The Wave of Truth

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Greetings,

Today I am heading home after a great weekend with CitiLife Church in Deming, New Mexico. We had a wonderful time being together after being apart for over a year. It was good to see faces, even with masks on. God was present, the people were hungry and responsive, and the future is filled with hope. Thank you Pastor Cesar, Irene, and all the church of Deming.

In December of 2020 I heard God say that 2021 is going to be a ‘Come Back’ year. A year to come back to God, to come back to victory, and to come back to one another. There will be some tough things to walk through, but God is birthing something new and stripping away the non-important things in our lives. He is stripping away performance and birthing authenticity in who we are and what we do. Coming back to God, coming back to victory, and coming back to one another will reveal us for who we really are. We are the body of Christ and each of us is a life-giving member of this truth.

God is calling us and causing us to be authentic people in love with an authentic God. Christ in us makes us a being and not merely a doing of good. Sons and daughters of God do things that are true to the character, nature, way, power, and authority of their heavenly Father. It is being who we are that will remove every lie from our lives. Removing things that are false in our lives, or in the world, doesn’t reveal what is true. But revealing true things will remove false things. The true always removes the false. As I am writing this blog, the sun is shining brightly through the window next to me. Last night, this same window only revealed darkness, but today there is light. It is as though the darkness fled away, but in truth the space that was dark has now become a place of light. The place where I am, rotated toward the light of the sun and now it is day. What was night, has become day. It was the truth of light that transformed the night to become day. We are in a time when God is reveling truth. It is truth that causes the lie to tremble. If your world is shaking, something of God is entering the space of your world. It is coming back to God, coming back to victory, and coming back to one another that will destroy the things of death, defeat, and disconnection.

The place of the Lord is a place of life. When we come to the Lord, a place of restraint and restriction becomes a place of life-flowing liberty. Turning to the Lord changes the place from what was to the reality of what is by the Spirit of the Lord. Changing the place doesn’t turn us to God, but turning to God changes the place. The place of victory is a place where defeat, despair, captivity, negativity, oppression and all kinds overwhelming circumstances seem to flee away. But in truth it is the space of victory! Coming back to one another is not merely a matter of coming back to a social gathering.  It is a place of personal connection. When we come back to community it is as though disconnection, isolation, loneliness, hiding, and other realities of separation are overwhelmed by the goodness of community. It is our choice. What direction do we look? What outcome do we seek? What direction will wisdom lead us? In what direction is wisdom found?

The truth will make us free! The truth will free us from all that is false. The Scripture doesn’t say that the truth merely sets us free, it makes us free. The wisdom of God will lead us into all truth and in reality, truth is a person. Jesus is truth and He is the one who empowers us to become true to who we are meant to be. If we hate what false more than we love what is true, something is wrong. If we call what is false true, and reject what is true, something is wrong. Our love for what is true must overwhelmingly exceed our hate for what is false. We must love Jesus, for He is truth!

There have been many prophetic words concerning a tsunami wave of God sweeping the earth in this hour. It has been declared that the tsunami wave is uncovering everything that is false. I believe that God is sweeping away the lies with truth. This is not merely truth of right and wrong, fair and unfair, or good and evil. It is a tsunami wave of truth. The tsunami wave of truth is the presence of God. He wants to be our strong hold! The tsunami wave of truth is a wave of life and authenticity.

Isaiah 28:15 Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.”

The overflowing scourge of the tsunami wave of God’s presence is moving in the earth to remove what is false and reveal what is true. This happens by us embracing the truth. Our focus must be upon truth. If our focus is upon the lie, we will be influenced by the lie. But if our focus is on the truth we will become influencers of truth. It is embracing the truth that removes the lies. The way of dead religion, or the way of the world, is to make lies your refuge and falsehood your identity. God is exposing lies and falsehoods to give His people His salvation and true identity. It is truth that exposes the lies.  it is being true to who God says we really are that destroys the lies that set themselves up against who we really are. Jesus is the foundation of truth in our lives.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily.

Authenticity is a place of being vulnerable, transparent, and transformed inside and out. The fig leaves of religion are being removed so that we can be known as the people of God. The way of dead religion in the world is to make lies a refuge and falsehood an identity. God is exposing lies and falsehoods to give His people His salvation and true identity.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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Tsunami Presence

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Greetings,

I hope you are all well today. I was blessed to be able to minister at Everyone’s Church yesterday. Thank you to all who came and thank you for your hunger for God. It was good to be together. I am ready for another God-filled week.

We are living in a time where God is doing big things. As the glory of God increases in the earth the things of darkness are exposed. God doesn’t expose things simply to reveal how bad things are. He only exposes things to make a way for life to prevail. Many have prophesied in the past few years of a tsunami wave that would sweep the nations. A tsunami wave is not a wave for surfing. It is a wave that brings about tremendous change in the earth. It is not a joyful wave, but a God tsunami will create a God result. The overflowing scourge of the tsunami wave of God’s presence is moving in the earth to remove what is false and reveal what is true. God’s grace is the power of God’s life and God’s life brings great change. Authenticity is a place of being vulnerable, transparent, and transformed inside and out. The fig leaves of religion are being removed so that we can be known as the people of God. The way of dead religion in the world is to make lies a refuge and falsehood an identity. God is exposing lies and falsehoods to give His people His salvation and true identity.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily.”

Jesus is the only foundation of true life. He is the tested stone of love and faith. Love is unshakeable when love is real and faith works through love. God is our God! Love hears God and the testimony is always more life!  Jesus is the precious stone. He is the testimony of the Father’s values and thus He is an expression of God in every way. God wants to give us greater testimonies of the values of God in our lives. He makes us precious expressions of God in who we are. There is no gap between us and God and this is the true peace that fills our world with heavenly things. Each of us are a God person to reveal His values – His testimony of life in all of our ways. Jesus is the sure foundation. He is the foundation of relationship – a testimony of partnership with God and one another in the purposes of God in all things. We are to live together as a community of life that produces the fruit of destiny for the will of our heavenly Father to the nations and the generations.

Isaiah 28:17 Also I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plummet; the hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place. 18 Your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand; when the overflowing scourge passes through, then you will be trampled down by it.

Like the overflowing scourge in the day of Isaiah, God is calling us into an increased covenant with Him. The things that will be swept away are the lies and the hiding places of pretense. God is calling us to a true covenant of life. The things that will be trampled down are the things that prevent us from being people of God. We are the body of Christ. Last week God stirred my spirit again:

I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying that; Is this not the cup that I bless? The cup of My Spirit. And is this not the bread that I bless? The bread, of My body. And I’m doing a work of My Spirit in this hour among My people. For I’m causing My people to manifest as My people. And to manifest in that which I have called to be the treasure of the earth. For this is the cup that I bless. The cup of My Spirit. This is the bread that I bless. The bread of My body. And I have desired that your barns would be full and your vats would overflow. And so in this season I am causing you to find Me. In the midst of noise, I am causing you to find Me. In the midst of commotion, I am causing you to settle in Me. For it is in returning and rest that you will know the salvation of Me. It is in quietness and confidence that you will find the true strength. For I am causing you to be fed up with treasures that have clothed you, and fed up with the treasures that have given you value apart from Me. For I’ve desired you to receive the true treasures of seed for sowing and bread for eating, and abundant supply that you would be a strength of Me among the peoples of the earth. For there is a new value that’s coming in your hearts. There’s a new value that’s coming in your minds. It’s a value of Me. It’s a value of one another. It’s a value of seed. It’s a  value of bread. It’s a value of the drink that I bless. For It’s My Spirit.  And God says; the treasures are real but the treasures are not as you suppose and the glory is real, but it’s not as you suppose.  And the things that have covered you before, you will say, ‘get away from me’.  And the things that you have worn as your glory you shall say, ‘depart from me’. For you will find that you have a Guide that guides you and that Guide is the Guide of your Father that speaks to your heart and declares who you are. For is this not the bread that I bless and the cup that I bless? It’s a cup of My  Spirit and it’s the bread of My body. And so among the nations, even in this time, I am blessing barns to be full and vats to overflow that the glory of the seed and of the bread and the abundance of truth would prevail.

God is up to something big! We will be known as the people of God and He will prove to be the true Guide of our hearts and minds. We will be a blessing to our world and we will live for harvest. It is time for seed for sowing and bread for eating to be in abundance in our barns and for our vats to overflow with the testimony of the Spirit of Life!

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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Return To The Lord

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Greetings;

We have had a snow filled weekend here in Bellingham. It was a good weekend for quit air and simple connections. Yesterday Bonnie and I tuned in to the Alife online broadcast, ordered a good take home dinner, and spent the day watching the snow fall. On the Alife online message, Pastor Jonathan shared a prophetic dream he received last week that was very relevant to what God is doing in this season. God is empowering us to be the people of God who exercise a justice of God that heals the nations and frees the generations from the limiting strongholds of the past.

In last Wednesday’s leader’s blog I presented a prophecy I received in the past couple of weeks. I want to address some of that today in this blog. The Spirit of the Lord says: In this season that you have been in, there’s has been a cry for justice.  But My justice supersedes the justice of men and I’m bringing you into a place of great grace, says God. Great grace, where you will hear a voice behind you.

The year of 2020 was a year where there was a great cry for Justice among the people of the earth. That Justice is perverted by the ways of men, but the cry for justice is not unnoticed by the Giver of true justice. I believe that the year 2021 is entering a season of God’s justice – a justice of mercy and grace. It is a fresh season of answered prayers. It is a fresh season of God’s purposed love proving to be stronger than the self-seeking ways of men.

We are in a season of GREAT GRACE. A season of MOTIVATION that comes by God’s PRESENCE. It is a time to SEE Jesus like never before. It is a season to see Jesus as our treasure – the Desire of the nations. This is a time for Jesus to rise up among the nations – to rise up among the people. It is a time to see Jesus standing in each of our lives!

This is a day for My voice to be behind you, says God. And you will know the way, for I will make the way before you. For I am the voice of life that motivates you to move into the true justice hallways of destiny, says God.

God wants us to hear His voice as a voice behind us. He wants us to be motivated by His presence and His love to move forward in the testimony of His great grace. The grace of God is going to transform what cannot be transformed by the will or ways of men.

I’ve heard the cry of the nations! They’ve cried out for justice and now you shall see it. But don’t be distracted by the judgments of men. Let the judgments of My love Prevail. For My word is true. It’s gone forth! It’s germinated! And it will not fail, says the Spirit of the Lord.

God wants to give us His life and to make us people of life in our world. God is a life giver and He wants to empower us to be life givers in our character, nature, way, power, and authority. The past is a shadow of the present, but the present is a time like never before. The past is an anchor of foundation, the future calls to us for things never seen, heard or thought before, but the present is the key to the door of destiny. The prophet Isaiah prophetically appealed to the children of Israel that they should return to the Lord and that He would be able to give them life.

Isaiah 30:15 For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not…

In the day of the prophet Isaiah, the children of Israel were of hard heart and they would not return to the Lord. They would not, and could not, rest in the Lord. They had compromised in their worship of God by exchanging the way of God for the way of the world in their worship and works of life. The Old Covenant administration of their hearts and minds could not empower them to be freed from the strongholds of their thinking. God was prophetically declaring to them and through their example a way unto life. They could not return to the Lord. They could not rest in the Lord. But what if they would have returned to the Lord? What if they would have rested in the Lord? We are living with a New Covenant administration of life and peace in Christ. As the words of the prophet Isaiah proclaimed, there is salvation in returning to the Lord. There is strength in quietness and confidence. Our returning to the Lord is not merely a returning to Christian ways or values, it is a returning to the manifest presence of God in our lives. It is finding Him as precious in our seven day per week twenty four hour per day reality. It is becoming people who are a testimony of the tent of David that know God’s manifest presence and hear His words every day and every moment of our lives in our hearts and minds. When we return to the Lord, Jesus becomes the center of our lives in all things. It is then that we also know a quietness and a confidence. That quietness is knowing that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ. No weapon formed against us will prosper. We have confidence to know that God is always working everything out for good in our lives no matter what the day or circumstance looks like in any given day of our journey. That is where we find true strength. We are constantly renewed in our confidence in the Lord. Surely it is a testimony of being renewed in the courage of the Lord, renewed in holiness of life, and renewed in faith in God. When the world rages with the opinions of the hearts and minds of men, we can find God resting in our lives to give us a quietness in our souls and a confidence in our hearts towards God.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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Not As It Appears

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Greetings,

Today I am posting a transcript of some things that came to me during a recent corporate prayer time at Alife church. I feel that this word, prophetic inclination, and prayer is relevant for us in this season and time. It is true for all in America and it is true for those of you in other nations of the world in this present season. We are in a time of spiritual warfare, but we are also in a time of great purpose and destiny in Christ.

I heard the Lord say to BE AWAKE and expect Him TO MAKE even the things that look like A MISTAKE or the things that the enemy decided TO TAKE, that God is going to rectify it and DO A RETAKE. I hear God just stirring to say that things as they appear in your own life, or things that seem as they appear in the nations are not as they appear.

God directed me to 2 Kings chapter 6 when Elisha was at Dothan and he was giving the secrets of what the Syrian army was doing, he was telling it to Israel and so the Syrian army, the Syrian king, came to get Elisha at Dothan.

2 Kings 6:14 Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.

So, the enemy works in darkness, but God works in light!

2 Kings 6:15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”( What shall we do?) 16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

I pray right now wherever the enemy is trying to have victory in the lives of Your people, God; that you will strike them with blindness that they wouldn’t be able to see clearly.

2 Kings 6:19 Now Elisha said to them, “This is not the way, nor is this the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek.” But he led them to Samaria. 20 So it was, when they had come to Samaria, that Elisha said, “LORD, open the eyes of these men (the Syrians), that they may see.” And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and there they were, inside Samaria! 21 Now when the king of Israel saw them, he said to Elisha, “My father, shall I kill them? Shall I kill them?” 22 But he answered, “You shall not kill them. Would you kill those whom you have taken captive with your sword and your bow? Set food and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master.” 23 Then he prepared a great feast for them; and after they ate and drank, he sent them away and they went to their master. So the bands of Syrian raiders came no more into the land of Israel.

I just hear God saying that His plans are greater than our plans, that there are more who are with us than those who are with those who are against us. Whether that’s in our own individual life or in the life of the church or even in our nation. That there are more with us than those who are with those who are against us. And that God has given us the ability to see by the Spirit what the natural eye cannot see. So, be awake, and watch God make, because God can rectify any mistake. He can take what the enemy intended for evil and He can cause it for good. But the end result will not be weapons of the flesh, the end result will be weapons of the Spirit, of the promise of God, the bow, and the word of God, the sword, that causes there to be great blessings as the result of our standing. He’s able to do exceedingly above and beyond all that we can ask or think and so what He’s doing in our life is not only going to be provision for us; it’s going to be provision for our enemies and cause our enemies either to be so afraid they won’t come again or cause our enemies to be so blessed they’ll never be an enemy again.

So Father I pray that that would come to pass, whatever you’re doing. I pray that You would open up the eyes of our hearts to see, that we would be awake and that we would see that You are able to make, that You are able to take any mistake or any place where the thief decided to take, and You can cause it to be rectified and You can cause it to have a retake. That You will cause the outcome, the end result, to be life and life abundant. That our weapons of warfare are not carnal, but they’re mighty in God. We thank You that You are fighting the battle of life and that the end of this story, even this year is going to be greater life not only for us but greater life because the enemy has found themselves in a place they didn’t expect to find themselves and it either causes them to never return or it causes them to never again be an enemy. I pray that for us individually, I pray that for the church, I pray that for our nation, for the earth right now, Father –  in Jesus name.

Elisha was in Dothan. Dothan means wells. We must stay in the place of wells, the place of the life of God in our spirits. We must see what God is doing in the Spirit and we cannot be distracted by the flesh. God has not called us to wield weapons of death, but to exercise weapons of life. It is a time for sight for God’s people, blindness to those who will be deceived, but blessing for all because of the greatness of God. We must hold fast to all that God says – the sword. We must believe the covenant promises of God – the bow. If we hold on to God’s words in and through our lives and if we hold on to the promises of God in our lives we can expect great blessings in our world by the Spirit of God’s grace!

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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Into The Day

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Greetings,

I hope you had a great weekend. Yesterday we had our ‘church at home’ gathering. This is what we do at ALife on the last Sunday of each month. I hope you were able to connect with some believers and I hope you were able to focus on God’s presence. This is a great week to see what God is doing new in your life. Expect God and look for Him as you face your week!

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

The letter written by Paul to the believers in Thessalonica was one of the first letters written to the believers of the first century church. It was written to the church, the habitation of Christ, as they had now existed for a little over twenty years and they were facing increased opposition by the anti-Christ spirit of that day. Like all words from God, there are increasing layers of truth and life in what God decrees. The traditional view of the fourth chapter of 1 Thessalonians has often been that it is a letter regarding a one day coming of the Lord in the future and a rapture of Christian believers into the presence of the Lord. Since God’s words increase from glory to glory, there is clearly a culmination of this truth for us all in some way. There are various interpretations as to what that looks like, but there is for sure a guarantee of a full glory of being one with God in Christ for eternity. Paul wrote this letter to a firstfruit church concerning things that were literally occurring in their day. His purpose in writing this letter was to comfort the first century believers who were facing persecution and the tribulation of being a church that was birthing the New Covenant reality of the growing Body of Christ for the generations to come. Christ was being opposed by anti-Christ, but Christ would overcome and in the future there would be more realities of the constant and increasing coming of the Lord to cause the kingdoms of the world to become kingdoms of Jesus as Lord and Christ. The words of Paul were not merely a promise for something thousands of years in the future. They were words of promise for the moment at hand. Some had already died in the faith and Paul was charging the church to know the truth of present and future promises of glory. In these Scripture verses, Paul was encouraging the church in regard to the coming of the Lord. The word for until is a Greek word that can also be translated as to or into. It is not a word necessarily indicating a moment of time but can also be a process of time. The word for ‘coming’ in this Scripture is the Greek word parousia. It is a present tense word and not a futurist tense word. It is a happening and a continued happening. The promised place of destiny for the dead in Christ and for the living was, and is, a transition to a dimension of increased life. It is a place of being caught up in the breath. This is not a place of going up into the sky, but a place of entering into the further dimension of life in Christ. The dead in Christ rise first and those in Christ who continue into the constant and increasing realities of the coming of the Lord will be participants with them in the breath. The breath is the connection of the Spirit. It is not a natural air, but the breath of the Spirit that keeps us and unites us in life in this world and in the world to come. The living believers in Christ and the cloud of witness in Christ are partners in the coming of the Lord. Clouds speak of the manifest presence of the Lord in Scripture. There have been numerous aspects to the manifest experiences of the church and the Lord in the ages of men that have brought increasing testimonies of God’s glory in the earth. If you will, there have been many comings of Christ “in the clouds”, comings of the Lord in many aspects of God’s grace that have brought forth increasing glory and change in the church. The comfort of the first century church was, and our comfort is, that each and every one in Christ is promised greater glory of eternal life in Christ in every aspect of their lives. The last trumpet is resurrection life for those in Christ. Paul said that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. This is our greatest hope! In the history of the culture of the shadow of the law, the last trumpet is the trumpet that sounds the completion of the harvest. It is a sound of tabernacles where a new season of rest leads to a new season of increasing life. Everyone has a last trumpet to the completed harvest of their lives. Though there may be a full culmination of this in a future day to come, I believe that there is a last trumpet for each of us in life. For us in Christ it is a sound of greater glory. It is therefore a reason to live this life to the fullest as the glory of God subdues the things that can be subdued in this world. This is the testimony of the increasing harvest of God in our lives. The unshakeable kingdom of God continually removes the shakable things in our lives and in our world. Our comfort is that life and purpose doesn’t end when the last trumpet is blown for us in this life, but Christ receives us to join those who are alive in Christ in heaven, those who have already fallen asleep to this life.

1 Thessalonians 5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. 11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

Like those going through the great tribulation of the birth of the Body of Christ in the first century, we need not be shaken or troubled in the times and seasons of the world. We have already embraced a Day that never ends. We have embraced the Day of the Lord in Christ. Our last day was the day we lost our old life and we found resurrection life in Christ. Our personal kingdoms are increasingly becoming a kingdom of our Lord and Christ. The life we live we live by faith in Him! There is no death that has any power over us for the second death has been destroyed by the resurrection life of Christ within us. The day of the Lord comes for everyone, but that day does not come as a thief to those who are already alive in Christ. For those who are not alive in Christ, the last trumpet of their life is a surprise, and their life is taken from them. They live their lives as though they have peace and safety, but the last trumpet of their life reveals to them that the peace they held on to was not peace at all. The safety they clung to, was not safety at all. The constant coming of the Lord into the generations of humanity proves to destroy those things that are not true peace or safety and what people trust in apart from Christ is destroyed. What is life for those in Christ proves to destroy anything that is not true life. It destroys anything that is not life or life-giving. Our comfort is that we are sons and daughters of God. We are sons and daughters of the true light. We are of the Day and not the night, so the constant and increasing coming of the Lord into the generations of men proves to be the light of Day to us. We must remain awake, aware of God and His presence. We must remain alive to the fellowship and purpose of God’s Spirit in Christ. What keeps our hearts in all seasons of our lives and of the earth is faith and love in our hearts. Our minds are secure because we know that Jesus is salvation in any and every situation of our lives. While we live in this world, or after we rise in Christ, we are together in the life and purpose of Christ for eternity. This is comfort to us in all seasons of life.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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A Time Like This

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Greetings;

Well, we have entered into a new season in the natural kingdom of America. We have entered into a new natural administration, but God’s purposes and plans have not changed. God is doing things in the earth that are far greater than what we can see in the natural expressions of the kingdoms of our world. As believers in Christ, we must keep our focus on the kingdom of God, and we must desire God’s will to be done in all things above our own will. God’s kingdom will affect the natural kingdoms of the world, but the kingdom of God is not a kingdom of natural observation. It is a kingdom of internal change of hearts and minds. No matter what kingdom of the world we find ourselves in, our true hope is the kingdom of God within our hearts.

I am not writing this blog to endorse or to condemn anyone’s stand in the recent elections of America. I am writing as a spiritual father’s voice to a generation in regard to what our stand should be in times like these. Some of you as believers in Christ are greatly disappointed with how things have turned out in our immediate view in America. Some of you as believers are excited by the change that has come to our nation and our world. In either of these cases, our true focus and desire should be upon what is God’s desire.

In this recent election, there were many prophetic voices that were speaking things that seemed to not have happened. Does that mean that those prophetic voices missed God? Does it mean that they were false voices? Does it mean that the prophetic is worthless and to be despised? To be despised would be to have little or no use for such a thing, but God doesn’t do anything in this earth without the spoken words of men and women in partnership with His purpose and will. First let me say that it is possible that God allows some to prophecy according to their own desires when the outcome is different than what the prophet desires or even what people desire to hear. I am not saying that this is what happened, I am just saying it is possible for such a thing to happen. This was the case in the days of the prophet Jeremiah and the season of captivity for Israel and Judah. Jeremiah prophesied seventy years of captivity, while many other prophets prophesied freedom, liberty, and blessing to the natural kingdom of their day. It was God’s will for His people to be taken captive into a world system called Babylon. It didn’t seem like a great option for those who would lose the freedoms that they had desired or even grown to know. God’s plan was a plan of freedom and life, but it didn’t look like God’s people’s idea of freedom and life. The name Babylon means confusion and it is rooted in the history of mankind seeking to build a city unto themselves on the plains of Shinar. They sought to build a tower that reached heaven and God came down and brought them confusion for the sake of them finding God in the generations to come. They wanted a community according to their own desires, but God wanted to give them a heavenly community of life in the world where they lived.  He caused those in an Old Covenant time to be bound to confusion so that in future God could bring freedom by His Spirit to all people bound in confusion, a power that surpasses the understandings of men. I believe that God’s people were placed into the captivity of Babylon as a prophetic testimony that one day God would bring anyone out of the captivity of Babylon (confusion) into the glorious liberty of being children of God. It would not just be a freedom in a natural world, but a supernatural change in the hearts and minds of men. In the days of Jeremiah, God’s people had to go through some difficult times for the sake of God bringing life to all mankind in the ongoing story of humanity. God also made His will known to God’s people in their time of captivity.

Jeremiah 29:4 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all who were carried away captive, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit. 6 Take wives and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, so that they may bear sons and daughters—that you may be increased there, and not diminished. 7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you will have peace.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

In the years of Israel’s captivity God’s people were to pray for the peace of Babylon, for in Babylon’s peace they would be able to prosper. It was not a season to disconnect from God and His purposes, but to find Him in the midst of their captivity. They were to be light and salt in the midst of their natural circumstance. God’s thoughts for them were thoughts of a future and a hope, but that future and hope included them finding God in His fullness in their own hearts. I am not saying that we are facing seventy years of captivity, I am simply saying that whatever circumstance we find ourselves in we are to pray for the peace of the society we live in. God’s plans do not change because of worldly circumstances.

Is it possible that God wanted a different outcome than what has come to us in such a time as this? I am not asking this question to offend those of you who are happy with the present circumstance. I am asking it to challenge us to consider the possibility of God’s will being different than what we desire or what we think it should be. God prophesied that the Promised Land was given to the Israelites while they were in their journey in the wilderness. Only two men of millions believed that word, and thus only two men lived long enough for that prophetic promise to be fulfilled. Only two men entered the Promised Land of those who had heard the prophetic word of God. The fulfillment of the word was only for those who believed the word more than their circumstances. What could have happened for everyone in an eleven day journey only happened for two and a whole new generation after a forty year trial of wandering. The word was true, but it was only seen to be true by two, a small minority in the midst of the popular opinion of their day. Is it possible that some words that were spoken prophetically were true, but God’s people will not prosper in what was spoken because they did not believe the prophetic words spoken above their own opinions and desires? Is it possible that words that were spoken were true, but their interpretation and application is different than what was perceived by those who prophesied or those who heard? Again, I am not saying that this is the case. I am just challenging all of us to consider that this could be a possibility.

Whatever the case might be, it is time for us to be humble and say what we thought God said didn’t happen as we thought. We were wrong, or we heard wrongly, or we were right, but there is something more needed. It is not a time to condemn those who prophesied. It is not a time to mock the out loud voice of God. It is also not a time to get our identity out of prophesying rightly. It is time to get our identity out of who God is and to pray for the peace of Babylon. We pray that God will bless life! We pray that what God has begun will be completed. We pray for God’s will be done and His kingdom come in such a day as this. This is not a time to be disappointed, bitter, boastful, jubilant, or judgmental of others. It is a time to seek God and live! This is also a time to BE CAREFUL in what we say. We must BE CAREFUL in our judgments of the prophets! We must BE CAREFUL in our judgments of the church! We must BE CAREFUL in all judgments. Our focus must always be pro Christ, pro Body of Christ, and pro life in all things. Our focus must be for God’s will to be done and for the influence of His kingdom to come in every circumstance of our lives.

God, bless us in the diversity of our uniqueness. God, give us Your life in the diversity of our humanity. God, save those in the birthing place of our future generations from the present place of our standing in this world. We call for Your mercy and we look to find Your grace! Let Your desires become the true desires of our hearts and the source of our thinking as we look to You as our future and our hope.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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Strong in God’s Courage

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Greetings,

Once again, it was good to be in my home church yesterday. God is speaking clearly for a new season of intimacy with Him. The Spirit of God inspired me to prophecy concerning our attention in this year. If we have felt the earthquake, experienced the blowing of the wind, or been touched by the consuming flames of fire we must know that God is not in these things. These are simply things that happen when God walks into our space. When the mountain of the Lord’s dwelling rises in the nations the earthquakes, the wind blows, and the fire burns but we must look for God in the midst of these things. We cannot find Him in our ways, we will not see Him in our paths, but we will find Him in His ways, in His paths, and with His law of love in our hearts. Would we come to Him or will be drift away by the actions of His presence in our world? Things that move by His presence are simply driftwood fit for the fire and we must not drift away from Him in such times as these.

I have been addressing three key things to the present season in the church. Those three things are in regard to the courage of the Lord, holiness of the Lord, and faith in God. These are not attributes empowered by our own abilities, but testimonies of God’s grace as the power of His Spirit at work in our lives. How can we be strong in the courage of the Lord? Discouragement comes when we are detached from the true courage that comes from God. To be encouraged is to be attached to the place of true courage. That place is an abiding in the presence of God and He abiding in us in our journey of life. When the children of Israel entered the Promised Land, their doom was their continued detachment from God in their hearts. They constantly sought the works of God, but they did not seek to know the ways of God. The Lord had told Moses that this would be the fate of a stiff necked people.

Deuteronomy 31:22 Therefore Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it to the children of Israel. 23 Then He inaugurated Joshua the son of Nun, and said, “Be strong and of good courage; for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land of which I swore to them, and I will be with you.” 24 So it was, when Moses had completed writing the words of this law in a book, when they were finished, 25 that Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying: 26 “Take this Book of the Law, and put it beside the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there as a witness against you; 27 for I know your rebellion and your stiff neck. If today, while I am yet alive with you, you have been rebellious against the LORD, then how much more after my death? 28 Gather to me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call heaven and earth to witness against them. 29 For I know that after my death you will become utterly corrupt, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you. And evil will befall you in the latter days, because you will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands.”

It was upon entering the Promised Land that Moses instructed Joshua to put the Book of the Law, the Torah, into the ark of the covenant as a witness against those who would not seek to become the people of God in the character, nature, way, power, and authority of His name. That Book of the Law was but a shadow of the truth that was meant to become the real testimony of what would one day be written upon the hearts and minds of the people of God. It was a testimony to the internal change that comes to the hearts and minds of humanity when they abide in the presence of God and they invite His presence in them in all things. When the people of God become the people of God they become a testimony of His ways, they walk in His paths, their hearts become a resting place of His Law of love and their lives become an influence of life to the world around them. The true Promised Land is the place of knowing the kingdom of God in human hearts. It is the place of knowing righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit from within.

When God’s presence lives in our hearts, we find the courage of the Lord from within. Our attachment to His Word and His Spirit within our hearts empowers us to know the courage that comes from Him in every situation of our lives. This is the true testimony of a Promised Land that cannot be overpowered by any enemy in our lives. This was shadowed in the journey of Joshua to the Promised Land. His testimony is a key to overcoming all the powers that are greater than us. They, like the seven nations in the land, are greater than us but not greater than God in and with us.

Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

To be strong in the courage of the Lord is to be strong in His ways, to walk in His paths, to live with His values in our hearts, and to influence our world with the heavenly influence of His presence in our lives in all things. Our knees must be strong, our hands must be strong, and our footsteps must walk in the path that leads in light and the increasing life of God to our world.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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A Year To Be Renewed

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Greetings,

Once again, it was great to be at ALife Church yesterday. Pastor Jonathan challenged us all to remember what God said and did in 2020 before we seek to move forward in 2021. The glory before us will come if will focus on Him in the midst of our present sufferings. God is going to obliterate our doubts about who God is and who we are.

1 Corinthians 1:26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.”

This is not a season to be strong in the flesh. It is a season to be renewed in the courage of the Lord. This is not a courage that comes by a knowledge of right that seeks to destroy those who are wrong. This could even include a deemed knowledge of being right and a deemed knowledge of others being wrong. Human wisdom produces human strength, but the wisdom of God gives us a strength of God’s Spirit from within. It is a strength that empowers a willingness to change in our own hearts. It is an ability to be strong in the courage of the Lord. This is a courage of the Spirit of God found within our own spirits by an intimate connection with God. It is a courage that empowers internal change in our own heart and a willingness to be uncompromising in our faithfulness to God in all things. God is not on our side for the sake of being on our side. Life is about God being on our side because we have willingly sought to be on His side. He is the Creator, the Commander, and the Author and Finisher of our faith. We must seek out His will in all things. This is the source of true courage, the courage of the Lord to become an expression of God as life to our world.

This is also a season to be renewed in our holiness to the Lord. This is not a religious piety, but an uncompromising inspiration to be empowered by God’s ways to walk in His paths in all things. It is an internal inspiration to live for God and an internal willingness to value what He values and to be changed in our ways to be as He is in all things. True holiness is to be like God in our character, nature, way, power, and authority. It is to be life-giving as He is life-giving. It is not peace where there is not peace. It is peace that comes when we boldly come to Him and become transformed by His presence in our lives because there is no gap between us and Him. It is not the testimony of Him coming into our lives. It is the testimony of Him in our lives because we have boldly run to His presence. We have laid our lives down to find that our true life is only found in Him. The fruit is that we are transformed into an expression of Him. His presence is not about us preserving our way of thinking it is about us being transformed in our thinking. If our ways match the ways of the world, we have not found the holiness of God. If our ways match the ways of the Pharisees, we have not found the holiness of the God. God is neither law nor lawless, He is life that transforms us to cast a shadow that looks like life.

1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. 19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one. 20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 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.

If our thinking is the same as those in the world, there is something wrong in our thinking. If our thinking is the same as the religious Pharisees, there is something wrong in our thinking. We must be renewed in our holiness to the Lord.

This is also a time to be renewed in our faith in God. This is not merely the faith that comes by hearing God that empowers our actions to be those of faith towards Him. This is a faith in God that clings to Him with trust in who He is in every situation of our lives. God is who He is and He invites us to partner with Him in all things. It is not about us getting what we want, it is about us being transformed in our hearts and minds to seek what He wants. Life is a family business. He is the Father, and we are His sons and daughters. We were lawless and we were law bound, but our Heavenly Father is in the business of LIFE! We need to acknowledge that it is His robe we wear, it is His ring upon our finger, it is His sandals that we are walking in, and it is His food that we eat. His faithfulness will reveal the true story in our lives. We can expect to see a deeper revelation of trust in Him in the days ahead. This is a year to be renewed in our faith in God.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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Greater is He in Us

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Greetings,

Well, here we are in 2021. We had a great day yesterday at ALife. Pastor Jonathan gave us a clear prophetic charge to build our section of the wall of Christ community, to find our proper place in the gate of our calling, and to be who God has made and gifted us to be for the expanding community of Christ. We must not be distracted by trying to be strong in ourselves, by only embracing what feels or looks good to us, or by putting our trust in what we think we need. It is time to find our strength in the Lord, true holiness in the Lord, and our faith in God. God’s hand is upon us for such a time as this.

What can we expect to see in 2021? We must keep a right focus as we enter this new year. Our focus cannot be upon the world. It must be upon God and the influence of His kingdom in our lives. We can expect to see God as greater than whatever is in the world. He who is in us is greater than anything in this world. Our destiny is to bring life to our world and that life is greater than the influencing gates of death in the world. What is the world? The world is not the planet, but the spirit that keeps those in the world under the sway of wickedness. People in themselves are not wicked and unrighteous, but they can yield to wickedness and unrighteousness that suppresses the truth with lies. When people yield to the spiritual powers of darkness the beliefs of their hearts, actions of their lives, imaginations of their minds, and influence of their lives become those of darkness and death.

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.

There are spiritual powers that are at work in the heavenlies, but we have the power of Christ at work within our hearts. God’s wrath is not targeted towards humanity. It is targeted toward ungodliness and unrighteousness. Ungodliness and unrighteousness destroy the true identity, testimony, and purpose of mankind. When humanity aligns themselves with the spiritual powers of ungodliness and unrighteousness, they think, reason, imagine, desire, and exhibit their emotions in selfish and carnal ways. To be true to our humanity we must discover God in our lives. Only Christ in us can cause us to be the likeness and image of our Father in heaven. Christ in us must be the source of our beliefs. It is a conception of God’s Spirit and His words to our heart that empowers us to belief life-giving realities. When we believe God’s ways we become empowered to walk in His paths of life. The actions of our lives become the actions of nobility. It is then that the imaginations of our hearts become creative in life-giving ways. When these things are true, the influence of our lives in our world is an influence of life and light and this offers hope to our world.

We can enter this year looking at the ways of the world or we can enter this year embracing the ways of God’s kingdom within our hearts. Our focus must be life in order to be life-giving to our world.

1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

It is the testimony of Christ in each of us that reveals the true prophetic Spirit of life. God speaks and life happens! It is not a matter of calling for God’s voice to condemn the world. The world is condemned by their own deceptions already. They need the hope of life and transformation. The truth is suppressed with lies and we have the power to destroy the spiritual powers of lies that are suppressing truth by the spiritual force of the life-giving Spirit of God in our hearts. It is a matter of becoming God’s voice to bring life! It is not the spirit that says Jesus came in form of flesh 2000 years ago that will change our world. It is the confession of our own spirits that knows the love of God in our hearts that confesses Christ has come in our flesh. Jesus has come into our hearts as we have embraced the life of Christ through our new birth in Him. We lost our worldly life to find our true life in Christ.

1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Our focus for 2021 must be that Jesus is the Son of God and He lives by His Spirit in our hearts for the glory of our heavenly Father in all things. We can expect supernatural testimonies of God’s mercy and grace in this new year. It is not a time for defeat. It is a time for victory! That victory is not a victory of the flesh, but a victory of the life of the Spirit of God that destroys the powers of ungodliness and unrighteousness that seeks to suppress the truth with a lie concerning who God is and who we are in Him.

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson




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The Need For God

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Greetings,

I hope you had a great Christmas and they you are expectant for the new year. As we come to the close of our year, I wish I could say that all or our problems will now be gone and the new year will be a year of ease; but I don’t believe that is the case. This is a year to stand on the Rock of Christ. This is not a year of merely receiving the blessings of God in our lives. It is a year to know the blessing of God in our lives.

When Moses was on the Mountain of God receiving the commandments of the Lord, the people grew impatient and created a god in the form of the golden calf, the worship of a creation as those in the world serve. Rather than trust the Creator of all life, they gave life to exalt a created thing, making the treasures of their own hearts to become the likeness and image of their god. The people made the golden calf from the treasures wore upon their own ears. Rather than trusting God to give them His desires, they sought to make God in the likeness and image of their own values. The golden calf was a created work made of treasures that look and sound like the ways of the world. It was a created work of human values, desires, and expectations. It was at this point that God presented to Moses the option of going into the Promised Land with a stiff-necked people, but God would not go with them.

Exodus 33:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Depart and go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give it.’ 2 And I will send My Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. 3 Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.”

Moses knew that an Angel is not the same as the manifest presence of God. It wasn’t a miracle from God that God’s people needed. It was the miracle of knowing God that they truly needed. Moses knew that the supernatural power of God was not the same as a knowing of God in life. The Presence of God is more valuable that all of the miracles or promises fulfilled in life. To know who God is and to live with Him in all things is the secret to all of life. It is the source of true strength and the root of true love.

Exodus 33:15 Then he (Moses) said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. 16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.” 17 So the LORD said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”

It was at this moment that God put Moses in the rock and revealed a glimpse of His glory to him. The glory of God is the manifest presence of God in our lives that gives us our true identity, testimony, and purpose in life. That identity, testimony, and purpose can only be found in a place of being transformed by God to become expressions of His character, nature, way, power, and authority. This is the testimony of God’s manifest presence working in the through men to cause them to become people of God in the earth. Moses knew that without the manifest presence of God it would not be possible to be the people of God in the earth. God wants us to know His glory. He doesn’t want us to settle for earthly blessings in our lives. He wants to give us heavenly realities in every earthly situation. Rather than remove the giants of the land, God left challenges that were greater than His people. He left them to draw out the character of God from the hearts of His people.

Deuteronomy 7:1 “When the LORD your God brings you into the land which you go to possess, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you, 2 and when the LORD your God delivers them over to you, you shall conquer them and utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them nor show mercy to them. 3 Nor shall you make marriages with them. You shall not give your daughter to their son, nor take their daughter for your son. 4 For they will turn your sons away from following Me, to serve other gods; so the anger of the LORD will be aroused against you and destroy you suddenly. 5 But thus you shall deal with them: you shall destroy their altars, and break down their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images, and burn their carved images with fire. 6 “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. 7 The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; 8 but because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 “Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; 10 and He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack with him who hates Him; He will repay him to his face. 11 Therefore you shall keep the commandment, the statutes, and the judgments which I command you today, to observe them.”

Those who hear God and respond to what He says are those who dig down to know who He is. These are those who are a house of His presence, built upon the foundation of the Rock of Christ in all things. God wants for us to live with Him in every aspect of our lives. I believe that 2021 is a year to know the Rock of Christ in our lives. It is a year to stand upon the Rock of Christ and to know another measure of God’s grace working in and through us to be the people of God in the earth. To hear Him and respond to all that He says. To know Him and to respond to who He is.

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson




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