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Leadership 101: Submission and Wisdom
There are too many leaders dealing with secret hate from the pews and backbiting from the pulpit. People are so disrespectful to those whom God has elevated into leadership positions.
Often times they are leading those who feel like they should be holding the leadership position, because they feel like they are anointed and more powerful than them.
Many leaders have to deal with arrogant people who feel like, because God uses them, they don’t have to honor their leaders.
One of the worst things a leader encounters in ministry, is dealing with persons who are anointed, but lack the wisdom or administrative qualities necessary to work in ministry. These people always feel like the leader should give them positions of authority, just because they are gifted. They don’t understand that a real leader knows that it takes more than a God given ability to walk as a leader, but it takes spiritual attributes of prayer, fasting and studying the word, as well as character integrity, wisdom and the ability to interact with people from different walks of life and different mindsets, to be effective as a leader.
So often Pastors have to encounter warfare not only from the pews, but also from their administrative team, those who sometimes feel as if their position qualifies them to disrespect, chastise and rebuke the leader.
Though leadership is to be disciplined by leadership when they sin, we must follow proper procedures so that we are not using it as a reason to discredit or remove a leader, because of personal reasons. That’s why it’s necessary that there is more than one witness involved when rebuking leadership through accusation, (Read 1 Timothy 5).
I have seen so many persons who have callings on their lives, that once they start elevating in The Lord, they become people of strife and discord. They began to stand against the leader, because now they feel they are spiritually grown and they can’t be told anything, or corrected.
One thing people fail to understand, is God’s order. I so despise the statement I hear from those who walk in arrogance, rebellion and disobedience, and that is this statement, “I am just as anointed as my leader!”
What they fail to understand is, it’s not about who is more or less anointed, but it’s about God’s choice as to whom He established as the leader, to help guide and govern the people.
It’s about God’s Kingdom order, established on earth. Understanding authoritative order is something that truly needs to be taught again in the Body of Christ. With so many renegades now teaching the people, they are not giving revelations about accountability, humility, being respectable, honorable, and servanthood. Instead they are teaching rebellion and how to be stiff-necked, prideful, disobedient.
Until we can understand submission and wisdom, we will continue to have disorder from pews and fights in the pulpit!
Warning USA: Decoys, Smoke Screens & Mock Setups!
I’m sitting here today and I heard the Spirit of The Lord say, “I AM getting ready to release uncollected seeds!”
The Lord said these are seeds that were supposed to come into people’s hands, but because the person disobeyed, they were never released.
He said, “I’m getting ready to visit those whom I spoke to and told them to bless someone, but they rebelled against My voice and refused to obey because of their own human understanding or the greed in their heart.”
He said the unfulfilled vows are about to be paid. Get ready! Phone calls, unexpected checks, divine encounters are being set up so that they can obey what they were suppose to do before.
Some of you had better listen to the voice of God, because there are those who have now become an enemy, but they have to bless you because they must obey God and fulfill their vow!
Some will have to double what was ordered by God, because of their heart toward you.
I’m sitting here in expectation, because I know March, April and May are strategic months set aside by God to bring manifestations of promises and several breakthroughs in the families, ministries, bodies and finances.
Tremendous shift in governmental systems, secrets never revealed, will come out concerning government officials.
I keep hearing a mock setup for something more devious that is taking place. I’m praying about that one very heavy on my mind today.
I keep hearing over and over, this election isn’t what it seems to be.
Stay alert. Intercessors and prayer warriors, prophets, listen very carefully, God is speaking and revealing.
This is not the time to miss what He is saying, or for you to speak from emotions or human reasoning. We must hear God right now, because something more sinister is developing concerning the economy the Church and religion and politics.
Be alert, but know this, it’s not the terrorist you have to be concerned about, it’s those who seem to be innocent and concern in the government.
The Spirit of The Lord said look beyond the smoke screen and see with your spiritual eyes! God is revealing uncovering and showing the enemies plans plots and deception!
Three things to listen and watch for:
I’m watching praying listening paying attention!
~ 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.|