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Khayelitsha

By Ken Harrington → Sunday, 7 December 2014
Cape Missions International and Treasure Chest Ministries is combining together to make a difference in the Khayelitsha district of Cape Town

Making an impact

By mike harrington → Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Treasure Chest Ministries does many things. Recently we were asked to help a young girl from Calcutta, in dire need of surgery. We sent $600 to cover the costs that her parents, who are evangelists, could not afford for the surgery. Here is a picture of her many months later, recovered and in good health. TCM also sent some money for the hospital bills of another evangelist who was attacked and almost beaten to death by radicals from another religion. We are very grateful to our supporters who make this possible. "Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, you have done it unto Me" (Matthew 25:40).
Thank you for helping us to help others.

Love Ken & Jeanne

Sewing @ the orphanage

By Ken Harrington → Friday, 14 November 2014

We bought 4 new sewing machines this month and hired a teacher to come in 3 days a week, after school, to train the older children in Nabin Life Care Center. Even some of the boys showed an interest in learning to sew as they could become tailors, later on in life. We felt we need to equip the older children to have some skills for when they finally leave the center. Later we will develop more programs to try to accommodate other career interests. Not only do we feed, provide shelter, clothing and the ability for them to go school, but we must also prepare them for the future. They also get Christian education as well as cultural education ( part of their national culture). They are very excited to learn to sew as it gives them a good skills for the future. All the children are doing well in their studies, and their marks are good. They are growing and gaining weight. Joy is a part of their lives now. They have the knowledge that God loves them and Jesus is that love to each of them. Thank you to all who support this ministry, either by finances or prayer. You have made a difference in 40 kids lives. Bless you.

Prayer

By Ken Harrington →

I have been positively joyful even though everyday has its problems. I awake with a song of praise in my head and a real sense of well being. It lasts through the whole day. I go for a walk in the trails and think of the beauty of the Lord and His creation. I see the sun setting and am taken aback again at God's handiwork. I have been feeling extreme happiness for several days. I then realized people are praying for Ken and I . We will be going to Trinidad soon and ministering at a large women's conference. The women planning the conference have stepped up their prayer for it and us. Before we went to south Africa to minister, I could feel the prayers of the people. It is such a delight to be the recipient of prayer. I pray for many people everyday. Some I know and others are just strangers, whose loved ones have asked us to pray. I have been noticing how many times true genuine prayer is answered. Our prayers have impact in the life of others. I even pray for people in traffic. If a person cuts me off or gives me the finger, I begin to pray for them and their salvation. I believe God alerted me to them because He wants me to pray for that individual. I pray for people as I travel and spend time in praying on flights for their souls. We all need prayer. We need to pray for ourselves, our families, friends and then others. Recently I have seen prayer answered in several lives that were in extreme situations. One person was healed, another got work in an extreme crisis of lack, and another found peace. As I write this I am thinking of you. You are part of God's army and are very powerful. Take up your power in prayer and make a difference in someone's life. I will also be praying for you as God brings you to me. We can make a difference as we pray and release God's angels to perform His word.Psalm 103:20 Amplified Bible Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word. Love Ken & Jeanne

prayer

By Ken Harrington →
Are you going through difficulties? I know we are.The bible gives us wise counsel. In Job 37:14 “Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. Even though Job's friend Elihu was critical and judgmental of Job, he did offer a good piece of advice in telling Job to stand still. This is action in God's economy. It is spiritual action. We usually take action in the natural realm and do nothing in the spiritual realm. As we wait upon God and stand before Him, we are taking spiritual action. Do you need God to move in your situation? Take spiritual action by seeking God and asking Him to do something about the situation. Recently we have seen great victory in situations outside of our control, by simply praying and leaving them to God to deal with.

forgiven

By Ken Harrington →

When most people think about grace and forgiveness, they think that if they confess their sins that they will be forgiven (1John 1:9). But that statement was not written to Christian or the proceeding verse would make no sense. John was writing to gnostics which didn't believe in the physical manifestation of god in Jesus or of a physical resurrection as we can see in verse 3 (that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us) they are not presently fellow-shipping because they didn't understand the nature of Jesus as the light. 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. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:7-9) If we are in the light (all Christians are in the light), the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sins. We do not repent on the basis of what we know because we tend to only remember the big sins. We are forgiven on the basis of Jesus knowledge of our sin. Our forgiveness is not about God being merciful to us; sending Jesus was God's act of mercy. Forgiveness is now God's act of justice because all the judgment for our sins was poured out on Jesus on the cross. Jesus said, (John 12 :31,32) "Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all (peoples) to Myself." The word people is not in the original. If we read it properly and take out the reference to satan, it is talking about judgement. (John 12 :31,32) "Now is the judgment of this world; ... And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw (it) all (judgement) to Myself." So when we think of repentance and confession, we are drawn back to the cross and the work that was finished there. When Jesus shouted "It is finished", He was referring to the power of sin and the judgement for it. It is finished; we are forgiven because He bore the judgment and the shame and broke the power of the condemnation.
By Ken Harrington →
Have you ever had a word from God that never came to pass? Have you promises that have not manifested? We have all experienced delays and had our hopes smashed and experienced, "hope deferred (which) makes the heart sick; but desire fulfilled is a tree of life (Prov 13:12). The kind of hope that disappoints us is really nothing more than wishful thinking. God's hope is always connected to faith so that it will produce what God has spoken. "Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” (Matt 4:4). We don't live by a word that God has spoken but by a word that He is speaking. We need to continually speak that word to ourselves to keep it alive and in the realm of faith. Jesus is the "I Am" not the 'I Was" or the "I Will Be". (John 11:21-25) "Martha ... said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died ... Jesus *said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha *said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life." She believed that Jesus could have saved Lazarus in the past had He been there and that Jesus will resurrect Lazarus in the future but now "he stinks, for he has been dead four days" (John 11:39). Faith is always a now word and we have to believe now for it to work. Jesus said in Mark 11:24 - "Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them". We must believe that we receive before we will get. We have tried to believe for the getting and have gotten disappointed. Faith receives what is hoped for now so that faith can produce the manifestation later. We panic that the delay will take too long and our plans or hopes or dreams will never happen. The truth is that God can stretch time and our lives and our strength to be able to receive the word and have it manifest in our lives. Caleb had to wait 40 years to enter into the promise of the land of Canaan yet he could say, "The Lord has kept me alive and well as He promised for all these forty-five years since Moses made this promise—even while Israel wandered in the wilderness. Today I am eighty-five years old. I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey, and I can still travel and fight as well as I could then." (Joshua 14:10,11). God was able to stop Caleb''s aging process so that he would have time and strength to enjoy the promise given to him. God is always able to extend time to compensate for any delay that waiting may impose. "Abraham ... at about 100 years of age ... his body was as good as dead (before Isaac was born) —and so was Sarah’s womb. Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God." (Rom 4:19,20) Yet we see that after Sarah died, 37 year later, "Abraham married another wife, whose name was Keturah. She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah". (Gen 25:1,2) That's another 5 sons when he was over 140. Abraham lived another 35 years after that and died at 175. He was about dead at 100 yet could start another family and live another 75 years: that is rejuvination. You have time, because God will give you time. "Through faith and patience (we) inherit the promises". (Heb 6:12). Don't worry about delays; they are designed to give you a greater revelation of the Father. We must be like little children: if Daddy has said it; it will happen, because you can trust Him to keep His word. God said, "My word that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." Is 55:11 “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Nu 23:19) Trust Him; He is good all the time and with Him you have all the time you need. Love Ken & Jeanne
By Ken Harrington →
As I was in worshiping and meditating on God, I felt He gave me a word for some of you. I feel just as the season is changing, so is change coming for you. When I go for a walk in the trails I now see dead leaves strewn on the paths and through the bush. I feel the lord is saying leaves are falling off of you. Leaves represent dead works or works of the flesh. Things in the past that were hard to get rid of or deal with will start to fall off. Your love for God will increase. This is a season of drawing and wooing of the Holy Spirit toward you. It is time to awaken to the love of Jesus for you. He is forming you into His image. He is imprinting onto your being His great love for you. There is a shift over you, transitioning you into new depths in Him. God is preparing you for greatness. He has deposited into you many things that will be a blessing to many people. Embrace the new season, both naturally and spiritually.

Church Seasons

By Ken Harrington →
A while back I came across a story about a church in New York that was closing its doors after decades of services. I was expecting to hear about the decline of the church in general but was surprised by what I read. Rather than just shut the doors and walk away in defeat, the board decided to have a funeral. They sent out a call to all the former attendees and those that the church had touched to come for a weekend celebration. They had already decided to divide up the church's assets among eleven other churches in the neighbourhood and wanted to have one final outreach into the community. 20,000 people showed up for the weekend funeral.This church started up many churches, brought many into the kingdom of God, and impacted many communities for Jesus. God started to speak to me about the influence rather than the demise of this church. There are seasons in all our lives even in the life of a church. The church age had a beginning and it will have an end; likewise every church congregation. It is the Kingdom that has no end. Like individuals, churches have destinies and purpose. Those purposes, when fulfilled, may shift or they may die but the seeds sown will continue to grow. Death, because of the fall, is a part of life. In fact death is necessary for life to continue. John 12:24 - Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. Though this church died, its influence did not. It was no longer relevant to the community due to its location. Are you dying to a season in your life? Though you may morn the loss, rejoice at the new season that is coming. Have friends and situations disappeared? Let God bring new life and hope into your heart. We are all part of God's family but - 1Cor 6:19,20 -"you are not your own, for you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s." If God calls your friends to another field, even if it is just next door, don't just morn the loss, rejoice in their rebirth and the expectation of the same in your life. God allowed persecution to come to the church in the early days - Acts 8:1 - "At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria" . They were sent to evangelize the world though at the time I don't think they felt very happy about the assignment. When we are in an army and we may be deployed to many different fronts to do battle. Don't feel abandoned. When the war is over, we will all rejoice at the victory party. Its not about being in one place; its about being in one body and serving one Lord, no matter where we are called. Our responsibility is to hear that call for ourselves. Love Ken & Jeanne