Peter Horrobin

International Director of Ellel Ministries

January 24, 2009
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The Breath of God

Job 32:8, NIV
But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.

Have you ever wondered how it is that man is so clever? How it is that mankind is such a creative genius? Why is it that all men, the good and the bad, the born again and the atheist are all capable of such amazing intellectual achievements?

The answer lies in this amazing verse from the book of Job which tells us that the very spirit of man is indeed the breath of the Almighty – and that it is this which gives man his understanding. So all of the human race is benefitting from the creative genius of Almighty God, the Creator of all things. There is nothing creative that man does that does not draw on the ability to understand things that comes from God himself. Every great book, every amazing painting, every intellectual achievement, every technological breakthrough – in every case the source is the genius of God, whether people recognise it or not!

But having said that, isn’t it extraordinary that so many people, who have such creative and intellectual ability are, at the same time, so stupid! As the Bible says, it is the fool that says in his heart that there is no God. Their eyes have been so blinded by the God of this world that in their enthusiasm to deny the existence of the Creator they cannot see that without the Creator they couldn’t do anything – not even write a book to try and prove that God does not exist!!.

Right now there are some 800 buses in the UK carrying the slogan “There is probably no God!” And then they say something like – so go on, enjoy yourself! They imply that if you believe in a God you cannot enjoy yourself. What utter nonsense! True joy only finds its source in the Creator – as Nehemiah discovered, the joy of the Lord was his strength. Those who do their own thing and have no fear of God become wise in their own eyes, lose their sense of spiritual reality and demonstrate the foolishness that is expressed by those who don’t t recognise the amazing truth in our Scripture.

An old hymn says, “Breathe on me breath of God, have done with lesser things”. Let us rise up as men and women of God. draw on the understanding He gives to His children and move on from the lesser things to become the dynamic, creative and joyful Kingdom people that give such pleasure to their Creator.

Prayer: Lord, we pray for all those who are influenced by the arguments of those who deny your existence. Open their eyes to see the foolishness of denying you and show them the Saviour who loved and died for them so that they can Know Father God for themselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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January 24, 2009
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The Breath of God

Job 32:8, NIV
But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.

Have you ever wondered how it is that man is so clever? How it is that mankind is such a creative genius? Why is it that all men, the good and the bad, the born again and the atheist are all capable of such amazing intellectual achievements?

The answer lies in this amazing verse from the book of Job which tells us that the very spirit of man is indeed the breath of the Almighty – and that it is this which gives man his understanding. So all of the human race is benefitting from the creative genius of Almighty God, the Creator of all things. There is nothing creative that man does that does not draw on the ability to understand things that comes from God himself. Every great book, every amazing painting, every intellectual achievement, every technological breakthrough – in every case the source is the genius of God, whether people recognise it or not!

But having said that, isn’t it extraordinary that so many people, who have such creative and intellectual ability are, at the same time, so stupid! As the Bible says, it is the fool that says in his heart that there is no God. Their eyes have been so blinded by the God of this world that in their enthusiasm to deny the existence of the Creator they cannot see that without the Creator they couldn’t do anything – not even write a book to try and prove that God does not exist!!.

Right now there are some 800 buses in the UK carrying the slogan “There is probably no God!” And then they say something like – so go on, enjoy yourself! They imply that if you believe in a God you cannot enjoy yourself. What utter nonsense! True joy only finds its source in the Creator – as Nehemiah discovered, the joy of the Lord was his strength. Those who do their own thing and have no fear of God become wise in their own eyes, lose their sense of spiritual reality and demonstrate the foolishness that is expressed by those who don’t t recognise the amazing truth in our Scripture.

An old hymn says, “Breathe on me breath of God, have done with lesser things”. Let us rise up as men and women of God. draw on the understanding He gives to His children and move on from the lesser things to become the dynamic, creative and joyful Kingdom people that give such pleasure to their Creator.

Prayer: Lord, we pray for all those who are influenced by the arguments of those who deny your existence. Open their eyes to see the foolishness of denying you and show them the Saviour who loved and died for them so that they can Know Father God for themselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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January 24, 2009
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The Breath of God

Job 32:8, NIV
But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.

Have you ever wondered how it is that man is so clever? How it is that mankind is such a creative genius? Why is it that all men, the good and the bad, the born again and the atheist are all capable of such amazing intellectual achievements?

The answer lies in this amazing verse from the book of Job which tells us that the very spirit of man is indeed the breath of the Almighty – and that it is this which gives man his understanding. So all of the human race is benefitting from the creative genius of Almighty God, the Creator of all things. There is nothing creative that man does that does not draw on the ability to understand things that comes from God himself. Every great book, every amazing painting, every intellectual achievement, every technological breakthrough – in every case the source is the genius of God, whether people recognise it or not!

But having said that, isn’t it extraordinary that so many people, who have such creative and intellectual ability are, at the same time, so stupid! As the Bible says, it is the fool that says in his heart that there is no God. Their eyes have been so blinded by the God of this world that in their enthusiasm to deny the existence of the Creator they cannot see that without the Creator they couldn’t do anything – not even write a book to try and prove that God does not exist!!.

Right now there are some 800 buses in the UK carrying the slogan “There is probably no God!” And then they say something like – so go on, enjoy yourself! They imply that if you believe in a God you cannot enjoy yourself. What utter nonsense! True joy only finds its source in the Creator – as Nehemiah discovered, the joy of the Lord was his strength. Those who do their own thing and have no fear of God become wise in their own eyes, lose their sense of spiritual reality and demonstrate the foolishness that is expressed by those who don’t t recognise the amazing truth in our Scripture.

An old hymn says, “Breathe on me breath of God, have done with lesser things”. Let us rise up as men and women of God. draw on the understanding He gives to His children and move on from the lesser things to become the dynamic, creative and joyful Kingdom people that give such pleasure to their Creator.

Prayer: Lord, we pray for all those who are influenced by the arguments of those who deny your existence. Open their eyes to see the foolishness of denying you and show them the Saviour who loved and died for them so that they can Know Father God for themselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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January 24, 2009
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The Breath of God

Job 32:8, NIV
But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.

Have you ever wondered how it is that man is so clever? How it is that mankind is such a creative genius? Why is it that all men, the good and the bad, the born again and the atheist are all capable of such amazing intellectual achievements?

The answer lies in this amazing verse from the book of Job which tells us that the very spirit of man is indeed the breath of the Almighty – and that it is this which gives man his understanding. So all of the human race is benefitting from the creative genius of Almighty God, the Creator of all things. There is nothing creative that man does that does not draw on the ability to understand things that comes from God himself. Every great book, every amazing painting, every intellectual achievement, every technological breakthrough – in every case the source is the genius of God, whether people recognise it or not!

But having said that, isn’t it extraordinary that so many people, who have such creative and intellectual ability are, at the same time, so stupid! As the Bible says, it is the fool that says in his heart that there is no God. Their eyes have been so blinded by the God of this world that in their enthusiasm to deny the existence of the Creator they cannot see that without the Creator they couldn’t do anything – not even write a book to try and prove that God does not exist!!.

Right now there are some 800 buses in the UK carrying the slogan “There is probably no God!” And then they say something like – so go on, enjoy yourself! They imply that if you believe in a God you cannot enjoy yourself. What utter nonsense! True joy only finds its source in the Creator – as Nehemiah discovered, the joy of the Lord was his strength. Those who do their own thing and have no fear of God become wise in their own eyes, lose their sense of spiritual reality and demonstrate the foolishness that is expressed by those who don’t t recognise the amazing truth in our Scripture.

An old hymn says, “Breathe on me breath of God, have done with lesser things”. Let us rise up as men and women of God. draw on the understanding He gives to His children and move on from the lesser things to become the dynamic, creative and joyful Kingdom people that give such pleasure to their Creator.

Prayer: Lord, we pray for all those who are influenced by the arguments of those who deny your existence. Open their eyes to see the foolishness of denying you and show them the Saviour who loved and died for them so that they can Know Father God for themselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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January 24, 2009
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The Breath of God

Job 32:8, NIV
But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.

Have you ever wondered how it is that man is so clever? How it is that mankind is such a creative genius? Why is it that all men, the good and the bad, the born again and the atheist are all capable of such amazing intellectual achievements?

The answer lies in this amazing verse from the book of Job which tells us that the very spirit of man is indeed the breath of the Almighty – and that it is this which gives man his understanding. So all of the human race is benefitting from the creative genius of Almighty God, the Creator of all things. There is nothing creative that man does that does not draw on the ability to understand things that comes from God himself. Every great book, every amazing painting, every intellectual achievement, every technological breakthrough – in every case the source is the genius of God, whether people recognise it or not!

But having said that, isn’t it extraordinary that so many people, who have such creative and intellectual ability are, at the same time, so stupid! As the Bible says, it is the fool that says in his heart that there is no God. Their eyes have been so blinded by the God of this world that in their enthusiasm to deny the existence of the Creator they cannot see that without the Creator they couldn’t do anything – not even write a book to try and prove that God does not exist!!.

Right now there are some 800 buses in the UK carrying the slogan “There is probably no God!” And then they say something like – so go on, enjoy yourself! They imply that if you believe in a God you cannot enjoy yourself. What utter nonsense! True joy only finds its source in the Creator – as Nehemiah discovered, the joy of the Lord was his strength. Those who do their own thing and have no fear of God become wise in their own eyes, lose their sense of spiritual reality and demonstrate the foolishness that is expressed by those who don’t t recognise the amazing truth in our Scripture.

An old hymn says, “Breathe on me breath of God, have done with lesser things”. Let us rise up as men and women of God. draw on the understanding He gives to His children and move on from the lesser things to become the dynamic, creative and joyful Kingdom people that give such pleasure to their Creator.

Prayer: Lord, we pray for all those who are influenced by the arguments of those who deny your existence. Open their eyes to see the foolishness of denying you and show them the Saviour who loved and died for them so that they can Know Father God for themselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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January 24, 2009
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The Breath of God

Job 32:8, NIV
But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.

Have you ever wondered how it is that man is so clever? How it is that mankind is such a creative genius? Why is it that all men, the good and the bad, the born again and the atheist are all capable of such amazing intellectual achievements?

The answer lies in this amazing verse from the book of Job which tells us that the very spirit of man is indeed the breath of the Almighty – and that it is this which gives man his understanding. So all of the human race is benefitting from the creative genius of Almighty God, the Creator of all things. There is nothing creative that man does that does not draw on the ability to understand things that comes from God himself. Every great book, every amazing painting, every intellectual achievement, every technological breakthrough – in every case the source is the genius of God, whether people recognise it or not!

But having said that, isn’t it extraordinary that so many people, who have such creative and intellectual ability are, at the same time, so stupid! As the Bible says, it is the fool that says in his heart that there is no God. Their eyes have been so blinded by the God of this world that in their enthusiasm to deny the existence of the Creator they cannot see that without the Creator they couldn’t do anything – not even write a book to try and prove that God does not exist!!.

Right now there are some 800 buses in the UK carrying the slogan “There is probably no God!” And then they say something like – so go on, enjoy yourself! They imply that if you believe in a God you cannot enjoy yourself. What utter nonsense! True joy only finds its source in the Creator – as Nehemiah discovered, the joy of the Lord was his strength. Those who do their own thing and have no fear of God become wise in their own eyes, lose their sense of spiritual reality and demonstrate the foolishness that is expressed by those who don’t t recognise the amazing truth in our Scripture.

An old hymn says, “Breathe on me breath of God, have done with lesser things”. Let us rise up as men and women of God. draw on the understanding He gives to His children and move on from the lesser things to become the dynamic, creative and joyful Kingdom people that give such pleasure to their Creator.

Prayer: Lord, we pray for all those who are influenced by the arguments of those who deny your existence. Open their eyes to see the foolishness of denying you and show them the Saviour who loved and died for them so that they can Know Father God for themselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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January 24, 2009
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The Breath of God

Job 32:8, NIV
But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.

Have you ever wondered how it is that man is so clever? How it is that mankind is such a creative genius? Why is it that all men, the good and the bad, the born again and the atheist are all capable of such amazing intellectual achievements?

The answer lies in this amazing verse from the book of Job which tells us that the very spirit of man is indeed the breath of the Almighty – and that it is this which gives man his understanding. So all of the human race is benefitting from the creative genius of Almighty God, the Creator of all things. There is nothing creative that man does that does not draw on the ability to understand things that comes from God himself. Every great book, every amazing painting, every intellectual achievement, every technological breakthrough – in every case the source is the genius of God, whether people recognise it or not!

But having said that, isn’t it extraordinary that so many people, who have such creative and intellectual ability are, at the same time, so stupid! As the Bible says, it is the fool that says in his heart that there is no God. Their eyes have been so blinded by the God of this world that in their enthusiasm to deny the existence of the Creator they cannot see that without the Creator they couldn’t do anything – not even write a book to try and prove that God does not exist!!.

Right now there are some 800 buses in the UK carrying the slogan “There is probably no God!” And then they say something like – so go on, enjoy yourself! They imply that if you believe in a God you cannot enjoy yourself. What utter nonsense! True joy only finds its source in the Creator – as Nehemiah discovered, the joy of the Lord was his strength. Those who do their own thing and have no fear of God become wise in their own eyes, lose their sense of spiritual reality and demonstrate the foolishness that is expressed by those who don’t t recognise the amazing truth in our Scripture.

An old hymn says, “Breathe on me breath of God, have done with lesser things”. Let us rise up as men and women of God. draw on the understanding He gives to His children and move on from the lesser things to become the dynamic, creative and joyful Kingdom people that give such pleasure to their Creator.

Prayer: Lord, we pray for all those who are influenced by the arguments of those who deny your existence. Open their eyes to see the foolishness of denying you and show them the Saviour who loved and died for them so that they can Know Father God for themselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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January 24, 2009
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The Breath of God

Job 32:8, NIV
But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.

Have you ever wondered how it is that man is so clever? How it is that mankind is such a creative genius? Why is it that all men, the good and the bad, the born again and the atheist are all capable of such amazing intellectual achievements?

The answer lies in this amazing verse from the book of Job which tells us that the very spirit of man is indeed the breath of the Almighty – and that it is this which gives man his understanding. So all of the human race is benefitting from the creative genius of Almighty God, the Creator of all things. There is nothing creative that man does that does not draw on the ability to understand things that comes from God himself. Every great book, every amazing painting, every intellectual achievement, every technological breakthrough – in every case the source is the genius of God, whether people recognise it or not!

But having said that, isn’t it extraordinary that so many people, who have such creative and intellectual ability are, at the same time, so stupid! As the Bible says, it is the fool that says in his heart that there is no God. Their eyes have been so blinded by the God of this world that in their enthusiasm to deny the existence of the Creator they cannot see that without the Creator they couldn’t do anything – not even write a book to try and prove that God does not exist!!.

Right now there are some 800 buses in the UK carrying the slogan “There is probably no God!” And then they say something like – so go on, enjoy yourself! They imply that if you believe in a God you cannot enjoy yourself. What utter nonsense! True joy only finds its source in the Creator – as Nehemiah discovered, the joy of the Lord was his strength. Those who do their own thing and have no fear of God become wise in their own eyes, lose their sense of spiritual reality and demonstrate the foolishness that is expressed by those who don’t t recognise the amazing truth in our Scripture.

An old hymn says, “Breathe on me breath of God, have done with lesser things”. Let us rise up as men and women of God. draw on the understanding He gives to His children and move on from the lesser things to become the dynamic, creative and joyful Kingdom people that give such pleasure to their Creator.

Prayer: Lord, we pray for all those who are influenced by the arguments of those who deny your existence. Open their eyes to see the foolishness of denying you and show them the Saviour who loved and died for them so that they can Know Father God for themselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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January 21, 2009
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Worship

John 4:23, NIV
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks.

This verse makes me wonder how we get to be true worshippers. I believe that as we hunger for more intimacy with God, His Spirit beckons us to come closer and then we can really start worshipping Him. We need to remove ourselves from centre stage and put God in His rightful place. We must focus on giving Him the honour that He deserves.

I sometimes picture believers, in every time zone around the world, who are praising our eternal God. I think the Kingdom of God must need more people who are first worshippers, rather than workers. If workers don’t focus on Jesus as their reason for working and don’t find their reward in Him, they will become disgruntled. They won’t feel that their contribution is sufficiently appreciated. But those who have worshipping hearts become sacrificial servants in their work.

Psalm 103 tells us not to forget all God’s benefits. We can think of past answers to prayers, our present provision and joys, and all there is of God that we have yet to experience. But in the light of who He is, our worship can never be big enoughand our passion can never be intense enough.

Charles Spurgeon said: ‘The Lord always deserves to be praised for who He is Himself, for His works of creation and providence, for His goodness towards His creatures and especially for the tremendous act of redemption and all the marvellous blessings flowing there-from’. He says, ‘Learn to practice the eternal Hallelujah’.

God is here with us – He is hereforus. When we still our hearts before Him He will sing over us, because worship is relationship (‘The LORD, your God, is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.’ Zephaniah 3:17). Our love relationship with God flows both ways, from us to God and from God to us. But we can never praise God enough. Even when we get to heaven and it will be our whole focus for eternity, how can we ever praise Him enough?

Prayer: Father, I want to worship You. You are ‘the living God’. Teach me to become the kind of worshipper that You seek – one who worships You in spirit and in truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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January 17, 2009
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None Lost!

John 18:7-9, NIV
Again, he asked them, “Who is it you want?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.” “I told you, I am he,” Jesus answered. “If you are looking for me, then let these men go.” This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I have not lost one of those you gave me.”

Over the past two days a new world hero has emerged from the icy waters of the Hudson River, New York. I watched live on television on Thursday night as a crashed US Airways plane was struggling to remain afloat on the surface of the water. It’s thought that the plane had run into a flock of geese shortly after take-off and both engines failed as a result.

Without any power from the engines, the pilot nevertheless managed to bring the plane down in one piece and do a text-book emergency landing on water. The emergency doors opened one by one and within minutes all the passengers and crew were seen standing on the slowly submerging wings of the aircraft or in life rafts. Ferry boats in the area came rushing to the aid of the stricken plane and its passengers. No-one who saw it happening will ever forget the emotion of realising that, instead of watching a horrendous disaster, we were witnessing a miracle take place before our very eyes.

When every one of his passengers and crew were safely off the plane the Captain personally walked the full length of the plane twice to satisfy himself that not one of the passengers who had committed their lives into his care remained on board. Every single person was saved – not one was lost. The Captain was undoubtedly an amazing hero.

As I listened to the news report of the Captain’s incredible feat of landing a powerless plane safely on the water, and then personally ensuring that no-one was lost, I could not avoid turning to this Scripture and thanking God from the bottom of my heart that Jesus is the Captain of my soul. He is the Captain of every single person who has committed their lives unto him. And just as he was careful to ensure that the lives of none of those who had been given into his care would be lost in that Gethsemane encounter with the Roman soldiers, he is equally concerned for you and me right now.

Yes, one day there will be a time to die a physical death. But what joy to know that in Christ, the Captain of my vessel, I have a Redeemer who did even more than walk the length of the plane to see that no-one would be lost. He gave his life that we may be saved and was then raised again from the dead by Father God. Hallelujah, what a Saviour! What a Captain we have on board!!

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that all those lives were saved from the Hudson River and for the Captain of the plane who did such an outstanding job. But thank you even more that you, Lord Jesus, died that I might live and that as Captain of my life I know you are caring for me every step of the way home to my final destination, the security of life with you in eternity. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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