Monday 25 January 2010

Moving with God

Glory to the King of kings!

The Lord is doing wonderful things in our midst. The more we honour him and His presence in our meetings, the more He reveals Himself to us, causing us to respond in passionate worship with the result that we are encountering God and people are being saved, healed and delivered! Hallelujah!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about how we need to respond to His vision for us and this is what He showed us:

  1. If we are to move with God and the vision He has for us then we need to have the right attitude, the right actions and the right associations.
  2. If we have the right attitude toward God's Word we will be firmly established and we will flourish. Joshua 14:6-14; Psalm 1:3; 92:12-15
  3. If we truly believe God's Word to us, we will act on it and deal with the issues that are not in line with God's Word.
  4. If we truly believe God's Word, we will need to reassess our relationships and those we associate with to see whether they are godly and aligned with God's Word and will for us.

We will be what God says we are!

This Thursday evening Voice in the City has organised an evening of prayer for Frankfurt as different churches in Frankfurt gather together to pray for their city.

In February will be starting our new Life Groups which will help us: connect with one another, care for one another and grow together in the Lord.

Quote of the week:

"I...followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly." Joshua 16:9


Monday 18 January 2010

KLF Vision Day

Glory to God!

These are exciting times! The Lord has given us a wonderful vision for 2010 and yesterday He showed us what a vision is; what one does with a God-given vision; what God's vision is for KLF and how we are to respond to His vision for us. This is what He showed us:

What is a vision?

  • A vision is a God-given promise that is a revelation of His heart.
  • To truly understand God's vision for His people, believers must have a revelation of God's heart - not only understanding what God wants to do but also why He wants to do it!
  • God's Word to us is always a revelation of His motivation.
  • Jesus is the revelation of the Father's love so that man would know God's heart and ways and not only His works. John 3:16; Heb. 3:9,10

What does one do with a God-given vision?

  1. God's people take hold of the vision. Joshua 1:1-5; Heb. 12:2; Phil. 3:12
  2. God's people count the cost and the conditions for the vision to be fulfilled. Joshua 1:6-9
  3. God's people prepare themselves. Joshua 1:10,11
  4. God's people devote themselves. Joshua 1:12-18
  5. God's people scout the land and face the facts. Joshua 2:1; Rom. 4:19,20
  6. God's people cross over with God's presence. Joshua 3:1-4
  7. God's people watch God's vision unfold. Joshua 6:15,16,20

What is God's vision for KLF this year?

  • Isaiah 61 and Acts 2:42-47. Rebuild. Restore. Renew.
  • God wants to make us whole to bring wholeness to others for His glory.
  • Isaiah 61:3 is the vision: To be "a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendour."
  • For the vision to be fulfilled, God has given us Acts 2:42-47 so that as He rebuilds, restores and renews us, we become rebuilders, restorers and renewers as we devote ourselves to the Word, fellowship, communion, prayer and the sharing of our lives with one another.

Rebuild. Restore. Renew.

How are we to respond to God's vision for us?

  1. We need to take hold of it
  2. We need to count the cost
  3. We need to get ready
  4. We need to devote ourselves
  5. We need to scout the land
  6. We need to cross over
  7. We will see the vision unfold

We praise God for His awesome Word to us that is the vision He has for us this year. As we apply God's Word to us we will see the vision realised! Hallelujah! Since God is going to rebuild, restore and renew us individually and corporately we will be focusing on "Body building" by offering new Life Groups for people to connect with one another as well as seminars and events that will help us grow together for God's purposes and glory.

This Saturday KLF's worship team will be supporting another exciting Arise Shine meeting with Suzette Hattingh and Gayle Claxton of Voice in the City.

Quote of the week:

"They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour." Isaiah 61:3


Tuesday 12 January 2010

Remaining in God's presence

Glory to God!

What a brilliant start to 2010! The Lord is teaching us to live in His presence and this past Sunday He spoke to us about what it means to remain in Him. This is what He showed us:

  1. Those who believe in Jesus are completely immersed in God. Gal. 3:27; John 14:15-25
  2. Since the believer has been immersed in God, he is to remain in Him. Col. 2:6,7; John 15:1-17
  3. To remain in God is to remain in His nature. John 15:9,10; 1 John 4:10-16
  4. To remain in God the believer must continue to be obedient to God. John 15:10
  5. Obedience keeps us in God's presence. John 8:29; 15:10
  6. Obedience does not lead the believer into God's presence - repentance does! James 4:7-10
  7. Revelation of God's presence and obedience to Him leads to overflow and fruitfulness. Phil. 2:1-11; John 15:4,5

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

This past Sunday we ordained KLF's new youth leader, Jason van der Berg. We are excited about God's raising sons and daughters to take the next generation further with Him. Hallelujah!

On Sunday morning a number of us attended the "Allianz Tag" (alliance day) meeting to be part of what God is doing with and through the churches in Frankfurt. It is exciting to see the Church having joint meetings and supporting a common project to reach the city of Frankfurt.

Next Sunday will be our KLF vision day - an exciting opportunity to hear what is on God's heart for KLF in 2010!

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." John 15:4


Monday 4 January 2010

Living in God's presence

Praise be to our living God who was and IS and is to come!

2010 has arrived and we are excited about what God is doing and will do this year! If yesterday's meeting was a taste of what lies ahead, then this year is going to be awesome! The Lord spoke to us about how He wants us to be a people of His presence and this is what He showed us:

  1. If we only focus on the future, we lose our awareness of what is happening in the present.
  2. God wants His people to abide in His presence and be aware of what He is doing in the present.
  3. The believer can lose his awareness of the presence of God when he becomes more concerned with procedure or wrong priorities or God's promises or problems rather than God's presence.
  4. A religious people are more concerned about procedure than God's presence. Luke 1:10,21; John 5:39,40
  5. The believer must be careful not to prioritise working for God above seeking His presence. Luke 10:38-42
  6. The believer must be careful not to focus on God's promises more than His presence. Exodus 33:1, 12-15; Acts 1:4,14
  7. The believer must be careful not to be more concerned with problems than His presence. 1 Ki. 19; Gen. 31:20-23; Acts 16:25, 40

In response to God's Word to us, we spent time entering His presence and enjoying true fellowship with Him.

In the evening we had another opportunity to minister God's presence to the poor and needy at our monthly homeless mission.

Quote of the week:

"The Lord replied, ' My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.' Then Moses said to him, 'If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.'" Exodus 33:14,15