PRAYER IS THE LIVE WIRE OF EVERY GROWING CHURCH
MANY CHURCHES HAVE BECOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTRES JUST SHOUTING ON DRY ALTARS AND NOTHING HAPPENING
CHURCHES BUILT BY JESUS REQUIRE PRAYER AND FASTING BECAUSE THEY ARE GROWING AGAINST THE (WISHES OF THE) GATES OF HELL
EXPLOSIVE CHURCH GROWTH IS GOD’S PROPHETIC AGENDA FOR THE END TIME CHURCH. IT’S NOT AN AMBITION
THE ENCOUNTER THAT COUNTS WITH GOD IS OUR PERSONAL ENCOUNTER
IT TAKES WORD STIRRED CONFIDENCE TO COMMAND ANSWERS IN PRAYERS
– Bishop David Oyedepo on “PRAYER AND FASTING – THE LIVE WIRE OF EVERY GROWING CHURCH” 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Day 15 Youth Chapel 23rd January 2023 Part A
Lord Jesus we can’t thank you enough for answers to prayers and diverse encounters granted each one of us since this fasting began.
Receive our thanks in the name of Jesus. Now let your word come forth tonight. Let each one return with an encounter with you in Jesus precious name.
The encounter that counts with God is our personal encounter. You can’t receive an injection on behalf of someone else.
You can’t take transfusion on behalf of someone else. It’s either personal or it’s fake.
– May this last week of this fast bring everyone’s way life time order of encounters! Something that would stay with us all the days of our lives.
Every praying Church is a growing Church and every growing Church must remain a praying Church to keep growing. Acts 2:46-47. Acts 6:4,7; Ezekiel 36:37. This is what makes prayer and fasting live wire of every growing Church.
There are many entertaining Churches; just shout, “yay, Yoo, yaa, yah” there’s nothing going on. The altar is dry, full of fun, the pews a complete desert. Real Church growth, Jesus built Churches require Prayer and fasting because the Church is growing against the gates of hell some of which will never give way without prayer and fasting. Matthew 16:18.
Our exhortation line this week is, “PRAYER AND FASTING – THE LIVE WIRE OF EVERY GROWING CHURCH.” It takes word stirred confidence to command answers in prayers.
Word aroused confidence to come boldly to the throne of grace. Now why this undying quest for Church growth? What’s the matter? What kind of an ambition is all these?
1. Explosive Church growth is God’s prophetic agenda for the end time Church. It’s not an ambition; it’s in pursuit of God’s agenda for the end time Church. Micah 4:1-2.
Nations shall come to learn from Church how to deal with the issues of their lives. That is a pointer to the fact that the Church shall be the solution center of the world in the end time. It is repeated verbatim in Isaiah 2:2-3. It’s a verily verily kind of prophecy. Zechariah 2:4. They’re all end time prophetic life lines. Churches being turned to towns without walls. Zechariah 8:20-23.
That’s God’s order of explosion where each one comes to Church next Sunday with 10 others. And they and the 10 will come the next Sunday with 10-10 others. When you know that it is the will of God, you pray with confidence 1 John 5:14.