Peter Horrobin

International Director of Ellel Ministries

January 31, 2009
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The God of ALL Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3,4, NIV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

We can only give away what we already have. It’s no use offering somebody something they need, if we don’t have any to give! That is so obvious it is hardly worth stating!

But when it comes to being of real help and comfort to others, people can find themselves with an empty tank and nothing to give from the heart. They may go through the motions of doing the right thing, but somehow or other the most important ingredient is missing.

There isn’t one of us who hasn’t gone through tough times and faced difficult problems, and in this verse Paul is encouraging us to learn how to draw our deepest level of comfort from the Lord himself, who is described here by Paul as the God of ALL comfort. He is the one who understands our deepest sorrows, our most severe rejection, our most painful bereavement. He knows from experience what it is to suffer such personal pain and trauma. He went through it for us.

So Paul encourages those of us who are seeking to be mature in Christ, to draw on the love tanks of heaven and be personally comforted by Him. In that way our own love tanks will be full and we will have an overflowing resource to give to those who may not yet be in the same very blessed situation of knowing the Lord of Glory well enough to draw directly from Him. If we have been filled with His comfort, we will always have plenty to be able to give to others!

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to so draw on your love that my heart will always be comforted by your presence with me. Please help me to keep my eyes open for those in need of your comfort so that I can share the blessing with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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January 31, 2009
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The God of ALL Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3,4, NIV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

We can only give away what we already have. It’s no use offering somebody something they need, if we don’t have any to give! That is so obvious it is hardly worth stating!

But when it comes to being of real help and comfort to others, people can find themselves with an empty tank and nothing to give from the heart. They may go through the motions of doing the right thing, but somehow or other the most important ingredient is missing.

There isn’t one of us who hasn’t gone through tough times and faced difficult problems, and in this verse Paul is encouraging us to learn how to draw our deepest level of comfort from the Lord himself, who is described here by Paul as the God of ALL comfort. He is the one who understands our deepest sorrows, our most severe rejection, our most painful bereavement. He knows from experience what it is to suffer such personal pain and trauma. He went through it for us.

So Paul encourages those of us who are seeking to be mature in Christ, to draw on the love tanks of heaven and be personally comforted by Him. In that way our own love tanks will be full and we will have an overflowing resource to give to those who may not yet be in the same very blessed situation of knowing the Lord of Glory well enough to draw directly from Him. If we have been filled with His comfort, we will always have plenty to be able to give to others!

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to so draw on your love that my heart will always be comforted by your presence with me. Please help me to keep my eyes open for those in need of your comfort so that I can share the blessing with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Living the Life – Book by Peter Horrobin

God is my Comforter – Teaching CD

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January 31, 2009
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The God of ALL Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3,4, NIV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

We can only give away what we already have. It’s no use offering somebody something they need, if we don’t have any to give! That is so obvious it is hardly worth stating!

But when it comes to being of real help and comfort to others, people can find themselves with an empty tank and nothing to give from the heart. They may go through the motions of doing the right thing, but somehow or other the most important ingredient is missing.

There isn’t one of us who hasn’t gone through tough times and faced difficult problems, and in this verse Paul is encouraging us to learn how to draw our deepest level of comfort from the Lord himself, who is described here by Paul as the God of ALL comfort. He is the one who understands our deepest sorrows, our most severe rejection, our most painful bereavement. He knows from experience what it is to suffer such personal pain and trauma. He went through it for us.

So Paul encourages those of us who are seeking to be mature in Christ, to draw on the love tanks of heaven and be personally comforted by Him. In that way our own love tanks will be full and we will have an overflowing resource to give to those who may not yet be in the same very blessed situation of knowing the Lord of Glory well enough to draw directly from Him. If we have been filled with His comfort, we will always have plenty to be able to give to others!

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to so draw on your love that my heart will always be comforted by your presence with me. Please help me to keep my eyes open for those in need of your comfort so that I can share the blessing with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Living the Life – Book by Peter Horrobin

God is my Comforter – Teaching CD

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January 31, 2009
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The God of ALL Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3,4, NIV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

We can only give away what we already have. It’s no use offering somebody something they need, if we don’t have any to give! That is so obvious it is hardly worth stating!

But when it comes to being of real help and comfort to others, people can find themselves with an empty tank and nothing to give from the heart. They may go through the motions of doing the right thing, but somehow or other the most important ingredient is missing.

There isn’t one of us who hasn’t gone through tough times and faced difficult problems, and in this verse Paul is encouraging us to learn how to draw our deepest level of comfort from the Lord himself, who is described here by Paul as the God of ALL comfort. He is the one who understands our deepest sorrows, our most severe rejection, our most painful bereavement. He knows from experience what it is to suffer such personal pain and trauma. He went through it for us.

So Paul encourages those of us who are seeking to be mature in Christ, to draw on the love tanks of heaven and be personally comforted by Him. In that way our own love tanks will be full and we will have an overflowing resource to give to those who may not yet be in the same very blessed situation of knowing the Lord of Glory well enough to draw directly from Him. If we have been filled with His comfort, we will always have plenty to be able to give to others!

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to so draw on your love that my heart will always be comforted by your presence with me. Please help me to keep my eyes open for those in need of your comfort so that I can share the blessing with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Living the Life – Book by Peter Horrobin

God is my Comforter – Teaching CD

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January 31, 2009
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The God of ALL Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3,4, NIV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

We can only give away what we already have. It’s no use offering somebody something they need, if we don’t have any to give! That is so obvious it is hardly worth stating!

But when it comes to being of real help and comfort to others, people can find themselves with an empty tank and nothing to give from the heart. They may go through the motions of doing the right thing, but somehow or other the most important ingredient is missing.

There isn’t one of us who hasn’t gone through tough times and faced difficult problems, and in this verse Paul is encouraging us to learn how to draw our deepest level of comfort from the Lord himself, who is described here by Paul as the God of ALL comfort. He is the one who understands our deepest sorrows, our most severe rejection, our most painful bereavement. He knows from experience what it is to suffer such personal pain and trauma. He went through it for us.

So Paul encourages those of us who are seeking to be mature in Christ, to draw on the love tanks of heaven and be personally comforted by Him. In that way our own love tanks will be full and we will have an overflowing resource to give to those who may not yet be in the same very blessed situation of knowing the Lord of Glory well enough to draw directly from Him. If we have been filled with His comfort, we will always have plenty to be able to give to others!

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to so draw on your love that my heart will always be comforted by your presence with me. Please help me to keep my eyes open for those in need of your comfort so that I can share the blessing with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Living the Life – Book by Peter Horrobin

God is my Comforter – Teaching CD

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January 31, 2009
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The God of ALL Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3,4, NIV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

We can only give away what we already have. It’s no use offering somebody something they need, if we don’t have any to give! That is so obvious it is hardly worth stating!

But when it comes to being of real help and comfort to others, people can find themselves with an empty tank and nothing to give from the heart. They may go through the motions of doing the right thing, but somehow or other the most important ingredient is missing.

There isn’t one of us who hasn’t gone through tough times and faced difficult problems, and in this verse Paul is encouraging us to learn how to draw our deepest level of comfort from the Lord himself, who is described here by Paul as the God of ALL comfort. He is the one who understands our deepest sorrows, our most severe rejection, our most painful bereavement. He knows from experience what it is to suffer such personal pain and trauma. He went through it for us.

So Paul encourages those of us who are seeking to be mature in Christ, to draw on the love tanks of heaven and be personally comforted by Him. In that way our own love tanks will be full and we will have an overflowing resource to give to those who may not yet be in the same very blessed situation of knowing the Lord of Glory well enough to draw directly from Him. If we have been filled with His comfort, we will always have plenty to be able to give to others!

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to so draw on your love that my heart will always be comforted by your presence with me. Please help me to keep my eyes open for those in need of your comfort so that I can share the blessing with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Living the Life – Book by Peter Horrobin

God is my Comforter – Teaching CD

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January 31, 2009
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The God of ALL Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3,4, NIV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

We can only give away what we already have. It’s no use offering somebody something they need, if we don’t have any to give! That is so obvious it is hardly worth stating!

But when it comes to being of real help and comfort to others, people can find themselves with an empty tank and nothing to give from the heart. They may go through the motions of doing the right thing, but somehow or other the most important ingredient is missing.

There isn’t one of us who hasn’t gone through tough times and faced difficult problems, and in this verse Paul is encouraging us to learn how to draw our deepest level of comfort from the Lord himself, who is described here by Paul as the God of ALL comfort. He is the one who understands our deepest sorrows, our most severe rejection, our most painful bereavement. He knows from experience what it is to suffer such personal pain and trauma. He went through it for us.

So Paul encourages those of us who are seeking to be mature in Christ, to draw on the love tanks of heaven and be personally comforted by Him. In that way our own love tanks will be full and we will have an overflowing resource to give to those who may not yet be in the same very blessed situation of knowing the Lord of Glory well enough to draw directly from Him. If we have been filled with His comfort, we will always have plenty to be able to give to others!

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to so draw on your love that my heart will always be comforted by your presence with me. Please help me to keep my eyes open for those in need of your comfort so that I can share the blessing with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Living the Life – Book by Peter Horrobin

God is my Comforter – Teaching CD

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January 31, 2009
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The God of ALL Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3,4, NIV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

We can only give away what we already have. It’s no use offering somebody something they need, if we don’t have any to give! That is so obvious it is hardly worth stating!

But when it comes to being of real help and comfort to others, people can find themselves with an empty tank and nothing to give from the heart. They may go through the motions of doing the right thing, but somehow or other the most important ingredient is missing.

There isn’t one of us who hasn’t gone through tough times and faced difficult problems, and in this verse Paul is encouraging us to learn how to draw our deepest level of comfort from the Lord himself, who is described here by Paul as the God of ALL comfort. He is the one who understands our deepest sorrows, our most severe rejection, our most painful bereavement. He knows from experience what it is to suffer such personal pain and trauma. He went through it for us.

So Paul encourages those of us who are seeking to be mature in Christ, to draw on the love tanks of heaven and be personally comforted by Him. In that way our own love tanks will be full and we will have an overflowing resource to give to those who may not yet be in the same very blessed situation of knowing the Lord of Glory well enough to draw directly from Him. If we have been filled with His comfort, we will always have plenty to be able to give to others!

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to so draw on your love that my heart will always be comforted by your presence with me. Please help me to keep my eyes open for those in need of your comfort so that I can share the blessing with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Living the Life – Book by Peter Horrobin

God is my Comforter – Teaching CD

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January 29, 2009
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Building on Your Home Ground

Nehemiah 3:12, NIV
Shallum son of Hallohesh, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section with the help of his daughters.

Lessons from Nehemiah – Day 3

In 1986 I was asked to speak on chapter 3 of Nehemiah at the house group we ran in our home. I read that the residents of Jerusalem built their part of the wall outside their own homes, and I sensed God was asking me to build the wall for Him outside my own house. I wasn’t quite sure what it meant, but then I read this verse – that Shallum repaired the next section with the help of his daughters! It was quite unusual in those days that women would be used and that’s why it deserved a special mention.

It struck me – God uses women! God would use me to build the wall for him outside my house. The very next day the local Anglican Minister rang and asked if he could visit our house group, as part of the plan for Christians from different churches in our area to get to know one another. At our house group meeting I shared what I sensed God was saying to me from this passage. The Anglican Minister told us that there was a small church building near my house which was available if we wanted to use it.

This was to be the building used to begin a new Fellowship in our area. After I had attended the Ellel Ministries 9-week school in 1993, I invited Peter Horrobin to come and conduct a weekend conference for this Fellowship, which had moved into Frensham, two miles away, by then.

That very weekend Pierrepont School in Frensham went up for sale, and God asked me to take Peter to see the school. Then in February 1995 Ellel Ministries purchased Pierrepont School and Peter asked me to be the Centre Director for the work there. So fourteen years later, in 2008, I’m still building that wall for God ‘outside my own house’.

Is God asking you to build a wall for Him somewhere – even outside your own house?

Prayer: Dear Lord, Help me to be wholly available to You to build the wall for You close to my own home and to be ready today to listen for Your voice and to be obedient. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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January 28, 2009
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Facing Opposition

Nehemiah 2:19-20, NIV
But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard about it they mocked and ridiculed us.

‘What is this you are doing?’ they asked. ‘Are you rebelling against the King?’

I answered them by saying, ‘the God of heaven will give us success.’

Lessons from Nehemiah – Day 2

With the blessing of the king, Nehemiah was given leave of absence from his job. He was also given timber from the king’s forest so he could return to Jerusalem and start building the beams needed for the gates and the walls of Jerusalem and his house.

Enemies soon arrive when we start building something for God! Often they start with mocking and ridicule. This happened to Nehemiah. But he was confident that God would continue to give him success with his vision – to see the walls rebuilt.

God-given vision will always be opposed by the enemy. Satan often uses people who feel threatened by servants of God. This was the case here. How do we respond to mocking and ridicule? We need to know that there’s enemy activity behind this, especially if it’s aimed at getting us to give up!

‘If even a fox climbed up on it, he would break down their wall of stones!’ they sneered. Mockery and ridicule can make us feel inadequate for the task ahead and, as our work for God is slandered, something in us wants to agree that someone else could do it better!

However, the point is that God has called us! We have to answer like Nehemiah – ‘the God of heaven will give us success.’ This is about God’s work in us; He alone will empower us and sustain us. ‘I can do all this through Christ who strengthens me!’

Prayer: Dear Lord, Please help me to know that You will always give me the strength to do Your will in my life. Help me not to agree with the powers of darkness or with the lies of the enemy but help me to ask for Your help today in the difficult tasks I need to undertake. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

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