The Freewill Power of Love

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Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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Manifested Sons and Daughters of God

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Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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Fruit From the Inside Out

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Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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Kings and Priests

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Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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The Inside Out Kingdom

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Greetings,

Today I am in Wichita, Kansas. I have had a great weekend with my good friends Derick and Talita Stoltz. My time with them, Christlife Ministries, and some new connections here in Wichita has been blessed. God loves people and it is the grassroots connection of people to God that can change the world.

Jesus has made a way for us to know life! He has made a way for us all to know life – eternal life! Eternal life is not just to live forever after we physically die. It is true life today, tomorrow, and forever. It is knowing God as our Father and knowing Jesus the Son by the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. This is the power of life to every situation in our lives. Our kingdoms can become kingdoms of our Lord and Christ. Our personal lives, our families, and any role we have in this world can be an expression of the life and love of God. We can daily be, and increasingly become, expressions of the life of God in and to our worlds. Jesus is the eternal Adam of a new creation in Christ. This is the testimony granted to all who boldly come to His throne of grace to receive His mercy and find His grace whereby we can be empowered to reign in life.

Romans 5:16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. 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.) 18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The blood of Jesus upon our cross grants us the mercy of God that justifies us all to live. Having been justified to live, we can become empowered to live by the grace of God in our world. All people are justified to live, but only those who come to Him become empowered to reign in life. This is the testimony of living in triumph over every enemy in our lives. The enemies of God are enemies to life, but life is more powerful than death in every way. True life can only come from the Father of life. True light can only shine from the Father of lights. In Christ we find every enemy of death subdued beneath our feet because we are the light of God in Christ. To know the life of God is to become a testimony of the life of God to our world. It is Christ reigning in us that demonstrated the testimony of Jesus as Lord and Christ – the One who sits upon the throne of grace in heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.

Matthew 22:44 ‘The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool”’?

Jesus has opened the seals of the New Covenant for all who will come to Him. The opening of the seals of the New Covenant removes the administration of the Old Covenant in our lives. Our lives become kingdoms of our Lord and Christ when we receive a NOW relationship with God in Christ. Receiving the power of God’s grace in our lives supersedes the need for the administration of conscience and law in our lives. Grace is the empowerment of God’s presence and love from within. It is stronger than an internal witness that merely saws that He is and it is stronger than any external law that testifies of who He is. Grace is the empowerment of Christ in us and this is the hope of glory in our lives.

Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”

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

We overcome the enemies of God by finding our identify in God by the mercy of the blood of the Lamb. We find our testimony by being submerged in His Spirit in every circumstance of our lives. We partner with Him in the power of His love and our kingdoms become testimonies of His purpose of glory.

We must embrace the life of Christ within us to find the life to overcome every enemy of our souls. People in the world live their lives by the influences of external information and forces that affect their thoughts, reasonings, imaginations, emotions, and desires. It is an outside/in testimony that creates a kingdom of the world. As believers, we must live our lives by the internal influence of Christ in our hearts. When our spirits become alive in Christ, our spirits give us right thoughts, reasonings, imaginations, emotions, and desires from within. It is an inside/out influence that causes our kingdoms to become growing testimonies of being kingdoms of our Lord and Christ. It is a place of knowing His government and peace that ever grows and has no end. It is by this that we reign in life.

Blessings,

 

Ted J. Hanson



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Reconciled In Christ

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Greetings,

I hope you had a great weekend celebrating the love of God from the testimony of Jesus upon the cross to His resurrection from the tomb! In a world of many troubles, we have great hope. Jesus lives! He is seated on the throne of authority and that authority is life! He gives us the power to reign in life by the blessing of His life within our hearts! Our minds are being renewed by the mind of Christ within us.

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.) 18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

Our salvation is not merely a salvation to come. It is a constantly coming salvation. It is the salvation of our souls. Our thoughts, reasoning, imagination, emotions, and desires are impassioned by the life of God through His Holy Spirit to our inner beings – our spirit within. Our spirits are made alive by the Holy Spirit and then our spirits flood our souls that our kingdoms might be increasingly revealed as kingdoms of our Lord and Christ. The kingdom of God has been made alive in our hearts though the gift of God’s Son. We are sons and daughters of God, and our identity, testimony, and purpose has been restored through our reconciliation to God as our Father. We can know the grace of heaven today that overcomes every realm of death in this life and in all that is to come.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

Jesus made a way for us to die that we might live! His death upon our cross was the death for us all that we might receive His judgment of mercy! God’s mercy triumphs over every other judgment. We can boldly come to God through Jesus Christ by the gift of His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God’s gift to us of the name of Jesus working in and through our lives in all things. That name is above all other names! We eagerly wait for Jesus in every aspect of our lives. We intertwine our hearts and minds to know Him and the continual coming of His presence in our lives that gives us salvation, even beyond the grave!

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Today is the first day of a new season of our lives. Let us make it our goal to live in truth. Our identity, testimony, and purpose are only found in Christ. Jesus made it possible for us to be new creations beyond the old creations that lived by an administration of condemnation and death.  The administration of our hearts and minds is an administration of grace. It is the intimate presence and transforming power of Christ in us that is the hope of glory for us all.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

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Riding on a Donkey

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Greetings,

I hope you had a great week and weekend. Bonnie and I have been in Redding, California with our son Aaron, his wife Amani, and our grandson Kaden and granddaughter Zaria. It was a great week and yesterday was like the icing on the cake. Our grandson Kaden was water baptized last night at Bethel, the church they attend. Many people were water baptized and the presence of God was wonderful. It was such a blessing to watch our grandson make his public confession. Jesus, you are faithful, and you are good!

This weekend marked the celebration of Palm Sunday. It was on Palm Sunday that Jesus rode into the city of Jerusalem upon the back of a young male donkey that had not been put to manual use before. Jesus was the substitute lamb for the firstborn lineage of every donkey. The donkey symbolized the Gentile nations of the world as an unclean animal intended only for the service of servant labor. Jesus invited the nations into the full harvest of life for all of humanity when He willingly chose to ride into Jerusalem upon the back of that colt. He was the Lamb for Israel, and He was the substitute Lamb for the nations of the world.

Exodus 13:11 “And it shall be, when the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, as He swore to you and your fathers, and gives it to you, 12 that you shall set apart to the LORD all that open the womb, that is, every firstborn that comes from an animal which you have; the males shall be the LORD’s. 13 But every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. And all the firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem. 14 So it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is this?’ that you shall say to him, by strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Jesus was the firstfruit offering that guaranteed the future of all the nations of the world. He was both our peace and our victory unto life and a destiny of being the life-giving family of God among the nations of the world. When Jesus rode into Jerusalem He came to redeem all of mankind for their identity, testimony, and purpose of life in the world.

Matthew 21:1 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. 3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” 4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: 5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly, and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.'” 6 So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. 8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” 11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”  

The crowd’s response to Jesus was that of honor and praise. They had expectations of a coming King, but their expectations were according to their own preconceived ideas of how that was to be. They cast their palm branches before Him and gave Him homage as the one who gives true prosperity by way of peace and victory that can only come through Him. Their expectations were stronger than their expectancy, because by the end of the week, they were willing to change their hope from the silent King for a man of violence and shame.

Mark 15:6 Now at the feast he was accustomed to releasing one prisoner to them, whomever they requested. 7 And there was one named Barabbas, who was chained with his fellow rebels; they had committed murder in the rebellion. 8 Then the multitude, crying aloud, began to ask him to do just as he had always done for them. 9 But Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” 10 For he knew that the chief priests had handed Him over because of envy. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather release Barabbas to them.

A week earlier they paid homage and honor to Jesus as the king of revolution in their shouts of praise as He rode into Jerusalem upon the back of a donkey. The crowds saw Him as the hope and the promise of freedom, but upon His arrest a week later He stood as a Lamb to the slaughter and the crowd could no longer see how He could possibly free them from their oppression. The people had preconceived ideas as to what God would and must do. Barabbas was a criminal, but he was also a zealot. He was a man who challenged the oppressive government of Rome and the crowd saw him as a more promising hope than Jesus. Although Barabbas was a criminal and a man of carnal character, they considered him a better option than the silent man of peace. The name Barabbas has its roots in the Aramaic and Hebrew. His name means “son of a father or master”, perhaps an indication that most often men see freedom can only come from power. A father who seeks to be a master can seem more promising than a Father who calls for sons to manifest as overcomers by an internal power of grace that brings about true change. The self-will of mankind chose a son of the flesh over the Son of God but it is only through the gift of the Son of God that we can truly become sons of men as God has called us to be.

Jesus was the price to deliver us all from the house of bondage. He is the one who has freed all men from the bondage of sin, as Egypt symbolizes the way of the world – a way of darkness. Jesus was the lamb slain for the sins of the world. It is by the blood of Jesus that we have been made one as the family of God in this world and into all of eternity.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

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A Move of Family

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Greetings,

We are living in a season of becoming the people of God. To be the people of God is to be the family of God. The source of our family is not some belief system. It is a joining to God and to one another by the life of His Spirit. Yesterday, Pastors Jonathan and Danie gave a great challenge at Alife to being the family of God. The present move of God’s Spirit is all about being His family in the earth. Before Jonathan gave His word, I felt stirred to release the following prophecy:

It’s not merely the shackles and chains that I desire to break, it’s your heart that I desire to liberate. For I have called you to be sons and daughters. It is not merely My presence for blessing. It’s My presence for identity. It’s my presence for your testimony. It’s My presence for your fulfillment of purpose of life. For this is a season of us, says God. A season of you and Me and Me and you. A season of us being who we are meant to be. For this is not just a time to be free from an enemy. This is a time to be attached – to be connected. To be connected to Me and to be connected to one another. For it’s not just the shackles and the chains that I desire to break, it’s your life I desire to liberate.

It is drawing near to God that causes every enemy to flee in our lives. God’s manifest presence in our lives is the manifest presence of eternal life. It is the manifest presence of resurrection life. His presence in our lives is not so we will be freed from our past. It is so we will find our attachment to Him to become who He has always desired us to be. As sons and daughters of God we are the family of God. We have been brought near to God through the love sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus who has been declared to be both Lord and Christ. He is the source of the desire of our hearts and the testimony of our lives. At the beginning of this year God told me this would be a year of peace. That peace is being one with God and one another in all things.

James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Our objective is not to resist the devil. Our purpose in life is to be near to God. It is living near to God that delivers us from every power of the devil. This is our submission to God and to one another. It is being near to God that cleanses our hands and frees us from all sin. The objective is not merely to have clean hands and to be free from sin. It is to be near to God. Life is life! Light is light! Good is good!

Ephesians 2:11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— 12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation…

Peace with God is all about being One with Him. It is about living with Him and Him living with us. When we live with Him, we come alive by the life that He is. Christ in each of us is the hope of glory. It is our great hope of life in all things. When we live with Him and then live with one another we experience an expediential reality of His love, life, and liberty as the family of God in all things. This is a season of growing in our understanding and the reality of being the authentic family of God in this world. It is a place of being perfect because it is the place of us continually being perfected by His presence in us and in one another for the sake of being a family of true life. It is the authenticity of being loved by God, loving God, and loving one another as the family of God in all things.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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Keep Your Focus on Him

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Greetings,

I hope you are well. I am enjoying being home again after a great trip to Bulgaria. There is a lot going on. I just did a new release my book The Now Covenant in print and e-book on Amazon. It is also in audiobook form in many locations. I have also released a new book, Grafted Into Love – Parenting, Family, and the Destiny of Life. It is available on Amazon in printed and e-book formats. It is also available in audiobook form at several locations. I recommend both of these to anyone and everyone. I am presently working on a new release of my book, Authority – Control? Or Release! It will be in audiobook as well.

God is working in our lives so we can know the goodness of who He is. He wants us to know the possibilities that come into our lives because of who He is. He cares for us and He is working in our lives to reveal the glory of who He is in the glory of who we are in the story of our lives.

God desires a relationship with us and we with Him. His righteousness is to reconcile those who were disconnected from Him. This is His heart’s desire, and for this reason His breastplate conveys His true desire for righteousness. That righteousness is a relationship with Him, not some righteousness of simply doing right things or knowing right knowledge. His righteousness is defined by His desire to love us and our willingness to receive His love. When we receive His love, we become empowered to love Him. It is then that we are also empowered to love ourselves and to love others.

God also desires to be our salvation in every situation of our lives. For this, Jesus desires to be the head of our lives. He desires to rest His headship on the testimony of our lives. For this reason, He wears a helmet of salvation on His head. His thoughts are always concerning our salvation.

God is also empowered to take vengeance on anything that seeks to destroy our lives. His passion for us empowers Him to demonstrate His authority and victory over our enemies. Jesus is the full testimony of His passion for us and His zeal to cause us to receive His true liberty of life. His passion is fueled by His love for us as children of God. I believe His justice is a justice of love and this is what He wears in the very substance of His being. God is good and He loves us as a Father loves his children.

Isaiah 59:17 For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.

In days of trouble, we tend to look for God’s rescue from the midst of our trouble. Perhaps we should simply be looking to His love. His heartbeat is for a relationship with us. His thoughts are for our salvation, and He is clothed in a zealous passion to destroy all our enemies. Better than what He does, is who He is in our lives.

This is not a time to be distracted by the news of the day. It is time to be attached to the presence of God in all things, and at all times. God has made a way for our hearts to turn from our ways to His ways. His Spirit is upon us, and His word is in our mouths.

Isaiah 59:20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” says the LORD. 21 “As for Me,” says the LORD, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the LORD, “from this time and forevermore.”

Christ in us is the hope of glory in every phase of our lives. God’s love for us is not just some external influence of His presence. It is an internal and external reality in our lives. This is the covenant of eternal life in Christ. It is for us and for our children and our children’s children. When we seek Him, He willingly comes and abides in us and with us in life. This should be our focus in such a day as this.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

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The Intercessor of Our Peace

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Greetings,

It has been a great week in Bulgaria. God’s presence, God’s life, and God’s purpose have saturated the atmosphere of the week. Once again, thank you so much to the hungry hearts here who desire God above all. Your love for Him and for me is a testimony of life to the nation! The future is life, and more life, in Christ!

This is a time to know the peace of God in the midst of the storms of the world. It is a time to know the justice of God above the judgments of men. I believe that peace and justice are connected. The justice systems of the world are based upon judgments of good and evil and they very often promote evil in the disguise of good. When we seek a justice system of good and evil, we embrace a family tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The fruit of that tree is death and not the life that God intends for us to know and have.

Everyone wants justice of some sort. True justice is only found in God. It is rooted in mercy, but it is not void of life-transforming grace. It does not condemn mankind in their iniquities, nor does it condone the clothing of iniquities as the way of truth. The justice of God is found in the place of God’s peace. It is from the place of God’s peace in our lives that everything is made just. In the world, people seek justice that they might have peace. In Christ, we find peace and therefore we bear the fruit of justice towards others. Because we are loved, we become loving in our ways. Peace is both a place and a revelation. The worldly man or woman does not know this truth; therefore, they don’t wear the testimony of the righteousness of God in Christ.

Isaiah 59:9 Therefore justice is far from us, nor does righteousness overtake us; We look for light, but there is darkness! For brightness, but we walk in blackness! 10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes; we stumble at noonday as at twilight; we are as dead men in desolate places. 11 We all growl like bears, and moan sadly like doves; we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us. 12 For our transgressions are multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them: 13 in transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 14 Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Everyone believes they are seekers of light, but apart from Christ that light proves to be darkness. It is not that people intentionally seek to bring death to their world. They are simply blind. They grope to know who to be, what to seek, and how to act, but their vision is self-focused. Like bears, they are concerned with their own appetites and their own way in life. They walk according to the flesh. You cannot walk according to the flesh and find peace. Like the moaning of doves, they seek the comfort of their own desires and needs. The sound of their hearts is a sound of self-focused love. It is by these things that they seek justice, but they don’t find it. The true justice for humanity is to be like their heavenly Father. They need to be givers of life to others. We cannot find these things apart from God. Apart from God we are oppressed, and we oppress others. When we revolt to God’s ways, we revolt to the true source of our ways. A disconnection from God only leads to falsehood and empowers one to believe lies and to even believe in lies. The way of life-giving cannot enter that path because it is a path that is not true to the destiny of sons and daughters of God. This is not the path of truth for humanity. Our destiny is to be like our heavenly Father. Our path is a path of giving life to others.

Jesus became the intercessor of our peace. He destroys the lies of falsehood by making a way for us to come to Him and live in and for Him in all things. By this His Kingdom comes and His will is done on earth as it is in heaven. The foundation is mercy, and the walls are restored by grace to become truth. This is the way of peace in Christ.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson




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

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www.ted4you.com or

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

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

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House of Bread Ministry
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Bellingham, WA 98225-1728

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