Multiplying the Move of God
The book of Acts records the historical formation of the move of God. The courageous, new believers multiplied through life-transforming experiences. The gospel contagiously spread like a hope-rally. Great crowds are gathering and pushing in for more of God. Jesus said it like this, "the wonderful news of God’s kingdom is being preached, and people’s hearts burn with extreme passion to receive it." As a result, more and more people joined the early church community.
It was the opposite of today's fear-driven pandemic! People are doing everything they can possibly do to avoid the plague!!!!!! Running, hiding their heads in the sand and living in denial. Folks, godly people who have been devoted followers are drinking the liberal lies like cool-aid. As a result, less and less people are joining the move of God.
Every time God moves Satan tries to shut it down. The devil used his typical scare tactics with the first followers; intimidation, temptation, persecution and internal corruption. The religious bullies of the day tried to stop the spread of gospel but their attacks inflamed the revolution causing it to spread throughout the Roman Empire.
Acts 6:1 says, "During those days the number of Jesus' followers kept multiplying greatly..."
When the true gospel is both proclaimed and demonstrated the outcome is always the same. The Kingdom of God is advanced.
People encounter the real presence of the Living Christ and you can expect the following:
Conviction leads to repentance.
Repentance leads to salvation.
Salvation leads to deliverance, healing, and freedom.
Freedom leads to people using their voices to speak up and speak out.
The voices of passionate believers lead to proclamation of the gospel.
Proclamation of the gospel leads to miracles, signs, and wonders.
Miracles, signs, and wonders draw crowds.
Crowds are changed and communities of believers are strengthened.
Strong believers disciple new converts.
Church multiplies and cities are transformed.
Cities are transformed.
Nations are discipled.
This is how God multiplies His Movement on Earth...
Divide & Conquer:
"But a complaint was brought against those who spoke Aramaic by the Greek-speaking Jews, who felt their widows were being overlooked during the daily distribution of food." (Acts 6:1)