Special Sunday Service ; with Pastor Arlan Askew
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Sept 26-27, 2015
It is time to go to the other side!
Mark 4:35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. 36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. 37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Mark 5:1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes
God’s timing for our lives and ministry is simply amazing! As I begin to complete 7 years of ministry in Thailand, September 2008 is also the month when I began to shift my focus to Thailand from Singapore. The number seven is a number representing completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). This is also the seventh month of the Jewish Calendar and also the beginning of the civil year 5776.
The time for us to shift with God has come! The Lord spoke very clearly to me when I was in HongKong a few months ago that He wants to build a spiritual infrastructure in Asia for the transformation of the church and the nations. This happened after China announced the formation of the AIIB(Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank). The principle of 1 Corinthians 15:46 is in view here where Paul wrote about first the physical and then the spiritual. I sensed from the Lord that a spiritual infrastructure must be established for the church to shift into the next phase of the church and the kingdom.
The Lord began to give me revelation about 12 books that I need to write to contribute to this spiritual infrastructure this week. Living Streams has been called to exemplify this change and shift and therefore the need for us to establish a new infrastructure has come. In the next few weeks and months, we will be embarking on this shift and we pray that everyone will participate fully in this change so that we are positioned for all the our Lord wants to do in an unprecedented way. Amen.
Pastor Chee Kang Seng