FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHURCH…
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY AND LIVE!
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:28
HOPE FOR TODAY:
True love lends itself to reproduction. Whenever we hear the word reproduction it is usually thought of as having children within a family. One of the hardest things that I have witnessed within the church today is when a church no longer gives an altar call that allows the opportunity for those that are not saved to receive Jesus.
Some Pastors are completely content to have their familiar social club setting, closing the doors to the Kingdom of God simply by allowing a certain familiar group that is aging, and being all too familiar with the status quo within their aging, and dying group, to never reach out to new youth, and to never make new disciples, because there is no new persons to disciple, nor is there anyone willing to disciple them! Multiplying what you believe in is what God calls us to do! Christians must multiply! Spreading the words of God, sharing God’s Love, along with worship, holiness, and sacrifice, these should never be selfishly withheld from any part of the world, yet some leaders are content with the aging church who often refuse to allow the new to influence their family. Some Pastors are content with the church as they know it, not realizing that new growth is essential, because the church is a living, and breathing body that must grow! The argument that some are simply of the spirit of Mary (always sitting at Jesus feet in prayer, not to be interrupted), not even to respond to a new visitor, and the new visitor and any younger crowd are of the spirit of Martha, (too busy to pray) is many times used to do nothing at all, certainly nothing that might change what they have known for years.
We are called to reproduce, as we read,
“All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Mathew 28:18-20
SOUL WINNING IS BEING FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLYING…
There are two main functions that we ought to never stop doing!
- Loving others – never stop loving, even the stranger!
- Reproducing Christians – Always reproduce making new Christians!
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:27, 28
CHURCH, LET US SHARE THE LOVE OF GOD!