Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
One of the real reasons that God brings you to a church is because within that environment is every relationship and every opportunity to go to the next level in your personal life.
However, you have to allow yourself to be planted, to connect and engage, or else you will find that you have to go to the world to get what you need.
God is very sequential in the way He does things: your planting comes first, and then your flourishing outside the church in the outer courts of the world comes afterwards.
Many people need a paradigm shift in their thinking concerning what they do for God and the Kingdom. They see these things an optional extra to their lives. But when we do something for God to serve others in His house, we engage the supernatural to undergird everything we do in the world.
Not only that but not all churches are the same!
Sometimes it is necessary for you to travel to the church where God has a real connection to the anointing for you, and where the Word preached is feeding your soul and causing manifestation to take place in your life.
The reality is that every church is exactly what is preached. And the people in the church will all take on the spirit that is on the pastor.
If you have a mean pastor, beware! You must understand that by spiritual law you are becoming that.
For this reason it is crucial who you choose to lead you in the things of God.
I have learnt to measure success as a pastor not so much by numbers of people in the church, but by the quality of people that God is raising up under our leadership.
People who come to El-Shaddai are not content to just sit in church. We are all crew around here; playing our part in making the vision a reality.
As we gather around the Word week by week, it ignites the fire shut up in our bones. We are consumed with destiny, each one becoming like David’s mighty men: able to kill a thousand by themselves!
This is our time to impact our generation. It’s not over until all the families of the Earth have been blessed, and until the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our God!