Glory to God!
Yesterday's meeting was awesome. The Father met with us with His amazing love as we worshipped Him and spent time in His presence.
The Lord spoke to us about what is on His heart for KLF this year. Looking at the ministry of Jesus that the Body of Christ is to continue, we noted the following from John chapter one:
- Jesus was with the Father and continued to remain in the Father and the Father in Him. Similarly the Church must remain in Christ as He remains in the Church. John 1:1,2,14,18; 14:10; 17:21; John 15:4,5
- Jesus left His place of glory and stepped into darkness. Similarly the Church must step into the darkness and not expect the Lost to find their way to the Church. John 1:5,14; Mt 5:14,15
- Jesus came to reveal the Father so as to reconcile man to God. Similarly the Church is to reveal God to reconcile man to God. John 14:9; Eph. 3:10; 2 Cor. 5:18-20
- To make the Father known is to reveal His love. The love of God is Agape - unconditional love that is full of grace and truth. 1 John 4:7-21; John 1:14,16,17
Jesus' purpose was to make the Father known so that the Lost would return to God Himself. The Pharisees' purpose was to make their religious culture known so that people would conform to their religious form. The Church must be careful not to try to pursuade man to adopt a Christian form or culture instead of pursuading man to be reconciled to the Father. The purpose of the Church is to reconcile the Lost to the Father's love (Agape). Salvation is union with God so that man can know God (see John 17:3).
God's Word to us for this season is from Ephesians 3:17-19. God wants KLF to be rooted and established in Agape and for us to grasp the extent of God's love so that we will be filled with love and overflow with love, revealing the Father's very nature. As we pursue the Agape road, we believe we will be light in the darkness and draw those who are separated from the love of God into fellowship and union with the Father's Agape love. Hallelujah!
Quote of the week:
"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17 - 19