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Deliverance before Elevation!
I’m so angry with some of these people who know better than to go running off of a prophetic word, when they know that we need to go through the process of deliverance, before elevation.
How come are we jumping from one calling to another, when we haven’t sat still in the old calling to operate in it yet, and neither have we been spiritually prepared for the journey.
Stop getting all stirred up and going off half-cocked, trying to operate in a spiritual dimension that you haven’t been processed to walk in. Trying to be seen, and trying to let everybody know who you are, is nothing but pride.
If people have to applaud you, or call your name for everything you do, then you are not doing it for The LORD, you are doing it for self exaltation to be seen and for recognition.
Eighty percent, 80% of the time, when I go preaching, either the people think I am not anointed, or that I’m going to be boring, because when I’m not obeying God, I’m very soft spoken and quiet.
I very seldom let them do an introduction, because I say The LORD will announce me Himself through the work that I do in His name.
It’s too much work always having to pat people on the back, call their names, and tell everybody what they are doing and be a personal cheer leader for them. In the Body of Christ, there Is so much growing up that needs to be done.
We have to come out our feelings and stop thinking a leader is doing something to you just because they don’t advertised your anointing gifts and name every time they get up.
Pouting and throwing temper tantrums are not signs of maturity. It’s time to decrease so that The LORD can increase!
The spirit of Illusion
I was talking to a Man of God this morning and so much revelation begin to flow as we conversed.
We were dealing with the spirit of illusion and how people create a image that is a lie, but they pull people into the illusion by creating false senses of anointing and power, by always displaying their gifts, but hiding the flaws and issues of their character.
They create a atmosphere that somebody is always jealous, somebody is always attacking them, somebody is always trying to destroy them. They use these tactics to keep you from seeing the real picture of them, that they are not ‘as together,’ as they make people believe.
God has been telling me to stand and reset boulders and boundaries again, those that may have been torn down by compassion toward the people.
Sometimes as a leader, I deal with people who are anointed, but out of order. They feel that the anointing on their life gives them the right to get out of character with me, or to think that they have the right to disrespect me.
They connect, sometimes to gain the knowledge and wisdom, or to learn the ins and outs of ministry, but not how to govern their own character or attitude or mindset, that may sustain them in their walk.
Often I have people walk away because they realize that their gifts are not impressive to me, or they can’t buy me. Sometimes I get those who want to try to discredit everyone around me, by saying God showing them so much bad all about them, not knowing that I can look through mud and spot dry land.
People think because a leader doesn’t voice what they see, that they don’t know what’s going on. I’m very cautious of those who are always trying to say everybody is trying to destroy me, or somebody always working witchcraft, or trying to prophesy damnation, doom and death about those who may oppose me.
Many times they trying to kill off my intercessors, prayer warriors and team who truly love God and have a burden for the vision. We have to be careful of those who are always trying to uncover others, but yet hide everything about themselves.
True connections are never intimidated by anyone else who connects to a leader or vision. They realize that everybody plays an important part in the work of the Kingdom and they stay in their lane and let others work in theirs.
Ministry should never carry a spotlight anointing with it. It should always be about unity, humbleness, servanthood and love! It should never have pride, jealous strife or messiness or carry a competitive spirit with it.
Some people run well at the beginning, but then become upset when they realize that their gift is not what the leader is impressed about. Integrity, character and order mean more than a gift to them. They are looking at how you conduct yourself in every area of your life.
Many times I tell those I’m working with, that yes, you are anointed but you are not fully developed in other areas of your life to go forth yet. Do they get upset? Of course they leave, walk away and even try to discredit and destroy me, but in the end, if they really want to be right, they repent and often come back to finish the process that is necessary to get them in the place they need to be in ministry character attitude mindset.
I’ve been just talking to God this morning about some things and getting understanding and clarity about so much. I love when iron sharpens iron and leaders can get together and share revelation and experiences that will help them to continue to grow and learn more about the word and the Kingdom of God!
Love you and know I’m praying for all those that are connected or assigned to me.
~ 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.|