Friday, 14 August 2020

Unstopping The Wells of Revival


Glory to God!

The Lord is preparing us for revival. In these past weeks, God has been speaking to us about the Church's need to recognise the spirit of this world, her need for revival, the nature of true revival and the journey towards revival. 

In his message entitled "Babylon: Confront or Conform," Alex showed us how we need to recognise the spirit of this world if we are to overcome it and not conform to it. Looking at Daniel 1:1-6, Alex pointed out the principles the enemy uses to conform man to his kingdom as he targets leaders and potential leaders; entices influencers who are instrumental in shaping the future; changes the environment and spiritual atmosphere; makes Christians spiritually sterile and impotent; changes the language and information to "brain-wash" his subjects and changes people's identity and desires. Recognising the enemy's tactics helps believers overcome the spirit of this world and choose to align themselves to God and His Kingdom and not conform to the pattern of this world.                                  

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As we prepare ourselves for revival, it is important for us to understand what revival is, why we need revival, how revival comes about, what revival looks like and what the fruit of revival is. In his message entitled, "Revival," Richard addressed each of these questions and showed us from Hosea 10:12 and 14:1-8 that it is time to seek the Lord until He comes and showers righteousness upon His people so that the Church is revived and our society is awakened to Christ. As God's people return to the Lord, He promises to heal their waywardness and revive them, causing them to depend on Him, to blossom, to be deeply rooted in Him, to grow and mature, to be full of splendour as they walk in authority and royalty, to be the aroma of Christ, to be a shelter and protection from the world, to multiply, to become known as the habitation of God's presence and to be a people living in the care and communion of God.

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Two weeks ago, God moved us into a powerful and prolonged time of worship and intercession. The Lord was clearly stirring the gifts in the Body and as room was given for prophecy and intercession, we began to experience a definite shift and release in the Spirit. After Alex led us prophetically through a significant and powerful time of prayer and response to the Holy Spirit, Richard brought a short word of instruction in which he described what he sensed God was doing and how the present revival would come about. It was wonderful to see the Holy Spirit move among us and to witness the stirrings of revival as God began to unstop the wells of revival and release the gifts of the Spirit - the things of the Spirit that will quicken the Church and awaken the Lost to the reality of God's presence, love and power.

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What the Lord had begun the previous week, he continued last week as we moved with the Holy Spirit in worship, intercession and prophetic declaration. The Lord is quickening and activating His people to release heaven on earth and to be aligned to His will and purposes. In his message entitled, "The Water has Broken," Alex spoke to us from Zechariah 4:1-10 and showed us how God's people must learn not to depend on human wisdom and strength but rather on God's Spirit to bring about the fulfillment of what He has spoken in His written and prophetic Word. As God's people begin to the signs of the fulfillment of God's prophetic Word, they must rely on the leading of the Holy Spirit and be obedient to Him. God is encouraging us to persevere and to continue seeking Him until He comes and showers righteousness upon us! We praise God for the evidence of revival among us as the waters are breaking and revival is being birthed!

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Friday, 17 July 2020

Life in Christ


Glory to God!

Through the Sunday messages and short inspirational videos, the Lord is taking us back to the foundations of our faith and reminding us and taking us deeper into the essentials of our lives in Him.

The Mark and Worship
Continuing from Frances' message on True Worship, Alex spoke to us two weeks ago about "The Mark and Worship." In his message, Alex showed us that mankind is created to worship but that the enemy seeks the adoration reserved for God to gain man's allegiance and to take possession of him! Looking at Revelation 13:11-14:5, Alex explained the significance of the symbols described and showed us how the passage of Scripture is essentially about worship. After using Scripture to interpret Scripture, Alex showed us clearly what the mark of the beast relates to and helped to get rid of much of the confusion and speculation concerning the future of mankind. In response, Alex challenged us to  consider what "mark" we are carrying in the spirit realm as it relates to what is foremost in our thinking, how we spend our money and how we spend out time.
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Living by Faith
On Sunday Richard spoke to us about "Living by Faith." In his message he showed us that although we begin our lives in Christ by faith in Him, it is possible to shift from complete dependency on Jesus to dependency on self with regard to our relationship to God, to the Church and to the world. Using the images of a trowel to represent human effort and a gift to represent all the believer has received in Christ, Richard explained how our faith must inform and influence our ongoing relationship to God, the Church and the Lost or we run the risk of moving into human effort to reach our goal (see Gal 3:1-5)!
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Fullness of Life:
Last week, Richard encouraged us to see whether we are living in fullness of life. In his short message, he showed us from Ephesians chapter 1 and 2 Corinthians chapter 2, what it means to live in fullness of life and how we can walk in it by faith in the finished work of Jesus.
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Sowing and Reaping:
This week, Prem reminded us of the powerful Kingdom principle of sowing and reaping and encouraged us to sow our lives for God's glory and to expect God to multiply and expand our lives abundantly.
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Friday, 3 July 2020

News Update!


Glory to God!

It has been a while but here is the latest update on what has been going on in KLF. As we continue to navigate through these challenging times, we praise God for His Word to us and for helping us remain in Him, stay connected with one another and continue His work prepared for us.

Here is list of our Sunday messages which you can click on to listen to. We have also produced a short video containing a summary, application and relevant Scriptures for each message which you can find on our YouTube channel or simply click the link provided below each message.

Power in prayer (Part 4): 
In Richard's message, he spoke to us about the nature of God's Kingdom, how God's Kingdom comes and how we are involved in the coming of God's Kingdom.
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How to catch the miracle:
Elizabeth spoke to us about how we can prepare for a miracle through preparation, partnership, infrastructure and obedience and also looked at some of the success blockers that prevent us from stepping into the "more".
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The yeast of the Kingdom:
In his message, Richard showed us the connection between the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God and how Jesus' parable of the woman who mixed yeast into the dough, is a description of how God wants to influence and expand our lives so that His Kingdom is advanced through us in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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For God this matters:
Alexander spoke to us about racism and gave us insight into God's heart on the subject and how the Church should respond to injustice.
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Being reconciled to God's timing:
In her message, Vicky compared God's perspective to man's perspective on time and showed us how we need to trust in God as He is involved in our present, past and future.
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Do Christians need to tithe?
Richard showed us that asking whether Christians need to tithe is actually the wrong question to ask and that we should rather be asking how we can be good stewards of what God has entrusted us with for His glory, the benefit of the Church and the advancement of His salvation purposes.
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True worship:
In her message, Frances spoke to us about the nature of true worship and encouraged us to set apart time, purely to worship God and lay down our lives to glorify Him.
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We praise God that we are able to meet again even under the present restrictions and safety guidelines! Our Sunday meetings have been very powerful and God has been blessing us with an even deeper experience and revelation of His presence during our times of worship. It is such a joy to be able to worship God together and to see each other face to face. It seems like God is using this difficult season to remind us of the power of unity, corporate worship and our need for meaningful and significant relationships.

In addition to the video summaries of our Sunday messages, we are also producing a weekly pep-talk to encourage our people and to help us all feel connected, even if we are unable to attend the Sunday meetings. Here is a list of the messages so far which you can find on our YouTube channel or simply click the link provided.

Honour:
Elizabeth demonstrates the power of truly honouring one another.
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Look at the birds:
Natalie reminds us to be thankful for God's provision.
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Your strong tower:
Alexander encourages us to remain in Christ as our refuge and strength.
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Contentment:
Frances shows us how we can be content in all circumstances.
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Prayer training:
Richard shows 4 stages of how we can develop our prayer life.
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Tested?:
Elizabeth shows us how God uses testing to develop us.
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You are beautiful:
Natalie encourages us to see ourselves as God sees us.
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The grace to get up again:
Elizabeth shows us how God gives us the grace to go through a process of learning.
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We praise God for speaking into our lives and encouraging us to see things from His perspective and to remain steadfast and firm. Hallelujah!







Monday, 11 May 2020

Egg-citing News!



Glory to God!

Yesterday we were allowed to meet again as a church as we adhered to the governmental requirements to ensure a safe environment for larger groups to be able to meet. It was wonderful to see members of our church family face to face again and in the words of king David, "I rejoiced with those who said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lord'" (Ps 122:1)! There was much rejoicing and the power of corporate worship was particularly evident as we spent time praising God and drawing near to Him together! Although we had to observe the safety guidelines (which you can read here), and the premises has been set up very differently to what we are used to, nothing could stop our meeting together in unity of Spirit to worship our King and fellowship together! Hallelujah!

Over the past weeks we have not been able to meet as a church but the Lord has been speaking to us through the weekly video messages. Here is list of the messages and a brief summary of what the Lord has been saying to us:

An Anchor for the Soul: Frances spoke to us about the hope we have as believers because of the two unchanging truths of God's nature and His promises. She showed us how we can weather the storm and come out of it even stronger than before as we depend on God and trust in the fulfilment of His Word.

The Suffering Servant: Richard shared a Good Friday message in which he spoke to us about entering Christ's sufferings, followed by a reading of Isaiah 53 accompanied by music composed and performed by Simon.

Resurrection Relevance: Alexander showed us how the account of Christ's resurrection applies to our lives and how we can live in, and be carriers of God's hope.

Power in Prayer (Part 1): Richard spoke to us about how Jesus taught His disciples to pray and the significance of the what it means to pray, "Our Father."

Power in Prayer (Part 2): Richard continued his series on the Lord's Prayer as we looked at the significance of the Father's presence "in heaven."

Power in Prayer (Part 3): Richard continued his series on the Lord's Prayer as we looked at what it means to "hallow" God's name.

Yesterday, Alexander shared a message entitled, "Praying with Expectation" in which he showed us how Psalm 122 applies to our lives and how the Lord wants us to position ourselves to be an influence and to deal with pressure and persecution so that He is glorified. Alex explained that to pray in faith is to pray specifically, persistently and expectantly. Hallelujah!

As we have purposefully sought to help our church family be encouraged in the Lord and stay connected, we have also been sharing a short video message every Wednesday that has been based on the "7 Pillars of Healthy Relationships" that we have studied as part of our "Keep Your Love On!"course by Danny Silk. Here is a list of the videos we have shared so far:

All You Can Eat: Richard encouraged us to be self-controlled.

Vision: Elizabeth encouraged us to have eyes like a dove and the vision of an eagle.

Bleib Dran! Stand Firm! Natalie encouraged us to stand firm in faith despite every obstacle.

The Truth: Frances encouraged us to hold on to God's truth and to apply God's Word to our lives.

Your Spiritual Check-Up: Alexander gave us 4 questions to ask ourselves to help us take responsibility for our walk with God.

God's Love: Richard encouraged us to love as God loves us: zealously, intentionally and practically.

As we continue to navigate through this season, we are continuing to pray simultaneously as a church every Wednesday from 19:00 - 20:00 and will continue to share words of encouragement and short videos to help us remain strong in God and connected to one another. We are also helping those in need both in Frankfurt and in Butuan in the Philippines as we provide food for the homeless and care packages for families without any resources due to the strict lock-down in Butuan.

We praise God for His faithfulness and that in Him we can remain steadfast and certain! Hallelujah!








Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Unshakeable



Glory to God!

As we navigate through these challenging times, we are seeing how God has been preparing us for this season. Last year the Lord took us on a journey of transformation that led into 180 days of prayer for 180° reversal in our lives, our church, our city and our nation. We ended last year with God speaking to us about taking back what the enemy has stolen and launching us into 21 days of prayer and fasting to realign, refocus and renew our devotion to the Lord so that reversal can take place.

As we have embarked on this year, the Lord has given us the word: reconcile. In response we began our 6 week study of Danny Silk's book entitled, "Keep Your Love On!" with the purpose of strengthening our relationships, learning to communicate better and learning to establish healthy boundaries so that we continue to build a house of peace that is built on the foundation of love and acceptance and supported by the 7 pillars (love, honour, self control, responsibility, truth, faith & vision) that bring about lasting peace, hope and joy in our relationships.

Despite the disruption of Covid-19, God's purposes will be accomplished and what He has begun in us, He will bring to completion! Consequently, the Lord encouraged us a few weeks ago to depend on Him as our Provider and our Protector and to fix our eyes and minds on Him as we make Him our Priority.

With the present governmental requirement for citizens to avoid all social contact and to stay at home for the sake of managing the pandemic, we are looking at ways to help us as a church continue to be aligned to what God is saying to us as a church, to continue strengthening our connections and to continue seeking to be an influence in our city. For this purpose we are uploading a sermon every Sunday on to our website, a short word of encouragement from our leadership every Wednesday, posting a relevant Scripture and encouragement every Monday and Friday on our Facebook page, encouraging our people to stay connected, committing ourselves to pray every Wednesday from 19:00 - 20:00, and looking for possibilities to help one another and reach out to others. God is calling us to be zealous, intentional and practical so that we will come out of the present crises even stronger than when we entered it!

These past 2 Sundays, the Lord has been encouraging us to trust in Him and to allow change to give us a vision for a better future. In his message entitled, "Unshakeable" Richard spoke to us about the nature of trust and how God calls us to be unshakeable in times of shaking (Heb 12:25-29). We saw how trust is a choice and that God calls His children to trust Him, especially when we don't understand what is going on, or cannot see "backstage." Just as the Lord chooses to trust us as He has faith in the best version of ourselves, so the Lord wants us to trust Him and have faith in His goodness and faithfulness. On Sunday, Alexander shared a message entitled, "Vision for a better future" in which he showed us how God uses times of crises to bring about change as His people internalise change, align their speech to His Word and are willing to go through the process of change to bring about what the Father is doing in heaven on earth.

We praise our unchanging God that His Kingdom is unshakeable and that as we fix our eyes on Him and trust Him wholeheartedly He will help us to be unshakeable and filled with hope for a better future. Hallelujah!

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Trusting God in uncertain times



Glory to God!

We had a powerful meeting on Sunday as we worshipped the Lord and declared Christ's authority over our land during these turbulent times. As we took our stand against fear and intimidation, we were filled with faith and the assurance that God sustains all things by the power of His word (Heb 1:3)!

Natalie then shared KLF's leadership's position and advice on how we want to move forward as a church in the next few weeks. You can listen to what she shared here: "Corona Epidemic Opportunities."

"Trusting God in uncertain times" was the theme of Richard's message in which we looked at how Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert for 40 days to be tempted by the devil (Matthew 4). Richard showed us that while we are required by the government to isolate ourselves that we must not be unaware of how the enemy will try to use these circumstances to place doubt in our identity as children of God and doubt in God as our Provider and Protector. We saw how the enemy tempted Jesus to provide for himself, put the Lord to the test as His Protecter and how the enemy wants God's children to be consumed with fear and thinking about the virus rather than having their hearts and minds on Christ in worship of Him. Richard encouraged us to dwell in the shelter of the Most High and to rest in the shadow of the Almighty as we feed on God's Word, abide in Him and fix our eyes on Him as our Refuge and our Fortress in whom we trust (Ps 91:1,2).

As we "honour the king" (1 Pet 2:17) and respect the requirements of the government, we will not be meeting during the week or on Sundays until further notice. All meetings are therefore suspended for the time being but we encourage everyone to make every effort to stay connected through the various avenues of communication available to us.

Let God be your Provider, your Protector and your Priority during these uncertain times!




Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Keep your love on!


Glory to God!

In response to God's word to us for this year, we are looking at ways to put reconciliation into practice and are studying Danny Silk's book entitled, Keep your love on!" together as a church. Last week we began our 6-week study by preaching on key themes from the book, meeting together in small groups to discuss the book and encouraging one another to strengthen our relationships, improve our communication and learn to set healthy boundaries. We are excited about the enthusiasm and involvement of almost the entire church and we are confident that these 6 weeks will be extremely helpful for every one of us to learn to connect and love better.

Three Sundays ago, Alexander shared a message entitled, "The power of choice" in which he compared the lives of Jesus and Judas to identify what makes people live powerful and victorious lives or powerless lives as victims. Looking at how Jesus was intentional about His choices and how He took responsibility for every choice He made, we noted how powerful people live and serve others in humility to empower others. Conversely we saw how Judas lived a powerless life as a consumer that led to his turning his back on his Master because he himself became mastered by selfishness, disillusionment, disappointment and greed. Alexander explored the glorious truth that just as the believer is chosen by God, so every person has the power to choose God and others to be reconciled, connected and to keep one's love on.

Two Sundays ago, Richard encouraged us to make sure that we not only go through the book but that we use the 6 weeks to learn the principles in Danny Silk's book in such a way as to understand, relate to and apply the principles to our lives. In his message entitled, "The evidence of love" Richard showed us in John's first letter how John describes those who have received eternal life and what the evidence that accompanies salvation should be. In particular, Richard pointed out the difference between knowing about the Father's love and actually receiving His love in such a way that it influences one's life (see 1 Jn 2:15,16). Just as the apostle Paul rejoiced in seeing the fruit of the Gospel, so John's concern was that the Gospel was bearing fruit in the lives of the believers (see 1 Thess 1:2-10; 1 Jn 5:13). Richard then spoke to us about how love must replace fear in our relationships since perfect love drives out the fear of punishment (1 Jn 4:16-19; Lk 7:36-50).

Last Sunday, Frances spoke to us about the "Foundation of Healthy Relationships" as we looked at our core needs that can only be met in relationship. Frances showed us that the core needs of love and acceptance, security and significance that make up our identity were affected through the Fall leaving mankind with a void that can only be filled with God. We saw how God as a relational Being, created mankind for relationship and how we need God and one another to live godly lives in His image. Frances showed us how God satisfies our core needs and how we need to develop relational core values that help us strengthen our relationships.

We praise God for teaching us how to strengthen our relationships, improve our communication and build healthy boundaries as we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us and learn new tools to keep our love on. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

24.02 - 05.04: 6-week "Keep your love on" project
25.04: Seminar with Alexander Blair at Alt-Hausen 34
07.06: Baptismal service at 11:00 (location to be decided)
21.06: Joint summer celebration with CZF and Quelle des Lebens