From Dust to Paradise!

Greetings;

I am presently in Bulgaria. We have seen many people baptized in the Holy Spirit this past week as well as a few new salvations. People have been healed and miracles have been released. The greatest of all is, we have seen God’s presence resting in our lives. Our Father in heaven is present with us now by His Holy Spirit. The name of Jesus is bringing life in amazing ways. It is wonderful to be a place upon this earth where God lives.!

I mentioned last week of my introduction to Jesus forty-five years ago. I celebrated that date this past Saturday. I celebrated it by seeing many touched with the life and love of God in our midst. What a great life it is!

Forty-five years ago, I was in a desperate state, but some wonderful daughters of God prayed for me. What bothered me the most was, my life was harming other people. I was using drugs and drank many beers every day. I was in a desperate state. I sold people drugs. I was by no means a drug dealer, I just sold a few drugs to be able to buy more expensive drugs for myself. This began to bother me. I decided I should stop selling drugs to others, but my way of making money was selling drugs. God, who sees things from His perspective. spoke to these ladies again. He told them I was trying to get out of debt for selling drugs. One of them came to me one day with a handful of cash. She said, we heard you are trying to get out of debt for selling drugs. So, we took an offering and we want you to know this is a love gift from God to pay your drug debts. I thought they were idiots and fools, but when I touched the money the fear of God hit me, and I paid my drug debts. So, before I knew He loved me, I knew that He was the One who paid my debts. Very shortly after that, I invited Jesus into my heart.

When those young ladies were praying for me, it was like Genesis chapter 1 through chapter 2:3. God wasn’t worried. God saw the potential of who I am. But God also saw that He wanted to rest in my life, so that any enemies in my life could be subdued. In May of 1973, on the 12thday, God touched the dust of my life. I felt Him touch me. A man was talking about how Jesus had come into his heart. As I sat there in my dryness, in my barren condition, I felt God’s hand begin to form me and I began to cry. Water came to the desert. As I went to go home from that meeting, I pulled my car to the side of the road and rives began to break out in the desert. My eyes began to stream. Even my nose began to leak. My heart began to leak. I confessed everything I had ever done to Jesus. I don’t know if He needed me to confess, but I needed to confess. I begged Him to come into my life and like Geneses 2:7, He breathed into me the breath of life. His Spirit came into my spirit.

Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. 8 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.

By no means was the earth a paradise in the original creation. There was a place among the dust of the field where God planted a garden. It was there that He put the man he had formed from the dust. It was in a place called Eden. Eden means desirable place. The place of desire. It was in the East. When we wake up in the morning, we see the sun and the sun gives us a testimony of a new day. It is full of promise and expectation. The East signifies a new day. In reality the earth turns towards the sun, but the experience is a sunrise and a new day. If this is a truth of revelation I can apply it in my life. Forty-five years ago, I turned towards God and I experienced new life. He touched me and He breathed His life into me. The very next morning I woke up and I found that in the midst of my barrenness God had planted a garden. It was a desirable place. I woke up and I was smiling. I could not stop smiling. It took me two days to tell a couple hundred people about Jesus. I told them all about Jesus. I was popular for all the wrong reasons, but my popularity gave me a basis to share my faith. I told them passionately about Jesus. I found myself in Paradise. There were trees. There was life everywhere. God was allowing me to experience His goodness and his presence in my life. I am reminded of this as I have finished a 45th year of knowing Him.

Today is a good day to recognize Him in your life. He is the desire of our hearts. Before you do another thing, remember the dryness from where you have come and embrace the goodness and the presence of God who has taken the time to plant a place of relationship for you and Him in this world. For this, I am a fire for Jesus! My past was dust, but my present life is the result of God resting in my life!

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

 

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A Need For God

Greetings,

I just finished a great weekend in Deming, New Mexico. I am always blessed with my church family here. God is my friend and so are these special people in His family. I pray that God will bring every good thing to pass in their lives. Let there be water in the desert and fruitful fields of life for the glory of God’s kingdom of love.

In Genesis chapter two it says that the heavens and earth were finished in their creation on day six and then God blessed the seventh day as the day that He rested from His work.

Genesis 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

When we read the book of Genesis, we are not reading Genesis chapter 1 and then chapter 2 as something that chronologically follows chapter 1. Chapters and verses were not in the original text. It was centuries later that chapters and verses were added. This was even true in the New Testament Scriptures. Sometimes we get distracted by chapters and verses and we miss the context and point of stories. We miss the point of concepts. There is nothing spiritual about chapters and verses. There is no prophetic significance about verse numbers. They were added by human beings – a good idea and a terrible idea. A good idea, in that it helps us find things. A bad idea, in that it creates a possibility for us to take things out of context. What is the concept of the covenant story of Genesis chapter 1 and chapter 2? Genes 1 through chapter 2 verse 3 is God inspired word written by Moses as God conveyed to him how to write it. Moses was not in the garden of Eden as a journalist making sure he had the right recording, the right video, and the right words. It was more important that God speak to Moses in covenantal terms. God explained to Moses that this is the creation. I believe that Genesis 1 through chapter 2 verse 3 is the earth as it is seen from God’s perspective. From God’s perspective, a formless, void and dark situation needed God to be God. We know from Scripture that God does need anything, but he gives life, breath, and all things.

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. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.

In the beginning there was a need for God to be Himself. There was a need for God to give live, to give breath and to give all things. Whatever that looks like from the perspective of science, I don’t care. I care how it looks covenantly. The covenantal view of God is recorded in Genesis chapter 1 through Genesis chapter two verse 3. In the creation, on day six, God created man. It was His capstone, His finish of the creation. God, in His Trinity, spoke to Himself and something amazing came to be. God as the Father, the word and the Spirit spoke to the substance of His own being. He spoke to himself and something came from Himself that was both male and female.

When we come to Genesis chapter two verse 4 we have a different perspective of the story. This is the history of the heavens and the earth. It is a story of man on earth relating to God. This is the history, he formed man from the dust. The field was in need of plants. The field was in need of herbs. It was in need for man to till it. There was a need for more. In verse 7 it says that God formed man from the dust of the ground and He breathed into him the breath of life. Some people view Genesis chapter 1 and Genesis chapter 2 as two different creations. I view them as two different perspectives. One is the view of God in His prophetic nature as He sees things that are not as though they are. The other is the experience from human perspective.

I can even relate this into my life. If something is Biblically true then you can apply the principle pattern, and value in our life. Forty-five years ago, I was formless, void and dark. my life needed life. It was in chaos, it was empty, and it was dark. But God’s perspective toward me was that I would be a fire for Him. He even spoke to some young ladies who were believers in Christ. He said, pray for Ted Hanson he will be a fire for me. They prayed; Dear Jesus, please make Ted Hanson so miserable he can’t stand himself until he comes to know you. They prayed in the late summer and fall of 1972 and then in the spring of 1973 God reminded them to pray for me again. I felt God’s Spirit brooding over my life, and in May of 1973 I felt His hand upon me as He breathed His life into my spirit. I was born again! I am forever grateful for God’s perspective concerning my life and for my perspective concerning the touch of His love in mine.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

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A Place Where God Rests

Greetings;

I have just finished another great week in Portugal. Another teaching project has been recorded and I am in the process of editing the material to be used in various Portuguese speaking countries in the world. Thank you to Lidia Ferreira for all of her hard work translating. I worked you hard and you eagerly served in the long hours of recording. I was blessed to speak to the CCVA leaders as well as several churches over the weekend. It was a good time and God is surely in my time with my Portuguese family. They are hungry, willing, and teachable and I am honored to serve these wonderful people.

What is the foundation for being leaders, ministers, fathers, mothers, or anyone in a place of Christ-life responsibility in life? At the end of King David’s life, he gathered the captains of various divisions. Some were captains of thousands, some hundreds, and some fifties. He called for those who responsible for various measures in his kingdom to come before him. 

1 Chronicles 28:1-2 Now David assembled at Jerusalem all the leaders of Israel: the officers of the tribes and the captains of the divisions who served the king, the captains over thousands and captains over hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possessions of the king and of his sons, with the officials, the valiant men, and all the mighty men of valor. Then King David rose to his feet and said, “Hear me, my brethren and my people: I had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and for the footstool of our God, and had made preparations to build it.”

David wanted to build a house for God, but God told him that his son would build it. David had been a man who had shed much blood. He had taken much life. The house that David saw could only be built by a man of life, a man who could only give life. I don’t believe that Solomon built that house. I don’t believe that the Temple of Solomon met the criteria of what was in David’s heart. I believe that the greater David built it, and the greater David was Jesus. The house that David had in mind was a place where God rests and then all of His enemies would be made His footstool. His enemies would be subdued by God’s presence in the earth.

Stephen, at his stoning, told his Jewish countrymen that the body of Christ was the testimony of the greater David. It was the testimony of the One who had come to build the house where God rests in the earth.

Acts 7:44 “Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as He appointed, instructing Moses to make it according to the pattern that he had seen, 45 which our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Joshua into the land possessed by the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of David, 46 who found favor before  God and asked to find a dwelling for the God of Jacob. 47 But Solomon built Him a house. 48 “However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says: 49 ‘Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. What house will you build for Me? says the Lord, or what is the place of My rest? 50 Has My hand not made all these things?’”

The prophet Isaiah declared that God’s house could not be built by human hands, but the God had a place much greater as His place of rest. His desire was to rest upon the earth in the hearts of men.

Isaiah 61:1 Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?

The house that God lives in is not built with human hands. Any ministry effort or any physical effort we make in life will not be sufficient enough to be a place that God lives. It is only in us that His presence can abide, and then the things we do become expressions from the place where He rests. When God rests in our lives, He gives us life, breath, and all things.

Acts 17:24-25 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. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.

I believe that is the house God desires and we should desire to be a place where God rests at all times. When God rests in and among men His enemies are made a footstool. God does not rest there in order to tell us how to subdue the enemies. It is God’s manifest presence that subdues the enemies. I think this is true for us as individuals. Are we a place where God rests?  As a human being – as a man, a woman, a leader, as person in life; am I a place where God rests?

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

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Thank you to all of you who have partnered with me in prayer and support. More resources are being developed and we are moving forward with reaching the nations with the message of New Covenant Life and Grace. Many doors of influence have opened for House of Bread Ministry. I need your help to do all that is before me.

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The Reality of Sacrifice and Offerings

Greetings;

Today I am in Portugal. I am recording teachings in Portuguese for leaders in various Portuguese speaking communities in various countries. I am excited to see the project of training progress to subject number seven. Yesterday I was in two new church communities, new to me. God was wonderful, and it was great to connect to further expressions of the amazing body of Christ in Portugal.

Do you think it is important to dedicate your life to letting God love you and to love Him? Paul’s plea to believers was that they would understand that the mercy of God allows and inspires us all to present our lives to God without any shame. He appealed to believers to see their lives as a living sacrifice to God and not to think like the world. Whereas the world lives to satisfy and gratify themselves, believers in Christ should live for the purpose and will of God in their lives.

Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Do you think it is important to live a life of works that testify of our faith towards God? The apostle John said that faith without works is dead. Our works are a testimony of our faith towards God. This is true sacrifice, a sacrifice that comes by faith. It is the evidence of hearing God in our hearts. Faith inspires our works in life and these are meant to be sacrifices that testify of our love for God. They are a demonstration of the wisdom of God to our future as the body of Christ. We are to live a life of faith towards God in all things.

Do you think it is important to respond to God, the giver of bread and wine in our lives? When God gives us anything, natural or spiritual, our response to Him testifies of our dependence upon Him and our desire to receive all that He has. Our responses to God in attitude and in action testify of our recognition of who He is in the destiny of our lives. Our testimony in life is fully dependent upon all that He possesses, and it is not something we can create by any resources of our own. All that we receive for internal or external realities of our lives are a gift from Him. How we respond to Him with what we possess determines our ability to receive all that He gives from heaven. Rain does not come from heaven, it comes when vapors ascend and meet the atmosphere of rain in heaven. Then the blessing returns in greater measure to the earth. Angels do not come from heaven. They come from the place of God’s habitation upon the earth. It is from that place that they ascend and descend to bring all that is needed in the earth from heaven. Our responses to God in this earth determine the release of the full blessings of God in our lives.

Do you think it is good idea to submit to those who have been sent to give you life in some way? It is important that you tip in the direction of those God sends you to in order to give them the life that God desires for you to give? Paul said we are to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to seek to give life to one another by submitting to one another as unto the Lord. The early church submitted to the apostle’s way of life in all things. He received life to give life to all in their worlds.

Do you think it is important to discover who you are in the Christ for the sake of others? The apostle Paul wrote that each member of the body of Christ is to live to contribute to other members so that each one does their part in the ministry of Christ. Our God-given motivational gifts, Spirit anointed ministries of Christ, and our purposes together as the testimony of Christ are dependent upon each one of us doing our share for the sake of the calling, the inheritance, and the working of the power of Christ in all things.

Do you think that community is part of God’s plan? Is communion with the Holy Spirit and with one another a reality for today as the community of God in the earth? Should we live to be a place that God lives, and should we embrace an intimate love for God and for one another? The writer of Hebrews said that believers should never forsake coming together. We should seek to stimulateone another with love and to love. We should see coming together as of the most important thing in our lives for the sake of encouraging one another and for the sake of the testimony of the communion of believers.

Do you think it is a good idea to partner with God and to allow Him to partner with you in all things in life? Should you seek Him in order to reign in life. When we put God first, He has access to all that is in our lives. When we make Him first in our lives, He has access to the future of our lives. Our children and our children’s children will benefit from our face to face relationship with God in all things.

If you believe in these things and you put them into practice in your lives, you are living in the reality of sacrifice and offers written in the law for the place that God chooses His name to abide (Deut. 12:5-7). The Law is fulfilled, but the realities that the Law foreshadowed are real in practical application of our lives. These are the testimony of burnt offering, sacrifices, tithes, heave offerings, vowed offerings, freewill offerings, and the first offerings of our flocks and herds. They exist, but they don’t exist in the Law. They exist in the character, nature, way, power, and authority of our lives as believers in Christ. You cannot say you are no longer under the Law if you don’t embrace becoming part of the reality of these things by His administration of grace.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Please consider helping me reach the nations with the message of New Covenant Life and Grace. Prayer and finances are needed for the task to be accomplished that is before us.

Thank you to all of you who have partnered with me in prayer and support. More resources are being developed and we are moving forward with reaching the nations with the message of New Covenant Life and Grace. Many doors of influence have opened for House of Bread Ministry. I need your help to do all that is before me.

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The Rewards to His Conclusions

Greetings;

Today I am writing from Bellingham. Last week was tough. My son Aaron, daughter in law Amani, grandson Kaden, and granddaughter Zaria have all moved to Nevada as part of their journey in life. Bonnie and I are so proud and blessed to have such amazing people as part of our family. Losing them from Bellingham is hard, but necessary in the plan of God for their lives. I am already planning trips to Nevada. I miss my peoples!

I have been writing concerning spiritual truths for us all to find satisfaction as human men and women as sons and daughters of God. God is the one who gives life, breath, and all things. We are to be those who live with a testimony of His character, nature, way, power, and authority in all things.

Psalms 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; 8 the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward.

God’s judgments bring great reward. In keeping them there is great reward. That reward is like fine gold and fresh honey. They are a treasure of God’s character and a testimony of His life-giving energy from within. It is valuable and desirable. What are God’s judgments?  God’s judgments are His righteous conclusions, decisions, and boundaries. God’s conclusions are better than ours. To find great reward we must be empowered to trust His conclusions, decisions, and boundaries more than we trust our own desired conclusions, decisions, or definition of boundaries in life.

Knowing the love of God converts our thoughts, reasoning, imaginations, emotions and desires. His presence transforms the rooms of our lives and enables us to step from today into our tomorrow. Embracing His commissions causes our hearts to rejoice as we willingly walk our own path of destiny. Choosing to live according to His ordinances enlightens our eyes to see what we could not understand before. An awe for who He is makes us pure and enduring.

Choosing to embrace His conclusions, decisions, and boundaries as valuable and desirable in our lives will gives us great rewards. When these things become the reality of our lives we find that our iniquities, our internal flaws, are transformed by the power of His grace. We will find that even our external rebellion is transformed by the power of His love. These things will no longer rule our lives. Our internal weaknesses and external rebellion will no longer have dominion over our lives. We become transformed and we become like our heavenly Father. We become innocent within and what comes off of us in life will bring life to our worlds.

Psalms 19:12-14 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

God gives us His life from within. The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit within our hearts. Satisfaction is found through and inner change in our lives. God is our God, we are His people, and we live with Him in all things. The internal kingdom of God is affecting the outward workings of the kingdoms of our lives!

I want to be like You when, and as, I grow up Father. Heal my iniquities. Stop me from doing wrong when I already know it is wrong anyway. Don’t let my internal flaws or my external rebellions have dominion over me. Change me, inside and out! Let my thoughts and my expressions be as Yours.

  1. Save my soul – Grant me life-giving thoughts, strategies, desires, emotions, and imaginations
  2. Make me whole – Give me a testimony that makes me wise in simplicity
  3. Make me full – Cause my heart to be glad
  4. Make me see – Enlighten me from within to see as You see
  5. Make me strong – Make me pure and enduring
  6. Make my life rewarding – Cause me to desire, seek, and embrace Your conclusions, decisions and boundaries

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Many doors of influence have opened for House of Bread Ministry. I need your help to do all that is before me. Thank you to all of you who have partnered with me in prayer and support. More resources are being developed and we are moving forward with reaching the nations with the message of New Covenant Life and Grace. 

Donations can be made at the above right link or mail your donation to House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, Wa. 98225.

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Donations can also be made to House of Bread Ministry to help us provide books to leaders and others in Angola, Africa. We want to print books for distribution later this year and we are asking for your assistance. A donation of $5.00 will print a book. We want to make this resource available to the Portuguese people of the world. We need $800 per book run to print.

Donations can be made at the above right link or mail your donation to House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, Wa. 98225.

Thank You,

Ted J. Hanson

 

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The Statutes, Commands, and Fear of God

Greetings;

I am enjoying being home in Bellingham. We have had a lot of rain, but that is making all things green. After a great Easter service last week, we found ourselves in a sense of a new season at Alife on Sunday. Jeremy James gave a great world yesterday on facing our fears. I am ready to see God’s love form the world I live in. This is another week and another opportunity to see God working in our lives.

I have been writing on discovering secrets to living a satisfied life. I have written on how the law of God’s love converts our souls. This is not the bondage of rules and regulations that control our lives, but a changed heart and mind by a growing revelation of God’s love. Our thoughts, reasoning, emotions, desires, and imaginations are being transformed by Christ within us. The testimonies of God are making us wiser than the wisdom of the flesh. God is good and the poetic experiences of His power at work in our lives is wisdom of the flesh. Sometimes God’s poetic realities outweigh our theological understandings of God. God just does things and everything changes! The third secret to human identity is found in the statutes of God.

Psalms 19:8 the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart…

What is a statute? A statute is a commission or a mandate. It is about finding the power to be responsible in all that has been given to us to be and do in life. We make a great us and a terrible someone else. When we embrace who we are and live fully for who we are, we discover the ability to give life to our worlds. In this, we find joy in our hearts. When we become life-giving in our commissions and mandates in life we find that our hearts rejoice. Our commissions and mandates concern who God declares us to be. It is about being true to who we are according to who God made, and is making, us to be. We can be life-giving in our marriages, our families, our communities, and all that is within of our world. We are not responsible for someone else’s world, jut our own. God is with us to empower us to be responsible in all of our God-given responsibilities in life. By this we will give life to our worlds.

Psalms 19:8 the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes…

God’s commandments enlighten our eyes. What is a command? A command is an ordinance. In a city or community there are ordinances. Those ordinances are there so the community will not become something it was not intended to be. Among men there are many ordinances that are less than life-giving and are often focused on special interest groups and personal agendas. God’s ordinances concern a community of an abundance of life. We don’t understand the ordinances of God. He is much more merciful, much more forgiving, much more loving, and much more life-giving in every way than us. It is not until we willingly embrace His ways that we can truly understand His ways. His ordinances cause us to see, but our natural sight doesn’t allow us to see His ordinances. To see clearly in the way of life, we must be empowered to embrace His ordinances. His commands or ordinances enlighten our eyes. True vision can only come when see what God sees and when we see things the way God sees them. God’s ordinances change our perspective on everything. We must trust what God sees and the way He sees it more than we trust our own view on matters in life.

Psalms 19:9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever…

The fear of the Lord makes us clean and enduring. What is the fear of the Lord? It is a moral inspiration and awe of who He is. A revelation of who He is causes us to be in awe of who He is. Only an awe of who He us can truly make us pure and enduring in life. We must see God for who He is, or we will become grasshoppers in the sight of our world. We must see that all things are as grasshoppers in the sight of our heavenly Father. We must see Him as big enough for any situation in our lives and we must see Him as the awe inspire love of our hearts. We are not afraid of Him like we would be afraid of an enemy. We have a reverence, an awe, and an awareness of how great He is in all things. By this we become inspired to live for Him in every way and in all things. Our zeal becomes a flame for His will and His glory when we see Him for who He really is. This gives us ability to live a passionately holy and enduring life! We are all in! Nothing is held back from Him when we see Him as He truly is!

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all of you who have partnered with me in prayer and support. More resources are being developed and we are moving forward with reaching the nations with the message of New Covenant Life and Grace. 

Donations can be made at the above right link or mail your donation to House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, Wa. 98225.

 

 

 

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

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Making Wise the Simple

Greetings,

What a great day it was yesterday with family, friends, my church community and the resurrection life of Christ in our midst. It was a great day overall. I was home in my community church and God was in the house. My youngest granddaughter turned three this week and we had a great celebration for her last night as a full and blessed family.

I was awakend to God’s presence last night with these things rising from a dream where I was asked, what is mercy? From my spirit came the following:

Mercy is standing in a relationship with God with who you are so that you can find grace to become who you really are. Mercy is knowing you are a child of God because your sins are forgiven by your heavenly Father who loves you in all things. Grace is discovering you are a son or a daughter of God your Father and you can overcome anything that is not like God in your life because God’s presence is empowering you to be transformed to become an increasing testimony of being an expression of Him in all things. Grace empowers you to become the likeness and image of Him in your world. He allowed people to hurt you, so you could become like Him and He allowed you to hurt others, so they too could become like Him. Mercy and grace are God’s provision for being and becoming the fullness of God’s family in the earth. By these too things we grow to know Him and to become like Him. By these too things we find our identity in the calling, the inheritance, and the power of His name for the glory of our family name in all things.

I believe that what was expressed in my spirit was spoken by God’s Spirit to my spirit and now these thoughts have flooded my soul. I am discovering another level of satisfaction in life. True satisfaction in life can only be found in becoming a human being in the likeness and image of our heavenly Father. What does it take to find a life of satisfaction as a human being? Like the hidden mysteries of our natural world, there are hidden mysteries of our spiritual connection to God. These are secrets to discovering human identity. These six things will convert our souls, make us wise in simplicity, cause our hearts to rejoice, cause our eyes to see, make us clean and enduring, and bring us great reward. These are the testimonies of living a satisfied life. Last week I presented that the first of these mysteries is that of God’s law.

Human beings were created to be connected to God, spirit to Spirit. When we find the internal connection to God through Christ in us, we become empowered by grace and we cast the shadow of law. The shadow of our lives should testify of the hidden mysteries of the character, nature, way, power, and authority of their Father, God. God’s law is really about love and only a revelation of God’s love can empower us to act rightly. A revelation of God’s love empowers us to become all that God’s love is in all that we are. It is by this that our thoughts, strategies, desires, emotions, and imaginations can become life inspired to make us life-giving to the world around us.

A second secret is that of finding wisdom in simplicity. Wisdom is the key to going from where we are today to where we need to be tomorrow. Wisdom leads us in the journey of life to find life and to be life for our world. The testimony of God is something that gives us an undeniable witness of who He is. A testimony is not dependent upon being smart, it is actually dependent upon being simple. Sometimes we don’t have answers to the difficult or impossible situations in our lives. When God breaks through with the power of His goodness and love we don’t need to know anymore. Wisdom is all about getting from today into tomorrow. The testimonies of God can free us from today and get us into our future by the power of His love. His testimonies make the simple wise. We need a converted soul and we need the testimonies of God to find satisfaction in life. Sometimes being too smart, too knowledgeable, and too aware of the natural possibilities prevents us from depending upon the poetic realities of God. A testimony from God is a poetic reality of a change in our world. It is the poetic realities of God’s love that make the simple wise. When He walks into the room, everything changes!

Psalms 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple…

We are becoming the substance of our Father’s love and we are shining with the testimony of His love in all things. These things don’t happen because we are smart, they happen because our heavenly Father is good. The family tree of life produces the fruit of life in all things!

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all of you who have partnered with me in prayer and support. More resources are being developed and we are moving forward with reaching the nations with the message of New Covenant Life and Grace. 

Donations can be made at the above right link or mail your donation to House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, Wa. 98225.

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A Converted Soul

Greetings,

Sorry for the delay on the blog. Yesterday I was traveling and did not get a chance to post. Today I am home after a great week in Portugal. God was very good and it was great to connect with great people – great leaders and great churches. Thank you to all who remain hungry, willing, and teachable towards the now sound of God in the earth.

How do we find satisfaction and how do we help others discover satisfaction in life? God’s grace in our lives comes by the power of Christ in us. Christ in us is the hope of glory. Grace is the power of Holy Spirit working in our lives. Grace changes us! God’s gift of mercy justifies us to live, but His presence in our lives gives us the power of His grace that makes us truly live. We know we are alive by grace because God’s grace empowers us to give life to others. We know we are alive because we are increasingly becoming like our heavenly Father. We are givers of life. Grace empowers our lives to cast a shadow that can look like the law, but we are not under the law. A shadow that looks like the law is under us. I do not live by the law of not committing adultery, I live by the power of life and love for my wife. This could look like a law to those who merely see my shadow, but it is really a growing desire in my heart. When we find a life of satisfaction in Christ we cast a satisfying shadow to the world around us.

All people are affected by the natural laws of science. The hidden secrets of nature concerning day and night affect all people in all the earth. God’s creation and all of its hidden principles govern the natural realities of all nations. There are no exceptions. We all experience the joys and the challenges of a world filled with hidden laws, boundaries, empowerments, and realities.

Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, 5 which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race. 6 Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end; and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

Just as there are hidden laws, boundaries, empowerments, and realities in nature, there are the same in the spiritual mysteries of men. We must discover the human connection to God’s Spirit to live a life that is fully satisfied as a human being. We must become like God our Father to find satisfaction as His offspring in the earth. We must become givers of life or we will never be satisfied in life. When we discover the secrets of our connection with the Spirit of God, we will also cast a shadow upon our world that testifies of what we have found.

Psalms 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; 8 the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward.

These verses reveal six things that testify of a human life that finds satisfaction. They are keys to our true identity as children of God and without them we will never find true satisfaction in life. Like the hidden mysteries of our natural world, these are hidden mysteries of our spiritual connection to the giver of life. These six things consist of God’s law, His testimonies, His statutes, His commandments, a revelation of who He is, and His judgments. These are six secrets to discovering human identity. These six things will convert our souls, make us wise in simplicity, cause our hearts to rejoice, cause our eyes to see, make us clean and enduring, and bring us great reward. These are the testimonies of living a satisfied life. They are not things that bind human souls, but the shadow cast by the human soul that finds the internal empowerment of God’s Spirit of grace within their hearts.

What does it mean to convert the soul? Our souls are the bridge between our spirits and our physical lives. The soul is the throne of our lives. God’s Spirit empowering our spirits gives us the power of life, but to facilitate that life to become a life-giving influence to our worlds requires a converted soul. Our souls manifest our thoughts, reasoning, imaginations, emotions, and desires. When we live for ourselves, our thoughts, reasoning, imagination, emotions and desires become destructive forces to the influence of our lives. We become takers from others and not givers of life to our worlds. To find satisfaction we must be converted in our souls. God’s law coverts our souls.

What is God’s law? The Torah law was the shadow of the character, nature, way, power, and authority of all that God is. It was written well as a shadow of all that God is in heaven, but it was interpreted wrongly in its flat reality as a shadow cast as a standard over men. Human beings were not created to be under the law. They were created to cast a shadow that revealed the hidden mysteries of the character, nature, way, power, and authority of their Father, God. We cannot understand God’s love by living under what appears to us to be a controlling command. Living under a shadow cannot possibly give us a revelation of living in the light. Only living in the light can empower our lives to become a testimony of a shadow. God’s law is really about love. Only a revelation of God’s love can empower us to act rightly. Acting rightly doesn’t make us the character, nature, way, power, or authority of love. Only a revelation of love can empower us to become a revelation of love to others. It is only a revelation of love that can empower us to act rightly as a testimony of truth. We cannot just do truth, we must become truth. It is by this that our souls can be converted. Only a revelation of love that empower us to become love can cause our thoughts, reasoning, imagination, emotions, and desires to become facilitators of an influence of love to our worlds. This is true life.

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson

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Available Books to Support African Influence

Buy any of these books at full price and you will provide one of the following Portuguese books for an Angolan, African Leader.

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The following books are in Portuguese and ready for printing:

                                                More Books are in Process

Donations can also be made to House of Bread Ministry to help us provide books to leaders and others in Angola, Africa. We want to print books for distribution later this year and we are asking for your assistance. A donation of $5.00 will print a book. We want to make this resource available to the Portuguese people of the world. We need $800 per book run to print.

Donations can be made at the above right link or mail your donation to House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, Wa. 98225.

Thank You,

Ted J. Hanson

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Disciple Your World

Greetings,

Wow! What a great time of ministry and connection in Angola, Africa. I have ministered 25 times in 8 days of training. The people were very hungry, willing, and teachable. I also made many new connections with new Pastors and congregations. There will be a full schedule when I come again in November. It was a blessing being with my church family of Angola. Tonight I will head to Portugal for more connections and the goodness of God.

We are to be disciples of Christ to disciple the nations, or more specifically – the peoples in our world. Who do we influence in life? Who is in our measure of influence? To be givers of life we must cultivate our inner relationship with Christ within us. Christ in us is the hope of glory. The God-connection in our spirits is the source of becoming a disciple of Christ. The ability to give life to any and every situation in life has been given to Jesus as a man, the firstborn from the dead. It is by His life within us that we can bring life to our world. 

We are to baptize those in our world in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is the fullness of the identity of God. I believe in water baptism and that water baptism is a perfect demonstration of a life of works that speak of our faith toward God. In water baptism we publically demonstrate that we died in Christ, we were buried in Christ, we rose from the dead in Christ, and the life that we now live we live by faith in Christ. We are no longer members of our old bodies of flesh, but we are members of the body of Christ. We have been submerged into the identity of the body of Christ. I believe these words of the commission of Jesus pertain to this, but even more so they are words telling us to live to empower others to be submerged into the identity of the fullness of God in this life. This is the only place where satisfaction can be found.

Jesus told His disciples to teach those in their worlds to observe all that He had commanded them. Our teaching is not by the old tree of knowledge it is by demonstrating a life empowered by the tree of life. The Pharisees taught by the tree of knowledge, but Jesus demonstrated the life that comes by being part of the family tree of life. We must be givers of life to our worlds. We must choose intimacy with God in Christ and embrace the tree of life in order to bring life to our worlds. Mercy has triumphed over judgment and the judgment of the Father’s love exceeds the judgments of the flesh.

The great commission of Jesus could be worded to say: The ability to give life in and to every situation in heaven and earth has been given to Me, go therefore and put your peoples under the influence of life. Submerge them into the identity of who God is. Empower them to be givers of life as you are becoming a giver of life from the power of Christ within. Demonstrate this life to your world as I empower this life within you. You are not disconnected, I am manifestly with you in the whole task and journey. Amen.

Who is in your world? Jesus was the Lamb slain for the world, but His means of reaching the world was by influencing a few. His immediate concern was those in His world and by this the power to reach the whole world would be made known.

John 17:9 “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.”

 John 17:20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”

Jesus was a disciple of Christ, a disciple of the Spirit of God within Him. He was in the Father and the Father was in Him. His connection with God by the Spirit was His source of bringing life to His world. It is by this same means that we are to bring life to our worlds. We are to abide Him and He in us. Only Christ in us can empower us to be givers of true life to the world. This is how we are sent to our worlds.

John 20:21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

We are sent to bring life to those in our world by the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Each of us has been called to be ministers of life by the power of Christ within us.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

Thank you to all of you who have partnered with me in prayer and support. More resources are being developed and we are moving forward with reaching the nations with the message of New Covenant Life and Grace. 

Donations can be made at the above right link or mail your donation to House of Bread Ministry, 3210 Meridian St., Bellingham, Wa. 98225.

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