“Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.”
The scriptures clearly show that the church of Christ is ordained for unending and unstoppable growth Pro. 4:18; Mat. 16:18, God has ordained it to be so, but the church (believers as a body and individuals) need to understand their responsibility in order to experience this divine mandate Psa. 82:5-7. The responsibility of the church for supernatural growth is basically praying kingdom advancement prayers Ezk. 36:37. There will be no church growth except God’s people commit to the prayer altar effectively. In essence, every church that desires growth must be a praying church, and the church that will keep praying is guaranteed to keep experiencing growth Isa. 66:7-8.
The power of prayer for church growth.
From scriptures, we understand that church growth is by salvation of men and their establishment in the faith and church Acts 2:41,46-47. Salvation of men is akin to natural birth process, which involves a labor process. The prayer altar is the spiritual labor process required to birth converts into God’s kingdom, Isa. 66:7-8.
God’s word is at the root of all genuine and sustainable supernatural church growth Acts 6:7. Every church that will experience growth must have the free and continuous flow of the word of life Acts 19:18-20; Mat. 24:28. Prayer is a must to invoke the free and continuous flow of God’s word 2Ths. 3:1; Eph. 6:19.
God does not only ask us to get people to be born again and attend church service; but to see that they become established in the faith as they abide in the church Jn. 15:16. It takes the word of God for a convert to be sustained in the faith Jn. 6:66-68. It is by prayer that we trigger the power in the word, which upholds the convert in the faith till maturity Col. 4:12.
Jesus is Lord!
Father in the name of Jesus, baptize me afresh with the Spirit of grace and supplication, thereby empower me for tireless kingdom advancement prayer investment Zch. 12:10.
Engage the altar of prayer for all your converts thus far this year for God’s word to come alive in them, and uphold them to the end.
I decree none of our converts this year that shall be lost!
I decree the right word for each convert to come alive in them now making them strong in the Lord to the end!