Likes, Numbers, Fame, and Crowds

7 Reasons that Kingdom Disciple Makers Don’t Worry About Likes, Numbers, Fame, and Crowds

1. MULTIPLICATION IS GREATER THAN ADDITION: A Kingdom disciple makers impact is not in addition, but in Multiplication. Your greatest rewards will come from the people you train, and from the people that copy you from afar as you copy Christ. In Acts, the Apostles focused on multiplication, and God did the addition (Acts 2:42-47). Crowds aren’t the goal. Fruit is.
2 John 1: 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
3 John 1: 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

2. WISDOM CRIES OUT! Wisdom Cries out! A true Kingdom disciple maker gives out information FOR FREE that psychologists, motivational speakers, gurus, business consultants, and counselors can charge thousands of dollars for. Whoever can’t see the value in it, they just weren’t ready for it. A kingdom servant has to be okay with that. Your goal is fruit for the kingdom, not likes and crowds.
Prov 8:1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? 2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. 3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. 5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
Proverbs 9: 3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city…

3. SWINE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH PEARLS: When you cast pearls before swine, the swine hate you and try to destroy you. A kingdom minister doesn’t need a crowd of swine following them. A Kingdom disciple makers goal is to be like Jesus and obey God by preaching the hard things that will weed out the swine.
Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
John 6: 60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?…66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

4. ENVY BRINGS MURDER: With Crowds come Envy, With Envy Comes Murder. A kingdom disciple maker resists being lifted up because envy will bring murderous assignments from the devil, from your sin, from other people, or from people’s hearts and mouths. It wisdom to hide your success from the devil for as long as possible. Even Jesus tried to keep things quiet for as long as possible. Even Jesus saved his biggest miracle for when it was time to be crucified. He knew that envy brings a spirit of murder.
Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
Matthew 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
1 Corinthians 2: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

5. THE MEEK WILL INHERIT THE EARTH: The Meek shall inherit the earth. When Jesus comes back, obedient servants get rewarded with actual property and wealth (not to mention a position in His Kingdom). Whatever you don’t get paid for now, you’ll get double later! So a kingdom disciple maker doesn’t need the money from crowds now. You’ll get much more later.
Psalm 37: 9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
Matt 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

6. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD AND PEOPLE. It’s impossible to please people and God at the same time. This is a kingdom principle. Faith pleases God. If your faith is in people liking you, then you don’t really believe in God at all. Kingdom disciple makers understand this.
John 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

7. A PURE HEART BRINGS OUT THE POWER OF YAHUAH: If your heart is pure towards God, He will show himself strong on your behalf. When you put faith in God with a pure heart, God can do the most amazing things in the earth. This can ONLY happen when a Kingdom disciple maker is NOT concerned about Likes, Numbers and Crowds.
2 Chronicles 16:9a 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…
Matthew 6:6 and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

7 Reasons Why Iniquity Moves the Crowd and Truth Always Loses the Crowd

This is why artistic talent, oratory excellence, and big money stages will always outperform Truth in influencing masses and crowds:

1. God gives a strong delusion to those who don’t have a love for the truth. In other words, sending delusions and deceptions thru extremely talentedd and gifted people is Gods way of weeding out those that do not really love him for his truth.

2 Thessalonians 2
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2. Whenever Satan sees people that are willing to disobey God in favor of using their beauty talent and wisdom to promote themselves – he sees himself! He anoints them with deception. Satan anoints iniquity with merchandising and trafficking ability.

Ezekiel 28
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created,
till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise
they have filled the midst of thee with violence
, and thou hast sinned:
therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God:
and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub,
from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty,
thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness:
I will cast thee to the ground,
I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities,
by the iniquity of thy traf
fick;
therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee,

3. People would love to be entertained with a nice singing or speaking voice instead of having to think or change their lives to obey Truth.

Ezekiel 33
30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. 31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. 32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not . 33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.

4. America is culturally a type of revived Greco Roman empire where religious worship is based on oratory performance. Therefore great orators are worshipped, and seen as having the voice of God, not men.

Acts 12
21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. 22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. 23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.

5. Clever rhetorical skills and oratory talent are very useful for supplanting and subverting the power of the Holy Spirit. This is why Apostle Paul was always contrasting his preaching with Greco-Roman style religion.

1 Corinthians 2
2 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

6. When the crowd becomes large, the biggest temptation is to become a hypocrite aka “play actor,” and to put on a mask, perform and play a role. That’s why when the crowd became large Jesus’s first warning was to avoid the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Luke 12

1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

7. It’s Easy to find the broad way, many will find it. Few will find the narrow way.

Matthew 7
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

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The Disciple of Christ’s Solution: Follow Jesus and Love the Truth, Make Disciples, not Fans. Seek Fruit, not Praise. Train the Few, Don’t Chase the Masses

3 John 1

4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

BUT I thought we have to reach the masses? Didn’t Jesus tell us to go out to the highways and byways and tell everyone good and bad to come in? (Matthew 22).

Yes, outreach is good. But please read all the way to the end of that parable in Matthew 22. The person that got in without a wedding garment on was cast out into outer darkness… Then Jesus said that many are called, but few are chosen.

The bible says that wisdom cries out in the streets (Proverbs 8). So yes, we must broadcast wisdom to the masses, but what’s more important is discipling the few and placing righteous garments on them.

And when you do reach out to the masses, cry out with wisdom and the Word of God only. Thats actually how you find out who is really ready to be discipled.

Watering down and corrupting, or rebranding and merchandising the message – to reach a wider audience –will work; but it’s the work of iniquity and it is not an option. It gets people in without their wedding garments on.