“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 does not refer to the physical building, but God’s children 1Pet. 2:5; 1Cor. 3:9. The growth of the church means the increase in the number of God’s children Acts 2:41,47. The altar of prayer and fasting is the place of generating the power needed to have the unsaved detached from the life of sin and the world, to become committed to Christ and live for God Mat. 28:18-20; Isa. 58:6. Therefore, the church that will experience growth must become committed to prayer and fasting. Where this commitment stops is where growth will be stalled for the church.
The Power of Prayer in Effecting Church Growth.
The growth of the church demands that we take territories for Christ Acts 2:6. To take territories for Christ, we need the ministry of the Holy Spirit, who is the personality behind the drafting of multitudes into the kingdom and the church Zch. 4:6; Acts 2:1-6,37-41. The prayer altar is the place of invoking the Holy Spirit to work Acts. 4:30-33.
Until the converts are brought to the church and abide, the church will not experience growth Lk. 14:17-23. The challenge in many places is that the people keep coming, but leaving at the same rate. To have the people abide, the hold of the wicked must be destroyed off their lives Lk. 11:21-22. And this is done on the prayer altar Col. 4:12.
Revelation makes the believer’s life to shine, thereby attracting many more to Christ and the church Isa. 60:1-3; Zch. 8:23. The altar of prayer and fasting is the place of illumination ad revelation Isa. 58:6,8.
The truth is that a praying church will be a growing church. And a growing church must remain a praying church to keep growing. And the growth of the church results in the glory of the saints Jer. 30:19-21.
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.
Get a covenant partner, or form a covenant team that you will be praying together from today.
The fire on your prayer life shall never go down again in life!
I can see your 12-established souls complete before this prophetic season is over!