Order In the Church?
And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. (1Co 14:25-33)
How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath...
Why do I hardly ever see, in 47 years of church attendance, I have only seen this a handful of times?. Does someone rise up and sing a song unto the Lord? Does someone stand up and discusses church doctrine? Someone stands up and talks in an unknown language and someone else stands up and interprets the word?. Someone who stands up and gives a prophetic word, and other recognized prophetic gifted people judge the word?
Or are you someone who hears the clergy say.."NO parking lot prophecies!". Or - all words must be judged by the "leadership". No, I read that the inspired Apostle is saying that "...all may be comforted". And - "For ye may all prophesy one by one".
If God gives gifts to His church, why are we forbidden to use them?
And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers. (Eph 4:11)
These are special gifts, which could operate in any believer at any time. Let alone the multitude of gifts that operate at any given time, ie. singing, doctrine or unknown languages.
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Exclaiming, To You we give thanks, Lord God Omnipotent, [the One] Who is and [ever ] was, for assuming the high sovereignty and the great power that are Yours and for beginning to reign. (Rev 11:17)