Monday 23 July 2007

Receiving the Kingdom!

Hallelujah! Your Kingdom come, your will be done!

Our time with the Lord at our prayer meeting last Tuesday was very powerful indeed! The Lord is giving us a greater glimpse of the spiritual realm and He is revealing His Kingdom to us. This shouldn't really surprise us as "we have come to mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God" and "we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken!" (Hebrews 12:22,28).

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us through Hebrews 12:14-29 and revealed that:

  1. We must live holy lives!
  2. We must be careful not to "fail from grace" but to “have grace” and walk in what we have received!
  3. We must not despise God’s favour, grace, blessing and rights as firstborn children of God as Esau did! (Genesis 25:34)
  4. We have come to, and entered into, God's Kingdom! (Col. 1:13)
  5. We are receiving His Kingdom!
  6. We must invest in that which cannot be shaken! We are to live for the Kingdom and to reveal the Kingdom!
  7. We are to worship the Lord with reverence and awe for He is a consuming fire!

We praise God for revealing more and more of Himself and His Kingdom to us!

The next two Sundays we will not be meeting as the majority of us will be at Faith Camp in Peterborough, England (an exciting Christian camp organised by Kingdom Faith in Horsham, England!)

Quote of the week:

"The Kingdom of God is both a present reality and a future hope!"


Sunday 15 July 2007

All For His Glory!

To God be all the glory!

Our Tuesday prayer meeting was very powerful again. The sense of God's presence and His holiness was overwhelming. We praise God for the power of prayer and for the things He is showing us! Thank you Lord!

Impact! (KLF's youth) met again on Saturday and we looked at the different world views that exist from animism to post-modernism. We had a great discussion on the world's view of tolerance and how it relates to the Biblical world-view which reveals absolute truth.

Today's church meeting was glorious! The Lord is speaking to us about how we must live for His glory and how unbelief and disobedience veil His glory. Jesus lived to reveal the Father's glory through His words and works and God is calling His Church to do the same! Looking at Ezekiel 36:22-28, we saw that God will reveal His holiness and glory through His people to glorify His Name!

The Lord revealed to us that we are to live godly lives, not primarily to please Him but to unveil His glory in us so that He is glorified. Our motivation for holiness must always be for His glory.

I praise God for revelation given to us by the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:17) and our prayer is that He will glorify His Name as we risk for His glory!

Quote of the week:

"We are not ambassadors to please the King. We are ambassadors to REVEAL the King!"

Monday 9 July 2007

Moving in Grace & Glory!

Glory to God!
This past week has been very eventful and exciting! On Tuesday the founding members of KLF met to set up KLF as a charity organisation. We now need to wait until we are registered as a charity organistation to be recognised as an "e.V." (registered charity).
On Saturday IMPACT! got together again and we had a great time looking at session 3 entitled, "Choosing to believe the truth" of Neil T. Anderson's excellent discipleship course called "The freedom in Christ discipleship course." Our young people are growing in their faith and are excited about doing God's work to further His Kingdom and making an impact in this world!
Yesterday we had another wonderful time with the Lord. He is continuing to speak to us through Psalm 84 about the kind of people He wants us to be. Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about how a people who know His provision and protection will live for His glory to be revealed in them and through them. In particular we were encouraged to imitate the apostle Paul's perspective in 2 Corinthians 3:6-5:10 where we see that:
  1. Paul saw his life in the context of eternity.
  2. Paul was heavenly minded.
  3. Paul lived to glorify God.
  4. Paul lived from glory to glory.
  5. Paul knew God's provision and protection.
  6. Paul understood spiritual warfare.
  7. Paul looked forward to glory.

We praise God for His grace and glory (Psalm 84:11) and that He has given us everything we need to grow in godliness (2 Peter 1:3) and are transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory! (2 Cor. 3:18)

Yesterday we also had another opportunity to feed the poor and homeless both spiritually and physically. The Lord made sure we had enough food to feed over 85 people so that everyone left satisfied and blessed. Our prayer is that the people we touch with Christ's love will not only meet with Him but that we will know how to help these precious souls to be discipled long-term in their various languages (the group we minister to includes Bulgarians, Hungarians, Romanians and others). We praise God for this precious opportunity to share His love with others!

Quote of the week:

"What is all God‘s effort with the world but to bring out the real man in the image of Christ, that real man with the knowledge of God. And when you stop to reason that to its proper conclusion, that is the only way that Jesus Christ Himself or God the eternal Father will have fellowship with man forever.

When one stops to analyze that fact, we see that God is trying to make us in all our nature and being and habits and thought, in all structure of our life, just as beautiful and just as real and just as clear-minded and just as strong as Jesus Himself.

Then we understand what Christ‘s redemption means. It is the bringing out of Christ in you, until Christ in you is the One manifest – manifest through your eyes just as God was manifest through the eyes of Jesus; manifest through your touch just as God was manifest through Jesus. It is not a power nor a life seperate from yourself but two lives made one, two natures co-joined, two minds operating as one. Christ in you." John G. Lake (emphasis mine)


Monday 2 July 2007

Fellowship with the Holy Spirit!

Thank you Holy Spirit!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about being a people of prayer and our need to pray for our natural and spiritual leaders. In particular He spoke to us about how He wants us to be:
  • A people who fellowship with the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14)
  • A people who honour the Holy Spirit and value the anointing (Eph. 4:30; 1 Jn 2:20,27)
  • A people who pray the will of God as revealed by the Spirit of God (1 Jn 5:14,15; 1 Cor.212-14; Jn 16:13-16)
  • A people who pray for their spiritual and natural leaders (Heb. 13:7,17,18; 1 Tim. 2:1,2; Rom. 13:1-7; Titus 1:3)
  • A people who pray Heaven on earth (Mt. 6:9)

As a response to God's Word to us, I encouraged people to come forward to demonstrate their faith in the truth of God's Word that as children of God we are anointed (1 John 2:20,27) and to demonstrate a desire to fellowship with, and to honour and value the Holy Spirit.

As people stood in front and were anointed with oil, the Holy Spirit began to minister to His people in a most beautiful way. It was evident that people were being touched deeply but what was most wonderful to see, was the Lord touch our children (one 10-year old boy in particular was touched in a very powerful way as the Holy Spirit ministered to him).

Words cannot describe His precious presence. Thank you Holy Spirit!

Quote of the day:

"The Holy Spirit comes on foot but leaves on horseback!"