Friday, 28 August 2009

More than conquerors!

Glory to God!

The Lord is speaking to us about Kingdom Culture and this is what He showed us yesterday:

Culture is a way of life that is determined by what influences us and the convictions we have.

  • Our way of life is everything we are and do that is determined by what influences us.
  • Influence means "flow in" (Latin) and applies to that which flows into one's life that is affecting one's way of life - the way we think, behave, speak, dress, etc.
  • Our way of life is also determined by the convictions we have.
  • Convictions are the unshakable, compelling and conquering truths that determine one's way of life.
  • Conviction = belief (Acts 28:24)
  • Convictions are only convictions when they are affecting one's way of life. "Convictions" that are not determining one's way of life, are just opinions and not convictions.
  • Convictions are unshakable. James 1:5-8
  • Convictions are compelling. 2 Cor. 5:14
  • Convictions conquer. Rom. 8:37,38

Kingdom Culture is developed as the believer is consistently influenced by the Kingdom and convictions are established that are based on Kingdom Truth.

To help determine what is influencing you and what convictions you have, check out the "Defining Kingdom Culture" worksheet here...

This Sunday we will be ministering to the poor and needy at our monthly Homeless Mission where we seek to build God's Kingdom by revealing His nature and releasing His power. Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: 'For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.' No, in all these things we are more thanconquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:35-39 (emphasis mine)

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Monday, 24 August 2009

Les and Dot Mitchell

Praise be to our awesome King!

We've had a brilliant time with our visitors from Kingdom Faith London, pastors Les and Dot Mitchell. On Friday and Saturday evening they led us into greater intimacy with the Father at our KLF Training Days - Prayer Workshop, as we pressed into God's presence until we truly encountered Him and met with Him. Hallelujah!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about our First Love (Rev. 2:4) and how He wants every believer to ensure that He is the "one thing" (Psalm 27:4) we desire so that everything we are and everything we do flows out of an intimate relationship with Jesus. Pastor Les showed us how important it is that we build our relationship with the Living Word, Jesus, and not just with the written Word that actually points us to Him (John 5:39,40)!

We praise God for an amazing weekend with the Mitchells under whose anointing we could be partakers of what God is doing in their lives and has imparted to them. We believe that our relationship with the Mitchells and Kingdom Faith London is bringing even greater spiritual breakthrough in our cities and we look forward to seeing even more fruit from this significant connection between London and Frankfurt.

Our website is continuously being updated and improved and we are excited about now having a link to the videos we produce of various aspects of Kingdom Life Frankfurt. Take a look here...

Quote of the week:

"One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple." Psalm 27:4

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Monday, 10 August 2009

We're back!

Glory to the King of kings!

We're back! 33 of us attended this year's Faith Camp in Peterborough, England where between 5000 to 6000 people gathered together for a week of camping, worshipping, teaching, fellowship and lots of fun! We had a brilliant time and have returned filled and excited about what God imparted into our lives and is going to do this next half of the year! See pictures here...

On Saturday many believers joined together from Frankfurt and many other cities in Germany to march for Jesus at the annual International Jesus March. It was another great opportunity to proclaim the name of Jesus over our city and demonstrate the unity of the Church in seeing Jesus glorified in our city and country!

It was wonderful to meet again yesterday after our two week summer break. We are excited about how God confirmed at Faith Camp what He has been saying to us previously and we are confident that we are continuing to walk according to His will and purpose for us. Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about Kingdom Culture and this is what He showed us:

  1. The Kingdom of God is a present reality that is being established on earth as it is in heaven, now! Col. 1:15; Matthew 13:11,41; Luke 12:32; 17:21
  2. Believers are "sons of the Kingdom." Matthew 13:38
  3. Believers are responsible for producing the fruit of the Kingdom. Matthew 21:43

The Kingdom of God is like yoghurt...

  1. Yoghurt is a live culture that gives life to the "dead" milk it is immersed in. Similarly we have received Kingdom culture that has given us life that enables us to impart life. 2 Peter 1:3,4
  2. Yoghurt changes the appearance of the milk it is immersed in. Similarly we are changed by Kingdom culture and are responsible for developing Kingdom culture wherever we are so that a visbile change in appearance is achieved (behaviour, attitude, etc). Matthew 5:13-16
  3. Yoghurt restricts the growth of food poisoning bacteria. Similarly Kingdom culture will restrict the work of the devil's kingdom!
  4. Yoghurt produces a characteristic flavour in the milk. Similarly Kingdom culture has a particular flavour that must be produced in us and wherever we seek to develop Kingdom culture.
  5. Yoghurt is produced in a sterile container. Similarly Kingdom culture is developed in vessels that remain pure and holy!
  6. Only 10% yoghurt culture is needed to change milk completely into yoghurt. Similarly only a few who carry Kingdom culture can influence many to produce Kingdom culture. Matthew 13:31-33
  7. The Yoghurt/Milk mixture needs to incubate until it is set. Similarly believers must continue to develop Kingdom culture until there is visible change.
  8. The yoghurt that has been developed can be used to make more yoghurt. Similarly Kingdom culture can be multiplied but it must be made from an orginal "batch." The believer must develop his own Kingdom culture directly from the Source and not try to copy another culture.

As sons of the Kingdom of God, we are called to produce the fruit of the Kingdom now as we allow God's Kingdom (His rule and reign) to transform us, and as we reveal and release God's Kingdom through us, to produce Kingdom culture wherever we are (home, church, work, world, etc)!

This Friday and Saturday, we have the privilege of having pastors Les and Dot Mitchell from Kingdom Faith London with us. They will be teaching us on prophetic intercession as we learn to pray God's will on earth as it is in heaven. Both meetings will be held at Treffpunkt Leben (Kurf├╝rstenstr.14, Frankfurt-Bockenheim) at 7.30pm and 6.00pm respectively.

Quote of the week:

"Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit." Matthew 21:43

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