by Benjamin Munsell on January 24, 2020
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, WERE MULTIPLIED. Acts 9:31. That church hater, Saul, is Converted, Changed, and now becomes a very great force FOR the cause of Christ and the Preaching of His Word. Now Paul, (Saul), is out Proclaiming Christ, Edifying the Church, and is a Force to be reckoned with. Now the churches are free to grow and expand, as the Lord sees fit. And that's the whole point, THE WORD WAS PREACHED AND THE CHURCHES WERE MULTIPLIED. Simply by Preaching the Word. Today this is still true, PREACH THE WORD, THE FULL GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, AND YOUR CHURCH WILL GROW. This leads us to the "Y" in the road, something for the Preacher to decide. Do you want to do the hard work of /and Preaching The Gospel to a lost and dying world, and let the Holy Spirit bring in the sheep as He sees fit, OR, preach messages that will entice men, tickle their ears, and have a fast growing MAN-MADE Church Of Man? Man-made is always more fun because you, preacher, get to decide all the fun things you need to do to keep people coming. And the world is full of ideas for you. You see, the world KNOWS what it will take to grow a worldly church. To allow the Holy Spirit to Grow His Church His way, means you must know how to listen to that Still Small Voice of the Holy Spirit, say what He says to say, and stop when He says to stop. If you want Christ in your church, the Work is hard, and every convert will be its own sweet Victory. This is serious stuff, we're talking about snatching lost sinners out of the very Jaws of death and Hell itself. You will be greatly spoken against, by man, BUT ALL THE ANGLES IN HEAVEN WILL REJOICE WITH YOU FOR EVERY SOUL NOW COUNTED FOR CHRIST. It's the most rewarding Tough Job you'll ever do. Keep Godly people around you for Godly council, grow your forehead as hard as flint, and you WILL, Be Blessed.