How The Early Church Spread

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
May 16, 2002

The red ants around our yard and pool this summer have been out of control! Each time I apply ant poison to a mound- it dissipates, but a new one crops up nearby. Today I had a first hand view of the extensive spread of these insects.

We had one small ant hills by the swimming pool, and I spread the poison.  The next morning I woke up- ready to wash away the residue dirt and  discovered the ants had moved about six yards away and had increased to 6 hills.

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This entire picture reminded me of how the early church spread.  At first, there was just one body of believers- those who comprised the early church, and they loved and worked for the Lord with a passion. Today there are many denominations – still all loving the Lord and serving Him with a glad heart .The Christian church spread, just as the ant mound had done.

It is true that the queen must be at the heart of the ant colony to ensure the life of it.  Likewise, so must we keep the King – our Lord Jesus-  with us as we move geographically. This is the only way we are able to stay alive in our Christian walk. Satan is pouring sin on Christians to try and stifle or kill their faith-but we can move away from this, just as these ants had done today.

Just as the minute red ants pulled together to make their move, so the Body of Christ can pull together in tough times. There is strength in unity, as those ants proved to me today!  Christians need to stand arm in arm- linked to form an unbreakable chain- working together to make the necessary faith moves in life.  The most important factor, however, is keeping the King alive in each believers’ heart .  With His life alive in us- Christians can claim the victory over Satan, because Jesus has proclaimed it so.


Written By Marion Smith
  1. Thank you… Psalm 133:1-3 tells us when brethren dwell together and Jesus has already told us that a house divided cannot stand. I was reading the Final Quest by Rick Joyner last night and this is what it talked about. That the main strategy of the enemy is to conquer by dividing and He is using Christians against Christians. That book is very profound. But when we know what his wiles are, we can apply the weapons of our warfare which are not carnal to remove those strong holds so we can dwell in unity. Thank you for this great remind! What a way to start the morning.


  2. mtetar said:

    Amen!!! Yes unity is most important for us to be as one and work together for The Glory of GOD. Be Blessed, Mtetar


  3. Shared on fb. This is the sort of writing that I enjoy reading, and writing myself, the very most. “In a nutshell” that is easy to read and remember, and digest.


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