Acts 6:7 “And the word of God increased; and the number of disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.”

Acts 12:24 “But the word of God grew and multiplied.”

It is fascinating to watch the explosive growth of the early church as the book of Acts progresses.  It grew steadily in early Acts, and then grew rapidly in latter Acts.  The phrase that was most often used to describe church growth was originally ‘added to’ (Acts 2:41, 47; 5:14; 11:24) and then it shifted to ‘multiplied’ (Acts 6:1, 7; 7:17; 9:31; 12:24). Growth went from additive to multiplicative.  It went from steady acceleration to full throttle acceleration.  It went from a slow Sunday drive to the Daytona 500.

Undoubtedly, the disciple’s prayer and supplication with one accord (see the previous post) played a substantial role in the growth shifting from low gear to high gear.  They were able to make an increasing impact because they pointed their prayers in the same direction.  They were able to have an enhanced influence because their supplication was unified in its purpose.

PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD HAVE A MULTIPLIED IMPACT ON OUR NATION’S CULTURE.  With a chance to have a multiplicative impact through prayer and supplication with one accord, why would we settle on an additive impact instead?