Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Identity


Glory to God!

As we continue on this exciting journey of 180 days of prayer for 180° reversal, we are seeing a shift take place in different areas of our lives that we are praying for and believing God to bring about a change of direction that is aligned to His will and purposes. Hallelujah!

In the past few weeks, the Lord has been speaking to us about our identity in Christ. As we receive revelation of who God is and who we are in Christ, the Lord is renewing our minds to bring about reversal in our thinking so that we align ourselves to God's truth.

Two weeks ago Maria spoke to us about how miracles are not dependent on how hard we believe or on our faithfulness but on who God is and how faithful He is. In her message entitled, "How do miracles happen?" we looked at Matthew 9:28,29, Hebrews 11:6 and Hebrews 11:11, and asked the question whether we believe God can perform miracles, whether God wants to perform miracles and whether we believe that He will perform miracles in our lives. Knowing God as One who is faithful, loving and powerful will help us trust in Him to do miracles in our lives! Following on from Maria's message, Richard then showed us from Matthew 16:13-20 that how we see ourselves is dependent on our personal revelation of who God is.

In his message entitled, "Put on your light!" Richard spoke to us last Sunday about the believer's identity as a child of light and how we are to be light in this world (see Matthew 5:14-16; Ephesians 5:8-10). Looking at the example of Jesus in John 1:1-14,  we saw that being light in this world means: beginning with God and living from Him; imparting life to others; not being overcome by darkness; entering the darkness; being prepared to be rejected and misunderstood; being a gateway to the Kingdom; making the Kingdom a reality; revealing the Father and imparting grace and truth. Richard reminded us that believers are to live from their new identity in Christ and not to live in order to attain a new identity. Having been created in Christ as the light of the world, Richard challenged us to put on our light and to keep it on!

We praise God for the reversal that is taking place as we take hold of His truth and live from our knowledge of God and our new identity in Him! Hallelujah!

Upcoming events

Tuesdays from 19:00 - 21:00: Bible Study at Alt-Hausen 34
15.09 at 18:00: Baptism at the Bärensee in Hanau (after our regular service in Salzschlirferstr.15)
25.09 at 19:30: KLF Prayer at Alt-Hausen 34
28.09 from 15:00 - 21:00: KLF Family Party at Naturfreundehaus (Am Poloplatz 15)

Photo by Taylor Smith on Unsplash






Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Keys for Reversal



Glory to God!


As a church, we are on a journey of repentance as we seek God’s face to turn things around in our lives that are not aligned to His truth and purposes. For 180 days we are praying for 180° reversal to take place in our own lives, the lives of others, the church and our city. We are committed to celebrating every change of direction, believing that what God begins, He will bring to completion. As we have embarked on this journey, we have begun by focusing on praying for relationships – our personal relationship with God, relationships with others, relationships for our singles who desire to have a partner, relationships between the Church and the city, etc. We believe God will bring reversal as we join together with one heart and purpose to see reconciliation, restoration, renewal and influence take place in all areas of our lives. If you want to receive a daily word of encouragement during these 180 days of prayer, please write to pastor@kingdomlife-frankfurt.com to be added to pastor Richard’s mailing list.


Two Sundays ago, Tobias shared a message entitled, “The Key of David” in which he showed us how King David lived in the knowledge of God’s mercy and grace. Looking at Psalms 55 and 51, we noted how David clung to God's mercy in the face of the attacks of those closest to him and in the awareness of his own sin. Tobias showed us how, despite King David’s mistakes, God still saw him as “a man after His own heart” (see 1 Ki 14:8)! The key of David is the revelation of the righteousness that is ours in Christ and living in the reality of God’s mercy and grace. Hallelujah!

On Sunday, after a very powerful time of worship, we spent some time declaring reversal over relationships and speaking God's will and purpose over our lives and the lives of others. God is teaching us to align with Him and to declare and to decree His truth over our lives to see reversal take place. Several people already testified to seeing a shift take place in their lives and together we are trusting God to complete what He has begun!

Richard then spoke to us about "The Father's testimony." In his message, Richard showed us that just as believing the testimony of the Father about Jesus gives life (1 John 5:9-12), so believers must replace any false testimony they are carrying with the Father's testimony about them. Jesus carried the Father's testimony about Him and did not depend on His own testimony about Himself nor the testimony of man about Him (John 5:31-37). Likewise believers must know what the Father says about them and carry His testimony about them. Consequently we looked at Ephesians 1:3-14 to see how God sees us and to allow the Father to reverse our thinking concerning the testimony we carry about ourselves. In response many came forward for prayer and for the Father to declare His testimony over their lives. Hallelujah!

(Photo by Silas Köhler on Unsplash)

Upcoming events

Tuesdays 19:00 - 21:00: Bible Study @ Alt-Hausen 34
28.08: KLF prayer meeting
28.09: KLF Late-Summer Party


Monday, 5 August 2019

Journey of repentance



Glory to God!

As we enter the second half of this year of transformation, God is calling us to pray. After a powerful time of worship and communion on Sunday, Richard shared a message entitled, "180°", in which he spoke to us about how God wants to bring reversal in our lives, our church and our city as we humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and repent (see 2 Chron 7:14-16). In response to God's Word to us, Richard is calling KLF to pray for 180 days to see 180° reversal in different areas of our lives that are not aligned to God's will and purposes. Going on this journey of repentance is not just about turning our lives away from sin but also turning around the way we think, speak, act and expect as God gives us revelation of His will and His Kingdom. Richard also showed us that as God's people and as those who live in the glorious freedom of the children of God, the Lord has made us His sanctuary and His dominion to bring about reversal wherever we are (see Rom 8:18-21; Ps 114). Beginning on Wednesday, the 7 August and concluding on February the 2nd, KLF will pray for 180 days to see a 180° reversal as we embark on this exciting journey of repentance.

We praise God for His promise to forgive our sins and heal our land and to bring reversal when we align our lives to Him. Halelujah!

Upcoming events

07.08 - 02.02: 180 days of prayer for 180° reversal
28.08: 19:30 KLF Prayer Meeting at the "Taubenschlag", Alt-Hausen 34.
29.09: KLF Summer Party in Niederrad





Monday, 29 July 2019

Prayer Training



Glory to God!

Prayer is the key to transformation! God is calling His people to pray and to seek His face. In his message entitled "4D Prayer," Richard spoke to us about how wrong expectations can stop us from seizing God's Kingdom and how the believer can grow in prayer and learn to bring heaven on earth. 

Looking at Matthew 11:1-19, we noted how John the Baptist's expectations caused him to question whether Jesus was truly "the one who was to come" and how Jesus pointed to the evidence of the Kingdom; the healing of the sick, the raising of the dead and the preaching of the good news to prove that "the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing." Jesus uses the incident to speak to the people about their expectations concerning John the Baptist and Jesus, showing them that they are a generation that expects God to be and act according to their expectations, rather than trusting in the advancement of the kingdom and taking hold of it as God reveals it! Understanding that God wants us to learn to see and hear what He is doing and to take hold of it, Richard showed us how the believer can grow in prayer and learn to pray heaven on earth. Comparing prayer to running, Richard showed us that the believer will only grow in prayer as his or her prayer life moves from discipline, to desire, to dependency and to development. Prayer is to be more than just as regular activity or discipline but must become something the believer desires and depends on in his or her spiritual walk and relationship with God so that s/he can reach a place of communion with God where s/he is hearing and seeing what God is saying and doing. It is in that place of prayer that the believer can develop in prayer as s/he learns to "forcefully lay hold of" the Kingdom. Rather than becoming discouraged and doubtful because of wrong expectations and expecting God to dance to our tune, the believer learns to recognise how the Kingdom is forcefully advancing and how s/he can lay hold of it to bring heaven on earth. Finally, as we looked at Romans 8:18-21, we saw how all of creation is eagerly awaiting the revelation of the sons of God and how it is the responsibility of every believer to lead others into the glorious freedom of the children of God as we bring heaven on earth! Hallelujah!
We praise God for His revelation to us and for teaching us to pray.

Photo by Jeremy Lapak on Unsplash

Upcoming events

31.07: 19:30 KLF Prayer Meeting at the "Taubenschlag", Alt-Hausen 34.
29.09: KLF Summer Party in Niederrad

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Transforming Prayer



Glory to God!

As we continue on this exciting journey of transformation, God is speaking very clearly to us about being a people of prayer. Having spoken to us about rebuilding the wall of intercession, the Lord has continued to encourage us in the recent weeks to prevail in prayer, to stand our ground in prayer, to take the land in prayer and to see and hear correctly.

In his message entitled, "Prevailing in prayer," Alexander spoke to us from Genesis 18:16-33. We noted four key principles that Abraham demonstrated when he communed with God. Alex showed us that God initiated prayer and that the believe must begin with seeking to know God's will and heart before embarking on prayer. Secondly, we noted that the believer has a choice as to how s/he will respond to the revelation of God. Thirdly, the believer must have a clear idea of the outcome s/he expects when praying. Fourthly, the believer must be sensitive to God's timing and stop praying when God has "finished business."

Continuing with the theme of prayer, Alex shared a message a couple of weeks ago entitled, "Standing your ground" in which he showed us how the believer can defend and retrieve what rightfully belongs to him or her in prayer. Looking at 2 Sam 23:8-12, Alex showed us how we need to stand our ground in prayer to defend our inheritance in Christ. We were also encouraged to take hold of that which belongs to us in Christ and to not be passive but to engage in spiritual warfare to retrieve what has been taken by the enemy. With the faith and conviction of Abraham and in the authority of Christ, the believer must learn to exercise his or her authority over the enemy (Rom 4:20,21; Mt 8:26).

On Sunday, after a powerful time of worship and prophetic intercession, Holger Lorentz gave us an update of how their family is doing in South Africa as he shared his heart and the journey they are on as foster parents. As the Lorentz's sending church, it was great to see Holger and to hear what God is doing in the lives of these precious people who have sacrificed to provide a home for 4 little ones who have gone through terrible trauma and abuse. Together with their own two children, Holger and Kay are providing these four children with a safe, caring and healing environment where they are seeing God doing a deep and wonderful work in their lives. We praise God for these heroes in the Kingdom!

Richard then shared a message entitled, "What do you see?" in which he showed us from Jeremiah 1:4-13 that God wants the believer to learn to see what He sees and to hear what His interpretation is of what we see. The way God sees us and the way we see ourselves can be very different but God wants us to learn to see with His perspective and be sensitive to His "audio guide" to explain what we are seeing. It is one thing to see what God sees, but quite another to interpret what we see with God's wisdom. Both are necessary to speak truth over our own lives and the lives of others as we learn to see what God sees and hear what God has to say about what we are seeing.

Photo by Joshua Hanks on Unsplash

Upcoming events

31.07: 19:30 KLF Prayer Meeting at the "Taubenschlag", Alt-Hausen 34.
29.09: KLF Summerfest in Niederrad


Monday, 1 July 2019

New Walls


Glory to God!

These past two weeks we moved into our new church office and have been getting it ready for our regular meetings during the week. The "Taubenschlag" (Dovecote), as the owners call it, is situated in Hausen (Alt-Hausen 34) and is a 3 minute walk from the station, Großer Nelkenstraße (U 6) with plenty possibilities for parking in the area. As we have consecrated our new premises with prayer, we have sensed God's presence very strongly and believe that the Lord is preparing a place for us to encounter Him and to release blessing in the area. Our prayer is that the Taubenschlag will be a habitation for the Holy Spirit where people encounter God and are transformed by His presence. Hallelujah!

Despite the extremely hot weather on Sunday, we had another wonderful time in God's presence at what turned out to be a pleasantly cool church at Haeberlinstr.3. We changed the location for our meeting because of the road blocks related to the annual Iron Man event that takes place in and around Frankfurt. In his message entitled, "Four Walls", Richard spoke to us from Ezekiel 22:30 where we read that God is looking for someone who would build the wall and stand in the gap for the land. Richard showed us that God is looking for people who will build a wall of covenant (Gen 31:43-53); a wall of identity (Rev 21:12-14), a wall of ownership (Neh 2:11-20; Ps 105:17-22) and a wall of intercession as they learn to stand in the gap for others and travail in the Spirit until the answer is birthed (Rom 8:22-27). In response we spent some time interceding for our city and asking the Lord to anoint the church with a new passion and spiritual fervour for prayer. Just as we were experiencing unusual temperatures in the natural, so we sensed God raising the temperature spiritually so that the Church will bring transformation in the land! Hallelujah!

Photo by Sunyu on Unsplash

Monday, 24 June 2019

The Power of Unity



Glory to God!

The power of unity transpired to be the theme of our joint church service with 3 churches on Sunday! KLF, Christliches Zentrum Frankfurt and Quelle des Lebens came together to celebrate God's faithfulness to the churches that meet at Eastsite 15, to declare the unity we have in Christ and to seek God's face for a fresh outpouring of His Spirit to revive the Church and awaken our city! There was a wonderful buzz as over 300 people gathered and each church participated in the meeting. After the service we continued our celebration with food, summer drinks, loads of fun for the children, and spending time together, getting to know the other churches. It was a brilliant day and most likely to become an annual event. We praise God for all the people who invested time and energy to serve the Body of Christ and make this significant day so special.

Two weeks ago we had the privilege of having Edgar Mayer with us again. Edgar is senior pastor of Living Grace Church in Toowoomba, Australia, a church that is living in and experiencing the Holy Spirit and God's renewing work. This year we asked Edgar to spend time with our leaders to encourage them and share principles of leadership in the context of renewal. We had a powerful evening as Edgar inspired us and refreshed us with testimonies and revelation from God's Word. On the Saturday, Edgar spoke to us about how to hear God's voice, followed by a short session of hearing God together. In the evening session, Edgar spoke to us about how God leads us and how important it is that we continue to trust God even when things don't turn out as we expect them to. On Sunday, Edgar shared a message about Christ's compassion and how God uses our emotions to bring about miracles, signs and wonders. You can listen to the messages here:

Hearing God in 5 - 10 minutes
Guidance along the way
Emotions breaking through

We praise God for Edgar and his powerful, sensitive and inspiring ministry and are excited about hearing God afresh, being led by Him and putting love into action. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

30.06: KLF service at EFG Frankfurt Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 (no meeting at CZF)



Tuesday, 11 June 2019

No other Name!


Glory to God!

We had a full house on Sunday as we celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. After another powerful time of worship we dedicated two of our children and blessed their parents. Ngozi had made another stunning cake for Lainey and Hannah Marie that she based on the children's book, "Guess how much I love you!" by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram. 

As part of celebrating Pentecost, Ulli had the idea of getting different people to read the account of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 in their own language and at the same time. It was quite an amazing experience to hear the different languages simultaneously and it gave us an idea of what it must have been like when the disciples all spoke in various languages at the same time at Pentecost.

Richard then share a message entitled, "No other Name" in which we looked at what happened after Pentecost in Acts 2 - 4. After Peter and John had healed a cripple in the name of Jesus, they were brought before the religious leaders to explain their actions. In his subsequent sermon, Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, made it known that the name of Jesus is powerful, that Jesus is the Cornerstone, that the name of Jesus is exclusive, unique, a gift and necessary to be saved (see Acts 4:8-22). Richard then explained that the name of Jesus to each one of us will only be as powerful as the revelation of Christ is to us (see Acts 4:13; Mt 16:13-19). In response to the message, words of knowledge and prophecy were given and many came forward for prayer! We praise God for the power of the Gospel and the gift of the Holy Spirit! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

15.06: 16:00/ 19:00 Conference with Edgar Mayer
16.06: Sunday service with guest speaker, Edgar Mayer
23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF and Quelle des Lebens at 10:30
followed by a Sumer party for everyone (no afternoon meeting)
30.06: KLF service at EFG Frankfurt Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 (no meeting at CZF)

Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash



Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Moving with God

Bye-bye Bockenheim. Hello Hausen!

Glory to God!

In this year of transformation, the Lord is speaking to us about growth and what it means for each one of us and for the Church. In his message two weeks ago, Alex spoke to us from Psalm 132:13-17 in his sermon entitled, "Zion - it starts with choice," which you can listen to here. Alex showed us that God's desire and will for Zion is what He desires for the Church. Zion is God's chosen habitation, where He is enthroned, where there is abundant blessing, where there is salvation and joy, where there is victory and godly influence. For our lives to be transformed, we must recognise God's will for us, have revelation of who we are in Christ and what that means for us and walk in the reality of our new lives in Jesus, and align ourselves to God's truth. Alex then showed us that just as King David had to grow in three places before he was established as king, so the believer must realise his or her season of growth and the fruit God seeks to produce in us.

On Sunday we had another powerful time of worship after which we were ministered to by Eva and Simon in song. It was wonderful. After sharing communion together, Alex spoke to us about being a fruitful people in his message entitled, "A right mindset for personal growth" which you can listen to here. In his message, Alex spoke from John 15, showing us that it is God's will that His people be fruitful as they remain in Christ. Alex pointed out that for the believer to grow, s/he must have the right mindset. Unless we have a conviction that we are to grow and produce fruit, are committed to growing, are willing to go the lonely road of not conforming to the world but walking in secret obedience, are willing to take time for growth and identify any areas where we seem to be stuck and take responsibility for our lives, we will not grow. God wants us to be fruitful and we praise Him that as we remain in Christ, we will produce the fruit that glorifies Him. Hallelujah!

Last week we moved out of our office space in Bockenheim. We will be moving into our new office situated in Alt-Hausen 34, in June where we will continue to have regular Bible study, prayer meetings and other mid-week meetings. Sunday meetings will continue at Eastsite 15, Salzschlirferstr.15. We praise God for His faithfulness to us and for providing us with everything we need to build His Kingdom! Hallelujah!


Upcoming Events

15.06: 16:00/ 19:00 Conference with Edgar Mayer
16.06: Sunday service with guest speaker, Edgar Mayer
23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF and Quelle des Lebens at 10:30
followed by a Sumer party for everyone (no afternoon meeting)

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Kingdom Life Family


Glory to God!

Relationships are one of the keys to transformation and having the Regala family with us from Butuan, Philippines for these past 3 weeks has been significant for both Kingdom Life Frankfurt and Kingdom Life Butuan as they have spent time with us, visiting various Life Groups, special events and members of our church family.

On Saturday we had a special Praise Night led by Simon and Julius. It was an amazing time in God's presence as we worshipped the Lord for over 2 and a half hours and made room for the Holy Spirit to reveal the Father and the Son to us and for us to receive from God. It was a very powerful time and we praise God for stirring up the Body of Christ to deeper, corporate worship that establishes God's rule and reign in our lives, the Church and our city! Hallelujah!

Sunday's meeting seemed to just continue from the previous evening's meeting and after another powerful time of praise and worship, Julius and Roszel's children, Jonkris and Yrah Lee ministered to us in song. We then prayed for the Regala family as Pastor Julius then shared a message entitled, "The Word of God" in which he showed us how important it is for believers to read, meditate, memorise and reflect on God's Word, daily. Julius shared a vision he had received from the Lord that he had received two years prior when he last visited us. The vision clearly revealed that the enemy seeks to rob the Church of being passionate and grounded in God's Word and how only with the power of the Holy Spirit and God's Word can the believer overcome and live a victorious life!

We praise God for pastors Julius and Roszel and for the wonderful work they are doing in Butuan in the Philippines as they seek to meet the needs of, and share Jesus with the street children, orphans and the needy and to give them hope and a future. It is truly a blessing to be part of God's work in Butuan through our church family there and we are excited about what God is preparing for us as a church family across the globe as He expands His Kingdom through us! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

15.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer
23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF at 10:30
(no afternoon meeting)

Photo by Elizabeth Nehring