Divide and Conquer
Types of Cell Division
A cell divides by pinching into two. Each of two daughter cells produced contains genetic material inherited from the original (parent) cell.
Single-celled organisms divide to reproduce.
Cell division in multi-cellular organisms enables the organism to grow larger while the cells remain small. A large surface:volume ratio is due to small cell size.
Organisms with many cells can have cells which are specialized for different functions and tasks. For example, red blood cells are specialized for carrying oxygen but neurons (nervous tissue) are specialized for conducting signals from one cell to another.
This is from a dream I had in March of 2010 where I saw human cells dividing into 2 then 2 became 4 and so on and so forth. What I heard the Lord say concerning our cell group is, ” out of the one shall come many”. Cell division is nothing that we accomplish by ourselves or take any credit for, it is a sovereign act of God for only God can give life.
1Co 3:7 So then neither is he who plants anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. (“For someone or something to grow (auxánō), it must be acted upon by a power outside of himself/herself itself or have the element of life within himself/herself or it.
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
Mat 16:18 ……….”I will build My ekklesia, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”.
Divide and conquer is a strategy usually associated with satan not something associated with the ekklesia of Jesus. However, it is a very powerful strategy if you stop and think about it.
Look at the Lord’s original command to man in the garden.
Gen 1:28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
God reiterates the command to Noah
Gen 9:1 So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
Nimrod and his followers rebelled against the command
Gen 11:1-4 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. (2) And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. (3) Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. (4) And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
In the Gospels the final command of Jesus was:
Mat 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
A healthy cell multiplies and divides and I use this analogy with the body of Christ. To be healthy the body must divide into new cells and by so doing fill the earth with the knowledge of Jesus.
There were no buildings called church in Jesus or the Apostle’s day and yet the Sanhedren had this to say regarding the Apostles.
Act 5:28 saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!”
The human body is made up of billions of cells yet it is one body. The body of Christ, I believe, in order to achieve the same dynamic must copy the behavior of cells. Divide and conquer and fill the world with Jesus’ doctrine of salvation. We need to, “go and tell”, as commanded by Jesus and not, “come and hear” as has been the case for many years.
Rethinking Church is a video by Francis Chan that I have watched that grasps the concept of how church should be, in my opinion.
Here is another one with the same concept.