Monday, 2 July 2018

Our great salvation!



Glory to God!

After such a dynamic and powerful prayer meeting last Wednesday at our monthly KLF prayer meeting, it is no wonder that yesterday's meeting was impacted! There was a real buzz throughout the meeting and we are sensing a greater stirring of the Holy Spirit to move us into a deeper experience of God and a greater level of devotion and commitment to the Lord and His purposes. Hallelujah!

Yesterday Richard spoke to us about "The joy of your salvation" which you can listen to here. In his message, he showed us that if we forget "such a great salvation" (Heb 2:1-4), we can "drift away" and lose the joy of our salvation (Ps 51:12). In order to continue to rejoice in our salvation, Richard encouraged us to remember that we have been rescued from God's wrath by His mercy, that we have been born into a living hope and that we must develop a mature faith that does not depend on seeing but on Him who is invisible (see 1 Pet 1:3-9; Heb 11:1,2, 24-27). In response to God's Word to us, we shared communion together and reflected on the joy of our salvation in Christ Jesus! Hallelujah!

This week Richard, Frances, Andreas and Katrin will be travelling to Butuan City in the Philippines. During their 2 week stay, they will be visiting and serving our daughter church, Kingdom Life Butuan as well as serving the pastors and leaders in Butuan and various ministries and churches in the area. It was very special yesterday, as the church gathered around the team to pray for them and send them out in the anointing of the Holy Spirit. You can follow their exciting journey here.
  
Notices

08.07 - No Church Meeting   
15.07 - 15:00 - KLF will meet as usual at Salzschlirferstr.15
23.09 - 17:00 Special KLF Church Family meeting after regular church meeting
 

Monday, 25 June 2018

Revival Fire



Glory to God!

This weekend we had our Revival Fire conference with Edgar Mayer from Living Grace Church in Toowoomba, Australia. Edgar and his church are on an exciting journey of renewal in the Holy Spirit and are seeing God do miracles, signs and wonders as they press into more of His presence, power and love. As a church we too are after a greater manifestation of God and His Kingdom so that we grow in our knowledge of God, become mature disciples of Christ and become effective in reaching the Lost as we live the Kingdom Life wherever we are!


Edgar shared powerful truth and testimonies that stirred our spirits and ignited our faith. You can listen to the messages here:

Heaven's Home - The gift of eternal life is a reality to live for!
Community Anointing - The Holy Spirit is given to unite God's children and for the Church to live in unity
Holy Spirit come! - Life in Christ is a journey of experiencing God
The Divine, "Yes" - Unless Christians are truly born again, they are not saved!

It was wonderful to have Edgar with us. Not only has he strengthend our hope, love and faith but during times of ministry and prayer, Edgar helped people encounter God and receive from Him. Hallelujah!

Upcoming events and important information

27.06 - KLF Prayer Meeting at Leipzigerstr.60
08.07 - No Church Meeting 
15.07 - 15:00 - KLF will meet as usual at Salzschlirferstr.15


Monday, 18 June 2018

The Spirit of Victory


Photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash

Glory to God!

In these past weeks the Lord has been speaking to us about living in His fullness and encouraging us to rise up in His Spirit of victory so that we take hold of all that belongs to us in Christ. In her message entitled, "The spirit of Caleb" Frances showed us how God wants us to walk in the spirit of Caleb. Looking at Num 13:27-14:9, we noted how
  1. Caleb was forward-looking and did not live in the past
  2. Caleb had faith in God and did not give in to fear
  3. Caleb followed God wholeheartedly
  4. Caleb was active and not passive (see Josh 14:11,12)
Caleb is a wonderful example of one who trusted in God and had a different spirit to those who lived in the past and grumbled, who gave in to fear, who had divided hearts and did not act on God's Word by faith. God calls His children to live according to His Spirit, a 'different spirit', the Spirit of victory and overcoming faith. Hallelujah!

Two Sundays ago we met in the Baptist church in F-Eschersheim to baptise 7 new creations in Christ, 7 people who responded to the call to follow Jesus and live for Him. It was a wonderful afternoon as we celebrated the joy of salvation and Christ's victory over sin and death. In his message entitled, "The baptised life" Richard showed us from Gal 2:20 how the apostle Paul lived the baptised life - a life immersed in God and saturated with Him. We also noted that Jesus is the One who baptises in Spirit and in fire (Lk 3:15-18) and that the believer is called to live a life of faith that is not outward and superficial but a life immersed in God that will stand the test of fire (1 Cor 3:10-15). The refining fire of Jesus tests our faith so that we can stand firm in Him and be confident on the day of His return (1 Pet 1:6-9). Hallelujah!

On Saturday we enjoyed a fun day on the Lohrberg as we met for a braai (BBQ) and simply had fun together. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know one another more as we spent some quality time together.

Yesterday's meeting was powerful as the Holy Spirit led us in worship and into a time of prayer in which He caused us to rise up in the spirit of Christ's victory and take hold of the reality and truth of His Kingdom and what Jesus has purchased for us. Alexander then spoke to us about how the believer is called to to imitate Jesus (Eph 5:1,2) not only as Priest but also in His royalty and kingly authority. In his message entitled, "What do you say in hopeless situations?" Alexander showed us how God entrusts His children with His authority to speak heaven on earth and to call that which is not as though it were (Gen 1:1-3; 2:19,20; Rom 4:17). Looking at Ezekiel 37:1-10, we noted how God gave Ezekiel authority to prophesy over dry bones so that they came back to life and how God wants us to be part of His solution to hopeless situations and circumstances. Following the principles revealed in the account, we learned that in order to decree godly outcomes in our God-given kingly authority,
  1. we must speak in the strength of the Lord. Ezek 37:1
  2. we must say what the Lord says. Ezek 37:4
  3. we must speak to the situation. Ezek 37:5,6
  4. we must speak the things that are not as though they were. Ezek 37:7-10
Alexander encouraged us to stand as children of God in His kingly authority and decree godly outcomes as we prayed heaven on earth! Hallelujah!

Upcoming events and important information

22.06 - 19:30 - Revival Fire with Edgar Mayer
23:06 - 16:00/ 18:30Revival Fire with Edgar Mayer
24:06 - 15:00 - Edgar Mayer at KLF
27.06 - KLF Prayer Meeting at Leipzigerstr.60
08.07 - No Church Meeting 
15.07 - 15:00 - KLF will meet as usual at Salzschlirferstr.15




Monday, 28 May 2018

Smile! God loves you



Glory to God!

This past month the Lord has been teaching us about the Holy Spirit and helping us to know and experience Him. In her sermon entitled, "What do you smell of?" Antje spoke to us about who the Holy Spirit is, how we need to honour Him and how the believer needs to be filled with Him in order to manifest His presence in his or her life.

On Mothers' Day we had a brilliant afternoon as we celebrated motherhood and the gift of children. It was a joy to dedicate one of our precious children and to honour our mothers and pray for them. The children's ministry team, the children and youth then performed a powerful drama and dance, portraying the crucifixion of Christ, the victory gained and the keys given to the Church to further God's Kingdom in the power of the Holy Spirit. In response to the presentation of the Gospel and the message of peace in Christ, we saw several people surrender their lives to Jesus. Hallelujah!

On the weekend of Pentecost we had the privilege of having Steve and Dianna Porter with us from Rochester NY in the States. Over 4 sessions from Friday to Sunday, Steve led our conference entitled, Deep calls to deep in which he spoke powerfully on,

"A fresh hunger for God" - God's invitation for us to know Him and desire more of Him.
"From pain to power" - God uses the broken, the despised and the rejected to reveal His glory.
"The ready Bride" - Jesus desires to enter into unceasing fellowship with His bride so that she will be ready for His return.
"A fresh touch of the Holy Spirit" - Knowing, honouring and experiencing the third Person of the Trinity.

With many powerful testimonies and examples of encounters with God, Steve led us into his journey of going deeper with the Lord and showed us the reality of God's presence, love and power. His ministry has left us with a greater desire for the Lord and an urgency to be ready for Jesus when He comes again. We praise God for Steve and what the Lord is doing in his life together with Dianna and we look forward to seeing them again in the future. The Porter's books are available online.

On Saturday we participated in the Global Outreach Day (G.O.D.) as our children's ministry team set up children's activities, games and dance in the park in Frankfurt Bockenheim. Together with a couple of people from Treffpunkt Leben Frankfurt, we turned the Kurfürstenplatz into a smiley zone as the children had fun and the parents were served refreshments. It was a brilliant afternoon as we used the opportunity to witness to people, pray for them and help them encounter the love of God! We are so grateful to Elizabeth and Danni who organised the event and helped us make an impact on Bockenheim!

"When the king smiles, there is life; His favour refreshes like a spring rain" Proverbs 16:15

On Sunday we heard testimonies from our G.O.D. project and rejoiced in God speaking into people's lives, saving and healing them! Hallelujah! Richard then spoke to us about how the Father seeks true worshippers and the characteristics of a true worshipper as seen in the life of king David. Looking at Psalm 63, we noted the following:

  1. A true worshipper belongs to God and God to him.
  2. A true worshipper seeks God early.
  3. A true worshipper seeks to be satisfied in God alone.
  4. A true worshipper responds to the revelation of God.
  5. A true worshipper chooses to worship God.
  6. A true worshipper lives in God-consciousness.
  7. A true worshipper depends on God.
In response to the call to be a true worshipper, we spent time in God's presence, worshipping and loving Him. We praise God for teaching us what it means to be a true worshipper and for the journey the Lord is taking us on in the love of the Father, the grace of our Lord Jesus and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

02.06 - Welcome Coffee at 15:00 in Leipziger Str.60
09.06 - Men's Bike Ride
10.06 - Baptismal Service at the EFG Frankfurt-Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 at 15:00
16.06 - Church BBQ on the Lohrberg
22 - 24.06 - Revival Fire with Edgar Mayer






 




Monday, 30 April 2018

Are you spiritual?



Glory to God!

Continuing in our series entitled, "Are you spiritual?" we have been looking at what it means to be led by the Holy Spirit. Having looked at how the apostle Paul was led by the Holy Spirit and governed by the truth of God and His Kingdom, two weeks ago we focused on how believers must learn to live from their new identity in Christ. In his message entitled, "Who do you think you are?", Richard showed us the truth of our identity as bond-servants (Rom 1:1), saints (Eph 1:1), sons (Rom 8:14) and soldiers (2 Tim 2:3). The believer does not live to become a new creation but must learn to live as one who has been born again and created in Christ anew Hallelujah!

On Sunday we had another powerful time of worship as the Holy Spirit led us into God's presence and ministered to us. People testified to God healing them in the meeting and with words of knowledge and prayer, many were touched with God's presence and power. Richard continued in his series and spoke to us about living from revelation. In his message entitled, "Come and see" we looked at the importance of receiving spiritual revelation in order to live from the reality of spiritual truth. Richard showed us that God gives us His Spirit so that we can know the deep things of God (1 Cor 2:9-14). Looking at John 1:35-51, we noted the importance of seeing and how Jesus invites us to follow Him to be able to see the things of the Spirit.

We praise God for spiritual revelation and for showing us what it means to be spiritual as we live from the truth of our lives in Christ. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

18 - 20.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
26.05 - Global Outreach Day in Bockenheim

02.06 - Welcome Coffee at 15:00 in Leipziger Str.60

09.06 - Men's Bike Ride
10.06 - Baptismal Service at the EFG Frankfurt-Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 at 15:00
16.06 - Church BBQ on the Lohrberg
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer
 

Monday, 16 April 2018

Kingdom perspective



Glory to God!

These past two weeks the Lord has been speaking to us about living from a kingdom perspective. In his message entitled, "Are you a candidate for God's promotional programme?" Alexander showed us how God wants us to move from a poverty or slave mindset and a settler's mindset to a kingdom mindset. Looking at the parable of the shrewd manager in Luke 16, we noted the following principles for Kingdom living:
  1. Our reputation as God's children is important. (Prov 22:1)
  2. We should not ignore issues but face them. (Rom 4:19)
  3. We should invest in our relationships to enhance them.
  4. We are to be influencers who know their sphere of influence.
  5. We are to be motivators who encourage others.
  6. We are to be faithful stewards of all that God entrusts us with. (Prov 27:23,24) 
Alexander encouraged us to seek God's wisdom (Prov 16:16) in order to gain a kingdom perspective (Mk 4:10-13) so that we live the kingdom life wherever we are.

Yesterday's meeting was very exciting as God ministered to us through prophecy, healing, impartation and words of knowledge. It is really wonderful to make space for the Holy Spirit and simply follow His leading. Hallelujah! Richard shared a message entitled, "Are you spiritual?" in which we explored what it means to be led by the Spirit as sons of God (Rom 8:14). Looking at the life of the apostle Paul, Richard showed us that to be led by the Spirit is to be governed by the Spirit and that it is those who are governed by the Spirit that are truly spiritual (see 1 Cor 3:1-3). Being governed by the Spirit of God is responding to the leading of the Holy Spirit and being moved by the reality of God and His Kingdom. Richard showed us that the apostle was spiritual (Spirit-led) in that

  1. Paul lived from his new identity in Christ. 2 Cor 5:17; Gal 2:20
  2. Paul acted on spiritual revelation. Gal 2:1,2
  3. Paul depended on supernatural peace. 2 Cor 2:12,13
  4. Paul followed his specific calling. Rom 1:1
  5. Paul lived by faith. 2 Cor 4:13,14
  6. Paul lived in hope, having an eternal perspective. 2 Cor 4:17,18
  7. Paul lived to please God because of future judgment. 2 Cor 5:9,10
  8. Paul lived in the fear of the Lord. 2 Cor 5:11
  9. Paul was moved by Christ's love and sacrifice. 2 Cor 5:14,15
  10. Paul was obedient to God's commission. 2 Cor 5:20
  11. Paul lived from grace. 2 Cor 6:1,2 
As sons of God we are to be led by the Holy Spirit as we follow His leading and respond to the reality of God and His Kingdom in our everyday lives. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

25.04 - KLF Prayer Meeting at 19:30 at Leipziger Str.60 
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
26.05 - Global Outreach Day
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer









Monday, 2 April 2018

True Forgiveness



Glory to God!

We had a full house on Friday in our church premises in Bockenheim as we gathered together for a time of fellowship and reflection. Looking at the seven last sayings of Jesus on the cross, Richard used the word CROSS to show us how Christ's last words reveal aspects of His life that we are called to follow.

Communion: Jesus lived in unbroken communion with the Father but experienced separation on the cross. Mark 15:34
Reconciliation: Jesus came to reconcile man to God and mankind to one another. Luke 23:43; John 19:30
Obedience: Jesus was obedient to the Father, even to death on the cross. John 19:30
Suffering: Jesus suffered as He persevered in fulfilling the Father's will. John 19:28
Sacrifice: Jesus laid down His life for mankind. Luke 23:34

It was a special time as we reflected on Christ's life and death and shared communion together.

On Sunday we celebrated Christ's resurrection. After a powerful time of worship we ministered to some people in prayer with resurrection power and hope. Richard then shared a message entitled, "The Gospel of Forgiveness" in which he showed us the nature of true forgiveness that involves the 3 stages of death, burial and resurrection. Using traffic lights as a symbol and a reminder of true forgiveness, we saw how Christ's death, burial and resurrection is the essence of the Gospel: the good news of God's forgiveness through Christ.

  • The red light symbolises death: Our sin was nailed to the cross. Rom 4:25
  • The yellow light symbolises burial: God buries our sin and chooses not to remember it anymore. Heb 10:17,18
  • The green light symbolises resurrection: God treats us as though we had never sinned by not counting our sin against us. 2 Cor 5:18,19

A traffic light can however also symbolise the nature of unforgiveness where:

The red light symbolises death: choosing to separate oneself from the one who has sinned against you.
The yellow light symbolises burial: you hold onto the offense and bury it your heart.
The green light symbolises resurrection: I bring up past wrongs to get you back.

In response to the revelation of the nature of God's forgiveness through Christ, we took communion together and were encouraged to receive God's forgiveness and to forgive others in the same way God has forgiven us in Christ (see Mat 6:15; Lk 11:4; Col 3:13).

 Upcoming Events

25.04 - KLF Prayer Meeting at 19:30 at Leipziger Str.60 
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
26.05 - Global Outreach Day
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer




Monday, 26 March 2018

Healing Encounter



Glory to God!

On Sunday we had our first Healing Encounter, a special meeting devoted to praying for the sick and making room for the Holy Spirit to minister to us. We believe that Jesus came to reveal the reality of the King and His kingdom by "preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness among the people" (see Matthew 4:23-25). In order to continue His ministry, the Holy Spirit was sent by the Father in the name of Jesus for the Church to represent her King and His kingdom (see John 14:26). Therefore, we believe that as we preach the reality of our King and His kingdom, He will prove His word with "signs, wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will" Hebrews 2:4. Hallelujah!

After a powerful time of worship, Vicky spoke to us about the goodness of God. In her message entitled, "God is good" she showed us that people either question the goodness of God or live by faith in the goodness of God. Either view will determine our walk with God and how we interpret life. Vicky established that God is indeed good and that His purpose for us is not to steal, kill and destroy but to give us life - fullness of life! (see John 10:10). Looking at Jeremiah 17:7&8 and Philippians 4:4-7, Vicky encouraged us to trust in God and in His goodness so that even in times of trouble we can experience the Lord's peace and can rest in His goodness. After hearing her own, personal experience of God's goodness, others were invited to share their testimonies of God's intervention in their lives - stories of salvation, healing, and encounters with the love of God. We then invited people to share words of knowledge and prophetic words after which we prayed for people and made room for the Holy Spirit to minister to us. It was an amazing time! People received healing, salvation and many had  a significant encounter with God. Hallelujah!

We praise God for this journey we are on with Him and for using each part of the Body to glorify His name and further His kingdom!

Upcoming Events

28.03 - Prayer meeting at L60 at 19:30  
30.03 - Good Friday Service at L60 at 15:00
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
26.05 - Global Outreach Day
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer


Monday, 19 March 2018

Not I, but Christ!


 Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash

Glory to God!

On our journey to revival, the Lord is speaking to us about unity and living by faith in Christ. Two weeks ago, Prem shared a message entitled, "Kept united by God's glory." Looking at Matthew 7:1-5 and John 17:22, we noted how the believer not only has access to God's glory but must depend on the Lord's presence to keep the unity of the Spirit. Prem showed us that spending time in God's presence:

Exposes the log/sin in our lives
Enables us to remove the log throgh repentance
Enables us to gain God's perspective on others
Empowers us to remove the speck in the eyes of others through blessing and intercession
Ensures that the unity is kept as we live in His glory

In preparation for our special healing service on the 25 March, the Lord is equipping us to minister in His power and authority. Having looked at the true nature of faith - receiving God's grace, resting from our works and resting in the Lord's finished work and remaining in Christ, Richard spoke to us yesterday about reigning in life through Christ as we live in Him. In his message entitled, "Living in Jesus' name," Richard showed us that just as Jesus came in the Father's name to represent the Father's nature, authority and power, so the believer is called to represent Jesus by not only using His name but by living in His name (see John 5:43; 10:25; 17:6; John 15)! Looking at Galatians 2:20, we noted how the apostle Paul lived his life in Jesus' name, having been crucified with Christ and living by faith in the Son of God to reveal Him and represent Him for God's glory.

The Lord is teaching us to be completely dependent on Him and to rid ourselves of our self-life so that Jesus is glorified in all that we say and do (see Col 3:17). Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

23.03 - Men's Prayer Breakfast at Leipziger Str.60 at 7:00
25.03 - Healing Service at KLF at 15:00
28.03 - Prayer meeting at L60 at 19:30  
30.03 - Good Friday Service at L60 at 15:00
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer



Monday, 5 March 2018

Living by Faith



Glory to God!

These past weeks the Lord has been speaking to us about the unity of the Spirit and His desire for us to live in His fulness. Two weeks ago Tobias shared a message entitled, "One body, one language," in which he showed us that God's purpose has always been to unite mankind to Himself and one another to be His dwelling place. Comparing the account of the building of the tower of Babel in Genesis 11:1-9 and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost in Acts 2:1-13, we saw the power of unity as God intended it, for His glory and purposes in eternity. In response to God's Word we split up into groups to pray in the Spirit and pray for one another.

On Sunday, after another powerful time of worship, we had the privilege of having Kay Lorentz with us who gave us an update on their ministry and family whom we support as a church. It is humbling and sobering to hear the testimony of what Kay and Holger are doing in Cape Town, South Africa and it was important for us to bless Kay and their ministries, Resilient Kids SA and Mercy Aids. We praise God for Kay and Holger who demonstrate true faith in laying down their lives for the needy to give them a voice, dignity, hope and a future!

Richard then shared a message entitled, "Reflections on faith," in which he showed us some important principles about faith that will help us individually and corporately to experience a greater measure of God's fulness in and through our lives. Comparing a torch with a mirror, Richard showed us that we must make a shift from our being the origin to God being the Origin in our lives (Rev 3:14). With God as the Origin of all things in our lives, we saw that faith is not something we produce but a response to God and what He has completed in Christ. Richard showed us that faith is:

Receiving what God freely gives (Mk 10:15; Jn 1:12,13; Eph 1:3)
Resting from human effort and resting in God's finished work (Heb 4:9-11)
Remaining in Christ and living in Him (Jn 15; Col 2:6)

In response to God's Word to us we split up into groups and prayed for one another, receiving, resting and remaining in God's presence. It was a very powerful time indeed and it was wonderful to experience the ministry of the Holy Spirit as we ceased from every human effort and made space for Him to do His work among us. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

09.03 - Men's Prayer Breakfast at Leipziger Str.60 at 7:00
25.03 - Healing Service at KLF at 15:00
28.03 - Prayer meeting at L60 at 19:30  
30.03 - Good Friday Service at L60 at 15:00
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer




Monday, 19 February 2018

The Jerusalem Puzzle



Glory to God!

The Church is the foreshadowing of the new Jerusalem! 

In his message entitled, "The Jerusalem Puzzle", Richard gave us God's big picture for mankind, showing us how the puzzle pieces of Scripture all fit together to reveal what God has planned for His people for eternity. Looking at Revelation 21, we took note that the City of God, the new Jerusalem, is in fact the Bride of Christ, the Church and that it has always been God's intention to dwell in and among His people (see Rev 21:2,9&10).
Jesus came not only to reconcile Man to God, but to reveal perfect humanity as God intended from the beginning - Man living in perfect union with God as the Lord's dwelling place. In Christ, believers become the temple of God, both individually and corporately so that the Church becomes a prophetic sign of what God will do when Jesus comes again (see 1 Cor 6:19,20; 3:16,17; Eph 2:15-22). Having been reconciled to God and one another through Jesus, we have peace with God and one another.
Richard showed us that as the City of Peace, the new Jerusalem, we are called to "make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace," so that the manifestation of God's presence in us and with us will distinguish us from the world (see Ex 33:15,16; Ps 133; Eph 4:3). The urgency with which the apostle Paul writes to the church in Corinth, concerning not destroying God's temple by their divisive behaviour, reflects how he lived from an eternal perspective - the revelation of the new Jerusalem, the Church as the dwelling place of God (see 1 Cor 1:10; 3:16,17; 6:1-11).
Richard showed us that true revival is the manifestation of God's presence and power in and through the Church that convicts the sinner, humbles the saints and affects culture and society. For the Church to live in revival to see the lost saved, the sick healed, the oppressed set free and society affected, she must honour God's presence as she makes every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

23.02 - Men's Prayer Breakfast at Leipziger Str.60 at 7:00
28.02 - Prayer meeting at L60 at 19:30
25.03 - Healing Service at KLF at 15:00
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer


Monday, 12 February 2018

Crossing Over

Photo by Brandon Wong on Unsplash

Glory to God!

These past 2 weeks the Lord has been speaking to us about preparing, transitioning and crossing over into the fullness of what God has prepared for us. In his message entitled, "Preparing for your Mount Carmel," Alexander spoke to us about how God prepared Elijah for his destiny. Looking at the account in 1 Kings 17 and 18, Alexander showed us the following:
  1. Elijah had a standing with God. 1 Kings 17:1
  2. Elijah spoke God's word. 1 Kings 17:2
  3. God set Elijah apart and hid him until the time was right. 1 Kings 17:3
  4. Elijah learned to depend on God as His supernatural Provider. 1 Kings 17:4,6
  5. God cut away relationships and things that prevented Elijah from drawing closer to God. 1 Kings 17:5
  6. Before Elijah could get too comfortable, God moved him to the next level. 1 Kings 17:7 
  7. The fire that came down on Mount Carmel was the manifestation of the refining process Elijah had gone through! 1 Kings 18:36-38
On Sunday, Aris spoke to us about "Crossing over" and showed us how God takes His people through a process of crossing over in order to take us into the promised land which He has prepared for us. Using the example of the children of Israel and how God took them out of Egypt and led them into the promised land, Aris showed us 4 stages of transition or crossing over that the Lord wants to take us through. We noted that God wants His people to cross over,
  • from slavery and bondage to a place of God's communion, covenant and commands in the wilderness;
  • from a place of false comfort, wrong desires and preconceived ideas about God and His ways, to trusting God and allowing Him to do the unexpected in His way;
  • from looking at the natural and attempting to fulfil God's promises in our own strength, to trusting God despite the circumstances;
  • from trying to fight for victory in our promised land, to fighting from victory in the land God has possesed for us.
We praise God for taking us through His refining process in order to help us to cross over into His destiny for our lives! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

16.02 - Men's Prayer Breakfast at Leipziger Str.60 at 7:00
24.02 - Prayer meeting at L60 at 19:30
25.03 - Healing Service
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer



Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Andre Bronkhorst



Glory to God!

Sunday was the last day of our 21 days of praying and fasting. It has been an amazing spiritual journey for many of us who used the time to refocus, prioritise and revolutionise our lives as we sought God's face and allowed Him to do a deep work in us in the "desert." Reflecting mainly on Hosea 2:14-20 and Isaiah 58:6-9, Richard sent the church a daily devotional to meditate on, pray into and apply to our lives. The 21 Day Devotional for Fasting and Prayer will be available on our website shortly.

Fasting and praying has sharpened our spiritual senses and quickened our spirits. God's presence in our meetings is tangible and many are being touched as we respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit. On Sunday Frances shared a message entitled, "Dig your own well!" Looking at the account of Isaac in Genesis 26, Frances showed us that believers must learn, not to rely on others for their spiritual supply, but must dig their own well, where they are supplied with Christ's life in drought or in abundance. God calls each one of us to be an oasis (literally a dwelling place), where we have dug our own well, are filled and overflowing with the Spirit of God and influence others around us wherever we are. Practically this means:
  • Taking responsibility over one's own walk and growth in the Lord
  • Ceasing from waiting for something to change or happen
  • Choosing one's ground
  • Digging (prayer, worship, Word, obedience, proclamation, etc)
  • Persevering even when the ground is hard until God's life, power and provision are released
We praise God for His clear call to join Him in the desert where He wants us to dig a well and be fruitful for His glory, for the sake of the Church and for the extension of His Kingdom! Hallelujah!

On Monday and Tuesday evening we had two special meetings with André Bronkhorst, from South Africa. André is a Prophet in the true definition of the office in that he not only is anointed to prophesy but is helping the Body of Christ across the world to maturity in Christ and in the things of the Kingdom and the supernatural activity of the Holy Spirit (Eph 4:11-13!). In our first session together, André shared a message, entitled, "Faith and Obedience." In his message, André spoke to us about going deeper with God and the need for us to put God first in our lives. With powerful testimonies of radical obedience to the voice of God, André showed us that unless we have God as our priority in life, we will not move into a life of miracles, signs and wonders. Addressing some hindrances such as idolatry (giving created things greater priority is one's life than God), impatience (not waiting on, and trusting God), consulting mediums (looking to anything other than God for truth) and "only" being filled with Spirit rather than overflowing with the Spirit or being immersed in Him, André showed us what needs to happen in the life of the believer to enable him or her to hear God's voice and obey Him. With great sensitivity and accuracy, André then ministered prophetically to us and many received great encouragement, exhortation and were built up in their faith. Hallelujah!

In our second session on Tuesday evening, we had another wonderful time of worship where we encountered God and entered into an atmosphere of truly honouring His presence. As we did so we also invited Andre's co-worker, Johandre Potgieter, a young, dynamic evangelist from South Africa who is joining Andre on his Europe trip, to share his testimony with us. The grace upon this young man's life is evident and the Lord was setting us up for His Word to us, His empowerment and impartation for the evening! Andre then shared a message entitled, "Lead by the Spirit," in which he spoke to us from Mark 6:1-6. He showed us the importance of honouring God and one another in our lives and how important relationships are to the Holy Spirit. Understanding that honour and obedience to the Holy Spirit are keys to unlocking the supernatural, Andre shared further powerful testimonies of how the Spirit moves when we honour His presence and obey His voice. After sharing his message with us, Andre began to minister to us with God's healing anointing. Words cannot describe the tangible presence of God and the resulting healings that took place. God began healing backs, body pain and releasing people from hindrances to walking in His provision and promises. It was a beautiful, powerful, sanctifying evening that has made a lasting impression on all who were present. We praise God for His faithfulness and for using His servant Andre and Johandre to ignite us with faith and a greater expectation for the manifestation of God's Kingdom in us, among us and beyond! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

09.02 - Men's Prayer Breakfast at Leipziger Str.60 at 7:00 
10.02 - Singles' Evening at L60 at 18:30
24.02 - Prayer meeting at L60 at 19:30
25.03 - Healing Service
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer



Monday, 22 January 2018

Christ in us!




Glory to God!

God is faithful! He rewards those who earnestly seek Him and last week we experienced a greater measure of His grace and presence in our meetings. On Monday we hosted a worship and prayer evening as part of the Frankfurt Alliance Prayer Week and joined together with Crosswalk, YWAM, and the Frankfurt Gebetshaus Initiative to worship God and pray according to the Holy Spirit's leading. It was wonderful to see many people from different churches and ministries in Frankfurt come together to worship God in unity, with one spirit and one heart. It was a powerful meeting and a prophetic sign of God establishing the unity of the Church in Frankfurt that He purchased with the blood of Jesus. Hallelujah!

At the end of our second week of 21 days of prayer and fasting, we are seeing God increase the spiritual temperature and our expectation for God to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine. Yesterday's meeting was very powerful. People came early to pray for the meeting and the Lord moved mightily in the meeting as we encountered Him in dynamic worship, during which many came forward to surrender their lives afresh to the Lord. With words of knowledge and prophetic words, God was healing and encouraging His people. Hallelujah!

Richard then shared a message entitled, "Christ, my life!" which you can listen to here. Looking at the letter to the Colossians, Richard explained what it means to have Christ in us. He showed us that the believer has received the life of Christ, the fullness of God and that we are called to live from Christ in us. Jesus is to be our life and not our agenda! Richard pointed out that when Christ is our life, we can learn to let His life flow through us just like the gifts, God has given us. We saw that life in Christ is not a struggle but learning to live from the fullness of God within as we are rooted and established in Eternal Life. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

24.01 - Prayer meeting at L60 at 19:30
29& 30.01 - Prophetic Encounter with André Bronkhorst at 19:30
25.03 - Healing Service
18 - 21.05 In the Secret Place with Steve Porter
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer

Monday, 15 January 2018

21 Days


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Glory to God!

Last week we began our 21 days of prayer and fasting that we are doing from the 08.01 - 28.01. We believe the Lord is calling us into the desert for us to spend time with Him, to refocus, prioritise and revolutionise our lives. God's Word to us for these 21 days is from Hosea 2:14-20 where the Lord allures His bride into the desert to be with Him and to establish His relationship with her. With daily devotionals, Richard is encouraging the church to take hold of God's Word, meditate on it, pray it, declare it and expect it. In his message, entitled "Fasting" which you can listen to here, Richard explained what fasting is, why we should fast, how we can fast and what the benefits are of fasting. It is exciting to see that many are joining us on this significant 21 day journey and to witness the fruit of it already.

Yesterday the Holy Spirit led us into a time of extended worship that resulted in powerful encounter with God, intercession and the release of the prophetic. The Lord ministered the truth of Luke 4:18 to us, as the whole church was anointed with oil and received a fresh impartation of the reality that the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon us because He has anointed us to reveal the Father and do His work. Richard then shared a brief word of encouragement from Isaiah 58:1-9 which you can listen to here. In his message entitled, "The power of fasting" Richard showed us that the purpose of God's true fast is to set the captives free, heal the sick, provide for the poor and to see the glory of the Lord envelop His people! It is exciting to see the connection between the purpose of God's anointing upon our lives and God's true fast. Hallelujah!

These are exciting times and we are looking forward to seeing spiritual breakthrough in every area of our lives as we spend time in the desert, denying ourselves for the glory of God, the benefit of the Church and for the sake of the Lost!

2018

15.01 - Allianz Worship and Prayer meeting at Salzschlirferstr.15 at 20:00
17.01 - Prayer meeting at L60 at 19:30
24.01 - Prayer meeting at L60 at 19:30
29& 30.01 - Prophetic Encounter with André Bronkhorst
18.02 - Bengt Wedemalm
25.03 - Healing Service
18 - 21.05 In the Secret Place with Steve Porter
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer