Look at the world around us. It seems to be getting worse, or more specificaly, the Church does not seem to be winning the “culture war.” But is that true?
Then He said, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a large tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches.”
And again He said, “To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.”
Those over whom Jesus is their sovereign, the people who call Him King, that is, God’s Kingdom, will not fail.
We will not shrink, we will not be beaten, the gates of hell will not overcome us… But look at these parables. It started small, in the heart of each believer, but in the world as well, and then it grows grows grows. Jesus was the first “church growth” proponent.
The church will be like leaven that goes into dough and will work its way through the entire world. The church will cover the entire globe. This is why we need to stop feeling defeated and get busy with missions, because we win!