When I was in prayer praying for all of God's Pastors, Leaders, Apostles, Bishops, & Ministers, whoever is over a congregation of people, this is the revelation God gave me - paraphrasing:

If Pastors are in bondage and need deliverance, the people will be in bondage and need deliverance. Pastors must have the heart of God to lead the sheep in the way God says. They must love the sheep and be concerned about them.

I am sharing this with you'll because my heart goes out to hurting people, and I know what it feels like to sit in a Church for years and die. The Word of God was preached but there was no real love of God shown and no reaching out to the hurting people; others, along with me, began to be scattered, searching for God. Now that God has called me to be a Pastor, I don't want that to happen to the people God had assigned to me. I want His heart and His instructions on how to lead His people; they are not my people but God's people. God says in Jeremiah 23:1:

"Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD."(KJV)

So, I will continue to pray for God's Leaders, especially the ones who minister to people in a congregational setting. I am asking that you'll pray with me that we as Leaders of God's people wake up and see the people who are looking to us to give them a Word from God through the teachings God gives us, will receive from us what God is giving. That we will keep ourselves spotless before God so we will not give the people polluted teachings but give them pure Words from God. Pray that no one will setup in our Churches and die because of our negligence. I am saying, let us do what God has called us to do toward the people, then if they do not hear or heed to God's Word, their blood will not be on our hands. But if we do not do lead them in the way God says too, then their blood will be on our hands.

Let us, as women and men of God, not short change the people, and over look hurting people. Let us remember we were once hurting, in one way or the other, we were once like the people we are ministering too, maybe not the same problems, but nevertheless, if it were not for someone who prayed for us, who took the time to minister to us, where would we be. So, let us as Ministers of God, ask God to give us His heart even more for the people He has assigned to us. I know we put out and put out and put out; but God will restore us. There are so many people out there hurting and they need God; He is the only One who can save them, bring them into His kingdom, deliver them out of bondage, and change their lives for His purpose. They need us to point them to Christ and show them the love of God and God will do the rest.

I love all of you'll, I don't have to know you personally. I love you with the love of God. God loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for us when we were still sinners; when we were not even thinking about Him. God is love and if I say He is in me, I should have the same love for His people.

Merry Christmas to all, this is Christ's birthday we are celebrating so we will rejoice and be glad. Also, have a Happy New Year, be prosperous in the things of God and He will make you prosperous in other things.

God bless you'll,
Dr. Hooks

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Comment by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on December 30, 2009 at 6:33pm
Thanks Jimmy, you be blessed too and Happy New Years.
Comment by Jimmy Wallace Turner on December 30, 2009 at 6:18pm
Dear Pastor Hooks,I have been looking at some of the material on your blogs.I am glad you are doing well.From what I can see you have alot of work in front of you!You will find many friends here.As you they have alot to offer.Remember it is only dark in the absence of light.May you be blessed.
Comment by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on December 29, 2009 at 7:18pm
Thanks again Jimmy. Although this walk does get lonely, I know I am never alone because God is not only with me but in me; along with Jesus, Holy Spirit, and the Fire. I am also a Prophet, so I know that adds to everything. But as long as God is with me, I know He has others praying for as He had me praying for others. Thank you for your prayers. If you would like to read my book, go to my web site www.abusedwoman.org and order a copy. God bless
Comment by Jimmy Wallace Turner on December 29, 2009 at 6:01pm
Dear Pastor Hooks,Please do not be swayed.There are some who will glad for your help.From what I can see you have found your strenth.Although I must apologize wherein I have yet not read your book.In regards to your response there is no need for thanks in any way.If you found any vaule in my words I thank God and the men and women like yourself who do so much!To the point.The road is wide but the gate is narrow,Many are called few are chosen,Why?Look little one!You are in good company each of these men and women whatever their faith face the same oppisition!There are many out there who may be intemedated by you may not feel your message is appropreate for them what ever the reason you are doing what needs done!As I stated before 1 an 10 .In truth a prophet has no honor in his home!Why ?Because most who know you will not hear you.You will find ministers who will accept you.As you gain poularity more and more.Beware although a cold spirit it can devour for it,s on goals!Hear this as you feel these rejections your acceptance is beyong temple walls where it is safe it is out here where we need to hear you all so we can grow!As to felling alone there is a story I love Whereas God asked Adam to give him a name.Adam went thrugh the woods of Eden till he came to a cliff where the wind blew strong threw the trees.At this listening to the wind he uttered Gods name.In as much whenerver I fell alone I step out lissen to the wind and know I am not!In as much know when you hear the wind blow we are with you and all none you will ever be alone again if we never met or speak again just listen we are here!
Comment by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on December 29, 2009 at 11:38am
Thank you Jimmy for those words of encouragement; I really appreciate you saying those kind words. Sometimes it get hard for me because you are right, I do have a big heart, especially for the Pastors and leaders of God. But I get so much opposition from them, it is unreal. Most of the time, they are not operating with their discernment but if they were, they would see my heart, they would see I am only trying to help better their ministry but instead, some accuse me of trying to take over and that is not my intention. But I press on in the Name of Jesus because I know who I am and I know the work God called me to do; I might not understand it all (lol) but I know most of what He has called me to do. I have a commission from God and I must say what He tells me to say, when He tells me to say it and that is exactly what I am going to do. I will not allow people to dictate to me what to say or when to say it. My heart is for people, especially the people who set up in this congregrations and are dying; I know, I have been there. I have been in large congregrations and small ones and felt all alone; there were no support groups, no one had time to minister to the needs of the people. So God has sent me to different churches to help Pastors but they ALL have rejected my help; so God told me to leave - to shake the dust off my feet. I do not want people to set on the pews and die; people need help and they come to church to receive help. So keep me in your prayers, not that I keep telling people, including Pastors, the truth, but that I will stay encouraged to do what God has called me to do. God told me to shout it from the roof top and that's exactly what I am going to do no matter who like it. Because when judgement time come, I do not want the blood of people on my hands nor do I want to hear God say, "Depart from Me you worker of iniquity, I know you not." God bless you and your family.
Comment by Jimmy Wallace Turner on December 29, 2009 at 8:44am
Hello Pastor Hooks,You are doing difficult work with a large heart!As you I am sure already know some will hear others will not.The influinces of this world is powerful.Yet I choose to say if I reach 1 out of10 Itcan change all!Our pastors are now appearing unaccessable with t.v. large groups where some are affraid to step out in a since little clicks!You are in as some in the postion to change alot of lives!Stay true to who you are God will tend the rest for you!Be blessed.
Comment by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on December 22, 2009 at 11:24pm
Amen! I had not looked at this before I answered your email; I see you are talking about the remnant also. I totally agree about what you said about ministers want to exercise satanice control over people. For some reason, they think the people belong to them, that is so wrong; these are God's people. God help them all.
Comment by Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI on December 22, 2009 at 11:02pm
Dr. Hooks, nowadays ministers as well as ministerial organizations (associations) want to exercise satanic control over you......I thank God there is still a remnant like you...a few ministers who truly want to give God ALL the glory. I praise God for you!!! halleluja...thank you Jesus!!
Comment by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on December 22, 2009 at 10:47pm
Thank you Dr. Vazquez, I owe everything to God; He gets all the glory. If He would not have delivered me out of the bondage of domestic violence, I would not be here today. God bless you and thanks again for inviting me to join this organization.
Comment by Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI on December 22, 2009 at 6:08pm
This is excellent Dr. Hooks. I thank God for clergy like you who remain humble and know truly whos ministry it is............"ITS THE LORDS MINISTRY GIVEN TO US AS CLERGY".

I praise God for you Dr. Hooks. Keep the fire!!

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