We began looking at this line of exhortation yesterday titled
NO CHURCH GROWS WITHOUT A PEOPLE ON THE GO
We established first of all that we serve a God of multiplication and addition.
God makes it very clear that He is the God of multiplication, the God of addition, the God of increase.
The Bible makes clear that we must plant and water before the God of increase can step in.
1st Corinthians 3:6
Both planting and watering are described as spiritual human endeavors. In 1st Corinthians 3:8 we are told very clearly that both he that plants and waters are one and every man will receive his own reward according to his own labour. So planting and watering are described as labour.
We discover that labour is the twin requirement of prayer and going. Going to the harvest field and praying to the God of harvest. Engaging those combined forces is what causes the God of increase to step in on our behalf.
Now this morning we are going to look specifically at the following.
1- God’s house cannot be filled without His servants going out to compel people to come and be satisfied with the goodness of His house.
When it comes to the goodness of God, it is the only answer to the challenges of life. You must understand that there is no solution to the issues of life outside of God. God is the fountain of answers to every challenge of human existence.
Therefore it means that when God is saying come, He is calling you because He has prepared something for you.
So whatever is the source of the tears has its cure in Zion. It is when they are brought to Zion that the source of the tears can be terminated. He said He will wipe off all the tears of all the faces and the rebuke of the people shall be taken away from off the face of the Earth.
Whatever is a fountain of tears, a fountain of reproach, has its solution in Zion. Obadiah 1:17 says upon Mount Zion there shall be deliverance and holiness and the children of Jacob shall possess their possessions. So very clearly the preparations of God in Zion is for the decoration of the saints in Zion and that is why we compel them to come because all things are already made ready.
God has made provision for everyone to have a solution to every challenge. That’s why He said He will prepare a feast for all people, He will wipe off tears from all faces, He will take off the rebuke of all the people. It is all all all all because He has made provision for all and that is why you and I must dive into the harvest field to compel all and tell them to come so that His house can be filled. The provision has been made available.
Come unto me all, because I have made provision for all. So you and I must go out and compel all to come.
You can’t receive the goodness of God that He has prepared in Zion and not be satisfied. You shall be satisfied with the goodness of His house even of Thy holy temple. So there is no satisfaction outside of God and that is why He sends you and I to go out into the harvest field and tell people to come. All they are looking for is available in Zion. Come because your satisfaction is in God. That is our task, that is our assignment. So you and I must be on the go because God has made sufficient provision.
I see each one of us receiving grace for effectiveness in this, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
At the same time no Church grows without praying the God of increase to step in. Yes, you must go and compel all to come, but we must also be on our knees praying for the God of increase to step in on our behalf.
1st Corinthians 3:6
In Psalm 127:1
Except the Lord builds a house, the labourers are labouring in vain. The difference maker in our labour is God. We must engage the altar of prayer in order to invoke God’s intervention.
The building, increase and enlargement of the Church can only be executed by the Hand of God. So our labour is only a facilitator towards the experience that we desire.
We must therefore understand that yes while we get on the go, we must engage God’s intervention in prayer.
It is God that ultimately draws, it is not our human techniques, it is not our human eloquence, it is not the expression of our understanding of the Scriptures, it is the Hand of God that draws.
May God begin to draw supernaturally on our behalf in the name of Jesus Christ.
The Hand of God is the drawing hand. It is the building and enlarging hand.
I see that Hand of the Almighty going forth to draw on our behalf in the name of Jesus Christ.
Look at the testimony we heard of that Muslim convert, he said he came here by revelation, the Hand of God drew him and as soon as he stepped in here God stepped into his affairs and turned his tears into joy.
I see that becoming the experience of everyone that you reach out to in the name of Jesus Christ.
Take note of this, that it takes not being ashamed of the gospel to remain on the go.
If you are going to remain on the go, you must not be ashamed.
So it takes not being ashamed of the gospel in order to remain on the go for Jesus.
Please hear this, it is us going in spite of reproach that we qualify for His glory.
We have heard over and again that in the growth of the Church is the glory of the Saints. But for the glory of the saints to become your personal experience, the going of the saints must be a continuous endeavor inspite of reproach.
1st Peter 4:14
When people mock you that means God is glorifying you. You are in the process of experiencing the manifestation of the spirit of glory.
So it is in our going inspite of reproach that we see God glorifying us before those that reproached us.
So watch it, if men mock you, then God is glorifying you. If men seems to mock you, it is a signal that God is glorifying you.
I would like each and every one of us to remain steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as you know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Receive grace to continue going, to continue praying so that God’s hand can continue drawing.
Keep yourself on the go. Another day is here, another opportunity. Until people say it is too much it is not enough. When somebody ask you, ‘you are going again?’ Rejoice because that means that God is glorifying you again. Keep yourself going, keep yourself praying and God will surely decorate you.
This day as you have spoken, so shall it be unto you.
The blessings of the day answers on your behalf.
God’s favour shall surround you all through the day in the name of Jesus Christ.
So shall it be in Jesus precious name.