“I am looking for a man, a man who will seek after and embrace MY PLAN.
A man who will build MY CHURCH, MY WAY.
I could hear Him say, “Who will do it my way?”
God continued to show me His heart.
God is NOT looking for a Rock Star.
He is looking for a man who knows and pursues His heart!
God is looking for a man that is humble and broken before Him.
Then the Lord said to me:
“The land is filled with Pastors who are building on sinking sand,
building by the strength and reasoning of carnal man.
They read the books, statistics, and polls yet Me and My ways they hardly know.
They embrace the latest fads and trends yet where will it lead them in the end?
I know their clever marketing schemes but many of their hearts & ways are far from Me.
Is there a man who will cast aside the ways of the world and all its foolish pride?
Is there a man who will come humbly before Me?
Who will pray a great price down on his knees?
Who will die to himself and take up His cross?
Who is willing to count all things of this world as loss!
Is there a man who will build My Church,
is there a man I can trust to obey, a man who will do things My way.
Is there a man who will abandon his own plans and seek My ways!
For I AM the ancient of days, I hold the mysteries of the universe and the wisdom of the ages.
Many have decided they are smarter than Me.
They have abandoned My ways and dug their own wells
some of which will lead many souls to hell.
They are building by the wisdom of the world and its ways
and it will cause many of My people to be led astray.”
Then God showed me:
His ways may not always be popular but they will produce rich and lasting fruit. They will have eternal and everlasting results. They will produce life!
Carnal, natural ways may appear to prosper in the day but they will always fall away. The fruit that seems to appear will quickly rot on the vine. But not when it’s done God’s way, for His fruit will remain throughout all time!
We must remember that GOD knows how to build HIS Church. The New Testament Church was built by the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit! Not one poll was taken, not one advertising or marketing campaign was done, yet they saw thousands saved in a day and God continually added to the church.
Marketing and media are tools that God can greatly use when guided and directed by the Holy Spirit. However, those in ministry must be very careful not to lean upon these tools or allow polls, fads, and trends to guide and direct their decisions and footsteps. Romans 8:14 says for as many as are led by the Spirit of God (not polls or trends) they are the sons of God.
As God’s servants our lives should be led by the Holy Spirit which requires humility, dying to ourselves, lives of prayer and daily communing with God. We should be seeking His heart and His direction in all things. We cannot expect to build God’s house, which is a spiritual house, by leaning on the arm of the flesh or the natural reasoning’s of man. Unless the Lord builds the house they labor in vain who build it!
If we are building God’s church then it must be done God’s Way and under His direction. Those in the five-fold ministry must remember – JESUS IS THE HEAD OF HIS CHURCH and He is the one we are to take our directions and marching orders from. If we are truly His servants then we should consistently be seeking His will and direction in all matters.
I fear for those in the five-fold ministry who will have to give an account before God of their stewardship of His church. To me, this is a fearful thing! We had better be sure that we are truly building His church and not just our own Kingdoms for our own glory, which will be burnt up and deemed utterly worthless before Him.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.