Tuesday 17 February 2015

The faith adjustment

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Glory to God!

On Sunday we had a very special time as the children prayed for the sick and many testified to experiencing the manifest presence of God and one woman testified that she felt liberated. It seemed the Lord had His hand on the children and young people throughout the meeting and even the message was primarily a call to the young generation. This is what Richard shared with us:

  1. God is calling the people of God, and especially the young generation, to rise and shine and to be distinct from the world - we are in the world but not of the world. John 17:15-19
  2. The essential difference between the Church and the world is God's presence with His people and the believers' faith adjustment in response to God's presence, truth and will.
  3. The Church must receive revelation of what God has done for her to make the faith adjustment that makes her distinct from the world.
  4. The Church must see Him who is invisible and live in response to His presence, His truth and His will. When we truly believe, we will make the faith adjustments that are necessary. Hebrews 11:24-27
  5. God, who loves us and has freed from our sins by his blood, has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve Him. Revelation 1:5,6
  6. The Church is called to live according to what God has done for her and already made her to be.
  7. The Church communicates God as she makes the faith adjustment that is according to God's finished work. 1 John 4:11-21

We praise God for His revelation to us and for calling us deeper into His presence, truth and will so that we make the faith adjustments that make us distinct from the world.

Monday 9 February 2015

Satisfied with the Father's love

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Glory to God!

The Lord is calling us to arise and shine for our light has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon us (Isaiah 60:1). In order to fulfill this mandate, God is inviting His people to deeper intimacy with Him so that we learn to be satisfied in Him alone. Looking at Psalm 17:15 and 1 John 2:15-17, Richard showed us what happens when we are not satisfied in the Father's love, what it looks like when we are satisfied in God and how we can be satisfied in Him. You can listen to the message here. This is what Richard shared:

  • God calls us into deeper intimacy with Him so that we learn to be truly satisfied in Him alone. Psalm 63:5; 90:14
  • He calls us to take responsibility for our relationship with Him. Psalm 17:15
  • He calls us to trust in His righteousness. Psalm 17:15; Romans 5:17
  • He calls us to trust in His faithfulness. Psalm 17:15
  • He invites us to be satisfied with His unfailing love! Psalm 17:15; 90:14
  • Consequently, we will not give in to the craving of the flesh but walk self-controlled lives, making choices according to what we need rather than what we want. 1 John 2:16
  • We will walk in the authority to build up, not walking in neediness but in fullness of love, ready to impart to others. 2 Corinthians 10:8; 1 John 2:16
  • We will not boast of what we have and do but walk in humility as we depend completely on God and not on ourselves. 1 John 2:16
The believer must learn to be satisfied in God alone if s/he is to communicate the glory of God.

"If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 1 John 2:15
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may sing for joy and be glad all the days of our life." Psalm 90:14 
"And I - in righteousness I shall see your face; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with seeing your likeness." Psalm 17:15

Thursday 5 February 2015

The Father's Call

 (Frances, Patricia, Kay and Holger Lorenz at Du Noon Township Creche and Pre-school)

Glory to God!

Richard and Frances are back from their 3 week holiday in Cape Town where they also had the opportunity to minister at the Father's House Christian Fellowship as well as visit some of the ministries that FHCF supports and is involved with. It was very special to spend time with Jacqui Maybery (widow of our dear friend and spiritual father, Richard Maybery) as well as some of the leaders of the church. It was particularly encouraging to see the church doing so well and moving forward with faith and hope despite the tragic loss of their senior leader last year in June. God truly works all things for good for those who love Him! It is a joy and privilege to be connected to the FHCF and to see how God wants to use our relationship in the future for His Kingdom and His glory.

These past weeks, the Lord has been speaking to KLF through David Rowe, Alexander Blair and Prem Christopher about moving forward in faith to bring the light of God's presence to a dark and dying world as the Church responds to God's call to true intimacy with Him. You can listen to these powerful messages here:

Je Suis Jesus by David Rowe: a call to be obedient to the Holy Spirit, to listen to the Father's voice and to be Jesus in the world.
Developing Faith At All Times by Alexander Blair: a call to persevering faith to realise the potential of God that is placed in the believer's life.
A Call To Deeper Intimacy by Prem Christopher: a call to ask, seek, and knock so that the believer can enter into a deeper level of intimacy with Jesus that will draw all men to the Saviour.

We praise God for His invitation to us to draw nearer to Him, for the divine potential of faith as small as a mustard seed and for the awesome responsibility given to the Church to communicate His glory to a lost and dying world! Hallelujah!