Monday, 25 March 2019

The Power of Praise

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Glory to God!

In these past weeks the Lord has been speaking to us about the power of praise. In his message, entitled, "The power of praise," Alexander showed us the difference between praise and worship and how praise brings us into the presence of God, gets our eyes off ourselves and onto God, is a response to what God has done in our lives, is a weapon against the enemy, produces activity in the spiritual realm, allows God to cut off things in our lives, produces a divine shield around us, positions us for the harvest God has prepared, creates freedom and opens doors that only God can open.

Yesterday, Alexander showed us seven Hebrew definitions of praise in his message entitled, "Seven ways to praise God." Looking at the different words used in Hebrew that are translated, praise in English, we saw how varied our praise to God can be. The Hebrew words yadah (to extend the hand), halal (to shine, to rave), tehillah (to sing with thanksgiving), barak (to kneel down in adoration), zamar (to touch the strings), shabach (to shout loudly) and towdah (to offer a sacrifice of praise) are all translated praise in the English language but carry a rich variety of meanings that help us to understand how we can praise God.

These past two weekends we had two exciting events. Two weeks ago, Karin led a creative session for people to express their worship to God through painting as they were led by the Holy Spirit and on Saturday, Alexander led a seminar on Redeeming conflict and managing frustration that helped people understand the nature of conflict, the reasons for conflict, biblical examples of conflict and how believers are called to be peacemakers as sons of God.

Our senior leaders, Richard and Frances attended Kingdom Faith's leaders' conference in Horsham, England, last week and were able to connect with Kingdom Faith leaders and other leaders from different nations. It was a powerful conference that has inspired and refreshed our pastors and we look forward to seeing how God wants us to continue our relationship with Kingdom Faith.

Upcoming Events

27.03: KLF Prayer at L60
13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
05.05: KLF Anniversary
25.05: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer

23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF at 10:30 


Monday, 11 March 2019

Living from God

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Glory to God!

In this year of transformation, God is helping us to rebuild broken walls so that God's people are restored, revived and renewed in their passion for God's presence, His people and His purposes and reach up, reach in and reach out.

These past two weeks, the Lord has been giving us revelation about nature true worship. Looking at Romans 11:33-12:2, we have seen that true worship is living from God, through God and to God in order to glorify Him forever (11:36). Yesterday, Richard spoke to us about what it means to be a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God as a life of worship (Rom 12:1). In his message entitled, "Put off, put on!", Richard reminded us that God calls the Church to be holy as God is holy (1 Pet 1:16) and that it is neither the believer's responsibility to be holy in his or her own strength, nor is it God's responsibility to cause the believer to live a holy life. As God's holy people, already sanctified by the blood of Christ and the deposit of the Holy Spirit, the Church is called to live a holy life as she lives from God. Worship is choosing to respond to God and live from Him.
Looking at Ephesians 4:17-5:1, Richard showed us that having received Christ, it is the believer's responsibility to put off the old nature and to put on the new nature, "created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." As the believer chooses to put off the old and put on the new, s/he chooses to live from God to honour Him. God enables the believer to live a holy life in the power of the Holy Spirit but it is the believer's choice to tap into the Water of life and be aligned to the wind of the Spirit. God has given the believer everything in Christ to live a holy life that honours Him (2 Pet 1:3,4; 1 Jn 2:6). Hallelujah!

As an international church, we have people from many different nations and cultures. With such rich diversity we decided to have our first International Food Festival after the meeting and we ate traditional food from many different countries that people brought for us to enjoy. It was great fun and there was more than enough for everyone. It was wonderful to see our unity in diversity as we celebrated Kingdom culture! Our International Food Festival is sure to become a tradition for KLF. 

Upcoming events

23.03: "Sort it out!" Learning to deal with conflict. KLF Seminar with Alexander Blair at Leipziger Str.60
27.03: KLF Prayer at L60
13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
05.05: KLF Anniversary
25.05: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer
23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF at 10:30



Monday, 4 March 2019

Developing the core

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Glory to God!

This weekend our KLF leaders and coordinators met together for a 3-day retreat in Schmitten. It was an opportunity for us to spend time together, to strengthen our relationships, to seek God together, to be encouraged, to have fun, to receive input from our senior and associate leaders, and to make a fresh commitment to the Lord, His people and His purposes. It was a very special and significant time for us that we believe will have a powerful, ripple effect upon our church family.

Already yesterday afternoon we began to experience some of the fruit of the weekend away as the Lord moved powerfully among us. Most of the meeting we simply waited on the Lord as He ministered to us and touched many lives with His presence and power. Consequently there were salvations, healings and deliverance from the work of the enemy. Hallelujah!

Richard then spoke to us about what it means to worship God as we looked at Romans 11:33-12:2. In his message entitled, "Living from God", Richard showed us that worshipping God means living from God, through God, to God and glorifying Him forever (Rom 11:36). We also noted that living from God means God has to be the centre of one's life and not one's self. When man is at the centre, he creates God in his own image and expects God to respond to his expectations. When God is at the centre, man is conformed to the image of God and responds to God as he lives in God-consciousness and lives from Him. Blessed are those who live from God as true worshippers and are willing to face the consequences of living in response to the reality of God and His Kingdom (see Matthew 5:3-12).

Upcoming events


10.03: International Food Festival
23.03: KLF Seminar with Alexander Blair

27.03: KLF Prayer at L60
13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
05.05: KLF Anniversary
25.05: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer
23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF at 10:30

Monday, 25 February 2019

Unity and authority!

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Glory to God!

This is the year of transformation and growth! Hallelujah! These past two weeks, the Lord has been speaking to us about maturity in Christ. In his message entitled, "What do I still lack?", Alexander showed us from Matthew 19:16-22 how the believer grows in Christ. We noted that following Jesus means living a life of self-abandonment, trusting in God's provision, caring for others, having an eternal perspective and committing one's life to Jesus as Lord and Saviour. 

On Sunday, we had another powerful time in God's presence, as He revealed His authority and moved us to use the keys of the Kingdom to release heaven on earth! Alexander then spoke to us from Philippians 4:1-7. In his message, entitled, "Sort it out!", he showed us the important connection between unity and authority. Recognising the believer's responsibility to live at peace with others and to sort out any disagreements, we saw how God calls us to sort out conflict and help others to do the same so that the family of believers can walk in unity and authority.

Upcoming events


27.02: KLF Prayer Meeting at L60 at 19:30
10.03: International Food Festival
23.03: KLF Seminar with Alexander Blair
13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
05.05: KLF Anniversary
25.05: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer
23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with other churches at 10:30

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Kay Lorentz


Glory to God!

On Sunday, we had the privilege of having Kay Lorentz with us as guest speaker. Holger and Kay Lorentz are missionaries of Globe Mission with KLF as their sending church. We support their ministry to children at risk in the various ministries they lead and are part of such as Resilient Kids SA, Mercy Aids and their own family as foster parents to 4 HIV-positive children. Kay gave us a glimpse of their tough journey and God's faithfulness in the past year and shared a message entitled, "Letting go" in which she spoke to us from Psalm 124 and Luke 5:17-26. During worship, the Lord was already preparing our hearts to receive revelation of His Fatherhood and His desire to replace every orphan spirit with His Spirit of adoption in Christ. Kay's message flowed right from the Father's heart and addressed the need for God's people to have their minds renewed according to the love of the Father and their identity as sons and daughters of God. Kay showed us how God wants to restore trust, remove shame and teach us to be vulnerable so that we can become powerful as we depend on the Father. In response to Kay's message we spent time in the Father's healing presence, allowing Him to minister to many of us very deeply. We praise God for Holger and Kay who are truly demonstrating the Father's love with their lives and for the anointing upon them to bring home the orphans to their Father. Hallelujah!

Upcoming events


27.02: KLF Prayer Meeting at L60

10.03: International Fellowship and Food Party

23.03: KLF Seminar with Alexander Blair

13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café

05.05: KLF Anniversary

25.05: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café

09.06: KLF Talent Night

14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer



Monday, 4 February 2019

André Bronkhorst

Glory to God!

We had an amazing Prophetic Encounter conference with André Bronkhorst this weekend. With great clarity, accuracy and encouragement, André ministered prophetically to many people in the meetings. The combination of André's powerful teaching and revelation of the Father's heart strengthened our faith, renewed our hope and moved us into greater depths of love for the Lord, for one another and for God's salvation purposes. Following are links to the messages shared at each session with a short summary of the content:

Session 1: "Training your senses" - As the Church learns to depend on the presence of God and becomes sensitive to the Holy Spirit through resting, praying, fasting, worshipping and listening, she will be transformed. The Church is called to become mature and discerning as she constantly feeds on God's truth and influences the world with God's presence (Acts 1:8; 10:1-4; Heb 5:14).

Session 2: "Filled with the knowledge of the glory" - Looking at 1 Cor 12:7, André explained the difference between words of knowledge, words of wisdom and prophecy. He then spoke to us about the glory of God and how believers need to have revelation of the Lord's glory in order to be carriers of the knowledge of the glory of God. André encouraged us to pursue the knowledge of the glory of God and to birth it in our "off-season" so that we can produce it in season (Hab 2:14; Num 24:15,16; Ps 19:1-5; Pro 2:4-7; Dan 1:17; 12:4; Mt 13:11; Rom 1:28; 1 Cor 1:5; 2 Cor 2:14; Eph 4:13)!

Session 3: "You will receive power" -  Dependence on the Holy Spirit and recognising His work prepares us for what God has prepared for us (Rom 8:26; Acts 1:8).

Session 4: "Living in the glory" - Looking at the account of Elisha's request to receive a double portion of Elijah's anointing in 2 Kings 2:9-15, André showed us that God wants us to walk in a double portion of His anointing this year as a church - a season of 'more than enough'! André encouraged us not to withhold what we are able to give in order to touch the lives of others with the blessings we, ourselves have received. Just as Elisha and Elijah were assigned to one another, so the Church is called to seek out divine relationships that God has assigned to release blessing and breakthrough. As the Church grows in her understanding of God's grace, she will learn to live in God's glory and be a blessing to believers and unbelievers alike.

Yesterday's meeting was electric. The place was full of hungry and expectant worshippers who joined together with one heart and one spirit to seek God's face and worship Him. Our time of worship in song moved into a powerful time of communion as we received the very life of Christ and participated in His body and His blood (see Jn 6:53-57; 1 Cor 10:16,17; 11:23-26). After his message on "Living in the glory", André prophesied over many people who were visibly moved by the accuracy of the words spoken and the revelation of the Father's heart. He then invited the church to come forward for prayer and to be anointed as we continued in worship. It was another very powerful time as many were filled with the Spirit and God confirmed His Word. The presence of God was so strong that people did not want to leave but enjoyed communion with the Holy Spirit or fellowship with one another over a hot drink and cake. It was a joy to have so many people at the meeting and have such an awesome time with God as a conclusion to our 3 day Prophetic Encounter conference! Hallelujah!

Upcoming events

27.02: KLF Prayer Meeting
10.03: International Fellowship and Food Party
23.03: KLF Seminar with Alexander Blair
13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
05.05: KLF Anniversary
25.05: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer


Monday, 28 January 2019

Nehemiah


Glory to God!

Yesterday was the last day of our 21 days of prayer and fasting. We spent the last 3 weeks going without to spend more focused time on God as we reached up, reached in and reached out in prayer. To help us on our journey, we were inspired, challenged and encouraged with a daily devotional from the Book of Nehemiah which you can find here

It is difficult to describe what God was doing yesterday, starting already during our pre-meeting prayer and continuing throughout the service. The Holy Spirit gripped our hearts. Our prayer time was real, raw and passionate as many gathered before the meeting and the Holy Spirit took over. In the same spirit of abandon, we worshipped the Lord together as He filled the room with His presence and power. It was glorious. 

Richard then shared a message entitled, "Principles of Revival for Transformation" in which we looked at the life of Nehemiah and noted the following:
  1. It takes one person of faith to inspire a nation to bring about revival.
  2. Prayer, restoration, unity, reverence for God and His word and obedience lead to revival.
  3. Revival must be sustained for lasting transformation to happen or people return to old patterns of behaviour.
Richard showed us that just as Nehemiah was gripped by a problem, and took hold of God's prophetic revelation and therefore understood God's purpose for his life, so the believer will only pursue God's promises if s/he is truly affected by a problem (see Nehemiah 1:1-11; Ps 29:18; Hab 2:2).

Without a problem and a promise, we will lack purpose!

Looking at the account of Nehemiah, we saw how he was motivated by the problem of his people who were scattered and living in shame and his city, the walls of which were broken and its gates burned down. Consequently, Nehemiah motivated his people to work as one man to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem with the ultimate goal of bringing restoration to the whole nation. We saw how everyone got involved with the short term goal of restoring the walls and the gates that led to the people coming together in unity that would result in the revival that would lead to transformation of a city and a nation! Hallelujah! 
Richard then shared a prophetic revelation for Kingdom Life in which the Lord revealed the problem with the Church, His desire for us as His people and His promise to us if we pursue His purposes. The Holy Spirit moved us once again and we responded to God's Word in prayer, repentance and worship as we asked God to break our hearts with what breaks His heart, for the faith to take hold of His promises and the grace to persevere in rebuilding the walls that will lead to revival so that our lives, our church, the Church, our city, our nation and the nations will be transformed.

We praise God for what He did yesterday and what He is setting us up for this year. Hallelujah!

Upcoming events

01.02 - 03.02: Prophetic Encounter with André Bronkhorst
27.02: KLF Prayer Meeting
10.03: International Fellowship and Food Party
23.03: KLF Seminar with Alexander Blair
13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
05.05: KLF Anniversary
25.05: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer