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)