The Spirit Led Congregation

I believe a change is coming to the body of Messiah. It’s a move toward God away from man; Spirit initiated rather than temporal. This enhanced Spiritual relationship will come with change from a physical focused and designed production to an organic submissive receptive approach. Holy Spirit control and influence in the congregation must be central rather than peripheral. “For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.” (Galatians 5: 17). The things of the Spirit are offensive and contrary to the physical mind, which can not comprehend the Spirit with rationalization. “At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. But what does Scripture say? ‘Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.’ Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.” (Galatians 4: 29-31). The Congregation of Believers will throw off the trappings of man’s organization and become a Spiritual temple of God’s presence.

There is one Holy Spirit in all believers, His leadership is perfect, intuitive and organic, which means that He works from within, rather than produced through external means. We must learn to be followers, hearers, releasing that which is Spirit prompted at the risk of all things important to self. Waiting is essential, humility critical in every aspect as the best intentions of man are contrary to His will. In surrender and submission the Spirit of power and love is released. The true organic nature of the Spirit is such that children and infants are welcome into the gathering. The family is honored and strengthened in the presence of God. 

The presence of God is to be like a cloud by day that fills the temple of His people and as a fire by night that warms and enlightens every soul. Harmony between man and God is placing God first and following His leadership. There is no place for pride or the ideas, assumptions, and wishes of carnal man in the gathering. The carnal man says that God can not be heard or seen and therefore He can not communicate or lead, men must do what God cannot. This foolish disbelief accompanies ridicule, scoffing, and offense from the natural minded man. It is an unpardonable sin and quenches the Spirit.

Yeshua said that His sheep hear His voice and He knows them by name. God explained at first that He desires a relationship with His people as in the garden, at mount Moriah, and finally through the indwelling Holy Spirit in each Believer. God’s structure is not chaos, but order each one submitting to another. The Congregation is not gathered to please themselves, but to please God and receive from Him. There is no spirit of entertainment or an that of an indifferent spectator audience in the gathering. 

The world will not understand or believe the things of the Spirit. The performers in today’s church will join the world as the apostate church has done down through the ages. However, there will be a revival and salvations of multitudes among the broken, needy and thirsty coming to Yeshua as when He walked on earth. The Spirit will be the power of God and the world will not be able to control or stop it. Persecution will arise, but deliverance will overcome. Imitation will spread, but it will be exposed and rejected just as quick because it will be without power and reality. No weapon formed against the Congregation will prosper. The supernatural leading of the Spirit will outwit and out maneuver the attacks of the carnal enemy.