THE PRESIDENT OF THIS NATION ONCE LEFT VERY IMPORTANT DIGNITARIES FOR A JUMAAT PRAYER
HOW MANY CHRISTIANS WILL DO THAT?
ONCE CHRISTIANS GET INTO POSITION, THEY BECOME TOO BIG FOR GOD
Pastor Abiye Daniel David on ” Love for Fellowship” at at SMHOS Mid-week Service
*Let us be conscious of our Maker so that our status will mean nothing to us.
*One of the major signs of a destroyed affection is reduced visitation.
*When you get separated from the congregation of the saints, your spiritual death becomes faster
*Home cell fellowship is not for the unemployed or children, it is for all Christians. Some believers feel too big to attend the Home Cell.
When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs and when he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy. Never give the devil an inch if you don’t want him to take a mile. Never give him a room if you don’t want him to occupy the entire estate. If you invite the devil for a dinner, he will come with his pyjamas. He will not only come to eat, he will come to eat and sleep. It is very costly to avoid the congregation of the saints.
One of the signs of a revived Christian is steadfastness and continuity in fellowship. In Acts 2 :42, it was said that the Apostles and other Christians were steadfast. One of the major signs of a destroyed affection is reduced visitation. When you stop loving somebody, you stop visiting him. The avoidance approach and withdrawal technique are used to avoid someone you no longer love. When you see Christians giving excuses about fellowship, it means their love for God is beginning to die. When you get separated from the congregation of the saints, your spiritual death becomes faster. That is why everyone must be addicted to fellowship just like people get addicted to drugs. Your body should be longing to get into fellowship with God.
You enjoying visiting whom you love without persuasion or coercion. Whomever you don’t love, you tactically withdraw from with a lot of excuses.
WHAT IS LOVE FOR FELLOWSHIP?
This refers to the burning passion in the heart of an individual to attend and commune together with Bible believing Christians in a particular location in worship to God. It is the Holy convergence and participation centre of Bible believing saints. The book of Acts tells us about two kinds of fellowship centres:
- The Fellowship Center in the temple
- The Fellowship Center in the house
The Church in the house will be our main focus. This refers to the home cell. Without the home cell, the body cannot be built properly. Ephesians 4:16.
The Church in the house carries the same glory, power and presence of God as the Church in the Temple. It was the church in the house that prayed Peter out of the prison. God also answers prayers in the Home Cell fellowship. Home cell fellowship is not for the unemployed or children, it is for all Christians. Some believers feel too big to attend the Home Cell. Let me tell you something, when the President of this country was sworn in, that same day, he left his dignitaries to go for Jumaat prayers. How many Christians will do that?
Let us be conscious of our Maker so that our status will mean nothing to us. You will come to Church without being forced or coerced. A pastor who does not like church is not a pastor. If you sit comfortably as a pastor without coming to church, you probably need to check; maybe you were flashed and not called.
WHY WAS THE CELL FELLOWSHIP ESTABLISHED?
It was established to create a platform for love and care to be shown to both new and old members of the Church in a locality. It is a gathering of a maximum of 10 adults meeting in a place to show love and care fo one another. This is in order to meet their spiritual, material, financial and emotional need. The central message of the home cell fellowship is care. Some people don’t attend home cell fellowship but get offended when they are not recognised when they go through things or have important things to celebrate. When Peter and Paul were harassed, they went to the company of the Apostles. Be part of your home cell so that you can benefit maximally from there. Every kindness you need from the church is channeled through home cells.
Listen to me, you must be part of system for you to be identified. It is in your home cell that you can be easily identified. Atimes, you get to home cells and you don’t even find the owners of the house there because they feel too big for God. David as a King goes into the presence of God ten times in a day.
THE PURPOSE OF THE CELL FELLOWSHIP
- To care for one another in every area of Life.
- For regular visitation of one another. (New concerts, first timers and old worshippers)
- To evangelise our neighborhood for general revival
- To give every member the opportunity to officiate during fellowship.
- For security of the members through specific prayers. There are certain emergency challenges that you might need to call on your home cell to join you in prayers.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING HOME CELLS FELLOWSHIP
- You enjoy God’s presence. Matthew 18:20.
- Your spiritual growth and revival is secured Psalm 84:7.
- It offers opportunity to relate with one another closely. Psalm 133:1
- You will be specifically prayed for according to your request and needs.
- You will be attended to in the area of wedding, child naming and child dedication
Please endeavor to host a home cell in your house or campus.