March 21, 2022 WORD OF THE DAY: THE LOCAL CHURCH IS NOT GOD
. BELOVED, THE LOCAL CHURCH IS NOT GOD.
THE LOCAL CHURCH IS TO BE THE GATHERING OF THE SAINTS GOD BRINGS TO THAT AREA TO SEEK THE FACE OF GOD IN PURE HOLY WORSHIP READY TO HEAR HIS VOICE AND DO ONLY HIS WILL ON EARTH AS IT IS HEAVEN. Beloved, this is another long post. Get a cup of coffee or tea and set some time to read this post when you have time.
I felt a grieving in my Spirit to some things I have read about the body of Christ and the local church that at midnight God is having me speak to before harm is done to his sheep entering into the Kingdom of God reality.
The enemy wants to paint the entering into the kingdom age reality of gathering together to look like what it did in the church age where man decided what faithfulness to God was apart from God.
Many ministers struck the sheep with religious burdens to prove their faithfulness to God by how many meeting they attended or how much they gave. Many spoke evil of people who left their church as rebellious and not wanting to be under authority of God when God was removing them from abusive authority to bring healing to them.
Many were set apart to be with the Lord Himself though longing to find where they belonged in the Body. They have waited patiently for God to place them where they belong instead of where they thought they belonged.
These are not rebellious saints, they are set apart saints for such a time as this. They love God's authority and His authority in true Godly leaders and they easily can submit to the authority of Christ in others and NOT ATTEND A LOCAL CHURCH!
This week, I have read and seen many well meaning Apostles and Pastors declare, "if you are not part of a local church you are not under God's authority, or as an Apostle and Prophet if you don't work out of a local church you are out of order. When I read that, I felt such a quenching of the Spirit for He ached for those being labeled as rebellious and out of order with God.
It is so serious He is having me address it in the hope it will bring conviction to God's leaders to back off on those statements not to harm those coming into Kingdom reality.
Beloved, This is very alarming since we are now coming out of the church age 2nd day structure of how we did thing filled with mixture of flesh and spirit, into the 3rd day Kingdom age of His unfolding glory.. where no flesh shall enter his sight.
Beloved, There is a new connecting of the Body of Christ in brand new ways we are not going back to the Book of Acts or early church models as many seem too promote. The Book of Revelation reveals Jesus in a way we have never seen or known before as the King of Glory. Psalm 24 asks the questions, Who can ascend the mountain of the Lord, and Who is the king of Glory.
The answer to those questions change everything on how God is going to reveal His New Jerusalem, His Bride coming down adorned in white and what the true gatherings of the Lord will look like and function under the headship of Jesus.
Beloved, when a minister has to say over and over that every one must be connect to a local church and under an Apostles and Prophet's authority what are they really saying? What are they really seeing, the old or the new?
I love the local church of believers and believe we must gather together but for what purpose? Is it to do the same thing we did last week and the week before only changing the flavor once in a while.
My question to God's leaders is this from the Spirit of God, is who is building that local church everyone has to connect too?
Is a 5 fold minister building it with a mission from God in their own efforts or strength? Or is God building that local community of believers, and could you tell the difference? Is that local church built in the flesh in the name of God. Is it built with mixture of flesh and spirit and lukewarm?
Where is God going to bring His people to in the end times that are now here on the earth to an almost dead church, a lukewarm one, or worse?
Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds a house, the builders’ work is useless. Is God brining His people to a local church that is useless? No he is not!
Will he bring His saints to local churches under Apostles and Prophets who works are more numerous than when they started, but Jesus tells them, I have one thing against you, you deserted the love you had for me at the beginning.
Is he going to bring them there if they don't repent and return to their first love? Is He going to bring them to a local church where he has to remove their candlestick? Really? Will he bring His saint to a local church like found in Sardis having a reputation of being alive but is dead in His sight? That He warns to repent for even the little they have is going to be taken?
Is he going to bring them to a local church built under the doctrine of the Nicolaitans that He hates? Where there are two classes of Saints, Clergy and members with clergy being over them?
Is he going to bring them to local churches that tolerate the Prophetess Jezebel seducing the people and leaders into sexual immorality and eating food sacrificed to idols? Is he going to bring them to the judgment against those local churches by throwing them on a bed of affliction?
How about a local church God says is not hot or cold ready to be spewed out of God's mouth by being lukewarm? Why, because they say they are rich and in need of nothing, but are poor, pitiable and naked?
Do you see why God may not send everyone back into a local church under someones authority when they are building what God is not building and they don't even know it. We so label saints of God, and even other ministers of being out of order because they are not connected to a local church? Really, when the last days church is filled with mixture and can't see their true state before God?
Not every person, or every minister is a rebel because they are not connected to a local church in the way many religious people see it.
There are new spiritual divine connections of God gathering His saints together with the mature and seasoned Apostles and Prophets in the Body of Christ for true fellowship and the work of advancing the kingdom.
They may not all be in the same locality, but they are in the same place in Kingdom understanding in relationships that transcend local boundaries to connect in with others throughout the world.
There is a new headship and authority coming forth from Jesus that knits us together in pure holy love beyond anything we have experienced in the local church structure we keep using from the church age.
The connection and the function of the Body is Jesus work. He is the only one that can arrange the body parts where he wants the to function as He wants them to function.
1st Corinthians 12:8 But now [as things really are], God has placed and arranged the parts in the body, each one of them, just as He willed and saw fit [with the best balance of function].
Apostolic and Prophetic builders who build a local church after what has alway been and what we have always done can not gather the body together to function as God desires.
The very structure from the church age does not allow the body of Christ to function when we come together, only certain chosen parts of the body are given permission by men to function leaving the rest of the body buried under religious rubble that is choking them to death in the very local church where they are supposed to grow and function.
Under that structure still in the local church, the body is truly depleted of its life because everyone has to get their life from a branch instead of the vine Jesus Christ where they can live and bear fruit themselves.
Much of what is called Kingdom, is just same old church function with a fresh paint job rooted in the traditions of men and not the heart of the manifest presence and glory of God.
The enemy has so infiltrated so many local churches where the needs of men is first above the needs of God
. Trying to love others, reach others and minister to the needs of men is valued more than meeting the true needs of God's heart, because they deserted God as their first love.
The Lord wants us to reach the world to show them His love, but not at the price of him not being first in our life or our first love. The second commandment is not the first and the first is not the second.
The first commandment is first for a reason. You shall love the Lord they God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and you are to love your neighbor as yourself. First is first and second is second for a reason.
When a local church reverses the order and is sustained by Apostles and Prophets and won't repent or even be willing to see this sins' inversion, the Lord will come and remove His candlestick, his presence from their midst and they won't even know it until it is to late.
In the present day local churches because of the needs of men are first positions, titles have predominance of importance more than the face of God.
A way to "get promoted" is developed under the wisdom of men. Men set measurement of success that can promote you to a higher position. Are you faithful to your Pastor?
Are you faithful to clean toilets enough? Are you faithful to be at every service and every event. For you do X, Y and Z you are ready for ministry?
Matthew 23 stands as a warning to the leaders of God in making disciples: 13 “But woe (judgment is coming) to you, [self-righteous] scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven in front of people; for you do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who are [in the process of] entering to do so.
14 [d][Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you swallow up widows’ houses, and to cover it up you make long prayers; therefore you will receive the greater condemnation.]
15 “Woe to you, [self-righteous] scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel over sea and land to make a single proselyte (convert to Judaism), and when he becomes a convert, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.
Ezekiel also gave a warning to leaders who see themselves wrongly in God's eyes.
Ezekiel 34:1-10And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and say to those shepherds, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock?
3 You eat the fat and clothe yourself with the wool; you kill those who are fed without feeding the flock. 4 The diseased you have not strengthened, nor have you healed that which was sick, nor have you bound up that which was broken, nor have you brought back that which was driven away, nor have you sought that which was lost. But with force and with cruelty you have subjugated them.
5 They were scattered because there was no shepherd. And they became meat to all the beasts of the field and were scattered. 6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains and upon every high hill. Indeed, My flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and no one searched or sought after them.
7 Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 As I live, says the Lord God, surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock even became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock; but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock, 9 therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord.
10 Thus says the Lord God: I am against the shepherds. And I will require My flock from their hand and cause them to cease from feeding the flock. Nor shall the shepherds feed themselves anymore, for I will deliver My flock from their mouth so that they may not be meat for them.
The True Shepherd
11 For thus says the Lord God: I, even I, will search for My sheep and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered, so I will seek out My sheep and will deliver them out of all the places where they have been scattered in a cloudy and dark day.
13 I will bring them out from the peoples, and gather them from the countries, and bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel their grazing ground shall be. There they shall lie on good grazing ground, and in a rich pasture they shall feed upon the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed My flock, and I will cause them to lie down, says the Lord God. 16 I will seek that which was lost and bring back that which was driven away and bind up that which was broken and will strengthen that which was sick.
The new breed of leaders who will gather the saints locally, regionally and even in bigger gathering of the Kingdom age will see the Body as the Lord sees it.
They will be the tools God will use to bring the maturing saints into a New Jerusalem city where God's government will be established in an overcoming people.
They understand their role is to work with Jesus in divine placement of the living stones exactly where God wants them. They have the wisdom of Noah, Moses, David and other builders to know the value of each stone.
They have His pure holy love to pour out their lives for each stone to help them be all God created them to be. They have no desire to keep them as "theirs" dependent upon them, but to bring them to maturity to have God as their Father, and Jesus as their Bridegroom King under their complete headship.
These kingdom 5 fold ministers are now being enabled with the secrets and the mysteries of the Kingdom to work with the Lord to the forming of His end time army.
The 5 fold ministers are walking and living in the Glory realm of God getting His thoughts and plans and with the Lord know how to bring the stones into divine order so they can function as a wheel within a wheel with the Lord for end time purposes.
These 5 fold ministers are like "Directors, Helpers, Teachers in the ways of God, not their church vision, ministry vision of building.
They are Master builders who have the heart of God burning in them to love the living stones in a way that causes them to see Jesus and fall in love with Him as their first love and do their first work of being HIs.
Their language will NEVER say, "everyone has to be in a local church, including 5 fold ministers. They see the bigger picture of God connecting the Body of Christ together in new ways.
They see God is now sending His mature sons and daughters throughout the earth to be connected supernaturally by God with other believers in Geographic locations.
They see that Apostles and Prophets are being released in a new dimension of Glory that will draw the body of Christ together to function as one mature body of Christ for Jesus end time purpose.
This does not mean the saints won't meet locally together, but the reason and purposes of why they do will change so God's end time plans can be released upon the earth.
The body will gather locally with true Kingdom 5 fold ministers functioning together in David's Tabernacle worship in seeking the face of God for his purposes together as one people gathered in that area.
From the true and pure worship of God, God will form them into a wheel within a wheel ready for His end time purpose to be done in their lives, families, the churches and ministries built by His hands.
They together will get God's divine thoughts and plans and they will know what to do as a collective body of Christ, each part supplying what the other needs. A wheel within a wheel will be formed.
A royal priesthood and holy nation will be seen in each local area where Jesus is truly lifted up where he will draw all men unto him.
The 5 fold ministry in these local assemblies will encourage the believer to function, help, and teach them how to function together in the true gatherings of the Lord and what God desires to do in those gatherings.
It will not be the model we still use today. Greeting people, start with 3 fast songs, 3 slow, or worship that copies Bethel or the latest flavor of Worship songs.
Then 10 minutes of commercials on a TV Screen telling everyone what are works are and what they need to pay attention to. It won't be another 10 minutes about tithes, offering and giving where we have to pray for the Lord to come back into our midst. It won't be generic message by one person to bring to everyone, full of jokes and new methodology of taking the word of God to make it intellectually and culture related psycho babel! Then pray for a few folks,
No beloved, the gathering of the saints in a local community that are filled with the life and love of God will gather together to seek the face of God and they won't stop until they find him.
The leaders of the local area will teach people how to find God for themselves, put their hands into God's hand and then let go and get out of the way. The five fold ministers will bring the people to the depth of God's heart for they have been there themselves.
They will have a spiritual mature substance of the quality of God's life in them that activated the divine seed in the saints heart to hunger and thirst after God with a pure heart to see him.
These Apostle and Prophets will not teach them the works of ministry but they will teach them the ways of God that will make them a ministry and not have one.
Beloved, the 5 fold ministers of the Kingdom age understand that God commanded that in the last days, God would raise up once again the Tabernacle of David where true holy worshipping and seeking the face of God would be the only agenda and first agenda.
They understand that God's people were called to be priest and minister to the heart of God to rule and reign with Jesus forever and ever.
Beloved, The local church is not the dwelling place of God. The heart of man is the dwelling place of God.
When we teach God's people to pursue the face of God, to develop a hearing ear for his voice and find him, God's true house will be formed seen in reality filled with His Glory in that local area.
In closing, when Jesus becomes the center of what we do, who we are, and what we do when we gather together, His glory will be in our midst and He will draw all men unto Him.
When the Local church makes seeking God as their priority they will be filled with the abundance of pure holy love that will be the light in the midst of the darkness. Then the world will know the Father loves us as He loved Jesus.
This is what a local gathering of believers should be seen as, with Jesus Christ the king of glory burning in them individually and collectively.
This is where God will bring His saints to a people set apart for Him and his purpose in a local area under true Kingdom ministers who are aligned with God and His purposes, never their own, or their own ideas of what God wants them to do.
Beloved we must STOP saying if you are not part of a local church or you are not under God's authority.
PLEASE STOP SAYING THAT IN THE LOVE OF GOD. LEADERS YOU MAY BE DESTROYING AND DOING HARM TO THE VERY HOUSE GOD IS BUILDING, A LIVING CITY OF LIVING STONES BEING BUILT UP INTO A SPIRITUAL HOUSE.
WE MUST BE VERY CAREFUL THAT WE DON'T DO HARM TO THE TRUE UNFOLDING KINGDOM OF GOD USING THE OLD CHURCH UNDERSTANDING TO TRY THE NEW OF GOD. IT WILL FAIL AND IT WILL NOT LAST.
I LOVE THE LOCAL CHURCH, THE SAINTS. I LOVE WHEN WE GATHER IN HIS NAME. MATTER OF FACT THE WORD SAYS WHEN TWO OR MORE GATHER IN HIS NAME, HE WILL BE IN THE MIDST OF US.
CAN THOSE WHO COME TRULY SAY JESUS WAS THERE. DID THEY SEE HIM, HEAR HIM, BE CHANGED BY A REAL ENCOUNTER WITH HIM IN YOUR SERVICES?
OR DID THEY GET THE SAME THING THEY GOT LAST SUNDAY JUST WITH A NEW FLAVOR AND PAINTED BARN?
PLEASE DON'T USE THE SAME LANGUAGE THAT PUSHED SO MANY PEOPLE OUT OF THE CHURCH TO KEEP THEM FROM SEEING THE KINGDOM BY SAYING AND SAINTS WHO ARE NOT IN A LOCAL CHURCH ARE OUT OF ORDER.
THE VERY THING YOU ARE BUILDING AS A LOCAL CHURCH EVEN WITH APOSTLES AND PROPHET IN HIS NAME MAY BE OUT OF ORDER WITH GOD AND GOD MAY NOT WANT HIS SAINTS IN THAT WHICH HE IS NOT IN.
THAT IS WHY JESUS REBUKED THE LEADERS OF HIS DAY IN WHAT THEY WERE BUILDING AND WHAT TYPE OF DISCIPLES THEY WERE MAKING?
GOD FORBID THAT WOULD BE SAID OF THE LEADERS IN THE CHURCH OF OUR DAY. PRAY GOD WON'T HAVE TO SCATTER THE SHEEP IN THE UN-REPENTED LOCAL CHURCHES AND LEADERS BY STRIKING THEM AND SCATER THE SHEEP ONLY TO BRING THEM UNTO HIMSELF AGAIN.
PLEASE STOP PUTTING GUILT AND SHAME ON THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT FAITHFUL TO YOU OR YOUR IDEA OF FAITHFUL TO A LOCAL CHURCH BY MAN'S STANDARDS. HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THEY ARE FAITHFUL TO GOD OR NOT BECAUSE THEY MAY ARE NOT IN YOUR LOCAL CHURCH?
WHOSE MEASURING STICK ARE USING, YOURS OR GOD? YET WE WON'T THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATHWATER.
BLOVED, THERE ARE MANY LOCAL CHURCHES, 5 FOLD MINISTERS WHO ARE LEADING THEIR LOCAL SAINTS TO THE VERY HEART OF GOD, TO KNOW HIM FIRST AND HAVE THE TRUE KINGDOM OF GOD PRIORITIES IN THEIR HEART.
THEY DO NOT SHAME THE BODY INTO COMING AND BEING UNDER SOMEONE. THEY DEMONSTRATE THE LOVE OF GOD SO POWERFULLY, THAT THOSE WHO COME, COME WILLINGLY AND LOVINGLY. THEY EASILY SUBMIT TO THAT GIFT OF CHRIST IN THE LEADERS WITHOUT THEM DEMANDING IT.
THESE ARE THE DAVIDS WHO BRING GOD'S PEOPLE TO HIM, NOT HIS WORKS FIRST, BUT TO HIS HEART FIRST. THEY HAVE THE PRIORITIES OF THE KINGDOM RIGHT. THEY SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
THEY DON'T MAKE CLONES OF THEMSELVES FOR EVERYONE TO FOLLOW, BUT THEY MAKE TRUE DISCIPLES OF JESUS, PASSIONATE LOVERS OF GOD, WHO KNOW THE WAYS OF GOD.
THAT IS A LOCAL CHURCH GOD WILL RELEASE HIS HARVEST TO, FOR THEY WILL NOT CRUSTH THE SHEEP BY TRYING TO BE "OVER THEM."
GOD TRUST THIS NEW BREED OF LEADERS BECAUSE THEY ARE UNDERNEATH THE SHEEP LIKE JESUS. THEIR LIFE IS LAID DOWN NEXT TO JESUS AS THE CORNER STONE ON ONE SIDE AND JESUS ON THE OTHER SIDE AS THE FINISHING STONE.
TOGETHER THEY MAKE A FOUNDATION FOR THE LIVING STONES TO STAND ON TO BCOME A SPIRITUAL HOUSE THAT WILL SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM THAT HAS CALLED THEM OUT OF DARKNESS INTO THEIR GLORIOUS LIGHT.
THESE LOCAL SENT LEADERS WILL LAY THEIR LIFE FOR THE SHEEP TO BE ALL GOD CREATED THEM TO BE FOR GOD'S PURPOSES ON THE EARTH. THEY WILL NO MAN AFTER THE FLESH BUT BY THE SPIRIT.
THESE NEW BREED OF LEADERS WILL GATHER THE LOCAL SAINTS AND TEACH THEM NOT TO BE SUCCESS DRIVEN, OR PURPOSE DRIVEN BUT SPIRIT LED SONS OF GOD.. BELOVED MINISTERS OF THE LORD... YOU CAN NOT PUT NEW WINE IN OLD WINESKIN. LET US TREAD GENTLY WITH THE DEMAND OF GOD'S SAINTS ALL HAVING TO BE PART OF A LOCAL CHURCH" FROM THE OLD WINESKIN OF THE KINGDOM AGE UNDERSTANDING.
IF WE DON'T. WE MAY FIND YOURSELF FIGHTING AGAINST GOD HIMSELF DELIVERING HIS SHEEP FROM THE SHEPHERDS WHO TRY TO OWN THEM AND PUT FALSE RELIGIOUS YOKES UPON THEM THAT BURIES THEM UNDER THAT SPIRIT.
Beloved, I understand that as ministers coming into true kingdom reality we will have mixture of the old and new as we grown in Kingdom of God understanding.
We may even say things or see things from still part of the old church age order still speaking in us, but we can't remain there.
His sheep are His and we must be cautious we don't do harm to them by building the very thing we say we removing .
That religious seed of the old church age wineskin gets its power from the religious spirit to put burdens on the sheep and keep them in bondage. It is for freedom Christ has set us free.
That false religious measuring system will put false DEMANDS on God's people. That spirit can cause sincere kingdom minded apostles and prophets to put the sheep of God truly seeking God back under the place of bondage by saying if you don't go to a local church you are rebellious as a saint or a leader.
There are saints and self made ministers who refuse to relate to the body or be willing to submit to Christ in others, I get it, but they are much fewer than those God Himself have called out of local churches that are dead, deaf and blind.
Jesus said this to His disciples when they asked him why do you speak to the religious leaders and people in parables. Jesus answered this way.
Matthew 13: 10 Then the disciples came to Him and said, Why do You speak to them in parables?
11 And He replied to them, To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
12 For whoever has [spiritual knowledge], to him will more be given and he will [c]be furnished richly so that he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
13 This is the reason that I speak to them in parables: because [d]having the power of seeing, they do not see; and [e]having the power of hearing, they do not hear, nor do they grasp and understand.
14 In them indeed is [f]the process of fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, which says: You shall indeed hear and hear but never grasp and understand; and you shall indeed look and look but never see and perceive.
15 For this nation’s heart has grown gross (fat and dull), and their ears heavy and difficult of hearing, and their eyes they have tightly closed, lest they see and perceive with their eyes, and hear and comprehend the sense with their ears, and grasp and understand with their heart, and turn and I should heal them.
16 But blessed (happy, fortunate, and [g]to be envied) are your eyes because they do see, and your ears because they do hear.
17 Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men [men who were upright and in right standing with God] yearned to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
God is removing and replacing the old wineskin, the old church order and works, even the old order of being part of a local church as it has been in the past.
He is releasing new kingdom understanding of what it meant to gather in His name and even in a locality that will prepare us for what is coming on the earth.
Let Go of the old order Ministers of God and embrace the new and everlasting Kingdom governmental order we have never seen before. It is not in the book of Acts. It is unfolding through the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ.
Beloved, Let us gain deeper understanding of what God is releasing on the earth as a New Jerusalem city, establishing His government of the earth, and what it looks like before we label the saints of not being under God's authority.
Ministers of God, NONE OF US HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE TO SEE the unfolding of the kingdom of God on earth
. Let us not be hasty to judge others in what we think "true submission to God and His authority by having to be part of a local church from the church age understanding. Jesus is here to be seen glorified in His saints.
The time has come and looks NOTHING LIKE ANYTHING WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST FROM PENTECOST TILL NOW.
WHAT GOD IS UNFOLDING IS EVEN GREATER THAN THAT. THE GLORY OF THE LATTER HOUSE WILL HAVE MORE GLORY OF THE FORMER. HE HAS SAVED THE BEST WINE FOR LAST.
LET US NOT MISS IT, OR CAUSE THE SAINTS TO STUMBLE BY OLD MEASURING STICKS OF THE CHURCH AGE. LET GOD TEST AND PROVE ALL THINGS. LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD THROUGH YOU MAKE READY A PEOPLE MADE FOR HIS GLORY. THE GLORY THAT WILL SEEN UPON THE EARTH. SELAH.