Dutch says two things I find most interesting.
First, “I don’t believe the church has been equipped to reveal the fullness of who Christ is since the days of the early church in Acts. One reason is we have not understood and operated in the fullness of His five gifts/anointings He gave us (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers) in order to accomplish this (see Ephesians 4:11-12).”
In my study of the History of Christianity (there is an actual book by that name, which is absolutely fascinating), it seems clear that as that first generation of Jesus’ followers, those who knew Him personally and those who learned of him at second hand, died, the story He told and lived got twisted, much as in the game of Telephone–helped along by evil storytellers seeking to create or integrate into Towers of Power. The structure of the Catholic Church (as well as every other religious Tower of Power that calls itself Christian which developed after that) began to suck adherents into the Satanically inspired misunderstanding that no one can have a truly personal relationship with Abba Most High, but must seek absolution through the offices of a priest with special anointing for that purpose. The Word was carefully–and deliberately–kept from the masses. The justifications for this depended on who was talking but always sounded like this was a good thing–even though it was a continuation of the Pharisaical idiocy that we saw in the Gospels.
Fortunately for us, the Word had ways of seeping into the stone-cold hearts of some of these people and waking them up to their wrong-headedness, so eventually, with Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press, that Word could over time become available to everyone able to read, and as the Renaissance proceeded, more and more people were allowed to learn how to read, and encouraged to learn the Word more or less directly from the mouth of Him who spoke it. Now, finally, 2,000 years later, the overall Tower of Power has been decapitated and its base is being cut out from under it, even as its legal and financial structure is being twisted into a pretzel and is now melting into an unrecognizable lump consisting of all the precious metals that have been acquired with the stolen energy of the producers at the base of the Tower of Power. Those evil storytellers trying so desperately to keep their Towers of Power in place are screaming in terror and pain, calling we the people–the producers from whom they’ve been stealing everything since the beginning–what they themselves are–“useless eaters.” Really, Klaus Schwab (head of the World Economic Forum–his family’s Tower of Power)? Really? How do you plan to eat when all of us “useless eaters” are dead, as you have said we should be? Those evil storytellers are now being brought to account as the Goats in Jesus’ description of the Judgement of the Sheep and the Goats before His Throne. This is happening both in the physical realm and in the spiritual realm as we go through the actual separation process here and now.