Today I want to share my heart and my cry, although there is hope in the cry as it is fuelled by His heart for the nation and the people of Sweden.
Last sunday twittered: “The battle of the soul and the Spirit: Sometimes ‘boring’ church is good to check your real hunger!” Not to offend, not to judge and not even to qualify, no none of that. It was just the hunger for more than where we are. More of His presence, more of His Kingdom, more community, more dedication and most of all less complacency! It is so sad to see how much effort you have to put in “convincing” people who are christians almost their whole life, that living by the Spirit is not just an option but a LIFE ISSUE! Thank God for the brave and called who take the effort to do it anyway!
“Looking” at the world and it’s violent efforts to reign and control, more than ever before, they push their dangerous agenda’s through using the “minorities” (which I pity) to build their world-order and taking down everything that reminds us of The God that Created the World. Mankind is determined to throw of the “burden” of the Cross and it’s demand for repentance! We live in a pride and sinful world and with it as being christians we even think that we have to fight their values, while we lack the love and longing for our own values!
My cry has mostly to do with us christians, not the world and it’s agenda! It is more about the sad situation of the church, the differences and the division! We live right and wrong, we live truth more that community, more than ” by this the world will know”! In my attempt to get them together, to go for a “City for God” and Throne on Earth for our God and Father, they look at you, smile and just continue being “christian”!
Overlooking life, world, society is sometimes (mostly) a suffering issue as you see and notice the lack of coherence, the lack of this heart cry being ONE, being under His guidance instead of following man-traditions. I recognise the hardship Solomon is carrying in writing Ecclesiastes when you realise how much God is needed, how much Spirit we have to bring to our effort, because there is no way we can do it in our own strength.
But still I absolutely know we can be of difference, despite the hate against everything that stands for Gods way of Life. I received an email yesterday from someone who is (was) a photographer. A law is going to pass in his county which, for him, has the consequence that he no longer can refuse to do same-sex marriage photo-reportages. They can bring you to court for taking a stand and, so he write: “I have to quit my company and just go undercover, in order to live my passion!”
But still I absolutely believe that we can be of difference! How? By refusing to fight the people, the misled, abused people that totally lost their reasonable senses and only life like animals do and lost there conscious! The one thing that kept us from being the “kind” that separates us from an animal offspring is our conscious, our Spirit! We are Soul, Body and…. SPIRIT!
So what is the real fight?
The real fight is getting back our identity, our Spirit man, our God-given Conscious that will survive and will get in place. It sound like war languish but it is not. It is the Peace of God, ruling and reigning in our heart, our live and with it everything that is in our influence sphere!
The World in Fire
Yes, looking around, the world is in fire. Even during time of “wonderful binding together” with the Winter Olympics, many, many were killed. While we celebrated our medals, man fought man, brother against brother, individual survival. But in the same time, a Fire is coming to the body of Christ, the one and only called organic “institution” that is brought forth, through the Cross and the Man, to BE an Answer. A call is going forth from the Throne to stop living by the same egoistic, divided intensions that the world is carrying. “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord Almighty, “and I will accept no offering from your hands. My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty. Malechi 1:10
My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.
The pure offering and the incenses as Jesus was the first that became THE OFFER, the pure offer, is needed. The burn-offerings where we lay down and let the Fire refine our lives. Yes, His name will be great because of the incense and pure offerings that will rise up among the nations, in every place.
That your “place” may be, consecrated, dedicated to make His name great among the nations. That, for me, is the real battle!
Looking at the World, the church, the people, my journey goes all the way around, ending up at the Throne, receiving new strength, receiving a “word for today” and returning back in the valley to be an answer! Touching a burning world with the Fire of God!