See this update from our partners on the ground in Lebanon. The situation is touch-and-go, but the Lord is proving faithful as always. Please continue to pray and if you’d like to give directly, please go to trimercy.org/giving.
Good morning brothers, sisters, and friends. I made it home last night by way of Istanbul, Turkey.
The Middle East as the world knows it is becoming an open book prophetically daily as the nations of the world are being gathered to the epicenter of the world, Jerusalem. The prophetic is becoming more and more historic in our time.
In the days to come, I will be updating and sharing perspective on our website here and where appropriate on Facebook. Being careful to remember those brothers and sisters, who I have known after going there for 30 years, in harm’s way. Much of their social media and communications are being monitored.
It was so humbling and encouraging to receive so many prayers while we were there. Just a bit of encouragement to stay up with current events. A few suggestions to add to your TV watch list:
- i24 news is good news out of Israel
- CBN news
- BBC News gives a European report
- Aljazeera is news from the Arab world
- Others are available on YouTube
Keep your eyes on Jerusalem, the city of the Great King, the most mentioned city in the Bible — over 800 times. Ancient maps put it in the center of the world. Jesus, in His Great Commission, said, “First in Jerusalem and then to the uttermost parts of the world.”
(but he shall have one tribe, for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel)
– 1 Kings 11:32
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning.
– Isaiah 61:2
“It will come about on that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will injure themselves severely. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it. On that day,” declares the Lord, “I will strike every horse with confusion and its rider with insanity. But I will watch over the house of Judah, while I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.”
– Zechariah 12:3-4
It has come about, Jerusalem has become for all the peoples a heavy stone and it cannot be lifted.
Once again, thank you, and it is good to be home, especially to my beloved Betsy and my precious family.
Hallelujah! – KC
Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Lord of armies says: “Return to Me,” declares the Lord of armies, “that I may return to you,” says the Lord of armies.
Only the Bible dares to be prophetic. It was authored by the Father, the Son, the Word made flesh, and inspired by the Holy Ghost.
It will come about on that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will injure themselves severely. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it. On that day,” declares the Lord, “I will strike every horse with confusion and its rider with insanity. But I will watch over the house of Judah, while I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.
We are witnessing this very word: Jerusalem is a heavy stone for all the peoples. The whole world is confronted with this prophetic word of God. The heaviness that the people of the world are experiencing is so graphically being played out in these last five days. It has become a heavy stone for all peoples — ALL — to see and witness. The confusion and insanity are loosed in the attempt to lift the stone. There is no one place in all of scripture that is written more about and spoken of by God. It is the city that Abraham looked for with the eyes of the Spirit. This city is made and built by God and He will keep it so.
And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture becomes a matter of someone’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
-2 Peter 1:19-21
We are directed to know this first as believers. We are to see the certainty and God’s intention. We are to pay attention — closely — as to a lamp that lights our way. We cannot lose sight of the light in the midst of such gross darkness. We are not to despise prophesying, but to examine and to hold fast to that which is good.
In the coming days, we will see images on both sides and these sorrowful images cannot replace conviction with emotions used by the evil one to deceive us. He himself has schemed and called all of the kingdom of darkness to arms. He is a liar, and the father of lies, as Jesus said from the beginning.
Hold fast to that which is good.
Yes, there are unspeakable atrocities, but He who does not slumber or sleep is totally aware of His word at work. This is not His doing, but His word concerning Jerusalem will not return unto Him void. Guard your heart. Know what He said about the stone: those who try to lift it will be injured severely. Lift up your heads and hands and everlasting arms to the King of Glory for He is coming and will not delay. He will make all things new, including a new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven.
The nations rolling out the red carpet for the blasphemer and his false prophet, the antichrist. “Peace, peace,” men will cry but sudden destruction will come. Every peace initiative in the Middle East is short-lived and gives false hope. It is a vain imagination.
Why are the nations restless
And the peoples plotting in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers conspire together
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let’s tear their shackles apart
And throw their ropes away from us!”
He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
“But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
“I will announce the decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have fathered You.
Ask it of Me, and I will certainly give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth as Your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”
Now then, you kings, use insight;
Let yourselves be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, that He not be angry and you perish on the way,
For His wrath may be kindled quickly.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
The King of Glory, far above all rulers and authorities, power and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this age, but also in the age to come. Christ is seated at the Father’s right hand in heavenly places. We are seated with Him in Heavenly places. He promised the Son He will make His enemies His footstool. Worship at His footstool.
Would you pray for the Middle East and Lebanon 🇱🇧 now and in the coming days? We are ministering in Lebanon now and need the Lord’s protection, provision, and power as He leads us.
From our brothers and sisters in Lebanon…
GOD HAVE MERCY ON LEBANON. We don’t need this now above all the suffering that the Lebanese people are suffering due to the economical and political situation of our country.