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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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


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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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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 Power of the Pen…

So, Jesus was a refugee too?

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For some month now I have been worried about the way we find ourself using the Bible by explaining a misleading or at least dangerous thought.

I have to be honest that it proves the fact that the Word is a very powerful and creating instrument where we even can create our own lies or at least distractions. It is even rooted in the way God made us Continue reading


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It’s time to arise into the place of your calling

By Ron McGatlin 

Much of the western world has adjusted to bondage that gradually overtook them in the name of freedom. A false freedom of indulgence in carnality free from spiritual truth, love and righteousness has stolen the sanity of the confused once sound minds of the people. Many of the people of the nations are imprisoned in darkness of bondage apart from God. In general they have little or no respect for God or God’s people.

The world was in a similar state when Christ Jesus the Son of God became the Son of man and came to earth born of a virgin as a baby, a human being but without lineage to the Adamic fallen world. God came to earth in the body of a man to set the captives free and reclaim the world. The world was filled with darkness, from the lowliest beggar to the kings there was darkness. Even the Jewish Pharisees and Sadducees, the religious leaders of that season, were in darkness (John 8:44).

The light of God in Christ Jesus came to the world to overcome the darkness and set the people free to again walk in the light of the kingdom of God. Everywhere Jesus and His disciples went they encountered the darkness of demons and diseases. They brought healing and deliverance to all who came to Jesus the Son of God, the Light of the world.

A DAY OF DELIVERANCE TO FREEDOM

The prayers of the saints have been heard and the onslaught of wickedness against God and His people has been seen from heaven and blatantly exposed on earth. The purging of the religions that had replaced Christ Jesus as head are coming down and the false foundation that has been built is crumbling under the hammers of the persecutors. The nations are being shaken into rubble and eventually nothing that is lifted up against God shall stand.(Hebrews 12:26) (Isaiah 2)

IN THIS SEASON THE LIGHT OF THE SON OF GOD HAS ARISEN AND IS AGAIN BRINGING HEALING AND DELIVERANCE TO ALL WHO WILL COME TO THE LIGHT. THE GLORIOUS LIGHT OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS HAS ARISEN FROM WITHIN AND UPON A REMNANT ARMY OF PURE HEARTED HOLY SPIRIT FILLED PEOPLE WHO ARE THE BODY OF THE LIVING CHRIST ON EARTH WHO COUNT NOT THEIR LIVES TO BE THEIR OWN BUT THROUGH LOVE ARE BRINGING FORTH THE POWER OF GOD TO SET THE PEOPLE FREE. Continue reading


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Let’s Be Real…

So, the city is taken, just because you demonised the watchmen on the wall. While they saw, reported, saw again and keep reporting, you refused to listen and instead called them names!
So, now the city is taken, what do we do to restore safety in the city?
Isaiah 28:6 “…a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.”
Jus know that God will give back strength to those that turn the battle at the gates.

Now this is what we do as Christians, we always find a way to work all things for good…

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THE COMING BARN REVIVAL

By Brian Francis Hume

AN UNPRECEDENTED HARVEST is coming. This has been prophesied for years, even decades. Many have seen this. I’m going to refrain from throwing out numbers. But I do want to affirm the deep longing of the Father’s heart: An inkling of the coming harvest is indeed upon us now!And it is going to start in barns. Indeed, humble dwellings. It will be a revival unto the harvest.

In ancient biblical times, barns were used to store the harvest. In pre-Roman times, barns were storehouses that were underground in caves, cisterns, or holes that were covered to ensure protection from the elements. The goal was to shelter the harvested goods from inclement weather and other dangers could cause damage. Continue reading


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Elections, Information, Leadership and the Fight for Truth

Eph. 4:14 Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit.

I have been pondering on this for a while this morning if I really wanted to put it up but…. let’s go for it!

I have a huge concern about the way we want to influence the people and specifically the Christians of our nation through our articles in the newspapers and the way we use the platform of our congregations.

When we give (respected) people like Stefan Swärd a platform in our newspaper so he creates authority in his writing while in the meantime in an ugly way he openly attacks his brothers like Continue reading


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Opening Up the Gateway Cities

Reposting a very important message/teaching for those who can handle the weight of the responsibility! Living in the shadow of one of these cities in the nation of Sweden, you might understand my repost! Recently Jönköping, Kalmar and Göteborg have been spiritually recognised in this category and I personally know those who are taking deep responsibly in prayer and action! Honoring them and hopefully adding an encouragement with it.

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Opening Up the Gateway Cities – Releases Profound Heavenly Blessings Into the Earth

By Nathan Shaw, Dunedin, New Zealand

Most people today have a revival mentality. Revivals come and go. But how do you strategically open a nation so that the glory of God abides there on a continual basis? Firstly, you have to discern and open the gateways. Cities are gateways. When heavenly gateways are open, Heaven floods through a city. When demonic gateways are open, perversion infiltrates and dominates a city.
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How about Sweden?

So much is happening all over the world, concerning the Kingdom of God…
Is Sweden forgotten?
Absolutely not!

There is a sound in this nation that still is not revived! There is an identity that is so covered up in the years of transformation through a Socialistic ideology that it is hard to see the unseen yet… but it’s there for those who have the eyes to see and the ears to hear.
In the same time this who see are the ones that sometimes come up with that deep concern of seeing a substitute that sounds great and even looks good but is NOT Continue reading


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Det som gömmer sig i snö kommer fram i tö!

Often the nation of Sweden has been prophesied over as “The Frozen Chosen”!

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As we had this wonderful walk this morning with the family, the saying came up: “Det som gömmer sig i snö kommer fram i tö!”, meaning that what is hidden by the snow, will be revealed through the thaw! It landed right away in my spirit and it caused me to write.

The nation or at least our part of it is totally covered still by a beautiful white blanket of snow. I often thought about what I probably forgot to clean up before the season of snow entered but realised that one day it will show up again. Continue reading


Who Can I Send?

Destructive sounds have invaded the atmosphere and caused the world to give in to darkness and the demonic powers. Called to be the Light, the Word, the Provision, the Church has become silently irrelevant and therefore gave away, neglected the assignment and the calling of the Lord to go and make…

Complaining about “the darkness”, made us whiners, irrelevant voices ignoring the fact that we are The Voice, The Change, The Answer, as He told us to be and clothed us with all that was needed.

But… Continue reading


Light The Fire

Although neglected by the News doesn’t mean that nothing is happening!

What a sad conclusion as we all see that the only true reality for the generation arising is the way it is digitally shown. The presence of news in our Social Media circles create reality and moves the people. In a way of course it makes us deeply depended and with it it became a manipulative instrument in the hands of cruel agendas.
No matter what we do to match up with the absence through posting the good news (which we have to keep doing), there is no way we can override the excessive noise that is being produced and echoed! Continue reading


The Church, Abortion and Future Generations!

Today I felt to write on the delicate subject of Abortion!

Youtube will show us the many clips about how awful the practice of this huge multimillion activity daily is. The saddest thing of course is the fact that they easily, without bad conscious can defend it for the sake of Free-Choice, and wellness for the mother.

Well, I am not going to get there since I know God will judge the nation and in fact is judging them heavily! No, this post is not about them but about us. Continue reading


Code of Honer

I had this funny creative impression, as it turned out in a deeply confronting mirror moment. I tried to picture a Sunday morning Church meeting on the basis of Social Media performance where the audience is using the Pastors platform to discus their opinions while he is preaching his sermon! I’m used to the “can I have an Amen!”, but now-a-days we use each others “platform” to start our own discussions in the benches!

There is too often a following to create followers, a “like” to offend (as our amens just mean “hit them right on”) and… a becoming “friends” with hidden agendas! Continue reading


The Treasures of Africa

I am posting the last chapter of Vaughn Martin’s book: Transforming the Heart of Africa and as far as I can see, the book is Out of Print and Limited Available.
In the process of reconnecting the nation of Sweden to it’s original calling, missions, sharing the love of God to the nations, God is helping us to focus on the legacy of this mission calling in the continent of Africa. Burundi, this tiny (in)significant nation was the start. My friendship with my amazing friend from South Africa and now finding the script of this book that I helped to publish some years ago… All points to a leading of God in a specific direction.

Recently I am connected to an intercession network in Africa and I pray that this message will touch you, equip you and challenge you my dear brothers in Africa in leading positions!


 

By Vaughn Martin

Africa has been given an abundance of God’s blessings and riches.  Africa is blessed with more than enough cultivatable land to feed her people.  Africa is not overcrowded.  Africa has been given an abundance of mineral wealth including even gold and diamonds.  The natural beauty of Africa attracts millions of tourists to Africa every year. Continue reading


Burundi you insignificant…

Since 2 year now, this tiny seemly insignificant nation has taken a huge focus point in our everyday prayer life!


Burundi, who had heard from it!

Statement of faith

As I was reading Psalm 6, I pictured the people of Burundi citing the verses and I know that soon, change for the good will be the news!

“Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger; do not discipline me in Your wrath. Be gracious to me, Lord, for I am weak; heal me, Lord, for my bones are shaking; my whole being is shaken with terror. 

And You, Lord — how long? 

Turn, Lord! Rescue me; save me because of Your faithful love. For there is no remembrance of You in death; who can thank You in Sheol?

I am weary from my groaning; with my tears I dampen my pillow and drench my bed every night. My eyes are swollen from grief; they grow old because of all my enemies. 

Depart from me, all evildoers, for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. 

The Lord has heard my plea for help; the Lord accepts my prayer. 

All my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror; they will turn back and suddenly be disgraced.”‭‭

Psalms‬ ‭6:1-10‬ ‭HCSB‬‬


It’s to Silent in the City

“I will not keep silent because of Zion, and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem, until her righteousness shines like a bright light and her salvation, like a flaming torch.

Nations will see your righteousness and all kings, your glory. You will be called by a new name that the Lord’s mouth will announce. You will be a glorious crown in the Lord’s hand, and a royal diadem in the palm of your God. You will no longer be called Deserted, and your land will not be called Desolate; instead, you will be called My Delight is in Her, and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you, and your land will be married. For as a young man marries a young woman, so your sons will marry you; and as a groom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you.  Continue reading


Dear beautiful Jönköping,

As this past Saturday they marched your streets with the cry to be loved the way they are, my cry, standing at the sides of the parade was about the lack of knowing the god-given identity, not just from the subject of the march but from all participants!!

Nothing in me condemned, not even was offended as they gathered in “unity” to tell the city that it is about accepting, that it was all about love!
It its so easy to come up with the reports, the statements, the bible verses but I know it does not make sense! Oh yes, I agreed with that brave old man that stood there with the sign that said: Man + Woman = Child (if we are lucky of course), Continue reading


The Age of Completion

completion |kəmˈpliːʃnnoun [ mass noun ] the action or process of completing or finishing something: funds for the completion of the new building.• the state of being finished: work on the new golf course is nearing completion | [ as modifier ] :  the completion date is early next year.• Brit. the final stage in the sale of a property, at which point it legally changes ownership: the risk stays with the seller until completion.

What makes us think that opportunities will unlimited be available. Why do we think that life is a full circle repeating of things that when we missed it, will be available again. Since when is our Christian life a merry-go-round?

The answer to this for me is that the church by now became the “Church of Christianity” instead of the “Church of Christ”! Since we own the “church”, we have Continue reading