The Internal Messenger

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Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

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

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

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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Knowing Him From Within

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Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

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

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

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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Right Responses – Right Actions

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Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

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

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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The Gift of Christmas

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Greetings;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are blessed with the gift of Christmas!

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

Blessings – Merry Christmas,

Ted J. Hanson

 

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Living Bread and Seed

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Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

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

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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Honor – Hidden In Creation

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Greetings,

I am heading home today after a great weekend in Wichita, Kansas with Pastors Derick and Talita Stoltz and the church of Christ Life Ministries. They put on a Christmas play on Saturday night. They did a fantastic job working together as a spiritual family. There was lots of life and lots of love in every way. The play production had a great Christmas message and it also served to raise funds for a good work helping orphaned girls in South Africa. Good job to all at Christ Life Ministries! It was great being here this weekend for your special event and as a part of what God is doing here.

I have been addressing the harvest of our lives and how God has set things in creation that serve the heavenly commission of God upon our lives in this earth. God has woven into the fabric of creation things that reveal the mystery of who He is. Within that fabric of creation are various boundaries, forces, powers, and elements that work together to reveal the mystery of God in who He is and all of creation’s connection to Him and to itself for God’s purposes and glory in all things. We could define these things as the laws of creation. Those laws serve God’s purposes by serving to assist us in fulfilling the harvest of our lives.

Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse…

Some of those laws in creation are obvious, while others are hidden more subtly within the fabric of creation. Honor is one of those forces that serves man is his connection with creation and with the Creator of all things. This law is not meant to bind us, but to merely serve as a shadow of what can be discovered from the internal place of love for God in our hearts. We must live to honor our Father in heaven with all that we possess. This includes out thoughts, desires, dreams, our time and the substance of our lives. When we honor God, creation will honor us so we can bring life to our world!

In Malachi chapter 4, we find the last verse of the Old Covenant prophets before the prophetic voice of God was silent for 430 years. There were historic things written, but nothing was said prophetically after this. This is the last word that was prophetically spoken concerning the destiny of humanity. The next word that came from God was the word made flesh in the form of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was the living enactment of the Word made flesh so that we could become expressions of God in our true identity, testimony, and purpose in life.

Malachi 4:6 And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse. 

God does not want the earth to be cursed. He desires to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children to the children to the fathers so that there will be generational blessings of life in the earth. He wants to eradicate and cleanse the earth from all curses of dishonor. A culture of honor creates an environment where fathers live for the future generations and the future generations live to fulfill the destiny of the fathers. Jesus said a scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of God is like the head of a house who draws from their treasure things that have never been seen, heard, or thought before and things that were antique and lost before their time.

Matthew 13:52 Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” 

When someone realizes that the purpose of life is God’s kingdom, they accept the responsibility of who they are. They are then able to say, ‘here I am’ and they are able to unlock things that have never been and give continues destiny to things that were before. This is a culture of honor. Honor is a force of life that leads to the generational blessings of inheritance, but honor begins with God. Honor is incorporated into the laws of creation, but the sons and daughters of God must willingly choose to allow God to write honor upon their hearts and minds, so the shadow of their lives matches the secrets hidden in the fabric of creation.

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

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

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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The Honor of Pruning

Greetings,

It was great to be home with my Alife family in Bellingham. Quite a few people are battling that bug that comes around in the school season and weather transition time of the year, but there were a few in church and others watching online. Pastor Jonathan did an awesome job challenging us to embrace imagination that comes by the Holy Spirit. Surely 2020 is connected to what we see. I saw, I experienced God, and I fell in love with Jesus again!

I concluded last week’s blog with challenging us to honor God with all we possess. Sometimes we can get confused concerning honor. Parents are to honor their children and children are to honor their parents. We must honor one another. This doesn’t mean that there are no boundaries, actions, or consequences in honor. God shows honor to us so we can find the freedom of life to honor God and to honor one another. This is seen in the harvest of our lives.

Jesus compared our relationship with Him with that of being branches on a vine. The purpose of the vine is the harvest that comes from the vine. The vine brings honor to God and life to the world. Sometimes God honors the vine by pruning it. God honors us by pruning us. He cuts away the things that are dead. He trims back the things that grow quickly but will not carry the weight of the destiny of the future. This is part of a culture of honor.

John 15:1-2 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”

John 15:5-6 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.”

Pruning is an honorable thing to do for the vine. The objective is to prune it for its own destiny and purpose. I have fruit trees in my garden. I also have grape vines and with grape vines you cut a lot off vines every year. In the fall of each year I cut my grape vines way back. During the dormant season, I prune my apple trees and I examine how they were shaped. I cut off the branches that were not matching the destiny of fruit so that the other branches will be able to bear more fruit. In that process I am honoring the destiny of each tree. There are branches on the tree that if I don’t tend to them, they will grow straight up. They will consume the life from the tree, but they won’t produce fruit as they tree. They are called ‘sucker branches’ and they are only consumers of life that is in the tree. Their focus is the sky! They want to get big, but they are not shaped or focused correctly to bear fruit for the tree.  If I have feelings for the branches of the tree that are beyond the feelings of a creator, or less than the feelings of a creator, I will look at that tree and I say, “I will never cut a branch off this tree.” I might think that I am being kind and I don’t want to hurt anything, but I am being less than a creator in my thinking. In my own life God honors me by removing things that are not beneficial to my destiny. He shapes my attitudes. He shapes my desires so I will bear more fruit. It is the same in a family. A family’s attitudes are shaped. A family’s attributes and characteristics are shaped so the family will fulfill a family purpose. That is honorable. God honors the vine by pruning it. God honors us by pruning us. He cuts away the things that are dead and trims back the things that grow quickly but cannot carry the weight of the fruit of the future. That is part of a culture of honor. When I properly prune my trees each year in my garden, I am applying part of the laws that serve harvest so that I will have many apples and pears. I trim the living branches that need to be trimmed and I cut off the dead branches that will not grow.

When we talk about honor, we are not just saying anything goes. We are talking about relationship. When we talk about honor, we are not just talking about kind love on the surface. We are talking about a relationship filled with destiny.

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

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Living To Honor God

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Greetings;

Wow! I had a very productive and fruitful time in Portugal this past week. Another training course, The Redeemed Earth – Healing the Curse of the Fall (A Terra Redimida – Cura da Maldição da Queda), is vídeo recorded in Portuguese. I am now in the process of editing the material to complete our 11th training course in Portuguese. I was blessed on the weekend to minister in Igreja Evangélica Reviver in Cavaco, Portugal (near Porto) as well as at a Weslyan Methodist conference in Aveiro, Portugal. God did some great things.

God has destined each of us for a purpose in life. The end of every age and the end of every life is intended to be a harvest. Harvest is what supplies seed for the next planting and bread for present eating. Harvest is not meant to be mere blessings we receive in our personal lives. True harvest is measured by the amount of blessing we bring to the earth and to the future generations of the earth. Nirvana is not the end of the kingdom of God. From dust we came and simply to dust we return is part of the curse of the fall of man, but our redeemed purpose in Christ is one of being living bread to our world and sowing seeds for the future life of the generations of mankind. A God-ordained harvest is a harvest filled with the glory of God! It is a harvest of life that brings life to the world.

Genesis 1:28 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.”

Our lives should be marked with increasing life. The five words used in the mandate to mankind are all life-giving, life-increasing words. We can easily understand the words fruitful, multiply, and fill as words of life and increasing life, but we often mistake the words subdue and dominion for words that take life, suppress life, and even destroy life in some way. This is as far from the truth as we can get. To subdue is to destroy death with life. This is the testimony of grace. Grace is the manifest presence of God in our lives that transforms our lives by the power of God’s life. To exercise dominion is to crumble every lie with truth. Truth is in fact authority and true authority is simply being real to what something is or who someone is. The real you gives life to the world in which you live.

What will it take for us to receive God’s determined harvest in our lives? God has set laws in the earth that are meant to serve humanity in filling the earth with the glory of God. Those hidden laws in creation work together for the order of life, the sustaining of life, and the increase of life in the earth. Every measure of creation was created to honor the higher levels of creation with the fruit and harvest of life. If we violate the levels of honor woven into the fabric of creation, we bind the creation from honoring the higher levels of creation with life. The highest level of creation in the earth is mankind, male and female. Humanity was created in the likeness and image of God; thus, the earth is given to mankind to fulfill the human mandate given to us by God. There are also hidden laws in creation that unlock the earth’s blessings to mankind. If man does not honor God as the Creator, creation is bound from fully honoring man. It is for this reason that the Promised Land was spewing out its inhabitants and God was giving the land to the people of Israel. In turn, if Israel did not honor God the land would spew them out as well.

In the seventh letter in the Book of Revelation, Jesus said He would spew the lukewarm out of His mouth. This is a Hebrew phrase that was part of the curse for breaking covenant with God (Lev. 18:24-28; Lk. 21:24). Israel was told that if they became like the nations of the world, the Promised Land would vomit them out. The people of Laodicea had become conditioned by the world to no longer be seekers of God, but simply lovers of themselves. They thought themselves to be rich and in need of nothing, but God saw them to be “wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked”. This is the description of the Pharisaic Judaism of the first century (Lk. 18:9-14; Rev.18:7). A fallen condition disqualified them from ministry (Lev. 21:18-21; Deut. 29:4; Mt. 13:13-15; Mt. 16:3; 2 Cor. 4:3, 4; 1 Jn. 2:11). It is written in the very fabric of creation to spew out humanity if they fail to live as the higher level of creation in honor to the Creator of all creation. It is part of the law of harvest. In order to live in the fullness of our destiny for harvest in our lives, we must first live to honor God as our Father in all things.

Let’s live to honor our Father in heaven with all that we possess. This includes out thoughts, desires, dreams, our time and the substance of our lives. When we honor God, creation will honor us so we can bring life to our world!

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

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

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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A Giving God – A Giving People

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Greetings;

Today I am back in Lisbon, Portugal. I had a great week in Mijas, Spain with the G42 students. They were all very eager to experience God and for Him to use them in delivering life-giving words and expressions towards one another. I taught and activated prophetic ministry through the week. The life of God happened! On Friday I went to Lousã, Portugal and I had an awesome time with Pastor Luis Miguez and the CCVA church there. I was also blessed to meet with another CCVA congregation in Carregal dal Sol on Saturday night. We experienced our life-giving Father as God allowed us to enter into ministry concerning God as a giver and we as His children created in His likeness and His image in the earth to be givers of life to our world.

The earth is the Lords and everything in it. This is not a New Covenant truth, but a truth throughout the ages. God has always owned everything. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil didn’t create a problem for God in heaven, it created a problem for us receiving the blessings of God upon the earth. Sin didn’t prevent God from seeing us for who we really are. He has always seen mankind as His children, but sin made it impossible for us to see God for who He is. We could not see Him as the loving, life-giving Father that He truly is. We found ourselves bound to mindsets of takers and not a mindset of givers of life to the world. God became one of us in our world so that we could see who He is in His world, and thus our world could be changed. God is a life-giver and when we see Him for who He really is, we become changed. We become givers of life to our world.

God has a determined harvest for each of us. He has set appointed boundaries and measure for each of us. The earth is meant to honor us, so that we can honor God. When we honor God, the earth in turn is liberated to honor us. It yields its fruit to us and becomes a blessing by which we can honor God and honor our fellow man – the likeness and image of God in the earth.

Acts 17:24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’

God has set laws in creation that are meant to serve us. They are given to serve us in living as givers of life with the life-giving ways of God written on our hearts and minds. We were not to be under laws, they are given to us to fulfill the mandate of God in our lives. Gravity is a law that is written about in books, but what is written did not cause gravity to exist. There is a law of sowing and reaping and whatever we sow, we will reap! This law doesn’t exist because of what is written in books. It is written in the fabric and with the fabric of creation. There is a law of harvest that is even higher than the law of sowing and reaping. What is seen to be the end must be the determining factor for what is sown. The times of harvest are not determined merely by what is going on in the earth. Things as they are in heaven determine the beginning and the end of seasons in the earth. There is a law of density. There is a law of aerodynamics. There are many practical and spiritual laws that we cannot see, but we can discover them. When they are discovered, surely books can be written in regard to their existence. We cannot break laws. We can only violate them and then they break us. We can violate the law of gravity by jumping off a tall building and the power of gravity will break us, unless we find a higher law, such as aerodynamics. Jesus freed us from being under the law of the perfect knowledge of good and evil by superseding it with a higher law of love. That higher law of love is written on our hearts and minds, so our character, nature, way, power and authority empower us to cast a shadow that looks like the lesser Torah law that merely reveals an informational knowledge of good and evil. Law doesn’t exist because it is a book. A book exists because there is law. Jesus confirmed this when He spoke to the Pharisees.

Luke 11:42 “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.

Jesus did not say that humans were not to respond to God with the substance of the earth. Tithing is responding to God who gives us bead and wine with some measure of what we possess. We do this because we recognize that all that we are given is a gift from God in heaven and only God who is in heaven can empower us to become who we should be in the earth. Even the Pharisees tithed on the least, but the greater measure should have been one of sowing, responding and living with justice and love. We should not neglect even the least, but it is not our practical giving that is the true testimony. It is not the action of tithing, but the heart inspired reason for tithing that is the true testimony of a proper response to God. It is also the internal change of our hearts and minds that empowers our giving in all things. We should exceed the Pharisees in our righteousness. Our giving should be inspired by justice and love, but it should even be seen in our response to God in practical ways, even in the smallest of things.

This includes the substance of our lives that comes by our investment of our time and our efforts in fulfilling our practical realities in this world.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

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

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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Things To Do For Sanctification

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Greetings,

Today I am in Mijas, Spain teaching at the G42 Leadership Academy. This is a week of prophetic training. I just finished a great weekend in Lisbon, Portugal. God is doing fresh things in Portugal. I am back to Portugal next week after my time of training the hungry G42 students in Spain. I am expecting God testimonies!

Jesus was the Red Heifer (the Body of Christ offered outside the camp for all) so that we could become the Bride of Christ (the body of Christ as bone of Jesus bones and flesh of His flesh). Jesus gave His life fully so that He could sanctify us with the water of His testimony (word) and present us to Himself as a wife without spot, blemish, wrinkle, or any such thing (Eph. 5:25-32). We are being sanctified in our journey of life to fulfill our purpose in Christ.

Numbers 19:12 He shall purify himself with the water on the third day and on the seventh day; then he will be clean. But if he does not purify himself on the third day and on the seventh day, he will not be clean.

We are clothed in Christ and we are growing in the testimony of being joined to Him and joined to one another in this body of life. It is a progressive reality of our sanctification in a body filled with His presence. We must identify as a member of the body of Christ in order to experience the blessings of being part of the body of Christ. What things must we do to enforce the sprinkling of the blood and experience the washing of the pure water of the Holy Spirit working in our lives?

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 our course of our full destiny in Chirst. 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.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

If God gives you the means to help, please consider making a donation to House of Bread Ministry. 

Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson

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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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