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Time of Acceleration
Dear COTN family,
This is a wonderful moment in time as we stand on the threshold of 2018.
As you will all be aware, in September last year we celebrated Church of the Nations 40th anniversary. It was wonderful to reflect where we had come from and how we have journeyed over the past biblical generation.
Today I’m announcing an exciting new development which we as a COTN family are about to embark on for the first time in our history. As such, we as the COTN family will be embracing a common theme for the year. The theme is entitled “ACCELERATION”. The word acceleration is defined as an act of progress of ‘speeding up increase’.
We are trusting that the Lord will ACCELERATE us as a kingdom expression in all its facets in a supernatural way beyond all that we have encountered, even beyond what has transpired over the past 40 years.
We believe that this is a fresh revelationary word, which the Lord laid on Louis’ heart and has given us as an Apostolic Council to lead the entire ministry in over
this coming season.
With much expectation for the King and His Kingdom.
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AC Talk December 2017
REFORMATION TO RESTORATION
As we approach the end of 2017 not many would disagree that this has been a year like few others as continual global political upheaval, natural disasters as the earth groans, and increased terrorism have dominated headlines.
In our COTN family we end the year with mixed emotions - as with sadness we remember those who have gone to be with the Lord, but celebrate their lives well lived.
The good news is that in the midst of all that is happening, there has been great Kingdom increase and victories won. We are winning! More on this later.
Download the full AC Talk below.
AC Talk October 2017
Where are the Blacksmiths?
In 1 Samuel 13:19, a seemingly insignificant observation is made about the state of the nation of Israel under king Saul’s leadership - “Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel….” This was no coincidence, but a deliberate ploy on the part of their enemy the Philistines, to ensure the Israelites were not equipped to become a fighting force against them.
By removing the blacksmiths from the nation, there was no one skilled either to sharpen any existing tool they might have into a weapon of attack, nor to forge any metal into swords or spears. In this way, Israel was reduced to a community of harmless farmers and vulnerable neighbors. To add insult to injury, the Philistines made sure that the Israelites had to come to them in order to have even their tools to survive as farmers sharpened by foreign blacksmiths and, in so doing, regulated the pace and price for existence within the neighborhood. Although the parallels to our day may need no explanation, let me share just a few thoughts on how I understand this passage relating to us.
Download the full AC Talk from Keith along with a Kingdom Clip from Tony Fitzgerald below.
Leadershift South Africa 2017 Videos Now Available!
The videos from the April 2017 Leadershift Conference in Jeffreys Bay are now available.