Monday, February 2, 2009

BUILDING A CHURCH THAT HAS INFLUENCE

A HOUSE OF INFLUENCE

I have a passion to see significant churches of influence established in major cities around the world. I call these churches ‘Apostolic Houses.’ They have the power to influence cities and nations by glorifying Jesus Christ through the life and testimony of the people God. I personally am encouraged and inspired by one of the Psalms of Accent. These Psalms were written as the Children of Israel ascended to the House of God.

Here are some thought I have gleaned from Psalm 132.13-18

1. IT IS THE LORDS HOUSE

V13 for the Lord has chosen Zion (His Church)

It should go without saying that the Church belongs to Jesus Christ, yet throughout the world this is not so. Jesus Christ has chosen the church to be His bride on earth, and therefore to glorify Him. Churches of influence keep Jesus Christ in His rightful place.

2. IT IS A HOUSE FOR THE PRESENCE OF GOD

V13 he has desired it for His dwelling place

The good news proclaimed throughout the New Testament is; God no longer dwells in buildings made with bricks and mortar, but every born again believer is now a temple of the Holy Spirit, a dwelling place for God. When believers come together he calls this gathering the ‘Church’ or the ‘House of God.’ God love to dwell in the midst of His people. Churches of influence constantly acknowledge God’s presence.

(To be continued)

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