Monday 28 November 2011

The Fear of the Word

Glory to God!

This year the Lord has been speaking to us about what it means to fear Him. We have learned that God created man for three essential purposes - to be like Him (godliness); to know Him (fellowship) and to do His will (co-labour). After the fall of man, man became ungodly, separated from God and unable to produce lasting fruit. Consequently Christ came to both model restored humanity as well as restore man to God's original purposes for man.  Jesus modelled perfect godliness by revealing the Father (John 14:9); perfect fellowship,  being in the Father and He in Jesus (John 14:10) and perfect co-labouring as Jesus only did the will of the Father (John 14:31). Through faith in Christ the believer is born again and restored to God's original purposes for him in Christ. Therefore those who are in Christ, are empowered to be godly (Eph. 4:24; 1 Pet.1:16; 2 Pet. 1:3), are made one with God in true fellowship (1 John 4:15) and are able to co-labour with God to produce lasting fruit (Eph. 2:10; John 15:4,5). These three purposes for man can only be fulfilled as the believer fears God by relying on Him, responding to Him and revering Him. 

Yesterday the Lord showed us that those who fear Him will also fear His Word. This is what God says in Isaiah 66:2,

"This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word." 

Those who truly fear God will tremble at His Word. That means that those who fear God will fear His Word by relying on God's Word, responding to God's Word and revering God's Word

The believer fears God's Word when he relies on it as his source for life rather than as a solution for his problems. The Word of God must be the believer's daily bread (Matt. 4:4) and source for godliness (2 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 4:12); victory over the enemy (1 John 2:14; Eph. 6:17) and for life as he meets with the Author (1 John 2:27; John 5:39,40).

The believer fears God's Word when he responds to it in obedience. True humility is dependence on God rather than on self. Those who obey God's Word are relying on God's Word rather than on self. It is these whom God esteems and blesses and whose worship is acceptable to Him (Isaiah 66:3-5). Obedience is the fruit of our fellowship with God (John 15:10; 1 John 2:3-6).

The believer fears God's Word when he reveres it and honours it. Just as the power of God could not be manifested when the Living Word, Jesus was not honoured in His home town, so the Word of God cannot do its work in those who don't revere it as the very words of the Lord (Mark 6:4-6). Those who revere the Word receive it with a humble attitude as the God-breathed communication that has creative power to transform lives (1 Thess. 1:5; 2:13).

We praise God for His awesome revelation to us and for showing us that to fear God is to also fear His Word!

Next month there are quite a few changes to our events, locations and meeting times so please make a note of the following:

18 December @ 15:00 - Family Christmas Service at CZF
24 December @ 16:00 - Christmas Eve Service at IBTC (Kurhessenstr.14)
25 December - NO meeting!
1 January @ 15:00 - KLF meeting
1 January @ 18:30 - Soup kitchen (Gutleutstr.121)

Quote of the week:

"This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at my word." Isaiah 66:2


Monday 21 November 2011

True Worshippers

Glory to God!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about worship and this is what He showed us:

  • God saves us to set us apart to be a holy people - a people who belong to God and worship only Him. Exodus 7:16; John 4:23,24; 1 Peter 2:9; Eph. 1:11,12 
  • Salvation restores man to true fellowship and communion with God and turns "rebels into worshippers" (A.W. Tozer)
  • To worship God is to honour and value Him above anything else.
  • The believer is called to worship God with his life. Rom. 12:1
  • Looking at the response of Martha and Mary to the presence of Jesus we see two forms of worship. Martha worshipped Jesus by serving Him whilst Mary worshipped Jesus by desiring to be with Him and being satisfied by Jesus alone. Both forms of worship honour Jesus but Jesus commends Mary for her actions and tells her that "one thing is needed." Luke 10:38-41
  • True worship honours God when He is the believer's greatest desire and the One who satisfies him most.
  • We honour those whom we spend time with because time is the only resource that can never be replenished!
  • Spending time with God in the secret place because He is our greatest desire and only He can satisfy, honours God and glorifies Him most.
  • God has created a God-shaped hole in each person that can only be filled with God (Blaise Pascal).
  • Idolatry is desiring created things and being temporarily satisfied with them instead of desiring the Creator and being satisfied in Him. Isaiah 57:9,10; 1 Peter 4:2; Hosea 13:6
  • The devil seeks to tempt man to desire and be satisfied by created things rather than the Creator.
  • The Psalmists worshipped and honoured God when their desire was for Him alone. Psalm 73:25; 42:1,2; 27:4; 63:1
  • Being satisfied, filled and content in God is great gain! 1 Tim. 6.6; Phil. 4:11; Eph. 5:18
  • The Psalmists worshipped God when they were most satisfied in God. Psalm 17:15; 63:5; 90:14; 23:1
God is looking for worshippers who value and honour Him above everything else because they desire Him more than anything created and find satisfaction in Him more than in anything else.

We praise God for teaching us to be true worshippers!

Quote of the week

"When I awake, I will be satisfied, for I will see you face to face." Psalm 17:15


Monday 14 November 2011

Healing Presence

Glory to God

Our Healing Presence Seminar with Richard Maybery was very powerful indeed! Many lives were deeply touched by the Father's love as Richard shared liberating truth and people responded to God's loving kindness. Richard spoke on healing life's hurts and addressed shame, fear and control; inner vows; ungodly beliefs; and the father-heart of God. We spent much time in God's healing presence as we worshipped the Lord and simply allowed Him to saturate us with His Spirit.

Yesterday we had a full house as we joined with Charity Church from Hanau for our first joint meeting. Richard Maybery spoke to us about understanding God's ability to make His children fruitful in the desert and how hope is our anchor in difficult times. After God's Word to us, Richard ministered to us and once again the Father touched us deeply with His healing presence. We praise God for Richard and for being a true spiritual father to us, demonstrating the Father's love and encouragement to us.

Quote of the week

"See how very much the Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!" 1 John 3:1


Monday 7 November 2011

The heart of the bride of Christ

Glory to God!

The Lord is continuing to speak to us about loving Him and loving one another out of our fear of the Lord. Yesterday the Lord spoke to us from 1 Peter where he writes,

"Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart." 1 Peter 1:22

The Lord calls every believer to take responsibility for his life and to purify himself "from everything that contaminates body and spirit" (2 Cor. 7:1). Obedience to God's Word brings the believer into agreement with God's will so that God can do His work in and through us. God's will is that the believer should have sincere love for the Church - a love that is deep and from the heart. The Lord is more concerned with the heart than He is with behaviour or outward appearances (see 1 Sam. 16:7 and Mat. 7:21,22). The Lord spoke to us about our need to face the facts and the condition of our hearts and to confess and repent of bad attitudes and bad fruit. Failure to do so can lead to deception and hypocrisy! When the believer ignores the weeds in his life and doesn't act on God's Word (James 1:22-24), he begins to walk in denial and will ultimately walk in darkness, unable to recognise the weeds in his life. Those who know about the weeds in their lives and pretend to walk in righteousness, not only walk in denial but live hypocritical lives.

God is concerned about the garden of the believer's heart! He desires to enter the garden of the believer's heart and "taste its choice fruits" (see Song of songs 4:12-5:1). Through faith in Christ, the believer receives a new heart, cleansed and purified by the blood of the Lamb. God has done everything for the believer to produce good fruit - that which the Spirit produces and not the works of man. God therefore expects every believer to produce the aroma of a good attitude of the heart and the fruit that proceeds from the heart that is filled with God (see Isaiah 5:1-4 and John 15).

We praise God for His revelation to us and for helping us to live in love as we devote ourselves to God's presence, people and purposes!

Yesterday evening we had another opportunity to bless the poor and needy in Frankfurt at our monthly soup kitchen. We had a great team that not only served the people but spent time with them to hear their story and encourage them in love.

This week we are hosting a series of God encounter meetings with Dr Richard Maybery from Cape Town, South Africa. This Healing Presence Seminar will help people encounter God's healing presence, receive healing and be equipped to heal others. Click here for more information...

Quote of the week:
"My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside. He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit...What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it? When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad?" Isaiah 5:1,2,4


Monday 31 October 2011


Glory to God!

The Lord is speaking to us about living in the fear of the Lord and as we live from God, because of God and for God, we will bear the fruit of the Spirit. As believers in Christ Jesus we are joined to God and to His people to manifest God's nature and will on earth as it is in Heaven. As the believer is rooted in Christ, he will bear the fruit of God's love.

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about forgiveness and how the believer is required to forgive others as he is forgiven by the Lord. God's unfailing love (Agape) is revealed through forgiveness and those who are rooted in God's love are those who forgive. The Lord showed us three principles that reveal His heart and the urgency for believers to forgive one another:

  1. Forgive those who sin against you. Matthew 6:12
  2. Forgive and be forgiven. Matthew 6:14
  3. Don't forgive and you won't be forgiven. Matthew 6:15

Forgiving others bears witness to the power and love of God at work in our lives!

We praise God for teaching us how to love as He loves us and for the revelation of His unfailing love! Hallelujah!

We are looking forward to our Healing Presence Seminar from 10 - 13 November with Dr Richard Maybery. Click here for more details.

Quote of the week:

"Smart people know how to hold their tongue; their grandeur is to forgive and forget." Prov. 19:11 (MSG)


Monday 24 October 2011

Passionately Committed

Glory to God!

Jesus is building His Church and of the increase of His government there will be no end. Jesus is reigning over His Kingdom forever because He is passionately committed (zealous) to accomplishing his purposes (Isaiah 9:6,7; Matthew 16:18,19)!

Through faith in Christ, the believer becomes part of God's purposes on earth. The believer is joined to the Lord and to His people and is delivered from a state of separation to a state of union with God and His Body, the Church (Eph.2:12-22; 3:10,11). Tragically there are believers who return to their original state of separation from Christ and His Body! In Revelation 2 we read,

"But I have this complaint against you. You don't love me or each other as you did at first! Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first." Rev. 2:4,5

In the original Greek, Christ is literally saying, "You have divorced your First love and His Body!" The believer's first love is Christ and His Body, the Church. One cannot separate one's relationship to Christ and one's relationship to His Body. Our relationship to God's people reflects the reality of our relationship to God Himself (see Matthew 25:31-46; 1 John 4:19-21). Those who separate the two walk in deception (see 1 John 2:9-11).

Yesterday the Lord showed us how the dismembering or divorce process can happen in one's relationships, whether it be husband and wife, believer and local church, brothers and sisters in Christ etc.

The Dismembering Process

Delightfulness phase

In any new relationship there is much excitement and joy. Everything seems "ideal" and all apparent "faults" are overlooked. This is a wonderful phase of new beginnings and great expectations.

Drabness phase

As one gets to know one another, one can gradually become familiar with one another and take one another for granted. During this phase things become a little boring and common. 

Disapppointment phase

As one stays in relationship one realises that the other person or people are not perfect. One begins to recognise that the other person is imperfect and the first grumblings and criticisms arise.

Disillusionment phase

As one continues in a relationship there comes a point when one recognises that there is no such thing as an ideal partner and one's unrealistic expectations are exposed. The bubble is burst and one becomes disillusioned.

Dilemma phase

At this point one realises one is faced with a choice. Either one works through the imperfections or one runs away. This is a crisis phase and the decisions one makes at this point will determine the outcome of the relationship!

Dislocating phase

If one decides to give up on the relationship and walk away, one first becomes independent and dislocated - one is still hanging on superficially but one's heart is already separated.

Dismembering phase

Isolation - the outcome of a heart that has decided to leave the relationship to look for a better one in the hope of finding an ideal partner. Driven by unrealistic expectations this person severs his relationship to the other in pursuit of his illusion.

Sadly the dismembering process is all too common in people's relationships in the world and in the Church! Christ's answer for those who are in the dismembering process is "Repent and do the things you did at first!"  
God is calling His people to return to their first love - 
Christ and the Church! 

To avoid the dismembering process one needs to be passionately committed to one's partner. Passionate commitment or sacrificial devotion is the driving force that will fulfill God's purposes on earth and when we passionately commit ourselves to one another, we will become part of God's eternal purposes for our relationship with Him and His people!

Passionate commitment is the key to fulfilling God's eternal purposes in our lives! 
Agape love produces lasting fruit!

We praise God for showing us how to be part of His eternal purposes and how to avoid becoming divorced from our first love!

Quote of the week:

"He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this." Isaiah 9:7


Monday 10 October 2011

Building God's Kingdom

Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was buzzing with excitement right from the beginning as we celebrated our King and worshipped Him together. During a very special time with God, He ministered to His people with prophetic words and touched many people who needed healing.

The Lord is speaking to KLF about the fear of the Lord and how His people respond to Him when they fear Him. Motivated by God's love, the Lord is calling the Church to devote herself to God's presence, to God's people and to God's salvation purposes. These 3 p's are the essence of living the Kingdom life

In response to God's word to us, we are once again emphasising the importance of church membership as an expression of one's devotion to God's presence, people and purposes as well as the importance of belonging to a Life Group to connect with one another, to care for one another, to grow together and influence together.

The Lord then spoke to us about building His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven and this is what He showed us:

Your Kingdom come!
  • The believer's daily prayer should be for God's Kingdom to come. Matthew 6:10
  • God's Kingdom comes as His will is done on earth as it is in heaven. 

The nature of a kingdom
  • A kingdom is made up of a king who rules and the subjects that obey their king.
  • Every person belongs to a kingdom, whether it is the kingdom of Satan, the kingdom of this world, the kingdom of self or the Kingdom of God.
  • Every person has someone sitting on the throne of his life and lives in subjection to that person whether it is Satan, self or God!
  • The one who rules in our lives is the one we subject ourselves to and are obedient to. Eph. 2:1-3
  • Jesus confronted those who claimed to have God on the throne but were subjecting themselves to another. John 8:31-51; Matthew 16:23
  • Jesus expects those who have subjected themselves to His Kingdom to produce the fruit of His Kingdom. Matthew 21:43
  • To worship God is to serve Him in obedience as a subject of His Kingdom. Matthew 4:10; Rom. 1:25; 1 Thess. 1:9

Conflict of the kingdoms
  • Jesus is the King of kings and is Lord of all. However, we do not see everything in subjection to Him yet. Heb. 2:5-8
  • Only those who live in obedience to their King, produce the fruit of the Kingdom.
  • Satan tempts man to disobey God by getting man to do his own will. Eph. 2:1-3; Matthew 16:23
  • The revelation of God's Kingdom requires a response. Either the believer will change the way he thinks and behaves in obedience to God's will or he will disobey and continue to live according to the kingdom of self. Rom. 8:5, 12-14
  • In order not to blatantly disobey God, the believer tries to form another standard that does not accuse his disobedience (an excuse). This standard is self-created and appears spiritual but is contrary to God's revealed will. 1 Sam. 15
  • God wants the believer's obedience and not a self-created "sacrifice" (spiritualised disobedience).

Spiritual Trojans
  • Similarly the kingdom of self can seek to do its will in the church by veiling self with a spiritual appearance (spiritual trojan).
  • Spiritual trojans will only serve in the church if they can do what they want to do and the way they want to do it. When spiritual trojans are corrected or not permitted to do their will, they become offended and accusatory because self cannot get its way.
  • The spiritual servant is willing to serve God and His people in any capacity and without selfish agendas. However the spiritual trojan is only willing to serve on his own terms.

Building God's Kingdom
  • God's Kingdom is established and extended in and through the believer's life as he submits to his King and obeys His will.

The Lord is showing us how our name, Kingdom Life Frankfurt, is both our identity and our purpose - to bring God's Kingdom in Frankfurt as it is in heaven as we live the Kingdom life in obedience to our King.
We are looking forward to our Healing Presence Seminar with Dr Richard Maybery and our joint meeting with Charity Church on the 13th November at Eastsite 15.

Quote of the week:

"Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, 
your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:9,10



Monday 3 October 2011


Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was wonderful. The Lord is speaking to us about spiritual love and this is what He showed us:

"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Eph. 5:1,2

Divine love
  • God is love and we are called to love as He does. Eph. 5:1,2
  • The believer can only love as God loves if he remains in God and has revelation of God's divine love. 1 John 4:15-17
  • God demonstrated His love through Jesus. John 3:16
  • As spiritual love is contrary to the sinful nature, the believer must choose to love and live according to the Spirit. John 15:17; Gal. 5:17
  • As dearly loved children we are called to live a life of love - a life that remains in love. Eph. 5:1; 1 John 4:16
The nature of spiritual love (Agape)
  1. Spiritual love is costly. It cost Jesus His life to demonstrate the extent of God's love. 1 John 3:16
  2. Spiritual love is intentional. The Father was purposeful and intentional in giving the world His Son. Jesus demonstrated His love and we are called to do the same. 1 John 3:16-18
  3. Spiritual love is unconditional. Spiritual love is not dependent on the response of the object of its love. God's unconditional love is revealed by His unfailing and unchanging love. Rom. 5:8; 1 John 4:19
  4. Spiritual love is uncomfortable. Jesus left the place of glory to live as a servant in complete obedience to the Father. Phil. 2:1-8
  5. Spiritual love is inconvenient. Jesus stepped into darkness and He calls us to do the same - to enter into someone else's darkness to give impart faith, hope and love. John 1:1-14
  6. Spiritual love is unpopular. Jesus made himself of no reputation and lived to please the Father and not man. Phil. 2:6-8; Gal. 1:10
  7. Spiritual love is risky. We risk rejection, humiliation, being misunderstood and being persecuted.
The reward for spiritual love
  • Spiriual love glorifies God. Eph. 5:2; 2 Cor. 4:15
  • Spiritual love benefits the Church. 2 Cor. 4:15
  • Spiritual love benefits the lost. 2 Cor. 4:15
  • Spiritual love brings eternal reward. 2 Cor. 4:17

We praise God for revealing His agape love to us and for giving us knowledge of this love that passes understanding so that we are filled with the fullness of God (Eph. 3:17-19)!

In the evening we had another special time with the homeless and needy in Frankfurt at our monthly soup kitchen. 

We are looking forward to our Healing Presence seminar with Dr Richard Maybery from 10 - 13 November. All meetings will take place at KLF, Salzschlirferstr.15. 

Quote of the week:

"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Eph. 5:1,2


Monday 26 September 2011

A Community of Love

Glory to God!

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

  • God is love. Those who are joined to the Vine, who is love, will produce the fruit of love. John 15:1-17
  • The believer's faith or fear of the Lord is expressed through love. Gal. 5:6
  • Pentecost was a baptism of love. The believers were immersed in God and God in them. Acts 2:1-39; 1 John 4:15, 16
  • The evidence of the believers' baptism in love was demonstrated by their subsequent devotion to God's presence, people and purposes. Acts 2:42-47
  • The believers demonstrated God's love - His faithful and unconditional love.
  • The fruit of the believers' love was a greater fear of God, miraculous signs and wonders, praise, joy, favour and multiplication. Acts 2:42-47
  • As the believer is filled with God's love, he can overflow with divine love that is devoted to God's presence, people and purposes. Gal. 5:22

We praise God for revelation of His divine love and how He is creating us to be a community of love. Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

"The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." Gal. 5:6


Monday 12 September 2011

Living in love

Glory to God!

The Lord has been speaking to us about resonating the sound of heaven and yesterday God spoke to us about resonating His love on earth as it is in heaven. Looking at 1 John 4:16 and 17, the Lord showed us the following:

Salvation and love.
  • God is love. The essence of God is love. 1 John 4:16
  • Salvation is union with God through Christ. 1 John 5:11,12
  • The believer has received fullness in Christ and therefore fullness of love. Col. 2:9,10; 1 John 4:16
  • The believer's new nature in Christ is love. Gal. 5:22
  • Love is the evidence of the believers union with God. 1 John 4:15; John 13:34,35
  • The believer can have confidence on the day of judgment if he continues to walk in love. 1 John 4:17
  • The believer is called to be like Christ was and is. 1 John 2:6; 4:17
  • As the believer bears the fruit of love, he resonates God's love in heaven on earth. 1 John 4:17
God loves you!
  • The Church needs revelation of the love of God in order to love as He does. Eph. 3:16-19; John 17:26; 1 John 4:19
  • God loves you! John 3:16; Rom. 5:8; 8:38,39; 1 John 3:1; 4:16,17
The fruit of love
  • The fruit of the knowledge of the love of God will be the following:
  • Discipline will change to desire. Psalm 27:4
  • Your highest goal will be love. 1 Cor. 14:1; Col. 3:12-14
  • You live in love. 1 John 4:16
  • You bear the fruit of love. Gal. 5:22
  • Christ's love compels you. 2 Cor. 5:14; John 13:14,15
God pursues you!
  • God not only loves us - He pursues us!
  • He calls us. Gen. 3:9; 1 Cor. 1:9
  • He seeks us. Luke 15:20; Rom. 10:21; John 4:23
  • He longs for us. Song of Songs 2:14
  • He is jealous for our affection. James 4:5
  • He desires us. Psalm 45:11

We praise God for His awesome revelation to us and for filling us afresh with His love.

In the evening we ministered to the poor and needy in Frankfurt as we shared the love of God with them, feeding them and caring for them.

Quote of the week:

"God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him." 
1 John 4:16,17

Monday 29 August 2011

Revealing God's wisdom

Glory to God!

The Lord is continuing to speak to us about wisdom and yesterday He showed us the following:

The wisdom of the righteous
  • God wants to turn the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous to make ready a people prepared for Him. Luke 1:17
  • God's people live according to the wisdom of the righteous as they obey His will. Rom. 1:5; 16:25-27; 1 Peter 1:1,2
  • Christ is the wisdom of God. 1 Cor. 1:24, 30; Col. 2:3
  • Those who are in Christ have received God's wisdom and have the mind of Christ, knowing the thoughts of God by the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. 2:6-16
Jesus our example
  • Jesus demonstrated the wisdom of God by His words and actions. Matthew 11:19
  • Jesus lived according to the principles of God and the presence of God. Matthew 4:1-11; John 8:38
Principles and Presence
  • The believer must depend on the Word of God (principles) and the presence of God (Spirit) to demonstrate the wisdom of the righteous.
  • Those who live according to principles without the Presence are in danger of legalism.
  • Those who think they are living according to the Spirit without knowledge of the Word are in danger of deception.
Seeking the willl of God
  • The believer is called to seek the will of God and obey it to reveal God's wisdom. Eph. 5:15-17
  • The believer must learn to be led by the Spirit to know the will of God. Rom. 8:14; Gal. 5:16,17, 25
  • Spiritual wisdom is derived from the Spirit and not the natural.
  • Circumstances and the natural realm can confirm what the Spirit is saying but should not be depended on for primary direction from the Lord. 2 Cor. 2:12,13
  • As the believer grows in his knowledge of God, he will know what pleases the Lord. Col. 1:9-12
  • Those who are led by the Spirit of God will know what the Holy Spirit desires (Gal. 5:16,17) and when the Holy Spirit: is grieved (Eph. 4:30); envies intensely (James 4:5); comforts and encourages (John 14:16); convicts (John 16:8-11); teaches (John 16.13; 1 John 2:27) etc
  • God has entrusted the believer with His Spirit and His wisdom so that the believer can make godly decisions that are based on the knowledge of God and the prompting of the Spirit rather than on specific instructions and commands (Compare Acts 1:21-26 and Titus 1:5-9).
We praise God that He has given us everything we need to walk in the wisdom of the righteous as we live from the principles and the presence of God!

Quote of the week:
"Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous - to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." Luke 1:16,17


Monday 22 August 2011

Building on the Rock

Glory to God!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about our need to get wisdom and this is what He showed us:

  1. Wisdom begins with fearing God – relying on, responding to, and revering God. Isaiah 11:1-5; Prov. 9:10
  2. Get wisdom! Prov. 4:7; 2:1-11; Eph. 5:15,16
  3. Wisdom is the application of knowledge and understanding.
  4. Natural wisdom has its source in the created. 1 Cor. 2:6
  5. Spiritual wisdom has its source in God. 1 Cor. 2:6-14
  6. We need spiritual knowledge, understanding and wisdom to know the will of God and do it. Eph. 1:17,18; Col. 1:9-12
  7. Those who don’t seek to know and understand the Lord’s will are foolish. Eph. 5:15,16; Prov. 28:26
  8. Those who know and understand the will of God and don’t do it are foolish. Matt. 7:24-27; Luke 6:43-45
  9. Our words and behaviour reveal the source of our wisdom. James 3:13

We praise God for His revelation to us and for giving us spiritual knowledge, spiritual understanding and spiritual wisdom in order for us to live our lives wisely and not foolishly! The Lord is helping us to build our lives on solid rock! Hallelujah!

We are continuing to pray for Israel and to know what is on God's heart for Israel. Our desire is to pray God's will according to the revelation He gives us concerning Israel - the Jewish people, the nation and the land.

Quote of the week:

"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is." Eph. 5:15-17


Monday 15 August 2011

The God of Peace

Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was amazing! The presence of God was tangible! We gave the Holy Spirit room to do what He wanted and as we followed His lead we were richly blessed. Hallelujah!

Looking at Psalm 23, we were invited by the Lord to know and experience Him according to the revelation David had when he wrote the Psalm. As we reflected on the Psalm, the Lord ministered His peace to us and He encouraged and strengthened our faith. The Lord showed us how He wants us to rest in Him and dwell in Him. We then prayed, using the Psalm as the revelation of truth for our lives. It was very powerful indeed!
This week we feel led to pray for Israel. Our desire is to know God's heart for Israel and how he wants KLF to be part of His purpose for Israel.

Quote of the week:

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

Monday 8 August 2011

Fullness of Life

Glory to God!

Yesterday we heard an exciting report about pastor Richard's missionary trip to the Philippines and how many were saved, healed and were delivered from the kingdom of darkness! For more information on the trip and the exciting things that God was doing, have a look at the Mabini Blog (click here).

The Lord reminded us yesterday of what He spoke to KLF about at the beginning of the year: "God's purpose for KLF in 2011" (click here...). He showed us how the believer has received fullness of life in Christ Jesus and that through our union with Christ, we are joined to Eternal Life (John 10:10; Col. 2:9,10; 1 John 1:1-4; 5:11-13,20). It is therefore through the believer's union with Eternal Life that the believer can enjoy fellowship with God, be like God and do His will to produce lasting fruit (1 John 1:1-4; 1 Peter 1:15,16; Gal. 5:22; Rom. 7:4; John 14:12; 15:16). Hallelujah!

In the evening we ministered to the poor and homeless at our monthly soup kitchen and enjoyed spending time with these precious people, sharing the love of God with them.

Quote of the week:

"You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God." Romans 7:4 (NLT)


Monday 11 July 2011

Seeing the invisible

Glory to God!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about seeing the invisible and this is what He showed us:

Seeing the invisible
  • God is invisible but His existence is revealed through creation. Rom. 1:20; Col. 1:15
  • God's Kingdom is invisible and can only be seen and entered into by being born again. John 3:3,5
  • It is only by the Spirit of God that the believer can see the invisible realm. 1 Cor. 2:9-14
  • To walk in faith is to walk in response to the eternal, invisible realm of God and His Kingdom. 2 Cor. 4:18
Living from the invisible
  • Moses lived by faith. Heb. 11:24
  • When he had grown up he made a conscious decision to be identified with God rather than the world. Heb. 11:24,25
  • Moses valued the eternal more than the temporary and did not fear the temporary consequences of living for Christ. Heb. 11:25-27
  • Moses continued to live by faith because he saw him who is invisible. Heb. 11:27
  • Those who live from the invisible, because of the invisible and for the invisible, fear the Lord and live by faith. Phil. 3:7-14; 2 Cor. 5:7
Living from eternity
  • To live from God's invisible realm is to live from eternity and manifest God's eternal Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
  • The believer's hope of eternity produces faith and love. Col. 1:5
  • God's people are a people of hope who live from the hope they have through Christ - the Hope of glory. Col. 1:27
  • God's people overflow with hope as they trust in God and live from the invisible. Rom. 15:13
We praise God for His amazing revelation to us and for filling us with hope!

From the 15 July to 1 August, pastor Richard will be travelling to the Philippines. KLF is in the process of setting up a ministry on the Island of Butuan that will support the local people and in particular the many street children. Our desire is to impart truth and to meet some of the physical and educational needs of the many orphans and children in the area. You can follow his trip on the Mabini blog - click here...

On the 24 July, KLF will be meeting at the Baptist church, Haeberlinstr.3, in Eschersheim at 15h00 because of the Iron Man event taking place on that day in and around Frankfurt.

Quote of the week:

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13


Saturday 2 July 2011

Times of refreshing

Glory to God!

The Lord is speaking to us about His favour and He is building us up and encouraging us to not only receive His favour but also to stand fast in it. This is what He showed us yesterday:
  • God gives us His Spirit so that we can understand His grace (unconditional favour). 1 Cor. 2:12
  • God wants us to understand His grace in all its truth. Col. 1:6
  • The Gospel is the message of God's grace or favour. Acts 20:24
  • God's favour is revealed to all mankind. Titus 2:11
  • Access into the life of God is by dependency on His favour. Rom. 5:1,2; Eph. 2:4,5; 4:18
  • Abiding in the life of God is by dependency on His favour. Rom. 5:1,2; 5:17; 1 Peter 5:12
  • God encourages His people to rely on His favour to be strengthened. 2 Tim. 2:1
  • God's favour means salvation and times of refreshing for every believer. Prov. 16:15; Acts 3:19
In the evening we had another opportunity to minister God's love to the poor and needy at our monthly soup kitchen. It was exciting that we could translate the message into bulgarian and polish so that even more people could understand the Good News! Consequently many received the message and asked for the favour of God in their lives through faith in Jesus. Hallelujah!

From the 15 July to 1 August, pastor Richard will be travelling to the Philippines. KLF is in the process of setting up a ministry on the Island of Butuan that will support the local people and in particular the many street children. Our desire is to impart truth and to meet some of the physical and educational needs of the many orphans and children in the area. You can follow his trip on the Mabini blog - click here...

On the 24 July, KLF will be meeting at the Baptist church, Haeberlinstr.3, in Eschersheim at 15h00 because of the Iron Man event taking place on that day in and around Frankfurt.

Quote of the week:

"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand." Romans 5:1,2


Monday 27 June 2011

Ministers of Reconciliation

Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was awesome! God is ensuring that the Church is kept blameless (1 Thess. 5:23,24) and teaching us what it means to truly love one another and walk in unity. The Lord spoke to us about anger and the consequences of holding on to anger. You can find an outline of yesterday's sermon below.

Kingdom Life is a mission-minded church and it is on our heart to further God's Kingdom both locally and globally. For this reason we are setting up a ministry in the Philippines on the island of Mindanao together with local pastors Berwyn and Liberty. Our desire is to establish a work in the area of Butuan City that will minister truth to the people and provide for their needs. There is particularly a great need to care for the many street children in the area that are subject to poverty and abuse. After a fruitful trip last year, pastor Richard will be travelling again to the area for a two week period in July to continue building relationships and establishing KLF's ministry in the Philippines. For more information on last year's trip and to follow the news on the upcoming trip from 15 July - 1 Aug. click here...

Quote of the week:

"All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God." 2 Corinthians 5:18-20

Sermon outline:

"Don't let anger steal your worship."

2Cor. 5:18-20
  • Effective reconciliation has huge potential for us to impact the community.
  • We have all been given the "ministry of reconciliation", therefore we are all in full time ministry.
  • As Sons of God - we are by nature peace-makers.
John 17: 11, 21-22
  • Jesus' focus of prayer was for the unity of the saints.
  • Reconciliation must begin in the church before we can effectively reconcile the world to God.
Our emotions are powerful, always present, and hard to handle.
We cannot stop having emotions any more than we can stop having thoughts.

  • divert attention from the core concerns / real issues
  • damage relationships if there is lack of self-control
  • can be exploited by others e.g.
  • Philistines with Samson - Judges 14 & 16
  • Absalom with David - 2 Sam. 13
Important to be led by and walk in the Spirit

What is typical response to conflict situations:
  • Escape / Denial (response of choice for many Christians and Churches).
  • Fight (e.g. Gossip / Slander and character assassination).
  • Anger - waiting at the door
Matthew 5: 21-24 - Did Jesus mean what he said?

Cain & Abel - Gen. 4:1-8 (first account of Anger & murder in the bible)

Worship reveals / confronts issues of the heart. Prov. 21: 2-3, 21, 27

Is it wrong to get angry?
  • What is the motivation? - James 1:19, Eph. 45:26-27
  • Righteous anger is order (e.g. against injustice, hatred of ungodliness, immorality etc)
  • Unselfish and based upon love for God and others.
  • Prolonged anger can turn to bitterness
  • Prolonged anger provides a foothold in our life for the enemy
  • Prolonged anger overload opens the door to physical sicknesses
  • Common causes of anger - feelings of hurt, frustration or fear / anxiety / worry
  • Core concerns / underlying issues
  • lack of recognition / appreciation
  • feelings of rejection
  • lack of autonomy
  • lack of status (i.e. feel put down by others)
  • Role (i.e. what one does is trivialized, undermined, restricted by others)
People are prone to...
  • React negatively, contrary to what is best for them.
  • Go it alone - "independent spirit"
  • Act deceptively & perceived as untrustworthy.
What is the process? Col. 3:8, Eph. 4:31-32
  • Unforgiveness
  • Resentment (hardening of the heart begins to take place)
  • Retaliation (feelings of wanting to get even)
  • ANGER (sin crouches at the door - Gen. 4:7)
  • Hatred (I want you to pay for how I feel)
  • Violence (I want you feel how I feel)
  • Murder (the final solution) - Also includes spiritual murder with our words.
  • The key is forgiveness - Mark 11:25
  • Unforgiveness retained by us means that our sins are retained by God
  • The wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23)
  • Jesus priority in his prayer before going to the cross was for the unity of the saints.
  • Our worship to God is directly affected by our relationships with fellow believers
  • We have all been given the ministry of reconciliation.

Monday 20 June 2011


Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was brilliant! The house was full and there was great excitement and anticipation with many guests attending to witness the baptisms of 3 of our people. After worshiping the Lord in song, a few of our young people presented an extremely powerful and moving drama of how Jesus took our place to deliver us from the power of the devil and to reconcile us to God. The Lord then spoke to us about how He wants to give mankind His "Coat of Favour" and this is what He showed us:

  • God offers us the gift of His favour in Christ Jesus. Eph. 2:4-9
  • To believe in Jesus is to be clothed with Christ - the Coat of God's favour. Gal. 3:27
  • To enjoy God's favour one must be clothed properly! Matthew 22:1-14
  • When one is clothed with the Coat of Favour, one can enjoy the fullness of God's favour! Prov. 16:15
  • God's favour means the believer receives God's s.m.i.l.e. - Salvation, More, Intimacy, Love and Encouragment. Eph. 2:8,9; 3:20; 2:18; 1 John 3:1; Phil. 2:1
  • Now is the time of God's favour, now is the day of salvation. 2 Cor. 6:2

In response to the Word of God, 3 people gave their lives to Christ and received the Coat of Favour as they were clothed with Christ! Hallelujah!

After a dynamic dance, performed by our KLF children and youth, we listened to the testimonies of our 3 people who were then subsequently baptised. There was great joy and it seemed as though Heaven itself joined in!

Everyone was then invited to stay for our BBQ and we praise God that the weather was fine for us to grill and even sit outside after it had been raining the whole time before! It was a great time to meet new people and for Kingdom Life to bond together as a church family.

Quote of the week:

"When the king smiles, there is life; his favour refreshes like a spring rain." Prov. 16:15


Sunday 5 June 2011

Revival of Holiness

Glory to God!

This morning we had a wonderful time in God's presence! Through worship, the Word of God and Communion, the Lord led us into greater revelation of His holiness. This is what He showed us:

God's holiness
  • God is holy. His holiness is His essence.
  • The manifestation of God's holiness is His glory.
  • The manifestation of God is the fruit of His holiness. Gal. 5:22

Fire and holiness

  • Fire is the manifestation of God's holiness. Lev. 9:23,24; 2 Chron. 7:1-3
  • God revealed Himself to Moses as fire in a burning bush. Exodus 3:1-6
  • Through the revelation of the possibility of the union of God with the natural (bush, tent of meeting, temple), God forshadowed Penetecost - God's fire dwelling upon and in the natural - the Church. Acts 2:1-4
  • Pentecost is God baptising His people in Holiness!

God's holy people

  • The Church is holy. Col. 3:12; 1 Peter 2:9-12; Eph. 4:24; 5:26,27
  • The believer is holy because of God's presence in the believer; God's possession of the believer and God's purpose for the believer. 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1

"A revival of holiness is what we need.
We need preaching about Christ's claim on us
that will lead us to live entirely
for Him and His Kingdom." Andrew Murray

We praise God for His revelation to us and for calling and empowering us by His Holy Spirit to live holy lives that reveal His holiness! Hallelujah!

Next Sunday we will be meeting at our usual time at 3pm at Eastsite 15, Salzschlirfer Str.15.

Quote of the week:

"Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness out of the fear of the Lord." 2 Cor. 7:1


Monday 30 May 2011

Revival of Love

Glory to God!

After an amazing time with Steve Porter last week at our Sound of Heaven Conference, we are sensing God draw us nearer and nearer to Himself. Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about "Uninvited Love" from Luke 7:36-50 and He showed us how true love and worship is expressed when we receive revelation of God's abundant love and forgiveness. In an age where love is distorted and perverted, God is calling the Church to reveal His true love, forgiveness and acceptance to draw sinners to Himself through His loving people. Only as the Church experiences God's love can she express His love!

We praise God for drawing us so close to Him and for the revelation of His unfailing love toward us. As we are filled with Him, we will overflow with Him. Glory to God!

This Sunday KLF will be meeting at 10am at Eastsite 15, Salzschlirfer Str.15 and in the evening we will have our monthly soup kitchen.

Quote of the week:

"I tell you, her sins - and they are many - have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love." Luke 7:47


Monday 23 May 2011

Steve Porter

Glory to God!

These are truly exciting times! The Sound of Heaven Conference with Steve Porter was amazing. From Wednesday to Sunday, the Lord used Steve to draw us closer and closer to Himself. The Lord has truly helped KLF, through Steve, to discover greater levels of intimacy with Him and has awakened in all of us a yearning desire to know and experience God more. We praise the Lord for this man of God who truly walks with God and has the gift to help the Church enter into places with God that few have been. Steve Porter and Josh McCreight have been a tremendous blessing to KLF, Frankfurt and Germany and we are convinced that God will continue to use Steve internationally to release a true revival of agape love in and through the Body of Christ! Hallelujah!

The messages from the conference are available here...


Monday 16 May 2011

Entering the Glory

Glory to God!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about worshipping Him in the splendour of His holiness (Psalm 29:2) and this is what He showed us:

  • Worship is the response to the revelation of God. Rom. 12:1; Isa. 6:1-3; Rev. 4:8-11
  • True worshipers worship what they know. John 4:22
  • God is holy. 1 Peter 1:16
  • Holiness means wholeness, completeness, pefection.
  • God is perfect, unique and unchanging. Mt 5:48; Ex. 15:11; Deut. 4:39; Mal. 3:6
  • Holiness describes the essence of God.
  • The revelation of God's holiness is His glory.
  • Splendour or glory are the manifestation of God's holiness. Ps. 29:2; John 2:11; 11:40
Revealing God's holiness
  • Jesus is the Mediator of God's holiness. 2 Cor. 4:6; Heb. 1:3
  • The believer is filled with God's holiness - the essence of God - the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor.3:16
  • The fruit of the Spirit is the manifestation of God's holiness. Gal. 5:22
  • The believer is called to be holy and to reveal God's holiness. 1 Peter 1:16
  • The believer can only make God known by staying close to His heart. John 1:18 (NLT); John 15:5
Entering God's glory
  • The believer no longer falls short of the glory of God and can enter into the presence of God and the manifestation of His glory through dependence on God's mercy and grace by faith in Christ. Rom. 3:23; Heb. 10:19-22
  • God calls the Church to worship Him in the splendour of His holiness - the revelation of His holiness - God's glory! Psalm 29:2

We praise God for continuing to give us such amazing revelation and for helping us to enter into His glory yesterday! Hallelujah!

This week we are hosting the Sound of Heaven Conference - a series of exciting God encounter meetings with Steve Porter. For more information please click here...

Quote of the week:

"Worship the Lord in the splendour of his holiness." Psalm 29:2


Monday 9 May 2011

New Life in Christ

Glory to God!

Yesterday we celebrated new life in Christ! Three people were baptised and one person recommitted his life to God. It is so exciting to hear the testimonies of lives that have been touched by God and to hear the hearts of those captured by His love. Hallelujah!

The Lord spoke to us about what this new life in Christ means for every believer. This is what He showed us:

Those who do not believe in Jesus are:
  • joined to darkness. Eph. 5:8; Col. 1:13
  • enemies of God. Col. 1:21; Rom. 5:10
  • separated from God. Col. 1:21; Eph. 2:12
  • objects of God's wrath. Eph. 2:3
Those who believe in Jesus are:
  • joined to light. Col. 1:13; Eph. 5:8,9
  • friends of God. Rom. 5:10
  • made one with God. Rom. 6:3,4; 1 John 4:15
  • objects of blessing. Eph. 1:3; 2:4,5
Union with God means:
  • God is in us to empower us. Eph. 1:18-21; 3:20,21; Col. 1:28,29; Phil. 4:13; Eph. 6:10
  • God is with us to encourage us. John 14:15-18; Joshua 1:5-9
  • God is upon us to authorise us. Matt. 3:16,17; Matt. 28:16-20
Baptism demonstrates our death to a life that was separated from God and the birth into a new life in Christ - a life united to God so that we live:
  • from His presence in us
  • because of His presence with us
  • for His presence upon us

We praise God for His awesome revelation to us and for helping us enter into the experience of being one with Him!

Kingdom Life is excited to host the upcoming Sound of Heaven conference with Steve Porter. The meetings will be powerful and intimate encounters with God. Click here for more info...

Quote of the week:

"Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives." Rom.6:2-4


Monday 2 May 2011

Saved to serve

Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was wonderful! God is saving, healing and setting people free. Lives are being changed as they are touched by the Lord and people begin to live for Him. Hallelujah!

As the Lord continues to speak to us about Living in the fear of the Lord, we are learning what it means to live because of God, from God and for God. This is what He showed us yesterday:

When we did not believe in Christ, we were
  • part of the kingdom of darkness (Eph. 5:8)
  • separated from God (Eph. 2:12)
  • enemies of God (Col. 1:21)
  • objects of wrath deserving punishment (Eph. 2:3)
  • ungodly (Rom. 5:6)
However, through faith in Christ, the believer is reconciled to God and becomes,
  • part of the kingdom of light (Eph. 5:8; Col. 1:13)
  • joined to God (1 John 4:15)
  • friends of God (Rom. 5:10,11)
  • objects of blessing (Eph. 2:4-6)
  • godly (2 Peter 1:3,4)
The reason God saves us is so that,
  • We can have an intimate relationship with Him (fellowship). Rom. 5:11; 1 John 1:3
  • We can be like Him and reveal Him (godliness). 2 Peter 1:3,4; 1 John 2:6
  • We can reign in life and live for Him (co-labour). Rom. 5:17
To live in the fear of the Lord is to live for God and serve Him!
  • Jesus came to serve and not to be served. Phil. 2:5-8; Mt 20:26-28
  • Jesus set an example for His followers. John 13:12-17
  • Jesus calls His followers to serve. John 12:26; 1 John 3:16; 2 Cor. 5:15
  • Jesus serves the Father and those who are filled with His Spirit are filled with the Spirit of servanthood. Rom. 6:10,11
  • The apostle Paul lived for God as a bond-servant - a servant unconditionally committed to his master. Rom. 1:1
  • Timothy lived for God and served the Church. Phil. 2:20,21
  • Those who serve others serve God. 1 Thess. 1:3; Hebrews 6:10,11; Eph. 6:5-8
The believer is reconciled to God to live for Him and serve Him.

We praise God for His revelation to us and for showing us what it means to live in the fear of the Lord very practically.

This Sunday we will be having a New Life Celebration and will be baptising new believers at the EFG church in Eschersheim. For more information please click here...

We are excited about having Steve Porter with us from the USA from the 18 -22 May. It will be time of refreshing and encountering God. For more information please click here...

Quote of the week:

"And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again." 2 Cor. 5:15