Three Pillars of Order
-the arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other according to a particular sequence, pattern, or method.
-an authoritative command, direction, or instruction
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God has a certain order that He wants us to be in. God created a way that we could receive everything He has for us, all of our inheritance, in a protected and safe way. God is sending His bride to the promised land and the enemy is not going to roll over, and because of this, God has set order so that the enemy would not come in and bring disorder. And so that the enemy would not stop the flow of the anointing dripping down to His bride. Order is protection, protection from the world and the devil so that we may be free unto Christ forever.
The FULLNESS of the anointing has been wrapped and sealed in His order, and we are going enter into that seal today!
Many who call themselves Christians today are out of order with God. Many have a mindset that they can just come to the faith and do what they want: minister how they want, do things how they want, speak how they want and gather with the others saint IF THEY WANT.
God’s Kingdom is not a free-for-all!
Many are interpreting and doing this walk with Christ according to their own opinion. But God says I have order! I have a way in which I want you to be grown up and raised up. And if you don’t submit to my order, you will never grow to your full potential in Christ!
Many think order is religion! But order isn’t religious if it’s from God. Many think this walk is a free-for-all and when someone presents them with God’s order, they call them religious.
Order is only religious if it is made from man’s carnal mind. Religion is man’s ideas, man’s ways, and man’s interpretations. Anything man makes with their own mind apart from God is religious. So order itself is not religious. Carnality is what determines if something is religious. But God has an order from heaven that is not carnal, and it’s being presented to the mass church today. Though many are rejecting it, but those that receive it will be blessed!
These are the three pillars of order that God showed me for His church.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common.”
The greatest move of God in church history was in the book of Acts, why? Because the church at that time was submissive to God’s government: The Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Pastors and Evangelists.
It’s says: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teachings.” This is why there was so much power on the church at that time. People today cannot submit to God’s government because they think it’s religious. They think it’s control, but what people don’t understand is that the Apostles and Prophets are called to be overseers, gatekeepers, and balancers for the body.
What I mean by balancers is: these men, through the gift inside of them, are called to balance you out in doctrine and in truth. When the church starts mixing into false grace, they bring the truth so that grace doesn’t become greasy. When the church starts getting legalistic, they bring grace and mercy to balance the scales so that the church doesn’t become self-righteous. These gifts need to be received so that we would be protected and no longer be tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine!
“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”
“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 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 fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”
Verse 14 says, “That we would no longer be tossed to and fro.” And before that it says that it’s talking about the gifts given UNTO MEN. When people hear the word “man”, they freak out and say that’s not God! Yet Paul was a regular man, too, and he wrote half the New Testament! He was a man, yet he was an apostle, made to be an overseer under Christ to the church. These gifts were given unto men so that they would be made a gift unto you! Instead of rejecting them, receive them into your life as a gift. They are here to sharpen your sword and exalt you into the glory of Christ!
Especially apostles are important for a believer’s life. They have a fathering gift that gives them insight on your specific life to help you and grow you. They are there to get you from A to Z in the faith. And they will also receive rhema words from God that are made to break down carnality in your life.
God showed me that under Christ, there are head distributers of the Kingdom of God. These men are called to bring you the full counsel of God, the full truth, not parts, not half, but all of Christ. They are called to balance you, set you on the rock which is Jesus, and release power and authority from God into your life. These are the apostles.
When God chooses apostles, he chooses men that he trusts. Man that are entrusted to carry glory and power to a high level, that if others carried it they would use it for their own glory and destroy themselves. Though these men are picked because God ordained them to use it for His glory. These men walk in the Spirit at high levels. And as you receive impartation from them, you are slowly building up to be trustable to God like they are.
The reason why God doesn’t give everyone the same power and glory is because not everyone is ready for that! God is no respecter of persons, but He knows what He’s doing.
With much anointing and power comes much persecution. And with much anointing and power comes bigger responsibility. And when you can’t be responsible before God with the anointing, you end up headed towards judgement. Many men today have been anointed and given gifts but now they prostitute themselves and their gifts: selling things in the church, doing things for their own glory, and marketing themselves.
Apostles follow Christ as you follow with them. They are to be as examples to you as to why God has apostolic ministry. Apostolic ministry is protection, protection from your downfall so that you would not become like the false prophets or the false brethren and so that your eternal security would be protected. Many Christians are headed to hell, and partially it’s because the anointing came on their life then they got big-headed and the enemy stole their heart!
Apostolic ministry is made to make you entrusted before heaven, that you would be raised up and sent out to the nations. The man who is there to father you from the beginning, you are being raised to walk in the same level of anointing as him and as time goes on, even greater!
“Until 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:
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”
The above paragraph pulled from the Bible shows what apostles are called to do!
That’s what Paul was called to do! Raise up the body into the full measure of Christ. There are parts of Christ that you cannot touch on your own. Though in order to get to the promise, to reach the full stature of Christ, we need to submit to the Government of God!
Korah was never able to reach the promised land because he could not submit to Moses and Aaron who spiritually represented God’s government. Korah said to them: “Well, we can all hear God. What makes you so high and lifted up?”
And that’s what many people are doing today with the spirit of Korah: “Mr. Apostle, why do you have to exalt yourself?” “Do you think you’re God?” “Why are you controlling the people?”
These are some of the things that are being said to apostles today. Nothing has changed. And it’s the spirit of Korah. It’s the devil trying to make God’s government seem like religion and control. And just like Korah was removed from the church without making it to the promised land, so will God do the same to those who rebel and are out of order with God’s government!
Those who obey and submit to God’s government will take part in the freedom that is entrusted to them, and it will be given unto you through his leaders! And there is freedom in no longer being pushed to and fro by every wind of doctrine at the slight of man’s hand. And there is freedom in being free from false prophets and false teachings. Stay protected. Receive God’s gifts given unto men!
“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; Through one spirit, we have access to the father. Through one spirit we have access to unity with each other. Through one spirit, The Holy Spirit, we are knitted together as the church of Jesus Christ.”
Also in Ephesians 4, there is a section where Paul says that we must keep the unity of the Spirit! He didn’t say unity with the saints. He didn’t say unity with each other. He said “unity of the spirit;” in other words: continuing to be in one accord and one agreement: in all things with the spirit inside of you. The spirit of God is the spirit of truth! And as we grow in truth from the Spirit, we grow deeper in unity with God. And as we unify with God, the Spirit, we unify deeper with one another.
To unify with other saints, it cannot be done in the flesh! The deeper my brother goes in the Spirit and the deeper I go in the Spirit, the deeper our relationship goes. Our unity is not coming through the flesh, we are becoming one through becoming one with Him. And when one brother or sister starts to come out of agreement with the Holy Spirit, we start to feel less connected to them: because our original connection was in the Spirit, and for the connection to continue to grow it has to continue to grow in the Spirit!
Jesus is the Holy Spirit; they are one! When Christ was in the earth, his flesh was Jesus but His spirit was the Holy Spirit. If Jesus was here today in the flesh, everyone would get in order and do what they are suppossed to do. Even though His flesh is not here, His spirit is here! Christ is in each and every man and woman in the real church of Jesus Christ.
So what’s the problem with getting in order? In the old days, if you wanted to follow Jesus, you had to be with Him in the flesh. If He was in Jerusalem and you were in the next city over, you were apart from Him. Though now His Spirit is everywhere!
You can’t see Him, but you can feel Him. You can’t see Him, but you can hear Him. You can’t see Him, but you can know Him because He is in you now. Therefore, there should be no excuse to walk in righteousness and walk in order. When He’s in you, you know how He feels about things now. When He’s in you, you can know what He is saying about all things. When He’s in you, He’s giving you orders pertaining to your life particularly. Now you must follow, and there’s no excuse because when you obey, there is grace to walk it out.
Now that we have the Holy Spirit, it’s harder. It’s harder for you to have a excuse for not obeying God. His Spirit was released that we would be perfect for every good work and the worst thing we can do is have the Holy Spirit and grieve Him. It’s better for you not to have His Spirit than to grieve His Spirit!
Many are doing this today. The Spirit is leading and guiding on what to do, what to say, what not to say, and what not do. And when we ignore these inclinations and feelings from His Spirit, we are out of order!
God tells you in your spirit not to pray for this person but you do it anyway, you’re out of order! God tells to go there and you don’t, you’re out of order! God hasn’t told you to do anything and you start building your own thing, you’re out of order! And you’re grieving the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit is there to lead you and guide specifically for your life and when we reject what we feel from the Spirit, we are rejecting Christ! We need to obey and follow the Spirit and get in order!!
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And when you’re in order with His Spirit,there is freedom for you. The flesh can’t dominate you because the Spirit is in charge over you. If we live in the Spirit, let us walk in the Spirit. Just because we have the Holy Spirit, does not mean we are obeying Him. We must obey Him and get in order, and will not fulfill the deeds of the flesh.
“Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
We have already established that we must walk in the Spirit to get in order with God. Though another key pillar to order is Truth.
God has clear words of what is holy and what is unholy, of what is righteous and and what defiles all righteousness. He has clear instruction, clear outline. He has established understandings and revelations that are ready for our consumption which are made to transform us into the image of God.
This is why pillar #3 is very important because it helps us to see like God. And when we see like Him, we can be like Him in spirit and in truth. Knowing what is reality in heaven above, in the earth below, inside your neighbor next door, within yourself, and truth about the spirit that is within you.
The other two pillars of order are ushers for this pillar of order. This pillar of order which is called truth will grow us into maturity of Christ, which will take us into His full stature. And when we know the truth, the truth will set us free. As we grow from truth to truth, we are going from glory to glory and faith to faith. The house of truth, the Lord’s design which is ordained to be built upon your soul: is being built brick by brick. This is being done by the two workers, the Spirit and the government. The Spirit is the lead contractor and the government are the laborers. And these two together are forming the church of Jesus Christ in us together as one.
Let us be in order with the Truth, not just any truth! But the truth that comes out of God’s mouth, Written and Rhema are the building blocks to God’s project. Let us receive and get free through it. We don’t want to rebel against the truth because the truth will set us free!
By Joe Pinto