Prophets & Apostles
Most people are familiar with the term "checks and balances." If not, the principle purpose for "checks and balances" is to prevent any one branch, entity, group, or individual from exerting or gaining too much power. Hence the term "checks and balances." Now, it goes much deeper than that when you are considering financial institutions, governments, organizations, etc. But this is the basics of what it means.
In the same matter, God Himself has checks and balances when it comes to operating and running His operations, ministries, and churches. They are called prophets and apostles. Sorry, not pastors. But based on the principle of making sure or preventing one man or woman from gaining or executing or exerting too much power, God has placed prophets and apostles to govern over certain affairs. And these prophets and apostles share that responsibility with certain leaders. In the past, they shared that leadership with kings. In more modern times, they should share that leadership with pastors (Compare 1 Corinthians 12). This indicates that no pastor should govern anything without an assigned prophet and apostle on his or her side.
So, I am going to say what the Lord is saying to me in the Spirit. And that is if any entity (i.e. church, ministry, etc.) that are governing and operating itself without a divinely appointed prophet and apostle - then their house is out of order. (Compare to 1 Corinthians 14:33). If any entity (i.e. church, ministry, etc.) that are governing and operating itself with a self-appointed prophet and apostle - then your house is out of order. You see, God is a God of justice who cannot continue to allow Houses that refuse to operate within the confines and standards that He has declared as right and righteous; for that will make Him unrighteous and unjust and evil. And as we know, no evil exists in God. God is the master 'checker and balancer'. And He is coming with scales in hand to balance His House, to restore order. To reestablish His prophets and apostles in their proper place.
To understand better, God's expectations concerning His prophets, read my blog post There Is One.
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The word of the lord
When the LORD God gives a word, it is for the sole purpose to teach, reproof, correct, or train His servants - His Body, so that every member within the Body of Christ may be adequate, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). For the LORD has given the Body of Christ apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers to equip the Saints for the work of service, to encourage one another, and to build up the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:11).