WE LIVE IN A WORLD THAT IS FULL OF VARIOUS DIVERSIONS SEEKING TO DISTRACT PEOPLE FROM THE FAITH 

THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION TO THAT AND THAT IS TO BE PLANTED IN HOUSE OF GOD.

WHEN PEOPLE ARE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD, THEY BECOME OUT OF REACH FOR THE HAND OF THE ENEMY.

THOSE WHO MAKE THE HOUSE OF GOD THEIR SPIRITUAL RESIDENCE WILL ALWAYS HAVE ACCESS TO GOD’S GOODNESS.

– Pastor David Oyedepo at Covenant Hour of Prayer || 11th July 2022

Lord Jesus this morning we have come to give glory and praise to your name and to celebrate you for all you have done. Your faithfulness is amazing. We give you all the glory. Accept our thanksgiving. Lord for always hearing us we are grateful, now this morning our eyes are upon you asking that you speak to us again and let your word transform our lives in Jesus precious name we have prayed.

God’s word makes it very clear to us that massive ingathering of souls into the kingdom is one of the effects of a revival. In the first revival in Acts 2, as the Holy Ghost came down we were told in verse 41 that 3000 souls were added to the Church and in verse 47, God began to add to them daily. We saw also in Acts 4:4, that 5000 were added to the Church. In Acts 6,7, the Bible says the number of disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly. Church Gist. All through the scripture, wherever you find a revival taking place, one of the effects is massive ingathering of souls into the kingdom. Every harvest that is left on the field stands the risk of being devoured by the birds of the air. That is why ingathering becomes a necessity. This week we are going to be looking at WHY WE MUST BE COMMITTED TO INGATHERING OF SOULS INTO CHURCH.

 

This morning we want to give focus to this answer.

– For the establishment in the faith of our new converts.

Psalm 87:7. This talks about the characteristics of Zion and we are told that all the springs of God will be found in Zion. In other words, every one name that will be named in this kingdom will be found in Zion. Ephesians 4:11-14. He gave us all of these gifts in the Body of Christ and they are found in the Church. They are there for the perfecting of the saints in the unity of the faith. To bring them to a point where winds cannot shake them. We live in a very windy world, a very stormy world. A world that is full of various diversions seeking to distract people away from the faith. There is only one solution to that and that is that they must be brought into the church of Christ where they will be perfected as saints of God, brought to the unity of the faith and delivered from all winds of doctrines that seek to dissuade. Church Gist. Without souls being brought into the church, they remain under the sway of the enemy. They can easily be dissuaded, distracted, detracted and cheaply destroyed. That is why we have to ensure that every soul brings our way is brought into the house of God so they can be established. But beyond that, as they come into the house of the Lord and they are being established in the faith, we discover that certain things begin to occur on their behalf.

One of them is that God begins to satisfy them with the goodness of His house. Psalm 65:4. God makes it clear that His house is the custodian hold of goodness. Psalm 23:6. The goodness of God is resident in the House of God. Those who make the house of God their spiritual residence will always have access to God’s goodness. The goodness of God’s house is made available to the residents of God’s house. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall be fat and flourishing with His goodness. According to God’s word, if we are going to see the goodness of God manifesting in the life of every one of our new converts, they must be planted in the house of God. Psalm 132:13-15. In other words, whatever they lack, the answer is available in Zion. Church Gist. Poverty talks about lack and want, do they lack health? There is an answer in Zion. Do they lack breakthroughs? There is an answer in Zion. Zion is the place where He will satisfy everyone with bread. Bread has to do with every one of our human desires that is why when Jesus taught us to pray he said we should ask for our daily bread. He was not just talking about bread made out of flour, he was talking about whatever we require. The bread for the saints is found in the house of God.

 

As every one of our converts are brought into the House of God, they are brought into the place where every one of their desires is satisfied. Psalm 145:16. Every desire has an answer with God and the answer of God is located in the house of God. For them to be stable and established, God brings them into His house and begins to satisfy them with his goodness.

– The Church is the city of refuge of the saints.

It is the place of defence, of protection and of security. 2 Samuel 7:10. Look at this testimony we heard. That individual gave out a tract and the leader of the cult said go and look for the girl and spray her your sacred perfume, they were looking for her for evil they could not find her. Why? Those that are in the house of God are secure. Joshua 20:2. That is what the church is, the Church of Christ is the city of refuge where the enemy is not permitted to assault. Isaiah 11:9. Anyone that is located on His holy mountain cannot be hurt or destroyed. It is the city of refuge for the redeemed. That goes on to tell you and me that bringing every one of our converts to the house of God is the secret to their security. Church Gist. Not only for their stability but also for their security. They become out of reach for the hand of the enemy. All of our converts that we have seen saved and those we are going to see saved, none of them shall be touched by the hand of the evil one.

As we conclude this morning, take note of this. Until the farm produce gets to the storehouse, the farmer is not entitled to any pay. John 4:36. The pay comes only to those who gather into the storehouse. So the task does not conclude with somebody making a decision for Christ, the task only concludes when they are dedicated in His house. Church Gist. Galatians 4:19. Their establishment is the point of our payment. Take responsibility, put our hands on the plough until we see every soul that comes our way established.

Prayers – Lord I receive grace to see every one soul that you have given to me thus far established in the fact.

As you have asked of the Lord, grace shall be given unto you. Everyone that you have reached and those you shall reach shall be established and the blessing of their establishment shall begin speaking in their lives. Church Gist. You engaging in their settlement in God’s house, the blessings of your engagement shall be open for all to see. God shall reward you openly.

 

Speak to the Day

– The day is declared blessed.

– It shall be a day of encounters loaded with testimonies.

 

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