So good to be back in Lebanon! Here are a few photos from ministry times in Zahle. Thank you for your prayers and support. – KC
Recently, during my time before the Lord, the Holy Ghost has been speaking one word over and over: CREATION.
People continually post pictures of all the beautiful and majestic places they have visited and are blessed by. Seeing these, there is no doubt that man will be without excuse when he stands before God and says, “I did not know or was not led to call nor seek Him.” Our Creator created us in His image and made us a part of all of creation. We will be unable to not bow the knee and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
While ministering the last two weeks, the Holy Ghost began to speak this to my spirit: “In creation, it took us six days to create the heavens and the earth and it was good. But it takes a lifetime to create Jesus in you.”
We are his new creation. Nothing compares to the creative work being done in the sons and daughters of God. You are the new creation, just as creation was created for good works, you are created to do even greater works than these. Heaven and earth will pass away and the new creation, the redeemed, will rule and reign with Him. He led me to these scriptures:
First: a new creation, born again
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, – II Corinthians 5:17-18 NKJV
We must be born again, but that is like the first words of creation, “Let there light.” We are born again to see the Kingdom of God. The first spiritual day in the new creation, the child of God. The transforming work of Jesus being formed in us. Becoming like Him is to be at work in us until we see Him and will be like Him. There is nothing like the new creation. All of creation groans to see the new creation come forth.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10 NKJV
Old has passed away and all things have become new. What we were in the eyes of our Creator has passed away and all things have become new. Jesus has and is making all things new.
Third: present ourselves as a living sacrifice
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” Why is it reasonable? Because that’s what Jesus did, to do any less is unreasonable. Jesus!!! – Romans 12:1 NKJV
We come before Him presenting ourselves as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God, because of His great and new mercies. When we fix our eyes on our Lord and Creator, we do not see what is old and passing away. We do not see ourselves but Him by Whom we are being changed into His likeness.
Fourth: He reveals to us His mind, which is the renewed mind by His Word.
Just as in the beginning, He says, “Let there be,” and the Holy Ghost goes to work.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” – Romans 12:2 NKJV
There are three successive phases of His will as He renews our minds. The good, acceptable, and perfect will of God. The further we go, the better it gets and the more He is formed in us. This is spiritual growth, the progressive will of God, the new creation. It takes a lifetime.
“For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” – Romans 12:3 NKJV
Paul is clear here on how to think more highly, but I believe we are not to think more lowly. Again, fixing our eyes on Jesus and not ourselves or anything else. He is being created in us.
“Who is the one who overcomes the world, but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. If we receive the testimony of people, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.” – 1 John 5:5-9 NASB2020
Respectfully submitted. – KC
In the past several weeks in Pakistan, many churches and homes of Christians have been burned and a wave of persecution has broken out against the Church. Our contacts on the ground there have been on the front lines ministering to the suffering and providing Bibles, beds, and encouragement. Here are some photos showing the destruction and the ministry.
If you would like to give to this effort, go to trimercy.org/giving.
What a fun-filled last day of the Sunday School Convention! Here are photos, video, and a report from Pastor Kashif Gill…
We started the Graduation Day reciting John 21:15-17 and the children filled the colors in Christian coloring books.
مُبارک ہیں وہ جو پاک دِل ہیں کِیُونکہ وہ خُدا کو دیکھیں گے۔
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Pastor Philip Khushi preached to the children about having a pure heart.
We prayed for the children, their bright future, and for Water and Holy Ghost Baptisms.
We gave the three hundred TMM backpacks to the children.
We gave gifts to the Sunday School children.
We went to the park and the children had a lot of fun with Pastor Philip Khushi.
We all eat a meal full of joy with the Sunday School children.
It was a blessed two days Sunday School Convention.
Thank you Jesus and thank you TMM!
We love you all!
The first day of the Sunday School Convention was wonderful. Children from four churches performed Christian songs.
Pastor Philip Khushi and his daughter taught the children about Daniel and the crown of life.
There were games and talk of elephants and all the amazing animals God created.
At the end of the day the children enjoyed a lunch of rice with chicken.
So excited for tomorrow and graduation day. We will distribute TMM school bags and gifts. Continue to pray and thank you for supporting this important work!