Peter Horrobin

Founder & International Director of Ellel Ministries

July 31, 2017
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All the Days of My Life!

Psalm 23:5 & 6
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

All of us have a measure of time stretching ahead of us, but none of us knows exactly how much time we have. It could be days, weeks, months or many years. But however many or few those days are, the encouragement to live every day as if it is our last is sound spiritual advice.

For if we knew that today was the day on which we would be meeting the Lord face to face, we would not, under any circumstances, be wanting to be involved in any ungodly things! So why would we ever want to be involved in any ungodly things?

But the spiritual reality of daily life is that we are at all times living in a world that has sold its soul to the god of this world and that we are, therefore, always in the midst of spiritual enemies – they are ultimately God’s enemies, but because we are in Him and He is in us, they are our enemies also. And this is one of the most encouraging Scriptures of all – even in the midst of our enemies God is there for us – or, in the words of the psalmist, he prepares a table for us right there!

We have faced many different attacks over the years in the ministry, but at all times God has encouraged us not to run away from the enemy, but to keep on pressing on with the calling and purposes of God. And in the practical reality of daily Christian ministry we have seen how God has laid out a spread of provision for our needs; He has anointed us for the work of bringing healing to those in need and our cup of thanksgiving has overflowed.

And all that God has done is simply encouraging evidence that the God who was able in the past, is also able in the present, and will always be there for us throughout our days. And even better, at the end of our days we are assured that we will dwell with him in the house of the Lord for ever.

So, even if the days ahead may look difficult, there is constant reason to give thanks and to follow Paul’s advice to “rejoice in the Lord always . . . do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4-7)

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the assurance of your presence with me all my days and the promise of your provision and encouragement every step of the way, until I can share in the joy, with You, of my eternal home with the saints of God. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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July 31, 2017
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All the Days of My Life!

Psalm 23:5 & 6
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

All of us have a measure of time stretching ahead of us, but none of us knows exactly how much time we have. It could be days, weeks, months or many years. But however many or few those days are, the encouragement to live every day as if it is our last is sound spiritual advice.

For if we knew that today was the day on which we would be meeting the Lord face to face, we would not, under any circumstances, be wanting to be involved in any ungodly things! So why would we ever want to be involved in any ungodly things?

But the spiritual reality of daily life is that we are at all times living in a world that has sold its soul to the god of this world and that we are, therefore, always in the midst of spiritual enemies – they are ultimately God’s enemies, but because we are in Him and He is in us, they are our enemies also. And this is one of the most encouraging Scriptures of all – even in the midst of our enemies God is there for us – or, in the words of the psalmist, he prepares a table for us right there!

We have faced many different attacks over the years in the ministry, but at all times God has encouraged us not to run away from the enemy, but to keep on pressing on with the calling and purposes of God. And in the practical reality of daily Christian ministry we have seen how God has laid out a spread of provision for our needs; He has anointed us for the work of bringing healing to those in need and our cup of thanksgiving has overflowed.

And all that God has done is simply encouraging evidence that the God who was able in the past, is also able in the present, and will always be there for us throughout our days. And even better, at the end of our days we are assured that we will dwell with him in the house of the Lord for ever.

So, even if the days ahead may look difficult, there is constant reason to give thanks and to follow Paul’s advice to “rejoice in the Lord always . . . do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4-7)

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the assurance of your presence with me all my days and the promise of your provision and encouragement every step of the way, until I can share in the joy, with You, of my eternal home with the saints of God. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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July 31, 2017
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All the Days of My Life!

Psalm 23:5 & 6
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

All of us have a measure of time stretching ahead of us, but none of us knows exactly how much time we have. It could be days, weeks, months or many years. But however many or few those days are, the encouragement to live every day as if it is our last is sound spiritual advice.

For if we knew that today was the day on which we would be meeting the Lord face to face, we would not, under any circumstances, be wanting to be involved in any ungodly things! So why would we ever want to be involved in any ungodly things?

But the spiritual reality of daily life is that we are at all times living in a world that has sold its soul to the god of this world and that we are, therefore, always in the midst of spiritual enemies – they are ultimately God’s enemies, but because we are in Him and He is in us, they are our enemies also. And this is one of the most encouraging Scriptures of all – even in the midst of our enemies God is there for us – or, in the words of the psalmist, he prepares a table for us right there!

We have faced many different attacks over the years in the ministry, but at all times God has encouraged us not to run away from the enemy, but to keep on pressing on with the calling and purposes of God. And in the practical reality of daily Christian ministry we have seen how God has laid out a spread of provision for our needs; He has anointed us for the work of bringing healing to those in need and our cup of thanksgiving has overflowed.

And all that God has done is simply encouraging evidence that the God who was able in the past, is also able in the present, and will always be there for us throughout our days. And even better, at the end of our days we are assured that we will dwell with him in the house of the Lord for ever.

So, even if the days ahead may look difficult, there is constant reason to give thanks and to follow Paul’s advice to “rejoice in the Lord always . . . do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4-7)

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the assurance of your presence with me all my days and the promise of your provision and encouragement every step of the way, until I can share in the joy, with You, of my eternal home with the saints of God. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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July 15, 2017
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I will fear NO evil

Psalm 23: 3 & 4, NIV
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

The words of Psalm 23 embrace every stage and experience of life – seasons of peace and tranquillity, times when we are facing enemies and that time of life which we all have to go through one day – the valley of the shadow of death.

On numerous occasions now, my wife and I have had to accompany someone through their own valley of the shadow of death – most of them members of our teams or families who had reached the end of their days. But on one occasion a much younger man suffered a major heart attack and a few hours later he went to be with the Lord.

In almost his last words he expressed to Fiona the urgency there was in his spirit about the need for holiness and unity in the ministry. He knew that the Lord was asking him to speak to the leaders about these critical issues. And having delivered his message it was only an hour or so later that the heart attack struck him and he was helpless on the ground.

Even though he knew that what he was going through was very serious, there was no panic and no fear, he was totally at peace that the Lord was with him in his personal journey through the valley of the shadow of death. With his final words, he told Fiona that he felt like a baby being held safe in his Father’s arms. He was comforted in his spirit by the presence of the Lord who carried him to the safety of eternity. The powers of darkness had no say in the matter. Demonic fear was powerless to intervene. His death, when it came, was a supreme God-moment.

This is the testimony of the saints of God. The Lord is their comforter at their greatest moment of personal need. No wonder Paul referred to Him as “the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles” in 2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4. And in 1 Corinthians 15:54 Paul declared that “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

While no-one looks forward to the moment of dying it is so very encouraging to know that when our time comes we have nothing to fear from the forces of evil and we have a place to go to, which the Good Shepherd has prepared for each one of His sheep. The Gospel is such incredibly good and encouraging news!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for your incredible love and provision for each one of Your children. Thank You that I can look forward to all the rest of my days, knowing that when it is my turn to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, You will be there to comfort me and welcome me to my eternal home with You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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July 15, 2017
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I will fear NO evil

Psalm 23: 3 & 4, NIV
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

The words of Psalm 23 embrace every stage and experience of life – seasons of peace and tranquillity, times when we are facing enemies and that time of life which we all have to go through one day – the valley of the shadow of death.

On numerous occasions now, my wife and I have had to accompany someone through their own valley of the shadow of death – most of them members of our teams or families who had reached the end of their days. But on one occasion a much younger man suffered a major heart attack and a few hours later he went to be with the Lord.

In almost his last words he expressed to Fiona the urgency there was in his spirit about the need for holiness and unity in the ministry. He knew that the Lord was asking him to speak to the leaders about these critical issues. And having delivered his message it was only an hour or so later that the heart attack struck him and he was helpless on the ground.

Even though he knew that what he was going through was very serious, there was no panic and no fear, he was totally at peace that the Lord was with him in his personal journey through the valley of the shadow of death. With his final words, he told Fiona that he felt like a baby being held safe in his Father’s arms. He was comforted in his spirit by the presence of the Lord who carried him to the safety of eternity. The powers of darkness had no say in the matter. Demonic fear was powerless to intervene. His death, when it came, was a supreme God-moment.

This is the testimony of the saints of God. The Lord is their comforter at their greatest moment of personal need. No wonder Paul referred to Him as “the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles” in 2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4. And in 1 Corinthians 15:54 Paul declared that “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

While no-one looks forward to the moment of dying it is so very encouraging to know that when our time comes we have nothing to fear from the forces of evil and we have a place to go to, which the Good Shepherd has prepared for each one of His sheep. The Gospel is such incredibly good and encouraging news!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for your incredible love and provision for each one of Your children. Thank You that I can look forward to all the rest of my days, knowing that when it is my turn to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, You will be there to comfort me and welcome me to my eternal home with You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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July 15, 2017
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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I will fear NO evil

Psalm 23: 3 & 4, NIV
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

The words of Psalm 23 embrace every stage and experience of life – seasons of peace and tranquillity, times when we are facing enemies and that time of life which we all have to go through one day – the valley of the shadow of death.

On numerous occasions now, my wife and I have had to accompany someone through their own valley of the shadow of death – most of them members of our teams or families who had reached the end of their days. But on one occasion a much younger man suffered a major heart attack and a few hours later he went to be with the Lord.

In almost his last words he expressed to Fiona the urgency there was in his spirit about the need for holiness and unity in the ministry. He knew that the Lord was asking him to speak to the leaders about these critical issues. And having delivered his message it was only an hour or so later that the heart attack struck him and he was helpless on the ground.

Even though he knew that what he was going through was very serious, there was no panic and no fear, he was totally at peace that the Lord was with him in his personal journey through the valley of the shadow of death. With his final words, he told Fiona that he felt like a baby being held safe in his Father’s arms. He was comforted in his spirit by the presence of the Lord who carried him to the safety of eternity. The powers of darkness had no say in the matter. Demonic fear was powerless to intervene. His death, when it came, was a supreme God-moment.

This is the testimony of the saints of God. The Lord is their comforter at their greatest moment of personal need. No wonder Paul referred to Him as “the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles” in 2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4. And in 1 Corinthians 15:54 Paul declared that “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

While no-one looks forward to the moment of dying it is so very encouraging to know that when our time comes we have nothing to fear from the forces of evil and we have a place to go to, which the Good Shepherd has prepared for each one of His sheep. The Gospel is such incredibly good and encouraging news!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for your incredible love and provision for each one of Your children. Thank You that I can look forward to all the rest of my days, knowing that when it is my turn to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, You will be there to comfort me and welcome me to my eternal home with You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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