A few hundred years pass. Time goes by, but the "church" remains the same. Emperors come and go. The terrorist groups which seek to destroy the empire grow stronger and stronger. The church, indestructible, yet corrupted, acts as a glue for society, and yet through human rule and format. The apostleship of the past is looked upon as acts of great heroes, who worked to establish the "correct" church of formality, stability and human rule. But of course, the common man is not allowed to view scripture in order to check the biblical validity of these things. So as generations are born into this system, this defintion of 'church' becomes an unquestionable part of society. The wrong format and operation of "church" becomes powerful tradition, seeing that generations are born seeing and doing this repetitive tradition. The church becomes a cult of human authority.
And the head of this distortion called the church, is a very good man named PEB. He is called the great "papa" of all--now an old man, feeble, yet worshipped by many.
"I must see PEB! I met him, many years ago..."
"In the name of Jesus Christ I rebuke you and your spirit of false human authority!"
"Guard--let that man through!"
"Brother PEB! My name is ZEKE."
"Do I know you?"
"We met, many, many years ago--at a farm....."
"I was just a child at the time--do you remember?"
"My mother spoke a word for you."
"Yes, she prophesied--all of this--but at the time, I did not realize....."
"But I also spoke a word from the Lord for you- "
"I have a book--the Book--can you by any chance read it?"
"Yes, I can friend,--see, Luke 22, verse 25....."
"And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;"
"Brother PEB--what kingdom has been appointed unto you? Did you ever receive that word, dear friend? In the world, the 'kings of the Gentiles', one person exercises authority over others--beneficial authority!! Brother, as a leader you have done everything you can to benefit the rest of us--yet, you have enforced a system of human authority upon us, and subverted the ministry of all the church.
Look at those verses carefully--did you ever receive this word, dear friend?"
"I don't need you to answer that question, I just need to look around me...."
"But you have no idea how difficult things are. I try to help--I believed myself a servant to all....."
"No, sir, you are all-in-all! You are all the ministry--and yet you say, a servant--who rules? You've allowed Satan to corrupt the church--it's not what it was--it's what your ruler says it is."
"Jesus Christ is no longer the Head of the church.....if you are."
"I know, and have known, that you are right. But, what can I do?"
"Simple--- release the sheep!"
"........release the sheep......"
"I shall do it. I will do all I can to restore the church."
"Now is the time---now is the time!!"
"Now is the time....."
"Now is the time.....!"