Let’s talk about winning our own community. Take from my book; “What God Wants to do For You Now”. Without doubt communities around most areas have been without revival for some time now. Many are not in survival modes pushing the depression point. Many trying to change the looks of their church building, developing new programs service times getting very little results. No, the answer has never changed since the last two thousand years. So let’s talk about winners,
Communities everywhere want to fall into healthy age groups in congregations, children ages 10:13, youth ages 14-20, young adults 21-40 and seniors 50 and up. An aggressive church will focus on all ages. A weak church will focus on letters, telephone calls and advertisements. Yes, it will take several couples, a teenage youth team, church leaders and congregation on the playing field to win. This creates the spectators getting involved too. When Jesus’ teams starts works together Jesus increases His body. A Believers action outside building carries more into church.
To prove this, just walk down the street and smile at those coming toward you. Every one of them will smile back without you saying a word. No witnessing is not about running other churches down, nor trying to show off your spiritual wisdom, in fact works against you. Stay focused on encouragement seen in what’s happening in your life.
The question on why they should come to your church is the door in your greatest opportunity. Why, because you’ve build a curiosity that opened a door for you to give your personal testimony. So just praying for God to do all the work was not Jesus’ plan. He gave his life so we could be saved. He told us to “GO” get others saved as His body (Worldwide Church). Here’s simple example: As a pilot I first I had to go through ground school in class room, then a real plane with trainer several hours before I flying alone. Sounds simple, not, but takes to much space to explain how much work before I was qualified. Yes, Jesus is the answer world is looking for, but He also works through His Body, called Christians. So Christians throughout world needs to stand strong together praying: “LORD USE ME”. Train me and get me on the field as part of your team.
Lord gave me following Prophetic Word on 4-24-74 and again on 1-26-75 both were recorded: “Lord showed me a picture of His Church surrounded in darkness. He said I would be used during the time of darkness. I would be involved getting people back on track as a group lifting the darkness”. He also gave me an Open Vision showing End Time Church but to large print out in this Blog. I’ll catch it later. All my Prophetic Words and Open Visions given me between 1974 and 2012) in my book: “The Last of Last Days Will Be Greatest Time in Church History”.
All eight books can be seen or purchased on Amazon.com/books. Go to books by Robert D. Shipman.