A Table of Peace

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Greetings,

I hope you are all well today. I am well and had a great weekend with our local church family in Bellingham, Washington. We have several people who have been battling sickness of one kind or another, but God is in our midst. The challenges in our world are only meant to reveal the goodness of God’s presence in our lives in all things. We have peace with God and with one another as we embrace Him together and experience the wholeness of His life that comes to us from God our Father in all things.

It is through our connection with Holy Spirit that we know the peace of God. It is not peace that we seek, but God that we seek. Our gift of life is God in us, upon us, and with us in all things. Peace is the fruit of our connection to God, not our means of connecting to Him. The false prophets in the days of Jeremiah offered peace, but without God there is no peace.

Jeremiah 8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ When there is no peace.

The peace of God is not about the healing of our hurts. It is a testimony of being one with God and one with one another in His presence with us as His family in every aspect of our lives. The objective of our path is not peace. It is the fruit found in our path. The objective of our path is that we might know God and to know one another by His presence in, through, and with us all. Jesus came as the Dayspring into our hearts that we would know the light of Christ even in the darkest of times in the world around us.

Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; 79 To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Our path is not the objective of our day. It is knowing God. It is in knowing the Dayspring that our feet find the way of peace set before us. There are a lot of unknown things going on in the world, but the unknown things of God’s kingdom are different than the unknown things of the world. The unknown things in the world can inspire fear and anxiety regarding the future, but the unknown things of God’s kingdom will always lead us into a place of God’s peace. They lead us into the place of a future and a hope of the life of God in all things. Holy Spirit in our lives is God in us, upon us, and with us in all things. He doesn’t come to teach us in ways that fulfill the questions asked found in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He teaches us in ways that lead to the testimony of the tree of life and being a family grafted into that tree of life. The fruit of that tree is always life and life-giving to others.

In the same way that Jesus assured His disciples of the path that was before them, we can be assured that the path that God has for us will do the same.

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

After Jesus ascended into heaven, the Holy Spirit revealed all that Jesus had said to His disciples in a revelatory and life transforming way. He does the same in our lives today. The revelation that He brings is not a revelation for information. It is a revelation for the path of our feet that is guided by the desires of our hearts. God is the author and abundant supplier for those desires that are birthed within us.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

I believe that the world is wrestling through times of trouble, but the path that God has chosen for us is a path of peace. It is our connection to God through His Spirit that will give us true peace. That peace is not merely the absence of conflict or an assurance of everything working out in our lives. It is a testimony of the wholeness of God in our lives. It is a testimony of our wholeness in Him. What Jesus spoke to His disciples was true during the troubles of their day and that same reality is true for us in the troubles of our day.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

There is nothing in the world that has the power to overcome us. Not even death can overcome our assurance of all that is in the house of God in heaven. It is time to celebrate the life of God and to celebrate that life with Him and with one another. The peace offerings of the Old Covenant were offerings of participation. They were offerings that gave the life of the flesh and the fatness of life of the flesh to God to participate in the life of His Spirit and the fatness of His life-giving anointing. They were offerings shared with one another in the choicest parts of the provisions of God in our lives because of our connection to Him and one another as the family of God and friends with Him and one another. It doesn’t matter what trouble there is in the world, our portion is a portion of life in all things!

January 16, 2022 – A prophecy by Ted J. Hanson

Watch and see, as I open up dimensions that you’ve not thought of before. When I use the word ‘restoration’, I’m not calling things to be restored as you have known them.  I’m calling for things to be restored as I have seen them – as I have known them.  This is a season of My table, not a season of mere victories over an enemy. It’s a season of discovering Me and the things of me in new ways and in new realities. For there is going to be a deeper communion and a stronger community. There is going to be a greater revelation regarding dimensions that are going to be discovered of Me by you, even in this season of your life. Watch and see as even in science and technology there’s a discovery of dimensions that have not been thought of before. These are but signs of the things that I am really doing. For what I’m really doing is a matter of the heart. What I’m really doing is a matter of the table. Some things are on the table that you are not aware of. Some things are at the table that you’ve not seen. And this table is a table of life, it’s a table of abundance, it’s a table of greater expectations. So, watch and see, as I open up dimensions for you that are beyond where you’ve been before.

God has set a table for us in the midst of our enemies. It is time to feast with Him and with one another in the table of the Lord. It is there that we will know His perfect peace.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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

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

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The Rudder of Our Lives

Greetings,

We are now moving forward into the new year of 2022. Pastor Jonathan gave a great teaching on identity yesterday at Alife. I believe his word was right on for the present season. His message can be viewed at the facebook page of Alife Church: https://www.facebook.com/alifechurchbellingham/videos/654565792393532

On the first Sunday of this year, God inspired me to declare a prophetic word concerning the rudder of a ship. If you haven’t read or listened to that word, click the posted link to view a written version and to listen to audio version of that word: https://vimeo.com/662351264

I believe that 2022 it is about the rudder. God is leading us by way of our hearts. If we look to the world, we will be tempted to be led by what we naturally see, hear, or are inspired to think. We must choose to have upside-down perspective in comparison with those in the world. Our trust is in God, not in what we can naturally see, hear, or think. God is not leading us by the way of our eyes. He is leading us by the way of His heart. This is a season to be submerged in God’s peace, submerged in His presence, and submerged in His purpose. It is not about what we can or cannot see. It is about our connection to our heavenly Father. It is about our connection to Jesus. It is about our connection to Holy Spirit. It is about our connection to one another in Christ. God is causing us to become what we cannot be without Him. He is causing us to become people of God with a growing transformation by the intimacy of His heart.  It is a season of becoming people who find their direction in Christ. In this, we will become like rudders on a ship. It is in Him that we find our true desire. When we find our true desire, we also discover a desire for God and for one another. Both passion and compassion grip our way. It is who and what we become in Him that causes us to become expressions of God that set the direction for greater things than merely ourselves.

The secret to our direction in life is the made known through the word of our lives. The word of our lives is made manifest through what we say, but in truth it is measured by the spring within us. What we say is merely an expression of who we are, and the true words of our life are only a manifestation of the word that we each become. As sons and daughters of God, we have been given the water of life that we might become expressions of life to our world. We must stir up the water within us to become an expression of that water to our world. We don’t hear God with our souls. We hear God with our spirits. When our spirit hears God, it springs up with faith and speaks to our soul. When this happens, our soul receives life-giving thoughts, reasoning, emotions, imagination, and desire from within. This empowers us to experience a salvation of soul that inspires us to make actions in life that are life-giving actions to our world.

This is a season where small things make big impacts. The small thing is your life. The small thing is who you are. The small thing is what you say. The small thing is your attitude and the ambiance of your way. I do believe that this year is going to be a year of big impact because of God’s connection to the small things and the small thing’s connection to God.

James 3:1 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. 2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. 4 Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. 8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.

Only by knowing God’s peace in our lives can we become the truth, even in the smallest measure of our lives. The testimony of our lives is meant to be the fresh water of God’s kingdom that brings life and refreshing to the world in which we live. Who we are and what we say will set the course before us in this new year. We must stay close to Him and stay close to one another. In peace there is no gap between one another. In a world filled with division, our hope is found in being one with God and one with one another with a focus on God’s heart.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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

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

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Knowing God’s Peace

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Greetings,

We are now in 2022. We had a great week here with all the family together. We ended the year with lots of snow and lots of family fun. Our new year transitioned with a day of playing in the snow and enjoying being together. Yesterday was a great day in church with many words from God for the new year and the new season.

My word for this year is peace. I believe I understand some of this, but I also know that God is leading us into a greater understanding of things that we thought we understood in the past. Peace is not merely an emotional state of being. It is not the absence of conflict. It is a connection to God and a connection to God’s house. In the New Testament Scriptures, peace is in the same category as grace and mercy. The salutations of the apostle Paul, the apostle Peter, and the apostle John included a call for the mercy, grace, and the peace of God to be made known to the churches that they each addressed. The apostle Paul addressed his churches with grace and peace (1 Cor. 1:3, 2 Cor. 1:2; Gal. 1:3; Eph. 1:2; Phil. 1:2; Col. 1:2; 1 Thes. 1:1; 2Thes. 1:2; Phil. 1:3). Paul’s greeting to Timothy and Titus included grace, mercy, and peace (1Tim. 1:2; 2 Tim. 1:2; Tit. 1:4). The apostle Peter addressed the believing Jewish church with a prayer for grace and peace to be multiplied to them (1 Pet. 1:2; 2 Pet. 1:2). The apostle John addressed the church in his care with a blessing of grace, mercy and peace (2 Jn. 1:3;). He appealed to God for the seven churches in Asia to receive the grace and peace of God (Rev. 1:4). These seven churches prophetically represent the church that was at the time of John’s prayer, the people of God that were ever before, and the ongoing generational church to come.

God’s mercy is new every morning, thus it is something that never runs dry. God is rich in His mercy. Grace is something that multiplies and transforms our lives to greater measures of His glory. Peace is also something that multiplies in our lives. It is not just a one-time gift in Christ, but a growing gift because of Christ.

Much of my life has been about knowing God’s mercy and grace. Much of the life of the church has been about an understanding of mercy and grace. Mercy is a quality of God and the state of His being that justifies us to live. It is the expression of His love for us that is the love of a Father for His children. It is not based upon anything that we deserve, but upon the substance of His heart. God’s mercy is the judgment that frees us from an administration of the knowledge of good and evil and invites us to find the administration of God’s grace in our lives. God’s grace is the administration of His Holy Spirit in our lives that changes us inside and out to be testimonies of being sons and daughters of God. Mercy justifies us to live, but God’s grace empowers us to live. God’s mercy is the door to our salvation, but God’s grace is the working of His Holy Spirit in our lives that exercises and reveals His salvation in our lives in any and every situation and circumstance of our lives. God’s grace empowers us to reign in life.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

Romans 5:17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

I believe that God’s peace is the substance of the life of God that exists in His house. When our house becomes His house, His house becomes the available substance of life to our house. It includes the safety, wellness, happiness, friendship, welfare, health, and all manner of prosperity that exists in His house in heaven. I believe we could envision that substance as everything that is in His cupboards, His refrigerator, His closets, and in every space in every room of His house. Grace is the power of His presence in our lives, but God’s peace gives us the substance of everything in His house that Holy Spirit uses to perform His work of grace in our lives.

Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

When we hear God’s voice in our hearts, we receive His invitation for us to boldly come to Him. This is the testimony of faith. As far as God is concerned, Jesus is fully enough to reconcile us to Him and to give us access to His throne room of grace. His peace puts us on friendly terms with God our Father and grants us an invitation to come to Him with access to all that He is and has. God’s peace is not only God’s permission for us to live, but also the substance of all that He is and has for His Holy Spirit to work in our lives. Both the Hebrew and the Greek words for ‘peace’ reveal much more than merely a place of tranquility for our souls.

Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

The Hebrew word for peace is the HSRN 7965. שָׁלוֹם šâlôm; or שָׁלֹם shalom; and it means: safe, i.e. (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e. health, prosperity, peace.

The root word of shalom is the HSRN 7999. שָׁלַם šâlam; a primitive root; to be safe (in mind, body or estate); figuratively, to be (causatively, make) completed; by implication, to be friendly; by extension, to reciprocate (in various applications).

The Greek word for peace is: GSRN 1515. εἰρήνη eirēnē; probably from a primary verb εἴρω eirō (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication, prosperity.

The peace of God in our lives is a joining to Him in His prosperity. The peace of God is the substance of all that He has because there is no gap between us on earth and Him in heaven. He has granted us access to His house because He has put our house on friendly terms with Him. I believe that we are entering a season where we will know not only God’s grace multiplied in our lives, but also His peace. God’s peace will reveal His safety, wellness, happiness, friendship, welfare, health, and prosperity in our lives, even in the midst of conflict and challenging times.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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

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

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The Place of Peace

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Greetings,

I hope you all had a great Christmas! Bonnie and I spend the day and weekend alone together, but the kids and grandkids will be with us in the week. We have lots of snow here! It is beautiful, very cold, and it looks like winter all around us. Winter arrived, and winter came!

As we leave 2021 and enter the new year of 2022; what can we expect in the present season of our lives as the church, the body of Christ? Our future is not determined by the events or circumstances of the world. Our future is determined by the will of our heavenly Father and His purposes in the earth. We are part of an ancient plan in Christ. We are part of an eternal destiny. The ceiling of the Old Covenant was the foundation of the New Covenant, because the New Covenant existed in heaven before it cast the shadow of what was seen as an Old Covenant upon the earth.

Ephesians 2:19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

The prophets in these verses are the prophets of the Old Covenant. The apostles are the firstfruit sending authority of the New Covenant. The one body of Christ made of Jews and Gentiles is the testimony of God’s plan for the generations of humanity. There is not a second plan, but only one eternal plan of God in the earth. The earth will be filled with the knowledge of His glory and that glory will be made known in and through the place of God’s indwelling presence in the earth. We are part of a plan that involves an increase of God’s glory in the earth. We can expect to see God’s glory if His glory is what we set our faces to see!

We are a holy temple in the Lord. We are part of something that is being built by God. God is the builder and maker of a heavenly city. He is the one who builds a heavenly community in the midst of the nations of the world. This is not something that just happens. We are being fitted together by the work and presence of God’s Spirit in our lives. I believe that we can expect to be fitted together in this season as the people of God. I believe that we can expect to become the building of God and that is the place of God’s dwelling presence. If circumstances can change these things, then we have not yet become true.

My word for this coming year is ‘peace’. When God spoke this to my spirit, I have to admit it jolted me. I realize that I have some negative thoughts in regard to peace. I know that peace is not the absence of conflict. It is the place where there is not gap between us and God. It works on good days and on bad days. It works in situations of freedom, and it works to bring freedom in the midst of situations of captivity. I am not saying that 2022 is going to be hard, nor am I saying it is going to be easy. Perhaps my negative reaction is to the thought that it might be a hard year. In any case, peace is knowing God’s presence and it is our access to Him and His access to us. This is good news in any case!

Something is being birthed in this time. It is being birthed in our hearts and minds. It is being birthed in our lives. It is being birthed in us as the corporate building and dwelling place of God in the earth. What is being birthed is sure footed. What is being birthed is something rooted and planted. Out of pain comes great joy!

Psalms 29:9 The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare; and in His temple everyone says, “Glory!” (NKJ)

Some translations of the Bible imply that the words, ‘makes the deer give birth’, can be expressed as ‘pains the oak’, or ‘twists the mighty oak’ (NIV, NLT, YNG). The thought is that something old is birthing something new. Something in pain births something new. Something hidden in the forest is birthing something new for the glory of God. It is about being the temple of God’s presence. It is a place of being able to say, ‘Glory.’

God wants us to become the people of God. He doesn’t just want to provide for us. He wants to fit us together with Him and with one another. He wants us to be sure footed. He wants us to be planted. The tree is generational. It births new shoots from its place of planting. The deer is sure footed. It can manage the various seasons of the forest and still births the offspring of the future. I believe that we can expect the future and the future is filled with the glory of God in our midst. Peace is the place where there is no gap between God and us. It is the place of no gap between heaven and that which is upon the earth. It is the place of being brought near to God. The future will be birthed in our hearts and minds from our nearness with God. The future will be birthed from the house of God from His nearness to us and our nearness to Him in all things.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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

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

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Brought Near To Find Him

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Greetings,

I am busy closing the year with several new projects. I am in the process of recording audio books and expect to have them ready in the new year. I am also publishing a new book soon, of which I will have it in print, eBook, and audio book. I am expectant for the new season. It was good to be in my home church again. Pastors Jonathan and Danie did a great job of giving us more perspectives of Christ’s coming in our present day. The presence of God was with us, and the feeling of family was in the house. I am looking forward to a week of Christmas celebrations and family connections.

How far does God’s mercy extend? How far does the life of God go? We live in a time where the New Covenant is a reality to anyone who seeks to find a relationship with God in Christ. It is a New Covenant because it is a NOW relationship with God from within our hearts. The New Covenant is a testimony of always living in a place called TODAY in an authentic and intimate relationship that births faith towards God from our hearts. Jesus made it possible for us to come near to God, though He was never far from anyone. Jesus made it possible for those of law and those who were lawless to find the love of God in Christ that transforms hearts and minds to be and live as children of God in this world and into all that is to come. One day, Jesus told a parable about workers in the field where the reward of wages at the end of the day was the same for every worker. It didn’t matter if they labored from the beginning of the day, from midday, or even only the final hours of the day. All the workers received a full provision because the master desired to give them all the same. The story is recorded in Matthew chapter twenty. I believe that the story applies to the destiny of humanity from the time of Old Covenant limitations to the abundance of an administration of grace given to us in Christ. The story is not merely about our physical provisions in this world. It is a story of a loving God who has always desired to give to all men an abundance of life. The wages of being disconnected from God is death, but the wages of connection to God is life and that life is eternal. The New Covenant gift of grace given to us by God in Christ gave a free entrance to life for those who had labored in the limitations of the Old Covenant administrations of conscience and law.

God’s love has always been seen in His desire to gather His people to Him and in His desire for anyone to find Him who knows He is life. The woman with the twelve-year flow of blood reached out in her unclean state to touch the robe of Jesus to receive her healing. The goodness of God flowed to her because God’s mercy and grace don’t consider the qualification of the person. They only consider the qualification of the love of God as a heavenly Father. It is the willingness of anyone to come to Him that qualifies them for receiving His acts of love. The apostle Paul presented this truth to the people of Athens who had been bound by thousands of misguided concepts of God through their mythological connection to Him through carved memorials to spiritual sources to their human needs.

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.’ 29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. 30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

The assurance of life is for those who sought for life in the limitations of conscience and law, but it is even more for us now as we can finally find the life of God in Christ in this world. The administration available to us now is one of grace. The mercy of God has triumphed over the judgment of death and the substance of God’s grace can be found to give us a relationship with God who is life in our world today. This is the repentance that He commands all men to find. It is not a repentance from evil. It is a repentance from being dead. It is a gift of God, and it is a gift from God to us. Eternal life is to know God our Father and to know Jesus the Son through an internal connection with His Holy Spirit. God overlooked the ignorance of men towards Himself when they could not see how near He was to them, but now He has removed the veil to seeing His presence in our lives. Jesus has reconciled men to God as their Father and God can be found by those who seek Him. We can boldly come to His throne of grace! We can reach out and take hold of His gift of mercy! The qualifier is the Father’s love, and the condition is simply us reaching out to receive His love. We can find grace to overcome all distractions of death. We can find the manifest presence of God in our lives that gives us life in all things!

Isaiah 55:6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.

The mercy of God through Jesus Christ is enough for all of mankind to come near to God. Those who were near by the covenant of God through the reality of the Torah/temple system, and those who were far away and bound by the deceptions of the world, have both been brought near by the blood of the Lamb. We can call upon God and He hears. We can seek Him and find Him! The nature of God is to show mercy. His nature is to abundantly pardon. We live in a day where He can easily be found by those who seek Him. Seek Him today! Find Him today! Taste and see that He is good! Consider Him today and boldly seek His presence and eagerly receive His love. Expect to find Him! Expect to be surprised by His goodness in your life.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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

Our Ministry Information Is:
House of Bread Ministry
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Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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This Great Hope

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Greetings,

I hope you are all well today. I am home for a bit and enjoying preparations for the Christmas season. All of our family will be together at some point and that will be a blessing. I got close on the elk hunt. God did His part, but I couldn’t get my part done. I should have been a bit more expectant and let go of my perceived patterns. Anyway, it is a story to be told. I did have a good time with God, even though I had to wave goodbye to the herd of elk that passed before my eyes as I navigated the flooded waters of my elk territory.

As sons and daughters of God, we are members of the body of Christ. The body of Christ is a body of resurrection life! It is a testimony of the mountain of God made by intimate relationships with God in Christ. That body is a body of resurrected life, and it is a body of eternal life – today, tomorrow, and in that which has no end.

Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.

When Jesus descended into the grave, He opened the doors of realm of the dead and led captivity captive to the glory of a heavenly reality through Christ’s mercy that triumphed over the grave for all of mankind. It was the mercy of God through the flesh of Jesus Christ that empowered life to enter the realm of the dead, both on earth and in heaven. When life entered the room of death, life prevailed! This is true for every aspect of our lives today. When life enters our space of being, our space of being finds the freedom of resurrection life in Christ.

Matthew 27:51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

Daniel 12:2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.

These verses in Matthew and in Daniel are not accounts of something to come. For Daniel it was an account of the future that was made real in the account in the story of Matthew. The triumph of the mercy of God through Jesus Christ made it possible for the dead to find life in Christ. Those who had labored from the beginning of the day in the administration of the knowledge of good and evil were now reaping the rewards of the grace of God found in Christ. The judgment of God’s mercy was ending the captivity of death and opening the door for an administration of grace. At the resurrection of Jesus Christ, graves opened and many who had been bound to the grave were freed from their captivity. Not only were those bound to the captivity of Sheol (the realm of the dead) freed, but all who were bound to the captivity of death in this world were justified to find true life in Christ. God’s mercy triumphed over death! It is because of God’s mercy that we can find grace to overcome all manner of death in this world and in that which is to come!

Psalms 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of thousands; the Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the Holy Place. 18 You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, even from the rebellious, that the LORD God might dwell there.

Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore He says: “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.”

It is because of the life of Christ, that God gives us gifts that empower the life of knowing Him to become the growing reality of God’s goodness in our lives. Those gifts are gifts of His grace that cause us to become as we should be as a family of God. God’s gifts of grace empower us to be people of God who bring life to our world. It is because of this that we can be empowered to continually put off the old man of death by putting on the new man in Christ. Whether we are in this world, or part of the cloud of witness of life in that which is to come, we are children of God who bring the life of God to the space in which we live.

Ephesians 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

Ephesians 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.

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

This is not a time to be distracted by what is going on in the realm of death in this world. It is time to be joined to life in the realm of eternity and to be sons and daughters of life and light to our world.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

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The Salvation of Our Souls

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Greetings,

I am blogging once again from my home in Bellingham. We have had a bit of wet weather here and today the ground has a bit of Winter white that has fallen during the night. I am expecting my granddaughter Eleonore in a couple of hours, and I know that today will be filled with lots of activity (ha, ha).

What does it mean to live life in the New Covenant? What is the difference between living in the Old Covenant and living in the New? We often think of salvation as a matter of where are we going to go when we die. I believe that salvation is much more than that. I believe that salvation is the saving of our souls.

James 1:21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Our souls are the throne of our lives that administers the will of the spirit through the ways and actions of our lives. Our spirit is meant to be joined to the Spirit of God; thus, it is empowered by the life-giving force of the One who gives life in all things. This is our heavenly Father, the Father of spirits. He is the Father of lights, and He causes our spirits to be the light of our soul. When our spirts are joined to God’s Spirit, our spirit inspires the thoughts, reasoning, imagination, emotions, and desires of our soul. Our soul then acts as the bridge between the spirit and the natural. It is the throne of our administration in life. In the Old Covenant the administration of the soul was an administration of information. This was in the form of a knowledge of good and a knowledge of evil. It was based upon the information of creation and the human conscience or upon the Torah/Temple society given by God. That administration of information could only inform us of our failures, it could never transform our failures to become testimonies of God’s goodness and strength. It included visitations of God’s presence that brought about momentary changes, but it could never sustain the increasing glory of God in our lives. It was a covenant that was based upon information from God and experiences of God that had to be remembered. Any covenant that must be remembered is always destined to fade. It is only an administration of God’s Spirit within our hearts that can transform our spirits to inspire our souls to think as our Father thinks, to reason as He reasons, to imagine as He imagines, to feel as He feels, and to desire what He desires. That administration is an administration of grace. Grace is the manifest presence of God in our hearts that transforms us from within to become givers of life to our world. Grace changes us and causes us to become increasing manifestations of the truth of God as His sons and daughters in this world. Our souls are being saved; thus, our lives are a demonstration of life-giving realities to our world.

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

The Old Covenant was based upon information that only served as a teacher that informed us of our failures and our need for a reconnection to God in our hearts. Jesus came to reconnect us to God as our Father. He came to give us an administration of grace that would empower us to become truth. The Old Covenant was one of truth as information, but only the New Covenant can cause us to become truth by the power of God’s transformation from within! God’s mercy is a judgment that frees us from an administration that cannot transform us, but God’s grace empowers us to be transformed in our character, nature, way, power, and authority in increasing and growing measures in life. God’s mercy justifies all to live, but only God’s grace empowers us to live! God’s grace empowers us to reign in life. This is the increasing salvation of our souls.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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

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

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Led By God’s Spirit

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Greetings,

I am now back at my home in America. I had a very fruitful journey out across the big pond, but now it is time to focus on the home front and get some things done. I have been editing videos, preparing teachings, and gearing up for the season ahead of me. I also hope to reap some rewards in the venison and elk department, but they don’t sell those in the store. It is time to seek the forest for some just rewards (ha, ha).

We are in a season of knowing God as our Father and ourselves as His children. The testimony of a son of God (male or female) is to be led by the Spirit of God in all things. The term son is a term of inheritance, not a term for gender identity.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

What does it mean to be led by the Spirit of God? We often think that God telling us what to do is the criteria for being led by His Spirit, but I believe it is more about knowing who we are. If we are merely told what to do, we only know what it means to be a servant of God. God doesn’t want servants; He wants sons and daughters that willingly choose to serve for the glory of His name. When we know who God is and we know who we are we live our lives differently than those in the world. The ways of the world can be seen in the lawlessness of human culture or in the legalistic bondage of those bound to some form of religion. Holy Spirit is a sevenfold Spirit. 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 the Fear of the Lord (Isa. 11:2). Holy Spirit is not interested in merely informing us as to what to do in life. He desires to empower our hearts and minds from within to live in passionate, creative, and expressive ways. These are attributes of our Father God. To be led by the Spirit of God is to be led by a different desire. This is the power of a Lord. The desire of our hearts empowers the thinking, reasoning, imagination, emotions, and desires of our souls. A life-giving desire from within us empowers us to be life-giving in our thinking and in our doing in life. We receive a different wisdom that empowers the actions of our lives to be actions that are motivated by love. They are not actions that are reactions to the world around us. They are actions inspired by faith towards God that create a different result in the world or our influence. Our faith is motivated by a revelation of God’s love. The responses of our lives are not responses to the submersions of a bitter world. They are responses to a Holy Father that gives us a different testimony than those in the world. Our hearts are fed by a ‘what is it’ not by an understanding dependent upon knowing what it is by earthly standards. The mystery of a fresh internal word of God to our hearts gives us a fresh and increasing change in the testimony of our names. Our character, nature, way, power, and authority are becoming visible to the world around us. Our understanding comes from heavenly realities within our hearts and not by the understandings of our world. Our ability to give life to our world is because we are discovering our true identity, testimony, and purpose as sons or daughters of God. This is the counsel by which we live. We are givers of life to our world. We make a great us when we forsake who we are not. We are joined to life. Therefore, we give life to those we are divinely joined to in life. Our power is that of the resurrection might of Christ. We are clothed in the works of Christ, and we wake others up to the manifest presence of God because we are increasingly awake to who He is. The knowledge of our lives is not a knowledge of information, but a growing knowledge of intimacy with God as our Father and we as part of a growing family of God. Old things are stripped away as we experience the now present community of God in our lives. It is multigenerational in its purpose and bears the fruit of community for the generations to come. We are led by an awe of who God is in all things. We are empowered to reign in all things because we know the blessings of a partnership with God as our Father, Jesus His Son, and Holy Spirit as our Helper in all things. It is for the zeal of God’s house that we live! We are sons and daughters of God and we are led by His Spirit in all things.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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

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

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Joined To The Spirit

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Greetings,

After a great week in Bulgaria, I have now been in Ede, Netherlands for the weekend. It was great to connect with more of my Dutch family that I have not been able to see for some time. God’s presence is in the nations and the hope for tomorrow is alive and well. My past week has been filled with the presence of God in supernatural ways as God has poured out His love upon His family.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. NKJ

Romans 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. NAS

The New King James Bible uses the Textus Receptus Greek text as its source of translation, but older Greek texts do not include the phrase “who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit”. It is true that to be in Christ is to no longer walk according to the flesh, but not walking in the flesh does not empower us to walk according to the Spirit. It is walking according to the Spirit that empowers us to no longer walk according to the flesh. It is not a matter of being free from the flesh, it is a matter of being joined to the Spirit. So, because there is no more condemnation we can be in Christ and receive our Father’s gift of the power of life in Christ. It is not a law of death, but a law of life. To be joined to God, who is life and love, empowers us to find the true freedom and liberty of life.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Being freed from the law of sin and death doesn’t give us life. It is being joined to life that destroys the law of sin and death. The law of sin and death is the consequence of being disconnected from God. God is life and to be disconnected from Him is to be disconnected from life. To be joined to Him is to be filled with the abundance of life and that life is eternal life. Eternal life is a knowing of God the Father and a knowing Jesus the Son in our lives today.

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Jesus condemned sin in the flesh by being the life of the Spirit of God in the flesh. He was fully connected to God His Father by an intimate connection of the Holy Spirit. By this He made a way for each of us to be the same. We can be joined to God our Father and Jesus the Son through an intimate connection with Holy Spirit in our hearts. This empowers us to have victory over the flesh because we are now indulging in the life of the Spirit. Abstaining from the flesh will not give us the life of God’s Spirit but indulging in the Spirit of God in our lives will give us victory over the power of selfish flesh.

Romans 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

It is when we set our minds on the things of the Spirit of God that we passionately and creatively walk according to the spirit. It will manifest the increasing testimony of life and peace in our lives.

This is not a time to be distracted by those who walk according to the flesh. It is time to demonstrate what it looks like when someone lives their lives in connection with God by His Spirit. This is the testimony of a son or daughter of God. This is the testimony of those cry out to God as their Father from their spirits. We should practice being sons and daughters of God in a world of people who do not yet know this truth of life and peace. When we are connected to God in our hearts, we grow in knowing his peace. When we are connected to God in our hearts, we grow in knowing the life of God in all things. Let’s practice living as sons and daughters of God in our world! This is the day to know there is not condemnation, but only a connection to God that always brings life and peace.

Romans 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

When we live according to the Spirit of God, we put to death the carnal deeds of the flesh. It is about life, not about death. It is not about putting to death the deeds of the flesh; it is about being joined to life. Keep it simple! You were born to be loved by God, let Him love you! It is not about being freed from bondage; it is about being joined to freedom. It is not about being free from fear, it is about being joined to love. We are adopted children of God. What a wonderful truth of life that is! We are children of God. We were born to be loved by God. We are inheritors of the life of God because we are children of God. Even in times of suffering, the fruit of our lives will be life because we are always joined to life.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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

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

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Keys To This Present Season

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Greetings,

I have been in Bulgaria for many days now and God is doing good things. The church of Blagoevgrad, Sofia, and Plovdiv are growing in Christ and the presence of Christ is in them, upon them, and with them. We have been experiencing phenomenal  times in God’s presence. His presence is activating His kingdom purpose, the purpose of the Father’s love. It is good to finally reconnect in person with some of the divine connections of my life. I am blessed to see what God is up to.

While I have been here, I have shared some things that I have discovered in the past two years. These things are truths in my life and growing realities as I am embracing them. I will call these keys to this present season in the earth. The first key to this present season is to be a place where God rests. He rests because He is fully satisfied. He wants us to live in and from His presence in all things. We can live our lives from rest, not striving to rest, because God loves us, and He is satisfied with who we are.

The second key to this present season is to embrace the unshakeable God in order to become an unshakeable person. It is time to be renewed in the courage of the Lord, to be renewed in His holiness, and to be renewed in our faith in Him. This is possible because of who He is. When He walks into the space of our lives, we hear His new song of life. That sound is that He is great, He is good, and His mercy endures forever! God is courageous because He is great! We can have faith in His courage!

We can also have hope because God is good! We can know that all things will work for good because God is good. We need not be shaken in unholy times because God is holy. To be holy is to be the substance of His goodness to our world because our Father is good! He is holy and we can trust His holiness as hope for our world.

We can also know love. To be renewed in our faith in God is not the same as being renewed in our faith. It will renew our faith, but it is a trust in His love. We can trust His faithfulness, because He is love! We don’t need to be shaken in shaking times because God is unshakable. He is great, He is good, and His mercy endures forever!

The third key to this present season is that our identity, testimony, and purpose is in Christ. Circumstances cannot change who we are, they can only force who we are to rise in new and creative ways. We can let go of our expectations and remain expectant in our hearts. We are pregnant with the purpose of God in our lives because of who we are in Christ.

A fourth key to this present season is to seek first the Kingdom of God in all things. That kingdom is not an external kingdom. It is the internal kingdom of God in our hearts that causes our kingdom to increasingly become a kingdom of our Lord and Christ. It is knowing righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. It is knowing Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life today, tomorrow, and forever.

Proverbs 3:9 Honor the LORD with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; 10 so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.

God rests in my life. He is unshakeable, and I need not shake. My identity, testimony, and purpose are in Him. His kingdom is in my heart. These things I am growing to know.

These are key lessons in my life of these past two years. God rests in my life because He loves me, and He is fully satisfied with who I am as His son. God is a rock and in the rock of Christ I can become unshakeable even in shaking times. He is great, He is good, and His mercy endures forever! I stand in His courage, in His holiness, and in His faith. For this reason, I will not be shaken. I am a son of God and no circumstance can change who I am. The circumstances of my life only prove to be the ground in which I arise. The kingdom of God is within me. I will seek the kingdom of God in my heart and my kingdom will increasingly become an expression of the kingdom of God that is within me.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

www.ted4leaders.com

www.ted4you.com or

www.houseofbreadministry.org.

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

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

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

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

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