Monday 29 October 2007

Releasing the River!

Glory to God!

This past week has been amazing! God is speaking very clearly to us in our meetings (Tuesday's men's meeting at McPrayer; Tuesday's prayer meeting and the women's meeting on Wednesdays)! The Holy Spirit is teaching us how we are to keep in step with Him and last Friday KLF's youth had an awesome time moving with the Holy Spirit's agenda. We found ourselves spending most of the time worshipping and declaring God's truth over our lives and then being led to prophesy over one another as the Lord spoke to each one of the Impactors individually about the desires of their hearts. It was a very powerful time as the Holy Spirit ministered to these young adults and words were given to them that encouraged and edified them (1 Cor. 14:3).

Yesterday's meeting was another profound encounter with our Lord. During the worship, the Lord impressed upon us that He wanted us to take communion by receiving the bread and wine kneeling before Him as a response to His Lordship over our lives. People therefore came to the front and knelt before the King of Kings as they received the bread and the wine. It was very powerful.

The Lord then spoke to us about how His heart's desire is for a people who will reveal His nature so that all men would be drawn to Him. We saw that the Church has been deceived into believing that the Christian life is all about the self being trained to become more like Jesus. God showed us and reminded us that the believer is the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21) and that He has called us to reveal His nature. This has been His intention from the moment man was created in God's likeness (Gen.1:26)! The Christian life, therefore, is about denying self and yielding to the Holy Spirit so that His nature is revealed through us.

In conjunction with this, the Lord is teaching us what it really means to stand in grace (Romans 5:1) and how we must reckon ourselves dead to the power of sin (Romans 6:2), free from the penalty of sin (Romans 5:18) and free from the law (Romans 7:4) but alive to God. Hallelujah!

We praise God for what He is doing in us and through us. One of our teens testified to his school about God's healing miracle in his life with the result that the school used the testimony as part of a larger "collage" of testimonies to relate the students' "stories that should never be forgotten!" Our people are building relationships with the homeless on the streets and risking more and more for His glory with words of knowledge for complete strangers and seeing God touch their lives.

We are very excited about next Sunday as we will be celebrating new lives in Christ as we baptise 6 people, including one of our "homeless" friends. God is stirring people to commit their lives to Him and live only for Him. We will be meeting in the Evangelisch-Freikirchliche Gemeinde Frankfurt-Nordwest in the Frankfurt suburb of Eschersheim. Glory to God!

Quote of the week:

"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:20,21 (emphasis mine)

Monday 22 October 2007

Standing in the River!

Thank you Jesus - Lord of Life!

We praise God for the wonderful things He is doing in and through us! A particular highlight last week was our seminar for teens and adults on prophecy which was run parallel to a workshop for children on how to hear the voice of God. The church spent Saturday together meeting with God and learning from Him. There was a wonderful anointing on our meetings and everyone was greatly encouraged and equipped to hear God's voice and move in the prophetic. We are planning further seminars and workshops to equip KLF to excel in spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 14:12).

Our people are continuing to use opportunities to speak to people on the streets and provide them with food and minister to them. Gradually we are beginning to identify familiar faces and a level of trust is developing which will allow us to speak into the lives of the needy to help them. Spending time with these homeless people is opening our eyes to their very practical needs but particularly to their need for hope and love. We are praying for a premises to meet the needs of these people so that we can direct them to a place where they will find love and care as well as physical and spiritual food.

This week I am meeting with Tobias Von Stosch of Treffpunkt Leben who coordinates the Sunday soup kitchen for the various churches that participate. He and I will be praying and discussing how the Lord wants us to develop this ministry to the poor. We are thrilled to have a hall booked for the 23 December to provide a Christmas meal for the needy and we are excited about how God is stirring our people up to touch the broken and lost in the world!

Yesterday's meeting was very powerful! During the worship the Lord began to sweep across us in waves as He began to reveal His holiness to us. It was breathtaking! Our Lord is so gracious and He is leading us deeper and deeper into His presence every time we meet. God is continuing to speak to us about the River of Revival and yesterday He was showing us how we can stand in the River. Looking at Romans 5 and 6 we saw how, through Jesus we have been set free from the penalty of sin (5:8) and the power of sin (6:11). Hallelujah! The Holy Spirit showed us that the grace in which we now stand (5:2) is nothing other than the River of Life - we are standing in the river of grace! It is in this river of grace that we walk in the Spirit. Glory to God!

Quote of the week:

"God wants to show you that there is a place where we can live in the Spirit and not be subject to the flesh. We can live in the Spirit until sin has no dominion over us. We reign in life and see the covering of God over us in the Spirit. Sin reigned unto death, but Christ reigned over sin and death, and so we reign with Him in life." Smith Wigglesworth

Monday 15 October 2007

Stepping into the River!

Praise God!

The Lord is speaking very clearly to us about laying hold of what He has done for us and has made available to His children. Following on from the word God gave us the previous Sunday concerning the breaker anointing, there was a definite sense at our prayer meeting on Tuesday that the Lord wants us to take hold of His provision and bring heaven on earth!

We are very excited about what God is doing with our youth. He is releasing His creativity in them and they are beginning to discover the anointing in each of them to do abundantly more than they could possibly imagine. The Lord is teaching these young adults to truly be impactors as they submit to the Holy Spirit's leading in all situations of life to influence rather than be influenced. God is equipping them with spiritual revelation and faith to become the change agents the Lord is calling this generation to be! Hallelujah!

Yesterday's meeting was awesome. God is speaking to us about the River of Revival and He is showing us how to step in. Looking at Ezekiel 47, we saw that the river of life flows from the sanctuary in the Temple into the world to bring life wherever it flows. Likewise the Holy Spirit wants to flow from the sanctuary of the believer's spirit through the soul and body to touch the world with life (1 Cor.3:16; John 7:37-39). We are learning that the Holy Spirit wants to transform our souls (mind, will and emotions) to be conformed to His mind, His will and His heart and that sanctification is the process by which we increasingly lay down self (the soul and body) in order to submit to the work of the Holy Spirit. The description of Ezekiel being led deeper and deeper into the water is a graphic demonstration of the believer's spiritual growth as he submits himself increasingly to the Spirit so that eventually he is completely immersed in the flow of the Spirit to bring life to the world. Glory to God! We praise God that we can enter His rest by faith (Heb. 4:3) and depend on Him to save us, to sanctify us and to empower us to serve.

Last night we teamed up with the guys from Treffpunkt Leben to feed the poor with physical and spiritual food. It is becoming increasingly clear that we need to find another location in order to cater for the amount of people that are coming. It's also on our hearts to disciple those who come to Christ so we're looking for a facility that will provide us with the space to meet these needs.

We praise God for His favour upon us. He is growing us spiritually and numerically and we are already seeing the fruit of what God is doing in us. Our people are speaking to, and praying with, people on the streets, in restaurants, in the workplace, at school and everywhere else the Lord prompts us. People are risking for His glory and are excited about seeing the River of Revival flow in them and through them to bring life to the lost, the sick and the oppressed. Glory to God!

Quote of the week:

"Our rest lies in looking to the Lord, not to ourselves. In the degree that we look off unto Him to that degree are we delivered from self. We rest on the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ, not on our own shifting experience. True spiritual life depends not on probing our feelings and thoughts from dawn to dusk but on 'looking off' to the Saviour!" Watchman Nee

Tuesday 9 October 2007

Covenant anointing!

Glory to God!

This past week was very exciting! Apart from a number of us having the opportunity to attend a conference with Bill Johnson and Kathryn Scott we were very pleased to have Jonathon Dyke and Wes Sternberg visit us from Kingdom Faith (Horsham, England) to encourage us and to get a taste of what God is doing with Kingdom Life. We have always had a kindred spirit and the team's visit established our covenant relationship with Kingdom Faith Church and our desire to see God's Kingdom manifested in our nations. The KF team met with various groups from KLF and certainly blessed us and encouraged us with powerful teaching and prophecy. We praise God for the covenant relationship we have with Kingdom Faith and the anointing that binds us together.

Sunday's meeting was very dynamic as the Lord spoke to us through Jonathon about God's favour upon the believer and how we can truly always rejoice as we walk by faith, believing in God's will for our lives.

The Lord also spoke to us about the breaker anointing from Luke 16:16 as well as Micah 2:13 where the Lord says,
"One who breaks open the way will go up before them;
they will break through the gate and go out.
Their king will pass through before them,
the Lord at their head."
We praise God for the breakthroughs we are having both in our circumstances and in the spiritual realm! Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

"Jesus Christ is perfect theology!" Bill Johnson

Tuesday 2 October 2007

Realising the Kingdom


What another awesome week with God! His favour is upon us!

The Lord is speaking to us in all our meetings about who we are in Christ and how to apply His Word to our lives. He is teaching us to proclaim His truth in spiritual warfare and also over our lives so that we live according to the Spirit and not according to the natural (Romans 8:5).

What is particularly exciting is how the Holy Spirit is quickening His Word in us and blessing our people with spiritual revelation, understanding, knowledge and wisdom (Ephesians 1:17). The Lord is revealing truth to us that we are beginning to understand by His Spirit so that we know Him better and are able to apply His Word in His power! Out of this wonderful move of God, our people are writing songs, poetry and are growing in boldness of faith! Here is a precious sample of one verse from a poem written by one of our youth:

There's going to be a strange kind of Light,
in my bedroom at night.
Stay silent my fear,
He is near,
bringing Heaven down
A lady was gloriously saved last week as she approached a couple of our people on the street as they sought opportunities to risk for God's glory. She was asking for money but she received the riches of Heaven in Christ Jesus! Hallelujah!
Yesterday's meeting was exciting once again. The Lord is continuing to release gifts to His children and yesterday He was releasing prophetic song and wonderful revelation by His Spirit. God's Word to us yesterday was that,
God wants us to REALISE His presence and power both WITHIN and WITHOUT!
The Lord wants us to lay hold of and apprehend clearly what He has accomplished for us in Christ Jesus. He wants us to receive spiritual truth by faith and walk in it. It's becoming increasingly clear to us that realising spiritual truth will not come about through our natural minds but only by faith. It is by faith that we understand (Hebrews 11:3)! The Lord is teaching us that just as the Word became flesh, so we must realise or "make real" by faith God's Word which the Holy Spirit quickens in us by revelation. He is showing us that the truth of His presence, love and power is beyond our natural understanding (Ephesians 3:17-20) and can only be apprehended by faith in the power of the Holy Spirit! Glory to God!
Yesterday evening KLF had the privilege of feeding the poor and homeless and providing clothing. Once again the people left blessed and filled (both spiritually and physically) and God's peace rested upon the whole meeting. We are planning a Christmas dinner for the homeless that will be scheduled for the 24th December. This will be a joint venture with Treffpunkt Leben and we are praying for a suitable location to feed 100 - 200 people.
We give God all the the glory for what He is doing in and through Kingdom Life! Thank you Lord!
Quote of the week:
"You will never reach ideal purposes in any way unless you become the living epistle of the Word by the power of the Holy Spirit. You become the living force of the revelation of God, the incarnation of the personality of His presence in the human soul. Then you know that you are His children." Smith Wigglesworth