Praise the name of the Lord forever, I wrote some article days ago, on the subject ” Church Growth ” and I make some very important points clear in that article, now i want to lay more emphasis on it in this article, it is very important that the body of Christ all over the world, have the understanding that “Church Growth” is God’s ideology and Agenda for the last days/end time.
The End time church is such a sophisticated one, very equipped with the manifold wisdom of God, because of the experience of the outpouring of the Spirit of God, which was promised and prophecy in Acts 2:17 .
That is what brings us into the manifestation of the 7-fold spirit of God, it is a multi-faucet spirit of God, it works in manifold operations and that is what empowers and equip the saints in the last days.
Now, I want to show you, a prophecy about the end time church in the Scriptures; Let”s go into Isaiah 2:2
In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. (NIV).
I love the King James Version of the same Scriptures;
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it (KJV).
Now, that’s a prophecy, and it is going to be fulfilled in our days, The Bible made it clear that it shall be exalted, above all mountains and hills, and all the nations of the earth shall flow into it, or they shall run into it.
So the Growth of Church will be massive, not because we want it, but because God said so, and as long as we build our church according to the order of Heaven’s pattern, then we are bound to command Church growth without sweat.
Now, somebody might say, but why should we embrace Church Growth ?
- It is God’s agenda, Life was never meant to be lived without the Living God, and people need a church where they can be taught and filled with the knowledge of God, grow up in the Truth.
- Our nation is at the mercy of what God is doing in the church, the verse of the scriptures, we just read now, practically proved that to us, that all Nations shall flow into it, s Nations are helpless without a church where God dwells.
- Then, every church growth agenda use to be confronted by GATES OF HELL, they don’t want the church of Jesus to grow at all, so we need to take a conscious step and approach towards the actualization of this Agenda.
- No prophetic word gets fulfilled on it own, there is a part to play to see it become a reality, and that is why we must be conscious of the church growth agenda.
- When we embark on outreaches and evangelism to win souls for Christ and to bring people to Church, we are on a rescue mission, there are many that our words, prayer and invitation to church, is the way out of their affliction and oppression, untill we go out there to reach them, they might die in the hand of the Devil.
- Our Glorification as a Church of Jesus, is in our expansion, The Bible says “14-Later as they were eating, Jesus appeared to the eleven and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15- And He said to them,“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16-Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned ( Mark 16 : 14 – 16 ). So that Scriptures showed to us that, the Preaching of the Gospel is to every creature and to the world, not to 50 people or 100 people alone.
- Darkness is fast covering the earth, many are suffering under the captivity of the devil and the only way out is Jesus, even after we have preached to them and got them saved, they must yet be establish in Faith and in the Lord so as to continually live in the will and kingdom of God where no darkness of the earth prevails.
Praise the name of the Lord, my major emphasis in this article is that, Church growth agenda is a divine agenda and God wants to bring as many as possible into his kingdom, we can not afford to hinder what God wants to do, human strategy does not grow the church, because it does not have the capacity to do so, it takes the wisdom of God to grow the church of Christ, and the fervent prayer of the saints to pull down every forces from the gates of hell.
Prayer : Father, empower me to continually give myself fully towards the expansion of your kingdom on earth in the name of Jesus.