Monday 8 December 2008

The Church and the Kingdom of God

All glory belongs to our King!

We are in awe of what God is doing and what He is showing us. Yesterday He gave us the following prophecy:

I am preparing you for breakthrough!

The Lord then gave us insight into where He is taking us and how we will get there by teaching us the difference between identity, purpose and goal. This is what He showed us:

  1. In the world one's identity is based on what one does. Our purpose becomes our identity.
  2. In the Kingdom one's purpose is based on one's new identity in Christ. Our identity becomes our purpose.
  3. Our goal is to fulfill God's will on earth as it is in heaven.

Looking at Matthew 16:13-19 the Lord showed us that,

  1. We need a spiritual revelation of who God is and who we are in Him. Matthew16:17,18
  2. God builds His Church with Man. Matthew 16:18
  3. Jesus builds His Church. Matthew 16:18
  4. The Church that Jesus builds will penetrate the kingdom of darkness. Matthew 16:18
  5. The Church has been given the keys to establish God's Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 16:19

Therefore KLF's identity, purpose and goal is as follows:

  1. Identity - sons and daughters of God, the people of God, the Church, the Body of Christ, the revelation of God on earth as He is in heaven. Gal. 3:26,27; Eph.1:22,23; 1 John 4:17
  2. Purpose - to live as sons and daughters of God, the people of God, the Church, the Body of Christ, and to reveal God on earth as He is in heaven. Eph. 3:10; 4, 5
  3. Goal - the goal of the Church is to "uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow" the kingdom of darkness and to "build and plant" the Kingdom of God. Jer.1:10; Eph. 6:10-20

God is setting His people (identity) apart to reveal His glory (purpose) and to destroy the kingdom of darkness by establishing God's rule and reign on earth as it is in heaven (goal).

Yesterday evening we had another wonderful opportunity to minister to the poor and needy in Frankfurt. It's just awesome to see how people change as they encounter God through worship, the Word and love. God's Light penetrates the darkness and gives people hope, love, strength and healing! Hallelujah! What a wonderful God we serve!

Quote of the week:

"His (the son of man's) dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed." Dan. 7:14


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