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

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