Monday 27 October 2008

Supernatural Peace

Glory to the Prince of Peace!

We praise God for blessing us with His presence and revelation so that we can know Him more and make Him known! Yesterday's meeting was glorious as the Holy Spirit led us into the throne room of grace, mercy, glory and power! Hallelujah!

The Lord is continuing to speak to us about spiritual love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith (1 Tim. 1:5) and yesterday He showed us the following:

The purpose of Christ's death on the cross was to:

  1. Reconcile man to God (2 Cor. 5:11-21) so that man can have peace with God (Rom. 5:1; Is. 53:4,5) and be cleansed of a guilty conscience (Heb. 9:8-15).
  2. Reconcile man to other believers so that we can live at peace with one another and with a clear conscience (Eph. 2:11-18; Acts 24:16).
  3. The cross symbolises the vertical reconciliation of man to God and the horizontal reconciliation of man to man.
  4. Christ's death on the cross therefore enables the believer to live at peace with God and with others and to have a clear conscience with God and with man.

This Sunday we will be having a New Life Celebration at the EFG in Eschersheim (please check last week's blog) and we are looking forward to Richard Maybery's visit next week!

Quote of the week:

"His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit." Eph. 2:15-18


Monday 20 October 2008

A Good Conscience

Glory to the King of kings!

The Lord is continuing to give us spiritual revelation and understanding in our meetings and we are excited about where He is taking us! Hallelujah!

Yesterday's meeting was very powerful. The Lord's presence was "thick" and we continued to worship Him as the Holy Spirit led us. The Lord delights in true worshippers who wait on Him and don't just go through the motions but worship Him in spirit and truth. Hallelujah!

The Lord is teaching us how to be the spiritual people He has created us to be in Christ. Yesterday He spoke to us about spiritual love and He showed us the following:

  1. God has graced us with His love so that the believer has the divine potential to reveal the Lord's love (spiritual love). 1 John 4:12; John 13:34
  2. The conditions for the believer to overflow with spiritual love are "a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith." 1 Tim. 1:3
  3. The Lord leads the believer by His Spirit through the believer's spirit. 1 Th. 5:23; Rom. 8:16; Gal. 5:16-25
  4. The believer's spirit discerns the spiritual things that are from God. 1 Cor. 2:13,14
  5. The Holy Spirit communicates with the believer's conscience. Rom. 9:1; 2 Cor. 1:12
  6. The Lord uses the believer's conscience to ensure that he has peace with God and peace with man. Acts 24:16
  7. To live from the spirit is to pay attention to one's conscience and act accordingly! Acts 24:16; Rom. 13:5; 2 Cor. 4:2; 2 Cor. 5:11; 1 Tim. 1:19, 3:9; 2 Tim. 1:3; Heb. 13:18; 1 Peter 3:16

We praise God for teaching us to live by the Spirit and keep in step with Him so that we will overflow with His love (Gal. 5:22,25)!

On the 2 November, KLF will be meeting in the EFG in Eschersheim but will resume meetings at TPLF the following Sunday.

We are looking forward to having Richard Maybery with us in the first week of November (4-9). He will be leading a series of EQUIP meetings on Seeking God's face: living from the inside out.

Quote of the week:

"I strive to keep my conscience clear before God and man." Acts 24:16


Monday 13 October 2008

Spiritual Love

Praise be to God!

This past week was awesome! On Saturday, David Rowe (KLF worship leader) led an EQUIP seminar and workshop on worship and encountering God. We provided translation into German in order to open our EQUIP meetings to other churches in order to also bless and equip others to know God and make Him known. Many people encountered God in a fresh and dynamic way and learned how to worship the Lord with their lives. We praise God for the anointing upon David's life and the spiritual insight God is giving him to release the saints into greater intimacy with, and worship of God. The teaching from the day is available to listen to and download on the teaching section of the KLF website.

We are excited about what God is showing us and it is wonderful to see the manifestation of God's revelation as people apply the Word to their lives and their lives to the Word. Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about spiritual love and He showed us the following:
  1. God has given us everything to be a revelation of Him through our knowledge of Him. 2 Peter 1:3
  2. We are graced to reveal God - His presence, His personality and His power!
  3. As we know God's love, we will reveal His love. 1 John 4:7-12; John 14:15; John 13:34
  4. Our goal is to love as God loves us. 1 Tim. 1:5
  5. God's love is spiritual love. Col. 1:8; Gal. 5:22
  6. Spiritual love comes from a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Tim. 1:5

Praise be to God for His revelation to us so that we can know Him and make Him known for His glory! Hallelujah!

Yesterday evening we had another awesome opportunity to demonstrate God's love to the homeless and needy at the monthly soup kitchen. We praise God that everyone left satisfied and that spiritual seed was sown into their lives. We rejoice in the opportunities to pray with these precious people for God to save them, deliver them and heal them and we are seeing more and more people respond to the Word and the love that is being shared with them. Hallelujah!

We are looking forward to what promises to be an exciting week with Richard Maybery from South Africa who will be leading a series of EQUIP meetings from the 5 - 9 November on Seeking God's Face. Please check the EQUIP section of the KLF website for details on times and location.

Quote of the week:

"As I have loved you, so you must love one another." John 13:34


Monday 6 October 2008

The Keys of the Kingdom

Praise God!

Having a church in Frankfurt means we have the exciting privilege of being a connecting point for many believers and ministries across the globe. Almost weekly we have guests from all over the world who are passing through Frankfurt and have chosen to worship with us. The Lord is using us to build a network of contacts to further His Kingdom. Hallelujah.

Yesterday we had a guest from Australia, Chris Peterson, who has come to Frankfurt for a week with his team in response to a prompting from God. Chris encouraged leaders and pastors at the monthly international pastors' meeting on Saturday with key principles that will help the churches in Frankfurt establish the Lord's rule and reign in this city. Chris has a heart to see churches and leaders move from a tribal mentality to a Kingdom mind-set and the Lord has graced him to impart some important biblical truths to set leaders free from maintaining to conquering.

Yesterday Chris spoke to us about the keys of the Kingdom (note: not the keys of the Church) and how we as believers have been given the keys that represent God's authority and power to release Heaven on earth. Chris also reminded us of the fact that Jesus is coming back for a bride that is radiant, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless (Eph. 6:26). That means that by grace, through the blood, with His Word and by His Spirit we, the Church, are more than conquerors (Rom.8:37) and are enabled to bring Heaven on earth as we further His Kingdom using the keys of the Kingdom! Hallelujah!

This Saturday, David Rowe (KLF worship leader), will be leading our next EQUIP seminar and workshop on worship and encountering God. KLF is arranging EQUIP meetings to help the people of God know God and make Him known. We are excited about this week's meeting as it will help KLF and visitors to not only learn about God but to also encounter Him. David is an anointed worshipper with the grace upon his life to usher God's people into His presence. In order to bless our German speaking brothers and sisters we are providing translation.

God is adding to our number and it was amazing to see so many different nationalities together in one place, worshipping God together. We had people from Germany, England, Scotland, Camaroon, India, Australia, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Korea, and China, just to mention a few. Jesus is truly the barrier breaker who is building His Church to establish His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven (Eph. 2:11-22). Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:
"It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." Eph. 4:11-13