Monday 21 July 2008

To Know And To Make Known!

Glory to the God of all creation!

We praise God for the "depth of insight" He is giving us into the "unsearchable riches of Christ" by His Spirit (Eph. 3:4,5,8). God is giving us revelation so that we become a revelation to the world!

Yesterday the Lord showed us the following:

  1. There are two worlds - the physical and the spiritual; the natural and the supernatural; the visible and the invisible.
  2. The physical, natural, visible world proceeds from the spiritual, supernatural, invisible. Gen.1:1
  3. The physical, natural, visible points to the spiritual, supernatural, invisible! Rom. 1:20

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." Rom. 1:20

  1. God not only revealed His supernatural being through creation but also through His Son, who is the exact representation of God's invisible being. Col. 1:15-20; Heb. 1:3
  2. Jesus came to make the Father known. John 1:14; 14:9-11; 17:6,26
  3. Jesus revealed God's nature - God's love, compassion, kindness, zeal, etc
  4. Jesus revealed God's authority - Jesus taught with authority and exercised God's authority over creation.
  5. Jesus revealed God's power - Jesus healed the sick and raised the dead.

The Lord then showed us that,

  1. Just as Jesus knew the Father and came to make Him known, we are called to know God and make Him known!
  2. God revealed Himself to Paul so that Paul would make Him known. Eph. 3:2-11
  3. God reveals Himself to the Church by His Spirit so that the Church will make Him known to all creation - both seen and unseen! Eph. 3:10
  4. God has predestined the believer to be conformed to the image of His Son who is the exact representation of the invisible God! Rom. 8:29,30
  5. The believer is called to make God's nature known. Eph. 4:22,23; Col. 3:9
  6. The believer is called to make God's authority known. Col. 2:9
  7. The believer is called to make God's power known. Eph.2:10; John 15

As the believer comes to know God through spiritual revelation, His life will point to God as He makes God's nature, authority and power known to the world.

We live to know and to make known!

The podcast for yesterday's sermon will be available in the first week of August.

Next weekend most of Kingdom Life will be attending Faith Camp in Peterborough, England. It will be a dynamic time of meeting with God and spending valuable time together. KLF will therefore not be meeting on the 27 July and the 3 August and will resume meetings on the 10 August!

Quote of the week:

"You were put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." Eph. 4:22-24


Tuesday 15 July 2008

Why Are We Sitting Here?

Glory to God!

Last week was amazing! We joined up with several others to worship and prayer walk in the centre of Frankfurt's darkest area to invite God's presence, power and love to invade the kingdom of darkness and set the captives free. We praise God for the people who are drawn to us as we worship our King and for the opportunities to speak to them about our Saviour and pray for them!

Last week was our student placements' final week and we have been richly blessed with their anointing and encouragement as they led various meetings and participated in the life of Kingdom Life. We are very grateful to Kingdom Faith College for sending them to us and supporting us in this way. We praise God for our covenant relationship!

Sunday's meeting was awesome once again and the Lord spoke to us about our needing to have the same attitude as the lepers in 2 Kings 7. He showed us that,

  1. The lepers were not prepared to stay where they were and chose to arise. Similarly the Church is called to wake up from its spiritual slumber and be obedient to her commission to arise and shine! Eph. 5:14; Is.60:1
  2. The lepers were prepared to take a risk. Similarly the Church is called to leave her comfort and risk for God's glory and for the sake of the lost!
  3. The lepers didn't keep the plunder for themselves but told the hungry about the abundance they had received! Similarly the Church is called to share what she has been given and not selfishly hoard the blessings and God's abundant spiritual provision!

The heavenly "alarm clock" has sounded and it is time for the Church to rise up and reveal the glory of God and share His glory with the lost!

We are really looking forward to Faith Camp in Peterborough, England from 26 July - 2 August. It will be a refreshing time for all of us and an awesome opportunity to be spiritually tanked up and enjoy true fellowship as we camp together for a week.

Kingdom Life will therefore not be meeting from 21 July - 4 August! We will resume meetings on Sunday 10 August, filled and empowered for the next season with God! Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

"Desperate people do desperate things!" Alexander Blair


Monday 7 July 2008

Grace: The Key to the Supernatural!

Praise be to God!

On Tuesday last week we prayer-walked and worshipped God on the streets of Frankfurt and on Thursday our youth (IMPACT!) joined our two student placements to minister to the poor and needy on the streets and gave them something to eat, prayed for them and simply showed them the love of God. The Lord is blessing our youngsters and Friday's IMPACT! meeting was awesome as our student placements led the meeting and encouraged the guys to realise their identity in Christ. We then concluded the meeting listening to God and encouraging one another with prophetic words as we prayed for one another. Glory to God!

Yesterday we met in a different location to have our New Life Celebration. We praise God for the two planned baptisms and the one spontaneous baptism - the Lord spoke to a lady during the meeting about being baptised and we sensed that God was truly prompting her to be baptised there and then just like the account of Philip and the eunuch in Acts 8! Hallelujah!

The Lord spoke to us about the importance of having a spiritual revelation and understanding of His grace! He showed us that,
  1. Grace is the supernatural and undeserved endowment of God's love, wisdom and power into our lives. Rom. 5:5
  2. We need the Holy Spirit to reveal "what God has freely given us." 1 Cor. 2:12
  3. Stephen (not an apostle), who was full of the Holy Spirit, faith, wisdom, grace and power walked in the supernatural as he "did great wonders and miraculous signs"; had a face "like the face of an angel"; spoke with supernatural wisdom and saw into the supernatural realm of Heaven. Acts 6:3,5,8,15,7:56
  4. The key to releasing the supernatural is the spiritual understanding of God's grace.
  5. When we fully understand God's grace, we will produce supernatural fruit! Col. 1:6
  6. God wants us to stand in the river of grace in which we submit to God's righteousness and not in the river of conditional righteousness where we try to establish our own righteousness . Rom. 5:1,2; 10:3

Looking at Romans 9 we saw that by God's grace:
  1. We have become "objects of God's mercy." vs 23
  2. God is making "the riches of His glory" known to us. vs 23
  3. He prepared us in "advance for glory." vs 23
  4. He has "called us." vs 24
  5. We are "His people." vs 25
  6. We are God's "loved one." vs 25
  7. We are "sons of the living God." vs 26

We continue to rejoice in God's supernatural revelation to us so that we walk in the supernatural by faith! Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Gal. 5:1