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:
- Man is made in God's image. Gen 1:26
- God made man to co-labour with Him. Gen.1:26; 2:19,20; Rom. 8:28
- Even though God's presence accompanied formlessness and void, it was His word that aligned creation to His will. Gen. 1:1,2
- 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
- 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