Monday 31 December 2007

Rejoicing in present foundations!

Praise the Lord!

In this final week of 2007, the Lord has been speaking very clearly to us about His building a spiritual building, both individually and corporately. Looking at the various accounts of the building of the second temple recorded in Ezra, Haggai and Zecharia, the Lord showed us how the description of the construction of the temple is a shadow of the erecting of God's spiritual building (Eph. 2:21,22; 1 Cor. 6:19). The Lord revealed the following to us:

  1. God wants us to build His Temple for His pleasure and honour. Haggai 1:8
  2. The building of God's Temple must be our priority. Haggai 1:9
  3. We are called to build God's Temple despite the opinion or fear of man. Ezra 3:3
  4. We must rejoice in the laying of the foundation with praise and thanksgiving. Ezra 3:10,11
  5. We must not let the past distract us from present blessings. We must rejoice in what God is doing NOW! Ezra 3:12,13
  6. We must not despise small beginnings by focusing on unfulfilled desires. Zech. 4:10; Phil. 3:16

The Lord then showed us why we have every reason to rejoice in what God is doing with us NOW:

  1. The Lord rejoices in the work we've begun according to His will (God's PLUMB LINE). Zech. 4:10
  2. God empowers us by His Spirit to do the work. Zech. 4:6
  3. The Lord is preparing the way to establish us. Zech. 4:7
  4. When we enthrone Jesus, He will build His Church! Zech. 6:9-15
  5. The glory is greater! Haggai 2:7-9

As we enthrone Jesus as our Lord and submit to Him, God will change us personally and corporately as we keep in step with the Holy Spirit. God wants us to rejoice in, and work with what He is doing NOW and to exercise the faith and anointing He has given us NOW so that He can build us up for even greater works and greater glory. God will prepare the way for us to be established as His holy Temple - God's habitation for His presence, power, glory and love. God rejoices in us and He wants us to live as His people, His Church, His Temple so that He can continue to take pleasure in us and so that His Name is honoured. Hallelujah!


Yesterday evening we had our last soup kitchen for this year and we praise God for the many people who came and for the way they responded to His presence through His people, the worship, the love and the Word. We rejoice in the lives that were touched but especially in the salvation of Michael who gave his life to Jesus yesterday! Glory to God!

We praise God for what He has done with us this year; for raising up Kingdom Life; for digging deep foundations in us; for His revelation; for maturing us; for adding to our number; for His favour upon us; for opportunities to serve Him; for reviving us; for saving the lost; for setting people free; for healing the sick; for His presence, power and love; for His glory; for touching others through us; for new relationships; for TPL; for what He is doing NOW; for what He will do in 2008; for His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven and for so much more! Thank you Lord! All glory belongs to you!

Quote of the week:

"How unfortunate among the children of God that the deliverance many of them expect is a future deliverance; it may happen tomorrow or perhaps next year. Yet what God greatly wants His children to see is a deliverance already accomplished - one which needs no waiting for fulfillment. In the minds of many saints their victory is a thing of tomorrow. The answer to their hope, expectation or prayer lies in the future. But if we have revelation we shall see God's accomplished fact. Revelation unveils to us what the Lord has already done, not what He is going to do." Watchman Nee (emphasis mine)


Monday 24 December 2007

Good News!

Glory to God in the highest!

Yesterday we had a special time reflecting on God's Gift to mankind. We were reminded that there is a huge difference between a gift and a reward and that in Christ, the Lord freely offers to save us from the kingdom of darkness so that:

  1. we can live in the Kingdom of God (Col. 1:13,14)
  2. we can be free from the power of sin (Rom.6:7)
  3. we can be free from sickness - spiritual, emotional and physical (Luke 4:18)
  4. we can be free from the power of Satan (Luke 4:18)
  5. we can be free from the influence of the world (1 John 5:4,5)
  6. we can stand in God's grace and favour (Rom. 5:2; Luke 4:19)

Glory to God for his indescribable gift to us! (2 Cor. 9:15)

The Lord also reminded us that,

to be saved is to abide in Jesus, submitting daily to His Lordship as our King.

Yesterday evening we had the joyful and very moving privilege of being part of a Christmas dinner that was organised for the needy. A hotel provided a three course meal and service and over 100 needy people had more than enough to eat. Four churches joined together to make the evening a very special time indeed as we united in purpose and spirit to reach the spiritually and physically poor! Everyone received a filled and wrapped shoe box with all sorts of necessities and goodies as well as a gift from the hotel that provided the meal. The hotel also assured us of their commitment to provide next year's Christmas dinner and we are certain that it will need an even larger venue to cater for all those who will come. The Lord's love, peace and favour were upon us and it was wonderful to see many of our regular people there who attend KLF's soup kitchen and to see how pleased they were to see our familiar faces. I praise God for the relationships that are being formed - the Lord is building His Church!

Quote of the week:

"God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life." 1 John 5:11,12


Monday 17 December 2007



The Lord is continuing to speak to us about being united in spirit and purpose as He joins us together to become a dwelling in which He lives by His Spirit and Glory! Yesterday the Lord showed us from Psalm 133 that when the church is united in spirit:

  1. It is good and pleasant
  2. God anoints His people as a holy priesthood
  3. God refreshes and renews His people
  4. God blesses His people
  5. God gives life

The Lord also spoke to us about what anointing means and how oil was used in the Old Testament to consecrate objects and people for God's purposes (Leviticus 8:10-12) and how this oil is symbolic of the Holy Spirit (1John 2:20,27).

The anointing is the Divine enabling of the spirit, soul and body

The Lord showed us that:

  1. the anointing enables the spirit to be sensitive to the work of the Holy Spirit in and around one.
  2. the anointing enables the mind to know God's thoughts (spiritual understanding, knowledge and wisdom)
  3. the anointing enables the heart to share God's heart
  4. the anointing enables the will to be conformed to God's will
  5. the anointing empowers the body

The following are some guidelines the Lord gave us to discern whether we are anointed for a particular task:

  1. You will develop a passion for it. God enables the heart.
  2. You will be motivated to do it. God enables the will.
  3. You will be given creative ideas and insight. God enables the mind.
  4. You will develop a sensitivity to the work of the Holy Spirit in and around you. God enables the spirit.
  5. You will find it easy and be refreshed as you do it. God enables the body.
  6. You will produce fruit that will last.
  7. The church will confirm the anointing as the anointing is always in the context of the Body and never for oneself or independent!

We praise God for the anointing that is poured out when we live in spiritual unity!

Exciting news is that the Lord is releasing anointed workers to build our children's ministry so that soon we will be able to run regular meetings for the kids.

This Sunday we will be helping out with a Christmas dinner for the needy that should prove to be a great blessing for these dear people as they will be receiving filled shoe boxes as gifts as well as a 3 course meal provided by a local hotel!

We are looking forward to an awesome 2008 because the Lord has spoken to us and told us that it will be a year in which Kingdom Life will be established. Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

"To the spiritual person the supernatural seems natural." Jackie Pullinger


Monday 10 December 2007

Zeal for God's House consumes us!

Glory to God!

This past week has been another exciting week as we sense the Lord preparing us for a greater revelation of His glory. Hallelujah!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about preparing the Temple for His glory as we looked at Ephesians 2:19-22; John 2:13-22 and Mark 11:17. From these Scriptures, we learned that:

  1. The spiritual Temple of God is both the individual believer as well as the church, the Body of Christ. 1 Cor. 3:16; Eph. 2:21,22
  2. God wants to clear out the church of all wordliness, self and evil. John 2:15,16
  3. God does not want the world in the church. John 2:14
  4. God is radical about holiness in His Temple. John 215,16
  5. Zeal for God's House must consume us. John 2:17
  6. God wants His people to be a people of prayer. Mark 11:17; Rom. 12:11,12

God's desire is to fill the Church with His manifest presence, power and love so that
His glory is revealed to the world through His people!

As we learned about what God's glory is, we looked at 2 Chronicles 5:7-14 and 2 Chronicles 7:1-3 where the Lord showed us that,

  1. God's presence is in the Most Holy Place/ the spirit of the believer. 5:7
  2. We, as a kingdom of priests, must consecrate ourselves. 5:11; Rev. 1:6; 1 Pet.2:9
  3. The church must join together in unity of spirit. 5:13
  4. The church must worship God. 5:12,13
  5. God will fill His Temple/ the church/ the soul and the body as well as the spirit. 5:13,14
  6. God's glory will be upon the church so that nations will bow down before Him. 7:1-3

We praise God for this exciting revelation and we expect the Lord to reveal more and more of His glory to us as we consecrate ourselves and seek His face! Hallelujah!

Yesterday evening we had a wonderful time blessing the needy and homeless as we worshipped together and fed them spiritual and physical food. Relationships and trust are steadily growing so that many more people are responding to God's love as they receive prayer and compassion. It is so moving to see our children and teens help at our soup kitchen and to see the love and care they demonstrate as they serve our needy people. Yesterday we had a team of 14 people that enabled great efficiency as everyone in the room was cared for and could sit peacefully as they were all served. We praise God for this opportunity to demonstrate His glory through word and action.

We are greatly looking forward to the Christmas dinner for the homeless and needy on the 23 December. We are preparing filled shoeboxes to give to the people and we are thrilled that a hotel chain has agreed to provide a 3 course meal and presents as well! Glory to God! What's also exciting is that 4 churches will be participating. God is indeed bringing His people together to glorify His Name!

We have finally managed to put the podcast and notes of our prophecy seminar on our website so please check that out under "teaching."

The Lord is blessing us and His favour is clearly upon us. He is deepening our walk in the River; He is adding to our number; He is healing people in our meetings and He is releasing and anointing workers among us to build up His people. Thank you Jesus!

Quote of the week:

"It is this spirit of dominion when restored to the Church of Christ that will bring again the glory triumph to the Church of God throughout the world, and lift her into the place, where, instead of being the obedient servant of the world, the flesh and the devil, she will become the divine instrument of salvation in healing the sick, in the casting out of devils, and in the carrying out of the whole programme of Jesus' ministry, as the early Church did." John G. Lake


Monday 3 December 2007

Building a spiritual House for God's Glory!

Glory to the King of Kings!

God is speaking to us about building spiritual walls and that as living stones (1 Peter 2:5) He is calling us to build walls of salvation (Isaiah 26:1) as a church that will influence and protect our lives and the lives of those around us. God is challenging us to understand the cost involved to be "Repairer(s) of Broken Walls" (Isaiah 58:12) as we seek to stand in the gap for the Church and this city. Consequently as KLF fasts for 21 days this month we will be interceding for the Church and the city of Frankfurt and praying for the glory of the Lord to be revealed in and through His Body and in Frankfurt (Ezekiel 43:1-12). The Lord is calling us to consecrate ourselves (1 John 2:15-17) so that He can glorify His Name through His people.

Yesterday the Lord showed us how the glory can depart and we saw from 1 Samuel 3; 4:12-22 that:

  1. We must never assume that God's glory will automatically be with us and become over familiar with His presence. We must guard and honour the Lord's glory at all times!
  2. Just as Eli's eyes grew dim we are not to allow our spiritual eyes to become dim by relying on past revelation rather than on fresh revelation.
  3. Eli was heavy and immovable but God wants His people to be ready and moving with Him all the time. The Church is never to be settled and comfortable but continuously on the move with God.
  4. Eli didn't raise up the next generation in the fear of the Lord so that his sons sinned against the Lord and were not trained in the ways of the Lord. Likewise Samuel wasn't taught how to recognise the voice of the Lord!

If we, as the spiritual House of God want to see God's glory, we must humble ourselves and seek the Lord's face. We are being called to vulnerability before God so that He will clothe us with His glory (Gen. 3:8). Hallelujah!
We believe that God is taking us to a new level in our relationship with Him and that our 21 day fast is the doorway to new and even more exciting things in 2008! Glory to God!
We praise God for 3 opportunities this month to feed the poor. On the 9th and the 30th we will have our regular soup kitchen and on the 23rd we are joining other churches to provide the poor with a Christmas dinner and celebration. For this purpose we and TPLF are making up 200 filled shoe boxes with lots of goodies in them to give to the needy.
Quote of the week:

"May the glory of the Lord be praised in His dwelling place!" Ezekiel 3:12