Diligent For A Harvest

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Greetings,

Wow! What a fruitful week in Angola. I have been with many hungry, willing, teachable pastors, men and women who want to embrace being a part of the family tree of life in Christ. I am believing for God’s full harvest here among His people in Angola. Thank you to all who are seeking the kingdom of God to become expressions of His life here. I preached in many churches, taught Ministering From The Tree of Life in various forms of seminars, spoke on the radio, ordained several pastors, and experienced life with my Angolan family. Tonight I head to Portugal and then to Madeira Island for a week of prophetic training, activation and also healing and miracles. I am expecting God to do wonderful things.

The journey of our lives is a journey of fulfilling the harvest of our lives. The harvest of our lives is about what of us gives life to our world. Metaphorically speaking, we should establish ceilings that become foundations for further increase in the next generation. We must make this our aim in life. It doesn’t just happen. We have to be determined for it to happen. As I have said, determination includes strategy, measure, and counting the cost. Harvest isn’t just a season in the year, it is the fruit of every step, every action, and every aim of the year. The law of harvest includes the lesser laws of sowing and reaping, diligence and prosperity, watering, tilling, sharpening, and many other things that serve the fulfillment of harvest in our lives.

Luke 14:26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. 27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

Forsaking all to be a disciple of Christ is not about forsaking things, it is about attaching to Christ in all things. It is not a matter of hating our father and mother, but one of loving God the most in all things. We cannot be distracted from our connection with God in all things to fulfill the purpose of our lives. We must be determined to fulfill our harvest and we must embrace every part of that process. To ‘determine’ is to make up one’s mind very firmly. It means to come to a decision; to resolve that something is true. Determination is a resolve to come to an end in a matter. It involves reaching a specific goal or target. Our goal and target must be the harvest of our lives. We must be determined for a harvest. If we don’t believe there is a harvest, we won’t be determined to get there. We must be disciplined for a harvest. Discipline is a trained condition of order and obedience.

Our actions will follow our beliefs. Discipline is a system of rules for conduct. It is an organized revelation of boundaries. Our lives must manifest a code of conduct that acts toward a harvest! Our methods of rule for regulating the conduct of our lives should be aimed towards the purpose of harvest. We must be disciplined for a harvest. Our discipline is not a discipline of the flesh, but an indulgence in the Spirit. We must embrace, and fully depend upon the grace that comes to us in Christ to fulfill our purpose in Him. The first exercise is to believe the voice of God within our hearts, respond to His voice, see what He sees, and receive His strategy to walk the path in all that He says. We cannot be lazy. We must stir our spirits with God’s Holy Spirit, allow our spirits to flood our souls, and passionately apply our thoughts, reasoning, imagination, emotions, and desires to put actions to work for the glory of all God brings out from within us. Our attitudes, thoughts, and actions must be responsive to the word of God within our hearts. Our hearing God with inspire faith and that faith will be demonstrated through the works of our lives.

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is healing us reach the nations and the generations with a message and impartation of New Covenant Life and Grace.

Please continue to pray for us and contribute when you can. 

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

Donations can be made at the link on the home site of:

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

Checks can be made payable to House of Bread Ministry and sent to:

House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225

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The End Is Harvest

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Greetings,

Today I am in Angola, Africa. I have been here since Friday morning and God is already doing great things. We had a full day of training and ministry on Saturday. Our theme is ministering from the tree of Life. We are no longer bound to the meaningless destiny of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but we are part of the perpetuity of the tree of life for the nations of the world. Yesterday was a great day with a radio broadcast and ministry in a couple of places that were filled with hungry, willing, and teachable disciples of Christ. God is alive in the nations of men! Let your glory rise, Lord!

We were not only born to be loved by God, we were also born to live our lives as an influencing testimony of God’s grace and the power of His love working through us to the world around us. We were born to find our true identity, testimony, and purpose in Christ. When Joshua was about to enter the Promised Land, he encountered the Commander of the army of the Lord. He encountered a manifestation of Christ in the flesh. Like Joshua, we must know that life is not about us nor is about our enemies. Life is about Christ. He is the beginning and the fulfillment of all things. Our lives are meant to be lived for the Glory of God. God’s glory is not for us, it is His glory revealed in and through our lives for His great name!

Joshua 5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?” 14 So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?” 15 Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.   

The harvest of our lives is to be the full testimony of the summing up of our lives for the glory of our Father in heaven. Our lives are not on a path to demise, but a path leading to the glory of God in all things.

Matthew 13:39 …the harvest is the end of the age… Age = “aion” – an age; perpetuity.

The destiny of every age, the destiny of every generation, the destiny of every person, and the destiny of every creation of God is harvest. The end of the age is not the end of the world. In its foundation, it is the end of the age of law and conscience because of the increasing glory of the working power of God’s grace and truth at work in the lives of men. It is also the end of the age of our lives. It is the end of every age! The end of every age is to be the harvest of that age. That harvest is for the glory of God, not the glory of man. We are for Him; He is not for us. We are to be His likeness and image; He is not to be conformed to us. He became one of us as Jesus Christ in the flesh so we could discover who we are for the glory of God in all things.

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

We must be determined to live in the purpose of harvest. To have determination is to possess a great firmness in carrying out a purpose. We must be fixed in our purpose. Without a focus of moving forward we will be stuck in the past or bound to some present reality. We must press on towards the prize that is in front of us. That prize is the increasing influence and fruit of heaven’s grace in heaven and upon the earth. Determination includes strategy, measure, and counting of the cost

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is healing us reach the nations and the generations with a message and impartation of New Covenant Life and Grace.

Please continue to pray for us and contribute when you can. 

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

Donations can be made at the link on the home site of:

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

Checks can be made payable to House of Bread Ministry and sent to:

House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225

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Spontaneous Actions

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Greetings,

We had an awesome morning at ALife yesterday! Holy Spirit was manifest in, through, and with us as a church community. Thank you God, for the power of Jesus name in our midst. Thank you to all who filled various roles in being the family of God. Surely God rests in our lives!

God doesn’t want to tell us how to act. He wants us to be inspired from our hearts to act like His children without being told. When a dad or mom tells their children to do something, they aren’t interested in merely getting their children to obey. It isn’t about picking up their clothes, cleaning their room, or some kind action on their part because of some command given to them.  A parent doesn’t want to tell their children to do things. They want their children to learn to do things that are in the character of the family. God wants to inspire us to spontaneously act the way children of God act. Our actions are merely a testimony of the character of the family. That is the kind of family we are. We are God’s family. True offerings are a testimony of being and living in the character of God. It is a testimony of giving life in all things. God doesn’t want us to live as individuals for our own personal wills, He wants us to know that we are the family of God. We are a family, not orphans. Our destiny is to live with and for a corporate testimony of the family of God being able to influence the world around us more together than we can by ourselves. The storehouse of God is for the food of God and the food of God is to do the will of God in all things. As I have written, tithe is a level of relationship that testifies of a right response to the One who grants us substance from heaven that empowers us to become who we are meant to be upon the earth. That tithe is something of the substance our lives that we give to the place of God’s presence in the earth. It is meant to be the substance of our thoughts, actions, attitudes, and possessions – both natural and spirit. Our response to God is a judgment of love given in the direction of the One who first loves us. Our offerings are something of our thoughts, actions, attitudes, and possessions expressed in various measures and testimonies of our relationship with God and one another as sons and daughters of God in the earth. The Holy Spirit has come into our lives so that we will not only believe whom our heavenly Father is, but we will also believe who we are in Christ. This is not just true for us as individuals, but for community expressions of individuals joined together for a greater identity, testimony, and purpose than we can accomplish alone. As we respond to God in our midst, His presence fills us up from heaven within our hearts and those blessings overflow with heavenly influences flowing from our lives. It is His presence in our lives, but it requires a response from us as God’s children. We respond to the gift of the Holy Spirit (the Messenger) with the substance of our hearts and lives. The Holy Spirit has come to establish an open heaven in our lives so that the blessings of God will overflow from our lives to the world around us. God’s manifest presence has come into our hearts and He is overflowing with the blessings of heaven.

We must understand and live in destiny. Our path of destiny is not a path of solitary footsteps. It is a path that is joined to, and walks with, others for God’s purpose in our lives. When we finish our race of life, our world should have been impacted by our footsteps as we journeyed through life. To destine is to set someone apart for a purpose or a use. Destiny is what becomes of a person or a thing in the end. In the kingdom of God, the end is in the process. We cannot think like the world and fulfill the destiny of Christ in our lives. We must live for God’s will and purpose in our lives in all things.

Romans 12:2  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.

We must live for the purpose of God’s harvest in our lives. We are destined for a harvest and that harvest is a testimony of our connection with one another as the family of God in this world. People in the world live for their own personal pleasure, success, or personal purpose in some way. That kind of harvest cannot produce the generational inheritance of life that God desires in the earth. Our harvest has a greater purpose than living for our own glory. Our harvest is meant to be for the glory of our Father in heaven. Harvest is the end of every age! We are destined for a harvest and that harvest is bigger than us alone. We are part of something great together and it is God’s will for us to live for a corporate influence of life to the world around us.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is healing us reach the nations and the generations with a message and impartation of New Covenant Life and Grace.

Please continue to pray for us and contribute when you can. 

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

Donations can be made at the link on the home site of:

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

Checks can be made payable to House of Bread Ministry and sent to:

House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225

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Right Responses, Right Actions

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Greetings,

Today I am home in Bellingham. It was good to be home with my home church after being gone for a couple of weeks. Pastor Jonathan gave us further insight into conversion and the need to let go of the expectations of the past for an expectancy of God today. Giving your shame to God, produces a changed mind and perspective that leads to wholeness, an unhindered connection to Jesus. We need to live in a face-to-face relationship with Jesus each and every day.

Through Jesus Christ we have been given the gift of Holy Spirit in our lives. His manifest presence in our lives is the testimony of Christ in us, the hope of glory. He is the internal Messenger that transforms our lives to become an expression of God’s message to our world. God is the word, but we are expressions of His word in bodily form as sons and daughters of God each uniquely revealing the likeness and the image of God to our world. God in the form of Holy Spirit is the internal connection with Jesus and God our Father. Holy Spirit empowers our spirits to cry out to God, Abba Father! We are sons and daughters of God and God has always desired that we would know the reality of who we really are. It is only by being sons and daughters of God that we can truly know who God is. He is not merely a God of great power; He is a loving Father that gives us our true identity to fulfill our true purpose in life. It is only by the internal knowing of Holy Spirit in our lives that we can experience that true passion and purpose of being sons and daughters of God.

Malachi 3:8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation.”

These verses reveal the downfall of living as Old Covenant servants, not fully connected to God in our hearts. Tithes and offers cannot make us sons and daughters of God but being sons and daughters of God is the only thing that empower true tithes and offerings to God. I’m not just talking about money. I am talking about the giving of the substance of our lives. Tithe is a right response to God and true offerings are acting as God acts in all things. These are merely actions that demonstrate the fruit of our hearts connected to God. These are really a testimony of becoming like God in our character, nature, way, power, and authority. These things are really about learning to be like God. God doesn’t want us to do things for Him; He wants us to be people who act like Him. Holy Spirit is in our lives to restore the testimony of the family of God in the earth.

The first mentions of tithes were in the life of Abram and later in the life of Jacob. In both cases, tithe was an action done as a response to God giving something on His part to Abram or to Jacob. In the life of Abram, his tithe was a response to God’s gifts of bread and wine in his life. The One who would transform him to become Abraham gave him heavenly bread and heavenly wine as a testimony of the substance that would prove to be the food for the substance of who Abram would become. Abram responded to God by giving him a tenth, a tithe, of what he had in his possession at the time. In the life of Jacob, his experience of seeing his own life with full access to all that God is and all that God has as being the gate of heaven in the earth invoked a response to God on his part.

What is the significance of the tithe, or a tenth? The number 10 is a symbolism of a judgment of love, as in 10 commandments express a love for God and love for others. It is a symbolism that involves action, but it is a level of relationship that can only be expressed in a place of corporate connection. It can only be expressed in the place of God’s house upon the earth. It must be expressed to the place of God’s standing pillar upon the earth, because it is a response to the calling, the inheritance, and the purpose of God in the earth. It has nothing to do with law. No law was written at the time of Abram and Jacob in history. No Torah was written yet. No ten commandments were etched in stone. These things had not been expressed in written form upon the earth, but only existed in the truth of creation. These tithe responses had nothing to do with any commandment. It had nothing to do with any sacrifice. It had nothing to do with any offering. Both Abram and Jacob’s actions were fully and completely based upon a revelation of being a place in the earth that is the entrance of heavenly blessings from the possessor of heaven and earth. It was a confirmation that the place that Jacob found himself in was the gate of heaven. It was in this place that the influence of heaven was given access to the earth. Both Abram and Jacob’s actions presented a testimony of revelation from their hearts in knowing who God is and who they were destined to be because of God in their lives. If these things were true in the shadow of that which was in the Old Covenant, how much more are these things true by the power of the Holy Spirit within us in the New?

(From the stories of Abram in Genesis 14:18-21 and Jacob in Genesis 28:10-22).

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is healing us reach the nations and the generations with a message and impartation of New Covenant Life and Grace.

Please continue to pray for us and contribute when you can. 

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

Donations can be made at the link on the home site of:

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

Checks can be made payable to House of Bread Ministry and sent to:

House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225

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Transformed by the Messenger

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Greetings,

Today I am heading back to Bellingham after a great week and another great weekend. I was blessed to spend several days in South Texas with some pastor friends and some other men of God’s kingdom for a time of fellowship, hunting, and an experience of life. God was good, the brothers were a blessing, and we were successful in the fruits of our labors for some good stories and some good eats. On the weekend I was with Life Church in Bryan-College Station, Texas. We had a good time experiencing God’s prophetic voice and saw God touch His people to empower them in His presence and nearness to hear His voice. God is good! I believe that 2020 is the beginning of a season of clearer vision and authenticity in our becoming the people of God.

Jesus made a way for the Messenger, the Holy Spirit, to come into our lives so that we can become the message of God’s transforming grace in this world. God is the word, but we are His voice. He is the expressor, but we are an expression of Him in the identity, testimony, and purpose of our lives. The Prophet Malachi foretold of the power of God’s transforming grace that would come into our lives.

Malachi 3:2 “But who can endure the day of His coming? and who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderers’ soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.”

This is not a thing of devastation, but something of the power of God’s grace. The Holy Spirit in our lives refines us to become as we are meant to be in this world. He washes away the stains of carnality in our lives – He washes away the stains of sin. He transforms our ways from within so that the ways of our lives become the way of Christ. Jesus blood of mercy justified us to live, but the life-transforming power of His grace empowers us to live in every way according to what God intended our lives to be. We are becoming an offering of righteousness to God by the power of His grace working in our lives.

Malachi 3:4 “Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasant to the Lord, as in the days of old, as in former years. 5 And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against adulterers, against perjurers, against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien—because they do not fear Me,” Says the Lord of hosts.

Sorcery is to look to illegitimate life sources in an attempt to find life or the path to our future. It is sorcery to look for direction in any other thing than the Creator. For creation to seek the creative path of the future in anyone or anything other than our heavenly Father, is sorcery. To be submerged in creation in an attempt to find the testimony of our true creation will always end up is something less than true life. It is adultery to look to anyone or anything other than God as a source of covenant in our lives. God’s will is first and last in all things. We cannot just desire a means of blessing, but we must desire the only One who can truly make us the blessing we are called and destined to be for the sake of others. To desire any truth beyond the truth of who God is, and who we are in Him, is to choose perjury over true dominion of life. We cannot boast and lie against the truth and think that we will manifest truth in and with our lives. We must be givers of life and not takers. To take advantage of others for our own personal gain will only cut our true destiny short.

Malachi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. 7 Yet from the days of your fathers you have gone away from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” Says the Lord of hosts. “But you said, ‘In what way shall we return?’

God made a way for us to return to Him and be transformed in the ways of our lives. God is merciful, therefore, He did not consume us. He made it possible for those who seek Him to come to Him, to find Him, and be forever changed! He is our source of life and direction in every way!

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is healing us reach the nations and the generations with a message and impartation of New Covenant Life and Grace.

Please continue to pray for us and contribute when you can. 

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

Donations can be made at the link on the home site of:

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

Checks can be made payable to House of Bread Ministry and sent to:

House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225

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The Internal Messenger

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Greetings,

Today I am in Deming, New Mexico. We have had several days of great meetings and a time of the prophetic and refreshing presence of God. God is manifesting the unshakable presence of who He is in our midst. I am very encouraged with what I sense and see emerging in the body of Christ. We are in a blessed season as the church and we can expect to see His kingdom rising in our midst as we see His presence in our hearts!

God wants us to know who He is and He wants to give us an internal revelation of who we are in Him.  When we know we were born of Him, we know we are His children. When we know we are His children, we know He is our Father. When we know He is our Father, we know we are His family and it is only then we can discover our true identity, testimony, and purpose in life. He doesn’t want us to serve Him, He was us to know we are His sons and daughters and it is an internal revelation of Him in our hearts that empowers the actions of our lives to be acts that serve Him in honor and passionate love! The last prophetic words of the prophet Malachi in the Old Covenant spoke of the promised Messenger who would come and make us a true message of God in all things. In the life of Jesus, God become flesh so all flesh could become children of God. The word became flesh so all flesh could become an expression of God’s word! Jesus came to put the true Spirit of life within our hearts, the Holy Spirit who works internally to refine us as sons and daughters of God. His work within us empowers us to spill over with external expressions of true holiness to the Lord. The Prophet Malachi declared God’s desire in this.

Malachi 3:17 “They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.”

The gift given to us in Christ through the life of Jesus is about the testimony of the family name. He loves us, but He wants to make us a testimony of Him as His treasures in the earth. He wants to make us testimonies of His love – testimonies that show His love in our world. It is about revealing God as a Father. Not a Father because we love Him, but a Father because He loves us, and He gives us His inheritance. His is the One who cares for us, is there for us, and fights for us in all things. He gives us His character, nature, way, power, and authority in all things. This is an internal gift that manifest in external ways in our lives. As this happens it will be clear who is righteous and who is wicked. Righteousness is not defined by self-sufficiency. It is defined by a right relationship with God and man.

Malachi 3:18 Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

It will be clear who seeks God as Father and who seeks themselves. It will be clear who merely seeks to be blessed by God and who seeks to become the blessing of God in the earth. It will be clear who wants God to be the God of the people and who wants to become known as the people of God. The Messenger, the Holy Spirit, is the power of Christ in us that can change our world by changing the testimony and fruit of our lives. He is like a refiner’s fire and a fuller’s soap in our lives. It is through the power of becoming who we are destined to be in Christ that we will manifest the purpose of Christ in all things. The harvest of our lives is not meant to be a crop of our own ways, but a harvest of God’s ways made known though our lives. This is the power of our hearts turning to the Father and it reveals the testimony that the Father’s heart has always been towards us. It is by this internal knowing of Him that we grow to maturity and become fathers and mothers to the generations of humanity beyond our own lives.

Malachi 3:1 “Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the Lord of hosts.

The messenger is not merely the life of Jesus to get us into heaven. It is not a messenger that gets us to come to some spiritual location. It is the messenger that comes into our hearts and lives, even as the Holy Spirit of God was in the life of Jesus Christ as a man upon the earth. It is the internal messenger that causes us to be the message of Christ in the flesh. It is the internal messenger that causes us to manifest as the true temple of God in the earth. The Holy Spirit in our hearts is the Messenger of the covenant that causes us to manifest as sons and daughters of God as Jesus was both the Son of Man and the Son of God in the flesh. It is time for the habitation of God in the earth and not merely another visitation. We need more than a revival. We need to be revived by God within our lives!

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is healing us reach the nations and the generations with a message and impartation of New Covenant Life and Grace.

Please continue to pray for us and contribute when you can. 

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

Donations can be made at the link on the home site of:

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

Checks can be made payable to House of Bread Ministry and sent to:

House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225

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Knowing Him From Within

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Greetings,

Yesterday I was blessed to speak at Everyone’s Church in Mt. Vernon, Washington. There was a strong prophetic grace in the house. God is releasing good things in 2020. Check out a key prophetic word for 2020 – (Today) https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3sezy-ce03de?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share

Jesus came to reconcile us to our heavenly Father as sons and daughters of God for the glory of His name. Without the internal testimony of the Spirit of God in our hearts, we are left with a delusion as to who God really is. Without a true perspective of who God is, we cannot live for the true harvest of purpose in our lives. We were not just born to be loved by God, we needed to be born again to be able to love Him. It is only from the internal place of love for God from our hearts that we can fulfill our purpose as humanity in the earth. The Old Testament prophet Malachi confronted the priests of the Law concerning what God expects of humanity and His plan to restore humanity to God from an internal perspective as sons and daughters of God. The priests of the Old Covenant saw God as a master and their service to Him was less than heart inspired.

Malachi 3:13 “Your words have been harsh against Me,” Says the LORD, “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’”

When we don’t know that God is a loving Father, we don’t understand our true need for Him in our lives. He is not just our Lover; He is our Father. We are His family! We are His children! When we see ourselves as merely servants and slaves, we don’t understand our need for Him. We think He wants us to serve Him, but He really wants to love us. When we receive His love, we cannot help but love Him!

Malachi 3:14 You have said, “It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, and that we have walked as mourners before the LORD of hosts?”

The priests of the Old Covenant saw serving God as a sacrifice of pain, not a relationship of intimacy and joy. The Messenger, the Holy Spirit, has come to change our hearts and minds. He has come to heal the hardness of our souls. When we see God as anything less than Father, we try to justify our iniquities by calling the things in our lives that are not like God unchangeable. We call our pride a blessing and our wickedness not a problem before Him. We fail to understand that the family Spirit in our hearts can change the iniquities of our hearts, so we become a testimony of true children of God. Not just children who are loved by God, but children who love Him and thus we are children who are transformed in our character, nature, way, power and authority to reveal the family name in the earth. This includes supernatural miracles in our spirits, souls, and bodies!

Malachi 3:15 “So now we call the proud blessed, for those who do wickedness are raised up; they even tempt God and go free.’ ”

The Holy Spirit is the sent Messenger into our hearts to change us from our natural inheritances of the flesh to become children with the supernatural inheritances of God by the power of Christ in our hearts. It is a progressively increasing process in our lives. As we are changed people, the world will recognize who God truly is and He will remember us because our first consideration is honoring our Father and revealing the family name.  This is becoming like Him in our character, nature, way, power, and authority.

Malachi 3:16 Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name.

The Holy Spirit has come so that we will be the people of God. He has come so that we will be the children of God in the earth. It is a miraculous thing and proves that we are not bound by the natural inheritances of the flesh, but we are transformed by the supernatural inheritances of the Spirit.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is healing us reach the nations and the generations with a message and impartation of New Covenant Life and Grace.

Please continue to pray for us and contribute when you can. 

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

Donations can be made at the link on the home site of:

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

Checks can be made payable to House of Bread Ministry and sent to:

House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225

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Right Responses – Right Actions

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Greetings,

What a great close to 2019. Yesterday, Pastor Jonathan presented words that the members of our church community are hearing in regard to what is going to happen in 2020. It is time to release what was to be able to embrace what is needed for today!

God doesn’t want us to live our lives with a view of Him as a controlling Sovereign Master. He wants us to know Him as our Father. Surely, He is powerful, but His connection to us and our connection to Him is not because of His power, it is because of His intimate love. He is powerful enough to break any chain in our lives or destroy any bondage, but His objective is to give us life in all things. Life is the true testimony of honor. God gives us life, breath and all things. This is His honor to us as His children. What about our honor towards Him? If we are children of God, we should grow in His character, nature, way, power, and authority. He wants us to live in a way that honors Him as sons and daughters honor their father. His last prophetic words in the Old Covenant were words that promised the answer would come in a way that would change our lives on the inside and the out. He promised to send a refiner’s fire and a fuller’s soap. The refiners fire is the internal transformation that comes by the work of Holy Spirit in our lives. Jesus made it possible for the life of the Holy Spirit to be an internal reality in our lives by living as a man with the Holy Spirit’s inspiration as a son of God, though He was also a son of man. The fuller’s soap is the external cleansing of our lives by the testimony of the Holy Spirit working in our lives. He removes all of the stains of human carnality and sin from our lives. Jesus took on our testimony of defilement to give us our true testimony of holiness as sons and daughters of God in Christ. Jesus, the once for all sacrifice for all mankind, has made a way for us to be grafted into a family tree of life. That tree produces the fruit of life that changes the world.

God wants to heal our responses to Him as well as empower us to do actions in this world that reveal who He is. When we act as sons and daughters of God in our character, nature, way, power, and authority; we exhibit who our heavenly Father is in earthly ways. The Holy Spirit has come into our lives so that we will not only believe whom our heavenly Father is, but we will also believe who we are in Christ. Our relationship with God as our Father empowers us to be transformed on the inside and out. God desires an intimate relationship with us. He wants us to know His love and to respond to His love, not just in a way that empowers us to know His love, but to be transformed by His love to become His true sons and daughters. As we respond to Him, His presence fills us up from heaven within our hearts and heavenly blessings overflow with visible blessings from heaven in our lives. It is His presence in our lives, but it requires a response from us as God’s children. We respond to the gift of the Holy Spirit (the Messenger) with the substance of our hearts and lives. The Holy Spirit has come to establish an open heaven in our lives so that the blessings of God will come to overflowing. God’s manifest presence has come into our hearts and He is overflowing with the blessings of heaven.

Malachi 3:10 …“And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”

There is an open heaven! Christ’s presence in our lives is subduing the enemies of God and the enemies of who God intended us to be in our lives. Sometimes the enemy is our own thinking. God wants to change our thinking so we will become the blessing He has always known us to be. When we are who are, the enemy will be destroyed, and the earth will yield its true blessing for us to fulfill the purpose of our Heavenly Father in our earthly journey. The testing of God is not a test to prove whether He is real or not or whether He will provide or not. The test is a test of depending upon Him and depending upon knowing who we are.

Malachi 3:11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the LORD of hosts”

It is God’s manifest presence in our lives that destroys the devourer in our lives. We must be willing to let go of the things that are an enemy to God. We do this by receiving the Messenger of God in our hearts. The Messenger is the Holy Spirit, the one who purifies our hearts with fire and transforms our outward testimony like fuller’s soap. As this happens, the nations will recognize who we are. We are children of God!

Malachi 3:12 “And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land,” Says the LORD of hosts.”

The Holy Spirit in our hearts is the voice that cries out “Abba, Father” from within. Christ in us is the testimony of being children of God. Christ in us empowers us to desire God our Father. This was what was missing in the day of Malachi the prophet. The priests could not see the need for serving God because they viewed Him as a hard taskmaster and not a heavenly Father who loves His children. There service to Him was for their own personal pride and need. Our service to God cannot be for our own righteousness or as a means of meeting our personal needs. Our service must be the overflowing responses and actions of sons and daughters of God who know they have a Father who loves them. They know that to live for the family purpose in all things is for the glory of the family name!

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Tickets have been purchased for ministry in New Mexico, Texas, Angola Africa, and Portugal.  We are set through March 2nd. Please continue to pray for us and contribute when you can. We plan to move into 2020 with full purpose and a focus of bringing New Covenant life and grace to the nations. 

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

Donations can be made at the link on the home site of:

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

Checks can be made payable to House of Bread Ministry and sent to:

House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225

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The Gift of Christmas

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Greetings;

I hope you are having a great Christmas season. We had a wonderful time together as a church family yesterday. I am looking forward to a gathering with all my family on Wednesday as we celebrate Christmas. All of my children and grandchildren are home for the Holidays, and I know we will have a great celebration.

The prophetic words of Isaiah present some great truth as to the true gift of Christmas. It amazes me how clear this version of the Scripture is as to revealing two options for two different kings, and not two versions of difficulty for the nations. We must keep in mind that chapters and verses were not in in the original text, so a separation of Isaiah chapter 8 and chapter 9 can be a hindrance to understanding the context of the gift of the Child born in Bethlehem and destined to be born in our hearts.

Isaiah 8:12 – 9:6 in the Hebrew Tanakh

12 “You must not call conspiracy all that that people calls conspiracy, nor revere what it reveres, nor hold it in awe. 13 None but the LORD of Hosts shall you account holy; give reverence to Him alone, hold Him alone in awe. 14 He shall be for a sanctuary, a stone men strike against: a rock men stumble over for the two Houses of Israel, and a trap and a snare for those who dwell in Jerusalem. 15 The masses shall trip over these and shall fall and be injured, shall be snared and be caught. 16 Bind up the message, seal the instruction with My disciples.” 17 So I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding His face from the House of Jacob, and I will trust in Him. 18 Here stand I and the children the LORD has given me as signs and portents in Israel from the LORD of Hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion (the children called – hasten the plunder, hasten the spoil).

19 Now, should people say to you, “Inquire of the ghosts and familiar spirits that chirp and moan; for a people may inquire of its divine beings—of the dead on behalf of the living—20 for instruction and message,” surely, for one who speaks thus there shall be no dawn. 21 And he shall go about in it wretched and hungry; and when he is hungry, he shall rage and revolt against his king and his divine beings. He may turn his face upward 22 or he may look below, but behold, distress and darkness, with no daybreak; straitness and gloom, with no dawn. 23 For if there were to be any break of day for that [land] which is in straits, only the former [king] would have brought abasement to the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali—while the later one would have brought honor to the Way of the Sea, the other side of the Jordan, and Galilee of the Nations.

 1 The people that walked in darkness have seen a brilliant light; on those who dwelt in a land of gloom light has dawned. 2 You have magnified that nation, have given it great joy; they have rejoiced before You as they rejoice at reaping time, as they exult when dividing spoil. 3 For the yoke that they bore and the stick on their back—the rod of their taskmaster—You have broken as on the day of Midian. 4 Truly, all the boots put on to stamp with and all the garments donned in infamy have been fed to the flames, devoured by fire. 5 For a child has been born to us, a son has been given us. And authority has settled on His shoulders. He has been named “The Mighty God is planning grace; the Eternal Father, a peaceable ruler”— 6 In token of abundant authority and of peace without limit upon David’s throne and kingdom, that it may be firmly established in justice and in equity now and evermore. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts shall bring this to pass.

As I read these verses in this Tanakh version, this is the impression that comes to my spirit:

Be careful not to call what religion or the world calls conspiracy, conspiracy. Be careful not to hold in awe what religion or the world holds in awe. Surely it is the will of God that we seek! Only God can give us the way to life. He can change us, but we cannot change Him. He can change our will, but we cannot change His! He can change our way, but we cannot change His way. Only He can plunder every enemy and He alone can give us our true life of destiny.

Any other life source is not a life source at all. It is demonic and promises no hope. All other sources are sources of death and not life. No other source can satisfy. Only He can deliver us from our difficulty and pain. Only He promises true light and a day of increasing glory. Any king in the family tree of the knowledge of good and evil, any king of religious or worldly ways, cannot bring true hope. The only King of hope is the King who comes from and for the family tree of Life! He alone brings the honor of true life; even for those who have not known Him or sought Him before.

We were in darkness, but He has come as the bright light. We were in gloom, but He has given us day. He gives us true hope, joy, and purpose in life. He defeats our enemies and give us life answers. He has freed us from all our bandages. He has ended our wars. It is by His gift of grace that through Him we can know our heavenly Father and find true peace! Only He can cause us to know the life of true sons of God. It is though God’s gift of a child who has proven to be God’s son. The future is limitless in Him. True life comes to us by His authority of life. It is an eternal life for true justice and blessing in every way.

We are blessed with the gift of Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all. Enjoy the life of Christ within! Christ in you is the hope of glory and Christ in you is the testimony of the baby born in Bethlehem. He has reconciled us to our Father in heaven and we can know a life of being sons and daughters of God in His family of Love!

Blessings – Merry Christmas,

Ted J. Hanson

 

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Living Bread and Seed

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Greetings,

Yesterday was another great day at Alife here in Bellingham. Pastor Jonathan challenged us to let Holy Spirit speak to us as to what gift we would give to God in this Christmas season. He also challenged us to hear from God as to who we should give a gift to and to be listening and looking to see what that gift will be. The final part of the process was to ask God what He wants to give to us. Another great day of activation, Pastor Jonathan!

The life that we have been given, is a life that to be lived for the glory of God. Our lives are meant to end in harvest. Harvest is not so glorious for the one being harvested, but it is glorious for those receiving the life of that harvest. Harvest is symbolized in bread for eating and seed for sowing. It can be literal bread and literal seeds, but more importantly it is some substance of life that can be received by others and some seed of life that will produce more life in the days to come. Our lifetime should be filled with seasons of seedtime and harvest that create a story of increasing glory for the Creator of all things. Just as the earth is destined to be filled with a knowledge of the glory of God, so our lives are meant to be filled with a knowledge of the glory of God. The true glory of our lives can only be seen when we manifest as sons and daughters of God. True glory cannot be seen by those who simply serve God as a God of laws and obligations. True glory can only be understood by those who see God as their Father. He is our source of identity, testimony, and purpose in all things. God has sent the messenger, the Holy Spirit, into our hearts to make this possible. It is by the power of the Holy Spirit that our hearts cry out Abba, Father! The last prophet of the Old Testament, Malachi, appealed to God’s people concerning what is essential for all of humanity.

Malachi 1:6 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am the Father, where is My honor? And if I am a Master, where is My reverence? Says the Lord of hosts to you priests who despise My name. Yet you say, ‘In what way have we despised Your name?’ 7 “You offer defiled food on My altar, but say, ‘In what way have we defiled You?’ By saying, ‘The table of the Lord is contemptible.’ 8 And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? Offer it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you favorably?” Says the Lord of hosts.

God is not concerned about what we give Him. He is concerned with us knowing who He is and knowing who we are. God is our loving Father and we need a revelation of who He is so we can give Him the glory due His name. Only true sons and daughters of God can do that. When we know who He is, we know who we are. It is then that we live to please Him, because we know how pleased He is with us. A father is pleased with his children because they are his children. He doesn’t become their father because they are pleasing with Him. He is the father and he wants his children to be true to who they really are. God is the same. He wants us to respond to Him for who He is, and He wants us to act like Him in our character, nature, way, power, and authority in life. The result will be an increasing harvest of life for the glory of His name. Life will happen in our world because life is happening in us. Life is happening in us because Life lives in us. Holy Spirit is the Messenger who lives in our hearts that we might become a message of Christ to our world. God doesn’t need anything from us, but our world needs something from us. Our world needs the life of Christ in us to manifest as the life of God to our world. This is what God has always desired.

Knowing God as our Father is the inner power to honor Him in the earth. For this reason, God sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus was the word made flesh so that each of us could be expressions of God in the identity, testimony, and purpose of our lives. Jesus was born in Bethleham, the house of bread, so that each of us could be living bread to our world. This is seen in the harvest seasons of our lives.

As we consider the perfect gift of Jesus in this Christmas season, let us consider who each of us are. We are sons and daughters of a perfect Father; therefore, our lives are destined to be a living harvest that gives living bread to others and sows seeds of life that will go on beyond every ending moment of the seasons of our lives. Our lives are a gift of life to the world we live in and our lives are a gift of life for things that are even beyond our lives. A perfect Father has perfect children. God’s gift of love made it possible for His gift of life to live inside our hearts. It is the life of Christ in us that is the hope of glory in every season of our lives. Let’s be all in and know that this encounter with God is seven-days per week and twenty-four hours per day to see our Father’s name made known in all of our world.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Help us finish the year strong. We are already facing the need to purchase tickets for travel in January and February of 2020. If God gives you the means to help, please consider making a donation to House of Bread Ministry. 

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

Donations can be made at the link on the home site of:

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

Checks can be made payable to House of Bread Ministry and sent to:

House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225

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