Monday 20 December 2010

The Prince of Peace

Glory to God!

For those who braved the snow it was a very special time in God's presence at our meeting yesterday. The Lord spoke to us about how Jesus came to bring peace to mankind. This is what He showed us:
  • Jesus, as the Prince of peace, came to establish His government and peace . Isaiah 9:6,7
  • The angelic host proclaimed peace over the earth. Luke 2:13,14
  • Jesus came to bring peace by reconciling man to God and man to man by His blood. Eph. 2:14-17
  • The believer has peace with God and man as he remains in Christ - Jesus Himself is our Peace. Eph. 2:14
  • Christ's peace must rule in the believer's heart. Col. 3:15
  • To remain in Christ and to walk in the Spirit is to remain in peace. The natural state of every believer should be peace. If the believer does not have peace, he is not walking in the Spirit. Gal. 5:22
  • The Prince of peace dwells in the believer and as "the God of peace" He has the authority and power to overcome the things that disturb the believer's peace. Mark 4:35-41; Rom. 16:20
  • Sin, worry, unbelief, deception, unforgiveness, offence and oppression are all peace disturbers and with the help of the Holy Spirit, the believer will be able to deal with each as the Lord brings them to light.
  • The believer remains in peace by keeping a clear conscience, relying on God's grace and keeping his eyes fixed on the Lord. Isaiah 26:3; Phil. 4:6,7

We praise God for bringing peace to mankind through His Son and that His peace can rule in our hearts as we trust in Him!

We are looking forward to joining Treffpunkt Leben on the 24th December to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ at their "Heilig Abend" service at 16h00. The meeting will take place at the church hall (Gemeinde Saal) at Kurfürstenplatz 29 in Bockenheim.

KLF wishes everyone a blessed Christmas and we pray that the peace of God will rule in your hearts as you trust in Him, the Prince of peace!

Quote of the week:

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end." Isaiah 6:9,7


Monday 13 December 2010

The Little Star

Glory to God!

Yesterday we celebrated the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ with our first KLF Christmas production. The children and youth performed the story of the little star that led the shepherds and the wise men to the place of Christ's birth. Our young people danced, sang, acted and performed the story. Interspersed the congregation joined in with worship in song. It was wonderful! After the production everyone was invited to Christmas goodies and drink and we enjoyed a full house in the presence of God, enjoying Him and one another. We praise God for the gifts He has given our young people and that they had the opportunity to glorify Him with them.

Quote of the week:

"From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise." Mt 21:16


Monday 6 December 2010

Called to Greatness!

Glory to God!

As the Lord continues to speak to us about the nature of the Church, He is showing us what it means to be the children of God and He is giving us a greater revelation of who He is as our God and Father.

God's Word for KLF this year is from Isaiah 61:1-3 and Acts 2:42-47 and we are excited to see how God is bringing it about as we move with Him. Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about how the Church is called to greatness and this is what He showed us:
  • Jesus was sent to reconcile man to God so that he would reveal the glory of God and be "a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour." Isaiah 61:1-3
  • God set apart a people for Himself who would reveal His greatness to the nations (Deut. 4:6-8) and to the spiritual realm (Eph. 3:10)!
  • God's people are great because they are one with their great God. 1 John 4:4&15; 2 Peter 1:4
  • God wants His people to change the way they think about themselves and to align their thinking with the way God thinks about them. Jer. 1:6,7
  • Jesus did not reprimand His disciples for desiring greatness but for the way they thought they would achieve it! Matthew 20:20-28
  • Many Christians are confined by their small-mindedness but God wants His people to look to Him and be delivered from the limitations of human reason, the natural, and wrong thinking. Jer. 33:1-3; 2 Cor. 4:18; Col. 3:1-3
  • The Church needs revelation of her identity in Christ or she will be ineffective on earth. Unless the people of God recognise their greatness (importance, significance, worth) in Christ, they will walk in false humility and veil the splendour of their God (Is. 61:3). The Church is the revelation of the glory of God! 2 Cor. 3:18
  • True humility is to not thinking less of oneself but thinking of oneself less!
  • God wants to encourage His people to walk in greatness and to be an encouragement to others. For this very reason, the Holy Spirit was given so that we would no longer be orphans but be encouraged as the Sons of God. John 14:15-20
  • The work of the Spirit, as the Comforter and Encourager, is to build up and encourage the Church. 1 Cor. 14:3,26,31; 2 Cor. 1:3-5

The Church is called to greatness and to be the revelation of the Father's greatness. Only in the realisation of her greatness in Christ will she be an influence and an encouragement to the saints and the lost.

After our evening meeting we had another wonderful opportunity to minister God's love to the poor and needy at our monthly soup kitchen. We sang Christmas carols and had a Christmas celebration with over 80 hungry people. It was very special and many were blessed not only with a small gift, the Word of God and food but with the love and presence of God.

Next week KLF is having a family Christmas celebration and we are looking forward to a great time together with a lot of fun and food. Everyone is welcome to join us. Check here for more info...

Quote of the week:
"His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord." Eph. 3:10 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Jer. 33:3


Monday 29 November 2010

The family of God

Glory to God!

These past two weeks God has been continuing to speak to us about the Church and this is what He is showing us:

The family of God

  • The Church is the family of God. Heb. 2:11

  • As members of the family of God, the children of God have the same "DNA" as the Father - consequently the children have a family likeness (physical, character, nature, etc). John 14:7; 2 Cor. 3:18

  • The children of God are heirs who receive their inheritance both now and in the future. Gal. 4:7


  • The believer is made a son through faith in Jesus Christ. Gal. 3:26,27

  • Sons of God are born of God and belong to Him. John 1:12,13

  • To be "of God" is to be one with God. 1 Cor. 3:23; 6:17

  • The believer is baptised into Christ and is therefore immersed in God. Acts 1:5; Gal. 3:26,27

  • The believer is the habitation of God - God in us. 1 Cor. 3:16; 1 John 4:15; Col. 2:9,10

Living as sons

  • In the parable of the prodigal son, we read about a father who has two sons (Luke 15:11-32). The sons belong to their father - just as the sheep belong to the shepherd (Luke 15:4) and the coins belong to the woman (Luke 15:8)! Similarly, the believer is a son who belongs to the Father.

  • The parable describes how the younger son misuses the privilege of sonship and the older son who still tries to earn his sonship even though he is a son.

  • Both sons are loved by the father but are not enjoying the intimacy of their father because of their sin and self-righteousness.

  • The Father wants His sons to know their identity as sons and also to live as sons in intimate relationship with Him. For this reason God gives His children "the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, 'Abba, Father.'" Gal. 4:6

  • God wants His sons to know their identity and to experience true sonship.

We praise God for revealing His love to us and for giving us a greater revelation and experience of His Fatherhood. Our Father is healing His children and restoring them to Himself. Lives are being changed as they are being conformed to true sonship (Rom. 8:29). Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

"Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, 'Abba, Father.' So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir." Gal. 4:6,7

Monday 15 November 2010

Revealing the heart of God

Glory to God!

The Lord is speaking to us about "the Church" and yesterday He showed us what the evidence is of a church that is full of faith, hope and love. This is what God revealed to us:

Faith is Conviction
  • Faith without works is dead. James 2:26
  • Obedience is the evidence of faith. Rom. 1:5
  • Conviction without action is opinion.
  • True convictions bear fruit.
  • God loved so He gave. John 3:16
The fruit of love
  • The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a baptism in love.
  • God is love and those who are immersed in Him and filled with Him are filled with, and immersed in love. 1 John 4:15,16
  • Those who are baptised in love will demonstrate God's love and share their lives with others. Acts 2:45
  • The Thessalonian church demonstrated their faith, hope and love. 1 Thess. 1:1-10; 3:6: 4:9,10; 5:8
  • Paul encourages the Corinthian church to give as the Thessalonians did to prove the sincerity of their love. 2 Cor. 8:24; 9:23
The grace of giving: Blessed to bless
  • God gives His people resources and gifts to be a blessing to others. 2 Cor. 9:6,11
  • Our giving reveals what we believe about God - what we do in the natural reveals what we believe in the spiritual. 1 John 4:20
Tithes and Offerings
  • The Church is called to tithe and give the first-fruits of her wealth to the local Body so that the church organisation can function and also support other church organisations.
  • Believers tithe because they fear God and seek to honour Him with what He gives them. Proverbs 3:1-10
  • The Church is encouraged to meet the needs of fellow believers in the church family (organism) and to support other believers in other churches by supplying an offering. 2 Cor. 8,9; James 2:15-17
  • An offering reveals the heart of God and demonstrates the believer's love for God and His people.
Giving is the fruit of faith and love!

Quote of the week:

"Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else." 2 Cor. 9:13


Monday 8 November 2010

Bold as a Lion

Glory to God!

We are thrilled with the presence of God in our meetings! The Lord is increasingly manifesting His presence and power in our midst and people are being touched in spirit, soul and body. Lives are being changed, healed and restored and our people are walking in newness of life. Hallelujah! We are experiencing the truth of Acts 3:19 where it says,

"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.."

The Lord is continuing to speak to us about "The Church" and yesterday He showed us that the Body of Christ is a bold people. Being connected to the Head, the Body of Christ is joined to the One who demonstrated complete dependance on, and confidence in God. Jesus never feared man but always walked in the fear of the Lord and in humble confidence in the Father. The Church can walk in boldness and overcome fear as she remains in Christ and has her eyes fixed on Him.

"The righteous are as bold as a lion." Prov. 28:1

Yesterday we had another wonderful opportunity to minister to the poor and needy in Frankfurt at our monthly soup kitchen. It is on God's heart to comfort those who are struggling in this life and to provide for their needs. James says,
"Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, 'Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,' but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." James 2:15-17

We praise God for the work He is doing in us and through us as we grow in our knowledge of Him and He manifests His presence, power and love in our lives.

Quote of the week:

"Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized they had been with Jesus." Acts 4:13 (NKJV)


Monday 1 November 2010

Extraordinary People

Praise be to God!

The Lord is continuing to teach us about the true nature of the Church and yesterday He showed us the following:

  • The Church belongs to Christ and it is Christ who builds His Church. Mt. 16:18
  • Jesus has been given all authority and is seated in the highest place. Mt. 28:18-20; Phil. 2:9-11
  • Christ is the Head of the Church which is His Body. Col. 1:15-20
  • The Church is therefore not a man-made institution but the supernaturally conceived Body of Christ. Acts 2
  • The Body of Christ is the supernatural people of God joined to their supernatural Head, serving their supernatural God! Acts
  • The Church is the life-giving habitation of God. 1 Cor. 15:44,45; Eph. 2:21,22
  • The Church lives under an open heaven. John 1:51; Eph. 2:18
  • As the supernatural Body of Christ, the Church is commissioned to go into the world to reveal her supernatural nature to glorify God. Mt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8
  • The greater the revelation of Christ, the greater the revelation the Church will have of her supernatural identity.

We praise God for the wonderful things He is revealing to us and encouraging us to walk in! Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

Jesus says, "...I will build my church..." Matthew 16:18


Monday 25 October 2010

God's People

Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was very special! The Lord is binding us together as a church family and speaking to us about how He sees the church. This is what the Lord is showing us:

1. The church is a group of people
  • a small group. Philemon 1:2; Rom. 16:5
  • a large group. 1 Cor. 1:2; Acts 9:31;13:1; 1 Thess. 1:1; Rev. 2:12
  • all believers. Matt. 16:18; Eph. 1:22; 5:32; Col. 1:18
2. The church is a group of people who belong to God
  • The word church is used of the people of God. 2 Cor. 6:16-18; Eph. 1:13,14
3. The church is a group of people who belong to God and are set apart for Him
  • The word church is translated from the Greek word ekklesia and means the called out ones.
  • God's people are called out of darkness to be God's holy (seperate) people. 1 Peter 2:9-12; John 17:14-18
4. The church is a group of people who belong to God, who belong to one another and are set apart for Him
  • What distinguishes the church from other gatherings of people must be the relationships that are linked by the love of God shared between His people. John 13:34,35; John 15:1-17; Eph. 5:1,2
  • God's love is veiled when believers don't love one another. Matt. 6:14,15
  • Believers who don't love one another do not remain in Christ's love. 1 John 4:19; John 15:1-17
  • Christ bought the unity of the Church with His blood - believers are one in Christ Jesus. Eph. 2:15,16
  • Believers are to make every effort to maintain spiritual unity and not allow the devil or self to bring division. Eph. 2:14-22; 4:3

The Church is a group of people
who belong to God,
who belong to one another
and are set apart for Him.

We praise God for the work He is doing our lives in rebuilding, restoring and renewing us in every aspect of our lives. God is bringing us back to the essentials of our faith and reviving the truth to bring about reformation in the Church that is leading to an awakening in the world. Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:34,35


Monday 18 October 2010

The Overcoming Spirit

Praise the Lord!

God is rebuilding, restoring and renewing His people as we encounter Him in our meetings and in our fellowship with one another. It's awesome!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about walking in victory and living by the overcoming Spirit in us. This is what He showed us:

  • Jesus overcame the world, the flesh and the devil. John 16:33; Mt. 26:36-45; 1 John 3:8
  • Jesus never gave in to the will and the ways of the world, the self-life or the devil but always did the will of the Father and lived according to the Father's ways.
  • Just as Jesus overcame so He expects His followers to do the same. Rev. 2:7,11,17,26,27; 3:5,6,12,21; 21:6-8
  • The believer is called to run to win the race. 1 Cor. 9:24-26
  • To overcome, the believer must appropriate the victory he has in Christ and continue in the overcoming spirit by remaining in Him.
  • By remaining in Christ and His Word, the believer will overcome the world, the flesh and the devil. 1 John 5:4; Gal. 5:16,17; 1 John 2:14
  • God empowers the believer to overcome. Psalm 44:3; Rom. 8:34-39; Eph. 6:10; 1 Cor. 15:57; 1 John 4:4; 2 Cor. 2:15; 2 Tim. 1:7
  • Through faith in the Overcomer who lives in the believer and in whom the believer lives, s/he will overcome!

How does the believer activate an overcoming spirit?
  1. Trust that you have received the Spirit of the Victorious One. 2 Tim. 1:7; 1 John 4:4
  2. Build yourself up in your faith by realising who you are one with. Jude 20; 1 John 4:15
  3. Allow the Word of God to remain in you. John 15:7; 1 John 5:4
  4. Position yourself for victory! Joshua 6
  5. Think before you act!
  6. Become increasingly God-conscious. Psalm 44:3
  7. Overcome one challenge at a time.
  8. Practice exchanging evil with good. Rom. 12:21
  9. Overcome in secret to overcome in public.
  10. Find out what pleases God and do it.
  11. Shake off failures but learn from them. Don't allow past failures to affect your spirit or the future.
  12. Celebrate small victories.
  13. Record and remember your victories (testimonies).
  14. Choose to walk daily in an overcoming spirit and don't be overcome by the will and the ways of the world, the flesh and the devil!

People are being saved, healed and delivered as they place their faith in the great Overcomer - our victorious Jesus Christ! Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

"Don't you realise that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step." 1 Cor. 9:24-26 (NLT)


Monday 11 October 2010

A People of Hope

Glory to God!

The Lord is speaking to us about being a people of faith, hope and love. The essence of our lives in Christ is based on faith, hope and love and yesterday the Lord spoke to us about the importance of hope. This is what He showed us:
  • Hope is joyful expectation.
  • Hope comes from spiritual revelation.
  • Without spiritual revelation the believer "deteriorates" and is hopeless. Prov. 29:18
  • Spiritual revelation is seeing the truth of heaven and God's Kingdom. Eph. 1:17-19
  • Faith and love spring from hope. Col. 1:5
  • Faith is strengthened by hope. Rom. 4:18-21
  • Persevering faith because of hope leads to manifestation of the truth. Matt. 6:10
  • Faith comes from fixing our eyes on spiritual truth and the promises of God. Heb. 11:1, 13; 12:2
  • Hope never disappoints. Rom. 5:5
We praise God for giving us revelation of the truth so that we can grow in faith, hope and love!

Quote of the week:

"We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints - the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you." Col. 1:3-6

Monday 4 October 2010

Walking in Fullness of Life!

Glory to God!

These are exciting times! God is reviving the Church to bring an awakening in our city, this country and the nations. The Lord is moving His people out to bring change and to establish His Kingdom rule and reign in every area of their lives. We are seeing God rebuild, restore and renew His people so that they are transformed to be ambassadors for the Kingdom in this world. Yesterday the Lord showed us how the believer must enter the New Life Cycle in order to be transformed and to walk in newness of life. These are the seven stages of the New Life Cycle that God revealed to us from Acts 2:


1. Position.
  • The God-fearing Jews from all nations positioned themselves by meeting in Jerusalem to encounter God. Acts 2:5-14
  • Likewise the believer must position himself to meet with God. James 4:8
2. Revelation.
  • Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, brought revelation to the people of the fact that the One they crucified is "both Lord and Christ." Acts 2:22-36
  • Likewise the believer must position himself to meet with God and expect to receive revelation from God of Himself and of the truth.
3. Conviction.
  • The people who received the revelation as truth were "cut to the heart" and convicted.
  • The Spirit and the Word enlighten our hearts and our minds with the truth to expose what is not in line with the truth. John 16:13; Heb. 4:12
  • When the believer receives revelation as truth, it will expose sin and deception in his life.
4. Confession.
  • Those who received revelation as truth and were "cut to the heart" agreed with the Holy Spirit and consequently asked Peter, "what shall we do?" Acts 2:37
  • Confession is agreement with the Holy Spirit that what we have believed, or thought or done is not in line with God's will or the truth.
5. Repentance.
  • Peter told the people to repent. Acts 2:38
  • To repent is to change one's mind according to the truth and consequently change one's actions.
  • When the believer agrees with the Holy Spirit (confession) he must surrender his old attitude, thoughts and ways to make room for God to replace the old with the new.
  • The old and cannot accompany the new. Mt 9:17
  • Repentance is surrendering the old to embrace the new.
6. Baptism/ Exchange.
  • Peter told the people to repent and to be baptised. Acts 2:38
  • Baptism symbolises the believer's crucifying the old to be raised into the new. Rom. 6
  • When the believer surrenders the old (repentance), God replaces it with the new. Is. 61:1-3; 2 Cor. 5:17
7. New Life.
  • The promise of God is that once the believer exchanges the old for the new, he will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • When the believer repents (surrender) and is baptised (exchange), he can walk in newness of life and in the truth that has replaced the sin and deception of the old.
  • The believer is transformed by the renewing of his mind so that he can walk in the truth and in fullness of life. Rom. 12:2

In order for the believer to walk in the "new way of the Spirit" (Rom. 7:6) and the new life (2 Cor. 5:17), he must follow through every one of the seven steps or he will not grow in Christ. Those who follow through the seven steps of the New Life Cycle learn to walk in fullness of life. Hallelujah!

We praise God for His amazing revelation to us to help us to walk the abundant life.

Quote of the week:

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10


Monday 20 September 2010

Obedience - the fruit of faith

Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was an encounter with the living God - his presence, power and love! As we drew near to the Lord, He drew near to us (James 4:8). We spent time in His presence, worshipping Him and allowing Him to minister to us as He led. It was wonderful.

The Lord then spoke to us about obedience and this is what He showed us:

  1. Obedience is the evidence of our faith. 1 John 2:3-6
  2. Obedience is the evidence or fruit of our love for God. John 14:15
  3. A true disciple of Jesus is recognised as one who obeys God. Luke 6:46
  4. Every believer is called to obedience. Matthew 28:18-20; Rom. 1:5
  5. Sinners are described as "the disobedient." Eph. 2:1-3; 5:12
  6. God has given us His Spirit so that we can know His will and do what pleases Him. 1 Cor. 2:9-14; Col. 1:9-11
  7. The new way of the Spirit is not about not breaking the Law but about not breaking God's heart! Rom. 7:6
  8. The Holy Spirit grieves and envies intensely when we sin and share our love with the world. Eph. 4:30; James 4:4,5
  9. The closer our relationship with God the more we will live to obey Him and do what pleases Him.
  10. We obey because we are loved and because we love God. Eph. 5:1-6

It's not about not breaking the Law -
it's about not breaking God's heart!

We praise God for His passion for us and for continuing to reveal the way of the Spirit to us. Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

" not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption." Eph. 4:30


Tuesday 14 September 2010

Faith, Hope and Love

Glory to God!

The Lord is continuing to speak to us about being a people of faith, hope and love (1 Cor. 13:13). On Sunday we looked at the examples of two great men of faith, Caleb and David, and how they trusted God for victory over the giants they faced. This is what the Lord showed us:

  • Faith is trusting in God and His word.
  • Caleb trusted in God and His word despite the circumstances. Numbers 13:30; 14:24
  • Even after 40 years in the desert Caleb still believed God and His promise. Joshua 14:6-14
  • Those who look at themesleves in relation to their giants won't have faith. Numbers 13:32,33
  • Both Caleb and David saw their enemies in relation to God and not to themselves.
  • The tactic of the enemy is to get the believer to look at himself in the natural - as Saul's army rather than as the army of the living God! 1 Sam. 17:8
  • The enemy intimidates day and night. 1 Sam. 17:16
  • When believers are gathered together they can appear to have great faith but a community of true faith is only as strong as every individual's faith! 1 Sam 17:20,24
  • David viewed the giant in relation to his Almigty God. 1 Sam. 17:26
  • David turned away from those who were offended at his faith. 1 Sam. 17:30
  • God trained David to trust in Him. 1 Sam. 17:34-36
  • The believer cannot depend on the form of someone else's faith for victory. 1 Sam. 17:38-40
  • The believer must use the faith that he has. Luke 17:5,6; 1 Sam. 17:40
  • True faith will face the giant and depend on God and His word for victory. 1 Sam. 17:41-50

We praise God for encouraging us in our faith to trust Him and His word. As the Lord continues to rebuild, restore and renew us we are seeing Him give us victory in every areas of our lives. Relationships are being restored, lives are being healed, finances are being provided, sin is overcome and victory is experienced in our daily walk with God. Hallelujah!

This Saturday we are looking forward to supporting Voice in the City at their next Arise Shine meeting. Click here for details...

Quote of the week:
"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you." Luke 17:6


Gott sei die Ehre!

Gott spricht weiterhin zu uns, dass wir Leute des Glaubens, der Hoffnung und der Liebe sein sollen (1. Kor. 13:13). Am Sonntag haben wir uns die Beispiele zweier grosser Maenner des Glaubens angesehen, Kaleb und David, und wie sie auf Gott vertraut haben, dass Er ihnen den Sieg ueber die Riesen gibt, denen sie gegenueberstanden. Folgendes hat Gott uns gezeigt:
  • Glaube bedeutet auf Gott und auf Sein Wort zu vertrauen.
  • Kaleb hat auf Gott und auf Sein Wort vertraut, unabhaenig von den Umstaenden. 4. Mose 13:30; 14:24
  • Auch nach 40 Jahren in der Wueste hat Kaleb immer noch Gott und Seinen Verheissungen geglaubt. Josua 14:6-14
  • Die, die auf sich selbst schauen in Relation zu den Riesen, werden keinen Glauben haben. 4. Mose 13:32,33
  • Sowohl Kaleb als auch David sahen ihre Feinde in Relation zu Gott und nicht zu sich selbst.
  • Die Taktik des Feindes ist es, dass er den Glaeubigen dazu bringen will, sich im Natuerlichen wahrzunehmen – als Sauls Armee, statt als Armee des lebendigen Gottes. 1. Sam. 17:16
  • Der Feind schuechtert Tag und Nacht ein. 1. Sam. 17:16
  • Wenn die Glaeubigen zusammen sind, kann es den Anschein haben, dass sie grossen Glauben haben, aber eine Gemeinschaft mit echtem Glauben ist nur so stark wie der Glaube jedes Einzelnen. 1. Sam. 17: 20,24
  • David hat den Riesen in Relation zu seinem allmaechtigen Gott gesehen. 1. Sam. 17:26
  • David hat sich von denen abgewandt, die sich an seinem Glauben gestossen haben. 1. Sam. 17: 34-36
  • Gott hat David geschult, Ihm zu vertrauen. 1. Sam. 17:34-36
  • Um den Sieg zu erlangen, darf sich der Glaeubige nicht auf die Form, wie ein anderer seinen Glauben lebt, verlassen. 1. Sam. 17:38-40
  • Der Glaeubige muss den Glauben, den er hat, einsetzen. Luk. 17:5.6; 1. Sam. 17:40
  • Wahrer Glaube wird sich dem Riesen stellen und sich ganz von Gott und Seinem Wort abhaengig machen, um den Sieg zu erlangen. 1. Sam. 17:41-50

Wir preisen Gott, dass Er uns in unserm Glauben ermutigt hat, Ihm und Seinem Wort zu vertrauen. Der Herr ist dabei, uns aufzubauen, Er stellt uns wieder her und erneuert uns und wir sehen, wie er uns den Sieg in jedem Bereich unseres Lebens gibt. Beziehungen werden wiederhergestellt, Leben werden geheilt, Finanzen zur Verfuegung gestellt, Suende ueberwunden und wir erfahren Sieg in unserem taeglichen Wandel mit Gott. Hallelujah!

Wir freuen uns, diesen Samstag Voice in the City bei ihrem naechsten Arise Shine Treffen unterstuetzen zu koennen. Fuer mehr Informationen bitte hier klicken…

Zitat der Woche:

"Wenn ihr Glauben habt wie ein Senfkorn, so würdet ihr zu diesem Maulbeerfeigenbaum sagen: Entwurzele dich und pflanze dich ins Meer! Und er würde euch gehorchen." Lukas 17:6


Monday 6 September 2010

Trusting God Wholeheartedly

Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was very powerful as the Lord spoke to us about wholehearted trust in Him, His Truth and His ways. This is what He showed us:

  • God's thoughts and ways are not man's thoughts and ways. Isaiah 55:8,9
  • God wants His children to trust in Him wholeheartedly and not depend on their own wisdom and ways. Proverbs 3:5-7

Looking at 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 we were encouraged by the testimony of a people that wholeheartedly trusted their God and subsequently experienced victory. As the enemy approached, Jehoshaphat and God's people looked to their God for help and their "eyes were on Him." God responded to their prayer by giving them a word which they then simply obeyed. As the people of Jerusalem and Judah began to worship and praise God in the midst of their trial, God delivered them from their enemies and restored to them all that the enemy had stolen from them.

Many times God's thoughts and ways seem foolish to our human reason so we "try" God as long as it seems reasonable and we fill in what we think still needs to be done. A divided heart will not see the outcome that God wants to accomplish through a people who wholeheartedly trust in Him and His Word. The believer must come to terms with the fact that God's thoughts and ways are not his/her thoughts and ways and it is only as we trust God wholeheartedly that we will experience the victory that is ours in Jesus. Either we follow God's "diet" or our own "diet!" The one leads to victory; the other to defeat!

What "diet" are YOU on?

"Listen to me, all you people....Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm. believe in his prophets, and you will succeed." 2 Chron. 20:20


Monday 30 August 2010

Servant Sons

Glory to God!

On Saturday we teamed up with a group from Treffpunkt Leben with the purpose of going out onto the streets of Frankfurt-Bockenheim to speak to people about Jesus. Over 20 of us went in pairs for an hour and a half and then returned to share what God was doing. The testimonies were very encouraging as people reported that the majority of people they spoke to were open and many had opportunities to have significant conversations with hurting and lost people. God is preparing our city for an awakening and it's as the Church is revived that we are going to see the Light moving into the darkness to reveal the glory of God in the hearts of the lost. Hallelujah!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about being Servant-Sons and this is what He showed us:
  1. Jesus, the Son of God, was with the Father from the beginning. John 1:1,2; Col. 1:15-20; Heb. 1:3
  2. Jesus did not hold on to His privileges and rights as a son but made Himself nothing by taking on the form of man and becoming completely dependent on the Father. Phil. 2:5-11
  3. Jesus humbled Himself and became a servant who lived in complete obedience to His Father. John 12:49,50; 14:31; Heb. 5:8,9; Phil. 2:8
  4. Jesus left us an example that we are to follow. John 13:15
  5. Just as Jesus did not hold on to the privileges and rights of sonship and made Himself a servant, so the believer is not to simply live as a son of God but is called to become a servant. John 13:12-17
  6. Even though the believer is seated with Christ in the heavenly realm as a son of God in Christ, s/he is called to humble him/herself and become a servant, living in complete obedience to God. Eph. 2:6; John 14:15
  7. God chose us to be sons - we must choose to become servants!
  8. Sonship without servanthood is selfishness.
  9. Servanthood without sonship is legalism.
  10. Jesus knew His identity and He knew where He came from and where He was going. Only when the believer truly has revelation of his/her identity in Christ will s/he be able to "strip himself" to serve. John 13:3,4

Sonship without servanthood is selfishness
Servanthood without sonship is legalism

Quote of the week:

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himslef and became obedient to death - even death on a cross!" Phil. 2:6-8


Monday 23 August 2010

Light in the darkness

Glory to God!

On Saturday many Christians from many different denominations joined together to declare the name of Jesus in the streets of inner city Frankfurt. The Jesus March is held once a year and is a powerful opportunity to declare Christ's lordship over the city and to bless the city. We praise God for this wonderful witness of the unity of the Body of Christ in Frankfurt as we worshipped and praised God and shared the good news of salvation in Christ with the citizens of Frankfurt. Hallelujah!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about the Church being light in the world. This is what He showed us:

  1. God is light. 1 John 1:5
  2. The believer is united to God. 1 John 4:15
  3. Since the believer is united to God and made one with Him, the believer is light! Matth. 5:14; 2 Cor. 6:14
  4. As believers we don't live to become light but we live as light. Eph. 5:1-10
  5. The believer is to walk as light and in the light. Eph. 5:1-10; 1 John 1:5-7
  6. The way for the believer to walk as light is for him/her to be transfigured/transformed by the renewing of his/her mind. Matthew 17:1-3; Rom. 12:2
  7. God wants our thoughts to be replaced by His thoughts so our lives are transfigured to reveal His light in the darkness. Rom. 12:2
  8. When our thoughts are replaced with God's thoughts, our hearts/attitudes will be transformed and therefore our speech will be transformed and therefore our actions and behaviour will be transformed to reveal and release the light of Christ. Eph. 4:23,24
  9. Children of light are set apart (made holy) to be a people of self-control, faith, hope and love. 1 Thess. 5:4-8
  10. Purity, faith, hope and love are the characteristics of God's holy people who live as light in the darkness. 1 Cor. 13:13; Gal. 5:6

God has created the Church to be the light of the world as she lives in
purity, faith, hope and love.

On Saturday a team from KLF and Treffpunkt Leben will be walking the streets of Frankfurt to share God's heart with the lost. We are looking forward to seeing what God will do as we purposefully shine in the darkness.

Quote of the week:

"You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness...But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet." 1 Thess. 5:5,8


Sunday 15 August 2010

Set apart for God's purpose

Glory to God!

Today the Lord spoke to us about holiness and this is what He showed us:
  1. God is holy. 1 Peter 1:15
  2. The nature of holiness is both blamelessness and separateness/ otherness.
  3. God is pure light and unique - beyond compare and apart from any other god. Isaiah 40:25
  4. The believer is commanded to be holy. 1 Peter 1:16
  5. Therefore the believer is called to be blameless and separate/ other.
  6. In Christ the believer is made holy and is set apart as God's possession and for God's purpose. Eph. 2:10; 4:24; 1 Peter 2:9-12
  7. The believer does not live to become holy but is called to live a holy life because he is holy! 1 Cor. 1:2; Eph.5:8; 1 Peter 2:9
  8. The satanic trap is to get believers to try to become what they already are so that they are preoccupied with themselves and not with God's purpose for their lives as His set-apart people.
  9. God has made His people blameless so that they pursue His purposes for their lives, the good works he has prepared for those in Christ to do. Eph.2:10
  10. As God's people do His will they walk in holiness, in the otherness of God and not as the people of this world. John 17:19; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 Peter 2:9-12
  11. God wants His people to walk blamelessly and set apart for His purposes, not for the believers' own sake but for the glory of God and the for the sake of the lost. Ezekiel 36:22,23
  12. God wants His people to walk in holiness so that He can walk among them and reveal Himself. 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1
  13. God's people are identified by the evidence of their being the habitation of God and the manifestation of God's presence in their midst! 2 Cor. 6:16; Ezekiel 37:26-28
  14. The Church is God's holy people living in this world but not of this world. John 17:16-19
  15. The Church cannot be light in the darkness if she treats herself and her members as common and not as the holy people God has made her to be.

Quote of the week:

"For we are the temple of God. As God has said: 'I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.' 'Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord.'" 2 Cor. 6:16,17

Upcoming events:

21 Aug: Jesus March in Frankfurt (click here for more info...)
28 Aug. : Summer celebration with TPLF in Bockenheim from 16h00 - 19h00


Monday 9 August 2010

In His Presence

Glory to God!

Faith Camp was brilliant! Over 5000 people attended this year's camp, held at the Peterborough showground. Faith Camp is organised by Kingdom Faith and is a dynamic time in God's presence for all age groups. The preaching of the Word of God was powerful and many gave their lives to Jesus and there are many testimonies of healings that occured all around the camp during our time together. One of the testimonies is of a woman who was healed of lung cancer as a few youngsters prayed for her at her tent! God is amazing! Click here for more info...
Kingdom Life is blessed to be in covenant relationship with Kingdom Faith under the leadership of Pastor Clive Urquhart as we benefit from the apostolic anointing upon Kingdom Faith. During the week, Pastor Clive related Kingdom Faith's vision to us and we are excited to partner with KF to fulfill God's vision for His people both locally and globally. Check our this clip for more info...

Yesterday's meeting at KLF was wonderful. God's presence is so amazing and we praise Him for His faithfulness and love to us. The Lord spoke to us about making the right choices and He showed us that we can choose what looks good but is barren or we can choose what may not be as attractive but will be fruitful! God also spoke to us about the fact that we will go through trials and that we must recognise God's process to help us become more and more like Jesus. Identifying God's refining fire helps us persevere through difficulties in life rather than give up, knowing that God's purpose and will for our lives are good.

Quote of the week:

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4

Upcoming and important dates and events:

10 - 13 Aug: Arts Festival (click here for more info...)
15 Aug: KLF meets at Baptist church in Eschersheim (Haeberlinstr.3)
21 Aug: Jesus March in Frankfurt (click here for more info...)
28 Aug. : Summer celebration with TPLF in Bockenheim


Saturday 3 July 2010

Healing for the Nations

Glory to God!

These are exciting times! Mike Vickers is making excellent progress on his Frankfurt-Berlin Cross Walk and the Lord is using him to save, heal and deliver people on his way as well as revive and quicken the churches that invite Mike to minister. The news of Mike's walk has spread like wild-fire and we praise God for using the most unlikely means (BILD newspaper) as well as word-of-mouth to make the Cross Walk known! If you want to follow Mike's progress click here...

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about how important it is that we depend on Him if we are to be blessed and be a blessing to others. Looking at Ezekiel 47:1-12 and Jeremiah 17:5-8, the Lord showed us the following:

  1. The deeper we move into the Spirit, the more we must surrender control and self-dependency. Ez. 47::3-6
  2. To swim in the Spirit is to move from the known into the unknown; the familiar into revelation as the believer is carried by the Spirit and lives in dependence upon God. Ez. 47:5
  3. When man trusts in himself and man, he seperates himself from God. Jer. 17:5,6
  4. When man trusts in God and depends on Him:
  • he is blessed. Jer. 17:7
  • he is like a tree planted in living water. Jer. 17:8
  • he doesn't fear when trouble comes. Jer. 17:8
  • he always prospers and provides healing for he nations. Jer. 17:8; Rev. 22:2
  • he does not worry in times of need. Jer. 17:8; Mt 6:31-34
  • he bears lasting fruit. Jer. 17:8; John 15:4

The Lord wants His people to be planted in Him and remain in Him so that He can prosper them and bring healing to the nations!

Yesterday we had another opportunity to minister to the poor and homeless in Frankfurt. We praise God for relationships that are being strengthened and for this special possibility to demonstrate the Father's love!

This week Pastor Richard will be travelling to the Philippines for a 10 day visit when he will be preaching, teaching and ministering to the Church and the Lost on the island of Mindanao. The Lord has connected KLF to a local pastor, Berwyn and his family, and their church, Mabini Christian Fellowship. The purpose of this exciting journey is to not only be a blessing to the people but to also establish what God has begun to do locally and to find out how the Lord wants KLF to build there. You can follow Pastor Richard's blog of his journey here...

Quote of the week:

"...blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Jer. 17:7,8

Upcoming and important dates and events:

31 July - 7 Aug: Faith Camp (click here for more info...)
10 - 13 Aug: Arts Festival (click here for more info...)
15 Aug: KLF meets at Baptist church in Eschersheim (Haeberlinstr.3)
21 Aug: Jesus March in Frankfurt (click here for more info...)
28 Aug. : Summer celebration with TPLF in Bockenheim


Tuesday 29 June 2010

Mike Vickers Cross Walk

Glory to God!

On Sunday we were privileged to have Mike Vickers from England with us. Mike is walking from Frankfurt to Berlin over the next 30 days on his Germany CrossWalk and KLF sent him out on Sunday as the church prayed for him and prophesied over him and Mark Brooks who will be accompanying Mike on his journey. We believe Mike's walk from Frankfurt to Berlin via Hanau, Fulda, Erfurt, Leipzig, Dessau, Wittenberg, Magdeburg to be both evangelistic as well as prophetic in nature. Just as Jesus sent His disciples before Him (Luke 10:1), we believe that God will visit the towns and cities Mike walks through. The presence of God and the flow of the Spirit through His people was amazing on Sunday and we are excited about the spiritual breakthrough Mike's CrossWalk will bring about not only for Frankfurt but also for the nation of Germany!

Yesterday pastor Richard joined Mike for the first day of his walk from Frankfurt to Hanau. They started off from the Römer at the centre of Frankfurt and walked through the main pedestrian area and had many amazing conversations and opportunities to pray for the lost, the sick and those oppressed by the devil. After passing through Frankfurt, they walked along the Main river and were able to speak to over 30 young people who were enjoying the hot weather on the banks of the Main. They were amazed at the openness and willingness to hear the Gospel and the positive response they received from the people. It was a beautiful day but extremely hot. At about 4:30pm Mike and Richard reached the outskirts of Hanau. In the evening Mike ministered at Charity Church in Hanau.

Quote of the week:

"..the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go." Luke 10:1

Upcoming events and important dates:

4 July: KLF meets at Baptist church in Eschersheim (Haeberlinstr. 3)
31 July - 7 Aug: Faith Camp (click here for more info...)
10 - 13 Aug: Arts Festival (click here for more info...)
15 Aug: KLF meets at Baptist church in Eschersheim (Haeberlinstr.3)
28 Aug. : Summer celebration with TPLF in Bockenheim


Monday 21 June 2010


Praise be to God!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about bearing lasting fruit and He showed us that just as our spiritual birth and growth are dependent on Christ, so our fruitfulness is dependent on Christ in us. Looking at John 15:1-17 God revealed the following to us:

The significance of lasting fruit
  • We cannot produce lasting fruit apart from Jesus. John 15:4,5
  • Our fruitfulness demonstrates that we follow Jesus and belong to Him. John 15:8
  • Our fruitfulness glorifies God. John 15:8
  • The fruit we produce is to remain. John 15:6
The nature of lasting fruit
  • It is evidence of what we are rooted in and not an objective apart from Christ.
  • Lasting fruit is consistently produced both in secret and publicly.
  • Lasting fruit is not dependent on the soul (mind, heart, will).
  • Lasting fruit proceeds from one's own life.
What is lasting fruit?
  • The lasting fruit we produce reveals we are disciples. John 15:8
  • Love reveals that we are joined to God. John 13:34,35; Gal. 5:22
  • To love consistently and continuously is only possible by remaining in Christ. 1 John 4:7-16

If we are rooted in Christ, we are rooted in love and will consistently produce the fruit of love.

How do we produce lasting fruit?
  • Be rooted in Christ by depending on Him.
  • Be filled with the Spirit.
  • Remain and abide in Jesus and don't allow the self-life to dominate.
  • Make room for God's love to be revealed.

We praise God for showing us how we must depend on Him to be "..oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendour" (Is. 61:3).

This Sunday Mike Vickers will be speaking at KLF and on Monday we will be joining him on the first stage of his Frankfurt - Berlin crosswalk. On Monday evening Mike will be ministering at Charity Church in Hanau (click here for directions).

Upcoming events and important dates:

27 June: Mike Vickers - Crosswalk launch (Frankfurt - Berlin)
4 July: KLF meets at Baptist church in Eschersheim (Haeberlinstr. 3)
31 July - 7 Aug: Faith Camp (click here for more info...)
10 - 13 Aug: Arts Festival (click here for more info...)
15 Aug: KLF meets at Baptist church in Eschersheim (Haeberlinstr.3)
28 Aug. : Summer celebration with TPLF in Bockenheim

Quote of the week:

"Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:4,5


Monday 14 June 2010

Dependence on God!

Glory to God!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about two foundational truths that are essential to understand for us to mature in the Lord. This is what God showed us:

Our salvation is God's work
  • Christ is our salvation and our righteousness. Is. 61:10,11
  • Christ is eternal life. 1 John 5:11,12,20
  • Since the believer is joined to Christ, s/he is joined to eternal life and therefore has eternal life.
  • The believer is saved because s/he is united to eternal life. Col. 3:3
  • Christ is our righteousness. 1 Cor. 1:30,31
  • The believer is righteous because s/he is joined to the righteous One.
  • Apart from Christ the believer does not have eternal life and cannot be righteous. Gal. 2:20,21
Our growth is God's work
  • Both our natural birth and our natural growth are God's work.
  • Similarly our spiritual birth and spiritual growth are dependent on God! Is. 61:10,11; 1 Cor. 3:6,7; Col. 2:19
  • Apart from God, we cannot be born again, grow or bear lasting fruit! John 15:4
  • To grow and bear fruit, the believer must be rooted in Christ! Col. 2:6,7
  • To be rooted in Christ is to depend on His work in us and through us by faith. Gal. 2:20
Many believers are not rooted in Christ because of,
  • ignorance,
  • unbelief (Heb. 3:19-4:2),
  • self-effort (Gal. 2:21; Phil. 3:1-3) or
  • dependence on man rather than on Christ (1 Co. 2:12; 3:1-11; Col. 2:18-23).

The Father wants His children to learn to depend on Jesus and to draw from His grace for life.

We praise God for His awesome revelation to us that is rebuilding, restoring and renewing us so that we can in turn rebuild, restore and renew those around us with His grace and power. Hallelujah!

Upcoming events and important dates:

27 June: Mike Vickers - Crosswalk launch (Frankfurt - Berlin)
4 July: KLF meets at Baptist church in Eschersheim (Haeberlinstr. 3)
31 July - 7 Aug: Faith Camp (click here for more info...)
10 - 13 Aug: Arts Festival (click here for more info...)
15 Aug: KLF meets at Baptist church in Eschersheim (Haeberlinstr.3)
28 Aug. : Summer celebration with TPLF in Bockenheim

Quote of the week:

"I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations." Is. 61:10,11


Monday 7 June 2010


Glory to God!

As the Lord continues to rebuild, restore and renew us, He is teaching us to be rooted in Him and to live in Him. Yesterday He spoke to us from Colossians 2:6,7 and showed us how, just as the believer received Christ by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8,9) so s/he is to continue to live in Christ by grace through faith. God's grace is given both for salvation and growth in Him. The believer must learn to live from this abundant grace that continuously proceeds from Jesus (John 1:16,17). Faith is dependence on God and it is as the believer depends on the Lord for salvation and growth that s/he will overflow with thankfulness (Col. 2:7).

The reason many believers don't grow is because they are not rooted in Christ, being either ignorant of God's truth, or they don't believe the truth or they are rooted in self, thereby setting aside the grace of God (Gal. 2:20,21)! Those who are rooted in Christ depend on His grace for life and godliness and are strengthened daily by His grace (2 Tim. 2:1; Heb. 13:9).

"It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace" Heb. 13:9

Last week we moved into our new office in Frankfurt-Bockenheim. We believe this is a significant step for KLF to influence this city as we are planted and rooted in the centre of Frankfurt. We are excited about sharing the building with TPLF church. God is bringing His people together to establish His Kingdom on earth! Hallelujah!

Yesterday we had another opportunity to minister to the homeless and needy in Frankfurt at our monthly soup kitchen. Around 60 - 80 people attend and are touched with the presence and love of God as they receive spiritual and physical nourishment. We praise God for the lives He is touching through us.

Upcoming events and important dates:

27 June: Mike Vickers - Crosswalk launch (Frankfurt - Berlin)
4 July: KLF meets at Baptist church in Eschersheim
31 July - 7 Aug: Faith Camp (click here for more info...)
10 - 13 Aug: Arts Festival (click here for more info...)
15 Aug: KLF meets at Baptist church in Eschersheim
28 Aug. : Summer celebration with TPLF in Bockenheim

Quote of the week:

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Col. 2:6,7