I knew it was coming. I felt it drifting across my spirit for a few days now.
There are some changes that are in order; they have been ordained by the One who has created all things.
The Church as we know it, was started in a house. There were those who had been told to go there and wait, until they received something they had been told to look for. They were there, waiting on the Lord.
Many of us have read, we’ve been told, and we agreed, that God has always had a remnant among his people.
No matter how many others had left the true way of worship and the authentic adoration of the Spirit, there were those who yet remained.
They had refused to give in to what they knew was a misdirection from those who were given charge, of the right way in which to lead the children of God. The only true way.
We’ll have to take an honest look at some of the man-made organizations of which we were a part of.
Can we actually see where a kind of politics developed among us?
Is it true that many who were promoted into elevated positions because of this kind of system, were men and women too often chosen due to whomever they knew; not always by the Spirit or even by the folk who supported the work; and paid the bills?
Is it also possible, that we were instructed to emulate many of these?
If all offices of the ministries God placed in the church had been left in place as they were intended, a check could have been issued to our spirit.
Those who had been called and appointed by the Holy Ghost, could have stood in the midst and addressed our errors.
God would have sent ordained voices to greet those in leadership and win an honest heart.
The people, those who make up most of the entire body of Christ, would also have maintained a voice and their souls.
I am sensing in my own spirit, that God is seeking to find new leadership in His Kingdom. But more so in this text, He has been working on the minds and spirits of those who have also carried a sense of loss within.
They remember. In too many cases, these rules of men and the order to follow them, has hindered good people from using God ordained vessels. It may have been fear of loss of fellowship, or pure envy and disdain.
Chosen ministers of the Gospel, and church leaders, go into their private prayer closets and weep. You see, God has been dealing with them; for quite awhile now.
They too, were born in the fire, and they can no longer be satisfied with only the smoke.
They have once more become aware of what is sitting in the pews; the Spirit has reminded them of just what kind of gifts reside there. They have been acutely made aware of the loss of joy among vessels once used; operations lying still.
But we are all temples. We are a house that was to be built unto the Lord; for His service and a place for Him to dwell.
I must say, that there is a great re-building that has been going on with untold numbers of us. In many cases, the old house has had to be completely gutted; some, even to our very own foundation.
Old habits, old grudges, old hurts and often times, a terribly harsh spirit were painfully rubbed out and cast out. I am not the same person I was; and neither are many of you.
God is going to call some of us to lead in places we never thought we might end up at. And in some areas we never ever thought would have us.
There are pastors who are about to turn back to following only the leadership of the Spirit.
How do I know that?
Because the anointing and power of the Spirit says they are.
Can we work together with those whose hearts have been touched today?
Can you discern my love for Him?
~ Robert Blackburn