There is no doubt in many mature Christian’s hearts that we are at a Kairos time in history, one being made in concert with God’s end time program of restoring all things. There is much talk today among the prophets concerning it. And in line with doing my part as a prophet, I must make this public corrective declaration to any who think themselves leaders, and of an even greater misconception, who think themselves supreme leaders, or generals.
The end time army is undoubtedly forming, aligning, and cohering in both rank and file as we speak, and though those more mature encourage and assist the weaker ones near them in the formation, they are not, at least in respect to this divine event, in leadership roles or superior positions. The Day of the Lord, the day when no man can work, no man leads, because God alone leads on His day.
I hear too much about leadership in Christendom. There are entirely too many generals, apostles, and such, which simply elevates one above another. Though a gift makes room for those who have them, it does not warrant inhabiting the entire room with fat presence. A marching army is aligned in both row and column in equidistant measure forming a definite lot into which each soldier is fitted perfectly. No one soldier is to occupy more than their predetermined spot within the common ranks.
“They march each one [straight ahead] on his ways, and they do not break their ranks. Neither does one thrust upon another; they walk everyone in his path… And the Lord utters His voice before His army, for His host is very great, and [they are] strong and powerful who execute [God’s] word” (Joel 3:7-8, 11 Amp.).
“And do not call anyone [in the church] on earth father, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. And YOU MUST NOT BE CALLED MASTERS (LEADERS), for you have one Master (Leader), the Christ” (Matthew 23:9-11 Amp.).
“Let no one exult proudly concerning men [boasting of having this or that man as a leader], for all things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21 Amp.).
Most Christians know the book of Joel speaks of a great army, and that that army is symbolized by a swarm of locusts. It is also clear to many that those who comprise God’s army are likened to that locust swarm, and as such, would do well to learn about locust dynamics.
Sara Goudarzi, in her article: “Why Locust Swarm: New Study Finds ‘Tipping Point,’” explained a study conducted by the University of Sydney, Australia, led by study leader Jerome Buhl. The study found that locusts went from chaos to order and into a group dynamic when about 30 of them were placed together. Thirty was there “tipping point,” the point at which they went from individualism to collectivism. (2006 article in livescience at: http://www.livescience.com/10500-locusts-swarm-study-finds-tipping-point.html).
Goudarzi said, “The mechanisms behind the quick transition from chaos to order is also pertinent to understanding how animals that take advantage of such group dynamics forage, migrate, and flee from predators.” In the final analysis, after observing this group dynamic phenomenon, Goudarzi concluded, “The march of the locusts is a bit of a mystery since THEY HAVE NO LEADER [emphasis mine] and each one can only communicate with close neighbors.”
I don’t recall the particulars, but I read Bill Hamon’s book “The Day of the Saints” when it first came out a few years ago. It was about many things, but primarily about how each saint was a king and priest, each “a leader,” and in no need for overlords. Yes, there is still five-fold ministry appointments, and surely a Paul for every Timothy, but not artificially organized, just supernaturally arranged.
The greatest among you must cut the smallest profile, a profile made by tracing the outline of a servant lying prostrate before a Master. Abram means to monument vertical; Abraham, to preserve horizontal. The father of our faith and the Savior of our soul are large in our eyes because they laid themselves down on our behalf. Leadership in spiritual matters is counterintuitive to natural thinking; the first is last, and the least is greatest in God’s economy. Like as locusts form and swarm in perfect harmony without a locust leader, being virtually indistinguishable one from another, so are we to be in this end time gathering storm of swarm we are called to participate in.