Monday, October 14, 2013

We are killing our congregations with busyness.

 I know this doesn't seem to be very prophetic, but it is.  We are killing our fellowships.  Too much activity.  The most prophetic thing I could say today is do LESS BETTER ..That's what an old black baptist pastor told me long ago, DO LESS BETTER! 
 I wish I could get this message thru to a church very near me that I attend ... some. What I really want is to enter into rich worship in spirit and in truth. Not sing three or four "songs" like some kind of singalong. Spend some time in rich prayer. Hear the mind of God prophetically. A chance to enter into provision and protection by participating in an offering. Hear a message prepared.. and then spend time in loving fellowship, ministering to one another, praying for one another till the deacons have to push us out of the building. That's how it used to be... Why can't it again? The things we THINK we need to do will happen when the hearts are right.
Here's the link that motivated this post.  I believe this is what the spirit says today:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a very good post I heard part of a verse as I read it very clearly. I knew the rest it was this.1 Corinthians 14:37
King James Version (KJV)
37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. I am thankful for the Word. It is written we have the Word that we shall be judged by. I say this with a deep feeling of grief. Many shall give account for the next verse it was our job to equip and mature the saints. As I set and talked with a pastor several years ago I heard so loudly with such clarity over and over again. When He finally stopped talking I said I keep hearing liberty of the Spirit. I have searched high and I have searched low very few believers even those decades older than me have experienced the command of the Lord in 1 cor 14 the ones that have no longer know of a church they can go to. I listen as one several decades younger and my heart longs for a leader who is sensitive and submissive enough to allow God to move in His house without their personal vision orchestrated service and absoloute Control. I do not think I know one. I read an article today I remember two things. Pastor it's not your church it's His and if the moment His heart desire runs contrary to your vision you need to receive that desire and change your vision immediately to the Lords. I really don't know what to do anymore it may be time very soon to fast for a long long time if God so prompts I would appreciate a quick prayer. The simple fact of the matter is I think in an overwhelming majority of churches the very ones called to equip and mature the saints. Are so caught in their tradition and rule it's tuff for God to get permission to move in many professing churches. All have a gift all have a psalm all may prophecy and God Himself gave five gifts to the Body. What happens when the body rejects itself and the head does not have control. These are very fearful times to live in.