It shall come to pass in the latter days
that the mountain of the house of the LORD
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be lifted up above the hills;
and all the nations shall flow to it,
and many peoples shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go the law,
and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
God’s word MUST prosper. Many must come and hear his ways. His mountain shall indeed be the highest of all. Given this, surely this verse gives support to those who, like Spugeon, believe that there will be a large end-time revival, and that more will be saved than not.
It is surely also, whatever your belief on the extent of salvation, quite right to pray for success for your own church both in terms of those in it learning to follow God’s ways better, and for others also to come. Spurgeon certainly expected growth, and urged his students to seek for salvation at every service. Not every church is called to become large. But every church is called to grow spiritually and to see some have their lives transformed by God as a direct result of coming into the church’s sphere of influence.