COTN Day of Prayer22

Dear COTN Elders, Leaders and Churches,

Greetings to you all in Jesus name.

Each year at this time, it is my joy to introduce and provide you with details regarding our annual Church of the Nations – Day of Prayer.

I’m sure that most of you will be aware and have already built it into your calendars. This year it will fall on Sunday 11 September being the second Sunday of September. It is where we ask each church to set aside time during their Sunday meeting/service, to unite with COTN churches around the world in a focused prayer celebration.

Our Prayer Day is the only truly ‘combined international event’ which we host each year, where we ask every COTN church to participate.

THEME and KEY SCRIPTURE:

T H E WEAPONS OF OUR WARFA R E ARE NOT CARNAL….

but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. - 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJ

DATE: Sunday 11 September 2022

Background:

At this juncture in time, the world seems to be at a place where it has not been in more than 70 years. There is much tension internationally and geopolitically, with much speculation surrounding natural weaponry and armaments. Yet God and His people are called to respond in the opposite spirit, as are we as the COTN family.

There is a sense that God is commissioning us to stand in the gap at this moment, not only for Europe and the Balkans but also with other nations under attack as well. The Apostolic Council have witnessed with and embraced this call, for us in COTN to join with the broader Bride of Christ in contending in the Spirit at this time.

We will be providing you with prayer pointers and reminders over the next few weeks.

Please mark the date. It’s just a few weeks away!

Every Blessing

David Cape

On behalf of the Apostolic Council

AC TALK JULY 22 1The Relentless Love of God

Regardless of whether people are believers or unbelievers, everyone knows the story of Jonah. Some refer to it as a story about a fish, but in reality, this book is all about the relentless love of God.

Dear Friends,

I believe God wants to use this narrative to shift our hearts for the greater purposes of restoration and recovery. It is vital to allow God to refocus us regarding His heart for the lost and what He wants to do in the world in this challenging season.

Right from the beginning, in the book of Genesis, we read how God set the nation of Israel apart to be a peculiar covenant people. A people that He loved and cared for; a people of promise and blessing which would never remain with them but would flow through them as God’s people. What a privilege it is to know that we are in covenant with Almighty God, who cares for and loves us but also to know that His intention was always that His blessing would never stop with us but would flow through us.

We see in the book of Jonah that God’s people had lost their focus. They became self-focused and self-centered and forgot that God had called them to be a blessing to other nations.

When God called Jonah, the Bible says that he ran from the presence of God and ran in the opposite direction to what God intended for His life.

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AC TALK DEC 21 1Is this the end, or is it the beginning, or is it the beginning of the end?

As I write this paper, the bombardment of Ukraine continues, Covid 19 still spreads across the earth as, only a couple of weeks ago, the death toll reached the 6 million mark globally. Financial instability and growing inflation in many countries continues to cause great concern for many. As a COTN family we have known loss and heartache through the above and we surround those who are grieving
and facing difficult times. We pray that you will know the Father’s love, comfort and provision.  These things can lead to many questions, far too many to answer here, but I trust that these thoughts that we have shared over the last few years, will encourage and give us some focus, as we diligently serve in the advancement of our king’s kingdom on earth.

When I began to share a few years ago that we were entering into a time of seismic shift, I don’t think I fully realized what that was going to mean. I believe it started for me when, for a few years, Marilyn and I visited a German town called Magdeburg, to share with a community of believers there. Magdeburg is about an hour’s drive from Wittenberg, the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation that took place in 1518. In 2018, a few weeks before the 500-year anniversary, I had the privilege of visiting there and was quite moved by the thought of how huge a shift can happen on earth, through a simple beginning, of a young Catholic priest Martin Luther receiving a revelation from God, that the just shall live by faith; that salvation was not obtained by works or religious activity, but by simple trust in the grace of God. A seismic shift took place that radically changed the religious and political landscape of Europe and onto the world.

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