Bishop TD Jakes of The Potter’s House openly rebuked the spirit of suicide from fellow pastor, John Gray on Saturday. after Pastor John shared in his New Year’s Eve sermon that he had been contemplating taking his own life.
John Gray heads up Relentless church in Greenville, South Carolina. He is usually an enthusiastic leader who never fails to inspire the people of God. But just like everyone he’s not exempt from attacks from the enemy, especially when it comes to struggling with negative thoughts.
“I literally thought about how I could end my life and still get to Heaven and somehow my kids would not be scarred but there was no way I could figure out how to do it. And I’m not the only person that thought about that. I’m not the only person the devil attacked in that area,” Pastor John shared on New Year’s Eve.
Pastor John has been facing various difficulties including a marriage struggle that almost ended up in divorce. He admitted that he tended to listen to the voices that keep him away from his wife and family.
But despite everything God remains good and faithful. Days after the sermon, Pastor John attended a special leadership training session at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Marlboro, Maryland. And what happened next is one of the most inspiring moments a believer in God could witness.
Bishop Jakes publicly rebuked the spirit of suicide that was causing such havoc in Pastor John’s home. The Lord’s anointing was all over the place and it was overwhelming.
“There is too much anointing in this room to minister to everybody else and leave you sitting over there festering and festering and festering, especially, you said it in a joking way but especially when the spirit of suicide hangs around your house. I’m trying to get you back,” Bishop Jakes said to Pastor John.
After Bishop Jakes powerfully called out the spirit, Pastor John fell to his knees with his face and hands on the ground. Members of the church gathered around Pastor John then Bishop Jakes told him: “It’s not a stage that you prayed for. It’s not a building that you prayed for. It’s not an opportunity that you prayed for. You’ve always wanted God to make a man out of you and He’s using the stage to make a man out of you. He’s using the building to make a man out of you. He’s using the opportunity to make a man out of you.”
This beautiful moment serves as an important lesson for every believer. Nobody is perfect. Not even our pastors and ministers. We all face different struggles in life, and we shouldn’t place too much of a burden on them. They also need prayers and understanding. That’s why we should never stop praying for our leaders, because just like you, the enemy is also after them.
Watch and be inspired by how Bishop TD Jakes ministers powerfully to Pastor John:
Credits: Christian Post
This article was written by Kriza Jo Tanduyan.