God's will for Israel was a Theocracy. He said to Samuel, 1 Samuel 8:7"...it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me.....” I believe a key for us is the function of anointed Ministries. God reigned through such men as Moses and Joshua. Men without title but divinely appointed in place and ministry. When un-anointed priesthood took their place Israel revolted and designed a king - a man with a title - as other nations. With what effect?
In respect of the Church - Christ said He would build it. He did so and left behind His gifts to the Church for its growth and continuance. It is such a pity that in certain cases human selection has replaced Divine appointment, and human organisation replaced the Holy Spirit.
God wants his church back from the Apostles. Prophets, Pastors, Teachers etc. It’s His church and we have no rights to it. In no way do I decry these valuable God given ministries, however they must come under the authority and direction of the Holy Spirit.
God is creating a desire in His people to operate from a platform of honesty and reality. Pretence and sham play no part in His kingdom and cut across and hinder His purposes in the local church and the Nations. As His body permit a full orbed Ephesians ministry, so demonstrations of His power and authority will bring significant changes. The miraculous will become the norm and the enemy will be defeated in areas he has ruled and controlled in people’s lives and the Nations political directions will change. There will come a recognising of His body in the power and authority of the name of Jesus, however it is vital that there is a standing back and ensuring He gets the glory.
There are to be no stars in this move of God, as He will draw people to Himself. So keep an ear open and a heart that will be obedient and responsive to the Holy Spirit, and be amazed at the changes that will take place along with demonstrations of His power and authority.