WINDOWS ON THE WORD - Newsletter of Tim Greenwood Ministries
Diminishing The Darkness By Lifting Up the Marvelous Light Of Jesus Christ

From The Editor -- by Tim Greenwood   April 2009
Greek: Meaning:
Ransoming, redeemed, redemption from:
To ransom, redeem from:
Something to loosen with, redemption price, ransom from:
To loosen, break, destroy, put off, melt

Therefore our redemption was a price that was paid to loose us from bondage, to destroy the yoke, break our chains, remove our shackles and melt away our fears. 
We have been redeemed!

But by whom?
The Lord - God of Israel; Christ, (the Anointed One and/or His anointing), King Jesus;

Who is “we”?
We that were under the law
We who are called
We who have the firstfruits of the Spirit

From what?
We have been redeemed from the curse of the law and from all iniquity

By what means?
By his grace; Jesus became the mediator between the Father and us; By Jesus being made a curse for us being hung upon a tree; By means of death; through the blood of Jesus, the forgiveness of sins; Through Jesus carrying his own blood into the Holy Place

For the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant
So that we might receive the adoption as sons.
So that we might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
The forgiveness of sins
To purify unto Himself a people for his own, zealous of good works

In what measure?
According to the riches of his grace

But the total fulfillment of redemption will not take place until Jesus comes back to redeem (us) the purchased possession. 

Until then, we are instructed to “grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed unto the day of redemption.” The Holy Spirit is the guarantee of our inheritance. That exciting! Why not thank the Lord, right now and shout: “I have been redeemed!”
Window On The Word -- by Tim Greenwood


Back when I first began traveling in ministry, I seemed to have the opportunity to pray for some of the most vile and offensive people you can imagine.  My every sense and sensibility was assaulted by things that offended them all day long.  

One time in particular, a man came up asking for prayer for deliverance from drugs and alcohol and rededication of his life to the Lord.  

This guy was absolutely filthy, greasy, gritty, and grimy, from head to toe!  And stink!  I couldn’t get near enough to lay hands on him without my eyes watering and nose running from the blended smells of stale beer, hard liquor, vomit, feces, urine, and who knows what else!  

The stench burned into my nasal passages forcing me to spin around to catch my breath.  You could actually SEE little tiny things crawling on his clothes and hair!  It was probably just my imagination, but I started feeling things crawling all over me!

So I began thinking to myself …
I don’t feel like I should have to minister to this guy!
He got here late and I’m all packed up, ready to go home!
He shouldn’t have come in here dressed like that!

He should have at least hosed himself down to get rid of the terrible smell!
He sounds like he is still half drunk!
He’s filthy and I have on my best suit!
He’s … He’s … He’s …

Then God called me by name saying, “Tim, refuse to allow your five senses to be offended by those that are brought into your path, lest it hamper your ministry.”

Then – I realized: That it didn’t matter to God that my senses were being assaulted; That it didn’t matter to God if what I saw, what I heard, what I smelled or what I touched was unpleasant. All of a sudden, I came to the realization that it wasn’t about ME!  

And after all that trauma and after all that griping and all that bellyaching, I laid hands on the man, prayed for his salvation, healing and deliverance and ministered to him as led by the Holy Spirit.

Let me ask you something…

Aren’t you glad that God didn’t get offended when WE were in our sins; when WE stunk in the nostrils of God; when He could not stand to listen to the trash WE were talking; when WE were so filthy that He couldn’t touch us; and when seeing what WE did – caused Him such pain!  

Aren’t you glad God didn’t (doesn’t) get offended at us and aren’t you glad He continued and continues to love us.

If you are a born-again, baptized, follower of Jesus Christ, then every person that crosses your path is EITHER a present or a future candidate for ministry!  So what is their perception of you?  Did they see Jesus in you the last time you crossed paths with them?

When we get hurt, we all seek someone to heal us!  But some of us, when we get offended, seek someone else to hurt!  But, Proverbs 18:19 says, “A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city”

Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they who love your law: and nothing shall offend them.

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4-5-2009 Sunday, 10:00 noon
His Nesting Place Church
Long Beach, CA
Pastors Al & Judy Howard

4-7-2009 Thursday, 7:30 pm
Word of Faith Center
Compton, CA
Pastors Richard & Diana Escobedo

4-19-2009 Sunday, 10:00 am
AV Alpha Omega Church
Palmdale, CA
Pastor Pablo Salva

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