For the past three weeks, I have been speaking about the fact that there is always “room for more” with regards to Jesus’ parable in Luke 14:16-25.
Today, I would like to end this four-part series by speaking about Jesus’ Church.
Despite what people say, Jesus is building His church.
Jesus said in Matthew 16:18, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” (NKJV)
And, not only that, but Jesus is coming back for a glorious and holy Church without spot, wrinkle or blemish. (Ephesians 5:27).
Just like the Kingdom is an ever expanding, ever increasing Kingdom (Isaiah 9:7), so too is His Church because it is a subset of His Kingdom.
My dear friend, the cross made room for every single person created by God.
There are those who teach that, at the end of the age and according to Revelation 7, only a measly 144 000 people will be saved.
In other words, out of the 7-billion people that are in existence world-wide right now, the best the cross can do, is a miserable
144 000. That’s 0.0021%.
How dismal and pathetic that would be!
Instead, when we read a little further, John on the Isle of Patmos gets to see multitudes:
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”(Revelation 7:9-10)
“A great multitude which no one could number” sounds a whole lot more than a mere 144 000!
God sent His only begotten Son to die for everyone and His desire is that every single person comes to the knowledge of Christ.
When it comes to Jesus’ Church, there is always room for more people.
And we make room for every single person, irrespective of culture, ethnicity, gender, race, social status, you name it.
Through Durban Christian Centre’s REAP vision our number one priority is to “win the lost at any cost.”
Those six words will forever ring in my ears, because they are the words that I heard Pastor Fred Roberts say over and over again, ever since I was born again on 14 November, 1982.
Reaching and winning people are part of our DNA and has been woven into the very fibres of this great church.
There is always room for more people in Jesus’ Church because there is always room at the cross.
One day, I heard someone testify of how he’d had a vision of heaven. Whilst in heaven, he heard the Lord ask him these two questions:
1. What did you do with my Son Jesus?
2. And who did you bring with you?
I don’t know about you, but I for one want to be able to answer those questions with absolute certainty.
How about you?
I have been saved, forgiven and redeemed through the precious blood of Jesus that I might win the lost at any cost.