Monday 30 November 2015

Preparing for Revival

Glory to God!

Having reached day 29 of our 42,195 day spiritual marathon, we are seeing God do wonderful things in our midst. The presence of God is "thick" in our meetings and people are encountering the Lord in His power and glory. As our people are pressing into deeper fellowship with God, we are seeing the church draw closer in fellowship with one another! Hallelujah!

As part of getting our house in order and preparing for revival, our senior leaders, Richard and Frances have been meeting up with our various ministry teams to establish and encourage the teams and to help every part of the church to identify how they can be a significant part of the fulfillment of KLF's vision. Having looked at the difference between an event-focused, fellowship-focused and discipleship-focused church and having looked at the various personalities needed within each team on our Church Day in October, Richard and Frances helped our ministry teams identify how they can fulfill KLF's vision by being discipleship-focused within their teams and ministries as well as how each person is needed for the various teams to function well. It has been such a blessing to see the enthusiasm, devotion and love for God and His people as we have met with the the varous teams!

God's vision for KLF is to be a Kingdom Community that lives the Kingdom life wherever we are. As a Kingdom community, we are called to be a spiritual, relational, maturing, healing, generous, serving, outward-focused, creative and multiplying people. Creating a culture of discipleship will help each part of the church become a significant part of the fulfillment of God's vision for us!

Yesterday we had another powerful meeting as we worshipped God and He ministered to us with His healing presence. We also had an opportunity to hear Lilly Rowe's testimony, who is presently with YWAM in Australia, and to pray for her and her generation. You can follow Lilly's journey on her blog, by clicking here. Prem then shared a message from Exodus 12:7-11, entitled Walking with the Passover Lamb. In his message, Prem showed us the significance of the passover lamb, how it foreshadowed Jesus and how the believer can live in the fullness of what was accomplished through Christ's sacrifice. We praise God for continuing to reveal the depths of His grace through Jesus to us .

Upcoming events

Tuesdays from 19:30 - 21:00: God's Reviving Word @ Leipziger Str.60
Fridays from 07:00 - 08:00: Praying in Power @ Leipziger Str.60
Friday 04.12 from 19:30 - 21:30: Stepping into the Glory - an evening of powerful worship, prayer and encounter @ Salzschlirferstr.15

Monday 23 November 2015

Developing Kingdom Culture

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Glory to God!

On Sunday we reached day 22 of our 42,195 day spiritual marathon - we have "run" a half-marathon already! It is so exciting to see what God is doing with and through these 42,105 days! We are seeing lives being touched by God's grace, people being set free from addictions, people coming back to the Lord and His people, people being revived by God's presence and His Word, people coming back to their First Love, people seeing visions, people being woken up in the night by God to pray and many other wonderful things! We praise God for His kindness toward us and the anointing that is flowing from Him over us as His Body (Psalm 133)!

The Lord has been speaking to us about His glory and the call for the Church to be influential in this world. In his message entitled, Transformed by God's Glory, which you can listen to here, Richard showed us the following yesterday,

  • God's glory is the manifestation of His holiness - His otherness. Ex 33:19; 34:6,7
  • God's glory is beyond the boundary (huperballo) and therefore beyond anything man can imagine. Eph 3:20; 1 Tim 6:16
  • God's glory governs His Kingdom - the culture of God's Kingdom is the expression of His glory.
  • The believer has received the culture of God's Kingdom within. Lk 17:21
  • The culture of the Kingdom within, influences our lives as we provide the ideal conditions for it to grow (similar to a joghurt culture in milk).
  • Through the death and life of Jesus, the believer has access to the glory of God. Heb 10:19-22
  • As the believer contemplates the glory of God, s/he is changed from glory to glory. 2 Cor 3:18
  • It is as the believer enters in and contemplates the glory of God that the culture of God's Kingdom expands and influences within!
  • God has done everything for man to be reconciled to Him and to live in His glory so that man will once again reflect God's glory and bring God's Kingdom culture into the world.

We praise God for the depths of the riches of His revelation to us and for the exciting journey we are on with Him! Hallelujah!

Upcoming events

Tuesdays from 19:30 - 21:00: God's Reviving Word @ Leipziger Str.60
Fridays from 07:00 - 08:00: Praying in Power @ Leipziger Str.60
Friday 04.12 from 19:30 - 21:30: Stepping into the Glory - an evening of powerful worship, prayer and encounter @ Salzschlirferstr.15

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Times of Refreshing

Glory to God!

On Sunday we reached day 15 of our 42,195 day spiritual marathon and we are already experiencing a move of the Holy Spirit that is stirring us up to draw near to God, to examine ourselves, and to align ourselves to God. Consequently our meetings have taken on a fresh dynamic of faith and our people are encountering God in an exciting and powerful way!

On Tuesday we looked at how God's Word has the power to revive us (Psalm 19:7) as we learn to approach it and allow it to comfort, convict and counsel us. We had a powerful evening together as the Lord gave us spiritual revelation of the "deep things of God" (1Cor. 2:10) that began to minister to each one of us.

On Wednesday mornings the Eldership is meeting for prayer and last Wednesday they entered a level of power and authority that was quite extraordinary. There was a real sense of God anointing them in their priestly and prophetic role as shepherds of KLF as they prayed together in unity (Psalm 133)! We are convinced that as we intercede together in unity that God is pouring out His Spirit to move us as a church into times of refreshing (Acts 3:19)! Hallelujah!

On Friday mornings we have replaced our regular men's prayer breakfast with a time of prayer open to anyone in KLF. Last Friday's prayer meeting was very powerful as many joined together to intercede for KLF, the Church, our city and Germany. 

On Friday evening we met for a time of worship and prayer as we stepped into God's glory! Richard shared a message on God's glory and how God has prepared everything for the believer to enter into His presence and glory through Jesus. You can listen to the message entitled, Entering the Glory, here. In response to God's invitation, we entered His presence and many began to experience the weight of God's glory. It was amazing! Words cannot describe the electric atmosphere we experienced as we responded to God in worship and silence! The Lord then took us through the prophetic realm into the seer realm where many began to receive visions and revelation of heavenly things. We then encouraged everyone to share what God had revealed to them and responded by taking the revelation and praying it over one another and the Church. We were greatly encouraged by God's grace and excited to move into the deeper things of God!

On Sunday we had a very powerful meeting as we worshipped and as God led us into a time of prophetic intercession for the people of Paris, France and the nations. A spirit of faith arose that took hold of Psalm 2 and we spent time coming against the spirit of fear and establishing Christ's authority, reign and purpose over France and Germany and their leaders. As a people who are led by the Holy Spirit, we do not live in reaction to the kingdom of darkness but in response to the leading of the Holy Spirit and the truth of God! Alexander then shared a message on the Hallmarks of a Spiritual Community which you can listen to here. Looking at Christ's teaching in Matthew chapters 5 and 13, Alexander showed us that we are all important and that we are called to be light, salt, yeast and mustard seeds as we trust in God's strength (2 Chron. 6:19) and influence the kingdom of darkness with God's Kingdom!

We praise God for what He is doing amongst us and we are excited to see where He is taking us!

As a reminder, we have the following meetings during the week that all are welcome to attend:

Tuesdays from 19:30 - 21:00: God's Reviving Word @ Leipziger Str.60
Fridays from 07:00 - 08:00: Praying in Power @ Leipziger Str.60
Friday 04.12 from 19:30 - 21:30: Stepping into the Glory - an evening of powerful worship, prayer and encounter @ Salzschlirferstr.15

Monday 9 November 2015

Dancing with God

Glory to God

There is a tangible rise in the spiritual temperature in KLF! As we continue our spiritual marathon together over the 42,195 days (01.11-13.12), we are sensing God stir our hearts by His Spirit to press deeper and deeper into Him. For this purpose we are meeting on Tuesday evenings to be revived by God's Word, on Friday mornings to pray as the Holy Spirit leads us and on Friday the 13.11 & 04.12 to worship and encounter Him.

Last Tuesday we looked at the nature and expression of true worship and in response many broke through into a new level of encountering God as we worshipped the Lord in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). On Friday morning we had a powerful time of prayer as the Holy Spirit helped us to pray for the Church and our city!

On Sunday there was a real buzz in the place as we met and worshipped together. There seems to be an increasing measure of faith, love and joy in the church - God is reviving His people! Hallelujah! Richard spoke to us about The Joy of Your Salvation, which you can listen to here. In his message, Richard showed us the following:

Jesus is our perfect High Priest whose priesthood is forever because He lives forever. Heb. 7:24-8:2
Jesus lives to intercede for us so that we might be saved completely. Heb. 7:24,25
Salvation (Sozo) includes being forgiven, restored, healed and delivered.
Salvation deals with our past, present and future.
We take hold of God’s salvation by:
  • faith in the finished work of Christ. Heb. 4:9-11
  • allowing Jesus to convict us. Heb. 4:12,13
  • depending on Christ’s compassion. Heb. 4:14,15
  • receiving Christ’s mercy. Heb. 4:16; 1 John 1:9-2:2
  • finding grace to strengthen us and envelop us in God to overcome and live from glory to glory. Heb. 4:16; 13:9; 2 Tim. 2:1
We rejoice in this amazing salvation that sets us free to enjoy God forever and to delight Him with our lives. What a privilege it is to be able to dance with God as we keep in step with Him! Hallelujah!

Monday 2 November 2015

Spiritual Training

Glory to God!

A couple Sundays ago, David Rowe shared a message from 2 Timothy 3, entitled Genuine Faith, which you can listen to here. Challenging us to examine ourselves in light of Paul's warning to Timothy concerning the last days, David showed us the danger of living as an imitation (a form of godliness) rather than living as genuine believers in the reality and power of Christ. The message was a clear call to return to authentic faith that moved many to repentance and a renewed desire to have a form of godliness that is the true expression of genuine faith in Jesus!

Two Sundays ago Richard Morschel, Elizabeth Nehring and David Smith participated in the Frankfurt Marathon. In conjunction with facing the challenge of running the race, our KLF team ran to raise money for Hermon Living Water Ministries and Kingdom Life Butuan. Both Richard and the relay team (Elizabeth and David), completed the Marathon and are grateful to all who sponsored them to be able to contribute toward these two ministries.

Yesterday's meeting was quite a happening as we encountered God in worship, celebrated communion together and prayed for one another, listened to Elizabeth's powerful and encouraging testimony about overcoming and finishing the race, were ministered to by Junior Robinson in song, and were taught the 9 principles for running a spiritual marathon.

From the 1 November to the 13 December, KLF is doing a 42.195 day spiritual marathon - a time devoted to seeking the Lord and training in godliness (1 Tim. 4:8). During this time we will have the following events available for the church to get together for prayer, worship and studying God's Word:

Tuesdays from 19:30 - 21:00: God's Reviving Word @ Leipziger Str.60
Fridays from 07:00 - 08:00: Praying in Power @ Leipziger Str.60
Friday 13.11 & 04.12 from 19:30 - 21:30: Stepping into the Glory - 2 nights of powerful worship, prayer and encounter @ Salzschlirferstr.15

In his message, entitled Spiritual Marathon, which you can listen to here, Richard explained the principles that apply both to physical training as well as to spiritual training from Hosea 10:12 where we read,

"Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unploughed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers righteousess on you."

Richard showed us that in order to train well and to reach one's goal, the believer must understand the following principles:

Invest: to sow is to invest time and energy in what will benefit the believer and glorify God. We reap what we sow!
Support: sowing together helps believers be supported, by being accountable to one another and being encouraged by one another to reach the goal.
Goal: the believer must have a clear goal and must know what s/he wants to reap. The goal should determine the journey - the journey should not determine the goal!
Discipline: discipline is choosing to consistently do what is good for you. Only by regular, disciplined behaviour will unploughed ground be broken up.
Time: the best time to begin is now!
Focus: the believer must be focused as s/he seeks the Lord and presses on toward the goal.
Persevere: the believer will only reach his or her goal if she does not give up. We are encouraged to seek the Lord until He responds!
Reward: the result of persevering until the end should motivate us to keep going. God promises us that He will come and shower His righteousness/goodness over us.
Enjoy: spiritual training can be a lot of fun as one delights in small victories and in increasing strength that inspire one to press on until the end!

We are excited to see KLF move to another level as we run our spiritual marathon for the next 42,195 days!