Sunday, March 3, 2013

When There is No Place, Knowing Your Place isn't Possible

I have too many friends with great gifts from God frustrated and ready to chuck it all when it comes to Church.  I understand.  They are Square Peg Gifted in a Round Peg Church.  There is no place for them.

Some of these men and women are unique, amazing, used of God in a powerful way; but they don't fit in any churchianity profile.

These ordained of God men and women have been taught to stay in their place, wait their turn, find a place to serve (insert classic cleaning of the toilets line here) and allow the "leadership" to appoint them.  Most often they are appointed to a place they have zero anointing for. They feel set aside, in neutral, purposeless.  Neutered.

That's NOT the way it was in the Book of Acts.  People went.  They never questioned their place.  If we are going to have an Acts level outbreak of the Holy Spirit, we have to put away the childish things that have trapped men and women with a legitimate call on their lives in a system that crushes their gift.  Religion and the Church have insured a lack of fruitfulness in their gift.  All this is done in the name of Order. All this is done in the name of hierarchy.  Man does not always confirm what God has ordained.  That is not God's plan.  God Ordains, man Confirms.  They even tried to KILL Jesus for declaring God's call on his life in the temple.  Satan has no new plan.  He is doing it today. Synagogues of MEN are still trying to put to death the call of God on HIS people.

Too many square pegs are stuck in round hole churches.  They don't fit.  They know they don't fit.  They have no purpose.  They are meaningless in ministry because they are called on to do what is not what they are called to do...by God.  There are Round holes and those with round hole anointings need to fill them, just not with square pegs.

Not everyone is to be a preacher.  Some are.  Not everyone is called to teach.  Some are. Not everyone is gifted in Apostolic Leadership.  Some are.  Not everyone has the gift of Evangelism, but some do.  No everyone has a Prophetic call on their life, but some do.


The Square peg in a round hole church is meaningless.  I have seen it.  So have you.  These poor souls are frustrated.  They also become fodder for the ministry money machine to eat them up.  They invest time energy and money to advance a vision they are not part of.   They pour themselves into round hole ministry when as a square peg they were never called to this.

I believe I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying, "It's time to clearly identify your purposes in God and begin to move out in them.   IF the place you hang your hat in fellowship isn't able or willing to use the gifts God has given you, find a new place".

Some churches need to be emptied of the gifted able ministries resident in them.  That might mean that attendance some churches drops by 80% or more  That would be God and not you.

In the days to come God is going to place a burning in the hearts of his People that will only be quenched by doing the will of the Father.  Keeping a church seat warm, standing, sitting, singing, clapping on cue, raising your hands and paying your tithe is NOT what you were created for.

There are many many ministries in the Body of Christ.  The curse is KNOWING what yours is and finding zero opportunity  ...... to use it.  Here's an important question.  One that the saints of God must answer.  WHY BOTHER WITH CHURCH AT ALL if it's a place in which you have no opportunity to be what God equipped and gifted you for.  What is the drive he has purposed in you? Empowered you with?  Many saints would be better used walking away from "church" and finding a place of Ministry that fits them.  I know many such. They will never darken a church door again.  Yet they are passionate about Jesus.  They are hungry to fulfill their God Ordained purpose.

Jesus knew this well:  Luke 4 The woman at the Well:
28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”
32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”
33 Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”
34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. 35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”

This is what is about to happen.  As we leave the church and go to the community following the great commission, (not go ye therefore, but as you go therefore) Preach, teach, make disciples.  Do the work of the ministry.  In some cases the purposes of God would be advanced if the Churches were emptied out and the people would simply GO find people who need Hope and show them where to find it.

That's what Jesus did and as a result he was filled, purposed and in the center of God's will.

That is your mission.  GO.  Get out. And if you are a square peg in a round peg church, then start to find a square peg place.  Life is far too short and too many people are perishing because they are without hope.

Now GO!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Talk about a word in due season.thank you,the Lord knows i have struggled with this and prayerfully changing churches may well be the answer i beleive God dealt with this thru brother Schambach book-(God speaks to Pastors)

Anonymous said...

ephesians 4 is very important and yes the rebellion of korah is in the bible.that being said i would like to prayerfully submit somthing i heard driving down the road last year very clearly as i ran into the problem you have written about and almost died due to over four years of intense warfare and calmaity after calamity.this is what i heard by all means please judge accordingly-(much of the next generation has been neglected.My people do not understand them.Many shall not enter in to the next move). that being said when God has destined you to an appointed time and place and it involves leaders that do not respond because they do not understand or are more focused on their ministrey and goals for their life it will adversly affect those called to interact and not only work under them but learn from them.as Paul said there are not many fathers although i would call no man father except my own i understand the concept and know that when it involves dispute between current leadership and the next generation it may result in losses not fully known till judgement day.unless there is repentance of course thank you so very much for your article.

propheticfire/ D. gansmann said...

well I'm on the outskirts of churches right now..I go in and visit when called by spirit to do so...had a small gathering at my duplex fr prophetic meetings and trying to put gospel in action in community is where I at fr now

propheticfire/ D. gansmann said...

your so right bout man doesn't always confirm...I was at a revival once in town..the evangelist called me up he said what do you want...I said pray fr ministry gifts and he immediately got defensively..maybe cause I was woman nobody and room was full of popular prophets and evangelists...he didn't even want to lay hands on me...and said outloud what your motives...well how bout their motives...finally I calmed him down by saying well just pray and he did...later God sent a backslidden son of a pastor who called out my giftings to me away from the church...lol...I said to God ok...but what's up with that

Anonymous said...

It is written that elijah will turn the hearts of the fathers and children.this could referance the Holy Spirit as elijah had no power other than freewill.it could referance elijah and enoch as the last two witnesses (it is appointed to man once to die neither did.two prophets in book of revelation it could referance the event of Jesus showing up on the mount with moses and elijah both prophets but moses an antiype listed in hebrews(possible apostle prophet referance)or it could well be the last generation as israel became tender a nation a generation shall not pass. That being said the warning in jeramiah 23 doesn't apply to everyone but it says in the latter days we shall understand perfectly and we see it today the alternate route is a generation equiped tested and trained in the wilderness. these will have the hardest time transitioning and being understood by most of the current clergy and laymen because as t.austin sparks would say the riches of Christ in relation to warfare as He put it will be known by those who made it out of the wilderness this article is an outstanding way to put it.Of the wilderness bunch the ministers may appear to be foolish in the current generations eyes and they will have been trained to handle rejection ect, but they will also be trained to handle false ministers previous article (the enemy has ministers) excellent observation and as knowledge increases so will the conflict there is no neutral ground as the last daY armies amass on both sides
be encouraged seek Gods face and remember this is eternal life to KNOW HIM and the POWER of HIS RESURECTION JESUS SAID IF YOU HAVE SEEN ME YOU HAVE SEEN THE FATHER BUT HE HAS ALSO GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF POWER.HIS WAYS ARE HIGHER THAN OUR WAYS I AM DEEPLY CONCERNED THAT MANY CHRISTIANS I MEET HAVE NO WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE SIX FOUNDATIONAL DOCTORINES AND THE MEANS BY WICH JESUS COMMUNICATES THE HOLY SPIRIT GOD IS ALL IN. HOW SHALL WE RESPOND SALVTION IS NOT SOMTHING IT CONSITS OF SOMEONE THREE IN ONE FATHER SPIRIT SON THAT BEING SAID THE LETTER KILLETH BUT THE SPIRIT GIVETH LIFE THE SPIRIT OF GRACE I ACTUALLY HEARD MY PASTOR SAY TEACHING ON THE HOLY SPIRIT ISN'T TAUGHT BECAUSE IT SPEAKS OF HARD THINGS AND BRINGS ACCOUNTABILITY I DON'T REMEMBER HIM EVERY DOING A SERIES ANYWHERE NEAR WHAT WAS NEEDED FOR GROWTH OR HONOR OF THE TRINITY IN THIS ASPECT LET US PRAY