Peter Horrobin

International Director of Ellel Ministries

July 28, 2009
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Earplugs of the Spirit!

Deuteronomy 1:6, NIV
The Lord our god said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance . . .’

There are times and seasons in life. Sometimes it is right to patiently wait on God and serve Him faithfully in one place. But even when that happens it is vital that we are constantly listening to His voice and not sinking into the deafness of complacency. If we are staying put somewhere it should only be because we know that’s the place God still wants us to be at.

A time without major change is not a time when we should stop listening to God for new directions it should still be a time when we are constantly knowing God’s encouragement to stay where we are. We need to keep the spiritual telephone line open so that when the moment is right to move on, we clearly hear God’s voice and are ready to obey.

From time to time I have met people who have stayed in one place in their spiritual life for much longer than God intended. Complacency, laziness and being at ease have become earplugs of the spirit. Their attentiveness to the voice of God has diminished and they have not heard or recognised God’s voice when it came.

Our scripture for today, in which God was giving instruction to all of Israel to break camp and get up and go, is an encouragement for us all to review our lives and make sure we are still in the right place. It may just be that the time has come to break camp and advance, and begin to conquer new territory for the Kingdom of God. Sometimes it is fear of the future that makes people switch off from God. But if He truly is the one who knows what is best for each one of our lives, what have we got to lose from trusting Him and, at least, asking for his affirmation that we are still in the right place. It just could be that there are some exciting times ahead for you!

Prayer: Lord, I only want to be in the place in my life that is in harmony with your plans and purposes. I choose to remove the earplugs from my spirit – please show me of any changes that I need to make. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ellel 365 – Online Training School

Living in Vision – Teaching CD Continue reading

July 28, 2009
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Earplugs of the Spirit!

Deuteronomy 1:6, NIV
The Lord our god said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance . . .’

There are times and seasons in life. Sometimes it is right to patiently wait on God and serve Him faithfully in one place. But even when that happens it is vital that we are constantly listening to His voice and not sinking into the deafness of complacency. If we are staying put somewhere it should only be because we know that’s the place God still wants us to be at.

A time without major change is not a time when we should stop listening to God for new directions it should still be a time when we are constantly knowing God’s encouragement to stay where we are. We need to keep the spiritual telephone line open so that when the moment is right to move on, we clearly hear God’s voice and are ready to obey.

From time to time I have met people who have stayed in one place in their spiritual life for much longer than God intended. Complacency, laziness and being at ease have become earplugs of the spirit. Their attentiveness to the voice of God has diminished and they have not heard or recognised God’s voice when it came.

Our scripture for today, in which God was giving instruction to all of Israel to break camp and get up and go, is an encouragement for us all to review our lives and make sure we are still in the right place. It may just be that the time has come to break camp and advance, and begin to conquer new territory for the Kingdom of God. Sometimes it is fear of the future that makes people switch off from God. But if He truly is the one who knows what is best for each one of our lives, what have we got to lose from trusting Him and, at least, asking for his affirmation that we are still in the right place. It just could be that there are some exciting times ahead for you!

Prayer: Lord, I only want to be in the place in my life that is in harmony with your plans and purposes. I choose to remove the earplugs from my spirit – please show me of any changes that I need to make. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ellel 365 – Online Training School

Living in Vision – Teaching CD Continue reading

July 28, 2009
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Earplugs of the Spirit!

Deuteronomy 1:6, NIV
The Lord our god said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance . . .’

There are times and seasons in life. Sometimes it is right to patiently wait on God and serve Him faithfully in one place. But even when that happens it is vital that we are constantly listening to His voice and not sinking into the deafness of complacency. If we are staying put somewhere it should only be because we know that’s the place God still wants us to be at.

A time without major change is not a time when we should stop listening to God for new directions it should still be a time when we are constantly knowing God’s encouragement to stay where we are. We need to keep the spiritual telephone line open so that when the moment is right to move on, we clearly hear God’s voice and are ready to obey.

From time to time I have met people who have stayed in one place in their spiritual life for much longer than God intended. Complacency, laziness and being at ease have become earplugs of the spirit. Their attentiveness to the voice of God has diminished and they have not heard or recognised God’s voice when it came.

Our scripture for today, in which God was giving instruction to all of Israel to break camp and get up and go, is an encouragement for us all to review our lives and make sure we are still in the right place. It may just be that the time has come to break camp and advance, and begin to conquer new territory for the Kingdom of God. Sometimes it is fear of the future that makes people switch off from God. But if He truly is the one who knows what is best for each one of our lives, what have we got to lose from trusting Him and, at least, asking for his affirmation that we are still in the right place. It just could be that there are some exciting times ahead for you!

Prayer: Lord, I only want to be in the place in my life that is in harmony with your plans and purposes. I choose to remove the earplugs from my spirit – please show me of any changes that I need to make. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ellel 365 – Online Training School

Living in Vision – Teaching CD Continue reading

July 28, 2009
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Earplugs of the Spirit!

Deuteronomy 1:6, NIV
The Lord our god said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance . . .’

There are times and seasons in life. Sometimes it is right to patiently wait on God and serve Him faithfully in one place. But even when that happens it is vital that we are constantly listening to His voice and not sinking into the deafness of complacency. If we are staying put somewhere it should only be because we know that’s the place God still wants us to be at.

A time without major change is not a time when we should stop listening to God for new directions it should still be a time when we are constantly knowing God’s encouragement to stay where we are. We need to keep the spiritual telephone line open so that when the moment is right to move on, we clearly hear God’s voice and are ready to obey.

From time to time I have met people who have stayed in one place in their spiritual life for much longer than God intended. Complacency, laziness and being at ease have become earplugs of the spirit. Their attentiveness to the voice of God has diminished and they have not heard or recognised God’s voice when it came.

Our scripture for today, in which God was giving instruction to all of Israel to break camp and get up and go, is an encouragement for us all to review our lives and make sure we are still in the right place. It may just be that the time has come to break camp and advance, and begin to conquer new territory for the Kingdom of God. Sometimes it is fear of the future that makes people switch off from God. But if He truly is the one who knows what is best for each one of our lives, what have we got to lose from trusting Him and, at least, asking for his affirmation that we are still in the right place. It just could be that there are some exciting times ahead for you!

Prayer: Lord, I only want to be in the place in my life that is in harmony with your plans and purposes. I choose to remove the earplugs from my spirit – please show me of any changes that I need to make. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ellel 365 – Online Training School

Living in Vision – Teaching CD Continue reading

July 28, 2009
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Earplugs of the Spirit!

Deuteronomy 1:6, NIV
The Lord our god said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance . . .’

There are times and seasons in life. Sometimes it is right to patiently wait on God and serve Him faithfully in one place. But even when that happens it is vital that we are constantly listening to His voice and not sinking into the deafness of complacency. If we are staying put somewhere it should only be because we know that’s the place God still wants us to be at.

A time without major change is not a time when we should stop listening to God for new directions it should still be a time when we are constantly knowing God’s encouragement to stay where we are. We need to keep the spiritual telephone line open so that when the moment is right to move on, we clearly hear God’s voice and are ready to obey.

From time to time I have met people who have stayed in one place in their spiritual life for much longer than God intended. Complacency, laziness and being at ease have become earplugs of the spirit. Their attentiveness to the voice of God has diminished and they have not heard or recognised God’s voice when it came.

Our scripture for today, in which God was giving instruction to all of Israel to break camp and get up and go, is an encouragement for us all to review our lives and make sure we are still in the right place. It may just be that the time has come to break camp and advance, and begin to conquer new territory for the Kingdom of God. Sometimes it is fear of the future that makes people switch off from God. But if He truly is the one who knows what is best for each one of our lives, what have we got to lose from trusting Him and, at least, asking for his affirmation that we are still in the right place. It just could be that there are some exciting times ahead for you!

Prayer: Lord, I only want to be in the place in my life that is in harmony with your plans and purposes. I choose to remove the earplugs from my spirit – please show me of any changes that I need to make. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ellel 365 – Online Training School

Living in Vision – Teaching CD Continue reading

July 28, 2009
by Seeds of the Kingdom
Comments Off on Earplugs of the Spirit!

Earplugs of the Spirit!

Deuteronomy 1:6, NIV
The Lord our god said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance . . .’

There are times and seasons in life. Sometimes it is right to patiently wait on God and serve Him faithfully in one place. But even when that happens it is vital that we are constantly listening to His voice and not sinking into the deafness of complacency. If we are staying put somewhere it should only be because we know that’s the place God still wants us to be at.

A time without major change is not a time when we should stop listening to God for new directions it should still be a time when we are constantly knowing God’s encouragement to stay where we are. We need to keep the spiritual telephone line open so that when the moment is right to move on, we clearly hear God’s voice and are ready to obey.

From time to time I have met people who have stayed in one place in their spiritual life for much longer than God intended. Complacency, laziness and being at ease have become earplugs of the spirit. Their attentiveness to the voice of God has diminished and they have not heard or recognised God’s voice when it came.

Our scripture for today, in which God was giving instruction to all of Israel to break camp and get up and go, is an encouragement for us all to review our lives and make sure we are still in the right place. It may just be that the time has come to break camp and advance, and begin to conquer new territory for the Kingdom of God. Sometimes it is fear of the future that makes people switch off from God. But if He truly is the one who knows what is best for each one of our lives, what have we got to lose from trusting Him and, at least, asking for his affirmation that we are still in the right place. It just could be that there are some exciting times ahead for you!

Prayer: Lord, I only want to be in the place in my life that is in harmony with your plans and purposes. I choose to remove the earplugs from my spirit – please show me of any changes that I need to make. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ellel 365 – Online Training School

Living in Vision – Teaching CD Continue reading

July 28, 2009
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Earplugs of the Spirit!

Deuteronomy 1:6, NIV
The Lord our god said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance . . .’

There are times and seasons in life. Sometimes it is right to patiently wait on God and serve Him faithfully in one place. But even when that happens it is vital that we are constantly listening to His voice and not sinking into the deafness of complacency. If we are staying put somewhere it should only be because we know that’s the place God still wants us to be at.

A time without major change is not a time when we should stop listening to God for new directions it should still be a time when we are constantly knowing God’s encouragement to stay where we are. We need to keep the spiritual telephone line open so that when the moment is right to move on, we clearly hear God’s voice and are ready to obey.

From time to time I have met people who have stayed in one place in their spiritual life for much longer than God intended. Complacency, laziness and being at ease have become earplugs of the spirit. Their attentiveness to the voice of God has diminished and they have not heard or recognised God’s voice when it came.

Our scripture for today, in which God was giving instruction to all of Israel to break camp and get up and go, is an encouragement for us all to review our lives and make sure we are still in the right place. It may just be that the time has come to break camp and advance, and begin to conquer new territory for the Kingdom of God. Sometimes it is fear of the future that makes people switch off from God. But if He truly is the one who knows what is best for each one of our lives, what have we got to lose from trusting Him and, at least, asking for his affirmation that we are still in the right place. It just could be that there are some exciting times ahead for you!

Prayer: Lord, I only want to be in the place in my life that is in harmony with your plans and purposes. I choose to remove the earplugs from my spirit – please show me of any changes that I need to make. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ellel 365 – Online Training School

Living in Vision – Teaching CD Continue reading

July 28, 2009
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Earplugs of the Spirit!

Deuteronomy 1:6, NIV
The Lord our god said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance . . .’

There are times and seasons in life. Sometimes it is right to patiently wait on God and serve Him faithfully in one place. But even when that happens it is vital that we are constantly listening to His voice and not sinking into the deafness of complacency. If we are staying put somewhere it should only be because we know that’s the place God still wants us to be at.

A time without major change is not a time when we should stop listening to God for new directions it should still be a time when we are constantly knowing God’s encouragement to stay where we are. We need to keep the spiritual telephone line open so that when the moment is right to move on, we clearly hear God’s voice and are ready to obey.

From time to time I have met people who have stayed in one place in their spiritual life for much longer than God intended. Complacency, laziness and being at ease have become earplugs of the spirit. Their attentiveness to the voice of God has diminished and they have not heard or recognised God’s voice when it came.

Our scripture for today, in which God was giving instruction to all of Israel to break camp and get up and go, is an encouragement for us all to review our lives and make sure we are still in the right place. It may just be that the time has come to break camp and advance, and begin to conquer new territory for the Kingdom of God. Sometimes it is fear of the future that makes people switch off from God. But if He truly is the one who knows what is best for each one of our lives, what have we got to lose from trusting Him and, at least, asking for his affirmation that we are still in the right place. It just could be that there are some exciting times ahead for you!

Prayer: Lord, I only want to be in the place in my life that is in harmony with your plans and purposes. I choose to remove the earplugs from my spirit – please show me of any changes that I need to make. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ellel 365 – Online Training School

Living in Vision – Teaching CD Continue reading

July 25, 2009
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Profound and Thankful Gossip!

Luke 8:38-39, NIV
Jesus sent him away, saying, ‘Return home and tell how much God has done for you’. So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

A seriously deranged man, who had inhabited the graveyards of Gadara, had been wonderfully healed and delivered by Jesus. This man, who formerly had been a threat to anyone who went near, was now restored and in his right mind. Naturally he wanted to become part of Jesus’ travelling party.

But Jesus had a different message for him. Go back home and tell all the people you know how it is that you are now well. Tell them what God’s done for you. Let the good news spread. This way many more people will hear and believe the good news.

Jesus said to the man, “tell how much God has done for you.” The man told the people “how much Jesus had done for him.” He took out the word ‘God’ and put ‘Jesus’ in its place! Without realising what he was doing the former demoniac was making a profound theological statement – he was actually declaring that this man Jesus, who had healed him, must, therefore be from God! For his instinctive belief was that only God could have healed him like that. He was speaking the truth – only God had the authority to deal with the highest powers Satan could muster against humanity, and if Jesus had that authority then he can only have got it from God.

A congregation that prays for healing, and sees God at work among their people, should also be an evangelising church. The world out there needs to know the truth about God, but how will they hear unless God’s people speak out into their community what God has done? Fear often keeps people from telling the truth – they are afraid of what people will think.

My guess is that people will be more interested in hearing some outrageously good news than we realise. The church needs to let the world know that God is alive and well and Jesus is still healing people today. So, if God has done something for you, do what Jesus told the former demoniac. Don’t just keep that good news as a closely guarded secret inside a ‘holy club’ we call ‘church’. Get out there and let the world around you know. Do a bit of gossiping of the good news!

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to use every opportunity to tell others about what you have done for me. Open my eyes to see the need in others to know the truth about you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ellel 365 – Online Training School

Living the Life – Book by Peter Horrobin
Continue reading

July 25, 2009
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Profound and Thankful Gossip!

Luke 8:38-39, NIV
Jesus sent him away, saying, ‘Return home and tell how much God has done for you’. So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

A seriously deranged man, who had inhabited the graveyards of Gadara, had been wonderfully healed and delivered by Jesus. This man, who formerly had been a threat to anyone who went near, was now restored and in his right mind. Naturally he wanted to become part of Jesus’ travelling party.

But Jesus had a different message for him. Go back home and tell all the people you know how it is that you are now well. Tell them what God’s done for you. Let the good news spread. This way many more people will hear and believe the good news.

Jesus said to the man, “tell how much God has done for you.” The man told the people “how much Jesus had done for him.” He took out the word ‘God’ and put ‘Jesus’ in its place! Without realising what he was doing the former demoniac was making a profound theological statement – he was actually declaring that this man Jesus, who had healed him, must, therefore be from God! For his instinctive belief was that only God could have healed him like that. He was speaking the truth – only God had the authority to deal with the highest powers Satan could muster against humanity, and if Jesus had that authority then he can only have got it from God.

A congregation that prays for healing, and sees God at work among their people, should also be an evangelising church. The world out there needs to know the truth about God, but how will they hear unless God’s people speak out into their community what God has done? Fear often keeps people from telling the truth – they are afraid of what people will think.

My guess is that people will be more interested in hearing some outrageously good news than we realise. The church needs to let the world know that God is alive and well and Jesus is still healing people today. So, if God has done something for you, do what Jesus told the former demoniac. Don’t just keep that good news as a closely guarded secret inside a ‘holy club’ we call ‘church’. Get out there and let the world around you know. Do a bit of gossiping of the good news!

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to use every opportunity to tell others about what you have done for me. Open my eyes to see the need in others to know the truth about you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ellel 365 – Online Training School

Living the Life – Book by Peter Horrobin
Continue reading