Peter Horrobin

Founder & International Director of Ellel Ministries

August 31, 2015
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God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

Revelation 1:3, NIV
“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are
those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time
is near.”

The book of Revelation is full of mysteries. But while the details are
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August 31, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

Revelation 1:3, NIV
“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are
those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time
is near.”

The book of Revelation is full of mysteries. But while the details are
Continue reading

August 31, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
Comments Off on God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

Revelation 1:3, NIV
“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are
those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time
is near.”

The book of Revelation is full of mysteries. But while the details are
Continue reading

August 31, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
Comments Off on God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

Revelation 1:3, NIV
“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are
those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time
is near.”

The book of Revelation is full of mysteries. But while the details are
Continue reading

August 31, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
Comments Off on God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

Revelation 1:3, NIV
“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are
those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time
is near.”

The book of Revelation is full of mysteries. But while the details are
Continue reading

August 31, 2015
by info@seedsofthekingdom.com
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God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

Revelation 1:3, NIV
“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are
those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time
is near.”

The book of Revelation is full of mysteries. But while the details are
Continue reading

August 31, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
Comments Off on God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

Revelation 1:3, NIV
“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are
those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time
is near.”

The book of Revelation is full of mysteries. But while the details are
Continue reading

August 31, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
Comments Off on God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

God Has Spoken – Be Ready!

Revelation 1:3, NIV
“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are
those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time
is near.”

The book of Revelation is full of mysteries. But while the details are
Continue reading

August 30, 2015
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Seeking His Love or His Loaves?

John 6:26, (WEB)
Jesus answered them, “Most certainly I tell you, you seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled. Don`t work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has sealed him”.

I’m from a big family of eight, locally known by our family initials (the B.K family). We’ve been brought up to live a God-fearing life. Hanging on the wall in the sitting room of our house is a wood carving with the words ‘The B.K. family, a family of God’, and a poster ‘a family that prays together, stays together’.

Many years have passed, and I’m realising now that those were not just wall decorations, but prayers and declarations. We’re all married now, apart from my younger sister, and we’re settled in different places, far away from each other. But the amazing thing is we’re still a family, and occasionally have a bible study together via a whatsapp group, which includes our spouses. Thank God for technology when you can use it in a godly way.

So recently we were studying the scripture in 2 Timothy 3:16-17; ‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work’. What seemed to be highlighted to us was the problem in the Body of Christ, where some people have narrowed down the dynamic power of God, and His vast aspects, into the gospel of financial freedom and physical gain. We have made the Gospel a means to an end, saying “give so that you can receive”. It’s really painful that God’s Word has been misinterpreted to just mean financial breakthrough.

Some people go to Church so that they can improve themselves in terms of health and economical gain. They seem to be extracting the scriptures that work for them and skipping the rest, whereas Paul is saying in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 that ‘all scripture is God breathed’. They have diverted from following Christ for the sake of His teaching to following Him for loaves of bread.

So they’re allowing themselves to be exploited by the gospel of prosperity. They no longer go to Church to seek God, but to seek their own interest, appearing before God when they need Him to give them economic power or any other need. They no longer seek Him to worship Him for who He is. They have been chained with the very gospel which was meant to set them free.

There’s more to life than getting worldly possessions. They aren’t bad, but let’s follow the principle of Mathew 6:33, seeking first the Kingdom and the rest will follow. It says in Matthew 2:2 ‘Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him’. ‘To worship Him’ should be what drives us to seek Him.

Paul says, ‘I have strength for anything through Him who gives me power’, (Philippians 4:13, Weymouth New Testament). In other words, what you have is powerful to do all that you want, in His will.

Prayer: Dear Lord, forgive me, if I’ve been seeking You from wrong motives rather than being ‘after Your own heart’. Help me to seek the true gospel of repentance, holiness and righteousness. Give me strength to remain true to Your calling, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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August 29, 2015
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The Call of God On Our Lives

Ephesians 1:4, NIV
“God chose us in him before the foundation of the world.”

I have been thinking a lot lately about the call of God on our lives, and this verse in Ephesians tells us that our primary calling is to be holy and blameless.

When we hear of leaders who fail, it is so sad to think that all the gifting and anointing for the works of God are made completely ineffective sometimes by a moral failure. Our holiness is very important to God, and therefore should be very important to us. It should be in front of our gifting.

God calls us by name. The scripture in John 10:27 says that we as sheep recognise the voice of Jesus and we follow Him. After our salvation, I believe God’s call on our lives is the next most important thing. I love that scripture in Romans 11:29, ‘For God’s gift and his call are irrevocable’.

Whatever God called you to do – maybe right back there in your childhood, He has not changed His mind about it. When I was a little girl of 7, a neighbour took me to a slideshow in a small Methodist chapel. It was presented by a missionary who was home on furlough from Papua New Guinea. I was riveted to the pictures and felt deeply impacted. By the time he made the appeal for “Anyone here tonight who feel that God could be calling them to be a missionary to Papua New Guinea? Please come forward”, I was up and out of my seat and stood in the front. The missionary asked me to wait while the others came out, but finally there were no others! As he sat and looked at me, about a metre high, he said, ‘You have a lot of growing up to do before you can go as a missionary to Papua New Guinea.’

However, he sat and prayed that if this was God, that one day I would go to Papua New Guinea to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I rushed home to tell my mother that, when I grew up, I was going to be a missionary to Papua New Guinea. Her reply was, “Of course you are dear. But for now go to bed!”

At the age of 14, I gave my heart to the Lord but everything to do with Papua New Guinea went straight out of my mind. A few years ago, some 60 years later, a pastor came on the NETS programme from Papua New Guinea and when he asked me to go and teach a conference in his church, suddenly the memory returned. When the wheels of the plane touched down in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, I sat and wept as I remembered the scripture – ‘God’s gift and his call are irrevocable’. If something really is of God, then be sure God will accomplish it.

So what is it that God has called you to do? Have you done it? Don’t let the enemy tell you that you have messed up so badly that God is no longer calling you to do it. The next lie of the enemy is that we are not good enough to do it.

God does not always call the qualified but he always qualifies the called. God does not always call the most likely or the most humanly gifted people. The anointing from God, which is needed to fulfil our call, will be there for us. A real call of God usually starts as a little seed, and it grows and will not go away. Be content with your call and make lifestyle choices that enable it. Remain faithful to God and to the call He has placed on your life and you will be fruitful. What He calls us to do He also enables us to do.

Prayer: Thank You, Father, that You have called me to enter into relationship with You and to be holy and blameless in Your sight. I thank You for calling me by name and leading me out. Help me to pay the cost of being obedient and thank You today that You never change Your mind about me or my call. Amen.

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