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A Dangerous Combination
This combination is dangerous in the Body of Christ. Often times people are seeking help from a predator in leadership who takes their weakness or issues and uses them for their own sinful desires.
People who come to leadership for help should be able to trust that leader not to divulge what they are seeking help for, and to be able to trust that leader, so that they can receive help and to be able to know that the leader won’t use the information of their issues, to try to control them.
I have seen leaders destroy a person’s life among a congregation, because they revealed things about the person to those who should not have known any personal details of the person’s life.
I have counseled numerous persons who lost trust in church leaders and even God, because they went to someone in confidence about problems they were having, and they were taken advantage of, causing the condition of that person to deteriorate even more.
I have also dealt with persons who have had leaders use what they knew about them as leverage to control that person, causing them to live in fear of the leader. Then the leader took advantage of them, by getting them to give money or do things for them.
No person should have to feel uncomfortable around a leader they are suppose to trust.
These leadership predators are causing massive damage in the Body of Christ and many are disillusioned about Church because of their encounters with lustful, deceitful persons who were suppose to help them, not harm them.
Leaders, if you have lust issues, you need to be delivered and not trying to counsel, because the enemy will take that issue and cause you to take advantage of hurting people!
Life as a Patmos Castaway
Sometimes, it seems God puts you on a island by yourself, but when He brings you into isolation, it’s because He wants to reveal mysteries from the throne room to you.
This is where He imparts the wisdom and knowledge of what’s to come and what’s to be.
This is when He reveals the fullness of what is taking place in churches all over the world.
This is when national strategies are given and visions and dreams increased.
This is when God imparts knowledge of the enemy and plans of defeat for Satan kingdom.
It’s in the isolation when what is proclaimed in heaven, is revealed and God allows you to see those things to come, His mind for mankind, and His plans to prepare us for the coming of Christ.
Yes, there are times you need to get to Patmos so that you can get instructions, directions, revelation, insight, wisdom, understanding and increase.
Stay there until God downloads to you everything you need!
Kill and Destroy!
Is those you don’t see and hear whom you need to be concerned about.
I’m my deadliest when I’m silent. It means I already got the plan and ammunition to destroy you. I’m just waiting a word from God to take my shot!
Snipers, sharpshooters, and assassins don’t make noise, don’t announce their arrival, and never reveal their position. They just kill and destroy!
Priorities need to be put in order.
Pride is a monster beast that cause people to forget that ministry is about serving and not being made a idol.
When our title becomes more important than our service, then we have a serious problem.
God is calling us to be humble not puffed up. When we become more important than the souls we are called to, then we need to return to the altar and take the right ministry classes with the right leader.
Are You Activated or Not?
Some of you been to two hundred activation services and you yet not activated.
Perhaps you don’t need activation, you just need to act!
We have to be careful that we don’t allow people to think that we can’t be used unless they give us permission to go forth by their power!
Some of these things we are doing are for money, fame and control!
How dare you charge people to stir up their gift, when you are not the one who created them.
Remember, He announced Jeremiah, John and Jesus from the womb and created them exactly how He wanted them, with every gift they needed. They just had to start using what they got when God began to bring them forth!
Their mandate is to confront the sins and rebellion of the people, to bring the people back to God.
If they don’t hear a word from the LORD, they know their assignment.
Some people consider themselves a prophet, just because they give a prophetic word.
But what I have found is that most people are operating in words of knowledge, instead of prophesying. This is why people need to understand that in order to be a prophet, you have to do more than prophesy.
Most people who are not chosen as prophets, can’t function if they don’t have a prophetic word, because that’s what they think identifies them as one.
Those who are prophets, have to be able to release what God says, even when they don’t have foreknowledge. They have to be able to just open their mouths and allow the LORD to speak through them.
A true Prophet never tries to reason or analyze, they just flow!
~ 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 is on a mission, traveling 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.