Do “numbers” matter?

After Jesus THREE AND A HALF YEARS public ministry………….about 120 persons gathered together in the upper room to pray and wait (Acts 1:14-15)

BUT

After the HOLY SPIRIT was poured out on DAY 1………………………about 3000 persons were added! (Acts 2:41)

Over the next few days…………………………………………………………….the number of the men came to be about 5000! (Acts 4:4)

And still again…………………………………………………………………………multitudes of men and women were constantly added to their number! (Acts 5:14)

The HOLY SPIRIT in us has made the HUGE difference in the numbers that come.

HOW SO?

BECAUSE…”The GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has GLORIFIED His servant JESUS…Whom He RAISED FROM THE DEAD! (Acts 3:13, 15)

SO, it’s all about how JESUS has been EXALTED to the right hand of the Father on high!

How quickly it went from 120 to 12000……………………………………..a ONE HUNDRED FOLD INCREASE!

1 Chronicles 21:3  Joab said, “ May the LORD add to His people a hundred times as many as they are! “

Mark 10:29-30 Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.”

Luke 8:8 Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great.

Do “numbers” matter?

They do to God!

Because each one represents a lost soul, found.

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