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We had a great week last week. Our son, his wife, and two of our grand kids came home for the week from California. We were blessed to have the whole family together for the 4th of July celebration. We love our family, and nothing is better than when we are all together. I hope you had a blessed week as well in whatever circumstance you have found yourself. We continue to do church online and look forward to being able to come fully together again in the near future.
We are living in a time where God is releasing a grace to become the people of God. This can only happen by the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives as the Spirit of Knowing. This is not a knowledge of intellect, scientific discovery, human opinion, or experience learned or observed. It is a knowledge of intimacy – a knowing of who God is and who we are as the habitation of His presence in the earth. The knowledge of our own minds will resist the communion of the heart. True communion with God and one another is a communion by the Spirit of God. It is a testimony of our freewill to love God and love one another. In the curse of futility, it is by the sweat of the human brow that man was subject to eat their bread. The sharing of our lives with one another is resisted by the judgments of our own minds. The judgments of human will, and human understanding alone are established within the bitter wounds of offense. Only the eternal judgment of God’s love can heal our hearts and empower us to become the people of God in this world.
We are the gate of heaven, the place of God’s heavenly community influencing the world around us. Today is a time to overcome, not to be overcome. The hordes of hell have unleashed numerous spirits of deception, fear, and intimidation to resist the grace of God in our day, but grace is the manifest presence of God in our lives that overcomes all evil. Grace is not merely a gift given to us that lacks the power of change; it is gift of God’s overcoming power in our lives and it can be found by those who have an ear to hear. It is a gift that can be found once we come boldly to God’s presence to receive mercy that frees us from the judgments of the flesh and justifies us to find God’s grace that changes everything from within our hearts. God’s grace is found in the place of resistance, because when it is found it reveals that we are sons of God (male and female) to bring the liberty of heaven to the futile places of the world. It cannot be found by those who don’t seek to find it, but it can be found by those who do. Nothing is more powerful than God working in and through our lives. It is impossible for man alone, but by God’s grace miraculous testimonies are discovered.
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. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
When we find the grace of God for a transformational change by God in our lives, we can expect to face opposition to that change. We are in a time of becoming the people of God in a greater way, we can expect disunity in a time of unity. We can expect division in a time of community. We can expect temptations to see isolation as a path to the future when the true path before us is connection. This is the tribulation that resists the change of grace. The will of God is to cheerfully embrace the way of God and to become transformed by God through His Spirit interceding from within our hearts. He is the guarantee of the working of grace in our lives. We must embrace the identify of us, the testimony of us, and the purpose of us in the midst of the temptation to be people of self. The way to the true path of life is a corporate one and not a solitary one. We are not our own, we belong to the calling, inheritance, and purpose of Christ in all things. This is the purpose of Jesus and the purpose of being the body of Christ. While the world seeks to live for the uniqueness of self, we must embrace the grace of God to become the testimony of us through the uniqueness of each one living for the greater testimony of us all together. It is our perseverance to be the body of Christ that will grant us the testimony of being the body of Christ in a greater way. We are not the people of the world; we are the people of God. We are not black people, white people, red people, brown people, yellow people or any other division of humanity. We are the family of God made of every tribe, tongue, people, and nation though the diversity of each unique characteristic of each family member. We are not in competition with one another, we ae comparable to become the full testimony of God as the people of God in the earth.
Ted J. Hanson
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