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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Panic, Paralysis or Preparation!

Whatever the reason or hidden agenda is behind the worldwide paralyzing-panicking crisis, somehow I hope you understand that our Heavenly Father is not passive in this issue!

Many times, in the Old Testament when He is planning to address the Israelites because of disconnection or disobedience, the best way to get their attention was by a famine, in whatever form!

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Included in the Calling

Among the many beautiful people I’ve met over the past years here in Sweden are the significant callings as the Lord appointed them to play a huge role in the spiritual shift that is ahead of us.

How do I know?

My biggest question to the Lord has always been to have the Elisabeth-Mary experience where what I “carry”, jumps up in recognition of what I meet!

“And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:41-45‬ ‭ESV‬‬

These moments of first recognition were also marked with the reality of them being so destined but still so unprepared! As over the years even disconnection happend (mostly through disappointment), Continue reading


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The two faces of the same controlling spirit

Intimidation and manipulation

Have you ever tried to convince a lovely (manipulating) person with a sweet face from her/his error and during the conversation the person turns from nice to deeply uncontrollably mad and angry?

It’s the two faces of the same dark controlling spirit actually directly getting its power from witchcraft. Continue reading


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11:1, the proclamation of a new beginning

Bypassing the tree, from the roots again, a new growth, ignoring the conclusions of wild growth, pictured in the three times one!

As mankind messes with the generations, Adonai respects and honors the roots of origin by (re)starting afresh.

As the undefiled roots still hold the seed and full power of original fruitfulness, it’s the surprising moment where seemly dead and seemly old is reproducing a shoot!

Our God is into “to old” and very barren where the obvious proof of His doing is the only reliable source! The God of Abraham and Sarah, of Hannah and Samuel, of Isaiah 54:1 holding the promise of the conserved creation.

When the sinful intentions of mankind causes the plan of redemption to be blocked or sidetracked, THERE IS GOD and there are the NEW BEGINNINGS.

The fury of reactions, whether by religious legalism or today’s “democratic” rages, proves that the battle of Eden is still on but praise God the PLAN is stil undefiled and in full strength!

The longing, sometimes deep down and almost silent, for freedom and purpose in its Creator is what makes that Adonai is reaching out again and again and announcing His ONE ONE ONE loudly and certainly!

As we live in a whirlwind of evil and almost darkness where nations are collapsing under the weight of oppression and abuse of power, a FAITHFUL Father is arising for the sake of His children shouting, breathing His RUACH containing the redeeming ONE!

There are significant markings in HIStory (skillfully wickedly rewritten and often removed) that are worth revisiting, functioning as memory stones to “tell” the story of a God that steps in and without the doing of men’s hand changing and correcting the course of LIFE!

Go UK, go America, go Israel, go Sweden, go nations, go families, go parents, go YOU!

But a branch will emerge from the trunk of Yishai, a shoot will grow from his roots. The Spirit of ADONAI will rest on him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and power, the Spirit of knowledge and fearing ADONAI — he will be inspired by fearing ADONAI. He will not judge by what his eyes see or decide by what his ears hear, but he will judge the impoverished justly; he will decide fairly for the humble of the land. He will strike the land with a rod from his mouth and slay the wicked with a breath from his lips. Justice will be the belt around his waist, faithfulness the sash around his hips.” Isaiah 11:1-5


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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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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


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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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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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Every Now and Then

For the past days a wonderful, refreshing, pure sound is filling our house as I “bumped into it” unexpected and surprisingly.
To be honest, you need it “every now and then”, the fresh new inspiration by the frequency of sounds that are charged by presence, longing, beauty and purity…. mainly when the familiar (beautiful but still familiar) songs don’t do and are in need of new and fresh inspiration.

And so, CityAlight, a wonderful group of young worshippers from Australia popped up and challenged us to get their 3 CD’s, the digital version of course. It started with this beautiful song:

And yes, every word touched us, encouraged us and even challenged us as they loud, very loud (my wife’s reaction on destined sounds on destined moments) filled our living room and started to lift us up, back to the needed level of faith, truth and expectation of a God that is ALWAYS for us in whatever battle we find ourself.

Well, its not going to be a long post but just a meaningful grateful THANK YOU to this wonderful fellowship of people.

Search for yourself, listen to the songs, to the “Story behind” the songs, expressing such a beauty in longing for HIM!

http://www.cityalight.com

Their statement:
The sound of a church singing has preceded almost every great revival in church history. The church is God’s witness and representative on earth. Is there any wonder that a tremendous power comes about when the representative voice of God in the earth is singing.

We desire to get out of the way so the truth upon which all our songs are built can properly shine. We pray that the lyrics and melodies of these songs would fix eyes and hearts and minds on Jesus. We pray that our songs might join the many thousands of songs written through history to encourage the church, and when they have played their role, to make way for the next ones. And we rejoice that one day the only name left standing will be the name of Jesus, as it should be.

Yours together in Jesus’ service,
The CityAlight Team

Thank you guys, we love you and looking forward to “see” your “sound of Heaven” touching the Earth!


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PLAIN SPEECH, PLAIN POWER, PLAIN MESSENGERS

“We live in a culture that has, for centuries now, cultivated the idea that the skeptical person is always smarter than one who believes. You can almost be as stupid as a cabbage as long as you doubt.”

Dallas Willard

The world has made an idol of reason, polishing it with perpetual questioning. This has got into the church. However attractive the vulnerability in which it is packaged, doubt is not a virtue in Christian leadership. Faith comes by hearing, chewing and feasting on the word of God and without faith it’s impossible to please God! Whatever is not from faith is sin (Romans 14:23).

I am both haunted by and pulled to answer with my very life a question that Jesus once posed:

“When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:1)

Uncertainty has become odiously trendy in our grey, postmodern, western culture of intellectual idolatry. Thomas did not get a medal from Jesus for his honesty and stubbornness, neither does he appear in the Hebrews 11 hall of fame. Yes, we all have seasons of wrestling with truth. Notwithstanding healthy occasion for vulnerability, this is our moment to peel away from the public platform and earnestly seek the face of God.

The Holy Spirit doesn’t endorse woolly talk. He is never political. Apostolic love in the New Testament was never co-dependent, but backboned, brazen and bloody self-sacrifice on behalf of lost people on their way to hell without repentance and faith.

I believe that church leadership in the west needs to throw out all trendy, political, uncertainty and demonstrate plain faith and godly authority! We are not called to be doubting, intellectual analysts heavy on opinion, but simple messengers, who fear God and not man. I’m not that interested in your opinion Mr. church leader, I want to hear the word of God on the matter! In this next season, I believe that favour and anointing is going to come on men and women without guile and with plain speech. Love is pure. The shepherd-less flocks of the world don’t need to be pandered to but saved by and led through and out of darkness by a revered company of incandescent men and women who know their God and hold aloft the light of His word, come what may.

Extract from ‘Firebrand – Devotions from a Life of Burning’ by Dominic Muir