The heart of a father

“My son, don’t forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commands;” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:1‬


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Establishing PRAYER ALTARS this coming year

by Wanda Alger

Through our prayers we can shift the atmosphere over our homes, our cities, and our nation. Our corporate agreement in declaring God’s Word has power in the Spirit to change hearts, save lives, and establish Kingdom realities. But if we want our collective voice to have governing authority in the spirit, the Church must first establish itself as a house of prayer.

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. . . My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations . . . (Mark 11:17).

Though it may look different from “house” to “house,” our role as a priesthood of believers is to establish a place of God’s presence. In 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV), we are called “. . . a chosen generation, a royal priesthood . . . .” This is part of our function as representatives of His Kingdom on the earth—to be ministers in the house of the Lord. We become witnesses to His presence and power as we minister before Him where we’ve been planted. Continue reading


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REST – The ultimate weapon

By Clay Sikes

Is much chaos around you? Are you facing one challenge after another? Does hell seem to erupt against you in routine fashion? Do you see the world in greater levels of decay? The systems of men are dying; Babylon is falling and chaos spills over this planet is grand fashion. Could it be the chaos will get worse; the attacks against us more fierce? The answer is “absolutely!” Chaos is the new normal. “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds…” Again, chaos is the new normal, but His elect will stand up, stand strong, and stand out as lights in an ever darkening world. Masses will run to the light!!! Continue reading


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The Centrality of Jesus – A Christmas Reflection for Every Day

by J. Heinrich Arnold

Life needs a center, a core, an axis to revolve around and anchor our physical and philosophical existence. Whether we like it or not, we all center our lives around something – it might be family, career, money, or sex, or ego, or an addiction. There is some element that will drive our life path forward toward good or ill, whether we’re conscious of it or not. So Christmas is a time to consider what we want the center of our lives to be, and we want a center we can trust. Continue reading


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The power of local strategic prayer

By Eric Boerhout (Sverigebönen 24/7)

Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew 5:15 

For the past 3 years my family and friends have organised a Christmas celebration for the people in our little village in the countryside and the surrounding villages. We call the celebration: ‘Jul i Fagerhult’. Everyone is invited through personal contact or an invitation that we put in their mailbox. Continue reading


Ignorance is killing us!

Reading: Matthew 24 and Isaiah 22

A warning, speaking out in preparation for “the news”!

I’m pretty sure that the evil that is covering the nations today like a tsunami can not be “voted” away!

For many years people thought democracy was about the vote of the people and the “strength” of a society, but these days we sadly know better! Continue reading


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The Secret of the Western Wall

“No site in Jerusalem affected me more than the western wall.”

– Edward Wilmot Blyden (1866, African American Author; – From West Africa to Palestine; 245)

The Western Wall, sometimes called “The Wailing Wall”, is known throughout the world as a Jewish place of prayer. Jews have been praying here for centuries, still weeping over the destruction of the Temple or reciting ancient prayers, looking for the Messiah. Many will write their prayers on paper and stuff them in the cracks of the wall to keep their prayers continually before God. Continue reading


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Since you asked…

I know, I know, this kind of post will probably not score as much as my Profile Update on Facebook recently… and definitely cause some worry to the readers. Thanks for your concern, but allow me to share my worries, knowing that I do not hold the truth. Please forgive me for at least giving you some insight from the guys that do know and do shout it out, the sources that you probably do not visit. Continue reading


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The Story of Life

By Eric Boerhout

Whoever wants to save his life should lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake should win it.” Matt 16:25

Each of us has its own unique life story. It begins completely beyond our own control and will. The start is written by other people’s actions and motives. Hopefully, your life begins with a loving dad and mom. Hopefully you were born in a loving home in a safe country full of opportunities. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Your life may have started in an environment of struggle, strife and broken relationships. Maybe it was not so loving in your home, or your country was not so safe to live in. We all have a very different beginning to our life stories, depending on the circumstances that made their mark on it.

But no matter how the start has been, everyone eventually comes to a point where the pen becomes more and more your own. The moment when you yourself decide how the story will continue. Then it is your own thoughts, motives and actions that decide how the story should proceed. For me, this point came when I was 12 years old. I was born and raised in a loving family who gave me everything I needed. But, as many may recognize in themselves, I sought to take control of life to move in a different direction. I thought that if I could do what I wanted, freedom and happiness would be the result – my life was filled with drugs, parties and alcohol. Already at the age of 18 I became a father and had to be responsible for the consequences of my actions. I had taken control of my life story and what was written down was now a mess.

I had taken control of my life story and what was written down was now a mess.

I think we all get to that point in our lives when we have to look back and think about the history we have written. Of course, there are many things we couldn’t control – things that rushed right into our lives and caused a huge impact. Other people’s actions, illnesses and disasters that left large ink stains on the page. But we all have a choice how to react and respond in the middle of the storms. And then pick up the pen again and continue writing where the waves of life placed us.

And then pick up the pen again and continue writing where the waves of life placed us.

When I looked at the mess I left behind, I realized that I would not be able to arrange this on my own. This is where God came into my story. He turned out to be a loving father, a friend and savior who did not get angry when he looked at my past. He was neither shocked nor overwhelmed by the mess I put up with. Instead, He took me by the hand and asked me if we could continue to write the story together.

No matter what your life looks like today – or what you have written so far – you can choose to leave control of your life to God and continue to write the story with Him. The Bible says in Jeremiah 29:11 that God wants to bless your life.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 ESV

Prayer requests:

– That the congregation in Sweden should hand over control to God and let Him lead.

– That many who do not believe should turn to God and find Him in the midst of the storms.

Eric Boerhout, Sverigebönen 24-7


The Apostolic Nature of the Church Has Been Hijacked

What a deep and confronting word by Stephen Struebing from Maranatha Global!


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Speak to the Storm

Listen to ‘Speak To The Storm’, with a spoken word from Charlotte Gambill. Her message embodies the theme of the live album recorded at LIFE Church UK. We pray this will strengthen and encourage you! Continue reading


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God’s Kingdom Family of Diversity

By Ron McGatlin

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Families are beginning to be drawn to come together and be brought back into God’s true order as the basic model for all governance and production in the kingdom of God.

Adversity and lack of wellbeing are negative factors that are being used as a trigger toward changing the hearts of many people. The stress, loneliness, sadness, and confusion of disorder turns the hearts of people to seek God’s order in life. The experience of love relationships is necessary for abundant, peaceful, and meaningful life. Continue reading


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Why You Should Have That Difficult Conversation

By Jared C. Wilson

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.” — Matthew 18:15

It’s impossible to get through mature adult life without navigating personal oversights and offenses. No normal person enjoys conflict, and every normal person wishes they could avoid it. And many of us do our best to do so. But mature Christians in particular don’t have an option, biblically speaking, to live honestly and sincerely in the world.

Those of us who don’t enjoy conflict come up with a bevy of rationalizations to avoid the difficult conversation we know deep down we ought to have. Maybe we’ll make it worse. We might hurt someone’s feelings. Continue reading


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And after all…

Was reflecting my first 10 years in my new homeland Sweden. Besides the fact that the language is still a bit of a struggle for me and the culture in many ways can be quite a struggle or better said a confrontation, it has been some amazing and challenging years.

Coming from a nation of communication, meeting and greeting, I had to except that other nations have other habits and qualities. Digging in the dirt of what confronted me, I found some amazing qualities of the people of this nation. Qualities that I began to like to the level of adapting and excepting. I love the people in many ways that learn to deal with seasons of extreme cold, darkness and lack of the fruits of the field. I understand the still strong effort to prepare the wood in spring and summer in order to be warm in the winter. Continue reading


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Time to leave…

I post this with the danger of two extreme reactions: 1. The misunderstanding of me not liking Church and 2. The extreme reaction of isolating self with all the consequences that follow it!

None is true/right as the full reading of this article will challenge you to the full! Allow yourself to take a leap and be pushed to the limits!

Time to leave

It is clear that, as the madness spreads and the church just wrings its hands, it is time for the eagles to leave the turkey-yard.  You know who you are, you who are an eagle.  There’s a fire inside you that you can’t put out.  You are ruined for ‘Church-As-Usual-Incorporated.’

For too long you’ve been told to be a good little birdie.  “Don’t ruffle any feathers!” But you just can’t stomach the stale kernels they toss to you.  You must have fresh meat.  All around you, the turkeys peck at the ground.  But all you can see are the clouds and the sky, where you know you belong. Continue reading


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Ignorance

By Clay Sikes

Ignorance often comes disguised as tradition (the way I think about things). Often my preconceived notions are wrong; and apart for God’s will in my life. As a result, I remain stuck in the framework of my own thinking. I have gone through periods of blissful ignorance (preconceived notions, mindsets, beliefs, and biases), only to be ‘awakened’ to something far better. Rick Joyner calls it The tyranny of the familiar,’ a apt term to a formidable foe (my own limited opinion). Continue reading


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A ‘Barnyard Anointing’ Will Bring in The Harvest

By Bill Yount

I hear birds singing, cows mooing, horses neighing, donkeys hee-hawing, roosters crowing, dogs barking, chickens cackling and bells ringing. I hear farm animals praising the Lord. They know it’s harvest time. We better worship ’til the cows come home’.

You gotta love the Barn if you want to see a Harvest. You gotta love people who act like animals if you want a Harvest. You gotta love even yourself if you wanna see God move. Remember you and I are included in the harvest that God is bringing in.

You gotta love horses because we as His Bride are going to ride some wild ones. And it’s time to get back on the broncos and bulls that threw us off. We better love donkeys because the Lord is going to use them again to ride upon into cities and the nations of the earth.

Get used to the smell of manure if you want a harvest. The number one fertilizer that helps us and everything else grow is manure. It’s Harvest Perfume. It’s the perfume of harvest. Turn to someone near you and tell them, “I have a whole lot of fertilizer around me and something good is about to happen!”

Don’t Be Afraid to Get Your Hands Dirty in This Harvest

A ‘barnyard anointing’ will get your hands dirty. I saw the hand of the Lord reaching down and scraping the bottom of an old barrel. The bottom was filthy and slimy. That’s where He focused on reaching. I don’t know about you but He got his hands dirty when He reached way down for me. I was lost and undone without God and His Son, when He reached way down for me.

The Lord is coming to set our harvest fields on fire. The fire of God will be seen in your own back yard and afar off. We will discover the true fire is in the Harvest. We will catch on fire as souls get born again. It’s the fire in the harvest fields that will ignite the body of Christ again.


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“Vila”, War and Prayer-Rooms

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Addressing the “Vila” (Swedish for resting) trend.  It’s a thing people seem to do in their “Prayer Rooms”.

But…

“Vila” as far as I know, is a status from where we live, NOT an activity we do in our Pprayer Rooms! Resting we do in bed not as Watchmen on the walls!
Just ask the farmer; there is no reaping without sowing, no matter how hard we pray…

My original header was supposed to be Disturbed and Worried Continue reading


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When the Lord has touched your Mouth…

To those that carry the New

It’s amazing how well received you are if you play along and help maintaining the Old, although carrying the New.

But the moment they realize you didn’t come to confirm the Old but to Declare the New, silence and rejection becomes your part.

It’s hard when the values of the Old become strongholds that resist the New.

Defending the Old as being the Now means that the Old will always be old and only becomes older.

In the same time, declaring the Old as being the Not is declaring your Tree doesn’t has Roots and your House doesn’t has a Foundation.

Very few realize that there is a progress involved when we understand the renewal of the Old by embracing and recognizing the New.

Thinking generational means thinking progression, legacy and infinity.

And remember, Old is not Wrong but… Old and of course, New is not per definition Good, but just… New.

Old only become Wrong when its refuses to understand that it’s a stepping stone to the next level.

Generations are not a part of a repeating itself system but with deep honor involved to the values that are brought by the Old, a progressive process of Restoration and Renewal.

When we become part of the “Behold I will do a New thing”, we become part of a Kingdom bigger Perspective. We become part of the Taking back what the enemy has stolen.

When you become the Voice of the Old by rejecting the New, you become the personification of what is supposed to be a process, not a person.

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.” Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.“”

Jeremiah 1:4-10 ESV

…to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.


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The Restoration and Rise of Families!

By Katie Barker

“I am raising up families who will minister together. These families will be markers of all I will bring forth in My Body, for I desire to see spiritual mothers and fathers equipping and releasing those coming after them into the fullness of the destiny I have for them. I desire to see an honoring of the path pioneered by the previous generation. Unity will be the hallmark of these families and it will flow from a solid foundation of love and a firm standing on the truth of My Word. Watch for the rise of these families.”

I heard the Lord say, “I am restoring families and the key role of the family.One of the greatest ploys of the enemy has been the degradation of family, and with this has come a departure from the fullness I intended for My people. With this has come a departure from My ways. Many are walking with deep hurt and mistrust but I am coming to heal wounds and bring restoration.” Continue reading


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Lord, remember my nation

Dear faithful prayer warriors,

As I used my time this morning, I was suddenly overwhelmed by the faithfulness that is showed in the schedule of our prayer altar at www.sverigebonen24-7.com
Wonderful constant names showing up on the most impossible hours with this one passion: “Lord, remember my nation!

Was reminded of the story that goes when many students at the Kortebo Missionary Bible School we’re walking that little lane from school to the lake, crying out and asking the Lord for the right timing, the right heart and the right nation to go to. Continue reading