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MARRIAGE IS SUPPOSE TO BE A LIFETIME
What God has joined together let no man put asunder. We only divorce because somebody is not willing to work toward keeping what God has brought together.
Now please don’t get me wrong, I will never tell anyone to stay in a abusive relationship were they getting beat on or so mentally abuse that they are suicidal or murderous, but I will tell them to remove themselves from the dangerous situation until they can get help the person or the person can get delivered and they can get help from the damage the situation may have cause them.
But to tell a person to divorce, no, I will not.
People have their own mindset and will our jobs as leaders is to give sound godly advice after praying and seeking God to help them come to a solution to their problem if they will receive it.
Unless a leader is just immature and unwise, they will do all they can to preserved the covenant of marriage between a husband and wife. And again I say, they can’t force a couple to stay together, but you definitely don’t tell them to divorce.
LEADERS, THAT IS NOT YOUR CALL! And if God put it together, He is the only one that has a right to end it. Never step into God’s shoes and remember it’s two sides to every story so before you give advice make sure you hear both sides TOGETHER.
People lie because they don’t want to look bad. A bond between a husband and wife stands even when they are having difficulties because they are yet one flesh.
Salvation before Dress Code
And I will say it again, when people are coming off the street and getting saved, their outer appearance is the least you should be worried about at that time.
Their soul is more important than anything else.
Nobody had to tell me to cover up, once I gave my life to The Lord. I knew that there were certain ways I couldn’t dress as becoming holiness.
No breast out dresses, no longer mini. There were things as a woman I knew had to be different, because they were a part of the old me.
So yes, when they come in to get saved, their outer appearance is not what you should be worried about. Get a soul saved first, and then begin to teach and train them other things about salvation. I remain, because I have the works to prove it
Don’t preach your legalism to me!
Don’t preach your legalism to me [on Facebook], preach the word of God!
How come you are more worried about a person having on a short dress when they come to the altar for prayer for a suicidal spirit? Instead of you meeting their spiritual need, you are more concern about the makeup and clothes that they have on!
Stop having twenty persons rush at them with sheets and wrapping them like [an Egyprian] mummy where they can’t move. Preach the word! Stop telling people the’re going to hell because they got on earrings!
You took one example out the bible were he asked them to bring their jewelry, and now you have started a whole denominational movement concerning it.
A woman, not wearing things pertaining to a man, means when a woman dresses herself to look masculine, so that she would appear to be a man. People, it’s called research and studying.
We want people to go to hell for makeup, pants and jewelry, but you going to heaven with your bad attitude, whorish, perverted, lying, backbiting, gossiping, profanity mouth of self.
Please stop trying to kill people with these religious laws we set up so that we can judge people to hell and feel superior.
Just because you dress like little house on the prairie, don’t mean you have a guarantee access to eternal life with God. Man looks on the outer appearance. God searches and sees our hearts.
I’m rebuking the Scribe and Pharisee spirit that stops people from receiving Christ because of Man made rules and doctrines!
You’re apostolic, but killing everybody with religion.
HOMEWORK: Go back and read and study the New Testament, especially the four gospels and Acts and see how The Lord and the Apostles dealt with religious attitudes. Once you are a born again believer and as you sit under the word, it will bring the necessary conviction and correction and guidance for a individual life.
Sometimes our personal convictions (those things that are a stumbling block for us), are presented as God’s will for everybody life. Know the difference between a personal conviction and a commandment from The Lord and then study to show yourself approved a workman that needeth not to be ashame rightly dividing the word of truth.
Some things we preaching is not the word but generations of error because we just repeated what we heard without seeking the full understanding, revelation, knowledge and wisdom of God!
Visiting Minister Decorum
As a visiting minister, many times you have to stay on alert against those inside the ministry who will attempt to oppose their leader, through you.
Never allow anyone to speak privately to you about situations that are taking place inside the house in which you have been invited to minister.
Be on guard against those that will try to undermine their leaders and try to pull you into their battle against them. People are so deceitful in this hour and cunning.
I have found a good way to get the word around that you are not a trash can, a garbage bag, or sower of discord, by asking people first,
“Why are you requesting a private meeting with me when you don’t know me?
Second, if you have a problem with your leader, then your leader needs to be here to discuss it.
Third, don’t think I will ever tell you to walk out of order against the leadership of the house and
Fourth, if you are trying to sabotage, discredit, or tear down the character or identity of the leader, I am the wrong one to try to use, because I walk in Kingdom order.
Finally, I do cast out demon spirits and I feel a deliverance session is awaiting you.”
Preachers in this hour, there are far to many persons with hidden agendas. Sometimes people are trying to try [test] your character to discredit you, especially if you have came in with a word that has uncovered their hidden sins.
So many people are trying to discredit those that are being used to uproot sin. So when you go into a house do your assignment and if you’re like me, when they come to you with anything derogatory and The Lord has spoken and told you that they are a snake and someone trying to destroy the ministry, rebuke them put them in their place and get them in front of their leaders and have them repeat and explain themselves before them.
We always complain about leaders, but we have sheep who want to hurt the shepherds also.
Visiting preachers should never get involved with the drama of members who are disgruntled and rebellious and disobedient and most of all, disloyal to their leadership!
~ 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.|