Monday 25 August 2008

Honouring God

"Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honour and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!"

We've had an awesome week! We're continuing to meet on Tuesday evenings with other believers to worship the Lord and prayer walk on the streets of Frankfurt. We're experiencing an ever increasing stirring in the spirit realm that is both releasing God's presence as well as manifesting resistance which is a clear indication that the Kingdom of God is advancing! Hallelujah!

The Lord's favour is upon the men of KLF as we meet on Fridays for breakfast, encouragement and prayer. God is speaking very clearly to the men and we are sensing the Lord establishing us for greater things to come. We believe that God the Father is raising up sons who will be released to be the spiritual fathers He has called us to be in the family, church, city and nation!

This weekend we were visited by two leaders from Kingdom Faith (Horsham, England) who came to continue to establish our covenant relationship with Kingdom Faith. Pastor Jonathon Dyke and Pastor Gary Rumbold spent time with the leadership of KLF as well as the church to build, encourage and release us into new realms with the Holy Spirit. We are excited about relating to Kingdom Faith and benefiting from what God is doing in His Body in that nation.

Yesterday's meeting was very interesting as we began to explore some of the new things that God was showing us over the weekend. The Lord then spoke to us about what it means to glorify Him and showed us the following:
  1. To glorify God is to honour God and the Lord wants us to be as zealous as He is about His honour! Numbers 25:10-13
  2. To honour God is to reflect in the natural what we believe we have received in the spiritual! Rom. 15:26,27
  3. We cannot change self to become more like God because it has been crucified and is dead! Gal. 2:20
  4. We can only reflect God if we reflect on Him and not on self! 2 Cor. 3:7-18
  5. In order to become a revelation of God, we need a personal, spiritual revelation of Him!

We praise God for continuing to reveal Himself to us through His Spirit and His Word!

Next week KLF will be meeting in the building of the Baptist church in Eschersheim from 3pm - 5pm!

Quote of the week:

"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." 2 Cor. 3:18


Sunday 17 August 2008

Dying to self and living to God!

Praise God!

This past week has been awesome! On Tuesday we met with other believers to worship the Lord on the streets of Frankfurt and we are noticing how passers-by are beginning to have an increased interest in what we're doing. People from the streets, who have experienced a touch from God, are bringing friends and family to meet with God! Hallelujah!

On Friday morning the men got together for breakfast, a word of encouragement and prayer. It was a very special time and we're sensing that the Lord is going to use this weekly meeting to do great things with the men of KLF and to influence others for the Kingdom!

Today's meeting was profound as we met with God in worship even before the meeting usually starts! The Lord is continuing to anoint our musicians with new songs and we're excited about how He is blessing us with His presence and glory as we worship Him! Hallelujah!

The Lord spoke to us today about the following:

  1. By God's grace we have received the very gift of God Himself! 2 Cor. 13:5
  2. By God's grace we have received Christ, the wisdom of God and the power of God! 1 Cor.18-24
  3. By God's grace we have become nobility and have received God's wisdom and power to shame the wisdom and the power of the world! 1 Cor. 1:27
  4. It is God's will to glorify His name through us! Ezek.36:22-28

The Lord then showed us that the two main hindrances to seeing God's glory are a wrong understanding of the difference between grace and faith (see last week's word to us) and the flesh or the self life. He then showed us the following:

  1. The flesh cannot glory in God's presence! 1 Cor. 1:28-31
  2. God's glory is revealed through death to self! 2 Cor. 12:9,10
  3. We are to die to self and live to God! Gal.2:20; Phil.1:21; Col.3:3,4; 2 Cor.5:15; Rom. 6:4-10

Everything we do must be motivated by a desire to glorify God and not self.

The Lord then gave us 7 ways to ensure that we remain weak in order to reveal His glory! We must:

  1. Humble ourselves
  2. Check our motivation
  3. Place our confidence in Christ and not in methods or even our faith
  4. Overcome fear by trusting in God rather than in self - fear is the fruit of self-consciousness; boldness is the fruit of God-consciousness!
  5. Risk looking foolish and weak to reveal God's wisdom and power!
  6. Practice "secret obedience"!
  7. Practice pointing to God

We sense that God is preparing KLF for an even greater manifestation of His glory and we are excited that God will confirm His Word to us as we die to self and live for His glory!

Next weekend we will be visited by Jonathon Dyke and Gary Rumbold - two leaders from Kingdom Faith, England.

Quote of the week:

"Do you not realise that Christ Jesus is in you?" 2 Cor. 13:5


Tuesday 12 August 2008

By Grace Through Faith!

Glory to the King of Kings!

This past Sunday we resumed our Sunday meetings after a wonderful time in England at Faith Camp. It was an awesome meeting as we met with God and one another. The Lord is teaching us to enter His glory and we’re experiencing His healing and liberating presence! Hallelujah!

God’s Word to us this Sunday was all about grace and the relationship between grace and faith. The Lord is giving us a deeper revelation of grace to encourage us to step out in faith. He showed us the following:
  • The believer has been given the Holy Spirit so that we can understand what God has freely given us. 1 Cor. 2:12
  • Grace is not only God’s unmerited favour but the very gift of Himself to man. Acts 2:33-39; Rom. 8:10,11; Col.2:9; 1 Cor. 1:4; Gal. 2:20,21
  • Jesus, who is full of grace and truth, lives in us! John 1:14,16; Col. 1:27

The Lord then showed us that the problem with most believers is that they confuse grace with faith. Instead of having faith in God’s grace, most Christians try to work at having more faith. However, using the analogy of electricity and a light
switch, we saw that if the electricity represents grace then the switch represents faith. Consequently, the believer must realise that the power is not in the faith but in the grace – faith releases the grace! That is why the apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 2:8 that we have been saved BY grace THROUGH faith!

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Cor. 9:8

Having the revelation that God will make all grace abound to us encourages us to simply step out and release His grace through faith! Once we understand this important truth:

  • It will stop us trying to do what only God can do.
  • It humbles us to realize that our part is only in the releasing and not in the power.
  • It encourages us to step out more to release God’s presence, power and love.
  • It stops us from waiting for what we have already received in Christ and simply getting on with it.

On Sunday evening we had another great opportunity to minister God ‘s love to the poor at the monthly soup kitchen.

This week we’re looking forward to getting together again at our various meetings and particularly getting together with other believers to worship the Lord on the streets of Frankfurt. Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

“As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.” 2 Cor. 6:1


Monday 4 August 2008

Faith Camp '08


We've just returned from an awesome week at Faith Camp in Peterborough, England. 27 people from Kingdom Life attended and roughed it out together in tents, through a little rain and lots of wind. It was great to be together and to be part of an amazing time with God. The meetings were terrific with dynamic worship and inspiring preaching. It was truly a time to meet with the Lord with over 5000 other people in many different ways. What is really exciting is the fact that the week was a continuation of what God has been saying to us in these past weeks. Following from His Word to us concerning living to know Him and make Him known, the Lord spoke to us last week about Christ in us and how to manifest His glory in our lives. Through powerful and very practical teaching we learned how to demonstrate God's glory by healing the sick and living according to the Holy Spirit. As we responded to God's Word to us, we saw many people receive physical healing as the Lord glorified Himself! The Father took us from, Revelation to Release to Revival. Hallelujah!

To find out more about what we got up to at Faith Camp check out the Kingdom Faith Blogs and watch video clips of reports of the week.