Monday 25 May 2015

True Repentance

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Glory to God!

The Father is calling us into greater intimacy with Him and is speaking to us about the need for true repentance for us to be able to enter His fullness and dwell in Him. Two Sundays ago, Frances shared a message entitled "Retrain Your Brain" which can listen to here. She showed us how repentance involves a renewal of the mind that takes time as the believer gradually replaces wrong thoughts with God's thoughts (John 8:32; Rom 12:2; 2 Cor 10:5). The believer needs to actively retrain his or her brain to form new associations and new pathways through concentrated and repetitive training before he or she will see results. Frances described the following process to develop a new mindset:
  1. Identify the wrong mindset
  2. Make a clear decision to turn away from the old mindset into the new
  3. Adopt the truth
  4. Be aware of what you are thinking
  5. Say 'No' to the lies
  6. Speak out the truth
  7. Keep repeating steps 4 - 6 until a new conviction is developed
On Sunday we had an amazing time of worship as we entered the Father's realm and joined in with the worship in heaven. Many subsequently testified to seeing visions of heaven and receiving words from God that were shared with the church. It was very special indeed! Richard then shared a message entitled "Repentance: The Key to Fullness" which you can listen to here. In his message, Richard showed us the following:
  1. In order to enter into God's fullness, the believer must repent of dwelling in an inferior reality (thoughts, mindset, attitude, behaviour etc) and turning 180° toward God and being immersed in God's superior reality. Acts 2:38,39
  2. Repentance is a gift from God - the divine enablement to turn from the inferior to enter into the superior. Acts 11:18; 2 Tim 2:25,26
  3. Repentance is a blessing from God. Acts 3:26
  4. Repentance leads us into the fullness of God - forgiveness (Acts 3:19), revival (Acts 3:19), revelation of God's glory (2 Cor 3:16,17), new purpose in Christ (1 Thess 1:9).
  5. Repentance is a process of: 
  • coming to one's senses about dwelling in an inferior reality (Luke 15:11-17)
  • moving from worldly sorrow for one's own sake to godly sorrow for God's sake (2 Cor 7:10,11; Luke 15:17-19)
  • entering God's superior reality wholeheartedly (Luke 15:20-24; Phil 3:7,8)
What you dwell on is what you dwell in and 
you become what you dwell in!

We praise God for His revelation to us and for helping us enter His fullness and dwell in the Father's realm.

Upcoming Events

02.06 - KLF Church Prayer Meeting @ Leipziger Str. 60 
05.07 - Baptism Service @ Haeberlinstr.3
17-19.07 - Hearing from Heaven with Francois Botes and Alexander Blair

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