The Kingdom of God is also Jesus’ army, for not only beating Satan, but taking people from his grip and giving them Jesus’ freedom and eternal life. Like all armies, He also has soldiers called the Saints of God. They have been trained by His five-fold teaching and training ministries listed in the Bible. (Ephesians 4:11-12).
As you can see, Jesus’ army is commissioned to “go” reach those that are lost and bring them to God. But they first need to be trained and equipped for their ministries:2 Corinthian 5:17-20). Think a minute: if the 120 in the upper room on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2) had stayed in the upper room after being filled with God’s Spirit, do you think those who came to Peter asking “what must they do”, would have ever come to Peter? Or that God would have given the church 3,000 more souls that day.
Remember the man in the bible that held a dinner and sent his servant into the highways to bring people to dinner. He didn’t just tell them to invite, but said to actually bring them. So, just praying that Jesus will send people to fill our churches does not fit Jesus’ Bible plan. Jesus says to “go” and “bring” and “save” them which places harvesting on all Christians.
A personal experience that happened to me was a phone call I got that a lady was about to commit suicide. I rushed over to where she was and was able to not only stop the suicide, but to get her to go to church. She did go to church and has been in church all these years. But, guess what, she went to another church. Am I mad, no, because the point was to get here saved and in the body of Christ, not to make me look good?
Today, God is searching for those He can send out to people that are chained to this world. Yes, He will help set up those who he wants us to talk too, but we must be willing to go talk to them. We, the body of Christ, are His key players to this generation. We are not responsible for the generations before us, or for future generations to come. We are responsible for the generation we live in. Thus we must be a true working part of our Church, not just watching from the pews, like spectators at a ball game.
Without doubt, most community Churches are starving for revival needing a survival mode. Church’s youth involvement is smaller. Church leaders are facing congregations in depression. The plans to change looks of church, new programs, change the music, not only difficult but doesn’t work. Increasing a church requires church body involvement.
The Church Jesus created was referred to as one body with many parts, connected to the Head, which is Jesus Christ. Jesus doesn’t have a lot of bodies connected to his one head, only one body. So, if we are going to take our communities from Satan we will need to admit that we are off track, disconnected as one body of Christ. Sure, all churches have good intentions, but they’re falling short of Jesus’ plan. Every church is a body part of Jesus’ one body. No one body part (a church or a person) can stop Satan’s evil in their community, (Matt 12:25).
If all the Christian churches in one community stopped hiding and praying for Jesus to fill their churches for them and work as one with each other, entire communities would turn back to a Christian community. The increases would also build more youth groups that could work together, have more local revivals and have more Christian families involved in their local politics, Again, like Ezekiel’s bones it’s time for Jesus’ body parts to come together so God can breathe life back into his churches. Working as team members with other Christian church teams, fulfills Jesus’ prayer to the Father (John 17:19).
This Blog taken from my book: “Fifty Years of Spiritual Knowledge”, each chapter is ideal for ministers, pastors, Bible teachers, Bible studies, for self or groups, new-Christians or matures Christians, and especially non-Christians. In other words this book is for every person that is interested in the Word of God and how it fits into their lifestyle.
(Little extra) September 8, 1974 Vision gave me: While thinking about what’s going on in the world, suddenly, the Lord was sitting in front of me with His hands lifted saying: “I have a special message for My people that are like lost sheep spread out and separated going wrong directions. Many need help for they will be lost the way they headed. I am sending you forth unto My people who need help for time is short.