Monday 23 February 2009

Dwelling in the secret place


It's been another exciting week with God! Glory to Him!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about dwelling in the secret place and this is what He showed us:

  1. God wants us to spend time alone with Him. Matthew 6:6-8
  2. The place of intimacy with God is the secret place. Psalm 91:1,4,9
  3. God longs to gather us under His wings. Luke 13:34; Palm 91:4
  4. God wants us to dwell and abide in Him. Psalm 91:1,9
  5. The secret place is a place of rest in God and can only be entered into by faith and obedience. Heb. 4:1-13
  6. As we enter God's rest, He overshadows His children. Matthew 17:1-8; Luke 1:35-38
  7. To dwell in the secret place is to live in God and allow Him to overshadow us. Col. 2:6,7; 3:1-4
  8. When God overshadows His children, they receive power to heal. Acts 5:14-16

We praise God for His awesome revelation to us! Hallelujah!

We are looking forward to ministering to the poor again this Sunday and we expect to see Jesus heal, save and deliver people as He overshadows them!

Quote of the week:

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1 (KJV)


Monday 16 February 2009

God through you!


It has been another awesome week with God! We are experiencing more and more of the Lord's presence and power in all our meetings and we're thrilled with where He is taking us! This past week the Lord has been emphasising the need for the church to pray for the leaders of KLF - for wisdom, power and protection. On Tuesday evening at KLF's prayer meeting, the Lord encouraged us with Acts 4:23-31 and chapter 12 - an awesome testimony of the power of corporate prayer (4:24; 12:5)!

"So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him." Acts 12:5

Right from the beginning of KLF, God has emphasised the need for us to pray for the leadership of KLF in order for the Body to push through into new realms of the spirit (Psalm 84:8,9)! On Friday, at our men's prayer breakfast, we were visited by a pastor from Ghana who inspired us with his testimony of total abandonment to God and the fruit of his life. Again we were led to pray for leadership and we had an incredibly powerful time of intercession and prophetic prayer. God is raising up His people and has appointed us "over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant" (Jer.1:10) and He needs leaders who are covered in prayer to lead the way (Ex 17:8-13).

"Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you. Pray for us." Hebrews 13:17,18 (Emphasis mine)

Yesterday's meeting was amazing! Pictures of the meeting can be viewed here. As we worshipped, the Lord revealed His holiness more and more with the result that we had to stop and respond to Him in confession and repentance. God is holy and He calls His people to be holy (1 Peter 1:15,16)! After truly encountering God, we continued in His presence as our guest speaker, Suzette Hattingh brought a very powerful Word for the Church and showed us the following:

  1. Man is made in God's image. Gen 1:26
  2. God made man to co-labour with Him. Gen.1:26; 2:19,20; Rom. 8:28
  3. Even though God's presence accompanied formlessness and void, it was His word that aligned creation to His will. Gen. 1:1,2
  4. God has chosen man to co-labour with Him to align creation with His will by speaking His word and will over creation. 1 Ki.18:42-45; Mt. 17:29; Rom. 8:28
  5. God has given man creative power as he speaks God's word that will not return void without producing the fruit God intended it to produce! Is.55:10,11

God is calling the Church as His co-labourer to exercise the creative power of His Word through prayer to produce the fruit of His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven!

We then ended the meeting by prophesying and declaring Psalm 84:6 over Frankfurt!

Quote of the week:

"As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:10-11


Monday 9 February 2009

Check list for effective praying!

Glory to God!

We are so encouraged! Yesterday's meeting was very powerful! The children kicked the worship off by spontaneously chanting, "Jesus, Jesus, King of kings and Lord of lords" and we very quickly moved into a time of powerful worship and declaration of Jesus' victory and power over all the work of the enemy. We sensed God giving us significant breakthrough as we submitted to Him, proclaimed His truth over our lives, and resisted the enemy (James 4:7,8). Hallelujah!

The Lord is teaching us to pray and we're learning to go to new levels in communion with God. Yesterday the Lord gave us a checklist for effective prayer as Alexander Blair shared the following:

As we approach God in prayer we need to ask ourselves certain questions to ensure that there are no hindrances to our prayers being answered:

  1. Do I have unconfessed sin in my life? Psalm 66:18; 2 Sam. 21:1-14; 1 John 1:9
  2. Am I continuing to "practice evil deeds"?
  3. Am I listening for God's correction in my life? Prov.28:9; 1 Sam. 13:1-15
  4. Do I have a clear conscience when asking in prayer? 1 John 3:21; 5:14,15
  5. Am I praying with faith and believing that God will answer my prayer? Mark 11:23,24
  6. Does God's Word abide in me or is God's Word just a visitor? John 15:7; Ps. 37:4
  7. What does my prayer life reveal about my attitude toward God? Do I treat the Lord like a spouse, a mistress or even a concubine?
  8. Am I in right relationship with those around me? John 15:12
  9. Am I walking in forgiveness? Mark 11:25; 2 Cor. 2:10,11
  10. Is there harmony in my marriage? As a husband, am I living with my wife in an understanding way? Am I honouring her? 1 Peter 3:7
  11. Am I praying in the Spirit? Eph.6:18; Jude 20
  12. Have I asked the Holy Spirit to help me with my weakness in praying? Rom. 8:26
  13. Am I yielding to the Holy Spirit?
  14. If I am unsure of God's will in a matter, am I nevertheless committed to God that I want His will done, regardless of what it is? Rom. 8:26-28
  15. Do I always pray in Jesus' name? John 14:13,14; 16:23
  16. Am I praying according to God's will as revealed in His Word or by His Spirit?
  17. Am I asking with correct motives? James 4:3
  18. Is my desire to "seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness?" Mt. 6:33
  19. Have I shared my blessings with those less fortunate than I am or am I being stingy? Prov.21:13

We are excited to have Suzette Hattingh minister to us this Sunday and we are looking forward to having Mike and Kay Chance with us from the 20 - 22 March for our KLF Training Days. Preparations for this year's Faith Camp are also being made and we are working toward getting all of KLF to attend this dynamic week in August in Peterborough, England!

Quote of the week:

"Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him." 1 John 3:21,22


Monday 2 February 2009

The anchor of our soul


God is awesome! It has been another exciting week together with the Lord! More and more people are attending the prayer meetings and the Lord is continuing to pour out spiritual revelation to help us know Him more and walk in His ways.

Yesterday the Holy Spirit led us gently into the Lord's presence as we worshiped and took communion together. God is revealing the significance of the Lord's Table to us more and more and yesterday He showed us how the taking of the body and the blood of Jesus is a prophetic act that realises the past and the future. "The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" (Revelation 19:10), and as we take of the bread and the wine, we remember Christ's death (past) and proclaim His death (present) until He comes again (future) - 1 Cor. 11:23-26. As we partook of the Body of Christ there was an overwhelming and powerful sense of His presence (The bread of the Presence - Exodus 25:30) as we proclaimed the victory of Christ's death on the cross over sin, sickness and all the power of the enemy! Hallelujah!

Continuing with learning to pray and living a lifestyle of prayer, the Lord spoke to us yesterday about the true meaning of hope. This is what He showed us:

  1. The world's understanding of hope is: hoping that something may happen but with the possibility of it not taking place.
  2. The Bible's understanding of hope is: certain expectation (Heb.11:1)
  3. God has given us His Word to inspire hope (Rom.15:4)
  4. God wants us to have divine hope that is certain of the outcome (Rom.4:16-25)
  5. God has placed hope in us - Christ the hope of glory (Col.1:24-29)
  6. Having this hope cleanses us (1 John 3:3)
  7. God wants us to overflow with hope (Rom. 15:13)
  8. Hope strengthens us (Isa.40:27-31)
  9. Hope is the anchor of the soul that enters into the Most Holy Place (Heb.6:17-20)

Hope is the anchor of the soul that enters into the Most Holy Place!

We praise God for His faithfulness and for His wonderful encouragement! Yesterday evening we minstered to the poor and needy with a team of 20 people! Glory to God! Our people are eager to know God and do His will to see His Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Thank you Jesus!

Quote of the week:

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13