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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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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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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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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DON’T LET A SPIRIT OF FEAR GET ATTACHED TO YOUR PRAYERS!

by Wanda Alger

Every parent knows the desperation felt when a child is lost, wandering, or in crisis. Regardless of their age, when we see them heading towards destruction or in danger, we get on our knees and cry out for mercy on their behalf. Our fears of the worst are stirred and our imaginations can run wild.

For those interceding for this nation, the desperation is just as real. The rising tide of liberal leadership and anti-faith legislation is now at our front door. Ungodly laws being passed are threatening our safety and security and believers are seeing the spiritual battle as never before. A spirit of fear and terror is spreading across the land, and if we’re not careful, we will fall into its trap. Continue reading


And the Devil smiled

By Todd Starnes
(Note: This is a transcript of the Todd Starnes Commentary broadcast nationally on Feb. 15, 2018)

Another American high school has been turned into a killing field. And the nation wonders why.
Well, I’m going to answer that question for you. And the answer may leave you a bit unsettled.
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2018: Defining Momentum for Sweden

When we live from the 24/7 demand of our function as Intercessors and Watchmen, we don’t just win little battles. We win the War!

Defining Momentum 2018

Just for the record dear Intercessors from/for Sweden:

The Coming election may NOT be about getting a Christian Party into Government…

It’s about the decision to FREE Sweden from the long term violent fact that a destructive (socialistic) agenda has ruled the nation. It’s about the choice of getting back the authority to the only rightful entity of creation which is the Family Unit. It’s also about redeeming the generations Continue reading


Restoration of the Living Room

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭18‬:‭20‬ HCSB)

So it is about ‘togethering’ (I know, not a word), His name and at least more then me, where He suddenly makes it many, like the mathematics of: 2 fish + 5 bread + Jesus = thousands!
So my conclusion is then: you + me + Jesus = gathering! And when we add Spirit, it is invisible connected to the thousands, even the millions. Continue reading


Cover the fathers so they can go farther!

INTERCESSORS ARISE, I FELT A WARNING FROM THE LORD “COVER THE FATHERS SO THEY CAN GO FARTHER”
by Lana Vawser

COVER THE FATHERS SO THEY CAN GO FARTHER

Over the past few weeks the Lord has been highlighting “fathers” to me, and I wasn’t exactly sure why. Today as I was spending time with the Lord I felt the Lord give me clarity on what He was saying.
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Our Dwelling Moment

Sharing a report I wrote about a wonderful breakfast we had some weeks ago with eight man from totally different backgrounds…



Our Dwelling Moment

See how good and how pleasant it is… 

Just now, sitting behind my desk, I needed to recap the beauty of the moment.

Eight man; friends, family even and also brothers in Christ gathering around the table and having a breakfast.
The environment: A beautiful old Barn in the middle of the Woods. A barn that is IN THE PROCESS of being rebuild into a CAFE, a Christian environment for people to spend some time “outside the city”! Continue reading


10 Things One GrandDad Wishes Every Dad Knew

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From: http://www.christiangrandparenting.net

Listen my son to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
(Prov. 4:1)

Forty-five years ago I became a father for the first time. At age 22 I was as green and wet behind the ears as you can get when it came to being a father. I didn’t know much but I was foolish enough to believe I could pretty much figure it out on my own. I wish I had known what I know now, and really sought the wisdom and counsel of my Dad and other godly men more often. After all, my Da and Mom raised six kids. I think they might have known a thing or two about parenting.

But the sad truth is that I almost never went to my Dad and asked his advise, and that was a mistake. So, now as a grandfather, I am going to take it upon myself to say what my father probably wishes he could have said. So, grandfathers, maybe you can find a way to share this post with your sons or sons-in-law and invite their feedback. If you’re a young dad, I hope you put these ten things into practice for your sake and your family’s sake.

So, here goes…

TEN THINGS ONE GRAND-DAD WISHES EVERY DAD KNEW (and put into practice):

  1. You matter a lot in your child’s life. Don’t check out. Being at home is not the same as being engaged. Your kids need you to connect with them and be part of their world.
  2. Figure out what’s really important—and then make it so. Check your heart; what are your idols? If you want to truly love your children (and wife), make sure you love God/Christ above all. Don’t settle for being nothing more than a fan of Jesus. Be a real follower!
  3. Don’t do the parenting thing on your own. Parenting is not supposed to be one-generational. Your parents may not be perfect, but they do have something to contribute. Build a partnership and ask for their advice—often. And remember to seek out the wisdom of other godly fathers. While I don’t subscribe to all the underlying implications sometimes associated with the statement, “It’s takes a village to raise children,” I do believe that God intended that kids are most effectively raised by more than the nuclear family. It’s a multi-generational process.
  4. Every child needs a father’s blessing. Closely guard what comes out of your mouth. Cultivate an environment of blessing, not cursing, and make sure you speak blessing often. Download my Blessing Kit to learn how to build a tradition of spoken blessing in your home. Take the bull by the horns, be a man, and lead the way!
  5. Make sure you are building a legacy worth outliving you. Don’t allow yourself to become a barn builder consumed with bigger and more stuff. Your career success and a lavish lifestyle are not what really matter to your kids…or your wife. If you don’t believe me, sit down and ask them.
  6. Take tough-love discipline seriously. Tough discipline is not abuse, but make sure it’s not! Discipline is a true act of love, and it can be hard. The Bible says that even God disciplines those He loves. It also says that a man who “spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him” (Prov. 13:24). “Discipline your son,” Proverbs 19:18 says, “for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.”
  7. You are not your kids’ BFF. You are their parent, so act like one. This means sometimes you have to step up to the plate and do some hard things, like setting reasonable boundaries and enforcing them. Make sure you and your wife are on the same page or your kids will pay the price. Boundaries are part of the disciplinary process, so don’t throw them out there if you don’t intend to enforce them. It can never be about what’s comfortable for you. It’s what is good for your children.
  1. Your kids need to see how a man ought to treat a woman by the way you treat your wife. Ask yourself: Is the way I treat my wife how I would want my daughter treated by another man? Is it the way I would want my son to treat another woman? Set the example for both your sons and daughters. And by the way… never ever allow your children (especially your sons) to disrespect their mother!
  2. Take seriously your responsibility to prepare your children for adulthood. It’s your job to disciple them, not the church’s. Somebody is teaching your kids. Make sure it’s you! Enlist the help of your parents in this process even if it was never part of your upbringing. Encourage them to be involved. They are a vital piece for helping you succeed as a parent in raising your children to become mature, responsible, and godly adults.
  3. The priority of praying for your kids must never be doubted. Create your own war room where you can pray and intercede on their behalf. And be sure to spend time with your wife praying for your kids. Enlist their grandparents to do the same. We have Scriptures to Pray cards that can help you in this. Pick up a copy of Mark Batterson’s little book, Praying Circles Around Your Children and go through it together.


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The Synergy of the Generations

If the Church hopes to be relevant and meet the needs of the twenty-first century and beyond, it must be willing to undergo a paradigm shift. The Elijah to Elisha Revolution confronts the status quo by challenging the Church to reexamine many of its assumptions. One of these assumptions is what could be called the “quick escape mentality.” Continue reading


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To get rid of this Monster

Releasing some random thoughts today.

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭18‬:‭20‬ HCSB)

So it is about ‘togethering’ (I know, not a word), His name and at least more then me, where He suddenly makes it many, like the mathematics of: 2 fish + 5 bread + Jesus = thousands!
So my conclusion is then: you + me + Jesus = gathering! And when we add Spirit, it is invisible connected to the thousands, even the millions. Continue reading


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Teacher vs. Father

By Joshua Horak

For though you have countless guides [teachers] in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.” (1 Corinthians 4:15, ESV)

It was my 13th birthday. Tragedy struck. My parents announced to my sister and I that they were getting a divorce. My father was removed from my home.

Despite this tragedy, Father God remained faithful to me throughout my youth and into adulthood by giving me a handful of spiritual father’s. Now that I am both a natural and spiritual father, I recognize that as His Grace. Because of the divorce, I should have been a statistic. However, God altered this probability by ‘fathering’ me through the skin of godly men who chose to invest time in me and love me despite my weaknesses and failures. Continue reading


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Restoring Fathers, Families, Sons and Daughters!

By M. John Cava

“Families broken or separated: “And the Lord God called unto Adam, Where are you? . . . and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. . . . /O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would to God I had died for thee . . .   /And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father  . . . And he saw him no more . . . “ (Genesis 3:9-10; 2 Samuel 18:33; 2 Kings 2:12 (KJV)

“And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers … lest I send a curse” Mal 4:6 (KJV)

I miss my Dad. Through most of my life he was both emotionally disconnected and physically not there for me. If affected me. Continue reading


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This Generational Faith

Deuteronomy 6:4-9: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

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A Generational Faith

What’s on in Sweden

Every time I see this header showing up in The Local – (Sweden’s News in English), I wonder if the people really know what is on in Sweden.
Last weekend, my daughter had this Skype conversation with her friend, who is attending Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding USA. During their conversation she (the girl from BSSM) reported this great thing that since this year, the attitude of the Swedish students changed so radically from coming for their own blessing into being prepared and trained with a passion for the nation of Sweden. More than 40 young people, getting together every week and passionately praying for the salvation of Sweden. Continue reading


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Songs of Ascents (14) – The Art of Dwelling

Psalm 133

Living in Unity

A Davidic song of ascents.

How good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell together in unity!
It is like fine oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down Aaron’s beard
onto his robes.
It is like the dew of Hermon
falling on the mountains of Zion.
For there the Lord has appointed the blessing—
life forevermore.

Hermon: The tallest mountain in the region, noted for its abundant precipitation.

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Out of all the chapters and verses of the Bible, I can honestly say, that this is my absolute favourite in the category of LIFE and FELLOWSHIP! In the same time it is the Psalm that gave me the most sadness in the misunderstanding of church and brothers and life. The absence of it speaks even more than the presence.
I have learned, that like tact (skill and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues), dwelling only is noticed when it is absent!
People come and it creates expectations and, through experience, you have learned that the hardest part of life is the part where we practice the DWELLING TOGETHER! We have even created environments that represent our interpretations of fellowship! Visiting is something totally different than dwelling, living together, living from each others presence! But still, the promise that is included in the Psalm is that THAT is the place of God’s appointed blessings and His Eternal Life!
And then there is this new wonderful development happening all over the world where young people ‘hang-out’ just for the sake of hanging out together. They start singing, talking, sharing and with the passion to (re)connect, they create those new environments that reflects their longing for real life!
I was thinking of the concernment from the older generation, reflected in Haggai 2:
Encouragement and Promise
1 On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the LORD came through Haggai the prophet: 2 “Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, and to the remnant of the people: 3 Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Doesn’t it seem like nothing to you?, 4 Even so, be strong, Zerubbabel” — this is the LORD’s declaration. “Be strong, Joshua son of Jehozadak, high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land” — this is the LORD’s declaration. “Work! For I am with you” — the declaration of the LORD of Hosts. 5 “This is the promise I made to you when you came out of Egypt, and My Spirit is present among you; don’t be afraid.”
6 For the LORD of Hosts says this: “Once more, in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. 7 I will shake all the nations so that the treasures of all the nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,” says the LORD of Hosts. 8 “The silver and gold belong to Me” — this is the declaration of the LORD of Hosts. 9 “The final glory of this house will be greater than the first,” says the LORD of Hosts. “I will provide peace in this place” — this is the declaration of the LORD of Hosts.
What a great word, what a beautiful encouragement to continue seeking the dwelling, together as a representation of the New House, the New Environment for His Presence!
Please watch this wonderful example:


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Songs of Ascents (12) – A Childlike Spirit

Psalm 131

A Childlike Spirit

A Davidic song of ascents.

Lord, my heart is not proud;
my eyes are not haughty.
I do not get involved with things
too great or too difficult for me.
Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself
like a little weaned child with its mother;
I am like a little child.

Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
both now and forever.

And just for the record, I did not write this Psalm!
I can easily get involved in things that are too great or too difficult for me and I still have to deal with the proud heart and the haughty eyes! I have to calm and quiet myself constantly when the pressure gets too high and the battle is so intense!
But, I can say with an honest heart, in the midst of all those errors, my Hope is only, but only on the Lord while my spirit deals with the movements of my soul!

My deepest longing, besides the great visions that I carry and pursue is, to be like a little child, and to fully live with the Childlike Spirit!


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Songs of Ascents (9) – Fearing God

Psalm 128

Blessings for Those Who Fear God

A song of ascents.

How happy is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in His ways!
You will surely eat
what your hands have worked for.
You will be happy,
and it will go well for you.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house,
your sons, like young olive trees
around your table.
In this very way
the man who fears the Lord
will be blessed.

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