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We are quickly approaching a time when most of the moving of the Spirit of God in and through His people will occur outside organized religion of any kind, simply because those in legal authority—according to a name on the door—have usurped the Spirit’s authority over what happens inside, and are therefore unwilling to let the Spirit have His way, because it could be “out of order.” This is not to say that there is no order in the church! There definitely is. And it’s very simple: Jesus is in charge! If Jesus Himself approached the church in physical form, how many churches would turn Him away from the pulpit either because He hadn’t cleared His message with them beforehand or because He wasn’t a member of that church organization?
When someone is dying of cancer, or is wounded in heart or head, or in the depths of despair, they want to be set free by God. They don’t care whether the one setting them free is “under an approved, ordained authority,” neither does God, and neither should we.
Likewise, just because someone is growing in the operation of the gifts doesn’t mean they are more dependent than someone else and should be listened to more closely. Our standard is dependence, not power. The power follows! It doesn’t lead! But if what is being preached and taught is truth, change will be taking place.
Because of His compassion, the Lord may continue to use someone’s gifts even though that person has again asserted his independence and is living out of his flesh, pushing God off His throne. Authority is non-transferable; God does not share it with our self or with others.
Our God has a great sense of humor, and draws us by His goodness, not by His sternness! Don’t be surprised if He occasionally likes to have fun with us and with His power! Let Him be and do whatever He likes, and whatever needs to be done will be done!