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 Beginning GOD
Before the foundation of this world, we were chosen that we should be holy and blameless, living before Him in our love for Him. Being predestined, adopted, and placed into His Beloved through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of His Will. His choosing is what keeps us and determines who we are according to His plan and purpose. Self-determination is rebellion and cannot bring acceptance. This is in the heart of all men and women, who are created in God’s image.
The importance of the beginning of all things is an essential spiritual truth, as Jesus refers to in this passage. The authorship, the origin, is the true source of defining a thing. Jesus not only is referring to what is written, but He is also confirming His witness of the beginning of creation. John writes of Him: in the beginning was the word, and the word was God, and the word was with God. He is speaking as the authority on this truth.
The unholy spirits being released in these days, that are determined to make what are absolutes into variables, are confronting all believers. The demonic spirit of transgenderism that is being promoted, primarily in our country, championed by the liberal agenda, is addressed by Jesus, defending the Holy absolute of marriage.
In these two passages, He refers the religious, so-called believers of His day, to the beginning — before the fall of man. First, it was not so, or it was not this way in the beginning. Second, He distinguishes them by making them male and female. Creating a man first then a woman, because it was not good for man to be alone. Third, He instituted the holy relationship of marriage, which is one man for one woman, becoming one, a unity designed for life. Fourth, a warning given by Jesus, “What God has joined together let no man separate.”
To say the least, the spirit that has been loosed since the 60s, the big bang theory and creation is not as Jesus said, “it is written,” but has led us to this time of self-determination. It is believing the lie, spoken by the Father of lies, Satan: You too can be as gods.
The same Pharisees that came to Jesus in the above verse, He addresses at another time:
For any believer, group, or church to, in any way, give any credence to this lie, is a denial of, as Jesus said, “It was not so at the beginning.” They have been deceived. For not only from the beginning, but we were in His mind before the foundation of the world. Halleujah!
- How to be free from deception
The Sign, not signs.
In Matthew 24:25, Jesus, warning the disciples of the end times, says, “Be Sober, Be vigilant.”
Whenever the end times, or last days, is spoken of in scripture, it is often prefaced with a warning of deception. Some form of the word deceive appears 75 times. Be on your guard against being deceived.
In the Jewish encyclopedia, 40 false Messiahs have been recorded in Israel since Jesus.
Four examples of Jesus’ warning:
- Matthew 24:4 Take heed
- Matthew 24:5 shall deceive
- Matthew 24:11 shall deceive
- Matthew 24:24 shall deceive
First, signs and wonders alone cannot guarantee the truth is spoken. Second, even The elect, chosen, would be deceived if it were possible. God chose them, our security. It’s the greatest danger to threaten the believer.
Pilate says to Jesus, “What is truth?”
Three coordinates of truth:
- Jesus is the truth
- God’s word, the Bible, is the truth
- The Holy Ghost is truth
All three must testify the truth and agree.
- Liberation Theology, Marxism, Revolutionary — use the poor.
- Eastern Guru and the New Age movement.
- Father Christmas, Liberal Theology, the Bible is not the word of God.
Pride opens the door to deception. Contention cometh before pride and pride before the fall.
The Lie. The first lie: “For God, knows that, in the day you eat of it, your eyes will be open, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” … ‘So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took off its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.”
God’s wrath comes on the deceiver and the deceived.
The love of the truth (agape)
Falling away by believers who are deceived.
How to be free from deception.
- “Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His “Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy.” 1 Corinthians 7:25
- Humility & Fear of God. This is the beginning of truth. So many promises of God
- All scripture first before personal revelation.
- Focus on Jesus, Worship God, the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Holy Ghost glorifies Jesus
- Leave the initiative to God. He will speak, He will lead you into truth.
- Beware of fantasy. Stay in scriptures, fascinate means to bewitched.
- Keep it simple and plain. KISS, Corey Ten Boom, keep it simple stupid.
- Exercise your senses, and discernment. Learn to discern between spirit and soul. Especially in worship.
- Last, cultivate love of the truth. 2 Thes. 2:9 Receive, Be lovers of the Truth. What is the truth?
- Prayer for the mercy of God. We need your mercy, we humble ourselves before you. We renounce any deception and lead us in your everlasting way.
- King of Kings and Lord of Lords
The Old Testament is written by Moses and other prophets starting with Genesis and ending 400 years before Jesus. It covers creation the fall of man the flood of Noah, the covenant God made with Abraham to make him a great nation and bless the world through his promises son Isaac born from Sarah in their old age. Isaac has Jacob and Esau, Jacob became Israel father to the twelve tribes of Israel including Joseph who became leader of Egypt and saved his people from starvation. From the Tribe of Judah came the line of the messiah through king David, this genealogy is traced in the New Testament to Jesus in fulfillment of prophecy. The Old Testament has well over 300 Prophesies about the messiah that Jesus perfectly fulfilled including the place of his birth his ministry and the manner of his death by crucifixion, prophesied long before crucifixion was invented. The New Testament’s 4 gospels tell off Jesus ministry on earth as told by eye witnesses to the writers. Written down during the life of the witnesses. The book of Act’s is a continuation after the Gospel telling of how the Apostles (disciples of Jesus) recorded the Holy Spirit after Jesus ascended into heaven, the early church was persecuted and spread throughout the world, The New Testament has letters written by apostles including Paul who has converted having been confronted on the road to Damascus by the risen Jesus, he went from being a persecutor of Jesus to his most famous apostles and wrote most of the books in the New Testament. The books explain how Jesus is the messiah how he fulfilled the prophecy of the Old Testament and proved he was God by resurrection from the dead. That those who believe that Jesus is Lord that he was raised from the dead and Confess with their mouth will be saved, All of the apostles except John died martyrs deaths never recanting their belief Jesus was God and that he was raised from the dead and would return. John wrote the book of revelation which is a prophesy of the return of Christ and end times.
The Old Testament was the scripture that they had in Jesus day that he read from in the synagogue. Together they are 66 books of our modern Bible. Written over thousands of years by many authors but with consistency throughout telling of God his creation and his plan to rescue mankind from sin through Jesus sacrifice on the cross.
God the Father promised Jesus from the beginning to save the whole world.
How was the Father gonna send the Son to earth to take on the sin of Adam?. He must start with a birth line.
And get more specific about this predicted Redeemer and His birth line. God Promised a Redeemer from the beginning who will defeat evil from the line of Eve (Gen 3:15)
God chose Abraham and his line to bless to whole earth using His Nation. (Gen 12:3)… (But He must first build that Nation).
Jacob was chosen as the continuing blessed line, Jacob represents the Nation of Israel promised to Abraham. (Gen 25:23)
Out of Jacobs twelves sons, Judah was chosen as the line in which royal kingship was given. so only Judah’ line is to rule as king. Until the final promised king comes. And to Him will be the obedience of the people (Gen 49:10)
King David is chosen as king and His line is chosen in which the final King will come to rule forever and serve Him. (Isaiah 11/42:1-7)
King David acknowledges the Messiah, as His eternal King that the Father has appointed to rule in Zion (Psalm 2).. and acknowledge the Messiah as His Lord who sits at the right hand of His Lord in heaven (Psalm 110)…. He is expecting Him to come from heaven and take human nature to rule as King….
as the Prophet Micah said…the King to rule in Israel, “”He’s origin is from eternity””. (Micah 5:2).
From David’s line where is the promised redeemer from Genesis 3:15???….
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. (Matthew 1:1)
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end. (Luke 1:32-33)
Jesus is the promised Redeemer and Eternal King. As prophesied by the ancient prophets.
14 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel….(meaning: God with us).
6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
“Emmanuel” is a title to describe who the child is.
The child bares the title “Emmanuel”.
He is God with us in human form. Coming to rule as King.
5 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,
“That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness;
A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
6 In His days Judah will be saved,
And Israel will dwell safely;
Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
13 I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him. 14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed.
The Son of Man that is given all dominion comes in His Glory.
30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
31 When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the [a]holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
All Judgment has been given for Jesus to do.
21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. 22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, 23 that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
God says He will sit to judge the nations.
11 Assemble and come, all you nations, And gather together all around. Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O Lord. 12 “Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.
- The Blasphemy of Transgenderism
Make no mistake, the indoctrination of the LGBT movement confirms the last days that are coming on this generation. The world’s chaos is spinning out of control and making way for the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord.
The judgment of God is upon us and the arrogance and God-haters are espousing such blasphemies and profanities as transgenderism becomes a destructive lie put on the children of our day. Not since legalized murder of children in the womb has the destroyer, Satan, declared such war on this generation of children.
The demonic lie told to Adam and Eve by Satan: “You too can be gods,” becomes “You can defy the Creator God and determine your gender.” “Male and female made He them” no longer determines who you are. The Sovereignty of the Almighty God has become null and void to so many.
In this warning, we see the goodness and the severity of God. First Abraham beseeched God and negotiated with God from fifty to ten righteous to be found after the visit of the two angels who told him he was going to have a son. They were going to Sodom and Gomorrah to warn Lot and to destroy the wickedness there. God honored Abraham’s request for just ten righteous, but as the scripture said, the city turned out both old and young. Just in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, this unholy spirit came to Lot’s door, as it has for us, and called for him to give over the two angels who were with him. No matter how much he pleaded with them to go away and leave them alone, they continued to persist.
The whole city turned out to do this wicked thing. It is difficult to fathom how the world, especially my nation, the USA, has gone down this path to judgment. We have turned our back on God and have embraced the spirit of humanism—we are our own gods. God is long-suffering and would that none should perish, but as in these days He has had His fill, He will not take anymore. His Sovereignty, as the Righteous Judge of all the earth will and cannot be questioned nor be unjustified.
- The Gospel Vs Islam
Islam 635 AD
Gospel of John 100 AD
Some 535 years later, over five centuries, the Quran is written by Muhammad.
John was an eyewitness to Jesus’ coming. For 3 1/2 years he walked with him, talked with him, ate and drank with him, and witnessed Him as the Son of God. Seeing miracles and words of truth, hearing His teaching, watching Him defy natural law by walking on the waters of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus raised the dead and was raised from the dead. Was crucified, buried, and seen by John and the disciples after the resurrection.
John writes at the end of his book, “But there are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they were written in detail, I expect that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.” (John 21:25 NASB2020) So many things He did that libraries of the world could not catalog them.
Muhammad, the author of the Quran, says, “Jesus had not died before going up to God, nor will he die before the day of resurrection.” The interpretation by most Muslims is that Jesus entered heaven alive.
He entered heaven alive but as the resurrected Christ, the only begotten Son of God.
John, with Mary the Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene were there at the cross as witnesses of His death. They saw His suffering and heard His words spoken by Him. It is written that He died, was buried, and rose again on the third day, just as He said.
For Muhammad, who was not an eyewitness, some six centuries later, to deny this overwhelming evidence proves without a doubt the validity of the Bible as fact and not fiction. The inaccuracy of the Quran and Muhammad’s writings concerning Jesus cannot be substantiated. The overwhelming number of eyewitnesses and the documentation written in the gospels, of Jesus’ life, cannot be denied, only believed.
- The Holy Ghost—Another Helper
The name “Emmanuel” points to the prevalent biblical theme of God’s presence with His people. The idea of “God with us” is the embodiment of all of God’s promises to Israel and to all who will trust in Him. The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost’s great love to be shared with created man and woman.
The Almighty God who has endured the continual sin and rebellion of man since the beginning continues to call him and make a way to be eternally united with Him.
In Genesis we see God coming down in the cool of evening to be with Adam and Eve. The scripture says they heard the sound of God walking in the garden to be with them. We can see by God’s response that this was their time of fellowship with one another and it never had been missed.
The next question gives us insight.
God calls out, “Adam where are you?” Of course, He knew where they were, but a deeper question was heard by them. They hid themselves, for they were exposed and ashamed. From that time on God sets out to redeem man and take back creation to live forever—We in them and them in us.
Jesus makes it very clear that He is not leaving them as orphans. He is leaving for a moment, but, “I will come to you.” There will be no separation, but He will ask the Father to give you another Helper and He will abide with you forever. He will abide, He will dwell not just with you but He will be in you, and will remain. Just in the beginning of this chapter, Jesus says the Father is in Me and I am in the Father. The Helper is promised by Jesus. He will be with us and in us, He will abide with us forever. Thus confirming the promise: I will never leave you nor forsake you, no never, and lo I will be with you always, even to the ends of the earth.
He, the Holy Ghost, like Jesus, is Emmanuel, God with us, forever. So we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, the sound from heaven, once again coming to earth to be with the new creation. Sons and daughters of God. Receive ye the Holy Ghost!
When He, God the Holy Spirit comes, you will be endued with power.
One of the most revelatory insights into the Trinity and its oneness is Jesus’ introduction of God the Holy Spirit to His disciples. He leaves no doubt concerning who He is, His relationship to them, and what He will do when He comes.
Jesus begins by verifying who the Holy Spirit is coming from and the full agreement of the Father and the Son’s endorsement of Him as the Spirit of truth. This is a wonderful picture of the Godheadand their love for one another. This love, this oneness, is unmistakable and unfathomable. Jesus said, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and Truth.” There is no greater promise given to us than the promise of the Holy Spirit. Flowing to us from the Father and the Son.
He is not an it nor is He a denomination. This is man’s attempt to indoctrinate and try to explain God to our intellect, our unrenewed mind.
Not to receive the Holy Spirit as God is very serious. We see in the early believers a stark example of how important it is to see Him as God.
The following passage proves the Holy Spirit is God.
Peter is clear and it cannot be denied. Satan, the father of lies, has filled the heart of Ananias to lie, not just a lie, but a direct lie to God Holy Spirit. He is not an it. He is God the Holy Spirit, sent from the Father and the Son, as promised by Them as one.
Receive ye God, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of truth.
Mayday – Emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal, call recognized all over the world.
This morning I woke up to May 1, a holiday celebration for so many people. Then this distress call came to mind. I heard “Mayday Mayday Mayday” in the Spirit. If ever in my lifetime the world needed so much help it is on this May 1, 2023. When used it is to be said three times so there is no confusion as for the call.
For believers all over the world, our Mayday call is Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, A very ready help in trouble.” Jesus’ promise to us is that He will send another Helper—He—the Holy Ghost.
The world’s distress is becoming greater and greater, yet we who believe, our Mayday call is to the One who can only help us. Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Calling on our Helper, the Holy Ghost today.
…and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
Christian is only used three times in scripture. Jesus related to His disciples as followers. A disciple is one under the lordship of Jesus’ authority for discipline and to produce maturity.
The closer you get to Jerusalem the more powerful the religious spirit is—a form of godliness that denies the power thereof. It is amazing that the three major religions lay claim to Jerusalem and are centered in Jerusalem; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The word Christian has become a catch-all term bringing the scripture by men’s traditions to no effect.
“Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them, “So it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.”
Repentance comes before forgiveness and is to be preached: turn away from sin to receive forgiveness of sin. Turn from following the world, change direction (180), receive forgiveness and follow Him. The call to repent is how the spiritual distance between us and God is reduced and how we draw near to Him and He draws near to us. Some 46 times in scripture is the call to repentance. This is how faith—real faith—comes. By hearing the word of God, which is proclaimed first, then forgiveness, faith in God is revealed.
The mind cannot be opened to renewal without repentance, which is the first response toward God’s love for us. Hallelujah!
- The power of the written word
The Bible is not just a book with words on pages—ideas, stories, myths, or legends. It is the Word of God, written for our benefit to live life to its fullest.
Jesus, quoted the Word of God many times. Many times He would say to the Pharisees and Sadducees: “Have you not read?” In His confrontation and temptation with Satan, His one response was, “It is written.” He was quoting from Deuteronomy, confronting the three temptations. When it came to the devil and the religious spirits of the day, He did not engage them in debate or arguments; He spoke the written Word of God. The only way for us to deal with the tempter and his many temptations and schemes is to speak to him what is written. It is astounding to me that when Jesus spoke—it is written—the devil had no comeback, but tried a different way, intensifying his scheme. He was prepared to find a way to take Jesus out at any cost, to find a place in Him. Jesus, who is our example, demonstrated to us how to deal with the temptations of the devil. He simply spoke, confessed, believing the written Word of God.
In Hebrews, it is written that every Word is inspired, God-breathed, given to Holy men of old. Not just some of the words, not something that you can pick and choose according to our lifestyles. Every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God is to be adhered to, believed, and confessed. Let it be known to each of us that the Scriptures cannot be broken and only the traditions of man and his religious deceptions make the Word of God of no effect.
This is what Jesus spoke to the religious spirits in the leaders of His day. It is vital in every generation to receive, believe, and confess the Word of God that is able to bring us by faith into spiritual maturity—growing up in Him. Hallelujah!
- Application of the Blood
“the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” – I John 1:2-7 NKJV
The importance of walking in the light and fellowship—this is where the blood cleanses us from all sin. It is continual, the blood and fellowship, starting with the Father and Son, and our abiding in them.
Hallelujah for the blood.
Oh precious Is the flow, that makes me white as snow ❄️ no other fount I know nothing but the blood of Jesus.
- Birthday Giving!
Our founder and president, Keith Curlee, is celebrating his birthday on April 6. Would you consider giving to the work of TMM for his birthday? He is currently ministering with our team in Lebanon.
You gift goes sows towards the Kingdom. From Syrian earthquake relief to Bible distribution in Pakistan, you reach nations and bring people the Gospel.
- Off to Lebanon!
On my way today to the Middle East, beautiful Lebanon, for 54 glorious days. We covet your prayers and any word from the Lord for us. We are confident on the Helper, the Holy Ghost, the power off God and our only help and strength. For the Kingdom of God is in Him, and Jesus promised He would be in us and with us. There is nothing like doing the will of God, and being filled with Him, the Spirit of truth. What a wonderful life to walk in the spirit and with the people of God. Hallelujah, onward and upward. -KC
- Trust Only in Him
“The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge (trust) in Him.”
Nahum 1:7 NASB2020
We are to trust in the Lord with all our hearts as the scripture says. In this passage, David gives us the truth and why we should. He says, “The Lord is good.” We have heard many times in songs, messages, and from believers, “God is good.” Yet when we face things that we see as trouble, we doubt and question. He goes on to say He is our stronghold in the day of trouble.
STRONG-HOLD, n. [strong and hold.] A fastness; a fort; a fortified place; a place of security.Webster’s 1828
We are His children protected and surrounded by Him as in a fort. A stronghold is a place of refuge. In another place it says that the righteous run into the name of the Lord, a strong and mighty tower. In the time of the settlements of the wild west, settlers lived outside of a fort and when trouble came they loaded up the wagon and took refuge in the fort. When we encounter trouble, we run to Him and take refuge in Him. We keep putting our trust in Him and Him alone, knowing we are secure.
We can say we trust in the Lord with our mouths, but at the sign of any trouble do we take refuge in Him? Do we trust Him that He is providing us safety? He knows who trusts in Him by how we respond. We think of Him as all-knowing, but when it comes to trouble, doubts creep in and we do not always take refuge in Him immediately.
He knows if we say, “I trust you Lord, You are in control,” if our heart is all in trusting Him.
Trust Him with all your heart, all your mind, all your might, and strength…with everything in us.
Keep trusting Him. He that keeps us neither slumbers or sleeps. He is willing and able. Hallelujah!
- The Saints of God
The saints of God, not made or sanctioned by a religious system, or by works, are the believers of Jesus Christ the Son of the living God. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue.
Paul addresses all of them in His letters. He writes to the saints in a particular region.
All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household.
Now as Peter was traveling through all those regions, he also came down to the saints who lived at Lydda.
…to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today is Saint Patrick’s Day, celebrating his love and commitment to the Lord. The saints of God are our brothers and sisters born of the Spirit. Paul writes to all who are beloved, called saints. Those who have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are His saints. They are not made by man nor man’s criteria.
To be canonized, “CANONIZE, v.t. [from canon.] To declare a man a saint and rank him in the catalogue, called a canon.
Once again religion and man’s tradition minimize the work of the Holy Ghost in the people of God. Men like Patrick are saints without canonization, which creates a hierarchy and a spiritual class. There have been multitudes of great faith demonstrated by the saints of God.
Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; and others experienced mocking and flogging, and further, chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented (people of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, on mountains, and sheltering in caves and holes in the ground. And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.
They all have gained approval by God because of their faith, and we too who walk by faith are being transformed into the image of God’s Son Jesus Christ. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
These are the saints of God. Hallelujah!
- Earthquake Relief Trip into Aleppo, Syria
We are excited to share this report from Nuna at TM Lebanon. When you give to Syrian Earthquake relief here, 100% of the funds will be given to this effort.
Trip Into Aleppo
On the 6th of feb 2023, the day of the earthquake, as I was looking at the news that was coming out of Turkey and Syria, I watched with horror the destruction, the injured, the dead, and I thought, we should go there. We should help. When we shared that we’re going to go, I was pleasantly surprised that so many people wanted to join us in going to Aleppo. We formed a small group and started our drive towards Damascus as a first stop. We only took some baby formulas, some milk packs and some water purifiers tablets and filters and headed up the snow caped mountains on icy roads.
We started off by going to Jaramana to visit the church there, the community center and learn how the earthquake impacted everyone. We met people who were displaced because of the war trying to gather from their little belongings to send to the earthquake area, we met people who are looking for ways to volunteer and cook for newly displaced families who are taking refuge in Jaramana.
The level of fear and of despair was quite high. We spent the night in Jaramana in a convent where it was freezing cold, with no electricity, and no heating. The second day we rose up early to start our travels towards Aleppo. The drive is 4 hours and a half. The first major city we crossed was Homs and even after 8 years of being freed from ISIS, Homs is still a mix of death and life. Streets and whole neighborhood are still destroyed and the rubble has not yet been removed. It seemed like time was frozen there.
We continued our drive from there and for more than a hundred kilometers we saw village after village along the way toward Aleppo completely deserted. Not a single soul was anywhere to be seen. Just grey cement houses with no doors, no windows, full of holes and completely inhabitable. These villages were taken by ISIS, people had to flee and fierce combats was happening there. If it wasn’t for the Russian coming to the rescue with airplanes, I think ISIS would still be there.
During this trip I understood so much of the refugees situation. The people who fled to Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. When I used to talk to some of them I would encourage them to go back and the common response is: “What will I go back to? My house is completely destroyed!” And now I can say that I am a witness that even if people really wanted to go back to one of those villages in the countryside of Aleppo, and even if they decided to repair their home, there is literally no one there. No electricity, no shop, no neighbors, no school, no business, nothing. The whole country is in need of rebuilding. Going on with our trip we reached the city of Aleppo. The city is divided between areas under the Syrian government and areas controlled by rebel groups. We were shocked to see that life is going on as usual for many of the residents there (restaurants filled with people, hotels filled streets crowded) though hundreds of thousands are homeless. On the night of the earthquake at 4:17 am everyone rushed to the streets in their pyjamas in spite of the rain and freezing cold . people took refuge in schools, churches, mosques. Then little by little people started to return to their homes if their houses were not too badly damaged. The destruction in the government controlled areas is not as bad as the one in the rebel areas. We could not visit those areas as we are forbidden to do so.
We also learned that the humanitarian aid is also not allowed to cross to the rebel area. People had to try to rescue family members with their bare hands, with no help, and no heavy machineries to support them removing the rubble. There is a lack of everything in those areas. Children do not have access to milk, food is extremely expensive and the level of destruction is quite high.
Most of the buildings that were destroyed during the earthquake were so because of several factors. The first is that the buildings were already damaged because of wars, missiles and bombs, the second is that because of economics, some people are now building with not enough steel or a very bad quality of cement, the third is that basic civil engineering principles are not put in place where some people chose to remove a pillar to get extra space or build a 3 story building when the foundations are designed for one.
This does not lessen the fact that hundreds of thousands are now left without homes and are depending on aids . We’ve seen people living on the streets and trying to warm themselves with a fire on the sidewalk, some who are living in the back of a van, some in shelters and schools and all suffer to survive.
One of the huge problems is the lack of fuel. People are allowed 20 liters every 25 days , and at a certain point in December, schools universities and administrative offices had to close down for a week for lack of transport. Electricity is rationed and people have 2 hours of power a day. On the brighter side we’ve also visited a communal kitchen serving 10000 meals a day. The communal kitchen has set their operations in the front yard of a cemetery. And we even got the opportunity to help out with the preparation of a meal. We also visited many churches who are doing an amazing job trying to provide for people, trying to provide a shelter, food, or any kind of assistance. The outcome that we came up with after assessing the ground is that the main need that is not really covered is baby formula, diapers, food and of course shelter.
We have made contacts with many people /ministers on the ground who are already working and we could partner with them to make those distributions to chosen beneficiaries.
For those of you who would like to support the work in Syria please DO NOT SEND funds to the TRUST BRIDGE FUND as we cannot receive any fund that is assigned to Syria there.
However, TMM and pastor Keith has offered to receive funds for us that are assigned to Syria. These donations will be tax deductible. Please contact me directly for more information.
- The Promise of the Holy Ghost
Come Thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love
Here I raise my Ebenezer
Here by Thy great help I’ve come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood
Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, oh take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
John Wyeth & Robert Robinson
The Promise of the Holy Ghost, the precious gift as prophesied by Joel, given by the Father and Son. In every generation I believe there is a Pentecost, as we are seeing, to your children and your children’s children.
He is poured out and the praises of the Father and Son are shouted and break forth in His people. Those who are thirsty drink from God’s eternal fountain where every blessing flows from the river of God. The songs of praises to our God cannot be contained. Streams break forth in our hearts — it cannot be contained. The heart is freed from things of the earth and ascends into Heavenly places.
What is happening in this time is what Peter said in his generation: “This is that which Joel prophesied.” Repent, be baptized, and receive ye the Holy Ghost and save yourself from this corrupt generation. Let Your fountain fill us to overflowing and flaming tongues break forth.
Thank you Holy Ghost for taking our hearts and sealing for thy courts above. Thank you Jesus for your continual promise. Keeping your word that endures forever to every generation.
- Healing Testimony from Lebanon
We received a wonderful testimony of the power of God in demonstration from the team at Triumphant Mercy Lebanon.
My mom just got healed after four spine surgeries and chronic back pain. Jesus is the true healer — keep believing. Many people have witnessed this.
Recently a medical team from the USA was refused entry into Turkey. They had come to minister there with medical equipment and medicine. By the Sovereign leading of the Holy Ghost they met up with Triumphant Mercy Lebanon, Nouna and Nisrene, and the believers in Beruit. They set up a makeshift medical clinic at the center and began to minister medically to many people who came.
Nisrene’s mother, who has had multiple surgeries, and has difficulty walking, came to the center. While Dr. Sherry was caring for her she prayed for her. The Holy Ghost came on her and heard her. She jumped up and shouted for all to hear: “I’m healed, I’m healed!” She began to move about freely.
Nisrene was treating a Muslim lady who looked at her and said, “I want what she got!” Nisrene prayed for her and shared Jesus with her. Many people were prayed for and were asking to receive Jesus.
- God at work, labor of love
I received this wonderful Valentine Card from my beloved wife Betsy. Maybe the most impactful card I have ever received. Celebrating our golden anniversary this year; 50 years with this beautiful gift from God. When I opened this card, I was overwhelmed with the simple truth — God is love — and the greatness of love.
It was not surrounded with flowers, birds, bugs, butterflies, hearts, hugs, and kisses. All beautiful expressions, romantic, euphoric, and sweet. This card gives us the truth concerning, “the two shall become one.” This is truly a picture of what the Scripture speaks of when it speaks of love as labor.
The architectural design of our faith, Jesus Christ our bridegroom, is love. Paul, inspired by the Holy Ghost, writes, “Love builds up, love never fails, love believes all things, and without love, who and what is being built is nothing.” Jesus, when asked what is the greatest commandment, replied, “Love the Lord thy God with ALL your heart, ALL your strength, and ALL your might, and your neighbor (is there not anyone closer than our wives) as yourself.
Love is not just an emotion, as Tina Turner sang, but takes strength and might. It is necessary to labor, or work. Our covenant is a continual construction zone, the process of becoming one does not have a completion until death doth us part. In our vows, “I will and I do,” commit us to do the work. Jesus says, I will build my church (bride), it will be built to last, nothing will prevail against it.
Betsy’s Valentine message to me: love is built to last! Maybe a good wedding gift to give to a bride and groom would be two hard hats. Caution, you are entering a hard hat zone. God at work, labor of love.
All things work for good to them that love the Lord and are called according to His great purpose — work.
Thank you my beloved gift from God for your never failing labor love. I am yours and you are mine, everlasting in love. Hallelujah.