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