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


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