True Communion

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Greetings;

Blessings to all my American friends on this Independence Day. I pray that the freedom of your independence stirs you to find your dependance upon Jesus Christ and the Body of Christ. It is in our freedom that we can choose by our freewill to seek the One and the place of true life. This is the testimony of true love.

I have spent this past week recording my book, The Seven Eyes of Grace – Empowered To Live, in audio form. It will soon be available as an audiobook. There is now an updated version of this book in Print and E-book form on Amazon. As I was recording this book, I felt to share a portion of that book today. We are in a season of becoming the people of God as the body of Christ who knows the life of the Spirit over the life of flesh.

Chapter 6.2 – The Sixth Eye of Grace; Pages 181, 182:

What is communion? Webster’s Dictionary defines communion as: “A sharing, an intimate relationship with deep understanding.” Communion is not merely the ceremonial act of breaking bread and drinking juice or wine. Huge debates, conflicts, judgments, and divisions have come about over the dispute of the details of the elements of the “communion table”. We must be missing something! Communion must be more than the elements of “bread” and the “fruit of the grape”. How can we share and come to an intimate relationship with deep understanding simply by taking the elements of the “communion table”? Maybe if we find the true elements of communion, we will automatically find the true “communion table”?

We are so easily distracted by things, events, and moments of tangible evidence. I believe we have deviated from the true reality of communion by viewing it as a thing we do. We have seen it as an “event”. We have left churches because the “event” wasn’t often enough; or the “event” was with the wrong “elements”. For the sake of a debate on what we have called “communion” we have chosen separation, isolation, and even division. Have we missed something here? We have had great theological debates over wine and juice. The improper choice of bread has caused some to depart from the sharing of their lives with the congregation of saints they thought was their home. I have seen this dozens of times in various congregations around the world.

I believe in many cases communion has become nothing less than a thing of judgment. It has become a “Nehushtan”. Do you recall the story? The children of Israel on their journey in the wilderness had become discouraged against God and against Moses (Num. 21:1-9). The Lord sent fiery serpents among the people as a result of their murmuring and complaint; those serpents bit them and many of the people died. The people came repentant to Moses, begging that they might be forgiven of their sin. God instructed Moses to make a fiery serpent of brass and lift it up on a pole among the people. All who looked to the bronze serpent on the pole were healed of the serpent bites. It was a wonderful picture of Jesus Christ being lifted up upon our cross for our deception and sin. When we look to Jesus Christ as the sacrifice for our sin, we are healed of the bite of sin in our lives. Moses’ obedience to craft the bronze serpent was a response to a God-given instruction. However, there remained a problem. The children of Israel kept that bronze serpent around for hundreds of years and even began to include it with the articles of worship upon their high place. The very God-given thing became an abomination of idolatry. It became a place of judgment, rather than a place of blessing. King Hezekiah, a righteous king of Judah, broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses made, for the people burned incense to it and called it Nehushtan (2 Kin. 18:4). The name Nehushtan means, “brass thing”. Brass is often symbolic of judgment in the Scriptures. The thing of blessing had become a thing of judgment, because the people chose to worship it. I believe the elements of communion have often become like that. We have chosen to worship the table upon which the elements of communion reside instead of worshipping the God in which everyone abides. We have worshipped the elements of communion and missed the true intimacy of communion. We have failed to honor the Body that contains the presence of the Bread of Christ and the life of the Spirit of Christ. I believe the true communion table is the coming together of the Body of Christ. I believe the true elements of the bread of that table are the members of the Body of Christ. I believe the true cup of the communion table is the life of the Spirit within each and every member of the Body of Christ. We eat that bread when we lay our lives down for the lives of one another. We drink that cup when we choose the life of the Spirit over the life of the flesh.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

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www.ted4you.com or

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

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

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House of Bread Ministry
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Christ In The Flesh

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Greetings,

Well, it appears that Summer has finally arrived in the Northwest. What a great weekend we have had here! The sun is shining, the garden is growing, and the sound of life is everywhere. I hope you have had a great weekend as well.

We have a great hope in Christ. Jesus is the name that is above all other names and Holy Spirit has come in the name of Jesus into our lives. The testimony of Jesus in the flesh, is not just the testimony of Jesus as a man for the salvation of mankind. It is the testimony of His resurrection from the dead. That testimony is manifested as Christ in our flesh. There are three that bear witness in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Spirit. There are three that bear witness in the earth – the Spirit, the water, and the blood.

1 John 5:6 This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

Our relationship is with God in His plurality. He is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is fully in heaven, but He has also given us access to Him as believers in Jesus and members of the body of Christ. The blood testifies that we are believers in Christ. The water testifies that we are members of the body of Christ. The Spirit is the empowerment of our lives as believers and members of the body of Christ.

Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Our bodies washed with pure water is the work of God’s Spirit and Word in our lives. This sanctification in Christ is the true testimony of the water containing the ashes of the Red Heifer. The shed blood of Jesus gives us access to the blood of the New Covenant – the empowering grace of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We sprinkle the water by holding fast the confession of our hope without wavering. We must encourage one another for this cause in the testimony of Christ. We can only hold fast to our confession by depending upon the faithfulness of God. It is the faithfulness of God in one another that encourages and empowers one another to remain strong in Christ. We are washed with the pure water when we seek to stimulate one another with love and to love. Our love towards one another is evidence of being part of the body of Christ. We do not judge one another according to the flesh, but according to who we are in Christ. The life that we live is a life of faith towards God in Christ. We must seek to stimulate one another with and for good works. Those works are the external testimony of our faith towards God and towards one another. We experience the washing of pure water when we come together. We must make seeking to come together as of the most importance in our lives. We cannot experience the washing of pure water by isolating from one another. We must come together as often as we can to encourage one another as members of the body of Christ. We do this especially as we see the day approaching. The approaching day is the seventh day, the perfection of our lives. It is the day of the full harvest of our destiny. It is not merely an event in the future, but a testimony of the increasing perfection of Christ in our lives. Surely the enemy will seek to distract us from these things in our lives. If the enemy can distract us we will be altered from the course of our full destiny in Christ. We must stay the course and be true to who we really are. We are members of the body of Christ and members of one another in Christ.

God’s grace is the manifest presence of His Holy Spirit working in our lives. This is Christ in us, the hope of glory. The testimony of the Spirit of God to us, is the life of God’s Spirit within us. God’s mercy justifies us all to live, but it is the testimony of His grace that empowers us to live. The apostle John wrote to the church in His day reminding them that the test of a true voice of God was the witness within them.

1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

It is the Spirit that confesses Jesus Christ has come into your flesh, that is of God. This is the internal witness of life, and this is what separates us from the world. Everyone in the world is welcome to come, but each one must come to God in Christ. Only Christ in you is the greater power. It is the power of the resurrection life of God working within. It is not merely the spirit that says Jesus came in the form of flesh two thousand years ago, but the spirit that acknowledges Christ in humanity. Christ in humanity is the testimony of Jesus, the Lord, coming into our own personal lives. Any voice of God to us will be witnessed by the life-giving Spirit of Christ within us. We must willingly receive Him to be internally empowered to confess our believing Him. The internal motivator is the Holy Spirit who has been sent in Jesus’ name to bear witness to the One whose name is above all other names in every age.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

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www.ted4you.com or

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

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

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

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Overcoming From Within

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Greetings,

I was blessed to minister at my home church on Sunday. I have been a part of Alife Church (Abundant Life) for more than 31 years. It is always good to be home. Thank you to all that came and to those who tuned in online. Blessings to you all in your journey as you live your lives from the inside out. Christ in you is the hope of glory!

In the birthing of the church in the first century, there was a great persecution that was an attempt to destroy the birthing firstfruit body of Christ. Anti-Christ sought to destroy all that was Christ, but all that was Christ overcame and the anti-Christ opposition was destroyed by their own weapons of war. The weapons of the flesh were no match for the weapons of God’s Spirit and the church proved in its foundation to be a spiritual house of destiny for the ages to come. The first century believers overcame by the blood of the lamb, the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives even unto death. They had discovered the testimony of being living stones in the living house of God. They were stones that knew the love of God and held on to hearing God’s voice in their hearts. The hate of their enemies could not destroy the revelation of God’s love in their hearts. The testimony of Jesus being the fulfillment of Passover was a revelation within them. The blood of the Lamb was a testimony of the mercy and grace of God. They were alive to God in their hearts, even in the face of opposition and persecution of their day. Like the large stones shadowed in the temple of Solomon, those comprising the temple of the New Covenant body of Christ were unshakeable in their foundation.

The first century church knew the testimony of Pentecost fulfilled. They were growing both in an inward and an outward testimony of being the body of Christ. The fruit of the Spirit and the charisma of the Spirit were proof of the word of their testimony. No power of the enemy could triumph over their testimony of being empowered by the Holy Spirit in their lives. The values of God were revealed in the overcoming testimony of their lives.

The first century church knew the testimony of Tabernacles fulfilled in that they lived in partnership with God as their Father in all things. That partnership also included a partnership with one another as a tabernacle of God’s presence in all things. The zeal of the house of God had lit a fire in their hearts that empowered them to live for the purpose and destiny of the birthing and growing church in all things. Their relationship with God and with one another was the fruit of being shaped by God their Father to fit together for His will in the earth. They held on to this testimony even in the face of death, and for some it was even unto death by the hand of their persecutors.

What happened in the firstfruit church established the substance and the testimony for an overcoming church in every generation to come. As believers in Christ, we live, move, and have our being in Christ. We have embraced a revelation of God’s love in our hearts, and we can overcome every weapon of hate by the voice of God in our hearts. We can know the increasing testimony of the Holy Spirit in and upon our lives in a supernatural testimony of life. The fruit and power of God’s Spirit will bring us increased life and we will overcome the resistances of lack by God’s grace of more. We can know the increasing testimony of tabernacles with God as our Father.

Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

We overcome the enemies of God by finding our identify in God by the mercy of the blood of the Lamb. We find our testimony by being submerged in His Spirit in every circumstance of our lives. We partner with God as our Father in the power of His love and our kingdoms become testimonies of His purpose of glory. It is for the zeal of the house of God that we live! We don’t live to fulfill our will in the earth. We live for the will of God and for the power of His kingdom to come. Our identity is found in our part in the calling of Christ. Our testimony is found in our part in the inheritance of Christ. Our purpose is found in being part of the power of the God to be a part of the body of Christ, the fullness of Him in all things. It is by this that we can expect to see the glory of God fill the earth. He who began a good work in us, will be faithful to complete it.

Habakkuk 2:14 (also Isa. 11:9)  For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

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

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

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House of Bread Ministry
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Living Stones for a Living House

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Greetings,

I had a great time yesterday at Everyone’s Church in Mt. Vernon, Wa. Thank you to all who showed up for a wonderful day. Congratulations to Tim and Nick on your commission to ministry. I believe that the anointing of Christ in and upon your lives will bring life to many.

Today I want to post a portion from my book, The Seven Eyes of Grace – EMPOWERED TO LIVE. I will be doing a new release of this book on Amazon in print and e-book as well as an audiobook in several sites.

Jesus is the cornerstone of the Church. The very substance of the foundation is the same as the substance of the house. The foundation stone of Christ is described in terms that quote the prophet Isaiah. We see that the substance of Christ is revealed in the attributes of being a tried stone, a costly stone, and a sure foundation (Isa. 28:16).

We can find some principles and patterns in the construction of the temple by David’s son Solomon that testify of these three elements of the cornerstone of Christ. It was king David’s desire to build a house for God’s habitation. His desire was for the manifestation of the presence of God upon the earth. He was a man after God’s own heart, and he sought for the glory of God to be revealed. Truly this was an expression of a New Covenant truth that God desires to raise up in the heart of His Church. David was a man of war, however, and was therefore disqualified from the task of building God’s house. God responded to David’s heart by making a promise with him that David’s son would build God a house. We know that God was testifying of the day when Jesus, the Son of David, would build the spiritual house of God. In David’s day, Solomon represented the task. Solomon responded to that promise and sought to build God’s house in Jerusalem. A pattern of the three characteristics found in the cornerstone of Christ was seen in the material Solomon used to build the temple.

1 Kin. 5:17 And the king commanded them to quarry large stones, costly stones, and hewn stones, to lay the foundation of the temple.

The stones that were quarried were large stones. Large stones speak of “stones that can pass the test”. They are “faithful” stones. They are stones of “greatness” and not limited to the natural substance of humanity as fragile men. They represented the living stones of God’s spiritual house that can endure in the day of testing. Jesus was a stone of “greatness”, a stone of “faithfulness” and a stone that “passed the test”. The sevenfold Spirit of God is perfecting stones that are “large stones” in this hour even as Jesus, the cornerstone, is a “large stone”. Living stones are “large stones”. Living stones are stones that are “faithful”, stones that “pass the test”. Without a “test” there is no “testimony”. Stones that pass the test are stones that hear the voice of God. Stones that hear the voice of God are stones that are filled with faith, as faith comes by hearing the word of God. Faith filled stones will be living stones of the testimony of God. Faith only works through love. Stones that hear the voice of God are stones that have a revelation of God’s love for them. We are becoming spiritual stones with a great “testimony” in this hour. It is a testimony of God’s love for us and His love working in and through our lives!

The stones that were quarried for Solomon’s temple were “costly stones”. Costly stones are “precious stones”. They are stones with an extremely high value. Father God set the value of the stones of His house when He allowed His only begotten Son to die for our sins. Jesus was a “costly stone”. Costly stones reflect the heart of the builder. Cheap stones come from a cheap builder. Costly stones come from the heart of an extravagant builder; one who is willing to pay a high price for a “passionate” building. “Costly stones” are “passionate” stones that reflect the builder’s heart. They reflect the heart of the Father. Jesus was a “passionate” stone who reflected the values of His Father’s heart. As a spiritual house for God, we must become “costly stones”. We must become “passionate stones” that reflect the values within the heart of our Heavenly Father. These are stones that reflect God’s glory. We must become stones that pay the price of our own lives for one another in order to see the glory of God manifested within His house.

The stones of Solomon’s temple were “hewn stones”. Hewn stones are “stones that fit with other stones”. They are “relational” stones. Hewn stones are polished and finished. They are stones that find their place in relationship with other stones. Jesus was a “hewn stone”. He was the firstborn of many that He might establish a house built upon relationship with one another. Even as He brought us back into relationship with God as our Father, He also brought us into relationship with one another to become a house where God can dwell.  Living stones are “relational stones”. They are stones that fit with other stones in order to see the full manifestation of God in His covenant love. Hewn stones are stones that provide a “sure foundation” and a “sure structure” that can be depended upon as a shelter and a house of provision. They reveal a house of relationship with God and one another in every room. These living stones will never act hastily, but will depend on God’s presence to sustain the divine relationships of their lives.

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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Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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True Unity Comes From God

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Greetings,

I have been stirred in my heart for the past few days to address the subject of unity. I did a quick search over my past blogs and found a blog from July of 2019 that addressed this subject in an excellent way. I felt to repost that blog today as a reminder to us all. Part of this blog is a testimony of what my granddaughter Zaria saw at age four. She is now seven, and she is still prophetically hearing God’s words of life.

Jesus must be the center of our lives in all things. Without Jesus as the center, we cannot know true unity. Without Jesus at the center, we cannot know our true identity. He is the center of our identity as individuals and as the family of God. When put God in His proper place in our lives, we find the true testimony of life. We are to be in His likeness and image. Man is not the center of our world, God is! The Holy Spirit is God in us, upon us, and with us in all things. He has come in the character, nature, way, power, and authority of the name of Jesus. It is Holy Spirit who inspires our own spirits to cry out to God – Abba, Father!

We are living in a time when God wants to reveal unity through diversity. True unity is not found in the place of man being the center of the world. It is found in the place where Christ is in the center of the room. When my granddaughter, Zaria, was four years old, she was video recorded by her parents presenting what I believe to be excellent theology. She had several pillows on the floor in the living room of their house. There was a pillow in the center, small pillows to the side, and two big pillows on either side of the pillow in the center of the room. She explained to her parents that the little pillows were the Holy Spirit. She said, you ride them like a horse. This is good theology. Holy Spirit is a seven-fold Spirit that is like a horse. Riding a horse is prophetically symbolic of moving in the strength of the flesh. Perhaps riding the Holy Spirit like a horse is moving in the power of God’s Spirit and not the power of the flesh. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Wisdom, the Spirit of Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel, the Spirit of Might, the Spirit of Knowing, and the Spirit of Fear of the Lord. Like the many little pillows in Zaria’s illustration, Holy Spirit knows exactly what aspect of the Spirit is needed in each and every situation. Zaria also told her parents that the pillow in the middle was Jesus. The Holy Spirit comes in the name of Jesus, but does not replace Jesus in the center of the room. In order for us to be able to move in the Spirit, we must see Jesus in the center of our lives. We must see Jesus in the center of the room. In the back of the room was a very large pillow. Zaria said that the large pillow behind all the pillows was God. The apostle Paul wrote that all things will be summed up in Christ and that when this happens, Jesus will present all things to the Father. The Father is God. He is behind everything and the object of the summing up of all things in heaven. In the very front of the room on the other side of the pillow representing Jesus was another large pillow. Zaria said that this pillow was the Holy Wife. Perhaps the Holy Wife is the Body of Christ upon the earth. Zaria said that she keeps her songs in the Holy Wife.  The Body of Christ must always be filled with song of life, the song of the Lord, in order to carry the testimony of the Holy Wife. I believe that Zaria’s concept with the pillows is good theology. In order to be the living room of Christ we must be in the place where God in His trinity can be found. Jesus is in the center of the room, God the Father is behind everything, the Holy Spirit is means by which we move forward, and the Holy Wife is what we become with the testimony of the new songs of God for every new season of His will. Good job Zaria! Gopa (grandpa) still thinks you have great theology. I think we should all embrace this theology in our lives.

Psalms 133:1-3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing — Life forevermore.

God doesn’t bless unity; He blesses Zion. Zion is the place of the manifest presence of heaven on earth. It is the place where the anointing oil on the head of our eternal High Priest runs down His face, down His garment, and touches the earth. It is the place where the dew of heaven touches that little hill of Zion. That is where God commands the blessing, and that blessing is – Life forevermore! The result is a testimony of unity. Unity is not the starting point; it is the finished testimony. It comes when everyone finds heaven’s grace in the same place. If God simply blessed unity, we could all agree to be religious, we could agree to lie, or we could all agree to hate and expect some form of blessing from God. God doesn’t bless our agreement. Our agreement comes from the place of God’s blessing. The place of His blessing is the place of His kingdom invasion in our hearts. That kingdom invasion is one of knowing God and becoming a testimony of Him in the earth. We must be a house of God’s presence before we can be a community of His testimony. We must be a community of His testimony before we can be a people of His purpose. Our Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit, and the Lord Jesus Christ are the source of true unity that comes by diverse individual experiences that express the testimony of the Holy Wife among the nations of the world. We must be filled with the song of the Lord; the song of life and love in Christ.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

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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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Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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Higher Ground

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Greetings,

I hope everyone is well today. I have had a great week with time with my friend John Marsden in Prestatyn, Wales and my fried Andrew Shearman in Mijas, Spain. The weekend has been filled with lots of life with Pastor Elijah Boswell and Impact Churches in the Manchester area of England. It has been great to make reconnections and to see what God is doing in and through His people.

Our footsteps forward are often determined by our perspective in life. Do we see ourselves above or below? In a battle, the one who possess the higher ground has the advantage in the battlefield. If you possess the higher ground you can possess the territory below, both offensively and defensively in the advancements of war. We are in a spiritual battle, but it is not a battle of flesh and blood. It is a battle of spiritual realities. We are the body of Christ. We are the place that the Spirit of God fills. We are the real estate upon the earth that is filled with the manifest presence of God for the calling, testimony, and purpose of God in all things.

Ephesians 1:22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

What is beneath the feet of the place that carries the indwelling presence of God? There is no spiritual or physical reality that is higher than the authority of life in Christ. The authority of life in Christ is not just an authority of life, it is an authority of resurrection life. It is an authority of eternal life!! It is the authority of God’s life that cannot be destroyed.

Ephesians 1:19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

Our perspective must be that of having the higher ground than our enemies. We are not defending ourselves against the powers of darkness, the powers of darkness are defending themselves against us as we live, move, and have our being in and as the body of Christ. We are the light of Christ in the world in which we live. We each have a part in the calling, the inheritance, and the purpose of Christ for the day in which we live and to the generations that follow. We must keep our perspective right! We are above and not beneath. It is from that place of the authority of life that we can reign in life and bring life to every circumstance of our lives. We have a mandate to bring life to our world.

Keep your head in the clouds! Find your thoughts submerged in the presence of God in all things. Keep your thoughts upon God and not upon the defensive plays of the enemy. Our focus must be upon the manifest presence of God in our lives. When we keep our minds fixed upon God, we can expect the path of our feet to reveal a testimony of His victory for us. It is not victory that we seek. It is His presence that we seek to live in, move in, and have our being in. His presence grants us an intimate understanding of, and connection to, who He is. The fruit of our relationship with God is victory in all things.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. 4 Trust in the LORD forever, for in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength. 5 For He brings down those who dwell on high, the lofty city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He brings it down to the dust. 6 The foot shall tread it down—The feet of the poor and the steps of the needy.”

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

We can expect to see the goodness of God in the land of the living because He is the living One in our land when we live as those who are above and not beneath. We are called, appointed, and anointed to bring the life of Christ to our world. It is from this higher ground that we will bring life to our world. It is from this higher ground that we will reign in life!

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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The Freewill Power of Love

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Greetings,

I had a great week in the Netherlands followed by a great weekend in England with a wonderful church family in Clay Cross. Thank you to all who came ready to receive and connect with God and one another for a testimony of the goodness and life of God. I look forward to seeing you all again.

We are living in a time of free will. We can expect grassroots revolutions in the earth that cry out for the free will of the human heart. In this, we can also expect for there to be an assault of the enemy in suppressing the free wills of humanity or distracting the free wills of humanity towards something less than true life. This is an anti-Christ, anti-life, spirit, but Christ is more powerful than anti-Christ. Life is more powerful than death!

The grace of the Spirit of Knowing is a grace of intimacy knowledge, not information knowledge. The curse of the fall of mankind left the earth bound to a logic of the mind that inspires judgments of one another according to the flesh, but God wants to heal the earth of its futility. God wants us to manifest as people of God. People of God are not people of law, nor are they people of lawlessness. People of God are people of love – sacrificial love, giving love that leads to life and secures the protection and boundaries of life. The freewill of mankind can only be truly experienced when we are connected to the life source of mankind. That life source is an intimate connection with God in His plurality as One God bound together by love. The free will of God’s people cannot be discovered in a place of disconnection and independence from God and one another. It is found in the place of community purpose and destiny. It is only through knowing God as our Father and Jesus His Son, by the fellowship of the Holy Spirit that we can know who God is and who we truly are. Eternal life is to know God our Father and to know Jesus the Son and that is only possible by the life of Holy Spirit in our hearts.

John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

Eternal is not just life forever. It is forever life! It is life-giving in its character, nature, way, power, and authority. It is life that cannot be overcome by any manner of death. It is even resurrection life! It is the ability to give life to every situation of death and dysfunction around us. This requires both a dependence upon God and a dependence upon one another. It is not a need-based dependence. It is a love-based dependence. It is purpose connected, purpose inspired, and carries a purpose of destiny. People of God are the family of God. A family is dependent upon other family members to give life to them. A dad and a mom give life to their children. Children give life to their dads, moms, brothers, and sisters. The family grows and as the family grows the dimension and testimony of love grows. The purpose of family is rooted in love. It is not merely the need to be loved. It is the opportunity to be loved and to love. Love is the only true power of the free-will of man in the likeness and image of God.

Without love we are easily shaken when the earth quakes. There are always earthquakes in the dynamic of earthly connections. Just as the faults of the earth are shaken by the power within the core of the planet, our faults are tested by the power of Christ within us and even the power of Christ in others. The opportunity to be offended will always present itself, but those opportunities only prove to manifest the free will of love if we choose to embrace the power of Christ within us. Love is not easily shaken or offended, and God is the true source of love in our lives. Offenses lead to judgments according to natural sight, but love lives by faith. It is only through faith towards another that the free will testimony of love can flourish. Natural minded judgments invoke disconnections from others through bitter defilements of the heart and mind. Only love can let go of the accounts of wrong that inspire us to reject a life-receiving, life-giving relationship with another. Offenses, judgements, and defilements towards another create a darkness of criticism and insubordination towards them. Only the free will power of life-giving love can overpower this darkness, just as the experience of a sunrise follows the rotation of the earth towards the sun. It is only by turning towards the light of Christ within us that we can give light to others. When we fail to turn towards the light of life, we become easily distracted in our attention by things that poke and pierce our flesh. Circumstances surround us and we become apathetic towards true connection. Only the free will power of God’s love can awaken us to the true life found in Him.  Without the free will power of God’s love we seek separation from one another. We become divided like islands in the sea or high mountains above the earth. Our hearts seek a place of isolation, separation, and division, but the free will power of God’s love is the true testimony of the family of God in times of disconnection and retreat. Without an inner core fire of love, we are tempted to give up, lose heart, and retreat to some grave of death and dysfunction. We are living in a time of free will and only Christ in us can empower us with a revelation of God’s love in our lives!

Offenses, judgments, defilements, insubordinations, apathy, atrophy for knowing too much to be naturally true or perceived to be true, and a willingness to forsake generational purpose must be removed by the New Covent grace of the Spirit of Knowing in our lives. We are not the people of the world. We are the people of God! We are the family of God and in family, love makes a way!

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

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www.ted4you.com or

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

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

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Manifested Sons and Daughters of God

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Greetings,

Today I am in Utrecht, Netherlands. I will be here for the week. We have had several great days so far with prophetic training, a gathering of men, Sunday service, and a time with the youth. I am looking forward to more connections and God experiences in the next days. I hope you have all had a great weekend.

We must live our lives as sons and daughters of God to manifest the light of God’s life to our world. This means we must be empowered from within to shine as light among people who are bound to the futility of a fallen world. As believers in Christ, we have found the secret to restoration in a fallen world. Our hope is Christ within us, and that hope gives us confidence of God’s salvation and restoration in all things. All paths in our lives lead to greater life. Even death has no sting, but only leads to a great glory when our race has been made complete. As sons and daughters of God we are people of purpose, people with an intention towards life.

Isaiah 61:4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.

It is for this reason that Christ came into our world, and it is for this reason that Christ is in us. We can expect more life! Old ruins will be rebuilt, things that were made desolate will be raised up again, and the ruin of communion with God and one another will be repaired by the working of God’s grace. The kingdom of God is within us, and it is by the power of God’s grace working in and through us that we can overcome all things in this world. Children of God have a destiny to become fathers and mothers in the faith, but it begins with knowing the love of God and His forgiveness of their sins in all things. Knowing we are loved by God empowers us to seek Him, draw near to Him, and cling to Him in all things. We become strong in His word and strong in His Spirit to overcome every wicked thing in our world. The futility of our world only proves to manifest who we really are as sons and daughters of God. Amid the challenges of our daily lives, we are those who are led by God’s Spirit (Rom. 8:14, 15).

God doesn’t want to remove us from a hard world, He wants us to manifest His life to our world from within our hearts. His life within us reveals who He is and who we are in Him. It is the testimony of God’s resurrection life – His eternal life!

Romans 8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

We are living in a significant time of being people of God in a difficult time in our world. The environment of our world is not sent by God to destroy us. We have been sent by God to bring His life to the difficult times of our world. In the world we can expect to face things that appear to conquer the hearts and minds of men, but we are more than conquers in Christ. We have the desire of God in our hearts that demonstrates the life that comes by the love of the Lord Jesus Christ made real within us. This is the power of the Spirit of the Lord, a desire of life that comes by being loved by God in life. In the world we can expect things that appear to rob men and women of their peace, but we have peace with God that inspires faith towards Him from within our hearts. Nothing can separate us from His love and our path forward is not led by the wisdom of the world but by the wisdom of God in all things. In the world things appear to give a testimony of less with economic hardships and restrained testimonies of life, but in Christ we can expect a greater testimony of life. He is the one who empowers us by His word in our hearts and an external testimony of changed lives by the power of His Spirit. This is our hope of understanding. In the world things appear to lead to darkness and death, but we have the increased reality of His authority of life that brings light to every room of darkness. We are children of light, because our Father is light and He gives us the perfect gifts of life in our world. He is our counsel. In the world there are many apathetic paths that inspire people to seek to be clothed in a garment of selfishness, but we are clothed in Christ with His resurrection life. This is our might that empowers us to live to give His life to our world. In the world we can expect more divisions among men, but we will manifest with the unity of the Spirit of God and the truth of being the family of God. Our knowledge is a knowledge of intimacy with God and one another by His Spirit that leads to a community of life. In the world there appears to be no future or hope, but in the midst of demonic destruction we will overcome by the greater glory in Christ. The future is limitless because we are in awe of the Creator of 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

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Fruit From the Inside Out

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Greetings,

I hope you are all well. I have been home but this week I will be leaving for the Netherlands, the U.K. and Spain. I am expecting God encounters and divine connections in my path. Because I have peace with God, I am expecting more! I believe that surprises of God’s life are set before me in my path. I believe the same is for you and you should expect to see the goodness of God in the land of this life.

I have been addressing the matter of our kingdoms being expressions of our Lord and Christ. Our internal connection to God in Christ is the secret to being able to reign in life. Christ in us is the hope of glory in every situation of our lives. It is the hope of us as individuals, our marriages, our families, and our various roles in life. It is not just one day that we will reign in life. It is today, tomorrow, and growing in maturity and the testimony of life into eternity. Today is the day to hear the voice of God. We must live our lives from the inside out. People in the world live from the outside in. They rely upon the things that inform their souls for their thoughts, reasonings, emotions, imaginations, and desires in life. As believers in Christ, our thoughts, reasonings, emotions, imaginations, and desires are to be empowered by our own spirits made alive by the Spirit of God in our hearts.

What is the testimony of those who live their lives from the inside out? The kingdom of God within us is a kingdom of God’s Spirit and God’s Spirit will inspire our spirts to make the fruit of the Spirit known in and through our lives.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

When we allow the kingdom of God within us to be the inspiration of personal lives, the fruit of God’s Spirit transforms our spirits to manifest the life-giving fruit of God in our lives. This affects us as individuals, our marriages, our families, and every sphere of influence that we walk in. Our lives will increasingly manifest in love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When these things are lacking in our lives it’s because we are in some way being distracted by the external influences of our lives. We must look to Christ within us to spring up and heal our wounds, our scars, and any area of internal damage in our heats. Our focus must be a focus of God within us. For this reason, we should make it our aim to stir up the Spirit of God within us by stirring our own spirits to know Him and experience Him even amid our daily tasks of life. This involves both our attitude and our actions.

1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies. 21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.

Our attitude must be one of rejoicing in God and, therefore, we take actions throughout our day to do acts of rejoicing. Prayer should be a constant attitude of our hearts and we should make actions of praying, speaking and listening to God, by the leading of His Spirit throughout every day. Our attitude and actions should be steeped in being thankful and giving thanks to God throughout each day. We must choose to allow the Spirit of God to flow through us, knowing that a self-seeking, self-focused attitude will hinder the flow of God’s Spirit in our lives. We must prophesy! We must make declarations of what God is saying as an influencing force of life to our God-giving spheres of influence in life. Our attitudes and actions are those that constantly choose good, and we are not easily distracted by outside forces that seek to discourage our souls.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

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www.ted4you.com or

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

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

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Kings and Priests

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Greetings,

Today I am back in Bellingham. Spring is in the air, and I expect to see new life manifest in the world I live in. I am expecting in in the natural and I am expecting it in the Spirit. There are many new things about to happen in my world and I am expectant in my heart and mind.

Has your kingdom become a kingdom of your Lord and Christ? Each of us have been given a life to bring glory to our Father in heaven. That glory is made possible through the gift of God’s only begotten Son, Jesus the Christ. Jesus reconciled us to our heavenly Father so that we can live our lives in Spirit and Truth and fulfill our destiny in Christ. We are part of His calling, His inheritance, and His purpose in this world. We are children of God and together we are the family of God. We were looking for love in the wrong places because we were confused in our identity, testimony, and purpose. We were living for ourselves, but God had a bigger picture in His vision for our lives. He knew that each of our kingdoms were meant to be kingdoms of our Lord and Christ. We were born to live from the inside out and change the world around us by the life of God within.

Revelation 1:4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

It is through the resurrection of Jesus Christ that we have resurrection life in this world and in that which is to come. We were dead, but in Christ we have been made eternally alive! We are kings of the earth, but it is through Christ that we can reign in our worlds for the glory of Jesus name. We were bound to our sin, but Jesus loved us and washed us to make us holy and acceptable as living sacrifices to our God. We are kings and priests to God His Father and ours. It is now and forever! It is true and it is increasingly true. Have you seen Him? I have seen Him? I live to see Him again today! When I see Him, I become like Him. The more I see Him, the more I become like Him in my character, nature, way, power, and authority. The truth of who are is only found in Christ.

As priests we stand as intercessors before our God, and we fill the gap of heaven and earth. With one foot upon the earth and the other in heaven, we draw all that is in heaven into our earthly place of standing. We live as temples of God’s Holy Spirit for His holy purpose and will. We are a place of His holy habitation in the nations of men. As kings we reign in life by the power of God’s grace. The manifest presence of the sevenfold perfecting Spirit of God empowers us to overcome all things. We overcome the temptation to be governed by the influence of external forces. The kingdom of God is within us. Observations of worldly events don’t determine our path.

Luke 17:20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Our path in life is determined by the kingdom of God in our hearts. We have righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Romans 14:17  for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Our righteousness is an internal connection to the One who is good through the One who is good. God gives us life from the inside out. Our peace is an internal eternal connection to the One who breaths the expressions of heavenly life through the very being of who we are. God gives us breath. He is the Word, but we are His voice. Our joy is an internal reality of a partnership with God in all things. He gives all things, and all things of our lives are expressions of His eternal purpose to our world for His glory. We live our lives from the inside out! In Him we live, in Him we move, and in Him we have our being. We don’t need to be easily shaken. We are kings and priests unto our God!

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

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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.

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