darkness:

We definitely need to show the difference and give clear understanding of their operations, because if not, we can have people demon obsessed and calling every miracle or supernatural move of YAH, evil.

A balance must be shown and revelation clearly explained when teaching on these subjects about the occult, witchcraft, demons and devils.

If we are not careful, we will be looking at everybody like they a witch or warlock causing them to be suspicious of anybody that operates in the gift of miracles.

Remember when the rod Moses used turned into a serpent and then Pharaoh’s magicians threw theirs down and they became serpents also?

It was the power behind the action that was important, not the miracle of producing their rods as snakes.

When teaching, you have to explain this, or people will contribute things to satan that are a act of YAH’s.

These four areas get the most misunderstanding in the Body of Christ and this is why we have to be careful when teaching on them.

We have to make sure we show a balance in these subjects, because it is easy to just leave a negative impression in the people mind causing them to misjudge every action they see concerning these four areas.

One thing I know, is YAH will have me correct and rebuke, then have me bring balance to the teaching by showing the godly in each subject.

Remember, satan counterfeits ever thing YAH does, so we have to show the good and bad side and teach the people to know the difference concerning them.

We have many instances in the word that seem contradictory.  This is why we have to rightly divide the word and bring a clear understanding concerning the revelations we teach.

Never leave room for confusion and error when teaching the word of YAH!


~ 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 is on a mission, travelling 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.

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