Monday 24 May 2010

Foundation Building

Glory to God!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about what He is doing with KLF and why He is doing it. Looking at Haggai 1:1-2:19, the Lord showed us that He is rebuilding, restoring and renewing foundations so that we will see a greater glory!

"The future glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house." Haggai 2:9
  • The Lord is aligning our foundations with Christ our Cornerstone. 1 Peter 2:4-6
  • Our relationships are being aligned with Christ, our First Love. Rev. 2:1-4
  • Our identity is being aligned with the truth of who we are in Christ. Mark 1:11
  • Our dependency is being aligned to dependency on God and not ourselves. Mark 14:27-31, 48-51
  • Possessiveness is being exchanged for stewardship as we depend on God as our Provider. Phil. 4:10-13
The Church will only see the greater glory as she dies to self and trusts completely in God and aligns her foundation with the Cornerstone - Christ the Hope of Glory!

We praise God for rebuilding, restoring and renewing us so that we will see and experience the greater glory! Hallelujah!

From the 26 - 29 May the International Kingdom Power Conference will be held at CZF. Find out more about this exciting event here...

Quote of the week:

"What we must realise is that because there is so much self-life in us, the power of God cannot work in us as mightily as He desires. Do you realise that God is longing to double His blessing, to give ten-fold blessing through us? But there is something hindering Him, and that something is nothing but the self-life." Andrew Murray (Absolute Surrender)


Tuesday 18 May 2010

Dwelling in the Wind of the Spirit

Glory to God!

The Lord is continuing to rebuild solid foundations in us and strip away weak and unfruitful convictions in our lives. This process of rebuilding, restoring and renewing is challenging but it is leading us into greater revelation and experience of God's presence, power and love. On Sunday the Lord spoke to us about His Kingdom and how many believers observe and wait (Luke 17:20,21) for the reality of the Kingdom instead of seeing and entering in (John 3:3,5). To "see and enter in" is to dwell (John 15:4) in the awareness of the King and His Kingdom. Our spiritual birth began with the wind of the Spirit (John 3:8) and must continue in the Breath of God if we are to manifest His presence and influence the world (Acts 2:2).

The Lord has led us to begin the process of becoming a bilingual church (english/german). God began the Church by breaking the language barrier (Acts 2:6) and our hearts' desire is to help all those who are added to our number to be able to benefit fully from the Anointing upon KLF. We also have a burden for the lost in this city and nation and want to be able to reach them and disciple them in their own language. We are excited and challenged by the opening of this new door but we believe this is the Lord's way of planting us in this city and nation "for the display of His splendour (Is. 61:3)!"

From the 26 - 29 May the International Kingdom Power Conference will be held at CZF. Find out more about this exciting event here...

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 10 May 2010

New Life Celebration

Glory to God!

Yesterday we met at the Baptist church in Frankfurt Eschersheim to celebrate new life in Christ. It is always very powerful when people testify and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and demonstrate their dying to the old and rising to newness of life through baptism. Heaven celebrates with us over every saved sinner (Luke 15:7)!

The Lord showed us from 1 Sam. 3 and Hebrews 1:1-3 that our God is a god who speaks. He is not a dumb idol that is silent but a loving God who longs to commune with His children (1 Cor. 12:2). The problem with not hearing God's voice is not that God doesn't speak but that the believer doesn't listen. God speaks to the humble who respond to His presence like Samuel and say, "Speak, for your servant is listening" (1 Sam. 3:10). The Lord encouraged us to seek His face this week and to make time for Him to speak to us.

We are excited and challenged by what God is doing with us. He is truly rebuilding deep foundations and stripping away unstable opinions and replacing them with firm convictions that are bearing lasting fruit.

Quote of the week:
"Then Samuel said, 'Speak, for your servant is listening.'" 1 Sam. 3:10


Monday 3 May 2010

Manifest Presence

Glory to God!

As we continue to honour God's presence in our meetings and learn to abide in Him, the Lord is manifesting more and more of Himself to us. God is stripping us of all form so that He can rebuild Truth into our lives and we become "rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith...and overflowing with thankfulness" (Col. 2:7).

Yesterday Suzette Hattingh gave us a God-glorifying and faith-building report of her almost 2 month Indonesia tour where she witnessed God heal the sick, raise the dead, drive out demons, rescue the lost from the kingdom of darkness, heal and restore relationships city-wide and many other wonderful miracles. You can read more here...

The Lord then spoke to us about what attracts His face as we looked at Matthew 20:29-34.

Two blind men were sitting on the side of the road and when they became aware of the presence of Jesus there was something about them to cause Jesus to stop and turn His face toward them.

What drew His attention?
  • They recognised their need! Mt. 20:33; Mt. 6:25-33; Mt. 5:6; 2 Cor. 12:9,10
  • They recognised that Jesus was the only solution! Mt.20:30; Psalm 63:1
  • They persevered until they found what they were looking for! Mt. 20:31; Mt. 6:33; Heb. 11:6
  • Many people don't seek until they find because of:
Ignorance - they don't know what they are looking for
Arrogance - they don't think the
y need to
Unbelief - they don't really believe they will find so they give up seeking
  • They honoured Jesus as Lord. Mt. 20:30,33; Mt.10:40-42
  • They didn't "use" Jesus for selfish motives but devoted their lives to Him. Mt. 20:31; Lk 6:46
In the evening we ministered to the homeless and needy at our monthly homeless mission where more than 80 people were blessed with God's presence and love as well as food and clothing. We praise God for our "second church" and the opportunity to freely give what we have freely received.

This Sunday we are meeting in the Baptist church in Frankfurt-Eschersheim for a new life celebration as we baptise those who have received new life in Christ. The location of the church can be found here...

Quote of the week:

"O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you..." Psalm 63:1