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!
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