KEY PARADIGM SHIFTS:
This means that a new foundation
of faith must be laid for the Church. History teaches us that restoration never comes by a general council of leaders, but by a 'called' one.
God has always, by biblical pattern, selected an individual to communicate to and through to give direction to the believers. JOHN 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have CHOSEN YOU, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
And again in the book of Judges;JUDGES 2:16 Nevertheless the LORD RAISED UP judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.
God calls and selects a "Branch" and a "Rod" to oversee the faith of the church, as the Prophet Isaiah says;ISAIAH 11:1 And there shall come forth a ROD out of the stem of Jesse, and a BRANCH shall grow out of his roots:
This also shows that people cannot lead themselves by study only, but by observing the Godhead through His government. ISAIAH 9 :6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the GOVERNMENT shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
That Jesus would direct His church by callings and not just by the letter. We see this in the list of callings in Ephesians.EPHESIANS 4:11 And he gave some, APOSTLES; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
So the shift will be from pastoral leadership
to the apostolic government
This is the warning that Peter said in 2 Peter;2 PETER 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and DESPISE GOVERNMENT. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
These will despise government because they will study doctrine on their own without understanding the direction of the Spirit and the 2nd Covenant priesthood. Those that are outside of covenant, Peter called them riotous. 2 TIMOTHY 3:7 EVER LEARNING, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth
.2 PETER 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable WREST, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
The study of Christian doctrine will not
save the soul, being outside of the House of God as Paul points out in Hebrews.Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a CERTAIN FEARFUL looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
The "HOUR OF TEMPTATION" for the Church is today, and the time is here for the Church to be without spot and blemish. The SIGNS were spoken of in Isaiah, as Israel returns to her land. see Isaiah chapter 11
In His grace
ss: The Voice of the Lord teaches us to speak of His glory, as He divides the Flames of Fire.