Monday, 16 January 2017

Orphans and Sonship

Glory to God!

It was a great joy and encouragement to have the Lorentz family with us two weekends ago. Holger and Kay with their 3 children, Moriah-Jane, Daniel and Jessica live in Cape Town, South Africa and serve as missionaries to the many HIV infected and affected children in the area. They live the Kingdom Life, revealing the Father's heart to many orphans and even making some of them part of their family. They live selfless lives providing children with healing, hope, love and security. They are the founders and cofounders of Resilient Kids and MercyAids. You can find our more about the Lorentz family and their ministry here. Kay shared a moving and powerful message, entitled, "Take Heart!", on how God wants us to do works of righteousness, not for salvation but because we have been saved and are filled with the Spirit of the Righteous One! Kay showed us how God wants us to reveal His Kingdom on earth as we reveal the love and compassion of Christ to others, particularly orphans (James 1:27). Kay challenged us to examine our lives to see whether we just do for God or whether we are doing the works of righteousness He has particularly called us to do (Rev 22:12). In her gentle, pastoral manner, Kay showed us that the very area of hurt and pain that God ministers to us and heals us may well be the area of minisry He has called us to! KLF is privileged to support this wonderful family and we are excited to have Moriah-Jane with us for a 7-month internship from next month.

On the 9th of January KLF began a 21-day journey of spiritual renewal, seeking God individually and corporately as we spend time fasting, praying and studying God's Word. Every day we have had special meetings to gather the church in prayer, Bible study and worship. On Friday we were part of an exciting joint prayer meeting with various churches in our area where people came together to worship and pray. It was a very powerful evening as the churches united with one spirit and one purpose to see God move in the areas of intercession.

The fruit of KLF's spiritual zeal could already be experienced after only one week. Sunday's meeting was buzzing with excitement and anticipation. Richard shared a message on "The Essence of Sonship" in which he showed us from Matthew 3:16-4:11 how the enemy tries to undermine the child of God's identity by tempting him or her to be satisfied by things of this world rather than God; to test God rather than trust Him and to worship created things rather than the Creator Himself. We saw that sons of God are satisfied in God (Ps 63:1-5), sons of God trust God (Ps 63:6-8) and sons of God worship and serve God alone. We praise God for the incredible love He has lavished upon us that we should be called and are children of God! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Meetings

09.01-29.01: 21-Day Spiritual Renewal
Tuesday from 19:00 - 21:00: Discipleship Group - Leipziger Str.60 (L60)
Wednesday from 19:30 - 21:00: Worship and prayer meeting
Friday from 7:30 - 8:30: Early morning prayer 
Saturday from 14:00 - 18:00: Prophecy Workshop with Alexander Blair
05-07.05.2017: KLF's 10th Anniversary Celebration

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