Monday 26 January 2009

The right and the responsibility to pray

Praise be to God!

It's been another exciting week! As the Lord teaches us about prayer and we apply His Word to our lives, we are seeing a greater desire and fervency to pray both individually and corporately. The spirit of prayer and the dynamic of prayer is increasing and we are seeing the fruit of our prayers already! God has spoken to us about 2009 being a year of breakthrough and fruitfulness and as we pray God's way, we "will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living" (Psalm 27:13)!

On Saturday our worship team was invited to be part of the Arise Shine conference, organised by Voice in the city with Gayle Claxton and Suzette Hattingh. We praise God for the way He is bringing the Body of Christ together and for the spirit of unity that is developing in Frankfurt amongst the churches. We believe that God will use these Arise Shine conferences to bring the Body together and equip the Church to make a larger impact on Frankfurt! Hallelujah!

Yesterday three people covenanted with KLF to:

  • Establish our covenant unity with Christ and one another
  • Establish God's call on our lives to be part of His local Body
  • Establish our commitment to one another to live in fellowship (Koinonia)
  • Express our agreement of our values, beliefs and the vision of KLF
  • Express our unity in passion for what God is doing in and through KLF
  • Express our unity of DNA
  • Exercise our unity by serving one another with one's time, energy and resources

We are excited about how God is bringing people to us who are devoted to the Lord and to His local church to see Him glorified and to further God's Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven!

Yesterday theLord spoke to us about the right and the responsibility to pray! He showed us that as believers we have:

  1. The right to become children of God (John 1:12)
  2. The right to call God, "Abba" Father (Rom. 8:14-16)
  3. Full rights as sons and daughters of God (Gal.3:26-4:7)
  4. The right to receive our inheritance because we are heirs (Luke 15:12; 31)
  5. The right to pray (Matt.6:9; Heb. 10:19-22)

The Lord then showed us that we are anointed to be a royal priesthood (Ex.19:4-6; 1 Peter 2:9,10; Rev.5:10) with the priestly responsibility:

  1. To raise God's name up in worship - spirit of worship (1 Peter 2:9; John 4:21-24; Heb.9:9;10:1)
  2. To represent man to God - spirit of intercession (Heb.7:25; Rom.8:26,27)
  3. To reconcile man to God - ministry of reconciliation (John 16:8-11; 2 Cor. 5:18-21)
  4. To reveal God to man - ministers of the Spirit (Rom.15:16; 2 Cor.3:4-6)

God has anointed us to be His children with the right to pray and He has anointed us to be priests of the Kingdom with the responsibility to pray!

In response to God's Word to us we anointed every believer with oil to establish the anointing we have received as children of God and as priests of the Kingdom to pray heaven on earth!

We are devoted to prayer and we have started a pre-meeting prayer time that takes place every Sunday before the meeting and we are setting up intercessor cards for the Body to be purposefully active in prayer.

Quote of the week:

" are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9


Monday 19 January 2009

The Glory and the Kingdom

Hallelujah! God is amazing!

The Lord is anointing our meetings with His awesome presence and revelation! Our lives are being changed as we seek the Father's face and apply His Word to our lives. God is teaching us to pray and yesterday the Lord spoke to us about our IDENTITY and the PURPOSE and GOAL of prayer:

  1. Identity - We have the privilege of having access to God as children of God and addressing Him as "Father". Matthew 6:9; Gal. 3:26; 4:6,7
  2. Purpose - To know God and to know His purposes (His will, His promises and His Word). Prov. 3:5-7; Rom.12:1,2; Eph. 1:17; Isaiah 55:1-9
  3. Goal - To glorify God and see His will done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9,10; Is. 55:10-13

"If my people, who are called by my name (identity), will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways (purpose), then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land (goal)." 2 Chron.7:14

This Saturday our worship team will be supporting "Voice in the city" at their Arise Shine Conference. We are excited to partner with VITC to impact Frankfurt and to equip the Church. For more info click here.

Quote of the week:

"This then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:9,10


Saturday 10 January 2009

Faith - the substance of prayer!


We are excited! The Lord is teaching us to pray and we're already seeing wonderful results! Glory to God. We are increasingly experiencing the weight of His glory and yesterday two people testified to having being healed during the meeting! Faith is growing and we're expecting the Lord to do even more signs, wonders and miracles this year! Hallelujah!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about the substance of prayer - FAITH. Looking at the examples of Abraham (Gen.18:20-33), Moses (Ex.32:7-14) and the woman who suffered from bleeding (Mark 5:24-34), the Lord showed us how Abraham trusted in God and appealed to His nature; Moses trusted in God and appealed to God's promises and the woman trusted in Jesus and believed in His will to heal her. The Lord then showed us how both Abraham and Noah trusted in God despite the natural circumstances (Rom.4:17-24; Gen.6). Therefore,

Faith is acting upon our trust in God and our knowledge of His purposes despite the circumstances!

We praise God for the healings, for spiritual understanding and for the faith that connects heaven and earth! Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

"...without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6


Monday 5 January 2009


Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was great fun and a wonderful start to the new year. Check out pictures and videos of the meeting here. The whole KLF family stayed together and so we had a lot of fun with the children as they participated in the meeting.

The Lord spoke to us about 2009 being a year in which He wants to see a restoration of the fear of the Lord and true prayer in the Church. God "is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine" and if we are to experience the new things the Lord wants to do in and through us, we must do the following:

1. Position ourselves.
  • Unless we change something today, things remain the same tomorrow.
  • Positioning ourselves to experience more of God will require repentance - a change in the way we think and behave.
  • The disciples re-positioned themselves immediately as they followed Jesus. Matthew 4:17-22

2. Risk.
  • We need to risk in the natural to secure the spiritual.
  • Risk must overcome the fear of disappointment and the fear of man.

3. Access.
  • Through faith we have access to the limitless power of God. Eph. 1:19; 3:20
  • We must make the most of this awesome privilege!

4. Yield.
  • As we access the supernatural we must yield to the Holy Spirit.
  • We must yield to God's thoughts and God's ways.

5. Expect.
  • We must expect God to do the impossible.
  • Faith expects God to prove His Word.

6. Resolve.
  • We must resolve not to give up but persevere until God fulfills His promises and we experience the "abundantly more than we can ask or imagine."

P.R.A.Y.E.R. - Positioning, Risking, Accessing, Yielding, Expecting and Resolving form the basis of what is needed to experience all that God wants to do in and through us. We believe that the Lord is going to teach us and deepen our understanding of how to pray the way He wants us to pray both individually and corporately this year and that as we develop a lifestyle of prayer we will experience the new things God wants to do this year! Hallelujah!

Yesterday evening we had a very special time with the homeless and needy as we worshipped together, shared the Word together, prayed together and ate together. Glory to God!

This week we are resuming our mid-week meetings and this Sunday we will have the possibility of an extended time of hanging out together after the meeting.

Quote of the week:

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Eph. 3:20,21