Knowing God’s Judgment

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Greetings,

 

Today I am in Redding, California. Bonnie and I have been here this past week having a great visit with our son Aaron and his family. It has been a blessing being with them. It will be especially hard to say goodbye to our grandson and granddaughter again. A few more days of blessing still.

 

As I have previously written, Jesus coming to us as the Son of Man was God’s first appearing to us for the reconciliation of our hearts to God. Sin never stopped God from seeing humanity for who they were meant to be, it only stopped humanity from seeing God for who He really is. He is a loving Father who has always desired for us to know Him as our friend. His is a giver of life and His gift of life to and in us empowers us to be givers of life to our world.

 

The firstfruit recipients of both His first coming and a coming again were His human disciples. Before His death upon the cross, He assured them of both the purpose of His death and His promise to come to them again in a way that was not naturally possible without the power and glory of the grace of God. He had revealed to them that He was a spacious place of God’s presence and purpose, and He was making a way for them to be a dwelling place of God by His Spirit. They too would be spacious places of His presence and purpose in their world. Greater things they would do because He would go to the Father and come to them again in the Spirit of the Father and the Son.

 

John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

 

The place that Jesus would prepare for them would not just be a place in heaven someday, but a heavenly place in their world. It would include the greater glory to come beyond this world, but it would prove to empower them to be a testimony of God’s love in and to their world. His words to His disciples apply to us as well, but He was specifically addressing those who had become His friends while He lived as a man in their world.

John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”

Jesus told His disciples that He would leave them, but He also told them they would see Him again for He would come to them again. His coming to them again was not just the significant testimony of His resurrection from the tomb, but in His presence not only with them but in them by the testimony of the Holy Spirit who would be given as a Helper. Holy Spirit would be God in them and with them for His salvation in all things.

John 14:19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

Jesus told His disciples that they would see Him because He would be in them. They would also know an intimacy of living in Him as members of the body of Christ. Jesus would manifest Himself to them by the presence of Holy Spirit within them.

John 14:25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”

These same truths are for us today. Jesus wants us all to know the gift of God’s judgment that came to us by His first coming as a man of flesh. That judgment was one of mercy and eternal life for all who believe. God’s judgment is better than any judgment of law that can be found in the tree of the knowledge of good or evil. That judgment is more powerful than the judgment of sin. It is a greater judgment than any other judgment because it is the only judgment that gives us life. The letter of the law will kill but only God’s Spirit will give us life.

Blessings,

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

To avoid us paying a transaction fee from your donation, you can also set up a payment or an automatic payment from your bank to House of Bread Ministry. Just set it up as a ‘bill pay’ through your online bank account and your bank will mail a check to House of Bread Ministry. We will record your payment as a donation to House of Bread Ministry (E.I.N. 91-2009037) and we will send you a contribution receipt at the close of the year.

Our Ministry Information Is:
House of Bread Ministry
3210 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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The End and Beginning

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Greetings,

 

I hope you are well. We had a wonderful celebration this past weekend of both the death and the resurrection of Jesus! It was great to be together as a church family yesterday for time with Holy Spirit and one another in a full meal – spirit, soul, and body. Bonnie was able to be with me as well. Bonnie and I are traveling to California today to be with our family there for several days. We have another birthday girl to celebrate there as well.

 

We have just celebrated the Easter weekend. In our celebration, we are really celebrating two things. Those two things are the end of our old life and the beginning of an eternal life of knowing God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son by the fellowship of the Holy Spirit (Jn. 17:3). This would be to end our age of self and an entrance to an eternal Day of being the body of Christ – a dwelling place of God by His Spirit.

 

The ultimate gift given to us by God is a new life in Christ. The strength of our lives is found in the renewal of our inner man. This is the renewal of our human spirit that is made one with God’s Holy Spirit. When our life is empowered by a connection to God’s Holy Spirit from within, we discover a life of God’s kingdom purpose and destiny. This comes by knowing Jesus in His first coming and in an increasing glory of His coming again to us through a connection with His Spirit from within. His first coming was as the Son of Man, a perfect man for the lives of imperfect sinners. His coming again into our lives is by the presence of His life-giving Spirit within us.

 

1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

 

Jesus came as the Son of Man in His first coming to fulfill the requirements of the first Adam and give us the benefits of being born again into the family of the last and eternal Adam. He freed us from the curse of death and restored us to our destiny as sons and daughters of God in this world. Christ in us is the hope of glory! This is revealed by His salvation of our lives upon the earth and into the incorruption of heaven. Jesus lived on this earth as a life-giving man empowered by the life-giving Spirit of God within Him and He came to empower us to live our lives in the same way. It is by His life-giving Spirit within us that we too become life-giving men and women in and to our world. It is not enough to know Jesus in His first coming. We must personally know Him in His coming again into our lives as a life-giving spirit. This is not merely an event but a way of living.

 

To know Jesus in is first coming is to know the power of His life laid down upon our cross to reveal a new shoot from the stump of our old way of living (Isa. 11:1). The tree of life willingly laid His life down upon our family tree of the knowledge of good and evil and our old way of thinking could not destroy the love of God sacrificed for us on that tree of Calvary. His death upon our tree of death enabled us all to find our death in Him and receive His judgment of mercy that justifies each of us to live by His eternal life given as the gift of His Spirit within us. His death frees us from our old life, but His resurrection from the dead grants us the grace of His eternal Spirit that is our salvation in this world and in all that is to come. Embracing His love for what He has done grants us His gift of mercy and eagerly calling for His presence in our lives grants us the grace of His salvation. His mercy we freely receive because He grants us an end to a life of disconnection from our heavenly Father. His grace is His manifest presence that changes our hearts and minds from within. We find His grace when we eagerly seek to find His presence in our lives as a life-giving Spirit to our spirit from within. His death justifies us to live, but His life empowers us to live and to reign in life. We must receive these two realities in our lives to know both His judgment of mercy and His power of grace that grants us salvation now and into eternity.

 

Blessings,

 

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

To avoid us paying a transaction fee from your donation, you can also set up a payment or an automatic payment from your bank to House of Bread Ministry. Just set it up as a ‘bill pay’ through your online bank account and your bank will mail a check to House of Bread Ministry. We will record your payment as a donation to House of Bread Ministry (E.I.N. 91-2009037) and we will send you a contribution receipt at the close of the year.

Our Ministry Information Is:
House of Bread Ministry
3210 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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Knowing His Powerful Love

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Greetings,

I hope you had a great weekend. We were blessed in Bellingham with a night of worship on Friday, a birthday party for my four-year-old granddaughter on Saturday, and a great time together as a church family on Sunday. I got to share on living in the salvation of Christ at my home church.

On Friday night I gave a prophecy that I have posted, but I felt to post it here today as well. God is wanting us to know Him in a deeper, more intimate, and powerful way. The things that are in front of us that require us to prevail are only an opportunity to know God’s love in a wonderful way. This is the word from Friday night:

Let Your glory fall Lord. Let Your presence fall Lord… 

The Spirit of the Lord says, I’m taking you deeper. I’m taking you deeper in an encounter with Me. For I have put resistance before you to reveal to you who I AM. I put giants in your land to reveal to you who I AM. And I’m calling you deeper, I’m calling you into the place of an awe of Me. Not an awe of the things that I can do, for I’m not interested in doing things on your behalf. It’s a partnership that I have sought. It’s a partnership of your heart to Mine and Mine to yours, where you can know that I AM. And even now I’m opening up the doors as you have cried out that the doors would be opened. For this is a season where doors that have been closed will be opened and never shut again. This is a season where the doors that have been opened to the wrong pathways will be closed, never to be opened again. For this is a new chapter, this is a new chapter, and in this chapter, there is a beginning, and this chapter leads to a greater chapter that also has a new beginning. But it’s a deeper place, for the river is not merely flowing to wash the land. The river is flowing to bring forth My purpose into every man. The river is flowing for My purpose to come that you would know Me in who I AM. That you would know Me, in who I AM.

So, don’t think it a strange thing that I have put you in impossible places, for it’s only in the impossible that you can see Me. It’s only in the impossible that you can discover Me, for it’s there that My heart beats, it’s there that My heart longs to show you the power of My love. For it’s not My power that I desire to give. It’s My love that I desire to reveal.

And I will lift you higher. I will lift you higher. I will lift you higher to where you can see what I see. Oh – I will lift you higher. I will lift you higher to the place where you can see what I see.

For it is for love that I came. It is for love that come now. It is for love that I come again, and again, and again, and again, because that is who I AM. And I am calling you deeper. I’m calling you deeper to encounter Me that My glory you would know. It is for love.

When the children of Israel entered the Promised Land, God allowed some of their enemies to remain that they might learn to war (Judges 3:1-2). Those enemies were left to test the children of Israel that they would know a dependency upon the love and power of God to be empowered from within to love Him. Our weapons of war are not weapons of the flesh. They are weapons of God’s power. They are weapons of God’s love at work in and through our lives for the glory of His name. God wants us all to know His powerful love. It is not just knowing His power but knowing His love in a supernatural way.

Blessings,

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

To avoid us paying a transaction fee from your donation, you can also set up a payment or an automatic payment from your bank to House of Bread Ministry. Just set it up as a ‘bill pay’ through your online bank account and your bank will mail a check to House of Bread Ministry. We will record your payment as a donation to House of Bread Ministry (E.I.N. 91-2009037) and we will send you a contribution receipt at the close of the year.

Our Ministry Information Is:
House of Bread Ministry
3210 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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Embracing the Process

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Greetings,

Today I am in Bellingham. I had a blessed time with Everyone’s church in Mt. Vernon, Washington yesterday. I am staying close to home. Bonnie is doing well in her recovery, and I am getting some things done around home. I have video recorded two more equipping and training courses and I have begun to do some pre-spring work in my yard. Another season of harvest is it hand.

The due seasons of our lives are not about the things that we will reap for ourselves. The seasons of God in our lives are about the love and life of God that we bring to our world. It is for this reason that our labor is a labor of love. For us to embrace this process in our lives requires us to embrace a testimony of faith and patience. This requires our hearts to be engaged in every moment of the process to our due season. Faith comes by hearing God, and we hear God in our hearts. Patience is a matter of trust and trust resides in the heart.

The process of due season is dependent upon us keeping things fresh in our relationship with God. Our relationship with Him is not about a connection to Him for some work of ministry. Our relationship with Him is about staying connected to Him in the power of His love. Our relationship with Him is a daily connection with Him in our hearts. Our relationship with Him will empower us to live fully engaged in every season of our lives.

We must keep our hearts for the process of the due seasons of God. King Solomon said the keeping the heart was to make sure that it is constantly free flowing. It is with the heart that we hear God, and it is with the heart that we love Him. It is also from our hearts that we love others.

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

In the Old Covenant it was required for the priest to offer incense before God. The incense was offered in the morning and at night, signifying the beginning and the end of every day. I believe that the incense was a testimony of what must come from our hearts in order to experience the full life of God in the process of every due season of our lives. That life is not merely for us, but it is a testimony of life to others. Just as the ingredients of the incense burned to release a fragrance before God, our hearts must release the fragrance of life in our love for God and others. Our relationship with Him enables our hearts to be spontaneous, tender, deep, and passionate for the process of the due seasons of our lives. The fuel of our faith and patience in this process is love. That love can only hold true by continually turning to the Lord in our hearts. When we turn to Him, we find the liberty of His Lordship in the desires of our hearts, and we experience His glory from within.

2 Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

The Lordship of Jesus in our hearts is receiving God’s desires as the desires of our own hearts. We are changed by His presence and our hearts become filled with His purpose and love. The glory of God in our lives always involves another measure of life for us to be givers of life to our world. The due seasons of our lives are about harvest. Harvest gives seed for another generation and bread for the world around us. It isn’t just about us finding life. It is about us fulfilling the purpose of life. In this, we surely do find life and that life is filled with love. That love is a love for Him and a love for one another in our world.

Blessings,

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

To avoid us paying a transaction fee from your donation, you can also set up a payment or an automatic payment from your bank to House of Bread Ministry. Just set it up as a ‘bill pay’ through your online bank account and your bank will mail a check to House of Bread Ministry. We will record your payment as a donation to House of Bread Ministry (E.I.N. 91-2009037) and we will send you a contribution receipt at the close of the year.

Our Ministry Information Is:
House of Bread Ministry
3210 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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For A Harvest

Greetings,

 

I am continuing by stay at home. Bonnie had surgery for a health issue last week and all went very well. It is important for me to be here in this present time. I am grateful for God’s love and for His blessings to Bonnie and I in this season.

I have been writing in regard to reaping in the due seasons of our lives. Our lives are filled with many seasons. Each season is another opportunity for the testimony of God in our lives to bring life to our world. Our seasons are prophetic in nature. God speaks, and life happens! The due seasons of our lives are about life to our world. This is the good that God desires at all times. It is the good of His love made known to our world.

2 Thessalonians 3:13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.

When considering the process of our due seasons in life we must have a general understanding of the purpose of our harvest. Our harvest is not about what we can get in life, each harvest is about what life can we give for the sake of those in our world and those beyond our time. This is the purpose of our boundaries and our measures of time in life. Our labor is a labor of love for God and love for others.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Our diligence is for the hope of an end. That end is the harvest of our due season. The word for end is the GSRN5056, τέλος telos; from a primary τέλλω tellō (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination (literally, figuratively, or indefinitely), result (immediate, ultimate or prophetic), purpose); specially, an impost or levy (as paid).

I believe that there are many seasons in our lives. There is an ultimate season of the end of our lives which is only a transition to a glory beyond our present world. In the process of that end there are many seasons and many ends. Every season begins with a sowing in the hope of a harvest. Between the sowing there is a continued process to arrive at the due season of that harvest. We must sow seed, but we must also sow the labor of love for each harvest. That labor is a labor of care for the harvest. Everything in our lives is intended 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.

When considering the process of our due seasons we must consider some questions. What are we aiming at? What do we see as the conclusion? What is our definite goal? When we know our goal, we find the grace to embrace the process. It is through intimacy with God in our hearts and an embracing of His presence that we can be empowered by faith with a steadfast adherence to Him. This is the faith and patience that empowers our labor of love. That labor of love is a love for Him that inspires each of us to make sacrifices willingly and willfully for the sake of giving life to others in our world. This is the diligence that we must walk in through the full course of our lives to the greater glory that lies ahead.

Blessings,

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

To avoid us paying a transaction fee from your donation, you can also set up a payment or an automatic payment from your bank to House of Bread Ministry. Just set it up as a ‘bill pay’ through your online bank account and your bank will mail a check to House of Bread Ministry. We will record your payment as a donation to House of Bread Ministry (E.I.N. 91-2009037) and we will send you a contribution receipt at the close of the year.

Our Ministry Information Is:
House of Bread Ministry
3210 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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Our Due Season

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Greetings,

Today I am in Bellingham. I am taking some needed time to be with my wife and getting some ministry projects done while I am here. I am producing another video group course concerning God, Our Friend. It is based upon my book, Friendship With God – The Empowerment of Honor and Grace. I expect to finish the video recordings this week.

As I wrote last week, I believe that we are in a season of greater glory. We will prevail in this season. There will be a testimony of unexpected glory, but we must keep our focus on the right things. Our focus should always be upon our relationship with Holy Spirit as the person of Christ in our lives, Jesus as the Lord of our desires, and God as our Father for His kingdom to come and His will to be done in our lives for the glory of His name. The testimony of our relationship with God will be one of love for Him and a love for one another.

In Galatians chapter 6, Paul writes that we will reap what we sow in life. As sons and daughters of God we live in the character of Christ with the testimony of Christ in all things. We don’t just live for ourselves; we live for the wellbeing of one another. When a brother or sister is overtaken in a trespass we seek to restore them in a spirit of gentleness. We willingly bear one another’s burdens because we are the body of Christ. We are both individually and corporately a dwelling place of God by His Spirit. We each carry the responsibility of love and life for God and one another. We receive and we share in the life of God as His family in this world.

In our journey of life we are constantly sowing, and we are continually reaping in the seasons of our life. Our sowing must be to the Spirit to reap the seasons of God’s Spirit in our lives. That harvest is a harvest of everlasting life (eternal life). Jesus said that eternal life is to know God as our Father and Jesus as His Son. This is made possible by our connection to Holy Spirit within, with, and upon us in life (Jn. 17:3).

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.

For everything that we sow, there is a due season. Just as it is with natural seeds planted into the ground for the purpose of producing a crop, the things we sow to the Spirit will reap a spiritual harvest in our lives. The purpose of every harvest is always for seed and bread. It for seed in that it gives life to another generation of harvest beyond us. It is for bread in that every harvest of our lives will bring life to others in our world. Every harvest has an appointed time of sowing and an appointed time of harvesting. Every type of seed has a germination time, a time to spring up, a time to grow, a time to mature, and a time of reaping. The length of time for this process is different for every type of seed. This same thing is true for us in our journey of life. We cannot compare ourselves with others. Our expectations must be centered upon our own personal relationship and walk with God from within our hearts. Who God says we are will determine the process of our due season, not what we see in the path of another. For this reason, our personal relationship with God in our hearts is paramount to the process of our due season in life.

Galatians 6:9  And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

The word for ‘lose heart’ in this verse is the GSRN 1590, ἐκλύω (eklyō), and it means to relax (literally or figuratively). The force of this word could imply a fainting, a giving up, or a losing of heart. For this reason, our diligence in the process of our due season is connected to the One who gives life to our hearts.

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 

Our due season is not about our work, it is about the work of the Lord in our lives. Our labor is not a labor for our will, but a labor for the will of God in all things. The most powerful motivation in life is love. Fear can be a powerful motivator in a negative way, but God’s love is stronger. His perfect love casts out all fear. Knowing God’s love will empower our love for Him and for one another. God’s love is the fuel of the process of our due seasons in life.

My challenge for us today in the process of our due seasons in life is to make every day of the process another moment of connecting to the One who loves us at all times and in all things. His love within us will give us the desire and diligence for the process of our due season in the harvest seasons of our lives. That harvest will be for seed beyond our present season and food for others because of our season in life.

Blessings,

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

To avoid us paying a transaction fee from your donation, you can also set up a payment or an automatic payment from your bank to House of Bread Ministry. Just set it up as a ‘bill pay’ through your online bank account and your bank will mail a check to House of Bread Ministry. We will record your payment as a donation to House of Bread Ministry (E.I.N. 91-2009037) and we will send you a contribution receipt at the close of the year.

Our Ministry Information Is:
House of Bread Ministry
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A Year to Prevail

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Greetings,

I hope you are all well. I have enjoyed a few days home. I start another long stretch of travel this Thursday. I will be in the Netherlands, Bulgaria, and Portugal. I am expecting to see God’s amazing grace and increased measures of His glory in this new year. Things that have been sown of righteousness will reap a harvest of righteousness in the days ahead. Things of light will prove to be more powerful than anything of darkness. Things of redemption, healing, life, and love will prevail.

This is a word that was given by Ted J. Hanson in Deming, New Mexico on February 18, 2024.

A significant word for 2024 is the word prevail.  I heard that very clear at the end of last year that 2024 was going to be a year of prevailing – to prevail. And then, God kind of gave me a definition of that: Sometimes we think of the “prevailing winds” – the “prevailing winds” take us in a particular direction like weather patterns are determined by what’s the “prevailing winds”, what’s the prevailing circumstances, what’s the prevailing situation. 

I heard God say that the prevailing winds of the past, the prevailing things of the past are going to be overcome by the prevailing winds of God’s purpose and will in the present.  Watch and see, be awake and expect it, because I’m moving by My Spirit in the generations and even in America, I’m waking up the young. I’m going to put My grace and My mantle upon the heads of children and you’re going to see in America the young and the youth wake up.

There’s a fresh move of My Spirit and I’m even going to cause you to be young in your heart like never before.  I’m going to cause you to see things you couldn’t see before because I’m turning your heads to be in the direction of My head. I’m turning that by turning your heart to see what’s in My heart. This is a year of unexpected glory – unexpected glory. 

This is a season where you’re going to see new pathways. New pathways will be revealed through open doors. God is opening doors for you as an effective ministry, as an effective arm, of the love of God. And as God opens doors, you’re going to recognize the doors that are God because they are always surrounded and covered by the testimony of love. So, the open pathways before you, you know this is the path. Why? It’s filled with love. It’s filled with life. So, choose the path of life. Any path in front of you this year that doesn’t look like life, is not the path. So, choose the pathway of life.

And I also hear God saying that this year there’s going to be clear focus. You will see what God sees when you look in the direction that God is looking. You’ll see what God sees when you look in the direction that God is looking. When what you’re looking at doesn’t look like God, it means you’re looking in the wrong direction. You will see what God sees when you look in the direction that God looks. Now, that’s not necessarily a geographical or a physical shift. It’s a looking differently at what you’re looking at. Do you see the hope of the glory of God, or do you see the strength of an enemy? There is no enemy that is stronger than God.

Sometimes we think of God as being the one who reveals Himself in love and in power but perhaps it is better to view Him as our heavenly Father who loves us in a supernaturally powerful way. I believe this is a year to know God in His powerful love. Our heavenly Father loves us, and His eternal Word became Jesus the testimony of His love to mankind. He is present in our lives by His Holy Spirit to reveal His love to us every day in a powerful, life-transforming way. It is by His powerful love that we will prevail and experience unexpected glory in our lives. I believe that this is a year to know God in an intimate and powerful way. When we know Him, we can know His heart and we can see what He sees. We can experience the testimony of His kingdom and His will in our season of today.

Blessings,

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

To avoid us paying a transaction fee from your donation, you can also set up a payment or an automatic payment from your bank to House of Bread Ministry. Just set it up as a ‘bill pay’ through your online bank account and your bank will mail a check to House of Bread Ministry. We will record your payment as a donation to House of Bread Ministry (E.I.N. 91-2009037) and we will send you a contribution receipt at the close of the year.

Our Ministry Information Is:
House of Bread Ministry
3210 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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His Habitation

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Greetings,

Today I am in Deming, New Mexico. I had a wonderful weekend with the church family of CitiLife. It was great to be with them again. I believe this is going to be a good year of moving forward in Christ in partnership with Jesus as the Body of Christ bringing His life to our world.

As believers in Christ we are a temple of His Holy Spirit. Jesus came so that we would be a dwelling place of His Spirit in the earth. We are to be a habitation for God’s presence. It isn’t merely about doing what Jesus would do, it is about being the place where Jesus lives. The word became flesh and moved into the neighborhood as a man so that every man and woman in each and every neighborhood can be an expression of the word. This happens when be become the place of His habitation in the earth.

Luke 9:57 As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”

In this story, Jesus was the only New Covenant man on the earth. He was the only man that was a dwelling place of God’s Spirit. He was the only man full of grace and truth. He came so that all people could become like Him as men and women who are sons and daughters of God. He came to make Old Covenant people New Covenant sons and daughter of their Father in heaven.

In this story, an Old Covenant man wanted to follow Jesus, but to follow Jesus was not an act of the human will. Following Jesus is the fruit of a supernatural connection and a supernatural habitation. The Old Covenant was centered around information in regard to how to act and how to live. The focus of human life becomes something of doing when we embrace an Old Covenant administration in our lives. To truly follow Jesus takes an empowerment of the Spirit of God within the follower. The criterion for following Jesus is made known through being a place of the presence of Christ within. Jesus’ response to the man’s statement was one of ‘being’ and not one of ‘doing’. He wasn’t saying that the man would have to take a poverty vow in order to follow Him. He wasn’t saying that the man would never know what he was doing if he followed Him. He wasn’t saying that life would become a day-to-day journey of never knowing where you are going or what you are doing. He was simply making a statement in regard to what He really wanted from the man. He stated that foxes have holes and birds have nests.

A fox doesn’t look for a hole to sleep in. He isn’t dependent upon others to build him a fox motel or a bed and breakfast for foxes. A fox finds an environment of dirt, digs a hole, finds another fox, lives together, raises a family of foxes, lives a great fox life, and influences the world with fox activity. A bird doesn’t look for a nest to sleep in. A bird finds a stick, picks up another stick, and gathers many sticks to build a nest to live from. The bird is not dependent upon the local bird society or the local government to provide a place for sleeping. The bird is simply born to seek out the environment of a bird habitation, where he can find a bird partner, raise a bird family, live a great bird life, and influence the world with bird activity. Jesus was looking for a place to rest His head. He needed a body; like the fox needs a den and the bird needs a nest. He was looking for a place to rest His headship and He wanted to know if the man was it.

This is the power of New Covenant. We are a place of God’s habitation in the earth so that God can have His family, live a great life, and influence the world with the life of heaven. When we become a dwelling place of God’s presence, we hear God. This empowers us to be who we are meant to be. We become sons and daughters of God. We manifest as the body of Christ and we do life-giving things in our world. It is not what we do that makes us who we are. It is who we are that empowers us to do all things!

When we live for and from being a temple of Christ, we will grow in being a community of Christ. As we increasingly become the community of Christ, we will see the purpose of Christ in our lives. We will respond to what God says to us with faith towards Him. This will empower us to walk according to His purpose. When we embrace the purpose of Christ, we will see His destiny fulfilled through our lives to our world.

Blessings,

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

To avoid us paying a transaction fee from your donation, you can also set up a payment or an automatic payment from your bank to House of Bread Ministry. Just set it up as a ‘bill pay’ through your online bank account and your bank will mail a check to House of Bread Ministry. We will record your payment as a donation to House of Bread Ministry (E.I.N. 91-2009037) and we will send you a contribution receipt at the close of the year.

Our Ministry Information Is:
House of Bread Ministry
3210 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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The Internal Force of Life

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Greetings,

Today I will be finishing in Angola. It has been a wonderful week with hungry believers with a willingness to learn and be changed by God’s presence and word. I am blessed with the fruit of life that God is causing to grow here. I am looking forward to all that God is going to do in the future.

When God sent Jesus, He didn’t have Christianity in mind. He made a way for Christ to be in humanity. Christianity alone can be a belief system or a culture of religion. Christ in humanity is the empowerment of our lives to become givers of Christ’s life to our world. It is a faith and faith comes by hearing God in our hearts. That faith empowers us to be changed and to become the life-giving substance of God in increasing measures. This is the power of New Covenant life. The New Covenant is not a transition in time, it is an ever-present eternal relationship with God in our hearts. The time is always NOW! Christ in us is the hope of glory (Col. 1:27).

The kingdom of God is an internal force of love and life upon the human heart that is the testimony of intimacy with God in Christ. The administration of the law was an external influence upon the human soul and was limited to the instruction of words and the voice of a prophet. The administration of grace is an internal influence that brings about true change of the hearts and minds of men. It is not administration of mere accountability to God. It is an administration of intimate and powerful relationship with Him. It is an unshakeable testimony of God in the human heart.

The Old Covenant was the result of Adam and Eve choosing the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. When they ate of that tree, they broke their trust in God. They rejected a willingness to respond to His voice and were not able to be honorable towards Him. They forsook their dependency upon Him and embraced a dependency upon knowledge. This disconnected them from fulfilling their destiny of producing a family tree of life in the earth. Instead they produced a family tree of death. That family would seek to be governed by knowledge and would produce judgments of death upon themselves and upon one another because of independent conclusions of what is good and what is evil. Because of this mankind forfeited their ability to fulfill the mandate of God for them. They could be fruitful, multiply, and fill in the earth (Gen. 9:1), but they could not subdue or exercise dominion.

Genesis 1:26  Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

An administration of information cannot fulfill God’s mandate. Only an administration of life can fulfill God’s mandate to mankind. To subdue is to destroy death by the power of life. To exercise dominion is to crumble every lie with life-giving truth. Grace is the manifest presence of God in our lives and God’s grace in us enables us to subdue in our world. We can destroy death by being empowered to be and give life. We become who we are meant to be in Christ and who we really are gives life to our world. Our heavenly Father is not a taker, He is a giver of life. This is the substance of who He is. He gives life, breath, and all things. When we become who we are meant to be we manifest His character, nature, way, power, and authority in our lives. We become truth and that truth will crumble every lie of death in our world. This is exercising dominion. God’s grace empowers us to take back territory that needs to be restored and the truth of who we are in Him fills that territory with His life. Jesus was the word of God born into our world as a man full of grace and truth so that we could be made the same (Jn. 1:14).

The community of God is dependent upon being a temple of God’s Spirit – the place of God’s manifest presence. When we are a dwelling place of God’s Spirit, we become a community of people that live for God’s purpose, and we fulfill the destiny of His name in our world. The temple is not dependent upon the community. Being an expression of the community of Christ is simply the fruit and evidence that we are a dwelling place of His presence.

We are the body of Christ – the temple of Holy Spirit. The temple of the Holy Spirit will activate, facilitate, and manifest the community of Christ. Christ in us inspires our faith towards God and we trust Him, respond to Him, honor Him, and bear the fruit of being dependent upon Him in all things.

Blessings,

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

To avoid us paying a transaction fee from your donation, you can also set up a payment or an automatic payment from your bank to House of Bread Ministry. Just set it up as a ‘bill pay’ through your online bank account and your bank will mail a check to House of Bread Ministry. We will record your payment as a donation to House of Bread Ministry (E.I.N. 91-2009037) and we will send you a contribution receipt at the close of the year.

Our Ministry Information Is:
House of Bread Ministry
3210 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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The Fight of Faith

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Greetings,

Today I am in Angola, Africa. I have been blessed to be with several church leaders on Saturday and Sunday. I also spoke on the radio on Sunday morning and ministered in a great church Sunday morning. It was great to be with believers that were hungry for the presence of God and eager to receive His words of life. I have a full week of training here with many leaders.

Our fight is not a fight against flesh and blood. It is a fight against spiritual forces and powers because it is an empowerment of life that destroys all manner of distraction and death. It is a fight of faith. It is not merely a fight against something but a fight to be empowered by an internal connection to God at all times through His Holy Spirit. Our wrestle is not a wrestle against the flesh but an empowerment by God’s Spirit to be fully connected to Him at all times and in all things.

Our confession should be a confession of love and life. Our relationship with God in Christ empowers us to live godly lives with wholesome words and expressions of life to others in our world. The way of the world is self-willed and self-focused. When we seek our own way, we become proud, and we end up in disputes and arguments with others over words that are inspired by envy, strife, evil suspicions, and argumentative attitudes. The way of the world is to seek to get things in life that satisfy their own desires and to be someone of stature and importance in their own eyes. They seek the things of the world to give them satisfaction in the world. This is not to be our way in Christ.

The apostle Paul exhorted his spiritual son Timothy to live his life in godliness with contentment for each day. He encouraged him to know that seeking the riches of the world can be the root of many kinds of evil. A desire for the things of the world can be a distraction from what really counts. What really counts in life is a daily relationship with God. This is not just life, but life eternal and life abundant.

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, 15 which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

The appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ is not just an appearing at a future event of fullness, but an appearing of Him in many ways in the seasons of our lives. We will no doubt see Him at the culmination of the harvest of our lives when we transition from this world of corruption to the incorruptible glory of God’s presence. His coming is not just an event in time but an increasing reality of His nearness and presence in our lives and in all times. We will no doubt see Him when all things are summed up in Him and presented to God our Father but we must live each day to see Him by faith in our hearts and to know His manifest presence in us and with us in all things. Knowing His presence in our lives will inspire us to express His presence in the power of love to our world.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

It is through intimacy with God in our hearts and an embracing of His presence that we can be empowered by faith with a steadfast adherence to Him. This is the faith and patience that empowers our labor of love. That labor of love is a love for Him that inspires each of us to make sacrifices willingly and willfully for the sake of giving life to others in our world. This is the diligence that we must walk in through the full course of our lives to the greater glory that lies ahead.

Blessings,

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

To avoid us paying a transaction fee from your donation, you can also set up a payment or an automatic payment from your bank to House of Bread Ministry. Just set it up as a ‘bill pay’ through your online bank account and your bank will mail a check to House of Bread Ministry. We will record your payment as a donation to House of Bread Ministry (E.I.N. 91-2009037) and we will send you a contribution receipt at the close of the year.

Our Ministry Information Is:
House of Bread Ministry
3210 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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