Monday, August 29, 2016

IS THIS REALLY YOUR CHURCH?

Saints of God have you ever been in a church service and the MC or the Minister of Worship Leader encouraged you to lift of your hands and praise the Lord. Then they may say something like this you better get excited for Jesus. Pick up them feet and dance for Jesus. Yet when an individual follows instructions and gets loose in the service the preacher would say something like this: It don't take all of that and just because you're running around the church doesn't mean your saved. A lot of people are shouting are on their way to hell. This seems so confusion what is one to do? Do you continue to praise God and tune out the spiritual cheer leaders, or listen to the judgemental spiritual rebukers and mis a breakthrough and whatever else God has for you. Individuals that are seeking change in their life come into Gods house with needs but they sit there non respondent because they are confused. To continue on seasoned Holy Ghost filled Christian shout for various reasons.
  1. To give God glory
  2. They have been trained because of church protocol
  3. They do it by faith because they are in expectation for God do something for them
  4. They are full of God and they need to be turned loose to be used for his Glory but the Leadership that they are under will not support, push, or even release them so they are left in bondage and limited to a shout and a dance in the Church
Let us discuss a little about number four. Worshipers are so misunderstood because they really love God. As they give to God an all that is with in me praise He gives back to them empowerment for the assignments a head. The I can do all things through Christ that strengthen me empowerment. Whether it is to preach or teach, prophecy, sing, or praise dance to be witnesses of Christ. Many feel incomplete and are in bondage so they shout it out run in out because empowerment can be overwhelming if it is not released. The more one runs the more God fills.
 So often leaders encourage the shout and dance as part of participation in the church because it takes others out of the competitive mode with them. They focus on the One monkey running the show. They also may even say if you don't like it leave or get your own church Because This is my Church

People of God this is not your church but the Lord's church and Jesus is Lord!
Ephesians 4:11 King James Bible
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  

Why?
12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ
13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Not just to make others mad but for perfecting, and unification, and knowledge of the Son of God
The five fold ministry not one man ministry. It was placed here by God for the believers to get to know Jesus the Son of God and help us and empower us with the gifting to be more like Jesus Christ our Savior.

Prophecy was placed here to edify, build up and bring correction not to sit down on it
Special gifts of tongues was given to the church for signs, Interpretation of tongues was given for signs not for just for home but for the church. We got it twisted. Where is the balance. Prophecy wasn't given just to the pastor. Pastors with gifts of prophecy or the office Prophecy should recognize the prophetic anointing on their members and allow them to prophecy to exercise and mature their gifts but correct them if they error for this is how one learns their gift by trial and error! If you can't learn at home where do you learn at. Leader we got to love the students and teach them.
1 Corinthians 14 NLT
26Well, my brothers and sisters, let’s summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in tongues, and another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen all of you.
27No more than two or three should speak in tongues. They must speak one at a time, and someone must interpret what they say. 28But if no one is present who can interpret, they must be silent in your church meeting and speak in tongues to God privately.
29Let two or three people prophesy, and let the others evaluate what is said. 30But if someone is prophesying and another person receives a revelation from the Lord, the one who is speaking must stop. 31In this way, all who prophesy will have a turn to speak, one after the other, so that everyone will learn and be encouraged. 32Remember that people who prophesy are in control of their spirit and can take turns. 33For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.h


We need to respect one another including the Word of God for we can learn from one another. Teaching and making disciples is important because Christ taught his disciples and instructed us to make disciples of men. Even the World trains their own by internship but we as the people of God set selfish boundaries on our own as a result true mature leaders are limited in the house of God. If they are given permission to utilize their gift as by my observation during the years it's by merit or respect of persons often by family members or close friends. Is this of God? No it is not!