Again..I repeat... the "traditional" form that Christianity has taken..whether Catholic..Portestant..of any of the other masquerades that have labeled themselves "Christian", (one who follows Jesus in its "original" usage), is a monarchial (like Babylon), form...the King..the tallest (figuratively speaking like Saul was chosen because he was the tallest..important point!) and the raggedy hippy type "prophet" Samuel was pushed aside by "the people" who shout "We want a King..”give us a King”..”All Hail the King”..”he is a strong man..he is our leader like the other nations"(denominations), as the beat goes on and on and on until we reach our very own "times"..absolutely nothing has changed in the “people”..they still today clamor for a Kong to rule over them..a really “soft touch” for the Antichrist to come..Oh Dear! (our last chance folks to get it right..will we?.at this rate only a few will.. and they do not know each other yet..but presumably there are a few who truly desire to know "what in the heck went wrong?
The New Testament is abundantly clear when describing "church government"..but the weight of tradition is even stronger, and the true..unadulterated..undiluted..naked..word of God says that Elders (overseers) were placed in charge of every single church (one church in each town please..no fractures or cracks..no disunity..one single "unified"
"Spirit filled”, and in love with each other..commuity of believers.and out of your "elders" (overseers..it is a verb) you have your absolutely vital to the health and growth and maturity of that community , Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers..(ministers of helps also), For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till 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 fullness of Christ: KJ as ministers..offices..five fingers on the hand to work "TOGETHER", in submission to each orther..no King..off with their heads..fire them they are simply in the way of God, (we are all “potential” kings and priests remember?). That is what the word says..but that is not what the church does is it?
(In fact the church still stones prophets..I see them at the side of the road everywhere, sadly lamenting their grief when their, local church” ignores them are calls them “rebels”, troublemakers, sinply because the corset that has been strtaped around each and every church holds only the pastors belly to help him stand straight and tall each Sunday.
The most beautiful example of this blueprint for "Spiritual Power" for the people of God, is when David desired to bring the Ark of Power into Jerusalem but was meeting with terrible consequences every time he tried to "move the ark" into the city..people died that were trying to assist him..because they were not handling the Ark correctly..as explained in Gods word..so David in his ignorance of the word (in that particular iinstance..otherwise he did quite well and even wrote quite a few fantastic visions in poetry filled with revelations and inspiration and prophecies), ..but even he was dumbfounded and puzzled about how to bring the ark of "power"..the supernatural power we so need today..into the City of God..Jerusalem. So he stored the Ark in a barn until he could figure it out.
Then one day he had an epiphany..a realization from above and from Gods word..he needed six priests carrying the ark together in unison, each step in concordance and unison and harmony..each step together, then a sacrifice was needed..then another step and another sacrifice and so on and so forth until they went into the city "together" in unity,,in harmony...in “love” and in concord. That my dear friends is exactly what needs to happen today..again..to "restore the Tabernacle of David that has fallen "as in the day of old. (Kevin Conner and Graham Truscott each have written books dsetailing this key to the restoration of the church..TODAY!.
Are there toda,y six men in one fellowship that are totally submitted to each other? If you find that rare group they are highly qualified to lead the church into the New Jerusalem.
Acts 16... “After this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, And I will set it up; So that the rest of mankind may seek the LORD, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the LORD who does all these things.' NKJV
Then David assigned a certain number of Levites to minister unto the Lord 24 hours per day. Think of that..24 hours of praise and wordhip..not bad for a bunch of ancients with no ijnternet..no TV’s..no drugs from the pharmacy..no fancey cars of airplanes, just God and His Holy Spirit and the Ark of POWER.