Wednesday, October 19, 2016

We Are Winning

We Are Winning by Keith Cook

"...a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb..." Revelation 7:9

Just the other day, I read that Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world. Our faith is gaining converts faster than the population is growing. The ratio of non-Christians to professing Christians is now 6.8 to 1.

Way back in A.D. 100 there were 360 non-Christians for every believer. In the year 1000 A.D. it was down to 220 to 1. When you reach the 1500's the ratio had dropped to 69 to 1 and by the 1900s it was down to 27 to 1.

During the Bible boom of the 1950's, the statistics showed the gap narrow to 21 non-believers for every Christian and by 1980 it had dropped to 11 to 1. Today the numbers indicate a 6.8 to 1 ratio. (Lausanne Statistic Task Force)

The church in Africa is growing faster than the population. The largest churches in the world are outside the U.S.A. and Europe.

According to church historians more Muslims have come to Christ in the last 25 years than all previous centuries combined.

In Africa and Asia well over 1,000 new churches are started each week.

When you look at the facts concerning the modern outreach movement, you will quickly see the wave of the future is in team evangelism with a focus on short term projects and outreaches. What is needed today is partnership evangelism and team ministries that compliment each other. Evangelist are needed to help win the world for Christ and motivate the church to be on the go for Jesus.

It is estimated that there are over 2.7 million evangelical congregations worldwide. The ratio of local congregations to unreached (16,000) people groups is 156 to one. We actually could see teams going to each group any day now! It is possible!

Now be reminded of, "When the Wind of God Blows the Sails of Preparation must be UP!" (BGEA)

The wind of God is blowing!

Are we up to the task of being driven by the Holy Spirit to do whatever God leads us to do? It is time to burn all the bridges and launch out into the deep waters with Jesus!

In today's scripture passage, we see a true picture of the completed church. It takes real evangelists to make this picture a reality!

Daily Prayer Focus: Join in Christ's march to victory. Do not be discouraged by the news or the efforts of the Devil to stop the work of Christ. Rejoice today in Christ your Savior.

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