One of those things is that we can know what is going on and what will come to pass before it happens!
An example of this is: We can know if God is operating the church or it is being operated by the members.
A church that is operated by God will have a minister that won't fear the people. This man will fear and obey God, not the people. He is there to please God, to work for God, not the members. The church is not run by the people in the congregation or some board or organization somewhere.
Let me share a story that may give a better understanding:
I was attending a church and for several weeks there was a person that was trying to stir up confusion in the church by privately asking the members 'do you really believe what you are hearing?' Some members were offended by this person and some said 'well, I don't believe everything I hear.'
Well word of this got back to the pastor about what this person was doing. The pastor said so many people were wanting the pastor to put an end to this persons behavior. The pastor said 'No, the Lord God said that this person is working on the church.' In other words, God is testing the members, seeing who will allow others to influence or change their way of thinking.
The members did not have influence over the pastor to say what takes place in the church or who to rebuke or kick out! Instead, the Pastor prayed, and turned to the Lord on how to deal with this individual. When God was done testing the congregation, the person causing the trouble left the church and took out people that had doubt about what they were hearing, and the ones that appreciated the message stayed and were patient until God took care of it, knowing that the Lord's timing was just right.
So you see, God's plan worked. He was able to strengthen the church by removing those that were not fully committed and brought doubt and unbelief into their worship. And had God not used that individual to stir things up, the pastor would not have known who was having secret doubts and working against him. If the pastor would have listened to the members, then he would have missed out on the blessing and would still have unbelievers causing secret confusion.
If it's God's church, then the pastor listens to God, not to you or me or anybody else.
~ Miss J