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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Silent Saturday

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Silent Saturday, names so significant defining the days in the history of our faith!

I try to understand the emotions and tension on the day of Jesus’ “death”.

The pain of His family, the despair of His followers, the struggle of His betrayer…

While death was the actual physical situation and silence was the result, the earth in real was trembling. As grieve and disappointment was the obvious situation, the battle, hidden for the most of them, actually started and hell broke loose as it had to let go its fiercely grip on mankind.

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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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Can These Bridges Hold the Weight of My Glory?

A Word by Bill Yount


Angels Are Descending to Inspect Spiritual Bridges Throughout the Body of Christ

As Angels were Inspecting ‘Spiritual ‘ Bridges throughout the body of Christ, the Father was asking a question… “Can these bridges hold the weight of My glory?”

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “bridge” as: a structure spanning and providing passage over an “obstacle” as a waterway.

Have you been feeling like there are obstacles in your road of getting to where God wants you to be? 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.

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443: Thirsty land, dry ground, descendants and offspring


Isaiah 44:3 (HCSB)
For I will pour water on the thirsty land
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants
and My blessing on your offspring.

It is so easy to complain about the rain this summer as it poured down for the past many, many days already. Delayed spring, rainy summer and than of course the people here tell me: Swedish Summer, where there is even a glimpse of resignation as they learned to live with it.

In that way the verse above is not always connected as an answer to our prayers when we complain about the rain. Last week, as we drove to Gothenburg in order to bring a dear young friend of us back to the airport, this moment appeared on my dashboard that got my attention. The clock and the ‘Range’ meter where is says how much more kilometres I can drive with my fuel (a daily faith challenge for me)! It was a split second that both could be on the same numbers as it could be 444 or 443 or even they would jump both in the same time and the syncing was missed! But it turned to be 443!
Well from there the ‘speaking’ started and I felt to add it to the blog!

A prophetic impression by Marsha Burns
In a vision I saw a soft, gentle rain falling on those who are at rest, completely surrendered to the LORD.  The rain was filling cisterns that had become empty and dry.  There was a sense of refreshment on every level–a healing of body and soul, memories and emotions; rejuvenation of the spirit.  It was beautiful, sweet, pure life.  I sensed a time of restoration and renewal by this rain of the Spirit coming to God’s people.

I sensed a time of restoration and renewal by this rain of the Spirit coming to God’s people.
Just leave you with the picture, the verse and this prophetic word that dropped into my inbox this morning!
And with the dancing in the rain pictures by my descendants, my offspring so beautifully portrayed by Anne Elisabeth Art
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Nehemiah’s Concern

I wrote the header of this block some days ago and never finished as the title dropped in my spirit by seeing the efforts of so many beautiful young churches. Nehemiah was a man with an overview insight and a sensitive heart, which is a rare but essential combination. He saw the building efforts, heard about the situation of his people and directly reacted with the gift that was given to him: a strategic builder, submitted to the heart of God.

The need of a safe environment when a ‘city’ is in constant danger through the attacks of a persistant enemy!

Today I was rereading a mail by a young friend who googled on Gates, walls and watchmen as he was sending me this graet link. I believe it are the right words that I can add to the “Nehemiah’s concern” impression! 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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Songs of Ascents (7) – The Lord Restores

Psalm 126

Zion’s Restoration

A song of ascents.

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
Our mouths were filled with laughter then,
and our tongues with shouts of joy.
Then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord had done great things for us;
we were joyful.

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion

Restore our fortunes, Lord,
like watercourses in the Negev.

Those who sow in tears
will reap with shouts of joy.

…reap with shouts of joy!

Though one goes along weeping,
carrying the bag of seed,
he will surely come back with shouts of joy,
carrying his sheaves.

So, how does the Lord restore? What process can we observe to see Him working on the Restoration. How come they saw it, recognised it and start laughing out load!

And the result?
It was noticed by the nations and the said: “The Lord has done great things for them.”!

So, our focus is…? Restoration in a way we can never ever make it happen so the world has to acknowledge that He is God!

Watching the sharing of Wendy Alec on GodTV, the vulnerability of her personal life, the sowing of tears and even in the process, the prospect of harvest, we cried with her and in the same time (with the anger against the principalities) we knew this is bigger than just personal sorrow. This was a potential: Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”!

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Restoration of family…


The restoration of the family, is connected to the restoration in church and so to the society.

Lord heal the gap between the generations here in Sweden. Let hearts turn to each others. Seeing Jesus in each other! Seeing beyond age!

I am quoting Emma Luiga from Stockholm through her twitter account and I hope she will allow me (since of course twitter is an open platform). They stood out those two tweets, each with their own message and in the same time connected to the bones!

Just lately an other big church moved to Stockholm, mainly known as a youth church. Wonderful church, strong message, great worship and many, many young people! Stockholm is big enough for 10 of those initiatives as there is a hunger for vibrant fellowship in the young christian society. For many young people it is a “starting over” as the gap of generations and lack of fatherhood forced them to move on an renew the generational blessings. I have encouraged people around me to move on and take a stand for the following generations.

There is only one cry in my heart as Emma resounded the cry of Gods heart: Restoration of family!

Over the years we have seen the same movements, mostly starting to be visible in the early 60ties by phenomena like the Hippie Culture as of course the generational tension in not a new thing. I still see the despair of parents, loosing their children as in the same time, the “freedom” brought by this movement attracted a generation that eventually broke out into lawlessness! They wanted the new and with it forgot the foundation of older generations.

Breaking loose, moving on, all explainable actions as there was such a gap between the hardworking, producing parents and the desperate almost fatherless generation. Of course, this was not the only reason of the crack as double agendas fueled the movement.

Today we are approaching a new and wonderful challenge to go for the new by returning to each other. While young people, with a strong longing, fill (again) the big buildings and sing (again) their favorite songs, there is more needed as it is just a repetition of the former things only with an other sound and another color.

The real challenge is to reconnect, to restore the family identity and to go for the fullness!

I have been in many renewal initiatives, I have seen the people ready to cross over and than I have seen those who have been left behind in the desert. A separation that only reveal the real separation namely that of the hearts! As a result of the mindset of the 60ties, families have been broken up, people longed for the new only finding out that the new was just outwardly and came with a tremendous cost!

The Livingroom

Yesterday I was watching GodTV as there is a REVIVAL ALERT this week. The statement made struck me in my spirit as Rory declared that the coming revival will be a family revival, a livingroom revival. That it may turn into gathering in the “building”, that is only a result and not a goal. The heart of God today is about The family, the living cell of breathing life in a relational, connected structure!

After all those years, God brought us as a family together to the nation of Sweden, with the promise of using us in the tool we had in our hand. Not a big ministry, not a new church but family in a nation which mindset, laws and structure are violant to the godly structure of family!

Today we hear Gods voice as we even ourself struggle to find a way in this calling, but His voice is clear and strong: I Will Restore The Heart Of This Nation by giving it a Family Heart again! Just prepare the vessels as I will pour out My Spirit!

Prepare the vessels, do what your hand finds to do. We can not return the hearts, but we can build our houses, fuel our skills, invest our time. We call it Preparing the StoreHouse!

Prepare your storehouse, reconnect with the fathers (and mothers), seek your family line and connect with the generational blessings (treasures). Dig into your history, tell your children about the roots, reveal Gods work in the way He was faithful.

See beyond age!