The way of spiritual awakening is much simpler that we imagine. When Christ-followers humbly gather to expect and experience direct revelation and individual response — to receive the inner prompting of the Holy Spirit and to outwardly proclaim and do what comes to them (as described in 1 Corinthians 14:26) — members of the body of Christ will begin to learn to relinquish control from human authority to the actual Headship of the living Jesus and the glory of God will start to spontaneously manifest in and through ordinary, Spirit-prompted people. I’ve seen it happen hundreds of times, yet it’s very rare because Christians (just like ancient Israel) want a king — one man to be in control — instead of meeting under the direct and personal control of the risen Jesus.
The truth is that human organization gradually quenches the Spirit. That’s why Jesus told His disciples not to “lord it over people” with titles and a religious hierarchy. Only the living Jesus can lead us to spiritual awakening. Until we learn to listen to and obey Him, revival will remain a distant dream or a short-lived phenomenon instead of a daily way of living in the power and presence of God’s Spirit.
My heart continually cries out for the present-day members of the body of Christ to learn to gather for revelation and response. If yours does too, search for: Beyond Church Ekklesia. Learn how Jesus to let take the wheel and override human control of church meetings.