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


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