“Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.”
“Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.”
The scriptures make us to understand that the church of Jesus Christ is ordained for continuous and unending growth Mat. 16:18. Remember, every provision of God has His demand(s) that must be obeyed in order to experience the provision in reality Deu. 28:1. What is it for the growth of the church? The fundamental demand is prayer investment Ezk. 36:37; Psa. 2:8. From scriptures, we discover that every praying church is a growing church, and every growing church must remain a praying church in order to keep experiencing growth Acts 2:46-47; 6:4,7. This is the reason why we said prayer and fasting is the life-wire of every growing church.
The Power of Prayer in Effecting Church Growth.
Church growth involves harvest, the harvest of the unsaved into God’s kingdom and the church Acts 2:41,47. Scriptures show us that prayer is one tool that makes the harvest cheap and productive Acts. 12:42; Acts 7:38. It has the capacity to make the earth bring forth in one day and birth a nation at once Isa. 66:7-8.
The growth of the church is against the gates of hell, a church will never grow until these gates of hell are handled Mat. 16:18. Every gate of hell will be cleared off by the combination of the forces of prayer and fasting Mat. 17:19-21.
Therefore, whatever cannot stop the church from praying cannot stop the church from growing. God has promised a four level dimension of growth in the next eight weeks, tagged as ‘Operation Change of Story’. We need to invest adequately on the prayer altar to take delivery of this prophetic provision.
Jesus is Lord!
Father in the name of Jesus, I receive the Spirit of grace and supplication to maximize this prophetic season thereby take full delivery of my 4-quantum change Zch. 12:10.
Put up a prayer schedule or review what you had to ensure adequate prayer engagement in this season.
I receive the outpouring of the Spirit of grace and supplication on your life right now!
Your 4-levels of change shall be a practical reality in this prophetic season!