“And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.”
The scriptures make us to understand that the church of Christ is ordained for supernatural, continuous and unstoppable growth Mat. 16:18; Pro. 4:18. In essence, the growth of the church is guaranteed against every odd, which are many and vicious 1Cor. 16:9. What is the significance of church growth someone may ask? The simple answer is that in the growth of the church lies the glory of the saints as our memory verse clearly shows. This means, every believer who desires the experience of glory must be interested and committed to church growth. From scriptures, we identify thanksgiving as the vital force to keep the church growing Jer. 30:19; Acts 2:47.
Scriptural understanding that will enhance the believer’s thanksgiving for growth.
No man has the power to bring addition to anything in life, only the hand of God brings addition Mat. 6:27. In thanksgiving, we move God in our favor to bring addition to the church Acts 2:47.
The believer may minister the gospel to an unsaved and invite to church, but the Holy Spirit is the one who converts the sinner and brings them to the church 1Cor. 12:3; Isa. 5:26. God has the sole authority of sending the Holy Spirit, and It is in thanksgiving that we move God to release His Spirit Psa. 92:1-2,10.
In thanksgiving, we invoke God to vengeance against all that opposes the growth of His church to destroy them Psa. 149:6-9; Acts 16:25-26.
Therefore, every church that will keep experiencing growth ordained for her must keep celebrating God as a way of life, to make her growth endless and unstoppable.
Jesus is Lord!
Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for your faithful to this church, for the multitude you keep drafting, and the souls you keep saving in our services 2Cor. 3:5.
Take stock of the performance of the church (or your work) since January, to establish the growth in the different areas.
I decree the release of the garment of praise of you afresh now!
Your thanksgiving and praise this week will invoke God for supernatural growth this month!