Roots and Fruits

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Greetings;

We are living in a season where we must not be distracted from God’s presence in our lives. God resting in our lives will bring about the testimony of God’s goodness in our lives. We must see Jesus every day and in seeing Him we will become transformed to become like Him in our world. This is what will bring the light of Christ to the darkness around us. We have each been given a path to walk and that path is meant to be filled with the brightness of our heavenly Father’s glory in increasing measures. We will become like whatever, or whoever, is resting in our lives. Whoever, or whatever, is resting in our lives will determine the focus of our lives. The focus of our lives will determine the footsteps of our journey.

Whatever is in the beginning and the end will determine the middle. God must be the beginning of each and every day and He must be the goal of our conclusion in all things. When we make Him our beginning and our end, we will find the goodness of Him in every step of the path of our journey.

Proverbs 24:3 Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; 4 By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

I believe that true wisdom, understanding, and knowledge relate to our identity, testimony, and purpose in life. When we embrace Christ as the foundation and the focus of our attention in life, we experience the growing realities of the unshakable treasures of faith, hope, and love. I believe that God intends for the fruit of true wisdom, understanding, and knowledge in our lives to be that of faith, hope, and love. The beginning is faith.

Faith is the testimony of our relationship with God. It comes by hearing God’s voice in our hearts. Hearing God in our hearts empower a supernatural voice of life in our hearts. What empowers the obedience of our faith? God wants us to know His near and intimate presence in our lives. God’s voice is a voice of love in our hearts. There is nothing more powerful God’s love and the voice of His love in our hearts will be the wisdom that builds our house in life. His voice of love inspires faith and empowers our obedience to His sure and intimate voice.

Romans 16:25 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began 26 but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith— 27 to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.

Our Faith is towards the One who is wise. This is the wisdom of God and it is the testimony of the Holy Spirit at work as the Spirit of Wisdom in our lives. Wisdom will lead us to tomorrow. God’s wisdom is not the same as man’s wisdom. Man’s wisdom is concerned with the will of self and it seeks to build a future of human will. God’s wisdom is concerned with the will of God and it causes o future to be built by and for the will of God.  God is a giver of life and God’s wisdom in our lives empowers us to be givers of life. The foundation of our house is built by God’s wisdom and the testimony of faith. This is the opposite of natural sight and it can create a world beyond what we have seen, heard, or thought before. The secret to such wisdom is found by Christ in our lives. Jesus must be the center of our world. When Jesus is in the center of our world, our world becomes a world of life. Good is discovered by the presence of the One who is good in our lives. Without Him, men call evil good, and good evil.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22 Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, 23 who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away justice from the righteous man! 24 Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root will be as rottenness, and their blossom will ascend like dust; because they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Help us Jesus to see You in our lives. We need the true light of life and You are that light. You are the One who defines all that is good, light, and sweet. Help us not to be wise in our own eyes, but to become right by Your presence in our lives. Change our hearts and change our minds by the by the power of Your love working in our lives. Heal the roots and redeem the fruits of our lives for the glory of Your great Name!

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is helping 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 Focus – Right Fruit

Greetings,

It was another week of internet connections across the nations. Intentional connections are inspiring the church to be strong! I hope you are well and that you have taken measures to intentionally connect with others in a time of social distancing.

We are living in a time when God wants us to become expressions of our true identity, testimony, and purpose in Christ. As little children, overcoming sons and daughters, and fathers and mothers who live to give life to others, we are meant to live our lives in a testimony of God’s mercy and grace in all things. For this to happen, we must know God resting in our lives. How do we know God is resting in our lives? We have to see Him every day. He is pleased with us and we must know that the blood of Jesus Christ reconciled us to Him and nothing can separate us from His great love. To see Him, we must expect to see Him! Do we expect to see Him today, or are we expecting what the world expects? Remember, our vision is one of faith! It comes by our connection with God in our hearts. When we know

He is not merely a God, but a loving Father we can know Him in the power of His love. When we see Him, we become changed by His presence. The more we see Him in our lives, the more we become like Him in our world. The fruit of His presence is love, joy, peace, gentleness, self-control, goodness, faithfulness, patience, and kindness (Gal. 5:22, 23). This is the testimony of Him in our lives. This is the testimony of the eyes of our hearts being righteous, good, and true.

Ephesians 5:8-10 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.  

These verses in the New King James Version reveals that the fruit of the Spirit is in whatever is good, righteous, or true. Other versions state this as the fruit of light, that the fruit of light is goodness, righteousness, and truth. In either case, the evidence is seen in the fruit, not pretend doing. Sometimes the lines between good and evil, righteous and unrighteous, true and false get blurred. A good indicator that we are walking in the path of life is the evidence of the fruit of life. We cannot do fruit, fruit is something that happens when we live in the place where fruit grows. Fruit is something that gives life-energy to someone else and releases seeds for a future generation of life. Fruit is not a self-gratifying thing; it is a life-giving thing to others beyond your own life.

The fruit of the Spirit will manifest when the true Light is in our hearts. When we walk with the Light, we will become the testimony of that Light. When these things don’t manifest there is something that is not good, not righteous, or not true in our lives. It might even sound scripturally true, but if the fruit of the Spirit is not there it is not the right Spirit. The cure to being free from any darkness in our lives is to simply embrace fellowship with Light. That Light is the Light of Christ in us. This is the hope of glory in all things. The light transforms the darkness in us to light when we walk in the light. This is an issue of transparency, vulnerability, and a willingness to change. There is no condemnation for our darkness. There is simply a cure. That cure is to embrace the light.

Ephesians 5:11-13 …and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.  

In times like these, we must shine as people who embrace the true light. We must live our lives awake to God and awake to the things that bring life to others.

Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” 

Living is about being awake to God and awake for the sake of others. We are the light of God in Christ and Christ within our hearts is the light of our souls. It is time that we shine for the sake of the world. This is the testimony of God resting in our lives and the fruit of having a right focus in life.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is helping 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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Keeping a Right Focus

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Greetings;

Blessings to you all in the midst of your various situations with restraint, challenge, and even confinement for some of you due to the Coronavirus situation. I pray you are all safe, shielded, and healed should you be in the midst of recovery. I have to say, in the midst of the challenge of closed doors and restricted gatherings, it is great to see people reaching out to one another in the social internet. It is great to see all the various attempts to connect with others with inspiration, encouragement, care and concern. A lot of Christ centered messages and exhortations are being given. Yesterday Alife went totally live with Pastors Jonathan and Danie being in quarantine for a couple weeks upon returning from overseas. I believe it is a time to sharpen our abilities to intentionally connect in a time of required social distancing. There is no distance in the Spirit, Paul the apostle testified of that from his place of confinement in prison. What the enemy intends for evil, God turns for good and does amazingly good things. In the midst of this storm, we must keep our focus on Christ, the life of Christ, and giving the love of Christ to one another and others.

We must keep our childlikeness in the midst of serious times. We must never forget that we have a Father who loves us and that all of our shortcomings are forgiven in Him. He has forgiven us of our sins and His love for us never wavers. He also wants us to rise above ever circumstance and challenge in our lives as overcomers by God’s grace. We must believe God’s word, and His specific words to our hearts that testify of the character, nature, way, power, and authority of all that God is. We must be strong in His Spirit and His word. This is the testimony of sons and daughters of God! As little children, we overcome because of the blood of the Lamb. As young men and women we overcome by the word of our own testimony in Him! We also overcome by loving not our own lives, even unto death. This is time to rise up as fathers and mothers and live our lives for the sake of others.

1 John 2:12 I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. 13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father. 14 I have written to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.

To be children of heart, overcomers in our souls, and givers of life to others through our lives is going to require a heart-to-heart connection with God in all things. The connection of the core of our being to God is the true source of vision in our lives. Our spirits joined to the Spirit of God gives us proper vision. This is the source of faith! It is the place of hearing God and hearing God is the secret to true sight. Vision doesn’t come from our souls; it comes from our spirit joined to God’s Spirit in all things. Our natural eyes are the windows of our souls, not the doors. The door to our souls comes by the gate of heaven within. That gate is the connection of our spirits to the Spirit of God. At all times, and especially in difficult times, we must let our connection with God in our hearts be the true light of our vision and path. What we are looking at will determine where we will end up tomorrow.

Matthew 6:22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”

If our focus is on trouble, that trouble will determine our path to tomorrow. If our focus is on worldly news, worldly news will determine our future. If our focus is people, people will be the strength of our path. God wants us to become who we are meant to be, even in difficult times. We are meant to be expressions of God’s likeness and image in our world. Jesus set our path as a man by manifesting as the brightness of the Father’s glory and the express image of His person. We must become expressions of that same true light and glory in the midst of our world. Who we are is more important than what we can do. Who we are will determine what we can and will do, but mere doing will not define who we really are. We must keep our focus on God as our Father, Jesus as His Son, and the Holy Spirit as our comforter in the midst of this world. If we put our focus on some created thing, we are going to fashion and form God in the likeness and image of that created thing. It is only when we focus on God that we become fashioned and formed in His likeness and image.

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is helping 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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Who Is God In Your Life

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Greetings,

I hope you are all well today. I know that a lot of you are in the midst of a time of inconvenience and challenge with the present situation of the Corona virus. My encouragement to us all today is to keep our focus right. We must keep our focus on God in all things. Rejoice always, never stop your face-to-face connection God, and thank God that He is with you in all things. Keep a life-giving attitude and perspective and allow the life of God’s Sprit to flow through you. See what God sees and declare that! Cling to God and hold on to all that is good. That is enough in every situation!

I believe that we are in the midst of becoming the People of God in the earth. Not all people are the people of God, but God is God of all people, whether they believe in Him or not. He is for all people, but not all people are for Him. What is it that makes us A PEOPLE? We can be people of self, people of the world, people of perversion, people of the earth or people of whatever gives us our identity, testimony, and purpose in life. To be the People of God, we must find our identity, testimony, and purpose in Him. Whatever we’re looking at is what we’re going to look like. Whatever we are looking at is going to be what gives us our identity, testimony, and purpose in life.

Ephesians 1:15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. 22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

In this prayer, Paul is praying that the people of Ephesus would find their identity, testimony, and purpose in Christ. The purpose of this is to bring the influence of Christ to the world in a life-transforming way. It is to transform the influence of principalities, powers, might, dominions, and names by the greater power of life that comes by Jesus name. That name is the manifest character, nature, way, power, and authority of all that He is. This is the power of His name. It is to bring the supernatural influence of God to the spiritual manipulated natural realities of the world. Paul knows that this can only happen by them being given a spirit of wisdom and a spirit of revelation through a knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord in their lives. To be the People of God in the earth we have to see Jesus as Lord and Christ in our lives. We have to be supernaturally influenced through knowing Him in a way that inspires His heavenly wisdom and revelation in a world bound to self-seeking wisdom and deceptions inspired by influences of spirits that seek to destroy our true identity, testimony, and purpose in life. Our calling is the beckoning of our true identity. Inheritances is our testimony that leads to a legacy of life for the family name. Our purpose is made known though the power working in and through our lives. These things will manifest through whatever has our attention in life, but only the authority that comes by Jesus name can fulfill these things in truth. Whatever we are in awe of is going to give us our identity. If we are in awe of something other than Jesus, we will fall short of discovering truth in these things. How do we know we are in awe of something or someone? We know we are in awe of something or someone when we want to become like what we are in awe of. What we are in awe of captures the attention of our hearts. It captures the thoughts of our minds. It captures the focus of our lives. Human calling is not found in ourselves, but in Christ. Human testimony is not found in ourselves, but in Christ. Human purpose is not found in ourselves, but in Christ. We are called to be the likeness and the image of God in the earth. This cannot happen if we are in awe of some created thing.

In a picture-perfect world, little children are supposed to be in awe of their parents and their grandparents. This is not so they will be in awe of a created being, but so they will find their identity in someone they can see that exhibits the likeness and the image of God. I realize that our dysfunctional world has been created by dysfunctional families and that parents are not always the model of life for their children, but this is how God desires it to be. For this to happen parents should be in awe of God, so they look like Christ. Parents should raise their children to be in awe of God also, as quickly as possible in their upbringing. They should raise their children to hear God and respond to His voice in all things. God’s family is a culture of children, fathers, and sons.

1 John 2:12 I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. 13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father. 14 I have written to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.

To be the People of God, we must be in awe of God in all things. Jesus must be the center of our lives in all things. We must know His love, seek to become a testimony of His love, and live to fulfill the purpose of His love in all things.

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is helping 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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Living For Harvest

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Greetings;

It was a blessed week and great to be home with family and back in connection with my ALife church family. I had a great kickoff on an eight-week series on Authority. I was able to complete the editing on the course I recorded in Portugal as well. Yesterday we had a great time in church and Pastor Jonathan gave us a great word concerning embracing the removal of the veil in every area of our lives that hinders us from having a face-to-face relationship with God.

I want to continue today with some further thoughts on the law of harvest. As believers in Christ we need to understand the principle of harvest and we should commit our lives to living for the harvest set before us. I believe the law of harvest to be the highest law, the fullest boundary, and the greatest liberty of the kingdom. It is the place where the end determines a beginning. It is where life mandates relationship. It is the place of seeing what God sees for our lives and embracing a partnership with Him in all things to see the purpose of our lives fulfilled in Christ. Harvest is the place where hope beckons life-giving decisions. A vision of the harvest mandates the actions of the process to that harvest. It is essential that we understand the character, nature, way, power, and authority of the Author of the harvest if we are going to walk out the daily steps of the process of that harvest. God is the one who gives the harvest for He is the Creator, the Supplier, and the Finisher of all things. To attempt to walk out the steps to the harvest by any other way than the way of God will produce results that are less than and perverted from the destiny of true harvest. The law of harvest requires the service of the law of sowing and reaping. The law of harvest must be approached by accessing the divine laws of order. We are not under laws; laws are under us. They serve us as we walk in the character, nature, way, power, and authority of Christ. Those laws can be seen as principals, patterns, or values in our lives. They are the testimony of the right path to culmination and harvest. The path to harvest includes sowing, cultivating, watering, managing, inventing, creating, and many other aspects of empowering the harvest determined in our lives. False things must be removed, and true things must be cultivated in order to attain the goal of the completed fruit. The end result of God’s harvest is always food for others and seed for future generations. God wants our lives to be like trees. We must branch out to become sources of fruit providing the strength, energy, and growth of life for others. The fruit of our lives should create heavenly places in our world that offer a touch of healing for the hope of the generations to come. I believe this is true for every harvest. Even when working a simple job or accomplishing menial tasks, the harvest must be within the environment of our endeavors in order to produce life beyond ourselves. The harvest can never be simply to pay our bills or meet our own personal needs. That kind of harvest is only eaten with a bitter stomach and carries the forever disappointing news of never having enough. The harvest that God has for us involves the vision that God has for the world because of us.

We often think of harvest in terms of thousands and abundance beyond our wildest dreams, but what if our harvest is to cause just a few to think as thousands and to see themselves beyond their wildest dreams. To cause one life to become the fullest life that lives to give life to others would propagate a harvest that would ultimately change the world. Blessing produces blessing, multiplying propagates multiplying, possessing secures possessing, and the influence of life fills life with life.

The harvest of my marriage is a ripe old age with my wife that has treasures of memories, discoveries, and values attained together. But more than these the harvest of Bonnie and I together is for our children and our children’s children to have the inherited substance of family life and abundance that becomes a treasure that multiplies to the generations to come. How many dreams came to pass because of us? That is a true question of harvest. How did the character, nature, way, power, and authority of God expand in the lives of those who came out from us? That is a question of harvest.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is helping 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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A Life of Harvest

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Greetings;

Today I am heading home after being on the road for almost a month. God did some great things in Africa, Madeira Island, and Portugal. I completed another training course in Portuguese and found that God is speaking and moving in Portugal in similar ways as in other parts of the world. There is a stirring for an awe of God and an awe of His presence. Now I am ready to return home and be with my family and church community in Bellingham.

The purpose of our lives is harvest. There are many aspects to the harvest of our lives. Harvest is not just something that happens at the end of our lives. There are many seasons and categories of harvest in our lives. Our lives should end in a maturation and culmination of the testimony of life that we have lived for the sake of our world. We must believe what God says, stand fast on His words, and be diligent to apply ourselves in the process of His promises in our lives. We don’t just wait for God to do something in our lives. We have to embrace how things are in heaven to see the increase of heaven’s influence in our lives. Let’s think about Biblical meditation a minute. Meditation in the world is a process of emptying one’s mind of everything to receive some form of serenity. Biblical meditation is to fill our thoughts with all this is of God in order to see the character, nature, way, power, and authority of God birthed within our hearts and souls. We choose to look at what God says and what He is like in order to receive a transformation by the metamorphosis of our minds. It is a principle of the law of harvest. We choose to see how it is in heaven and then we submit the lesser laws of our thoughts and lives in order to reap that heavenly harvest in our lives. As human beings with Christ in us, we must understand this principle well.

God determines the harvest before He determines the sowing. Our eyes have not seen, our ears haven’t heard, and our thoughts haven’t thought of the things He has prepared for us; but He has revealed it all to us by the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:9, 10). This is the law of harvest. We know the end in our spirits before we can even know the beginning in our minds. We must choose to submit to this greater law of harvest in everything we do. I hope that I am challenging your thoughts. I am not attempting to answer all the questions or explain all of the details of the law of harvest today. I am simply seeking to provoke you to think according to a greater calling, purpose, and destiny.

God has determined an end, but we must start with a beginning. We must never despise the day of small beginnings, because great destiny requires many small beginnings. When we think small beginnings, God thinks harvest.

Isaiah 46:9, 10 Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,’

The law of harvest demands that we sow seed in order to reap a crop, but we must see the crop in a spiritual realty before we can choose to labor in the natural. We must see where they are going in the Spirit before we see it in the natural harvest fields of life. The labor of lives must be towards a spiritual goal seen in heaven. Not everything that we sow is purposed by God for us to reap, but everything that God has purposed for us to reap requires us to sow. We don’t sow to reap. We sow because we see the harvest. Ishmael was a result of the law of sowing and reaping while Isaac was the result of the law of harvest. We don’t sow seed because we want to see a harvest. We see a harvest, so we sow seed. As children of God’s inheritance, we must live their lives by the vision of a heavenly harvest. What God says, we can do. What God makes known in heaven, we can receive here on earth. We must be men and women of faith who lead our children and grandchildren to become the same. We see the harvest, so we sow seed. Blindly sowing seed is seed sown from unbelief. We must live for the harvest!

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

 

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is helping 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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Living For A Harvest

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Greetings,

Today I am back in Portugal after several days on Madeira Island, a Portuguese Island to the west coast of Northern Africa. It was great to be with Pastor Francisco Ribeiro and the congregation of Casa da Familia Porto Santo. It was great to activate the prophetic Spirit of Christ and to see God touch people with His life and power of healing grace. The Portuguese people are surely a blessing in my life and part of the divine call and purpose in my life. Thank you Medeira, Island for you welcome and love.

We must live our lives with a focus of being diligent in seeing the harvest of our lives fulfilled for the sake of our world and the world beyond our lifetime. To be diligent is to be hard-working and industrious. We cannot earn our way to salvation, but the salvation given to us by God in Christ is a salvation of grace whereby we can be empowered to work hard in all things. Diligence is working hard with careful effort. Being diligent involves obtaining the ability to work steady for an objective in life.

Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

As believers in Christ we must embrace being a part of the family of God for a corporate purpose that is greater than what we can be alone. Because of this, we must understand what I call the law of harvest. I believe this is a spiritual law and it is determined in heaven and its benefits are seen in the earth. The lesser laws of first fruits, first things, sowing and reaping, gravity, density, and numerous laws of physics all serve this law of harvest. When we pray, “Let Your kingdom come, Let Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”, we are praying according to the law of harvest. Harvest is how it is in heaven. Leaders must see things as they are in heaven in order to lead earthly people into heavenly realities. God wants for us to live our lives by the law of harvest, but most people choose to live their lives by the lesser laws. Most Christians think that living their lives by the law of sowing and reaping is the way to go. No true farmer lives by the law of sowing and reaping. A true farmer lives by the law of harvest and knows that he will have to also choose the law of sowing and reaping to serve the greater law of harvest. No farmer simply scatters seeds and hopes to get a crop. He determines what crop he wants long before he sows the seed. As believers in Christ, we must do likewise in our own roles in being a part of the fields of Christ’s harvest. A farmer makes a determination in his heart and mind as to what the market demands, how many acres are needed, how much seed is needed, what soil conditions are required, what growing care must be provided, and many other things before he even puts a seed in the ground. The law of harvest demands the service of the lesser laws of nature. The law of sowing and reaping might mathematically say that 1+1=2, but the law of harvest says that if you want 2 you must get 1+ another 1. The law of harvest sees 2 before it demands 1. That is a bit simple, but it is a way of describing the law of harvest in mathematics.

Leaders must think thoughts of harvest, not merely ones of sowing. This should inspire every believer to do the same. God has purposed for everything to end in harvest (Mt. 13:39). The end of every age is culminated in harvest. Everything about every age must serve the purpose of the culmination of that age. It must serve harvest. Jesus endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him. He didn’t just blindly hope everything would work out. He saw a harvest and then did everything to accomplish that end. He was willing to embrace the suffering of the cross for the great harvest that would follow. It is a kingdom principle and a spiritual law of heaven.

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all who have been able to contribute to our mission. Your support is helping 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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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 helping 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 helping 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 helping 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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